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Episode #212: The Vacation – Consolation Rewatch


You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. Right now, we’re rewatching The Vacation, directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.

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Present Notes:

Decor inspiration – Something you’ll use in your individual dwelling? Cherished, hated, sturdy reactions, and many others. …

Iris’s Cottage (Rosehill Cottage) – Cozy and seems like you’re wrapped in a heat blanket, tiny bathtub, filled with particulars, and simply the proper small cottage

Amanda’s Home – Good 2001 dream home and love the button to make blinds go up and down

Graham’s Home (Mill Home) – Favourite issues are home windows with crisscross design, daughters’ tent of their room, feels lived in however nonetheless stunning, and the paper chain

Miles’s Home – Mid-century home, cool style, and has a recording studio in his home

Different cozy inspiration (trend, meals, drink or something?)-

Video rental place – Brings up childhood reminiscences

Christmas Pub – Love locations that enhance for Christmas

Grocery Retailer – Cute, properly adorned for Christmas and sells wine and cheese

Arthur describing the meet cute – A really cute scene

Christmas fettuccini – Going to start out making yearly as a practice

Fee film from 0-5 cozy cottages:

Elsie – 10

Emma – 5+

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Episode 212 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. Right now we’re re-watching one in every of our favourite vacation motion pictures, The Vacation. That is directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. One among my favorites. 

Emma: I’m very excited. Yeah, that is one in every of my tops.

Elsie: Sure. I watched it this morning as a result of I wasn’t ready totally and I used to be like, I’ve to look at them recent proper earlier than we document. Though I’ve seen this film most likely greater than 10 instances, it’s like I’ve to, you realize, watch it. 

Emma: Properly, it’s a type of two the place like, I don’t actually watch this out of the season normally, however it’s a consolation rewatch for me. So anyway, it’s not like I’d seen it tremendous not too long ago.

Elsie: Sure. I watch it yearly, I might say. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas on this very zone, we’re in proper now, so it’s excellent. And yeah, if anybody has not watched. We’re not going to spoil something about it, I don’t assume. Like, that is only for enjoyable, but it surely is perhaps enjoyable so that you can watch it after which take heed to this episode. I really feel like that’s normally, you realize for those who’re going to. Or if you realize it rather well, possibly you’re feeling such as you don’t must, your alternative. 

Emma: Perhaps we’ll encourage you to look at it for the primary time. Who is aware of? 

Elsie: Okay, so earlier than we bounce in, I’ve the best information. That is my huge announcement. I really feel like that is like my karma, like my good karma, expressing itself in essentially the most random, particular manner. So my complete life I’ve wished this. Anyway, I’ll simply bounce to it. Our new pug, Pumpkin, we have now simply found is a trend pug as a result of that is what she did. She loves sporting, we began getting her little outfits at Halloween, you realize, trigger we obtained a pumpkin sweater, and we obtained our little skeleton. After which as quickly as Halloween was over, I ordered her a little bit, like, Christmas tree sweater. And the opposite day, and he or she loves them. She by no means tries to, like, get them off. We seen, like, you realize some canines.

Emma: They at all times chew by means of the neck after they don’t need it. 

Elsie: Yeah, they’re not into it. They’re making an attempt to get the leg out they usually’re very, you realize, you’ll be able to simply inform. We may inform that she didn’t care or, like, didn’t thoughts, which was so wonderful. However then, the opposite night time, she had her little pumpkin sweater in her mouth and he or she carried it to Jeremy’s toes and set it by his toes, and seemed up at him.

Emma: She wished it on! 

Elsie: So I felt like that was like the very best, like, I used to be like screaming when he informed me. I’m so completely satisfied, so now I’m going to order her a full wardrobe for her Christmas reward, and he or she’s going to be my trend canine. I’ve at all times wished this, however you realize, all my canines normally hate the garments, you realize, like they simply do, and this is sort of a miracle. 

Emma: Perhaps it’s a pug factor, as a result of my pug, he, like garments. Like, he appreciated them. He by no means carried it to me, and like, dropped it at my toes. Yeah, that, that may be a completely different stage, however yeah, after which my different canine, my present canine, Steve, simply does not likely take pleasure in sporting something, so, yeah, he’s like, no, thanks.

Elsie: It form of was like an indication from the universe that we obtained essentially the most particular doggie as a result of, okay, so for these of you who don’t know we had a pug for like 14 years and he or she not too long ago handed away a few 12 months in the past, after which once we determined Nova was sufficiently old to have a pet, she requested for a pug, which meant a lot to us as a result of we by no means really helpful it or pushed her in that path in any respect. We have been going to let her simply select, you realize, children select essentially the most random issues. And that’s why I imagined it taking place, however she was completely set. She wished a pug, and he or she wished her to look precisely like Suki. She didn’t need a black pug, she solely wished a fawn pug, and, you realize, all of them form of look the identical. So it was excellent. So anyway, it’s similar to the very best Christmas ever, and I really feel like we’re bonded together with her now, like we get to know her little persona. And, yeah, it’s been fantastic. So I’ll put an image of her within the present notes together with her sweater. It’s bringing us pleasure. 

Emma: Oh, that’s so cute. The garments. I find it irresistible.

Elsie: Okay, so let’s bounce into The Vacation. Do you wish to describe the film? If anybody hasn’t watched it, I actually don’t understand how. I really feel like, you realize, for those who’re listening to this podcast, you will have watched The Vacation. And for those who haven’t, it’s in your homework checklist for this vacation season. 

Emma: Yeah, come on.

Elsie: Prime of the checklist. In case you haven’t additionally watched it but this season, it’s in your homework checklist as a result of it’s a once-a-year kind of film. 

Emma: Yeah. So, primarily, it’s simply two ladies troubled with man issues. They usually swap properties in one another’s international locations, one’s American, one’s within the UK, the place they every meet an area man they usually fall in love. That’s just about it. It’s form of the proper rom-com setup, actually, as a result of it’s similar to swapping homes after which falling in love in a special nation. So cute. And it occurs across the holidays. 

Elsie: Yeah. It’s utterly excellent. And I really like motion pictures the place there’s a whole lot of characters like going forwards and backwards between the completely different units of characters, you realize, it’s simply actually enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah. And also you get to see primarily form of like 4 completely different relationships. One is sort of a breakup, and one is form of like this type of boss who’s been main her on, and it’s not clear that they have been actually in a relationship, however I feel for her it felt like one. So it’s similar to these two messy, crappy relationships. And you then get to see form of the Newman and like how these issues are going and one’s like a widower and he’s obtained two little ladies and one’s simply form of actually quirky performed by Jack Black and so it’s a really similar to enjoyable and attention-grabbing. It’s cute. It’s so cute. It’s such a cute film. 

Elsie: That’s one in every of my favourite issues concerning the film. I used to be considering this morning that like, I feel it’s common that each one ladies are in love with Jude Legislation whenever you watch this film. It’s only a truth. Like, for those who’re not, write me and clarify to me how and why. I don’t assume I’ll get any emails. However the factor that’s so particular about it’s I additionally assume you’re universally in love with Jack Black. Like, he’s simply, like, excellent. He’s excellent. And the entire actors from this film, it’s like I do have like a particular attachment to them. However yeah, particularly this.

Emma: There’s additionally like Kate Winslet’s character, Iris, she swaps homes and he or she’s in the US and he or she form of befriends this like a lot older man named Arthur. Who form of like teaches her life classes, but it surely’s simply form of like a neighbor and he or she’s simply befriending him. And I form of fell in love with him, too. He’s not a love curiosity within the film, as a result of he’s like a lot, a lot, a lot older and, you realize. However it’s simply cute. It’s simply completely different. I like that that’s in there. I really feel prefer it provides a special dimension to grownup relationships and issues which can be attainable and I don’t know, it’s very candy.

Elsie: No, actually, just like the meet cute line and the main girl traces are a number of the greatest components of the entire film. He’s completely excellent and I do assume his home could be very cozy as effectively. The homes on this film are all nice. However the factor that’s nice or particular about them is that they’re all very completely different like vastly completely different homes. So every of the characters the primary characters the 4 love curiosity and Arthur Abbott have their very own homes which can be featured. So there are actually 5 homes within the film, plus the grocery retailer that everyone knows I’m obsessive about. I feel I’ve talked about it 100 instances. I need that grocery retailer in our neighborhood. It’s like a fixation I’ve is like opening a grocery retailer the place you should buy cheese and wine. 

Emma: It’s not that helpful, but it surely’s nice.

Elsie: Oh, it’s very helpful. I disagree. 

Emma: She’s like, no, I would like wine and peas solely. 

Elsie: Continually. 

Emma: Okay, effectively, there you go. 

Elsie: It’s excellent. It’s actually all you want. 

Emma: Properly, I additionally want applesauce. I’ve a toddler, however sure.

Elsie: Sure. That’s true. I imply, if you wish to get all the way down to it, however I don’t know. And, oh, and there’s a Christmas pup. So anyway, that is undoubtedly an interior-heavy film as a result of I do know we’ve accomplished a few rewatches that have been like, we just like the film, however just like the interiors are form of like a 5 or a ten, or a 5 or a 6. 

Emma: Properly, they’re similar to completely different, trigger like, we talked about many episodes in the past now, Jurassic Park. And I don’t really feel such as you watch that film essentially for like dwelling decor inspiration, like how do I wish to enhance my home? 

Elsie: Certain don’t. 

Emma: Whereas this film, it’s obtained a fantastic story, very basic rom-com, all of the feels, but in addition the interiors are epic, and I feel individuals watch this film only for the interiors to get inspiration.

Elsie: Yeah, I’ll say I initially that one of many issues that saved me rewatching was similar to seeing the homes. It’s the form of factor the place you discover new particulars each time. So anyway, okay, let’s first undergo Iris Cottage, which is named Rose Hill Cottage. Okay, I’m obsessive about how each of the UK homes have little names, like on the entrance gate. And I need a identify. Oh, I do have a entrance gate now! Okay, so yeah identify recommendations for my home. 

Emma: Yours ought to say manor. I similar to it when it says manor. 

Elsie: I really feel like that’s pretentious although. 

Emma: Sure, clearly. Very humorous. 

Elsie: Okay. I simply don’t wish to be like Cruella de Vil, you realize, in my life.

Emma: Properly, I don’t assume it’s a villain factor. Properly, I don’t assume so.

Elsie: So Rose Hill Cottage is the definition of a comfy little stone cottage. Each element, like, you’ll be able to take a look at any room in the home, each element is, like, collected and excellent, and also you, like, think about that she picked it up at a flea market, and that was from her grandmother, and, you realize, it simply has these form of vibes.

Emma: It does. It’s very, very cozy, rustic. It form of has these like rustic wooden beams in it, and I’ll say it nearly feels, I’m an individual who’s very minimal. I have a tendency to love very minimal areas, and I don’t like a whole lot of muddle. I can get overwhelmed simply. I’ll simply say that. And it nearly feels a tiny bit claustrophobic, however I really feel prefer it completely walks the road. Like, her headboard, for instance, is a little bit bit too huge for the area, but it surely simply works and it feels cozy, and like good. And you are feeling form of like wrapped up in a heat blanket versus suffocated by one thing horrible. You realize what I imply?

Elsie: It’s extraordinarily quirky. Prefer it has a tiny bathtub. And when the Cameron Diaz character takes a shower, her toes are protruding. It’s so humorous. Yeah, no, I feel that that’s a part of the attraction of it. It’s when individuals say English model or English cottage I really feel prefer it means very filled with particulars form of like the nice model of maximalism.

Emma: Yeah, and the kitchen it’s like one wall is like kitchen stuff, after which the adjoining wall that connects to it’s the hearth, after which it form of has just like the eating room slash work desk proper there. So it simply seems like in some methods very very similar to it’s not a studio residence. It’s a full home. It’s an actual cottage, but it surely’s not an actual cottage, within the film, it’s an entire home, but it surely nearly feels very compact. However there’s nothing that feels prefer it’s lacking. It doesn’t really feel unhappy, or small. It seems like excellent. I actually like they did that as a result of a whole lot of instances in motion pictures they do like wealthy homes, like an enormous kitchen and an enormous all the pieces, and the opposite home on this film is like that, and it’s actually enjoyable, and that’s enjoyable to take a look at, I find it irresistible. However I simply actually love that on this film they made the proper tiny home, you realize what I imply? It’s not a tiny home, but it surely’s a extremely small feeling cottage, but it surely nonetheless feels good. 

Elsie: The cottage is its character on this film, it has such a giant persona and, I feel I converse for all A Lovely Mess Podcast listeners that we simply wish to go in that goddamn cottage. Like, we wish to go in there. Like, you do something for that to be an Airbnb with all the precise particulars? 

Emma: And begin writing my subsequent e book. That will be like the proper little cozy spot, you realize? 

Elsie: Oh! It could be such an excellent place to write down a e book, yeah. You could possibly go to the grocery retailer. 

Emma: And get the wine and cheese. 

Elsie: Yeah. It could be excellent. 

Emma: And solely that. 

Elsie: Sure! Anyway, yeah. I really like that home a lot. It’s excellent. I might say it’s one of many high film homes of all time, of all the flicks. It’s simply form of actually up there. Okay, so let’s discuss Amanda’s home. So one factor I really like about this film is the distinction between, like, what a dream home may be. Like, I feel that that is the textbook dream home. It’s the 2001 model of the Studio McGee mansion. Like, what’s fashionable now, is the 2001 model of that. So it’s, like excellent for that point. Wouldn’t choose these ground tiles now, however, it’s a ten out of 10 so far as like a giant fancy LA mansion. It has a pool. It has the kitchen with like the enormous vary and the enormous fridge and the enormous island and like the entire issues like I do know the bed room blinds, it’s one in every of my favourite particulars as a result of it’s like a type of like how you’re feeling concerning the hidden trash can I feel is how I really feel about that little button that makes her blinds go up and down.

Emma: Yeah they’ve a scene the place Kate Winslet has arrived at this home. That is the home she swapped for, and he or she’s making an attempt to determine tips on how to make the blinds go down so she will be able to sleep and it not be so brilliant, but it surely’s similar to laborious. And I really feel like we’ve all had a second the place we’ve stayed at like an Airbnb or somebody’s home or no matter and you want can’t determine tips on how to activate the ceiling fan or you’ll be able to’t flip off the music otherwise you wish to activate the music and also you’re like, I don’t know tips on how to do it, and also you’re making an attempt to determine it out. So yeah, it’s a extremely good scene trigger I’m like, that is very actual life and it’s very comedic and Kate Winslet sells it, after all, trigger she’s an Oscar winner regardless of if she’s being dramatic or humorous, high tier on a regular basis, it’s a fantastic scene.

Elsie: That’s true. Everybody at all times says Emma seems to be like Kate Winslet. 

Emma: Oh, and I find it irresistible when individuals say that. So for those who ever meet me in actual life, go forward and say that. Even for those who don’t assume it, I don’t care. You possibly can misinform me. I don’t care. It makes me so completely satisfied when individuals say that. She’s stunning. 

Elsie: Yeah. She’s attractive.

Emma: Yeah. I’m like, oh, thanks. I like to appear to be Kate Winslet. 

Elsie: She’s excellent. So yeah, I feel that that’s like a cool factor about this film is that the mansion home doesn’t find yourself being essentially the most interesting home. Which is sort of a good life lesson, lesson in, you realize, style, how like larger isn’t at all times higher, and I don’t know, I feel it’s attention-grabbing and enjoyable. Okay. So my favourite home within the film is Graham’s home. 

Emma: That is Jude Legislation’s character. 

Elsie: Yeah, Jude Legislation’s home as a result of I feel the explanation why I’m so drawn to it’s, effectively, to start with, it’s a beautiful home. It’s similar to an even bigger model of the cottage just about. It has just like the home windows with the little crisscross design, which some homes in our neighborhood have. And I similar to, I really like crisscrossing. Really, our home has a crisscross. 

Emma: Just like the diamond? 

Elsie: Yeah. However you understand how a few of them are like tiny little steel and a few of them are like white wooden. Mine are just like the white wooden, however his are just like the tiny little steel. I’m not making sense. 

Emma: I feel individuals who like home windows know what it’s. 

Elsie: Yeah. In case you like classic home windows, which I do know you do. You then already know what I’m speaking about and also you’re like, you make excellent sense. Anyway, so the fort is the peace keep resistance, proper?

Emma: Yeah. His daughters have a bed room that they go into, they’re having like a, you realize, put the children all the way down to mattress second or no matter, they usually have a little bit fort constructed or no matter. I don’t know if it’s a fort or a tent. Yeah, a little bit child, you realize, space, a comfy space the place they most likely learn books they usually’re gonna fall asleep and sleep over time and it’s, yeah, it’s lovable. And their rooms actually cute too. And it additionally seems like an actual children’ room too. Like his home, though it’s nonetheless like a really huge home and you’re like, what does he do for a dwelling? It does nonetheless really feel like Nancy Meyers set designers are at all times nice at it. Simply very lived-in and actual and also you see baskets of toys and issues that they didn’t actually should put in there It wasn’t one thing that the actors ever interacted with but it surely did make the area really feel actual. You’re like, oh, yeah we have now baskets of toys throughout my home. 

Elsie: I feel that that’s the factor when individuals say Nancy Meyers dwelling that they imply is that they imply it feels very lived in and detailed and it makes you simply wish to wish to pause the body and take a look at like each little factor and you are feeling like each little half, like, all the pieces on the counter has a narrative behind it and is sensible for the character. And, you realize, there’s by no means, like, in so many motion pictures and exhibits, I observe issues which can be simply, like, so off within the characters’ properties. And you’ll by no means observe that in a Nancy Meyers movie. 

Emma: Or simply issues that really feel like they’re lacking. Like, you’re like, no, they don’t reside right here. Like, you simply really feel it immediately, you’re like, nobody lives there. That’s not a, that’s not a bed room anybody has ever slept in. 

Elsie: That’s an Airbnb. 

Emma: Yeah. And, it’s a set, you realize, and Nancy Meyers set designers, they at all times get it proper the place you’re like, no, I really feel like these children have been dwelling on this room collectively for the previous couple of years they usually’re rising out of issues they usually’ve made it their very own and their dad’s organized. It simply feels actual. Yeah. 

Elsie: Sure. So his home has a little bit signal that claims The Mill Home. Did you discover that? The gate. Which is cute. 

Emma: The Mill Home, that’s cute. 

Elsie: It’s like a gate with like a stone, it’s form of like a door, you realize, like a gate that appears like a door. It’s my present fave out of the Properties, I feel I stated final time we talked about, like, I really like the paper I simply, like, love, each time I make paper chains for Christmas, I take into consideration the vacation, and it’s simply, like, the last word, like, child, and clearly Mr. Serviette Head is a part of, like, why you’re in them, proper? 

Emma: Yeah, watching somebody guardian is at all times, I feel, very candy. Like, it’s a really, you realize, second the place you’re like, Oh, otherwise you simply watch somebody be foolish for his or her children as a result of it makes their children completely satisfied. And it’s simply candy. Who doesn’t love that? 

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so additionally they present Jack Black’s dwelling within the film, but it surely’s extra of a quickie, but it surely’s a beautiful, like, what you consider as, like, I imply in LA, this home actually would most likely be 4 or 5 million {dollars}, however like, it’s a small little mid-century home that’s excellent and cute.

Emma: You get the vibe that he likes has a cool style and, you realize.

Elsie: Yeah. And he has his personal recording studio. It’s just like the opening scene, his like dwelling recording the place he has his little keyboard, and he’s like taking part in the, what do you name them, the musical trailer, the soundtrack? 

Emma: Yeah, I suppose the soundtrack. Yeah? 

Elsie: The themes of the film. I don’t know. I’ve by no means met anybody who did that for a dwelling. I feel it’s a really cool and attention-grabbing job, and I like how the character’s jobs are a giant a part of the film. I imply, I want it was a e book. Wouldn’t you similar to find it irresistible to be a e book? 

Emma: It could be a fantastic e book. Oh! Yeah. I might need extra intercourse in it, although, however sure.

Elsie: Yeah. Perhaps we must always write a e book that’s impressed, like fan fiction. Yeah. That sounds enjoyable. So, different cozy inspiration, trend, meals, something that caught out to you? 

Emma: So, I form of like, there’s a scene the place they’re in a video rental retailer, like DVD rental retailer, I suppose, possibly not a VHS, however I grew up, you realize, highschool and school, I suppose, however undoubtedly I keep in mind going to highschool and earlier like going to shops like this to pick motion pictures, and so I at all times like seeing them in motion pictures when it is sensible for the time that it’s set in. It simply feels very childhood to me, you realize? Like, I don’t know. So, I prefer it. I like little issues like that. 

Elsie: I find it irresistible, too. Yeah, in our hometown, there was a DVD retailer that lasted for a very long time. 

Emma: Household video? Yeah. It lasted a very long time. Yeah, I used to be like, is that this a drug entrance? This doesn’t appear to be individuals nonetheless have these, however yeah, I don’t know.

Elsie: I do have a nostalgia for that. Like, the final time you went to Blockbuster and also you didn’t realize it was the final time. Like, that form of factor. 

Emma: Yeah, it’s just like the one I at all times went to it’s referred to as Hollywood Video. Yeah. And they might additionally promote, like, film snacks. I don’t know. I form of miss these in some methods, however I undoubtedly like simply with the ability to choose issues out streaming. Like, it’s very handy. 

Elsie: It’s for certain higher now, however the feeling of, like, strolling by means of the shop and choosing one thing primarily based on the quilt. I feel that that’s a misplaced artwork, you realize, it’s one thing that I want children may get to expertise as a result of you haven’t any concept, like, you normally base it on, like, oh, I appreciated one other factor that that actor was in, or simply, like, the title, like, you don’t even know actually what the flicks are about.

Emma: I had, like, the same factor at CD shops after I would purchase CDs, after which nonetheless at libraries. I at all times gravitate in the direction of after they make a desk or a shelf that’s form of like employees picks. 

Elsie: Oh, I really like these.

Emma: They usually’ll say like what they like concerning the e book or what they like concerning the album, you realize, relying on what sort of retailer it was. And I really feel like after I was younger, I found numerous nice music that manner, like going to CD Warehouse and seeing what was on the employees choose. I don’t know if it was referred to as employees picks, however no matter. And I’ve really discovered a whole lot of nice books, like new authors, as a result of I went to the library they usually had a little bit rack that’s like, right here’s what the librarians assume is cool. And I simply was like, that sounds attention-grabbing, I feel I’ll learn that. After which it’s like actually good, so I do actually like these It’s enjoyable, however now I really feel like the one one I’ve is the library as a result of I don’t go to DVD shops or CD Shops anymore. It’s simply not a part of the world. 

Elsie: Yeah, I do, I really like that at bookstores although, after they write a notice, it’s an excellent feeling. Oh, okay, so I’ve it down The Christmas pub, I feel, is so cute. I simply love, like, any form of enterprise, however particularly like a restaurant, or a bar, adorned actually Christmassy, makes me actually completely satisfied, and it’s simply, it’s so enjoyable. The Christmas grocery retailer we’ve already talked about, but it surely’s very, it’s adorned very Christmassy, and never all grocery shops enhance for Christmas. However yeah, for those who reside close to a recent market, I went there so many instances after I lived in Nashville simply to get completely satisfied, they usually enhance for Christmas rather well in there. I miss it. 

Emma: Yeah. And for those who’re in Springfield, Missouri, you have to cease by the Golden Woman Rum Membership at Halloween or Christmas time as a result of Rogan and the employees go ham with decorations and it’s simply so enjoyable, and at Christmas, it’s magical and comfortable. It’s a fantastic spot to pop in and simply have a drink or no matter, you realize. And in addition, by the way in which, they’ve wonderful mocktails, so for those who’re sober or not consuming proper now for no matter purpose, additionally they have that. Tiki bars are typically actually good for that. 

Elsie: I agree. I feel tiki bars have the very best mocktails. 

Emma: Yeah, they’ve all of the juices, in order that they’ve obtained choices. 

Elsie: Yeah. No, I really like that. So my favourite second of the film is when Arthur explains the meet cute, and he like, provides the instance of like, it’s a pair who’re searching for pajamas and the lady says, Oh, I solely want the highest and the person says, Oh, I solely want the bottoms, after which they take a look at one another. Oh, it’s so cute, and he sells it. Yeah. I’m in love with him a little bit bit. I completely agree with that. It’s simply so cute. Okay. So that is the normal factor that I feel we will all take from the film if you want. And partake is Christmas fettuccine, we did it final 12 months on, not Christmas Eve, however I feel Christmas Eve Eve trigger Christmas Eve we spend with our household, however I feel both Christmas Eve, Eve Eve, anyway, it was within the pink home and we made fettuccine and it was so enjoyable. After which I used to be like, subsequent 12 months I’m simply going to order this. As a result of I feel there’s one thing about ordering. 

Emma: I’m down to try this this 12 months for our household’s Christmas Eve. I really like making recent pasta, and it’s not laborious, however it’s a little time intensive, so it’s not one thing I do like simply each night time like I’ve the time to only, you realize. So I do, I like having an excuse although, as a result of it’s enjoyable. Thanksgiving we form of have conventional, you realize, meals that I feel everybody likes and expects. However we don’t completely have something for Christmas Eve, so I’m like, we may try this this 12 months, that may be enjoyable.

Elsie: Yeah. Let’s make that our podcast custom. So ship us an image in case you have Christmas fettuccine. And in addition we’ll tag Nancy Meyers once we do it. This is sort of a Nancy Meyers fan podcast. 

Emma: Yeah, just about. 

Elsie: And I really like that. I really like that for us. It’s particular. 

Emma: It is sensible.

Elsie: Oh, okay. So do you wish to do some trivia? 

Emma: Yeah, let’s do trivia time. Okay, first up. Iris’s tiny cottage is contrasted to Amanda’s gorgeous home, however in actuality, because of UK property costs, an unskilled cottage like that in an excellent location may simply be value 1 million or 2 million US {dollars}. Yeah, however how a lot would Amanda’s LA home be value? 

Elsie: I do know like 10 million. 

Emma: Yeah, at the least. I feel possibly the purpose is extra just like the cottage isn’t like 50K, you realize? 

Elsie: It’s not a price range choice. Like they painting it to be however you realize what most film homes aren’t in order that’s fantastic. I ought to spend actuality for Nancy Meyers, and I’m certain you do too. Though the Rose Hill Cottage of the movie doesn’t exist in actuality. Okay, that’s heartbreaking. The exteriors have been constructed from scratch in a area and the interiors are units. The honeysuckle cottage within the UK supplied inspiration for the crew who designed it. You possibly can inform, I imply, I suppose I wouldn’t assume that you possibly can match a digital camera crew right into a small area like that, it is sensible that they’re units, they’re like little dollhouse rooms, and that each one the remainder of the persons are exterior of that area, however on the identical time, I don’t really feel that after I’m watching it, it seems like an actual home, and it’s excellent. 

Emma: Additionally, Honeysuckle Cottage. What an lovable identify. Okay, Nancy Meyers particularly wrote the function of Miles for Jack Black after seeing his efficiency in Faculty of Rock. 

Elsie: That’s very humorous. I really like that. I feel that that’s visionary, to see him as a romantic lead, I feel is visionary. And, to pair him with Jude Legislation is ideal. All the actors and casting, I feel have been excellent on this film. However, I like how there’s, like, a whole lot of cameos. I feel all Nancy Meyers motion pictures have a whole lot of cameos. 

Emma: I like, too, that Nancy Meyers is at a stage the place she’s like, oh, I noticed this film and this actor was so nice. I feel I’ll write a personality that’s form of for that individual and I guess they’ll do it. And it’s like, after all, they’ll. Like, I don’t know. I don’t precisely know the way it all went out. 

Elsie: The films are so uncommon, you understand how there are specific administrators that actors really feel like they’ll most likely by no means get the prospect, so in the event that they do, they’ll do it each time.

Emma: Yeah, as a result of I imply, what number of motion pictures are you able to make? I imply, that’s a protracted job, I might assume. I imply, I don’t actually know, I’ve by no means directed a film, but it surely looks like a giant job, like a whole lot of work. 

Elsie: Faculty of Rock is a superb film, and that jogs my memory I ought to watch that with my children. 

Emma: Yeah, they’d most likely find it irresistible. It’s so cute. It’s very enjoyable. Jack Black is a nationwide treasure for those who ask me. 

Elsie: Dustin Hoffman stated that his cameo within the movie was not scripted or deliberate. He drove to the DVD store whereas Kate Winslet and Jack Black have been filming a scene.

Emma: He was simply getting a DVD. 

Elsie: He was simply going there. Seen all of the cameras exterior and determined to cease in and see what was taking place. And he knew director Nancy Meyers as a result of their youngsters went to highschool collectively. Good. 

Emma: He was like, Hey, Nancy. Oh, you’re doing a film? Oh, I may pop in and say one thing. I wish to know what his agent stated to him when he was referred to as. And he was like, Oh, by the way in which, I used to be out getting a DVD they usually have been making a film, and I stated, I’ll do it. I’m certain his agent was like, okay. I suppose I’ll negotiate that for you. No. It’s excellent.

Elsie: I’m glad that they left it in there as a result of that is sort of a stunning second. I really like that. 

Emma: Dustin Hoffman is at all times a fantastic cameo, too, as a result of he is a superb actor, like, top-tier high quality. However he’s additionally actually humorous and may be so bizarre and quirky.

Elsie: Earlier than the top of time on our podcast, we are going to most likely do The Graduate. Trigger I really feel like I might like to graduate sometime. 

Emma: Oh, yeah it’s a basic well-known, so attention-grabbing. The music. I imply, yeah. 

Elsie: And you’ll undoubtedly rewatch it. 

Emma: Oh, undoubtedly. Yeah. Okay, the web site that Iris and Amanda used to change homes is definitely an actual web site referred to as homeexchange.com. 

Elsie: Okay. We’re all happening there. I can hear the fingers clicking. 

Emma: Everybody’s like, flip this off. Time to go. MomExchange.com. 

Elsie: That’s very cool. Yeah. I really like something with primitive web that you simply get to look at them utilizing like a chat room. I find it irresistible. I find it irresistible a lot. Like that form of factor has aged like, wonderful. 

Emma: And I really feel like several time I’m having a tough time with something know-how with our web site or our enterprise, I simply ship Elsie the like Zoolander meme the place they’re like, making an attempt to get into the computer systems like monkeys. Like, I really like all of the like, previous tech too whenever you get to see it in motion pictures. I don’t know, it’s enjoyable. 

Elsie: Cameron Diaz has claimed this film was her most bodily as a result of all of the working she needed to do. Okay, she was in Charlie’s Angels. Like, I suppose I don’t get that, however I feel that that’s cute. I feel, possibly, does she ever should run with, like, a suitcase? That will be laborious. 

Emma: Yeah, for those who’ve ever needed to attempt to get a flight, that does, yeah.

Elsie: That’s shocking. That’s very shocking. I really like her character. Their dances, okay, I’ve to say, like, their little, like, unhinged dances that they do, each of them, it’s simply, like, I really like that half about early 2000s motion pictures. There’s one in Love Really, too, that’s so unhealthy. However so good like they don’t try this form of stuff anymore.

Emma: Yeah, additionally Cameron Diaz is a superb comedic actress.

Elsie: She’s hilarious.

Emma: She had an period the place she was like in all the pieces on a regular basis it felt like and he or she’s simply so humorous and actually good, and in addition stunning and a fantastic actress and all of these issues too, however she has nice comedic timing. She’s very humorous.

Elsie: Yeah I really like her. Oh, I feel we’ve actually, actually hyped these actors, however I imply, it’s excellent. It’s flawless. 

Emma: Yeah. I don’t know. I imply, I’m not getting paid for this. I similar to this film and I actually like everybody in it. What can I say? 

Elsie: Properly, I feel it’s cool how within the early 2000s, I keep in mind when this film, I do know I noticed it within the theater, I don’t precisely keep in mind any second about it, however I simply know that in that point, individuals would say, like, chick flicks or no matter, like, individuals would by no means say {that a} film like this was iconic. It was like, there’s this well-known half on The Workplace the place Jim is form of like telling Pam that she will be able to’t choose Legally Blonde for one in every of her abandoned Island motion pictures, and also you fing can, you’ll be able to choose no matter you need. And I feel that I really like that now persons are way more open-minded about, like, what could possibly be thought-about a basic, as a result of actually, like, they have been mistaken earlier than and now everybody’s. Form of like catching on. Okay, fee this film from zero to 5 cozy cottages. 

Emma: Oh, 5 cozy cottages for certain. 

Elsie: Yeah, 5 or like ten. I might say that is my favourite Nancy Meyers film. They’re all a ten to me, however this one is the one which I re-watched essentially the most and I simply compulsively want it, most likely as a result of it’s the Christmas film and it’s simply, It’s excellent. I’ll at all times watch it each Christmas till I die. 

Emma: It’s a fantastic film. It’s an excellent background film, too, when you’ve watched it. I don’t know. It’s simply good. It’s fantastic. 

Elsie: Alright, let’s go to a joke or a truth with Nova. Hey, Nova, what do you will have for us this week? 

Nova: A joke. 

Elsie: Okay. 

Nova: Really, two. Are you prepared for the primary one? 

Elsie: Sure. 

Nova: Okay, effectively, let’s get cracking. 

Elsie: Okay. 

Nova: Right here we go. What’s inexperienced with lights and ornaments, and goes ribbit? 

Elsie: Ribbit? What’s it? 

Nova: A mistletoed. 

Elsie: Oh, that’s an excellent one. Do you will have one other joke? 

Nova: Sure. Right here’s my different one. Why did Rudolph should attend summer season faculty? 

Elsie: Why? 

Nova: As a result of he went down in historical past.

Elsie: Superb. Aww. These have been superior. 

Nova: Bye! I’m going to stay up for seeing you subsequent time. 

Elsie: Okay, we hope you’ve loved this episode. We shall be again subsequent week with our favourite issues of 2023 and our e book report on Really feel One thing, Make One thing by Caitlin Metz.

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