Stealing the Remote
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Welcome to the podcast where I force my mom to watch the movies I like. Who hasn't always dreamed of stealing the remote?
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Episode 22 - Trainspotting (1996)
We’re back with a movie that’s my own age! We explain where we’ve been for a month – the answers are disappointing, I assure you – and dive into Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting. We earned the Explicit rating on this one. Mom brags about her memory and recalls her high school students watching this wholly appropriate film about heroin, while I mistake the amount of boys in my elementary school for the amount of girls (trust me, it was relevant in the context of the episode) and forget everything she said to me while we were watching. I ask about the nineties and what the world was like when I was born, to which Mom responds by making self-deprecating jokes about achieving nothing with her life. Thankfully, she did make me and I made this podcast, so it was all worth it. We discuss music and Gulf Wars for a bit, because we never go quite off-track enough apparently. When we do get back to the film itself, I share some of the knowledge which paying college tuition for a course featuring this flick has granted me. That knowledge did not include the word “suppository”, however, or else I forgot all about it. There is also the obligatory scene-that-Mom-saw-differently, and oh boy, is it a good one this time.
The trailer we watched was of course for Danny Boyle’s T2: Trainspotting and the outtakes include part of the first take on our opening for this episode with Mom talking into a microphone that wasn’t recognized by my computer (but she was loud enough to get picked up on mine).
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Rated 5 out of
A delightful series with likeable hosts
Eli and his mother are intriguing people, and their film reviews are only overshadowed by the obvious closeness they share. Even when they disagree philosophically, they approach it civilly with humor and heart. This is a very fun show, and I hope it lasts a long time!
Date published: 2017-04-20