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42 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Happy Christmas (as they would say in the UK)! Ale and Anneka take on their second holiday rom-com with an absolute classic: Love Actually (2003, starring way too many people but IMDB has Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon listed as the top stars). While they both love this movie for different reasons, they also tackle what hasn't aged well, which turns out to be a larger category than anticipated. Hopefully this gets you in the holiday mood!
36 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
The Wedding Singer
We're back!! After a spontaneous two month break, Ale and Anneka are back with their witty remarks and clever commentary on the movies you love most.What did the two think of The Wedding Singer (1998, starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler) - a new movie for them both! Listen in to hear :)
45 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Crazy Rich Asians
Ale and Anneka had both seen Crazy Rich Asians (2018, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding) once before but were excited to dive back in for this review! This book-turned-rom-com is packed with so many of their favorite rom-com tropes, but does the plot deter them from giving it the high rating we'd expect?
47 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
*Ale and Anneka choice* While this was a challenging movie to give a rating to, we both enjoyed watching, rewatching, and reviewing this classic early 2000s rom-com. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey) charmed us, made us question a lot of underlying morals, made us giggle, and, as always, gave us that NYC high.
41 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
*Anneka's choice* Why would we choose My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett) to review at this particular moment, you ask? Perhaps it's because we got engaged and are now preparing for our own cross-cultural celebration!! Ale had not seen this movie before but boy is he glad he has now as it quickly became one of his favorites. A true classic, we hope you enjoy our review of My Big Fat Greek Wedding as much as we love watching it.
38 minutes | May 27, 2021
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
*Combo choice* Ale and Anneka watched Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020, starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams) on Netflix last year and just loved it. Once again trying to push the boundaries of what's considered a "rom-com," the two dive into this song-filled film and explore what they love about the rom and com aspects of this movie.
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
*Ale and Anneka choice* You may not think Aladdin (1992, starring Scott Reigner, Robin Williams, and Linda Larkin) – or any Disney movie – would qualify as a rom-com, but it sure does! Romance? Check. Comedy? Check (thank you Genie!). We loved diving into this classic with a reviewer's perspective and were pleased to see how well it held up.
39 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
*Ale's choice* This one was a real Ale's choice, not a "saw-the-trailer-a-few months-ago-and-is-now-choosing-it-because-Anneka-feels-bad-that-she-chose-so-many-movies-in-a-row choice." Because he LOVES this movie, as does Anneka. Notting Hill (1999, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts) is a true classic and checks off all our rom-com boxes.
40 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Love, Wedding, Repeat
*Ale's Choice* We watched this movie last year right before we started the show, so we thought it was time to bring it into the fold. It's a cute, put-on-in-the-background kind of movie and we enjoyed re-watching it and reviewing it. If you're looking for something for a gloomy day, this could be a winner.
38 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Always Be My Maybe
*Ale's Choice* We think Ale liked the Keanu Reeves part of this trailer which is why it ended up on his "To Watch" list, although sadly it's not likely to make his "Top 10." Nevertheless, Always Be My Maybe (2019, starring Ali Wong and Randall Park) is a fun Netflix movie that we recommend you check out. Then come listen to our thoughts on it in this episode :)
47 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
My Best Friend's Wedding
*Anneka's choice because Ale was making dinner and told her to pick a movie.* We are shocked that this is our first Julia Roberts movie but excited to be starting off with one of her best! My Best Friend's Wedding (1997, starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, and Cameron Diaz) is a classic rom-com, but will it hold up under Ale's critical eye?
38 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
10 Things I Hate About You
*Anneka's Choice* How do we loathe thee? We can't count the ways because we mostly love this movie! Our first foray into the depths of an American high school goes better than anticipated with 10 Things I Hate About You (1999, starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles). Put on your Sketchers and grab your Prada backpack as we dive into this 90s classic.
42 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
The American President
A special post-Inauguration Day episode! While most may not think of The American President (1995, starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening) as a rom-com, Ale and Anneka were quick to realize that it absolutely qualifies! While Anneka was a bit harsh on certain aspects of the movie, they both loved the DC politics mashed together with the romance of it all.
47 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Fools Rush In
*Ale's Choice* If you haven't seen Fools Rush In (1997, starring Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry), do yourself a favor and rent it ASAP. Ale and Anneka certainly think it's worth the money. While it has all the trappings of a typical rom/com, the Mexican/American culture clash sets this movie apart from others and especially spoke to our Mexican/American hosts.
54 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
It's the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to celebrate than by watching a classic holiday rom com? Ale and Anneka chose what has emerged as a Christmas favorite since its debut in 2006: The Holiday (starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet). It was Ale's first time seeing this movie, but it seems it will be an annual Christmastime "must watch" for him and Anneka going forward. Hope you enjoy and a Happy Holiday to all!
38 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
When In Rome
*Anneka's Choice* Ok, so maybe When In Rome (2010, starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhmal) isn't the best rom com out there. But Anneka was captivated by the trailer and here we are.Unlike the traumatic Wedding Planner episode, Ale and Anneka are in general agreement about both the redeeming and not so redeeming qualities of this movie. When In Rome does spark an interesting conversation about rom coms vs. chick flicks - a convo that is sure to be continued in future episodes. Enjoy, or, "divertiti," as they would say for the full 10 minutes of this movie that is actually set in Rome.
49 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
A Lot Like Love
*Ale's Choice!* Though apparently not a highly popular opinion, Ale and Anneka both really enjoy A Lot Like Love (2005, starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet). Though it certainly has some questions (how does she afford that apartment??), the soundtrack, sexy desert scene, and relatability of their lives all make this an above average film for these two reviewers.
69 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
When Harry Met Sally
The rom com Anneka loves most in the world: When Harry Met Sally (1989, starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal). Has she made life decisions based off of this movie? Yes. Has she incorporated many of Sally's mannerisms into her own repertoire of quirkiness? Yes. Can she recite this entire movie? Of course. The good news is, Ale loves it as well which makes her very happy. Join the two for a lengthy episode as they deep dive into the magic Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron created for them.
45 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Ale's first ever solo pick is About Time (2013, starring Domnhall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams) – one of his, and Anneka's, favorites. But did it pass the "we're reviewing this for a podcast" test? Yes. It did. Or at least mostly.
46 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
The Wedding Planner
It shouldn't have been a surprise to Anneka that The Wedding Planner (2001, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey) would not be Ale's favorite movie, but the rating Ale gives this movie shocks her to her core. Find out what it was that made this movie slightly redeemable for Ale and why Anneka claims it as a nostalgic favorite.
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