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Episode #212: The Vacation – Consolation Rewatch

You’re listening to the A Stunning Mess podcast, your cozy consolation hear. At this time, 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’d use in your personal dwelling? Beloved, hated, sturdy reactions, and many others. …

Iris’s Cottage (Rosehill Cottage) – Cozy and looks like you might be 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 (vogue, meals, drink or something?)-

Video rental place – Brings up childhood recollections

Christmas Pub – Love locations that enhance for Christmas

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

Arthur describing the meet cute – A really cute scene

Christmas fettuccini – Going to begin making yearly as a convention

Price film from 0-5 cozy cottages:

Elsie – 10

Emma – 5+

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Episode 212 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Stunning Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. At this time we’re re-watching one in all our favourite vacation motion pictures, The Vacation. That is directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. Certainly one of my favorites. 

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

Elsie: Sure. I watched it this morning as a result of I wasn’t ready absolutely and I used to be like, I’ve to look at them contemporary proper earlier than we report. Regardless that I’ve seen this film most likely greater than 10 occasions, it’s like I’ve to, , watch it. 

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

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 suppose. Like, that is only for enjoyable, but it surely may be enjoyable so that you can watch it after which hearken to this episode. I really feel like that’s often, for those who’re going to. Or if it very well, perhaps you’re feeling such as you don’t must, your selection. 

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

Elsie: Okay, so earlier than we leap in, I’ve the best information. That is my massive announcement. I really feel like that is like my karma, like my good karma, expressing itself in probably the most random, particular approach. So my entire life I’ve wished this. Anyway, I’ll simply leap to it. Our new pug, Pumpkin, we now have simply found is a vogue pug as a result of that is what she did. She loves carrying, we began getting her little outfits at Halloween, , trigger we bought a pumpkin sweater, and we bought our little skeleton. After which as quickly as Halloween was over, I ordered her just a little, like, Christmas tree sweater. And the opposite day, and she or he loves them. She by no means tries to, like, get them off. We observed, like, some canine.

Emma: They at all times chew by means of the neck once 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 possibly can simply inform. We may inform that she didn’t care or, like, didn’t thoughts, which was so wonderful. However then, the opposite evening, she had her little pumpkin sweater in her mouth and she or he 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 most effective, like, I used to be like screaming when he advised me. I’m so comfortable, so now I’m going to order her a full wardrobe for her Christmas present, and she or he’s going to be my vogue canine. I’ve at all times wished this, however , all my canine often hate the garments, , like they only 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 favored them. He by no means carried it to me, and like, dropped it at my toes. Yeah, that, that may be a totally different degree, however yeah, after which my different canine, my present canine, Steve, simply does probably not take pleasure in carrying something, so, yeah, he’s like, no, thanks.

Elsie: It form of was like an indication from the universe that we bought probably 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 she or he lately handed away a couple of yr 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 useful it or pushed her in that route in any respect. We had been going to let her simply select, , youngsters select probably the most random issues. And that’s why I imagined it taking place, however she was completely set. She wished a pug, and she or he wished her to look precisely like Suki. She didn’t desire a black pug, she solely wished a fawn pug, and, , all of them form of look the identical. So it was excellent. So anyway, it’s identical to the most effective 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 like it.

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

Emma: Yeah, come on.

Elsie: Prime of the listing. For those who haven’t additionally watched it but this season, it’s in your homework listing as a result of it’s a once-a-year sort of film. 

Emma: Yeah. So, basically, it’s simply two girls troubled with man issues. They usually swap houses in one another’s international locations, one’s American, one’s within the UK, the place they every meet a neighborhood 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 identical to swapping homes after which falling in love in a distinct nation. So cute. And it occurs across the holidays. 

Elsie: Yeah. It’s fully excellent. And I really like motion pictures the place there’s numerous characters like going forwards and backwards between the totally different units of characters, , it’s simply actually enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah. And also you get to see basically form of like 4 totally different relationships. One is sort of a breakup, and one is form of like this sort of boss who’s been main her on, and it’s not clear that they had been actually in a relationship, however I believe for her it felt like one. So it’s identical to these two messy, crappy relationships. And then you definitely get to see form of the Newman and like how these issues are going and one’s like a widower and he’s bought two little women and one’s simply form of actually quirky performed by Jack Black and so it’s a really identical to enjoyable and fascinating. It’s cute. It’s so cute. It’s such a cute film. 

Elsie: That’s one in all my favourite issues concerning the film. I used to be pondering this morning that like, I believe it’s common that every one girls are in love with Jude Regulation while you watch this film. It’s only a reality. Like, for those who’re not, write me and clarify to me how and why. I don’t suppose I’ll get any emails. However the factor that’s so particular about it’s I additionally suppose you might be 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 she or he’s in america and she or he 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 she or he’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, . But it surely’s simply cute. It’s simply totally different. I like that that’s in there. I really feel prefer it offers a distinct dimension to grownup relationships and issues which might be potential and I don’t know, it’s very candy.

Elsie: No, truthfully, just like the meet cute line and the main woman strains are a number of the greatest components of the entire film. He’s completely excellent and I do suppose his home may be very cozy as properly. The homes on this film are all nice. However the factor that’s nice or particular about them is that they’re all very totally different like vastly totally different homes. So every of the characters the principle characters the 4 love curiosity and Arthur Abbott have their very own homes which might be featured. So there are actually 5 homes within the film, plus the grocery retailer that everyone knows I’m obsessive about. I believe I’ve talked about it 100 occasions. I would like that grocery retailer in our neighborhood. It’s like a fixation I’ve is like opening a grocery retailer the place you should purchase 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, properly, 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 finished a few rewatches that had 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 identical to totally 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 bought a fantastic story, very basic rom-com, all of the feels, but additionally the interiors are epic, and I believe individuals watch this film only for the interiors to get inspiration.

Elsie: Yeah, I’ll say I initially that one of many issues that stored me rewatching was identical 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 known as Rose Hill Cottage. Okay, I’m obsessive about how each of the UK homes have little names, like on the entrance gate. And I desire a title. Oh, I do have a entrance gate now! Okay, so yeah title options for my home. 

Emma: Yours ought to say manor. I identical 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, , in my life.

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

Elsie: So Rose Hill Cottage is the definition of a comfortable little stone cottage. Each element, like, you possibly can have 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, , 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 numerous 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 just a little bit too massive for the area, but it surely simply works and it feels cozy, and like good. And you’re 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 believe that that’s a part of the allure of it. It’s when individuals say English type or English cottage I really feel prefer it means very filled with particulars form of like the great 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 fire, after which it form of has just like the eating room slash work desk proper there. So it simply looks like in some methods very very like it’s not a studio condo. It’s a full home. It’s an actual cottage, but it surely’s not an actual cottage, within the film, it’s a complete 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 looks like excellent. I actually like they did that as a result of numerous occasions in motion pictures they do like wealthy homes, like an enormous kitchen and an enormous every part, and the opposite home on this film is like that, and it’s actually enjoyable, and that’s enjoyable to have a look at, I like it. However I simply actually love that on this film they made the proper tiny home, what I imply? It’s not a tiny home, but it surely’s a very small feeling cottage, but it surely nonetheless feels good. 

Elsie: The cottage is its character on this film, it has such an enormous persona and, I believe I converse for all A Stunning 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, ? 

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

Emma: And get the wine and cheese. 

Elsie: Yeah. It might 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 speak about 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 believe that that is the textbook dream home. It’s the 2001 model of the Studio McGee mansion. Like, what’s in style 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 an enormous fancy LA mansion. It has a pool. It has the kitchen with like the large vary and the large fridge and the large island and like the entire issues like I do know the bed room blinds, it’s one in all my favourite particulars as a result of it’s like a kind of like how you’re feeling concerning the hidden trash can I believe 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 she or he’s making an attempt to determine the way to make the blinds go down so she will be able to sleep and it not be so vibrant, but it surely’s identical 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 not determine the way to activate the ceiling fan or you possibly can’t flip off the music otherwise you wish to activate the music and also you’re like, I do not know the way to do it, and also you’re making an attempt to determine it out. So yeah, it’s a very 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 irrespective 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 appears to be like like Kate Winslet. 

Emma: Oh, and I like it 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 suppose it, I don’t care. You’ll be able to mislead me. I don’t care. It makes me so comfortable 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 believe that that’s like a cool factor about this film is that the mansion home doesn’t find yourself being probably the most interesting home. Which is sort of a good life lesson, lesson in, , style, how like greater isn’t at all times higher, and I don’t know, I believe it’s fascinating and enjoyable. Okay. So my favourite home within the film is Graham’s home. 

Emma: That is Jude Regulation’s character. 

Elsie: Yeah, Jude Regulation’s home as a result of I believe the explanation why I’m so interested in it’s, properly, to start with, it’s a beautiful home. It’s identical to a much 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 identical 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 believe individuals who like home windows know what it’s. 

Elsie: Yeah. For those who 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, , put the youngsters all the way down to mattress second or no matter, they usually have just a little fort constructed or no matter. I don’t know if it’s a fort or a tent. Yeah, just a little child, , space, a comfortable 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 looks like an actual youngsters’ room too. Like his home, though it’s nonetheless like a really massive home and you might be like, what does he do for a residing? 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 must 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 now have baskets of toys throughout my home. 

Elsie: I believe 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 have a look at like each little factor and you are feeling like each little half, like, every part on the counter has a narrative behind it and is sensible for the character. And, , there’s by no means, like, in so many motion pictures and reveals, I observe issues which might be simply, like, so off within the characters’ houses. And you’d 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 stay right here. Like, you simply really feel it instantly, 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, , and Nancy Meyers set designers, they at all times get it proper the place you’re like, no, I really feel like these youngsters have been residing on this room collectively for the previous few 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 just a little 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, , like a gate that appears like a door. It’s my present fave out of the Properties, I believe I mentioned 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 final 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 believe, very candy. Like, it’s a really, , second the place you’re like, Oh, otherwise you simply watch somebody be foolish for his or her youngsters as a result of it makes their youngsters comfortable. 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, .

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 enjoying 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 residing. I believe it’s a really cool and fascinating job, and I like how the character’s jobs are an enormous a part of the film. I imply, I want it was a e-book. Wouldn’t you identical to like it to be a e-book? 

Emma: It might 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, vogue, 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, perhaps not a VHS, however I grew up, , highschool and faculty, I suppose, however undoubtedly I keep in mind going to highschool and earlier like going to shops like this to select 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, ? Like, I don’t know. So, I prefer it. I like little issues like that. 

Elsie: I like it, 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 comprehend 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 having the ability to choose issues out streaming. Like, it’s very handy. 

Elsie: It’s for positive higher now, however the feeling of, like, strolling by means of the shop and choosing one thing based mostly on the duvet. I believe that that’s a misplaced artwork, , it’s one thing that I want youngsters may get to expertise as a result of you don’t have any thought, like, you often base it on, like, oh, I favored 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, an identical factor at CD shops after I would purchase CDs, after which nonetheless at libraries. I at all times gravitate in direction of once they make a desk or a shelf that’s form of like workers 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, , relying on what sort of retailer it was. And I really feel like after I was younger, I found a number of nice music that approach, like going to CD Warehouse and seeing what was on the workers choose. I don’t know if it was referred to as workers picks, however no matter. And I’ve truly discovered numerous nice books, like new authors, as a result of I went to the library they usually had just a little rack that’s like, right here’s what the librarians suppose is cool. And I simply was like, that sounds fascinating, I believe 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, once they write a word, it’s an excellent feeling. Oh, okay, so I’ve it down The Christmas pub, I believe, is so cute. I simply love, like, any form of enterprise, however particularly like a restaurant, or a bar, embellished actually Christmassy, makes me actually comfortable, and it’s simply, it’s so enjoyable. The Christmas grocery retailer we’ve already talked about, but it surely’s very, it’s embellished very Christmassy, and never all grocery shops enhance for Christmas. However yeah, for those who stay close to a contemporary market, I went there so many occasions after I lived in Nashville simply to get comfortable, they usually enhance for Christmas very well in there. I miss it. 

Emma: Yeah. And for those who’re in Springfield, Missouri, you should cease by the Golden Woman Rum Membership at Halloween or Christmas time as a result of Rogan and the workers 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, . And in addition, by the way in which, they’ve wonderful mocktails, so for those who’re sober or not ingesting proper now for no matter cause, additionally they have that. Tiki bars are typically actually good for that. 

Elsie: I agree. I believe tiki bars have the most effective mocktails. 

Emma: Yeah, they’ve all of the juices, so that they’ve bought 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, offers 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 have a look at one another. Oh, it’s so cute, and he sells it. Yeah. I’m in love with him just a little bit. I completely agree with that. It’s simply so cute. Okay. So that is the normal factor that I believe we will all take from the film if you want. And partake is Christmas fettuccine, we did it final yr on, not Christmas Eve, however I believe Christmas Eve Eve trigger Christmas Eve we spend with our household, however I believe 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 yr I’m simply going to order this. As a result of I believe there’s one thing about ordering. 

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

Elsie: Yeah. Let’s make that our podcast custom. So ship us an image you probably 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 price 1 million or 2 million US {dollars}. Yeah, however how a lot would Amanda’s LA home be price? 

Elsie: I do know like 10 million. 

Emma: Yeah, at the very least. I believe perhaps the purpose is extra just like the cottage isn’t like 50K, ? 

Elsie: It’s not a price range possibility. Like they painting it to be however what most film homes aren’t in order that’s wonderful. I ought to spend actuality for Nancy Meyers, and I’m positive you do too. Though the Rose Hill Cottage of the movie doesn’t exist in actuality. Okay, that’s heartbreaking. The exteriors had been constructed from scratch in a discipline and the interiors are units. The honeysuckle cottage within the UK offered inspiration for the crew who designed it. You’ll be able to inform, I imply, I suppose I wouldn’t suppose that you can match a digicam crew right into a small area like that, it is sensible that they’re units, they’re like little dollhouse rooms, and that every one the remainder of the individuals are exterior of that area, however on the similar time, I don’t really feel that after I’m watching it, it looks like an actual home, and it’s excellent. 

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

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

Emma: I like, too, that Nancy Meyers is at a degree the place she’s like, oh, I noticed this film and this actor was so nice. I believe 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 may. Like, I don’t know. I don’t precisely know the way it all went out. 

Elsie: The flicks are so uncommon, you understand how there are particular 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 an extended job, I might suppose. I imply, I don’t actually know, I’ve by no means directed a film, but it surely looks as if an enormous job, like numerous work. 

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

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

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

Emma: He was simply getting a DVD. 

Elsie: He was simply going there. Observed 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 kids 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 mentioned 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 had been making a film, and I mentioned, I’ll do it. I’m positive 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 tip of time on our podcast, we’ll 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 fascinating. The music. I imply, yeah. 

Elsie: And you may 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 

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

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

Elsie: That’s very cool. Yeah. I really like something with primitive web that you just get to look at them utilizing like a chat room. I like it. I like it 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, outdated tech too while 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 attributable to all of the operating she needed to do. Okay, she was in Charlie’s Angels. Like, I suppose I don’t get that, however I believe that that’s cute. I believe, perhaps, does she ever must 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 stunning. That’s very stunning. 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 dangerous. However so good like they don’t do 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 every part on a regular basis it felt like and she or he’s simply so humorous and actually good, and likewise 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 believe 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 identical to this film and I actually like everybody in it. What can I say? 

Elsie: Properly, I believe 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 all her abandoned Island motion pictures, and also you fing can, you possibly can choose no matter you need. And I believe that I really like that now individuals are rather more open-minded about, like, what might be thought of a basic, as a result of truthfully, like, they had been incorrect earlier than and now everybody’s. Sort of like catching on. Okay, price this film from zero to 5 cozy cottages. 

Emma: Oh, 5 cozy cottages for positive. 

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 probably 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 reality with Nova. Hey, Nova, what do you might have for us this week? 

Nova: A joke. 

Elsie: Okay. 

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

Elsie: Sure. 

Nova: Okay, properly, 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 might have one other joke? 

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

Elsie: Why? 

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

Elsie: Wonderful. Aww. These had been superior. 

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

Elsie: Okay, we hope you’ve loved this episode. We can 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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