Episode #212: The Vacation – Consolation Rewatch

You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. In the present day, 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 individual dwelling? Cherished, hated, robust reactions, and so on. …

Iris’s Cottage (Rosehill Cottage) – Cozy and looks like you’re wrapped in a heat blanket, tiny bathtub, filled with particulars, and simply the right 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 lovely, and the paper chain

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

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

Video rental place – Brings up childhood recollections

Christmas Pub – Love locations that embellish 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

Charge 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. In the present day we’re re-watching certainly one of our favourite vacation motion pictures, The Vacation. That is directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. One in all my favorites. 

Emma: I’m very excited. Yeah, that is certainly one of 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 observe them recent proper earlier than we file. Despite the fact that I’ve seen this film in all probability greater than 10 occasions, it’s like I’ve to, you recognize, watch it. 

Emma: Effectively, it’s a type 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 just lately.

Elsie: Sure. I watch it every year, I might say. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas on this very zone, we’re in proper now, so it’s good. 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, nevertheless it is likely to be enjoyable so that you can watch it after which hearken to this episode. I really feel like that’s often, you recognize in case you’re going to. Or if you recognize it rather well, possibly you are feeling such as you don’t must, your alternative. 

Emma: Possibly we’ll encourage you to observe it for the primary time. Who is aware of? 

Elsie: Okay, so earlier than we soar in, I’ve the best information. That is my large announcement. I really feel like that is like my karma, like my good karma, expressing itself in essentially the most random, particular method. So my complete life I’ve wished this. Anyway, I’ll simply soar to it. Our new pug, Pumpkin, now we have simply found is a style pug as a result of that is what she did. She loves sporting, we began getting her little outfits at Halloween, you recognize, trigger we received a pumpkin sweater, and we received 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, you recognize some canine.

Emma: They all the time chew by way 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 and so they’re very, you recognize, you’ll be able to simply inform. We might inform that she didn’t care or, like, didn’t thoughts, which was so superb. However then, the opposite night time, she had her little pumpkin sweater in her mouth and she or he carried it to Jeremy’s ft and set it by his ft, and appeared up at him.

Emma: She wished it on! 

Elsie: So I felt like that was like the perfect, like, I used to be like screaming when he advised me. I’m so pleased, so now I’m going to order her a full wardrobe for her Christmas present, and she or he’s going to be my style canine. I’ve all the time wished this, however you recognize, all my canine often hate the garments, you recognize, like they simply do, and this is sort of a miracle. 

Emma: Possibly 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 ft. Yeah, that, that may be a totally different stage, however yeah, after which my different canine, my present canine, Steve, simply does probably not get pleasure from sporting something, so, yeah, he’s like, no, thanks.

Elsie: It type of was like an indication from the universe that we received 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 she or he just 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 beneficial it or pushed her in that course in any respect. We have been going to let her simply select, you recognize, 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 she or he wished her to look precisely like Suki. She didn’t desire a black pug, she solely wished a fawn pug, and, you recognize, all of them type of look the identical. So it was good. So anyway, it’s identical to the perfect Christmas ever, and I really feel like we’re bonded along with her now, like we get to know her little persona. And, yeah, it’s been great. So I’ll put an image of her within the present notes along with her sweater. It’s bringing us pleasure. 

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

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

Emma: Yeah, come on.

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

Emma: Yeah. So, primarily, it’s simply two girls troubled with man issues. And so they swap properties in one another’s international locations, one’s American, one’s within the UK, the place they every meet a neighborhood man and so they fall in love. That’s just about it. It’s type of the right rom-com setup, actually, as a result of it’s identical to swapping homes after which falling in love in a special nation. So cute. And it occurs across the holidays. 

Elsie: Yeah. It’s fully good. And I like motion pictures the place there’s a number of characters like going backwards and forwards between the totally different units of characters, you recognize, it’s simply actually enjoyable. 

Emma: Yeah. And also you get to see primarily type of like 4 totally different relationships. One is sort of a breakup, and one is type of like this sort 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 identical to these two messy, crappy relationships. And then you definitely get to see type of the Newman and like how these issues are going and one’s like a widower and he’s received two little ladies and one’s simply type 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 certainly one of my favourite issues concerning the film. I used to be considering this morning that like, I feel it’s common that every one girls are in love with Jude Regulation while you watch this film. It’s only a reality. Like, in case you’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’re universally in love with Jack Black. Like, he’s simply, like, good. He’s good. And all the 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 type of befriends this like a lot older man named Arthur. Who type of like teaches her life classes, nevertheless it’s simply form of like a neighbor and she or he’s simply befriending him. And I type 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 recognize. Nevertheless it’s simply cute. It’s simply totally 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 strains are among the finest components of the entire film. He’s completely good and I do suppose 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 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 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 occasions. 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, nevertheless it’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 good. It’s actually all you want. 

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

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

Emma: Effectively, 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 need to embellish my home? 

Elsie: Certain don’t. 

Emma: Whereas this film, it’s received a terrific story, very traditional rom-com, all of the feels, but additionally the interiors are epic, and I feel folks 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 is 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 identify. Oh, I do have a entrance gate now! Okay, so yeah identify solutions 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 need to be like Cruella de Vil, you recognize, in my life.

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

Elsie: So Rose Hill Cottage is the definition of a comfortable little stone cottage. Each element, like, you’ll be able to 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, you recognize, it simply has these form of vibes.

Emma: It does. It’s very, very cozy, rustic. It type 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 number of litter. 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 large for the area, nevertheless it simply works and it feels cozy, and like good. And you are feeling type of like wrapped up in a heat blanket versus suffocated by one thing horrible. You recognize what I imply?

Elsie: It’s extraordinarily quirky. Prefer it has a tiny bathtub. And when the Cameron Diaz character takes a shower, her ft are protruding. It’s so humorous. Yeah, no, I feel that that’s a part of the appeal of it. It’s when folks say English fashion 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 type 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 residence. It’s a full home. It’s an actual cottage, nevertheless it’s not an actual cottage, within the film, it’s an entire home, nevertheless it 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 good. I actually like they did that as a result of a number of occasions 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 have a look at, I like it. However I simply actually love that on this film they made the right tiny home, you recognize what I imply? It’s not a tiny home, nevertheless it’s a extremely small feeling cottage, nevertheless it 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 need to go in that goddamn cottage. Like, we need 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 may be like the right little cozy spot, you recognize? 

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 good. 

Emma: And solely that. 

Elsie: Sure! Anyway, yeah. I like that home a lot. It’s good. I might say it’s one of many high film homes of all time, of all the films. It’s simply type of actually up there. Okay, so let’s discuss Amanda’s home. So one factor I like about this film is the distinction between, like, what a dream home will be. Like, I feel that that is the textbook dream home. It’s the 2001 model of the Studio McGee mansion. Like, what’s standard now, is the 2001 model of that. So it’s, like good for that point. Wouldn’t decide these flooring 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 all the issues like I do know the bed room blinds, it’s certainly one of my favourite particulars as a result of it’s like a type of like how you are 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 she or he’s making an attempt to determine the right way to make the blinds go down so she will sleep and it not be so vivid, nevertheless it’s identical to onerous. 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 work out the right way to activate the ceiling fan or you’ll be able to’t flip off the music otherwise you need to activate the music and also you’re like, I don’t know the right way 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, in fact, trigger she’s an Oscar winner regardless of if she’s being dramatic or humorous, high tier on a regular basis, it’s a terrific scene.

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

Emma: Oh, and I like it when folks say that. So in case you ever meet me in actual life, go forward and say that. Even in case you don’t suppose it, I don’t care. You’ll be able to mislead me. I don’t care. It makes me so pleased when folks say that. She’s lovely. 

Elsie: Yeah. She’s attractive.

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

Elsie: She’s good. 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 recognize, style, how like greater isn’t all the time higher, and I don’t know, I feel 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 feel the rationale why I’m so drawn to it’s, effectively, 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 like crisscrossing. Truly, our home has a crisscross. 

Emma: Just like the diamond? 

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

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

Elsie: Yeah. For those who like classic home windows, which I do know you do. Then you definitely already know what I’m speaking about and also you’re like, you make good 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 recognize, put the children right down to mattress second or no matter, and so they 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, you recognize, space, a comfortable space the place they in all probability learn books and so they’re gonna fall asleep and sleep over time and it’s, yeah, it’s cute. And their rooms actually cute too. And it additionally looks like an actual children’ room too. Like his home, though it’s nonetheless like a really large home and you’re like, what does he do for a dwelling? It does nonetheless really feel like Nancy Meyers set designers are all the time 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 nevertheless it did make the area really feel actual. You’re like, oh, yeah now we have baskets of toys throughout my home. 

Elsie: I feel that that’s the factor when folks say Nancy Meyers dwelling that they imply is that they imply it feels very lived in and detailed and it makes you simply need to wish to pause the body and have a look at like each little factor and you’re 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 recognize, there’s by no means, like, in so many motion pictures and reveals, I observe issues which can be simply, like, so off within the characters’ properties. 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 dwell right here. Like, you simply really feel it straight away, 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 recognize, and Nancy Meyers set designers, they all the time 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 few years and so they’re rising out of issues and so they’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, you recognize, like a gate that appears like a door. It’s my present fave out of the Houses, I feel I mentioned final time we talked about, like, I 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 mum or dad is all the time, I feel, very candy. Like, it’s a really, you recognize, 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 pleased. And it’s simply candy. Who doesn’t love that? 

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

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

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 assume 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 fascinating 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 identical to like it to be a e book? 

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

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

Emma: So, I type of like, there’s a scene the place they’re in a video rental retailer, like DVD rental retailer, I assume, possibly not a VHS, however I grew up, you recognize, highschool and school, I assume, however positively I keep in mind going to highschool and earlier like going to shops like this to select motion pictures, and so I all the time 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 recognize? 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 look like folks 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 all the time went to it’s referred to as Hollywood Video. Yeah. And they might additionally promote, like, film snacks. I don’t know. I type of miss these in some methods, however I positively like simply with the ability to decide issues out streaming. Like, it’s very handy. 

Elsie: It’s for certain higher now, however the feeling of, like, strolling by way of the shop and choosing one thing based mostly on the quilt. I feel that that’s a misplaced artwork, you recognize, it’s one thing that I want children might get to expertise as a result of you haven’t any concept, like, you often 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 films are about.

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

Elsie: Oh, I like these.

Emma: And so they’ll say like what they like concerning the e book or what they like concerning the album, you recognize, relying on what sort of retailer it was. And I really feel like after I was younger, I found numerous nice music that method, like going to CD Warehouse and seeing what was on the employees decide. I don’t know if it was referred to as employees picks, however no matter. And I’ve really discovered a number of nice books, like new authors, as a result of I went to the library and so they 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 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 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 feel, is so cute. I simply love, like, any type of enterprise, however particularly like a restaurant, or a bar, embellished actually Christmassy, makes me actually pleased, and it’s simply, it’s so enjoyable. The Christmas grocery retailer we’ve already talked about, nevertheless it’s very, it’s embellished very Christmassy, and never all grocery shops embellish for Christmas. However yeah, in case you dwell close to a recent market, I went there so many occasions after I lived in Nashville simply to get pleased, and so they embellish for Christmas rather well in there. I miss it. 

Emma: Yeah. And in case you’re in Springfield, Missouri, you will need to cease by the Golden Lady 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 terrific spot to pop in and simply have a drink or no matter, you recognize. And likewise, by the way in which, they’ve superb mocktails, so in case you’re sober or not consuming proper now for no matter purpose, additionally they have that. Tiki bars are usually actually good for that. 

Elsie: I agree. I feel tiki bars have the perfect mocktails. 

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

Elsie: Yeah. No, I 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 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 standard factor that I feel we are able to all take from the film if you want. And partake is Christmas fettuccine, we did it final yr 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 yr 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 yr for our household’s Christmas Eve. I like making recent pasta, and it’s not onerous, 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 recognize. So I do, I like having an excuse although, as a result of it’s enjoyable. Thanksgiving we type of have conventional, you recognize, meals that I feel everybody likes and expects. However we don’t completely have something for Christmas Eve, so I’m like, we might try this this yr, that will be enjoyable.

Elsie: Yeah. Let’s make that our podcast custom. So ship us an image you probably have Christmas fettuccine. And likewise 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 like that. I like that for us. It’s particular. 

Emma: It is sensible.

Elsie: Oh, okay. So do you need 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, due to UK property costs, an unskilled cottage like that in an excellent location might 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, no less than. I feel possibly the purpose is extra just like the cottage isn’t like 50K, you recognize? 

Elsie: It’s not a price range choice. Like they painting it to be however you recognize what most film homes aren’t in order that’s high quality. 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 offered inspiration for the crew who designed it. You’ll be able to inform, I imply, I assume I wouldn’t suppose that you might 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 identical time, I don’t really feel that after I’m watching it, it looks like an actual home, and it’s good. 

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

Elsie: That’s very humorous. I 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 Regulation is ideal. All the actors and casting, I feel have been good on this film. However, I like how there’s, like, a number of cameos. I feel all Nancy Meyers motion pictures have a number 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 type of for that particular person and I guess they’ll do it. And it’s like, in fact, they may. 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 particular administrators that actors really feel like they’ll in all probability 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, nevertheless it looks as if a giant job, like a number of work. 

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

Emma: Yeah, they’d in all probability like it. It’s so cute. It’s very enjoyable. Jack Black is a nationwide treasure in case you 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 have 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 youngsters went to highschool collectively. Good. 

Emma: He was like, Hey, Nancy. Oh, you’re doing a film? Oh, I might pop in and say one thing. I need 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 and so they have been making a film, and I mentioned, I’ll do it. I’m certain his agent was like, okay. I assume I’ll negotiate that for you. No. It’s good.

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

Emma: Dustin Hoffman is all the time a terrific cameo, too, as a result of he is a good actor, like, top-tier high quality. However he’s additionally actually humorous and will be so bizarre and quirky.

Elsie: Earlier than the tip of time on our podcast, we’ll in all probability do The Graduate. Trigger I really feel like I might like to graduate sometime. 

Emma: Oh, yeah it’s a traditional well-known, so fascinating. The music. I imply, yeah. 

Elsie: And you’ll positively rewatch it. 

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

Elsie: Okay. We’re all occurring 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 like something with primitive web that you just get to observe them utilizing like a chat room. I like it. I like it a lot. Like that type of factor has aged like, superb. 

Emma: And I really feel like every 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 like all of the like, previous 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 as a consequence of all of the working she needed to do. Okay, she was in Charlie’s Angels. Like, I assume 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 may be onerous. 

Emma: Yeah, in case you’ve ever needed to attempt to get a flight, that does, yeah.

Elsie: That’s stunning. That’s very stunning. I 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 like that half about early 2000s motion pictures. There’s one in Love Truly, too, that’s so unhealthy. However so good like they don’t try this type of stuff anymore.

Emma: Yeah, additionally Cameron Diaz is a good 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 she or he’s simply so humorous and actually good, and likewise lovely and a terrific actress and all of these issues too, however she has nice comedic timing. She’s very humorous.

Elsie: Yeah I like her. Oh, I feel we’ve actually, actually hyped these actors, however I imply, it’s good. 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: Effectively, 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, folks would say, like, chick flicks or no matter, like, folks 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’t decide Legally Blonde for certainly one of her abandoned Island motion pictures, and also you fing can, you’ll be able to decide no matter you need. And I feel that I like that now individuals are way more open-minded about, like, what could possibly be thought of a traditional, as a result of actually, like, they have been flawed earlier than and now everybody’s. Form of like catching on. Okay, charge 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, in all probability as a result of it’s the Christmas film and it’s simply, It’s good. I’ll all the time watch it each Christmas till I die. 

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

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: Truly, 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 might have one other joke? 

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

Elsie: Why? 

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

Elsie: Wonderful. Aww. These have been superior. 

Nova: Bye! I’m going to look ahead to seeing you subsequent time. 

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