·55· Unleashed


If you’re looking for Jet Li, you won’t find him here. For some reason or another, we talk about Finn Taylor’s 2016 comedy fantasy, Unleashed. It’s your basic wish fulfillment flick with a generous layer of problematic events. But hey, Kate Micucci, right? It’s currently streaming on Netflix but be very careful with what you do with that information. […]

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·54· When Harry Met Sally

when harry met sally

1989’s When Harry Met Sally asks the burning question, “Can men and women be friends after women have subjected them to a full-length episode about Fifty Shades Darker?” According to Bill O’Donnell, so-called software expert, most charming person in the world, and our special guest, the answer is “Yes, Yes, Yes!”

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·53· Fifty Shades Darker

  Masochism meets sadism in episode 53 when three lovely, talented, educated young women deliberately (why god, why?) watch Fifty Shades Darker, the critically reviled sequel to the equally critically reviled Fifty Shades of Grey (which they’ve also watched). Valerie and Helen are joined by sublime guest, Meghan Griffin for an uproarious and deserved ripping. Fall in love with Meghan […]

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·52· Wonder Woman

Happy New Year! We could think of no better way to ring in 2018 than to watch one of the best things about 2017 — Wonder Woman. And we could think of no better person to discuss it with at incredible length* than our podcast sweetheart, #1 fan, and male counterpart (and previous guest) Ryan Lynch. And […]

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·51· Titanic part II

And with this, Titanic part 2, we gleefully (and finally) finish all our wrapping. We wrap our six-episode (okay, seven) theme-song series, we wrap our first-ever 2 part episode, and we wrap our 2017 calendar. Special thanks to Emily Bennett for proposing the brilliant and collaborative theme song you hear in this episode. The warmest thank […]

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·50· Titanic part I

20 years ago tomorrow, people poured into theaters to see James Cameron’s epic romance-disaster film, Titanic. Just last week, Helen, Valerie, and two fellas named Matt shelled out a ton of cash, donned some serious 3D shades, and relaxed into their reclining movie theater seats for 195 minutes of Helen preciously reciting every line of Titanic. For the […]

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·49· Love Actually

Love Actually

The penultimate episode of our six-episode theme-song series has arrived and—if you’re looking at your DVD packaging—its got a freaking bow on it. You’re welcome! Best Acquaintances Podcast co-host and greatest person currently alive, Emily Bennett, joins us for a jovial conversation about one of the most irritating and (yet somehow) endearing of all romantic […]

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·48· Jerry Maguire

While this episode is the fourth in a series of like episodes, i.e. our six-episode theme-song series, it is the first of its kind in many ways. 1996’s Jerry Maguire is both our first ‘sports’ film and our first time welcoming two guests. FiLM favorite, Ariel brings charm, wit, and also her fiance, Ryan Lynch of We’ll […]

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·47.5· Jennifer’s Body

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled six-episode theme-song series to bring you this special holiday message: “Hell is a teenage girl”. No tricks, just treats for our devoted listeners. Happy bonus episode day/Jennifer’s Body day/Halloween! Stay salty!

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·47· Mean Girls

Third in our six-episode theme-song series is 2004’s Mean Girls. Joining us in this almost completely on topic, never meandering discussion is Vanessa Riley of the Square Roots podcast. I know you expect me to now work in some memorable lines from the film, but relax Glen CoCo, we do that plenty in the episode.

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