Love is a many splendored thing, but the stories about it aren’t always as splendid. AJ Knox and Julia Skott try to figure out if they can make chick flicks and romcoms better - or make them weird.

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27 Dresses

A wardrobe montage! A jukebox sing-along! Judy Greer! Witty quips! This movie has all the components for a great romcom, but does it make the most of them? Spoiler: This episode contains quite a bit of sighing and grumbling.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


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8

Kissing Jessica Stein

When a special girlfriend, meets a special girlfriend… Julia is worried that this favorite from her teens will not have aged well. Has it? And what scene still gives her goosebumps just talking about it?

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


7

His Girl Friday

Rapid-fire dialogue, very big hats, and a LOT of plot. Is “It’s In The Blood” a better title? Who does Julia think deserves a kick in the nads? And what does this classic screwball comedy have in common with Sleepless in Seattle? We dive into one of the greats.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


6

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

But who IS the Mary, and who’s the Rhoda? We go back to the nineties - and the eighties - to see how well this technicolor romp holds up.

(The explicit rating here is primarily because of some word choices in a BLM statement before the start of the show.)

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


5

Boomerang

Eddy Murphy is a horndog, men and women are hilariously different, and Eartha Kitt and Grace Jones are divine blessings. (Heads up for some explicit language here, so if you don’t want your kids to ask you for instance what an O face is, maybe use head phones.)

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


4

Pretty in Pink

Let’s go back to Wealthy White People High and hang out with Andie, Ducky, and Blaine. You won’t want to miss the expert fashion research!

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


3

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Fake relationships, precocious meddling pre-teens, and ski-trips. It’s a classic recipe for a teen rom com, and we have a big bite and discuss the results.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


2

Love Potion no. 9

(Content note: We discuss issues of magic and consent, but nothing too graphic. And this may be my favorite content note ever.) Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan are simply irresistible, thanks to Madame Ruth. Yes, it’s based way too closely on the song. Or not closely enough? We wish for more cop kissing and less sorority crashing.

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


1

Sleepless in Seattle

“You don’t want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie.”

We take on one of the great classics, Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle. Is it what we remember - and does it need fixing? (And then, of course, we make it WEIRD.)

Julia Skott and AJ Knox


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