It’s been a while since I saw a movie whose conceit would literally fall apart if it acknowledged queer and trans people existed.
Between Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, Danny Boyle made a movie for himself…and possibly no one else. The result is a messy, sometimes charming, bafflingly heterosexual romcom about a disgruntled office worker and a borderline-sociopathic rich girl forced together by meddling heavenly hands.
Come along for Ewan McGregor’s American accent, Bilbo Baggins as a soulless corporate overlord, and the most awkward dance scene since…actually, before Spiderman 3. Also a mini-podcast about Sunshine, because Vrai refuses to watch it again for a full episode.
CONTENT WARNING for discussion of sexual assault
1:00 Aggressive Heterosexuality
3:00 Danny Boyle Movies (Mostly Sunshine)
10:00 Remember Cameron Diaz?
12:00 Heaven’s Precinct
15:00 Ewan McGregor’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
25:00 Manic Pixie Murder Girl
31:00 Horny Angels
35:00 The Dance From Hell
39:00 “Put ’em in Danger”
43:00 Third Act Misunderstanding (and VENGEANCE)
52:00 Death by Pretension