I’m exceedingly fond of this movie, so this became a COME LEARN A THING episode.
C’mon, you know I never miss a chance to talk about this glorious trashfire.
1980s New York: a perfect place to set Charles Dickens’ story about a sad secretly high class boy (you can tell by how kind and goodlooking he is) is saved from being grouped with Those Dirty, Wicked Poors.
Really though, have you read Oliver Twist lately? That book is fucked up.
What better way to ring in the holidays than with the rise and fall and rerise of Robert Downey Jr.? How about a DOUBLE LENGTH EPISODE?
This week, a flick somehow infinitely more sensitive and heartfelt than the thousands of other Manpain Revenge Movies that ripped it off.
I cannot believe I somehow missed watching this as a teenager.
Some rascally kids spend two years locked in an attic and get up to good, wholesome fun.
Really though, we’re talking about a VC Andrews story. So….heads up for discussion of sexual assault, child abuse, and incest.
Links below the cut.
Remember when Cars 2 came out, and everyone was like “PIXAR HAS HIT BOTTOM, WE NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN?” This is that but for Disney.