Thu, 15 January 2015
In their first podcast of 2015, Elise Moore and David Fiore examine a pair of wistfully off-kilter comedies that are lightly haunted by the suggestion of temporal alterity.
First up, we've got Brad Anderson's Happy Accidents (2000), which is about the closest thing to a Capra time travel comedy-drama that you are ever likely to see, complete with a Mr. Deed (Vincent D'Onofrio) and with Marisa Tomei playing the Jean Arthur role in a slightly more likely to hit you with something key.
Then it's onward to Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), directed by Colin Treverow and featuring a nice lineup of personable folk line Aubry Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass, Karan Soni, Jenica Bergere, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. This one plays like the very best combination of Ghost World and First Blood you can imagine - with a little flux.
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Direct download: akod_-_happy_accidents_and_safety_not_guaranteed.mp3
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