The gang’s all back this week, including your regular hosts, Vince Mancini and Matt Lieb, plus your old pals Jane Harrison and Jason Webb. Jane, one of our first single guests since the quarantine, fills us in on the single life in USA quarantine ground zero, New York City, and how ladies are just peeing in the downstairs hallway now because there are no rules anymore. Meanwhile Jason Webb reveals his own pre-quarantine breakup and what it’s like trying to move on the first day of shelter in place. Vince talks about having to do a journalism on Richard Curtis and Matt explains how the movie ‘Yesterday’ actually stole his idea for a movie about John Lennon going back in time to steal all of George Harrison’s songs. I’m not sure what we talked about other than that, but there were surely a lot of terrible accents and impromptu songs. We hope you like it! Don’t forget to sign up for bonus content on Patreon, patreon.com/Frotcast.
In this week’s bonus review episode, Vince and Matt discuss ‘Yesterday,’ a movie directed by an Oscar winner (Danny Boyle) and written by an Oscar nominee (Richard Curtis) in which one Indian-British busker is the only one on Earth who remembers The Beatles. First, Matt details the shocking similarities between this premise and a premise he wrote years back as a movie within a movie that was considered the worst movie idea ever. Then we discuss how a premise this good (it’s true, I love this premise!) could turn out this bad (boy was it bad!). And then there was the agony of leaving the theater only to discover that most of our fellow theater patrons apparently loved it! We felt like the only people on Earth who remembered how terrible Yesterdaywas. Yes, this episode was a long and winding road. Vince’s written version of the review lives here.
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