Shining Through (1992; David Seltzer) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 8
“I want you to taste my strudel!”
Open wide, film fans.
Joely Richardson Fan Club President Corky McDonnell and raw dove aficionado Daniel Barnes break out their absolute worst Melanie Griffith impressions to review her Razzie-winning performance in David Seltzer’s 1992 snoozer Shining Through.
Griffith stars as a spunky secretary turned spy who falls for a sexually aggressive superior played by who else but Michael Douglas. This life-draining WWII romance is unfathomably idiotic, even for a Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas movie.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky take issue with the heroine’s unpredictable cooking skills, the unbelievable stupidity of Nazi Liam Neeson and the unusual importance of strudel.
SHINING THROUGH FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical release date: January 31, 1992
Domestic box office: $21.6 million ($43.8 million worldwide gross)
Critics scores: 44 on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDB synopsis: “An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.”
This week’s beer: Revision Brewing’s Whole Lotta Ruckus NE-style DIPA (8% ABV)
This week’s referenced movies: Working Girl; Basic Instinct; Lucas; Punchline; My Giant; The Snowman; Aloha; Airplane!; The Mortal Storm; Windtalkers; Body Double; Radio Days; Casablanca; The Fighting 69th; Road House; Marathon Man; Mr. Majestyk; The Princess Bride; Nobody’s Fool; Something Wild; Bright; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword; The Circle
Ratings for Shining Through: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare