Shining Through (1992; David Seltzer) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 8
Open wide, film fans.
Joely Richardson Fan Club President Corky McDonnell and raw dove aficionado Daniel Barnes polish off their Melanie Griffith impressions to review her Razzie-winning performance in David Seltzer’s 1992 snoozer Shining Through.
In this life-draining WWII romance most notable for its compounding idiocy, Griffith stars as a spunky secretary-turned-spy who falls for a sexually aggressive superior played by (who else) Michael Douglas.
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.
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