Old Fashioned – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 97
“We’re floating round and round and upside down/Searching for the things our parents found.”
Small-town shock jock Daniel Barnes and song parodist Corky McDonnell slog through the torturous theory-mongering of Rik Swaltzwelder’s Old Fashioned. Director-writer-producer Swartzwelder stars as Clay, an intensely unlikeable, old-fashioned old fascist with serious serial killer vibes. Despite its holier-than-thou position, Old Fashioned fetishizes a toxic relationship with as much zeal as Fifty Shades of Grey or 365 Days.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss somnolent turtles, Chekhov’s DVD and manic pixie dream hobos.
THIS WEEK’S DARE
Jaws: The Revenge (Dean Longenecker)
OLD FASHIONED FACTS AND FIGURES
This week’s themed cocktail: Barnesyard Old Fashioned (2 oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon; 1 dash Angostura Orange bitters; 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters; 2 dashes El Guapo Barrel-Aged Vanilla bitters; 1 tsp. demerara syrup; stir and strain over ice; orange and lemon peel twist garnishes with a Luxardo cherry)
U.S. theatrical release date: Feb. 6, 2015
Domestic box office: $1.9 million (production budget: $600,000)
Critics scores: 18 on Rotten Tomatoes; 29 on Metacritic
This week’s darer: Rachael Legg
Rachael’s dare: “Old Fashioned was filmed in my hometown, and so when I was 15, I became an extra in the film. But when I watched it for the first time at the premiere, I knew that I had been a part of something terrible. This thinly veiled Christian flick was released in limited theatres around the same time that Fifty Shades of Grey came out. In fact, at the premiere, Swartzwelder compared his movie to David and Fifty Shades to Goliath, as if both movies weren’t absolutely horrendous. After watching Old Fashioned, I have concluded that Swartzwelder made this movie because he really wanted to write himself as a good Christian man, and then forced an entire cast of actors to comment on his godliness for 115 minutes. Good luck.”
IMDB synopsis: “A reformed frat boy opens an antique store in a college town and falls for the free-spirited girl who moves into the apartment above his shop. In time, this unlikely pair fall into a traditional courtship.”
This week’s referenced movies: Dancin’: It’s On!; Jaws 3-D; Orca; God’s Not Dead; God’s Not Dead 2; Theodore Rex; Cosmic Sin; Deadly Attraction; Warcraft; Psycho; Meet John Doe; Diner; Sleepless in Seattle; Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas; Little Shop of Horrors; Let the Right One In; The Exorcist
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare