“Ryan’s Babe” Podcast Movie Review

Ryan (Bill LeVasseur) hitching a ride in Ryan's Babe

Ryan’s Babe – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 118

“I feel shitty, and I’m tired.”

Daniel and Corky bemusedly smile and shake their heads over the indecipherable Canadian anti-comedy Ryan’s Babe.  This dimwitted yet bizarrely Rohmer-ian road trip movie gets the conventions of filmmaking so wrong that it forces you to question the value and meaning of doing it right.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Nice Girl Brenda, inexplicable limping, Saskatchewan wise guys and kung fu strippers.

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This week’s darer: Gunnar Pearson

Why did Gunnar dare Daniel and Corky to watch Ryan’s Babe? Ryan’s Babe is one of the most uniquely bad movies ever made. Ryan’s Babe probably has the highest concentration of batshit crazy moments of any movie that has ever been made. This movie short-circuited my brain every couple of minutes. I don’t really know how to describe this movie because it is so unique that I think it genuinely defies genre.”

IMDB synopsis: “A young man embarks on a road trip, hoping to solve his life’s problems along the way.”

This week’s referenced movies: Deadly AttractionFateful FindingsDancin’: It’s On!Short CircuitGrunt! The Wrestling MovieNorbitThe RoomTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsBurn Hollywood BurnBattlefield: EarthDangerous MenLove on a LeashSleepaway CampNight Falls on ManhattanNetworkThe VerdictDog Day AfternoonVan WilderPulp FictionInceptionMy Cousin VinnyKirk Cameron’s Saving ChristmasThe Full Monty

Ratings: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare


Ryan’s Babe trailer

“I’m gonna blow his head off!”

“Who is this Shack-speare?”

Colorblind counterfeiters

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