“Two of a Kind” Podcast Movie Review

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 123

“It’s a movie forgotten by time, and I look forward to forgetting it myself.”

Kooky inventor Daniel Barnes and flirty bank teller Corky McDonnell get together to save the world from the abysmal nothing-burgerTwo of a KindGrease stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (RIP) unfortunately reunite for this chaotic and monotonous mix of fluffy romance and apocalyptic comedy.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss armoire obsessions, edible sunglasses, Kafkaesque mistrials and skin-crawling sex scenes.


U.S. theatrical debut: Dec. 16, 1983

Domestic box office: $23 million (production budget: $14 million)

Critics scores: 18 on Rotten Tomatoes; 5 on Metacritic

This week’s darer: Darcey Self

Why did Darcey dare Daniel and Corky to watch Two of a Kind“When God decides to destroy Earth, four angels aim to redeem mankind through a young man and woman with their own troubles.”

IMDB synopsis: “It’s my favorite time of the year, Travoltember, and what better way to celebrate than with the cinema classic where Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta dance and sing in the halls of high schoooo (insert record scratch). Oh wait wait wait – not that one. THIS “classic” is the one where they have matching mullet haircuts. Where they wear ridiculously large shoulder pads, cyborg sunglasses and fake mustaches. Please enjoy Two of a Kind. You are welcome.”

This week’s referenced movies: GreaseNetworkSaturday Night FeverMoment by MomentUrban CowboyBlow OutStaying Alive; XanaduThe Lonely LadyRabbit TestGremlinsThe SaintDog Day AfternoonInceptionSerpicoMidnight RunMiseryAlienGhostbustersRyan’s BabeSpider-Man movies; Dancin’: It’s On!The ConquerorPulp FictionPerfectLook Who’s Talking movies; Broken Arrow (1996); Get ShortyBattlefield: EarthMichaelPhenomenonThe Poison RoseGotti

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Two of a Kind promo trailer

Music video for “Twist of Fate”

Home invasion meet-cute

Acting class freakout

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