“Old Fashioned” – Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

Rik Swartzwelder in Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 16

“Hey there, Stress Boy.”

Reformed frat boys Daniel and Corky continue their Best of Dare Daniel series by revisiting Rik Swartzwelder’s Old Fashioned.


U.S. theatrical release date: Feb. 6, 2015

Domestic box office: $1.9 million (production budget: $600,000)

Critics scores: 17 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.  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-DOrcaGod’s Not DeadGod’s Not Dead 2Theodore RexCosmic SinDeadly AttractionWarcraftPsychoMeet John DoeDinerSleepless in SeattleKirk Cameron’s Saving ChristmasLittle Shop of HorrorsLet the Right One InThe Exorcist; Fifty Shades of Grey; 365 Days

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Old Fashioned trailer

Clay’s theory

Swartzwelder speaks

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