Dare Daniel: Cage Match – Round 2
Sonny (2002; Dir.: Nicolas Cage) – Episode 125
“Now I know why Mother calls you ‘a natural born whore.'”
Trained pod-stitutes Daniel and Corky continue their Cage Match series by reviewing Cage’s only directorial effort. Sonny is highlighted by a wildly over-the-top performance from Brenda Blethyn that took the hosts’ “Bleth” away.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss Horatio Alger prostitutes, cough syrup freakouts and Doonesbury drug designers.
SONNY (2002) FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical debut: Dec. 27, 2002
Domestic box office: $132,000 (production budget: $4 million)
Critics scores: 22 on Rotten Tomatoes; 31 on Metacritic
IMDB synopsis: “An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.”
This week’s referenced movies: Deadfall; The Night of the Hunter; The Natural; The Godfather; Vampire’s Kiss; The Glass Menagerie; Ordinary People; Boogie Nights; Chariots of Fire; Some Like It Hot; Midnight Cowboy; Stick; Malone; Heat; City Heat; Gator; Sharky’s Machine; Wild at Heart; True Romance; Clifford (1994); xXx; Last Exit to Brooklyn; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…; Dogville; The Jerk