You Can’t Go Home Again, Except In These Movies (feat. Nate Ballard)
On this week’s show, we watched a trio of movies about adults returning to the small towns they abruptly left as teenagers. Comprising GROSSE POINTE BLANK, SWEET HOME ALABAMA and THE JUDGE, this genre raises all sorts of questions about self-reflection, the meaning of roots, and forgiving your younger self for handing out judgment. So naturally, we had to have Noah’s little brother (a high school freshman) on the podcast. Find timestamps for the different movie discussions below, and find all episodes at bereelguys.com.
3:45 – Grosse Pointe Blank (1997, John Cusack)
18:45 – Sweet Home Alabama (2002, Reese Witherspoon)
29:50 – The Judge (2014, Robert Downey Jr.)
our favorite movies
Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.