You Have to Watch This Movie is a podcast hosted by Tony Rodriguez and Drew Mackie. Each week, they ask the people they love to tell them about the movies they love. Say you were dating someone new or made a new friend. Is there a single movie that, if this person said they hadn’t seen it, would elicit the response, “Oh, you have to watch this movie”? That one singular movie — the one you’ve watched again and again — is what this podcast is about.
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12: Janie Haddad Tompkins Loves The Prince of Tides
You might think the 1991 Barbra Streisand-starring, Barbra Streisand-directed film The Prince of Tides is typical mom fare along the lines of The Bridges of Madison County. You are wrong. Guest Janie Haddad Tompkins gets Tony and Drew to realize why this film is deeper, darker and more profound than any misty watercolored-memories you might have in mind. Trigger warning: This film concerns a violent home invasion rape, so if that is something that is not your thing, don’t listen beyond the 44-minute mark.