Happy Wine Wednesday! The illustrious, brilliant, funny, and insightful Rod Kim makes his triumphant return to the podcast this week to discuss the multiple Oscar award winning film, Everything Everywhere All At Once. Longtime listeners will remember Rod from our very fun conversation about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The only thing that could make my viewing experience better was getting an opportunity to talk about this film with Rod.
We get into some of the central themes - including strength in kindness, the impact of generational trauma, the weight of not living up to expectations, and the symbolism of the everything bagel.
Of course you know we celebrate the spectacular performances in the film. Is there anything that Michelle Yeoh can't do? I don't think so. And how amazing was Ke Huy Quan? I have long poked fun at folks not recognizing the difference between Superman and Clark Kent just because of a pair of glasses, but Ke Huy Quan made me a believer in the difference a pair of glasses can make.
We also run through a list of faves from Jobu's spectacularly campy looks to the hilarious assortment of jumping pads. We wrap our discussion with the thirst segment. I put a twist on the everything bagel concept and asked Rod to give me a few of his celebrity crushes he would assemble for an everything bagel of love and lust.
Thanks so much for listening! Friendly reminder - we drink, we know things, we use adult language, and we have a great time!
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