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Why Does Brad (from the Pop Culture Yearbook Podcast) view Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls (1996) as a Minnesota Film?
Episode 1414th August 2023 • Soundtrack Your Life • Ryan Pak
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Brad from the Pop Culture Yearbook Podcast is our guest to talk about the 1996 Ted Demme film, Beautiful Girls, which features the acting talents of Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Michael Rapaport, Mira Sorvino, Martha Plimpton, Laruen Holly, Rosie O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon, and Natalie Portman. The soundtrack is equally stacked featuring songs from Pete Droge, The Afghan Whigs, Howlin' Maggie, Chris Issak, Ween, and Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline".

We discuss

  • Why Brad feels like this is a Minnesota movie even though it takes place in Massachusetts
  • Afghan Whigs' frontman Greg Dulli's very busy 1994-1996
  • The weird storyline with Natalie Portman and why it's problematic
  • Why the movie doesn't exactly feel like it's set in the '90s

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