Glenn’s movie recommendations

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GLENN: Okay. Now, I saw the movie and I went with a friend of mine. We went with our wives, and it’s the same friend that we went a couple of weeks ago to another movie, New Moon. And I said halfway through New Moon

PAT: You’ve got to be kidding me. You went to New Moon?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: I don’t remember you telling this story.

GLENN: Of course not.

PAT: You went to New Moon?

GLENN: I went to New Moon. My wife is a big New Moon fan, my daughters are a big New Moon fan. I actually brought my daughter this weekend to New Moon. So I’ve seen it twice. I wanted to claw my eyes out. I said to halfway through I said to my friend, "I think we need to check each other’s man cards. I don’t think we can carry…"

STU: Well, it is, I’ve heard it’s littered with lots of shirtless men.

GLENN: It’s ridiculous. It was ridiculous.

STU: Lots of abs, I would say. Is that true?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Would you say that’s accurate? Would you say that’s why you went?

GLENN: Well, not the first time. So the my daughter was like, "Dad." Because I was on the Blackberry the whole time saying, "Yeah, this is a good part, I saw it, he takes his shirt off." But anyway, I saw a… whew. After admitting to New Moon. I saw the Sandra Bullock movie this weekend. Yes, there, I said it, okay? I saw the Sandra Bullock movie.

PAT: Blind Side? Now, I want to see that.

GLENN: It was great.

STU: I saw it as well.

PAT: A true football story behind it. There’s nothing shameful about that.

GLENN: Really?

STU: It’s sports. It’s okay.

PAT: It’s sports.

GLENN: Okay, all right, yeah!

PAT: You can get your man card back for that.

GLENN: Thank you! We went to the movie and we were walking in and I said, this is Sandra Bullock. If this isn’t good, man, we are definitely, we might as well just kiss each other now. And so we did because we didn’t think that it was

STU: Just preparation. You always say be prepared. You always say be prepared.

GLENN: So went and I really, really liked it. I thought it was a great movie. It’s one of those movies that you walk out really uplifted and I mean, the reason why I thought of it was because of the Forever Strong movie. That’s the kind of movie that Forever Strong is, where you just walk out feeling good.

STU: Yeah. Blind Side was really good.

GLENN: You saw it?

STU: I read the book, too. It’s the story of Michael Orr who is a guy in

PAT: Plays for the Ravens now.

STU: Ravens now. But yeah, they did actually a pretty good job with it. It was interesting because, you know, if I’m going to pick it apart from the right wing talk show host perspective, there’s a few, like, there’s a couple of George Bush jokes in there, there’s a couple of instances where they are pointing out that, you know, her friend because she’s hard core rightwing Christian conservative, like this family that did this.

GLENN: I love her.

STU: But all of her friends were like racists and all this other stuff. But the

GLENN: She’s in Memphis. You expect some older women down South, not I mean, a tableful but you will expect that there are some, you know, people that are like, "Well, I don’t know now." You know, there are

STU: Sure.

PAT: Although I lived down South for eight years. I didn’t encounter any of those people.

GLENN: There’s a difference between

PAT: None!

GLENN: There’s a difference between the Old South and Texas.

STU: Well, but there’s of course there’s obviously racists everywhere.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Yeah, and there’s white racists, there’s black racists.

STU: Sure.

GLENN: I mean, living down South I saw black racism as well.

STU: But, like, the fact that they, like, find a way to work in a George Bush joke and do a story line that is literally hard core rightwing conservative saving a young black man who had absolutely no family, no life and rescuing from the most, the worst parts of society.

GLENN: From a rightwing family.

STU: Just, bringing them into their home for absolutely no reason other than they just cared about him.

GLENN: I laughed harder at this line than I think I’ve laughed at any other line, ever! Because it was finally, it was a good line on our side. And that was, "Did you ever think that we’d have a black son before we knew a Democrat?"

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I mean, I laughed hard at that.

STU: Yeah. No, it was well done, though. And they stayed very true to the story in the book and, you know, it’s a good heartwarming thing for the Hal days, I think. It’s a good way to go.

GLENN: Oh, it’s great.

PAT: Have you guys seen

GLENN: Because I didn’t know the story at all. I went into the movie going, is this a true story, I think this is a true story, I don’t know who this guy is because I’m not a sports fan. So I didn’t know, you know, who this guy was at all. And when I saw it turn from the NCAA, NCAA?

STU: Good job, good job.

GLENN: Thank you. I was so disgusted, so disgusted. And I didn’t know how it ended. And I thought, oh, you’ve got to be kidding me. Did they turn this guy around? You know, how much of that is real life? I thought, okay, are they going to have a hap they have got to have a happy ending now, what’s the real story, et cetera, et cetera. Because this family was totally innocent. I mean, they were just

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Out of the goodness of their heart. Have you heard interviews with the family?

STU: Hmmm. No. I mean, they had a lot of quotes from them in the book and stuff when they were talking about it.

GLENN: Well, they’re white and Christian and conservative; they must love us! Let’s see if we can get, let’s see if we can get them on the air.

STU: Yeah, great.

GLENN: I’d love to talk, especially her. I mean, I don’t know if I don’t know about anybody else, but I loved I read a review beforehand and it said, you know, it’s the same old Sandra Bullock. I didn’t think so at all.

STU: No, she did a good job.

GLENN: I thought she did a great job. And I loved I mean, if that’s the way the woman really is, I love that.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I thought she was great.

STU: Yeah. No, it’s shocking to I think Hollywood. I don’t know how they made that movie. I guess just because it was a popular book beforehand. But conservatives actually care about other people.

GLENN: No, no, no.

STU: That are poor and minorities. I mean, what are the odds?

GLENN: Look, look, look, you can be born with three eyes, too. It happens once in a while. It happens.

STU: So just a one in a billion case.

GLENN: Yeah, that’s a conservative mutant clearly. I just thought it was a fantastic story that, I love the scene where she’s laying in bed and she’s smiling. She says, I’m happy. Shows where happiness really comes from, doing the right thing and serving others. It’s fantastic.