The Odd Couple Movie Review: 'Passengers' and 'Smokey and the Bandit'

You just can't get movie reviews like this anywhere but The Glenn Beck Program.

Friday on radio, Glenn, Pat and Jeffy launched into a discussion about Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, then went retro with Smokey and the Bandit, starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.

"He's a fun guy. He seems like a really good guy. I like his movies," Pat said about Chris Pratt.

All three agreed that Jennifer Lawrence was equally likable, but there was some concern regarding her recent political musings.

"I don't like to hear her talk about politics, which she recently did. I tried to wipe it out of my mind, what she was talking about," Pat said.

Read below or listen to the full segment to learn what advice the guys had for Jennifer Lawrence:

 

 

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: The movies that are opening up this weekend. Did anybody see Passengers?

PAT: I saw it last weekend. I loved it.

JEFFY: Yeah, Pat saw it.

PAT: My family liked it, but I loved it. The technology in that thing is so cool, that I was just captivated by it. I mean, what's coming -- and I think they probably consulted somebody because it was sophisticated and cool enough that you think, "Wow, that -- that had to be from somebody, like a Ray Kurzweil's mind."

GLENN: Well, science fiction movies -- science fiction movies, the best ones are always from futurists. Like what's the technology that they have that's so cool?

PAT: Well, I don't want to spoil it for you.

JEFFY: It's been out.

PAT: They're obviously traveling for 120 years to a new planet.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: And they're all asleep. There's 5,000 of them aboard this ship. Passengers on it. So when they wake up, they either got to have cool things to do, and they've got to have food. They've got to have life-preserving things that happen.

So it's an amazing -- it's an amazing --

JEFFY: And what could possibly go wrong?

PAT: What could possibly go wrong other than a meteor shower, you know?

GLENN: Oh, that's what happens?

PAT: Yeah, they get hit with a meteor shower.

GLENN: Now, you wouldn't tell me what the technology was, but then not telling me what the problem is --

JEFFY: I know.

GLENN: Halfway through, she's like, "I have something to tell you, what really happened," is a meteor shower.

JEFFY: You'd think they would have like the shields up or something.

PAT: It happens in the first two minutes of the movie!

GLENN: Well, thanks for wrecking the first two minutes. There's that 90 seconds where I have absolutely no idea what's going on.

PAT: You are welcome.

GLENN: My gosh.

JEFFY: So the big crash happens in two minutes. Then the rest of the show is just after that?

PAT: Just after that. It's like, what happens next?

JEFFY: Taping of the ship.

PAT: But, you know, he's fun to watch. She's obviously appealing. Fun to watch.

JEFFY: She's fun to watch.

PAT: I like him. I like Chris Pratt, right? He's great. I really like him.

GLENN: I think he's like a really good person too, isn't he?

PAT: It seems like it. Yeah.

And his deal was -- I thought he's a super big Christian, and he wasn't going to do any scenes -- any love scenes with another woman because he felt like it was sort of a violation of his marriage --

JEFFY: Yeah, I hate that.

PAT: But he does scenes in this movie with Jennifer Lawrence, and it may just be that it's Jennifer Lawrence. Yeah, I've got principles, but it's Jennifer Lawrence!

GLENN: Right. Yeah, there are things --

JEFFY: Thank you. You know what, Chris Pratt is a good guy.

GLENN: There are things. You're like, come on. I mean, you're like -- it's Jennifer Lawrence, honey.

PAT: I love my wife. Am I serious about my covenants and vows?

Yes. Yes.

PAT: But it's Jennifer Lawrence.

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: So I think that's what happened.

JEFFY: God will forgive.

GLENN: Jesus, Jennifer Lawrence wasn't alive when you were alive, okay? You didn't have that one.

JEFFY: Yeah.

PAT: I mean, if I wasn't supposed to pretend to make out with her, you wouldn't have created her to look like that.

(laughter)

Right?

JEFFY: Amen.

(laughter)

GLENN: He's really good.

PAT: He's great.

GLENN: I think he is --

PAT: He's a fun guy. He seems like a really good guy. I like his movies.

GLENN: And I like her too.

PAT: And, yes, you can't help but like her too.

GLENN: Well, no, yes, I could.

PAT: You can't.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Although I don't like to hear her talk about politics, which she recently did. I forget -- I tried to wipe it out of my mind, what she was talking about. But it's like -- it's so agonizing. It's like, please don't. Don't ruin you. Don't do it. Don't do it.

JEFFY: Come on, pumpkin.

PAT: Don't go the Sally Field route.

JEFFY: Please. Please don't do that.

GLENN: Sally Field was -- you remember she was -- oh, my gosh, I watched Smoky and the Bandit really --

PAT: Recently?

GLENN: Yeah, recently.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: I watched it with Raphe and the kids. Have you watched it?

PAT: Oh, man. Not for 30 years.

GLENN: Oh, I haven't watched it for 30 years either.

JEFFY: I love it.

GLENN: It's not as good, but Jackie Gleason is absolutely hysterical.

JEFFY: Great. Great.

PAT: Is he, or is it --

JEFFY: It's Jackie Gleason. You don't like him though.

PAT: No, I'm not a big fan.

JEFFY: Yeah, I know, Pat doesn't like --

GLENN: He was absolutely brilliant in this.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And at one point he looks at his son -- remember, his son is the one that's going to marry Sally Field.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: And he's the doofus in the car the whole time. And he asks -- towards the end he asks some stupid question. And Jackie Gleason looks at him and says, "When I get home, the first thing I'm going to do is punch your mama in the mouth."

PAT: Wow, you can't say that today.

GLENN: Oh, no --

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: There's a lot in there you could not say.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: Because, remember, he comes into a diner -- no, or he pulls up, and another sheriff says, "You're not -- you're not in Texas anymore. What are you doing in here?"

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: And he said, "I am a sheriff of the law." And he said, "So am I. Look at my badge." And he looked at him, and he's black.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: And he said, "Good God, what is this country coming to?" I mean, it was --

JEFFY: Wow.

GLENN: It was shocking.

JEFFY: Yeah, some of that really is.

GLENN: Shocking.

JEFFY: And the soundtrack of that movie is the Trans Am 4 Speed, where it's driving the automatic through the whole movie. It's great.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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