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The Breakdown of the Underdog


It is a special episode this week that we are calling The Breakdown of the Underdog. We are opening the vault this week to review five older movies that are about characters that must overcome great odds. We have an inspirational story about a young boy who wants to become a ballet dancer against the wishes of his working-class dad in Billy Elliot. We have a family movie with beloved characters in 1984's The Muppets Take Manhattan. Sylvester Stallone has experience in underdog stories and this time he is a rock climber trying to foil blood-thirsty thieves in Cliffhanger. We also have a father and son wilderness adventure in Walking Out. Because Scott hates me, we also discussed and review a Happy Madison 'comedy' in The Benchwarmers. As always, we had a blast recording the show and we really hope you love it. You can show that love by spreading the word of our show to other movie fans.

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Four Star Rating:

Billy Elliot *** (CS & SM)
Walking Out *** (CS) & ***½ (SM)
The Muppets Take Manhattan ***½ (CS) & *** (SM)
The Benchwarmers ½* (CS & SM)
Cliffhanger *** (CS & SM)

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