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Episode 009: Fish out of Water Movies

Fish out of water movies are one of the most well-loved film genres, with Mr. Mom, Enchanted, Back to the Future, and Legally Blonde being perennial favorites.

But MG being MG, we've gone slightly obscure with our selections: Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye, with Elliott Gould as a hard-boiled 40's-styled detective in New Age 70's LA, Hal Ashby's Being There, starring Peter Sellers as a childlike gardener who becomes a political guru, and Bill Forsyth's gently brilliant Local Hero, in which Peter Riegert tries to deliver a small Scottish town into the hands of an oil conglomerate. All a little strange, all a little sweet - and all, MG argues, deserve to be new classics.

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