Episode 079: "High Fidelity" & "Say Anything"
A Gen-X Flashback! " A Gen-X double feature! " Is there any actor that embodies Gen-X's sad-sack charms and misanthropic troubles more than John Cusack? MG makes an argument for it with a double feature of the shockingly-still-great Say Anything and the brutally honest High Fidelity! Few actors have captured Gen-X's grungy combo of ironic charm and misanthropic frustration better than John Cusack...or so MG argues with tonight's double feature! First up, Cameron Crowe's directorial debut Say Anything navigates a surprisingly subtle transition from goofy 80's high school comedy to thoughtful, realistic relationship drama; Then our second feature, Stephen Frears' High Fidelity, gets even more real, following Cusack as an embittered burnout trying to figure out his trainwreck of a life! Join MG as we identify all-too-closely! #MartiniGiant #recordstore #angst