Michael (1996)

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Julia (Clint’s co-host for our new releases spinoff On Tap) joins us this week to check another movie off Jared’s wishlist – the quirky John Travolta vehicle Michael!

Fresh off his Pulp Fiction success, Travolta leapt straight into this schmaltzy Nora Ephron rom-com, which gave him license to go full Adele Dazeem on a group of tabloid reporters (including William Hurt and Andie Macdowell) hoping to get a picture of a real-life angel – with wings and everything! It’s kitschy and more than a little self-indulgent (the whole thing’s clearly a Travolta vanity project), but it’s certainly got its charms.

Check out our review, along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:

michael cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR MICHAEL:

  1. Any time you see Michael do something an angel shouldn’t be doing (smoking, drinking, banging, etc.)
  2. Every time Michael molts feathers
  3. Whenever a character sings

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Bob Hoskins’ gruff boss responds to the characters’ return, sans angel, with, “A hoax? A Hoax? A HOAX?!”

Join us next week as we try our hands at being ordinary fuckin’ people with the cult 80s sci-fi punk hit Repo Man!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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