006 – Jolene (2008)


Prepare to be capital-s Sad! This time, the guys take a look at Dan Ireland’s adaptation of the Dolly Parton-inspired, E.L. Doctorow-penned Jolene. Also, they also almost certainly mess up Chazz Palminteri’s name (sorry, Chazz). Not a whole lot of tangents in this one, just a lot of discussion about the intersection of tone, style, and appropriateness.

This episode’s recommendations:

Take Shelter

The Tree of Life

(Note:  This movie has a fair about of sexual abuse and violence in it, so be forewarned that those will be a recurring topic over the course of the pod’s running time.)