LAMBcast #109: Films You Love But Can’t Recommend to Others

by Dylan · April 1, 2012 · LAMBcast, Podcasts · 7 Comments

The title more or less says it all for episode 109, doesn’t it.  Be they uncomfortable to sit through (by yourself or with others) or embarassing – whatever the reason, the films that make up the lists we came up with share the titular common trait.  Thanks to Courtney of Big Thoughts From a Small Mind for the topic idea.  Sharing their lists were Dylan, Nick, Brian, Stevee and James.

Also on tap:

* Rants of the Week
* Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing

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7 Responses to LAMBcast #109: Films You Love But Can’t Recommend to Others

  1. TheVern says:

    I recomended “Funny Games” to my parents and they loved it

    • Shep. Burman says:

      Funny Games is probably the film I’ve recommended the most during the last 10 years. Mostly because I think its an awesome entry point for people who aren’t into more narrow stuff most people liked it too even though I had to hide the remote for the first 30 minutes one time.

  2. TheVern says:

    Great podcast btw. There really isnt any movie I would feel uncomfterable watching with my parents. I also brought over “Hard Candy” to watch with them and left my DVD of “Black Swan” for them to watch and they loved both movies. My mom really wants to see “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” because she loved the book.

  3. Jessica says:

    The “films I wouldn’t recommend to my mother” label is a tricky one. Of course it’s a personal thing; Nick knows his mother better than I do and perhaps his mother just wouldn’t like Black Swan. But for me the “mother” label – the way it’s usually used – implies that women from middle-age and up are delicate creatures that can’t be exposed to anything that is close to violent. Is that really so? My mother, who is approaching 70, is the biggest lover of horror movies I know of. She’s watching a lot of stuff that I have no interest of being exposed to.

    I’m 44 years old and I suppose I could be the mother of some of the people on the show. I assure you though that I loved Black Swan; it’ was on my top 10 list of last year.

  4. I’ve given my mom some great recommendations “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Zack and Miri make a Porno”…for me, it’s about hitting her with the biggest shock value I can think of. My mom’s a drug and alcohol counsel for a prison, so she needs all the humor and lighthearted fare she can get; and she’d expect no less from her smart-ass of a son. 🙂

  5. Sean W. says:

    Tree of Life. Love it, but don’t recommend it because I don’t want friends and family to be ripping on it.

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