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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 134: "17 Again - 5 Star Review"

Review That Review with Chelsey & Trey
Episode 134: "17 Again - 5 Star Review"


*Please pardon any and all spelling errors!

[00:00:00] THEME SONG: Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!

[00:00:30] CHELSEY DONN: Hello,

[00:00:34] TREY GERRALD: hello, listeners! Welcome to Review That Review. We are the podcast that is dedicated to reviewing.

[00:00:43] CHELSEY DONN: Reviews,

[00:00:45] TREY GERRALD: That is Chelsey Donn.

[00:00:47] CHELSEY DONN: that is Trey Gerrald,

[00:00:50] TREY GERRALD: And when we come together, we are

[00:00:52] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens,

[00:00:57] TREY GERRALD: You see me rollin but hatin Tryin to get

[00:00:58] CHELSEY DONN: you see me rolling, try to

[00:01:02] TREY GERRALD: dirty. I don't know why that is the song that That came into my head when I was trying to come up with a New Year's song, but, Chelsey,

[00:01:10] CHELSEY DONN: sort of surprised there's not a bow wow moment,

[00:01:13] TREY GERRALD: bow wow wow yippee yo yippee yay, happy auld

[00:01:16] CHELSEY DONN: right,

[00:01:17] TREY GERRALD: lang syne time, can't believe it's been a full year,

[00:01:21] CHELSEY DONN: it is wild,

[00:01:23] TREY GERRALD: Chelsey, is there anything that you would like to,

[00:01:25] VOICEOVER: Lodge a complaint,

[00:01:26] TREY GERRALD: about, and just keep in mind, this is the singular last complaint of 2023,

[00:01:33] CHELSEY DONN: no pressure,

[00:01:34] TREY GERRALD: no pressure,

[00:01:35] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, I have, I have a complaint. It's a tale as old as time and leaning into that metaphor of time. Let's go with daylight savings. Okay.

[00:01:46] TREY GERRALD: ohhh!

[00:01:48] CHELSEY DONN: Why, why do we still have that? I'm pretty sure it was like on the whatever you want to call it was one of the propositions that we could vote for in California.

And I think we did vote yes, like to get rid of it. And

[00:02:02] TREY GERRALD: that too.

[00:02:03] CHELSEY DONN: Another year still here. It gets dark so early. Like, why do we need that extra hour of earliness? It was bad enough when it was getting dark and it was like six. Now it's like five o'clock. And it feels like it's 10 o'clock. I mean, I understand that it's going to be dark regardless of Daylight Savings, but it just feels like, where does the day go? Who is getting up at like, the crack of dawn? Isn't that what Daylight Savings was for? Like, farmers that got up at like, 2 a. m. so that it was light?

[00:02:35] TREY GERRALD: yeah, I thought it had to do with farming too. I also think someone told me that this was like the last year of Daylight Savings Time, but I don't, I've never fact checked that, I don't know if that's real. It is weird to me, as well, and it is always disorienting, but there is something that is so wonderful.

about the other daylight savings when suddenly you get another hour that feels like so beautiful this is the shitty version and you feel like you lose an hour you know i also think like i don't know what the point is anymore but there is also this equal part of me that's like is something bad gonna happen if we get rid of it and also which one do we stick with do we stick with this version or do we stick with the other version where it's more light in the day

[00:03:18] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, right, like, which is the, I think that we stick with the, the other

[00:03:23] TREY GERRALD: sunlight? Yeah, me too. That's preferable, I think, to most people. Mm hmm.

[00:03:28] CHELSEY DONN: hmm. I don't know who we're saving the daylight for, but I think I prefer to have a little bit more light later in the day, personally.

[00:03:38] TREY GERRALD: Yes, I agree. You know, why don't you, you could always move to that town in Alaska where it's never dark.

[00:03:45] CHELSEY DONN: There are, oh, I have been to Alaska during the time when it was just light out, and it is weird. Like, everyone has to have blackout shades,

[00:03:55] TREY GERRALD: Oh, that, duh, that makes so much sense.

[00:03:58] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, otherwise, like, how the hell would you go to sleep?

[00:04:00] TREY GERRALD: I mean, it feels like a parallel stereotype when you talk about, like, Los Angeles, where it's like, they don't have seasons. Which, like, I know that you say you do have seasons,

[00:04:10] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, we do. And then anytime anyone visits here in the winter, they're like, Oh, my God, it's cold. And I'm like, shut up. It's like 30 degrees warmer than it is in New York. It's just Yeah, it's cold. Well, maybe not 30. That's

[00:04:23] TREY GERRALD: Woo!

[00:04:23] CHELSEY DONN: exaggeration. But you know what I mean? Like, we don't need to wear a puffy coat with like down feathers.

[00:04:30] TREY GERRALD: I think this is just highlighting change. Change is never fun. I don't like change. Some things I do like change. Like I, but yeah, daylight savings. Do we need it? Who are you? You're old.

[00:04:40] CHELSEY DONN: old. You're old like Zine.

[00:04:42] TREY GERRALD: Old Lang Syme, baby. Beautiful complaint.

[00:04:45] CHELSEY DONN: you. Thank you.

[00:04:46] TREY GERRALD: I totally feel that. And it is once again, very interesting,

[00:04:50] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, realigned. Ooh, I can't

[00:04:54] TREY GERRALD: You want to find out how aligned we are as we jump into an online review?

[00:04:58] CHELSEY DONN: I would love that. Let's do it.

[00:05:01] VOICEOVER: Review That Review,

[00:05:05] CHELSEY DONN: All right. As you know, we are your trusty Review Queens. We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

[00:05:14] TREY GERRALD: We read you a review, then break it down and rate the impact of that review on a scale from 0 to 5 crowns. This is a very regal process that we call.

[00:05:23] VOICEOVER: Assess That Kvetch,

[00:05:25] CHELSEY DONN: That's right. And Trey, it's your turn this week. What have you brought in for us? I hope it's time related.

[00:05:32] TREY GERRALD: So in honor of New Year's, I am gonna share, I feel like I've been saying this a lot, but this is a review.

[00:05:38] CHELSEY DONN: been holding on to it.

[00:05:39] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, I looked at my original screenshot, I screenshotted this in December of 2022.

[00:05:44] CHELSEY DONN: Wow, okay.

[00:05:45] TREY GERRALD: I wasn't able to do it last year, and It's very time specific. So, question first, have you ever heard of the website Letterboxd.


[00:05:56] CHELSEY DONN: Ooh, I think I have, but I can't remember exactly what it is.

[00:06:02] TREY GERRALD: I don't really know what it is. It's kind of like a social media version of Internet Movie Database. Like, in Goodreads, basically. Like, you can create a library of all of the films and stuff that you've ever watched, and like, you can rate them and create lists, etc. It's a social version. So, today, Chelsey, I'm so thrilled to be sharing with you this five star, Letterboxd.

com and that is like, there's no e in boxed. It's,

[00:06:30] CHELSEY DONN: O X D,

[00:06:31] TREY GERRALD: yes, this is a five star letterboxd review, for, show first, the film, 17 again.

[00:06:40] CHELSEY DONN: ooh,

[00:06:42] TREY GERRALD: So, Chelsey and I do reviews on everything that is not a movie, so, we really have never really done a movie, we did once do a Lifetime movie on an aftershow,

[00:06:52] CHELSEY DONN: that's right,

[00:06:53] TREY GERRALD: this is a show first, cause we don't, we're not film critics over here, okay, so,

[00:06:57] CHELSEY DONN: not claiming to be Film Critics and we're not reviewing the film, we're reviewing the review

[00:07:02] TREY GERRALD: amen, so.

[00:07:04] CHELSEY DONN: one?

[00:07:05] TREY GERRALD: Ding, ding, ding, ding. Did you ever see

[00:07:08] CHELSEY DONN: is it Zac Efron and, and Jason Bateman? No.

[00:07:13] TREY GERRALD: That's a really great question. Um, let me

[00:07:15] CHELSEY DONN: Oh.

[00:07:16] TREY GERRALD: I'm realizing now I wish that I had gotten the trailer so we could have listened to it, but it's sort of irrelevant. It doesn't really matter, but I have no idea what this is. I think I vaguely recall it existing. Like, I thought maybe it was like What's that movie where the girl is like, she hits her head in the closet on the fairy house and it sprinkles dust on her?

[00:07:35] CHELSEY DONN: 13 going on 30.

[00:07:36] TREY GERRALD: Yes, I kind of thought this was like the boy version.

[00:07:39] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, it's Matthew Perry. Oh, that's sad.

[00:07:43] TREY GERRALD: That's so, so ironic. So do you have a synopsis? What is the synopsis of Seventeen again?

[00:07:49] CHELSEY DONN: Yes, Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex. And it stars Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, R. A. P., love him so much, and Leslie Mann, who's also a favorite of mine.

[00:08:10] TREY GERRALD: Do Matthew Perry and Zac Efron play the same version, same character basically?

[00:08:14] CHELSEY DONN: so Matthew Perry is Mike O'Donnell adult. And then Zac Efron is Mike O'Donnell non adult, which is interesting because I recently, this makes a lot of sense because I recently saw Zac Efron was saying, I'd be happy to play Matthew Perry in a biopic if they were going to do a biopic of Matthew Perry's life, Zac Efron, and I was thinking like, Oh, would he be the person to do it?

But I guess he's already done it before.

[00:08:37] TREY GERRALD: That's so interesting, well, alright, so this is a five star review on Letterboxd for the film Seventeen Again. Written by Chelsey, K E L,

[00:08:53] CHELSEY DONN: on the Chelseys, I'll talk about that in the after show.

[00:08:55] TREY GERRALD: I know, K E L S E A B M. They have a hyphenated last name.

[00:09:02] CHELSEY DONN: Like, bowel movement?

[00:09:03] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, mm hmm. Alright, so are you ready to jump into this?

[00:09:09] CHELSEY DONN: I'm ready.

[00:09:09] TREY GERRALD: Okay, here we go. I was an intern on this movie when I was 17, smiley face.

Except it's, um, like, colon, parenthesis, parenthesis, parenthesis. And I owe Zac Efron an apology. Here goes. An angry producer dude in Oakley sunglasses told me rule number one of being on set was, We couldn't talk to Zac Efron! No way! Don't even look at him! Zac was at Beatles level stardom. To 14 year olds during 2008, girls were chasing him all over the grounds of the high school where we were shooting, banging on the windows of whatever room he was in, so that seemed fair.

I had also never seen high school musicals, so I was like, yeah, okay, who? Whatever, sounds good. Then, on New Year's Day, when I was at the crafty table, parentheses, my main hanging spot, Zach walked up to me and my friend, all cheery and full of good tidings, and said, Happy New Year, guys! I was horrified. The angry producer guy was right behind him.

staring at me and my friend like, Don't fuck this up! This is Zac fucking Efron, the goddamn star of major motion picture 17 again! So I panicked. I was holding a Dixie cup full of grapes. When I proceeded to shove in my mouth, as I sort of mumbled a, hmm,

[00:10:57] CHELSEY DONN: Hm.

[00:11:15] TREY GERRALD: The answer was, no Zach, you were being regular, despite the mountain of child stardom standing in your way. But he couldn't have known that, not in that moment. He walked away, sad, holding a skateboard that may or may not have been for a scene, Unable to connect with the only people who were near his age on that set. A group of managers and agents in their forties encircled him, Ready to chat about his next project, a truly devastating sight to behold. I stood there, choking on grapes, I thought, Did I just snub Zac Efron? The John Lennon of child actors, and, is his life maybe worse than mine?, four question marks. The answer to both questions was, absolutely yes.

So Zach, if you're reading this, I'm sorry bud. It wasn't you. It was the mean producer guy in the Oakleys. You're doing great, and you always have been. Was that your skateboard? If so, very cool. If not, that's okay too. And Zach, buddy, Happy New Year. WTF? So, this went viral, this like, blew up on

[00:12:45] CHELSEY DONN: most of the reviews on this site straight up reviews of the movie, like not like I worked on the movie, like, I love Seventeen Again because it reminded me of being a kid?

[00:12:56] TREY GERRALD: Um, no, it's people just talking about the film. It's very much like Goodreads. It feels like it's a

[00:13:02] CHELSEY DONN: Okay, so it's like I, right, like I loved Seventeen Again,

[00:13:07] TREY GERRALD: Yeah. And they like rate and review. I mean, they are leaving ratings.

[00:13:11] CHELSEY DONN: okay, so this is like definitely an anomaly for this form, okay, got it, got it, got it. This is hilarious. First of all, I, I do like hate this thing about like, don't talk to the actors, don't give eye contact. It's just like, it's so weird. There's gotta be a better way to, to tell people be professional without saying, don't talk to them.

It's just so awkward. Number 1. Number 2, how hilarious and queenly is it that Chelsey, how many years later?

[00:13:47] TREY GERRALD: I mean, 2008,

[00:13:49] CHELSEY DONN: When was this written?

[00:13:50] TREY GERRALD: 2022,

[00:13:51] CHELSEY DONN: 14? I can't do math. 14 years later, I think that is. I mean,

[00:13:57] TREY GERRALD: still

[00:13:57] CHELSEY DONN: do you think that there's a chance that Zach read this?

[00:14:01] TREY GERRALD: That's a really great question, and I do imagine, because I, I think I found this on Instagram or on Twitter, like, it totally blew up, so I imagine the virality of this review, I, like, how could it not have gotten to Zac, like, if you saw it and you knew Zac, like, it would be funny to send to him, because it's sort of like sending up child stardom in a way, but it's like only compassionate to Zac Efron,

[00:14:27] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, I think it's sort of funny that they were about the same age as Zac Efron, but then they're like, sorry bud, you know, like just like some of the language is so weird for like someone to like appear. The Oakley glasses, I don't know why, but like brought me back to such a specific time, like do you remember when Oakley glasses used to be all the

[00:14:51] TREY GERRALD: rage. Yes. Which is funny, because I feel like before Oakley's were Ray Bans, and I feel like we're back to Ray Bans again.

[00:15:00] CHELSEY DONN: Totally. Ray Bans had much more standing power. When Oakley's went out, they went out.

[00:15:04] TREY GERRALD: And I do feel like, The description of Oakley's in 2008 like that it was probably a younger ish producer Like it wasn't like a 70 year old producer It was like someone that was like probably in their 40s like they're saying this like Managers and agents cuz like at least the man

[00:15:21] CHELSEY DONN: that that's so, like,

[00:15:23] TREY GERRALD: hip.

[00:15:23] CHELSEY DONN: from an actor's perspective, I'm like, that sucks so badly because I'd so much rather talk to a PA. That's like my age, then talk to a producer who actually has some sort of an agenda, you know what I mean? It's just like, uh,

[00:15:38] TREY GERRALD: In this conversation, I imagine, I think, your point, there's a nuanced way to sort of say, like, hey, just keep in mind, like, the star of this film has a lot going on, so maybe don't approach them with demanding conversations, like, you can be civil and, and, like, let them take the lead and just give them the space to sort of show up and do their job and, like, you know, don't demand a lot from them, don't demand a lot of energy or time, rather than And Look away, don't engage, act like they're not there.

That's a little like bizarro behavior.

[00:16:10] CHELSEY DONN: it is weird and it does like remind me of some of these stories, like I don't know what's true and what's not true, I don't want to bring things into this conversation, but like with the Ellen thing, when they say like, don't look at her in the eye. Like, is that really coming from them or is that coming from someone else?

I think it's interesting hearing this side of it. You don't often hear this perspective because I think that Chelsey could have easily been like, did Zach say to tell everybody not to look at him in the eye or not to have conversation, but clearly Chelsey's like, no, obviously Somebody higher up said this.

What do we think about the grape thing? I mean, what would you have done in this situation if, you know, the star was talking to you and your supervisor was sort of looming nearby? Do you think the grape solution was a good one? Okay.

[00:17:08] TREY GERRALD: an elevated telling of what actually occurred, or if they really impulsively just like shoved a bunch of grapes in their mouths to sort of like, because they were so uncomfortable. I can tell you from experience, I once Was a day player on a show and they ran out of dressing rooms so they put me in an office that was right outside of like the kitchen and I was in the kitchen and The star came up not knowing who I was because I was a day player and I wasn't in the dressing rooms I was in the kitchen was like, do you know where the water bottles are?

And I, like, didn't, like, anticipate this person to be standing there, or be addressing me, or ask me a question, because I literally didn't have the answer, and I think I mumbled, like, literally nonsense, like, oh, I'm, mm hmm, I don't know, like, I think I was so weird, so I can relate to Chelsey in that situation, but if

[00:18:00] CHELSEY DONN: Do you think, I was gonna say, do you think that Zac Efron is the John Lennon of child actors? Do you think that was a stretch?

[00:18:09] TREY GERRALD: I think it's a stretch, right?

[00:18:11] CHELSEY DONN: I mean, a little bit, I guess maybe I'm just like, if this was 2008,

[00:18:16] TREY GERRALD: He was the

[00:18:17] CHELSEY DONN: High School Musical, he might've been the John Lennon. I mean, people were really,

[00:18:22] TREY GERRALD: When was Harry Potter?

[00:18:24] CHELSEY DONN: I don't know, maybe similar timing earlier, earlier

[00:18:28] TREY GERRALD: mean, I, I love Zac Efron, like, I have nothing against him, I think he's wonderful, and I know that he was, like, the guy, but, I don't know if the staying power is the same as John Lennon, I mean, that's a hard thing, do you think that Matthew Perry, they've said this about Matthew Perry as well, and do you think they singled out Chelsey because Chelsey was a teenager?

Like, do you think this was the rule

[00:18:47] CHELSEY DONN: think that they said this to Chelsey because Chelsey was 17,

[00:18:51] TREY GERRALD: that too.

[00:18:52] CHELSEY DONN: and they just made an assumption that like, you're probably interning on this film because of Zac Efron, so I want to be really strong and say like, do not, you'll get in big trouble if you engage in conversation with him, that's not why you're here, you're here to do a job, which again, I think is a kind of miscommunication because it can lead someone to fall.

Too far to one side. What do we think about the whole skateboard thing? Like not sure if it was for the scene or not.

[00:19:23] TREY GERRALD: don't know. What do you think? Do you think that Zac Efron was a skateboarder?

[00:19:26] CHELSEY DONN: Oh my God. You know what? I would believe either way. Like I would believe if Zac Efron was a skateboarder and was just like on in between shots, just skateboarding around set. I would believe that. I would also believe that it was used in the movie. I, I think I saw this movie, guys, but it was such a long time ago that I, I can't recall whether or not Zach was skating in the movie or not, but I just think that it's funny that it came up a couple times.

[00:19:54] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, yeah. I do know that RuPaul Charles famously Trey, loves rollerblading, and rollerblades on the set and between setups, so I

[00:20:04] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, I can totally see that being like a way to, especially if nobody's talking to you, how awkward, you know, like you would need to do something to kind of refresh. I just think, what a shame. I think it's really. Funny that Chelsey, all these years later, still feels this, like, I wonder if when Chelsey's going to bed at night, sometimes, like, damn

[00:20:28] TREY GERRALD: this is the

[00:20:28] CHELSEY DONN: you're so dumb, why did you, yeah, right, like, you could have been, you know, touring the country with Zac Efron right now,

[00:20:36] TREY GERRALD: So what do you think about it being a five star? Like

[00:20:39] CHELSEY DONN: um, I wonder,

[00:20:43] TREY GERRALD: this is where we start to get into the value, because I don't know if this really

[00:20:47] CHELSEY DONN: I know it's, and it's also hard to assess, like, Okay, so on Letterboxd, is there a page for 17 again? Okay, like Goodreads, and then under the reviews, this review just happens to be there amongst other reviews that are actual reviews of the film.

[00:21:06] TREY GERRALD: Yeah.

[00:21:07] CHELSEY DONN: I wonder if Chelsey thought that their review, well, a couple things, that one, their review would get seen more if it was a five star, and two, If they didn't want to take anything away from the rating of this film, because they're not saying that the film was good or bad, they're not really saying anything about the film, so the value here, obviously, if I'm just somebody that's going to see is this a film I want to see or not, there's no value here,

[00:21:36] TREY GERRALD: Correct. But it's more positive negative value because it's a five star.

[00:21:42] CHELSEY DONN: right? Is this a joke review? I guess, I guess in a way it is, especially if it went viral, So, if you're gonna throw a joke review in there, I much prefer you to throw a five star joke review that's clear about what your intentions are, because then you're not being shady in the sense that you're kind of throwing this joke at it, but you're not taking away from the overall score of the movie, which I think is a better approach.

[00:22:09] TREY GERRALD: And I guess my real question is, what is the better venue to get this message to Zach? Like, tweeting it, or doing it on IMDB, or getting their manager and like, getting an address to send a letter? Like, I think it's funny that it's here. Well, how old were we in

[00:22:27] CHELSEY DONN: I don't know what the better forum is for something like this. I'm not, maybe Letterboxd is like a thing amongst the kids, because you and I don't really seem to know it that well. So I don't know how popular it

[00:22:40] TREY GERRALD: 20

[00:22:41] CHELSEY DONN: my first choice. We were graduating college.

[00:22:45] TREY GERRALD: 2008, that's right. So we were, right, we're definitely older than Chelsey. Yeah.

[00:22:50] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah. No, that's definitely different. Yeah. So a good like five years between us.

[00:22:53] TREY GERRALD: I mean, I really love this. I think it's really funny. But as far as reviewing the review, there's not a lot of value. It's very unique. I think this is exceedingly unique as a review. Spelling and grammar is perfect. I don't, I guess

[00:23:10] CHELSEY DONN: Do we think that this is true? I mean, that was the only thing that I came up against. Like, is there a chance that this was a, a viral grab and that Chelsey didn't in fact work on this film?

[00:23:22] TREY GERRALD: Well, I could Google their name because their username is literally their entire name and see if they're

[00:23:27] CHELSEY DONN: Oh, but even if they were an intern, they're probably not going to be listed on IMDb,

[00:23:32] TREY GERRALD: Right? That's true.

[00:23:34] CHELSEY DONN: you

[00:23:34] TREY GERRALD: For whatever reason, I do kind of feel like it's true because it's so random. Like it's so

[00:23:39] CHELSEY DONN: and random.

[00:23:42] TREY GERRALD: Oh, okay. Well, they are a, yes, they are

[00:23:45] CHELSEY DONN: have, like, other,

[00:23:46] TREY GERRALD: filmmaker. Yeah.

[00:23:48] CHELSEY DONN: Okay.

[00:23:49] TREY GERRALD: And uh,

[00:23:50] CHELSEY DONN: Alright, so that probably is true. And it's not really shady against anyone but Oakley Guy, but we're not really calling Oakley Guy out by name. We just called him a producer. Okay, so there's lots of producers on film, so we're not necessarily shading

[00:24:06] TREY GERRALD: Right. It's, and it's not specific. Like it's just a producer, angry

[00:24:11] CHELSEY DONN: Right, it's like, unnamed angry producer wearing Oakley's, which At the time, you know, I don't think it's that damning.

[00:24:18] TREY GERRALD: I mean, common fluky, this seems so fluky.

[00:24:21] CHELSEY DONN: I mean, how do we even assess that? With this situation?

[00:24:25] TREY GERRALD: seen a review like

[00:24:25] CHELSEY DONN: I think this is the only person that, uh, could attest to this, I guess, would be the other assistant or the other PA that was eating grapes at Crafty and also didn't reply.

I mean, this is such a nuanced, strange, uh, situation. I don't think most people would find themselves in this situation, but I do find it obviously humorous and I am entertained by it. By just like the teaching moment of it's not always the celebrity that's a douche, sometimes it's the people around them that are really separating you.

I mean, again, this is such a like small, stupid thing not to put myself in the center of this, but I remember being on set as a guest star and then I was having a conversation with one of the background actors. Just like chatting with them and they were like, thank you so much for talking to me. Like we were told not to talk to you.

Thank you so much for talking to me. And I'm like, you're a human being. I'm a human being like, what is

[00:25:29] TREY GERRALD: right.

[00:25:30] CHELSEY DONN: And yes, I think there are exceptions to those rules. Like do you want to be super bothered? No, but if you're just like, wow, did you try the coffee? It's like a thousand degrees. Make sure you blow on it.

Like why, why wouldn't you say that to a, you know, like any, any human being? Like, why are we, Creating this division. I'm sure if it's New Year's Eve or whatever, and everybody's working on New Year's or it's January 3rd or whatever it is, like if it's around this time and you see somebody else in crafty and you say Happy New Year's, I mean, you shouldn't have someone leering at you from across the way, keeping you from saying Happy New Year's back.

That's just rude. I mean, you say Happy New Year to the salesperson at Macy's. It makes the other person seem rude, and I think we do have to find the balance of humanity in all of this, And I think it's an interesting look behind the curtain. I do wish that Chelsey would have at least said, and I saw the movie and it was great,

[00:26:32] TREY GERRALD: really nothing about Seventeen again, like, I didn't even know the

[00:26:35] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah, like there's, you didn't even know it. I had to read it. There's nothing in here that is telling us about the film, so in that case,

[00:26:43] TREY GERRALD: kind, but that's

[00:26:44] CHELSEY DONN: Eh, you know, it's a little bit of a speed bump, but like,

[00:26:47] TREY GERRALD: of

[00:26:47] CHELSEY DONN: funny speed bump?

[00:26:49] TREY GERRALD: like I love that it's

[00:26:50] CHELSEY DONN: funny because it's so random.

[00:26:52] TREY GERRALD: I think I could crown Chelsey. How do you feel?

[00:26:56] CHELSEY DONN: Can we talk about, quickly, on what basis we're gonna crown? I mean, I'm, I'm having a little bit of trouble.

[00:27:03] TREY GERRALD: I mean, I just think that, like, we don't really delve into the world of Letterboxd. So, I mean, I guess this is just a matter of, like, should we watch the film or not? Like, what is the quality of the film based on the reviews? Like, I mean, it's a social platform to sort of share films and collect. So

[00:27:23] CHELSEY DONN: Okay. I can crown it based on that. I'm gonna pretend like it's Goodreads,

[00:27:28] TREY GERRALD: right, yeah, I think it's a

[00:27:29] CHELSEY DONN: for films.

[00:27:30] TREY GERRALD: let's do it, so, Chelsey and I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards, and in an effort to be fair and not influence one another, we will simultaneously reveal our rating.

[00:27:40] VOICEOVER: The Queens are tabulating,

Total Score,

[00:27:48] TREY GERRALD: Oh my gosh!

[00:27:49] CHELSEY DONN: Wow, the Queens are unanimous, two and a half, two and a half, truly middle of the road. Yeah, I mean, the two and a half crowns are purely coming from entertainment value, clearly this is not a review of Seventeen again, so how can I really go more than that if I'm going to this page because I want to know, is this worth seeing?

And I'm looking at the five stars first because I'm an optimist, I'm not really getting anything out of this review that's going to tell me whether or not I should see it, that being said, the two and a half crowns comes from the fact that I would probably laugh if I came across this and be like, what the, what the hell, It also went viral, so obviously there are a lot of people that thought that this was funny, so that's where the two and a half crowns are coming from, curious if Chelsey ever did verify whether Zach was skateboarding in the movie, I think that they should give the movie a, a, you know, a go, give it a shot, watch it, and then maybe go back and give us a reply, so for that reason, a little bit, a little bit of room for Chelsey, two and a half crowns, why did you go for two and a half crowns?

[00:28:50] TREY GERRALD: I mean, I

[00:28:51] CHELSEY DONN: Middle of the road.

[00:28:51] TREY GERRALD: yeah, I said middle of the road because it really doesn't have anything to do with the film, and like, maybe we aren't, um, sleuths of this specific source, but. I didn't even know Matthew Perry was in it, and I found this review a year ago, so. But, I think it's so funny, and it's so random, and like, it really has stuck out to me, as someone who is constantly looking at reviews, because it's so specific in it's point of view, and I do think that Chelsey's voice is very funny, without punch punching down, like, Even at the Angry Producer, it's just like, they're painting a picture of who they are, um, and letting us fill in the dots, you know?

And I just think it's really funny, and I love behind the scenes stuff, so like, the little peek behind the curtain of like, being at the craft table, like, not being able to respond as a human, it's just all very interesting. So, two and a half, cause like, it is very entertaining, they obviously did a spell check, it did go viral, but it really has nothing to do with the film, unless you're looking for a behind the scenes tea, so, two and a half, Happy New Year's, Chelsey, and Happy New Year's, Zach.

[00:29:55] CHELSEY DONN: Yes, Happy New Year's. Remember when someone says Happy New Year's to you to say Happy New Year's back, regardless of who they are.

[00:30:06] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, they initiated it, so you can

[00:30:07] CHELSEY DONN: They

[00:30:08] TREY GERRALD: repeat the sentence, yeah.

[00:30:09] CHELSEY DONN: right? It's like somebody sneezes you, say, bless you.

[00:30:12] TREY GERRALD: Exactly.

[00:30:13] CHELSEY DONN: Just a reflux reflex, not reflux. That's acid reflux

[00:30:20] TREY GERRALD: alright, my

[00:30:20] CHELSEY DONN: That was fun and different. Okay,

[00:30:23] TREY GERRALD: at that!

[00:30:24] CHELSEY DONN: gonna have to check.

Letterbox gonna expand.

[00:30:28] TREY GERRALD: Well, we have done it, queen, we have reached the most regal portion of our show. Chelsey, who are you inducting today for?

[00:30:36] VOICEOVER: It's

[00:30:37] CHELSEY DONN: Thanks for asking, Trey. You know what? Guys, we're so close to New Year's Eve, I just couldn't even think of anyone that I wanted to thank or acknowledge besides you, our listeners. I know I mentioned you guys, gave you a little bit of a shout out on Thanksgiving, but I wanted to take this opportunity to cheers to all you guys.

I know there's a lot that's been going on around the world personally and then also for people individually, and I just wanted to take this moment to say thank you for listening to our podcast. I hope we bring some levity to your life, some laughs to your life. I hope we give you a chance to relax and hang with Trey and I as friends.

We love and appreciate you guys so much. Cheers to you. May this year be happy and healthy and bring you everything that you desire. We love you. We appreciate you. Every single person that's listening to this podcast holds a special place in our heart. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Cheers to you.

Happy New Year, Queens. We love you.

[00:31:35] TREY GERRALD: I'll cheers to that.

[00:31:37] CHELSEY DONN: I'll drink to that.

[00:31:38] TREY GERRALD: I'll drink to that. We love you, Queens. Well, we did it, Queen. That was our final round. On the R U A R Q Ferris Wheel of 2023! Ooooo!

[00:31:51] CHELSEY DONN: Truly nervous. That means, Trey, that we are going into our third year of this show. Is that what that means?

[00:31:57] TREY GERRALD: Yeah, we are on the third year of episodes. The actual third calendar year. WACO.

[00:32:02] CHELSEY DONN: wild. It's truly wild. Thank you for joining us today. If you like what you heard, please tell a friend. It's never too late.

[00:32:09] TREY GERRALD: And if you did not like what you heard, please tell an enemy.

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[00:32:50] TREY GERRALD: no, holy shit, that's a lot of keywords, holy

[00:32:59] CHELSEY DONN: They really didn't want to lose anything.

[00:33:01] TREY GERRALD: well, the only thing those keywords make me think is, how did this get said?

[00:33:08] CHELSEY DONN: Look at us. I think we've been in sync for a while now. Bye, bye, bye. Love that. Yeah, I wonder. Yeah, I wonder. How I wonder.

[00:33:22] TREY GERRALD: pondering, pondering. Well, as I ponder, I really implore all of you to have a wonderful New Year's. And remember,

[00:33:30] CHELSEY DONN: Ignore the haters, you are a queen,

[00:33:34] TREY GERRALD: gender nonspecific. Queen! Happy New

[00:33:38] CHELSEY DONN: happy new year, 10,

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[00:34:08] TREY GERRALD: What's your favorite kind of grape?

[00:34:10] CHELSEY DONN: 9, oh, my favorite kind of grape, whatever's gonna be the sweetest, usually, I think green. Um, sometimes I can get down with red. I love a frozen grape. Also, did you know that there's a, there's a tradition, I can't remember what culture it originates from, but you are supposed to eat a certain amount of grapes at midnight for good luck

[00:34:32] TREY GERRALD: On New Year's?

[00:34:34] CHELSEY DONN: on New Year's.

[00:34:35] TREY GERRALD: Wait, really? Oh, that's weird.

[00:34:37] CHELSEY DONN: Yeah.

[00:34:38] TREY GERRALD: In the South, we're supposed to eat

[00:34:40] CHELSEY DONN: Black eyed peas,

[00:34:41] TREY GERRALD: black eyed peas and, um, oh my god, what is the green stuff?

[00:34:45] CHELSEY DONN: collard greens.

[00:34:46] TREY GERRALD: Collard greens, yeah. My mom would always prepare that on New Year's.

[00:34:50] CHELSEY DONN: I know. It's a thing. Go ahead and, uh, go to the store and get your lucky foods, Queens.

[00:34:56] TREY GERRALD: And while you're at the store, get ready with those New Year's photo booth props.

[00:35:00] CHELSEY DONN: What what? Tune in on Friday.

[00:35:03] TREY GERRALD: We'll see you on Friday. Bye, Queens.

Review That Review is an independent podcast. Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty. Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound designed by me with voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky. Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.



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