Episode 7: 13 Going On 30

Consider this our Mark Ruffalo appreciation episode. We talk about the positive messages in the film, why it's great to watch with kids, Mark Ruffalo, women's magazines, Mark Ruffalo, why mean girls suck, Mark Ruffalo. We also discuss how foliage influences bad relationship decisions, haircuts, and Mark Ruffalo.


Music: Love is Over by Ondrosik

Episode 6: Sleeping With Other People

For the first time, Renee and Rae fundamentally disagree on the film! Is Sleeping With Other People a complete disaster of a movie with a heavy undercurrent of misogyny or a look at how purity culture hurts people? Do the leads have chemistry? Do the jokes work? Rae and Renee find a couple of things to agree on, but spend the majority of the episode presenting and defending two entirely different points of view on this Allison Brie/Jason Sudeikis indie rom com.

Have you seen the film? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter( @MandatoryHappy) who you agree with - or tell us why we’re both wrong.


Intro/Outro: "Love Is Over" by Ondrosik

Episode 5: Notting Hill

In Episode 5 of Mandatory Happy, Rae and Renee take on Notting Hill, the charming English love story featuring a surprisingly tolerable Hugh Grant, a very weird take on the song "When You Say Nothing At All", and a realistic portrayal of the misogyny famous women face. Listen as Renee's life changes upon realizing Hugh Grant can be enjoyable, and Rae recounts the moment in her life quite like William Thacker's. 

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