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Sep 8, 2023

It's family/tearjerker week at Spoilerpiece! Evan is off, so Megan and Dave tackle Sammi Cohen's family comedy YOU ARE SO NOT INVITED TO MY BAT MITZVAH (5:24), starring Sunny Sandler, Samantha Lorraine, Idina Menzel, and Adam Sandler (and more of his family). This movie has everything: Petty gripes, snipes, and pipes. (It doesn't have pipes; Dave just wanted to rhyme. -Ed.) And it features a whole lot of tween/teen angst. (One of us liked it more than the other.) Then at 28:44, the dynamic duo (TM) settles into Trish Sie's SITTING IN BARS WITH CAKE, (written by Audrey Shulman) which is exactly what it sounds like, until it turns into a pretty serious drama about two lifelong best friends (Yara Shahidi, Odessa A'zion) dealing with one's cancer diagnosis. And patrons! Don't forget to check out this week's exclusive Patreon audio in which Dave and Megan talk about James Bridges's 1979 nuclear disaster thriller THE CHINA SYNDROME, starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas. It's a fun talk about a great movie.