Back to School

July 13, 2015

SR Podcast (Ep.51): Back to School – Movie Commentary: July 2015

We are back again for another Monday Night
Movie Night!

After that big 50th episode we took a bit of a break and sat down to watch the 1986 classic Back to School. We figured a few laughs was in order since a murder took place on that last podcast.

Back to School
96 mins / Comedy / 1986

“To help his discouraged son get through college, a fun-loving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.”

Music Notes

Back to School – Jude Cole

Twist and Shout – Rodney Dangerfield

Back To School – Oingo Boingo

September 6, 2013

Simplistic Reviews Presents: Cinema and Suds, Back to School and Russian River Redemption Blonde Ale/Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale

When you think of college what do you normally think of?  Well, you might say those all-night study sessions, hours of hanging out in the library, or maybe even haggling your Philosophy professor over that “B” he gave you on your paper about the merits of Buddhism in rural Alabama.  Of course you’re all wrong; it’s those killer keggers at the Alpha Beta Frat House while impregnating sorority girls!

Just imagine if you can live those glory days again, only this time with your dad being Rodney Dangerfield and your best friend being the future Tony Stark.  You get all that, and more, in the comedy classic “Back to School.”  Plus, you get one of the best high diving scenes in cinema history.  Take that “Diving In!”

A reoccurring theme in films where adults go back to school is both where they learn what it it’s like to be young again, and they redeem themselves.  What better beer to enjoy with “Back to School” than Russian River’s Redemption; a golden blonde ale that will make you do a Triple Lindy off the top of the bar.  At a mere 5.15% ABV, the beer is light, but still packs a flavorful punch to the palate.

However, there are times when you’re finished with Redemption and just want to go back to being a bastard, namely a dirty one, so crack open a Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, an 8.5% ABV brew that will get the frat party started.

So how about it, sit back, relax, pop “Back to School” into your laser disc, crack open a bottle of Redemption and Dirty Bastard (if you can find it) and feel the wrath of Sam Kinison, Satan rest his soul.

Enjoy the video companion to this review, and check back every week for another edition of Cinema and Suds.

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