The Matrix opened number 1 at the box office with 27 million. It's weekend drops were super small due to like you said great word of mouth.
Listened to the podcast twice today. Now rewatching the movie. My goal in life is to have Kat Dennings call me a "fistful of assholes"
You guys expressed so many of my feelings about this movie! <3 Awesome discussion, P & R. As P mentioned, I wholeheartedly agree about their romantic scene together, and you are so right about the bra switch in the van! One of the cringier moments for sure.
I watched the movie last night because of the podcast and really enjoyed it. I think my only real problem with it was that the "ex's" were a little cartoonish. Other than that, it's a really sweet movie and the two leads are terrific.
Excited to hear you're doing something on Irish horror. I've worked on several such films, including A Dark Song, which I believe you mentioned a few years back. Admittedly I was only part of the camera team, but let me know if you need any recommedations or if there's anything I could potentially help with!