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Excessively Diverted Episode 7 – From Prada to Nada

Sammi and Beau are joined once more by Karolinn to discuss 2011’s ‘From Prada to Nada’ in what might be the silliest episode of Excessively Diverted to date. From Camilla Belle’s bristly law student to Wilder Valderrama’s bevy of tank tops, the greatest love and affection in this episode is reserved for the best inanimate character ever, ShrubDad.

A word of warning to listeners: Due to some audio snafu, Karolinn’s mic was not picking up. We apologize for this.

From Prada to Nada was directed by Angel Gracia and Stars Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Nicholas D’Agosto, Wilder Valderrama, and Kuno Becker

The Good: 

We loved the strong sibling relationship and familiar theme of this movie, and it does an excellent job of putting Sense & Sensibility in a modern context. We loved the addition of embracing one’s heritage. Wilder Valderrama’s eyes, arms, pretty much all of Wilder Valderrama is A-OK with us. And, of course, ShrubDad.

The Bad: 

The dialogue is often rough and frequently cheesy. There are quite a few jokes that don’t really land. Camilla Belle’s character seems to be more prickly than Elinor Dashwood ever was. Edward, as usual, leaves us wanting less. ShrubDad.

The Ugly: 

Gross student/teacher relations, too much Lorca name-dropping, Camilla Belle’s spray tan and sack dress. ShrubDad.




Podcast Music by Nicolai Heidlas

Podcast art by Josh Hollis

Beau grew up in South Carolina but now calls Portland home. She can get by pretty much anywhere as long as she has her books, iPhone and Netflix.

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