Paid in Puke S4E10: Beatriz at Dinner

On today’s episode, we’re (mostly) delighting in Miguel Arteta’s 2017 dramedy, Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, and Amy Landecker. Beatriz (Hayek) is a holistic massage therapist and Mexican immigrant circumstantially trapped in a palatial estate with her wealthy client and her husband’s business partners.

In Hot Probs, we discuss how normally, a Mike White script doesn’t mess around, but this one does a little bit. Still, White does a commendable job depicting racist/classist micro-aggressions through the natural conversational flow of a Boomer dinner party.

On the Lunchtime Poll, we reveal the bridge-too-far in dinner conversation that would prompt us to take a stand and ruin the night for everyone else.

This is the last episode of Series 4, but we’ll be back next week with a late holiday special!

Paid in Puke S2E5: Like a Boss

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On this episode of Paid in Puke, we discuss the myriad ways we were disappointed by Miguel Arteta’s 2020 comedy, Like a Boss, despite the stellar cast. There are some redeeming qualities, including the Lunchtime Poll question it inspired: What small business would you start with your bestie? It wouldn’t be a novelty product makeup boutique, that’s for sure.

At least Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne are delights, no matter what terrible scripts they are handed.