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Abbey Finch & Jenny Jennings

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It's a ROM-COM recap like you've never heard before. Let's face it, we've all attempted to recreate pieces of romantic comedies into our own lives, sometimes unknowingly. They bring a sense of nostalgia, and you can't help but romanticize these boy meets girl scenarios...but we're about to bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly truth. Get in your comfy pants and grab your favorite cocktail with ROM-COMEDIANS Abbey Finch (@abbeyfinch) and Jenny Jennings (@_jennyjennings) for a new episode ...
 
Greenwich Dance presents Talking Moves, the podcast where artists come together to share practice, experience and ideas. Designed for dance professionals, we put artists centre stage, upfront, in the spotlight, at the microphone so they can talk about the ideas and issues that move them. Talking Moves is a Greenwich Dance production. Presented by Melanie Precious. Production by Carmel Smith, Lucy White and Melanie Precious.
 
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So much to be thankful for! We dive into the 2020 romcom Friendsgiving starring Kat Dennings and Malin Ackerman. The girls are on opposing sides on this one. They play some Thanksgiving games and get into a debate about how to best eat skittles. Finally, Jenny discuses having rebound relationships and the frustration when a friend is unable to let …
 
There are many girls who shaped your teenage years, but Hilary Duff reigns above all. This movie is one of the best with it's iconic scenes like the kiss in the rain and the dance in the gazebo. We talk about Jennifer Coolidge and her amazing performance. Jenny talks of the time she met Hilary Duff. Abbey brings up some popular Y2K fashion trends. …
 
In this episode, we talk to Nancy Hirst and Dan Canham about Co-creating with Communities. Building cultural communities is at the heart of Arts Council England’s Let’s Create strategy and for many organisations, this kind of work is at the very heart of what we try to do. But it’s not easy… it takes time, patience, diplomacy and care to do well. A…
 
What Happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas! This Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher romcom spurred a major discussion on the pronunciation of Ashton's last name...and now the girls will be using it on the reg. Abbey talks about her new car, and Jenny tells about her trip to Universal! They share wild Vegas stories from listeners then discuss t…
 
We're kicking off November with a dark rom com, Silver Linings Playbook! We bring back Hot Gosling with all we missed last month. We talk about a time in our lives that we once saw as a tragedy and later found beauty in. It's all about finding the silver lining through life's crazy curveballs. We discuss why Jlaw is queen, why Jenny thinks having a…
 
In this episode, we talk to Vicki Igbokwe and Shane Shambu about Celebrating Diversity with Dance. The two artists we invited to take part in this episode each make extraordinary, distinct work using an original voice. We ask them about where their work takes its influence, how they have been able to make it, find audiences for it and how free they…
 
Warm Bodies, a ZomRomCom to cap off our Halloween month! We have good friend, actress & producer, Shelby Grady on and things get chaotic & wonderful. The girls dish on ghost shits, penis piercings, and hanging magazine posters on our walls as teens. This rom-com made Abbey ponder what makes her feel alive; Jenny touches on the idea of differences; …
 
We're already halfway through October and the spooks keep on coming! We both share spooky stories about haunted places from both of our hometowns! We dive into times we've pretended to be interested in something solely for the attention from a crush! It's all centered around the 2005 Bewitched. We wrap the ep up with Truth or Scare with some hilari…
 
OUR 50TH EPISODE!!! Another spooky, ghostly, skeleton filled episode gearing up for Halloween with one of the creepiest Calls From the Beyond yet! We discuss the romcom Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo and how timing is everything. Jenny and Abbey talk about fate and how they both came to be in LA! Plus they discuss what dre…
 
We have so many new segments and games that are introduced in this episode! We have scary super natural stories from our listeners, discussions on "spooky" signs to look out for in a guy, and then we dive into the rom com, Practical Magic! We talk about how the characters are dealing with unresolved trauma and how that can lead to attracting the wr…
 
In this episode, we talk to Annie Hanauer and Erion Kruja about Creating an Identity. For many dancers it’s a dream to secure a long term contract within a prestigious dance company, but there comes a time when it just feels right to move on. So what happens when you fly that nest – leaving the safety of a regular wage, daily class, regular perform…
 
Freaky Friday to get us geared up for Spooky Season! Arguably Lindsey Lohan's greatest hits. Jenny and Abbey take a Buzzfeed quiz to see if they're more like Lindsey or Jamie Lee Curtis now that they're adults. Jenny brings up how Chad Michael Murray (albeit hot and we love him) is a complete stalker. Then Abbey forces Jenny to sing some of the gre…
 
We had never heard of Playing For Keeps, and we aren't sure you have either. The cast is phenomenal, but the movie itself doesn't hit like your favorite rom-com's do. In this ep we talk about the theme in movies of choosing between family and career, and why we're upset with that narrative. We play a round of MMK based on hot actors with accents an…
 
Things are getting spooookkkkyyyy on this episode as the girls' tease some upcoming Halloween specials segments! They're giggly, goofy, and full of tequila because they recorded this 3 margaritas in. There's LOTS of Hot Gosling this week and the topics all eluded to the people loving love. This week's romcom is Failure To Launch with our boy Matthe…
 
Do you believe in the term, "the one"? This week is all about the 2009 indie rom com, (500) Days of Summer. We dive into why putting so much expectation on a relationship can be harmful. We discuss why living your life in value can align you with things that are meant for you. And do women "settle" more than men? Subscribe - rate - review because T…
 
He's All That was well...not all that. Starring TikTok it girl, Addison Rae as the lead in this Netflix RomCom that takes on a reimagined gender swapped version of "She's All That". Abbey complains about a dating app convo pet peeve. Jenny explains how she misses the times when social media wasn't so in your face in a movie. The girls agree that th…
 
We're back with another classic 90's film, She's All That. We kick things off with our kiss in the rain's and canceled wedding's for the week - followed by Hot Gosling. We discuss the iconic scenes of the movie while sharing a time we felt like we needed to change ourselves in order to fit in with a group (similar to Rachael Leigh Cook's character)…
 
Who wants to be 17 AGAIN?! Well, Chandler Bing aka Matthew Perry did and honestly we don't blame him, because his version of 17 is Zac Efron! Hello HAWWWT! The gals talk how living in the past can really affect your present and future, and the way nostalgia affects your brain both positively and negatively. They dive into why Leslie Mann is simply …
 
You shut your mouth when you're talking about episode 41, WEDDING CRASHERS! One of our favorites that is most definitely problematic now. This ep we are joined by actress Elizabeth Ludlow (Another Life - Netflix/ Peacemaker - HBO MAX)! We discuss which sex is best at being 'alone', which celebs aren't serious about bathing, times we've pretended to…
 
SHUT UP! Me? A pr..pr..princess?!? A good ole Disney Classic family romcom that just turned 20! The Princess Diaries starring Anne Hathaway (in her movie debut) & the beloved, Julie Andrews. Jenny & Abbey start things off with a story about the most epic trip to Home Goods. Then the gals discuss how Lilly is a very toxic friend & how the makeover i…
 
Cuz you'll always be my baby...err, I mean maybe. A standout Netflix rom-com, Always Be My Maybe, stars the hilarious Ali Wong & Randall Park..oh and Keanu Reeves. Abbey tell us all about her date. Then Jenny touches on how a connection can be made due to shared past trauma along with the commonality of similar roots. Abbey points out the romcom tr…
 
2005 RomCom, Fever Pitch brings out some interesting elements that we unpack in this episode. We talk about obsessions, and why we think people might develop them. We discuss how some obsessions can bring positivity into our world while other obsessions can be extremely detrimental to your mental health! Also, can shared interests help a relationsh…
 
We’re sorry but not actually sorry for laughing so much at the beginning of the ep! Abbey discusses why she thinks we got food poisoning and we dive into the latest Hot Gosling. Our rom com is Chasing Liberty, starring Mandy Moore. We share stories of running away with a complete stranger and how lucky we were with the outcomes we had. Subscribe - …
 
In this episode we talk to Alesandra Seutin and Temujin Gill about making work with young people. With this series we have been particularly interested in delving into choreographic approaches to different types of work – we have looked at work outdoors, for families, for digital technologies. But what happens when your cast are all under 25? How d…
 
Our buddy and fellow comedian, Kyle Ayers joins us on this episode featuring the Judd Apatow hit, Knocked Up. We discuss how watching the movie as an adult feels like a nightmare and all the awkwardness that comes with having a one night stand. IOP Leslie Mann carries this movie and we can't get enough of her. Kyle also shares his journey performin…
 
We kick off with Jenny’s boat ride from hell story and soon dive into Britney Spears finally speaking out in our Hot Gosling segment. Our ROM COM this week is Good On Paper, which is currently streaming on Netflix & about a girl falling for a guy who has been keeping some big secrets from her! Jaw dropping stories from our listeners who have been l…
 
In this episode we talk to Claire Cunningham and Jorge Crecis about choreographic approaches. The life of a choreographer is a complex one and on this podcast the reliance artists have on portfolio careers has come up in conversation a number of times. So we invited two inspirational and entrepreneurial choreographers to come and talk to us who hav…
 
Let's get groovy for Dad's Day! We love love no matter what age, and Nancy Meyers doesn't disappoint with this all-star rom-com cast that Meryl Streep helms. Jenny shares some very interesting stats about remarriage after a divorce. Abbey recaps the drama going down in Alec Baldwin's real life, and how this movie must hit a little close to home for…
 
WE'RE GOING TO PALM SPRINGS! Not really, but we're taking you back to the 2020 movie of the year, Palm Springs! We touch on some deep subject matters about life and the "nothing matters" mentality that some people live their by. We discuss the perseverance you must have when achieving a dream or goal that no one can see but you! Also let's talk abo…
 
In this episode we talk to Liv Lorent and Arthur Pita about creating dance for families. Once upon a time, dance for children and families was perhaps seen as lightweight, if indeed it was seen at all. But pioneering leaders in the sector, such as Emma Gladstone and her children’s dance festival Offspring at The Place, set about to change that – sp…
 
The gals are back together in their apartment for the 2000 hit romantic comedy What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt which brought mixed feelings from Jenny and Abbey. They discuss all the plans they have now that the world is opening up, why this movie is a bit cringey now, and what women truly want from a man. It's summertime baby! …
 
Have you ever had someone spread a rumor about you that wasn't true? In this episode we share a time in our life where that happened to us! Similarly this happens to Emma Stone's character in the movie, Easy A. We break down some embarrassing moments we had in our teenage years and Abbey shares a story about a guy she met on a plane! We discuss why…
 
In this episode we talk to Roswitha Chesher and Alexander Whitley about digital dance and technology. Both started their careers with dance training – film maker and photographer Roswitha Chesher at Trinity Laban and choreographer Alexander Whitley at the Royal Ballet School – but they’ve both moved into exploring dance in different formats – on ca…
 
Literally the title says it all. He’s Just Not That Into You. An ensemble romantic comedy with so many heavy hitters. Jenny and Abbey break down some “He Loves Me/He Love Me Not” scenarios along with some examples women tell each other or ourselves of why a guy isn't that interested. This movie reiterates that most women are the rule not the except…
 
Joining us on this episode is the lovely Deb Finch (Abbey's mom!) It's the 1987 RomCom OVERBOARD starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, whose love is still going strong as a real life couple! We dive into a discussion on why couples are apprehensive to get married and why we think divorce rates are down! We're also recapping all the details we know…
 
In this episode, we talk to Frauke Requardt and Luca Silvestrini about making work for the outdoors. Artists have long been making work to animate places and spaces and there is much for them to consider when they do. The work has to sit within the setting, engage with passersby who perhaps are not expecting, or even asking, to be engaged with. But…
 
I'd rather fight with you than make love with anyone else. Maybe one of the greatest lines in romcom history. Jenny and Abbey discuss the romantic comedy, THE WEDDING DATE, this week bringing about the topics of sibling betrayals and the confusion between still liking a guy and just wanting to make him jealous. Abbey shares an intense travel story,…
 
With Mother's Day approaching we thought the perfect rom com to focus on would be Because I Said So, starring the beloved Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore. On this episode we run through a list of sayings we think all moms say, and the terrifying truth on how we are slowly becoming our mothers! In our Hot Gosling segment we discuss a celebrity couple y…
 
Freddie Prinze Jr. was the king of rom coms. And Jessica Biehl wins every award ever with how bangin her body is in this. Like can we be her? Summer Catch is a minor-league comedy-drama about Major League Baseball hopefuls that brings us all the nostalgia of the early 00's. We spend a solid 10 min talking about the lack of queso dip in LA, why we t…
 
Are you a DOWN WITH LOVE girl? We loved talking about this 2003 romantic comedy but set in the 60's starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. We cover so so so many things in this episode with our guest, TV Rom-Com Queen, Lexi Giovianoli! Revenge plans, making fun of male patriarchy, how to have unattached sex, penis size, it is all covered in th…
 
Does the White House have a slide that leads into a pool like in the movie Blank Check? This episode goes on tangents (as does all our episodes). We have such a fun time with our guest/comedian/friend (Jenny's boyfriend) Caleb Synan! We dive into why we think a woman hasn't been president, what it would be like if we were president, and how we feel…
 
There's so much to be excited about in this episode as we talk about a favorite rom-com The Devil Wears Prada and introduce our new segment: The Hot Gosling! After our entertainment roundup, Abbey and Jenny discuss times they've had a terrible boss, and their thoughts on why they aren't a huge fan of Nate's character (the boyfriend) in this movie! …
 
The Ugly Truth hits us hard. A romantic comedy that bluntly put that men are simple & women need to try harder. Joined by our friend and one of the funniest comics in LA, MK Paulson, who exudes 1970's quarterback vibes while maintaining the perfect combo of skinny and muscular. We cackle about how absurd this movie is, the start of the “chill girl”…
 
Spring is here and so is our second guest, (Actress, Tv Host) AVA HILL! This week's episode is on one of our favorite romantic comedies, THE WEDDING PLANNER. Umm hello, JLO, need we say more? We discuss not feeling "enough" after you've been rejected, McConaughey's character being the worst yet irresistibly charming, and the best revenge after a br…
 
The 2010 rom com Leap Year has Amy Adams, Adam Scott, and Matthew Goode - that's about the only thing good about this movie! Abbey and Jenny explain why they wouldn't want to be the one proposing to their man, ultimatums to marriage, and the things women do when they are anticipating a proposal! Also WHY ARE WE THE ONES WHO HAVE TO CHANGE OUR LAST …
 
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