When The Professional first came up as a possibility for our next episode, it was immediately apparent that everyone had fond memories of this film. EVERYONE!!!
Chris and Carlos watched the uncut international version (known as Leon: The Professional) and Donna watched the original theatrical version. They highlight the differences in each cut, discuss the strengths and drawbacks of these choices, and discover that a few minutes of additional footage might have a pretty dramatic effect on some people's impressions of the movie.
Topics include: the multiple ways you can view the Leon/Mathilda relationship, proper post-coital hygiene, the majesty of Gary Oldman's hammiest performance, how some of the unconventional decisions made by the filmmakers helped elevate the material above and beyond similar movies from the same era, whatever happened to this Luc Besson, and much more.
We wrap things up by taking our own version of 2 Truths 1 Lie for a spin and then we expertly navigate our way through what could have been the most uncomfortable round of Who Would You Be and Who Would You F? of all-time.