We've lost count of how many times Blank Check has been requested for this podcast and we're really hoping it's because you guys know realize absolutely bonkers it is. While there were no shortage of Home Alone knock-offs in the wake of that film's success, this is probably the only one that features a romantic subplot involving a grown woman and a child.
To say we were surprised by this would be a massive understatement. Considering that the writer went on to pen one of the definitive books on screenwriting, it's astonishing how disjointed the plot is and what a murky (and creepy) sense of morality this exhibits.
Buckle up, 'cause this one was a wild ride.
Topics include: the key difference between a movie like this and other wish-fulfillment stories like Home Alone or Big, the missteps the script makes in setting up Preston's character and how little Act 1 has anything to do with what transpires in Act 3, the coo coo bananas crazy parents and their unrealistic expectations for their son, the least effective way to launder money, how far one million dollars would actually go, why the character of Henry deserves to be in a better movie, the absolutely insane final moments, and much much more!