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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Low Standards with John and Matt: Real Genius, Featuring Mike and Jenny Birbiglia


On this week's episode of Low Standards, John and Matt welcome guests Mike and Jenny Birbiglia to discuss the 1983 Val Kilmer classic Real Genius. Mike and Jenny are superfans of the movie, claiming that it plays a big role in their relationship and that a Real Genius movie poster is hung proudly in their apartment. And can you blame them? This is prime Kilmer we're talking about.

For more from the lovely Mike Birbiglia, you've got a few options! If you're in NYC, you should go check out his one-man show, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend. If you can read, you should check out his book Sleepwalk With Me. And if you can hear things, you should check out his new album Sleepwalk With Me Live.

  • Jason Farr@facebook

    "…classic Real Genius." THIS is just another example of why I love Splitsider. You refer to Real Genius (my all-time favorite movie) as a classic…as well it should be.

  • http://www.hardcoreboris.com Borichkababa

    Let us please not forget the work of brilliance that was Top Secret!

  • The Mule

    Real Genius is one of my all time favorites. Kilmer at his deadpan finest, a great soundtrack and a funny as hell story that depicts smart people without all of the lame cliches of the era. I too have a poster for this, proudly displayed in my kitchen :)

    Btw, it was actually released in 1985, not 1983 :)