WHOA E25: Suicide and Replacements


This week on WHOA: A Most EXCELLENT Keanu Reeves podcast we watched “The Last Time I committed Suicide” from 1997. And “The Replacements” from the year 2000. It’s Beat Poetry and football… together at last!

Spoiler Alert

We will be chatting about the movies in their entirety. So if you want to know whether Harry’s bad influence leads Neil Cassidy astray, or if Shane Falco is able to shake off the quick sand effect and win the game…  you should watch the movies before you listen.

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Episode 25 Features

“The Last Time I Committed Suicide” from 1997. Keanu is Harry, a boozy, wayward weirdo who passes the time by hanging around in pool halls and being a bad influence on his friends. The movie follows the adventures of Neil Cassidy, played by Thomas Jane, as he wavers between the perks of his care-free beat lifestyle and the possibility of happiness living an ordinary life.

You can rent this movie at Google Play, iTunes, YouTube or Amazon.

In Episode 25 we also cover…

“The Replacements” from 2000. Keanu is Shane Falco, a washed up football quarterback who gets a second chance during an NFL players strike. Can Shane shake his fear of failure in time to win the games and get the girl? Well, that’s kinda the formula for this sort of movie so… you betcha he can!

You can rent this movie at Google Play, iTunes or YouTube as well!

Oh, and here is some make up through the decades, as discussed in the episode.

Meet The Guest

Jaque Arend

Jacque Arend started improvising in 2005. Her first dose of education came from IO Chicago’s summer intensive. Since, she has been improvising, gaining experience and knowledge any way she can. She co-founded The Torch Theatre in 2007. There she is an instructor, coach and regular perfomer. Jacque is a founding member of Mail Order Bride and Light Rail Pirates in 2006, two Torch house teams that still perform today. She also performs regularly with MuChuChu, JaxN Reed and the Neighborhood along with other side projects. Jacque has played on Mainstage of the Phoenix Improv Festival for the last eight years. Recently she has performed in the 2015 Los Angelas Improv Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and Hollywood Improv Festival.

Jacque created and instructs the improv focuses at the Arizona Actors Academy. She also teaches the teens in the Torch youth programs and facilitates corporate training. Jacque has done several team building workshops for big corporations and small non-profits focusing on positive communication and social skills.

Find out more about the Torch Theatre HERE.

Find out more about Camp Improv Utopia HERE.

Find out more about Second Beat Improv Theater HERE.

Whats Up Next?

Episode 26: The Matrix is comin’ atcha on Wednesday May 3rd. This is the final WHOA episode of our regular, continuous run! Join Krissy with WHOA All Star’s Dorian, Anthony, Alice and Megan for the episode where there is no spoon.


Your bonus Keanu for the day! OK, here we go! It’s the Making of  “The Replacements”

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and some make up through the decades, as discussed in the epsiode…

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