When asking Dave Franco, star of the new comedy Unfinished Business, about his favorite movies, we got some sexy answers. Read the list here where Franco, who also has starred in 21 Jump Street, Warm Bodies, and Now You See Me, discusses his enjoyment of sex in film, as long as it’s “classy,” and his love of horror.
I don’t know if I would go that far [laughs].
RT: Out of the four kids, who was your favorite?
The obvious answer is River Phoenix, but Corey Feldman is so great in it. He is so tortured — the character is so layered and he masks it so well by deflecting everything and making fun of everyone. I’m going Feldman.
When I first saw it, I was more concentrated on Heather Graham being nude than the story itself. But it’s one of those movies where its appeal grows on you the more you see it.
I re-watched this movie recently and it’s perfect. I’m not a very forgiving critic these days — I hate myself for it — but if I’m watching a movie that’s really great that has one scene that stands out to me as not working, it almost ruins the whole thing for me. I’m not proud of that, but this movie is one where every single moment — every single scene, or look between the actors, every line of dialogue — is just perfect.
RT: How does Y Tu Mamá hold up in regards to Gravity for you?
It shows what a genius he is, that the same guy can make this small contained road trip movie about these two friends falling for the same girl, and then make a huge scale film like Gravity. He’s one of my favorite directors. I love what he and Iñárritu and Almodóvar and Del Toro do; they’re all bringing something original to the table, which is what I appreciate more than anything these days. Even if something doesn’t fully work, as long as you’re attempting to try something original, I appreciate that.
RT: You said the word road trip. That’s like Unfinished Business, right? Is there as much hot sex in your movie as there is in Y Tu Mamá?
I wouldn’t call it hot sex. It’s definitely veering more towards awkward sex. There are strange sexual situations throughout this movie, and I think it’s stuff that you’ve never seen before on screen to bring some originality.
That’s right. I didn’t think of that, good connection.
Absolutely. I read that when one of the producers received the script, the first thing he said was, “Can we change it to ‘Being Tom Cruise’?” I just died.