Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Fall Movies

(action! or not.
your choice.)

Surprise! My hubby and I each wrote a movie screenplay. Which one would you go see?

His version:
The Hunt for the Gladiator of the Rings from Russia with Love
Running time: 4 hours, 25 minutes

Starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Sean Connery, and a busty girl with brown hair who is decapitated within the first 20 minutes

Plot synopsis:
A guy wakes up one morning and realizes he has no idea who is he or what he is doing. He goes around talking to mysterious other guys who mutter with German accents so after an hour and a half, I still have no idea who he is or what he is doing. While I take a nap, he trades briefcases with one of them, blows up several cars, parachutes down from rooftops, saves the world from destruction, and figures out that he is really a Hobbit with a very complicated family tree which will be meticulously explained in further episodes.

My version:
You've Got Mail with lots of Terms of Endearment from Sleepless Seattle Beaches
Running time: 90 minutes

Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Enough said.

Plot synopsis:
Beautiful young woman moves to New York City, where she rents a quaint little apartment with gleaming hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and six rooms for, apparently, $0 a month. She meets a handsome and charming man just before the cancer diagnosis devastates her entire life, and her childhood friend drags her out to the beach where she realizes that just because she is dying, that doesn't mean she has to give up on life. Then she dies.

(I just love movies! Please pass the popcorn before I fall asleep again.)



Geneva ARRT said...

I think you left something out of your title. Shouldn't it be "You've Got Mail with lots of Terms of Endearment from Sleepless Seattle Beaches Love Story"?

Fran Hill said...

Very funny. Why do you have all the good ideas? I'm always so tempted to steal.

Lily Robinson said...

Now Hubby and I are fighting... He wants to see the first one - me, the second!

Lesley said...

Geneva: I think my sequel will be ... You've Got Mail with lots of Terms of Endearment from Sleepless Seattle Beaches Love Story Under the Tuscan Sun. Guess how it will end?

Lesley said...

Fran: Feel free to steal! Just link back to my blog and tell people to read mind first so they won't realize right away that yours is funnier.

Lesley said...

Lily: Hubby and I NEVER agree on movies! In fact, I wrote this post while we watched one of his movies. End of Days, or End of Civilization, or End of My Attention Span, or something like that.

Rae said...

I am opting for the second one. Are you issuing free passes? Too funny.

adventuringmaya said...

Sorry Lesley, but if you're husband's movie has Sean Connery in it then I'm watching that one, particularly if I have to watch him for that long!

nothingprofound said...

I like your screenplay better. Just the right blend of romantic possibility crushed by a crass morbidity.

Lesley said...

Rae: Sure, free passes and all the popcorn you can eat! Come on over!

Lesley said...

Nothingprofound: haha!! Exactly. That's the kind of books I like to read, too.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin