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Bridesmaids & How Escalation Began w/ Bachelorette

Bachelorette is a new “girls-only” comedy starring Kirsten Dunst (who made it and lost it), Isla Fisher (who almost made it and faded away), Lizzy Caplan (never quite made it), and Rebel Wilson (jury’s out).  It basically looks like the type of film we would make up in either our Fake Movie Friday or during one of our improv shows.  It was made purely to capitalize on the Bridesmaids money that proved that women could be funny or whatever.  What is weird however is that it takes about 12-15 months to rip off an idea and get it into theaters in time.  I cant imagine anyone will care about this movie, but then again it’s not trying to get me to see it.

Check out this studio-forced abortion of non-humor here:

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Fake Movie Friday – The Lucky Picture

Nicholas Sparks is known far and wide for basically taking the same book and re-working it so he can squeeze another Channing Tatum vehicle out of it.  Knowing this, my good friends Michelle Tully and Tom Censani, came up with a play on The Lucky One called The Lucky Picture.  I have taken several liberties with their plot as it was originally only 4 drunken sentences I wrote on my iPhone in the bar.

The film stars Chris Pine as a down on his luck surgeon named Max.  Patient after patient has died on his watch and he is having what surgeons call “bad luck”.  He considers at one point giving up his profession, his life, and moving back from the big city to the midwest to open up a small-town practice. One night while out with his friends and few too many drinks, he takes a cab home and in the backseat there is a random polaroid headshot of a woman.  The photo is of Isla Fisher. He speaks to the photo and says something lame like “I bet she’s having better luck than me…wherever she is…”

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