Sunday, December 4, 2011

Movie, Schmovie

December 4:Reverb Broads Prompt
In the movie version of your life, which actor/actress would 
play you and the significant players in your life? 
What kind of movie is it (e.g., made-for-TV, action, emo/indie, etc.)? 
What would be the major plot points, and how will it end?
courtesy of Emily at

So, here's the thing. I don't really think of my life as something to be put on on the screen. I love my life. It is very interesting to me. There are parts of it that could actually be made into decent little vignettes. But two hours of something? I just don't see it.

Also, I don't know much about movies and such. I know that the last movie I saw in the theater was An Education and that was in February of 2009. I actually watch a lot of movies and television shows thanks to Netflix and Amazon streaming, but I don't analyse them. I watch. Well, sort of, anyway. I'm often doing something else.
This is Me

So, since whatever movie about me would likely have food, I suspect it would be some sort of home-based indie movie, centered around the kitchen table, with lots of talking about nothing. Sorry, i can't think of any movies that really represent that. As for the actors and actresses? Honestly, I've got no one. Several other Reverb Broads bloggers have commented about the lack of plus-sized actresses, so that's certainly a hurdle. And I even went so far as to search for actress with dark hair and blue eyes. Going through the list, and assuming that size is relative, there's not a single one of them I would chose to be me. Maybe, maybe, maybe, Zooey Deschanel, but only as Trillian in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And a lot of that is only because that's what I've seen her in. Though I would love for any the words to come out of my mouth to be as witty as anything either Lauren Graham or Alexis Bledel said in Gilmore Girls. Also, my eyes are easily as blue as either of theirs.

As for the other players in my life. Um, I just don't think that way. I've never really send someone on screen and thought, "my word, that actor is just like that person I know."

So, to make life simple and at the very least pay homage to the intent of Emily's* prompt, I guess my movie is going to be a documentary where the people I know and love are sitting around a big wooden dining table, eating and drinking and talking and maybe playing cards, and everyone just is, just as they are.

*Afterall, she is the only one of these lovely bloggers I actually know in person


  1. Thanks for humoring my prompt. :)

  2. I think Dawn French, back in her French & Saunders days would suit you down to the ground -- woman-sized, pretty, clever, and funny!

  3. I like the idea of a documentary! I said I'd rather do a reality show than have a movie of my life...I wasn't clever enough to think documentary. Nicely written!

  4. My Dinner with Andre?
    Big Night?
    Babette's Feast?
    Julie and Julia?

    And Dawn French would be a fun choice. Of course, knowing your way with a bottle of wine, Jennifer Saunders from her AbFab days would not be a stretch either. :-)

  5. I love Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel - I was trying to figure out a way to fit them into my movie, so glad to see they might make an appearance in yours :-)!