This week's Fun Monday host is From the Planet of Janet.
Write the brief synopsis of this film that you might use to pitch this project and cast the principal players. Who would play you? You can either cast or ignore significant others, children and/or pets. This is, after all, YOUR movie about you you YOU! Illustrate as needed with casting photos or filming locations. Your life not interesting enough? Hey, this is Hollywood. Never let the facts get in the way of a good story!
I found this one really hard and had to make it entirely fiction. So here goes.....
A young family moves from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Palembang, Indonesia for a two year assignment. Filled with optimism and a sense of adventure, they embrace their new life but soon find themselves adjusting instead to an incredibly uneventful lifestyle.
Not long after they arrive, a powerful earthquake rocks Palembang. This happens during the daytime when the wife, Amanda, is out with their son Aaron. Their driver abandons them and runs for his own safety. The initial quake leaves many old buildings in ruins and the roads impassable.
Of course, the networks are all jammed and cellphones are useless. Long before their move to Indonesia, Amanda and Richard have a conversation about emergencies and how, if separated, they will both make their own way back home to meet. Amanda needs to find her way back alone. She is still unfamiliar with the roads and relies on the direction of other panicked people. In the chaos, thugs are out looting and robbing wherever they can. Amanda soon finds that she is an easy target because she doesn't look local and more importantly, she looks rich.
After an arduous three days stumbling around and hiding whenever needed, she finally reaches her home. Luckily Richard is already there.
Amanda - Shela Majid (This is a Malaysian singer that I've been told I look like :P)
Richard - Takeshi Kaneshiro (Looks nothing like Richard except for the eyebrows but I've always thought he was cute)
Aaron - Aaron (Nobody could possibly be as cute as him. And besides, he's a born actor)
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