Monday, March 3, 2008

Fun Monday - Movies and Me

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)

OK. Now go visit The Planet of Janet for more blockbusters.


janet said...

bravo, amanda!

and yes, aaron MUST play himself! no one could match that face!

thank you for playing this week. i'll see you at the academy awards next year when you pick up your best-picture award!

Simply Jenn said...

I love it! Sounds like a movie worth seeing.

Robin said...

What a sense of adventure...just a few posts into my reading, I realize I made this much more difficult than it was.

Or I completely lack imagination!

Nice story, I could "see" it in your telling :).

Kellan said...

That was great Amanda! That really happened? WOW! I loved this and I would definitely want to see this movie! Have a good day - Kellan

Bilbo said...

I think this would be a great movie...especially the scene where Amanda beats to a pulp a group of thugs who were threatening Aaron. Aaron, of course, smiles because he knows mom's looking out for him.

Sandy said...

I would definitely buy a ticket for this movie!

Terrific job and Aaron is SUCH a cutie!

Jettie said...

i don't get to travel much...great story!!! cute little guy!!

Karmyn R said...

Yikes - that movie would have me gripping the edge of my seat and biting my knuckles!

Karina said...

Wow, sounds like a REALLY good movie, you should write this up for real! And I love that you cast your son as himself! ;-)

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Oh now this one sounds great! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Mariposa said...

Love your casting and how you introduce Aaron!

Nap Warden said...


Peter said...

Well done Amanda.