Friday, December 21, 2007

Misleading movie synopses

A while back, I saw a listing from a television programming guide that read thusly:

The Wizard of Oz:  Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.

So, with a nod to the ultimate spinners in the White House (nobody can obfuscate like them), and in the spirit of Friday fun, I decided to come up with a few of my own:

The Godfather: a World War II veteran returns home to New York to help his aging father run the family business.

Jaws: an oceanographer, a cop, and a crotchety old salt team up to try to land the biggest fish in the waters around a small New England town.

Dr. Zhivago
: a respected city doctor destroys his marriage and family in pursuit of a high-society harlot.

The Exorcist: when therapy and discipline prove insufficient, a frustrated mother finally turns to her priest for help in counseling her misbehaving daughter.

Caddyshack: caught in the middle of a conflict between a corrupt judge, a menacing groundskeeper, and two eccentric millionaires, a confused young man struggles to maintain his identity.

Jurassic Park: when complications arise, an old man's dream of building an amusement park is cruelly dashed by nay-sayers.

See ya at the movies!


J. Kevin James said...

Don't forget Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Having failed dismally as Santa's helpers, two unlikely characters shirk their responsibilities for a life of adventure. They eventually find their way home after capturing, defanging, and removing from it's natural environment, an endangered arctic animal.

J. Kevin James said...

Dade, great blog, by the way!! I'm an avid reader!!

Shus li said...

ahahaha this is a hoot!