Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Life Is A Movie...Now Pay Me

Oh, the injustice!  Oh, the horror!  Imagine having your very own story stolen from you.  There you are minding your own business and muddling through this mad, crazy world, when you decide to take a break from all the chaos and go see a movie.  You know, escape from reality for a couple of hours.

Well, lo and behold, instead of being entertained and amused, you witness your very own life playing out right there on the big screen!  That is the claim of one Michael Alan Rubin.  Mr. Rubin has filed a lawsuit claiming the movie The Hangover Part 2 ripped off his life story.  He claims the film stole its story from the screenplay he wrote chronicling his mishaps in Asia.
Wait, what?

I am pretty sure that The Hangover Part 2 stole its story from The Hangover Part One.  Anyone who has seen it can tell you that it is the exact same movie only in a different location.  But if this dude can file an actual lawsuit claiming a movie plot was his own life story, then I am making an appointment to see my attorney tomorrow.  I think I have some very solid cases, and I smell a big, fat settlement coming my way.

For one, the movie The Jerk took a very personal moment, the first time I saw my name published, and shared it with the world:

If that isn't bad enough, how about the personal moments I spend with my family?  The movie Uncle Buck obviously has my car wiretapped to catch all the conversations I have with my two nieces and my nephew:

Then, to add insult to injury, even my relaxation time with friends has been ripped from my life and splashed all over the silver screen by the movie Steel Magnolias:

And, it isn't just me.  I am taking my mother with me tomorrow to the lawyer's office.  I think she has a case as well.  Anyone who knows her at all would tell you this is certainly her disguised as a character in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes:

If all of the above isn't humiliating enough, I also have to live with the knowledge that my entire family has been followed, recorded, reviewed, and imitated.  This may qualify as a class-action lawsuit.  The movie Sordid Lives is obviously based on my very own family:

All I can say is if Mr. Michael Alan Rubin thinks his life story is movie-worthy, he ain't met me yet.


  1. All I can say is, Tawanda is my hero!

  2. I think you have a case! And I also think that the next time we are together, instead of having a sing-off or a dance-off we should have ourselves a "Steel Magnolia"-off.

  3. New BFF here. I just cannot believe someone else has seen Sordid Lives!