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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wait. Isn't this a movie already?

Well, you may recall my good friends Heath Corson and Richie Keen put together a great little comedy called Hooked, about a hard-working schmoe who lucks into a pair of tickets to the Academy Awards, and then has to find a date to go with him. It's a great premise, with a outstanding cast including Jeff Garlin, Zach Braff and Rebecca Romijn, and it did well last year at the film festivals.

That's it, right?

Interestingly enough, no! In a classic case of life imitating art, there's now a guy on Craigslist who claims to be in the same situation, and he's looking for a date for the Academy Awards!

Here's his posting:

Reply to:
Date: 2007-02-17, 2:44PM PST


It looks like due to a huge screenwriting windfall they want to give me 2 tickets to the Oscars. Being single right now means, yes, I need a date. So I thought I'd try to find a "real" date with someone outside my ususal circle of friends.

I'm 38, successful, I'm told I'm good looking, blondish hair with blue eyes, 185 pounds and 6 feet tall. The only thing I ask is that you can be discrete when staring at celebrities, and of course don't be embarrassing while we are at the after-parties. Drunk is fine (and fun), embarrassing is not.

I'd think we should meet up before for a drink and see if we hit it off. Please send a couple pictures when you reply, not just asking me to send one first. I posted this weeks ago and ended up with someone who flaked.


I'd now like to say that I don't know this guy, I have no idea if this is actually real or not, I make absolutely no guarantees whatsoever about any of this.

But if you wanna go, you might wanna send an email and then get those gowns outa storage, girls!


Anonymous Alex said...

Maybe I should go with him, That way I wouldn't have to decide about what to do that night.

2/22/2007 11:40 AM

Anonymous rkeen said...

As the co-writer and director of "Hooked" - let me just say my mind is offiially blown!

2/22/2007 10:51 PM

Blogger Heath said...

I met with the guy for "drinks" to see if I was "good enough" to go to the "Oscars" with him...And let me just say, I don't think that guy even HAS tickets. And he didn't call. Or cuddle. Now I'm depressed.

2/23/2007 9:01 AM


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