Strange Cru

I can’t get this resveratrol thing out of my head! And apparently others can’t either as they are already popping pills according to this WaPo story. Remember, pop corks not pills!

I think I will write my first screenplay based on these lab mice living longer. Here it goes.

Strange Cru

Synopsis: Two wine lovers find a mouse in their bottle of wine and decide to go on an odyssey return it to the winery for a refund. After battling two teams of vicious hockey players, the duo arrive at the winery where the vintner (Max von Sydow) refuses to give them a refund. Through it all, the mouse refuses to die thanks to sheer force of will–and a high dose of resveratrol.

Related: “The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew” [IMDB]

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4 Responses to “Strange Cru”

  1. Hmm, that plot sounds eerily familiar.

    But you remind me that it’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen the movie.

  2. Derrick,

    I’m your man for 80s pop culture.

  3. What we really need is a wine-based screenplay idea that riffs off “Fletch.”

  4. Fletch!

    How bout this: rich vintner (Russell Crowe–yes, a great wine role for him) with rich wife (Angelina Jolie) hires wine writer (Eric Asimov, as himself) to kill him and put him out of his misery…Wine writer uses journalistic skills to travel Utah’s wine country and discover that everything is not as it seems.

    Hey, not much, but it sure would be better than European “wine” Vacation with Chevy Chase falling in a fermentation vat in Italy and getting chased by vineyard dogs in the Rhone…


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