Hollywood’s Take On High School And College

According to Present data, in Case you Are heading into a class , you Are most likely to do that this month or next with July and August procuring 23% and 21% of those reunion bookings. While curiosity about former classmates was known to motivate a while to attend, attendance rates for reunions vary from just 20-30%. Decreases also have been noted and credited to Facebook’s ability to answer those nagging questions.

Reunion movies Appear to be on a downward spiral, not able to create Action adventures were allowed for by The type of blockbuster buzz. Director/producer Rocky Lang, (White Squall), writer of Growing Up Hollywood and the approaching Letters from Hollywood, grew up in the film business, where his daddy Jennings Lang produced movies including Airport 1975 and Earthquake.

He isn’t gambling on Hollywood carrying on some large or midsize budget films in the reunion genre later on.

The midsize budget film is a thing of the past. My dad predicted this Surroundings when he made Earthquake in 1974 and coined it’an event’.

This was the very first time that wording was used and naturally, it is now used all the time. He understood as cable went to more houses more romantic story telling would be looked at at home and the only reason people would want to go to the movies, pay for parking, battle traffic was to see an occasion.”

That seems like bad news for reunion screenplays and anyone wanting The Big Chill sequel. “I think films like The Big Chill have a much better chance of being adapted into a series than being viewed as a movie,” says Lang about the present film climate in Hollywood.

Happily there are some classic reunion flicks that are worth watching Particularly if you are gearing up for a reunion and wanting to receive a dose of humor or comebacks.

Says reunion enthusiast and Hollywood historian Laurie Jacobson, “Nearly all of us have been to a school reunion– even if it’s only a one-on-one crash running into your previous boyfriend or girlfriend or the class bully whenever you are in the worst possible form you could maintain and still be standing. Laughing at it on screen will help to take the sting out of those moments. It is a shared experience.”

Highlighted below are just five college reunion films that Allow one to dive without Spanx or dieting into the reunion fun.

With a life box office gross of over $56 million, The Big Chill remains At the very peak of the listing for reunion flicks even without gymnasium setting or the standard reunion ballroom or average reunion motivator. Focusing on the reunion of seven former college friends when they meet for one more friend’s funeral, the movie investigates maturity transitions and life detours that are seldom what we predicted.

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams, the film is among the most acclaimed of this college reunion genre garnering Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Close) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

This fantasy-driven school reunion movie is all about time travel Do-overs–good, bad, and mad. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, and Barry Miller, the movie ties The Big Chill for accolades including three Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Turner), Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design. Peggy Sue Got Married has grossed more than $41 million at the box office.

American Reunion (2012)

The fourth installment of this American Pie franchise, American Reunion has grossed over $57 million since launch its own predecessors in 2012. Much more slapstick than The Big Chill, the film, directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossbert stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Tara Reid and revisits old friendships 13 years following high school graduation. Laughs, life lessons, and plenty of immaturity, American Reunion also frequently reminds us that some people never grow up.

Gross Pointe Blank (1997)

Because even strike guys are interested to see how their classmates turned out, Gross Pointe Blank takes you to the complex action-packed reunion of gloomy and misunderstood hitman Martin Q. Blank. Grossing over $28 million at the box office, the film, directed by George Armitage and inspired by screenwriter Tom Jankiewicz’s high school reunion invitation, stars John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, and Dan Aykroyd.

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Most experts will agree that no tenth year high school reunion has done more To get Post-it notes than Romy and Michele’s. Starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow and led by David Mirkin, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion Highlights mean girls and vibrant lies that backfire. Grossing $29 million, This cult favorite reminds us the time seldom stands still. When it comes To high school immaturity, that’s an excellent thing.

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