Tuesday, June 10, 2008
My movie-star car
I finally watched Juno on DVD the other day, and I was struck by the fact that Juno drives my car: same make, same model, same color, possibly even the same year. This is the first time I've ever seen my car in a movie; it's a great car, but it just doesn't have the charisma to light up the big screen. What shocked me, though, is that when the makers of Juno were looking for the type of car a slightly clueless working-class couple would let a 16-year-old kid drive, they chose my car. That's right: as far as the movie industry is concerned, I drive a throwaway car....but I'm not throwing it away. It may not have movie-star looks, but as long as it keeps running, I'll keep driving.