“I’m just living the dream.”
You’ve heard it a hundred times. Maybe you’re even guilty of saying it. Nobody really knows what it means, though. If you watched last week’s episode of “Big Time In Hollywood, FL,” and I trust that you did, then you know that sometimes the dream is hard to let go of.
Due to the economy, poor choices, or maybe just a lack of motivation, many of us tucked our tails and returned back to Mom and Dad after college. For some, this is an embarrassment, and something that must be rectified as soon as possible. For others, like our two struggling actor/director protagonists, this is the dream.
Now, it’s not a terrible plan — in theory. Live off of your parents’ dime until you hit it big. I know plenty of people who’ve gone down this path. Some were trying to develop the next big iPhone app, and others were just waiting for a pay bump from that 28k salary so they could afford to move out. But even your parents have a breaking point, and there will come a time when your free ride ends.
For Jack and Ben, moving out and getting real, grown-ass man jobs just wasn’t an option — not if they were ever to reach Spielberg status, at least. Jack and Ben had a dream, and not even the dreaded, crushing words of their Father, Alan, could stand in the way. Sure, hiring an actor (Ben Stiller) to play a drug dealer and stage a kidnapping in an wild attempt to extort money from their parents may sound extreme, but the real question is this: How far would you go to live your dream? “Big Time In Hollywood, FL” tells the tale of a generation that’s just trying to live the dream..
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