The other day, someone randomly pointed out to me that Space Jam, from 1996, starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny, is the highest grossing basketball movie of all time. This led to all sorts of questions, including what exactly counts as a basketball movie (ie, is Teen Wolf eligible? What about How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days?)
Anyway, as conversations like this tend to do, the topic soon moved to a place that within a mere five years of when I saw Space Jam in the theatres (twice, actually), I had moved permanently to Australia, found my life’s calling, and gotten married.
So there you have it, we decided. You want to find your life’s calling and get married? All you have to do is see Space Jam. I am living proof.
Or am I? Maybe it’s not as simple as that. Maybe you have to actually help Space Jam become the highest grossing basketball movie of all time. I did. I saw it twice, and each time I had friends with me.
Or maybe it’s not quite so complex. Maybe you can help any film become the highest grossing basketball movie of all time. Maybe that’s the way to ensure your imminent discovery of life’s calling and partner?
If that’s something you’re looking for, what are your prospects? Maybe you better be hoping that the rumored Color of Money-like basketball film starring Mark Wahlberg and Justin Bieber becomes a reality. And soon.
It might be your best bet.