The most recent movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, according to the director, takes inspiration from a fascinating true story. In this film, Jennifer Lawrence portrays a woman facing financial struggles who, after losing her car, answers a peculiar advertisement, setting off a series of entertaining escapades.
The director of Jennifer Lawrence's latest blockbuster movie spilled the beans that it's inspired by a real-life story.
The actress known for her role in The Hunger Games portrays a struggling woman. Her car gets taken away, and she can't work, so she answers a strange ad.
The ad promises a car to anyone who can set up a date with the shy 19-year-old son of two well-off cryptocurrency investors.
For Lawrence's unlucky character, it seems like a straightforward job, but, of course, things turn out to be more complicated than they initially appear, leading to a series of comical mishaps.
In a delightful twist, it comes to light that the movie's make-believe ad was actually inspired by a real Craigslist posting, which you can check out right here.
Filmmaker Gene Stupnitsky got the inspiration for the movie when he stumbled upon a Craigslist ad placed by a couple seeking a date for their son, as shared by the director in an Entertainment Weekly interview.
He said: "I read it, and I thought, 'This is wild. Who is the woman that answers this ad?'."
"And I thought, 'Oh, that'll be a great role for my friend Jennifer Lawrence'."
Lawrence shared with Entertainment Weekly: "Gene read the Craigslist ad to me, and I died laughing."
"I thought it was hilarious, but there wasn't a script or anything. I just thought he had a funny idea. And then a couple of years later, he handed me the funniest script I've ever read in my life."
But what does the ad actually say? It seems like HuffPost picked it up when it started spreading like wildfire.
The parent wrote: "This is going to sound strange but my son is a senior in High School and I want to help him. He's 18 and will go away to Harvard in the fall. He's extremely smart but socially awkward, has never had a girlfriend and I'm sure he's a virgin."
They then explained that their son is "very handsome" and that they're looking for a "cute young girl" to date him in hopes of "turning him from high school nerd to cool college kid."
To get the lady interested in their son, the parents make it clear that she should be around the same age as their boy and be willing to buy two concert tickets.
Things get intense at this point, as the parent explained: "Then you seduce him and take his virginity. Keep dating him (and showing him different sex positions) til he goes to college and then let him go gently so he'll have the confidence to date other girls once he's there."
They added: "In return, I'll make your financial issues disappear."
If anyone were to discover this plan or even agree to go along with the ruse, it's tough to imagine their self-assurance improving.
The trust issues, goodness gracious!
Yet, director Gene Stupnitsky's creative genius really stands out in this film. Jennifer Lawrence's humor skills enhance the movie's engaging and one-of-a-kind cinematic journey.