Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Movie Plot Translation Game: Answers

It's time to reveal the answers to last week's Movie Plot Translation Game! I had a lot of people guess, both on and off the blog, and I was impressed, overall, with how many people got some of the incredibly difficult ones. So kudos to all of you -- now it's time to reveal the answers!

#100 - Help the kids for some reason from the desert abode must be unjust. (2000s family movie)

#200 - In the chorus, where fear anti-Semitism that emotional development manager of the farmer's daughter who is 3. (1970s musical)
Fiddler on the Roof

#300 - At that time, his father, Eddie, who was married last year. However, the difference between the women of the father. I think that the girl is the best choice for you. (1960s... family rom-com?)
The Courtship of Eddie's Father

#400 - Biographical files, Director and Howard in the early years of the 20th century, a pioneer in aviation, the profession of Hughes Middle-1940. (2000s drama)
The Aviator

#500 - The establishment of foreign funds of $ beating the s*** that goes beyond a few seconds before the Earth is destroyed by his friend Ford, recommended by the scientists called the new world. (2000s comedy)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

#600 - Armed robbers ball and Tiger is actually two Liao dynasty, Willie tries to convince forests and pressures of civilization. (1960s kids' movie)
The Jungle Book

#700 - Hostility against the body and the other, but relative. (1990s rom com)
You've Got Mail

#800 - The above obligation to sisters of Henry VIII. (2000s drama)
The Other Boleyn Girl

#900 - For all ages, kids, dogs and hunting adventures and stories touched my cream. (1970s family movie that is WAY too high on my list.)
Where the Red Fern Grows

#1000 - Women: official training widow Bin monasteres Autriche. (1960s musical)
The Sound of Music

#1100 - A widow, took the elder son of the King of Siam on the issue. (1950s musical)
The King and I

#1200 - Nurses are responsible for a player can't talk, you will find that the personal representative of the confused with him. (1960s psychological drama)

#1300 - As a story about a girl of 14 years to collect diaries low teens, including you know here kiss. (2000s teen comedy that probably nobody has ever seen but me)
Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging

#1400 - A person able to unify the high school girl of his dreams, despite the fact that her husband is a disaster. (1990s comedy)
There's Something About Mary

#1500 - Marinated Fennel agents, as he was a magical flying piano anywhere in the world, but was soon in trouble. (1980s kids' short)
Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?

#1600 - Fall Turkey argues that the key to the prosperity of Maya rulers, when standing on the other to build temples, and human sacrifice. Jaguar paw and sacrifice captured trying to escape the fate of men. (2000s action drama)

#1700 - The rocker went to Ohio on his biggest fan TV farewell kiss before he pulled from a small town. (1960s musical)
Bye Bye Birdie

#1800 - He kidnapped the woman a man sends a message and the stray cats. The owner of the cat, the FBI said. Central Bureau of investigation is trying to follow the cats jealous people and get the action of nosy neighbors. (1960s kids movie)
That Darn Cat!

#1900 - Wholesale with little success in Italy open top. (1970s crime drama)
Mean Streets

#2000 - Dave Seville finds success in the fight between the three Chipmunks lyrics: mischievous leader Alvin, Simon and Theodore, and fat affect. (And we'll close off with an easy one for you.)
Alvin and the Chipmunks

How many did you get right? How many have you seen, but you've never have guessed that's what they were from the given plot? :-)


  1. Fiddler on the Roof and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fall into the former category, while Holes, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Sound of Music, and The King and I fall into the latter category.

    Perhaps not surprisingly, I've never heard of Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?, but upon seeing the still image (and looking at the name), I was not surprised to learn that it was a Dr. Seuss thing.


    1. Yeah, Pontoffel Pock is one of those half-hour Dr. Seuss TV specials I watched a lot as a kid. It's certainly not one of the better ones.

  2. I'm very curious as to why Holes has such a high rank in your ratings. I looked to see if you had a linked review online, but I didn't find one. I like the movie, but I just wondered if there was something special about it for you?

    1. Yeah, I saw it long enough ago that I might not have ever written a formal review for it. I was a big fan of the book, and the movie is one of the best book adaptations I've ever seen. I love the characters and the way everything comes together in the end and the several different stories that all interweave. It may be a little high in my chart (should maybe closer down to 175 or so) but it's still definitely one of my favorite kids' movies.

    2. Cool! I think I'll look for the book to read with Bella. And then show her the movie when we're done. :)

    3. You should! It was one of my favorite books growing up.