If Your Life Were a Movie, What Scene is “Now”?


By web gangsta | Published:

WHERE ARE YOU IN THE MOVIE? is a web gadget that calculates where you are in your current lifespan, then applies that figure to one of several different movies in order to show you what scene in the film represents your “now”.

I know, it sounds complicated.  Let’s take an example, shall we?

  • The movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has a total running time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 55 seconds.
  • If you expect to live 90 years, and you were born in May 1979, then you are at about the 1/3 mark of your life.
  • Doing some complicated math, WHERE YOU ARE IN THE MOVIE takes the film and determines where that exact 1/3 point in the film would be, then shows you the exact scene in the film that represents.

Using the 1/3 of our life as an example, these are the scenes we would be in various movies:

  • Ferris Bueller:  we’d be just about to park the car in the downtown Chicago parking garage
  • The Princess Bride: we’d be having a battle of wits with a Sicilian (with death on the line)
  • The Wizard of Oz: we’d be just about to meet the Scarecrow
  • Star Wars: we’d be telling the Stormtroopers, “these are not the droids you’re looking for”.