Divorce, Single Parenting, Dating, Sex, & Self-Recovery

Ferris Bueller Gets a Divorce – My Dad’s Divorce Blog – The Movie

My Dad’s Divorce Blog ™, a major motion picture in development. (Today I found a link to the original shooting script from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.)

I kid. But I imagine it would make quite a screenplay.

The pitch: “Ferris Bueller gets a divorce.”


Staring as DAD, Matthew Broderick.

dad's divorce blog - a major motion picture

see the Ferris Beuller reprise commercial from Honda.


And his beautiful ex-y, Sarah Jessica Parker (uh, sure, she’s actually married to the guy above – similarities to ex-y acknowledged)

Dad's Divorce - the ex-y played by Sarah Jessica Parker


The ice breaker Felicia Day

My Dad's Divorce Blog - The Movie - Staring Felicia Day

wait… maybe Suzanne Vega would be better

Suzanne Vega LIVE

click for “If You Were In My Movie”


The love interest Mary Louise Parker (I’ll admit I have a thing for dark hair.)

My Dad's divorce blog, staring Mary Louise Parker


Young Son is, of course, played by Justin Beiber.

Dad's Divorce Blog stars Justin Beiber as the Young Son


And Young Daughter is played by Zendaya Coleman from Disney’s Shake It Up, cause we’ve gotta have a Disney tie-in.

Dad's Divorce Blog stars Zandaya Coleman from Disney's Shake It Up


The Med’s Doc in Suite 404 is played by Lawrence Fishburn.

Dad's Divorce Blog stars Samuel L. Jackson as the Med's Doc

“We’re going in without pills this time.”


The Talky Doc is played by Johnny Depp.

Dad's Divorce Blog stars Johnny Depp as the Talky Doc

“And how did that make you feel? Do you know what John Lennon said about his divorce/separation from Yoko? (pause) The separation didn’t work out.”


Liberal, Progressive, Spiritual, mentor, and Methodist Minister is played by Nathan Fillion (the Firefly dude)

The Off Parent Movie - starring Nathan Fillion

“There’s a dark forest, and a lot of sad feelings. Light a fire, or shoot your way out of it.”


And then again, maybe the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog is the better format.

dr. horribles sing along blog as a divorce metaphor

click to see dr. horrible in action

With this much fun, it’s bound to be a hit. Strippers, Online dating. Random sex. Recovery. Parenting. Ex-wives and ex-husbands. Now we just need someone to option the script. Takers?



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6 Responses

  1. brian

    That’s not Samuel L Jackson, it’s Larry Fishburn.

    April 5, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    • thewriter

      Brian, thanks. You are correct, and the post is corrected.

      September 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  2. Came across this posting in a google alert…I think it’s a great idea! And in a twist of irony, I run a website called DadsDivorce.com and I have been told my whole life I look like Ferris Bueller/Matthew Broderick! A movie based on a divorced dads blog featuring an actor I look like…very Twilight Zone-esque!

    April 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    • Hey there dadsdivorce.com, I’m happy to make your acquaintance. I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna get the part either. I”ll check out your site and add you to the resources page.

      Thanks for the comment. We Dad’s have to stick together.


      April 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • thewriter

      Hey, I’m adding your site to my blogroll. Thanks for you comment back in April.

      January 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm

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