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I was reading somewhere the other day that Seinfeld wouldn’t work today because most of the character’s “problems” or dilemmas could easily be fixed by a simple phone call (or text). And it got me thinking about some movies that would be over right away if the characters had a cellphone handy.
So, the question I ask today is: what movies would be impossible to make nowadays because of cellphones?
Mrs. Doubtfire is another that comes to mind. Someone would see Robin Williams dressing up in old woman drag and immediately pull out their phone to record it and post it online. His schtick would be over ASAP.
So what about you, screenagers? What are some movies that would need a heavy rewrite thanks to the invention of cellphones?
I’ll see you in the trenches.