Posted by Nick Poyner on October 19, 2011 at 6:51 am
You know that guy in high school (college, life, etc.) who brags about how he got totally wasted and did all this crazy stuff, bro? Every time he tells a story you mentally groan. Michael Alan Rubin is that awful friend of movies.
Rubin claims that The Hangover 2 was based on his life. Yikes! HE went to Asia to marry his wife. HE slept with a hooker. HE got way too drunk, thought he killed a guy and put him in an ice machine? The last one may not be true, but one thing is for sure: HE seems like an a**hole. Pardon my French, but is there any other word for it?
Now he is suing every person ever from the second Hangover movie. It’s safe to say he is not the first or last or even a notable person to go to Thailand. He is simply one of the people who have gone there one time. He claims he wrote his experiences in a script called Mickey and Kirin. Apparently he and his wife were getting married but ended up fighting over money or some problem that everyone has. Rubin clearly doesn’t understand the idea of attracting the biggest possible audience with ability to relate. Although in some ways the original Hangover did that, the second was mostly a reason to be thankful you weren’t there.
But, by far the best part of this story is Rubin is also suing because The Hangover 2 is different than his story. I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure this is the exact opposite of what he is originally suing for.
Similarities + Difference = Not the Same
Mr. Rubin: You just got mathed!!!! The reason the movie appears different is because it was written and produced by people who were not Michael Alan Rubin, and any relation to his life reveals a sad, sad coincidence. Sad times infinity even. I win. He wants people to know that although it is his movie, the drugs and the transsexuals weren’t correct.
“Bro, don’t get me confused with the guy in the movie! …But, like, also it was my movie.” –Michael Alan Rubin
This is awful on so many levels. This guy is one of the worst. Sorry, Michael Alan Rubin,
You’ve Got to be Kidding Me.