“Did I Say Thousand Island?” is a love story set in the restaurant industry and it has been seen all over the world. My mission was to get it remade to raise funds for and awareness of the water crisis which is a global issue that affects all of us, but I realize that I can't make people care about water.
So why remake it? It's a positive and fun movie that celebrates the restaurant industry, unlike most movies in the past that put the industry down. It's a glimpse of the restaurant business which is a global industry. In the US alone, restaurants employ 14.7 million people, support 1 million restaurants, and draw in almost $8 billion in revenue per year. 1 in 3 Americans started their working life in restaurants and half of all Americans have worked in a restaurant at some point in their lives. (These figures are from the National Restaurant Association for 2016.)
In this time of growing fear in the world, people need distractions more than ever. They still go to the movie theatres in greater numbers than all sports events combined. But even in the movies, there are not too many that are story based, as opposed to action, thrill or horror based. I believed that we need more movies that leave you with a positive and happy feeling when you leave the movie theatre. This movie does that, and needs to be remade so more people can enjoy and even perhaps learn from the entertaining restaurant situations.
Hollywood seems to focus on movies for the young generations and don't aim movies at one of the largest demographic there is: Baby Boomers. They have more time and according to Wikipedia: Baby boomers control over 80% of personal financial assets and more than half of all consumer spending. So why not aim more movies at them? Maybe Hollywood is. With the surge of "reboots" of many 1980's shows both in the theatre and on the TV set, maybe they are waking up to the idea that maybe it's time to focus on someone besides the kids.