What I would do tonight if I had a time machine

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So many possibilities… Would I go back to side with the brash young Joe Namath and bet on the Jets in Super Bowl III? Would I go back and load up on Apple stock (and then make a quick pit stop in 2011 on my way back to sell it all and bury the cash in my backyard till I get back to today)?

Um… No.

I’m sitting around with the girls (Molly, Claudia and Corinne), watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower. So tonight, if I had the infinitely valuable power to travel back in time, I would go back to the ’80s and premake a not-especially-successful teen movie with Brat Packers. (Of course, John Hughes would direct.)

Watch the movie if you want. It’s an adequate coming-of-age pic. You don’t have to watch the movie to get the point of this post though. All it takes is checking out the crazy-ass polyjuice potion Emma Watson took to transform herself into Ally Sheedy.

Ally Sheedy as Sam
Ally Sheedy as Sam

And from there, we were off to the races. So, I present to you, my back to the future casting of The Perks of Being a Wallflower:

Christian Slater as Charlie
Christian Slater as Charlie
Johnny Depp as Patrick
Johnny Depp as Patrick
Rob Lowe as Brad
Rob Lowe as Brad
Demi Moore as Candace
Demi Moore as Candace
Mare Winningham as Mary Elizabeth
Mare Winningham as Mary Elizabeth

And, since Joan Cusack is already in the movie, she could keep her role. She’d just be playing a really young psychiatrist.

Joan Cusack as herself
Joan Cusack as herself

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