'My Man Godfrey' (1936) Irene, a spoiled, rich girl on a scavenger hunt for a "forgotten man," finds him at the city dump in the form of an erudite bum named Godfrey. He soon becomes the butler for her highly dysfunctional family. Through a series of comedic circumstances -- and a savvy stock deal -- Godfrey ends up helping her father, who is in dire financial straits The update: So why is Godfrey penniless this time around? Why, he's lost all of his savings thanks to Bernie Madoff. And in this remake, he saves the family by brokering a deal to have them star in their own reality TV show. Suggested casting: Since the film's original stars -- Carole Lombard and William Powell -- were ex-husband and wife in real life, it seems fitting to reunite former spouses Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles.
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