The "Centered Maniac"
In the frenzy of daily life, we seldom pause for a second of “me time,” let alone a vacation. The more that stacks up, the harder it falls. This is true for everyone. So we wanted to make sure the trash gag came across as a relatable moment for the audience.
“We’ve all done it,” Director Daniel Cook wrote in his treatment. “You find your phone in the microwave, put your shoes on before your pants. You can’t even take out the trash without screwing it up. You’re one mishap away from having a meltdown, standing out in the yard in your underwear cussing at the birds. And nobody wants to see that. The trash-plosion isn’t an isolated occurrence, but a microcosm of your life, the peak of an all-too-familiar crescendo of chaos, where more and more, everything you touch turns to shit.
So the moral here is, you don’t just wanna get away; you need to.
To drive home this message, we would use an approach that Daniel referred to in his treatment as “The Centered Maniac.”