If highly paid and trained trained professionals can take a year or two and spend $60
million or so to come up with a film like, say, "Arthur," what chance do
relative amateurs with no money and a 48 hour production schedule have of
making something good? Especially when they are constrained by arbitrary,
somewhat bizarre strictures, including a requisite line of dialogue (such as "Yes,
I mean I hope so!"), a character (Marty
or Mary Quinzani - second in command), and a prop (a magnet).