Seriously though, if life was like the movies, it would be really easy to avoid hardship. Police officers could save up their sick leave so they wouldn’t have to go to work in the days leading up to retirement. Brides could suffer severe wedding jitters and be reasonably sure they could still chase down their grooms. Women with gambling debts would be avoided at all costs, as could Garden State-esque hipsters, easily identifiable by their permanent residence on the hoods of cars. We’d be able to defeat alien invasions with comparatively little initial bloodshed. Zombies still might overwhelm most of the general population, though.