Whether they asked for it or not, debt came in every college students’ stocking this year—as did the accompanying questions from relatives. What are you actually going to do with that philosophy degree? How’s being a theater major panning out? Oh, you still haven’t found a job yet, dear?

Fitting, then, the motion-picture adaptation of Les Misérables hit the silver screen on Christmas Day. After watching the trailer and hearing actress Anne Hathaway sing “I Dreamed a Dream,” newly-minted Boston University alum Kevin Wang and now senior Mike Irving realized how applicable the song was to every college student stuck in today’s economy.

Just take the lyrics:

I dreamed a dream in times gone by,
When hope was high,
And life worth living.

Yeah, well, so did every college student in America. Sadly, a rare few are making money like Anne Hathaway—especially the ones touting a liberal arts degree. (Dream that dream now, freshmen. Once you graduate, you’ll realize the times have, indeed, gone by.)

To commemorate college students countrywide, Wang and Irving produced a parody video of the Les Mis trailer right here in the Hub. Using local students as actors and actresses, the duo emulated most of the shots and sequences from the original trailer. Enjoy!