When the passionate brother of the bland man she is engaged to marry falls madly in love with her, a woman must decide which man is right for her.

    dpg Singularity Asked on October 2, 2015 in Examples.

    For the popular romantic movie “Moonstruck”  (1987).  29 words

    “Must decide”?  How often have I dinged other loglines for outlining a plot where the character must decide to do something!  Isn’t a logline supposed to be about what happens after a character decides?

    But  I don’t see any other way of characterizing the story arc of Loretta, the main character. This is a romance, a story about relationships, where what is usually the complementary “B” story in other genres  is the central story around which all the action pivots.  

    Loretta is trapped between 2 brothers, the bland one she agrees to marry, the passionate one who falls in love with her — and she with him.  She has to choose between her head and heart, between her superstitious fear of bad luck and taking a risk for true love.

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      I agree with dpk. Initially reading your logline left a lot to be desired.

      AntSivik Penpusher Reviewed on October 3, 2015.
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        It’s true about romance stories being mostly about the decision to either follow the heart or the head, however I firmly believe that in most good love stories a goal awaits the characters beyond the mere decision it self.

        I haven’t seen Moonstruck (you’re on to me romance isn’t my genre…), is there a consequence established as a result of either choice she makes? Also is there a B story separate to the love interests?

        Nir Shelter Singularity Reviewed on October 5, 2015.
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          ” When an older brother’s bride-in-waiting falls passionately in love with the rebellious younger brother, an Italian-American family finds itself in on the verge of a crisis”.

          kbfilmworks Samurai Reviewed on October 6, 2015.
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            “When an older man’s young bride-in-waiting falls passionately in love with his rebellious younger brother, an Italian-American family finds itself on the verge of a crisis”.

            kbfilmworks Samurai Reviewed on October 6, 2015.
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