A lone wolf con artist seduces a woman by pretending to be someone else, but must first spend Christmas with her family, whom he grows to love.

    Mentor Posted on November 8, 2019 in Family.
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      On second thought, “Lone wolf” might be the wrong word.

      But you guys can see the arc, right?

      He goes from loner/loveless/cold/materialistic to genuine/humble/decent/selfless, etc. If not I need a better word ha.

      Mentor Answered on November 8, 2019.
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        I think this is the strongest logline of all your variations. It focuses more on the dilemma of the protag (i.e.: will he continue conning once he loves this family?) more than the nature of the con (i.e.: He has an attachment-free lifestyle, and she is wholesome), and I like that angle more than the clash of individual personalities between the protag and his “love.” I think it’s a better story.

        Penpusher Answered on November 9, 2019.
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          Hi Mike,

          Thanks – I’m tempted to go forward with this one.

          I just hope the intention and obstacle are both strong enough.

          Yeah – it’s the dilemma I want to be the thing that attracts you as opposed to the other things going on (snowstorm, cops on his tail, etc).

          Carved down to its essence, this is the film I had in mind.

          Does this logline conjure up all the right images in your head? 

          Mentor Answered on November 9, 2019.
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            INTENTION: To live a real life… To be with her… To get out of the game.

            OBSTACLE: His life with the woman is founded on lies. Perhaps his past life/the real one is coming back to destroy him? (Cops… Old friends…etc.) 

            Perhaps he has trust issues? Has a hard time letting anyone in?

            Mentor Answered on November 11, 2019.
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