A thirty-something manchild, desperate to get his recently-dumped best friend laid, takes him to a party where his friend falls for a woman who only wants sex, whilst he falls in love for the first time… with his friend’s ex-fiance.

    Mentor Posted on January 10, 2020 in Romance.
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      Definitely something in this idea. However, surely this guy has met his best friend’s fianc√© before? The way this is worded makes it sound like this guy falls in love with his best friend’s ex-fiance at the party. Is that right?

      I’m not sure including the bit about his friend falls for a woman who only wants sex is necessary. That seems like the B-story to me.

      When he falls in love for the first time with his best friend’s ex, a thirty-something man-child must find a new girlfriend for his recently dumped amigo before he can follow his heart.¬†


      Singularity Answered on January 10, 2020.
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        Hi Mike,

        I’m going to plot this out today…

        You might be right about the B-plot thing – we’ll see. I want to show how the friends are going in opposite directions, the straight man/recently dumped/wants-commitment and marriage falls for a woman who only wants sex.

        Meanwhile, the manchild/mr.uncommitable falls for someone who does want commitment… and who happens to be the ex. They have met before. She was looking for “lightning” or “that spark” – which is why she dumped our straight man. She finds “lightning” with the manchild.

        So yeah – we’ve got four people. Plenty of conflict. I might heighten this by making the two women best friends. We’ll see. That might be too much. But it will certainly build to an interesting boiling point.

        It was going to be about sex, love, relationships, friendships and growing up. That bromance will still be at the forefront of things.

        Mentor Answered on January 10, 2020.

        I like the idea that it’s kinda got a slight body swap element to it (without the actually body swap). It works as a dual protagonist story so I would maybe frame the logline more as such. Make the focus more central and highlight the comedic contrasts – the playboy who falls in love with his best friend’s ex, the straight guy who just wants sex (I know this isn’t quite what you said but I feel like it could work). You could definitely have it so the straight guy is set up with a promiscuous woman who actually falls in love with him and he has to deal with breaking her heart having just had his broken? I’m just throwing ideas out there hahaha.

        Check out a body swap film called “The Change-Up”. It’s got a few ideas that you might find inspiration from. Not a great film but it’s worth a watch.


        on January 11, 2020.
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