After an outsider college clique finds that a young magic poet can write love poems that make every woman fall in love with them, they kidnap the guy, only to find out that real love has to be mutual.


Samurai Posted on July 18, 2019 in Romance.
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You need a lead character, And the lead character needs to be in head over heels in love. That love should mean the entire world to the lead character

And also, for this logline/story to work, the audience needs to feel that love. It has to come across

Then the audience will sort of understand why the lead character who is love-struck might kidnap the poet.

Because there is a real-world consequence for kidnapping.  You have to make it believable that someone is so in love they risk years in prison just to win the love of their life.

Also, don’t tell us the ending in the logline.

Singularity Answered on July 18, 2019.

Hey Richiev, thanks for your feedback! Helps a lot!

I had this idea a long time ago and decided to give it a try by writing a logline.

I get where you’re coming from.

on July 18, 2019.
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One more thing, if you want to go the ‘other’ direction with this movie. Then you should use the word, ‘attraction’ and not ‘love’

In other words, the poet can make it so the opposite sex is ‘attracted’ to you. They will fawn over every word, even sleep with you.

But he can’t make them fall in love with you.

So, you can have all meaningless sex you want, but you can’t have true love.

True love needs free will.

In this scenario. The lead would think all he wants is every girl he meets to want him, but what he finds he really needs is true love.

However, this scenario has a very big problem. Because the lead character is basically giving the girls a magical rufie, and the story would have serious “Me Too’ issues.


Singularity Answered on July 18, 2019.
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I suggest the premise be re-engineered from top to bottom.

It’s not magic.  The poet has  a natural gift for writing poems that make women swoon.  But he is utterly tongue-tied in face-to-face encounters.

He’s not kidnapped.  Rather he monetizes his gift via a web service. He writes prose and poems for lonely hearts on web dating sites.  It’s a lucrative gig.

And then (inciting incident) he falls hopelessly in love with one of women a client has hired him to woo.

IOW: do an updated version of the Cyrano de Bergerac story.


Singularity Answered on July 18, 2019.

Yes, it sounds a bit like a modern version of Cyrano de Bergerac.

How about:

After an insecure poet, with the talent for writing poems women fall in love with, has to write a lucrative gig for one of his clients at a web dating site, he falls hopelessly in love with the woman he has been hired to woo.

on July 18, 2019.

Now we are getting very close to the movie Roxanne. (A great movie btw)

Steve Martin, (Charlie) has a way for writing love poetry, and he writes this poetry on behalf of the new fireman in order to win Roxanne for him, but in the process, Steve Martin falls for the very woman he is supposed to be helping the other guy win over.

on July 18, 2019.

Yes, the movie “Roxeanne” came to mind.

I think the Cyrano de Bergerac predicament has universal appeal, but it needs a fresh take, something that reflects contemporary dating behaviors.  Which is why I suggested working in the internet, which, after all, is one of the important platforms for dating transactions these days.

on July 18, 2019.

That’s interesting DPG. You have a guy who is smart and good with words, (But not good looking) So he uses a picture of his roommate, who is good looking and goes in a dating site, He meets a woman.

The two messages each other and form a romantic connection, but when she comes to visit him unannounced she meets the good looking roommate and thinks it’s the guy she has been talking to all along: Comedy issues.

Possible title: Love me Tinder

*Swing, Crack! Out of the park!*

on July 18, 2019.
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“When the woman he connects with on social media shows up unannounced, a shy but good-hearted romantic must find a way to win her heart when she mistakenly believes his good looking roommate (Whose picture he used) is the man she fell in love with.”

Title: Love me Tinder

(Or reverse it so the lead is a shy woman who has a good looking roommate if you would prefer a female protagonist)

Singularity Answered on July 19, 2019.

I love the title, Richiev! Great idea!

Is it okay if I use it for my script once it is finished?


on July 22, 2019.


on July 23, 2019.
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