Mike PedleySingularity Asked: February 20, 20202020-02-20T18:32:17+10:00 2020-02-20T18:32:17+10:00In: ComedyAfter his wife of 48 years asks for a divorce, an eccentric old codger embraces single life and modern dating in the search for a new girlfriend.– ShareFacebook7 ReviewsVotedOldestRecentTrix 4 Loglines 67 Reviews 12 Best Reviews 2,991 Points View Profile Trix Samurai 2020-02-20T19:01:03+10:00Added an answer on February 20, 2020 at 7:01 pm LOL – I can just imagine a 70/80 year old on Tinder! ?Or whatever the silver surfer version is – Silver Singles! (quick google haha).I think your logline pretty much says it all. ?The ticking clock of his old ticker due to expire is suggested in their age and the conflict of his eccentricity pitched against modern dating methods is there.Are you testing an idea, or is it more fully fleshed out? ?I ask because I’m wondering if his wife ‘asking’ for a divorce is more a plea for attention or whether she actually walks out on him (he seems quick to embrace single life!)0 Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppTony Byrd 37 Loglines 74 Reviews 18 Best Reviews 3 Points View Profile Tony Byrd Penpusher 2020-02-20T19:03:49+10:00Added an answer on February 20, 2020 at 7:03 pm It will be an awesome movie. Trust me, it is.0 Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppNads 6 Loglines 4 Reviews 0 Best Reviews 186 Points View Profile Nads Logliner 2020-02-20T22:33:37+10:00Added an answer on February 20, 2020 at 10:33 pm This is a cool idea.0 Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppdpg 105 Loglines 5,551 Reviews 551 Best Reviews 112,204 Points View Profile dpg Singularity 2020-02-21T02:21:13+10:00Added an answer on February 21, 2020 at 2:21 am I like the idea.? It is certainly topical with broad market potential.Some thoughts:1]”asks for a divorce”:? shorten to “divorces him”.? Unless that’s your intention: she only threatens, doesn’t follow through.? Otherwise asking is different from following through with the divorce .2] I suggest switching the protagonist to a female.? Why?? Because of the demographics: on average, women outlive men by more than a decade. Consequently, the pool of women in the senior citizen dating market greatly exceeds the pool of men. Women have to compete harder to find another Mr. Right.?So it ups the ante in terms of the struggle, the ordeal if the protagonist is female.3] And she’s not just eccentric.? I suggest that a defining characteristic that would be more in tandem to her objective goal is that she’s shy, insecure.? She’s not comfortable with having to be a proactive suitor. That’s what her 1st husband did.?Now she has to get out there and hustle.4] “embraces single life”:? On the contrary, it’s the last thing she wants to do.? It’s an ordeal, something she does out of desperation, not out of joy, not out of a sense of liberation.5] I surmise that the Boomer generation is not likely to use apps like Tinder. Why? Because they are not interested in one night stands, zipless f**cks,? short term hit-and-run relationships.? At that stage in their lives they don’t have the energy, the psychological stamina, or the inclination.?What they? want is commitment, a life partner, a stable till-death-do-them -part relationship.6] Oh, and a guy who can produce documents to prove he’s financially secure, has a good insurance program — women don’t want to get stuck with? a financial leech.? (That is a real life risk.)(Check out the dating web sites catering to the over 50 crowd.)Best wishes with this idea.0 Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLingeringThoughts 1 Logline 2 Reviews 0 Best Reviews 61 Points View Profile LingeringThoughts Penpusher 2020-02-21T23:54:09+10:00Added an answer on February 21, 2020 at 11:54 pm This is a cool idea, and I really get a sense of personality from the way you described the old man as an eccentric, old codger! I can imagine the shenanigans he would get himself into around dating apps and catching up with ‘new ways’. Logline is pretty concise (I agree with dpg on the ‘divorce’ wording) and it generally sounds great!0 Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppyqwertz 2 Loglines 108 Reviews 31 Best Reviews 5,072 Points View Profile yqwertz Mentor 2020-02-26T21:17:27+10:00Added an answer on February 26, 2020 at 9:17 pm You have a nice setting for a comedy and I see the potential for plenty of laughs, but, there is no real goal or obstacles for the man to overcome. Also, his motivations for taking any actions are unclear.I think the story hangs on the reasons for his wife leaving him. If she left him for another man, then his goal is not a new girlfriend, but a trophy wife. If she left him for a richer man, then maybe he looks for a still richer wife.The other problem is that eccentric can mean many, many things. How does his eccentricities help or hamper him in his new situation?As for ipg’s reservations about tender and co., I think it depends on the man’s age. After 48 yrs the man might be 66, if he married right out of high school. This is the Atari generation. The first generation to embrace the PC. A techie from that generation might be an avid smart phone user even today.0 Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppJamzies 1 Logline 4 Reviews 0 Best Reviews 81 Points View Profile Jamzies Penpusher 2020-03-15T05:46:52+10:00Added an answer on March 15, 2020 at 5:46 am This would be funny for sure.? ?Why do I want this old codger to find love…what’s at stake if he doesn’t?0 Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?