When dad goes bankrupt, one percenter Adam Lewis must learn to live within his means.
Richiev, as usual, has nailed the essential issue: a plot should be a conspiracy against the protagonist such that it forces him to do what he fears most, what he hates doing most.
A logline should describe exactly what he must do anyway.
I like Richiev’s take better because how can the character live within his means if he has no means? No doubt, he has to tighten his belt, but doesn’t he also need to find a source of income? Like get a job?
Best if you would specify exactly how he’ll make ends meat. Does he have to be a waiter in the country club he previously was a member of? Does he have to mow the lawn for all their previously super-rich neighbors? Or will he go into crime?
It’s the details of his humiliation that will make his fish out of water predicament fun.