When he learns the one that got away is getting married, a man sets about winning her back, with the help of the fiancé’s ex, only to fall for her as well.
At 32 words the logline has the basic elements:
An inciting incident: “When he learns the one that got away is getting married,…”
A protagonist with an objective goal:”…a man sets about winning her back…”
A strategy for achieving his objective goal: “…with the help of the fiancé’s ex,…”
And a midpoint plot twist:”…only to fall for her as well.”
The midpoint plot twist is an element that distinguishes the project from “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) with which it will inevitably be compared. It also sets up an interesting dilemma for the protagonist and hints at his character flaw. Maybe his pursuit of the one who got away is a vanity project. Or maybe, like Shakespeare’s Romeo, he’s in love with being in love. Is either woman really the right one for him?
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As a comedy, the story might work. In a romance audiences expect HEA (Happily Ever After) endings. However, the man’s main character flaw, at least the one visible in the logline, is fickleness. So, even if the man and the fiance’s ex (who has the same character flaw) are together at the end, why should the audience believe it is HEA? Comedies (including romantic comedies) can work without a believable HEA ending.