The Life and Times of Angie Bardot

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BIOGRAPHICAL COMEDY DRAMA MEMOIR SATIRE FUNNY

2000s

Angela Bardot

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Described as endearingly tragic Angie gives a laugh-out-loud account of what could possibly go wrong when her long-term marriage comes to an end. Extolling the many pitfalls of being single is no laughing matter and being thrown into the dating arena is even worse.

Genre

Biographical,Comedy,Drama,Memoir,Satire,Funny

Short Summary

The story begins when Angie leaves her 36 year marriage in a bedraggled, dazed and purposeless state until she starts to piece herself back together, adjusting to her single status. When curiosity to view a certain piece of the male anatomy takes priority, bedlam unfolds.


The end of the story is uplifting and inspirational because Angie finally finds her true inner self. After trying so many different ways in seeking what she thought she wanted, her biggest discovery is getting to know herself and realizing she is enough. It's a wow moment!

Setting

Set in a non specific location

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Angie Bardot

Age: 59-63

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Educated,Insecure,Naive,Sexy,Funny,Romantic,Complex,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Dreamboat

Age: 62-63

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Heartthrob,Educated,Masculine,Narcisstic,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Sarcastic,Seductive,Secretive,Unapologetic

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Development Pitch

My hilarious story would make a great film because it gives a message of hope for the future when everything has gone wrong. In this raw, honest tell all account of life after divorce, I have written an extremely thought provoking, open relatable story of my somewhat tragic journey, giving insight into the weakest and strongest moments of what it is to be human. With Dreamboat I discover who I truly am and what I want although trying to be a goddess is exhausting and I topple off my pedestal in no time at all. Lying face down in the mud may be good for my complexion, but nothing else. In my typical Angie Bardot style I brush myself off and limp away to recover. It is a story of heartache, but also of resilience, and as my confidence builds so too does my belief in myself and with a few epiphanies along the way I am not the person in the end who I was at the start. My story gives inspiration to others who have doubted themselves or suffered from a myriad of things that prevented them from finding their way. I found my way. I found myself. I have come a long way. It feels good to arrive. I am me. At long last, I am.

About The Author

There is more to Angela Bardot than meets the eye. Abducted at the age of five and as a teenager running away from her abusive childhood, Angela travelled overseas to an idyllic peace-loving commune which later becomes an army base and war zone. With no hope of escape, Angela’s endurance from the events of this early part of her life have given her strength. After leaving the commune Angela travelled behind the Iron Curtain where very few westerners dared to go before a year spent in Canada living with her friends loving family which gave Angela an insight into what a family should be. She felt loved for the first time and was ready to return home. Angela settled down to a somewhat normal life and obtained a Diploma of Copywriting and Advertising and a Certificate in Business, becoming a successful business partner. Angela is proudest of her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother. The importance of her family remains her greatest achievement. Angela travelled to many more countries over the years, but the one she holds dearest was her time spent in Canada, as part of a loving family environment. Angela Bardot published her first book, Hell No in 2017 which is now incorporated as part one in her new book, The Life and Times of Angie Bardot. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QJD997B angelabardotauthor@gmail.com

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

Kindle: B08QJD997B Paperback: 0228832942

Genre

COMEDY, DRAMA

Brief

Angie leaves a 36-year relationship after discovering her husband's betrayal. She begins a journey of searching for her essence, meets other men, experiences her life as a single woman, and discovers that she loves herself, and manages to be happy alone.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

FIRST PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

It does, but the author could mention other characters in the profile, such as her ex-husband, her sons, people who somehow affected her trajectory.

Draw of Story

The light tone with which the protagonist tells her life events. The book addresses several difficult situations of adulthood, but always with a sense of humor that makes us reflect and entertain us at the same time.

Possible Drawbacks

Angela's story is exciting and full of ups and downs, conflicts, but it revolves basically around her love life, which can leave the narrative a little tiring.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is this search for your inner self, your uniqueness after more than 30 years of marriage, and the fight against self-doubt and self-deprecation.

Fanbase Potential

The subject has the potential to reach a large audience because Angie's drama while married and then post-divorced is typical for many. The fun way she talks about her dramas as a divorced woman can produce on the audience the positive effect of 'laughing at painful memories that already passed.'

Awards Potential

Assume the author finds a nice balance between drama and humor, bringing reflections on a couple's life, on forgetting who you are, but giving this narrative some comic relief. In that case, the film/series could result in an exciting study of people who just left long-term relationships.

Envisioned Budget

LOW BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

GLORIA BELL: A FREE-SPIRITED DIVORCEE, WHO FREQUENTS CLUBS AND EXPERIENCES CASUAL ROMANCES, FINDS IN A NEW PASSION THE JOY OF FALLING IN LOVE AND THE DILEMMAS ABOUT DATING. IT'S COMPLICATED: NANCY MEYERS' ROMANTIC COMEDY ABOUT A WOMAN WHO WAS BETRAYED BY HER HUSBAND. SHE BEGINS TO START HER LIFE OVER AFTER DIVORCE WHEN SHE MEETS THE EX AFTER A WHILE AND FALLS IN LOVE AGAIN.

What’s New About the Story

The excellent sense of humor of the narrative makes us even more empathetic for the protagonist. Romantic comedies are not new, but the author's tone gives delicacy to more touchy themes.

Lead Characters

Angie is an excellent protagonist. She is strong and weak at the same time. She feels lost, but she is aware of her path. Angie misses her ex but knows that she should not go back to him, and she has the gift of making fun of her own misfortune. A defense mechanism for more traumatic moments. A memorable character. However, I missed some more active side characters.

Uniqueness of Story

It is not a rare gem, but it has an appealing tone and a good protagonist. Perhaps, if the story pointed less to love life and explored life after divorce in general, the narrative would be more enjoyable.

Possible Formats

TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series, TV Series - Streaming, Film - Streaming, Film - Indie

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

The writer has a good sense of humor and presents a newly divorced woman's irony-filled thoughts very well. External and internal conflicts are well balanced. While encountering problems along the way, such as her husband's betrayal, his lover's constant presence, the divorce, and frustrated love attempts, internally, Angie also has her personal battles by fighting self-deprecation, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. The book has several details and events in Angie's life, which can enrich the adaptation. However, it is worth remembering that it is a memoir, and the process of adapting to a fictional narrative format can bring certain challenges. Despite the author's good humor, a better balance between humor and drama could be found. Also, a more in-depth study of other areas of the protagonist's life - that is not limited to just the love/sexual side - could make the plot more charming. She ends up single, which is suitable since she spends much of the book looking for love in others and forgetting self-love, but that end seems a little predictable too. Perhaps a surprise at the end not related to a marital status (single/married/dating) but associated with Angie's personal goals can bring a more refreshing ending. The story is good, thoughts, irony, the theme is relevant, the sense of humor is enjoyable. It just needs depth in narrative terms, the development of secondary characters, and a more suitable structure.