Shades of Endearment
ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT DRAMA
Two young aspiring and deeply in love twenty somethings drift apart under strains of life only to find two angelic humans who stay in this world for one last act of kindness as story comes full circle.
Russell and Emma tends to drift apart under strains of life and their own ambitions and aspirations.They make a 'pact' to separate for six months ,to give each other space and time, go on a journey of self discovery, see what life brings, how they change as persons and towards each other.
Emma and Russell meet two unique humans during the quest of their self discovery. Their outlook on life completely transformed with their encounters with Damien and Pam, their lives are changed for the better as they prepare to meet each other after six months apart.
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Quest,Voyage and Return
Plot - Other Elements
Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist
Mature Audience Themes
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Main Character Details
Key Traits: Decisive,Confident,Charming,Engaging,Heroic,Sophisticated,Romantic,Skillful,Empathetic
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Selfless,Gracious,Honorable,Sophisticated,Romantic
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Masculine,Modest,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Honorable,Secretive,Selfless
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Charming,Selfless,Romantic,Gracious,Empathetic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated
This unique love story is set in contemporary Britain, which explores the unspoken dimensions of endearment and incredible power of love. It is a story of immense charm, emotional intensity and have a feel good factor that leaves a lasting imprint on the reader long after they have finished reading it. This novel has great cinematographic potential with superb characterization, unique and bold storyline set in charming backdrops and bringing out the positive self reflection in reader/viewer with a satisfying ending. As story is a linear one starting from March of 2005 and ending in the fall of the same year,making it easy to bring this to screen without loss of any of its charms and details. The target audience has a broad base from 18 to 70 and its appeal is fairly universal in both males and females. Shades of Endearment revolves around two main characters which everyone can relate to, with their ambitions, their wishes and predicaments, their trials and tribulations and how they drift apart under the strains with a gentlemanly 'pact' to go their separate ways only to meet two unique human beings who steal few months from their lives to stay on this earth a little longer for one last act of kindness as story comes full circle on the most enchanting setting of the lake where it began.
Emma and Russell are a young couple in love but they are not in sync with how they see their future. Emma decides they need to take a 6 months break to live their own lives and reevaluate their relationship. Emma begins working with Damien, a veteran with severe PTSD and Russell starts a relationship with Pan, helping her with her business. Emma and Russell reunite and bond over the deaths of both Damien and Pam.
Authors Writing Style: FAIR
Franchise Potential: FAIR
Accuracy of Book Profile
The book does accurately reflect the book, except it mentioned the characters meet two angelic characters. The two characters they meet are normal people with serious health and/or mental issues. They influence Emma and Russell but not in a momentous way.
Draw of Story
The story exhibits a long term relationship in a realistic way as opposed to the idyllic way of many romantic comedies. The characters have a good relationship but are not sure if their wants and needs match up. They take a break and each have their own experiences before coming back together and deciding to recommit to each other. They were two individuals that made healthy decisions for themselves and their relationship.
The writing and dialog were hard to digest. The way it is worded sounds like an attempt to mimic good writing. It is disjointed and rudimentary. The story has potential but would need an experienced writer to polish it.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The hook is Emma and Russell are taking a break in their relationship. They experience life and in term, becoming better people for themselves and in their relationships.
This could have a large fan base because it shows a healthy relationship. It is also a story of self discovery and finding purpose in life that isn't about drunken nights and bad decisions.
The story does have award potential but needs a lot of polishing. The characters need more depth and Russell's story wans compared to Emma's.
Similar Films/TV Series
MARRIAGE STORY, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE BREAKUP
What’s New About the Story
The story is original because it is realistic in portraying a relationship. Emma and Russell are not newly in love, they are in a committed relationship and deciding if they have a long future ahead of them. They make a healthy choice and simply go out to live their life. They aren't having any crazy experiences, just normal life growth.
The lead characters are relatable because they are normal people making decisions for their life. Emma is like many women in the world but not on screen, who is making bold choices in her relationship.
Uniqueness of Story
This is an above average story. It can be improved by creating more realistic dialogue.
Film - Indie, Film - Streaming, Film - Studio
WORK IN PROGRESS
While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.
Tips for Improvement
For this story to be a consider, an experienced writer would need to polish it. The theme is solid but the execution needs a lot of help. The writing is rudimentary which makes it hard to comprehend.