Without The Boys
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Without The Boys

When an alpha male has his package rearranged in a freak motorcycle accident, he soon discovers his priorities have rearranged as well.

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  1. paul says
    February 19, 2016, 6:11 am
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    Very good execution of an interesting premise. Very likable characters, too! This is like a wake-up call to realize how quickly and drastically one’s life can change, and ultimately how to overcome that.

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    Dthompso1 says
    July 13, 2013, 11:05 pm
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    I liked the premise of the story, certainly something original with a new twist on a man soul-searching and changing his ways. I did think, though, that the first act needed to show more of his selfish, narcissistic ways rather than telling me about them through conversations with his buddies. Then as a contrast, it would have made him more likeable at the beginning of the story to catch more glimpses of his goodness (picking up his nephews was nice, but….) so that I root for him to change at the end of the story. I need to know earlier that he secretly hates his job and the element of screwing people over. I want to know that he’s truly, deep in his heart, looking for something more than a one night stand…that he has a feeling of emptiness that he wants to change, but doesn’t yet know how to do it. The relationship with Maria really comes out of left field, too. Sure, they had the brief exchange at the beginning of the story, but I felt she needed another few mentions in Act II to make me buy into her reappearance – and their subsequent romance – near the end. Some very funny scenes, for sure, but I felt a little cheated at the end. Ryan is a solid character and I think at times the “buddy scenes” carried on too long and didn’t advance the story. Solid premise, some well defined characters. I enjoyed reading your work. Best of luck with this and your future efforts.

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  3. Joey-Kent says
    May 16, 2013, 8:45 pm

    This screenplay was written with the following actors in mind: Ryan: Ryan Reynolds, Vince: Vince Vaughn, Rooney: Justin Bartha, Maria: Nina Dobrev, Ward Sinclair (Ryan’s dad): Timothy Bottoms, June Sinclair (Ryan’s mom): Cybill Shepherd, Reverend Ravine: Jeff Bridges, Mr. Beamus: Randy Quaid, Dr. Proctor: Michael Richards, Mr. Russell: Cedric The Entertainer, Mrs. Norcross: Chloris Leachman. Yes, it is a mini cast reunion from “The Last Picture Show”….an idea whose time has come.

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