I am trying to create a short, semi-satirical, crude, film that portrays the war between the genders.
Below is my plot summary. Please read it and tell me if you can imagine it becoming a good short film.
Susan and Harry are a loving married couple. Although he genuinely loves her, Harry cheats on Susan one day. Susan is furious, and promptly divorces. A few months pass in the chronology of the film.
Susan is driving to attend a cotillion at her in-laws house. As a gift, she takes a very expensive and alcoholic champagne bottle. Susan, being a woman, is a horrible driver. On the drive to the in-laws house, she crashes into Harry on a deserted road over a bridge. The crash is devastating; both their cars are damaged excessively. Surprisingly, neither Harry nor Susan is remotely injured.
Both of them get out to examine the wreckage. They are shocked to see each other after so long. Susan realizes she never got revenge on Harry for cheating.
This is when Susan unleashes her conniving and callous womanly skills. She is shocked after seeing her adulterous husband after so many years, but decides to capitalize on the situation. Susan begins a long monologue about how their marriage was meant to be. She states how both cars are wrecked, yet both humans are unscathed. After so many years, they met in such a grave circumstance. To finish off, Susan ends her elaborate monologue with a remark to the champagne still in her car. “Look, I even have some champagne to celebrate this moment.” She prepares an improvised toast to Harry, commenting on how the marriage was meant to be because the signs are undeniable, and how the heavens chose to repair it after so long.
Harry, being a feeble minded man, follows all of this. He pounces on the opportunity for some classy and expensive alcohol. The two embrace, and Harry promptly swigs down half the bottle. He hands it to Susan to finish the other half.
Susan grabs the bottle from Harry and tosses it into the river hundreds of feet below. Harry is baffled.
“What was that! Aren’t you going to drink it?” he asks
“No… but I am going to wait for the cops to arrive” she coyly replies.
Susan gets off the charge of being the primary collision vehicle. The blame is put on Harry after his illegally high blood-alcohol level. He suffers a heavy fine, and is arrested for drunk driving.
What do you guys think?
Edited by Asterix, 21 January 2012 - 12:09 PM.