A romantic comedy by Heather Grace Stewart
Note from the author: Never read a screenplay before? Why not give it a try? It moves faster than a novel, and allows you to picture the characters up on screen. As a poet, I find screenwriting contains a lot of the most beautiful elements of poetry. I hope you enjoy this read, my first published screenplay!
Struggling writer Jessica Page wants more out of her life in the Jersey City suburbs. She wants to be more. She wants someone to notice her. Not as the overtired, worn-out mommy she sees in the mirror every day, but as the sexy, exciting, woman she knows she can be. She and her husband Brian barely have a private moment anymore with three children vying for their attention. When Brian refuses to take Jessica on as a client with his literary agency, it’s the last straw. Feeling bored and alone, she logs onto Facebook and joins a celebrity’s discussion board, Jack Venture's Hollywood Talk. There, she meets some witty, outgoing people, including People Magazine’s most recent Sexiest Man Alive, actor and producer Jack Venture. Jessica and her older sister Jenny make unlikely friendships with board members Alexis, a young, aspiring actress living in Manhattan, and Frank, a middle-aged business man whose wife has been hospitalized for six months. Their ride together –one of friendship, laughter, and self-discovery—ends in some unique twists. It’s a journey that reminds us real life isn’t like the movies. If we’re brave enough to take a leap of faith, we can get movie moments…every now and then.
Men and women 18-34. It’s a chick flick --with themes on the challenges of balancing marriage, motherhood and career-- but since it’s also about making friends on the Internet, and love and family, men will “get it” in many ways. A date movie for all seasons.
Actor Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains -USA Network, What Women Want), praised my script for being honest, truthful, funny and smart, with an accessible story line and characters the audience will relate to.
WILDSOUND Screenplay Festival (Toronto) called it “An inspiring story. Innovative and witty.”
Actress Forbes Riley, “I loved it. Sensitive, insightful and funny! Let me know when we get to do the reading!”
Who is Heather Grace Stewart?
Who’s Who: Full Member, League of Canadian Poets
Heather is a published author and award-winning poet with over a decade of professional experience. Her 2001 feature in Reader’s Digest magazine inspired the 2004 movie, The Blue Butterfly with William Hurt. Her political non-fiction books have been nominated for national awards; her poems have won awards and have been published in Canadian newspapers and literary journals, internationally-sold school textbooks, online journals, international print anthologies, and in the British small presses. firstname.lastname@example.org
This screenplay is registered with the Writers Guild: WGAW number 1375475