"A man avoids the responsibilities of adult life by hiding in a comic book store."
That's the current logline for my still-untitled script. Here's the longer version: the main character is a man in his thirties named Cole. He had a great office job and a devoted girlfriend ready for marriage. He then mysteriously runs away from all of that and takes refuge in a failing comic book shop. He befrieds Evan, the owner, as well as Evan's only dedicated customer, a younger guy named Mel Berner. Cole utilizes his training in marketing to turn the success of the shop around, but what happens when his old life comes calling for him to return?
That's what the new movie's about. The working title of the script was "Turning a Page," but I don't want to stick with that. I want something catchier and maybe even funnier. If you guys have any suggestions, by all means, drop them below.
In the current draft of the script, I think people will find Berner to be the most entertaining character. He's not bright at all, but his heart is made out of gold and the events of the movie reveal a sweet side to him that I think the audience will love. I don't really mind who the audience likes the most, as long as they find all characters to be somewhat likeable. My current issue is that Cole may frustrate viewers too much at times, and Evan is a real prick at times. I'll pay attention to those issues during my next (and third) revision.
There you go, folks, you have a plot. Here's a quick disclaimer...although the story takes place during one day at this comic store, a lot of the action takes us away from the store. A surprising amount, actually...to the point where I made filming this a lot harder for myself. But it's worth it to make a better movie, right?