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Maybe itís me, but Iím not sure what this ďtalk to a SwedeĒ thing is all about, or whatever it is. Never heard of it or maybe Iím out of the loop. I think itís the latter. Anyway, it was hard for this to resonate with me, and it did seem like just a rather long meet cute without much happening. But I do get the sentiment, just didnít work for me.
Up to Page 3 and basically, we have a 1 scene situation with a phone conversation, and almost nothing going on in the actual scene. That's a problem...a big problem.
Page 5 - Who is "Melisa"? WTF?
I assumed Saga was male? If not, you DEFINITELY need to clear that up.
Page 8 - Be careful when using "CONTINUOUS" as your Slug time. The way you used it here is not correct, as time has passed between the 2 scenes.
OK, the end. Listen, there's nothing inherently wrong here. It's even cute at times. Problem is it's extremely predictable and very dull, visually. We really don't get to see much life from Rose and obviously, never see Saga on the other end of the line. Parameter-wise, rather weak on all 3 - roses, chocolates, and red. Comedy-wise, again, rather weak, although I do see some attempts at humor.
It's not bad by any means.
To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
- "Rose, 40s" - Clever. I considered doing this myself. But the challenge says roses plural. You better have more than one by the time I finish, or points off!
- "I have spoken to forty-seven Rose Durnhamís since I spoke to my very first Rose.Ē - Well played.
Not much to say about this one. I expect you'll get a lot of flack for not having a "proper" plot. It did take a while for the point to reveal itself, but in hindsight I'm struck with a naturalistic (arguable), mumblecore kinda vibe, which doesn't bother me and I'll take it as is if that was the intended effect. Not particularly humorous though.
Idea is cute. Writing is fine. Sort of a soft take on the challenge. Not a good or bad thing necessarily, although I don't expect this to be a standout. Good job entering in any case.
I didnít even register your uses of the elements, which could be my fault as a lazy reader XD I realized after, and thought Rose as a name was very clever.
Strong beginning, very weak middle, typical Rom Com end. The conflict is a little airy because the only suspense is her making her a lot of wrong calls and throwing her phone around. Itís just not enough to keep me interested.
The end was pretty predictable, but isnít that kind of the whole point of Rom Com?
I think the biggest thing here is there isnít enough room in the challenge to make this a visually interesting story. Oddly enough, Iíve seen A Perfect Man, which is essentially this story, so that might not be helping you.
I got the "call a Swede" reference as I saw this on an episode of QI - Most people who read this might not know what it is - I think you explain it enough in the story - I can't tell because I alrady knew what it was lol
If this was an actual movie, I don't think I would watch it - There's not a whole lot visually going on, not enough drama to keep me hooked.
I didn't really care if Rose found Saga again - does that make me a bad person? - As I didn't feel a big chemistry between them in the beginning.
I like the originality of it - But feel something big is missing.
I enjoyed this one. A 10-page meet-cute. It was straightforward and the dialogue seemed fitting. Don't really have too much in the negative category because I think I only saw two missed commas. This was just all-around good.
Ahhhh, the Visit Sveeeeden campaign, I missed it but may give them a call myself...it was quite charming, this was. Creative use of Rose, the chocolate was funny, the story was exceptionally well written and the pacing and what not never dragged or got bogged down in pointless dialogue. I could clearly visualise it and thatís a good sign.
Is it a romcom? Not sure. It was quite light on the comedy if it was, but it is subjective so who knows. Definitely romantic, however.
It was cute, it had bits of humor to it. It had chocolate, and you had a reference to a Rose, but no flowers, and I'm not sure the romance was actually there. Maybe they were just becoming friends but not romantic.
THe writing is good, and think most people will like this. Good effort here.
I read this when it was first posted, but didn't have much to say. Today I came back to take a second look. In a nutshell I was torn between thumbs up, or thumbs down. There is absolutely such a thing as too much dialogue. Movies are a visual medium... just a tidbit, but I'm sure you know this.
I liked it. Dialogue feels smart. Yeah, could be funny depending on delivery. Yeah, I got some chuckles out of it. And I do see the rom/com part. Saga, man or woman?
Kudos for finishing.
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