All screenplays on the simplyscripts.com and simplyscripts.net domain are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. This screenplaymay not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Bigfoot in Love by Fernando Sucre - Short, Romantic, Comedy - Bigfoot -- 40 years old, neurotic, and still living with his parents -- goes on his first-ever (blind) date. But will it go smoothly? 9 pages - pdf, format
Bigfoot is a 40-year-old large, hairy ape-man. Almost seven
feet. Speaking of feet, his are enormous: 24 by 8 feet. He
wears glasses. He is neurotic.
He's only 7ft yet his feet are 24 x 8?
He wears glasses and he is neurotic... read lazily to me. Telling us he is neurotic doesn't do much at this stage of the story.
Bigfootís mother, MARGE (sixties), eats a bowl of cereal.
She is surprisingly large, hairy, and ape-like for a woman.
Not that surprising considering she is Big Foot's mother.
"Single white male seeking single
white female. Iím forty years old
and never been kissed. Never gotten
a girl in my life. I admit Iím a
bit scruffy looking. I hope this
wonít be a problem..."
I feel that there is an opportunity to ramp up the comedy here. Lay it on thick and she's still interested makes for a harder chuckle.
I'd also like to know more about her place. For example, for even more irony, she could be allergic to pet hair. Maybe she's also OCD.
I don't feel that this story lived up to its promise or full potential. It's an excellent idea though, it just needs plenty of work. More irony and more comedy. This one will be a definite winner with more of that in the execution.
The writing is suprisingly decent. Very few mistakes/typos.
The bad news is that for me, nothing works here at all...not even remotely. There's nothing funny here and if you picture this playing out in a filmed version, I think it would be a pretty painful watch.
Very little happens here, so any chance of humor in a crazy slapstick vein is completely lost. The only way something like this could work, would be if you went all out for laughs and madcap slapstick sight gags.
Don't include days or the like in your Slugs - if that info is important, you'll need a SUPER. Here, it's not remotely necessary.
Sorry, this doesn't work at all for me on literally any level, but you produced a pretty clean script in a week's time, so congrats on that.
To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
Well, I thought the banter in this one was really cute. A bit of a "show it don't tell it" problem at the beginning (ie: just saying certain characters are neurotic, or have an Archie Bunker mentality.)
And admittedly, swaths of this are illogical. No, I don't mean the whole "Bigfoot on a date" bit. That's supposed to be covered under suspension of disbelief. I mean stuff like Amy - described as a gorgeous woman - automatically being okay with a self-described scruffy 40 year old virgin. Why the heck would that ad appeal to her?
That said, the ending was a bit flat - but you could definitely amp this up with the bizarro jokes and create a solid comedy/fantasy piece. All the components are there. It just needs a bit of polish and reworking...
A bigfoot wants to find a date and puts a singles ad in a newspaper. The premise is funny. The dialog is a bit of a let down - it's not stiff or anything but not very funny for me. I'd expect them to be funnier. I liked the gay part at the beginning.
One thing I definitely did not understand is if the Bigfoot is naked all the time in this story. He says he likes walking in the woods nude and all so I thought he's nude all the time.
The ending was anticlimatic for me. You could add something here - maybe Amy has six fingers on one of her hands and Bigfoot sees it and decides against dating her because "she's weird". But this kind of thing been around. Maybe he has six fingers... and after deciding to being with Bigfoot she sees his sixth finger and becomes appalled or something. And tells him she can't date him because the sixth finger is disgusting. At any rate, I'm thinking you need double twist here. One is - she is dating Bigfoot now. And another one - something to make us smile maybe.
Damn, sorry to say, but this needs work. Actually, not work, but just a little more wit or grit. There's not a lot here, too light, too cutesy, I don't really want to say more without offending someone but... It just feels as if it's missing something crucial. It doesn't read like a whole script. Almost like a children's cartoon. I mean, if you think about it -- it could work as a children's cartoon. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if that's what you were aiming for.
Could've been worse, could've been better. Not a bad effort.
But it definitely needs more. The dialogue isn't great and if it was humour you were going for in this one I wasn't really feeling it. Also, I thought maybe something would happen at the end to wrap it all up. But no just a "see ya later" and that's it. It needs something. For me, Bigfoot going on a date isn't enough.
I have to say it was well-written, but dragged at times. As a comedy, it needs to be upped a notch to truly make readers/audiences chuckle. One thing to consider is the old cliche about if a man has big hands, big feet, etc., then he must have a big... well, you know. That stereotype could be used as well. Other points to consider: - Does he/did he have fleas? - Does wearing clothes give him any discomfort? (chafing, funny bald spots from rubbing, etc.) - Any "primitive" traits that set him apart from homo sapiens? - Is it considered an intraspecies romance? - Wouldn't his parents prefer a nice "bigfoot" girl? (A different take on the religion, race, ethnicity theme as in "Look Who's Coming to Dinner")
Lots of opportunity for yuks with this one. I think you can push the envelope with his size and his pacificity. Might be interesting if he engenders more paparazzi or attacks. After all, he is bigfoot. He will be recognized. An air of sophistication might help too.
This has promise for a fine little sketch short. But with the cute, one joke premise, and after the waiter, the joke has no payoff. It's slightly amusing, cute...but where was the punchline? Here is a great trove to be mined-! This is Bigfoot's first date. A blind date on top of it. Remember Splash where the mermaid chows down on a plate of shrimp on her first dinner date? One would expect Bigfoot to have not the best table manners, or be even more awkward being out in public. I'm not saying that you should have that stuff in there if you wanted something different, mind you. I am saying as inspired as this might be, the piece takes a nose dive.
Why name him ALAN in caps if we are just going to call him BIGFOOT? Time of day in the slug is fine. The day in the slug isn't. SUPER that Monday. Works for a grin, but having a location in the WOODS and having scenes in the WOOD'S HOUSE is a little dicey.
The Elevator Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place IMDb link... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7062725/?ref_=tt_ov_wr