Crazy, Stupid, Love

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Cal/Robbie maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Cal/Robbie, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Cal/Robbie prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Cal/Robbie uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Cal/Robbie ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Dysfunctional Love Relationships

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Being
Overall Story Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Overall Story Problem: Trust
Overall Story Solution: Test
Overall Story Symptom: Expectation
Overall Story Response: Determination
Overall Story Catalyst: Thought
Overall Story Inhibitor: Worry
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Cal/Robbie

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Preconscious
Main Character Issue: Worth vs. Value
Main Character Problem: Ending
Main Character Solution: Unending
Main Character Symptom: Expectation
Main Character Response: Determination
Main Character Unique Ability: Worth
Main Character Critical Flaw: Desire
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Jacob/Emily

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Progress
Influence Character Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Influence Character Problem: Trust
Influence Character Solution: Test
Influence Character Symptom: Ending
Influence Character Response: Unending
Influence Character Unique Ability: Fantasy
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Experience
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Teacher/Student

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Doing
Relationship Story Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Relationship Story Problem: Accurate
Relationship Story Solution: Non-Accurate
Relationship Story Symptom: Expectation
Relationship Story Response: Determination
Relationship Story Catalyst: Enlightenment
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Threat
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Being
Overall Story Consequence: Doing
Overall Story Cost: Progress
Overall Story Dividend: Preconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Present
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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