The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Andy changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Andy, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Andy prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Andy 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
Andy ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Getting Andy Laid

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Becoming
Overall Story Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Overall Story Problem: Oppose
Overall Story Solution: Support
Overall Story Symptom: Consider
Overall Story Response: Reconsider
Overall Story Catalyst: Obligation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Approach
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Being
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Andy

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Delay vs. Choice
Main Character Problem: Oppose
Main Character Solution: Support
Main Character Symptom: Pursuit
Main Character Response: Avoid
Main Character Unique Ability: Preconception
Main Character Critical Flaw: Closure
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Present
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Trish/Friends

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Hope vs. Dream
Influence Character Problem: Avoid
Influence Character Solution: Pursuit
Influence Character Symptom: Consider
Influence Character Response: Reconsider
Influence Character Unique Ability: Denial
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Openness
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Dating

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Approach vs. Attitude
Relationship Story Problem: Feeling
Relationship Story Solution: Logic
Relationship Story Symptom: Consider
Relationship Story Response: Reconsider
Relationship Story Catalyst: Attitude
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Rationalization
Relationship Story Benchmark: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Becoming
Overall Story Consequence: Obtaining
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Understanding
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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