Gift Giving: Delivery Man / Fix'im Upper

Delivery Man isn’t the heaviest film to ever have been made. While the premise is strong, with a high-concept hook (a guy discovers he has 500 children), the film feels much squishier than it should. Naomi and Jesse discuss why it fell short of the mark promised by the logline. Then, Naomi helps break down not just how to avoid this type of screenwriting mistake but also brings MOVIES! up to code on how to best think about the concept of high-concept. After that, Jesse pitches Fix Him Upper which may be the best first act he’s pitched. Can he keep that pace throughout the second and third acts? Not in the least! But, that’s why we put these ideas on the table. So they can be improved!

 The entire film in one image. (No, really… it’s a pretty mundane film.)

The entire film in one image. (No, really… it’s a pretty mundane film.)

Season 01 Episode 20
Gift Giving: Delivery Man / Fix’im Upper

Recorded on November 17, 2018
Released on November 26, 2018
Episode Duration: 01:07:10

Naomi Beaty can be found on the world wide web at https://writeandco.com/

Jesse Koester can be found on Instagram and Twitter @HWFishbowl and on the world wide web at www.hollywoodfishbowl.com