|01-11-2009, 07:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Spoilers as always.
Doug, the space shuttle janitor, watches helplessly as his astronaut girlfriend heads off on a 3 month International Space Station mission with Stamp Majors, all-American astronaut superstar and philanthropist. He begins to think that the two are getting it on and decides to...um...intervene.
Really liked this one. It's pretty broad but there are some great touches. We've all been in that position where our boyfriend/girlfriend is going to be in close quarters with some attractive dude/chick for a weekend trip or something and in the back of our minds are thinking, "Should I go there?" Of course we never do (well, ahem, most of the time we don't) but in this case Doug takes it to the extreme, and decides to actually fly his way up to the International Space Station to make sure his girlfriend doesn't bang Stamp.
The broadness is just right, allowing us to overlook things that would obviously be implausible (Doug trains with the Latvian space program - who believes he's his famous astronaut father - in order to gain entrance onto their shuttle) and then once Doug gets up there, it's the classic slacker vs. "seemingly perfect guy" scenario, although the fact that we're on a space station and that Stamp is so funny allows the whole thing to feel fresh. My favorite touch on Stamp (think a cross between a real life version of Buzz Lightyear, and the character Owen Wilson plays in Meet The Parents) is the gradual revelation that he's obsessed with inexplicably shooting any and everything into the sun. Not doing it justice. But trust me, it's hilarious.
There's a twist towards the end that's kind of dumb but it doesn't affect the story as much as I thought it would. I don't know if the budget for this would be too high, but I could definitely see it getting made. Very funny.
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Last edited by ScriptShadow : 01-11-2009 at 08:01 PM.