An Idea For A Romantic Comedy

You know how in typical romantic comedies, there’s usually some other guy who’s left standing at the (figurative or literal) altar because the male protagonist decides to confess his love to the female protagonist at the very last second? I’ve always wondered what happened to that guy, since I don’t think that people usually handle those kinds of situations very well. So I was thinking, why isn’t there be a movie about someone who is chronically “the other guy”? You know, someone who’s moderately (if not outright) attractive, financially stable (if not rich), and utterly devoted to the female protagonist, a guy who is in most cases better than the male lead, but never manages to get the girl? Or it could be about “the other girl”, if the studios think that’s more marketable. Anyway, I sense that this “the other guy” syndrome might be the next big thing to hit the relationship advice book circuit if this movie works. Thoughts?

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3 responses to “An Idea For A Romantic Comedy

  1. Brilliant. But it needs horse gelding.

  2. I’m a fan. A 10 inch aluminum fan.

    By “chronically” do you mean this happens to him multiple times? And what kind of ending did you have in mind for him? Does he ever get the girl? Does he turn into that protagonist guy? Does he forgo life as he knows it in favor of life in a Buddhist temple in Tibet? Does he fall in love with a horse gelder?

    Do tell.

    • I haven’t figured out the ending at this point, all three options sound very viable at this point, but who knows. We shall hammer out the details, and hopefully make it into something in the near future.

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