The Last Point of
What if you changed everyday but
only your wife knew how? And what if she changed and only you knew what was different? What if you didn't see
eye to eye anyhow?
The Last Point of
View explores “you’re not the person I
married” with dark humor. The microwave-sized time machine Alex built has a side effect—it changes he and his
wife Kay, their differences perceivable only to the other person. Seduced and alienated by its benefits, they
struggle in a marriage that was shaky before it became unstable. Like a recipe with too much salt, attempts to fix
their relationship only make it worse, until in one last desperate attempt, George accidentally drives it out of
existence. His new life holds promise, but ultimately George wants what he destroyed.
Rachel accepts Alex's "creative" bursts as cute. She loves him,
and he gets so excited when he’s trying to create something. But months of possession and obsession while he
built a small time machine have strained their marriage considerably, were he to notice. And he spent all
their money doing it.
But the thing works, and Rachel is amazed! She never thought he'd
make anything that did anything, let alone what he said it would. Their problems, however, are far from
objects are run through Alex's machine, there are side effects—reality changes a little bit, including him
and his wife. But they each see only the changes in the other person.
Stressed by the personal changes and on the verge of losing their
house, they try to manage a marriage that was shaky before it became unstable. Rachel uses the machine to try
fix their failed finances. Alex uses it to try to fix their failed relationship. Instead, he accidentally
ends it. And Rachel.
He seeks help from a close friend at work. New seductions play on
him, but a photo reminds him how things once were with Rachel and gives him an idea how he might get Rachel
back, and hopefully his marriage. He does.
Coverage from a BlueCat screenplay
"This is an ingenious idea... a time travel story that can be done on a
microscopic budget without losing one bit of impact. It could all be done with makeup and a few props – and
maybe a couple of actors that look almost-but-not-quite-exactly alike for some of the more drastic changes to
Rachel and Alex. …It's actually a very refreshing twist on the time travel
Your dialogue is relaxed and natural, with some funny bits –
"Tesla, and Einstein, and this alien with an unpronounceable name who worked with Spielberg on Close
Encounters" and "Welcome to Survivor: Marriage. You're Fired!" … It's nice to see some attention paid to
witty throwaway lines, especially in a script that has enough other things going on that most people wouldn't
even notice if the dialogue was a little drab.
Rachel and Alex are just perfect characters for going through this
sort of story… they're the modern Everyman and Everywoman – not generic; they have their own personalities
and they both grow and change throughout the story – but they're very relatable, and their problems are the
type that face many couples. The supporting characters you've created follow the same pattern… they have
personalities and a spark to them but aren't so quirky that they take away from what's important: the
The Last Point of View (pdf)