A Romantic Comedy
A successful, businesswomen graduate of a struggling, prestigious, private New England women's school
is tapped by the school to turn its fortunes around and save it from becoming co-ed. As "cold" as she is toward
romance, she is unexpectedly smittened by the very plan she devises to bring fortunes and fame back to the school.
One of the
last, small, private, women's schools, having a critical need to shore up its endowment or shutter the school, dips back into
its alumnae pool to recruit Ms. Jodi, a successful, task-drive entrepreneur and Summa Cum Laude, to resuscitate the school
while keeping it as an all-women's school. As demanded by Board of Trustees' dictate (feminist to the end), this precludes going co-ed in favor of their
closing up the school all together. Disgruntled alums, who would rather be co-ed than defunk by have their beloved
alma mater closed, rail against this mandate and pressure the Trustees to hire Ms. Jodi, or face their boycott of their
in her President's Office, which over-looks the College Green, while finally understanding the enormity of the institution’s
financial mess, Ms. Jodi, taking a break, glances out her office window to view a chance encounter between a mature -- and
obviously well heeled --gent and a college student. From the gestures (and the license-plated Rolls Royce awaiting him) she
is comfortable that the encounter is harmless; however, she is uncomfortable with the co-ed text-messaging while the gent
appears to just want to talk.
thinking, which has always served her well, Ms. Jodi hatches an idea that will remedy both the social awkwardness, which she
just witnessed, and the college’s financial embarrassment, which she now knows. She
muses that the college will offer a new inter-disciplinary major, "Millionaires, Machiavelli, and Marriage."
In her cold-hearted,
bottom-line thinking, Ms. Jodi deduces that the way to swell the endowment is to get young alums to marry millionaires whose
life status and expectancy is such that they are currently able to toss money toward the college. Further, as an entrepreneur, she is also aware that these men are capable of mentoring and opening doors
for the future graduates, which they themselves may never open. In doing so, the future alumnae will achieve even a
larger purpose for attending college AND give more back to the school, as they will earn more.
from this calculated plot is everything, but predictable, save that dessenting Trustees protest and some resign.
-- alerted by Ms. Jodi, of course -- run with the story... Call-in tv/radio talk
shows are endless... Switchboards in the pressrooms, tv / radio stations, and
the college campus light up like Christmas Trees... Straight-laced co-eds deride
the gals, who enroll in the program, as sluts... And, upon learning of this program,
the crème-de-la-crème of handsome, older, millionaires descend on the campus, with opened checkbooks, offering to even stroke
checks to launch the courses. Predictably, gleaming over this campus "riot,"
is tasky Ms Jodi, who never has time to listen to her own feelings, while conflicts and controversies abound around her.
From the first,
very awkward -- yet humorous -- "mixer" where the gals and the gents fumble for acquaintances, relationships form as the classes
progress: Some soar... Some start slowly... Others
stutter... And still, others have their day in the sun only to end amicably.
But, of all the relationships that develop, the most unexpected is that of Ms.
Jodi, who, for the first time, realizes that she is jealous of the relationships that her program has created... and in particular
of one gent's relationship for which she is "hot." However, her dispassionate
business mind-set leaves her totally unprepared for combat against romantic jealousy.
Ms Jodi has snared herself !!!
there is a euphoric, feel-good ending as all relationships are resolved in tender, yet surprising, ways acceptable to
all viewers suggested by the PG rating.
and remains a light, romantic PG comedy throughout -- perhaps even frivolous -- still delivers powerful messages
about relationships and love which will have people leaving the theater, discussing (or at least secretly wishing
to discuss with their date/spouse) May-to-December relationships and the "use" of relationships to achieve personal and business
goals. Is it Machiavellian to match millionaires with co-eds... or, did Ms. Jodi just institutionalize a process that has been going on since the dawn of humankind?
Up: This controversial movie makes it on the Oprah Show!
Cast - Type There will
be DIVERSITY as on the outstanding private
College President (40-ish)
-- Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, types
Co-eds -- One
or two up-coming names plus known names
All women... 40% stuck in the 70's feminist revolution
Lead Male (50/60-
ish) -- Mel Gibson, Kevin Kostner (daughter went to Brown)
Gents ( Older) -- Omar Sharif, Roger Moore, Sidney Portier, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Wagner
Gents (40/50/60 ish) -- Numerous names. Some cameo roles.!
(assumes successful rights negotiation) "Too Young" by Nat King Cole. Other artists, renditions, and genres to
be played (and scored for transitions) throughout the movie.
will be a compilation of music from the '50s on up. The earlier period music will be used as the
theme title and in scenes where there are gents. The new music will be used to back the scenes where there are the co-ed.
Music, which blends genres (some exists ) will be used where there are relationships scenes in conflict and as the
OUTRO to the roll of the credits. The music will set the mood and will be sequenced throughout to have "them dancing'
in the aisles.