The Rationale screenplay tells the story of Richard Eaton, a middle aged professor with a poor marriage and little more in his life. One night, his wife drinks too much and cheats on him, crushing his minute world. Richard tries to commit suicide to get away from the pain, but finds that hiring a hitman may prove easier than managing it himself.
This is the original screenplay modified into a play format for easy reading on mobile devices.
- Written by: Hugo Lunny
- Closest Genre: Drama, Existentialist drama
- Ideal for fans of character driven indies and existentialist dramas..
- Length: 226 pages (variable depending on the screenplay book’s format)
- Logline: The human mind is stronger than the human heart.
- Show category: Feature film
Rationale original screenplay
Synopsis: At a point in their lives where everything has become mundane, Professor Richard Eaton and his wife, Elizabeth, aren’t exactly pushing the boundaries with what life has to offer. Their relationship has become routine, tired and stale.
After an argument pushes Elizabeth’s waning interest over the edge, she heads out with a friend for a few drinks and the night goes further than she’d expected, ending with her sleeping with a stranger.
This propels both Richard’s and Elizabeth’s lives in a very different direction. For the moment, Richard doesn’t know that she has been anything but faithful.
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