Falling Hopelessly tells the story of Jim and Maggie who, having just gotten out of long term relationships, become friends in a graduate business class. At Maggie’s suggestion, Jim signs up for a study abroad trip and they travel together to Paris. Through seemingly light interactions, a certain hollowness in their lives is suggested. At the same time, various romantic complications unfold.
The screenplay was compared to Richard Linklater’s Before films by professional script readers from two separate coverage programs. The feedback highlighted the “lovely, believable relationship” of the two main characters and noted the natural, organic flow of the dialogue which is “devoid of any genre clichés.”
Falling Hopelessly is “true to life in ways movies seldom are.” A slice-of-life that is “disarmingly charming” and will resonate with anyone who has navigated a murky relationship.
Check out this Dialogue Excerpt from Falling Hopelessly (PDF)