Bowling Alone (Manuscript)

Not Recommended for Families

Synopsis

The script for “Bowling Alone” is a new twist on the inspirational sports story. A middle-aged man is offered a shot at his long-time dream-a spot on the PBA. However, there is much to lose since he now has the responsibility of having a high-school daughter to support as a single father. The writing is […]

Dove Review

The script for “Bowling Alone” is a new twist on the inspirational sports story. A middle-aged man is offered a shot at his long-time dream-a spot on the PBA. However, there is much to lose since he now has the responsibility of having a high-school daughter to support as a single father. The writing is good, even if some lines do come across as being corny and the scenes do seem short at times.

As the script stands now, it is a near-miss in being Dove-approved. There is some language, including many sexual references. And there are violent themes in this film though the overall theme of following your dream, no matter what is at stake, is a great tried-and-true theme. The unconventional sports subject of bowling is a positive element.

Content Description

Sex: Kiss-3 (p. 41(2), 97).
Language: D-3 (p. 0, 45, 92); sex ref.-3 (pgs. 0,5,14); A-2 (pgs. 1, 58); “tool”-(p. 6); “horndog”-(p. 41); slang for male genitalia-1 (p. 55); God-awful-1 (p. 72).
Violence: Depiction of burned humans/animals (p. 7), boy’s death to snake (p. 12), killing of boar (p. 13), dead dog in bed (p. 30), description of suicide (p. 36), child abuse (pp 34-5), whipping of horse (pp 46-7), depiction of Maxi’s death (p. 167), beating of man (p. 196), kicking cat (p. 200), bugs attacking people (p. 205), people attacking carcass (p. 208), animal sacrifice (p. 246), mass murder (p. 246), murder (p. 260-3, 267), stabbing (pp 264, 266), punching (p. 264), child w/gun and shooting (pp 266-7), burned remains of people (p. 276).
Drugs: drinking in some scenes.
Nudity: Sexy dancers (p. 53)
Other: Someone flips the bird twice (pgs. 26, 30).

Info

Reviewer: Carrie Clark
Source: Manuscript
Company: Unknown
Genre: Action