|Source of story
||An original screenplay
||Some other names “How to Make Love Like an Englishman” in Canada and “Some Kind of Beautiful” in USA (this must mean something!).
||Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Malcolm McDowell, Ben McKenzie
||A charismatic Cambridge literature professor impregnates one of his students, an American. So they get married and move to America into pretty luxurious surroundings. Later she falls for someone else and he is left struggling to maintain his Green Card status and his relationship with his son while going through a divorce. He is aided by his almost ex-wife’s step sister and abetted by his grumpy father.
||Scenes in university lecture theatres, in the man’s family home and many in the luxurious American accommodation mostly with the professor being about to engage in sex with someone – but not actually getting to it. Some smart talk and quite a bit of drinking, and a bit of smoking of stuff, resulting in the prof having to go on an AA course.
||A friend and I, both of us aspiring novelists, were discussing plotting one day and decided that you have a choice of either planning it extensively, or going for the “soup” method, which is putting in the ingredients and shaking them up to see how it comes out. I get the impression that the writer used the latter technique. It did not come out very well.