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FISHING FOR LOVE

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FISHING FOR LOVE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
9 minutes
Screenplay
ELIZABETH LEWIS
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This story has solid potential. The subject is an irresponsible, disrespectful 13-year-old who gains a conscience. Characterization is strong. Father is an often-absent ladies' man; mother a pretty, ineffective woman who believes her son is just a bit large for his age; Grandpa and Grandma are two iconic Jewish figures - one wearing a kippah, the other in a floral dress. Reviewed by Juror #11
This story has solid potential. The subject is an irresponsible, disrespectful 13-year-old who gains a conscience. Characterization is strong. Father is an often-absent ladies' man; mother a pretty, ineffective woman who believes her son is just a bit large for his age; Grandpa and Grandma are two iconic Jewish figures - one wearing a kippah, the other in a floral dress. I give this 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. Reviewed by Juror #11
The story takes place in the summer north of Montreal in the 1950's. Jake is a bully and unruly. He organizes a fishing trip. There are not enough rods for all the boys so he begs Grandpa for his fishing rod. Grandpa gives in reluctantly. They return at dusk. Grandpa's fishing rod was dropped in the lake. Jake promises to get it back. Miraculously, hours later he returns with Grandpa's fishing rod which looks ruined. Jake works all night. Next morning they find Jake asleep on the rug with the perfectly restored fishing rod. In the final scene, gone is the bullying and Jake has become somewhat of a leader.
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