TITLE: THE THING I HATE THE MOST
LOCATION: AN AMERICAN CITY
TIME: MODERN DAY
TYPE: ROMANTIC COMEDY
LENGTH: 115 PAGES
Co-written with author Sarah Gilbert Fox.
LOGLINE: Two highly creative people — one female and hugely successful, the other male and unemployed — tired of being used in bad relationships, decide to adopt the worst “hard-ass” character-traits of their respective sexes as a last ditch defense mechanism, and to start living those parts in public…
Then they meet.
TAG: If all is fair in love and war, you really have to work at fighting dirty.
THE THING I HATE THE MOST is a modern screw-ball comedy in the tradition of ‘It Happened One Night’ and ‘His Girl Friday’. The story of two highly creative and vulnerable people — Kick Kennedy, the owner of an advertising firm, and David Park, a newly unemployed ideas man — who decide that the time has come to start playing hard-ball in their personal relationships, by taking on the “hard-ass” personality traits each has always despised in members of their own sex…
Then they meet.
After a disastrous, drunken night together, in which nothing other than mutual irritation occurs, they are thrown together by both his need for employment and her desperate search for someone with ideas quirky enough to please a crucial billionaire client.
Dismayed by a growing attraction, and emotionally confused by a head-hunting female advertising competitor, Tanya Wellbridge, who seduces David, they begin to fear that they are actually becoming the very people they are pretending to be, and as a result, start to despise each other so deeply that they end up in bed together again.
With disastrous consequences.
As their partnership starts to come apart at the seams and a huge legal fight looms, only their loyal best friends and their own better natures can stand between them, Tanya Wellbridge, and total ruin, as big business and the war of the sexes interlock and spiral madly out of control.