Silver Daze: The Anniversary Trip (Formerly 25 Years Later)

Brooke’s mom warned her that men never change and that as a man without a romantic bone in his body, Brooke would probably regret her choice in a husband. But Brooke had faith in her love. The queen of sparkles and everything romantic, she was determined to find romance with Jamie, the man of her dreams- even if he didn’t fit that “Mr. Romantic” mold.
Jamie is, and always has been a germaphobic, meat and potatoes kind of guy. He’s always liked fishing and working on cars, minding his own business, staying away from people (and their germs) and smoking weed. Brooke, on the other hand has always been outgoing, extremely curious, warm, loving and as it turns out, pretty clumsy.
After twenty-five years of living in marital harmony, Brooke is ready to add some romance to their somewhat ho-hum existence by melding her dreams of romantic interludes with Jamie’s love of pot. What better place to meld the two loves than in the home of the iconic Rhastaman, Bob Marley?
Set in Jamaica, the two embark on a short but sweet trip full of stalker skinny-cats, nip slips, trips, falls, bearded fireworms, gay flirtation, boogers, poop, tinkle accidents and of course adventures in weed. Between all of that, Brooke attempts to squeeze in some romance, but in the end, it is Jamie who creates the Hollywood-style happy ending she’d been wishing for all along.
Brooke has always craved romance in her life, but when she finds the love of her life, he doesn't have a romantic bone in her body. Or so she thinks. After 25 years of marriage, Brooke plans a special anniversary trip to Jamaica. Her husband is more excited about the pot he could score than of the romantic adventures they have. Comedic hilarity ensues.

  • Becky Harvey
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Romantic Comedy
  • Number of Pages:
    101
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Oaxaca International Film Festival
    Oaxaca Mexico
    October 12, 2019
    Finalist
Writer Biography - Becky Harvey

Becky Harvey is a middle school computer science teacher. She has also taught middle school English/ELA. She has worked as a newspaper journalist/columnist and lesson plan writer. Becky loves writing, in all forms and spends much of her time writing for her classes and creating websites. An avid movie watcher and part-time movie extra (just for fun,) Becky has long wanted to write a screenplay but was just waiting for the inspiration.

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I am so excited to have finally written my first screenplay. I have always wanted to do it but never had the gumption or guts. I finally got the inspiration to do it when a long-time friend insisted I do it. She was listening to me recount my anniversary trip with my husband and she was dying laughing. She was convinced that it should be a Melissa McCarthy film. We joked around for a while, but then she stopped and said, "No. I'm serious. You NEED to write this." A month later, I was hard at work, writing every night after I came home from school. I am so full of pride at having done it. I am glad I finished it before I turned 50. I feel accomplished. I hope it gives others the sense of pleasure it gave me to write it.