A-to-Z Challenge (2016 edition): P is for Premature

It’s April A-to-Z month! Interested in signing up? Unfortunately it’s too late. I know! But even if it it, check out the 1500+ bloggers signed up and striving to complete this month-long challenge. They need YOU to cheer them on!

NOTE: Changes are happening! I’m no longer filtering these movies through the W-story structure, because it’s too rigid. Instead I’ll be using Jami Gold’s Basic Beat Sheet. BUT if you liked Mary Carroll Moore’s W-story structuring method, you can find info all about it here.

Disclaimer: This is MY version of a plot break down. You might decide I’m entirely wrong and spewing nonsense, and that’s cool. It’s all relative.

Also SPOILER WARNING.

And we’re at ‘P’! Time is flying. Keeping it short, I chose Premature because…it looked like I could laugh at it, maybe with it. Also the concept was too ridiculous NOT to watch. I’ll let IMDB talk for me because I couldn’t do it justice. Here’s the concept of Premature:

A high school senior has to re-live losing his virginity over and over again until he gets it right, with the right girl.
Okay. I probably could have done it justice. *cracks knuckles…not really, b/c ew gross!*
A high school senior keeps reliving the same day after each of his premature orgasms until he gets it right with the right girl.
The whole “losing his virginity” thing isn’t even true. Not all orgasms = loss of virginity. Technically he’s a virgin throughout the movie…so I’m not sure what happened, IMDB? WHY you lie to me?

And breaking it down:

Inciting incident: Rob falls asleep the first time and wakes up in his room, having lived through a REALLY long deja vu of the day he’d dreamed of (lol, did I confuse you yet?)

End of the beginning: repeating day after day and not telling anyone, also not making any real initial attempt to fix it; has to accept that this isn’t deja vu

Pinch point #1: Rob is confused and he’s panicking, trying to break the cycle – also piecing it together that his day resets whenever he climaxes (yes, you read that right).

Midpoint: Rob enjoys his first day of deja vu madness (instead of freaking out); he’s in the ‘ignorance is bliss’ stage, acting out and getting himself in deep do-do eventually.

Pinch point #2: Back to panicking, Rob finally tries to get his friends to understand. He eventually turns to his long-time ‘girl’ friend, Gabrielle/Gabs and she doesn’t believe him, and Rob despairs…but not before he figures out that he’s been cursed to repeat the same day by his Armenian brainiac neighbor’s (crazy!) grandmother.

Crisis: Rob is pushed out of this latest repeat and now he’s just all emo, and giving up on fixing his time/existential conundrum.

Climax: With help from his friends, Rob figures that to break the curse that he has to find out what is going wrong because, DUH!, the curse is the universe’s way of telling him he committed a cosmic no-no (dude, no, the universe doesn’t revolve around you). Anyways, he has to tell his father that he won’t be attending Georgetown, the uni that daddy graduated from, and he’s actually dumb for chasing/secretly crushing on the air-headed hot girl in his school, and that he’s actually super in love with Gabs and it took him this long to figure it out (what the heck does this have to do with the witchy grandmother?! messed up cupid if you ask me)

Resolution: Luckily Gabs likes him too, and his father is totally cool with his not going to Georgetown in the fall. This time when Gabs and Rob decide to share their first time, he (prematurely) ejaculates as he has done throughout the movie, but Gabs is cool and they kiss. Also this time he doesn’t relieve the curse of the same day, meaning curse is broken which = happy, if not slightly messy (pass the tissues to this guy) ending.

What do you think of this crazy concept for a movie? Would you pick it up or is it a “nooo – what were they thinking?!” ‘Ghost Shark’ moment?

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3 thoughts on “A-to-Z Challenge (2016 edition): P is for Premature

  1. um, definitely a movie i would pass on. it’s a comedy and i’ve never found modern comedies funny. i think they quit being funny after the early 90s (well, for me anyway).
    but the concept of living a day over to change something fun to play with.

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