Dear Industry Professional & Buyer,
According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. REMEMBER I LOVE YOU is a story that many Americans are currently dealing with. The script has similarities in topics to Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch, Still Alice, Away from Her, and The Notebook. REMEMBER I LOVE YOU received a "RECOMMEND" from Screenwriting Staffing. You can also check out our PITCH DECK by clicking HERE.
LOGLINE: While caring for his beloved wife stricken with Alzheimer's and rapidly losing her memory of him, a devoted husband stumbles into an encounter with an old friend who stirs new feelings of love, throwing his family into turmoil and making him question what it means to be faithful.
SYNOPSIS: Is it ok to date when your spouse has Alzheimer's? This is the ethical question addressed in REMEMBER I LOVE YOU. After 52 years of marriage, MASON TAYLOR, a retired watchmaker, and BEVERLY TAYLOR, a dance instructor, must cope with Beverly’s deteriorating mental health due to Alzheimer’s. After a series of incidents that put both Mason and Beverly at risk, Mason makes the difficult decision to move Beverly into an Alzheimer’s facility in Florida, where his daughter and granddaughter live.
Near the new house, Beverly’s college friend KATHRYN operates a bakery with her daughter NIKKI. After a lonely evening at home, Mason visits the bakery, running into Kathryn and Nikki on their way home. Kathryn insists on taking Mason and Beverly to dinner. Mason accepts the invitation but doesn't reveal anything about Beverly's condition until he and Kathyrn meet again.
Mason and Kathryn start to spend time together as friends but eventually both struggle to keep the relationship platonic. Haley has a problem that her father and Kathryn are getting close while Mason and those around him debate what it means to remain faithful to a spouse with dementia. Everyone has a different opinion. If Alzheimer's fundamentally changes the relationship, what can a spouse do to address their own need for connection and companionship during this otherwise lonely time?
MY PERSONAL CONNECTION TO THE STORY:
I am compelled to tell this story based on my experience with my own parents and in-laws. I have watched my mother take care of my dad and cope with the “death” of her spouse due to this horrible disease.
In addition, I have watched my father-in-law struggle with the decision to put my mother-in-law in an Alzheimer’s facility long before he thought he would have to make this decision. This story is loosely based on his experience. I quickly realized everyone has an opinion about what is moral, right, correct, responsible when it comes to having a relationship with the opposite sex outside of marriage. This story is meant to highlight those opinions and to show the confusion and judgment people in his situation struggle with.
Thank you for your time! Please contact me if you would like to read the full script. I can email you a copyrighted version right away.