Top 3 ways to get me to watch a TV movie:
- Make it be about a writer.
- Play a Talking Heads song during the credits.
- Have the main character say, “If everybody could do it, don’t you think everybody would be a freakin’ writer?”
And that, my friends, is the TV trifecta. I love stories about writers. I’ve written a few myself. “Write or Wrong” with Kirstie Alley is funny, smart and watchable. There are also bonuses: A lap dog. Fear of cosmetic surgery. A main character who keeps her clothes in my closet [point deduction because she lies about being on the wagon]. References to Hemingway and Cyrano de Bergerac. A hero (also a writer) with a subtle Scottish burr. A BMW Z-4 Roadster. Oh, and a shocker happy ending. 🙂 This movie will re-air on Lifetime this Sunday, so set your DVR. Definitely worth a look.