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A group of video store clerks cope with the news of their outdated paradise’s downfall.

Welcome back to 2010. It’s the bright, promising dawn of a new technological era. But unfortunately, that also means the sun is already beginning to set on an old, and dwindling fast are the days of going to the local video store to browse through the latest new releases and classic favorites. Places like One Stop Video… home of a large selection—and little dignity! A spacious and bodacious place at one memorable time that used to meet all of your dreamy entertainment need via popcorn, movies, video games and sarcastic employee hospitality. It’s the place that thirty-year-old assistant manager Spencer has spent the past thirteen years living the good life at, raking in easy hours, decent pay and free rentals—until Claudia, the store owner who’s nurtured the inherited empire for the past two decades, decides to terminally shut down the outdated paradise that was once a staple of the community jam-packed with supportive patrons every weekend. Now she’s out of date, out of money, out of options and out of her mind dealing the bad news to what remains of her zany staff, including the cute and spunky Ryan, who juggles the dilemma of telling Spencer she may be accidentally preggers with his child when he still practically acts like one himself, the clueless oddball Teagan, whose sole carefree concern isn’t over losing his job but simply wanting to use the presented opportunity to finally score with the regularly-renting hot piece of blonde ass he’s been obsessing over—and finally, the shyly quiet Saffron, newly-hired and awarded a pink slip before her first paycheck as she plays awkward spectator to her co-workers’ off-color personalities. And if closing down their celluloid Mecca due to the cheap and convenient kiosk boxes and online streaming sources of the world wasn’t bad enough, the motley crew must also continue to take it up the rear return slot from the also-suffering but bigger and bolder corporate Mega Movie store across town, proudly and smoothly run by Claudia’s arrogant arch-nemesis Marcus. With the town’s “Summer Fest” carnival event slamming through the 4th of July weekend to make things even crazier, Spencer and his cohorts must now attempt a last-ditch effort of either convincing Claudia to save the merrymaking wonderland or inviting the inevitability by going down with the sinking ship in shameless style. Chockfull of hilarious pop culture references including unique cutaway segments à la TV’s “Family Guy” and “Robot Chicken”, this raunchy and riotous retail-centered comedy truly shows that growing obsolete doesn’t always mean growing up!

Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Genres:
In the Vein Of:
Clerks
High Fidelity
Empire Records
Posted:
03/09/2020
Updated:
02/08/2021
Author Bio:
Award-winning American screenwriter of widely-diverse genre titles with personal strengths relying on sharp, snappy dialogue and fantastic vision of detail to create engaging, believable, original and memorable stories. Graduate of the New York Film Academy and Brooklyn College for screenwriting.

Contest Results:
Screenplay Festival (Semifinalist) [2020]