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Only Man For Me (Short Film Screenplay)

Updated: Feb 27, 2023


Pingli misses her deceased, dentist husband, so she finds a way to keep him alive at his old dental office in Sacramento, where she often visits him to discuss a few serious misunderstandings the couple suffered while he was alive. Her middle-aged son and daughter-in-law pick her up at the Sacramento Mental Health Treatment Center after several unsuccessful treatment attempts. As usual, they try to talk her out of continuing her unusual visits to her dead husband.

Our Review

After investing so much time and emotion into a relationship, being cheated on can be an incredibly heartbreaking experience. For Pingli, the memory of her husband's affair with the hygienist continues to haunt her even years after his passing. Despite trying therapy and other forms of treatment, Pingli feels that she is still unhealed and has come to accept her current state.

The characters in "Only Man for Me" are well-crafted and the tension throughout the story is impeccable. However, it is intriguing to consider why Pingli is so preoccupied with her sense of superiority and her ancestry. Upon further examination, it becomes clear that Pingli's obsession with her social status is likely a coping mechanism for the pain caused by her husband's adultery.

Even though her husband left behind material gain, it has not brought Pingli happiness. This underscores the deep emotional impact that infidelity can have on a person's well-being. Overall, the creative presentation and strong narration of "Only Man for Me" make it a great candidate for a short film, but it's important to handle the sensitive topic of adultery with sensitivity and respect.

Kevin Dobbs Writer


  • Project Type: Short Script

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • First-time Screenwriter: No

  • Student Project: No

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