So, I don’t know if you know this situation. But 2 years (or so; and yeah, I told you about these group.) a group of freshmen and sophomores made a movie which was totally ridiculous.
Ok it wasn’t completely ridiculous. They had great pictures and (for a no-budget movie) good sound. However, the script was it.
The story was about a kid who is bullied by other students. (That’s a great idea. But!) One day he couldn’t anymore and wanted to suicide. Of course, it didn’t work. And the movie is a happy end. Bla, bla, bla. I think you can imagine this “movie”. By one scene I laughed very hard. (And no joke, folks!) They made a sophomore (so, 16 years old) to a drug dealer. My thought was “Say whaaaaaat! That absolutely unrealistic. You can’t be a drug dealer when you’re only sixteen years old.)
So, how can I write a screenplay which sounds not like “Hey, I wanna be cool and that’s why I don’t care about a serious and realistic story”. (If you know what I mean). Which mistakes should I avoid?
P.S.: The “movie” wasn’t a comedy or parody. They opined it absolutely serious.