Live Poll: Biggest Turn Off In a Screenplay?

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What is your biggest turn off in a screenplay?

Sermonizing
There isn't an explanation for what happened, it's up to you
A thin and simple story line
The story is told backwards
A lot of flashbacks
The story begins with a preview of the ending
A lot of plot twists
A predictable plot
There is a plot hole
It's complicated and hard to follow
Rip-offs from other movies
A genre twist
An open ending
Clichés
Stupid actions or decisions by a main character
There is no happy end
Some events are illogical or unrealistic
In the ending the plot is revealed
There is no plot
The story isn't told in a chronological order
Poetic language
Everything is explained all the time
A happy end that's uncalled for

My list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls060066743/

Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rCIPWXrSk-Y/
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Posted 3 years ago

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Kirk-Picard

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The screenplays which end in an ambiguous ending leaves me frustrated
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Hoekkie

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That's a good one. Do you have an example? Which movie should I choose?
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Kirk-Picard

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American Psycho
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Hoekkie

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I had American Psycho already with 'an open ending'. I changed it into 'an ambigious/open ending'
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Kirk-Picard

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@Hoekkie Sorry I didn't see your list before.
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Kirk-Picard

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@Teriek I've actually not yet seen that one.
Are you talking about the original or the American remake?
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Someone who Wears Pants

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Exposition is an easier way of saying "Everything is explained all the time", unless you wanted irony.
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There is no happy end
A happy end that's uncalled for
Maybe ending sounds better.
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Hoekkie

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Thanks! I changed those two in 'ending'
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Someone who Wears Pants

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Quit ignoring me.
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Hoekkie

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Do you mean because I didn't react on your previous message? It was not on purpose, but I already changed it into 'too much exposition'. 
I used the word 'explanation' one more time in my poll: "There isn't an explanation for what happened, it's up to you".
Do you think I should change that as well?
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