A student writes to a professor in an email: " I think that this script will be everything you always hoped for and more."
The professor is about to open the attachment, but thanfully realizes just in time the magnitude of the decision he's about to make.
On the one hand, finally and completely achieve not only everything he'd hoped for, but also more.
On the other hand, what's life worth after that. I mean c'mon. The man's only forty. What will keep him hoping? wondering?
Maybe he just shouldn't read the script.
(and in the hands of Charlie Kauffman? This is a sprawling epic script. Not a short film.