Melinda, that’s a great take on the major plotline points. When I get a chance I’ll want to look at the middle of the story to see what’s going on there plot-wise between 38–57. As I recall, there is an positive trajectory, but pretty soon the seeds are planted for Sebastian doing the gig with Keith which puts them on diverging creative planes. But all in all, your take resonates with my experience of the script.
Re who is the Protagonist: Let’s get into that in today (part 3: characters). It’s a great one. Can look at it as a Dual Protagonist or, I suppose, Co-Protagonist narrative. Or I can totally see your take that Mia is the Lead Protagonist as it does seem — ultimately — more like her story.
Look forward to that discussion.