In a way that's exactly the point, I guess. I wanted to try my hand at something more character-driven, given my last few screenplays have focused more or less on the intricacies of plot. It was fun to do something so unabashedly different, but the result confused some.
For one, it's the fact that it's a family movie that is both dark and funny, and it goes into some pretty twisted corners. Thus, it's not necessarily for families. This paradox, and the complexity that I wish the characters could show (and it's very much a work in progress) are challenges I'm working on in the next draft. In the meantime, I've begun notes on a few more scripts, and hope to finish a new draft of the action script this week.
I'm done with the editing project, at least for the time being, so it's all write write write. Plus a few meetings. After that... we'll see.