The Imitation Game

1. Hero is introduced as flawed but good-hearted.
2. Hero's backstory is intermittently revealed to explain flaws.
3. Hero makes witty remark.
4. Hero is doubted by peers/higher-ups.
5. Hero faces adversity and earns respect of peers/higher-ups.

Peer 1: If you fire him, you'll have to fire me.
Peer 2: That goes for me as well.
Peer 3: And me!

(How did this screenplay get on the Black List?)

6. Hero repeats witty remark so the audience feels in on the joke.
7. Hero has epiphany.
8. Hero wins the war.

The Imitation Game: also known as the biopic industry.