Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful private equity fund partner, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis' letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen (Naomi Watts), and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writer: Bryan Sipe
Production: Fox Searchlight
Released: 08 Apr 2016
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
You must be Chris
Dear Champion Vending Company
Man loses his wife
What about the boys at school
Who the fuck drives a station wagon
I can't have sex with you
You are one fucked up kid
Not sure how to tell you this
Why you buying all this shit
Nobody wants carousels anymore
Now hold it
I'm taking apart my marriage
My parents left for Tampa this afternoon
Lost my train of thought
Is Karen Moreno here
Can I feel your tits
- DAVIS: Do you mind if I turn this down? JULIA: No. AMY: (ON SPEAKERPHONE) You're on with Phil. PHIL: Davis. Where are we with the Lightyear deal? The banks won't budge, you know. They're clai
- Have you looked at the refrigerator yet? Huh? The refrigerator? Yeah. The box in our kitchen that keeps things cold. (SIGHS) Yeah. No. Uh, what about it? It's leaking... It's been leaking for
- The refrigerator's leaking. Please don't do that thing where you repeat part of what I said so I'll think you're paying attention. I'm not doing anything. The refrigerator's leaking, I didn't
- I have tools? Yes. From two Christmases ago.
- "Not my chair, not my problem." Is that what you say? (LAUGHING)
- - Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! - (CRASHING)
- The machine over there? Uh, my candy's stuck. It happens sometimes. Do you have a key or something we can open it up with? The machine doesn't belong to the hospital. It's a vending company.
- (ANSWERING MACHINE BEEPS) Davis, it's Mom and Dad. We tried your cell phone but we... We can't get a hold of you, and then... (SOBS) Oh, honey... DAVIS'S DAD: We're... We're coming, son. (BEE
- - GIRL: Yeah! Again! Again! - MOTHER: Again? (CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING)
- (CHILDREN LAUGHING) (SQUEALING) (CELL PHONE CHIMES)
- DAVIS: Dear Champion Vending Company, comma. This letter is in regards to a poor vending experience at St. Andre's... No, wait. In regards to vending machine number 714 located in the intensi
- (GIGGLING) I'm not saying that was your fault. We were in a car accident. Remarkably, I escaped without a scratch. I'm not trying to dramatize my claim, I just wanna be thorough. Maybe I shou
- Retail mattresses? That's amazing... DAVIS: I don't know why. It just popped into my head. I avoided him after that 'cause I couldn't stand his hot coffee breath. Excuse me... I think he knew
- I never thought I'd be one of those people who carried a briefcase. It always reminds me of carrying a lunch box to school. Do they still make those? Mister Mitchell. Morning. DAVIS: Julia's
- DAVIS: I don't think Phil liked me that much at first. I grew up in Jersey. (CHUCKLES) I didn't come from money. And I puked on the ice sculpture at our engagement party. Also, he told me once
- Julia was a nice girl. A good person. She worked with special needs children, she snorted when she laughed and cried every time they showed footage of the Towers falling. Other than that, I d
- (CHILDREN LAUGHING) Perhaps you'll find this information irrelevant in your deliberation of my refund, but I think you deserve the whole story. Sincerely, Davis C. Mitchell.
- DAVIS: Morning. Morning, Amy. Is that me? Yeah... That's it. Great. Put this in the outgoing mail? It's important. (DOOR OPENING)
- I, um... I didn't think you were coming in today, they said you weren't... I am so sorry, Davis.
- When you get a minute, can I get the revenue numbers on Alderman International? And can you push my lunch with Bob Rice? I got a lot of catching up to do. (TYPING) Yeah...
- (CREAKING) I handed you people a billion dollars' worth of committed capital and all you can give me is 150 million dollars' worth of companies to buy. Doesn't anyone like to shop? Should I c
- They called the house. Told me you were up here. They did? Okay. I talked to Clayton Brown this morning. And I think I talked him off the ledge on that thing. Look, why don't we go grab a drin
- You know, the cocktails run about 18 bucks a pop here.
- We haven't really talked, Davis. Not since... Everything.
- A man loses his wife, he's a widower.
- A child loses a parent, they're an orphan.
- But losing a child... There's no word for this. And there shouldn't be.
- You and I have to continue on.
- I want you to know you've been a value to me, and not just in business, but in my life. And, uh...
- You keep your emotions close to the vest, that's good, that's strong.
- I do the same. It's the atmosphere.
- What? That's why the drinks are so expensive. You're paying for the atmosphere. It just occurred to me.
- Davis, listen, there's some other business that needs looking after. It's the insurance policy. I'd like to take her money and start a foundation in Julia's name. Foundation...
- PHIL: A merit-based scholarship awarded annually to one student who's most deserving. DAVIS: How much are we talking about? PHIL: About 2.6.
- Steven's gonna get the ball rolling.
- This'll be her legacy. Legacy...
- DAVIS: Dear Champion Vending Company. This is Davis Mitchell. Again. There have been some recent developments in my claim for reimbursement, and I'd like to represent myself as accurately as p
- DAVIS: Then, my dad was fertilizing the lawn at 7:00 in the morning. Dad! What are you doing? It's the season, Davis. You should do this. You need to. Get the soil ready. I have someone for th
- I feel like I should tell you something.
- I don't know why I told you that I worked in the mattress business. I guess I didn't expect to see you every day for five years.
- I don't work for the Yankees anymore.
- Got fired over a drainage issue in the visitors' bullpen. (SCOFFS) I work security now at Parade of Shoes in Midtown. (LAUGHING)
- Fuckin' job. Excuse me. My little prick of a boss. He's 30 years younger than me. I just wanna go in there and smash his little prick face. (BOTH LAUGHING)
- Jeez. I didn't love my wife.
- I know, it's sad... It's sad to say,
- but now that she's gone, I don't even feel sad or pain or hurt, or...
- Well, what do you feel? DAVIS: I couldn't tell you why I did it. - (BRAKES SCREECHING) - (SHOUTING)
- So that's when you pulled it. DAVIS: Maybe because I was finally being honest. Yes. And you knew that would stop the train, correct? Well, I wasn't positive, but I was hoping. DAVIS: All I can
- (WHISPERING) His wife just died.
- DAVIS'S MOM: Davis, maybe you should come stay with us for a while. Take it easy. We have the extra room. I could sure use help putting that gazebo together. How's that sound? (CHUCKLES)
- DAVIS'S DAD: Remember to tell your guy to spray. (AIRPLANE TAKING OFF)
- Hello again, it's Davis Mitchell. My parents left for Tampa this afternoon, and I stayed at the airport an extra two hours watching people walk back and forth with their luggage in tow. (CAME
- Overwhelmed by... A growing sense of curiosity...
- What are in these bags? I wanna know what these people can't do without for four days in Buffalo. I wanna go through every one of them and dump their shit in a huge pile.
- And the National Guard guy? I wanna hold his gun. (ALARM BLARING) I wanna protect my country. (PANICKED SHOUTING) (BEEPING)
- (PANTING) I'm starting to notice things I never saw before.
- I just wasn't paying attention.
- everything has become a metaphor.
- Metaphor... I am the uprooted tree. No, wait... I am the storm that uprooted the tree. I am the cold front that collided with the low-pressure system. - Too much. - (TRAIN HORN HONKS) (TRAIN
- Morning, Amy. Put a stamp on that?
- There's something else, dearest vending company. It's been scratching at the inside of my head. (CREAKING)
- I couldn't take it one second longer.
- The goddamn refrigerator was leaking. (DRIPPING) Now, I wouldn't say I'm handy by any means. Mechanically retarded would be closer to the truth. But Phil said it himself, "If you wanna fix so
- PHIL: Repairing the human heart is like repairing an automobile. Just examine everything.
- Then you can put it all back together.
- DAVIS: Put it all back together... Hmm.
- Hello? KAREN: Hello. Mr. Davis Mitchell? Yes? (ON SPEAKER) This is Karen Moreno from Champion Vending Company. I'm with customer service. Yeah?
- I'm calling in regards to your complaint letters, Mister Mitchell.
- You're with the customer service department? Yes, sir. I am the customer service department. It's just me. Do you usually make service calls at 2:00 in the morning? No. Not really. Never. I...
- Do you have anyone to talk to?
- I... I'm gonna submit your claim to management. In the meantime is there something else I can do for you, Mister Mitchell? Wait, wait. Karen Moreno, that's your name? This is weird. I... I sh
- - (ERROR TONE SOUNDS) - (SIGHS)
- Some people wallow through their grief. My wife, she cooks.
- This is delicious, Margot, what is it? Did Julia tell you what we were fighting about?
- I bought her these bath towels and she didn't like 'em, so she took 'em back without telling me. And we hadn't spoken for three days.
- (CELL PHONE BUZZING) DAVIS: I'm sorry. Excuse me.
- Hi, Karen. How did you know it was me?
- I have you programmed into my phone. Oh, I see. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
- There's something else I wanted to bring to your attention regarding your claim. Okay. During our previous conversation, you implied that my job wasn't a profession. Oh, well... I'm sorry, I
- PHIL: God bless Con Ed. And there was light! Yeah. I've gotta go. Thank you for dinner.
- DAVIS: "Moreno" means brown in Spanish, did you know that? KAREN: Yes, I did, of course. Do you have brown hair? KAREN: No, it's blonde. DAVIS: Are you of Spanish descent? KAREN: No. Why do you
- (CELL PHONE BUZZING) Hi, where are you? KAREN: I was there, in the diner. I sat in a booth for a few minutes. I even played a song on the little baby jukebox, and then... I don't know, I got
- You're a smoker. It's cannabis. I have a prescription. Okay. You look younger than I expected. Do you think you could come inside? Oh, well, it's just that... I have this nice image of you s
- Yes, actually. But it's more of a question. Would any of you consider Crazy on You to be a sad song?
- And that's from, you know, assuming that you're familiar with the Heart catalog.
- ♪ Let me go crazy ♪ ♪ Crazy on you ♪
- (ELEVATOR BELL DINGS) ELECTRONIC VOICE: Going down. ("CRAZY ON YOU" PLAYING) (DAVIS HUMMING IN HIS HEAD)
- Can I help you? Hi. Oh, yeah. I'm looking for Karen. I'm sorry, who are you? I'm Davis. I have a... Customer service issue. Oh, I'm Carl. This is my company. What's the problem?
- I really can't get into it, Carl.
- There's way too much ground to cover. But thanks for your concern.
- PHIL: Did you get the foundation proposal? I'm gonna need you to sign off before we move forward.
- Listen, have you thought about talking to someone?
- Professionally, I mean. (GIRL LAUGHING)
- DAVIS: Your father thinks I'm losing my mind. (SEAGULLS CAWING)
- Hmm. ("CRAZY ON YOU" PLAYING ON STEREO) ♪ But I tell myself that I'm doing all right ♪ ♪ There's nothing left to do tonight ♪ (WITH STEREO) ♪ Crazy on you! ♪ ♪ Crazy on you ♪
- ♪ Crazy on you ♪ ♪ Let me go crazy, crazy on you ♪
- KAREN: Hello? I just dismantled a $2,000 cappuccino machine.
- Why did you call me, Mister Mitchell? Why'd you answer?
- There's something about your letters. I'm re-reading one right now in my tub. I'm not bathing or anything. I just sit here. It's quiet, and I don't wanna wake up my son. Did I mention I have a
- (HANGS UP) DAVIS: Dear Karen, is it okay that I address you directly now that we've almost met? I'll assume so. I was on the train today, and I saw a woman staring at me.
- There was something about her. So I went and introduced myself.
- I'm... I'm not trying to pick you up or anything. I just... You look familiar.
- (SIGHS) Is it okay... Sorry, I...
- Tough day? No. Not really, no. My job isn't really that difficult. It's the guys underneath me who do most of the heavy lifting. I just take all the credit for it. (LAUGHS) Wow. Most people
- I actually cheated my way through my last year of college. I had this guy Edmond write all my papers for me, and sometimes, I'd give him Ecstasy. (BOTH LAUGHING) You know... DAVIS: She was qu
- I found myself mapping her face as I talked.
- Somehow, she got me talking about my wife. I really let her in. Then, out of nowhere, she asked... So why'd you marry her?
- I don't know. 'Cause it was easy.
- Yeah... MAN: (ON PA) Next stop, Scarsdale.
- DAVIS: I wanted to ask her name... This is me. But she disappeared so quick. I spent the next 10 minutes kicking myself. "...the next 10 minutes kicking myself." "What are the chances "I'd ev
- DAVIS: I think you know who it was addressed to. And Scarsdale ain't her stop. No more games, Karen. I'll see you soon. (DOOR BELL RINGING)
- You. What are you doing here? I'm here to see Karen Moreno. What are you doing here? What am I doing here? Who the... What the fuck do you want? Well... You don't have to swear, Carl. I told
- You shouldn't be here. You know what? I... I'm with someone. Carl. We're together. I shouldn't have called you. (WHISPERING) And I shouldn't have started following you. (WHISPERING) It's very
- What happened to you? Your clothes...
- I wrote this in the car 10 minutes ago.
- It's the last one. (EXHALES)
- (ROCK MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO)
- DAVIS: Dear Karen. Fuck Phil. CARL: You wanna tell me what's going on?
- Nothing. I was supposed to call him. We sorted it out.
- Are you having an affair with this guy? No, I'm not. He's lonely, I think. I don't know, he's just a little... Off.
- It's a good-looking city, Karen. And you could go to tech school, like we... Like we talked about.
- I can... I'll open up a new warehouse. Twice, two times the square footage... And Chris, I mean... He's struggling here, you know? (FADING) A new start could be good.
- DAVIS: Dear Karen. Fuck Phil. He called me into his office... I pulled the plug on Lightyear. What? Why? Gut feeling. To be honest, your judgment of late has been questionable. Well... How so
- Yes. I did. And your computer?
- I assume you're responsible for the washroom stall. That was my work, yes. Why?
- Well, that's a little harder to answer. Mmm-hmm. Try me.
- The bathroom stall, for example?
- The door was squeaking. And it had probably been that way for quite some time. I just never noticed. And now, I'm noticing all different kinds of things, Phil, and I wanna see how they work.
- I want you to take some time off. DAVIS: Fuck him, and the way he leans on the corner of his desk with his sleeves rolled up like he's about to dig a ditch. (CHUCKLES) No more imaginary offi
- Hey! You the insurance guy? Oh, no. Not me. I thought... You know, I just saw the suit, so I figured, you know... Yeah, I was just driving by, and I, uh, saw you guys working. Looks like fun.
- Can I, uh, help you out? What... I mean, you just, you know, you just tell me what to do, you don't have to pay me. (LAUGHS) Come on, pal, don't bust my balls, all right? You're the insurance
- (SAW WHIRRING) Whoa, whoa, whoa. No, no. No, don't use that, don't use that. Here. Put these on, use this... Now knock the wall down.
- (GRUNTS) This guy's a fuckin' animal. He's probably a crackhead. Crackheads don't give people $200. They suck dick for $20. I mean, you should know.
- - (PANTING) - (SPRINKLER WHIRRING) Yeah, don't ask, it's embarrassing. I, uh, closed the car door on my jacket, and your sprinklers turned on. Then, the stupid lock... It sometimes gets stuck.
- Do you want some grilled cheese?
- I needed some work overalls. I guess I got a little carried away at the Army Surplus.
- Your whole house is just... ...lovely. Aside from the appliances, it's the kind of house people dream of living in. I hate this house.
- I can't have sex with you. It'd be dangerous. There's that word again. Is Carl really out of town, or did you just chop him up into little pieces and stuff him in your sock drawer? That's ridi
- What? (DAVIS CHUCKLES) I just... You know, I just think a woman's underwear is deserving of its own space.
- This is all I can handle. That's fine. Let's just fall asleep together. Together? Together apart.
- I'm not in love with Carl, you know.
- He's a good man. He really is.
- He loves me. Probably more than he should.
- I'd like to be able to do what you do. To be completely honest.
- No, I'm not. We were just sleeping... She's fuckin' crazy. If you haven't noticed, she's a fuckin' pot head. She calls it cannabis 'cause it makes her feel like less of a fuckin' pothead. You
- That's what I mean. "Fuck" is a great word, but if you use it too much, then it just loses its value. And you sound stupid. Fuck you. Exactly. I feel nothing, and you sound like an idiot. Hav
- DAVIS: This is where you get your prescription filled? KAREN: Okay, I lied. It's not a prescription. ("LA BOHEME" PLAYING)
- Hey, Ray. This is my friend Davis. Hello, young man.
- Ah, my favorite kind. Thank you.
- And this is for you. It grows wild in my garden. Don't ask me how. I never touch the stuff. Makes me think too much. How 'bout you? You need some? Oh, no. Oh, that beauty arrived in 1961. Fr
- Look at that, huh? Ain't that a beauty?
- But nobody wants carousels anymore. They want roller coasters that go upside down and make you puke.
- Would you believe we've got to tear it down? DAVIS: Really? Yeah. Too many repairs. Too much money. Can I help you? I have my own tools.
- You're very strange... - (KAREN LAUGHS) - (SINGING ALONG IN FRENCH)
- KAREN: Whoo! (DAVIS LAUGHING)
- (DAVIS GROANS) You got it! You got it! (DAVIS LAUGHING)
- Karen Moreno, ladies and gentlemen! (BOTH LAUGHING)
- DAVIS: (SIGHING) Julia loved the ocean.
- We used to spend our summers at her folks' place in East Hampton. That's where she wanted to be.
- JULIA: (SINGING) ♪ To be alone ♪
- (EXHALES DEEPLY) So. Where exactly are you feeling numb? Sort of in this whole area right in here.
- And how long have you been feeling like this?
- Can't say... Ten or twelve years.
- Davis... Not sure how to tell you this. Come on. See for yourself.
- Part of your heart is missing. DAVIS: What? How did that happen? Judging by the bite pattern,
- I'd say gypsy moths. (WHISPERING) Fuck me. Excuse me?
- DAVIS: Dear Karen, I keep thinking about my childhood. When I was sick, and I would lay my head in my mother's lap, she'd run her fingers through my hair. She'd kiss my eyelids. And that made
- Do you think it's too late for that?
- ("IT'S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE" PLAYING) ♪ Look out, babe ♪ ♪ The sky is falling through ♪
- ♪ And it's all over now, ♪ ♪ Baby Blue ♪ ♪ ...coincidence ♪
- ♪ The empty-handed painter ♪ ♪ From your streets ♪
- ♪ Is drawing crazy patterns ♪ ♪ On your sheets ♪
- (MOUTHING WITH SONG) ♪ Look out, babe ♪ ♪ The sky is falling through ♪ (DOOR OPENING)
- Live here now or something? No. Shouldn't you be in school? I'm suspended. For what? (SCOFFS) Telling the truth. Had to do this presentation in World Affairs.
- About our military presence in the Middle East. Yeah? What do you know about it?
- June 5th. During a routine patrol through the Helmand Province,
- Lieutenant Dan Doviak's Hummer pulled over to the side of the road to assist a little girl.
- To their surprise, she had 60 pounds of explosives strapped to her body.
- Oh, shit. The Hummer was engulfed in flames.
- And the Afghan citizens chanted, "Death to America." Doviak and his unit were burned alive.
- - (FIRE ALARM BEEPING) - (KAREN GRUNTING)
- CHRIS: I heard the dinner bell. (BEEPING CONTINUES)
- KAREN: Did you have a good day?
- I'm changing the music, baby. (POP MUSIC PLAYING SOFTLY)
- Come on, lighten up. Tell me what you did today. Did you hang out with that cute girl? The one with the high-waisted jeans? You know, not everyone can pull that look off. Right?
- I spoke with your principal, Miss... Tersian?
- I found her to be very thoughtful and empathetic.
- The good news is, she's letting you come back starting Monday. You have to spend a few weeks with the counselor, but I think you're getting off pretty easy. What's the bad news? KAREN: What do
- Davis is a friend of mine. We've been spending time together because that's what friends do. You... You spend time.
- You're so transparent. The man's wife just died. Have some compassion, you little shit!
- Massive head trauma, car accident. Can you pass the salt?
- I was thinking about what you said about how I'm not using the F-word properly.
- Yeah? What did you come up with?
- DAVIS: Fuck... is a... ...great word. Fuck... is a... ...great word. Fuck... Ahh! (SCREAMING IN PAIN) JIMMY: Oh, man, that don't look good at all. MICKEY: No, it don't. (GROANING)
- JIMMY: You dumbass... (DAVIS GROANING) (DAVIS SCREAMING)
- Oh, God damn that fuckin' hurt! Whoa! Shit, yeah! (WHOOPING) Whoo! JIMMY: Let's go. Get outta here.
- I wish I could talk to you. I miss how we used to be.
- I miss holding you, kissing your face...
- KAREN: Where did you send this from? From the mailbox on the corner. I thought the last one was the last one.
- What do we do with a couch like this?
- (DAVIS CHUCKLING) KAREN: Mmm, kiss me! Ooh, that feels good! (DAVIS MUTTERING PLAYFULLY) (KAREN YELPS) (BOTH LAUGHING)
- Okay, listen to me. When was the last time you really, really cared about something? (DAVIS SCOFFS) Like, when you were a kid. What was the most important thing to you?
- (DAVIS LAUGHS) Running fast. Yup. We used to race on blacktop at recess, and then I was always so slow.
- Just once, I wanted to beat 'em all, and blow 'em all away. Have 'em cheer for me, and not Rick Russoman or Mike Barone, and those speedy motherfuckers. (KAREN LAUGHING) (CHUCKLES) Yep. I ju
- JULIA: If you touch me Well, I just think I'll scream
- Jesus! Can't I get a little privacy? Whoa! Sorry, man! I thought... I thought you were back in school! I'm taking a personal day.
- Let's shoot something. Like what? I don't know. A deer or something. I don't think there are any out here.
- (CLEARS THROAT) You sure that thing's legit? Yeah. I mean, yeah.
- - Ready? - Yeah. Want me to count down, or like... I don't know, do whatever you want. Okay, I'll surprise you. Surprise me.
- (CLICKING) Safety's on. Yup, it's on the left side. Yeah, you gotta switch... Turn... - Ahh! - Shit. (GROANING)
- What'd it feel like? Shit-yeah! (LAUGHING) Whoo! It hurt, but in like a... (PANTING) It's like a good kinda hurt. It felt like someone was kinda, um... - (GUNSHOT) - (GROANS) Whoa. Surprise
- CHRIS: Fuck! DAVIS: You're trying too hard. ("MR. BIG" PLAYING) (CHRIS DRUMMING TO SONG)
- ♪ I work hard every day ♪ ♪ Come rain or shine ♪ ♪ And I don't need no one ♪ ♪ To tell me 'bout a girl of mine ♪ ♪ She's got so much love ♪ ♪ And she saves it all for me ♪ ♪ I would not be lyin
- ♪ You better watch out ♪ ♪ Baby ♪ (SONG CONTINUES ON SPEAKER) And set to go. Thank you, dude. (SONG CONTINUES ON HEADPHONES)
- ♪ I don't care who you are ♪
- ♪ So don't explain ♪ ♪ Just get out of here ♪ ♪ And don't come back again ♪ ♪ I don't want a thing from you ♪ ♪ I don't want to give you nothing too ♪ ♪ Get out of here ♪ ♪ Before I lose my co
- ♪ And don't you hang around me now ♪
- ♪ A great big hole ♪ MARTY: Excuse me! Sir? Excuse me! Sir! Do you have an appointment? No, Marty, I'm just swingin' through! Oh, Mr. Mitchell. Sorry. Hey, buddy. - Davis! - Phil here? Yeah,
- MARGOT: Sorry. - Hey, guys. - PHIL: Excuse us. Hey, Davis. We're in the middle of something. Mind if I sit? Hi, Margot.
- STEVEN: You okay, pal? You look like you've been doing construction or something. Steve. I got a fucking nail in my foot. It hurt like hell, but I'm okay now. MARGOT: So, Todd, you were sayin
- Lost my train of thought. We won. Oh. What'd you win? TODD: Swimming. I'm a swimmer. - Ah. - Do you swim? You know, I used to do laps at the Y and then I realized how many people must urin
- We're picking the finalists today. I want it signed on my desk by tomorrow, or you're done here.
- I mean, we're done. (PHIL SWEARING UNDER HIS BREATH) (DOOR SLAMS)
- JULIA: (SINGING) ♪ I'd give my body ♪ ♪ To be back again ♪ ♪ In the rest of the room ♪
- Why you buying all this shit? Uh, the tools of the trade, my young friend. What trade would that be?
- Destruction, devastation. I mean, haven't you ever wanted to just smash the shit out of something?
- Davis, if I were to ask you a question, you'd give me a straight answer, right? I mean, that's your thing, being honest about everything. Yeah, that's my thing.
- Do you think you're gay? I don't know. I think maybe. I figured you would tell me. Okay. Let's figure it out together. Do you like girls? I don't know. I think Jennifer Hymen's pretty. She fli
- What about the boys at school? Is there anybody that you like, that you find attractive? Maybe Andrew White. He's a junior, and we have the same gym class too. We have to get changed together
- Uh, I would say that you're probably gay. I mean, you know, or you're bisexual. But I mean, either way, you're gonna get tortured. Um...
- I mean, my advice to you, would be to pretend that you like girls for the next few years, and then move into the city, you know? Or San Francisco? Or even Los Angeles, if you like warm weather
- What are we doing again? We're taking apart my marriage. (GRUNTING)
- Fuckin' A. (PANTING) Not bad. Keep at it.
- Now hold it. Just like that.
- (GRUNTS) Who the fuck still drives a station wagon?
- No, I just wanna have it... I wanna take it back home, see what it looks like in the library or, uh, in the study. Nope, not a peep out of him. Lawyers are exploring other options. We'll get hi
- Davis picked me up after school. Hey. Uh, he was helping me around my house. Housework...
- You know, you can buy almost anything on eBay. I just hope it comes with a manual.
- DAVIS: Hey... Shit. (GEARS GRINDING) A manual and a warranty.
- (CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING) (INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS)
- She was so young. (WHISPERING) Hey, uh... Phil would like to talk to you immediately.
- I'll be right back, okay? Okay.
- Oof! Why you smoking that garbage? I got something nice.
- I'm Todd. Do you swim? (FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING) You dare... Bringing another woman here? Tonight? Phil, it's not what you think... How fuckin' dare you? Every day! I wake up thinking, why her?
- Can I feel your tits? (SCOFFS)
- PHIL: Julia's mother and I, and her husband, would like to thank you all for sharing this special evening. For those of you who were fortunate enough to be a part of Julia's life, you know wha
- Wouldn't even know where to begin. But I do know this. I would trade every one of them for one more minute with our daughter.
- Julia brought out the best in people. That was her gift. Now, through the Julia Eastwood-Mitchell scholarship fund, that gift will be her legacy. (ALL APPLAUDING)
- I'd like to introduce three young adults so outstanding in their character and academic achievements that we couldn't choose just one recipient. So please welcome our first-year scholars: Jen
- Benjamin Howard! And the backstroke record-holder himself, Todd Koehler! Thank you. (KAREN LAUGHING)
- Did she tell you she was pregnant?
- She was seeing someone. And I took her for the procedure.
- Here's your refund. Keep the change.
- Hey. I'm sorry. How is he? They're not saying much. He's, uh, still in surgery.
- It was six of them beating the shit out of him.
- (SIGHS) I feel like it's all my fault. I had one fuckin' job. DOCTOR: Miss Moreno!
- Honey? (KAREN SNIFFLES) Listen to me. I won't let anyone hurt you ever again. And I won't hurt you either.
- I just want you to be who you are. You hear me?
- I'll do better, I promise. And when you wake up, you are in so much trouble.
- Michael. I know about everything, Michael.
- I just hope that you cared for her because she deserved that.
- I don't know what you're talking about.
- driving the car that hit you.
- And I've been trying to, um...
- - I'm sorry. - It's okay, man. - I'm so sorry. - It's okay, man. (MICHAEL SOBBING)
- "Not my chair, not my problem." Is that what you say?
- Thank you for meeting me, Phil.
- There was love between me and Julia.
- I just didn't take care of it.
- I think the scholarship is... It's good. I think that it's good. I understand it. Um... But I wanna do something else for her.
- And, uh, I was wondering if, um...
- you'd wanna be a part of it.
- Could I... Go ahead, have a seat.
- (CHILDREN SQUEALING) (CAROUSEL PLAYING "LA BOHEME")
- CHRIS: Dear Davis, thanks for your letter. I'm recovering slowly but surely. Despite the ass-kicking, I must say, being myself feels good. By the way, Mom left Carl, FYI. CROWD: Ten! Nine! Ei
- CHRIS: P.S. Go fuck yourself. (CHEERING CONTINUES)
- Warmest regards, Davis C. Mitchell.
Davis - Jake Gyllenhaal
Karen - Naomi Watts
Phil - Chris Cooper
Chris - Judah Lewis
Carl - C.J. Wilson
Margot - Polly Draper
Davis' Dad - Malachy Cleary
Davis' Mom - Debra Monk
Julia - Heather Lind
Jimmy - Wass Stevens
Amy - Blaire Brooks
Steven - Ben Cole
Todd - Brendan Dooling
John - James Colby
Michael - Alfredo Narciso
Ray - Madison Arnold
Nurse - Gregory Haney
Ahmed - James Young
DOT Agent #1 - Bjorn DuPaty
Buccaneer Diner Waitress - Jane Dashow
Dr. Brodkey - Tom Kemp
Security Marty - Royce Johnson
Young Waitress - Hani Avital
Woman Crying - Elizabeth Loyacano
Punk Girl - Celia Au
Mickey - Stephen Badalamenti
Chris' Doctor - Mark Lewis
Chris' Friend - Aaron Bantum
Attractive Bartender - Lytle Harper
Mourner - Kevin Herbst
Jennifer - B Bastian
Pediestrian - Michael R. Bollentin
Businessman - Roger Brenner
Punk Kid at Party - Connor Keegan Dosch
Running Kid - Danny Guzman
Upscale Gala Attendee - Vivian Kalinov
NYC bystander - Jason H. Karniol
Carousel Kid - Gunnar Kraese
Carousel Kid - Aiden Markowitz
Carousel Kid - Ailysch Markowitz
Carousel Boy - Mark Radel
Socialite philanthropist - Nancy Ellen Shore
Upscale Girl - Zariah Singletary
Davis' neighbor - George J. Vezina
Carousel Kid - Alexis Winter