INT. HALLWAY - DAY
Lindsay and Sam are walking into the school. There are
contruction workers using a welder, ladders and tarps over
everything. Lindsay, Sam, and the other students weave
around everything, annoyed and confused.
What are they doing?
I have no idea but-
a loud drill sounds
(over the noise)
It's really annoying!!
Mr. Rosso creeps up next to them as the noise stops.
Hey Lindsay, hey Sam- bit noisy
around here today
What are they doing?
finishing the new stage in the
auditorium! It will be in tip-top
shape before the fall musical!
Sam parts ways with them
Mr. Rosso- how are we supposed to
work in these conditions?
It will just be a few days. A
small price to pay for something
great for the school! Your good
friend Miss. Kelly sure will think
so, now that she is going to be in
Kim? yeah right
Oh- I'm sorry. She didn't tell you
yet? I hope I didn't steal her
(looking at at him
you can't be serious!
Oh Lindsay, so seem so shocked.
Kim might not be the brightest
student, but she sure is
passionate. And that spells
I gotta go- and you
Lindsay just stands there in shock
INT. LUNCHROOM - DAY
Sam, Niel, Bill, and Stacey are sitting at lunch
So whos up for cosmic bowling on
Saturday, they play a lot of disco
tunes, hey bill?
I'm not going to that
Why? It will be fun, Cindy, Vicki
and some of the other cheerleaders
Yeah. Suddenly interested?
I can't belive I can't go.
why can't you go?
It's my first week at my dads
Yeah. He got some apartment in
Royal Oak, moved in last week. We
are supposed to spend time
together this weekend.
I can't believe I'm going to miss
Oh Neil thats important! You can
go bowling anytime.
He has his own place now? He is
totally moved out?
Totally moved out
Well um if you want us to come to
your dads, to just hang out and
stuff, I mean if you don't want to
I thought we were going bowling!
Niel might need us!
You guys, you guys, it's FINE. We
are just going to have some pizza,
watch movies. Yeah it's a little
weird, but I'll be ok.
They stare at him
Seriously! I'm fine!
INT. UNDER THE STAIRS - DAY
Lindsay and Ken are under the stairs, there is caution tape
from the construction roping off the area. Nick approaches
and gets caught in the tape, then then gets tied up even
worse trying to get though and then gets agiatated, making
things worse, thrashing the tape everywhere. Lindsay and Ken
roar with laugher
Why didn't you just step over it
I didn't see it there!
Thats why it says "caution" and is
bright yellow. So you can see it.
The throws the rest of the tape off and approaches them
So I'm pretty sure I just failed
our history exam.
Come on Nick, I don't think you
Oh he failed- I was trying to copy
his test the whole time- even I
knew his answers were wrong.
If you are such a genuis, what are
you looking at my paper for?
Did you hear Kim is in the school
Yeah Mr. Rosso told me this
morning. I still won't believe it
until I see it. Kim a drama geek,
not in a million years!
I've heard her sing in the car,
it's pretty disturbing.
Come on-it's not that bad- she
actually can carry a tune pretty
Sarah told me that practice is on
tuesdays and wednesdays, we could
go watch her then.
(to Nick kidding
What about you? You
should ask if you can play drums
for the play. I heard you bought a
new drum set.
No way I'm I playing show tunes.
The school band does that. Miss
tuba will be rocking out.
Ken gives a head nod
My new sets pretty small but I
saved up all summer. My dad says
if I keep a C average I can keep
Really? Wow, I'll have to come
over and see them, see you play
Ken raises his eyebrows
Yeah I have hardly practiced yet.
Between school and Sarah its hard
to find time.
Ahem, uh- whipped- ahem
(looks at Ken
Hey. What was that?
Whipped, I said your whipped
I am not!
Daniel and I have been trying to
come over and practice for our
band for weeks. It's always
some excuse. "sarah wants to
study", "sarah doesn't want me to"
really? But Nick you love the
drums. I mean, you should be able
to practice if you want..
(in an angry
I Can play when I want!
I'm not whipped!
Lindsay looks super pissed, raises her eyebrows and turns
away. Nicks face falls and he jumps up and grabs her
Lindsay wait no- I'm so sorry
Why did you flip out like that?
I'm so so sorry. I flipped out
I flipped out because you are
(feeling bad too
Oh no- I mean I just think you can
still be with someone but do what
you want to do.
Like you! You always let me do
whatever I wanted. You liked
watching me play.
Everyone is uncomfortable now. Sarahsuddenlyapporaches Nick,
he switches gears and kisses her hello.
(to lindsay and
Hey. I was just leaving
She turns as Ken gets up
I will leave with you
They walk away together
That was wierd
You know, shes been spending a lot
of time with Daniel
Lindsay has. I see them after
school alone, talking in the
hallway more then before, I don't
Oh, ha well thats beacause Lindsay
is helping him study. It's really
nice what shes doing, with all her
own school work and everything.
Studying really? I mean it's
Daniel, you know how he is.
Come on, I mean he isn't a
No, I mean you know how he is with
Well yeah,but they are friends.
Lindsay is to smart to fall for
alright alright I'm just telling
you what I see- Daniel doesn't
spend that much time alone with a
girl unless something is going on.
The bell rings and students scatter
Nick looks stunned but accepts Sarahs kiss on the cheek and
gives a halfhearted smile.
Oh! I gotta go! I have a
presentation in 5 mintues!
Bye, good luck!
She smiles and trots away
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
Drama geeks are all in a cramped room. Boxes are everywhere,
it looks like a temporary location. Everyone is talking and
socializing, but Kim is deep in her script, highlighting
lines and deep in thought. No one is socializing with her.
Julie, a drama geek who has always been the star of every
show and is very controlling and bitchy, approaches her.
I just want to let you know, you
may have the lead for now, but the
entire cast expects you to put in
the time and work necessary for a
successful show and NOT a huge
And what makes you think this will
be a disaster?
Well when a freak burnout just
"decides" one day she wants to be
in the school play. This may be
something that grabs your
attention for a second, but this
is important to SOME of us.
Julie, are you upset that YOU
didn't get Annie and I did?
no! Mrs. Looser always makes me
the leads. She had to give someone
else a chance. Why that someone
was you, I have no idea. She must have
taken pity on you.
(clenching her teeth)
You better watch your back- you
have no idea who you are dealing
Julie is about to open her mouth but Kim cuts across her-
And I'm here because I'm good. I
kick ass actually.
Mrs. Losser claps her hands together and Julie scurries away.
OK OK! Please settle down. I know
this is hard while we are waiting
for the stage to be finished, but
lets try and work with what we
have. Then finished product will
be beautiful and amazing, and
perfect for the production!
Kim looks up at the teacher
Lets go though a musical run of "I think I'm gonna like it"
Kim nervously gets up and walks to the front, Julie
following behind her.
And the chorus??
half a dozen kids walk behind where Kim and Julie are
standing. They are all holding sheet music.
(to kid sitting at piano)
Billy, music please?
Music starts and Kim and Julie glare at each other
(her singing voice is operatic and shrill)
Cecille will pick out all your
clothes! Your bath is drawn by
Mrs. Greer! Annette comes in to
make your bed...
(loud, confident, and clear)
I think I'm gonna like it here!
(angry, louder then Kim)
The swimming pool is to the left
Teacher waves her hands and the music stops.
no no no something isn't right, Billy is that the right key?
yeah I think so
Teacher looks at her notes and Julie walks over to the piano
and wispers something in Billys ear. He then nods and Julie walks back over
to the front.
Ms. Losser, I got it now!
(looking up from her notes)
ok ok lets take it from the top!
Music starts over but sounds a little off
(singing off key, looking confused)
Cecille will pick out all your
clothes! Your bath is drawn by
Mrs. Greer! Annette comes in to
make your bed...
(also off key)
I think I'm gonna like it here!
(singing getting pissed)
The swimming pool is to the left
(sighs, spoken to Billy)
Sorry Billy stop stop I'm sorry this isn't right!
Billy stops playing but looks at Julie in shock
Ms. Losser I'm sorry but Billy is
not playing this is the right key.
(to Billy, rude)
I thought you knew what you were
But you told me to-
Billy- did you practice at all?
Yes I um I
We don't have time for this, you
are band leader, this is your job.
The key, by the way, is A minor.
are you now ready?
Billy nods. Kim looks over at Julie. She rolls her eyes,
and Kim shoots her an evil look.
OK! From "the tennis court" and
music starts again, this time correct.
The tennis court is in the rear
(spoken as Annie)
I never even picked up a racket.
Nick and Lindsay are trotting down the hallway following the
sound of the music. Nick looks though the window of the
classroom where Kim is and waves Lindsay over, who stands on
her tippy toes to look inside.
Kim is becoming more and more confident sounding great. The
better she sounds, the more Julie is getting stressed and
angry which is coming though her performance. She hates that
someone else has the spotlight.
I know I'm gonna like it here
Used to room in a tomb
Where i'd sit and freezeeeeeeeeee
Get me now, holy cow
Could someeeeoooooneeee pinch me
(trying to catch up to the music, rushed, singing)
We've never had a little girl
We've never had a little girl
Nick and Lindsay look at each other in shock of how good Kim is
Nick nods vigorously
(singing, voice cracks)
We hope you understand, Your wish is our command
(with julie and chorus, louder then both and pitch perfect)
I know I'm gooooooooooonna
liiiiiiiiike it hereeeeeeeeeee!!
Teacher and other students clap loudly. Kim smiles and Julie sulks
WOW. I mean wow Kim, I mean
excellent everyone,really great!
as the class scatters, Mrs. Losser walks up to Kim
wonderful Kim, just amazing, I
don't know how we survived without
you. Keep practicing!
Kim grins and looks right at Julie who is standing nearby, eavesdropping
Thanks Mrs. Losser!
She walks back to her desk and pulls out her script again,
and looks up to see Mrs, Losser going over the sheet music
with Julie. She ends her conversation with Mrs. Losser and walks back
towards Kim and thorws a copy of sheet music on her desk.
Some lines are re-written and crossed out.
(fake nice bitchy)
Oh, well I spoke to Mrs.Losser. We
think Annie has enough songs in
the show and we think it's
important you give some of the
other characters a chance. We
pulled out some dialoge and some
of Annie's versus.Grace is a very
important character and my voice
needs to be highlighted more.
(looking at the pissed)
Grace is HARDLY in the main cast,
Julie, I wouldn't call her an important character.
a few other students turn their heads and watch as
Mrs.Losser walks by,Julie gets her attention.
(louder so the people around them can hear)
Mrs. Losser, Kim doesn't think
that Grace is an important
character in the play. I'm trying
to explain to her how every
character is central and important
to the whole production.
(stopping at Kim's desk)
Thats right. Kim I know you are
new to this, but drama club isn't
an individualized activity like
the swim team or track. We work
together as a whole to create the
best production possible. If we
don't remember that, we won't have
a successful show, okay?
(leaning down so only Kim and the eavesdropping Julie can hear)
I expect that you commit fully to
this aspect of play. There are
plenty of others who would love to
fill your shoes. You are very
lucky to be in the lead your frist
year in the club. Many of these
students have worked for years and
are still in the chorus.
Trust me- there will be no
problem. I am 100 commited Mrs.
Kim looks over at Julie who is pretending to go over her
lines, she smiles devilishly at Kim who blases at her. Julie
starts talking to a girl next to her and laughs, looking at
But so far I see only great things
from you. Great job today Miss.
Kelly, keep it up.
She walks away Kim staring down Julie and her giggling friends
INT. APARTMENT- NIEL'S DAD - NIGHT
Boxes are everywhere- there is a leather couch and big
screen tv, as well as some kick-knacks that look like Niel's
dad took them from his old house. There are a few empty wine
bottles and glasses scattered around. Niel and Mr. Schwiber
come though the door, Niel holding an overnight bag and Mr.
Schwiber holding a carryout bag
OK buddy, I'll set the table for
this chinese and you can put your
stuff down in the guest bedroom-
Neil walks around the apartment, checking it out with mixed
emotion. He spies the big screen tv and atari his dad set up
for him, but touches a photo framed of himself and his dad,
he is sad his mom is not in the pic. There is an ashtray
with an almost gone cigar sitting inside.
DR. SHWIBER (os)
(from the kitchen)
you like the TV? I got a great
deal on it. Video games will be
pretty awesome on the tv!
Niel spots a vase from his house and picks it up.
Does mom know you have this vase?
DR. SHWIBER (os)
Oh yeah, she let me keep a few
things from the house. I need to
spruce the place up a bit. I don't
want company to think I don't have
any style or taste do I?
He wanders into his dads bedroom. It is tricked out like a
1970's love den, with leppard comforter, satin sheets, sexy
posters/artwork, candles ect. Neil's face contorts and he
backs out of the room.
DR. SHWIBER (os)
Niel, the food is ready! What are
you doing crazy guy?
He appears in the bedroom and jumps in front of Neil.
Heeey, like my new bedroom? Got a
great deal on the bedding and a
woman at work helped me pick out
Well, you know, now that I'm
living on my own, I can decorate
any way I want! My bedroom should
say "I'm single!"
Niel nods noncommittally
(putting his hands on Niels shoulders and steers him into the hallway)
Lets throw your stuff down and eat
so we can play some astorids, hmmm?
sure dad, sounds great!
His dad takes off and Niel heads into the guest room, filled
with boxes. There is a twin bed in the room and Niel looks
though a stack of comic books left for him on the
DR. SHWIBER (os)
Come on, dinners ready!
Neil sighs and walks out of the room
INT. WIER DININGROOM - NIGHT
Lindsay is re-arranging the study materials, waiting for
Daniel to get there. She looks at her watch, then sits down
at the table and picks up her book and starts reading. The
phone rings in the distance. A moment later Jeane enters the
Lindsay, Nicks on the phone
Lindsay sighs and puts the book down and follows her mom
into the kitchen. Jeane goes back to washing the dishes,
Lindsay takes the phone.
GO KART TRACK
Nick is on the payphone at an outdoor go kart track. Daniel
and Ken are in the background horsing around.
Whats up Nick? Where are you? Its
We're at the new go kart track,
it's awesome, they have batting
cages and everything!
Sounds fun Nick
It's really fun, you want to come
In the background, Daniel has shoved a go kart helmet on ken
backwards and ken is walking like frankenstien while Daniel
pushes him- they smash into Nick
(laughs and turns around)
(hears laughing in the backgroud)
Ken takes the helmet off and Daniel stands next to Nick
Yeah I can't- Daniel and I are
studying for our English quiz
Daniel gestures for Nick to hand him the phone
He wants to talk to you, hold on-
Daniel takes the phone
Daniel? I thought you were coming
I am I am, I just wanted to tell
you that I would be a little late.
I'll be over soon. Unless you want
to come down here, they have kick
ass go karts, Ken and I are going
to go around a few more times.
Ken jumps on top of him and Daniel laughs and pushs him off
Yeah see you soon
(not caring anymore)
The phone clicks and she looks at it as a dial tone is
heard. She hangs up the phone and heads back into the dining
INT. LUNCHROOM - DAY
Freaks minus Kim are sitting at the lunch table. Lindsay
appraches and plops down
so- what happened to you last
Oh, he was off crying like a big
baby- he couldn't stand to be a
Ken and Nick slap hands
shut up, my go kart malfunctioned
to go really really slow?
ken and nick laugh
Yeah, like your brain?
ooooooooo- don't worry I'll give
you another chance to kick my ass
we're going back
(she looks at Daniel)
to the go kart place?
Yeah. And this time you have no
choice, you are coming along!
Yeah- Maybe you can kick Daniels
you'll see.. just wait till I pull
out my rocket launchers!
makes vroooming noise and loud screeching noise
(talking superfast like a speedracer cartoon)
you can not race in this race, it
is much to dangerous racer x.
are you coming?
no! I have homework to do, plus
I'm still grounded, it's a school
(rolls his eyes)
blah blah blah yeah we get it. You
never hang out anymore!
Well I'm sorry I care about
Hey! I care about things!
You didn't seem to care last night
Ken and Nick look confused
I care- I just don't need to spend
every single day studyin! I need
to have some fun! Lighten up will
Here we go again, it's always the
same thing with you guys, I can't
keep having this same argument!
(putting his hands up in the air)
hey hey, I'm not complaining!
Yeah, study Lindsay, right on!
(stares at Daniel for a second)
I thought you cared about school
and needed my help. You are a
piece of work you know that? Have
fun driving your stupid go kart
around, I'm done
Lindsay storms off. Ken and Nick seem shocked by this, and
Daniel hides that he is troubled by Lindsays reaction. His
eyes follow her leaving the lunchroom.
Someone has their period
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
English class. Daniel is sitting behind Lindsay holding his
book. The whole class is silently reading expect Daniel. He
is looking around the room, bored. His eyes land on Lindsay,
she is engrossed in her book, playing with a piece of her
hair. It seems like he is kind of checking her out. He
glaces up at Mr. Mead who is sitting at his desk grading
I'm sorry about last night ok? I
just don't think this studying
thing is for me.
(looking back at her book)
(though gritted teeth)
I'm not mad. I'm trying to finish
the chapter like everyone else.
She gestures around the room and Daniel looks at everyone
reading and writing notes, he looks aliented from his classmates.
okay okay. But we are good though?
Millie looks up from her desk across the row
Daniel starts to laugh but quits when Lindsay shoots him a scathing look.
Still friends though, right?
he holds his hand down for her to hit
Mr. Desrio, PLEASE! If you want
to flush your future down the
toliet thats fine and dandy, but
don't distrub everyone else. The
students are trying to read!
All of the sudden a large drill sounds and the class looks
around and Mr. Mead rolls his eyes. Daniel says nothing, he
just pulls his hand back and leans back in his chair.
Lindsay gives him a brief smile.
(yelling over the noise)
Enough of this construction
Everyone is covering their ears and wincing at the noise. It
finally stops and Mr. Mead looks at the clock.
My god I hope they are done with
this for the hour! We only have a
few minutes left. Why don't you
guys pair up and go over the study
The class starts to move around, Daniel leans forward at his
desk, about to talk to Lindsay, but she aburtly gets up and
sits in a desk near Millie. Daniel looks around as everyone
pairs up. No one approaches him. Lindsay and Millie are
engaged in the book, talking and laughing. Lindsay doesn't
even glace back at Daniel. He feels like an idoit.
EXT. UNDER THE BLEACHERS - DAY
Kim walks outside past contruction and to under the
bleachers where Nick, Daniel, Lindsay, and Sarah are hanging
(walking up to her)
Kim! Where have you been the past
few days? I called you!
sorry sorry, I know- I've been
I know- I heard-
We saw you practicing for the
play! You are really good!
(excited, to Kim)
Well yeah, we did see you,and you
were really great, I had no idea
you could sing like that!
Sarah looks annoyed at Nick gushing over someone else.
Daniel is smirking, chewing gum and trying to look distracted.
Yeah Yeah you should sing for our
band, it would sound so great, and
we could sing some fleetwood mac
or Joplin- we never get to do
whoa whoa whoa guys- calm down.
What made you decide, I mean I
never thought in a million years,
you would be into drama!
Kim loves the attention, she leans aganist the wall and
glaces at Daniel and then back at Lindsay who has come up
next to her and Nick who is hanging on her every word.
I don't know, I got stuck in
detention one day with Mrs. Losser
and I guess I was good at it. And
it's hard not to like something
your good at.
Yeah yeah though it does seem like
you would make the perfect
actress. You are really dramatic.
(scared she might blow up at him)
I mean you know how to get people
fired up, push their buttons
Thank You. And I realized I'm so
much happier that I have a release
for my rage- I'm not so pissed off
Daniel finally speaks
There aren't enough plays in the
world to release that level of
he looks disappointed no one laughed. Kim ignores him.
and you got the lead! I'm so proud
of you Kim- I mean this could be
your thing, Chicago has a great
performing arts college, or you
could go to New York or Calfornia.
Lets not get carried away. Plus,
I'm not going anywhere if Julie
Arst has anything to do with it.
Who's Julie Arst?
This girl who is president of the
drama club, she stars in the play
every year, she is a nice girl.
no- shes not a nice girl. She is a
sneaky, coniving, jealous little
bitch who is trying to bring me
down. She thinks I'm going to fall
on my face and she will get to
(sad and annoyed)
Must of the drama club kisses her
Oh no! I remember her- she used to
terrorize Millie in drama club!
Thats why she dropped out.
Yeah, I hear she is really
well she controls everything, and
she thinks I'm a hack.
You should just talk to her- tell
her you are serious about the play
and you won the role fair and
square, handle it maturely.
Kim rolls her eyes
Or don't do anything Kim- just
practice and do your part. Your
talent will come though, it
doesn't matter what she says.
Yeah, I'm not letting some drama
geek take this away from me.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL - DAY
Geeks walk past the construction, and the freaks under the
bleachers. Sam waves to Lindsay and she waves back.
So how is your dad's? What is his
Like dirty gross? Are the cockroaches and mold everywhere?
He lives in an apartment in Royal
Oak, not a duplex in downtown
Detroit! No not dirty gross,
They start to walk towards home
What do you mean?
His room looks like - He has satin
sheets and candles, it looks like
It looks like Shaft's
Does he have girls there? Boy your
dad doesn't waste time!
Shut up Sam. He want the "world to
know" he is single! Can't the
world wait a few months? I mean he
just moved out!
Your mom and dad have been married
a long time, maybe he is ready to
date again. Give him a break.
OK sure Bill, so when are you going to
start calling Coach Fredricks "Daddy?"
NO! But I hated it at first and
now, now it isn't so bad, I mean,
he makes my mom happy.
They are walking down the street past the school now
No- you guys, it's weird. I mean
look at this, it was in the living room.
He stops walking and pulls a small handheld book out of his backpack. They
all look at it.
Kama- Krama- Su-tray
(opens the book)
What is that? It looks like an
octopus having sex with a human!
You guys, it's really weird- it's
all these weird animals or people,
or people who look not human, like
distorted. They are doing all
kinds of sexual things to each
Why Why does your dad have this?
I don't know, do you think he is
in a cult or something? I mean I
feel strange, I miss my house and
my room. I don't want to go back
to his apartment tonight.
Listen, hes not in a cult, he is
just probably lonely. We can go
over there with you, so it's not
weird or anything.
I told him I was going to Bill's
so? we will come over with you, I
know your dad likes us- we can all
have dinner and your house and by
the time we both go home,
everything will be normal again.
Well oh ok
(looking at them before shutting the book and putting it away
INT. NEIL'S DAD'S APARTMENT - DAY
The boys walk though the front door. It's very quiet. A
women's muffled laugher is heard. Neil spots champagne and
two glasses on the kitchen table. Sam and Bill stand in the
doorway as a clueless Neil walks into the hallway.
Dad? Dad? I'm home, Sam and Bill
wanted to see you and come over
he looks at Bill and Sam and shrugs he heads in the hallway,
outside his dads door.
suddenly the door bursts open and a women, pretty in her
30's is standing there laughing with her back to him,she is
wearing Dr.Schwibers dress shirt and no pants. In the room,
the bed is a mess and Dr. Schwiber is in his boxers, in the
middle of pulling on pants, also laughing. He sees Niel
before the woman does. Niel is frozen in shock.
Niel, what- what are you doing
the woman turns around and gasps. She runs into the room and
Dr. Schwiber quickly buttons his pants and rushes forward,
pulling the door behind him.
I thought you were going to Bill's
Dr. Schwiber looks at Sam and Bill in the hallway, horrifed
(catatonic,staring at the bedroom door)
I was... We decided to come here for
dinner so we could...
so they could see you.
(waving to boys)
Hi Kids, sorry you had to see
this. Why don't you guys head
outside for a few, and I'll take
care of things over here. Then I
can take you out for some pizza,
how does that sound?
The nod, unsure of what to say.
(backing out the door)
Um ok- um
We- we will be outside
They shut the door behind them as Niel starts to snap out of
it, he walks into the living room.
who is that?
I'm sorry son, I didn't hear that
I said WHO is THAT?
Neil, I am very very sorry, I
honeslty did not think you were
going to be home until later...
(close to yelling)
WHO IS SHE
(even and calm)
She is a friend of mine
A friend? A friend who is wearing
your shirt? What is this place
some crazy vodoo, sex den?
Love den? no Niel, I don't think
so. This place is pathetic. I
haven't decorated, there are loads
of boxes to unpack, this hardly
feels like a love den let alone a
You moved out a week ago. I
thought you cared about spending
time with me but you already have
some woman over?
Niel it's not like that, Clare and
I have been involved for a while-
I mean your mother and I- we have
(standing up trying not to cry)
I don't want to hear it. You have
a problem. You are sick. You care
about women and sex more then your
(raising his voice)
Now wait just a minute there
I wish I didn't have to stay here
at this horrible place. I wish I
was a moms- at my REAL home.
(getting desprate, emotional)
I may not be perfect, but I am
your father. You are the most
important thing to me in the
You don't act like it!
(he walks towards the door)
I-I'm not staying here anymore- I
can't! I'm going home!
Neil storms off and slams the door shut behind him. Dr.
Shwiber sighs and sits down on the couch. The bedroom door
opens and the women calls him name.
(distracted and upset)
not now Clare.
INT. BILL'S HOUSE - NIGHT
The door to Bill's house swings open and Niel storms in
followed by Bill and Sam. he walks over to the couch and
I told him I didn't want to stay
there and that I was going home. I
didn't even grab my stuff or
anything. What am I going to do
well, don't you have stuff at your
I don't want to ACTUALLY go home-
I want him to just think I'm going
Well you can stay here. My mom
won't mind and you can borrow my
clothes for school tomorrow.
(eyeing Bill's outfit)
Your look is not exactly my
Why don't you want to go home?
Because, I would have to tell my
mom what happened, and that would
just upset her and make her sad. I
don't want to make things worse.
Neil, I mean really. I know it
sucks, but you don't want your mom
to be sad- you shouldn't want your
dad to be sad either.
Coach Fredricks makes my mom
happy. Maybe this lady makes your
(shaking his head)
ew- I don't even want to hear
Door opens and Bill's mom walks in followed by fredircks
Oh hi there!
mom, can Niel and Sam stay for
dinner? And can Niel stay the
Oh well, um, yes of course, I
think I have enough chicken for
everyone. We will have to discuss
the sleepover with Niel's dad
though. It's a school night.
You can call him- I- I don't want to
(ackward but nice)
um well then sure ok I'll give him a call
(waving to boys)
Hi boys, whats going on.
There is an ackward scilence as Bill's mom walks into the
kitchen and fredricks rests his hands on the couch. Finally
Not much. Just wondering if you
are going to make us run laps
(he lets out a small laugh)
Ah! We will see about that.
Ready for the meet tomorrow? I was
looking over your times at
yesterdays practice and you are
improving every day, I think you
have a good chance of placing.
Great! Thats what I like to hear.
Big meal tonight and then early to
bed so you are at your best
tomorrow. I better go help in the
kitchen before I get busted.
BILL'S MOM (os)
Honey, can you come peel the
(wispers to boys)
Bill and Sam giggle as he dashes off
What are you, best friends now?
no! But I don't hate his guts
Niel looks thoughtful
LATER THAT NIGHT
Niel is in his pj's walking to the bathroom and stops
outside the bathroom door to watch the living room. It is
very late at night. Bill's mom and fredricks are sitting on
the couch with their backs to him watching carson and let
out a huge laugh. They laugh again and fredricks kisses
bills mom in a lighthearted way, quickly as they both are
laughing. As fredricks looks back at the screen and laughs
again, we see Bill's mom looking at him, she is blistfully
happy in love. Niel looks thoughtful again.
INT. DRAMA CLASS - DAY
Kim is not there but Julie is standing over Kim's desk
messing around with some papers on it. Julie looks over at
her friends who laugh. Kim is seen walking down the hallway
towards the room and Julie's friends whisper for her to hurry
and she scurries away, covering her laugher by covering her
mouth. She sits back down with her friends and they watch
Kim walk into the classroom and sits down. One of her
friends giggles and she harshy tells the girl to shut up.
She girl looks hurt.
Hi Julie, ready for our scene?
Her friends giggle
(sarcastic rolling her eyes)
Kim, Julie, lets go!
Kim ignores Julie and walks forward with her script. Julie
smirks at her friends and walks to the front of the room
Gee, it's really big.
Benjamin, Benjamin, this is our
Christmas guest, Annie. Annie this
May I take your coat?
Will I get it back?
Of course you will.
Julie gives pretend coat to drama geek who takes it and
walks off the stage.
Now, what do you want to do first?
I'm hungry.Are sea gulls good
Julie just stares at her
(looking directly at Julie)
I'm hungry. Are sea gulls good eatin'?
Julie looks at her and shrugs. Kim rolls her eyes and looks
at the teacher who looks puzzled.
(mumbling quickly to Julie)
Very good. Better with feathers
(acting confused and annoyed)
If you would learn your lines
Julie you would know that you are
sopposed to say "Very good. Better
with feathers off!" and then I
(looks at the script)
Here Nellie, take that down to the
cook and tell him to make me a sea
Kim, what are you doing, is this some sort of a joke?
some of the students laugh and Julie just stands there
The joke is that SHE doesn't know
her lines? I can't work with
someone who isn't prepared.
I don't think I'm the one who isn't prepared.
OK- say your damn line!..."Very
good. Better with feathers off!"
The class giggles again
(condescending crosses her arms)
Thats not my line.
Kim walks over to Julie and holds the script in front of Julie
(raising her voice, boiling with anger)
RIGHT HERE. It says
(to Julie but also to class)
ANNIE- Are sea gulls good eatin'?
SITTING BULL- With feathers off.
ANNIE-Here Nellie, take that down
to the cook...
What? SITTING BULL? What?
Teacher walks to front of class and looks over Kim's
(smiling and letting out a short laugh)
This isn't the script from "Annie", this is from "Annie get
your gun", The Rogers and Hammerstein musical!
The class laughs and Julie joins in. Kim goes from confused
to covering her embarrassment with
laughter.The Bell rings and the students scatter. Julie
gives Kim one last look before going to gather her things.
(yells over chatter)
Alright Alright, we will continue
(quietly to Kim)
can I see you after class
(staring at Julie walk out the door)
The wait for the last person to leave. Kim is gathering her
things and is very pissed off. Mrs. Losser walks to the door
and shuts it.
Kim. Do you need me to tell you
again for serious these students
No- you don't
although I did find that little
prank slightly amusing, it again
shows me that you aren't taking
You have a talent like that I
haven't seen in years, and when
you are acting, it really seems
like you are enjoying yourself. I
don't want you to throw that all
(jumping down her throat)
I didn't do it! I don't even know
what "Annie's gun" or whatever
this other play is- Julie and her
stupid friends must have messed
with my script pages-
I'll mess HER up.
(kind but stern)
well ok even if that was the case,
which I doubt. I would think that
you would be paying enough
attention and would have studied
the script enough that you would
be aware that what you were
looking at was not right.
but- Julie set me up, she thinks
I'm a loser who will flake out- no
talent- she just jealous!
Well, this sort of thing takes a
lot of commitment. And Julie is
This is total crap! I don't need
this, forget your lame ass
play-you can give Julie the lead
now, beacause I quit!
She starts to walk away
(calling after her)
Why do you do something else for a
change and NOT give up. Prove
Kim pauses and looks back at Mrs. Losser for a second. She
hit an emotional nerve. She looks like she might cry. Just
just as quick she hardens, turns back around and stomps out
INT. HALLWAY - DAY
Lindsay and Amy are in the hallway after school talking, Ken
and Daniel approch them
What are you guys doing?
We were just watching studying for
our spanish test tomorrow
Yeah? Feliz Navidad. Have no idea what that means.
That means marry christmas loser
Yeah, thats why you always see it
written on ornatments or in lights
or christmas trees?
Me casa is Su Casa- it's on my welcome mat
My house is your house?
You guys want to go get something
to eat? I'm starving!
(leans into ken)
I could go for some Rams Horn
Yeah, me to
They start to walk down the hallway towards the exit. Amy
and Ken start talking amoungst themselves, they are holding
hands. They walk though the doors into the parking lot.
(pointing at amy and ken)
Just don't make out all over my
back seat. Its gross.
Ha! Like you are one to talk. You
and Kim would practicly put on sex
shows for us!
no way, your crazy!
Lindsay starts to walk in the other direction, Daniel
notices and turns around
Hey! Where are you going?
I thought you were coming with us?
no, I'm not hungry really.
OK- see you tomorrow
Lindsay continues to walk away, but then quickly turns
Hey Amy! Don't forget to call me
tonight about the test.
Oh yeah, ok I'll call you! Bye!
Lindsay turns back around and continues to walk away. They
get to Daniels car and it is clear he is distracted. He
opens the car door
What crawled up your butt?
(brushes it off)
INT. DANIELS ROOM - NIGHT
Daniels room looks like the typical teenage bedroom, just
dingier. Ther are car and girl posters everywhere, an
ashtray that hasn't been cleaned out in forever, comic books
and clothes everywhere, his bed is a mess. He storms though
the door, and starts looking all over for something.
Under a pile of clothes on his bed, he finds "Catcher in the
Rye". He stares at it for a second before pacing the room a
few times. He opens the book, reads for a second, then
shuffles forward a bunch of pages, indicating that there is
so much more to read. He puts the book down and
looks at the clock. He rolls streches. He rubs
his eyes hard and walks over to his desk, where he lights a
cig . He paces the room again and then sits down on the
floor, his back aganist the bed and opens the book and
starts to read..
FADE OUT FADE IN
Daniel is still on the floor, he puts his cig out in an
ashtray of about 5 or 6 fresh cigs. He is really into the
book, reading intently
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
English class, teacher is talking, Daniels seat is empty.
So what do you guys think the red
hunting hant represents?
A student answers the question as Daniel slips in though the
back door and slides into his seat. Lindsay turns around at
the noise of him entering, but turns back around when she
sees who it is.
Mr. Desario, you are late. Class
started 15 minutes ago.
Yeah? Well at least I'm here!
a few students laugh. Mr. Mead sighs. He is exhausted. He
ignores Daniel and continutes on.
So it's this phonieness, of the
adult world, that has holden so
angry, so offended. He doesn't
want to grow up bc he doesn't want
to become one of these phoney
people. Can someone give me an
example of a one of these people?
a few hands shoot into the air, Lindsay is one of them.
Daniel thorws his hand up before he knows what he is doing.
(more curious then shocked)
His brother, that guy, what was
Yeah, D.B. He sold out for
hollywood. He was a great writer
but now only cares about money,
and girls and cars or whatever.
Yes, Holden seems to be offended
by DB's lifestyle. Now comparing
that to how he feels about his
little sister, Phoebe. To him, she
is pure and innocent, why?
(throws her hand in the air)
Because she is a child. She can't
be phoney, I mean- she hasn't
grown up yet.
(just talking to the teacher)
But everyone isn't a phoney, they
just aren't kids anymore.
Thats just Holdens point of view.
He doesn't see the adult world
like that- like most of us do.
(not raising his hand or anything)
But he's a hypocrite
Lindsay turns around in her seat and Mr. Mead nods
He is Daniel, thats right. How?
He lies to everyone. Sometimes for
no reason at all, for like fun or
somethin'. He is doing what he is
accusing everyone else of doing.
He's being phoney or whatever.
Right! And he knows is adult enough to realize what he is doing
but to much of a child to care or try to stop.
Lindsay fully turns around in her seat to stare at Daniel.
She is in shock with the rest of the class. Mr. Mead is just
getting more and more excited.
Great Daniel! Now lets move on to
another big theme, death.
Mr. Mead continutes talking to the class. Lindsay is still
staring at Daniel is disbelief. He smirks and acts like this
is all normal for him.
(defensive to lindsays stare and trying to contain his glee)
INT. HALLWAY - DAY
Sam, Stacey, Bill, and Niel are talking by two double doors
The constrution workers are working on. Niel is wearing a button down
that is clearly Bill's shirt. It is too long in the sleeves
and hits Neil mid-thigh.
Bill, I heard you have your first
meet today, are you excited. Sam
and I are going to come watch you.
What about you Neil?
(looking at Niel's clothes)
You look different today
Thats because he is wearing Bill's shirt!
(mean to Bill)
You dress like a geek.
At least I don't come to school dressed like Mr.Rogers!
You have no idea of what fashion is- I dress myself well.
Alright you guys, stop. Neil,
since you won't go home, you don't
have a choice. Bill is helping you
out, so shut up and leave him
(annoyed but sincere)
He turns towards the double doors and walks though them into
the stairwell. Bill, Sam, and Stacey look at each other.
I don't understand what happened?
I should go talk to him
Sam walks though the doors and calls for Neil. Bill looks at Stacey
Yesterday we went to Neil's dad's
after school, and there was some
woman there- in his dad's bedroom.
Oh no- poor Neil
Camera shifts to Lindsay and Kim walking down the hallway.
Lindsay, Daniel has never read a book in his life!
I mean how did he know all that then, I mean really?
I don't know, maybe he guessed?
Maybe he overheard some geeks
They walk into the bathroom. Julie and her little friends
are in there talking. Kim stops in her tracks.
(to one of her friends)
It's not that you a bad singer
Tina, it's just that I have
professional training, I mean I
have a much bigger range then you.
Tina looks sad. Julie looks up and sees Kim and Lindsay standing there.
So I heard you quit the musical
Kim, looks like I will be playing
Annie after all. Thankfully I had
all her lines printed in the copy
room a week ago. I mean, I knew
this would happen.
I didn't quit!
Thats what Marcy Tibbons said, and
she was standing right outside the
room when you said it.
Well Marcy heard wrong, bc I'm not
(staring to walk away)
my mistake. After yesterday's
mishap, I figured you couldn't
handle the pressure, or Mrs. Losser
didn't think you could.
(getting in her face)
Sweetheart, this little drama show
is the least of my pressures. But
you are about to feel some of your
own pressure if you keep trying to
(shaking but keeping steady with Kim)
I think I'll hold on to those
pages just in case.
Kim stares her down as Julie and her friends walk away.
(laughing and shocked)
My god Kim- what was that??
Kim starts pacing
Kim, are you actually scared of
It all comes spilling out of her, like she has been holding
this in forever.
I'm not afraid, I know I can kick
her ass. But you don't understand,
whatever I do, this bitch is one
step ahead of me. I always look
bad in front of the cast, the teacher
I can't let her win.
Lindsay laughs, and quickly turns around when she notices
Kim is offended.
It's just funny, that you are
commited to staying involved in a
school activity.. only to spite
You can't quit, you can't beat
Julie up or you will get kicked
out and she will still win, This
is quite a dilemma.
This isn't funny, I'm serious- you
are right- what should I do??
ok well I guess you have no choice
but to stay in it and do your
Thats great advice
two girls walk into the bathroom and are primping in the
mirror, Lindsay and Kim ignore them.
OK then just be really really mean to her!
Aren't I always? to everyone?
I don't know, Kim, kill her and
dump the body in Lake Michigan!
Two two girls look at Lindsay like she is crazy in the
mirror and Lindsay looks embarrased. Kim isn't paying
not a bad idea
INT. SCHOOL LIBRARY - DAY
Lindsay and Daniel are sitting in the library at school,
there are papers all around them. Daniel has his feet up on
the table, chewing on a pencil, reading. Linsday is looking
Did you get to question seven yet
He hands over piece of notebook paper without even looking up.
Lindsay takes it and turns it around in her hand.
You write like a three year old
(showing him the paper)
I can't read this!
(grabbing the paper away)
what are you talkin about? Number
seven is negitive two.
(leans in to look at paper)
wow. I would have never have
Daniel makes a face
it doesn't matter anyway, the
answer isn't negitive 2.
Daniel sighs and tosses the paper on to the table
what is the answer then?
Lindsay stands up
I'm going to the bathroom, I'll
show you when I get back
Lindsay rolls her eyes and walks away. Suddenly Nick and Ken
dash up to the table
What the hell are you doing?
We were going go shoot some hoops,
are you coming?
Meaning we are going to get really
stoned, go down to the park, and
Nick here is going to throw a
basketball directly at my head.
Come on man, that was one time!
Does my head look like a
basketball hoop to you?
Someone shushes them and Ken and Nick start to laugh. Daniel
rolls his eyes.
(wispering, to Daniel)
Please tell me you guys are doing
more then studying- otherwise I
just don't get it.
(looking from Ken to Daniel)
no, hes not, Lindsays just helping
no, he trying to get into her
pants, why else would anyone go
She's helping me
Helping you take off her pants
Ken and Daniel laugh as Lindsay approaches
Hey, whats goin on?
We were just going
Ken pushes Nick and they walk out of the Libary
I've had enough for today, do you
want to go hang out or something?
I don't have to be home for
(smiles and glaces where Nick and Ken just exited)
I don't know, we still have a lot of work to do.
(getting serious and opening a book)
no, you are right...
Lindsay, I was kidding- lets go
INT. NIELS DADS HOUSE - NIGHT
Dr.Schwiber is sitting watching tv and drinking a scotch
when Neill enters, dressed in Bill's clothing. He looks nervous. Dr. Schwiber
turns off the tv and looks at Neil.
(looking down quiet)
Why don't you come sit down and
talk to me.
He watches as Neil puts his school bag down and sits on the couch
Did you have a good day at school
today? Did Bill's mom take care of
you ok? I missed you.
It was ok
(sighs and pauses)
No, it's not. I'm really really
sorry. You were right, this was
supposed to be about us- I
shouldn't have Clare over when you
are around. I know it's a lot to
handle, to process.
Dad, I can handle it
Neil, I know this upsets you.
It would upset anyone! I mean who
wouldn't be upset to see their dad
I'm not a child anymore, I know
you and mom are going to move on-
see other people. You shielded me
when you where having problems,
you shielded me all though this
separation. I deserve honesty. I'm
not a baby, I can handle it.
You are a grown man, you CAN
handle it, and I'm sorry.
so then tell me the truth about
Clare- who is she?
You want honesty..
Yes dad, just tell me.
Clare is a woman I have been
seeing. We have known each other
about three months. I don't think
you have meet her, but she is a
receptionist at my office.
at your office?
It's not what you may think, we
got to know each other way before
we um- well you know- before we
were spending time alone.
but three months ago you were
still at home.
The whole family went to the the
Rosenberg bar mitzvah together!
I know it's hard to understand
Is this why you guys are getting a
divorce? The fight you had in the
garage that one time, it was about
It wasn't about Clare, it was
about what Clare represents!
She represents you cheating on
(matter of fact)
Neil, your mother told me how you
found the garage door opener last
year. This has been going for
longer then you realize. Your mom
too- I mean, we have been living
separate lives for a while now.
But you were trying to work things
out- and you could have. But then
Clare came along and she- she
She broke up your marriage!
Neil, listen to me- she did NOT
break up our marriage. Your mother
and I- by that point- things were
over between us. We were over and
we both knew it.
You wanted me to be honest-
There you go- I'm sorry things
didn't work out kid, I really am.
I wanted them too so badly.
(starts to cry a little)
They look at each other.
I don't want you to be alone
either dad. I mean if Clare
makes you happy, then good.
INT. SCHOOL - DAY
Lindsay is walking down the stairs in thought. No one is
around, it's pretty quiet. At the bottom of the stairs, she
is grabbed and pulled under the stairs. She lets out small
yelp but starts laughing when she realizes it's Daniel.
oh my god what are you doing here?
looking for you! Where were you?
This school is creepy when no one
He takes her hand and leads her into the hallway.She is
laughing but looking every which way to see if anyone sees
where are we going?
Lets get out of here
Lindsay pulls her hand away and puts it in her jacket pocket
Where are we going!
(leaning in flirting)
come on lindsay, it's a surpise..
alright alright, lets go.
She giggles as he pushes the door open and follows him out
the door as Sarah and Nick walk by
Was that Lindsey and Daniel?
I don't know, yeah I think so
Were they holding hands?
I don't think so
no, they were holding hands, Nick,
I saw it. I told you something was
I told you nothing is going on
with Lindsay and Daniel. Thats
crazy. Lindsay is helping him
study, Daniel asked if they could
go to my house! I don't know why
you keep bringing it up, you are
I'm the one acting crazy? Me? Why
can't they go to one of their
houses to study!
I don't know! They needed a VCR or
something.I'm helping my friends,
why do you care?
You are so defensive about this!
Its not like I care what they do.
I'm not being defensive,Why do YOU
keep talking about it? Why do you
hate her so much?
oh my god
oh my god, you are jealous. You
are totaly still in love with her!
what? No! What are you talking
about, I'm not! It doesn't matter
anyway bc it's not true.
(raising her voice)
I JUST saw them!
(starting to panic)
You didn't see anything. I mean,
even if you did, I'm sure it
wasn't what it looked like.
(shaking her head dissapointed)
This is too wierd
What do you mean?
(matter of fact)
I don't feel like having you over
today, I'm going home.
she turns and walks away
wait, no! I'm sorry! Sarah!
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
Drama club. Kim and Julie are standing in the front of the
room with the chours and the teacher trying to block off
steps for a dance number. The piano is playing and the
teacher is singing lyrics, while Kim, Julie and chours block
out their steps.
(half singing half talking)
The swimming pool is da da da- and
left turn around cross back
to the right and come around..the
tennis court is in the rear...stop
and turn to the left.
Kim and Julie are having trouble following directions, they
keep bumping into each other. The music stops.
no no no no Billy stop the music,
we gotta start over, everyone stop.
Everyone stops moving and looks up at her. Kim is super
pissed and Julie is frustrated, she looks like she is going
(shakes her head)
Kim, Julie - what is going on?
Kim ran into me on purpose!
Um no twinkle toes I was following
YOU like you said.You literality
don't know your left from your
At least I'm not so burnt out that
I forgot the steps I learned 5
I can't take this anymore
is something wrong miss losser?
Oh come on! You are a
piece of work.
The constant bickering, fighting
everything. You two need to grow
up and learn to get along.
But Kim said-
I don't care what Kim said- I'm
sick of this, and the rest of the
production is sick of this- work
(pointing to the door)
Go in the hallway, work together,
and don't come back until you have
fixed the dance.
They look at her for a second and then trudge into the hallway
It's unbelievable what you have
gotten away with. I can't wait
until everyone sees what a fraud
I'm not a fraud
We will see about that.
Kim turns and looks at Julie and takes a deep breath
I know you don't like that I'm
here, you were the princess of
drama club, then some freak chick
comes along and takes the lead
away from you- I get that. I've
even been there.
They start to walk down the deserted hallway together
Yeah- this girl- I mean she
started hangning out with me and
my friends and she like came from
no where, and I wasn't the center
of attention anymore- but now we
are best friends.
Julie gives her a look of horror
oh, don't worry we will never be
best friends. I'm just saying all
these little games and fighting
isn't going to help me or you or
the production, so Mrs. Losser is
right, we should learn to get
along... for the show.
Yeah, I mean I think you are a
and you a huge loser
whatever- but we can call a truce-
we don't have to like each other,
we just have to work together.
They come close to the double doors and Kim stops in front
of them. Julie faces her.
(putting out her hand)
As Julie pulls out her hand, Kim violently pushes her though
the double doors. As Julie stumbles and falls to the floor
on the other side, Kim quickly pulls away a heavy cement
block that was keeping the door open.
IN THE STAIRWELL
Julie gets up furious, she runs to the door and tries to
push it open, it doesn't budge. She can see Kim placing the
cememt block on the floor.
Hey! Kim! What do you think you are doing?
Kim's furious face appears in the window
locking you in the stairwell
you are crazy
(knocking on the door)
HELP! SOMEONE! HELP!
shut up, no one is coming. I
locked you in there because I need
to tell you something and you need
Julie looks frightened for the first time
I have played nice for way to
long. I see what you do to other
people, you are trying
to sabotage us- You have been
trying to sabotage me!
(scared, but still strong)
I didn't exactly try to hide it
oh, your not hiding anything from
me- But what about Mrs. Losser?
You want her to think you are the
perfect student and I'm an idiot.
Julie rolls her eyes
She already does, everyone does!
Obviously not, because I'm still
here. I still have the lead! And no
matter what you do, I'm not going
(pauses honest but being a bitch)
What you don't get is that I don't
give a rats ass what anyone thinks
of me. All I know is that I love
what I am doing and I'm good at
I'm the most talented actor in
this school, eveyone knows it!
Good for you. I don't care.
You and I both know I could kick your ass.
Or, I could bring along some
friends,and we could beat you to a
bloody pulp and throw your body in
you are insane
Kim slams on the door and Julie flinches
(almost pressing her face to the glass)
You started this Julie-
it's really simple. You leave me
alone, I'll leave you alone.
they stare at each other, Julie is shaking
(sudden yelling it out)
So no one needs to know how you
messed up my script pages, or told Billy to play that
number in a different key..
How did you know about that?
Don't under estimate me. And if you tell anyone I locked you in here?
I promise you will wish you hadent.
You mean you aren't letting me out?
(matter of fact)
Nope. I figure you may want to think about things for a while.
Julie's face falls
I'm going back to practice. I'm
just going to tell Ms. Losser you
went home. I'm sure the night
janitor will find you.
no wait Kim, I'm sorry, you are
right, just let me out!!
Kim waves and smiles and trudges down the hallway, back to
INT. NICK'S BASEMENT - NIGHT
Daniel comes down the stairs, followed by lindsay
Daniel, I told you I have
homework, I gotta go to the
libaray and watch that Hamlet
movie. I can't sit around and hang out.
Hang on a second, will ya?
They get to the bottom of the stairs and Daniel turns the
light on. There is a small tv and huge vcr on the floor in
front of the couch. No one else is in the room.
see? I asked Nick and he said we
could watch it here.
what about Nick's dad? Hes kind of of
hes a little physco
He won't be home until six, and
Nick is at Sarahs
(sits on the couch)
we have the place to ourselves.
Plus I can't watch this thing by
myself, I'll never understand it.
(rolls her eyes)
We need to actually HAVE the
Daniel pulls the tape out of his pocket and holds it up like a prize.
Did you steal that from the library?
(throws her hands up)
(gestures to couch)
sit down, I'll set it up.
(crosses her arms)
Daniel walks over to the VCR and starts fiddling with it
Lindsay and Daniel are sitting on the couch with the lights
off watching the movie. Lindsay is fixed on the screen, but
Daniel is bored, his eyes looking all over the place,
streching and finally looking at Lindsay.
OK this blows
It's kind of slow.
slow? I'm growin old here!
It's shakesphere, what did you expect
I don't know, maybe a little more
action, a sex scene or two- not
one between the guy and his
mother! what kind of freaks are
They don't really want to have sex
with each other. It's just an
example of the oedipus complex.
(as if everyone knows this)
You know, Freuds theroy that all
men want to kill their fathers and
sleep with their mothers.
what? no! Hamlet really wants to
get down with his mom? His dad's
already dead. He's messed up. And
also pretty stupid.
He won't stop whining about his
terrible life. He is PRINCE!
Thats the point kind of, I mean,
he is bratty, dramatic, vain...
hmmmm sounds like someone I
She hits him
Lindsay is half asleep laying on the couch. Her feet are
near daniels lap.
Everyone is dead!
(pointing at the screen)
Who are they?
(bored and tired)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Lindsay closes her eyes, drifting off
He looks at her and sees she is sleeping and gets a devilish
grin on his face. he stares at her feet and suddenly
pounces, tickeling her feet like mad, she wakes up and
screams, laughing hysterically.
Oh looks whos awake now!
Lindsay sheriks and rolls to the floor.
She settles down in front of the couch. Rolling her eyes she
your so immature!
He adjusts himself so he is sitting closer to her. THeir
shoulders are touching.
Ah! admidt it, the movie sucks
The movie sucks. Lets go do
I thought you only wanted to study with me.
So whats wrong with having a little fun?
He turns and leans in close to her face. She stares back
what are you doing?
(his lips are inches from hers)
He kisses her softly for a moment. Then suddenly she gasps
and pulls back, hitting her head on the coffee table.
(covering her head)
OWWW! OH no no no no no!
Daniel rushes over to her as she lays down on the floor,
putting his hands on her head where she hit the table
Are you ok?
don't touch it Daniel!
no no no no no- this is YOUR fault
(throws his hands up)
You always blame everything on ME! Just forget it.
(calming down, still confused)
(sighs and lays down next to her)
(closing her eyes)
what are you talking about
(his anger is gone)
somehow, you manage to turn me
into this sensitive, emotional,
pile of mushy crap.
(opens her eyes)
You know I don't really like to
talk about stuff-
I just wanted to say thanks
(pauses, more serious now)
You did stuff for me no one else
has ever done.
Do you know how it feels to walk
into english class and not feel
embarrased or like the stupidest
He clears his throat and swallows hard. He isn't looking at her
Kim always had to point out
everthing I wasn't
Thats just Kim
Yeah, but you are different. You
make me WANT to be better.
um I- well I mean I was just..
When we kissed that one time - I didn't expect it. It was
like an impulse I couldn't control. Afterwards, I couldn't
stop thinking about it. It's all I can think of right now.
Lindsay is flattered but mostly embarrassed. He is looking at her intense,
expecting her to say something. She relaxes and sighs heavily.
I have been spending a lot of time trying really hard NOT to think about it.
It's just not right, Kim is my best friend.
Lindsay, don't you ever just want to have fun, and screw the rest of it?
He gives her a huge smile. She looks at him for a minute innocently but
suddenly pounces on him. He is briefly taken aback but is in the moment in no time.
The kissing turns passionate and soon he is on top of her, they are making out wildly,
in a way much more intense then before.The camera pans away from them rolling around on the floor.