Amnesiac (2015) Movie Script

You're awake.
You're finally awake.
It's so good to see those eyes.
Where am I?
You're at home.
You've been unconscious.
From the impact.
What happened?
Traumatic head injury...
from where you
hit the windshield.
The doctor says...
you might suffer
from memory loss.
Temporary, they hope.
Who are you?
I'm your wife.
And I'm gonna
make you all better.
Did you know the noodle
is not an Italian discovery?
In spite of its popularity
in the West,
chicken noodle soup was actually
first created by the Chinese.
The doctor says we need to keep
your brain as rested as possible.
Which means not a lot of light.
Not a lot to look at.
It was a bad accident.
I don't remember.
How did it happen?
You made a mistake, honey.
We have plenty of time
to answer questions.
Now you need your rest.
Honey, you shouldn't
be out of bed.
You need to take it easy.
All right,
well, what's your story?
All right, well,
people go missing all the time.
If I don't find him dead,
I'll find him in the next small town...
complaining about
this small town.
What else you got?
A ransom note.
All right.
Well, send it over.
I don't give a damn
what you write.
Let me tell you what I'll do.
I'll take clips from your article
and I'll put it in my scrapbook.
It's about time, sleepyhead.
I was starting to get worried I'd
never see those beautiful eyes again.
How long was I asleep?
Two days.
The doctor says it's natural for a brain
in your state to get that much rest.
I heard...
I heard voices and...
I saw figures in my sleep.
It was the doctor?
Mmm. See?
Getting better already.
I'm gonna start cooking dinner.
You shouldn't be
out of bed, honey.
My foot...
doesn't feel broken.
You're taking
a lot of pain medication.
You're not gonna be
feeling much of anything.
I feel lost.
Everything is new to me.
Like the cats.
I keep hearing cats.
I don't remember
ever having cats.
Well, we do.
Since you made it
all the way down here,
do you want to eat
like a couple?
The way we used to?
Good, because
I made your favorite.
My favorite?
I'm sorry.
Sometimes I forget you forget.
Pot roast.
You love my pot roast.
When did we...
move in here?
Not long before the accident.
So you had to
go through all this?
You shouldn't have to
take care of me.
I don't have to.
I want to.
You're my husband.
Now let's eat.
Come on, babies.
Elephants are dying
of coronaries.
Excuse me?
In the jungle.
They're dying of stress about their
dwindling food and water supply.
It's the stress
that really kills them.
Do you remember?
You don't remember
about the elephants?
I don't... I don't remember.
What do you remember?
I don't remember
where I grew up.
You don't remember
our senior bowl?
Kissing me by the creek?
You don't remember?
I want to.
I'm sorry.
Did you know
the first can opener,
it wasn't even invented...
until 50 years after the first
tin can was even produced.
I've missed you.
Have we been...
You have to ask?
I think I just reminded you.
Do you want me
to remind you again?
How did we first meet?
Love at first sight.
Where did we go
on our honeymoon?
Up north.
Where up north?
I wish the accident
hadn't messed with your brain.
How did it happen?
Why weren't you hurt?
I was thrown from the car.
Let's not talk about it
just yet, honey.
It will only upset you.
I just want to
think happy thoughts.
There was a wreck on Highway 83.
No victims were found,
but blood samples were taken.
Did you run plates?
Yes, sir.
The car hasn't been registered since the
'60s. It's a powder-blue Thunderbird.
How many victims?
We don't know for sure yet.
Judging from the belongings in the car,
two adults and a young girl.
What was the weather?
So no rain.
No rain, sir.
All right.
Should I, um... Give me an address?
- Right now?
- Now would be good.
Okay. Thank you, sir.
What are you doing, honey?
I was looking for you.
You shouldn't be out of bed.
I worry about you so much.
Especially since the accident.
You're right.
I'm sorry.
Why don't you
go upstairs and undress?
I'll be up in a minute
to draw your bath.
No. It's okay.
I can do it myself.
This is a marriage.
We help each other.
Okay, well, I'll be
waiting upstairs.
Yes, isn't it?
There's a part
of my nightmare...
that I can't shake.
Keeps coming back.
a girl,
calling "Dad."
Ever notice
that battery sizes...
come in "A," "C" and "D"?
Why not "B," you ask?
B-size batteries never caught on in products made
for consumers, so stores stopped carrying them.
You can find them
in Europe though,
where they're used
to power bicycle lamps.
Tell me something
about yourself.
I want to get to
know you... again.
Do you have other family?
Do I?
I want to get to know you.
The woman that I love.
I hate talking about my past.
You knew that once.
I just want to focus
on our future.
This is my film room.
It's where I make movies.
I don't remember.
I can't remember any of this.
I don't know what's yours,
what's mine,
where I can go...
and where I can't.
I forget sometimes too.
That's okay.
That's why I have this room.
It's full of memories.
To help me remember.
I know this has
been hard for you.
Will you help me remember?
I will.
What's in that room?
It's just a room.
Another bedroom?
Just a room.
I thought I saw somebody
in there.
What do you mean?
Behind the door.
I thought I saw somebody.
I was just curious.
You know what they say
about curiosity.
I'm just trying to get my
bearings straight. I know, honey.
I know.
I'm gonna go to the store and stop by work.
I have to go check on my patients.
Will you be okay with that?
What's wrong, honey?
I've been in the basement.
I saw him.
I saw what you did.
I told you to
never go down there.
I've never kept my first
husband a secret from you.
Who are you?
I'm the woman who loves you,
who takes care of you,
who feeds you,
who bathes you...
and makes love to you.
I'm your wife.
You seem
a little depressed lately.
Honey, do you know anything
about electroconvulsive therapy?
Also commonly referred to
as shock therapy.
Dates back to the 16th century
in Eastern Europe,
but really gained popularity in
the United States in the 1930s.
Although the therapy
is controversial,
it is still used today in this
country and around the world,
primarily to treat
severe depression.
I think this will help you, honey.
I really do.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
That wasn't so bad, now, was it?
No. No.
Did you know Conway Twitty
had 55 number-one hits? Hmm?
That's more than Elvis Presley.
Do you understand
how important family is?
Strong families are the
backbone to this society.
There's nothing
more beautiful...
than the foundation
of a husband and wife,
raising their children
in a proud home.
I just need you to look to the future,
that's all.
Forget the past.
M-My body.
Oh, it hurts.
The shocks can leave a little
bit of an aftereffect.
Please make it stop.
Oh, please.
Oh, make it stop.
Do you love me?
Do you?
I love you too.
Do you want this to stop?
Well, I want something too.
I want a baby.
Isn't that what every wife
wants from her husband?
A baby?
I want a baby,
a family to call my own.
Do you want this to stop?
Yes. Yes.
Give me a family, and it will.
Give and take.
That's what a good marriage
is about.
Memories are wonderful,
don't you think?
I know you were curious,
since you looked
at my family album.
I always know
when you look at my things.
You don't put them back
Why are there no photos of us?
Where are they?
That's not you.
None of them are you.
How are you, Dave?
Always great when I can see you.
Oh, aren't you sweet.
I have a piece of registered mail.
I need your signature for it.
Just a minute.
Why don't you come in.
Go into the kitchen.
I'll be right there.
All right.
You need to behave
when we have guests.
That's for good measure.
Is everything all right?
I found you a pen.
Oh, thank you.
Let me get that.
What are you doing?
You want to know more about me?
Look at me when I talk to you.
You want to know more
about my past?
Or would you like to know more
about your past?
About what happened
the night of the accident.
When are you going to tell me?
You really don't know?
How could I?
I put things to sleep
for a living...
and they don't wake up.
Did you know that?
I don't fucking care.
This is what dreams are made of.
One day you'll wish
you cared more.
Who is she?
I keep seeing her...
in my dreams.
Is she my daughter?
Is she our daughter?
Please just tell me she's okay.
I have work to do.
Hey, listen. I'm swamped.
I'm gonna work from the office.
Swing your squad car
by the bird streets,
where... Magpie
meets Mockingbird.
Check that out.
What do I think?
I think he had a stroke
and is dead,
lying under a bush
with a bag of undelivered mail.
All right.
Let me know.
Help me!
Help me!
I'm in here!
I'm in here!
She should have left
our family alone.
Did you know that the bottle cap
is more expensive to produce...
than the actual bottle itself?
I am up out of my chair.
This had better be important.
Oh, hell, I don't know.
Well, maybe she just ran off
with the mailman.
Did you call the officer?
Did you go by her house?
Well, here's a theory...
She's at home
putting her kid to sleep.
Oh, and another thing...
She is off-duty.
All right.
I will knock on a few doors on my way home.
Now, if I come up missing,
you'll know one thing...
I will be dead.
You wanted to know
more about yourself.
I hope you're ready.
It's okay.
Don't cry.
Oh, my God.
You don't even remember
our own daughter, Audrey?
Don't tell me you don't
at least remember her.
She's been a bad girl.
I had to put her in time-out.
Don't hurt her.
You can't do this.
That is up to you.
- Let her go.
- I will.
Once you agree
to get me pregnant.
I need another child.
Audrey has just grown up
so quickly.
Everything's gonna be fine.
Whatever you want.
Please, let her out.
That's a good start.
Are you gonna be a good girl?
Move on.
Don't we look beautiful?
Don't ruin your makeup.
I have a surprise for you.
Now, don't we look
like the perfect family?
Go on, honey.
I think it's finally time
to tell Daddy...
what happened
the night of the accident.
Help me.
Help me, please.
If you'd like to make
a call, please hang up and try again.
Family is forever.
No matter what.
As long as you're alive,
counting together
other people's happy moments...
as if they're your own...
Your life,
your memories,
are what you want them to be.
Did you know
that Walter Freeman invented...
what is called
the ice pick lobotomy?
Freeman would hammer the pick
just above the tear duct...
and wiggle it around.
From 1936 to 1950,
the physician would travel
cross-country in a van he called...
the lobotomobile...
to demonstrate the procedure
to medical centers.
This was heralded as
a great advance in surgery,
and was advocated as a general
cure to all perceived ills,
including misbehavior
in children.
I have never done
an ice pick lobotomy before,
and I would never do
my first one on Audrey.
I know it's a little extreme.
I never intended to do this,
but I get the feeling that the two
of you will never be happy here.
At least thank me for having the
good sense to try one on you first,
instead of Audrey.
Now, who could be calling
at this time of night?
Sorry to bother you, ma'am.
I'm investigating a missing persons report.
I'm sorry to hear that.
I-I haven't seen anyone.
I'm running a bath.
Will you excuse me?
Thank you.
You ruined my floor.
You ruined my floor!
You're safe now.
My daughter...
What's wrong with her?
Is she...
You are lucky to be alive.
Is she okay? Wh...
What's wrong with her?
I'm her father.
Where am I?
What happened to my daughter?
Left with a question.
Is she okay?
My daughter?
Is she okay?
Is she here?
She is? Is she...
Is she okay?
My daughter.
Is my daughter okay? Is sh-she...
Now rest.
Oh, my God.
I need my daughter.
My daughter.
My daughter, I...
I need to see her.
I need to see my d...
I need to...
I'm her father.
I'm her father.
I'm the detective
assigned to your case.
Well, I need your help,
Oh, I'm sure you do.
You know how you got here?
Shall we hold hands
as we walk down memory lane?
Let's start with Audrey.
My daughter.
Why do you think
she's your daughter?
B-Because she is.
How do you know
she is your daughter?
She told me that she was.
My wife.
What's your wife's name?
I don't know.
What's your name?
I don't know.
All I know is
I have a daughter...
named Audrey.
Not your daughter.
Audrey Williams,
daughter of Mason Williams.
A very wealthy individual.
When she went missing,
a ransom note appeared
in the mail.
We have to do this.
We need the
money for my treatments.
If you want a baby,
let's do this.
If I want a baby?
If we want a baby.
That's what makes us
a happy family.
Do you care to tell me how your
handwriting got on the ransom note?
Got this handwriting sample
from your house.
No, no.
We know you kidnapped her.
Audrey identified you.
Hi there, darlin'.
We're new to the area.
We're a little lost.
Would you mind helping us?
Thank you.
So... Just take the left to,
uh... after...
You're facing a lot of time.
To the fact, the three murder victims
we found in the basement of the house...
That's life.
I didn't kill anyone.
If you can't remember your name, how do
you know you didn't murder these people?
She did it.
She hasn't been found.
Which puts you in the right
place at the wrong time.
Or the wrong place
at the right time.
Or the wrong place
at the wrong time.
That's two wrongs.
I didn't do it.
Folks do lots of things
these days to have kids.
I don't wanna do this.
- This is a bad idea. I want to take her back.
- This was a gift for us.
Do you need help remembering?
A lot of avenues to choose from.
Very expensive roads couples
go down to achieve a family.
All of your fertility
experiments are right here,
with each and every one
of your bills piling up.
Desperate times
call for desperate measures.
She wanted a baby in
the oven at any cost,
and you planned this kidnapping
to pay for it.
So, that's my memory?
Dad. I want my dad.
I want my dad.
The doctor says we need to
keep your brain as rested as possible.
Which means not a lot of light.
Not a lot to look at.
Honey, I put things to sleep
for a living,
and they don't wake up.
Did you know that?