Cry Now (2016) Movie Script

- Smile now, cry later.
That's what people say when
things have gone wrong.
I don't believe in pretending.
I'll smile when I find
what I'm looking for.
- Uh, uh, uh, uh.
- So what you do you do, Victor?
- Vincent.
- Vincent Esquivel, right?
- I'm a messenger.
- Oh, is that God calling?
- It's my cousin.
So, is it Lucy like Lucia,
or Lucy like Lucille?
- More like Lucifer.
I'm going to go get our stuff.
- She's funny.
- That's Celestina.
It's Luzy, with a Z.
- So kind of like Lucy
and kind of like Luz,
like the light that will shine my path.
Oh shit!
They're looking for you!
So what do you make of it?
- You designed this.
Why make something so sad?
- The only cure for the
blues is to sing them.
Who's that?
- Sorry, it's um,
it's my boyfriend.
It was good meeting you, Vincent.
- It was inspiring.
How can I find you?
- I'm a tattoo artist.
- Hey fool, what's up with those sounds?
- I could hear that paisa
noise from down the street!
I bet you were rain dancing.
- Those who dance are considered insane.
- By those who can't hear the music!
- Hey.
Who's that?
- Uh, a potential client.
- I like that.
Always on the hustle.
Time to start making a
return on my investment, huh?
- Hey Pete, Luzy's shop
opened a month ago.
They don't even have a sign yet, okay?
So like Calmate!
- Put your seat belt on.
Bits and pieces fill our minds
We dwell inside a space
of freedom and escape
From the world and its chains
Shifting shapes and twisting...
- Hey, I was on my home and just
came by to drop off your key.
Now that we're not together anymore
it doesn't feel right to hold onto it.
- Thanks.
- Sure.
I was going to take my art books back,
but um,
you can have them.
They're yours.
- Thank you.
- Sure.
- Would you like something to drink?
- Yeah.
- Um, what would you like?
- I'll let you choose.
- Coffee or tea?
- Uh,
- You tasted a little salty last night.
- Erik and I were on a mission.
- A bit smoky too.
Did you start smoking?
- I had a couple with Erik last night.
- Careful not to make it a habit.
It's bad for your health.
- Mhm.
- Mhm.
Mister E, um, I'm
leaving, I'm running late.
- Ok.
- I'm going to do laundry tonight.
I'm going to take your
dirty clothes and wash them.
- No, no you don't have to bother!
- Oh, it's no bother.
- No, really!
You don't have to.
- Hiya, all the computers
are down out here.
- Just a second.
Right, okay,
got it, thanks.
- Can I hop on real
quick to make a search?
- Only if you deliver these
court filings to San Pedro.
Do it quick like.
They gotta be there real soon.
- Yeah, sure.
- Okay, You've got five minutes.
- So what's up with you?
- What'd you think of
that guy last night?
- Who, Victor?
- Vincent.
- Aaaah.
I don't know, what'd you
think about that guy?
- Well I can't think much.
- Sometimes you just gotta feel it.
- But I've got Pete.
I've got 20k to pay off for this shop.
- You owe Pete 20k?
Damn girl, that's a lot of tattoos.
- You're telling me.
I see you got another
arm right there though.
- Ay, Cabrona, you left me sore!
- I feel like he's looking for me.
- Well, let him find you.
- Copy.
- Listen, I have
another pickup in Long Beach.
I need you downtown ASAP.
- I'm on it.
- What you gonna do?
- She's freestyling it now.
- Aw, check you out.
- Not too shabby, huh?
- Eh, it's alright.
- Whatever!
- So what are you girls up to tonight?
- I don't know, what's
up, what's happening?
- No plans.
- Doghouse Lords.
Redwood Grill.
- Woah.
- Should be a good time.
- Wanna go?
- Let's do it.
- Let's do it!
- I'll see you over there.
- This one?
- No, that one.
- This one, yo sister
Is your finger crooked
or are you pointing in
the wrong direction?
Which one, This one?
Alright, here you go.
Be cool Johnny.
- Thank you, see you around.
- What's up, Johnny?
It's been a minute,
where've you been hiding?
- In the
dark corners of the city,
looking for soul.
Check it out, Johnny.
- Firme.
I'll add this to the collection, man.
Another classic.
- Thanks for the props.
And I got some stickers for you.
- Yo man, word is out.
The pigs are heated because
you blasted the joint
next to their pen!
- Haha, let them squeal!
Hey Johnny, I'm here
because I need a fix.
- You know I'll find your
soundtrack and your theme song.
Here's the Los Lobos album
I was telling you about.
- Nice.
- And a few soul classics.
You know, for inspiration.
Take them all.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- Hey Johnny, speaking of soul.
- Brown-eyed woman?
- Cumbia, rock and roll,
bright light, red roses.
Good god, Johnny.
- Gotta love LA, man.
- I have a feeling she's around.
- Orale.
- What's going on tonight?
- Check it out.
- Buenas noches.
Welcome to the Redwood
Bar, my name's Javier,
we're the Doghouse Lords.
She got a
- Mister Esquivel.
- Luzy,
- Three times!
- You remember Celestina?
So Vincent, do you shoot pool?
- Yeah, I'm alright.
- Good.
Vincent, these are my compadres.
Compas, Vincent.
- Mucho gusto.
- Hey what's up.
- How's it going.
- I let her win.
Hey guys, let them go next
and help me get the next round, yeah?
- Alrighty.
- Okay.
- Wanna Rack 'em?
- Let's do it.
- Been here before?
- First time.
- Me too.
- Whoops.
- I'm coming after you.
- You caught me.
Good game.
- It's not over yet.
- If you miss that shot,
then the rest of your
shots were just luck.
Are you lucky or are you skilled?
Besides, um, I think we could use a break.
Look out guys, I'm coming for you.
I'll be back.
- Thank you.
- To emergency room stitches!
- Thanks, I got next.
- Nice, good.
- I'm Sofia.
- Hey.
- My kids gave Vincent his name.
- Excuse me.
- Mr. E.
- Mr. E.?
- You know, Mr. E.
It's easier for kids to
say than Mr. Esquivel.
- You have children?
- I'm a teacher.
I own a daycare.
- Are you his wife?
- Uh,
- Well, Sofia.
It seems to me that you two
have some affairs to settle.
And I have nothing to do with that.
I'm going back outside
to enjoy my evening.
- Officers going
to gentleman's club tonight.
- Uh, I can't.
Have to play the boyfriend
tonight, but I'm on for tomorrow.
- What's up, Pete?
- You know, just taking a
break from busting chumps.
- Oh look out.
- Ah take it easy.
Where's Luzy?
- She'll be back.
- Alright, homies, who's got next?
- You do.
- Alright, rack em up.
Let's do this.
Get your drink outta here.
- Hey, let's all go watch the band, huh?
- I was about to play Vinny here.
- Oh.
Well, we could stay here and play,
or we could go rock and roll.
- Hey, enough said.
Sorry, Vinny.
I'll school you later, huh?
- Hey, bar's
closing in ten minutes, guys.
- Life is gonna come at you in a big way.
And when it does, you have
to be able to contain it
so it doesn't spill over and go to waste.
Oh, ah.
- Ah.
- Good morning my darlings.
- Sofia?
- Good morning my darlings.
Open your eyes.
Time to wake up.
You guys ready for a big stretch?
And stretch!
Good job.
And breathe in deeply.
And stand up and fill your lungs
with happiness and goodness.
Good job, and open yourselves
up for a day of learning.
- Pete-o San.
- San Pedro.
- Pete, what are you doing here?
- I saw your car parked outside
and thought I'd join you.
We'll have another bottle of sake
and I'll start off
with a spicy tuna roll.
- Red.
- Akh?
- Guess who I saw at the station today?
In custody.
- Who?
- Edgar Fuentes.
- From high school?
- Who would've thought?
Pointdexter would end up with a rap sheet.
- Well what did he do?
- He got into a wrestling match
with one of our officers at a rally.
- A wrestling match.
You mean he got pinned to the ground.
- He used to have a thing for you, right?
- No, I wasn't even on his radar.
- Worked out for me!
I'll drink to that.
- I'm good.
I actually have to head back to the shop.
I have a client waiting for me.
- Come on, you're going
to turn down sake?
- Share it with Hiroki.
- Gracias.
- Well, thank you, Hiroki.
- She has talent.
You, you pay.
- You know Pete, I'm
going to be busy today,
but why don't you come
by my place tomorrow
when you get off of work.
- Sounds like a plan.
- Vincent.
- Copy.
- Vincent, I need
a delivery in Long Beach.
- I'm on my lunch.
Don't you have a motorbike?
- No can do.
Current profile quiet,
you have to leave now.
- Copy.
- Oh, can you get that?
I'm waiting for a package.
- Sure, of course.
- Thanks.
- Delivery.
- Where do I sign, handsome?
Ooh, honey, you need to be careful.
Hold on, let me take care of that for you.
Rub this on.
- You're nice.
- Yeah baby, I'm nice.
There you go, you're all better now.
Hey, you look like you need
a little sugar in your life.
Now you know where to find it.
I just touched your nipple.
- Hey messenger!
- Is this for real?
- Kinda weird, huh?
- Kinda weird?
This shit is tripping me
out like a Lynch movie.
- Yeah?
You like the movies?
- They're calling me El Ojitos
- Los Olvidados?
- My favorite movie.
- Wow.
So, what would you call this film?
- Capture the Sun.
- Sounds like a Western.
You ready for the big shoot out?
- Yep.
- Alright!
Ok, well, answer me this,
who's the Enamorada,
and who's the it girl?
Goes by so fast
You just gotta...
- Delivery for
Maria Felix from Miss Clara Bow.
Do whatever you feel like
But life doesn't go as planned
You learn from mistakes you make
- Maria Felix?
- Clara Bow
- My grandfather's best friend
gave him a prize koi fish
when my grandma passed away.
The fish's name was Tamashi.
- Soul.
- Yeah, Soul in Japanese.
My grandmother's name was Alma.
Both my grandfather and
father have passed away,
but Tamashi still lives with me.
Oh, he's gotta be over 70 years old.
You painted that?
- I met Sofia last night.
She had a conversation
with me about Mr. E.
- Where?
- At the bar, she was there.
She talked to me in the restroom.
- Is that why you dissed me?
Sofia's my ex!
We've been broken up.
- You know what, I don't care.
I just don't want to get
caught up in the middle.
- Look,
Luzy, I'm feeling you.
If you don't want me to,
you have to stop looking at me like that.
- Clara Bow here told me you brought
a over last night.
- Yeah.
They play a killer cover of Ojitos.
- I heard.
I haven't seen a serenata
since I was a kid in Nayarit.
- I just met you three days ago.
- How about you play a
song before you leave?
You just gotta do
whatever you feel like
But life doesn't go
- You should go.
As planned
I want to listen to it by myself.
You learn from mistakes you make
But you just gotta hold out
- Hello?
Hey baby.
- Were you sleeping?
- I came to bed early tonight.
Want to come join me?
- No.
I want to talk to you about something.
- Do you want to come
over for lunch tomorrow?
- No.
You don't have to make anything.
- I'm not making it just for you.
You know I gotta eat too.
It's my lunch break.
It's gonna be good though.
Just the way you like it.
- I'll see you tomorrow.
- Okay.
See you tomorrow.
- Yo, Erik.
Let's go blow some shit up.
- I'll call the
maestro so he can wait for us.
- Yeah?
Okay, yeah.
I'll meet you at base,
we'll take one car.
- So, Sofia's tripping out, man.
- Really?
I mean, she's fly and all but sometimes
she does have that
scandalosa twitch in her eye.
- Yup.
- So, what's up with Luzy?
- Can't help but head toward the light.
- Sorry we're late, Ron.
- I was leaving when I finished my cup.
Good thing I was sippin' slow.
- Drinking the hard stuff?
- Strong, son, strong!
So, how are the crying clowns hanging?
- Strong, Ron, strong!
- Listen, I've been meaning to ask,
is this some sort of heartbreak blues?
- Definitely blues.
No honey in my life blues,
no money in my pocket blues,
I done fucked up blues.
- Sounds like you got them prowling blues!
- Yes, he does.
- Good God, Ron.
- Ooh, I feel ya.
Well, I'm gonna leave you two at it
because if I come in any later,
I will be drinking that hard stuff.
You know the drill.
Hasta la pasta, my muchachos!
- There you go, you got it.
- Thanks, Ron.
- See you.
- Come on in, it's open.
Hola chulo.
You're a little early.
Let me boil some pasta so we can eat.
- Sofia, we need to talk.
- What's up?
- We can't see each other anymore.
- What?
Are you serious?
Are you being funny?
We can do whatever we want.
And we do!
Isn't that the agreement?
- I met someone.
- When?
- A few nights ago.
- A few nights ago, like Monday night?
The same night we slept together?
- You know who she is.
I don't want to play any games.
- Are you sure?
It looks like someone's playing you.
- Look, I don't want
this to end like this.
I don't want to fight with you.
- Then leave.
- Sofia...
- I said leave!
You better leave before
there's an accident.
- But a woman's scorn.
That'll put any man on the run.
- How'd you know?
- Magic.
Let's take a break.
- I've been drinking longer
than you can remember.
In my case though, I'm guilty.
I admit it.
- What happened?
- I was banished.
Lost all my friends.
My band.
- What'd you do?
- I betrayed a Chicana princess.
I understand it.
They had to choose between the two of us.
She was the life of the party.
I was just a Mexicano.
I miss those songs though.
I miss that music.
- Like you said, it's
all about containing it.
After you've gone
And left me cryin'
After you've gone
There's no denying
You feel blue, you feel sad
You miss the best
you've ever had
There will come a time
When you'll regret it
There'll come a time
And you won't forget it
Some day when you grow lonely
Your heart'll break...
- Luzy.
Like mine and your one and only
After you've gone, after you've...
- I'm home.
Gone away.
- Hey.
You will grow lonely
Your heart'll break like
mine and your one and only
After you've gone
- Do you want something to drink?
- Yeah, I'll have some water.
After you've gone away
After you've gone, after you've gone,
- What's up?
- So um, so Pete.
- This is bullshit.
- There's nothing like this music
to keep the demons at
bay and the spirits high.
- There's gotta be another way out.
- Well if you know, let me know.
- Yo, E-Dog.
What it be?
- Yo, Vincent.
- Yeah.
- Can you hear me?
- Yeah.
- Dude, I'm watching your
ugly mug on TV right now.
- What?
- Channel 12.
- Good afternoon, I'm coming to you live
from the scene of the vandalism.
It is Sofia Espinoza's daycare center.
And as you can see, there
are disturbing images
that have been put up on the wall.
And uh, we've got upset
children and as you can imagine,
very very concerned parents.
Miss Espinoza, we've been told that you
were able to see the
culprit as he ran away.
- Yes, I was able to
get a good look at him
and I actually sketched a likeness of him.
- Wow, that's very good. That's
almost like a photograph.
- I took art classes in college.
Oh, and I was able to get
a good look at his car,
he was driving an '87 White Chevy truck
and I've got the license plate.
- Well, here you go folks.
The license plate number is 4H85373.
Now if you see this truck,
you should call the police hotline.
That's 213-555-7447.
Thank you very much Miss Espinoza.
- You're welcome.
I hope you catch him.
- Hello officer.
- How's it going?
- Hey, that Miss Espinoza
is well put together.
- Yeah?
I can put in a good word
for you if you want.
- I'll think about it.
- Just go straight to the
end of the cul de sac.
- Okay.
- I'll be back in one minute, okay?
- Fuck.
- What are you gonna do?
- I don't know.
Gotta stay low.
- You can stay with us tonight.
My sister's having a
for her birthday tomorrow.
There's going to be a lot of Mexicans.
You'll blend right in.
- Hey Lobo, can I ask
you for one last favor?
- Why do you want me to sit here?
I've said all I can say.
- Just close the door.
Open the glove box.
- Pete, you only listen
to what you want to.
When I said I would never
wear diamonds, I meant it.
- I'll take it back.
- It's not just the
ring I'm turning down.
I'm exhausted, I have to go.
I have to get back to the shop.
- Shit, man.
- Luzy.
- Vincent.
What's up?
- I'm calling to tell you not to
believe anything you hear about me.
My work is getting some bad press.
- Bad press is better
than no press, right?
Make the most of it.
- Yeah, but it's also
bringing some heat my way.
- You're not the type to
buckle under pressure,
though, are you?
- I'm Vincent Esquivel.
I'm in my prime.
- Alright prime, tell me then
why you're breathing so hard.
- Because that's how I feel about you.
- Pete!
- This stupid clown again?
- No, Pete, stop, stop, leave him alone!
Leave him!
It wasn't him, it's not him.
- He's a cop!
What's wrong with you?
- He's a fucking cop?
What's wrong with you?
- Just get out of here.
- You're not leaving me for that punk.
You'd lose everything.
What can he give you?
- She's not going to
want to see you anymore.
- Why make something so sad?
- They say the cure for
the blues is to sing them.
- I've done wrong blues.
- We're in a mess.
- Deal with it now blues.
- You know, tattoos are also public art.
- Not all of them.
Just like the leaves
Fall steady from the trees
Slipping slowly away
Drifting from day to day
- I think I'm going a little mad.
- Are you with me?
- Yes.
- Good.
Then come inside and have some coffee.
- Thank you.
- I did not sign up for this shit.
- I know, man.
You guys haven't even kissed
and they already knocked each other out.
- What the hell?
- Thanks.
- You feeling better?
- I gotta get out to the ocean.
- Let's have a no dudes night tonight.
- I'm all for that.
You've had enough of spite and pain
No use for lies or skies of gray
No need to dwell in darkest days
Just leave it all behind
And fall right into life with me
- Thank you.
Oh, happy birthday.
- Gracias.
So how do you know Lobo?
- Well, I met him at a bar
and he helped me get away.
- You're a criminal?
- No. I'm an artist.
- Oh.
So draw me something.
- Ok.
Let me see your hand.
Right here.
- Because we're looking for inspiration.
- Ah.
So that's the answer.
And the problem.
- Wow.
This is a party!
Who are all these people?
- It's about love.
Love reminds us that we're human.
That we should care.
That we should smile at one
another when we walk by.
It's very simple.
- Wow.
This is beautiful.
- Are you crying?
- I'm inspired.
- Good.
- This is Luzy.
Leave a number and I'll get back to you.
- Luzy.
I'm sorry, Luzy.
I wish you were here with me.
I know I fucked up.
I wasn't there to fight your boyfriend.
I just wanted to see you.
I have a lot of work to do.
- Yes you do.
- I'll figure it out.
Thank you guys.
Life feels real again.
And I like that.
We only really get the time we need.
So, I understand if you
never want to see me again.
Thanks for shining the light, Luzy.
Deep inside my heart
Way down in my soul
I can't help but to think
That I'm gon' lose control
When I look around
Don't know if I'll be found
'Cause I'm lost in this life
My feet just left the ground
And I'm looking
Looking for you
Say I'm looking, looking for you
Won't you help me please
I'm down on begging knees
Out of luck, on the street
Is loveless but a tease
Always ask her why
Why I gotta try
To keep this hope soarin' high
Like fire in the sky
And I'm lookin'
Looking for you
Said I'm looking
Looking for you
Say hey, what you looking for
Say hey, what you looking for
Say hey, what you looking for
Say hey, what you looking for
Looking for a reason
To keep the turning season
One more ride around the globe
Until we're all believing
Save me from this hell
Save me from myself
'Til all that's lost in this life
I'm but an empty shell
And I'm looking
Looking for you
Said I'm looking
Looking for you
- What are you doing?
- Cleansing.
- I had them drop the charges.
- We are on our own, Sofia.
- Wake and bake?
- Aw, hell no.
That paranoia would grab me by the nuts.
- Paranoia?
Or para Sofia?
- I don't even wanna talk about it.
I'm on a good one right now.
- Stay focused.
What's this?
- That's focus.
Let's do some scouting before
we hit up the printers tonight.
- You're driving.
- Wow.
That's beautiful.
- You leaving this white?
- I'm digging it.
It's breathing man, it's breathing.
- Eh, it could work.
- It's great, Vincent.
I like all of this, the color there.
The balance.
- That's what's up.
- Yeah.
It's alive,.
- These add a lot to it, right?
- Yeah.
Well, let's get to work, fellas.
- Let's do it.
- Hey Irene, do you want to sing for us?
- Sure.
- Yeah.
- You got a guitar?
- Cool, yeah, I'm gonna go get it.
- Right on.
- Pete, what the hell are you doing here?
- I saw her car parked outside.
- So what?
You're going to see her car around,
you're going to have to stop
pulling over every time.
- Is he here?
- No, he's not.
Look, he's good people.
- You don't even know that punk.
- Pete, you're a cop.
Do not fuck this up.
You gotta go.
I know it sucks.
But you'll move on.
Pete, it's over.
- Relax, man.
The job's done.
- That shit will put me to sleep.
- It'll make you dream, but
it won't put you to sleep.
- Oh, fuck it.
- Yeah, now you're
speaking my language, man.
Ah, fuck.
- Easy there, easy.
Baby, I've got you on my mind
My chemicals unbind with
just the thought of you
Love you madly
Love you madly
Oh love you madly, yeah
Oh yes I do
Love you
Let me tell you 'bout my love for you
'Bout the sweetest thing I ever knew
And if you'll let me
show you what I mean
Ooh girl, you're gonna live your dream
So come on baby, take a walk with me
The sun is shining out for you and me
Come on baby, tell me what you need
I'm gonna give you everything
Let me tell you what I'm gonna do
Pretty girl, I'm gonna cherish you
I'm gonna take you far away
Where no one will get...
- Okay guys, go in, go in.
Wash your hands.
Let's go, let's go.
- Give it to me.
Gimme it, gimme it.
- No, it's mine.
- What's the problem?
Where'd you get this?
- Over there.
- They're pretty, huh?
- Yeah.
- Vincent.
- I made this for you.
- You're serious, aren't you?
- I've been feeling
very Mexican these days.
- That could be tragic.
- What's it gonna be Luzy?
- You're asking me to lose everything,
- No, I promise I will never
stop until we have it all.
Let me tell you 'bout my love for you
'Bout the sweetest thing I ever knew
And if you'd let me
show you what I mean
Oh girl, you're gonna live your dream
So come on baby take a walk with me
The sun is shining now for you and me
Come on baby tell me what you need
I'm gonna give you everything
Let me tell you what I'm gonna do
Pretty girl I'm gonna cherish you
I'm gonna take you far away
Where no one will get in our way
Touch your lips and
kiss your skin all day
Listen close for what you have to say
'Cause baby we gottta
Gonna take us to the stars above
Dim the lights and make love our way
Ooh girl I'm gonna...
Deep inside my heart
Way down in my soul
I can't help but to think
That I'm gonna lose control
When I look around
Don't know if I'll be found
Cause I'm lost in this life
My feet just left the ground
And I'm looking
Looking for you
Said I'm looking
Looking for you
Won't you help me please
I'm down on begging knees
Out of luck on the street
His love is but a tease
Always asking why
Why I gotta try
To keep this hope soarin' high
Like fire in the sky
And I'm looking
Looking for you
Say I'm looking
Looking for you
Say hey, what you looking for
Say hey, what you looking for
Say hey, what you looking for
Say hey, what you looking for
Looking for a reason
To keep the turning season
One more ride around the globe
Until we all believin'
Save me from this hell
Save me from myself
'Til all is lost in this life
I'm but an empty shell
And I'm looking
Looking for you