Lizzie (2013) Movie Script

The legend of Lizzie Borden,
it's not
for the faint of heart,
for it ends
in the double murder...
that shattered
two skulls apart.
It was the fourth day
of August in 1892.
The quaint town of Fall River
was of the usual view.
15 new companies...
22 mills
in full operation.
The resulting wealth
of Andrew Borden
was the town's admiration.
But Abby, Emma, and Lizzie
were not able to live proper,
for Andrew
was dreadfully frugal,
making his family live
like paupers.
Lizzie was most affected by
Andrew's money tight constraint,
for the banishment from the upper
class was her only complaint.
So ten after 11:00
on that dreadful day,
Lizzie called out for help
with such disarray.
"Someone's killed father,"
she despondently claimed.
But the town, in an uproar,
professed that she was to blame.
So Lizzie was arrested
and rushed off to jail,
and they caged her ten months,
for they refused her bail.
And when the trial
finally came about,
they assumed a conviction
would come without doubt.
A picture of Andrew
shown to the jury,
causing the entire town
even more fury,
And the haunting photo
of who once was Abby
gave the crime scene
even more gravity.
All the evidence was not
in Lizzie's defense,
and the trial came to an end
with a weighted suspense,
The jury stood to give
their verdict aloud.
"Not guilty" was declared
and shocked the crowd.
Innocence proven, she expects
sympathy and esteem,
but instead she was banished
as a murderer they would deem,
So Lizzie Borden fled
from that zealous town,
never again to be acquitted
seen around.
Lizzie's eventual death
from misery's solution,
where she still roams,
out for retribution.
Lizzie Borden took an ax
and gave her mother
40 whacks
And when she saw
what she had done
she gave her father 41
Lizzy, you're not
in any danger.
Pay attention to my voice.
You are calm and relaxed.
Lizzy, describe to me.
Stay calm
and relaxed.
Lizzy, it is essential that
I know what you're seeing.
We've come this far.
We can do this.
Lizzy. Lizzy.
I'm here. Breathe.
Lizzy, Lizzy.
Lizzy. Lizzy?
Okay, then.
Come on, breathe.
Lizzy, Lizzy.
I'm here. Breathe.
Come on, Lizzy.
Stay here with me.
Lizzy. Lizzy. Lizzy.
Stay with me.
Lizzy, wake up!
Wake up.
Baby, baby.
Are you okay?
Yes! Damn it!
I'm fine.
No. I'm not okay.
I'm not okay.
Just give me a
minute, okay?
I think I should start
taking those pills again
that Dr. Fredricks suggested.
I know, I know, but I'm just
really going out of my mind lately
And I'm seeing things,
uncomfortable things,
and they're in my dreams.
They're fast and furious.
And I'm just... I'm feeling
really really weird here.
What? You don't think
I should take them?
No, it's not that, but do you
remember the side effects?
You never wanted
to take them.
I mean, your nightmares
got so bad.
I don't think you even remember,
but one time, you were choking.
I know, I know, okay.
You don't have to remind me, okay?
You don't have to keep
bringing it up.
It's just one small
piece of the past.
It's just, I never should have...
Gotten together?
Moved in together?
No. Not at all.
You're the best.
You're the one thing that's keeping
me from going completely insane.
Lizzy, it's just a house
and it's yours.
I am so confused.
When Dr. Fredricks
recommended this...
they took care
of everything.
They, who is they?
The lawyers? The lawyers
took care of everything?
Honey, you don't even
remember living here.
No, I know,
but I should.
From what they told me, I was living
here when I was just a child.
Just let it go.
Like you said,
it's part of the past.
It's just you
and me now.
Dr, Fredricks said something
happened to me in this house.
And now I'm back.
I just... I want out
of that house!
Hmm, well, Lizzy, it sounds
like your childhood environment
is triggering some memories,
as unpleasant as they may be.
No! There's something going
on in the house. I know it!
Well, okay,
that's something.
I know what
you're going to say.
I don't want to sound
like a broken record,
but we've been
down this road.
It wasn't
a daydream.
Okay? I mean,
it was, but it wasn't.
What do you mean
It wasn't?
It just...
it seemed so real.
You know, it's very
hard to explain,
but it wasn't... it wasn't
fuzzy or dreamlike,
It's like I was really
there, and...
I don't know.
I was really surprised when
I woke up in the morning.
I didn't even have
that much to drink.
Have you... have you
been taking your pills?
Yes. Well, I stopped taking them
for a while because of Jason,
but I just started
taking them again
And I thought that
the daydreams would stop
when I started
taking them again,
but I guess I'm
still having them?
I don't know.
How does Jason
feel about all of this?
Jason thinks I'm crazy.
No, he's been very,
very supportive,
and I can tell that he is
very worried about me.
Lizzy, what would you say
if you were in my shoes?
"This visit's on me"?
No, I'm serious.
Seriously. I would
probably say that
you're just stressed
out and tired
and having really bad
nightmares or daydreams.
How about you
just lost your job,
you've got a new boyfriend,
you just moved back
into your old house,
all, what, in the course
of a year.
Those are some serious life changes
in a very, very short amount of time.
And the stress that has followed
brings up all these childhood memories
which weren't perfect
to begin with.
Why do you think
that you can't remember?
Where are those memories?
I am going to dip
my wick in your candy pool?
What an ugly doll.
I might
say, your dress is quite lovely.
Where on earth
did you find it?
Really, I do!
They are so marvelous.
My mother shopped
there for years.
He what? I don't know
if Thomas likes me, or not.
Did he ask you
about me or something?
He said what?
He did?
I'm so happy!
How is your tea, Suzy?
Do you want some more?
Warning! Sedation, lethargy,
difficulty thinking,
memory loss, nightmares,
Manic feelings, delusions,
seizures, and death.
Well, it's prescribed.
Oh, God.
Damn it!
I always do that.
No! Daddy!
- Hello?
- Lizzy?
Is everything okay?
I've been trying to call
you for half an hour.
A half an hour?
What are you talking about?
I've been calling your cell
phone and the house phone.
What, you
can't hear it?
No, I was in the bathroom
and I shattered
my glass everywhere.
You sound funny.
Are you okay?
No. No, I'm fine.
I'm fine.
Just I'm feeling a
little out of it is all.
Look, just run a bath and I'll be...
Jason. Jas...
"We're sorry. Your call cannot
be completed as dialed. "
"Please check the number
and dial again. "
"We're sorry. Your call
cannot be completed... "
Honey, I'm home!
Baby, you're home!
Lizzy, I'm losing
the groceries.
Looks like
you're feeling better.
I am feeling better.
I took a really long nap,
and I just relaxed.
That's great.
So tell me you got
the wine.
What are you
talking about?
Baby, please tell me
you got wine.
Yes, of course I got the wine.
Yes! Thank you.
So I made a couple
phone calls today,
and it looks like I'm going
to be tutoring next week.
That's great.
How do you open
this fucking thing?
You know, for all
the wine you drink,
you should really learn
how to use a corkscrew.
Just be patient.
It will...
Baby. Baby, can you
please open it for me?
Let me
get this straight.
I'm an overworked man out in the
sun all day pouring concrete
and cutting 2X4s.
And I'm making you dinner and you
want me to open this fucking thing?
Yes, I do.
Thank you.
So it looks like it's not going
to be a lot of money, but...
I think it's going to get me
out of the house for awhile.
Well, if you're happy,
I'm happy.
That's really good.
Oh, and I got a movie.
Really? What did you get?
It's one
of my favorites.
Until we get the cable, you're
just going to have to trust me.
Okay, I trust you.
Baby, hurry! I don't want
to watch this by myself.
Okay, okay,
I'm coming.
Come on.
Come on, we have to go.
Thank you.
I'm going to go get help.
Did it get
to the good part yet?
Which part
is the good part?
Well, all of it is
the good part.
I've seen this, like,
a hundred times.
I used to watch this
as a kid.
I bet you didn't get much sleep.
Well, it didn't
really bother me.
It freaked out Ryan.
Your little brother?
It scares the hell out
of me and I'm an adult.
I used to sneak outside and
bang on his bedroom window.
And one time, I wrote his name in
fake blood on the bathroom mirror.
Are you serious!
You're such an asshole.
I am not.
I provide a...
You provide
a lot of shit.
I mean, poor Ryan.
With a brother like you,
who needs enemies?
I'm not anyone's enemy.
Who gets cheap thrills scaring
the hell out of somebody?
I mean, no wonder Ryan
doesn't talk to you.
Lizzy, watch the movie.
Never mind.
The forecast, cloudy
skies with flurries today.
We can expect
up to an inch of snow...
Somebody there?
Jason, Jason,
are you awake?
Jason, Jason,
wake up.
I heard something.
It's coming from the kitchen.
Lizzy, it's
probably nothing.
Jason! Jason, wake up!
There's somebody trying to get in!
Okay, I'm up.
I'm up.
Jason, there's somebody banging
on the kitchen window.
Are you sure?
Yes, damn it!
I'm telling you.
You know what? Forget it.
I'm calling the cops.
No, don't. I'll go
check it out.
It's probably just the
neighborhood kids doing something.
It's fine, just...
I'll handle it myself.
Fucking scary movies.
Are you all right?
Jason? Is that you?
Who's there?
What are you trying
to say to me?
Suzy, meet the nice lady.
Who are you?
What do you want?
What is it?
She's here!
She? Who's she?
She's here...
Who? Who is she?
She wants...
Wants what?
What does she want?
She wants to kill me.
Have you... Have you
been taking your pills?
Lizzy, it sounds like your childhood
environment is triggering some memories,
as unpleasant
as they may be.
Who is it?
Who is it?
Who is it?
Jason, answer me!
- I'm the cable guy.
- Who are you?
I'm the cable... Don't have a cow, bitch.
I'm the cable guy.
Come in.
Didn't you hear me
yelling at you?
I tried the front door.
No, I was asking you...
like three or four times
I asked who it was.
I was jamming. I was jamming.
What? You scared
the shit out of me.
You know what?
I'm going to call your boss.
I'm sorry, Mrs...
Allen. Miss Allen.
You know what? Just call me...
just call me Lizzy, okay?
I like that, Lizzy.
My name is Jared.
Pleased to meet you, Lizzy.
Come in.
It's right over here.
Oh, Jesus Christ.
This is fucking shit,
fucking shit.
I think I know what...
Look at... Look at it.
Look at the fucking screen.
This is...
Oh, Jesus Christ.
I chose the wrong
fucking profession.
Just fuck my mother as well,
you Jesus Christ, man.
Major job. Major problem.
But don't worry about that.
I can take care of that.
That's my job.
So you enjoy
installing cable?
Fills the fridge.
I have 16 kids.
17. One is retarded.
But you know, it's just
a temporary job
until I find out
exactly what I want.
I understand that.
How long you been
doing this?
16 months?
Hey, baby.
Hey, crazy.
Look, I forgot to tell you the cable
guy's going to show up later today,
so when he does, let me know.
I have some questions...
He's here right now.
And don't call me crazy, crazy.
Hey, ask him about
hooking up the internet.
Ah, it's working
now, Lizzy.
Oh, no. He can't do
anything about the internet.
Baby, listen to me.
Baby, he can. Just ask him.
Cable companies do internet, too.
Okay, I'll ask him but
just stop yelling at me.
Ah, I know.
Don't tell me.
Your old man wants internet, too, right?
Don't do it.
You know why?
Between me and you.
He wants to check out hot chicks.
To get fresh pussy.
That's what he wants.
Because yeah, yeah, he wants fresh pussy.
Oh, really?
You can cool down now.
You know, you're...
Nobody wants...
Yeah, yeah,
but cool chicks.
Cold meat?
That's what you are in his eyes.
Cold meat.
You're not hot chicks anymore, okay?
Yeah, but don't get
too discouraged.
You know, in my eyes,
you're hot.
Oh, thank you.
You know why you're hot?
you're sexy.
You know why you're sexy?
Because you're
very stupid.
Oh, I'm stupid.
Yeah, you are.
Stupid and sex...
Stupidity is sexiness.
Oh, I'm stupid. Okay.
Very stupid.
And you're sexy.
Oh, great. Thank you.
What do we need to do
about this connection here?
Let's see. I need for you to
show me where the connection is.
I... let's go. This way.
Let's go.
I love that.
Call me.
This is my business card.
If a woman answers,
hang up.
Just right this way.
All right.
You know, Lizzy.
There must be a cut cable
somewhere around here.
There we go.
Oh, I guess...
No, I'm sorry.
Oh, you know what?
Must be here.
It must be in here.
Just got
to get it open.
I don't know.
It's nailed shut or something.
I can't get it open.
It's a man's job, Lizzy.
It's a man's job.
You'll learn that sooner or later.
Give Mr. Macho
a break here.
We've got to get some guys to
move that board away later.
I don't know. What's...
what's in there anyway?
I mean, like Jimmy Hoffa?
I don't know.
I'm not going down there.
I mean, can't you just
hook it up, or...
No. No, Lizzy.
It's a no-no.
No. We have to get
this cable here.
First we want to unhook it,
and then we move on from there.
We wouldn't want to get
into any more violations.
Code violations here, okay?
So you don't want that. Trust me.
Damn it!
Oh, yeah.
Ow, ow, ow.
Jason? Is that you?
Okay, just...
Not again.
Just focus.
Stay calm.
Just focus.
Jason, is that you?
Stay away from me.
Get away from me. No.
No, no, no.
Don't come near me.
Lizzy. Lizzy, my nana
gave me that vase.
Nana gave me this vase.
What... are you
shitting me right now?
My God,
you're such an asshole!
I'm not your friggin'
little brother.
Lizzy, it was
just a joke.
I was just joking around.
Look, it's just a joke.
Come in.
Forgive me?
Why did you
do that?
You know that
I hate scary movies.
You scared the crap
out of me.
It was almost like you
thought it was funny.
Not cool.
I know, I'm...
I'm sorry.
It was really stupid,
really immature,
and... I'm really
sorry, baby.
I won't do it again.
I'm sorry.
It's okay.
I don't know. I'm-I'm worried
that they're coming back.
Listen, Lizzy. Now that you've
moved back into that environment,
I'd like to give it
another shot.
Give what
another shot?
No, no!
Absolutely not!
Lizzy, there's no way you can
move forward with your life
unless you understand
and know your past.
Yes, I can.
People move forward with their lives
without knowing about their pasts.
People with amnesia
or whatever.
You know, I don't want
to care about the past.
I finally have a life
with Jason.
The past is over and done with.
Who cares?
Can't you just give me some
stronger pills or something
and then we can both move
forward with our lives.
All right, listen.
These pills are quite a bit different
than the ones I've been giving you.
They're... they're stronger and
they have more of a calming effect
than a feel good effect. And you're
not meant to drink alcohol with them.
Is that understood?
Yes. No, no, thank you, Doctor.
No alcohol.
It makes
their effect stronger.
There you go.
No alcohol.
Yes. Thank you.
Whoa, Jay.
Sorry. You just scared
the shit out of me.
I'm sorry.
No, that's all right.
You feeling all right?
Yeah, I'm fine. I just feel a
little, you know, out of it.
Oh, you been drinking
with Lizzy all night.
No, we got into a fight and I
didn't get much sleep anyways,
but I just feel
kind of beat up.
Oh, you want
the day off?
Oh, fuck no, man.
I need the money.
Good, well, get your ass
in the goddamn truck.
We have work to do.
Hey, babe.
Um... hi.
What's wrong?
Are you drunk?
No. I had a few beers,
but I'm not drunk. Why?
it's nine o'clock,
and you're just now
getting home,
and you're slurring
your words a little bit.
Well, I got off late and the new
foreman wanted to grab a beer
and talk about
a job next week.
Really? So why didn't you
call me and tell me that?
Because I left
my phone at the shop.
We went from the site
to the bar.
I don't believe you.
Your coming home drunk this late?
It's pretty convenient
that you didn't have
your phone on you.
Why am I getting
the third degree?
I don't get
to mind myself.
Why are you
so angry?
I'm not angry,
all right?
It's just that
I work hard all day
and come home to you
flipping out on me?
Crazy, I should be
getting a blow job or...
Stop fucking
calling me that, okay?
Blow job, seriously?
I've been home all day
expecting you at five o'clock.
Here it is nine o'clock and I haven't
heard a fucking word until now?
Did you hear
what I said?
I don't have
my phone.
Why didn't you use
a pay phone,
or your boss's cell phone
or something?
You want me to use
my boss's cell phone
to call you just because
you're insecure?
Oh, so now
I'm insecure...
and a crazy person?
What do you think
I was doing?
You think I was fucking
some chick?
Well, you've
done it before.
Are you okay?
Yeah, I think so.
It looked like you hit
your head pretty hard.
Who are you?
I'm so sorry.
I'm your new neighbor.
I'm Maggie.
I saw that you guys
moved in last week
and I've been meaning to
come over and say hello
but I just haven't
had a chance.
And I heard
your husband...
Oh, he's not
my husband.
Well, I heard your
boyfriend get in his truck
and drive away
real fast.
He did?
Yeah, we got
into a fight
and I said some things
to really piss him off,
so he does that.
I completely understand.
My boyfriend and I
just broke-up, so...
So, why were you...
Well, I heard your...
I heard your boyfriend...
Jason leave,
and then I heard screams
coming from in here.
You heard screams from in here?
Oh, that's strange.
I, um...
I think I took a nap
after Jason left.
Well, I know
what I heard.
And I...
I think it was you.
Another nightmare.
A nightmare.
Um... I got up
really quickly
and I got dizzy,
and then I saw you out here.
And at the time,
I couldn't really see you, and...
I thought you were
here to hurt me.
Oh my God.
Not at all.
The door was unlocked,
and I saw you there
in the hallway,
and I asked
if you were okay.
Well, I thought
I heard a voice,
but it didn't make
any sense.
Well, I was really loud.
I mean, I feel really bad.
No, no,
don't feel bad.
I-I've been feeling
really strange lately.
Ever since I moved
back into this house,
all sorts of weird things
have been happening to me.
It doesn't make
any sense at all.
Oh, hey.
I'm Maggie.
I'm your neighbor.
I'm Lizzy.
Nice to meet you.
Both of you.
I have to get up early so I
should probably hit the sack.
Nice to meet you...
How about a drink?
Would you like a drink?
I have this friend who has
this really great winery.
He makes
delicious wine.
I think this will
definitely do the trick.
Fucking weird ass doll.
She says its not her fault,
but nobody believes her.
What's not her fault?
You don't know?
It's not my fault.
Let's bust open
that basement door
you were telling
me about last night.
Yeah, just give me
a second to wake up.
You got five minutes.
You're not much
for knocking are you?
I don't know.
Shouldn't we let Jason do this?
Because. What if we fuck something up
and we can't get inside.
Don't worry about it. It will be easy.
You just drink your coffee and
let me do all the work, okay?
Oh, God.
All right. One more time.
Okay, let's try.
All right, should we... You want to...
No, you.
You swing.
You're good.
You know what?
Take and edge and try to pry it.
Yeah, exactly.
It's impossible.
All right.
Oh, God.
We're getting it
a little.
No, I want to do it.
I want to do it. Oops.
Come on. Come on.
Come on, Jason.
Who's in there?
I'm giving you five seconds
to get the fuck out of here.
That's it.
I'm calling the cops.
I'm not playing around, man.
You'll pay.
I'm telling you,
they're not working!
The pills aren't working?
No! They're
not working, okay?
I'm nervous
and I'm anxious
and I'm...
I'm having nightmares.
And I'm ruining my
relationship with Jason.
Lizzy, I understand.
Breathe. Everything
is going to be okay.
No, it's not!
Okay, I'm losing
my fucking mind.
Why are you looking
at me like that?
So what do you
think we should do?
I don't know what to do.
That's why I'm paying you.
You want me
to tell you what to do?
Yes, I want you
to tell me what to do.
I'm not your parent, Lizzy,
and you're no longer a little girl.
And I'm not here
to tell you what to do.
As a matter of fact, you know
exactly what you have to do.
No, I really don't.
The answer to every one of your problems
is right in front of your face, Lizzy.
But you've been rejecting it
this entire time.
I don't know what
you're talking about, okay?
Can't you just give me some
stronger pills or something?
I'm not going
to do that anymore.
What? Why not?
Because pills are not helping
you solve your problem.
Oh, God.
Do we have to do this right now?
I need relief from this shit,
whatever it is.
I can't continue
with these sessions.
What are you
talking about?
Sorry, Lizzy.
This is going to be our last session.
I don't... I don't
understand. Why?
I can't help you
fix the present,
if you're not willing
to face the past.
Come on.
Are you kidding me?
I can't help you anymore.
So let me
get this straight.
You're not going to help me anymore
because I can't face my childhood?
Oh, my God.
You know, you don't
know everything.
You don't know what it's
like to be in my shoes,
to lay awake every night,
frozen in fear, until 4:00 A.M.
All you have are your Ivy
League theories and complexes.
You know,
I despise people like that.
Thanks for nothing.
I'm sorry.
For what?
For the fight.
We haven't talked for, like, two days.
I'm sorry, too.
Are you okay?
Yeah, I'm fine. Why?
I don't know.
You just seem really out of it.
Must be tired
or something.
Okay, why don't you
go lay down.
You look really exhausted.
All right.
Hey, I miss you.
I miss you, too.
Hey, Maggie.
What are you wearing?
Oh sweetie, sweetie, come in.
what's wrong?
It's Andrew!
Who's Andrew?
Here, sweetie.
All right.
Now tell me what's wrong.
I have to come clean to you
about a couple of things, okay?
I know I told you that I
lived with my boyfriend
and he just moved out, right?
Well, my real name
is Bridget
and I'm actually a live-in
maid for a family.
Andrew is the father, Abby is the
mother, and Lizzy is the daughter.
Okay, that's fine.
What's got you
so upset, Maggie?
It's Andrew.
He what?
He, you know...
violated me.
Oh, my God.
I'm calling the cops.
No, no, don't.
You don't understand.
You don't understand.
Andrew has
a lot of money...
and he...
he's protected.
That's a bunch of bull.
I'm calling the cops.
Yes, yes, hello.
My name is Lizzy Allen
and my friend just
told me that she was...
That she was raped.
The address?
What's the address?
92 Second Street,
Fall River.
It's 92 Second Street in Fall River.
Please hurry.
What? No, there
must be some mistake.
No, 92 Second Street in Fall River.
Please check again.
I don't understand.
They're saying there's no such...
Is somebody there?
Maggie, who
are you talking to?
No, Mr. Borden,
Maggie, who
are you talking to?
Abby cannot bear me a son
to take my name
and my fortune.
She is barren.
She's childless.
That's not true,
Mr. Borden.
Borden? What?
What is true is Lizzie
and her funny ways.
Messing around
with other girls.
And that brings an embarrassment
to the love in my heart.
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,
the damnation of hell will be upon ye. "
Yes, that's where
you belong!
They're gonna get
what's coming to them...
and you're going
to give me my son.
No, don't you
hear me?
You will give me
a son.
Stop it!
I squirted you, and you're
carrying my baby right now.
Hear me?
You hear me?
You bastard.
Run, Bridget!
Find Lizzie and get as
far away as you can.
Andrew, I told you
time and again,
that little house girl
is the death of us.
I said forget about all this
and get us a maid
that doesn't
lay around all day.
Now I'm happy.
Because you're gone.
Oh, my God!
There's something...
Oh. Oh, God.
Oh, God.
No, no!
Oh, God.
Jason, no.
Oh, my God, no.
No, wake up.
Oh, my God!
Daddy, what's wrong?
Run and hide before
Mommy comes back.
There's something wrong
with Mommy.
I'm so sorry.
I-I-I don't know what's
happening to me.
I'm so sorry.
You will pay
for condemning me.
I am Lizzie Borden.
Society will pay.