A Little Something for Your Birthday (2017) Movie Script

Hi, Mom.
Thank you.
Of course you're the first one.
Why wouldn't you be?
Yeah, I look forward to seeing you, too.
Yeah, honey, I'll see you later today. Okay.
Does your mother always call you
at the crack of dawn?
Only on my birthday.
You didn't tell me it was your birthday.
Huh. Didn't I?
Well, I think I would've remembered.
Okay, how old?
That's not... That's not old.
Okay. What are we gonna do?
Shooters at The Cove, baby.
My buddy hooked up with a waitress,
so if we take him, we drink for free.
- Senna?
- Yeah. Hi.
Theo, you better hit the road.
Can we hang out again?
Oh. Yeah.
Hi, how's it going?
So my band's playing
at The Whiskey on Saturday.
Wow, that's so great.
He wanted to spend my birthday with me.
The nerve.
That is a relationship killer, for sure.
- He's not a relationship.
- Oh. Okay.
He's a hookup.
And anyway, I have plans
with you on my birthday.
Movies and a tattoo, right?
- Who are you calling?
- My friend from Boston.
The one I told you about.
Recently separated,
just moved to LA, very handsome.
No setups.
Oh, my God!
You're engaged. Why didn't you tell me?
You're afraid you can't be happy
in front of me.
No, I just... It wasn't a big deal. I mean...
- Come on!
- Plus, it's your birthday.
I was gonna wait until...
You're right. It kind of makes you
wanna scream, doesn't it?
That felt good. Oh, my gosh.
- He did good.
- He did, right?
- You wanna try it on?
- No!
Why? Are you afraid you're gonna want one?
Try it on. Try it on. Try it on.
Look. It doesn't fit. How metaphorical.
What are you gonna do now, buy a toaster?
Get towels with your name on them?
Move to the Valley?
I'm gonna meet his parents.
They're flying in Friday.
We're having dinner at the Highland Tower.
Look, why don't you come to work
with me, and I'll suit you up.
You should get a dog.
Really? And why should I get a dog?
Because a dog will help you quit smoking.
You smoke because you're either
lonely or unsatisfied in your life.
I smoke because people are annoying.
Unsatisfied then.
And a dog would help me how?
It's not. It was for the loneliness.
Your thing is way worse.
Whether you wade through hazardous waste
or just want to look like you do,
Nicoletta Fumagalli has the boot for you.
It's so vibrant and holy
and preppy and...
Oh, you look like a lemon.
I love orange.
You can color-block it like Rothko...
The dinner's not in Florida.
Oh. No.
Yeah, there you go.
- Really?
- Come on, where's the trust?
Okay, okay.
Those boots are an inspiration.
I'll take 'em.
You're the buyer.
No. Senna, no.
Yes. Yes, Darla, yes.
- Pins.
- Sure.
- Let's see.
- Here, babe.
Right. I think we just pull this in.
When are you gonna design
your own line of evening wear?
You know, when I get a pony and gold
medal at the Olympics for skateboarding.
You can pretend you're happy hawking
other people's crappy designs,
but your stoner lifestyle suggests otherwise.
So let's keep this in the A-line shape.
You're the Picasso of design. Look.
Yeah, well, Picasso didn't have two
decades of credit card debt to pay off.
- Senna.
- Mommy.
My baby.
My beautiful birthday girl.
Just look at you.
- Jack, I'd like another green tea, please.
- Absolutely.
Jack asked me how old you are.
- People do that on your birthday, Mom.
- When you're five.
Happy birthday, baby.
Open it.
Oh, Mom.
Your father gave that to me
on our wedding day.
It brought me 10 years of the best
love any woman could ever want.
Kind of hoping it'll bring you
luck in that department.
Put it on.
Want me to help you?
Got it.
There. It's beautiful on you.
Um, Darla told me that you're dating a fetus.
- You talked to Darla?
- So it's true.
Yes, Mom, I'm dating a fetus.
It's kind of hard for us to get serious
with his mom always tagging along.
- Let me tell you something about men.
- Oh, please do.
Men don't fall in love with women
who don't take themselves seriously.
They'll have sex with them, but then
they'll have sex with just about anybody.
But when it comes to love, they want
a woman who's got her act together.
I'm trying to acknowledge that
without sarcasm, but it's hard.
Don't eat the bread.
If you're hungry, we'll order.
By the way, just asking.
What image do you think you project
when you wear a top that you can see through?
- It's Christian Dior, Mom.
- I don't care who it is.
Showing your nipples
doesn't make you look chic.
It just makes you look like a tart.
Senna, come in.
I have just one question.
Are you kidding me?
Do you know who my customers are?
Have you seen them?
Have you noticed what they're wearing?
- Yes. The boot...
- Is orange!
- Well, I thought...
- I know what you thought.
That it would be fun and unique and daring.
My customers are not daring!
And it's not your job to reinvent them.
It's your job to buy what they want to wear.
I can't keep having
this conversation with you.
I'm sorry, but we're done.
- What do you mean?
- I mean you're fired.
- You said we were staying in.
- I just ordered a ton of takeout,
and I need help carrying it out.
- It's really good.
- Surprise!
Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, dear Senna
Happy birthday to you
- Make a wish.
- Don't waste it.
Come on!
- Senna!
- Lars.
I got you something. It's on the house.
Happy, happy birthday.
- Gonna need to see some ID.
- Oh, you.
- Sore subject?
- Little bit.
Mmm. How about you, bud?
Can I get you something?
Um... A frozen strawberry daiquiri, please.
- Seriously?
- Seriously.
It's the palm trees.
They make me feel like I'm on vacation.
- Where are you from?
- Boston. Yeah.
I moved out here a week ago.
I'm hoping to get discovered.
Really? Actor or rock star?
Rock star, obviously.
- So what do you play?
- Nothing yet.
It's really more of a backup plan
in case my day job doesn't work out.
- What do you do?
- I'm a lawyer.
My firm has offices out here.
They offered to relocate me,
and I didn't want to turn down
a free trip to California.
Well, when the inner rock star
beckons, better listen.
You know what? That is so true.
And my inner rock star
is extremely temperamental.
One frozen strawberry daiquiri,
extra umbrella for you.
Wow, thank you.
So where are you squatting?
Santa Monica.
That is a long way to come for a daiquiri.
It was. I'm supposed to meet someone
I knew from Boston, a woman I worked with.
She's having a birthday party
for a friend of hers.
Sei... Set... Sierra? Sierra or Henna.
Some hippie, crunchy name
you only hear in California.
I'm actually kind of relieved
I missed the party.
Really? And why is that?
- My friend Darla...
- Mmm-hmm.
She kind of fancies herself as a matchmaker.
- Does she? Uh-huh.
- Mmm-hmm.
- And I hate to be set up.
- You do?
Don't you? It's awful.
So why'd you do it?
She begged.
- She begged?
- She kind of did.
She begged!
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- Her friend...
- Uh-huh.
Kind of sounds like a train wreck.
Yeah, she went to art school
for a couple of years.
That obviously didn't work out,
and now she's working some...
I don't know. Some kind of,
like, nowhere job in retail.
She just sounds really unhappy,
like she's floundering around, so...
So you don't really want to get set up.
You wanted a hookup.
Yeah! You met her! Look at you!
You're here! I looked all over for you.
Oh, well, I am very small.
You have to look hard.
I see that you've met Senna.
- Not officially.
- Okay, well, let me do the honors.
- Adam, this is Senna.
- Hi, Senna.
Senna, this is Adam from Boston.
We worked together briefly
during my confused period.
He is a lawyer, but he has many
other attractive qualities.
It was four years at FIDM
and a masters at Parsons,
but I did get fired today
from that nowhere job,
so I am officially
an unemployed hippie hookup.
- I am so sorry. I had no idea.
- Wait. What? You're not a hippie.
- You know what? I'm gonna go.
- Wait, what did I miss?
I got these, okay?
What did you talk about?
Keep the change.
- Adam!
- I'll call you, okay?
What? What just happened?
- I just said no setups.
- Okay, I'm sorry.
Did you just say you got fired?
Oh, God. Today?
Oh, no. I'm sorry. But you know what?
That's good because now you can start
your career as a designer.
Yeah, people just wake up and say,
"You know what? I'm gonna
start a new career today
"because I have startup capital
and distribution and marketing..."
Blah-blah-blah-blah. Negativity!
You know what you are?
You're a raisin in the sun.
- I'm a raisin?
- You are a talented, terrified raisin
festering in your own self-doubt.
But I believe in you.
I've always believed in you.
I believe in you.
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe in you
Senna, I believe in you
Everybody, I believe in you
Lars, I believe in you
Come on!
I believe in you
I don't see hands I believe in...
Okay, okay, it's a serious moment.
I'm kidding. I'll get my purse! Just wait!
Forgive me. Darla didn't beg.
I wanted to come.
When I walked in and I didn't
see her, I felt like an idiot.
I was on my way out.
Then I saw you sitting
at the bar by yourself.
I just... I didn't want you to think I was
the kind of guy who needed a setup.
It was stupid. I'm so sorry.
It's cool.
Happy birthday.
What did I wish for?
You know I can't tell you that.
No, not a man or my name up in lights
or bring back people from the dead
or a pile of money on my doorstep,
though that would be nice.
No, truth is, I'm good right where I am.
I mean, little things would be nice,
like a flawless complexion,
or my mother stopped making me
feel like I'm a disappointment to her.
But I didn't waste my wish on those things.
Of course you're the first to call, Mom.
It's the middle of the night.
Thanks, Mom.
I love you, too.
- What's up?
- Sorry.
I got some pancakes over here.
Want some coffee?
I forgot she was staying with you.
- That's a good one. Yeah.
- Oh, wow.
- Oh, I love this one.
- You can't have that. I need to sell that.
You don't want me to live here
forever, do you?
No. Good point.
- Bonjour, bonjour!
- Oh, no. No, no, no.
Yes, yes, yes!
You're gonna love these.
I already love the 14 you already brought me.
Yes, but you said they weren't selling,
so I made some more.
Look at this.
- Jean-Michel!
- Dede!
I have five minutes.
- Show me something I have to have.
- This is kismet.
Dede Zeller, meet Senna Berges.
If she likes you, the world likes you.
- Congratulations on your new store.
- Stores.
- Are these yours?
- Yes. They're prototypes.
I have 21 that I've made so far.
- Who's carrying them?
- Well, no one yet.
- So you're in production?
- Well, no.
I mean, I didn't know which ones
would catch on, so I just made them,
and I thought I'd make more
when we see how they go.
But, you know, I could design
exclusively for you
for a little while or for
a long while, if you like.
- I need to see those coats.
- Sure.
Have you sold any of your purses?
Well, I had a meeting
with Dede Zeller this morning.
- And?
- She seemed interested.
Well, you have to stay on it. Be aggressive.
I'm on it, Mom.
You got me a place setting.
Well, I believe every woman
should have a set of fine china.
Since it doesn't look like you're ever gonna
get married, I thought I'd better start now.
In 11 years, you'll have a complete set.
Do you like that pattern? I love it.
Are you sure?
You know, we're gonna have
to talk about what you're gonna do
once Darla gets married.
I mean, she's not gonna be able to keep
a second apartment for you, you know.
- I'll figure it out, Mom.
- Now, don't be a martyr.
You know I've got plenty of extra room.
Senna, what a surprise.
- Is that one of yours?
- It is.
Wow. It's gorgeous. I knew you had it in you.
It's not for Elodie, of course.
You know what?
You should talk to Dede Zeller.
- She could really put you on the map.
- She is on my list.
She likes edgy,
off-kilter stuff in weird colors.
Well, in the meantime, just while
I'm getting this all going...
It's taking a little longer than I thought,
so, you know, I'm gonna need
a part-time job as a sales person,
and I was just thinking...
What, here? No, you don't want a job here.
You finally found your calling.
Absolutely not.
There she is, the guest of honor!
Happy birthday!
Do you have any reflections on the past,
projections for the future?
- What are you looking at?
- Nothing.
- Hey. Place looks great.
- Hey. Thanks.
- This is Bianca. Bianca, Darla.
- Very nice to meet...
Oh, nice to meet you. Is she your colleague?
Dance partners. We met at El Floridita.
- Oh. You're teaching him how to dance.
- Oh, he's teaching me.
Oh, look, right now.
Save it for the party, you guys. Oh, my.
- She's going to the bathroom.
- Whatever.
- You remember my friend Senna, right?
- Oh. She left her drink.
Oh. Okay, here, Adam.
She's on the poofy chair.
Give it to her and say happy birthday.
Hey, man. What's up, buddy?
- Special order from Steve.
- Oh, thank you.
- Adam.
- I remember you. The rock star.
- Right.
- Get discovered yet?
Sadly, I don't think
it's gonna happen for me.
Well, not with that attitude.
- The truth is, I'm tone-deaf.
- Oh, say it isn't so.
Yeah, when I was in second grade,
my music teacher, Mr. Ponte,
told me that some people
are meant to just mouth the words.
- Ponte told you to lip-sync?
- He did.
When I told my mom about it,
she went ballistic.
And the strange thing, Mr. Ponte disappeared.
- What a coincidence.
- That's what she told the police.
- Crafty.
- She's crafty.
- So you going to the wedding?
- Maid of honor.
- I wanted to be maid of honor.
- Hope you didn't tell your mother.
Lucky for you.
So your date's pretty.
Is she worthy of a relationship
or just hookup material like me?
Don't let anyone ever accuse you
of holding on to things.
- No judgment from me.
- I'll settle down eventually.
I certainly don't want to grow old alone.
- Eh. It's not so bad.
- You are not old.
I am not young.
You got a little pull
on your sweater right there, I think. Shit.
- Here, forget it.
- No, don't pull out. Pull in.
- Pull in?
- Yes, pull in from the... You know.
- Poke it?
- Yeah, no, you put it...
You've just got to push it into the inside,
and you've got to find the loose thread.
And kind of... Take the...
Pull like the whole thing right down...
Um... Masters of fashion. Parsons.
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear Senna
Happy birthday to you
Bianca, I could use your help
in the kitchen. You mind?
Okay, let's get this party started.
Would you like a shot now?
Oh, I would like one for me and one for you.
- How could I turn that offer down?
- All righty.
- L'chaim!
- L'chaim!
Oh, shit! Oh, Steve. Yeah, I'm just... I'm...
- You got it?
- Stinky. I'm just gonna...
- You all right?
- Yeah. Fine.
- You don't look it.
- Oh, no. I'm good. You kidding me?
- I already know how to dance.
- Look out for the...
- Okay, I got you.
- If you wanted to dance...
- You all right?
- ...you just had to say so.
Here, let me just give you a hand.
Here, hold that.
I'm just gonna get a T-shirt.
And then I just want to lie down
for a little sec 'cause I'm...
- You sure you're all right?
- You know...
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.
- Oh, that's good.
- Senna?
You okay?
Happy birthday.
My friend Charlene threw me
a surprise party for my 40th birthday.
She told my then husband to tell me he was
taking me out for dinner just the two of us.
The morning of, he tells me
he'll pick me up at 8:00.
At 8:30 he calls me from work,
tells me he's stuck with a client,
and can I meet him at the restaurant?
I tell him, "I don't want to go by myself."
He says, "You have to.
Charlene's there with all your friends.
"It's supposed to be a surprise."
So I go.
My friends shout, "Surprise!"
I burst out crying.
He was supposed to pick up
the cake on his way.
He forgot, so we didn't have one.
I let it ruin my whole birthday.
I let it ruin my whole marriage.
I don't even eat cake.
What do I wish now?
That I'd forgiven him.
Thanks, Mom. Of course,
you're the first. Yeah, yeah.
I'll meet you there. Okay. Bye-bye.
Wow! Hey.
I can't believe you're doing this
all by yourself.
Well, believe it, baby.
Here, drink this coffee.
I will paint. Trade you.
- That's you. This is me.
- All right. All right.
So you just dip it on one side.
Kind of shake it.
Uh... This looks like high-gloss acrylic.
High-gloss acrylic is for
bathrooms and indoor pools.
- Oh, no!
- We can take my car.
Oh, that's all right.
I was supposed to take this back
first thing this morning.
I took somebody else's order by accident.
All right. And you return that.
I'll go get the paint.
- Great.
- Give me the key. Key to the store.
Don't worry about it. Just...
I never lock it. There's nothing to take.
You already lost your keys. Oh, my God!
Dude, record time. Record time.
Okay, I'll see you.
This is...
This is everything, I think.
Definitely. That's all of it.
Oh, my God, that coat.
It's just my mother's favorite color.
I can sell it to you for $600.
That's at cost.
- Okay, listen, your order's over there.
- Okay.
It's $9,200. $9,800 with the coat.
Okay. And you're gonna bill me in 90 days.
Not unless you have a lot of
credit from the factor.
When I was with Elodie K,
you let me defer for 90 days.
Yes, but I've been in business
with Elodie K for 15 years.
I just... I don't have the credit.
If you don't give them to me,
I can't open my store.
Nobody else is gonna do this, either.
It's not just me.
Listen, I'll give you the coat. I'm sorry.
- Okay?
- Yeah. Thanks.
How am I gonna get $10,000?
Here. Happy birthday.
- Ooh. What, no china?
- Come on, open it.
It's an accounting program!
Well, your gifts just keep
getting better and better and better.
Thank you. I'm glad you like them.
And I have one for you.
- You didn't.
- I did.
That is so beautiful.
I can't believe you got that for me.
Thank you, honey.
- How much was it? I'll reimburse you.
- A present.
No, no, no. I don't want you
spending money on me
when you're getting your business together.
Mom, one coat.
Then you're all right for money?
I underestimated my startup costs.
How much?
- A few thousand.
- A few thousand?
- $10,000.
- You're $10,000 short?
Senna, what are you gonna do?
I was thinking of asking you for a loan.
You want me to loan it to you?
Absolutely not.
I'll give it to you.
- You will?
- Of course I will. We'll be partners.
- How did it go?
- Oh, my God, it was fabulous!
- Really?
- It was perfect.
She's gonna give me the money.
- Great!
- Yeah, she wants to be partners.
- This is wet paint, isn't it?
- Yeah.
I am so fucked.
- How much do you need?
- Like, $10,000.
What? Who are you talking to?
Okay, she'll be right there. Thanks.
Hey. Happy birthday.
- Thanks.
- Good to see you. Come on in.
- Have a seat.
- I, um... I can't.
- Still a little tacky. Yeah.
- Got it. Okay.
Darla told me about
your little credit problem.
Oh. Problem's a bit of
an overstatement. It's...
- What's that?
- It's an application for a line of credit.
$50,000 preapproved.
It's really not a big deal. And now
you'll have access to enough money
so you and your mom don't kill each other.
- Hey. Your mom's the killer.
- Alleged killer.
If you need a minute to look it over...
No, it...
- Yeah, it looks good.
- Okay.
So all you've got to do is sign
right here, and we're good.
- Perfect.
- Thank you for bailing me out.
Well, I wasn't going to, but Darla begged.
Oh... Darla and Steve are taking me
to dinner for my birthday.
I'd be delighted if you'd like to join us.
You can bring Charo.
- Bianca.
- Bianca.
If it's all right,
I'd rather just bring myself.
- Wonderful.
- Great.
Just push.
To the birthday girl
and future fashion mogul.
Oh, no, no. To all of you
for collectively saving my ass,
though I didn't deserve it. Thank you.
You're welcome.
I see you're wearing your
magic love karma necklace.
Oh, yes, my mother gave this to me
for my birthday a couple of years ago
when she still had hopes that I could
find a man to have sober sex with.
It's endowed with special powers
to help her find love.
Yeah, it's not working.
Your soulmate is out there.
You'll find him when the time is right.
Soulmate? Aren't we a little
old to believe in soulmates?
You're just skeptical 'cause
you haven't found yours yet.
- You do remember I was married?
- Yes, I do remember you were married.
And if she was your soulmate,
you'd still be married to her.
There are billions of people in the world.
Surely, I could be happy with,
I don't know, five?
True love only happens once.
You realize how infantile you sound?
Was your ex the love of your life?
I was 25 when we got married.
We didn't even know who we were yet.
What, you think there's a magic age
where you arrive at who you are?
If there is, it's not 25.
If she was the love of
your life, you would know it.
You've been married for
how long now, six months?
- I've... Seven.
- Talk to me in seven years.
If I get married again,
and I'm not sure I will, but if I do,
I will vet my future wife
much more thoroughly.
- You'll vet her?
- Yes.
- For smallpox?
- If necessary.
No, for values, interests,
intellect, sense of humor.
- He has a list.
- He has a list.
Being in love is not some magical feeling
that suddenly comes over you.
Relationships are work.
Your priorities have to be aligned.
My problem when I got married was
I didn't know my priorities. Now I do.
Love has never sounded so logical.
Easy to judge. You've never been married.
Senna doesn't believe in marriage, right?
Well, I just don't think that you need
a contract to prove that you love somebody.
- We don't need it.
- Then why did you do it?
Because it's a tradition recognized
by virtually every civilization
on the face of the planet
for the last 4,000 years.
As with most traditions,
I agree that marriage is unnecessary.
But isn't it the unnecessary things in life
that make the human experience
so fascinating?
So who do you think Steve and Darla
would vote most unromantic, me or you?
- Oh, you.
- Me?
I'm not the one who said,
"I don't believe in marriage."
Oh, yeah. "Love is a vetting
process" is way more romantic.
Look, I want to be with someone
who lights me up.
I'm just realistic about the fact
that there's more than
one woman out there who can.
Well, then you just keep on
sampling until you find them.
Isn't that what you're doing?
No, I am enjoying my body until it craps out.
Maybe you're setting your standards too low.
Or too high. Maybe I haven't met
anybody who really appreciates me.
So you want to be worshipped.
Well, I'm not gonna give myself
to someone who thinks I'm one in five.
- You know what your problem is?
- I have a myriad of problems.
You think you're so incredibly unique
that any man who isn't struck by lightning
the moment he lays eyes on you
doesn't deserve you.
- And how is that a problem?
- You expect him to know
the minute he meets you.
It is called living in the moment,
and maybe you, sir, should give it a try.
I am plenty in the moment.
You are the opposite of in the moment.
Not always.
There's certainly no shortage
of things to want.
Better house, better car, better boobs.
I suppose,
at one point in my youth,
I wished for all of those things.
Every woman does.
And if they tell you
otherwise, they're lying.
I mean, we all feel inadequate.
It's the American way.
somehow, when...
When Senna was born,
all those things just...
Not that I don't appreciate them anymore.
Of course I do.
But she just filled me up.
Everything I wanted, I wanted for her.
What can I say?
She stole all my wishes.
- You okay?
- Yeah, I just...
- What?
- What if she tried to call?
I mean, it's late,
and I haven't heard from her...
- Honey, it's just been like 10 seconds.
- I know, but...
- You know.
- Okay.
- Just, I'm worried and...
- You wanna call her, you should call her.
Do you mind? I just... Do you think
she'd be mad if I call her before she...
No. No.
It's ringing. All right.
Room 507, please.
Mom! Mom, hi.
Yeah, I just wanted you to be
the first to wish me...
I'll come by and see you
in a couple of hours.
Of course.
All right. You get some rest.
I love you, too.
- She sounds so tired.
- Yeah, what'd she say?
You know, "Happy birthday."
- You'll feel better when you see her.
- I know.
- God, I love you.
- I love you.
No, you don't understand.
It's ground-breaking for me.
I mean, it's hard for me to find someone
I want to spend the weekend with,
let alone the rest of my life.
Why are you smiling?
- I've got to go to work.
- Okay.
I don't have any clean underwear here, do I?
You can only turn the same pair
inside out so many times.
Really, only once.
Maybe in your gym bag?
Sorry, I didn't hear.
- Did you find any?
- No.
How's your baby? It's a baby in there.
- He's going to ask me to marry him.
- What?
I found the ring. Well, not the ring,
but the ring box. It was in his gym bag.
- He got you a ring?
- He didn't mention it to you?
Well, he probably knew you'd tell me.
- What's with the face?
- Nothing, it's just my face.
No, I'm just surprised.
- That he would want to marry me?
- Honey, no.
That he would ask, knowing
how strongly you felt about marriage.
Maybe he realized he cannot live without me.
Well, maybe.
It's just, you've always been clear
that you never wanted to get married.
Well, that was because I never thought
anyone would want to marry me,
but he does.
- And he's willing to fight for me.
- Oh, yeah.
That makes all the difference.
Senna. Senna! 12:00, you've got to go.
Okay, look, don't go into labor.
I just... I can't handle any more
excitement for today, okay?
- Are you feeling something?
- What? Oh, no. I'm okay.
Mother of the birthday girl.
Happy birthday, honey.
I don't have a present for you.
I thought about going down
to the gift shop here,
but I wouldn't want anything
from this hellhole.
Mom, come on.
Except what they've already taken from me.
I asked the doctor if I could
take them home, he said no.
Well, your father got to keep
his kidney stone.
And I worked so hard to keep them perky.
But that's not why I didn't breastfeed you.
Get some water, Mom.
- That's good.
- All right?
Have you ever wondered
why it took you so long?
To start my business?
Yeah, it was my fault.
I was too protective.
When you cried, I came running.
I probably screwed up your love life, too.
But then I think a lot of women
these days are forgoing marriage
in favor of a career, huh?
Adam and I might be getting engaged.
He proposed? Oh, when? Where?
You have to tell me all about it.
We have to have Mario do the cake.
You know, one of those profiterole towers
like he did for Annie Glenn's daughter.
It's nothing official.
I just... I saw the ring in his gym bag.
Well, he's gonna ask you. He's not an idiot.
I always knew you'd get married.
Yeah, and that's why you gave me
wedding china for my birthday.
Well, we both knew that china was a lie.
You'll make such a beautiful bride.
We'll do it at the house
like your father and I did,
with white orchids and moonlight.
It's not official at all,
so you know you can't tell anybody.
I won't. Okay.
- I know you.
- I promise!
- Yes?
- Ms. Berges?
Hi, I have your lunch from Bel-Air Gardens.
- My daughter's getting married.
- Congratulations.
Thank you.
All right. You ready?
I don't hear singing.
You're not going to
because you know I don't sing.
It's not a birthday if there's not singing.
It's for your own protection, my darling.
Now blow out your candle.
Make a wish.
- Okay.
- Go ahead.
Happy birthday.
- I love you.
- I love you.
Where's my present?
I was supposed to get you a present?
You are gonna get it.
Didn't I give it to you earlier?
Oh, wait!
- I remember where I put it.
- Oh, you do?
- Mmm-hmm. Come here.
- Really?
Keep your eyes closed.
Eyes closed. Closed, closed, and turn.
Do not open your eyes. Okay?
- You ready?
- Okay.
Do not freak out. Do not panic. I have
not forgotten who I fell in love with.
- Open your eyes.
- Okay.
- What's that?
- This is a key to my house.
I'm asking you to move in with me.
- That's my birthday present?
- Not all of it.
I got you an armoire and half a closet.
Just this morning, I told you that I wanted
to spend the rest of my life with you.
You want the whole closet?
Not as roommates.
Marriage? But it's only been a year!
We haven't talked about where we'd want
to live or our priorities for the future.
Stop it! You don't have to do every detail.
But you're the one who said
you never wanted to get married!
- I know what I said.
- Moving in together is a big step.
We'll try it out. We'll see how it goes.
Senna, wait a minute! What are you doing?
Senna, wait! Senna, stop! This is crazy!
Oh, I know. I'm the crazy one!
- Baby, you're being irrational.
- Really?
Well, maybe you should go out and find
someone else you can work this out with!
'Cause you know what? I don't
need to be on probation
while you figure out what kind
of relationship you want to have.
Sen, please come back inside.
- You need to turn the key.
- I turned the key!
God damn it! Shit!
What are you doing? What, are you
gonna walk it all the way home?
I had a perfectly good life
before I ever met you,
Mr. "Thanks a Lot for
the Key for My Birthday."
- Senna?
- Go away!
Not until I see you.
There, you saw me! Now go away!
God damn it, Adam!
Sen, please. Come on.
- I don't want to talk to you.
- You don't have to talk.
I will do all the talking.
There's something I need
to ask you right this minute.
So ask.
- Can I come in?
- No!
- Senna.
- What?
Will you marry me?
- Where'd you get that ring?
- 7-Eleven gumball machine.
- How many tries before you got the ring?
- I don't know.
One, two... Six, seven...
Nine, ten, eleven... Thirteen...
- I prefer the floating eyeball.
- It's yours.
So what do you say? Will you marry me?
You're just asking
'cause you feel bad for me.
Why would I feel bad for you?
You're having a great night.
You got a floating eyeball.
You can't fault me for not knowing
this was important to you.
Even soulmates can't read each other's minds.
So is that a yes?
- Yeah.
- Yeah?
What changed your mind
about wanting to get married?
You did, stupid.
Wishes are a funny thing.
When you wish for something,
you are announcing to the universe
that there is a hole in you
that needs to be filled.
And the more wishes that you make,
the more holes you open up.
There was a time in my life
when I was so full of holes.
I wished for a lot of things.
So this is what I did. I stopped wishing,
and I started saying thank you
for the things I already had.
I started with the big things,
like my friends, my family, my hair.
And there were also little things,
like a smile from a stranger,
a strong cup of coffee, not hitting
one red light on my way home.
Pretty soon, I was so full of gratitude,
there wasn't any room for holes.
I'd crowded them all out.
I don't make birthday wishes.
I want what I got.
Happy birthday.
I keep waiting for her to call.
I know.
She always had to be the first.
You know, when I was in the third grade,
I had a sleepover with Molly Myerson.
She called at 5:00 a.m.,
woke up the whole house.
She wanted to beat Molly.
Let it suffice to say I never had
any more sleepovers on my birthdays.
We argued about profiteroles.
She said profiteroles were inspiring.
I said they were prissy.
I don't even know what a profiterole is.
I insisted we have a winter wedding
because the colors were better!
You had no way of knowing.
- I can't even deal with all this stuff.
- Then let's just toss it.
We'll do it at Steve and Darla's.
Just our closest friends.
I'm leaving for Boston in two weeks.
I just...
Just can't do a whole different
wedding in two weeks!
- Then let me do it.
- Fine.
You do it.
She bought me the entire set of china.
All 11 boxes.
I found them in the closet.
Honey, you didn't have to do this today.
What am I gonna do with them?
Well, you could eat off them,
or you can put them behind glass
and just look at them.
That's what Steve and I did with ours.
She was saving them for my wedding.
So we'll save them for your wedding.
If there even is a wedding.
What if I was just doing all
this because she was sick?
No. I saw you the day that
you got engaged, very excited.
I was excited because she was excited.
Mmm. I call bullshit.
- I was kind of excited, too.
- You were a lot excited.
He took the consulting job in Boston.
He's gonna be gone for 10 months.
So he'll visit you here,
and you'll fly over there once in a while.
He asked me how I'd feel
about moving to Boston.
Could you picture me in Boston
and all those... Lawyer dinners?
I don't even exist in Boston.
- So you'll tell him no.
- But he likes it there.
Well, he likes it here, too.
He's probably got some kind of flow chart
with all of the pros on one side
and all the cons on the other side.
Okay, you know what, honey, you are
in it, and that's okay
because you are gonna get through this.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- What's with the suitcases?
- I packed for you.
- I think I did a very good job.
- Where are we going?
- Vegas!
- Vegas?
Dinner at the Bellagio.
And a show at Caesar's Palace.
- And then...
- And then?
Because I want your 50th to be special,
really, really, really, really special,
- know what I did?
- No.
booked a chapel for midnight,
so that our anniversary never falls
on the same day as your birthday.
And I promise you will always
get two separate presents.
I know Vegas is kitschy,
but we've been wanting to go.
For fun, not to get married.
This wedding planning is killing us!
Let's just get it over with.
- Get it over with?
- You know what I mean.
I'm not certain that I do.
I mean, if you want to do it,
let's do it already!
- You do still want to marry me?
- Not when you're acting like this.
I'm sorry. How would you like me to act?
Oh, I don't know.
A little bit less like an asshole.
You're the one who keeps putting this off.
We agreed when I took the job in Boston
that we'd do this before I left.
Well, I don't want to get married at
a chapel that you picked off the Internet.
You didn't want to get married
at the Bel-Air Club.
You didn't want to get married
at the Chateau.
You didn't want to get married
at Steve and Darla's.
- Why are you pressuring me?
- Because we had a plan, Sen,
and I put my whole heart into it.
If you're backing out, I need to know.
What are you doing?
I really, really wanted
to share my life with you,
but all you do is put up walls,
and I can't take it anymore.
- So you're going without me?
- I paid for the room.
Vegas is just as fun for singles,
or so I've heard.
Oh, so now you're single?
Aren't I?
I mean, isn't that what you wanted,
for me to stop pressuring you?
Guess what, babe? Pressure's off.
Last birthday, I was still with Senna.
I guess you'd call it the honeymoon period.
She wouldn't let me out of bed
the whole morning.
I was late to my deposition.
I never got breakfast,
and then we worked through lunch.
When I got home,
she'd hidden all these little presents
around the house, like a treasure hunt
with funny little poems for clues.
The last present was in the bed.
I'm not going to tell you what it was,
but we never made it to dinner.
I didn't have a meal the entire day.
I think I wished for a cheeseburger.
This year?
Look, if I thought it could
work, I'd still be with her.
I do not wish for her back.
It was exhausting being with her.
I wish I would feel that way again,
the way I felt when I was with her,
but with someone else.
Thank you, Jack. The usual.
The samples from Hong Kong shipped
today, and you got some flowers.
From who?
"My wife loves her coat.
"I'd love to speak with you
about bringing your line to Paris."
Paris? Oh, my God!
We are going international!
My God, my coats are going to France!
Okay, so wait.
Where are you going to celebrate?
Darla makes all the plans.
Call Darla! You've got to celebrate!
I'm coming.
Celebrate! Now! Call!
You look so hot! Yeah!
Okay, I'm gonna go check on the table.
You need to check out the bar.
- Hey, nice art.
- Thanks.
- Why a dragonfly?
- I don't know.
I've got one on my shoulder.
I couldn't decide what color,
so I picked clear.
That's a joke, right?
You wanna dance?
No, I have a clubfoot.
We got you a little something,
and I hope you like it.
- Yay!
- You guys! Come on.
- You look so pretty!
- Are you kidding me?
- Beautiful.
- Right?
- Thank you. You're the best.
- You're welcome. You're welcome.
Oh, look what the cat dragged in all late!
What's up? I left my child with a stripper,
but you're worth it.
Happy birthday! Hold this.
- Thank you.
- I'm so excited.
Drum roll, please.
Oh, no!
You can't give me something that's alive.
- But I just did, though.
- Come on, you guys. We've got to go dance!
Come on! I'm gonna leave this here.
- Okay.
- I'm so excited.
Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!
This can't be good for the dog.
There goes my phone. Hold on.
Hello? Stop licking my face. Stop licking me.
- Senna? Hi, is this a bad time?
- Adam!
Hi. This place is a little noisy. I just...
I'll get out of here. Just hold on a second.
- Hi.
- Hi. Sorry to call so late.
I just want to wish you a happy birthday.
You know, we just got here. It's still early.
You can come by.
- Senna? Senna, can you hear me?
- Adam?
- Sorry, I'm losing you.
- Adam, we're still here.
- You could...
- Senna?
You could...
Aw... Can I?
Oh... Oh, she does not like
the club scene at all.
- Who are you calling?
- Adam.
I was just talking to him.
We got cut off and...
Hey, it's Adam.
Leave a message so I can call you back.
His phone is turned off. It's so weird.
- We were just talking like one second ago.
- Okay.
- We just got cut off.
- I have to tell you something.
- I was already talking to him.
- Hang up. Hang up.
Don't call him again.
I have to tell you... Hang up!
I have to tell you something.
I was supposed to tell you before today,
but your birthday was coming up,
so I decided not to.
And then I just forgot, and so...
Adam was seeing this girl when he was is
Boston, but I didn't think It was a big deal.
But apparently she's moved
to LA to be with him.
I'm sorry, honey. I should've told you.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
It's Adam. Leave me a message
so I can call you back.
Hey, it's Senna.
Um... Darla told me that you
moved out here with your girlfriend,
and I'm just... I'm really happy for you.
So, if you want to get together as friends,
just call me.
Every year until I turned 15,
I am sure I wished for a horse.
What a waste.
And then, once I got into high school,
I started wishing to get into Stanford.
Go Trees!
In college, you wish for good grades
and then a good job.
But now?
Well, things and accomplishments
don't mean anything
unless you have someone to share them with.
Other than that whole horse period,
I would say I'm doing
pretty well on the wish front.
Senna, she's here. Shall I rally the troops?
Okay, Squeak.
Ladies. Everybody gather around.
We're going to have a couple of words.
Okay. Good morning, everybody.
As you know, I sold the shop
because I'll be moving to Paris
where I'll be designing. Yay!
I'd like you to meet the woman
who got me started in this business.
Your new boss, Vanessa.
Thank you. I just want to tell you
how much I'm looking forward
to working with you all.
Senna's built an incredible business.
A bit of a late bloomer, but worth the wait.
And I'm honored she's handing
the torch to me.
Make us proud.
You bet.
Mommy's phone.
- Hello.
- Congratulations. You're a free woman.
Yes, I did it.
Let's go celebrate your last birthday in LA
- by doing something really Californian.
- Like what?
Beach volleyball!
Beach volleyball!
I knew you'd be so happy.
It's a great idea, right?
- Yeah!
- Too bad all the courts are taken.
We're just gonna have to nap it up.
No, that's Alison.
She's holding the second one. Come on.
You knew about this, didn't you?
I did, but we don't have to play.
Yeah, and you let me wear my bikini
when you knew the thing was gonna be here.
Let me tell you, my boobs pop out...
Hey, guys! Birthday girl!
Oh, you are very brave in this outfit. Hi.
- All right, sunscreen, sunscreen?
- No, thank you.
I got really badly burned sailing one time
so now I always bring enough
to share. Keep it.
And I brought something for you, too.
Whoa, look! Hey, Stevie,
wanna build a sand city?
- Yeah!
- Yeah? Okay.
Bye, baby. Go, go, go.
- Have fun, Stevie.
- So nice. You didn't have to do that.
Oh. It's nothing.
I used to summer in Nantucket,
and me and my brothers used to
build these huge sand castles
and pretend we lived in them.
It was so much fun.
Anyway, very impressed
you guys are game to play.
Yeah, well, you know, we haven't
been put out to pasture just yet.
- Let's do it.
- All right.
Get it, Sen!
- Senna, you okay?
- God, you okay?
- That had to hurt. You all right?
- You all right?
- Here, let me help you up.
- Oh, yeah, yeah. Yeah, great.
You know, volleyball
and full body exfoliation
on the same day, it's perfect.
Your serve.
- Come on. Let's go.
- Come on, Senna!
Damn it!
- I got it! I got it!
- Get it! Get it! Get it!
Okay, come on!
- Up there.
- You got it. All right.
You got it, girl!
No problem.
- I got it.
- There you go.
Get it. Get it. Hit it. Hit it!
Is it just me, people, or do you think
maybe it wasn't just Adam
who picked volleyball today?
There you are! Ready to go?
- Already?
- We have to bring Stevie and Cameron home.
Oh, I was hoping we could stay
and watch the sun set.
Well, I don't mind staying a little longer.
We have a reservation at 7:00.
I need to get ready.
Oh, well, we can drop you off.
You're like five minutes from us.
- And then you ride with Adam?
- Is that okay with you?
All right. See you later, birthday girl.
Okay. Bye, big man.
I'm really gonna miss this.
Yup. Paris is gonna suck.
You gonna make all your models wear, like,
10-foot-tall hats made out of
feathers and old car parts?
I was thinking more like faux fur
with big tree branches
- sticking out of their heads.
- Oh, yeah, I totally feel that one.
Just make sure, when you become
a big fashion designer,
you don't forget all the little people
you left behind, okay?
You're really digging in here, huh?
We can't all have Paris.
Come on! Come on! Open!
Come on!
I'm having a little problem!
Oh, my God.
Can you get your ass
over here quickly, please?
I somehow locked the trunk.
Would you please open the door and just pull
the thing on the side of the steering wheel?
You're not serious.
This is really bad.
All right, give me your phone.
Get your phone out of the bag
and give it to me.
We're supposed to meet them
in, like, 20 minutes.
You don't have your phone?
Are you kidding me?
You know where my phone is?
It's right there!
Okay, what are we going to do?
We need to find a phone.
We need to find a phone!
Senna, stop! I'm stark naked!
What am I gonna do?
Come on, Eileen, please
Everybody do my part!
Come on, Eileen...
Are my balls sticking out?
- Define "sticking out."
- Can you see them?
- Depends on where you're looking.
- Nice.
How's it going? How are you?
Oh, my goodness.
- He's good.
- It's karaoke night.
- I almost got the note!
- Love that song.
Hey, man, I locked my keys
in my car across the street.
Could I possibly use your phone?
- Sure, buddy.
- Thanks, man, I appreciate it.
I'll be right back.
Hey, Ali, it's me.
Come on, Eileen, oh, I swear what I mean
In that moment you mean everything
- Can I leave my bag?
- Yes, ma'am.
Well, they're dirty
Come on, Eileen
Whoa, whoa, whoa Backup! Whoa, whoa, whoa...
Okay, do it again!
There you are! I thought
maybe you took off with Eileen.
Well, the night is young.
All right, all right, all right.
Jody was supposed to be up next,
but we have a birthday in the house,
and our birthday girl
wants her special friend
to be allowed to come up here
and sing her a song. What do y'all say?
All right, so let's give a big hand to Adam!
Where's Adam?
To Adam as he serenades his birthday girl!
Come on up, Adam!
- No! No, that's not gonna happen!
- Adam!
Adam! Adam! Adam!
I do not do that. I don't do it.
You don't want to hear it.
- Adam! Adam! Adam!
- Hilarious!
- Come on, Adam, we don't bite! Come on!
- You want me to do this?
You bitch.
Dude, I hope you sing better than you dress!
- I don't. I'm worse.
- You hear this guy?
- All right! Take the stage.
- Forgive my wardrobe. It's a long story.
- Looking great. You're looking great.
- What do I do?
Oh, that was your cue!
How have you been?
Come on! Come on!
Changed your style?
- You do not want me to sing.
- No, no, no, you're doing great.
- Please, I don't wanna do this.
- You're doing great.
- Come on, just keep singing.
- Please! I swear to God, I don't do this.
Don't seem the same
Seems you've lost your feel
I don't do this. This is just not my thing.
Come on, join me! Let's do it together.
You're all being really nice
in a mean sort of way.
Let's do it. Let's do it.
You're doing great. Just follow along.
So let's leave it alone
I'm going to kick your ass!
Come on, finish it. For your birthday girl.
There's only you and me and we just disagree
Oh, oh, oh, ooh, ooh
There's more where that came from!
I'm going away
Back to a place that's far away
How about you?
Maybe Paris, huh?
Have you got a place to stay?
Why should I care?
Look at me. I'm just trying
to get along, all right?
We were friends
And now it's the end of our love song
So let's leave it alone
'Cause we can't see eye to eye
There ain't no good guy
There ain't no bad guy
There's only you and me and we just disagree
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Oh, oh, oh
- Yeah!
- You happy?
Well, happy birthday.
- Adam?
- Alison! Hey, guys.
- Hi.
- I locked my clothes in the car.
Hey, Hoss. From the gals down the end
in appreciation of your
inspired vocal performance.
- You sang?
- You sang?
- You told me you were tone-deaf.
- Oh, he is.
Um, I brought you a spare key.
You can change in the car.
- Thanks.
- Wait, wait, wait.
We can't let a free pitcher
of beer go to waste.
And look! A table opened up. Come on.
Thanks. I'll go change.
I got you a little something.
I spent my junior year in Paris,
and I love the city.
They really know how to live there.
You may never come back.
- What are you doing, Darla?
- We're gonna play a game.
It's called "Never have I ever."
It's really simple.
We go around in a circle,
and when it's your turn, you say
something that you've never done,
like, "I've never driven a Ferrari."
And if someone else in the circle has,
they hand you a match.
And whoever has all the matches
at the end of the game is the winner.
What do we get if we win?
- You're not gonna win so I wouldn't worry.
- She always wins.
All right, I'll start.
I have never been to Paris.
- So I give you that.
- Yes. Thank you.
- Steve, you go.
- I have, um,
- never been to a nudie beach.
- Oh, good one, Steve!
We went on this corporate
retreat in Saint Barts.
It was so awful!
- Darla instantly ripped her clothes off.
- That's not true!
We all just had to take pictures.
We were embarrassed for her.
Oh, my God! You've seen
everybody at this table naked.
That's an accomplishment, my friend.
- Thank you for sharing that, Darla.
- Yeah. You're welcome.
- Steve? You've seen Steve naked?
- I steam after racquetball.
That's true. We like to do that.
All right, it's your turn.
Oh, I have never, ever locked
my keys in my car.
- You are a perfect person.
- Well, I wouldn't say perfect, but...
Yes, I would.
- Adam?
- Okay, I have
never seen Gone with the Wind.
None of you at this table have seen
Gone with the Wind?
- I saw, like, half.
- What's the matter with you people?
Okay, your turn.
I have never had sex with a woman.
- You're killing me.
- Darla! You're the adventurous one.
- Yeah, yeah, let's all discuss it.
- Okay.
No, that was a joke. Thank you, Senna.
Okay, it's my turn.
I have never been to Vegas.
- Yeah, well, there goes mine.
- Anybody else?
Give him your match,
Mr. "I'm Single, I've Got a Ticket."
I didn't go.
I had tickets... A ticket once for a trip
to Vegas. Never got on the plane.
- They were going to elope.
- She knows we were engaged, Darla.
I was engaged once, too.
My high school quarterback.
Ooh, we all make mistakes.
- I think it's your turn.
- Mine? Oh.
I have never smoked pot.
- Strategical.
- You know what?
I should probably give you two.
- All right. Adam?
- Okay.
have never intentionally humiliated a friend
in front of a crowd of rowdy cowboys.
Oh, you loved every minute of it.
We all did.
Give me my match.
It's your turn.
I've never loved any man but Adam,
and I don't think I ever will.
We may have seen each other naked,
but that's the extent of it.
I think I've had enough of this game.
I mean, I know it's her birthday,
but she had no right.
That was completely inappropriate.
What are you doing?
I'm sorry.
Adam, what are you doing?
Where are you going? Adam!
I don't know whether to hug you
or punch you in the face.
- Where's Alison?
- I left her on the side of the road.
- What?
- In the car!
Don't worry. She's not gonna die.
She might kill me.
Sorry about that?
"I've never loved any other man,
and I don't think I ever will"?
Isn't that a little melodramatic?
- I'm a little melodramatic.
- So, you didn't mean it?
No, I meant it, absolutely.
I'm in a relationship with Alison.
She moved here to be with me.
- So?
- I don't feel the same way about her
as I do about you!
- You'll meet somebody else.
- Oh, would you stop it already with that!
What, you want me to admit I was wrong?
Okay, I was wrong!
I thought there'd be five or three
or at least one other, but guess what.
I obviously don't feel that way anymore
because here I am with you!
The problem is, I don't know
what I'm supposed to do about that!
Marry me.
- You're not serious.
- Hey, I took a knee here.
Is that a yes?
- Once again, I don't have a ring.
- I don't care.
Can I ask you something?
What changed your mind
about there being only one?
You did, stupid.
I have wished for the same thing
since I was 10 years old.
I just kind of closed my eyes and imagined,
I guess you'd call it, a moment.
A moment where all
of my screw-ups and heartaches
would just kind of fade into the background
and who I was meant to be would emerge.
I got my moment.
- Olga! Where's Olga?
- I don't know!
Help me find Olga,
or I will have a heart attack!
- Olga? Where's Olga?
- Come on!
- I need to find Olga!
- Come on, sweetie.
This hat.
Gorgeous. Okay, smile. Out there. Okay, go.
- Senna, what are you doing?
- I am sewing
- this button back on that.
- No, we're done!
You can't send them out there without a coat.
Get out there!
- Do you need me to do something?
- Babe, do whatever.
Do you want me to do something? I'll go out.
- Oh, you are so cute.
- Hat! Get it. Gray hat!
Here, here's a red hat! Do you need this hat?
- No, the gray hat. The gray hat.
- Is she ready?
- Ready? Come on. She's coming back.
- Here's another hat.
Is she ready?
- Go, go, go. Smile. Smile, smile.
- Okay. Smile.
Whoo! Good girl. God, I love this.
No, no, not me, Tom!
- Me.
- Oh, yes.
- Coat, coat, coat.
- Coat, coat, coat.
- Coat!
- Fast, fast, fast, go!
You look beautiful, honey.
Hold on. Teeth check.
Yeah, don't be nervous, okay?
Everybody out there loves you.
I wouldn't have invited them if they didn't.
They're clapping.
Shh. They love it. They love you.
- All right. No, wait, wait. Wait for it.
- Okay.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Senna Berges-Price.