All the Good Ones Are Married (2007) Movie Script

(dramatic orchestral music)
- Damn.
Fucking loser.
She spent the night.
- I'm sleeping.
- Don't you have work?
- Damn it.
Giving me a fucking headache.
- Well if you pound down
a 12 pack it happens.
- Bitch what bit your ass?
- Climbing over random bodies.
- Well she's your friend.
- Jesus I am trying to brush her off.
- Today's your thing huh?
- [Zoe] Yeah, my thing.
- Well, get going.
Don't be a witch, they could
still throw your ass in jail.
- [Zoe] Mine?
- Yeah, you're the one
they caught her princess.
- Wish me luck.
- Good luck.
(door closing)
Hey Kayla, you awake?
(machines whirring)
- Guys, to Alex, for negotiating
three months pay in maternity leave.
- Thanks I love you all, now eat the cake.
Finally okay I've got to go.
- Excuse me.
(phone ringing)
- Hi hon.
- Alex, listen--
- I can't talk right
now I'm late for Jack.
- Alex.
- I love you hon, bye.
- Ben
Customer says there's a
hair in her tortellini.
- Must be the one with the
long red spirally curls?
- [Fay] How'd you know?
- Well,
it's a bit of a give
away wouldn't you say?
Give her another tortellini.
I have an appointment, I'll see you later.
- What happened?
- I overslept.
- You know how important this is right?
- I'm sorry.
- Okay, let's hurry.
I'll take that.
- Alex, you're late.
- 40 years this is a family business.
I know everybody's name, I know
their kids, their husbands.
When they get sick I look out for them,
that's what family does.
Family does not steal.
- Well I'm glad you brought
that up Jack, family,
because one thing that family does
is they give you a second chance.
Don't you love that poem, how does it go?
Home is a place where when you get there
they have to forgive and forget.
- Don't overdo the metaphors.
I'm running a business here.
Where'd you get that bag?
- Zoe made it.
- Nice.
- Yeah.
- Are those my materials too?
- Jack.
- I deserved it.
- Call her back, I'll
be responsible for her.
- [Jack] 40 years, never
so much as a security card.
- She made a mistake.
Jack she's incredibly talented.
Please give her a break.
- Miss Miller.
Would you be so kind as to take a seat?
I had intended on announcing this later
but you women have forced my hand.
Alex you're taking the
rest of the year off
to design and market your own line.
- Jack.
- And if Alex wants to hire you back
then that's her lookout.
- You're hired.
- Now one minute Miss Miller.
If there are any more problems
even Alex won't be able to save your job.
- I learned my lesson Mr. Ross.
I promise I'm going to
pay you back, every penny.
- [Jack] Good, 'cause
if you rip me off again
you're going to jail.
- I understand.
- Good.
Let's get back to work shall we?
- [Alex] Yes.
- We just closed a seven figure deal
on our latest book before publication.
- Hi Fay.
- Hi Alex how are you?
- Great is my husband around?
- Oh he left, doctor's
appointment I think.
- Okay, well thanks I'll see you.
- [Fay] Okay, bye.
- I can't tell you how
ready I am for this.
- Good because if Random
House picks up your novel
with your looks you're
the next John Irving.
- [Ben] I don't know about that.
- Well that was the good news.
The not so great news is that
you've only got a five
month window to finish.
- Five months?
- You can do it Ben, you've
got the talent and the desire.
All you need now is the commitment
and that means writing full-time.
- Lauren, full time as
in quit my job full time?
Lauren if it were just me, but I can't.
- This is a once in a lifetime shot Ben.
Your wife has gotta understand that.
- No one's ever had faith in me before.
I think I'd feel better if you'd lower
your expectations a little
considering I barely got
through community college.
- That's better than me.
Thank you.
I dropped out of my sophomore
year to get married.
- Now you're like running a company.
- Trying.
How do you feel about
working from your apartment?
- Great, why?
- A little underhanded scheme I have
to try to show Jack how flex time works.
- Flex time?
- My current mission in life.
See with flex time you can do all
or some of your work from home
and working moms don't have to decide
between putting food on the table
or spending time with their kids.
And studies show that productivity
doesn't even drop off.
- You're such a good person.
- No it's purely self interest.
I never have enough time
for Ben and the kids.
- You sound like my mom.
Between work and rehab.
Maybe not exactly like my mom.
- Your mom's in rehab?
- You name it, she's been addicted to it,
but this time I hope to have my own place
by the time she's out
and take care of her.
- That's nice.
- Mom would freak if she
knew about my new job.
She's always saying,
forget about designing,
it's a pipe dream.
- No, no.
- She thinks I should find
some rich guy and get married.
- You don't want to settle down to young.
- Thanks to you I have a shot at a career.
- Luke, Luke over here.
Dad move, Luke quick. (laughing)
I got it.
- Tight defense, tight defense.
- Luke, oh.
(horn honking)
- [Luke] Guys, Mom's home
Dad I'm gonna tell her.
- Luke don't.
- Let him.
- Bad idea Dad.
- Hey, Dad's gonna be famous.
- Shut up butt head.
- [Alex] Madison, language.
- And he quit his job.
- That's not even funny.
Hi hon.
- Hi.
- I stopped by the restaurant.
- You stopped by?
- Yeah for a celebration.
You first, where were you?
- [Luke] Dad tell her.
- Lauren took me to the plaza for lunch
where a small coke cost 15 bucks.
- [Luke] Dad.
- And the men's room has free
breath mints and hair gel.
- Just tell her.
- Tell me what?
- Random House read the first
five chapters of my book
and they're very interested.
- Ben.
Oh honey I'm so happy, now
there's two reasons to celebrate.
- [Luke] And I want to eat.
- Okay something festive.
- Pizza?
- Yes pizza.
- See, told you Mom's cool.
- Of course I'm cool.
- Maddy thought you'd freak about the job.
- Guys, Ben, you're kidding right?
You really quit your job?
4,000 on credit cards, two mortgages
at a total of 3,200 a month,
a balance of exactly zero
in our savings account
and we're into imaginary
numbers on our checking account.
- Alex I really need your support now.
Look it's just five months.
- And we're so close to the edge.
I mean what happens if something
in my job were to change and I wasn't--
- Oh come on Jack couldn't find his way
out of the men's room without you.
I need this Alex.
I'm 43 years old and
I'm dying on the vine.
- You've got such a great
job and you're so good at it.
- Alex, when I'm writing is the only time
I feel passion about anything.
- When you put it that way.
We'll make it work.
- [Ben] You won't change your mind
when the money gets tight?
- Ben it's Random House.
- I love you.
- I'm starving, let's go see
if the kids left us anything.
- Hey you didn't tell me
what you were celebrating.
- I can't even remember.
Compared to this come on are you kidding.
Let's go, hungry?
- Yeah.
- Oh man did you at least tell him
what you're passing up so
he can be Ernest Hemingway?
- I couldn't, he was so excited.
- Well you at least have to
benefit from the marital guilt.
What you're doing for him,
he should clean the house
for the next 20 years.
- Well seriously Jack what if we just
scaled back the plan a little bit?
I mean Zoe Miller is a handbag genius
so we can just start with that
and I will keep my day job for a while?
- Well if that's what
you want it's fine by me.
But Alex take it from an old hand,
be open with your husband.
- Gee Dr. Phil I'd love to delve
into this some more but I got a meeting.
- Yeah, too bad marriage is
not an administrative job huh?
- Well sometimes you make sacrifices.
He doesn't have to mop
the floor for my support.
(classical music)
- Come on we're late.
Let's go guys.
- Piece of cake, it's
just five minutes away.
- Mom I'm fine.
- Okay.
(phone ringing)
- Mom, come on, hurry.
- Hello?
- Alex it's Zoe, do you have a second?
- Sure go ahead, Mom?
- [Zoe] I gotta question about work.
- Are you alright?
- Yes, yes.
- You have to get that checked.
- I know, I will.
- I can't hear you, are you there?
(dramatic music)
- I gotta call you back.
Oh my god.
- Hey, hey, hey, what the hell?
- I hate you!
- Stop it.
(dramatic music)
(thunder booming)
(dramatic music)
- [Madison] Please tell
me this isn't ours.
- Mom brought a friend home to live.
- Yeah right.
- Some girl from work.
- I need that space.
- She's got nowhere else to go.
- Oh come on, I've
already set up there Alex.
- Honey she's only 24,
her mother's in rehab.
I didn't think that you would
mind working in the house.
- Well maybe you didn't
think about me period.
- Oh Ben.
- Look I am not comfortable
with a stranger living in our house.
We have Luke, we have
Madison to think about.
- She's great, you guys are gonna love her
and plus honey it's
either us or the street.
- Ah come on.
Fine, but dibs on the apartment.
She gets the spare bedroom.
- Okay.
(dramatic music)
- Hey.
You must be Ben?
I'm Zoe, your new housemate.
Is this okay, did I do
something, is this okay?
- Oh help yourself to anything of course.
Oh great you met and these are the kids.
Kids this is Zoe, Zoe Madison, Luke.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- Oh and there's been a
change with the apartment.
- No, no change.
- Oh, okay.
- Are you sure this is cool with Ben?
- Cool, it's down right chillin'.
- Mom.
You'll have to forgive her she
tries but fails to be cool.
- I am cool, aren't I Luke?
- Yeah, whatever Mom.
(dramatic music)
- What?
- Am in your space?
- No, it's okay.
- You don't look like it's okay.
- Ignore that.
Tight deadline you know, a lot of stress.
- Well, I won't get in your way.
You won't even know I'm here.
- Good.
- Can I help you with that Mr. Gold?
- No, I'm good.
Call me Ben.
(knocking on door)
- Lose your key?
- I need the rest of my stuff.
- Where you staying?
What you don't want to tell me?
- What's the point?
We're done.
- That's cold.
- Yeah, you blaming me?
- Give me a break Zoe I was
drunk, she came on to me.
- Did she take the pictures too?
Just forget it Trey.
- So you got somebody else already?
- It's none of your business.
- You screwing somebody
else for a place to live?
- Go to hell!
- [Trey] You'll be back
when he kicks you out.
- I hope I die first.
- Yeah.
Yeah you'll be back.
Hey you'll back but it might be too late!
- Hey Glen.
- Hey, time sheets?
- Check those out, Zoe Miller designs,
all done flex time from
my garage apartment.
- Wow, awesome.
- Awesome comes when
we're all on flex time.
- I worship you.
- As you should.
- How's that going by the way,
Zoe staying with you guys?
- Good I guess, I don't know.
I'm here to eight or nine these days.
- Okay, how's Ben feel about that?
- He's adjusting.
(whimsical music)
- That's mine.
- I just needed the dryer that's all.
- Give me a second and
I'll get out of your way.
(dramatic music)
Busted, I'm so sorry.
- What'd you think?
- What do I think?
It's incredible, I didn't
want to put it down.
You're so smart too.
What does this mean anyway, myriad?
- Many.
- Many, like I have myriad nail polishes.
- A virtual plethora of polishes.
- I was so lame at Freshman Comp,
I bought all my papers on the internet.
- Did you?
Whatever you do don't tell the kids.
- I'm sure they already know about it.
Just-- (clearing throat)
- There's more tuna in the
kitchen, help yourself.
- Pass, I'd rather eat Pavement Pizza.
Drive the porcelain bus, barf,
which is by way what your
sandwich smells like.
- Well, now you've increased
my vocabulary regrettably.
- [Alex] I sent it back unopened.
- Your mom goes like 24/7.
- Well that's what they told me to do.
- She needs a phone surgically
attached to her ear.
- Yes it's marked return to sender.
- The dance is on Saturday.
- Okay so I'll deduct
87.50 from the balance too.
Thank you.
- All the chaperones are dressing up.
- Oh they are?
- Please tell me you're not going to wear
one of those man suits of yours?
- I don't wear man suits.
- God Mom just tattoo loser
on my forehead right now.
- Oh Madison are we really so caught up
in appearances, so superficial?
- Well when everyone
knows you're my mom, yeah.
- What happened to world hunger?
Okay, I'll go shopping.
- I have a dress you could wear.
- Oh.
- Enter, your mom's modeling for us.
- Oh.
- I can't come out like this.
- Mom stop.
- Just pretend it's Halloween.
- Oh Mom.
- Ooh.
- I need a full body mask.
- Alex you're a stone hottie.
- You're not actually
wearing that in public?
- To the dance.
- Well, she can't.
Dress normal.
- He's right, I mean it's
beautiful, thank you Zoe,
but I'll find something else I promise.
- But Mom--
- Did Zoe see your dress yet?
- Want to?
- Totally.
- Okay.
- Wow.
- Oh, honey close the door, hurry.
Don't worry I'm changing right away.
- No, no, no, no, no keep that on.
Let me have a look.
- Oh.
- Oh sweetheart.
- It's way too short, it's ridiculous.
I'm so embarrassed and our poor son
is gonna need therapy after he saw this.
- Come with me.
- What?
But the kids.
- We're going to bed and
you and I we're past due.
- Don't worry the payment's good 'til--
- Yeah.
And you're gonna rehearse.
- You know what would
make me really excited?
- Please tell me.
- Wrapping my lips around--
- Oh baby.
- A hot steaming cup of cocoa
in my biggest flannel pajamas.
- That's not funny.
- Yes it is.
- Why don't you want to have sex with me?
- Oh don't be ridiculous.
Oh honey you're serious.
I'm sorry, it's just I'm exhausted.
- Don't spend 12 hours at the office.
- Well it's been a busy time.
- You have time for work, for the kids,
for afterschool activity,
for Zoe's career.
Why do you look at me like that?
Have you even asked me about my book?
- I didn't want to pressure you.
- When was the last time we
had a quiet dinner together?
Or sex?
Think about it.
(dramatic music)
- Hey honey.
- Hey.
- About last night.
- Yeah, don't worry about it, it's okay.
- How about you and I make a date?
You know a date?
- That sounds good.
- Yeah?
- How about Friday night?
- Pencil me in.
- Okay.
Hmm, what about tonight?
- Maybe handsome.
- Kids have gone to school.
- Have a great day.
- I'll try.
(dramatic music)
- Pass it, pass, pass.
- Hey guys.
- Hey there.
Want to play?
- Yeah, be right down.
- [Ben] Okay.
- How about guys against girls?
- [Ben] Sounds like a plan.
- Okay.
- I'm down.
- [Ben] Cool.
(dramatic music)
- [Luke] Dad.
- Come on Madison get in the game.
- Genuine vintage circa--
(knocking on glass)
The 1940's perfect.
5,000 units, oh that's cool.
Great, wait 'til the
designer hears about this.
Thank you, bye.
World War Two coat buttons,
enough for the entire first run.
- That's awesome.
Do you know what I really love?
Designer. (laughing)
- [Ben] Kung Pao?
- Please.
- Save some for me.
- Every man for himself.
- I know you're hungry Dad.
They've been playing since like three.
- Four hours?
- Oh I didn't realize,
that went by really fast.
- Where is the brown rice?
I know I ordered some brown rice.
There's only white here.
- I'm sorry Alex.
My poster child for flex time.
- Give her a break boss,
she's an artist, there's no on switch.
- She's got a job Ben and a deadline.
- We've all got deadlines Alex.
- Mom why did you have to do that?
- Why'd you, you started it.
- Shut up.
- Can we all just forget about it and eat?
Thank you, drop it.
- I'm not hungry.
- Go ahead Luke it's okay.
(dramatic music)
(phone ringing)
- Gold residence.
Oh hey Alex.
I was making dinner to surprise you.
Okay I'll tell him, bye.
- Well look at you making dinner.
- Yeah, good thing it's
the thought that counts.
Alex is gonna be late.
- What else is new?
- Don't be like that.
This guy at work had his
heart seriously broken
and she's taking him out for drinks.
- This is for you.
- Oh.
- And I hope it doesn't make
you ride the porcelain bus.
- What is it?
Word a day?
I love it, thank you.
- Yeah.
- I love it.
Let's find one.
Vermicular, the state of being worm eaten.
- I knew things weren't great.
She wanted more romance, travel, money.
She didn't know what she wanted.
- Sounds like there's not
a lot you could've done.
She obviously wasn't ready to settle down.
Yeah except she left me for a guy
with a better job who's older than me.
- You can't worry about that
Glen, you're a bonafide catch.
- I am, a catch?
- Yeah of course.
You're good looking, you're thoughtful,
you've got a great job.
She obviously was just
too young to recognize it.
- I like that.
Let's hope maybe that's the last time
I ever hookup with anyone in her 20's.
- That's probably wise.
- Yep I'm gonna try my
luck with an older woman.
(dramatic music)
- Hello.
- How's Glen?
- Better.
Too bad you guys work
together I could fix you up.
Kids in bed?
- Yeah.
- [Ben] Their surrogate
mom tucked them in.
- Thanks.
- [Ben] And she cooks.
- Yeah well she's gonna make
someone a great wife some day.
- Actually spends time here.
- Don't do that.
(crickets chirping)
- Hey.
- Hey.
- I'm sorry about--
- Forget it.
It's just not a good idea
to joke about stuff so close to home.
(dramatic music)
Why are you looking at me like that?
- Does it make you uncomfortable?
- Yes.
- Sorry.
- I probably shouldn't say this but--
- What?
Come on, you can't do
that, that's torture.
- Fine.
It's just after this
I don't know how I'm gonna
date guys my age again.
- Zoe.
- Alex is lucky, I'm jealous.
- You don't have to make me
feel so good about myself.
- I'm not.
- That's awfully sweet.
(dramatic music)
- I better go.
(dramatic music)
- Morning honey.
(muffled talking on radio)
Have a great day.
- Hey, you got a minute?
- Sure.
- I think we should make time
for a marriage councilor.
- Counseling?
- Do you think we're doing okay?
- I did.
Can we talk about this a little more?
- Sure, I didn't mean to dump it on you.
- But isn't this just normal stress?
- Not to me.
- I don't really know
anything about counseling.
I don't even know if it's covered.
- It's a just a call to
your personnel department.
- Oh I have to call?
- Alex it is your insurance.
- Well yeah it's my insurance,
but you're the one who's home all day.
- I'm working too.
You know what gets me, the
time you have for strangers,
for people at work is limitless.
- [Alex] Oh stop.
- But no when I ask you
for a blip of time--
I gotta work.
(dramatic music)
- Honey don't forget your lunch.
(knocking on door)
Thanks, okay, bye.
- Quick question.
- [Alex] A door closer huh?
- What do you think about getting involved
with someone you work with?
- That doesn't exactly fall under
the category of quick questions.
- I didn't say a quick answer.
- I think it's begging for trouble.
- Oh.
Well that's not the answer I wanted.
- It's the only answer I've got.
(dramatic music)
(phone ringing)
- [Ben] Hello?
- Hey, I know this is getting
to be somewhat of a habit,
but I'm sorry about this morning.
- Yeah, me too.
- and I do want to talk about counseling.
- Thank you Alex.
- Let's not wait 'til Friday.
How about dinner tonight, just us?
- Sure, that sounds like a great idea.
Maybe we can go for a
drive and hold hands.
- I love you.
- I love you.
- Bye.
(dramatic music)
- Is that a new hairdo?
- No Mom, nothing new and improved.
- Oh, you look beautiful.
But distracted.
- Oh I'm fine.
- This is your mother Alex.
How are the kids, Ben?
- He's fine.
- [Alex's Mom] "He's fine."
- [Alex] Okay maybe we're
in a little bit of a slump.
- Do you want to talk about it?
- He just seems unsettled
and I love our life.
I just assumed he did too.
- Well, I think that the writing's got him
on edge honey don't blame yourself.
- And things can't be all that bad,
we've got a dinner date tonight.
- Oh good.
- How's things with the
endodontist? (laughing)
- You mean the lying rat?
Do you believe this, the man is pushing 70
and he's stringing along two women.
- What?
- Mm-hmm.
Honey it used to be all
the good ones are married.
Now they're all dead.
I never thought I would end up alone.
- Mom you're not alone, you got us.
- Yeah I know but,
they're not--
- Mom are you okay?
- Oh, yeah I'm okay.
- Mom you've got to go
to a doctor and get help.
- I know honey, you know what I just hate
running to the doctor for,
oh for every little thing.
- Mom?
- Alex I think I need
a little girl's room.
- Oh Mom, oh no, Mom.
Oh no.
Take a breath.
Hello, help, help, could you help us?
- I'm really fine, there's
no need for us to be here.
- There's no signal.
- Alex I don't want to keep you here.
- I need to find a payphone.
- Honey if you need to be
somewhere would you please go?
- Mom I'm not leaving without you.
(piano music)
(dramatic music)
- If I stay we both
know what's gonna happen
and it's gonna change everything.
- I don't want to hurt Alex.
- Nor do I.
(dramatic music)
(phone ringing)
- Ben it's Alex, where are you?
- I've gotta go, what is it?
- Alex got home, did you think
that wasn't gonna happen?
- Did you?
- Where have you been?
- I waited, waited at the restaurant.
- I had to take Mom to the emergency room.
- Oh what's wrong?
- I don't know, she passed out.
I think she's diabetic
or hypoglycemic or...
They gave her some fluids
and they released her.
- [Ben] Is it serious?
- I was so scared.
(dramatic music)
(phone ringing)
- Hello?
- Hey Zoe.
- Hey Alex.
- Can I look at the work?
- Sure, yeah.
- I'll be right out.
- No problem.
(dramatic music)
- Hey.
- Hey.
I'm not done yet.
- Okay, well don't stress,
but the end of the week would be great.
- I'll try.
- Good.
(dramatic music)
(dramatic music)
- I'm really tired, is that okay?
- Yeah, sure.
(dramatic music)
(car beeping)
(phone ringing)
- No I, yes Lauren I understand.
I know they're anxious.
I'll email you what I've got Lauren.
Right, all the new
chapters, yeah okay, bye.
- How can you be such a bastard?
You haven't even looked
at me in three days.
- I'm sorry.
I didn't want to hurt
you but we can't do this.
- Funny how that hits you
after you get what you want.
- Don't you feel guilty?
- Yes, but that doesn't
make you any less of a jerk.
- Come here.
you are so beautiful, if
you only knew how much,
how great you made me feel.
I could have sex with
you right here right now
but that's not what this is about, okay?
- [Zoe] So you said.
- Look, we're friends
and we took this too far,
does that make sense to you?
- How does that work?
- We had sex in the house I share
with my wife and my children.
We can't do that again.
That can't happen again Zoe, okay?
- Why is my life so screwed up?
- No, no, don't, don't.
- Why doesn't anybody love me?
- Don't, don't.
- What's wrong with me?
- There's nothing wrong with you.
We're trying to be good people here okay?
We're just trying to be good people.
Trying to do the right thing.
- I don't care how bad it feels.
- No, no Zoe, Zoe, Zoe we can't do this.
- I need you.
(dramatic music)
(phone ringing)
This is Zoe, I'm not here right now,
but if you want to you
can leave a message.
(dramatic music)
It's Alex.
She wants to go to dinner.
- How's she sound?
- Happy.
- The biggest trade show
of the year is in Hawaii.
It's every year, it's the top vendors,
the latest designs,
materials, I never miss it.
You are coming with me. (laughing)
- Oh my god.
Oh my god Alex.
- I know, I know, I have
been so proud of you.
You've kept all my faith in you.
- Alex you don't really know me.
- What's the matter Zoe?
I've noticed for a while
now, you can tell me.
- God can't you see what's going on?
I'm sleeping with Ben.
(unsettling music)
I'm sorry.
Please say something.
- Don't you dare ask me for anything,
after all I've done for you.
I took you into my home.
I'm such an idiot.
At work, I'm supporting
him, supporting my family,
taking you out of the gutter
and you're sleeping with my husband
and you have the nerve to sit
at my table with my children?
- Alex we didn't want it to happen.
- Don't, don't insult me with trite.
You get your things out
my house, do you hear me?
Can we have the check please?
- I'll get it.
- You hold onto your money Zoe.
You're gonna need it
because you're out of a job.
(dramatic music)
(dramatic music)
(door slamming)
I want you to leave now, tonight.
- Alex we need to talk.
- I'm not interested
in your justifications.
- Just tell me what I need to
do to get through to you Alex.
- You see this is exactly
what I won't listen to.
Cheating was your cry for help.
Your cold indifferent wife made you.
- If you only knew how much
I wish this did not happen.
- It didn't happen, you did it.
- You brought her into this house.
- Please.
- Look into your heart and you tell me
that bringing Zoe here
had nothing to do with our relationship
with you not wanting
to be intimate with me.
- That's disgusting.
- Alex, Alex.
- Let go of me.
- You abandoned me.
You've got your job, your kids,
your house, your good deeds.
You don't need me, you don't even see me!
- Let go of me.
(dramatic music)
But I didn't cheat on you.
(dramatic music)
Your father and I haven't
been getting along lately.
I don't want you to think
that it has anything to do with you.
You kids are the best
thing we ever did together.
- Where is he?
- I don't know yet.
I was angry and I asked him to leave,
but you can call him on his cellphone.
- Mom what did he do?
- Luke, Zoe's gone too.
- Oh Madison.
- Don't cry Mom, no, no don't cry.
- I won't.
- It's gonna be alright.
- Come here sweetie.
Everything's gonna be fine.
(dramatic music)
There's food in the fridge for dinner.
Do you guys have everything?
- Surreal.
(door slamming)
- I knew this would happen.
(knocking on glass)
- Could you step out of the car please?
Let's see some ID.
- It's in my car.
- This your current address?
- No.
- You've got a current address?
- Yeah.
- 'Cause we had a complaint,
somebody sleeping in a car.
Family neighborhood, you can't
do that type of thing here.
- Yeah.
What it is is I had too much to drink
so I just knew I couldn't drive.
It won't happen again.
- That's good.
- Do you have to do that?
I just lost my job and...
(dramatic music)
(dramatic music)
- Caffeine?
- Thanks.
Termination papers.
- Somebody's in for a bad day.
- You have no idea how bad.
(dramatic music)
- [Glen] Door closer huh?
- I'm separating from Ben.
These are for Zoe Miller.
Now I've gotta tell Jack.
- So wait, let me get this
straight, Zoe and Ben?
- Then there's me on a seesaw,
total failure, total fool.
- The hell you are.
That's the most screwed
up thing I ever heard of.
She better pray the women in this plant
don't get wind of this.
They will rip her head off.
- Glen.
- No I mean it Alex.
Look, any man that let's
you walk is a total fool.
I mean look at you, you're
smart, caring, gorgeous.
You're gonna get snatched up right away.
(dramatic music)
- Oh.
I'm sorry.
- No it's okay, it's okay.
- No I'm sorry.
- Don't worry about it.
- I feel like such a fool.
- Look I meant every word
I said Alex, as friends.
- When you asked me
about coworkers dating?
- Oh yeah, it was someone in sales.
It was a big mistake too
I should've listened.
- I'm such an idiot.
I don't know how I
could've read you so wrong.
- It's a natural mistake.
- I seem to make a lot of them.
(knocking on door)
(dramatic music)
- Well, well, well,
the little princess came crawling back.
- It'd just be a couple of days Trey.
- Maybe we could work something out.
- I'm not comfortable with that.
- Who asked you?
- That's the thing, I'm
a little short right now.
- I'm always open to negotiation.
- [Kayla] Like hell.
- What's it take for you to get this?
Zoe is special to me,
always was, always will be.
If you don't like it you go in the hall.
- Screw you.
- Do you always have to be
such a jerk to everyone?
- Forget her.
Let's talk about what's
going on with you, us.
- Just tell me what you want from me.
- Well as a matter of fact
I happen to be running a
little short of cash myself
and I know I can move some
more of your merchandise.
- I told you I'm done with that.
- Not if you don't want to be.
They took you back, they must trust you.
- Did I just hear you say
I was important to you?
Don't ask me to do this.
Please Trey.
- Hey, hey, hey.
You left me.
Did I get a second chance?
One mistake and bam
you're out the door right?
Right Zoe?
- Right.
- Right.
So what goes around comes around.
And don't look so upset.
At least I'm giving you options.
(dramatic music)
- What were you thinking Alex
bringing that person into your home?
- Mom please don't make this my fault.
- Yeah, this is too soon
for tough love honey?
- Yes.
- So are things really
that bad in your marriage?
- You kidding?
It's over.
- 16 years Alex.
- Mom it's not like it just happened.
It's obviously been coming for a while
and I just didn't let myself see it.
Maybe Zoe did me a favor.
- Oh.
How do you figure that?
- Helping me to see how
bad things had gotten.
- Does Ben want to split up too?
- No, so what?
- Okay I know that what he
did was beyond the pale Alex,
but you could forgive him for your kids.
- They'll be fine.
I was fine when you and Dad broke up.
- You weren't honey, you were a wreck.
- Kids are different these days.
Everybody's from a broken home.
Kids are used to divorce,
they'll be fine, we'll all be fine.
- [Alex's Mom] Okay if you say so.
- He brought up marriage counseling.
I guess that should've been a red flag.
He was probably just feeling guilty.
I'm just so hurt you know?
I just hurt so much, I just feel so hurt
and I'm sad and I'm angry and
I'm scared and I hate him.
I hate him Mom.
I hate him. (crying)
(dramatic music)
- Hi I'm looking for Gwendolyn Miller.
She's a patient there.
Her daughter, I'm her daughter.
She did?
Did she leave an address for me?
Well what about a phone number?
(dramatic music)
- Don't get too comfortable.
- Thanks.
- So what changed your mind princess?
- Necessity.
It's what people like us do right?
(dramatic music)
We mess up our lives and
screw over our friends.
- Hey come on, come on, come
here, come here, come here.
Hey, you were not this messed
up when we were together.
You need me.
(phone ringing)
- Hello.
- Ben, it's Lauren.
- How are you?
- Still waiting for those chapters.
- Yeah I'm working on it.
- Work faster.
- I'm doing the best I can Lauren.
- Do you have anything for me at all?
So tell me Ben when was
it you lost your focus?
- Probably around the time my marriage
started falling apart.
- I'm sorry to hear that, but
you won't meet your deadline
if you let it slow you down.
- Yeah I'm here.
- When I said you needed
commitment I meant it.
- Is this you giving me the kiss off?
- No.
No, you write the book, I will
take you where you want to go
but it sounds to me like you need
to put your energy in
other places right now.
- Bye.
- Good luck Ben.
I mean it.
- How's it going?
- Oh, terrific.
Turns out my productivity increases
inversely to the chaos in my life.
- Yeah, I'm staring out the window too.
It means Alex I can't stop
thinking about that kiss.
I know you were in a bad place
and I don't want to
take advantage of that,
but I just gotta know
when you get past all this
will I still have a shot?
- Glen, you're still terrific
but it's still a bad idea.
(dramatic music)
- Guys.
Hey Luke, Maddy.
- What are you doing here?
- Looking for you guys.
- You found us.
- Dad, why'd you go?
- Want to grab something to
eat and we can talk about it?
- How about we don't?
- Easy does it Maddy.
- Go to hell Dad.
- Hey watch your mouth young lady.
- Don't even play father
after what you did.
- What did Mom tell you?
- Do you think we're blind or stupid?
- Sometimes things happen in a marriage,
but that's between Mom and I
and it's got nothing to do
with how I feel about you guys.
- Well it sucks to be you Dad
because it changes everything for us.
Come on Luke.
- Grab some supper?
Come on Luke give me a chance.
You're old enough to
understand some things now.
- Luke?
- You made Mom cry.
How could you?
(dramatic music)
Zoe was her friend Dad.
(dramatic music)
I hate you.
(dramatic music)
- Yeah I know.
No, can you hang on a second?
- Yeah?
- It's Dad.
- Okay, honey.
- [Madison] Yeah I'm back.
What did you say?
- I want you to call before you come over.
- You're reading my book.
- Can we agree that you'll
call before you come over?
- I heard you.
Alex this isn't good for the kids.
- You should've thought of
that before you cheated on me.
- [Ben] I'm not gonna hear
that for the rest of my life.
- Ben the way I'm feeling right now
I don't care if we ever talk again.
- I asked you to to
counseling with me Alex.
- Well then what are you doing here
you should be at freaking counseling.
You're the one with the problem.
I was happy, I'm fine.
- Okay.
I just need a few things.
- Fine.
- I promise I'll call next time.
- Thank you.
When you asked me to go to counseling
was that before or after?
- It was before.
- Doesn't really change anything.
- You asked me.
- Is she with you?
- No.
We were so stupid.
I needed to feel like I was
wanted, like I, I'm so sorry.
If I could undo this I would undo this.
- Like a little boy, fix
it for me, I broke it.
Well I can't and I don't even want to.
- The kids act like they hate me.
- I can't help you.
- Yeah.
If you could just see it.
You weren't hearing me.
- Maybe not.
Maybe not.
This is wonderful, really.
I should've read it before.
I'll wait upstairs until you leave.
(dramatic music)
- What do you think you're doing?
Let's go.
- Do you got any tranks?
- Like they would last five minutes
where Kayla could find it.
Come on.
(dramatic music)
Just a couple, I can get more after.
(dramatic music)
Let's go.
(suspenseful music)
Feels like old times huh?
Come on we were great
together and you know it.
- Just keep the engine running.
(suspenseful music)
- Sweet.
(suspenseful music)
I love this.
(suspenseful music)
I want you to take it
easy today okay princess?
Make yourself at home.
I'll call you.
- Have a crappy day.
(dramatic music)
(phone ringing)
- Hello?
- Ben.
- Hello, Zoe?
Zoe are you there?
- Ben.
- What do you want Zoe?
- It's gonna be okay now.
- What?
- Did you tell Alex?
- Tell her what?
Tell her what?
Zoe are you drunk?
- I took some pills.
- How many?
Where are you?
Do you need help?
- It's gonna work.
(dramatic music)
(phone ringing)
- What are you doing?
- Being a cliche.
- And my whole family crashes and burns.
- It wasn't even mine.
Oh wait are you ditching?
- Affirmative.
- From the new security camera.
- Has Jack seen this?
- [Glen] No I thought you should first.
- This can't wait.
Excuse me do you mind?
- Excuse you.
Don't go.
- Zoe, she's a real mess.
I just talked to her on the phone.
I don't know where she is.
- So?
Are you kidding me?
You want me to help you find her?
- Alex she's just a kid, she needs help.
- I tried that.
- She's in trouble alright?
I think she said something
about taking pills.
- This is Alex, could you print out
all the addresses we have for Zoe Miller?
Let's go.
(suspenseful music)
(knocking on door)
Zoe, Zoe?
- There's no super.
- Damn it.
(banging on door)
- Oh there.
- [Alex] Oh my god, oh
my god is she breathing?
Call 911.
(sirens blaring)
- Unresponsive adult female.
Probable drug overdose.
Are you the parents?
- We're friends.
- Heart stopped, blood pressure around 45.
- Her heart stopped, is she gonna be okay?
- Alex, Alex.
- Don't.
(dramatic music)
- So we've got all day.
Where do you want to go?
The movies, the mall, the bookstore?
- Hoops.
- You've gotta be kidding me?
- Hey you said wherever I wanted.
- Yeah I guess so.
- She has a mother in rehab.
She wanted to find her own place
so that they could live together.
Oh god, this should never have happened.
- None of it should've.
(dramatic music)
It's always just been you.
- So it was just sex?
- She made me feel so wanted.
- She needed someone to look up to.
- I realize now that was just about you.
How she felt about you.
- I love you.
Probably always will.
- If I thought there was a
way we could get by this.
- I didn't say that.
This poor girl got caught
in the middle of us
and I'll never forgive myself if--
- I know.
- Don't.
- If I lose you I lose everything.
I know I have no right
to ask for forgiveness,
but I love you.
I love the kids, I love
our family, what we have
and I will do anything to make this work
if you could just listen to me.
- We can't talk about this while she's--
- Yeah.
(dramatic music)
- She's gonna be alright isn't she?
She's not gonna die or anything?
- No she's not gonna die.
- So does this mean you guys
are getting back together?
- It means we're gonna try.
- Shoot some hoops?
- Yeah.
- Feel a little bit okay?
- Yeah a little.
And a little like a truck hit me.
- Well you just concentrate
on getting better.
There's not going to be any repercussions
or anything if you know what I mean?
Oh don't.
- Too late.
- Listen we're gonna do everything we can
to get you back on track okay?
You're not alone.
- That's not why I'm upset.
This is exactly where we
started with you helping me.
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
- The company's gonna be
owing you a lot of money.
Your bags are selling well.
Once we can straighten
things out with Jack
which I'm sure we can.
Your bags are getting a lot of attention.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Promise me you're never going
to do anything like this again.
Get some rest.
- Alex.
- Yeah?
- [Zoe] You and Ben?
- We've got a lot invested in each other.
We'll be alright.
I guess you'd better get some rest.
(dramatic music)
- [Luke] Oh man.
- [Alex] Wow.
- [Luke] Here.
- It's beautiful Ben.
- Yeah they did a great job didn't they?
- Yeah.
I didn't know you did a dedication.
- Yeah I wanted to surprise you.
- To my wife and partner Alex
who I'd marry all over again
and to all the happy marriages everywhere.
Oh Ben.
Come here.
(upbeat dramatic music)