Cherish & Ruelle (2023) Movie Script

"I promise
I will reclaim this house, Auntie Yuna."
Don't move!
Or else I'll shoot!
Now listen...
Everyone, give me all your money
and possessions!
Right now!
Do it!
I'm sorry.
Nobody move!
You over there!
Stay still!
Give up everything!
You smell like Sunkist oranges.
It's a perfume.
You over there!
Your hand, down there!
Ruelle. Let's go.
- Ru!
- I just shot someone.
Come on!
Are you insane?
Why'd you bring me into this?
You're the one in need of money.
Are you just gonna watch?
- You shot a guy!
- Cher.
That was self-defense.
What the heck, Cher?
Why'd you throw it away?
No more violence.
This is the shortcut to make money.
I'm just trying to help you.
If you do it this way,
I don't need your help.
From this moment on,
we are no longer friends.
Cher. Why would you say that?
I was only trying to help.
Okay, fine. I'm sorry.
- I was wrong, I...
- I can make my own money!
I don't need your help.
Cher! Don't be like that!
I'll find a way to make money for...
For you!
Why do you only have bread
and orange juice for breakfast?
I'm saving money, Auntie Yuna.
Still intending to buy back our house?
The home belongs to you, Auntie.
Remember what I always tell you?
Home is not the building you live in,
home is where you are cared for.
I know that, Auntie.
But I made a promise to myself.
I'm going to buy that house.
It's the only thing I can do,
for you.
Here it is.
- Looks nice.
- Yeah.
- Let finish it.
- Okay.
Here you go.
Thank you, miss!
You're welcome, sweetie.
How much is it?
I'll take whatever amount.
Is 20,000 enough?
Thank you.
Let's go.
- Bye!
- Bye-bye!
You said you'll be a fashion designer.
So what are you doing here?
You can have it.
What are you doing here?
Do you remember?
This is where we first met four years ago.
Right? You were sitting there all gloomy...
If I remember correctly,
I told you we're no longer friends.
But you're my only friend.
If so, you shouldn't have asked me
to participate in a robbery last week.
Yeah, okay. Sorry about that.
Fine, my bad. I'm sorry.
Okay? Forgive me.
Come on, Cher.
Wait! Don't sit on my drawings!
That seat is for my client! Move!
Okay! If you say so.
I'll be your client. Go on. Draw me.
Two hundred thousand!
As if. Do you think you can afford
my drawings with that?
Are we haggling now?
No problem.
Here. Take everything.
Let me see how much. 100, 200,
300, 400, 450. There.
- Here, 480,000.
- Wait.
Is this that lady's wallet?
Yeah. What's wrong?
You should return it!
Come on, Cher. You're no fun.
Return it.
- But...
- Ru.
Okay, fine.
Okay, Da Vinci.
I'm going to return this.
But I'll come back.
Then we chat as you draw, okay?
It's a deal.
Wait, where's my wallet?
Did I get pickpocketed?
- Ma'am!
- Yes?
Your wallet. You dropped it.
Thank you.
I thought it was stolen.
Of course not, ma'am.
It's safe here, no thieves around here...
- Hi, kid.
- Hello.
You're so kind, miss.
If you'll excuse me.
- Okay.
- Let's go, dear.
Boss! I've successfully
executed your order!
Guess what? The lady called me kind.
You're so mean. Have some pity.
Whatever. Stop nagging.
Rather than nagging me, keep your promise.
Hurry up and draw me.
Wait a second.
How should I pose?
Do I put my leg like this?
- Or should I put it down...
- Sit normally.
Listen. I have an idea.
There's this neglected house, right?
And the owners rarely come home.
I don't think the house has anything left...
Are you afraid of them?
Did they extort money from you?
How dare they!
I'm gonna teach them a lesson.
Hey! Ru!
Don't. Don't make a scene.
No, Cher. Your problem is my problem.
You're my best friend.
How dare they mess with my best friend?
Isn't that right?
We're best friends.
Here it is, your face.
Who is this?
It looks weird!
You couldn't stay still
and kept running your mouth.
Don't blame me.
But it's okay.
It's an interesting memento.
Speaking of which,
I have a surprise for you.
What now?
This thing is antique!
It sure is.
It's beautiful.
Come on, get inside. I'll drive you home.
- Come on.
- Do you know how to drive?
Never mind that. Get in. Of course I can.
You've got license
and registration, right?
Is this stolen?
The owner had abandoned this car
a long time ago, so I saved it.
I repaired it too. It was expensive.
Gosh! I don't want this! Let me out!
I don't like this at all!
What if we get pulled over?
Sorry, miss.
The plane is ready to take off.
Too late!
No! Let me out of here, please!
Are you serious?
Don't you have any other food
in the house?
This is my house, my food,
so I can have whatever I want.
Guests can't complain.
You don't have to eat it.
Seriously. You're so weird.
I can't believe this.
This is the first time I've heard
a human survive solely on oranges.
Not really. I eat bread too.
With strawberry jam.
"Hello. I'm Cherish."
"I enjoy eating oranges a lot."
"In this life, all I can eat is oranges."
"But I also eat bread
with strawberry jam sometimes."
Hey, Cherish. Wait.
Can I stay the night here?
No, no, no.
Come on, Cher.
My room is a mess!
I'm too lazy to clean it.
Please? It's so messy
that there's no place to sleep.
How did it become so messy?
You know, the one I told you about.
I've been taking a lot of stuff
from an abandoned house.
I need space for the stuff.
I haven't sorted it out yet.
It's a pain. Okay?
Fine. Just one night.
Yes. Just for one night, princess.
I like your smile.
I can see your beautiful smile.
Did you know?
Human teeth are all unique.
No two people have the same set of teeth.
So my teeth are one of a kind?
Yeah. Back then,
every time Aunt Yuna came home
late at night,
she would always buy me Sunkist oranges.
She bought two. One for her, one for me.
I admire your aunt a lot.
She's so cool.
An aunt raising her niece
all by herself.
And treating the niece as her own child.
Auntie Yuna isn't exactly my aunt.
She's my parents' best friend.
For real?
How come you never told me?
I was born outside of marriage.
My parents trusted Auntie Yuna
to take care of me.
Then they went overseas
to chase their own dreams.
Not ready for a child.
When I was a kid, I had a female friend.
She had a gorgeous smile.
Then I wondered...
what made it so beautiful.
Then I found the answer.
Small, sparkling white teeth.
Elio, you're creeping me out.
Then I hit her.
You hit a girl?
It took six, seven... eight hits...
for her small teeth to fall out.
It was my first collection of teeth.
I remember every night
I saw Auntie Yuna's back
as she worked on orders,
tailoring clothes.
She's a hard worker.
A fashion designer?
I believe in you, Cher.
I believe you can buy...
and take back the house
where you and Auntie Yuna lived.
And I promise...
I will help you.
Alas, Auntie Yuna had an accident.
Just as we were about to launch
our own clothing line.
How about we go there tomorrow?
To your and Aunt Yuna's old home.
Your childhood home. Okay?
- Let's go.
- Okay.
I love your smile.
I'm just asking for your beautiful teeth.
Elio, please stop.
Don't do this.
Yes, sir. Thank you.
It costs a billion.
He gave me one month
before he sells it to someone else.
I didn't expect it to be on sale now.
I know. It's so sudden.
How will I find a billion?
I have a hundred million.
How'd you get it?
You don't need to know.
You wouldn't like it.
It's still your money.
That's a part of my promise.
The promise I made
to help you to buy Aunt Yuna's house.
But what about the rest?
We can collect them in our own way.
Don't follow my way if you don't want to.
All right. Okay.
Let's try it.
Let's go.
- Your pay. Thank you.
- Here you go, ma'am.
How's it going?
How much did you make today?
It's far from enough.
I don't think I can buy the house.
have an idea.
- No.
- Just listen!
So there's this rich granny
who lives alone. And...
Give it a rest, Ru.
Besides, it's just a house.
Are you giving up just like that? Lame!
That's Auntie Yuna's house.
I know. But I'm not doing another robbery.
That's why you listen first.
This granny's family owns a food factory.
Based on the information I got,
this factory employs minors.
I'm in.
I despise people who exploit children.
People like them must be punished.
You completely changed
when it comes to kids.
Are you sure about this?
We're going to rob them.
Yeah, as long as no lives are lost.
No casualties.
We're just after the money, and that's it.
Yes, ma'am.
Now, we should head home
and make a game plan.
We'll go tonight, okay?
The heck?
It's easier than YouTube tutorials.
Remember, do it as planned.
As soon as we enter the yard,
point the flashlight to the CCTV
so we can mask our presence.
Okay. Now we find her room.
Who are you?
So you're Cherish Sunkist?
And you?
Goth girl.
I'm Bram.
Nice to meet you.
Do you believe in fate?
That fate brought us together here?
What do you mean?
I sorted out your situation
at the restaurant back then.
I compensated the damage you caused
so that the people there
won't call the police.
Why did you do that?
Because I'm interested in you two.
Just tell us what you want.
You shot my driver.
I have beef with you. Watch yourself.
Is it true that you exploit minors?
Yup. That's correct.
Kids are cheap, after all.
How could you?
That's it.
I like your guts.
That's what I'm interested in.
And I'd like you two
to do something for me.
To do what?
I have a business rival.
I despise her.
Her name is Richel.
She has a lucky charm that gives her
a boost of confidence.
It is the diamond necklace
that she always wears on her chest.
A diamond necklace?
I want you two to steal it.
My mom is deaf.
What do we get in return?
We're not gonna do it.
I'll give you 500 million
for the necklace.
One billion.
No, no, no. That's too much.
That diamond necklace
is priceless for your rival, isn't it?
We'll discuss the price
after you steal the necklace!
But I suggest you to be wise
in your decision.
It's a deal.
On one condition.
You two better not bump into
Richel's son, Elio.
He's a monster.
What's that in your hand?
You know what this is.
Did you do that again, Elio?
It's no big deal, Mom.
You're prettier with that necklace.
This necklace and I are inseparable.
By the way, do you remember Bram?
Our business rival?
What's with him?
I don't know.
I've been a little concerned about him
these last few days.
I think he's planning something.
Be it Bram or anyone,
if they try to mess with you,
just let me know, Mom.
I will.
You'll be the first to know
if anything happens.
Are you sure this is going to work?
Every week,
Richella calls a therapist to her house.
We can tell the guards
we have an appointment.
We're from Home Service Massage.
We have an appointment with Mrs. Richella.
You must be new? I've never seen you two.
We're... interns.
Please wait a moment.
I'll get Mrs. Richella.
Let's call it quits.
Cher, we can't.
If we don't do this,
Bram will chase us to death.
Calm down.
The madame is in the shower. Please wait.
Where are you going?
This is a great chance,
so we must take it.
Her room's upstairs. Come on.
Oh, gosh.
- Ru.
- What?
Is necklace is here?
I'm not sure. Just search everything.
Who are you?
- What are you doing here?
- We're...
Two little birds flew
and landed in the wrong nest.
We must take her to the hospital.
Cher! No.
First, we must take that necklace
and get the heck out of here.
- But...
- Before we get caught!
How did this happen?
We can't call the police.
We'll settle this ourselves.
They're no ordinary burglars.
They work for someone.
We know who it is.
Where is he?
You didn't answer my calls.
Who are you?
Hello, old man.
Where's my driver?
He's not important right now.
Just worry about your own life.
What's going on?
my mom...
she's dead.
I know you are involved in this, old man.
Since you are the only person
who wanted to kill my mom.
I know nothing about Richella's death.
Two female burglars.
They shot my mom in the head.
I won't hesitate to gouge your eyes out.
Hey! Wait a second!
I only told them to do something,
but it wasn't to kill Richella!
Tell me their names.
Bram isn't here yet?
I think he's late.
Let me call him.
Hello. Bram, where are you?
You're not Bram.
Where is he?
Can you hear that?
That's his gold tooth.
Elio? You must be Elio.
- Elio, about your mom...
- Cherish and Ruelle.
My mom died because of you.
No! That was an accident!
She slipped and shot herself.
Are you making fun of my mom?
Do you think I'll believe
your foolish reason?
No! I'm telling you the truth...
Enough with the excuses.
I'm going to catch you two tonight.
- Run while you can.
- No...
Elio! Wait!
Didn't Bram say...
that Elio...
is a monster?
Are we doing to die?
I know how to deal with Elio.
We'll go home now.
We'll talk at your place.
Let's go.
What do we do now? Call the cops?
The police won't protect us.
Are we going to kill him?
Bram said that...
Elio would never stop pursuing his prey
unless he dies.
But I can't, Ru!
I'll do it.
I'll stab him.
With this.
Go home.
You have to trust me.
Both of us will survive
and buy Aunt Yuna's house.
Are we out of options?
I'm afraid so.
The truth is...
Where are you going?
Up until now,
the girls I've met are submissive.
But you two fight back.
I like it. Bring it on.
Attack me some more.
Ru, no. I don't want
more casualties, please.
This is a misunderstanding!
We can talk to him about this, we...
Cher! We are the cause of his mom's death.
Can you forgive us? Please?
Cher, forget it! We should kill him!
You girls are funny.
What's so funny?
Look behind you.
Our little princess is up.
Where am I?
This is my playground.
And tonight...
we have a very special game.
What do you want?
It's very simple.
Just answer my question honestly.
But if you don't, well...
you get punished.
I won't say anything.
You see this?
I can break your fingers one by one...
before I pull out your beautiful teeth.
You'll kill us eventually anyway.
I don't want to die, Ruelle.
I've got to tell you something.
About Auntie Yuna...
First question.
Who's Auntie Yuna?
She's my most important...
No one.
What are you doing?
You lied.
You asshole! What are you doing?
I was at fault! Don't hurt my friend!
if you lie or give a wrong answer...
the other gets punished.
Sound good?
Shall we move on?
Why are you doing this?
No reason.
I just want to have fun with you girls.
I don't want you to die right away.
We'll die either way.
Why should I listen to you?
What now?
I get to decide...
whether you die quickly...
or slowly.
Stop messing with her!
Do it to me instead!
You lunatic!
You're getting on my nerves!
All you had to do was sit back
and listen to my rules.
I have one request.
Yes! What is it?
What do you want?
I have one last message for Cherish...
while she's still conscious.
This could be interesting.
I want to hear it.
Go on.
This is...
Auntie Yuna.
What is it?
Four years ago...
I was kicked out of my house
for constantly skipping school.
My parents told me
that I'm not their biological child.
I was devastated.
Then, on the street...
I saw a car approaching...
speed up and crash.
The car...
was the car with Aunt Yuna in it.
When I saw that car,
I thought about ending it all.
I'm the reason why Aunt Yuna died.
Back then, I was afraid to speak up.
That's why people thought
it was a solo accident.
I was a coward. Even now, I still am.
I'm sorry.
Is that why...
you befriended me at the park?
You felt guilty?
I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to.
Because you feel sorry for me?
I know you may not forgive me,
but please don't hate me...
if Aunt Yuna was still alive.
You'd have a great, happy life, Cherish.
You see?
You've been suffering because of her.
- She killed Aunt Yuna!
- I didn't mean to!
If you want to die that bad,
die alone!
Don't drag others with you!
Go on, Cherish. Release your rage.
She made you suffer. Go on.
Now is this the perfect time
to continue our game.
I'll start with an easy question
for Cherish.
What is her name?
Cher, please.
- Same question.
- Please.
For Cherish.
- Please, I beg you, Cher.
- What...
is her name?
You did everything on purpose.
No! I didn't mean to, Cher.
Cher, please. I beg you. This isn't you.
We'll repeat this ten times.
What is her name?
If you won't answer...
I'll punish Ruelle.
- One...
- Ruelle!
- What was that?
- Her name is Ruelle!
No can do.
You should punish her a little longer.
What are you doing?
Take all your anger out on her.
Go on.
Cher, don't listen to him.
He's a demon! Don't do it, Cher.
Come on!
That's it?
Last question.
For you, Ruelle.
Is your friendship with Cherish genuine?
Or are you friends with her because
you feel guilty for killing Aunt Yuna?
No! I genuinely want to be her friend!
She's my only friend.
I genuinely want to be her friend.
That's a lie.
You're lying.
Stop it!
You asshole!
No relationship is
as pure as mother and child.
And you two...
You killed my mother!
Look at her.
She's on the verge of death.
So what do you say we end it all here?
Your mom.
Do you want to know...
what her last words were?
Before she dropped dead.
What was it?
She told us...
how you came into the world.
She said...
she slept with the devil.
Do not insult my mother!
I will kill you slowly
until you...
Cherish! Please, hang in there.
I'll take you to the hospital.
You can't die here.
I won't let you die.
Please, Cher.
Please, hang in there.
I'm taking you to the hospital.
Help us!
Cher, please.
Please, hang in there!
Sir! Please help my friend!
Cher please, don't leave me.
Miss Ruelle?
We want to ask you some questions...
Elio's death?
- Witness's testimony...
- I did it.
I killed Elio.
With this.
Hand it over.
Come with us.
Take her.
Auntie Yuna.
How are you feeling?
I feel a bit better.
But I'm sorry, Auntie.
My hand...
is tainted with someone's blood.
You did it to protect your best friend.
I'd do the same thing
if your parents were in that position.
Best friend.
Although you may have lost your family,
you have now found a new one.
But Auntie, she...
You can't turn back time, Cherish.
You have to make the best
out of this life.
So you won't have regrets in the future.
You're awake?
Do you know where my friend is
who brought me here, nurse?
After paying your hospital bills,
the police arrested her.
- Arrested?
- Yes.
Can you please open this?
Okay, just a moment.
Do you know who the best lawyer
in town is?
Please give it your best.
Set my best friend free.
All right.
We managed to convince the judge
that it was self-defense.
I'm sorry.
Forgive me too.
We're still friends, aren't we?
Let's go.
By the way,
you spent all the money
to get me out of jail?
- Seriously? Are you mad?
- You've gotten into me.
Are sure you're okay with this?
About us living together?
We're best friends.
It's okay.
Besides, we can save some cash.
I'm sorry.
You couldn't buy Aunt Yuna's house
because of me.
It's just a house.
What an antique vase?
This is seriously vintage.
That's the vase that I told you about
at the park.
By the way,
if we sell this, could it be expensive?
Is it worth something?
It's antique, right?
Yeah, Aunt Yuna used to collect vases.
As far as I can tell,
I think this is cheap.
Are you serious?
If it isn't worth anything,
I'd rather throw it away.
Hold on.
Cher. Cher!
It's a diamond! A real diamond!
- Are you serious?
- Yeah!
We can buy Aunt Yuna's house with this!
Sweetie, what do you want to be
when you grow up?
I want to be a fashion designer like you.
In that case,
you should study hard starting now.
I will teach you.
Thank you, Auntie.
And then, we will create
our own clothing line.
What should we call it?
Cherish and Yuna? What do you think?
Okay, I like it.
I still have another dream.
I won't stop here, Auntie.
What are we going to do now?
I want to start my own clothing line.
Oh, really? Have you thought of a name?
- Cherish and...
- Ruelle!
Yeah. As best friends,
we'll do everything together from now on.
I don't understand fashion,
it's your thing.
But I can help you with other things.
Also, I have one more wish.
What is it?
Start an orphanage.
For kids who have been exploited.
Sounds good. Great idea.
I think the money isn't enough.
I have an idea.