Cinderella in the Caribbean (2023) Movie Script

- All right, kids.
Time to tidy up and get back to class.
Don't forget your books
that you checked out from Mrs. Jenkins.
Okay, bye, Matt.
Bye Jackson, Myla.
Bye, Myla.
What's wrong?
- Bryson won't let me play with him at recess.
- Why not?
- I don't know, he's mean.
- Maybe he's just having a bad day.
Have you ever had a bad day
that made you cranky with others?
- My mom's says that I do.
- Well, maybe Bryson just needs some space right now.
Why don't you go ask Tristan if you can play and Lila.
- But they always play soccer
and sometimes my leg hurts when I run.
- Mine too.
But maybe you can try and if your leg gets too tired,
you could always take a break and cheer on Tristan and Lila.
- Okay, thanks Miss Ashlyn.
- Mark and Bryson not getting along again?
- Yep.
- Thanks for handling that today.
- Sure, all the reading charts are copied.
I put them in the homework folders back in the class.
- Perfect, time for you to go, right?
- Yeah, see you tomorrow.
- Thanks.
You could say that I was lost
I wandered down an empty broken road
No idea where my life was supposed to go
Just had to
- The classroom is its own community.
It's your domain, but also your students'.
How can we foster that sense of community
to be a constructive place of learning?
Let's discuss the case study on page seven.
Out of the dark
Try as they might you couldn't keep us apart
You started a flame with one little spark
- Your expenses and the bad news is that it's produced
your profits, but the good news is, taxes.
We're not slowing down tonight
Chasing dreams with you, it just feels right
Into the sun and out of the dark
Try as I might
- Be back after my next class.
- Math has to be the priority.
- Not if I can help it.
- It comes down to literacy.
Without it, the student's learning rate is slowed down.
- True, by 45%.
See how the math matters.
- Yeah, don't get him started on number books.
over picture books.
Whoa, chasing dreams with you, it just feels right
- Okay, Miller's taxes are done.
- Good, good.
How are the Ramsey returns going?
- I just finished entering all the tax records they gave us.
They are missing a 1099 from a bank they had last year.
I put a note in their file.
- You are moving so quickly.
I don't know how you do it
with everything you're juggling,
you're leaving me in the dust.
- Oh, Mr. Henry, you keep up just fine.
Besides, I feel like this year is lighter than last.
- That's because all of my clients
are getting old like me.
And the younger generation
don't come looking
for an expiring accountant for their taxes.
- You are not expiring.
- But the day is,
you should go home and get some rest Ashlyn.
- I wish, too much homework.
- Kids are gonna be lucky to have you as a teacher one day,
but I sure will miss you when you finish your degree.
- Don't worry, there's still a while till that happens.
Have a good night.
- You too.
- Miriam, what are you doing here?
- My size seven Jimmy Choo shoebox
is bigger than this place.
- It's enough for me.
Can I get you something to drink?
- Oh, something bottled and sparkling.
- I have tap water.
- Ew, then what did you offer?
- Did you need something?
- I'm getting married.
- Congratulations.
- I need you to come along for the wedding.
- It's next week.
That's kind of quick, isn't it?
- We've been engaged for months.
Didn't you know?
- You never call or text, so no.
- Sure I do.
- No, that's me calling you
to wish you a happy birthday or Merry Christmas.
- Well, anyway, pack a bag, we leave tomorrow.
- What, tomorrow?
- We're having a destination wedding, the Caribbean.
Bruce is renting a beautiful villa
so our families can spend time together.
So you'll come.
- I have my classes and I'm interning at the school.
Plus I have work.
I can't afford a trip to the Caribbean
or anywhere else for that matter.
- Stop complaining, think of it as a vacation.
- You're not listening.
I don't have time for a vacation.
- But you're family.
- Since when?
- You're being dramatic.
- Miriam, you may have married my father,
but you have never treated me like family.
- After your father died,
I did the best I could as a widow
with two children and you.
- Still, I can't drop everything for this.
Do you know how much tuition costs I have to work
so I'm able to afford.
- What if I paid for your tuition?
Talk to your professors or whatever,
arrange it so you can take the time off.
And I will give you the money you need for your tuition.
- Why do you need me to go?
I mean, I didn't even know that you were engaged.
- Bruce is a widower.
We found common ground about losing a spouse.
You came up as we shared our different experiences.
So naturally he wants you to meet him and his son.
Besides, it'll look strange if you don't come.
Ashlyn, wouldn't your father want you to do this for me?
Wouldn't he want you to support our family?
- When does the flight leave?
This is Miriam Vanderbilt,
please leave me your information
so I can return your call, ciao.
- Miriam, I'm here.
But I didn't see you or Jerry or Fiona on the plane.
I'm not sure where to go.
I just got your message with the address.
I guess I'll meet you there.
- Thank you.
- About time you showed up.
- Hello Fiona.
- Come on.
Beautiful, isn't it?
Now, don't get all starry-eyed.
Mom doesn't want you to embarrass her.
- She's the one that asked me to come.
- Well, I'm planning it all, so don't get in my way.
- You are?
- It's my job, wedding planner.
- I thought you were a fashion buyer.
- Didn't work out.
- I didn't think you could bored with shopping.
So how long have you been here?
- About an hour or so.
- I didn't see you on the flight.
- Mom, Jerry and I flew first class.
- Of course.
- Hey, how did you like your seat though?
Picked it out myself.
- Yeah, yeah.
Being by the bathroom
in the seat that doesn't recline was great.
- Oh, there you are Ashlyn.
- What took you so long?
- I didn't know where to go and I thought you'd wait for me.
- You were left at the airport.
- Our taxi was full.
Ashlyn was a dear to come after us,
especially since she knew how eager I was to see you.
- Well, I'm so glad we're all here.
Ashlyn, I'm Bruce.
It's very nice to finally meet.
I've heard great things about you.
- Oh, thank you.
It's wonderful to meet you too.
And congratulations on the engagement.
- My son Noah is grilling out back,
but you should come meet him.
- Sure.
- But maybe Ashlyn should put her things away first.
Jerry, show her to her room.
- Good idea.
You come on out after you've had a chance to get settled.
And I'm gonna go check and make sure
he doesn't burn the meat.
- Thanks.
- Help her with her backs Jerry.
- Hurry up Ash.
Mom thought you'd feel at home in this room.
- Thanks, how you been?
- Busy.
- Must be sports season.
- It always is somewhere.
- How much are you betting now?
- None of your business.
And stop with that judgy tone of yours.
And if anyone asks, I'm a sports statistician.
- That sounds official.
- I make more than I lose.
- Sure you do.
- Mom's fine with it.
- And Bruce.
- Bruce is proud I'm a sports statistician.
- You misspelled statistician.
- Dinner will be ready soon
and the table needs to be set, get to it.
- It's cold.
- Oh shush.
- That one needs to be turned.
- You second guessing my grilling?
- Never.
- Ah, sure you're not.
I'll tell you what,
I'll leave you to turn these as you see fit
and I'll go grab a platter.
- All right.
- Oh.
- Sorry, hi.
- I'm Noah.
- Ashlyn.
- Welcome.
- Thanks.
Do you know which table I should set?
- I'm guessing the one on the patio.
- Thanks.
- Do you want some help?
- Oh, no, that's okay, I can.
- Here.
- So you're Miriam's other daughter.
- Stepdaughter.
- I don't know if I'll get used to that
when my dad gets remarried, whole step thing.
- You're an adult, shouldn't change your life too much.
- I guess you're right.
She and your dad got married when you were little, right?
- Yeah, yeah.
I was nine.
- Wow, that's tough.
I mean, sorry.
Miriam told me he passed away after like two years.
- Yeah, yeah, it was a hard time.
- At least thankfully he had Miriam.
- Yeah.
What about your mom?
- She passed away a few years ago.
My dad has realized he doesn't wanna be alone,
so here we are.
- You and your dad close?
- Yeah, I was even gonna go work for him,
but decided I should try to make it on my own,
at least at first.
- What do you do?
- I work for an engineering firm.
- Like building machines or?
- Architectural.
- That sounds neat.
- It is.
I almost didn't study it 'cause of all the math
and calculations, but stuck with it.
- Good for you, I would've avoided
anything that involves too much math.
- So what do you do?
- Oh I work for an accountant.
- And that's not math.
- No, it's a tax accountant.
I mostly record numbers, data.
It's nothing I really have to stew over.
- You think you're being modest?
- That's our Ashlyn, ever so modest.
Noah, your father's looking for that platter.
- Oh, right.
I'll be right back.
- No rush, we'll finish up here.
You forgot the silverware.
- That was perfect.
- Noah, I'm so impressed.
You'll have to give me your recipe for that marinade.
- Sure.
- Like she ever cooks.
- Look, I know I've said it before,
but I am so glad we're all here.
- I wish we could relax, but we have greater things to do.
- The wedding plans.
- Ah, yes.
- Oh don't begrudge me a little excitement.
- Oh honey, course not.
- How did you two meet?
- They worked together.
- I never heard the full story.
- I've told it so many times.
I thought for sure you'd heard it.
Well, Bruce develops real estate
and I decorated the model homes.
- She has quite the eye.
- Of course I do, I picked you, didn't I?
- Yes you did.
I started a construction company years ago.
Sometime later I got into development.
Mostly residential homes.
There was this home builders convention.
I was drumming up business when Miriam introduced herself.
- It took me decorating three homes
before he had the nerve to ask me out.
- Come on, go easy on me.
You can be quite intimidating.
- Where are you getting married?
- A little church I picked out nearby.
It is the cutest thing.
- We'll have to stop by and make sure
everything is in order.
- When is it?
Next week, Thursday?
- It's next Friday.
- Oh, Ashlyn has been so busy with her schooling.
It's kept her whole focus.
She's hardly thought about the wedding.
- You're going to school and work for an accountant?
- Yes.
- Oh yes, of course and the accountant too.
- That sounds like a lot,
no wonder we haven't seen you all these months.
- My loss.
- We'll make up for it now, won't we?
- Exactly as planned, for us all to be together.
- Bruce asked me to come up with some way
for us to get to know each other better.
So I thought of this game.
It's all about your favorite things.
- So what do we do?
- Okay, you pick a card and you read it.
Favorite food, and then everyone gets one guess
as to what my favorite food is.
Whoever gets it wins the card and goes next.
And if no one gets it, I win the round.
- Wonderful idea Fiona.
Jerry, why don't you go first?
- Fine, favorite sport?
- Oh that's a good one for you.
- Basketball.
- Baseball.
- Going with basketball too.
- Football. - Football.
- That's it.
- I got it first.
Okay, my turn, favorite holiday.
- Christmas. - Christmas.
- Thanksgiving.
- Christmas.
- It's Halloween.
She likes to dress up.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
Let's see.
Favorite hobby that you rarely get to do?
Okay, okay, got it.
- Painting. - Cleaning.
- Reading.
- Okay, Miriam, you've got this.
- Let me think.
Something you like, but rarely do.
You used to love it, but with you being so busy.
- No, I don't know how to crochet.
- I thought I'd get it for sure.
- Noah?
Something you like, but rarely do.
I know what mine would be
so I'll go with that for a shot in the dark, fishing?
- Yes, actually.
- Really?
- Yeah, my dad used to take me
all the time when I was little.
- I fell in love with fly fishing,
but it's hard to find the time.
- I know what you mean.
- Okay, moving on.
Noah, your turn.
- Sure, favorite song?
- Oh, Richard Marks.
"I'll Be Eight Here Waiting For You".
- No, that is very specific though.
And old.
Anyone else?
They'll never get it.
Go ahead dad.
- Clair de Lune, your mother's favorite.
She used to play down the piano.
- How sweet.
- I would've thought you'd be tired,
with all the traveling.
- Maybe, but I have too much to keep up on.
- Did your professors give you a hard time about this trip?
- Yeah, especially since it came up from nowhere.
- It did?
- It snuck up on me.
- So what are you studying?
- Education, I also have an internship
at an elementary school right now.
- Wow, that's a lot.
Anything I can do to help out?
- No, but thanks.
- I'm not just asking to be polite.
Besides, the sooner you get your homework done,
the sooner you can enjoy this trip.
- Well, I do have a test when I get back,
I keep pushing it aside.
- Want me to quiz you?
- Sure.
Here are a few things
I'm pretty sure we'll be on the test.
- Okay.
Still strange, isn't it?
- Yeah, it's a side of her I've never seen before.
- Has been fun giving my dad dating advice though.
Okay, let's see, first question.
- We'll have about 50 guests, just our closest friends.
- Plenty of space.
- Is it too much space?
It's gonna look like no one came.
- I think it's just the right size.
Oh mom, the decorator called about the deposit.
- Sweetheart, it's due tomorrow.
- Yes, I'll take care of it.
Hey, what do you think?
It's nice, good spot for it.
Ashlyn, do you like it?
- I do, it reminds me of the church
my dad and Miriam got married in.
- Did the priest have a problem
with birds being released indoors?
- I've almost got the birds reserved.
- I was thinking,
let's save those for when we drive off after the reception.
- But it's so much more impactful during the ceremony.
- But they're birds inside a church.
Think of the mess.
- I've always wanted to have them at my wedding.
And here's my last chance.
I wonder if you could persuade the priest,
but if you think it's too much, well, I trust your judgment.
- I'll think of something and try my best.
- Thank you.
You are not being very nice.
- What do you mean?
- I don't want Bruce feeling
like you're against this wedding.
- I'm not.
- Then stop being so morose.
Cheer up, he's a good man.
- I think so too.
- Good, then don't ruin this for me.
- Hey everyone, we better hurry.
I have one more stop planned for us.
- Really?
Bruce, what do you have up your sleeve?
- Birds?
- Yeah, I thought it'd be fun, but you hate it.
- Fiona loves animals.
Let's go.
Oh, great idea Bruce.
- Yeah, great.
- Look at that one right there.
- Ah, nice.
- There you go.
- Thank you so much.
- You are welcome.
- All right everybody, why don't we share?
Here you go.
- Here Noah.
I'll share with you.
- Oh, thanks.
Do you want to just hold it yourself or?
- This is fine.
What is this?
- Bird feed.
- My turn.
- Chatty bunch, aren't they?
- Yeah, they're a bit noisy.
All we have to do now is do this and see what happens.
Oh, there we go.
Yes, come on.
- Is it attacking me?
- Oh no, just come over here.
- Look, it's just a bird.
It's okay.
Look, tell you what, you just stay with us
and we will shield you, okay.
- Here, try this.
It's only half full now
but still be enough to entice a bird or two.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- Maybe they're not hungry?
- No, just give it a minute.
I bet they'll come eventually.
Oh, there you go.
Here, hang on, take a look.
- Oh, that is so cool.
Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- Here, your turn next.
- Thank you.
Do you know the names of any of these?
- No, I'm not a bird expert, but they are cute.
- Which one's your favorite?
- There.
- Oh yeah, I can see why,
have blue colors, beautiful.
- Noah dear, Fiona wondered
if you could show her how to feed the birds
with a little more courage.
- Oh, sure.
Any good games on?
- You need to watch yourself.
- Why?
- You're here to be a part of the family.
But don't get too comfortable, like with Noah, for example.
- If you're concerned about Noah,
it should be because of Fiona's behavior.
- Don't put her down.
- I'm not, it was an observation.
- You're here to be smiling and silent.
- You insisted I come.
- Just think about what's at stake.
I thought I already had everything
when I married your father, but our time was cut short.
I wanna be happy again and Bruce makes me happy.
All I ask is that you don't make this family look bad.
And for that, you get your tuition paid for
and a week of family fun, I mean, really,
you should be thanking me.
- Thanks.
- Oh, Ashlyn, there you are.
I was hoping to have a word with you.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
I just helped myself, is that okay?
- Oh, of course it is.
That's not what I wanted to talk about.
Have a seat.
I just wanted to make sure you are okay with all this.
- With?
- Me marrying Miriam.
- Oh.
- I just worried,
I didn't want this to be a hard occasion for you.
- It's not.
- Miriam shared with me how much she struggled raising you
and Fiona and Jerry too.
And how she's afraid she didn't give you
in particular everything you deserved.
- She said that?
- Yeah, look, I can only imagine
how hard it was on you losing one parent
and then losing your father.
And then here comes the replacement.
And even if it is years later,
please whatever you're feeling, it's okay.
And if you wanna talk, I'm here.
- Thanks.
That's unexpected, but very thoughtful of you.
As long as you're both happy, I'm happy.
- Good.
- Hurry everyone, the bakery's expecting us.
- Where are the kids?
That sounded strange.
- They're putting on their shoes.
- Oh, thanks Fiona.
Are you excited?
- Do you blame me?
You only get married once, twice, a handful of times.
- You ready?
- Yeah.
- Where's Ashlyn?
- Studying.
Let's not disturb her, she's so stressed.
- Then she needs a break.
I'm gonna go ask just in case.
Ah, there you are.
Whoa, this room is cozy.
Is it one of the housekeeper rooms?
- I don't know.
- You know there's another room
in the house that's available, right?
- There is?
- Yeah, by Fiona's room.
- Oh, well I am all unpacked and settled in here.
It's fine.
- All right.
Well we're leaving for the cake place.
- The bakery?
- Yes, that.
The wedding bakery or whatever they call it.
Come on, everyone's in the car ready to go.
- Oh, okay.
- Oh, they give samples too.
Oh, this looks delicious.
- Good, good, get me another one.
- New sweetheart.
- Good flavor, little too sweet though.
- I think we need something original.
Something spectacular.
- I hear orange chocolate is in.
- Ew, you might as well make a sweet and sour stir fry cake.
- What about something classic like lemon?
Light, flavorful.
- That's a lovely suggestion.
- She hates it.
- If it were my wedding,
I think fruit would be a great idea.
I love lemon Noah.
- That's good.
What about pistachio?
- Not by itself though,
they need something to spruce it up.
- May I suggest cherry hazelnut?
- Oh.
- And then, I don't know what this is.
If you wanna go.
Oh, I don't think we have to.
I think this one.
- Wish this had more frosting.
- Really?
- Yeah, I prefer a one-to-one ratio of cake to frosting.
- That sounds.
- Delicious. - Horrifying.
You can't taste a cake with all that sugar.
- Well that's why you also have fillings.
- That part sounds good.
- What flavors do you like, chocolate or vanilla?
- That basic, vanilla then,
because you can pair it with a lot of other flavors.
- Yeah, like what?
- Passion fruit.
- Oh, fancy.
- I first discovered it when I moved out on my own.
- In that case, you should try the passion fruit cream cake.
- Okay, thanks.
- That sounds delicious.
- Wow, okay.
Yeah, I'm usually more of a chocolate guy.
This is amazing, here.
- Oh wow, sorry.
- Here, try it.
- Okay.
- Yeah, yeah, that's really good.
- Good.
- Could I get this in a to-go box?
- Oh, this won't do, Ashlyn,
clean out the pool, will you?
I need to work off all that cake.
- Isn't there a?
- There should be one of those long net things.
Find it, will you?
- Hey guys, tomorrow I was thinking we go deep sea fishing.
It's supposed to be great here.
And it seems we have some fishermen, women.
- That sounds awesome.
Maybe we'll catch something decent and make that our dinner.
- Bruce, you know I'm not one for fishing.
- I know, I keep hoping.
What about you Jerry?
- What?
- Will you join us tomorrow, fishing?
- Oh, sure.
- Great will Fiona wanna join us?
- Fiona takes after me, she won't stomach fishing.
- Ashlyn, you're in, right?
- Sure, I'd love to go.
- So four of us, great.
I'll call the charter, let them know.
- Well come on, the pool won't clean itself.
- Okay.
- Why are you all going fishing tomorrow?
- Bruce's idea.
I wanna go.
- No you don't.
- Well, I don't wanna be left behind.
I'm the wedding planner anyway, Bruce should have asked me.
- Just because you're the wedding planner
doesn't mean you have a say
in everything we do before the actual wedding.
- Why did it have to be fishing?
- Some tradition of his.
- Gross.
- Then stay.
- Why didn't you convince them to do something else?
Water skiing, snorkeling.
- Would you stop your yammering?
I'm busy.
- What's with you?
- It hasn't been a good day for me.
- Like it matters.
- What would you know?
I'm trying to accomplish something here.
- Whatever, sports are dumb anyway.
- Fishing's a sport.
- Hardly.
- Go bug mom,
I'm sure she'll take you shopping or something.
- Typical.
- No signal?
- So much from my international plan.
- Probably too far out from any cell tower.
- Lame.
- How much did you lose?
- How do you know I lost?
- Just a guess.
- Doesn't matter.
I'll win it back in some other games tonight.
- So, what do you think of all this bonding?
- It's been good.
- All right, spit it out.
I know you had your reservations about this trip.
- It's the risk of awkward conversations that gets me,
well that paired with the knowledge
we're gonna be bound with the family.
- Thought you liked Miriam.
- I do, she seems nice,
but my only interactions with her
have been a dinner or a holiday here or there.
- Are you all right with her?
- Yeah, yeah.
- As long as I don't have to call her mom.
- And the others?
- That's where the awkward comes from.
My future siblings or I'm step siblings.
- Everyone takes some getting used to.
- At least we're not growing up together
and sharing the same house once you get married.
I don't think I can handle Fiona all the time.
- She is character.
- Jerry seems a little consumed.
He's hard to figure out.
Ashlyn's nice, sharp.
- Easy to see they're not blood related, huh?
- She has a lot more sense than the other two.
- I'm glad you're giving them a chance at least.
Nice cast, Ashlyn.
- Thanks.
- You mentioned you used to go fishing with your dad.
- Yeah, yeah, he used to take us to a lake
not too far from our house.
Little different from here, but always fun.
Just the two of us in a cooler
filled with soda and peanut butter sandwiches.
- What did you catch?
- Carp, Trout here and there and plenty of trees.
- Which do you like better, lake or open ocean?
- I'll let you know when I catch something.
- I like your confidence.
- Jerry, you fish much?
- A few times.
Fishing competitions.
- Deep sea?
- Not like this.
- A little tight still here, but divine.
- I swear the seamstress
tucked this in instead of letting it out.
This lighting makes me look so pale.
- Oh, shush, you're fine.
- You look pretty, mom.
- Thank you.
Oh, just a few more days.
Can barely wait, our new life.
- Hey mom, Bruce and Noah are close, aren't they?
- Oh yes, I think so.
- So we'll be seeing him a lot.
- Noah, yes, probably.
- Good.
- Do you have a crush already?
- He's gorgeous, you can't blame me for noticing.
- I suppose not.
I'm not sure Noah will see you
as more than a sibling for a while.
- Why not?
- Well, this is all new for him,
as it is for you, with the wedding,
no one is thinking of anything else.
Give it time.
- I'm trying but Ashlyn keeps getting in the way.
- Does she?
- They're out fishing together now as it is.
- With Bruce and Jerry, it's hardly a date.
- I don't know what anyone sees in her anyway.
- One thing about Ashlyn that will always be true
is she's easy to overlook.
Besides, she has her classes and her teaching dreams.
Keep her focused on that
and she won't give Noah any encouragement.
- Jerry, you've got something.
- Oh, let's see, Jerry the pole.
- You okay?
- I don't feel so good.
- Did you take some motion sickness pills?
- No.
- Here, maybe this will help.
- If I throw up, I'm aiming at you.
- Charming.
- Here, look, take some sips.
Not too much all at once.
All right, let's bring in this fish.
Oh yeah, Noah, you want to do the honors?
- What about Ashlyn?
- What?
- Here, reel in the fish, will you?
- Okay, sure.
Oh wow, oh, it's strong.
- You can do this.
If it's fighting you good, just reel it in it spurts.
- I don't wanna lose it.
- Even if you do, there's plenty of fish in the sea.
- Never heard that said so literally it.
I wonder how big it is.
- Can't see it yet.
Every fish I've ever caught
has felt like a 200 pound Marlon.
The surface is an eight pound bass.
- Oh.
- All right, you got it.
- I wonder what kind of fish it is.
- I once caught a snake fish.
- What?
- Predator fish, breathe air.
Big creepy teeth.
- What did you do with it?
- Well, I went to go throw it back in
because there no way I was eating it and it bit me.
- Was it serious?
- No, but it freaked me out.
- Oh.
- Oh, that's all right.
You got it, keep going.
Just keep it steady, steady.
- Okay, okay.
All right, I got it.
All right, try to bring it in closer
so I can get a better look.
Oh wow.
- What, is it a snake fish?
- No, but it's big.
- That must be why my arms are tiring up.
- You got this.
Look a little closer, here.
There it is.
- Oh, nice catch Ashlyn.
- Never caught a fish that big before.
- Well done.
- Thanks.
- It was my pole.
- Hello?
Anyone hungry?
- You're back.
- Yeah, with quite the catch.
Ashlyn reeled it in.
- Oh, that's wonderful.
- I'll get this all cleaned up.
- I'll get the grill ready.
- Great.
- Do we have any Pepto or something?
- Oh, you certainly smell like your prey.
- It was worth it though, right, Jerry?
The water was pretty rough today.
- I'm glad you made it back safe then.
Oh, Ashlyn, why don't you go grab some medicine for Jerry.
Oh, and I left my shoes for the wedding at the shop in town.
Go get those two.
- Sure, just let me get cleaned up first.
- No, the shop will close soon, I need you to go now.
- Can't you and Fiona do it?
- You've had your day of fun while Fiona
and I have been preparing everything for the wedding.
The least you could do is run a couple simple errands.
- Dinner's ready.
- Smells wonderful.
- Yeah, I'm starving.
Where's Ashlyn and Jerry?
- Jerry I'm afraid is concerned
dinner might not agree with him yet.
He's resting in his bedroom
and Ashlyn is running an errand,
getting him some medicine, you know?
- That's nice of her.
Let's wait then until she gets back.
- I'll call and see how close she is, okay?
- Sure.
- Ashlyn, everything okay there?
Oh, good.
Well, dinner is ready, but we didn't wanna eat without you.
Are you sure?
All right, we'll save you a plate.
We can go ahead.
- Okay, let's eat.
- Dinner was delicious, Fiona, thanks.
- And I'm telling you it's a mistake.
I can fund my accounts if you just let me clear this up.
No, don't shut it down.
This is my business, okay.
That's ridiculous.
I'm telling you, this will all be sorted out
and yeah, yeah, I can do that.
Okay, just don't close it down, thanks.
- Hey Jerry.
- Hey, man, what's up?
- Everything okay?
- Yeah, just work, you know.
No biggie, it's fine.
- You wanna play a game of pool?
- Maybe later.
- Okay.
- I want tropical colors, but tasteful.
- Tasteful, how big is my bouquet gonna be?
- Smaller than mine.
Maybe using some of these as key parts of the bouquet.
Ashlyn, write these down already.
- Okay.
- How about this one?
- No.
- Okay then, for my bouquet.
- No, we should be matching.
- Hello, you need some flowers?
- Bouquets.
- For a wedding.
- Ah, congratulations.
- Thank you.
- How many?
- Two bouquets.
One for me, the bride and one for the bridesmaid.
- Okay, great.
Let me go see if there are some options.
- Will I need one?
- No, you're not a bridesmaid, are you?
- I guess not.
- Oh, we should get one of those flower things for Jerry.
- Oh, and Bruce and Noah, I'm glad you reminded me.
- Is Jerry a groomsman?
- I'm having him walk me down the aisle.
Noah will be Bruce's groomsman.
- So what am I gonna be doing?
- Oh, you'll be sitting in the back
for all the late comers
and you'll usher them to the best seat.
- Someone has to do it, it makes sense to be you.
Now I like these, Ashlyn, write these down already.
- You okay?
- Just fine.
- A lot of fines going around today.
You, Jerry.
- Jerry?
- He seemed a little upset earlier too.
- I don't know what's bothering Jerry.
- Oh.
- What's bothering you then?
- It's nothing I can't handle.
- Is it like guy troubles or?
Yeah, sorry, felt strange as I was saying it.
- No, no, it's not guy troubles.
I don't have anyone back home.
- Oh.
- Do you?
- Not anymore.
- But there was someone?
- Yeah, she had an overseas opportunity,
kind of a dream job scenario.
And she left.
- I'm sorry, do you miss her?
- I did for a long time.
She didn't really talk to me about it,
said goodbye and that was it.
- Oh.
- Yeah, it's nice to feel loved.
- There.
- Presentable?
- Always.
- Oh, there you are.
I was wanting to take the family for a nice dinner tonight.
How soon before you can be ready?
- About 10 minutes.
- Maybe a little longer for Ashlyn.
I'll hurry.
- Wear something nice.
- I will.
Where'd it go?
- Oh, new shirt, it's nice.
- Oh, thanks.
- Let's go.
- In a minute, Ashlyn's still changing.
- I can't go tonight.
- Why ever not?
- Something happened with my computer.
My paper's gone and it's due tomorrow.
- Ashlyn, I'm so sorry.
- Oh yes, that is unfortunate.
- You still have to eat.
- He's right.
Come along and we'll get you back as quick as we can.
- Oh, but we're celebrating.
I don't want us to rush.
- It's not a problem.
- No, no, you shouldn't change anything for me,
I'll be fine.
- Are you sure that it's gone?
- Yeah, I must have not saved it right or something.
- You should be more careful.
- I can stay and help you.
- No, no, you should go.
You'll just be watching me type.
- But you missed dinner with us last night.
Is there anything we can do to help?
- Not that I can think of, but thank you.
- It'll be all right.
- Yeah, thanks.
- Come on Noah, let's go.
- My dear friend had to cancel coming to the wedding.
Her husband tore his ALC or something playing tennis.
- Is that Donna?
- No, Hannah.
You know what this means though?
- We have to revisit the seating chart.
- Yes.
- I can help.
- Tomorrow.
Let's just enjoy tonight.
Speaking of.
- Oh, Bruce, you didn't.
- I got you a little something special.
- You already did.
- More of a keepsake for all the memories
we'll have after we're married.
But this is to help us always remember
our time here together on the island.
- Oh, it's beautiful.
- I'm glad you like it.
- Oh.
Oh, come on now let's order before I start tearing up.
- So, what are you getting?
- I'm not sure, you.
- I'm thinking a salad.
Wanna share a dessert with me?
- Haven't thought that far ahead.
What about Ashlyn?
- What about her?
- What would she like?
- I don't know, cup-a-soup or something.
- Have we all had enough time to decide what to order?
- Yes, I think so.
Please start here with Miriam.
- I'm still debating.
- In that case, please start with Fiona
and we'll have made up our minds
by the time you get around the table.
- I'll have the steak salad here and a side of fries.
- And you?
- I'll have the chicken with the pasta.
Oh, and one more thing.
Can I order another meal?
Same thing, but if you'll box it up to go please.
- Certainly.
- Thanks.
- Okay, keep going.
- How's the paper coming?
- Oh, hi, it's actually easier rewriting it
than it was the first time, although.
- You wish you didn't have to write it twice,
no matter what.
- Exactly.
- Hungry?
- Yes, actually.
- It's nice outside right now.
You want to eat out there away from your computer?
- Sure.
Thank you.
This is exactly what I needed.
- You're welcome.
So what's this paper of yours about?
- Oh, it's about child development theory
intersecting with age appropriate learning.
There are a bunch of different studies I've pulled from,
it's probably the most technical thing
I've had to write, but I hope it works.
- Sounds very scientific.
- Yeah, I'll be glad when I finish it again.
- Did you always wanna be a teacher?
- No, actually I didn't know what I wanted to do
for a while, but I figured it out
a few years after high school.
- What changed?
- I ran into one of my old teachers and she was great.
She helped me through some hard times.
I just kept thinking that I wanna do that.
Be that person for a kid who needs someone who understands.
- That's very admirable.
Did I tell you my mother was a teacher?
- No, I didn't know that.
- Music, so not quite what you're gonna do, but.
- Was it piano?
- Yeah, you remembered, that and violin.
- Do you play?
- A little bit of piano.
I was a pretty stubborn kid about practicing.
So my mom told me I had to be taught
by someone else for it to work.
I think I missed out on how great of a teacher she was.
- Was her passing unexpected?
- Yeah, I think it always is to an extent.
She'd been sick for a while,
but we thought she was getting better
and she took a turn for the worse,
all these complications, and it was over.
- That sounds really hard,
having that hope and then losing her.
- It was.
- Did your dad ever think
about getting married again sooner?
- Maybe.
There were some pretty awkward times
when he started dating again.
I mean, some of the stories he would tell me.
My guess is that it wasn't the right time.
He was expanding his business.
Maybe it was a matter of finding the right person.
- I always wonder about that, the right one.
- Yeah, maybe it seems strange
when we've both lost parents remarrying and all.
- I don't have too much life experience
in love and marriage,
but I hope that even the second time around,
we still aim to find that right person.
- Come in, what is it?
- I need to talk to you.
- What's wrong?
- I had some bad tips on some games this week.
- How much is it this time?
- 30K.
- Oh my.
- Mom.
- I've tried to be supportive,
but at some point you have to stop lying to yourself.
What you're doing isn't the way to make it in your life.
- I can earn it back
but my trading accounts were suspended.
- Don't you mean gambling accounts?
What do you want me to do about it?
- Talk to Bruce.
- Oh, Jerry, I can't do that.
I won't, maybe I can lend you something.
- The money was yours.
- What?
- The 30,000 you had me co-sign on an account
in case anything ever happened to you and I.
- And you used it as your own personal piggy bank.
- I'm sorry.
- Sorry doesn't pay me back.
- I know, but if we ask Bruce.
- When, before the wedding,
when he learns about your wasteful habit
or after when he'll feel like I lied to him.
- The second one.
I really am sorry.
I didn't know what else to do.
- You stay quiet.
We just have to get through this week and the wedding.
I'll tell him.
- My paper.
Okay, just the last bit.
Yeah, that works.
Attach file and send.
- My cousin decided to come last minute
so we could swap him in his plus one with your friend.
- Good.
Now, do you think we should increase
the numbers for the catering?
They always give such stingy servings
and I don't want anyone to go hungry.
- I think it'll be fine as is.
- Maybe I should ask Fiona to call about it just in case.
- Mom, this is so much better, isn't it?
- Yes, lovely.
Oh, good morning, sleepy head.
- Ashlyn, did you finish your paper?
- Yes, all done.
- That's great news.
- Miriam, can I talk to you for a moment?
- Of course, girl talk, I guess, well?
- I was wondering what you wanted me
to wear for the wedding.
- It doesn't matter.
Any one of your dresses will do.
- I didn't bring any dresses.
- Well, that was silly of you.
- I figured you'd have one for me,
at least to match your wedding colors.
- Well, you figured wrong.
Why would I squander my money like that?
It's just one day.
And remember, you'll be helping seat the guests.
It doesn't matter what you wear.
- Hang on, don't you think Bruce will find it odd
that you're basically excluding me from the wedding party?
I mean, think about the photos.
- Don't try to manipulate me.
You always felt you were due something as a child.
Why can't I have this or that?
- It's not about the dress and you know it.
If you don't want me here,
I'm more than happy to leave right now.
I have nothing to lose.
- And I don't appreciate being threatened.
- It's not a threat.
It's the truth,
which you should be more afraid of than I am.
- Try this on for truth then, you leave and stop behaving,
you don't get a dime from me for your tuition.
And of course with you leaving I'll have to explain why.
- That'll only hurt you more.
- I've already shared with Bruce
how troubled you were growing up.
Who do you think he's going to believe when I tell him
you got upset over nothing and left us all?
And what would dear Noah think
if he learned you came here only for the promise of money.
- Ashlyn, mind if I tag along?
My dad said, you're going into town.
My earbuds died and I needed a new pair for the flight home.
- I have some shopping to do, I might be a while.
- That's okay, I've got time.
- Okay.
- Here we are.
- Great, you wanna come with me?
I should be pretty quick in the electronic shop.
- Oh, I don't wanna slow you down.
I'll just meet you somewhere.
- Okay, where will you be, I'll come find you.
- Just one of these clothing shops.
- Okay, see you in a few minutes.
Hey, I'm back.
- Great, I'm almost done.
- What are you looking for?
- Oh, nothing.
I mean something, obviously.
I'll know it when I see it.
- Okay.
- There, that's all I need.
- Don't you wanna try it on?
- I'm sure it'll fit fine.
- What's the occasion anyway?
- Oh, it's.
- What, it not for the wedding, right?
- Is it?
- Sort of.
- What about the bridesmaid dresses
and the fittings and all that?
I saw Fiona parading around in hers the other day.
- They couldn't make a dress in time.
My measurements, I mean, they didn't have them.
- Well, even Jerry and I have matching vests
and ties for the wedding.
- I like this better.
- Okay, well if you're gonna get a dress,
can I at least suggest one you like a little more?
Let's see here.
How about this?
What do you think?
- Yeah.
- Okay and how about this one?
- Yeah, yeah, I like them.
- You wanna try them on?
- Okay, I'll be right back.
Is this one fancy enough?
- You're, it's beautiful on you.
- So you think it's okay.
- More than okay.
I think it's perfect, truly.
- Okay.
Thank you for coming and for your opinion.
- Anytime.
- There you are.
I've been looking everywhere for you Noah.
- I better go hang this up so it doesn't get you wrinkled.
- So, tide's coming in and the waves are perfect
for body surfing, you in?
- Have you seen my dad?
- Inside somewhere.
- Great, thanks.
Can I get one of those?
- Sure.
Need it with this heat, right?
- You should try the pool.
- Good idea, what a view.
- Yeah.
Hey, dad, there's something that's been bothering me.
- What?
- Have you noticed how Ashlyn
is treated differently than Jerry and Fiona?
- Not really.
But I think it'd be hard for me
to not subconsciously favor you even after I get married.
- No, it's more than just favoring.
I mean, I mean, think about it.
She's given the smallest room in the house.
One that I think is for a caretaker,
even when there's an empty, nicer room available,
she's always the one to clean up while Jerry
and Fiona and even Miriam do nothing.
- Noah, that's not fair.
This is a vacation after all.
- For everyone but Ashlyn,
even the way they act around each other,
some of the things they say,
there's this tension and almost fear.
- You sure?
- Do you know where we were this afternoon?
- No.
- A dress shop.
Ashlyn was buying her own dress because Miriam
didn't even get her something to match the wedding party.
- No, I'm sure there's an explanation.
Maybe we're looking at this all wrong.
- I don't know how else to see it.
- Is there another reason you're so concerned?
Look, I've noticed how you look at her.
- So?
- Is it possible that's affecting your judgment?
- No.
No, that's not it.
- You sure, you do seem to seek her out?
- Yeah, I'd like to think
that no matter what I felt for her,
I'd say something about what I've seen.
- Noah.
- I saw you and Noah, where'd you go?
- What do you want, Fiona?
- I want you to be careful.
We don't want you scaring them off.
- I'm the last one who'd do that.
- If you ruin this with your pathetic feelings for Noah,
mom will be furious.
- Thanks for the warning.
Isn't there another spot on this beach you can go to?
- Look, mom needs this marriage to happen with,
Jerry's debts and using all her money.
It's the only way.
- What did you say?
- Bruce can make it all go away.
He'd set us up for life.
And maybe that would extend to you too.
So watch it.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- How was the beach?
- It was sandy.
- Huh, that good, huh?
- Yeah, you okay?
- Wanna get outta here,
do something that will cheer us up.
- Yes, please.
You lay a soft hand on my hardened heart
Always keeping me from falling apart
- Sorry, is it too windy for you?
- I love it.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
Save me, save me
Save me, save me
Stay with me till I'm strong enough
To start over, over
Save me, save me
Save me, save me
You'll always be every answer to my prayers
Baby save me
How do you find these places?
Have you been here before?
- I just did some research.
I like the way that this place looked
in the photos I saw online with cliffs.
Maybe it's the architecture of it.
- Can you really call it that when it's like nature made?
- Why not?
A lot of architecture's inspired by nature.
- Do you design a lot of buildings?
- Not so much.
Mostly make sure things are following building codes
and strong enough in the designs.
- So nothing falls apart.
- Yep.
- It's not glamorous, but it's kind of important.
- Do you ever wanna design?
- Yeah, yeah.
It's not my forte yet, but one day, who knows?
- Well, it's good to have dreams.
- I think it's cool that you do.
- Yeah.
- I'm so sure about Fiona though, or Jerry.
- Jerry wants to be successful,
which to him means being rich and Fiona,
I'm not quite sure she's settled
on what she wants to do in life.
- So what was it like growing up with the Vanderbilts?
- Actually Vanderbilt is my last name
or my dad's, Miriam always liked it.
She thought it made her seem wealthy and important.
- Wow.
Did you get along with Jerry and Fiona?
- Sometimes.
- What about Miriam?
- There were some hard times.
It was difficult, I guess.
- Did you ever wish things were different?
- Of course, I mean, who wouldn't?
But I like to think that I'm stronger
in the long run because of everything.
- You are.
Okay, your turn to drive.
- Really?
- Oh, Jerry, we're making a nice dinner
for everyone tonight.
- We?
- It's a way to celebrate before the wedding.
Only two more days.
- Great.
- Oh, there you are.
We need to go to the grocery store.
- Okay.
- Jerry, grab the car keys, we'll leave soon.
- Me too, what about Fiona?
- She wants to spend some time with Noah.
- This better not take too long. I got work to do.
- Let's stop pretending that's true.
Ashlyn, when we get back,
I need you to cook the veggies
and bake the rolls and dessert, Ashlyn.
- How were you ever planning to pay for my tuition
when you have Jerry's gambling debt?
- You were gonna pay for her tuition?
- You have a lot of nerve.
- You didn't answer my question.
- And I don't have to.
- Do you even love Bruce,
or is he just a bank account to you?
- Get out.
- How could you lie to me?
- I didn't.
I was going to pay for your tuition.
- You were?
- And now?
- Things change.
- No, no, they're the same as always.
- Can you show me how to hold this?
- I already did that.
- I mean, how to hit it.
- I did that too.
Just try your best and take a shot.
- Whoops.
Guess you'll have to teach me again.
We're back.
- Need any help?
- No, no.
You relax, we'll take care of it all.
- Is Ashlyn outside?
- No.
- Well, where is she?
- We had a little argument.
She stayed in town to cool off.
- Is everything all right?
- It will be.
- What did you do?
- Noah.
- It's Ashlyn's fault,
she just wants to use Bruce for his money.
Mom found out and confronted her.
- That doesn't sound like her.
- All she cares about is finding someone
to pay off her tuition.
- Miriam?
- I'm sorry Bruce.
I thought we could keep this side of her away from you.
- Well, this is certainly unexpected.
- Dad.
- Why don't we just try and set this aside for now.
Fiona, Jerry, come help in the kitchen.
- Not now.
- Ashlyn, are you all right?
- I'm fine.
- Where have you been?
- It doesn't matter.
- Listen, while you were gone, Miriam said some things.
- What else is new?
- I don't believe her, but you should know what's going on.
- I think that'll only make me more upset.
- What happened?
- I need to go, but thanks for caring.
- Where do you think you're going?
- The airport, then home.
- No, you'll stay.
- Why?
To sell the lie that we're some happy family,
to help you pretend that you've treated me
like anything close to your own child.
You would've been better with a cardboard cutout.
- Maybe I should have ordered one.
You love to act like you've had such a hard life.
I don't think you realize how lucky you are.
- Lucky?
I guess I have been in some ways.
I left my home, my father's home,
and I've made a life for myself.
It's not perfect, but it's mine.
And then you just had to have me come along.
Did you only want me here
so you can make me feel small again?
- Oh, spare me.
- I should have known better
than to think you'd ever really help me, pay my tuition,
why would you ever do that when you've never spent a dime
of your own or my father's money on me before?
Now, with Jerry's gambling,
you expect Bruce to bail both of you out.
- We had a deal.
- Which you broke.
- I owe you nothing.
- Your father chose me Ashlyn, for better or for worse,
that means something.
- No, it doesn't.
Maybe if he was still here, things would've been different.
But the moment he was gone, you showed your true colors.
- You only see your perspective.
- I've tried to see yours for years
and the only thing I can think of
is that you just can't help putting me down
so you can stand a little higher.
- We should talk.
All this time, you've spoken of her
as if she were a real daughter to you.
What else was a lie?
Nothing, you weren't there.
- I wish I had been.
What's worse is you don't even see
what you've done is being wrong.
- Listen, everything will be just fine.
I know how your dad can apologize
and mom will totally forgive him.
- He's not the one that needs to apologize.
I'll talk to him.
He can figure out another way to pay for it.
Miriam, I'm not worried about Jerry or the money.
It's you and your manipulative schemes.
- Dad?
- Do you see my keys?
Ashlyn went to the airport.
- She did?
- Let's go find her.
- What are the other options for changing the ticket?
How much is that?
What about the later flight?
- Ashlyn.
- I'm so sorry, can I call you back?
Thanks, Noah?
- Don't go.
- I don't think I can stay.
- Please, let's go somewhere and talk.
- I should've told you about Miriam.
- It's your past, maybe it's none of my business.
I can at least understand
why it would've been hard for you to share anything.
- Still, I shouldn't have come
just for her promise of help with my tuition.
- Glad you did.
Wouldn't have met you if you hadn't.
That should have been my first clue.
Never meeting you.
Miriam always had an excuse.
I'm sorry I didn't see, even Noah noticed.
I just didn't want to think she could have been
such a different person than I thought.
- What will happen now?
- I don't know.
It's made me doubt if Miriam ever really loved me,
but the house is paid for for a few more days.
Noah and I plan to stay and make the most of this.
I hope you'll stay too.
- Thank you.
- Should we head back to the villa?
- Let's.
- Bruce, I saw the way Miriam talked to you
and how she looked at you.
I've never seen her so, I think she does love you.
- Maybe she does, but without trust,
I don't think love is enough.
- Bruce.
- I'm gonna head to bed.
- Goodnight.
Goodnight, Miriam.
- I apologize for being so last minute,
but we're gonna have to cancel.
- Thanks Pastor for understanding.
At least this way,
you don't have to worry about any doves in the church.
Okay, bye-bye.
- I appreciate it, thanks.
- You two look busy.
- Yeah, we've been calling people
all morning to let them know the wedding's off,
the guests, the caterer, the church, the decorator.
- Anything I can do to help?
- We've got it covered.
- So where's Miriam?
- Packing.
- What do you want?
- You're leaving.
- Yes, happy?
- None of this makes me happy.
- Too late for take backs.
- I guess so.
- I need to finish packing, in silence if you don't mind.
Our flight leaves soon.
- Fine.
There's a lot that neither one of us
can take back or change.
And even if we could, I don't know if you'd want to,
but if you did, I'd be okay with that.
I'd want to let it all go.
- The car's here.
- Take care Noah.
- You can call you know, anytime.
- Oh, okay.
- Bye Fiona, Jerry.
- Let's go.
- Well, we don't wanna be late.
- Miriam.
- Bye Bruce.
- Hey, how are you feeling?
- I don't know, trying to figure that out.
Don't want them to hate me, but can't control that either.
- You're too sweet to hate.
You know, ever since the first day we met,
I couldn't help but wanna be around you.
- Me?
- Look at all that you've done,
all that you're working towards.
You inspire me and you deserve to succeed and be happy.
- Thanks, that's really nice of you, but.
- What?
- I don't want anyone's pity.
- Ashlyn, I don't feel anything like pity for you.
I care about you and admire you,
and I'm falling in love with you.
- You are?
- I be crazy not to.
Is is that okay?
- Yes.
Yes, that's more than okay.
I've never felt like I could be honest
about who I am or my life,
to be me without waiting for someone to put me down.
Until now.
- You're amazing, you know that?
- So are you.
- Well, one benefit of the baker's no return policy is this.
- Nice.
- Noah, help me hand this out.
- There you go.
- Yes, and in this heat we better eat it quickly.
- Thank you.
- So should we just go for it then?
- Yeah, it's my cake isn't it?
- Yes it is.
So what are we celebrating here?
- To the future, with all sorts of possibilities.
- I like that.
- To the future.
- That's good.
Great, I'm going from groom to third wheel.