Creative Control (2015) Movie Script

- Good morning, David!
- Hi, Jamie.
- It's Becky.
- Becky. I'm so sorry.
That's okay.
What's up? You get any sleep last night?
- I feel like shit.
- Me, too, man. I think I'm still drunk.
I think I might shit my pants, too.
Make sure you do that
during the presentation.
- Can I have a moment?
- Sorry, princess.
- You're late. Let's go.
- I know.
- I redid the layout.
- Why? The layout was perfect.
You're really throwing
that word around a lot lately.
Hollis, why aren't you this funny
when you're writing copy?
I'm pretty sure you're only allowed to tell me
how to do my job if you show up on time.
That's like a privilege, not a right.
- It's ten after.
- I'm really sorry.
You don't need your phone.
How do I...
Eyes, connect to overhead.
- Oh, you're a fucking genius.
- No, I'm just younger than you.
Is my hand shaking?
- I can't find anything.
- It's in your hand.
You just pinch the one that you want.
Oh, cool.
I'm like an old wino.
I don't know why I do this to myself.
- Because you're running in fear.
- Reny. Quiet.
I'm gonna puke on you, David.
Button your top button.
Don't fuck this up.
Inhale. And exhale.
And right leg into the sky. Stretch it up.
And now, bending at the knee,
stacking the hips.
Stretching it out again up to the sky.
Now bring it through
and between your hands.
Now interlace your hands behind your back
and come up to a high lunge.
We're expanding our awareness, yes?
Now bringing your back foot to the ground,
arms overhead.
Warrior One.
Make sure that your hips
are facing the front of the room.
If you have to widen your stance
a little bit, that's fine,
but make sure
your back foot is in total contact.
Billy, your foot isn't in contact.
There you go.
At any given moment, there are
a million things vying for our attention.
That's better. Do you feel that?
So, where do we let our attention fall?
Warrior Two.
Good, good. A little more sex, please.
All right, scream, girls.
Bigger than feels natural.
Big, big, big, big! More sex.
Yeah, we got it, we got it. We got it.
How old are these girls, Wim?
They have pimples.
- Are we going back to charcoal number two?
- I don't know. What do you think?
Well, I don't really notice a difference.
I know. Me, too.
Well, we were saying,
"Why not get both," right?
So we have the option?
No, but what he's saying is
that there's no difference between the two.
Like, on camera. Right, Wim?
- Hey. Taking a break?
- Yeah.
- Yeah? What's your name again?
- Casey.
Casey. Okay, so, Casey,
your shit's not really working, is it?
- So, let's change it up.
- What?
And you're fucked up on mimosas,
or something? So, that's a problem.
Excuse me?
I'm saying don't show up
to work for me fucked up. Ever.
Shit barely works as it is. Barely works.
Let's try it again.
Yeti, loving you.
Loving what you're doing.
Damsel, damn. Casey!
Look at you, Case, you big slugger,
stepping to that plate! Yeah!
Okay, that's great.
You're giving Bobb-o a boner over here.
- Total boner, ladies.
- Hold that, hold that.
Got it.
When I started this company, I had
a vision that we could enhance real life
with a magical layer in front of it.
In order to pull off that technology,
it has to be fully immersive.
And to be immersive,
it has to be seamless.
The problem with the existing technologies
and what we've worked so hard
to innovate past
is that it doesn't actually seem real.
In my opinion, Augmenta is the first,
actually convincing,
augmented reality system.
Your competition, at this point,
is basically a household name.
More than household, it's ubiquitous.
Yeah. And that name signifies
something that's new, that works,
that people better know about.
And Augmenta means...
What the fuck is Augmenta?
Well, we have the only open-source
AR operating system that's not insignificant.
Totally true, and I really like it.
But I don't know how we market that.
Let's talk about
what your competitor does.
They sell distraction.
It's lightsabers,
it's AR drinking games...
It's picking up chicks
with a face scanner.
Or, like, sentimental crap.
Transatlantic father-son guitar lessons.
And they're playing Hey Jude,
which is, I mean, come on...
Yeah, it's nerdy. And maybe they know that
and maybe they don't.
But either way, they don't care
and they're not concerned
because they know that they have
built-in market recognition
and they know that they're reliable
on the OS end.
- They're not.
- But the sad reality is,
you've got a boner
for the newest face-computer.
What are you gonna do?
You're gonna buy it from the establishment.
Okay, so that's the problem.
How do we address it?
Let's change the whole conversation.
Instead of talking about
what the technology can do for you,
let's talk about
what you can do with the technology.
We feel really strongly about this.
Augmenta is not Main Street.
It's Bedford Avenue.
David. What does that mean in reality?
In reality it means
they're all out there masturbating.
We're here actually fucking.
Augmenta is not a toy.
It's an extremely powerful, creative tool.
So, this is our approach.
We give a pair to a genius-level creative.
We let them play around with it,
we see what comes back.
We might have a new art form on our hands.
Not that we care about art.
We give a shit about
selling your magic glasses, though.
Okay, so if not some nerd, then who?
Somebody worth learning about.
So, there's an opportunity here
to engage people's imaginations.
Put them in the role of creator,
rather than just consumer.
The great thing about going with Reggie
is there's so many different sides to him.
It's music, technology,
a philosophy, comedy, totally on trend.
Philosophy is on trend?
I mean, Reggie's a wizard.
He's gonna come up
with ideas for the interface
you guys never even thought of.
What do you think?
It's super interesting.
Go get the champagne.
- Here you go, your very own pair.
- Wow, thanks.
- They want us to get real intimate with them.
- Okay.
What's the matter with you?
You were amazing in there.
You should be doing a victory lap
around the office, high on cocaine.
Those guys are just a little intense.
- Yeah, well, big leagues, big money.
- Right.
- Okay?
- Yes.
All right, I need you to get me treatments
on all the fucking bells and whistles
on this thing, okay?
- No problem.
- All the top apps. And I need it tonight.
- You got that? Beautiful.
- Yeah.
Shit, what about Phalinex?
Fuck Phalinex, all right? Do this first.
I hate Phalinex. I hate it.
It'll be the last pharma stuff
you'll ever have to do, okay? I promise.
You said that last time.
Look, I know you're dying
to hack these glasses, okay?
So, just get me the copy,
make sure I see it before it goes out,
and make sure you fry it.
I've got a great idea.
Why don't you write the copy,
since you write
for a for a 7th grade level naturally?
Okay. I gotta go
or I'm gonna get divorced, all right?
You were incredible in there,
okay? Superlative.
Exemplary. Give me a pound,
let's blow up this rock.
Scott, you're the worst.
You're my favorite customer.
- I hate you.
- I love you.
Welcome, David.
What are you doing here?
- Can you watch this stuff for a second?
- Sure.
- Thanks.
- Okay.
- You have another one of those?
- Yeah.
Thank you.
- Thanks. Walk with me.
- Okay.
Hey, maybe don't tell Juliette
I was smoking.
- Not that it would come up, I just...
- No problem.
What's with the bags?
You're delivering drugs now,
or what's going on?
No, returns.
For this job I'm on,
and they keep bitching about cab fare,
so now I'm schlepping it
all over the place.
That sucks.
Yeah, I hate this job, but...
Scan complete.
- Things are really slow right now.
- Yeah.
When did you get glasses?
No, I'm just mildly near-sighted.
Weren't you doing a thing
with African prints?
Yeah, but we're barely breaking even
and I want to get my own studio.
I'm just... I'm like
really terrible with money.
Would you ever want to do
something at Homunculus?
I mean, the people are the absolute worst,
but the money's actually really good.
- Seriously?
- Yeah. I can throw your hat in the ring.
Shit. You know what,
that would be amazing. Thank you.
Cool. Yeah, no problem.
So, why don't you move in with Wim
if money's an issue?
- Why do you say that?
- No, I just mean you would save on rent.
I don't know. I guess I just never thought
of myself as the kind of girlfriend
who was always like hanging around.
I mean, you like living with Juliette.
I didn't mean...
You know, it's weird. You would think
when you live with somebody
you would get to know them really well.
But I feel like I've just become
more acutely aware
of how I don't know her at all.
You know what I mean?
No, I don't.
Those sound like
real grown-up problems to me.
Well, you're a grown-up now.
What are you, 18?
- Did you get this bike for graduation?
- How did you know?
So, where you headed to now?
Emotional Afghanistan.
Okay, I got to go.
But were you serious
about that job at your agency?
Yeah. Or I could get you a job
working for the mob.
That works, too. I mean,
I don't know how much experience...
You don't need any training.
It's actually, if you're a drug addict,
- they just hire you right away.
- Then, I'm perfect for this job.
- Well, nice to see you.
- Thank you. Yeah, see you later.
- Thanks for the smoke.
- Yeah, no problem.
Stay hip.
Sort of like short vignettes.
- Very tonal.
- Yes.
Just like music
with gorgeous shots of models.
- At the beach, or in the woods, or something.
- Or a carnival.
Oh, my God,
what about in a mental hospital?
- Yeah. Yes.
- Oh, my God, I can picture it.
- I think that's fabulous.
- The girl is half-naked.
Oh, my God, and we could do a video.
- Don't you think?
- I think it's a great idea.
- What do you think?
- Yeah.
Yeah. Fuck it, let's do a video.
Sounds great.
Yeah. A video will be amazing,
let's do it.
- I said yes, Rebecca. I'm for it.
- Oh, my God, I love it.
Jesus Christ.
Look at what Wim just sent me.
- Who's that?
- Some model.
Someone he's working with?
- More like a hobby, I think.
- That's classy.
He always was.
- Somebody's been smoking.
- No.
- I feel really bad for Sophie.
- Why?
Well, he acts like she's cool with it,
but I think she has no idea.
- Do you think she's seeing other people?
- Nah.
Well, I don't know.
Does it seem like that to you?
I don't know, they're your friends.
Why are you so worried about it anyways?
- I'm not worried about it.
- Do you have a crush on Sophie?
Give me a break.
Sophie's like my little sister.
"Sophie's like my little sister." Really?
Wim used to act guilty about it, at least.
Now if I think it's weird,
he acts like I don't get how life works.
How much do you think it costs
to lease an electric car?
Depends on what kind.
I don't know,
just something small that runs.
That way
we can go Upstate on the weekends.
You're going Upstate tomorrow.
- I know, but this way you can come with me.
- Nah.
- Really? That's your answer?
- What?
- Are you drunk?
- You can tell I wanna have sex, right?
- Sort of.
- But you're ignoring me for some reason?
No. You just started
and now you're over there and you stopped.
- 'Cause you weren't into it.
- Into what?
Sex with me, sweetheart.
- Okay, stop yelling.
- I'm not yelling.
You grabbed my breast for like 15 seconds
and now
- you're sitting over there yelling at me.
- Yeah.
- You're drunk.
- Because you were ignoring me.
Okay, David, just stop shouting.
You're having, like, a little temper tantrum
that has absolutely nothing to do with me.
It's because you're drunk.
And you're looking at pictures
- of, like, chicks' asses, and Sophie.
- I was talking about Wim.
I was talking about
my relationship with Wim.
And then you want me to like, what?
I don't know.
- Spread my legs for you and like, hump you?
- Okay, back up.
- I don't know what you want.
- We're supposed to want to have sex.
I'll tell you what.
Next time you come in here,
- and you grab my breast like a little baby...
- Forget it.
And then you whine about it
like a littler baby,
then I'll know what you really want to do
is just have sex with me.
Why don't you fuck that?
- Be better than you right now.
- That's hilarious.
I always used to say to myself,
"I want a funny girlfriend."
Augmented Reality Beta 3.
Render complete.
- I'm gonna take a picture.
- Okay.
- I'm gonna miss the train.
- He said five minutes.
- I don't wanna go.
- You always feel this way.
Then you end up having a great time.
You're gonna meet new students,
they're gonna love you.
You're establishing your brand.
- You just want me to go.
- I do not.
I hate being away from you.
I never get used to it.
All right.
Stay out of trouble.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Hey.
- Thanks.
- Love you.
- I love you.
Have fun.
Come in!
- Hi.
- Put it away.
- Hi, David.
- Hi.
- Bye, babe.
- Bye, sweetie.
I feel like I interrupted something.
No, not at all. She's just going to work.
She's a working girl.
Ciao, Guido.
Choose any bed you want.
Sorry, I requested a single.
- Really?
- Yeah.
See, we're actually
all booked up this weekend,
so we had to move
the sleeping charts around.
But I'll see what I can do.
Sorry I said anything. This is fine.
I'll see if I can move
some of the students in here.
I'm sorry I brought it up.
Juliette, it's really not a big deal.
We're so excited to have you here.
I'll see what I can do, okay?
Thank you.
- First yoga class is at 5:00, okay?
- Great.
- I'll leave you to relax for a bit.
- Okay.
Thank you.
Fucking hippies.
- The interface is sick.
- I know.
It's gonna be weird
when we all have chips in our brain.
No. It won't seem weird then.
It'll seem inevitable.
The people who don't do it will be
the weird ones. It'll be like the Amish.
And we'll all be like,
"I almost envy their simplicity."
What's the password for this thing?
What is this?
- Nope.
- Give me the password.
- Nope.
- Cock tease.
I haven't perfected it yet.
Because you're a man of perfection,
aren't you?
- Fuck.
- Did you hurt yourself?
- Are you okay?
- Yeah.
What's your password?
- I'm Govindas.
- We've met.
I like to keep it casual up here, so I
thought it'd be nice if we taught together
and taught a couple of poses at a time.
That seems kind of awkward.
Maybe you should just take this class
and I'll take the next one.
No, it'll be great.
Great, so right hand on the hip,
spin the chest open,
lift your toes, and then from your feet
go ahead and send the right arm up.
And from your back, too, all right?
Press the heels and see if, from your feet
and from your back,
you can send the arm up.
And open the right hand, and then your back
will make a little more space
for your lungs, right? For your face.
See if you can relax
while getting a little bit bigger. Yeah?
Great. Beautiful.
Keep the breath nice and long.
And actually, if you let
your butt stick out a little bit
while keeping your tailbone in,
then you naturally create
more space in your back.
And then if you twist your front foot out
towards the back of the room,
then your back can come in and
you've added integrity to the pose as well.
The ones from New Hampshire
are fucking terrible.
Holy shit. It's El-P.
- What's going on, man? How are you?
- Hey.
I'm so sorry
about what happened with that editorial.
- It was totally out of my hands.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
He's apologizing.
- I had no idea they were gonna do that, man.
- No.
- Thanks for the apology, man. Thanks.
- Jaime.
- No, no, it's cool.
- Jaime.
- Jaime.
- Stop saying my name, man.
Kind of a grump.
- What's going on with that model?
- Model? Shit, yeah.
- You can keep a secret, right?
- Nope.
Who am I gonna tell?
Let's think about that for a second, David.
Who in the world might you tell?
- No, I won't.
- Your special soul mate, maybe?
- Might run it by her?
- I won't.
Holy shit. You live in a movie.
I know. I do live in a movie
and it's great.
What if... What if Sophie saw that?
Hey, you don't let Juliette
look at your phone, do you?
- David?
- No.
- 'Cause you can't do that, that's not healthy.
- I know.
Seriously, like triple-encrypt that shit.
You can't... That's yours.
Would you like to go to a party?
- Yes, I would.
- Yeah.
- Do you know Michael Caine?
- Who?
Michael Caine.
Excuse me, I'll be right back.
Is this for me?
- Hello?
- Hi, baby,
Where are you?
Just some weird club with Wim.
So, how's it going?
- It's kind of weird here.
- Yeah? Like, how?
How? Govindas is in the hot tub
naked with two students.
Hey, you're kind of breaking up.
I just, I don't know why,
I just want to come home.
I can't really hear you, sweetheart.
It's real loud there.
Yeah, I mean, it's a club.
It sounds like you're having a great time.
Listen, sweetheart, maybe
I could call you back in a little bit?
Great. Great.
I hope you have a great time.
I'm gonna stop drinking.
- Don't you have a 9:00 a.m.?
- David.
- I love you.
- I love you.
- All right, so camera should cut as well then?
- Yeah.
Is that something we can get for today?
- David? Another camera?
- Yeah, just for some options.
This is in addition
to the three cameras we already have.
Well, now we were thinking
that we could have one always rolling,
and that way we could get rehearsals,
and whatever happens between takes.
- Yeah, I think it's a great idea.
- Make it more natural.
Four cameras. More natural. Got it.
- This is happening. Right now. Right, David?
- Yes, it is.
Okay, is anybody not ready?
All right, great, then let's roll camera.
Here we go.
And, action!
Panic attacks made me lose control.
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's chair.
And, cut.
I can't even hear
the name of the product, okay?
- Phalinex.
- Okay.
I thought that was a lot better.
Great. But just really,
we gotta emphasize Phalinex.
Okay. Okay.
Hey, Mike, that was great.
You just really want to make sure
that you emphasize the word Phalinex.
Okay. And let's roll, please.
We're already rolling.
To capture the magic between takes, right?
Okay, is anybody not ready? Here we go.
This is the one, this is the take.
Everybody, quiet, please. And, action.
Panic attacks made me lose control.
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's chair.
- Cut.
- Cut.
I don't think it's clear
that it's back in the chair.
He's got to stress the word "back."
All right, so "Phalinex," big punch,
also "back," a big punch.
- Mike.
- Yes?
That was great. Let's just make sure
to punch both "Phalinex"
and the word "back," please.
Yeah, it's like a one-two punch.
It's like Phalinex put me back! Boxing.
And, action.
Panic attacks made me lose control.
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's chair.
That was great, Mike,
you're getting there.
Okay, I'm sorry, I'm just confused.
How are we supposed to know
that he's a pilot?
He's wearing a pilot's outfit
and he's in a cockpit.
Well, I'm not buying it.
Hit the word "pilot" harder
so that I can hear it.
He could say, "I'm a pilot,"
at the beginning.
- Is the other camera here?
- It's coming, it's on its way.
Okay, Scott, I don't know.
Maybe it's a costume thing,
- but I'm not seeing a pilot.
- Okay, we'll fix it.
I just...
I don't understand why you have to make...
Listen, you're not paying...
Okay. He looks like an MTA employee!
I need him to look like a pilot.
- I don't see why that's difficult.
- Absolutely.
No. You know what I think might work,
is I have this
really great vintage bomber's jacket.
Do you wanna slip this on real quick?
He could be, like, a really cool, edgy pilot
who wears his own jacket over his uniform.
Let me see this.
- I like it, let's get that shot.
- I think this is gonna really work.
Can I get you anything?
Yes! I would love a goat milk
caramel latte, please. No foam.
That looks great. You look awesome.
Has he gained weight since casting?
- Glad you're here.
- No problem.
And, action!
Panic attacks made me lose control.
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's chair.
- Cut.
- Cut.
It's still not working. It's not the jacket,
it's him. He's not very good.
- He's not taking the direction at all.
- Go fuck yourself, lady!
Emphasis on "fuck!"
I'm not a fucking Muppet!
I'll go talk to him.
Yeah, tell him he's doing a great job.
This is tough stuff.
Fuck! Fuck!
Hi, Gary.
Hey, hey.
I know. I'm late.
Yeah, yeah.
It's okay, though,
Govindas has got it, so, we're good.
- It won't happen again.
- Right.
No, I'm really sorry. I'm kind of
going through a weird transition right now,
and Mercury's in retrograde, so.
Yeah, I know.
Hey, listen, Juliette,
I'm thinking maybe Govindas
takes this slot from this point forward.
I think that's the right move.
- But those are my students.
- Well, technically, no.
No, yeah. I've been building
this class for like a year, Gary.
Right. But it's like this, okay.
It's like when an instructor comes on time,
and draws a lot of students here,
then we help more people
and make more money. You get that, right?
Right. You know
that he fucks his students, right?
Yeah, I mean... Yeah.
Like, here, in the sauna.
- Really? In the sauna?
- Yeah. Is that what you want me to do?
Do you want me
to fuck my students in the sauna?
If it would help you get here on time,
I would say, yes.
Yeah, I guess. Right?
- You know what, you're an asshole.
- I'm not saying...
No, no, no, I quit. Fuck you.
- I'm not saying fuck people in the sauna.
- Fuck you.
So, stack them oh, so neatly in a row
We want to be here now
And don't forget your glasses, too
Let's eat.
- Can I get real with you guys?
- Please.
Do any of you know what Augmenta is?
Well, yeah, it's our product.
Okay. Wrong answers.
Magic is what Augmenta is.
Making people believe.
Not forcing them,
but making them believe
that this is something so easy to use,
that they've been using it all their lives,
even though they know, consciously,
that they have never used
this product before. That's magic.
This is why we think
that you're perfect for this campaign.
We showed some of your videos to Margie
and she was just dying.
Yes. That's what I'm talking about.
Yeah, and we were thinking, you know,
it'd be great if you could get some
behind-the-scenes with Corden.
You know, hanging out with him...
Reggie, I think we all agree
that we want it to be
the authentic Reggie Watts experience
and how you interface
with Augmenta organically.
The last thing we want it to be
is contrived, right?
Yeah. We want the real deal
and we want the real Reggie.
That's exactly right. That's why
I was so excited when I heard from Alicia,
that this was even considered
to be a possibility.
I was so jazzed about it
because it's hard to find a situation
where you're working on this level
but are still allowed full artistic,
you know, expression.
Okay, well,
you know that it's a mainstream product.
Gabe, will you shut the fuck up!
You got Reggie and David handling this.
You got everything under control.
You have the two top guys in the business,
and you're fucking bitching like a bitch.
Let's enjoy ourselves, okay?
You got a $100 piece of Jambon
heading your way.
Chill the fuck out,
enjoy your life, for fuck's sake!
Come on, wieners!
Can we get a couple more
of these Chateauneuf-du-Papes?
She's kind of boring to me. You know?
- You're jealous of her.
- Well, no.
- No? Yeah, I think you're jealous of her.
- I mean, absolutely...
- Hey, guys.
- Hi.
- Hey. What's up? Hey.
- Hi.
- Sophie?
- Yes.
- Hey. This.
- What is that?
This is Green Dragon.
And it will Augmenta your experience.
- You guys into it?
- Holy moly.
All right.
Okay, just a little bit here.
One, two, three, four, five, eight, ten.
- And one, two, three, four...
- Is that the correct dose?
- Okay.
- I'm a small person.
- Cheers.
- Goodbye.
Goodbye. It's been nice knowing you.
Do you see
how the mind is receiving consciousness,
rather than creating it?
It's as if the brain
is an operating system.
And built in to that operating system
are a series of glitches.
If you think of life as a closed system,
and you divide a line and then shift it,
then you've got a spiral.
And we're afraid of spirals.
Definitely more comfortable with loops.
'Cause you know
where you're gonna end up. You know?
What does that mean?
- You get it.
- I totally get it now.
Panic attacks made me lose control.
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's chair.
I never knew you were so cool.
- Yeah. It grows, right?
- Yeah.
Like bacteria.
- Switch.
- Switch.
So, you're near-sighted?
Have you been recording me the whole time?
I should go home.
Yeah, me, too.
Thank you.
You're a star, Sophie.
- Thank you, David.
- For what?
So, you're near-sighted?
Have you been recording me the whole time?
Come here.
Come here.
Sit on me.
Fuck me.
Panic attacks made me lose control.
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's chair.
Still kinda dull, don't you think?
It's fine.
It's great. We're all going to Cannes.
Put the warning on and send it.
Do you have that copy?
The warning stuff?
That's not my job, Hollis.
How is that not your job?
They're approving constantly.
How are you?
- I have a headache.
- Tell me about it.
I sort of lost track
of what I wanted to say.
I can tell.
Was it about last night?
Yeah, that was a surprise.
When I woke up today,
I thought I'd dreamt it.
We should be careful.
And that's the...
This is the general point, is...
Right, that's what they said
that they wanted to work in,
so, we're kind of like
working around that, but...
They had dragon fruit at the market.
Dragon fruit is by far
the most exotic of fruits.
Thank you.
This is delicious.
- Thank you.
- You're getting so good at cooking.
- So, how was your day at work?
- It was really good.
I met with Reggie
and he showed me some stuff,
and it's really coming along.
Do you want to hear something crazy?
Have you ever heard of coltan?
It's this rare earth mineral
that they get from the mines in Congo.
And they have these children that work there,
for these warlords, I guess.
But they don't pay them anything.
I mean, like, they don't even
make enough to eat.
And there's no regulations or anything.
So, if they do anything wrong,
the children, they cut their arms off.
- That's terrible.
- Yeah.
And, baby, when you think about it,
what they use it for,
it's stuff that we use every day.
I mean, it's like...
- Cell phones and laptops and everything.
- That's fucked up.
Do you think that they use it to make
those AR goggles that you're working on?
I doubt it.
Honestly, I don't really know.
I think they do.
- I could find out for you if you want.
- They're called Augmenta, right?
Right, then they do. I checked.
Isn't that crazy?
I'm gonna go get some more wine.
Why'd you ask me?
I mean, if you already knew,
is that like a trap or something?
What? No.
No, it just... I think it's so terrible...
I mean, what they're doing to the children
and when you think about why,
so that we can check our email
in our sunglasses,
which is like the last thing
that we need in the world right now.
Why do you look at that stuff?
It just makes you upset.
That's not the point.
What is the point?
Well, I just thought
you would want to know.
I mean, you're helping them
sell these things, so...
Oh, my God.
You just said they use it in everything.
Yeah, but this is something
that you're working on.
So, I should what, Juliette?
Go mention to the marketing department
of this giant corporation
that my girlfriend read
a couple of articles
- on the Internet?
- No. That's not what I'm saying.
And that they may be implicated
in chopping the arms off young children?
So, thanks for giving us all this money.
Also, why would you chop off the arms
of someone who works in your mine?
- Okay, it's to frighten the others, obviously.
- No, no.
When you're working
with these multi-national corporations,
they're liable for that kind of stuff
and they look out for it.
- I read the article. That's not how it works.
- Well, the article was wrong.
It was in the New York Times, so...
Then the New York Times was wrong.
- It has been known to happen.
- Okay. Okay. Okay.
This is fucking bullshit.
You quit your job
because they do one thing you don't like.
- Really?
- And then you spend all day
researching the Internet for evidence
that the world's a terrible place.
Not 'cause
you're gonna do anything about it,
but because you want to paint me
as some kind of selfish, greedy asshole,
- which I'm totally not.
- No.
They don't ask me
what companies I want to work for, okay?
They tell me what to do
and I try to do a good job.
Doesn't that bother you?
So what?
I should go live on top of a mountain
away from the evils of capitalism?
What the fuck are you talking about?
Why not?
Why not?
You're so stressed out all the time.
I mean, I see you and you're just,
like, taking all these pills,
- like the Xanax.
- God. No I'm not.
And Valium. Yes, you are.
And then you pound scotch
until you're like a fucking zombie.
You know, I find it really interesting
this has suddenly become an issue
just as my shit's
starting to take off at the agency.
You know, this is the first time
in seven years
that I've had any kind of creative control
over what we're doing, right?
I'm winning,
so there must be something wrong.
Something is wrong!
You're really unhappy. All of the time.
Juliette, if you're so concerned
about how stressed out I am,
why don't you crawl back to Gary
and kiss his ass to get your job back?
'Cause as it stands right now...
- All right, fine!
- My blood money
- is the only thing that's supporting us.
- Fine!
- Fine, I'm sorry, okay?
- And let me tell you something else.
- Fuck, I'm sorry!
- You know in the back of your mind
you can always fall back
on your fucking parents.
- That's not fair.
- Which is why you have the luxury
of researching the plight of the third world.
Which, by the way...
- Don't yell at me!
- I know you're not gonna do anything about.
- Don't yell at me.
- You fucking hypocrite! Jesus Christ!
You're like a 12-year-old,
who just found out there's other people
in the world besides you!
Text Sophie.
Meet me at the Wythe Hotel.
Question mark, send.
Have you been recording me the whole time?
What's up, Reggie?
Hey, Da-veed.
So, yeah, so I was thinking about
this whole visual synthesizer thing
with the augmented technology
and it's cool, but it's a little bit...
I don't know, a little bit too much
in the entertainment arena.
So, and that's cool, obviously
But I'm kind of interested
in deeper implications with the technology.
Really to change
your psychological outlook...
- Yeah, totally.
- On what it means to be who you are.
Yeah. Sounds good.
I think that that's heavier.
That's a heavier concept.
You know, as an example,
there was this homeless lady,
that I did a 3-D rendering
of under a bridge.
And I was like, "How could I incorporate
that into my reality?"
And it was absolutely
and completely horrifying.
And I was like...
"That's what's missing."
You know?
In order to get down into the things
that you would normally
try to avoid all of your life.
Until maybe the end of your life
where you're like,
"I should have confronted that."
But now we give people
the option to confront it now
There's a lot of now-ness
going on with this.
This technology's gonna be amazing.
People are gonna wish
they never put on those glasses.
But, they're gonna be thankful
when they do take them off.
That sounds great.
And they're gonna think, "What was that?"
and put them back on again.
I think that this is a new
ultra-humanistic therapeutic tool.
And I'm just really excited.
And I think it's gonna be fucking awesome.
So, anyways, what do you think?
- It sounds great, Reggie. Really.
- Really? Okay, Cool.
All right, I'm gonna
get started on that right away,
Thanks, man.
- Hi, Juliette.
- Hi, Erin.
Is there any space left in Shana's class?
Oh, actually Shana's out today.
Govindas is subbing.
If you can,
keep extending the arms and go down.
Left shoulder towards the left knee.
Great. Now lift and open the chest.
Drive the arms long
and then take the left hand down.
Great. Breathe. Get strong there.
If the arms are helping you,
let them help you more.
Straighten the arms. Drive the spine long.
Make more space. See if you can
get the legs underneath you,
and then go up.
From the left hand, go up.
All right, Juliette, stay.
Everyone come out of it.
Come out slowly. Controlled, come out,
bring your feet together.
And then come over quickly,
come take a look.
So, it's going well, but there's
a little bit... She's working, yeah?
She's working, working, working,
trying to come to it.
Let's see if we can bring it to her.
Yeah. The Earth there.
Bring your foot to mine. Great.
Now she has somewhere to go. Yeah?
Somewhere to come from.
And the chest can open, the spine.
Now less effort, right?
She's breathing a little more.
Face is relaxed. Great. And now she can
even come up to balance from here, yeah?
Probably, yeah? Ardha Chandrasana.
Beautiful. The spine is in,
the legs are underneath her.
Yeah? Beautiful. Now she can probably
even grab the foot maybe, right?
And now the leg can,
the other leg can help her, right?
Both legs are now driving the heart open.
The breath is coming.
I'll be right back.
Are you okay?
Come here.
Let's take it slow if you want.
This is what I want.
Hey. Hey.
There's two people here.
When did you get glasses?
You've seen these before.
You're cool.
You're perfect.
You're everything.
Let's fuck.
That would be amazing.
You're amazing.
You're amazing.
Panic attacks made me lose control.
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's chair.
Phalinex is the first FDA-approved
smokeable medication
for anxiety and panic disorders.
Side effects may include dizziness,
dry mouth, headache,
confusion, burning toenails, suicidal
thoughts, depression, fugue states...
dysphoria, and paranoid delusions.
Phalinex should not be combined
with other anxiety medications.
Have you seen Sophie around?
Can you just get to work, David? Please?
Are you all right?
I have to go to the bathroom.
- Hi.
- Hey.
This looks amazing.
- Yeah. We got it all up in time.
- Yeah. Hi, Sophie.
Hi, David.
Juliette's here.
You wanna come with me? Come with me.
- We're gonna go get a smoke.
- Okay.
Sophie! Sophie, Sophie.
You look so beautiful
and this is all so amazing.
- Thank you.
- You made everything?
The suits, yeah, yeah. Thank you.
- Like, a seaweed costume. Yeah, of course.
- You look great.
- Don't lie, it doesn't suit you.
- No, I'm serious.
You've always had the best style.
You should really model for us.
Well, between you and me and the...
I'm barely keeping it together, so...
- Yeah, yeah.
- Thanks.
Are you and Juliette
having another one of your fights?
What do you mean?
She keeps texting me,
asking if you're staying with me.
Fuck. What did you say?
What the fuck do you think I said?
I said you're passed out drunk on the couch.
Man, thank you.
- What's going on? Did you meet somebody?
- Nah, not really.
Dude, it's me. Who is she? Do I know her?
I don't think so.
You're fucking gonna hold out on me,
you secretive fuck?
- You're not gonna tell me?
- It's not serious.
- Fucking Casey, man.
- What's going on?
I think her husband's
starting to get a little suspicious.
She's married?
Yeah, she's married.
And she's getting real possessive.
She's freaking out when I tell her I'm busy.
And it's like, "I'm busy."
And she's, like, getting
fucking real jealous of Sophie, of course.
Then, shows up at my place
the other night.
So, I'm going down on her
and fucking Sophie comes home.
- She went to your house?
- What?
- I mean, that's crazy.
- Right?
I had to hide her in the studio
till Sophie fell asleep.
- I was hoping she wouldn't smell her on me.
- Yeah. Fuck.
Fucking crazy, man.
Good thing she was drinking that night.
- So you're gonna break up with Sophie?
- What do you mean?
I mean, you know,
you got involved with this model,
don't you think subconsciously,
maybe you want to get out
of the situation that you're in?
- Whose side are you on, pal?
- No, I'm on your side.
I'm on your side. But I mean,
that's a close fucking call, man.
I mean, that's a close fucking call.
I mean, how long you gonna
keep this a secret? Know what I mean?
And think about
what you're doing to Sophie.
- I mean, you know, it's crazy.
- Fuck, you're right.
I mean, I gotta cut things off
with this chick, right? It's crazy?
It's crazy what I'm doing.
I'm a fucking loser. Am I a fucking loser?
No, you're not a loser, man.
We're both losers.
You're a bigger loser than I am.
Sack of shit.
- I love you. You know that?
- I love you, too.
You're handsome. You're a handsome guy.
- Let's go back in there.
- Okay.
Well, you look like shit.
You're drinking.
I have a knack for it, remember?
Look, I'm really sorry I haven't called.
Don't be sorry.
Just don't forget to eat your alfalfa.
Remember, we're just
two little bunnies in a cage.
But outside the cage,
there are eagles and there are foxes,
and there are hawks.
- Are you okay?
- Yes.
David, what's up? This is great.
You see Sophie's costume? It's great.
- Was that David's girlfriend?
- This one's great, too, man.
It's like he got, like,
a cereal box on his head.
So, it's like a childhood nostalgia thing.
Yeah. I felt it there.
I love you, Sophie.
I love you, Sophie. I love you.
I love you, David.
- Good luck today, sweetheart.
- See you later, baby.
David, the clients are here, right?
Panic attacks are making me lose control.
- Jamie, you are so gorgeous.
- It's Becky.
Thank you. That's nice. Are you okay?
Phalinex put me back in the pilot's seat.
- How are you?
- I'm good.
- David, let's go this way.
- All right.
I was thinking about
why we don't hang out more.
And I realized
that last year at the Christmas party,
I said something to you
that might have been kind of racist.
- Buddy, you're here.
- Scott.
- Are you okay?
- I'm okay.
We're gonna blow their fucking minds.
Consciousness, and not matter,
is the fundamental element of reality,
with which we have created...
Is the atomic symbolization
of those people who wish to understand
as though it is just a binary reality
in all that we are
and all that we will ever be.
It is not so much the tree and the organisms
of single-cellular structures
that form in the molecular bonds
that we have to understand,
but is the quantum phasic entanglement.
And it is who we desire to be through pain
and justice and understanding.
The illusion, which keeps us in our place.
If you don't have enough stuff to do,
you can always remember
that you're a conscious individual.
And all is one. Namaste.
I can see the head. Keep pushing.
Yeah! Fuck yeah!
Because you're worth it.
I don't get
what they're so upset about, Scott.
They say "antisocial" and "grotesque"
like that's always bad.
I'm with you, man, but...
Reggie's trying to get people
to confront their shadow.
All right, cool,
so we'll get different footage from him.
Because they hated
the footage he provided.
Well, I can fucking spell it out for them
if they're too stupid to get it, okay?
But I'm not gonna just
rip it out of Reggie's hands!
All right, calm down and please
just contact him about something else.
Are we gonna test it?
Are we gonna test it
before we throw this away?
You know, I've been
fucking killing myself on this, right?
- I've been fucking killing myself!
- We're not gonna fucking test it, okay!
Contact him now!
I don't have time for this shit,
you fucking pussy!
My wife has cancer! You think
I need to hear about your fucking footage?
Fuck off!
Get out of here, for fuck's sake!
Why are we even talking about this?
Hey, Davsies. How's it going?
Hey, Reggie.
Look, we've got a situation.
- The client wants to look at some of the...
- I'm just kidding.
I'm not really here.
If you get this, it's probably 'cause
I just left for a place called Brazil.
I'll be there for three months
and I'm gonna be off the grid,
most likely in some kind
of a dilapidated structure.
Maybe a lean-to, a hut,
perhaps just a common tent,
a simple shelter made out of leaves.
But if you need to get a hold of me,
obviously hire a shaman.
Or a remote viewer.
Send me a psychic message, I'll get it.
And I'll send one back to you.
See you later, man. I'm gonna get high.
- Hey.
- Hey.
So, we lost Augmenta.
We're eating like 500K.
The guys in London called.
They're making me fire you.
I need the glasses back.
Hey, man, almost done. One more.
- Where the hell have you been?
- Work.
Well, I had to
go get an engagement ring all by myself,
thank you very much. Got screwed by Hasid.
- You're getting married?
- Well, one step at a time.
Why don't you get the prosecco
and we'll celebrate?
Well, I like that idea.
You're getting married?
Why are you looking at me like that?
Why not?
- Because I love you.
- What are you talking about?
You said no one ever
touched you like that before.
David, I think you've got the wrong idea.
No, you can't do that all of a sudden.
Just pretend you don't know
what the fuck I'm talking about.
I don't know
what the fuck you're talking about.
I'm in love with you.
- Okay, you need to stop saying that.
- I love you.
David, you don't even fucking know me.
And you're acting like an insane person.
What's going on, guys?
David has something he needs to tell you.
I'm in love with Sophie.
- Do you love David?
- No.
Well, that's good to hear.
So, now what?
- You can't marry Wim.
- Why not?
Because he's cheating on you
with this model that he...
- Shut up, man.
- You hit me.
Shut the fuck up.
Where you going? Where you going?
Yeah, hold that.
Where you going?
You getting up? Stay down, man.
That's enough.
- You're done?
- Fuck both of you.
Right there's good.
That's the one.
- David.
- Hi.
- You're here.
- I live here.
- What happened to your eye?
- I got punched in the face.
Who was that guy in the hall?
He's from yoga, right?
Wait, did Govindas hit you?
No, Wim did.
- I thought that guy's name was Brett.
- Wait.
But why would Wim hit you?
This has something to do with Sophie,
doesn't it?
Look, it's not what you're thinking.
I was...
I was using the glasses and I don't really
even know what happened.
It's okay, I'm sure he'll forgive you.
Juliette, why was that guy, Brett, here?
He goes by Govindas.
It means servant of love.
Okay. Why was the servant of love
in our building?
David, if I tell you,
you have to promise not to get mad.
when you left,
you just disappeared.
You know, you wouldn't answer my texts,
you didn't talk to me,
you were like a stranger.
And I didn't have anything.
I didn't have a home anymore.
And then he came
and he brought me to the ceremony.
And I had the most amazing experience.
It was like I could see
everything from the outside.
Like all of the pain
and all of the suffering,
and everything that I did to you
and you did to me and everybody.
And everybody in the whole world,
there were like thousands of us.
And we were all one, though,
because we're all
just people on the inside, you know.
We all just want to be good,
and we just want to be loved.
- Are you fucking high right now?
- No.
Look, I understand
how this all sounds, okay?
But everything just collapsed
into this one second,
and he just, he sang to me.
- He sang to you?
- Yes.
Jesus Christ.
- David, why won't you just listen to me?
- Because you're ranting.
And I have no idea
what you're trying to say to me.
Well, can you let me explain, then?
You're worried we had sex.
Did you?
Oh, God.
Don't be mad.
David, it was incredible.
We were at the peak of this whole experience.
And I was looking into his eyes,
and that's...
- Please, stop.
- No, no, no. And that's when I saw you.
I saw you.
And I realized that loving him,
was loving you,
was loving me because we're all one.
Did you fuck him here?
Did you fuck him in our bed?
David, I love you.
I love you.
And all this shit that I've been
doing to myself and doing to you,
and blaming you for and blaming me,
it's not us.
You know?
You're an addict.
But you're not addicted to the pills, okay?
You're just addicted to this
like, misery and pain,
and the cycle of misery and pain
and you bring me into it,
but we don't have to do that anymore.
We don't have to do that
because it's not real.
What do you mean, "It's not real?"
I don't know how else to explain it.
- I had this incredible orgasm.
- Oh, my God.
No, no, no, please wait,
just listen to me, okay?
'Cause, no, I had this orgasm.
And it was like my body left me
and I just became, like, light.
And I saw you.
In nature. And we were together.
And we knew how to talk to each other.
And now I know it must be real
because you're here.
Wait, when was this?
Like a half an hour ago.
The orgasm where your body disappeared?
Look, I know it's a lot to take in, okay?
And I understand if you don't believe me.
I understand.
No, I mean, I can kinda see it.
You can?
I mean,
I have no idea what you're talking about.
But I believe you.
The city is killing us
in small increments.
You used to always say that.
- I thought you were just complaining.
- I was.
You were right.
We have to get out of here.
We don't have to go right now.
We're gonna move Upstate.
Get an old farmhouse.
You know, my mom has that friend, Wendy,
who buys all that property Upstate,
- and fixes it up.
- Yeah. Right.
We could do that.
We could find one with a barn
and I'll fix it up.
You don't know how to fix up a barn.
Yeah, I'll learn how to fix up a barn
and I'll learn blacksmithing.
- You're not gonna be a blacksmith.
- No, I'll write my book in there.
You should finish that, it was so good.
You can teach yoga
to the elderly and infirm.
No, I'm gonna learn how to cook.
I'm gonna be a really good chef.
Okay. I don't believe you, but...
- I'm really hungry. Should I call Wendy?
- Yes.
- I love you.
- I love you, too.
We should find a place
without cell phone service.
- What the fuck do you want?
- David, hey, hang on.
- Satan.
- This thing on the glasses...
- Yes.
- The thing you made of Sophie,
it's incredible, you little genius!
I don't know what the fuck
you're talking about, man.
That avatar thing.
It's amazing, they're freaking out!
Holy shit.
David, listen to me,
they are freaking out, okay?
They stopped the rollout.
They want to make the Sophie avatar
the spokesperson for Augmenta.
They'll de-emphasize the sex stuff.
Gabe says it's implied.
Well, you already fired me, Scott,
so I don't know what the fuck you want.
No, they want to redo everything!
We have to go to Malaysia.
They're on the phone with them right now
They said,
"Bring us the man who made this!"
Well, what did you tell them?
I said, "I'll call him right now!"
David, we are gold. This is huge.
I know Malaysia sounds far and it is
far as hell, but we'll do first class.
It's awesome.
We'll get wasted, we'll pass out...