Dating Daisy (2016) Movie Script

[Zach] I don't understand
why I can't do Thanksgiving
at your house this year again.
Dude, this is a totally
codependent relationship,
you need to have
your own life, man.
[Zach] I don't want to go
to my family's house.
My mom's got that new
church she goes to
where they're speaking
in tongues... it's weird.
Oh, you packed your towels.
You packed your sex towels.
Dude, they are not sex towels.
They are towels.
They're a general
multipurpose tool.
Oh, bullshit. I know
what those towels are for,
and I also know
what I heard in there.
That chick is assigned
to the most memorable ringtone
this side of the Mason-Dixon,
and I don't know
what's more pathetic...
the fact that I know that
or the fact that you never
changed it, you big dork.
I don't know what
you're talking about.
Road trippin'
with your ex, dude.
Okay, and for two,
I don't reassign ringtones.
Yeah, you do.
- No, I don't. No.
- Yeah, you do.
So, you're saying
that if we stop being
- best friend business partners...
- Whoa, BFBPs for life.
That if I called
you ten years from now,
I would still be
Elton John's Tiny Dancer.
[cell phone vibrating]
Oh, I knew it, I knew it.
Hey, you.
Dude, her car broke down.
I would do it for anyone.
Last time my car broke down,
you didn't do shit for me.
- It's over, dude.
- Uh-huh.
When are you gonna
propose to her?
Damn it, Zach.
You're actually gonna wait
five minutes
after you see her,
so it's not complete desperate?
Not gonna happen.
[Zach] Are you gonna, like,
get on top of your car?
- No.
- Top of a hill?
- No.
- People are always proposing
on the top of things.
Dude, I'm driving her up,
that is it.
- Do you need a flash mob?
- No, I don't need a flash mob.
- I can get you a flash mob.
- I do not need a flash mob.
[engine turning over]
You drive away,
this is the end of all things.
Okay, bye.
[Zach groans]
Buddy, okay, I have
groomsman experience...
specifically best man.
Don't do this.
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
I've never been
the kind of girl
Who sat around and wondered
what could've been
I'm too damn busy
getting mine
I've never been
the kind of girl
Ranked by my endless beauty
My jeans are ripped,
no makeup on
Don't give a shh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
I've never been
the kind of girl
Who kept my secrets secret
When talking in my sleep
I always let it out
I've never been
the kind of girl
Who had a mild opinion
With too much wine,
I'll speak my mind
You'll never hear me
Hey, babe, take everything
I'll give it to you
This is the best of me
You got the best of me
Hey, babe, love every day
And we'll be okay
This is the best of me
This is the best of me
And I'm telling you
That this is who I am
That's everything
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Hey, babe, love every day
And we'll be okay
This is the best of me
And all I can do
Is keep giving it to you
[Spanish dance music]
We're gonna have
to stop, like, 10 times
before you finish that thing.
- I know.
- I'm gonna set a lap timer.
Shut up.
[both laugh]
Thank you, though.
Um, thank you for driving.
It's cool.
You've obviously been
reading those books
that I got you...
that's really cool.
Yeah, yeah, I mean, yeah,
I checked out...
the one Wayne Dyer one.
God, that book,
like, changed my life.
I mean, it's
transformational, right?
Uh, yeah, I mean...
It's got some good
stuff in there.
With your business,
it's totally thriving,
are you doing those, like...
are you doing the abundance
prayers or, like, the mantras?
Yeah, I mean,
I think it's more
about just the work
that I'm actually putting in.
Well, right, yeah, but I mean,
like, on a subconscious level,
like, you're drawing
this success
in this area towards yourself,
it's really inspiring and...
Yeah, I'm thinking
about it, but...
Yeah, but you're
thinking about it,
and those beliefs are, like,
showing up in your life,
I'm really proud of you.
That's awesome.
Thank you.
I've been doing a lot
of abundance work myself, too,
so, like, I really feel
like soon, you know,
something is gonna...
Well, I mean,
at a certain point,
you have to kind of be
to work toward...
like, actually work
toward a thing.
It's cool.
You'll find something, Dais.
I promise.
[cell phone vibrating]
["Ride Of The Valkyries"
by Richard Wagner"]
- Do you need some help?
- No, I'm fine.
- Okay, yeah, can you, please?
- Yeah.
You want me to put
my hand in your pocket?
Like, you want me to put this
hand in this, like, here?
- Would you just...
- Is it in here?
"Hi, baby, can
you please pick up
some extra pasta salad
and wine before you come?"
Do you want me
to tell your mom
that you're dropping
me off first?
She still hates me.
She doesn't hate you.
I used to have these dreams
that your family was Filipino,
and your mom was asking me
to make a ceremonial tea
in the kitchen by spitting
into a communal pot.
My throat was so dry
every time.
Don't be mean.
Okay, okay.
It was a lot of pressure.
She's a lot.
[Michael] She is.
Do you want the rest of this?
[woman] We turned our back
[laughing] Oh, my God.
You got it, you got it.
Yeah, a little more?
It's right there, yeah.
Thank you.
It's good, though,
seeing you, just...
Being cool.
Yeah, cool.
[Michael and Daisy moaning]
[Michael] Okay, okay, slow down.
Slow down. Slow down.
Oh, God, yeah.
[moaning continues]
Hey, wait, what are you doing?
Breathing it up my spine.
[inhales deeply]
Wait, Michael, Michael, I can't.
Just look at me,
look at me in the eyes.
- You can look at me, baby.
- Please, no.
Oh, my God.
[Michael groaning]
I said slow down.
That was necessary.
Totally necessary.
Are you kidding?
Oh, God, it's everywhere.
Oh, fuck.
Oh, it better not be
on my pants.
I have towels.
[both laughing]
[rock music]
[Daisy] Okay, no, I got it.
I got it, I need it
I can't wait to see it
I got it, I need it
I can't wait to see it
I can't wait
No, I can't wait, no
I can't wait
To see
Your light
Okay, there she is.
[Daisy] Hey, Mom. Hi.
Oh, my gosh, look who it is.
[Michael grunts]
Oh, come here.
[Michael] Hi, Donna.
[Donna] Come here.
Happy Thanksgiving.
It's been six months
since I saw you, oh, my gosh,
and you didn't say a thing.
Mom, he just drove me up.
Oh, well, that's great.
Well, come on in.
What are you waiting for?
Honey, come on.
Oh, I've got so much to cook.
Got the greatest food.
You're gonna love it.
See who's here.
Michael, hey, I didn't
know you were coming.
Did you know he was coming?
[Grandpa] Precious.
Hi, Grandpa.
Hey, you said you
were coming yesterday.
- I know. I'm sorry.
- I've been looking at your
Facebook post.
I've even applied
for your video game's beta.
You what?
I used to play "Oregon Trail."
I'm really proud of you,
I think it's terrific
what you're doing.
So tell me about this startup.
You got some momentum.
You have the financing.
What's going on?
Um, yeah.
We, uh... we got it, actually.
Well, I...
That's awesome.
My dad cut...
This is cause for celebration.
How about some sparkling cider?
No, no, I got to drive.
I can't get too crazy.
That's not funny.
Dad, seriously?
Daisy, I'm so happy
you got the time off,
I knew you would, honey.
Here you go.
I'll have it later.
I got to change and wash off.
[both] Okay.
Well, wait, your dad
broke the sink knob,
so I put a wrench
in there for you.
Come on, I'll show
you how it works.
- I'll take your bags up.
- Thanks.
So you just take hold of this,
give it a turn,
and turn it that way.
That's great.
You got it, no problem.
See you later.
Thanks, Grandpa.
- Hey, Liz.
- Hi.
- Oh, no, what happened?
- I know.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- She's still in the bathroom?
- Yeah.
[whispering] It's really good
to see you guys together...
or whatever it is.
That's fine.
That's fine.
No, we, um...
we saw each other last week
by accident.
I was in a coffee shop
and looked up from my laptop
and nearly had a heart attack.
And then her car's
radiator blew up.
Of course.
Of course.
So she called me
about coming up and...
There you go.
But I know where I am,
you know?
[whispering] It's like the last
time we talk about this shit...
[Daisy] Hey, guys.
- Hi.
- Hey.
I'll see you guys
back downstairs.
It's freezing.
[Michael] I know.
Hey, that's okay.
[both sigh]
This place turns me 15 again.
I always liked your room.
My room in Cambodia was
bare walls.
I was never home.
I miss my students.
Here, I'm always the kid.
You look pretty
grown up to me.
You know what I found
the other day?
Your Boba Fett toothbrush.
- You kept that?
- [laughs]
I put it in my "us" box
with all of your
sweet little things.
I still have
that wack painting
you made of me
on our mushroom trip.
[both laughing]
Never again.
You needed it.
I didn't realize it then,
but I came up with the name
for my company that night.
I'm so freaking proud of you.
[somber music]
I don't know how to tell you
just how good that is to hear.
I love you.
You can't be saying
shit like that.
Why is there this unwritten rule
that you're allowed
to be honest, but I'm not?
I still think
about us sometimes, okay?
And I know it's black and white
for you, and...
I understand why,
but it's, um...
It's not like that for me.
But if it's not
serious for you...
I don't think we'd be here again
if it wasn't serious.
If we ever got back together...
That would have to be it,
like, 100% it,
and if that's
not where you're at...
If there's one thing
you taught me
is that I deserve
to be happy in my job,
and I don't know where
or what that's gonna be,
but that doesn't mean
that I don't love you...
Or that I don't see us
ending up together.
I know I can't ask you
to wait for me, but...
You are, though.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Yeah, Happy Thanksgiving.
[birds chirping]
Hey, little baby boy!
There he is!
Oh, I missed you so much!
- Oh, I'm so glad you're here.
- Hey, hey, get in here.
Look at this guy.
Welcome home.
Sweetie, you are
late, late, late.
- Sorry, sorry.
- It's okay, it's okay.
Oh, good.
Oh, what is this now?
- What?
- Nothing, nothing.
We'll put this in the fridge
or something.
No, no, no, you
handle this, honey.
Michael's got to go freshen up.
You have a clean shirt?
Company's already sitting down.
- [Michael] Company?
- [Mom] Yeah.
Hi, sweetie.
- Do you remember me?
- Ana.
- Yeah. Hi.
- Yeah. Hi.
Oh, my goodness.
Ele, he's grown up
so handsome.
Isn't he, though?
Look at that face.
Oh, get over here.
This is my daughter, Samira.
Michael, say hello.
- Hi.
- Hi.
So Ana's your mom?
You're her daughter?
- Happy Thanksgiving.
- Happy Thanksgiving.
You know, she went
to Casitas High.
You guys could've met in
marching band, for all you know.
Wow. Huh.
[Michael imitates trumpet]
You look great.
All right, who's thirsty?
I got a Chateau La Gaffeliere
Saint-Emilion 2010.
Michael, you know the bottle.
No, no, no,
he's driven for hours.
Michael, go upstairs and wash
that road trip off of you.
I don't need to shower.
Well, at least change
your shirt.
Why? It's just gonna
get covered in crap.
Michael, just look nice.
Change your shirt.
Don't bust my ass.
Spending time with Michael...
what's going on there?
I-I don't know.
I mean, it's confusing
being in his energy,
you know, but...
It's crazy, Mom.
I'm more myself with him
than I am with anyone else.
You know, honey,
I think you two
just need to go to therapy
and work these things out.
Well, you two were talking
marriage at one point.
There's clearly something there.
He's not going
to therapy with me.
Well, exes go to therapy.
I think he wants this to work.
Why else would he offer
to drive you up?
He just wanted to see if you
were in a different place,
which you are.
You've got a career,
your own place.
You want it to work?
there will always be a "but."
You just got to shut
the "but" up.
You look so sharp.
What is going on here?
Oh, don't be so angry.
I was gonna tell you,
but you were late.
You should've told me
what I'm stepping into.
What are you stepping into?
An arranged marriage!
[laughs] Don't be so dramatic.
It's just dinner.
I mean, they're
practically family anyway.
Oh, honey.
It's been almost five months
since you and Daisy
broke things off,
and I've barely heard
a peep out of you since.
And I know you must've been
so lonely down in LA, but...
I just didn't know what to do.
And maybe it was pushy, maybe
you weren't ready, I get it,
but I'm not forcing anything
here anymore, I promise.
I mean,
Ana's daughter's in town,
so she came, that's all.
You don't have to be
ready for anything.
- What did you tell her mother?
- I told her you were ready.
- Mom!
- Oh, all right.
I wanted her to come, okay?
You need to socialize.
Girls your age are supposed
to be thinking
about the bigger picture.
I want to show you something.
This is Bubbe's ring.
I had it polished.
This is for you
and your future wife one day,
whomever she may be.
This is so...
Okay, go ahead, be angry.
Tell your father
it's all my fault, as usual,
but later on when you're happy,
I want credit for that, too.
Now, go grab the carving knife,
be yourself.
[laughter, indistinct chatter]
- Your mom is always...
- Mom!
Samira, honey,
you haven't touched your turkey.
Oh, dear God, don't tell me
you're vegetarian.
- No.
- Oh, no, no, no.
- Oh, I would've had a stroke.
- Me too.
Michael, did I tell you Samira
just got her
master's in biotech?
- Oh, yeah, that's cool.
- [chuckles]
And she teaches at Rutgers.
What do you teach,
again, honey?
Oh, I'm a lecturer,
not a professor...
epidemiology, research and
statistics, and biostatistics.
Is that all?
What else do you do?
Well, I have extracted a DNA
strand from a plant before.
I mean, I extract DNA
on the regular,
I rip that shit like DVDs, yo.
I find these mosquitoes
fossilized in tree sap, and bam!
I make dinosaurs
out of that shit.
What the hell
are you talking about?
[Samira And Michael]
"Jurassic Park."
You kids are sugar high.
All right,
who wants more of this?
I'm good, honey.
Michael, scooch over.
Scooch over.
Just scooch over.
Oh, Dad.
Hey, Pops,
pass the yams, please.
- Yeah, sure.
- Thanks. That was funny.
Ooh, "pass" is one of his words.
Whoa, whoa, Liz!
Okay, there.
She loves that game,
I'll tell you.
Hey, why didn't Michael stay?
I didn't push too hard,
honey, did I?
You know, I just... I hadn't
spoken to him in a while,
and I thought
he was gonna stick around.
I think your
father has a crush.
It's his hair.
He has such attractive hair.
- Yeah.
- [Daisy] Yeah.
Oh, you know what?
I'm gonna be in LA before I go,
and I'd love to see
you and Michael.
Yeah, that would be great,
wouldn't it?
Honey, you're doing
everything right.
We're gonna back off.
Whatever happens happens.
That's your answer
for everything.
If she loves the guy,
why should they wait?
Dad, it's a timing thing.
Same reason that we still
don't have a Christmas tree.
Every year
you wait too damn long,
and we end up
with a broken plastic one.
Wallace, we're gonna
get one tomorrow.
Daisy's gonna take you, okay?
Listen, don't wait.
Otherwise some floozy's
gonna cozy up with this guy,
and you'll be stuck wondering
whatever happened
to that perfect timing of yours.
What do you do in LA?
Uh, I'm in level design at a
video game studio...
Oh, but your mom said
you had your own company.
Oh, he does.
It's early stages.
I still need the day job.
A few buddies and I have
raised some seed money
to start our own game company.
Yeah, when are we gonna see
the fruits
of our investment here?
Well, I say, you have a company,
you are a CEO.
Now you're just
negotiating your fee.
Oh, I love you.
I love the way you said that.
She is so right, honey.
You really have to own it.
Reintroduce yourself as a CEO,
a big macher.
- Mom.
- What?
You tech bubble nuts
are obsessed with titles.
You know what a joke it
is when some banana-head
in a basement operation is
handing out cards that say CEO?
Okay, enough business.
It's Thanksgiving.
what do you need, honey?
Michael, give it to her.
Let me tell you a story.
- When I was younger than you...
- Mm-hmm.
I met your grandmother,
the love of my life,
and every night we would meet
in her father's
strawberry fields, and we'd...
- Fast forward.
- Okay, stop there.
- All right, all right.
- What would you do?
Oh, no, no, no, all right,
the point is...
Now, listen, the point is
I didn't have a job,
and her father hated my guts.
Oh, do you think
that was gonna stop me?
Oh, no.
Hey, everybody,
grab your drinks.
I just want to say
how proud I am
of our little precious.
One whole year at your first
writing job.
- Yeah.
- Let's hear it.
Congratulations, honey.
Yeah, honey.
If you're ever gonna focus
on your own career, Dais,
now is the time.
You know what?
I never would've considered
the promotion
at the Stockholm office
if I hadn't broken up
with Jason.
And last year was
the best year of my life.
Maybe that's something
you can only do alone.
So what's the game
you're working on right now?
Um, it's called
"Hunter Gatherer."
It's a strategy game
like "Starcraft"...
"Age of Empires."
- [chuckles]
- Never mind,
I can tell this is all immensely
fascinating to everyone.
Oh, it is to me.
Yeah, it's cool that you care.
There's still
lots to work out.
It's tough with the day job.
Not a hobby anymore.
You're taking people's money.
You owe them a product on time.
I know, but it has to be
good first, or no one will care.
Where's the monetization plan
you said you were gonna
run by me three weeks ago?
We're not at that phase, Dad.
The timeline I signed off,
that was
this month's deliverable.
When they
start talking about work,
it's like they're
on another planet.
Nathan, enough
with the big words.
Okay, let's just change
the conversation, please.
All right, all right,
let's forget it.
I forgot I'm talking
to a creative here.
Samira, can you
pass the turkey?
Dark meat, please.
No more dark meat.
He's had enough.
Can you stop running my life
for five minutes?
My hand to God, Nathan,
you make a scene,
I will kill you in your sleep.
[Liz] I mean, it's always
a power struggle.
Like, if push came to shove,
would you have ever moved
for Michael?
I mean, technically, I did.
I came back home instead of
renewing my teaching contract.
See, exactly.
It's not like Michael
would've ever moved for you.
I bet you wish
you hadn't come back, right?
'Cause that job was,
like, really your thing.
Yeah, I loved that job.
I've been looking again,
- What?
- Hmm?
My friend sent me this link
to an NGO in China.
Could be this really amazing
opportunity working with kids.
Whoa, hold on a second.
Daisy, I thought we were feeling
good about this direction.
I mean, you're
getting paid to write.
Well, she's an Aries, so...
What's that mean?
You guys bore easily.
Oh, I'm... I'm not bored.
I just...
It'd be nice to have a job
that means something.
Your job does mean
something, honey.
I mean,
people need to buy things.
You inform them
in really fun ways.
Hey, guess what.
I quit.
- What?
- When?
Um, the reason
I got the time off
is because I quit, actually.
- Honey, when did this happen?
- Last month.
Christmas is such a hard time
to look for a job, Dais.
Yeah, thanks.
what now? [chuckles]
I don't know.
You know, I'm just looking
around for what feels right.
Oh, sweetie, I missed you
so much last time.
You know, maybe we could just
find some Chinese kids here.
- Mom.
- Hey, you know what?
It's all gonna be fine.
We're gonna figure this out.
What are you gonna do
about Michael, though?
I-I don't know, Liz.
[chuckles] We're...
we're not even
officially together.
So I don't know
what I'm gonna do yet,
but I don't want us
to figure it out, Dad.
I want to figure it out, so...
[breathes deeply]
[jazz music]
[Samira] Hey.
You got anymore
Chateau La-whatever 2010?
- Thanks.
- Mm-hmm.
Look at him.
I always marveled at how happy
he looks when he sleeps.
I don't see it often
when he's awake.
You still heated?
Sorry about that.
I understand the need
to impress your parents.
I've kind of accepted
that's not gonna happen.
I mean, my...
my grandfather survived
a Middle Eastern revolution,
and I have the high score
on "Ms. Pac-Man"
at the Nicholson Arcade.
Wow. You really try to
impress a girl, don't you?
I'm not trying
to impress anyone.
How could you?
You don't even know my type.
What's your type?
I don't have a type.
- [scoffs]
- Don't believe in types.
Jeez, okay.
I just found
that what people respond to
and what they say
they respond to
can be very different.
I would say I respond
to women
who have...
huge Adam's apples
- and padded pantsuits...
- Uh-huh. Oh, yeah.
And have names like Bath Shiva.
- Traditional.
- Yeah.
I like it.
Oh, my God, I do, too,
which is why
I remain regrettably single.
-[chuckles] Aw.
- Drink up.
- [chuckles]
[knock at door]
You okay, precious?
What, you're not
precious anymore?
What's up, Dad?
Look, about this job thing,
I'm sorry
if I put pressure on you
to come up here this weekend.
It's not your fault.
I probably would've had
to quit eventually.
I just... I wish you would've
talked to me about it.
I know.
You know what?
Maybe it was a good thing
you lost this job.
I didn't get fired.
But we manifest everything
in our lives at some level.
Isn't that
what you always tell me?
I mean, look,
you're 25 years old now.
I'm 26.
That's what I meant.
[both laugh]
Look, you want to strike oil,
why don't you just dig deep
right here where God's put you,
instead of running all over
the world poking little holes?
I want to show you something.
- [sighs]
- [door opens]
[gentle music]
Oh, my gosh.
When I took that job in Dallas,
it was my dream job.
You were four years old,
and I would fly home
every other weekend,
and I think I'd miss you
grow two inches
each and every time.
Then one day...
I came home to this.
My life-size dad.
You said you drew it
so you could see my face
anytime you wanted.
I've never been
more miserable in a job
after seeing this drawing.
[both laughing]
[both] Oh...
It's okay.
Oh, gosh.
Oh, my gosh.
Might I offer you
Trader Joe's best?
- Oh, thank you.
- [chuckles]
I have great taste in employees
who have great taste
in Trader Joe's.
[Michael clears throat]
So the, um...
the "pulling DNA from plants"
What is that for?
Oh, that was in school.
I don't really work
in a lab anymore.
The research I do now focuses
on infant development.
How did you get into that?
A close family friend
when I was young
had a baby
with underdeveloped lungs,
I always knew I wanted to help
ever since then.
Man, that is what
I'm talking about.
I mean, I have known what I want
to do forever,
it feels like.
Most of my friends
do not know what they want.
I have a hard time
relating to people
who are still figuring it out.
I know that's mean,
but I'm solution-oriented,
you know?
- Mm.
- Like, do something.
- Try something.
- Mm-hmm.
I mean, accomplishing it
is a whole nother thing.
Yeah, sometimes I think
that I'll probably die
before any of the problems
I want to solve get solved.
Like, if two people
love each other
and their kid
would have autism,
we should be able to fix that.
Fix it like doctor
the genes of the kid?
Mm, you're one of those?
[chuckles] Like I'm playing God
or something.
No, no, I'm not one of those,
but you were so preoccupied
with whether or not you could,
you didn't you stop to think
about whether or not you should?
Was that... Oh.
Jeff Goldblum, "Jurassic Park."
They're, like, sitting around
the table, and he's like...
[imitating Jeff Goldblum]
"Uh-huh." Like, "Ah..."
Bit of a stretch.
- Was it?
- Yeah.
Is it not good?
- Nope.
- I like it.
Mm. You shouldn't.
Is it...
is it, like, not oaky enough?
Nope, not oaky enough for me.
No oak.
One of those nights, okay.
[imitates guzzling drinks]
[girls laughing]
You are so such a good singer.
[Liz] I know.
[Daisy] You're such
a good singer, Liz.
I didn't even know.
[knock at door]
- Hi!
- What's up?
[laughing] Hi.
- She made it.
- Obviously.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Oh, I wouldn't miss this.
Come on.
I wouldn't miss you guys. Hi.
Oh, my gosh, get in here.
Look at this furry face.
Look at this.
- Yes.
- I got this for you.
I know.
What? No.
- Yes!
- No, this is amazing.
Who is this?
Who is this?
This is Liz, my cousin.
Hi. I'm Liz.
- Hi.
- What's up?
Man, why the hell
do you have to be
such a fucking tool
all the time?
That was so...
Hey, you brought beer.
You brought beer.
- Yeah.
- Okay, all right.
Stop talking.
[Ele] Nathan, get over here,
Wake up, honey.
You got to see this.
[Michael] Mm?
Dad's reserve.
Ooh. Ooh-la-la.
[both laugh]
this guy you were seeing?
Oh, yes.
Okay, so, um...
- we went on maybe four dates...
- Mm-hmm.
And he paid for everything,
was super nice and all,
but it was kind of
all that he was,
so I let him know that I didn't
think it was gonna work out,
and he emails me a week later
with scanned receipts
asking that I cover
half of all the meals.
- No.
- Yeah.
I felt embarrassed for him.
- Oh, my...
- It was so bad.
- That is incredible.
- Yeah.
- Fuck.
- Did you...
[gasps] No.
Nice going, Drillbit Dan.
Let me try, oh, my gosh.
It's, like...
[Michael gasps]
That is a $120 bottle
of wine you just ruined.
- I ruined?
- Yes.
- Me?
- Yeah.
At least be a lady
and pay for your half.
Ha ha ha ha.
Deserved that one.
I take PayPal.
So you like cute guys
to pay for everything?
Well, it doesn't have
to be fancy.
I can be a cheap date
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
But, yes, he's paying.
My ex wanted guys to pay, too,
I don't know.
I thought you'd be more...
"I am woman" about it.
I am woman.
you know, I don't need a guy
to provide for me.
I want a guy who wants
to provide for me.
That's what she said.
My ex.
I thought you were making, like,
a "that's what she said" joke.
[laughing] Oh. Can you imagine?
Yeah, I was, like,
I was nailing this chick, bro,
and she was all, "I want a guy
who wants to provide for me,"
so I provided on her face.
Too far.
It's okay.
So he's like,
"Let's shoot this chase scene,
you know, or, like,
this car sequence."
[Daisy] Yeah, 'cause, of course,
he wrote a high-speed chase
into our high school.
He clips this car.
The driver of that car
calls the school,
and Ankit almost gets
thrown out of the school...
So sad.
Liz, he cared so much.
'Cause I was an overachiever.
[Daisy] Yeah. Yeah, it was bad.
Yeah, you got voted
for most talented,
not for most likely
to succeed, so...
Oh, yeah,
and what were you voted?
You were voted most
likely to be on "SNL."
- Oh, what happened to that?
- That was a lifestyle choice.
I didn't let the yearbook
be my guidance counselor.
Oh, I'm good. I'm good.
I'm totally good.
- Daisy?
- What?
There will be a time
when the bong comes around.
Oh, yeah?
- There will be a time...
- Okay.
When the bong doesn't
come around.
Then what?
[Liz laughs]
[Chase] All right.
Don't tell my mom, okay?
[water bubbling]
- Nice one.
- [coughing]
I made her her first piece.
It was a turquoise elephant,
and you'd smoke
out of the trunk.
Oh, God, what the shit
is this chair?
Fuck you.
I made that pillow.
Hey, be nice.
She just quit her job,
and she needs some tenderness.
Oh, yeah, yeah,
I heard about that.
- I heard about that.
- Thank you.
[Liz] Daisy.
Let me thread the needle here.
This has been
a really shitty Thanksgiving.
Listen, you, lean back.
- Follow my breath.
- Okay.
I just lost my job
a year ago, too.
Oh, you did?
And now I'm self-employed,
and you can say whatever you
want about my profession.
Oh, my gosh, that's
what I should...
I will say whatever I want.
That's, like, totally
what I need to be doing.
That's good.
I'm self-sufficient, bitch.
I'm self-sufficient.
- Oh, yeah, come on.
- Thank you, cheers.
And it's, like,
the highest level of aspirations
that you can have as a man.
What do you do?
- Okay, so strategy games...
- Uh-huh.
I'm gonna... I'm gonna lay it
on the line for you.
- Okay.
- Okay?
Lay it all on the line.
Okay, so you have these
little dudes, right?
- Mm-hmm.
- You're either orcs or robots.
Of course.
And you have to gather
these minerals,
and you use the minerals
to build an army.
But in my game,
you're basically...
you just gather the minerals.
Like "Mario Kart."
- What? No.
- [laughs]
That's exactly
what "Mario Kart" is about.
What are you talking about?
I'm trying to educate you here.
- [gasps]
- Oh.
[women talking indistinctly
in the distance]
You're such a boy.
Excuse me, lady, I'm a man.
Uh-huh, Mr. Video Games.
You don't respect what I do.
You're being sensitive.
No, I mean, admit it...
you think you're saving mankind
and I'm rotting kids' brains.
I don't have to be
into the things you're into
to like who you are.
I don't know.
I don't know about that.
- [grunts]
- What?
[laughter and chatter continue
in the distance]
Well, entertainment
is something I believe in.
It's not just something
I'm into.
It's my mission...
like your mission
to clone Stepford Wives.
[laughs] Shut up.
Okay, so...
this video game
that you're making
is for the greater glory
of mankind.
Oh, now you shut up.
I just want to know
about your mission.
- I am a man on a mission.
- Ah...
You're good with me,
you're good with my mission.
Okay, good luck.
[mutters, laughs]
Hey, there are girls
who are into that.
I had one once,
but, you know, when girls...
Mm-mm. Shh, shh, shh.
What's your favorite music?
Black Crows.
I don't like 'em.
All right, kids, kids, come in.
You have to see this.
[Ana] Come in here right now.
God, our moms.
Well, she's not
driving us home.
You two should stay.
We have a guest room.
[acoustic guitar music,
Daisy humming]
Shower me with love
That's warm and open
I'll grow to be
the tallest tree
I will lift you up
If you would let me
Hold my hand
And plant the seed
The world can tell me no
But I dream
about everything
People come and go
But you play hide-and-seek
Inside my dreams
Can you find me, love?
I'm waiting here for you
Can you see me?
Will you be the one
That hears my secrets?
I'll whisper them
So keep them safe
Every branch that breaks
We're always learning
Thinking over
Each mistake
And I have been shot down
But I grow taller every day
You and I both know
That hide-and-seek
is just a game
Can you find me, love?
I'm waiting here for you
Oh oh
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
[Daisy humming]
Can you find me, love?
I'm waiting here for you
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
[applause and whistling]
You've gotten better
since Burning Man.
Thanks. It's a new one.
You have to come visit me
at Berkeley.
I could get you, like, some
practice gigs a couple places,
and you can open for me.
It'd be really fun.
Oh, God, I wish.
Let me ask you a question.
What's keeping you in LA?
Yeah, yeah, you quit your job.
You're not seeing anybody.
You haven't bought
into the housing market
or some shit, right?
I mean, maybe it's time
that you... I don't know...
- just move back...
- Explore.
Hung out with your homies
who have your back,
live big, dream big
like you used to.
That'd be nice.
I read that, like,
you're only as successful
as the average of your
six closest friends, right?
when we come together,
we form this elevated
electric-magnetic field.
No, you can measure it.
How do you measure it?
They have devices.
What, do I have
an electromagnetic field, then?
You definitely have
an electric-magnetic field.
[Liz] Okay, go back
to your bean bag, please.
I'm sick of bean bags.
I know you're, uh,
- but I'm gonna...
- [sighs]
I'm gonna keep
you company, okay?
I shouldn't have drank.
That happens to everybody.
Your problem is
you're too repressed.
Pachamama's got you now.
You remember that Hawaii trip
my senior year?
It's like you have a glowing
halo around your head.
You know, I've always
had feelings for you...
Shut up, Chase.
[footsteps approaching]
- Hey.
- Hi.
You okay?
She's fine.
[Liz] You ready?
Hey, I really liked your song.
[soft music]
What are you doing?
What does it look like?
We're gonna get
a real one tomorrow, remember?
Let's just go
to bed, okay, Grandpa?
I want to tell you a story.
There was once a boy who worked
on a ranch for his folks.
Down the road from the ranch,
this neighboring farmer...
he owned a strawberry field.
And that farmer...
he had a beautiful daughter.
And the boy fell in love
with her the instant he saw her.
He hadn't known her
for two weeks,
and that ranch boy...
he knew this was it.
And when the farmer said no...
He stole her away on his horse,
and they rode
over the strawberry fields,
and they started...
a whole new life together
that very night.
But then when...
When things went south...
You know, things that...
Things that get
in the way of life.
They started talking less
and less to each other,
even when things were good.
[voice breaking] And they
stopped talking altogether
when things were bad.
There were times
they even forgot
why they were even together.
[cries softly]
[Daisy] It's okay.
It's okay.
[cell phone vibrates]
[cell phone chimes]
Yo, dude. Uh, I don't know
if you got my email,
but my Uncle Kevin backed out.
Apparently he got sued
by his Taiwanese ex-wife
and lost all of his money,
so he can't invest
in the app anymore.
So, you know, your parents
are gonna have to do it.
Listen, dude, I don't care
what you have to do,
whether it's go back
to Hebrew school,
start rocking a yarmulke,
go kosher,
just get
in your parents' good graces
because we're gonna
need our funding, bro.
Anyway, I hope Thanksgiving
was fantastic.
Mine wasn't
'cause I was with my family.
You look like Michael Cera.
[laughs] Thanks.
You're up early.
Oh, sorry.
I was trying to be
as quiet as possible.
You want a shake?
No, I'm still stuffed.
I'm gonna go for a jog.
Oh, oh, you can join us.
- Hi, babies.
- Hi.
- Mom, are you going for a jog?
- I was thinking about it.
What the crap
is going on here?
My mom hasn't joined
me on run... ever.
You know what?
You're right.
I would just slow you down.
You two should go.
Oh, no, you were so close.
Hey, I got my walk
to the front porch,
and that's a good start for me.
I haven't exercised
in ten years.
This morning's not gonna make
any difference.
No, Mom, come with us.
You got to come.
Oh, and who's gonna do your
laundry for you before you go?
Good luck keeping up with her.
Come on.
- You okay?
- Yeah.
[both breathing heavily]
[inhales deeply]
[soft music]
Leona LaRue.
Ah, the one that got away.
Honestly, she should've been.
First girlfriend.
First date, I hacked
a loogie in her face.
I spit away from her,
and the wind threw
it back in her face.
Oh, ew.
And then we dated
for three years.
Leona LaRue lacked options.
Yeah, poor Leona.
I'm just thinking about
all the married girls I know.
I wonder if they lacked
options, you know?
Are they with the one,
or has the one
just not shown up yet?
Okay, all right, I got to
say some things here...
To you.
Inside my dreams
Can you find me, love?
I'm waiting here for you
[Ana] Hey, you two,
how was the run?
[Samira] Good.
Oh, looks like you guys
worked up an appetite.
[Michael] I'm gonna wash up.
Okay, well, hurry down
so that we can all eat together.
Um, I had a shake this morning,
so I'm good,
but can I borrow the car?
- I'm gonna just go out.
- Why?
Because I forgot some things,
you know, things a girl needs.
Well, Eleanor has some things.
I get...
I get allergic reactions,
so I have to be
super particular about...
Well, Michael can take you.
Okay, no, he can't,
because it's Thanksgiving,
and the stores are closed.
- It's Black Friday.
- Mom, the stores are closed.
- Can I just have the car?
- [chuckles]
[Ana] Samira.
It's okay. Let the kids do
what they're gonna do.
[utensil clanking on plate]
[garbage disposal whirring]
[Liz] Dude.
- Daisy, Daisy.
- Oh.
Ugh, I'm sorry.
Sorry, I-I forgot.
When do you leave with Mike?
We texted last night, actually.
And we said
we loved each other.
- Holy shit.
- [laughs] Yeah.
So what are you gonna do?
I-I don't know yet.
So I may have sent him the video
of you singing last night.
- Shit.
- What?
Oh, why would you do that?
Liz, fuck.
[Liz] I was just trying to help.
I don't even know what to think,
- I am so embarrassed.
- Whoa.
Ele, what the hell is going on?
Oh, come look.
Look what your son did.
- How did you get that?
- I forwarded it to myself.
Oh, that makes more sense.
I thought your girlfriend
was texting your mom.
Mom, what the flying fuck?
Don't you dare make this
about me.
Did Samira see this?
Is that why she's so upset?
She's upset because you
flew her across the country
to set her up with a taken guy.
I'm getting back with Daisy.
W-we still love each other.
Daisy, the song's beautiful.
Was he not supposed to hear it?
Well, what if that's
not where I'm at, Liz?
What if I'm not where he
needs me to be at right now?
This is so backwards.
I mean, you were just texting
that you love him.
- Do you love him?
- Yes.
You for fucking real love him?
Aren't guys supposed to have
the commitment issues?
This isn't commitment issues.
I'm trying to deal with my
new fucking lease right now.
I don't know where my
next job is gonna be.
I could be homeless in a month.
Daisy. [chuckles]
That's commitment issues.
Sometimes I wish I just met him
in five years.
You would be a fucking idiot
to let this guy go.
I mean, do you have
any idea how lucky you are
to find a guy who's willing
to put up with this shit?
Don't talk to me like that.
I'm sorry,
but you drive me crazy.
I can't even imagine
how he must feel.
I want to know when.
When were you gonna tell us
about this woman
you've been sneaking in and out
of your attic?
This is why
it always falls apart.
She is terrified
of pleasing you guys.
You know, she had a dream
that we were Filipino,
and Mom was forcing her to spit
into a communal pot
and she couldn't do it?
Do I look Filipino?
Oh, Nathan, don't
even start with me.
You listen to me, Michael.
You and this meshuganah girl...
it's like an addiction.
This is not love.
It's like you're addicted...
You do not know
what you're talking about.
I do know that much!
Listen to me!
All right, all right.
Go ahead, handle it.
Listen, no matter
how many notches
you think you got on your belt,
you're still young
and impressionable,
and not that they want to,
but women will wreck you.
[Ele] Ha!
Not all of 'em, but they
make you do crazy shit,
and everybody's got to
go through it once.
But your mom and I think
you're crawling out of a pit
just to jump right back in,
four times, five times.
I mean, you got to see after...
Look, I'm sorry.
People don't change.
I don't want her
to change, Dad.
Yes, you do,
not in a bad way, but you do.
Haven't you always said
how unhappy she is,
her place in life?
She's happier with me.
I'm happier with her.
Oh, Michael, you think things
are gonna go great in life
because you're both happy.
I can't help
who I fall in love with, Mom.
Listen to me.
If I told you that this girl
wasn't gonna figure out
what she wants out of life
for another 10 years,
would you still love her
and want to be with her?
- You know, it's not your life.
- [scoffs]
And I didn't ask you
for your fucking advice.
[laughs] Daisy, you always ask
for my advice.
Do you want to be with him,
or are you too scared to admit
that you don't
want to be with him?
Fuck off.
Excuse you?
Fuck off to Stockholm.
You want my job, Daisy?
Do you want my boyfriend, Liz?
You use that term loosely.
I give up.
Nathan, don't touch that ring.
You want to make
your own decisions,
turn against your family,
go ahead.
He's a grown man, right?
He can make
his own decisions, right?
Fine, then, you go ahead,
and you give my mother's ring
to whomever you like.
You just let us know,
so maybe we can come
to the wedding
and sit in the back!
What the fuck just happened?
I don't need this shit.
- Oh, come on.
- No, I'm out of here.
Happy Thanksgiving, Mom.
[rock music]
Mazel tov.
Thank Thee Heavenly Father for
what we are about to receive.
And pray Thee
for Thy continued blessings.
Thank You for this food,
and thank You for this family.
[Donna] Amen.
[soft acoustic guitar music]
Steady woman,
won't you come on down?
I need you
right here on the ground
I've walked the outskirts
of this town
Been terrorized
by what I found
I saw
a standing virgin bride
Where holy Dionysus died
She tore the heart
out of his side
And laid it there,
and there she cried
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
She said,
"Hello, I'm a monster, too
What poisons me
is what poisons you"
Into these animals we grew
But when we were young,
our eyes were blue
I think I've come
a long, long way
To sit
before you here today
And they're yours alone,
the songs I play
[laughs] Is this...?
To take with you
or to throw away
I'm a beggar in the morning
I'm a king at night
My belt is loose,
and my trigger is tight
May come without warning
At the speed of the light
Make it shine so pretty
Make it shine so bright
So you...
want to come over?
- I missed you.
- Me too.
I want to know everything.
What's been going on with you?
my car's radiator blew out,
and I had to hitchhike home
practically with this guy.
Oh, no.
What was he like?
He has a cute butt.
You should've heard my parents
going on and on about you
and everything you're doing.
It's really inspiring me
to think more aggressively
about my career.
That's good, babe.
We're gonna get you there.
I want to talk to you
about something.
I've decided to look
for another contract.
- Abroad?
- I know, I know.
Just hear me out. I...
I've been thinking
about it a lot,
and it's really
in my heart to travel more.
And there's this opportunity
that could turn
into a real full-time job.
- What could?
- This NGO in China.
I'd be working
with kids every day,
teaching orphan girls.
- It just sounds...
- Wow. China, that's, like...
I know.
- Wheew.
- [both laugh]
I know. Baby, I just
wanted to bring it up,
so we could talk about it,
like, as soon as I knew.
- Yeah.
- Okay, so first of all,
it wouldn't even start
until April,
and it's not like we haven't
done long distance before,
and you could come
visit this time
because you're trying to get
out of your day job anyway.
China is really connected.
You could do your work
from there,
and I'd be in a job that
actually matters, you know.
Like, I'd really be making
a difference.
I hear you totally.
Yeah, okay.
So you... you've...
You want to go.
You've decided.
Okay, and you want...
Me to go?
Not necessarily.
We could work
on us either way, but...
I mean...
would you?
Maybe. Um...
I mean,
I would need to look into...
Well, like...
Yeah, I-I don't know.
I don't know.
There's not, like, a job
you could find that you like
that's not in North Korea
or whatever, you know,
'cause, like, I'm here.
Okay, it's not like I want
to choose this over you.
That's not what I want.
It feels like you do.
Isn't that kind of
what you're doing?
What do you...
I have a career here.
Like, I have people
that depend on me.
Yeah, and that's
what I want, too.
- That's what I'm trying to find.
- Right.
I think that that's
there for me.
Right, okay, but how long
would you be gone for?
You see, it's like you
can't just ask me to...
Come on, don't, don't, don't...
What? Don't what?
Okay, well, why...
Can't we just talk about...
It could be forever, you know?
Like, I...
You can't just put that on me.
Like, all I've ever tried
to do is make this work,
and I thought you wanted to give
this a real shot, you know.
I thought
that you sent the...
I don't...
I'm sorry, I don't know.
I wish you and I could've had
a conversation
before Liz sent
you all that shit.
Why is that?
Well, because we're the ones
in this, Michael,
and I deserve the chance
to talk with you
about how I feel.
Yeah, well, I guess
she's just trying to help.
How often exactly
does she talk with you?
I don't know. She's my friend.
We were broken up, and she
was, like, really there for me.
She'd call you?
No, she was in town a few times,
so she came over
to check in on...
Wait, you called my cousin
to your place?
That's weird, Michael.
We drank Nesquik.
We talked about you.
Oh, okay, so, like,
it wouldn't be weird
if I went to hang out at Zach's
place, just the two of us.
Not if you were drinking
I just can't believe
this right now.
Are you...
Nothing fucking happened!
Do you know how much
nothing fucking happened?
I didn't even think it was
weird to invite her over.
It didn't even cross my mind.
What? I can...
Okay, I can't believe
I'm defending myself right now.
You do realize that while
you were in Cambodia,
I didn't do a single fucking
thing with another girl, right?
You didn't?
I didn't know that.
Did you...?
Did you...?
[somber music]
[breathing shakily]
You slept with someone.
A friend... a friend of a friend
in Phnom Penh,
we partied and got drunk,
and it was, um...
it was just physical, that's it.
So... so you would call me,
crying about your shitty day
teaching these brats,
and then on good days,
you were with him.
What the fuck?
You seriously have the gall
to rip me a new asshole
for getting hot cocoa
with your cousin.
That's not fair, okay?
We weren't together then!
And you're the one who told me
that you intend to date
while I was gone.
You, like, spelled it out
for me.
I thought that guy
was gonna be, you know,
my last huzzah, like, ever.
And I did... I did come home
to be with you.
I couldn't...
I couldn't even go
through with it.
He took me up,
and we undressed...
I know how much I've hurt you.
And I feel so...
I don't even know
how to forgive myself anymore...
- Shit.
- Because...
I look at you and...
How amazing you are and...
And this feeling...
this feeling that won't shut up
keeps coming back,
and... and I don't understand it.
[sniffles] And I know...
How much you hate me for it.
I don't hate you.
I hate myself more
because I don't want
to hurt you anymore.
And I want you to have
what you want.
I don't know what's wrong
with me.
You're, like...
You're my perfect guy.
You're, like, my list.
I don't have a list anymore.
All I want is you.
I don't care
how unfinished we are...
And how crazy we are
and how stupid we are.
I love you like
an obsessed crazy person.
I want to support you...
however it is
you want to be supported.
And I don't care
what we've gone through.
I accept it all.
Everything I need to be happy
for the rest of my life
is right here.
Oh, my God.
From the bottom of my heart...
Will you marry me?
[acoustic guitar music]
[Daisy humming]
Shower me with love
That's warm and open
I'll grow to be
the tallest tree
I will lift you up
If you would let me
Hold my hand
And plant the seed
The world can tell me no
But I dream
about everything
People come and go
But you play hide-and-seek
Inside my dreams
Can you find me, love?
I'm waiting here for you
Can you see me?
Will you be the one
That hears my secrets?
I'll whisper them
So keep them safe
Every branch that breaks
We're always learning
Thinking over
Each mistake
And I have been shot down
But I grow taller every day
You and I both know
That hide-and-seek
is just a game
Can you find me, love?
I'm waiting here for you
Oh oh
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
[Daisy humming]
Can you find me, love?
I'm waiting here for you
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Hey, babe, take everything
I'll give it to you
This is the best of me
You've got the best of me
Hey, babe, love every day
And we'll be okay
This is the best of me
you got the best of me
Hey, babe, take everything
I'll give it to you
This is the best of me
You've got the best of me
Hey, babe, love every day
And we'll be okay
This is the best of me
And all I can do
Is keep giving it to you