Far More (2021) Movie Script

- So, purgatory is like a
way station then, is that it?
- It's a place where
the soul goes to purify
before moving on to heaven.
- Okay, then I just have
one more question for you.
What does one have to do to be truly evil?
Like, like so evil, you'd
go straight to hell?
You're probably gonna
say kill someone, right?
If you kill someone,
you go straight to hell,
just, just automatically.
- Son, we've been talking for a while now
and I want to help,
but maybe you should tell
me the reason you're here.
- The reason I'm here?
Well, my family is Presbyterian,
but we don't go to church because honestly
it's just not a very satisfying religion.
So I'm thinking of becoming Catholic.
I just kind of want to
know what I'm getting into.
And for me,
the whole idea of an
afterlife is very appealing.
- Presbyterians believe
in heaven and hell.
- Well, yes, but not purgatory.
I like the idea that if you mess up, you,
you go somewhere and, and do
whatever to make up for it.
And then you go to heaven.
I just kind of want to know what would
constitute truly evil.
'Cause for me, truly evil
is kind of a game changer.
What would you have to do that
would make you skip purgatory
altogether and go straight
to hell or even worse,
go to purgatory hoping
you get to go to heaven,
but then get sent to hell?
- Have you done something
you want to tell me about?
- No.
Would you say killing
someone would be truly evil?
- Have you killed someone?
- Of course not.
But what if I had?
Would, would I just go straight
to hell or over to God?
Look at the extenuating
circumstances and understand
the situation and I'd go
to purgatory for a while,
but then I'd still get to go to heaven.
- Remember the commandments,
"Thou shalt not kill."
- Right, but what if someone
was about to kill your mother
and you had to make a choice,
kill him or let him kill your mother?
There's, there's really
no choice, now is there?
You have to kill him.
Now, I say that's a
purgatory, heaven situation.
What do you say?
Young journey
Take me far away from here
Young journey
Just wanna disappear
Take me under your wing
Till I can fly again on my own
Take me under your wing
Till I can fly again way
Fly again way back home
- No, they'll see them in Paris.
Yeah, I'll be at my brother Rick's.
But everything goes to Jessica.
Yeah, everything.
I'll be offline for a while.
Take me under your wing
Till I can fly again on my own
Take me under your wing
Till I can fly again way
Fly again way back home
- Hey.
You hungry?
Do you wanna eat?
- Thirsty.
How are we doing, huh?
-How's your pain?
- Not so bad.
- Could we just, he just woke up.
I can't talk to him when he's on that.
- It's good to stay ahead of it.
All right.
- Where's Eli?
- He's at the bowling alley with your dad.
He's keeping stats for the tournament.
- He told me, said the cup
is as good as ours already.
Play me something.
- I can't believe you had
that thing brought in here.
- Music, you, one and the same to me.
- Well, it used to be,
you could count on your sports
seasons in this country.
Now you've got fall, baseball, soccer,
which never quits and now lacrosse
squeezing itself in wherever it can.
I mean are we even in America anymore?
- You know it's an Indian game?
- What, lacrosse?
- Uh-huh.
- Oh, let me guess, we stole it from them.
You know sometimes
I think you take that whole,
my grandmother was an
American-Indian thing
a little too far, Evie.
- McAllister Sports.
- Oh, hey Hal.
- Hey, Hal.
What, no, no, I know he's
your son-in-law, Hal,
but does he even bowl?
Okay, okay.
Well how bad is Jess?
All right.
Yeah, no, I'm fine with it.
I'll see you there.
- What, what happened?
- Jess sawed off the tips of his middle
and his index finger on a job.
On his bowling hand no less.
He's in a cast for three weeks,
right before the Fiesta Cup.
Thanks, Jess.
Thank you.
I'm sure he didn't mean to.
- Oh come on, even on his best day.
Jess could never replace
Rick, but I thought, you know,
maybe we might still have a shot,
but now we've got Hal's son-in-law
who bowled a little in high school.
-The physicist?
- He works for Defense, doesn't he?
- So he can build a bomb,
doesn't mean he can bowl.
- I'm sorry.
- No, I just feel bad for Eli is all.
I gotta go.
Eli's meeting me at the alley.
You know, he's great at
keeping stats, that kid.
Not much of an athlete though.
- You know, Sean's probably at Rick's,
you wanna stop by there first?
- No, Eli will be waiting for me.
- Hey, wait a minute.
Have a good practice.
-Where you going, midget?
- I, leave me along, Wolf.
- You gonna stop me?
- Like that's gonna happen.
- I already did your math homework.
- And I was thinking,
maybe you could write my history report.
- What, that's due tomorrow.
-Yeah, you better hurry.
-There's no-
- Hey.
I told you to go to the store.
I'm going,
- Who's this?
- Just a friend from school.
- You got a name?
- Eli McAllister, sir.
- Aint I seen you around a bowling alley?
- I keep stats for my
grandpa's bowling team.
- Dick McAllister's your grandpa?
Yes, sir.
So that means your dad's Rick McAllister.
- Yes, sir.
- Man, your dad and grandpa
used to kick our asses
in the Fiesta Cup.
You know, I went to high
school with your dad.
- I didn't know that.
- What the hell are you still doing here?
It's a fucked up world, kid.
- I, I'm sorry, sir?
- Your dad, a decorated war hero
and a hell of a ballplayer, gets sick.
Your freaking uncle makes
more money than God.
Give your dad my best.
And tell your grandpa we're gonna take
the cup off his hands this year.
- You threw it over my head, dude-
- Hey, Sean.
Hey, ho
- Okay, mister big shot over here.
- Okay, everybody calm down.
- No, no, no, no, sorry,
you're not old enough.
- Neither are you.
She's the same age as I am.
Oh yeah, but you're driving us all home.
- I'll drive.
- Oh, lucky.
-Glenn, have a beer with me.
-I can't, I have a bio test.
- Know where we're not wanted.
Give me that.
- Oh, come on, man.
Some ask how it feels now
The deal is that we're
real so we're still 'round
- The fuck are you doing here?
-You fuckin deaf?
Always fuckin hanging around
like some fuckin baby puppy.
- Knock it off, Tim.
- No, seriously.
This is a football party.
There's no sophomores
on the football team.
- It's Rick's little brother, man.
- So?
This turned into a family picnic?
I coulda brung my little brother along.
- Oh yeah, well unfortunately, Tim,
we only allow one retard per
party and you're already here.
You want some, huh?
Come on.
- You got something to say,
just say it to me, asshole.
Say it to me.
You okay?
- Yeah, yeah.
You think I'm cheatin'
You said I know you Mr OPP, man
- I'm Sean.
- Hi, I'm Ana, from hospice.
Come on in.
They've, they've been expecting you.
Glenn set up a room for you.
Right here.
You're a much better looking in person.
- What?
- The "GQ" article.
-Pictures don't do you justice.
Is Glenn here?
- Yeah, she's with your brother.
Come on.
When was the last time
you saw your brother?
- A while.
- Well cancer is fairly advanced,
so he's pretty distressed
physically, okay?
- Sean.
I'm so glad you came.
He's on a morphine drip.
We also, and Ana's giving him
more right now, so he sleeps.
Pretty much sleeps most of the day.
- What the doctor say?
Nothing good.
I've been talking to some people at Sloan.
They said there's experimental
-No, no, no.
No, no more doctors.
It's just he would have
been so much better
if he hadn't done the chemo.
- I thought he wasn't-
- He wasn't.
I mean, the doctors even told him,
you basically have no
hope, but you know him.
He's always ready to fight.
So, how's life across the pond?
- It's good.
- Sorry that Rick's friends
move that piano in here.
And it's usually a dresser and
a TV and sorry it's a mess.
-It's good.
- It's good.
- So we saw the article in
"GQ" and he was really proud.
And Eli too.
Yeah, so have you, have you,
have you talked to your father?
- No, just Evie.
- Yeah, Evie's been really great.
She's been helping so much.
- How are you?
- I'm good, I'm good.
Yeah, I'm good.
- And Eli?
- Yeah, he's as good as can be.
Yeah, your dad's really been great.
I might just wish he, you know,
your dad stopped coming to see Rick.
- What?
- This last week.
I know he did it with your mom, remember?
And Rick doesn't really say anything, but.
- I'll talk to my dad.
- I'm so glad you're here.
He's gonna be so happy to see you.
Sean's here.
- I thought you said he
played in high school.
- Just give him a chance.
- At least he hit a pin this time.
- Yeah.
Hey, maybe I could play?
- No, rules or rules, kiddo.
Are you hungry?
Here, go get us a couple of burgers.
- We're gonna head out now.
We'll come tomorrow at lunch
and see if we can't make any
progress, right Ben?
- Some mechanism of the wrist
that I just can't seem to get.
- I'm gonna show him some of my videos.
- Watch Earl Anthony.
He was a southpaw too.
- Still, Dick Weber was the best.
-Please, in what universe?
-Are you kidding?
Weirdo Anthony couldn't touch Webber.
- I'd say Earl's record speaks for itself.
And I would take a nerdy weirdo
over a showboat any day of the week, Hal.
- Well don't worry, I'm usually able to
master concepts very quickly.
Come on, a guy like you, a piece of cake.
Well, we'll see you tomorrow.
- Got burgers.
You still think we can win?
- Oh yeah.
Yeah, if Hal and I are
on our game on Saturday,
we can carry old Ben.
The most important
thing is that you don't-
- We don't give up.
- That's right.
That's right.
- Was my dad a good
bowler when he was my age?
- Oh yeah.
He was very athletic when he was young.
He, I mean, even then he,
your dad could do any sport at all.
- And uncle Sean, what
was uncle Sean like?
- He was different.
He was quiet.
Your dad had to watch out for him.
Ella used to say that
Sean was Rick's baby.
- Grandma, Ella?
- Yeah.
Uncle Sean's flying in today.
- Come on, eat up.
- Hey.
How you doing?
It's bad.
- Where are you from, Ana?
- Lovely Newark, New Jersey.
- What brought you here?
I needed a change a pace
so I started traveling a little bit.
- And you ended up here.
- Yeah, I like it here.
People are nice, the air is clean.
It's quiet.
And it has the most beautiful
sunsets I have ever seen.
And there was a guy,
I guess you could say I came for the guy,
but I stayed for the sunsets.
- My mom used to
make Sean and me sit with her
wave goodbye to the sun
when we were little.
- That's your mama?
She's very beautiful.
- Sometimes I hear her calling me.
- How long ago did she pass?
- Six years ago.
-Uncle Sean.
Wow, you've gotten so big.
- When'd you get here?
- This afternoon, there
was a big car accident
on the road and took awhile.
Where, where are you guys coming from?
- A bowling alley, grandpa's
got the Fiesta Cup on Saturday.
-Hal still playing?
-Oh yeah.
-Oh yeah.
-And Hal's son-in-law, Ben.
- Oh, really?
-How's he?
-He's a disaster.
- He's not so bad.
- Come on, he's almost as bad
a bowler as your uncle here.
-Let's go see my dad.
-Anyway, I gotta go.
No, I gotta go, I gotta pick
up Evie and then close up.
- No, no, I'll be back later, with Evie.
Yeah, listen, good job
keeping those stats, kiddo.
It's important.
Well, listen, I gotta
go, see you later, okay?
- He never stays.
- Yeah, I mean, he's just.
So, Eli, are you bowling
in the tournament too?
- Nah, I can't, kids aren't allowed.
- Oh.
You know my dad, Hal, and grandpa
won it five years in a row,
before my dad went to Iraq?
- Yeah, well they were always
good bowlers those three.
- Are you as bad as he said you are?
- Actually, bowling is my best sport,
which isn't saying much.
- Do you wanna go see my dad?
- Sure.
- Oh, uncle Sean,
would you mind not telling my dad
that Ben's not a good bowler?
- Of course.
Come on.
- So, you know, this is
difficult for everybody, but-
Hey, Dick.
- Dan.
- I, just getting some talc,
getting ready, you know?
You're still in the tournament?
-Of course I am.
Charlie was talking about maybe
stopping by to see Rick tomorrow.
- Great.
- Yeah.
There you go.
See you Saturday.
- All right.
-My best to Cora.
She's in Phoenix.
- What was that look for?
- Rick can't stand Charlie Kornfelder.
He had to play ball with
that idiot for four years.
Way to go, Evie.
- He asked about Rick.
People wanna say goodbye.
This is happening and it's
awful and it's heartbreaking,
but it's happening and you can't-
- What, Evie?
What can I do?
- I'm gonna go see
Rick, do you wanna come?
- I have to finish up here.
I like this one when mom had dark hair.
- Here's mom with John's neighbor,
that crazy old lady with one eye.
What was her name, Ms. Ramirez?
Oh man.
"You boys are gonna go to hell."
- That's right.
- What was her dog's name?
They kind of looked alike, too.
Remember she caught us bombing cars?
- What happens?
- Yeah.
So, your dad and I and John
were bombing cars with oranges
and one of the cars swerved
and clipped her fence.
And so we were trying to run and get away
and Ms. Ramirez comes out and sees us.
- You were the only one she saw.
- You ran away and left me.
What happened?
- Your dad and John were faster than me.
So I had to run up,
climb a tree to get away.
And I stayed in the tree
until dad came to get us.
What did grandpa do?
- Yelled, a lot.
- I got a whooping.
- Did you?
- Dad took the fall,
said it was his idea.
Was it?
- Probably.
- Hi, it's cozy in here.
I'm Evie.
-It's okay.
- Nice to finally meet you in person.
- Nice to meet you.
Hello, sweetheart.
- Hey guys, I'm sorry to intrude.
I just want to get this nice
and get him through the night.
Glenn, you can give
him more of these pills
if he wakes up in pain, okay?
- Can we just give him a lower dose?
I mean, it's just been so long
since we've all been together like this.
- It doesn't work like that.
- Actually, it's way
past someone's bedtime.
- I don't wanna go to bed.
- Come on, go with Evie, sweetheart.
It's a school night.
- I don't wanna go to school.
- We've talked about this before.
Come on.
I'll tell you a story, a short one.
- Your stories are never short, Evie.
- Yes I can.
- Where do you wanna put it?
- By your medals.
- I love you, kiddo.
- I love you too.
And will you come tuck me in?
Yes, in a few minutes.
-Oh, take your sweatshirt.
Uncle Sean.
- Goodnight.
- Long ago, they were
two sisters, Blue Dawn
and Dancing Wind, her younger sister.
One day, their mother told them
to get their baskets and
go fill them with pinions
for the coming winter.
She warned them, "Come home before dark
and do not cross the river."
Well, they couldn't find that
many pinions near the Puebla.
So they wandered further
until they came to the river.
On the other side of the
river, they saw trees
full of pinions
and Dancing Wind said their
mother would never find out
if they crossed the river
and filled their baskets.
Blue Dawn tried to
assist, but she couldn't.
So they walk down the river
till they found some rocks
where they could cross.
Then they started picking as
many pinions as they could.
Soon their baskets were full of pinions
and they decided to go home.
On their way back,
the sun began to fade behind the mountain
and it became very, very dark.
They couldn't find
rocks to cross the river
and they began to cry.
Raven heard their cries and
he flew down beside them.
He told them he would carry
them across the river.
But in exchange, he asked for
one of the baskets of pinions.
Then Raven grabbed Blue Dawn
and flew her across the river.
He returned to Dancing Wind.
He picked her up and
began to cross the river
but high in the sky, above
the river, he stopped.
And he said, "Why don't
you give me that basket?
I'll carry it in my beak."
The little girl refused
and Raven became so mad he let go of her.
And she fell far, far, far down
into the land of the Night Sky
where true to her name,
she danced along the wind
until she found a star
she could grab a hold of.
Far down below, she heard
her sister calling to her.
"Come back, come back."
And she began to sob.
The star asked her, "Why are you crying?"
And she told him what had
happened and how much she missed
her family and how she wished
she had listened to her mother.
The star took pity on her and
he flew her back down to Earth
and landed her right beside her sister.
Now it's time to go to sleep.
- Tell me the rest, Evie.
Tell me about the star.
- When Dancing Wind went into
the land of the Night Sky,
she went where souls go when they die.
- Your grandmother told you?
My grandmother told me
that when you see a falling star,
it's a soul coming back to
Earth, getting a second chance.
- So then my guy evolved to a Charizard,
which has like 250 HP.
He's, he's like a, he's a fire type,
he's a great, a great Pokmon.
- Yeah, well, the world of Pokmon,
I know nothing about.
You better get going.
- Evie's not here.
- She's not?
- I'll stay with Rick.
You go ahead.
- No, Evie takes him.
- You go to the school
that we went to, right?
- Yeah.
- Well I think I know how to get there.
Go get your stuff.
- Eli.
I'll be here when you get back, okay?
We'll play Pokmon.
- Okay, love you.
Love you mom.
- Love you.
- I'll be back.
So you like school?
Sixth graders are assholes.
Did you like school?
- No.
Too many assholes.
- How come you never came to see us?
- I came to see you.
- Six years ago, when grandma died.
I was five.
- My business took off and, I don't know.
- Mom told Evie you didn't
come because of grandpa.
- Oh yeah?
- Do you believe in hell?
- Ah, no.
But then again,
I don't really believe
in the afterlife or God.
- Why not?
Um, I don't see any evidence for it.
- Energy is neither created nor destroyed,
merely transformed, first
law of thermodynamics.
- Meaning?
- Meaning that if you think
humans are energy, like I do,
they transform at death.
They, they don't just disappear.
- Huh.
You may have a point there.
- Do you like designing women's clothes?
- I design for men too, but yes, I do.
- Do you have to sew?
- Uh, no, I, I just
come up with the ideas,
other people sew.
- Mom hasn't change
clothes in like a week.
She doesn't play piano anymore.
She used to play for me before bed.
- Good morning guys.
How did we do through the night, huh?
-He's okay.
You didn't have to give
him too many pills?
- None.
He was okay.
- I'm gonna give you something now.
Glenn, you know where the morphine is?
- What?
No, you were the,
you were the last one to give
him the injection, right?
Was on the, it was on the table.
- Uh, Eli.
Your mom is going through a tough time.
If you need to talk.
- Yeah.
I'm, I'm, I'm late for school.
I, I should go.
- Eli, hey Eli.
Uh, I'll pick you up from school.
Oh, no that's okay.
- Well, no, I, I'd like to.
Two o'clock?
- Three.
Yeah, what's up, bro?
- Sean?
Sean McAllister?
-Oh my God, it is you.
God, you're still gorgeous.
- Thank you, uh.
- Nan, Nan, come over here.
- Oh, oh my gosh, Sean.
-Just, wants to be her pants.
-That's crazy.
- Oh my God, you don't
remember me, do you?
We were cheerleaders.
- Ready.
You can do it, that's okay.
You can do it in any way.
- Yes.
-Yes, oh.
Hey, I'm so sorry to hear about Rick.
I mean he survives Iraq, now this happens.
Yeah, Mike's gonna go see him later.
- You know I gotta grab this.
-Oh, sure, yeah.
- Sean, this is Ana.
I was wondering if you could swing
by the pharmacy and pick up
your brother's prescription.
- Yeah, I gotta,
-I gotta get going.
-Oh, okay.
- Okay.
- Bye.
-See ya.
-See ya.
- Ooh, God, he's gorgeous.
- And uber successful.
-He's gay, right?
-Yeah, I think so.
- Bummer.
- So remember, nocturnal
emissions or wet dreams
as they are often called are a healthy,
normal part of a maturing boy's life.
Any questions?
- How do you get an erection at night?
Have a nice weekend.
- Nocturnal emission,
where's my history paper?
- I, I didn't have time.
- Do you wanna die?
- Leave him alone, Wolf.
- Who's gonna stop me, four eyes?
We have an arrangement.
Don't we, Eli?
Don't we?
- No.
No, Wolf, I don't think we do.
I think I'm just staving
off the inevitable.
At some point you're gonna cream me.
But ya know what Wolf?
You're gonna fail at everything.
And not because you're stupid,
but because you're not stupid enough.
If you were more stupid,
you'd be nicer because being
stupid wouldn't bother you.
But you're smart enough
to know you're stupid.
Which makes you mad and scared.
Which makes you mean.
Any way you look at it, you're screwed.
Hey, get off him, Wolf.
Go to the office.
- You're dead.
- Everybody go to class,
there's nothing to see here.
What happened?
- Nothing.
- Eli, I know your family
is going through a rough time right now.
Would you like to go home?
- No, my mom thinks it's
best if I come to school.
Is there anything I can do for you?
- I'd just like to go to class.
- Hey.
Thank you so much for
taking Eli to school,
-my alarm didn't go off.
-No problem.
I was just picking up Rick's
medication down the block
so I thought I'd stop in.
- Great, thank you.
I'll go get your dad.
- No, I can find him.
- Of course you can, sure.
- Dad?
You tell me what happened.
-Nothing happened.
-Don't you lie to me.
- Dad, please.
- What did that coach see?
What do you think, he's
just making this up?
- Who was with you, Sean?
- No one.
- God almighty, what you
do reflects on our family.
I'm not gonna tell your
mother and don't you either.
Don't you tell anyone, you hear me?
Well this is a surprise.
- I was just picking up Rick's medication,
stop by.
- John got that
scholarship to Northwestern
and your brother got into the
Naval Academy after that game.
- I remember.
- You know, John's thinking about running
for mayor of Los Angeles?
-I didn't know that.
So, how's England?
- It's good.
- Good.
I have to unload some golf balls.
- I'll help you.
- I'm gonna go take Glenn
some lunch, you guys okay?
- No, we're fine.
- Okay.
- Do you mind bringing this to Ana?
- Of course.
I'll see you after bowling practice.
- Evie seems nice.
- Yeah.
- Store hasn't changed at all.
- Ain't broke, why fix it?
- Dad?
You gotta see Rick.
Glenn says you haven't
been there in a week and
you just gotta go.
- You know, that's rich.
You telling me I need
to go see your brother.
Let me ask you something, Sean,
where the hell have you
been for the last six years?
Or for that matter, the
16 years before that?
- I don't think there's much time.
- Oh really?
Oh you don't?
You know, I don't know what I'd do without
you and Evie breathing
down my God damn neck.
I was here when your
brother got the diagnosis
and I have been here every day since
helping his son, your nephew,
who you have seen what, maybe three times
-his entire life.
-Not about me, Dad.
-It's not?
-It's not about me.
You did the same thing when mom got sick.
- Don't you dare bring
up your mother to me.
I held your mother's hand as
she drew her dying breath.
- That's because Hal made you.
You would barely go near the room.
- You broke her heart, Sean.
You never even came back to see her.
You never came back after
all she did for you.
- I never came back because
you didn't want me to, dad.
Come on.
Why don't you fucking tell
the truth for a change?
I mean, you could barely
look at me after that night.
And the last two years I was here,
I felt like-
- The last two years.
Dear God, Sean, I knew what
you were long before that.
- Go see Rick, okay?
Go see your son.
- What you do reflects on our family.
- Okay?
Um, would you excuse me for a second?
- Hey.
You okay?
- Your brother?
- Ah, no, no it's,
I don't know.
- Sean what's wrong?
- I had a little fight with my father and.
- What happened?
- It's, it's really nothing.
Yeah, it's so complicated.
- Yes it is.
It shouldn't have to be.
Listen, Sean, I can't do this right now.
I know that you're in so much pain and
we can't talk about it.
I can't be there with you
while you're going through it.
So what exactly am I meant to do?
- Devon, my family, my-
- Sean, don't you think it's time to be
the person you really are?
I'm sorry, that was.
I, I've got to go.
- Yeah.
- John.
I'm so glad you came.
Oh, Rick, look who's here.
The morphine, here.
So, are Mercedes and the girls with you?
- Yeah, yeah, they're at
my mom's getting settled.
- Ah, yeah.
- Oh, here.
Let me show you.
Look at that.
- Oh wow, they're gorgeous,
like their mother.
And Manny.
- Oh no, no, no.
We don't call him Manny now.
No, it's Manuel.
- I still can't believe
you had him your freshman year at college.
- Yeah, yeah, well, when
we went all the way,
we really went all the way.
- Mercedes' mom tells me
you're running for mayor.
- I'm thinking about it, yes.
- Wow.
Mayor of Los Angeles.
Well, we'll see.
We'll see.
Hey, how's Eli?
-He's holding up.
- Yeah.
- This, it's from when they
went camping, in August.
Two months ago?
- Yeah.
It's that way with
pancreatic, it's, um, fast.
And then the chemo just kind of.
- He looks just like Rick.
I think he looks
just like Sean at that age.
- Yeah, I guess he does.
Hey how's Sean?
Is he here?
- Yeah, yeah, he's at the store with Dick.
You know, I hope they're
getting along, you know?
I gotta pee.
- Oh, go, go, go.
- Hey buddy.
- What are you doing here?
- Oh, I came to see you.
You look like shit.
- We had fun.
- Yeah,
we did.
- Excuse me.
The matinee started 20 minutes ago.
- No, no.
I'm looking for a little
boy, 11 years old.
Dark hair, backpack, red hoodie.
- Yeah, Eli.
Uh, he's my nephew.
- Oh, well he had an appointment
with our spiritual leader, Guru Sai.
It was originally for later today,
but he moved it up.
- Spiritual leader?
- Our center is upstairs
above the theater.
I believe Eli has joined
Guru Sai for lunch.
- How the hell are you doing?
- Well, you know, good to see ya, man.
How are ya, buddy?
Hey, how you doing?
Good to see ya.
Guys, I gotta make a quick call.
-I'll be right back, okay?
- Absolutely, absolutely now
believe that we are of many lives that we-
- Uncle Sean, what are you doing here?
- Oh, that's funny.
I was just gonna ask you the same thing.
- I had an appointment.
- That you moved up, yes, I heard.
You're supposed to be in school.
- Eli's graced me with
this company for lunch
while I help him with his school project.
- It's for social studies.
- Really?
Come, please join us.
- I think we should get going.
- I'm not going back to school.
- Today's lentil dahl day
and I doubt if you've had any better, Mr.
- McAllister, Sean.
- Another bowl for Eli's uncle.
- Very well.
- I get the ball, right?
I turn, and there he is.
-Yeah, it's always me.
Right, it's my fault we ran-
- Blue is left, Red is
right, it was Blue 32.
- Yeah, you never know 'cause you always
-run the wrong way.
-It was Blue 32.
-Two hold.
-Please, Rick,
listen to this guy right now.
And then we go crashing into each other.
-You're on you back.
-You were supposed to
run it out and I-
- I swear to God,
you're still seeing Tweety Birds.
- Come on, I just go long.
- Hey, guys, excuse me, I'm
just gonna sneak in here
and give him his meds, okay?
- Yeah, we should probably go.
- No.
You don't have to leave.
I mean, we're having such,
such a pleasant time.
- Hey it's okay, I, I
can come back tomorrow.
What time's good?
-Any time's good.
- Good to see ya, nice to see you.
- Ah, thank you.
-Love ya, honey.
-Okay, bye.
It was fun.
-Come here tomorrow?
- Can I talk to you
over here for a moment?
Sure, one sec.
- You couldn't have waited one minute?
- Glenn, we have to stay ahead of the pain
or it's gonna get really bad, really fast.
- He was fine, he was not in pain.
He was having a good
time with his friends.
He was enjoying them.
- I know, I understand.
But your husband's a really stoic guy
and he doesn't want you
to know that he's in pain,
but I can assure you he is.
- And keeping him medicated
makes your job that much easier?
-No, no, no, no.
-No, because then
you would just have a
nice quiet patient, right?
- No, it's not about-
- Oh, just give him
the damn shot.
- Although reincarnation
sounds pretty neat,
not all of us want to come
back for another life.
- How do you not come back?
- Have you heard of karma?
Ah, your dahl.
Simply put, karma is the universal law
of action and reaction.
Good actions gain good
reactions and evil actions
bear evil reactions.
If one's karma is really good,
one can get out of coming back.
- So, what if you do
something in this life,
but you didn't mean to,
it, it wasn't your fault?
Not really.
you had to carry it?
It's impossible for us to
predict our future lives.
But we believe that if a
man's good deeds balance
his bad deeds, his soul
will be united with Krishna.
- Is there any proof that
reincarnation exists?
- Proof is all around you.
Just look at nature.
In the summer, the tree flourishes.
And in the winter,
it loses its leaves and dies.
There it is in the spring,
alive and full of beauty.
This is the true cycle of life.
We humans think we apart
from it, but the truth is
we are not.
- Oh, there's grandpa's
truck, he'll drive me home.
You're not gonna tell my
mom about today are you?
- Hey, Eli.
I think that God looks
at soldiers differently.
I think he sees, they do things
they don't want to.
- I thought you don't believe in God.
- I don't.
But if I did, I think he'd be super smart
and he'd see the whole picture and
all the-
- Extenuating circumstances?
- Yeah.
- What are you doing?
- Just getting my stuff.
- You know, maybe I'll come in for awhile.
- Oh.
Yeah, yeah, if you, if you want to.
- Check out the team,
- That sounds great.
Ah, my back.
- God's sakes, Hal.
Here, get up, easy.
- Dad, dad, don't do that.
You might make it worse.
Tell them to go get an ambulance.
- Oh, he doesn't need an ambulance.
-It's just a spasm.
-He might, dad.
Uncle Hal, has this ever
happened to you before?
- Yeah, 20 years ago.
- 20 years ago, you
gotta be kidding me, Hal.
- What are you doing?
What happened?
- Nothing.
He's fine.
There were a couple of
paramedics in the coffee shop.
They'll be right down.
-Thank you.
you're gonna be fine, Hal, okay?
- Guess this sort of kills
the Fiesta Cup for your, Dick.
Too bad.
- What'd you say?
- Easy there, big fella.
Just stating the obvious.
- You know what's obvious, Tim?
You are an asshole.
That's what's obvious.
-Calm down, Dick.
-Don't tell me
to calm down, asshole.
Wanna watch the language, old man?
- You want to see what
an old man can do to you?
You wanna see that?
-Guess I'll see you tomorrow.
-I guess you will.
- Come on, let it go.
Good luck.
- I'll be better tomorrow, Dick.
- You'll be okay, Hal.
Just take it easy.
- What are we gonna do?
- I'm afraid that's it, kiddo.
- What?
- It's too late for me to find
someone else, Eli, I'm sorry.
- No, you can't just give up.
- I'm not giving up, we
just don't have a choice.
- Yes we-
- Eli,
I know you're disappointed.
- No, you're the one that
always says we can't give up.
- Eli, it's okay.
- No, no, it's not.
We, we can't give up.
- Come here.
You know I would do anything for you.
But the tournament is tomorrow morning.
- But.
I promised my dad.
What'd you promise your dad?
- That we'd bring him the cup.
- I could bowl for Hal.
I'm a little, a lot rusty, but, I could.
- Yes, yes, yes.
-That's a great idea.
-Oh, no, no wait, wait.
- Uncle Sean said it was his best sport.
- Eli, we're bowling against
some tough competition here.
- Well, what?
The important thing is
to not give up, right?
- When's the last time you bowled?
- Does it matter?
- Go get some shoes.
- Ana.
Uh, I don't need you anymore, Ana.
- Well, I can stay till the boys get back.
- No, not just tonight, I
don't need you anymore at all.
- I'm sorry, Glenn I-
- I'll be calling hospice
tomorrow to find a replacement.
- Hey, I'm sorry if I-
-Thank you for everything.
- It's too much shoulder, remember.
You wanna shake hands, you wanna-
- Dad.
I got it.
All right.
- I think you're doing great, uncle Sean.
- Come on.
Oh, and remember, remember we
have to be here at 10:00 AM.
- Ana?
- What?
- Hal hurt his back,
so uncle Sean is now on the team.
Well that's, was Hal okay?
- He's fine.
Just pulled his back out.
- Did you eat?
- Yeah, we had burgers at
the alley, where's Ana?
- She, went home
and Evie, went to the store
and she'll meet you at home.
- I'd like to sit with him.
If that's okay with you.
- Okay.
- Okay, we gotta go.
- I love you.
- We're probably not gonna
win the cup this year,
although it's certainly not
for lack of Eli's trying.
That kid is something.
I wish you could see it.
Hal's son-in-law is replacing you and
Sean is replacing.
It's like watching two
giraffes try to bowl.
And the sad thing is, is that.
Hal's son-in-law makes Sean look good.
I was 22 when I had you.
Not often you see such consistency,
especially when the stakes are this high.
And there's another
strike for Earl Anthony.
Here's a profile of Anthony from the back.
Notice how he lifts the ball
straight through his high hand
going over the top of
the ball very smoothly.
You know, Beau,
Earl Anthony will probably
go down in history
as one of the greatest
bowlers that ever lived,
if not.
Look at his form.
Right there, another strike,
doesn't get better than that.
You know, Porter's just not-
- Piece a cake.
- Yeah?
- Sean, am I dead?
- No, you're here with me.
- Glenn?
- She's sleeping.
- I went somewhere.
- You're here now.
- I missed you.
- I missed you too.
I'm, I'm sorry I wasn't here.
- You're here now.
That night,
I know it was Pinky.
Later coach.
- Hey.
- It's okay.
- Mom?
Oh, it's okay, sweetie, he's just tired.
- You ready, Eli?
- When does Ana get here?
- Uh, she should be here any minute.
- You okay?
- Yeah.
- We're gonna have that cup
for you when we come home.
- I wouldn't count on it.
- Good luck.
- Listen, we're not gonna
get past the first round
but I really, really appreciate
you stepping in for us like this.
- So we have shirts?
- Oh, yeah, I almost forgot.
Here you go.
-Oh, hey.
-Sorry we're late.
- Put this on, go get some shoes.
Here, Eli.
Now this is your shirt, huh?
Eli, listen.
Uh, Ben, why don't you warm up?
Listen, Eli.
I don't want you to get
your hopes up too high.
I mean, there's three rounds
to this tournament and we probably
won't make it past the first round.
So we're all gonna have to
be okay with that, you know?
I mean, winning is always great,
but your dad will be proud of us
with, or without that cup.
But the important thing
is, the fact thing is
we did not quit.
-Did that just happen?
- You're so beautiful.
Every day I would
go by that rec room on my way to football.
And I'd hear this beautiful music.
And I'd stop in the hallway and listen.
One day I worked up the nerve,
I opened the door and there you were.
So many things.
So many horrible things.
And then I saw
behind it.
And then I would
imagine myself
back in the hall again,
Outside that door listening to you.
I can't fight this.
Life goes on, yes, life goes on
There's beauty in the setting sun
We come undone, we come undone
Though we should be
where we want to be
Joy flies by, oh joy flies by
Kissing as we say goodbye
Don't watch me cry, don't watch me cry
You should be where you want to be
Are you all right?
- He's at the tournament.
- Who?
- Eli.
Don't let me dream
I should be where I want to be
I should be where I want to be
- Right now is not the
time to get psyched out.
We are just going to bowl our game.
We're not gonna overthink it
or try to analyze anything
like, like how we got here.
How in the hell Ben is bowling 270.
Who cares, who cares?
All right, we're just gonna go out there,
focus on the pins and move.
All right?
Oh, if you're nervous, don't
let them see your nerves.
Just don't, don't it's easy.
Let's do it.
They call me a little wound-up
See, I'm upset because
I've always been stuck
But I don't know what
it is I'm without
Guess I'm in love with
always feeling down
It was fully consumed
By all of the petty
things that I couldn't do
All of the plastic all are surely worn
But I didn't ever show, I let it go
So I listen while I'm told
Sit back, don't think
Get high, take drink
Sit back, don't think
The more I listen, the deeper I sink
Ooh, I go higher
And I say, ooh, a-ooh, I go higher
This head that I hold,
oh, it's so tired
And I say, oh, no, I go higher
And I say, ooh,
Make me say, ooh,
What's it gon', what's it gonna be
I'm feelin' so cold,
What they want, what they want from me
Make me say ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
So find me stuck in the scene
I wanna get out but
there's no in-between
So I sit back as I watch the crowd go
Never assuming that I've sunken so low
- If he hits 10 pins, I think it's over.
I gotta stop playin'
round and runnin' from me
- We need a strike to win, kiddo.
- Uncle Sean?
I think my dad's okay with second.
- I love you, dad.
- I love you too, son.
I love you too.
- Hey.
- I think I'm gonna head over to Ricks.
- Okay.
I'll head up with Sean.
Hey, Bill, huh, huh?
- Hey, I gotta go pee.
Can, can you hold the cup?
- Yeah, of course.
-Not so tough now, are you?
-Hey, hey, hey,
get off of him.
You okay, Eli?
- What's going on?
- This guy, he pushed me, dad.
- Did you touch my kid?
- I was getting him off my nephew.
- Don't you ever touch my kid.
- Then keep your animal away from him.
- What did you say?
You heard me, now move.
- Not until you apologize to my son.
- It's not gonna happen.
- Then we got a problem.
- I'm not gonna fight you, Tim.
- Of course not.
You'd rather have your brother
fight all your battles for you, faggot.
Grandpa, there's someone, there's someone
hurting uncle Sean in the bathroom.
- The hell?
- Not such hot stuff now, are you?
- Get off me.
Sorry, Dick.
You shoulda let your fag
fight his own fights.
- Can you drive?
Thank you so much.
All of my heroes sit up straight
They stare at the ground
They radiate
-Can you, can you come?
Me, I'm mumbling in the
kitchen for the sun to pay up
Lonely is a ring on a cold coffee cup
I'm some sick hound
Digging for bones
If it weren't for
second chances, we'd all
- Dad?
My hands they were strangers
- Eli?
- Eli.
- Dad.
- Eli, what are you doing?
- It's dad, he's coming back.
I, I saw the star, just
like in Evie's story.
-A falling start.
-Oh, Eli.
- It means that the soul
is coming back, mom.
He, he's coming back.
It's a second chance.
- Eli, honey, he's not coming back.
- No.
No, no, but I saw the star.
- He's not coming back.
- But, Evie's story.
- It was just a story.
- No, no.
- Yeah.
- I, I talked, I talked to
a lot, a lot of people, mom,
the pastor and a guru
and the priest and, and-
- Eli.
-I don't know where he is.
-Listen to me.
You do not have to look for your father
because he is right here.
He is with us.
He is with you, he is always with you.
And I am so sorry that you have had
to go through this alone.
But I'm here.
I'm here now.
-Shh, it's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay, Eli.
I'm shot through the dark
I'm a black sinkhole
If it weren't for second
chances, we'd all be alone
- Sean?
I'm sorry, Sean.
So sorry.
Hey, Glenn and I are going to eat.
Well, who's gonna take me home?
- Well we'll come back, in an hour or so.
Nice jeans there, Pinky.
-Studs for the stud.
-Hey, Pinky's on the prowl.
- Why are you calling John, Pinky?
- It's his new nickname, show him now.
- Oh my God, come on, dude.
In the game last Saturday, man.
The safety ruined my finger.
- Ah, you poor baby, you go take a nap?
Hey, I'll see you later, Rick.
- Hey, Rick, come on, man?
Can't you just wait for me?
- Mm, not gonna happen.
Later, coach.
What happens to us when we die?
Well, that depends on who you ask.
For me, my father's never very far.
I see him in the way my
grandfather looks at me
and calls me kiddo, the
way my uncle tells me
about the things they did as boys.
They way Evie's always there.
And in the way my mother plays piano
until I fall asleep at night.
For the love they shared with him,
goes through each of them
and back and forth to me
and is and always will be
Young journey
Take me far away from here
Young journey
Just wanna disappear
Take me under your wing
Until I can fly again on my own
Take me under your wing
Until I can fly again way
Fly again way back home
Old voyage
From one place to another
Old voyage
I could love you like no other
Take me under your wing
Until I can fly again on my own
Take me under your wing
Until I can fly again way
Fly again way back home
Fly again way back home
Take me under your wing
Until I can fly again on my own
Take me under your wing
Until I can fly again way
Fly again way
Fly again way back home