Hopeless, Romantic (2016) Movie Script

One, two
One, two, three
Open my eyes
to greet the day
Everything's gonna
be okay
I'm certain
This morning
The sun is shining
There ain't no rain
The birds are out
and I love the song
They're singing
This morning
Today's the day.
No matter what
is on the news tonight
No time for coffee,
no not today
I'm stuck in traffic
cause I stayed out late
Ooh baby
My head hurts
What's my excuse
What am I gonna say
Went out to the office,
the boss was there
Hey, Kris.
Hey, Liz.
Just spilled all over myself,
but it doesn't matter.
Today is the day.
Someone's in a good mood, I see.
I thought Danny was covering
your shift today
so you could study.
That was the plan,
but medical school
doesn't pay for itself,
so here I am.
- How was your audition?
- Fine.
Another one of those
non-speaking just stand still
- and look pretty roles.
- Oh.
No matter what
is on the news tonight
Hey, Frank.
One large coffee to go?
Yes, sir-ee.
I'll never understand
the mocha latte what-ys
people are so into these days.
Things still slow at
the old DVD rental shop?
Matt's the only one
renting me out
of my romantic comedies,
but that's about it.
I wish there was something
I could do,
but everything's online
or digital now.
Yeah, I know.
Hey, guys!
Oh, hey, Matt.
There he is, huh?
We were just talking about you.
Hey, tell me you
wouldn't say yes to this?
That is beautiful.
Oh, Matty.
What did you do?
Oh, no, no, no.
It's-it's not...
Liz Brown, I cannot
imagine my life without you.
Will you make the happiest man
alive and grow old with me?
Why not?
- She said yes!
- Hey!
She said yes.
She said yes!
What are you doing?
I have to practice.
I'm proposing to Alexis tonight.
Well, it's about time.
- Probably set something up.
- Yeah.
Boss called me into his office
last night after you left.
He thinks you did a great job
on the new campaign drawings,
but we only have a couple of
hours to get it all finalized
before the client starts
breathing down our necks.
Sounds great.
Are you listening to me?
I'm the account manager.
It's my job to make sure
that the artists
get their work done
in a timely manner...
I know, Ed.
I'm sorry.
Usually you and I
make such a great team.
I'm just distracted.
I'm getting engaged.
Oh, right.
That's today.
Being in love is great
and so, so great,
and rewarding and all that.
There's definitely more to
life than being successful
and excelling professionally.
Not all of us can be
workaholics like you.
Some of us need human
interaction, connection,
dare I say love?
Hey, Summer.
Hey, just calling
to wish you luck on your test.
Thank you.
Hey, did you hear?
Matt is gonna propose
to Alexis tonight.
Did I hear?
Matt is having me decorate
his and Adam's apartment
for the after-proposal,
whatever that is.
I'm so excited for him,
and it's so like Matt
to propose the old-fashioned way.
Well, he does take all
his cues from romantic movies.
I wish a little of that
would rub off on Adam.
He definitely needs it.
All right, I'll see you soon.
Bye, Summer.
We're screenwriters, Adam.
How could we overlook this?
Where's the love story?
Why does everything
have to have a love story?
Even action-adventure movies
have romance, Adam.
We should change that.
You are so unromantic.
What are you talking about?
I got you flowers that one time.
For my birthday two years ago.
I love you.
You and your chronically cold feet.
Why don't you ever wear socks?
I don't need socks.
Aw, Matty, you look great.
Dude, you're not actually
gonna go through
with this, are you?
What do you mean?
Listen, Matthew...
and I'm calling you Matthew
because this is serious.
Why ruin a perfectly healthy,
happy relationship
by signing a contract
and slapping on a title?
I think it's sweet.
The tux is overkill.
This is how real men
used to dress,
the romantic heroes
of the silver screen.
Bogart, Gable, Grant.
Well, you're gonna need
a grant to pay off that tux.
Summer, will you please
tell your boyfriend
that he doesn't know
what he's talking about?
Adam, if you don't
stop being such a jerk
and start being supportive,
I might just ask you
when you're gonna propose to me.
The tux looks great, buddy.
Good luck tonight, man.
You got this.
So this will be on your test.
A chemical reaction, right?
And another chemical reaction.
That's right,
and it's gonna replace
a certain number of S molecules.
And in a given instant
possesses enough energy to what?
This is gonna be on your test.
15 more minutes.
We need to get the flowers
ready and leave soon.
I can't believe that Matt
is proposing right now.
I guess he ll have some
special news to share
at the old high school reunion, huh?
Oh, yeah.
When is that?
- Next month.
- Right.
I bet people will be surprised
when high school sweethearts
Adam and Summer aren't
married with kids by now.
This is...
- Hi.
- Hi.
I'm meeting my boyfriend, Matt.
Oh, Matt.
Right over this way.
Thank you.
Oh, I'm so sorry
that I'm so late.
Traffic was horrible.
You're really dressed up.
I have a little
something for you.
What is this?
Oh, my gosh.
It's our anniversary.
Right, right.
We ve been together
for three years.
Yes, I know.
I know.
So sorry for the delay,
madame and monsieur.
My name is Jacque, and I'll be
your server this evening.
We have something...
how do you say...
special on the menu, just for you.
Please, allow me.
What is going on?
Alexis Margold,
I can't imagine
my life without you.
Please, make me
the happiest man in the world
and grow old with me.
I-I don't know what to say.
Just say yes.
I can't do this.
I'm so sorry.
All right, look, this is just shock...
Yeah, it is.
But this is real.
I love you so much, and I just
want to be with you forever.
Please, do me the honor
and be my wife.
Oh, this is so embarrassing.
I-I don't understand.
Is it someone else?
No, of course not.
Is it the tux?
No, it's not the tux.
I think you should get up now.
So what is it?
We ve been growing apart,
Matt, for a while now.
And I've been trying to give you
hints, but you're so in love
with being in love and being
romantic that you didn't notice.
I'm so sorry, Matt.
I should go.
Alexis, please...
Well, when you get a second,
the violinist needs to get paid.
Tell me
The truth
See me
Okay, what do I owe you?
No, tonight's on the house.
- Really?
- Yeah.
You're a good man.
Thank you.
Miles apart
Where's Alexis?
She turned me down.
Do you want to talk about it?
Yeah, I'd like that.
Oh, wow.
I asked Summer to do this,
but she really went
above and beyond.
Safety first.
Let's see what you've got here.
Ooh, would you like
an orange float?
Why not?
I like the way you think.
Well, creativity is key.
You know, I had my doubts,
but it's really good.
I know, right?
You know what?
It's her loss.
If she doesn't realize what
she's missing, she's crazy.
I just wanted a relationship.
It wasn't that hard.
- I get it, I get it.
- My list wasn't that long.
What can I say
Baby won't you please come home
I am so lonely
Sitting here on my own
I want to hold you
I want to kiss you
Why can't you be here
By my side
Where are you now
I've been dreaming
that you're here with me
What should I do now
I need you baby, can't you see
Come home to me
What happened this weekend?
Everything but a yes.
I don't want to talk about it.
Go see a happy movie.
Or you can do what I do
when I get sad,
lose yourself in work.
Work, work, work.
You can even stay here overnight.
Where do you sleep?
Under my desk.
It's cozy.
So you were at your parents house?
- Yes.
- And all of a sudden...
Hey, this is Alexis.
Leave me a message,
and I'll call you back.
Hey, uh, it's me again.
Just calling to talk.
So call me back
if you want, or, uh,
I can call you back
some other time.
It's whatever you want to do.
The voice mailbox belonging
to Alexis Margold is full.
Please try again later.
I'll try again later all right.
He's better off without her.
Good riddance.
You don't actually
think that, do you?
If it ain't broke, why fix it?
I told him not to propose.
Look at him now.
Just further proof that I'm
the master of relationships.
Master of something, all right.
Your shift starting?
I haven't seen or heard
from Matt in a while.
Like, two or three days.
Is he okay?
Yeah, he's handling it like a champ.
He won't get off the couch.
I just stopped by on my way
to work, and he wasn't home.
I want you forever
I want you baby
Nice reenactment, man.
How's it going?
The sprinklers shorted out my boom box.
What are you doing here?
I'm gonna win her back.
Dude, come on.
I mean, don't you think this looks, like,
a little bit desperate?
Let's just... come on.
I appreciate the concern,
guys, but I got this.
Whoa, whoa.
What are you...
what are you doing?
- I'm gonna call her.
- No, no!
No, I'm calling!
No! No! I'm calling!
- Dude, what are you doing?
- I'm gonna call.
Just stop!
What is going on?
Hi, Alexis.
Matt, you need to go home.
I'm not gonna lose you
without a fight.
I need some space, Matt.
You're not the only one
going through this.
I'm sorry, man.
Let's go.
I was about to ask you
the same thing.
Yeah, Katie, this phone call
I got was just nuts.
You're getting back together?
The relationship needs work.
Dating Katie is work.
Definitely get my attention.
Yeah, so you know
what I'm saying.
Yep, there you go.
Thank you.
Looks good.
- Excuse me.
- Hey, we were...
- Is Liz working today?
- No, sorry.
Okay, well, um,
maybe you can help me.
I'm looking for my friend.
He's about this tall.
He likes Americanos.
His name's Matt.
I'm sorry, sir, but you're
gonna have to wait in line,
which is a common practice in
establishments such as this one.
Let me start over.
Hi, Krista.
Beautiful name.
I'm Eddie, the account manager
at Jump Over Fences Ad Agency
down the street.
My customers and clients
come in here every day.
I, myself, prefer green juice.
So this is my first time
in your lovely establishment,
but by association, I bring in
hundreds of thousands of
dollars in profit every year,
so I'm partially responsible
for keeping this place afloat.
As a thank you,
all you need to do
is just listen to my question
and give me one quick answer.
Coffee is the second-most
sought after commodity
next to oil.
The industry generates upwards
of 20 billion dollars a year.
So if your company
is bringing in
thousands of dollars of profit,
it seems like your
employees don't just want
their Caf Connections coffee, they need it.
So you should be thanking me,
not the other way around.
I haven't seen Matt in a couple days.
Now can you please step aside
so I can help the next customer?
I can't believe Matt would do that.
What was he thinking?
I have no idea.
This breakup has been
really tough on him.
Did he really think
the boom box thing would work?
Well, Matt's always
gone a little overboard
with the romance stuff.
In high school, he fell head
over heels for this one girl
and literally rode up to school
on a horse to ask her to prom.
Well, Matt was really helpful
to me after my breakup with Ben.
I really want to do something
to help him through this.
What are you thinking?
He loves Americanos.
Maybe I'll take him one tonight
and see if he wants to talk?
That's a great idea.
But good luck over there.
He's a mess.
Matt, it's me.
Can I come in?
You're the best.
What happened in here?
I cleaned.
Didn't we just watch this a few days ago?
Yeah, but romantic comedies
are always the best
third or fourth time around.
I hate to break it to you,
but romantic comedies aren't real.
They just make people believe
that love is some magical,
mystical thing that
takes your breath away,
but that's not what actually happens.
They're kind of useless.
They're not useless at all.
I've been watching
these movies on repeat,
and I've noticed some
patterns and devised a plan.
What is the one thing all
these movies have in common?
They make lonely people feel
worse about themselves?
No, in these stories, the male interest
always gets rejected by his soul mate.
- First he's in denial.
- Check.
- And then he wallows.
- Check, check.
And then he gets back out there.
That's my next step.
I've got to take charge of my life.
I've got to get out of this apartment,
change my surroundings.
I am gonna live a romantic comedy,
and I am gonna get back
with my soul mate.
Don't you want to actually move on
instead of just hoping
to get back together?
You know what?
You should embark on this
journey with me.
It'd be good for you too.
No, I don't know.
We could do singles things together.
We could be each other wingmen.
In these movies, the male lead
always has a best friend,
and you could be my partner in crime.
Come on!
You never have any fun.
You're always studying or working.
Well, I guess it couldn't hurt,
and I do need to forget about Ben.
I still can't get over that rejection.
We're gonna go out.
We're gonna meet new people.
We're gonna have fun, and we re
gonna mend our broken hearts.
Okay, let's go.
Yeah, yeah
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Hey, where's Matt?
He's getting drinks.
I got your text.
How did you convince him to come out?
Oh, I didn't.
He convinced me.
That doesn't sound like Matt, unless...
He has a plan.
I'll let him explain.
Would you care to join me
on the floor of dance?
Oh, thank you so much
for asking, but I...
She would love to.
Oh, but I was just gonna...
No buts.
Go have fun.
You are the worst.
Hey, guys.
How's it going?
Good, good.
Everything is great and going
according to plan.
Oh, and pray tell,
what exactly is this plan?
Look, you know the saying you
don't know what you have
until it's gone?
In a lot of these rom-coms,
when a guy gets a new girlfriend
or he acts like
he doesn't care as much,
that's when the ex
wants him back.
So when I meet these new women,
Alexis will resurface.
Being desirable, not desperate.
And if I play my cards right,
she ll be on my arm by the reunion.
That might actually work.
As long as you're happy
and out of the house.
But the reunion is
in less than a month, my man.
Do you really think you can
get Alexis back by then?
What Adam is trying
to say is we all know
how important it was
for you to bring her.
In these movies, it takes two
weeks, max, to win the girl.
It won't be easy,
but I think it can be done.
Ooh, baby
Ooh, baby, baby
I see you coming
through the open door
I've gotta wonder why...
May I cut in?
As you wish.
Oh, wow.
You having fun?
- Yeah.
- Yeah?
Did you know I took
four years of ballroom?
Yeah, you should probably
get your money back.
I can't believe what Matty's doing.
I think it's great
that he's managed to keep
such an idealistic
and romantic view of love.
He's not cynical
like the rest of us.
I think it's kind of nalve.
I just don't want him to
be disappointed and get hurt
all over again in case it
doesn't work out, you know?
- Hey!
- Kelly!
Kelly, how have you been?
Good. Great!
It's been so long.
So good to see both of you.
Summer, you haven't changed
a bit since high school.
This is my husband, Greg.
Nice to meet you.
Adam, what's up, man?
Hey, I love meeting people
from Kelly's high school days.
Adam and Summer are classic
high school sweethearts.
They were so cute.
Always writing
zany scripts together.
We still are.
We ve actually had some success.
That's amazing.
Oh, so happy to hear that.
So what do you write?
Oh, like, action-adventure, mostly.
With a little romance sprinkled in.
Oh, I love the romance.
How is it working with the wife?
Oh, we're not married,
but it's awesome, you know?
Can't complain.
Cool, cool.
We should actually get going.
Yeah, we-we should get going too
and finish working on our script.
See you at the reunion.
- Yeah.
- Yeah, nice meeting you.
- Bye.
- See you there.
Two waters, please.
So any prospects?
Whoa, no, I said
I would come to the bar,
not immediately find a date
on our first night out.
It doesn't hurt to try.
Oh, pretty girl, three o'clock.
Other three o'clock.
You should talk to her.
Yeah, I don't know.
It's been three years.
Come on.
You want me to do it?
I'll tell her you won
that Shakespeare competition
in the eighth grade
and can recite
any sonnet from heart.
I told you that in confidence.
- I'm gonna tell her.
- No, you're not gonna tell her.
I got this.
You got this.
I'm gonna do it.
Then do it.
I am.
It's gonna be fine.
Um, may I buy you a drink?
Oh, perfect.
Here you go.
Manhattan, extra cherry.
All right.
- That ll be $12.50.
- Thank you.
Thanks a lot.
Oh, that was an expensive hi.
$12, plus tip.
Could have been worse?
What's wrong?
I'm just tired.
"I'm just tired" never means,
"I'm just tired."
Okay, you caught me.
How about tomorrow night we
hire a nanny to watch our baby,
AKA the script,
and we just do something fun?
Just the two of us.
How does that sound?
I would really, really like that.
All right, so let me just finish
writing down this last idea,
cause it's brilliant.
You say that about all your ideas.
Even the film noire detective
who doubles as a dog psychic.
Name one person
that wouldn't watch that.
I don't think I'm gonna answer that.
I just hope the plan works
before the reunion.
I don't want to go alone, you know?
That, and I have
to prove Adam wrong
cause I know he thinks I'm crazy.
Well, maybe you are just a little bit.
I'm kidding.
But don't worry about it.
If Alexis hasn't come back
by next week, I'll fill in.
Buddies to the bitter end.
That's awesome.
So what's on tap for tomorrow?
Oh, I've got something
really good planned.
Bring it on.
It's me.
I brought Saturday morning bagels.
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Hey, songbird, I'm gonna
get started on the notecards.
Ooh, sounds so good
You know it,
you know it
I know it,
you know it
Hey, Liz.
I think tonight's the night.
What do you mean?
I just found Adam's
to-do list, and it says,
"Buy champagne,
pick up a gift for Summer,
and take her to dinner."
I think he's gonna propose.
That sounds promising.
I know.
I mean, I'm really surprised.
He has been acting even more
unromantic than usual.
Well, sometimes when you need
to keep a big secret,
you distance yourself.
Yeah, that makes sense.
It's always when you least expect it.
I should go.
I don't want him to hear me.
Okay, call me later
and tell me everything.
I will, I will.
Shh, shh, shh.
- Got it?
- Mm.
There you go.
Thank you.
Thank you.
I waited in line this time.
I can see that.
Do you want a gold star?
I mean, no.
I wanted to reintroduce myself.
My name's Eddie, Edward.
Nice to officially meet you.
I usually get a customer's name
after they order their coffee.
Do you like being a barista?
Ever since I was a young girl,
I dreamt of serving
the under-caffeinated.
I can safely say
I'm living the dream.
That is great.
I love it when people
pursue their passions.
Do you want to order something?
Yeah. What's the closest
thing you have to green juice?
- Nothing.
- Nothing?
Green tea, I guess.
Doesn't that have
a lot of caffeine?
Because when I have too much
caffeine, I can't stand still.
Might have to dance.
Green tea has been known
to raise blood pressure,
so I can see your desire to dance.
Do you like dancing?
I guess so.
That's what people
do for fun, right?
So what do you say?
You want to dance with me?
Not really the venue.
No music, no dance floor.
That was dumb.
I'll go.
That's impossible.
Hey, Frank.
Oh, hi.
Hiya, Matty.
I came to return this batch
and get some new ones.
I know they're late.
What do I owe you?
It's on the house.
Frank, come on.
Meet Cute is closing.
I can't make ends meet anymore.
I mean, I've never considered
myself to be a quitter,
and my dad, oh.
So business is a little slow, so what?
All companies experience
peaks and valleys.
Look around.
I got no choice.
We ve got to keep this place open,
for your dad, for me, for all of us.
No, it's just a different world now,
and this store,
it just can't thrive like it used to.
I'm not gonna let that
happen to you, Frank.
I promise.
So what do you think
about moving scene 37
into the third act?
A sort of, like,
double-twist finale?
You know?
What's all that for?
I just... I love you,
and I am really excited
or dinner tonight.
Yeah, me too.
I got a little surprise for you too.
Well, ten points for you.
And as for this...
it should go right here.
Ooh, you're good.
- I like that.
- Right?
- Yes.
- Uh-huh.
Yes, yes.
Yes, I couldn't agree with you more.
I'll get back to you right away.
I knew you'd be here on a Saturday.
Matty, the client loves us.
They're hiring us again
for their next campaign.
That's great news.
All right.
So what's up?
What brings you
around these parts?
Um, Meet Cute Movie Rentals.
They're going under,
and I'm worried about Frank.
Well, that's a shame.
I know you love that place,
but people don't want
to rent DVDs anymore.
I know, but I have to help him.
I think I'm gonna draw signage
or whatever I can do
to help bolster advertising
and get people
back into the store,
but when it comes to marketing,
you know that s
not my area of expertise.
But it just so happens one
of my best buds is amazing
at helping businesses thrive
through creative advertising,
experimental strategy, events.
He's the king of rebrand.
Who is this guy?
He sounds like a real winner.
What do you say?
I've just got so much to do
here, you know?
- I'm sorry, man.
- Eddie, please.
You're a tenacious worker.
You manage the top accounts.
We need you.
You could be the Robin Hood of advertising.
I'll go over there tomorrow.
Thank you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Frank's gonna be so happy.
Thank you!
Robin Hood of advertising.
Has a nice ring to it.
- I need help.
- What's up?
I'm about to get engaged,
and I have nothing to wear.
Okay, deep breaths.
You know that he loves you
no matter what you wear.
So can I call you after?
You'd better!
I want to hear all the details.
I'll be back around 11:00.
Where are you going?
Um, I'm not really sure.
I'm meeting Matt to work
on his plan to win Alexis back.
Okay, I really don't understand his plan.
So he wants to move on with his life
so Alexis will see
that he's happy without her
and magically come back to him?
I think so?
He's really been watching
too many of those movies.
Happy pre-engagement!
Eee! Thank you!
What? No.
I'm not doing this.
Oh, well, I already signed us up.
What terrible movie gave you this idea?
None. I came up with this one all by myself.
- Hi. Liz Brown.
- Mm-hmm. Checking in?
And this is me.
Come on.
I'm Liz.
I'm Matt.
So what brings you
speed-dating, huh?
- Are you okay?
- Yes.
Excuse me?
Never mind.
I'm Matt.
You've been busy, huh?
David and Penelope.
This is our newest baby, oh.
Hey, I'm Eric.
Do you want to leave?
- Yes.
- Okay.
When you suggested
an intimate date night,
fast food wasn't the first thing
that came to my mind.
What are you talking about?
Ketchup-smothered fried goodness
doesn't scream romance to you?
No, I... I guess you're right,
I mean, as long as we re
together, it's romantic.
It's just nice to finally spend
some quality one-on-one time together
without our faces buried in laptops.
I just hope I got a toy.
You are such a man-child.
And proud of it.
Oh, yes!
This is awesome!
What'd you get?
I don't know.
What is this?
I don't know.
Why don't you open it up?
You never do anything like this.
Well, I love you.
So I just wanted to get
you a little something
to show you that.
Yeah, because of your feet.
Aren't they soft?
What's wrong?
I thought it was...
I need a minute.
What-what are you doing?
You didn't even touch your food!
Oh, man.
- Meredith.
- Meredith!
- Oh, Mer.
- Oh, Mer.
That Meredith.
Oh, hey, how about Sir Talks-a lot?
He was a stellar guy.
Great listener.
It was amazing to watch.
He never even...
You look beautiful tonight.
You know that, right?
No, um...
It's my ex.
It's Ben.
He's here.
I don't... I don't want him to see me.
I'm a lucky guy.
Uh, too late.
How are you, Lizzie?
I'm great.
I'm good.
Uh, this is Rachel,
my, uh... my girlfriend.
This is Matt.
Yeah, I remember.
We, uh... we met
once or twice, right?
- Yeah, nice to see you, Matt.
- Yeah.
Can you believe they do
speed-dating in here?
Pretty lame, right?
You guys did that?
- Yeah, we...
- No, we're together.
We just came from a work
function, hence the nametags.
Yeah, that s, uh...
that's what we're doing here.
Whoo, I mean, that could
have been really awkward.
Yeah, it could have been.
I wouldn't be caught dead speed-dating.
I mean, I feel so bad
for the people that do.
Yeah, so embarrassing.
Um, so we ll, uh...
we ll see you around, I guess.
You okay?
Yeah, I'm good.
I'm great.
Do you want to sit down for a little bit?
Hey, Summer.
Man, I really need
to get into better shape.
What-what did I do?
I just... I need to be alone.
A guy does something nice for
you, and this is how you react?
Something nice, Adam?
I thought you were gonna propose.
Why-why would you think that?
I don't know.
Maybe because I found your
list that mentioned champagne
and a gift and dinner,
but I never should have paid
attention to any of that.
I'm more than committed to you, okay?
I just don't see how signing
papers and wearing rings
is gonna do anything for us.
I will see you for our
writing session tomorrow.
Hey, come on.
I can't believe that s
the guy who broke my heart
and dumped me after two years.
It's like you have this strong
connection with someone,
and then you see that person,
and it's like you're looking at a stranger.
When did you know
you were in love with him?
It's not like the movies.
I didn't have that struck-by-lightning,
a-ha moment.
I think it's something
that happens overtime.
Did you want to marry him?
I know I don't seem like
the type that wants that
or even wants to get married,
and I don't just for the sake of it,
but I think everyone wants love.
Forget that guy, okay?
You're beautiful, and you're
smart, and you're amazing.
And you don't deserve
to be with someone
who's too foolish to see that.
That's the second time
you've said that tonight.
I know.
You're on a roll.
I know.
If you're not gonna
alter your product
to reflect the times,
you've got to change
your demographic
or your marketing tactic.
What exactly are you selling?
Well, I rent videos.
Right, but what else?
Well, I guess it's a feeling of...
Okay, so you're selling a warm,
inviting neighborhood place,
an opportunity to make friends,
a chance to fall in love.
- Yes.
- Yes.
Oh, hi, Krista.
Hi, Frank.
You didn't come in for your
morning coffee today,
so I thought I'd bring it
to you on my break.
Oh, see, she does this
every time I don't show.
She is a very aggressive barista.
So what are you boys up to anyway?
Getting ready to close your shop?
Uh, no, actually, change of plan.
Eddie here's gonna help
me market the place
to get more customers.
It's a last-ditch effort, I suppose.
I didn't realize your services
were so affordable,
given that you're such a big,
important executive.
Oh, no, no, no, no.
He wouldn't charge me a dime.
He does it out of
the goodness of his heart.
Well, I'll let you two
get back to it.
See you.
Hey, Summer.
Hey, babe.
Hello, Matt.
I wasn't expecting you
this early.
- What's up?
- Nothing.
I have plans today,
so I want to finish the
B story in a few hours.
You're sweet.
We are out of coffee,
so I'm gonna go grab some.
Good luck on breaking the story,
if that's what you guys call it.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- How are you?
- I'm amazing.
On cloud nine.
I just booked a gig,
and guess what.
It's a role
with depth and gravitas.
I get to show my range,
and I am just so excited.
Well, congrats.
Why aren't you out celebrating?
I thought Liz was supposed to be here.
She called in sick this morning,
so I'm covering her shift, poor thing.
I should go check on her, all right?
I'll see you later.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Who is it?
Your personal MD for the evening.
Even doctors need doctors, right?
How did you know I was sick?
Krista told me.
I got worried, so I came
to take care of you.
Brought you some soup and
a couple of my favorite movies
to cheer you up.
Thanks, but I'm fine, really.
You're not fine.
Let me see if I can make
my way around your kitchen.
You want some tea?
Yeah, I just put some water on.
Sit down, relax.
Do you want honey?
Yes, please.
Here you go.
Thank you.
Let me feel your head.
That feels like
you might have a fever,
but I guess you'd know that, right?
I'm just clammy.
You don't have to do that.
No, you have to let people
take care of you sometimes, Liz.
It's okay.
Here, put this on your head.
You're gonna feel much better.
Just in time for the reunion.
Don't think I forgot.
You don't need to worry
about the reunion.
You need to worry about sleep.
You work too much.
The coffee shop, school...
Winning back your girlfriend.
Oh, there she is.
Hey, I'm just sick.
I see that.
Just sit back, relax,
and enjoy the show.
How are you feeling?
I've been better.
I wanted to say I'm sorry.
For what?
That you're upset.
That I upset you.
Thank you.
I appreciate your apology but, I mean,
that doesn't change or fix anything.
We're stuck, and I don't know.
I'm starting to think that maybe...
maybe we'd be better off
if we moved on.
I-I don't want to move on...
Look, that's not what I'm saying.
Then what are you saying?
Is this about the reunion?
I am going to finish
writing for today from home.
I will e-mail you when
I'm done with the scenes,
and when we're done with
this script then, you know,
we can just both go our separate ways.
I thought we were having a discussion.
We ve been doing this for a decade, Adam.
I can't do this limbo anymore.
Hey, man.
Is Summer okay?
I'm going for a drive.
Forget your keys?
Yeah, I'm so sorry about just dropping by.
I know I should have called.
I just was in the area, and...
It's okay.
I understand work emergencies.
Yeah, there's no way to alter
a dress design for a client
without my swatches and my sewing kit.
Oh, and, um, here's this too.
Oh, no, no, no.
You keep that.
You love that thing.
You should have it.
I do wear it a lot.
Thank you.
I will give him a happy home.
So this is it, huh?
Matt, I, um...
I-I didn't actually need
any of this stuff tonight.
What do you mean?
I just really missed you,
and I wanted
an excuse to see you.
I know that's lame.
No, no, it's not lame.
I miss you.
A lot.
I should go.
I do actually have to do some work.
You know, the whole freelance
thing, always on the clock.
I understand.
It's really good to see you, Matt.
It was good to see you too.
She misses me.
Hey, over here!
You look good, man!
Well, I knew it was
gonna work all along.
- My plan's working.
- Wait, but I don't get it.
I thought you said that
you had to get over Alexis
or get a new girlfriend
in order for her to come back.
She's starting to realize that
I might not always be around.
She doesn't want to lose me for good,
so I think I'll hear from her soon.
Just like in the movies, and
just in time for the reunion,
as promised.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
So if you inadvertently
make a girl jealous,
she ll notice you?
Where you going?
I got some work to do.
- Come on.
- Bye.
I couldn't believe it.
I felt so stupid.
You're not stupid.
He clearly loves you,
and he ll come around and...
No, I'm done.
I-I don't want
to wait another ten years
for him to change his mind.
I'm sorry, Summer.
I need him to put our love in
front of his own insecurities.
I just don't always want
to feel like I'm second-best.
No one does.
Here, babe.
Let me get that for you.
Evening, Eddie.
Oh, hey.
How's it going?
Living the dream, per usual.
And who's this?
- I'm actually on a date.
- Really?
Sorry, we don't mean to be so
in love right in front of you.
No, no.
It's fine.
You guys seem like
a really great couple.
Yeah, we are.
So what can I get you two lovebirds?
We will have two green teas.
She ll be paying for herself.
I'm really glad we're doing this.
I've never gone stag before.
Just makes me kind of nervous.
If I go to the reunion alone,
I want to look good.
Oh, trust me.
You will.
Yeah, and thanks
for helping me too.
I spend most of my time
in scrubs or an apron,
so I have no fashion sense.
What is that?
This is my prom dress,
and I think it's perfect.
What, are you 16?
Oh, come on.
It's a statement piece.
I think you should wear it.
Ha, that is a great idea, Liz.
All the boys will flock to me out of pity.
That's the spirit.
Okay, well, I should get going.
My shift is starting.
But why don't you show
me the other option?
I think you should call him, Summer.
I mean, it's clear you guys
are meant to be together.
You shouldn't let this
get in the way of that.
I don't know.
It's obvious that we want
different things out of life.
And he shouldn't be running
from the person he loves.
I've grown up,
and he should too.
That's the one.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
No way!
We didn't.
- ...little grandchildren.
- We can't say no.
- We have to accept.
- Mm-hmm.
So I think I found the perfect
dress for the reunion.
- I think you ll love it.
- I'm sure I will.
I didn't see you there.
I'm Liz.
I think we ve met
a couple of times.
Do you mind if
I borrow him for a moment?
Yeah, no, that's fine.
I have to get back
to studying anyway,
and Matt can be
such a distraction.
Can I talk to you outside?
Um, I'll see you later, right?
Yeah, see you then.
So what's happening later?
We're gonna go visit Frank.
Eddie did some rebranding on Meet Cute,
so I'm gonna check in
and see how it's progressing.
What did you want to talk about?
What you looking at, creeper?
Oh, that is not fun to watch,
but it's probably nothing.
They're just talking.
But I want it to be
something for Matt's sake.
Speaking of Matt,
what do you think
about his friend Eddie?
The weird one?
He's kind of cute, right?
Krista Chapman, you little minx.
I've been doing a lot of thinking,
and I took you for granted,
and I don't want to do that again.
I'm so sorry for everything, Matt.
I love you.
Let's get back together.
Unless... unless you don't want that.
It is what I wanted.
You're the one I want.
I missed you.
I missed you.
I've been looking out my window
At where you used to park your car
Now I'm wondering where you are
Yeah I'm thinking about you now
Yeah I'm thinking about you now
The things you said are ringing in my ears
The way you left me, it still hurts
I want to call you but I'm lost for words
Oh yeah I'm thinking about you now
Yeah I'm thinking about you now
You and Eddie are doing a great job.
Look at this place.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Am I being too loud?
Well, heck no.
It's not a library.
This place is really
gonna look awesome.
Yeah, it's awesome.
You know, he did some research.
Well, there's been an influx
of people who like old things.
I don't know, it feels
weird calling DVDs old,
but apparently they are
into what Eddie refers to
as outdated technology.
- Hipsters.
- Yeah, hipsters.
Hey, call em what you will.
The fish are biting, huh?
Well, what are you two up to tonight?
Well, I've got a date tonight.
We do?
Uh, yeah, with Alexis.
Oh, so you're back together again?
Um, I-I was gonna tell you...
No, that's great.
That's what you wanted
the whole time, right?
I am so happy for you.
Can't believe your plan worked.
Well, I hear some un-stacked
DVDs calling my name, so...
So I guess you
don't need me to go with you
to the reunion anymore.
Yeah, I don't mean to dis-invite you,
but I can only get
one plus one, you know?
No, totally cool.
I understand.
She's your soul mate, right?
Why Alexis?
What is it about her?
I've never really thought about that.
I don't think you can put...
words together to describe love.
I think it's just a feeling.
Being with Alexis is what you want,
then that's all that matters.
Where's your girlfriend?
She's busy.
Uh, she had a
prior engagement, uh...
Krista, I have a confession to make.
That was not my girlfriend,
and that feels really good
to get off my chest.
Then who was she?
Jacqueline's a friend from work.
She was pretending for me
because I thought that if I...
I don't know.
I'm really sorry.
I've never done anything
like that before.
I've just never met
someone so quick on her feet,
and I don't just mean
behind the counter.
You are really smart.
Thanks, Eddie.
I really appreciate that.
I'm glad someone realizes
I'm more than just the girl
who makes really cool latte art.
Though I've seen your
smiling kitten one,
and that is Monet-level good.
My foam designs are more
modern than impressionist, so...
You're absolutely right.
Andy Warhol good.
So I'm actually single.
You don't say?
Yeah, very single.
I'm glad.
Okay, look, I'm just
gonna level with you.
I'm really good at my job,
but I'm pretty much terrible
at everything else.
I've tried to ask you out.
I've tried to make you jealous,
and nothing's worked.
You've been trying
to ask me out?
Now I'm just gonna take
the same approach
that I use in my work,
which is to set an intention,
be direct and follow through.
So, Krista, would you like
to have dinner with me tonight?
I like that approach,
but unfortunately I can't.
But I'm free
tomorrow night after work,
if that's good for you.
We can get some dinner?
Meet me here, 8:00?
- Cool.
- Cool.
- I still have to work.
- Sorry, yeah, work.
I'm a big fan of work.
You and Summer
haven't made up yet?
Maybe that ll give you
some inspiration.
Wow, you're letting me watch
one of your precious rom-coms.
Yeah, I don't think I need it anymore.
You, on the other hand,
need some education.
I don't know, man.
I think you still need it.
What's that supposed to mean?
Come on.
For a guy who knows romantic comedies
like the back of his hand,
you sure don't know true love
when it's right in front of your face.
What are you talking about?
Dude, even I know.
Come on.
You and Liz?
It's the real deal.
All right, I've got to
go get ready for my date...
with Alexis.
Hi, Liz.
Beautiful night, isn't it?
You're in a good mood.
Well, I made the perfect foam
heart for the last customer.
Don't play coy with me.
Nobody's that cheery
over latte art.
Okay, guilty.
Something kind of exiting just happened.
Well, I may or may not
have a date tomorrow night.
Alert the presses.
Guys always ask you out,
but you never say yes.
I know, it's crazy and weird,
because it's not like me
to get this nervous and hopeful,
but I don't know.
This feels different.
He asked me to dinner.
I'm so happy for you!
I could tell you were crushing.
It's been a while.
I haven't felt these butterflies
in a really long time.
I'm still kind of surprised
you wanted to eat at Dupons,
of all places.
I didn't know you were into cheap eats.
Is this a new thing?
I wanted to try something
new, a little spontaneous,
plus I like this place.
It's got a good vibe.
Yeah, I guess so.
And chicken tacos.
- Thank you.
- Thanks.
They're, um...
This looks delicious.
They're not too spicy.
So, um, are you excited
about the reunion?
But you know what would be fun?
We could go dancing here after we eat.
Or, I-I mean, we could go another time
when our bellies aren't full of tacos.
Hm, I don't know about that.
What about your, uh, two left feet?
Yeah, you're-you're right.
It-it was a bad idea.
You have some splaining to do.
Do you know what time it is, Mister?
I'm early.
Yeah, by 15 minutes,
not the usual two hours.
This will not do if you want
to move up the ladder.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yuck it up.
- What's the story?
- Seriously?
It's Krista.
I think it's that thing that
you're always talking about.
- Love?
- Yeah, that.
Eddie in love with a person,
not a spreadsheet.
Never thought I'd see the day.
I know.
It's crazy.
That's how you must feel with Alexis, huh?
Well, must be really happy
everything worked out,
and just in time for tonight.
Yeah, it's gonna be great.
You look great.
I just took my apron off.
I know. Wow.
You're silly.
So where do you usually go to eat?
Uh, honestly, I don't
really take time to eat
since I'm always working.
I live off of healthy TV dinners.
Anything that can go in the microwave
for two to three minutes,
preferably brain food, is fair game.
But you know microwaves
can harm your brains cells,
so isn't that counterintuitive?
I thought that was a myth.
Maybe I should stop that then.
I need all the brain cells I can get.
You really do.
And besides, TV dinners
sound unpleasant,
like a taste bud's worst nightmare.
But they're not that bad.
I eat at the office every night.
I have to be efficient.
I understand efficiency,
but part of being productive
is taking time off to live a little.
Tonight is lady's choice.
What is this?
A Sadie Hawkins dance?
Who is Sadie Hawkins,
and why did she have
a dance named after her?
She wasn't a real person, actually.
She was a character
in a popular cartoon.
She waited 15 years
for a suitor to come,
and when no one came,
she gathered all
the unmarried men together
and declared it Sadie Hawkins Day.
A woman after my own heart.
I know, right?
She didn't take no for an answer,
and she just went for it.
I meant you.
But, yeah, Sadie sounds
pretty cool too.
I know a perfect place
around the corner.
What do you think so far?
Any good?
It's clich and predictable.
Have you seen the scene where...
Cried like a baby.
You're a good man.
You sure you don't want to come with?
Don't be a jerk, man.
I just want Summer to have a good time.
I don't want to mess up her night.
It's the least I could do.
Well, if you change your mind,
you know where to find us.
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, Summer!
- Hey.
- Hey.
You okay?
How you doing?
I'm all right.
Hey, Summer, and Matt!
Hey, Summer.
Where's Adam?
Don't know.
Is she okay?
Yeah, she ll be fine.
Well, go on in.
We will.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
How's the acting going?
There's a talent agent I met.
She came into Caf Connection,
and she's excited
to give me a new read.
Who would have thought
I would have got my big break
at a coffee shop?
I mean, it just sounds like a dream.
Krista, that's amazing.
Frank's gonna be renting
out your DVDs soon.
Can I tell you something?
After this date is over,
I'm not going to be able to wait
that whole three day rule thing.
I'm not gonna want you to wait.
Now, let's go liven up
those taste buds.
Do you know all these people?
Some of us actually socialized during lunch
instead of writing poetry
alone in the cafeteria.
Oh, the cafeteria?
Yeah, what can I say?
The mystery meat inspired me.
So where's...
Um, Adam stayed home.
Probably for the best.
What can I say?
I'm barely breathing
Words can't describe
The things that I'm feeling
What should I do now?
I don't really know
Got no direction, baby
Nowhere to go
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
"Dear Adam,
even though we are going
to different colleges next year,
I know we can persevere
because our love is that strong
and because we are
meant to be together.
No matter what we go through
or where the road takes us,
I want you to know one thing.
Life is sure to change us as individuals,
but our love will never fade.
What can I say?
Can you hear me singing?
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
- Adam, hey.
- Hey, Kelly, Greg.
You're looking a little pale.
All that writing
turn you into a vampire?
Yeah, is-is, uh...
Everyone's inside.
What are you doing here?
Summer Jones, Adam White.
We had, uh, creative writing class together.
Doesn't ring a bell.
I-I was the one who wrote the
story about the dead dog sance.
Uh, "Animals After Parting."
Your work had a lot of dogs in it.
I had a limited imagination back then.
Well, my latest idea also
involves dogs, so the...
So what have you been up to
since high school?
Well, I, um... I'm in love...
With the most amazing girl ever.
She's my writing partner in crime,
and she has, like, wicked
sense of humor, you know?
And she's really, really smart.
Sounds perfect.
Like, way smarter than me.
Summer, I... look.
The... the word "husband"
is not one I take lightly
at all,
and you deserve the best.
I was just scared
that I wouldn't live up
to your expectations.
No matter what we go through
or where the road takes us,
I want you to know one thing.
Life is sure to change us as individuals,
but our love will never fade.
What is this?
Open it up.
It's your grandmother's ring.
She told me to keep it until I was ready,
and I am.
Summer Jones,
my beautiful partner in crime,
will you please marry me?
Yes, I will.
Congratulations, man.
Gosh, that was beautiful.
Thank you.
I-I appreciate that, man.
I mean, especially coming
from you, Mr. Romance himself.
Well, I don't know about that.
What made you change your mind?
You know, you're always
talking about, like, soul mates
and all that stuff,
and I always thought
that was so corny,
but you're right.
Sometimes you know, and sometimes
there is that one perfect
person for you out there,
and I didn't want to waste
another second of my life without her.
So let's dance, yeah?
Shall we?
I'll take that.
What can I say?
I'm barely breathing
Words can't describe
The things that I'm feeling
What should I do now?
I don't really know
It's too late for us, baby
It's too late for us now
It's too late for these teardrops
But I made it through somehow
It's too late for this crying
I said it's too late for these tears
Oh, Matt. Gosh.
You keep stepping on my feet.
Sorry. I, uh...
What's wrong?
You're a wonderful person.
So are you.
You don't love me anymore.
Neither do I.
- What?
- I know.
- I know.
- You don't love me either?
I mean, I do,
but not in... not... not in that way.
Just... I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have come back.
I just... I thought that
maybe the second time around,
things would be different.
No, I-I'm glad you did.
I want you to be happy,
but you were right.
- I mean...
- Yeah.
- We're just not meant to be.
- No.
There's someone else.
That woman from the coffee shop?
We haven't done anything.
It's just...
You love her.
Good luck, Matt.
You too.
Get out of here.
I said I made it through somehow
I made a terrible mistake.
I ended things with Alexis.
We weren't right for each other.
I think I love you.
A few hours ago,
you were with another woman,
and you were convinced
she was your soul mate.
Okay, look, I'm not gonna lie.
I did want Alexis back
initially, but I was confused.
You're just in love
with being in love, Matt,
and I can't trust that.
Then what can I do?
What can I do?
I'm crazy about you.
I think you should find somewhere else
to get your morning coffee.
Mm! Ugh.
So he turns to the guy, and he says...
Miles apart
Miles apart
Newly redesigned
Meet Cute Movie Rentals.
Okay, first off, we're gonna put
signs up here and up here
and on the other side there.
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Like I do
Out for you
Miles apart
Miles apart
You expecting someone?
You should talk to him.
He didn't do anything wrong.
He broke up with her
because he wants to be with you.
- Hey, Frank.
- Hey, Krista.
Hey, Liz.
Something wrong?
This one's having a little
bit of a rough time.
Oh, no. It's nothing.
No, no, no, no.
I don't like to see you down.
No, really, I'm fine.
Hey, how would you like
to help an old man
set up for tomorrow's big event?
What? Huh?
I might rent a monkey.
I might purchase a monkey.
I don't know.
Whatever's in the budget.
What do you say?
Where's Frank?
He told me to meet him.
He's not here.
Looks like we ve been set up.
You never came back
to Caf Connections.
I've been making
my own Americanos, kind of.
They're terrible.
You know, when my parents split up,
I kind of got lost in movies
because in movies,
love is a beautiful, everlasting thing...
And I didn't want to give up
on love like my parents did.
I guess I got caught up
in the idea of love
and didn't pay attention
to who I was in love with.
I'm glad you realized that.
And you actually taught me a thing or two,
believe it or not.
Oh, yeah?
After Ben dumped me,
I convinced myself that love
was concrete and practical,
like biology and chemistry,
but really, I was just scared
of getting hurt again.
So you're saying you believe in love now?
In so many words.
Well, for what it's worth, you were right.
I do love being in love...
But only if it's with you.
You once asked me why I loved Alexis,
and I didn't know why,
but I know exactly why I love you.
I love how you approach every situation
like it's some big
science experiment,
and I love that we can have
fun in any wacky situation,
whether it's speed-dating or
getting down on the dance floor.
And I love that you look beautiful
even when you're sick.
And I love that you get my jokes
and you aren't afraid
to give me a hard time,
and I love that
when I spend a day with you,
I feel more excited
and invigorated about life
than I did the day before.
I know you're not a hopeless romantic.
I miss you.
I miss you too.
So which rom-com are you gonna
force me to watch tonight?
I don't know.
A buddy comedy.
- Hey.
- Hi.
So our first reunion's officially over.
I don't know about you guys,
but my night led to this.
Oh, it's beautiful.
Nice work.
Can I have your attention, please?
Before we begin the festivities,
I just wanted to say a few words.
I started helping my dad
here after school,
and I'd watch him,
and he wasn't just selling videos.
He was helping people discover
themselves through stories,
the movies that you watch.
It makes me happy knowing
that I can do something
to help others, especially for you.
Thank you.
Excuse me. Hi.
Uh, so sorry to interrupt.
I just bought the empty space next door.
I'm Sylvia.
I m... I'm Frank.
Uh, I'm sorry.
Do you need some help?
Um, well, yes.
Uh, that would be great.
I actually have more boxes in the truck.
You know, I was told
that this was the perfect
location for my store,
that there's been a revival, thanks to you.
I sell CDs, cassette tapes, and records.
It's old school,
but there's something
sentimental about the past.
Don't you think?
I do.
Well, come on, gang.
Let's get to work.
Open my eyes to greet the day
Everything's gonna be okay
I'm certain
This morning
The sun is shining, there ain't no gray
The birds are out, and I love
the song they're singing
This morning
This could be the best day of my life
This is just like the perfect ending
in one of your movies.
Maybe it's just the beginning.
No time for coffee
No, not today
I'm stuck in traffic
cause I stayed out late
Ooh, baby
My head hurts
What's my excuse?
What am I gonna say?
When I got to the office,
the boss was late
Got lucky
Now I'm certain
This could be the best day of my life
No matter what is on the news tonight
This could be the best day of my life
No matter what is on the news tonight