Icon (2022) Movie Script

[musical flourish]
[arcade noises]
[Sam] The last time I
saw him was the arcade.
[gentle music]
[lips smacking]
[Sam] Take this off.
[Ana gasping]
[Ana moaning]
[both breathing heavily]
[gentle music]
Thanks...for the ride.
[both chuckle nervously]
Uh, yeah, no problem.
So are we like a thing now?
I don't know.
Are we?
I mean, shit, I don't know.
That's why I asked.
[mocking] Oh my God, do you
wanna be my boyfriend?
I'm just kidding.
-I'm just kidding. [chuckles]
-Wow. [chuckles] Okay.
[Sam laughs]
I'll see you at
school tomorrow?
Yes, I will be there.
I'll see you tomorrow.
All right.
-Oh, here.
Yeah, thank you.
-Thank you for that.
Okay, goodnight.
[gentle music]
[Sam] Hey.
Hey sweetheart.
I passed out last night, I
didn't even hear you come in.
So who are you texting this
early in the morning, huh?
No one.
Someone, I know that look.
Should I make her one too?
I think she'll be okay.
Tell your girlfriend
that I said hello.
-She's not my girlfriend.
Thank you.
-I love you.
-Love you too.
Have a good day at school.
[upbeat music]
[indistinct crowd chatter]
We were there for
like, two more hours?
Something like that?
Yeah, at Mikaylah's, we were
there for like two more,
something like that,
two more hours.
Anyways, yo, this this
man hit the blunt, right,
and starts puking
all over her couch.
Her couch?
-Yes, the couch, bro.
-Her couch, bro?
Bro, she saw that shit,
she flipped, dude.
She started hitting him.
-She hit you?
-Yes, smacked the shit
out of the back of
this man's head.
You low-key
deserved it, though.
You definitely did
deserve it, it's true.
Bro, where were
you last night?
Yeah, wait, where did you go?
All right, what do you
mean, where did I go?
I saw your ass.
[Chris] Yeah, but where
did you go after that?
'Cause you didn't
see all that shit.
Like where were you, man?
I mean, I just had some stuff
to take care of, you know?
No, I don't know, explain.
Bro, I'm saying I had
something to take care of.
It was, it was Ana, wasn't it?
-[Sam] I mean--
-Dirty dog.
-[Sam] I mean--
-Oh my God, dude.
-You got that sloppy toppy.
-I fucking knew it.
Man, I saw y'all
together that night.
-Keep it the fuck down, ok?
-Dude, dude.
No, bro, I don't want you guys
fucking this up
for me, all right.
All right, man.
I'm just saying like,
to be honest with you,
she's way too good
for your ugly ass.
Yeah, how much you pay her?
Oh all right.
As if either of
you two could ever.
[Chris] All right, for
real though, how was it?
Bro, shit was crazy.
["Slavin'" by K. Sparks]

[soft generic music playing on
store speakers]
Excuse me, Miss?
Could you help me
find something?
What are you doing here?
What do you mean?
I'm here to shop.
Uh huh.
So I noticed you're not
gonna say hi to me at
school or nothing, huh?
You know, you kinda hurt my
feelings, just a little bit.
Yeah, well you didn't come
say hi to me either, so.
You were with your friends,
I didn't wanna interrupt.
I think you were scared.
Oh, scared, okay, is that it?
Scared to talk to
the girl you like.
[Sam sighs]
The girl I like.
The girl...you...like.
But you're just here
to shop, right, so?
Okay, yeah, you
got jokes, huh?
What time you get off?
I don't know.
Maybe you can find out
when you come talk to
me at school tomorrow.
You're playing.
Don't make me come
shop here every day.
[Ana] Have a nice day, Sir.
["Unleash" by MX Mosephine]
[both laughing]
[Ana giggling]
[indistinct dialogue]
[Ana] No. No!
[waves lapping]
[gentle guitar music]
[ball bouncing]
[Sam] Aren't you
supposed to be in class?
What's up?
[inaudible dialogue]
[tense music]
["Pistols and Prayers"
by K. Sparks]
You all right man?
-Yeah, I'm good.
[Chris] Alright, let me know
if you need anything.
[brooding music]
Yo, Thomas.
Let's play skate.
Yo Sim, you wanna beat
Thomas's ass in skate.
Yeah, like he thinks he can.
Oh my God.
Nah, I'm actually gonna go.
Bro it's like seven.
We were gonna go back
to my place and smoke.
I just have some shit
I gotta take care of.
-That's cool.
-I'll catch you later.
Yeah, man, just hit us
up after if you want.
As for you.
[bell dings]
Sam, what are you doing here?
[Sam] Excuse me.
Can we go to the
back or something?
I'm so sorry. Sam you
need to leave. Seriously.
You sure?
[Shopper] You need
to get a manager?
[Sam] Are you sure?
What the fuck? You're
gonna get me fired.
I don't care.
Okay, we need to talk.
Yeah, no shit.
I'm sorry, I'm just
a little concerned.
Oh, okay, so you
are concerned now.
Because I told you
at school and...
and you couldn't
even look at me.
What are we gonna do?
What do you mean we,
this is not your problem.
Don't be like that, okay.
Like what? I am trying
to figure it out.
This is my future.
Wow. Okay.
Well you never answered me
before. Are you even sure?
I think so.
I took two tests from here,
but I haven't seen a
doctor or anything, so.
Okay, well maybe
we should, right?
Okay, before freaking
out about everything.
All right, I'll go with you.
Can we just--
[sobbing] I have to
get back out there.
[Sam] Ana!
[tense music]
[toddler babbling]
[Mother] Hey, don't
go under there.
Get up. Hey look, look at
the kitty over there.
Come here.
[gentle music]
How'd it going there?
It was embarrassing.
I don't know how I feel.
I'm four and a half weeks.
They said they could
take care of it,
but it would need to be soon.
Okay, is that what
you want to do?
I don't know, maybe.
It's expensive.
How much?
About 850.
I don't get paid
until next Friday
and I have some saved
school, but...I don't know,
I'd have to ask my
mom to take it out
and that would be
all other thing.
I'll help.
How are you gonna do that?
Don't do that.
Do what?
Act like that.
Act like what? I'm
asking a question.
I'll get the money if
that's what you wanna do.
What do you wanna do?
I wanna do whatever
you want to do.
What if I wanna keep it?
[upbeat rock music playing on
store speakers]
[Man] Hey, I'll be
right with you.
All right.
[upbeat music]
Hey, now that one
there is custom made.
-Oh yeah?
Man, I'd love to
have one of these.
Yeah, what do you play now?
Oh, just the Gibson
down at the school.
Oh, that one there is
definitely an upgrade.
You wanna check it out?
No, no, I'm good, man.
-You sure?
Thank you though.
I mean, look, I wish I could
afford something like that.
I, uh, actually the main
reason I'm in here is
I saw online that
you guys are hiring?
Yeah, I was looking for somebody
to start in the summertime.
-Okay, Summer?
Like, I mean, I was
looking for something
a little bit sooner.
Yeah, I just really don't
pick up until then, man.
I'm sorry.
No, I understand.
I'd just love to work someplace
like this, you know?
[Man] Yeah?
Learn how to fix them and
build them and all that.
You know what, tell you what,
let me give you my number and
then gimme a call in a month.
Yeah, for sure.
That way if I pick up by then,
then I'll set up an
interview for you, all right?
-Sounds good, Sam.
-Nice to meet you.
-Nice to meet you, too.
I swear I've seen you
before, you look familiar.
Have you been in here before?
No, I haven't.
No? You got an older brother?
What's your dad's name?
It's Sam also actually.
-Yeah, Sam Tolentino.
Tolentino? Sam Tolentino?
What, you know him?
Holy shit.
You do look like him.
Yeah, your dad and I used to
hang out when we were kids.
-Oh yeah?
You know, I could tell you
some stories about your dad.
Good stories too, there's
a lot of them.
Yeah, it kind of bummed
me out a little bit
whenever I found
out about him.
It's a bad situation
all around.
I really think
he was just doing
what he thought he
had to do, you know?
[contemplative music]
[coins jangling]
-[thunder rumbles]
Yo Chris.
[rain pattering]
-[Chris] What's up man?
-What's up, homie?
-Wanna come in?
[indistinct video game
noises on TV]
You ever get the feeling
that you should be bad?
Yeah, like, I mean
there's good people,
and there's bad
people. You ever think
you're meant to be
one of the bad ones?
What are you
talking about, man?
You feeling alright?
You're saying some
really weird shit.
I'm good bro, I'm
just fucking high.
I feel you, man.
Yo, what's good with your
sister's boyfriend?
[Sam] Yeah.
What do you mean?
He still live around here?
Yeah, him and her
live on 64th Street.
You think I could
get his number?
What are you trying to do?
I don't know yet.
[thunder rumbling]
[thoughtful music]
[knocking on door]
[Lisa] Hello? Is
there anybody there?
[door knob rattling]
Are you skipping school?
Hello, son?
-[Sam yelling in pillow]
-[door knob rattling]
-[knocking on door]
I'm up. I'm up mom!
-I'm coming.
-[knocking on door]
[knocking on door]
-Hey slacker.
-[Sam] Hey.
Why don't you get dressed
and I will take you to
school on the way to work.
-You're late.
-[Sam] I know.
[music faintly playing]
Did you stay up
late last night?
[Sam] No.
How about that pasta though?
Didn't eat it.
It was really good.
Probably like
my best one yet.
You say that every time.
So it's my best every time.
You know, if there's
something wrong,
you can talk to me
about it, right?
[Sam] Yeah.
You can talk to me
about anything.
[Sam] I know, Mom.
You still dating that girl?
I don't know.
Sammy come on,
tell me something.
What? If some little
girl's dating my son
I wanna know about it.
[Sam] Okay, Mom.
Her name's Ana.
Hey! Now I'm
getting somewhere.
Ana. It's a pretty name.
Ana, I love you, Ana.
-Okay, can we stop?
-No, I can't sleep now.
-I'm in a dream with you.
-Uh, Mom.
[gentle music]
Hey, am I interrupting?
I mean, yes, but--
Where were you at?
Where were you?
[sighs] Overslept.
I have an assignment
for you, it's a lot.
Yeah, can't wait.
What do you want?
What are you doing tonight?
You just heard me,
about the assignments.
Okay yeah, after that?
Let's hang out,
let's do something.
It's a school night, I don't
know if my mom will let me.
One night, okay.
Like we used to,
let's do something.
What would we do?
As if I would tell
you. It's a surprise.
It'd be fun, okay? I promise.
[gentle music]
One night. Now, can
I go back to class?
-Yes, you can go back to class.
-[Ana giggling]
[gentle music]
Hey, that's the best
girlfriend right there.
Okay, that one.
[gentle music]
[water splashing]
[Ana giggling] Shut up.
[gentle music]
[Ana] I like that.
Where did you get it?
It was, uh...
my dad's actually.
I've just been thinking
about him a lot, you know,
with everything.
What happened to him?
I don't really know.
Last time I saw
him I was so little
and he got locked up.
Oh shit.
Do you...remember
anything about him?
I mean, yeah, there's snippets.
I remember we
were at the arcade
and he and I ran that place,
I mean, we won every game,
won so many tickets.
And as we were leaving,
we got this guitar, this
blue guitar, and I was so happy.
My first ever guitar.
And I did not put that
thing down for months.
I swear, he was a total badass
and bank robberies
and jewel heists.
Just some grand theft
auto type shit, you know?
I just wish I knew
more about him.
You should ask your mom.
As if. [chuckles]
Every time,
when I was younger,
and I'd ask her about him
and she would just shut
me down completely, so.
Well, you're older now.
She should tell you.
My mom and I are super close.
We talk about everything.
I mean, it's your mom.
Yeah, I mean, your family's
a little different than mine.
-Speaking of...family.
-[Sam scoffs[
Please! Please, please,
please, please, please.
Will you come meet them?
I mean, I just, I don't think
now would be the best time.
They're gonna love
you, just like I do.
[gentle music]
[Ana giggling]
["Your Loving Soul"
by James Forest]
Hey, we're home.
-[Ana] Hmm?
-I got you, come on.
-Sleepy, huh?
Can you come in?
Not tonight.
I'll see you tomorrow, though?
[keys jangling]
[muffled hip hop music
playing on car stereo]
Damn, look at you big baller.
[Curtis] Are you ready to make
this money little bro.
All right, get in.
This some serious shit.
You sure trying to
get into this, right?
Yeah, I'm good.
Open up your bag.
I'm starting you off small.
I make what I make
and you keep the rest.
Hit me up if you get into any
trouble though, all right?
All right.
Oh, and don't
tell Chris though.
I don't need Monique
jumping all over me
about his little ass
getting into trouble.
Yeah, no, I won't.
Call me when you out and
you got something for me.
Thank you, Curtis.
I got you, bro.
Where were you?
I was at Ana's,
just hanging out.
How was work?
I was good.
You know, lots of tips.
Is everything okay?
I've kind of been
thinking a lot recently...
about Dad, my dad.
Just trying to remember him.
You don't have a dad.
He was nothing
but a sperm donor.
Okay, yeah, but not like
actually, though.
Come on, Mom.
I just wanna know about him.
What do you wanna
know, exactly?
Whatever you wanna tell
me, like, what was he like?
Was he smart?
Did he look like me?
Am I anything like him?
You are nothing like
him, okay, nothing.
Now go inside, you
have school tomorrow.
[ambient music]
[gentle piano music]
[Dad] Ready Sam? [roaring]
[Young Sam giggling]
[Dad] Cool chain, let
me see your chain.
[gentle music]
[indistinct dialogue]
[Dad] Ready? You
gotta stand on it. Yeah.
[gentle music]
[indistinct dialogue]
[waves crashing]
[gentle music continues]
[Receptionist] Mr.
Mayford will see you now.
Tolentino, Samuel
Tolentino Jr.
All right, Sam, well I was
reviewing your application here
and it says you live more
than five miles away.
Would you be able to travel?
Yeah, sure I take
the bus all the time.
If anything, I can
just have someone
drop me off or something.
-S ...no car?
All right.
Also said here that
you don't have any
prior experience
working in retail.
-I don't.
Why are you applying
for this position then?
Well, Mr. Mayford to
be honest with you,
I just need the money.
Well, what are your
hopes and dreams
for this job then, Sam?
Well, I hope to get the job.
And to just gain
experience selling things.
I hope we get the job, too.
["North Beach Park 5"
by MX Mosephine]
-[music fades out]
-[crickets chirping]
[Ana] What if we
go to Atlanta?
Why Atlanta?
I know I could get
into Georgia State.
What happened to NYU?
New York is expensive.
What do you mean?
Like you've been talking
about NYU nonstop.
Yeah, I know.
But think about it,
in Atlanta we could have
a cute little apartment,
space for all of us.
I just think it's
more realistic.
And I have family there
that could help us.
I bet you could get
into Georgia State, too.
-Yeah, maybe.
-Why not?
I don't know.
I mean, I know I'm
not gonna get in,
so like, why bother?
Why are you giving
up on New York?
I'm not giving up.
I'm just...
I'm just trying to think
about all our options.
Well, whatever you
do, don't quit, okay?
Don't fucking
quit 'cause of me.
I don't want this,
or me, or whatever--
I don't wanna ruin your life.
Hey, stop that. Stop.
There is no one
I'd rather be with,
or be in this situation
with, than you.
You make me so happy,
and I know we're
gonna figure this out.
You couldn't ruin my life.
So stop talking like that.
Just don't wanna fuck it up.
Okay, so don't fuck it up.
[skateboard screeching]
[Sam] What up?
That a nice bike you got?
[Sam] Gets the job done.
How much do y'all need again?
Just a dub, man.
All right, it's gonna be 25
since you made me come all
the way out here, all right?
I got you.
[blows thudding]
[blows thudding]
[Thug] Let's get the
fuck out of here. [laughs]
[Thug] Bitch.
[gentle music]
oh no, no, no.
[gentle music]
[Curtis] You know them?
[Sam] No.
I'm sorry Curtis.
I'm so fucking stupid.
I really needed that money, man.
Are you sure?
Take it before I
change my mind, man.
I don't know what to say.
You good.
You and Chris are like
little brothers to me.
Remember seeing you
all them years ago,
and just laughing at
your scrawny ass.
[coughs] Thank you man.
For real, thank you.
It's all good.
Look inside.
Take that.
You owe me double now.
I want interest
though, all right.
That's if anyone
fucks with you, man.
I'm gonna pay you
back, all right.
I promise you, I'm
gonna pay you back.
Oh, I'm gonna get
mines, you feel me?
It's up to you
if you get yours.
I'll call you in
a couple of days.
Hey baby.
Sam, Oh my God.
What the hell
happened to you?
I'm fine, Mom.
I got into a fight.
With who?
Just some kids from school.
-I'm calling the police.
-[Sam] No!
Mom, come on, okay?
Can you just get me
some ice or something?
I'm gonna sit down.
[Sam groans]
-Thank you.
I'll get some peroxide.
Oh shit.
Let me see that.
We need to get you to
a doctor, that is bad.
What are their names?
I'm gonna go to your
school tomorrow.
No, you're not.
Okay, I don't even
know who they were.
I don't know what's
gotten into you lately.
[Sam] What are you even
talking about?
Look that way.
Come here.
You don't think I know when
my son is acting weird.
I'm not acting weird.
Getting into fights
is weird for you, Sam.
All right Mom, okay.
Whatever you say.
And why are you wearing this?
Oh my God.
I don't know, 'cause I want to.
You wanna be like your
dad now, is that it?
Can we not do this now?
Because your dad got
into plenty of fights
and look how he ended up.
You think he's cool?
Do you?
Yeah, Mom, maybe I do.
Really, is this cool?
Fuck! Mom, stop!
Is wreaking of weed cool?
You don't think I
see all this going on
underneath my own roof.
I'm going to bed.
We're not done talking yet.
Yeah, well you're
acting crazy.
Okay, my head
hurts. Good night.
Hey, I made dinner for you.
Don't you wanna eat?
No, Mom. I'm not hungry.
[gentle music]
[Sam grunts]
[electric guitar chord echoes]
[vocal electric guitar music]
[indistinct dialogue]
[Sam laughs]
[school bell ringing]
Ana, hey.
What's wrong?
Nothing, can we
talk for a second?
Yeah, sure.
I got the money.
Pay the full $800,
everything, I can cover it.
Oh, okay.
-Oh my God.
-Awesome, right?
Yeah, you should
hang onto it for now.
Why? Just take it,
I got it for us.
-What's the matter?
-Is something wrong?
-No, I'm fine.
Okay, so what do we do now?
I don't know.
Can we talk about this later
when we're not at school?
Hey, okay, isn't this like
a time-sensitive matter?
Yes, but I'm not sure if
it's what I wanna do, Sam.
What do you mean?
I've been thinking about it
and I think it could work.
What could work?
A family.
Okay, I mean, were you
planning on telling me this or?
I haven't figured it out yet,
I was still thinking
about it but,
You wanna have a
kid and move to Georgia?
Get married? What?
No, okay, this is exactly
why I didn't wanna talk
about this right now.
I'm sorry okay.
I'm a little confused.
I mean, we have this plan.
Okay, we had a plan
and I busted my for
you to get that money.
Oh, for me?
Great, okay, thank you.
I will be sure to get you
a receipt when I'm done.
I don't care what
you do with the money.
Alright, buy yourself a fucking
hat for all I care,
take yourself to Disney World,
but a thank you would be nice.
Wow, really mature.
[cash thuds on ground]
Thank you.
[gentle music]
[mouse clicking]
[door opens]
-Hi, Stephanie?
Sorry to just show up at
your doorstep like this.
You may not know me, but I
think you may know my dad,
Sam Tolentino.
I do, I do know Sam.
Why don't you come
in, sweetheart?
[Sam] Thank you.
[gentle music]
[Stephanie] You rode your
skateboard all the way here?
No, I took the bus mostly.
[Stephanie] How'd you find me?
Well, I was just reading
some stuff about my dad.
And one of the articles
had mentioned to you
as one of his girlfriends
so I looked you up and saw
you weren't too far from me.
I guess it's pretty
easy to find anyone now.
Well I am so excited
that you're here, Sam.
I can't believe
you're here actually.
Do you remember coming here?
Yeah, a little bit maybe.
You were just
little boy, so cute.
Just like your daddy.
Here take a look.
[Sam chuckles]
I only have a few photos of
you, but you can see your dad.
You look exactly like him.
It's like I'm looking at him.
What was he like?
He was something.
He drove me crazy.
I'm sure you're mama too.
I think he loved me though.
I know he loved you.
You were his little boy.
You should go see him.
He'd like that.
Can I?
All you need is
a visitor's form.
It's really easy, I can help
you set it up if you want.
That would be awesome.
No problem.
I've done it a few times
when I've taken your
sister to go see him.
The visitor form.
No, I'm...
I'm sorry, did
you say "my sister"?
Isn't that why you're here?
No. I, uh...
[Stephanie] Oh, no.
I figured she
would've told you.
Your mom and I didn't get
along for obvious reasons
and I never
wanted to be the--
I don't know, I was in love
with your father at the time
and then I got pregnant.
[gentle music]
What's her name?
[gentle music]
[Sam] Do you think
I could meet her?
[Stephanie] Of course,
she's at school.
And then soccer
practice until eight.
You should wait, she
really wants to meet you.
She's waited her whole life.
[Sam] Oh, Okay.
[Sam] Um, I mean, yeah I
want to, I just...
I have to get home soon.
[gentle music]
[Stephanie] That's
okay, another time then.
[gentle music]
[Sam] Do you think you could
give her my number?
[gentle music]
[Lisa] Okay.
-No. No, I don't owe that.
-[knocking on door]
No, I actually already
paid last month.
Hold on.
[door squeaking]
Oh, hi.
Do you know who I am?
Or maybe who this is?
Hey, get back inside,
get back inside.
[Lisa] What do you think
you're doing here?
[Stephanie] I just
wanted her to meet him.
[Lisa] You don't get to
make that choice.
[Stephanie] They should
know each other.
[gentle music]
I looked for you after
school. I couldn't find you.
Yeah, I was taking
care of something.
What's "something"?
It's actually a long story.
You wanna come inside?
No, I think we
should talk out here.
Okay, what's up?
I don't know the right
way to say this, but...
I think we
should take a break,
from seeing each other,
for a little while.
Not forever, just...
Just till I figure things out.
I mean, I don't understand.
What, you're breaking
up with me for what?
I'm not breaking up with you.
I'm not.
I just, I think that
we're on a different page
with all of this.
Okay, well don't we
have shit to figure out,
like, I don't know, now?
I do. You don't have
to worry about it.
If I have it, which...
I don't know if I'm going to,
I'm not gonna hold
you to anything.
You can live guilt free.
[scoffs] Right.
I love you, I do.
But I need to figure
this out by myself
and probably talk to my mom.
But I'll call you when I know.
Yeah, perfect.
No, honestly sounds like you
have it all figured out, so.
Is that it?
Are you done?
Can you try to be
mature about this?
It's whatever, I'll
see you at school.
[door slams]
[mournful piano music]
[banging on door]
[Chris] What's up man?
All right, come on in.
[indistinct TV chatter]
[Sam coughs]
Hey, everything good?
I'm trying to get fucked up.
Just keep it down,
man, my mom, my mom.
There's a party at Anthony's
this weekend. We should go.
Oh yeah?
I mean, unless you know,
you got to do with your girl.
No man, I'm over that shit.
That's not why I'm
here though, all right?
I'm here 'cause I
need to step it up.
Okay, those kids fucked me.
And I owe Curtis now too.
Okay, there's no way I'm
gonna sell all this on my own.
Oh shit.
I can text Thomas.
Yeah, all right dope.
Yo, we can make a lot of
money telling this shit,
okay, I'm telling you.
I could also talk to my sister.
You know, maybe she
can calm Curtis down.
Don't tell her, okay.
Or don't tell Curtis, nobody.
All right, this stays
between us three
you, me and Thomas
and that's it, okay?
[Chris] Yeah, okay.
Yeah, count me in.
[gentle music]
[gentle music]
speaking indistinct]
[gentle music]
Look lady, I don't
have any drugs, okay?
I already told you that.
We already caught
your friend Thomas
who says that he got
the drugs from you, Sam.
Of course he did.
We have only suspended
him for his honesty.
Are you saying that he's lying?
That's exactly what I'm saying.
You don't sound
too convincing.
Okay, are you
suspending me or not?
You already checked
my backpack.
Pretty sure they already
checked my locker.
We did. It was clean.
So you're not suspended.
Great, we done here?
But I did take the time
to call your mother
and let her know
about the situation.
What are you doing?
[Sam knocking]
[Sam] Stop!
You wanna bring
drugs into my house?
I don't know what
you're talking about.
The school called me, Sam.
I told them the same
thing, there's no drugs.
Well, I went into your bedroom,
and I looked under
your mattress.
I'm sorry.
Okay, I mean, what do
you want me to say?
[Lisa] I don't want you
to say anything.
I'm just gonna
change this lock.
And from now on this house
will lock from the inside.
No more coming and
going as Samuel pleases,
no more sneaking out.
This is fucking crazy mom.
I don't even know
what I was thinking.
Like I thought, you
know he's a teenager,
a little pot's
not gonna hurt him.
But no, he becomes
a goddamn drug dealer.
I'm not a drug dealer.
What, do you wanna
throw your life away?
Of course not.
Well, you're doing
a hell of a job
of fucking it up right now.
I'll give it back
to him, right away.
Okay, it's not a
huge deal, Mom.
Well, you don't have
to worry about that.
I took care of it for you.
-You what?
-I threw it out.
Are you fucking kidding me?
[yelling] Fuck!
[gentle music]
Sit down and don't move.
You are not ever to talk to me
like that again, little boy.
And you are only to leave
this house to go to school.
Is that understood?
That means no friends,
no skate park,
no girlfriend, nothing.
Total restriction.
I don't know what this
is, but it's not you.
No, it is.
You know, maybe if you were
home more, you'd realize that.
Really, are you serious?
Sam I bust my ass for you.
Everything I do is
to support you.
Don't even try to go there.
Mom, what do you
want me to say?
"Sorry for fucking up
your life"?
"Sorry I'm such a shitty son"?
Like you're so perfect
and so selfless.
I never said that Sam, I
don't think I'm perfect.
I do the best
that I can, for us.
Yeah, Mom, you're doing great.
As if keeping my dad away
from me my whole life
is the best thing
you've could have done.
Sam, I have told you,
I am protecting you.
You've told me a million times.
You're trying to protect me.
What does that even mean?
What are you
protecting me from, Mom?
He's in prison already.
Go on, I'm curious.
You know, maybe you
were protecting me
from something else.
Is that it?
You know, maybe uh,
a little girl?
A girl looking to
meet her older brother.
Ringing any bells?
I know.
Okay? I'm not as
clueless as you think I am.
You hid her away from me
just like you did dad.
I think you did what
was easiest for you.
You weren't protecting me,
you were protecting yourself.
I could have had a whole
life with them in it,
and you never even
gave me that option.
[gentle music]
[Stephanie] Hi, I was
wondering if you'd be up.
I was just going
to leave a message.
The application
is all good to go.
Okay, when can I go in?
Whenever you want,
just call and give
them a heads up.
It's a three hour drive, so
I'd make a day out of it.
Okay, thank you so much.
I also told
Samantha about your visit.
She is very excited
to meet you.
Yeah, I can't wait.
Okay, I gotta run.
Give me a call if
you need anything.
All right, thank you.
[gentle ambient music]
[Chris] Yo.
[Sam] Yo.
Yo, I need to ask a
favor of you, all right?
And you already owe
me considering
I'm fucked with Curtis.
I told Thomas not to bring
that shit into school,
-he just doesn't listen.
-Fine, fine.
Don't worry, all right,
I'll figure it out.
-I don't know, I will.
Dude, just call
Curtis, please.
Look, that's not
important, okay.
I need to borrow this.
[banging on roof]
I got somewhere
to be today, okay?
Bro, I can't do that, my mom--
Please, dude I'll
bring it back to you.
[Chris] Yeah, yeah fine.
Fine, yeah, you can have it.
That's cool.
-Thank you bro.
-Yeah, man.
Still trying to go
to that party later?
For sure.
-Just pick me up?
-Will do.
-All right, man.
-I'll see you.
Thank you.
Please, please be
careful with it.
I will be, as always.
All right, man. Peace.
[car engine revving]
[gentle ambient music]
There he is. [laughs]
You son of a gun,
what took you so long?
[Sam] Yeah, it's a been a
long time coming, huh?
What's wrong?
What do you mean?
What do I mean "what's
wrong"? What's wrong?
Nothing, nothing, you
just look different.
Oh yeah, you disappointed?
No, I mean.
Yeah you look real
different too, okay.
[both laughing]
You look good.
Thank you.
You know, I get a picture
of you up on my wall,
your sister too.
I'll use to wonder whether you
were gonna look more like me
or more like your
mom, as you got older.
It's funny you say that.
I mean, mom's always telling
me I look just like you.
Nah, You look like her man.
I mean you got
her fucking eyes.
-The same?
-Yeah, those judging eyes.
How's she doing?
Yeah, how's she doing?
-She's good.
She's always working and shit.
Yeah, yeah.
She'd fucking kill me
if she knew I was here
talking to you,
that's what I'm sure.
Well, why?
Because I'm a fucking
piece of shit, huh?
-No, no I get it.
-I'm not saying that.
Look out for big,
bad fucking dad.
She doesn't want me to
fucking corrupt you, right?
Yeah, I guess.
She always treated me like
I was a fucking piece
of shit, you know?
Like I was a bad guy, right?
She was spending
my fucking money,
but I'm the fucking
piece of shit, right?
Women always gotta be right.
Anyway. You got a girlfriend?
No, no I don't.
Good, man stay away.
Women will get you all
twisted up, you know?
Once they find out you like
'em, it's fucking wrap.
You know if it wasn't for your
mom, I wouldn't be in here.
-You think?
-No, I know. 100%.
I would not have
gotten popped.
Oh what, like why, what?
You wouldn't have to
do like all the shit
you did and everything, right?
Like you wouldn't needed
the money or anything?
When the do you
not need money?
I'm saying like,
you wouldn't have like robbed
people and stuff, right?
Rob people?
Is that what she
told you I was doing?
Let me tell you something, kid.
Life's fucking hard for
people like us, okay?
What the fuck was
I supposed to do?
I'm no fucking pussy. I'm
a fucking man, all right.
I was a fucking king in
those fucking streets
and then your mom came
along, and guess what?
She got fucking pregnant.
I didn't want kids, okay?
I don't wanna be a
fucking father,
but she forgot to take her
birth control. Oh, big surprise.
So here I am, fucking
dad of the year,
all of a sudden
and I did my fucking best.
She got in my head,
and you were around
and your fucking sister and--
Just do yourself a favor, okay,
be careful with these women.
You know, don't ever tell
a woman you love her.
That's when they know
they fucking got you.
And your fucked.
[gentle music]
[glass clanking]
[Sam screaming]
[phone buzzing]
[gentle piano music]
[phone buzzing]
[gentle piano music]
It's fine, dude
the car's fine.
Yeah, yeah.
All right.
All right, I'll
pick you up later.
All right.
[phone thudding]
[tense music]
You all right, man?
You haven't really said much.
Yeah, I'm good.
You sure?
Yeah, bro.
Just need one of these
beers and I'll be straight.
Hell yeah.
Hell yeah man, that's
what I like to hear,
that's my boy, man.
[can popping]
-Let's go.
-[can popping]
["Curious George"
by Nate Rose]
[Sam] Come on.
[Chris] Sup, my man!
Hey Thomas, man.
[Chris] Good!
[Thomas] You wanna hit this?
-Hit that blunt, yo.
-How you been?
-Guess what we got?
-What y'all got?
Good old alcohol, bro.
-Some beer, you want some?
-Yes please.
Hell yeah, I'll get you some.
[Sam] I got it bro, I got it.
[Chris] All right, all right.
You sure?
-Yo, my man, I appreciate.
-[can pops]
Hey, how you doing the tonight?
You enjoying the party.
I'd be better if you
could get me a beer.
You gotta ask him.
Well, can I have one?
I don't know, I mean,
shit, we can't be handing
these out to everybody.
Well, what do you want?
How about you just owe me?
Little smooth. Thought
you had a girlfriend.
Not anymore.
["Maui" by BTMVLE Jotta]
-[music continues]
[girl] The fuck?
[banging on door]
[man in room] Hey yo,
chill the fuck out!
[Sam] Hurry up!
[banging on door]
Oh, just the person
I'm looking for.
Step outside, man.
[Sam] Fuck.
What is this Curtis, man, huh?
What's going on?
What you think this is?
I don't know. What, you
trying to scare me or something?
I'm trying to find out why
some little that owes me money
ain't picking up my calls.
What you think I'm
trying to come out
to this little party
and chase your ass down?
You're done. Give
me all my shit back.
I told you not
to involve Chris.
Oh man, fuck you
and fuck Chris.
[Curtis] You think I'm fucking
playing with you?
Where's my shit?
[groans] I don't
have it, I lost it.
-[punch thuds]
-[Sam groans]
You better fucking find it.
You're playing with my
money. And I'm serious.
Next time I call
you better pick up.
Don't fucking leave town.
[Sam groaning]
[Sam coughing]
[Sam growling]
[Sam signs]
[upbeat music]
Hey, how are you doing
I'm good.
How are you doing? You
feeling a little--
-I'm feeling alright.
Yo, Sam.
You fucking you slip.
[blow thudding]
Whoa, yo what the fuck?
[Sam] You think I don't
fucking see you two?!
What the fuck is
wrong with you?
[Sam] Ana!
Sam, what the fuck--
Why don't you mind your
fucking business, Chris? Huh?
[Chris] Bro, calm down.
Mind your own
fucking business.
Sam, go fuck the home.
Fuck you.
Fuck me, man? Fuck you.
[blow thudding]
Calm the fuck down, Sam.
-Ana, Ana.
Chris, get the
fuck outta my way.
[blow thudding]
I said go the fuck home.
Sam, I love you,
but you gotta get
the fuck outta here.
Fuck you.
Fuck all of you.
[upbeat music]
Hey, there you
are, are you okay?
[upbeat music]
[Sam retching]
What the fuck are
you looking at?
-Get the fuck away from me.
-What is going on?
-Get the fuck away from me.
Hey, hey, what is going on?
Nothing, nothing
Ana, I'm all good.
You're not all good.
Will you please let
me drive you home.
Just let me take you back.
What is this, huh?
-What's going on?
'Cause I thought we broke up.
Did that not happen?
Was I dreaming?
I love you, but you have
to tell me what's going on.
That is the only
way we can fix this.
-Nothing Ana.
-Who are you?
-I'm all good.
-You're not.
I'm sorry, but you
are not all good.
Shut up!
Can you just be real
with me for two seconds?
You're living in a fairy tale.
You're living in a
fucking fairy tale!
I'm no good for you, Ana.
I'm no good for anybody.
I mean, look at me,
just look at me.
I can't be a dad. [scoffs]
[Sam coughs]
You're wrong.
You're just too
stupid to see it.
[gentle music]
[blow thudding]
[muffled dialogue and sounds]
[sirens wailing in distance]
It's a nice bike you got there.
What, asshole?
Where did you get that bike?
[thug laughing] From you.
Oh, so you remember me?
-[thug] I remember you.
-Get off my fucking bike.
You gonna take it from me.
You gonna take it from me?
Get off my fucking bike.
Hey, hey.
Get on your fucking knees.
-Get on your knees!
Do you have any idea what
you took from me?
You took everything.
Now it's my fucking turn.
Everything you got now.
[Sam] Faster!
[thug] There, there, there.
I suggest you start
fucking running.
And thank me for not
killing you. Run!
Wanna fucking
threaten me, huh?
Fucking threaten me?
[suspenseful music building]
[knocking rapidly on door]
Where's Curtis?
-I need to talk to Curtis.
-[girl inside] He's not here.
What do you mean he is not
here? His car's outside.
Where's Curtis, I
know that is his car.
We share a car, he's not here.
What happened to
you, are you okay?
I'm so sorry.
[gentle music]
[can popping]
[liquid pouring]
[sirens wailing in distance]
[gentle music]
-Bye! Bye, Dad.
-Bye bye!
[gentle music]
[toy toning]
[keys clattering on counter]
Why are you doing this?
Are you just trying
to ruin your life?
Next time Sam, they can
just keep you, okay?
'Cause you're not coming here.
I'm not doing this
with you, Sam. I'm not.
You wanna go see your dad?
You wanna see where
your life is headed?
Great fucking idea.
Let's fucking do it.
I'm ready.
[phone book pages rustling]
Mom, stop.
No, you're a hard ass, right?
I already saw him.
What did you just say?
I went and I saw him.
[phone clatters]
The other day. I
took Chris' car.
What did he say to you?
I don't know, Mom.
Okay, I...
I just thought
it would be different.
You told me...
A hundred times, at
least, and I never believed you.
I'm so stupid.
Sam, no.
[Sam sniffles]
I just thought...
maybe, you know,
he was doing it for a reason.
Maybe he was doing it for me.
Maybe I was important.
But Sam, you are important.
-You are important.
-I'm not, Mom.
Yes you are.
I'm sorry.
Sam, you don't have
anything to be sorry about,
it's not your fault.
-It is.
-No, it was not.
I'm just like him.
No, you are not like him.
You are my son. My son.
[gentle music]
It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
[gentle music]
[gentle ambient music]
[Lisa] For my beautiful
Sam on your first birthday.
It has been one year now that
you have come into my life,
I can't express the happiness
and the joy that you
have brought to me.
Before you came into my life,
I didn't have any idea
where my life would end up.
And so, as you were born, I
knew you had changed everything.
[Lisa] There he is.
[Lisa VO] You gave me a purpose,
and I'm going to do everything
that I can to give you a future.
Because I have you as my son,
I feel that I can conquer any
problems that lay ahead of us.
You are the most
wonderful thing
that has happened in my life,
and I want you to know
that I love you more
than anyone and
anything in this world.
I know in the future, we will
probably have many arguments,
but I'm writing this now
for you to understand
that everything I am
doing is for you, my son.
You are my whole life.
And I pray that we will always
be close to one another.
You will always be my
little boy. My little boy.
And I hope we can be
the best of friends.
Happy birthday my son, and
always know that I love you.
[gentle music]
What are you doing here?
I just wanted to apologize.
Okay, well I don't
really wanna hear it.
So, you should go.
Ana. Please okay, I just...
there's some things I need
to say to you, at least once.
When you first told me
what happened I...
I froze.
Okay, and that was shitty.
Yeah, it was.
All I could think
about was my mom
and what happened with her,
how her life played out,
and I didn't want
that to be you.
Okay, I didn't want you
throwing away everything
that you had built for me.
It didn't have to be like that,
but you didn't give us a
chance to figure it out
you just assumed.
You're right, and I'm sorry.
Okay, I'm truly sorry.
Thank you for saying that,
but you really hurt
me the other night.
You said some
terrible things to me.
And I don't know
if there's anything
I can do at this point,
but if I know one thing is that
I want to be there for you.
Okay, from this point forward,
I'm going to be there for you.
And I wanna be
there for our baby.
And that's in whatever
capacity, okay?
If you want me there
for a week, a day,
I don't care, I'll be there.
Okay, I have to be.
I want that too but I
mean, I'm scared Sam.
Ana, I may not seem like it,
but you're all I think about.
And I just want
you to know that
whatever happens with
us going forward,
you're not gonna
be alone, okay?
It's not gonna be just you.
I'll keep my word and I'll
be there for both of you.
We're gonna mess up.
Okay, I've already messed up.
I know that I wanna be a dad.
Okay, I can't wait to be a dad.
We'll get him a skateboard and
be there for his first Ollie,
get him a guitar, whatever.
I'll even teach him the drums
if that's what they want.
We can start a band
you, me and him or her.
And I just know that
I want you to be there
for every second of it.
Every single second of it,
I want to be by your side.
'Cause I know that you'd
make a wonderful mom.
And I'm gonna make damn sure
that I'm the best dad.
I promise.
I love you, Ana.
That's never gonna change.
[gentle music]
It's gonna be a
really terrible band.
Do you wanna come in?
Yeah, I'd love that.
[phone buzzing]
Yeah, I'm almost
done at work, I think.
All right, yeah, I'll see
you there in a little bit.
[gentle music]
["Little Boy" by
Daniel Robinson]