Love Accidentally (2022) Movie Script

[phone chimes and buzzes]
[chimes, buzzes]
[phone chimes, buzzes]
Holy shit.
[vocalist sings upbeat song]
[upbeat song continues]
[upbeat song continues]
[upbeat song continues]
[upbeat song continues]
[brakes squeal]
Hey, Alexa, I finished
updating your computer.
- Should be all set.
- Thanks, Trey.
- Good morning.
- Where is he?
- Where's who?
- That man-child
you helped get a sales job
here a few months ago.
- Ah, him. Haven't seen him.
- Well, if you do see him...
Don't worry. I'll let him know.
Thank you!
- Beep beep!
- Uh-huh.
Hey, you wanted to see me?
Great. You're both here.
How's it going, Parker?
Well, it was going great,
till I tried to pull into
my assigned parking spot,
only to discover you couldn't
tell the difference
between yours and mine... again.
So you had to walk a couple spaces.
It's not that big of a deal.
It's a big deal
because I earned that spot.
And yet the short time
that I've been here,
I've somehow managed
to close more deals than you.
Check your figures, Crawford.
I closed on San tone Ford last week.
Eight car dealerships
up and down the West Coast.
Congratulations, Parker.
King's Coffee Roasters, 22 shops.
Bennington Books.
Contract goes out next week.
Part timer
Contract came in last night.
I've been at this company 9 1/2 years.
You've been here, what, a minute?
Imagine what I could do with 90 seconds.
The two of you bicker
just like my parents,
but I love it.
You know why?
Because your competitive nature
brings out the best in both of you.
Plus I know that you'll go out
and close another deal,
just to get the other one back.
Oh, before I forget...
- Happy Birthday.
- Oh, thank you.
- It's your birthday?
- Yeah.
Congratulations on turning
another year older.
You did it! And it shows.
How about a birthday hug?
Huh? No?
So, you wanted to see me.
- Yes, I did.
- Oh, you wanted to see her too?
Yeah, both of you. Have a seat, please.
Uh, wait, shouldn't Jacqueline be here?
Well, Jacqueline, it turns out,
accepted a position
over at Bernstein and Barlow,
effective immediately.
So, that means I need
a new director of sales.
And I'm looking at my two best prospects.
How do I get the job?
What she means
is how do I get the job?
There's a potential client,
which could be worth
a lot of money for this firm.
I'm sure you're both familiar
with Goodwin Wines.
- Mm.
- No.
Oh, you wouldn't.
They make grown-up drinks.
Well, turns out Craig Goodwin,
the owner of the company,
is in the market for a new ad firm,
so I've decided whichever one of you
gets him to sign gets the promotion.
Wait. Whichever one of you?
Speak of the devil and
he shall appear at your door.
Craig Goodwin,
please meet Alexa and Jason.
These are the two fabulous sales reps
that I was telling you about.
Mm-hmm. Well, two of the things
I love in this world are...
keeping folks on their toes,
especially those I'm considering
going into business with,
and the other is
good old-fashioned competition.
To the victor go the spoils.
Who's Victor? I thought
it was between me and Parker.
Isn't it?
Ah, I'm kidding, right?
You didn't say your guy was funny too.
I can be funny.
Well, young lady, I am looking forward
to hearing your ideas about
how to boost my company.
- Debra?
- Hmm?
The presentation.
Can I expect it on or by the 10th?
- They'll be ready.
- Say, um...
you wouldn't happen
to play golf, would you?
Only... every weekend.
I've got a hookup over at the Larson
Country Club, if you're interested.
Larson? Man, I've been dying
to play that course.
Anytime you want to hit
the links, you just let me know.
Good start, Jason.
Okay, Craig and I
have much to discuss,
and if I were the two of you,
I would do everything you could
to win over our new friend.
Parker, wait up.
Say, you wouldn't happen
to play golf, would you?
You got to learn to read the room.
He had a tag on his computer bag.
- You know what?
- Let me guess.
You've given it some thought,
and you want to concede.
No judgment. Really.
Come on, we'll tell them together.
Keep talking, Crawford. Pretty soon,
it'll be about the time you
almost got that director's job.
Don't you want to save yourself
the embarrassment...
Of defeating you?
Why would I want to do that?
I better not find your car
in my space tomorrow.
Guess who's gonna be the Driscoll Group's
new director of sales?
Debra offered you the promotion?
Well, no, not exactly, but there's
only two of us in the running.
Who's the other one?
Alexa Parker?
Yeah, but I wouldn't worry about it.
She's been here, what, six years?
Exactly. It's time for some new blood.
Besides, that new assisted-living place
to move my mom into?
I can really use the raise.
Like you said,
with the new house and all...
You're not the least bit intimidated?
I have worked here since I was in school.
I've earned this.
He has brought in some pretty big clients.
Wait, you think she has a chance?
I don't know. I mean,
if you weren't so busy
fighting with her all the time,
think she might surprise you.
Ah, please. She's nothing special.
Come on, you can't tell me
he's not a little charming.
He is a salesman, Hannah.
That's what they do.
So, there's not a little incy-wincy part
of you that finds him attractive?
I guess one would admit
that she is technically
an attractive woman.
Mm. You wonder if she's still
got that same boyfriend.
Pleased to let you know I know
nothing about her personal life.
Besides, I'm very happily involved.
Does Perry have anything special
planned for your birthday?
He's taking me to lunch
at The Belvedere.
Ooh, fancy!
You should have seen him
when he asked me.
Hannah, he was so nervous.
Wait, you don't think he's going to...
I don't wanna jinx it, but...
How are things with, uh,
what's-her-name anyway?
Yeah. I get 'em all mixed up.
It's been six months.
Ooh! That's practically
an eternity in Jason time.
Dang! This could be the one.
- She knows I'm not that guy.
- Ah.
And what guy is that?
Oh, the overly needy boyfriend,
one that's always talking about
the future, making promises,
planning out the next 15 years, you know.
And you're sure you're not talking
about what you don't want?
She gets me.
You know, we communicate without words.
Uh-huh. Just a couple of mimes
in love, huh?
[imitates heartbeat]
Oh, I gotta go. I'm gonna be late.
Okay, good luck. I know, I know.
I won't jinx it. Bye.
I know, I get it.
Yes. Hundred percent.
I know. Yeah, you're right.
No, you're right.
You're right. I gotta go.
Sorry I'm late, baby.
Uh, such a crazy morning.
I can't wait to tell you all about it.
Who were you talking to?
My, uh, my life coach.
So, you decided to do it.
It was such great advice.
I can't thank you enough.
You remember last year when I was
stressing over that one account?
It did wonders for me.
Is something wrong?
Actually, there is something
I need to talk about.
- Um...
- Oh?
Alex, I've been doing a lot of thinking
about things, about us,
about these last 10 months.
And I think, well, that it's...
It's time for us to, uh...
To break up.
- Wait, what?
- I know.
I hate that I'm doing this,
but my life coach thinks that...
Wait, the life coach I recommended?
She thinks that in order
to achieve my potential,
I need to be unattached.
You are attached. To me.
I know.
But we have plans for the future.
No. You have plans.
Honestly, I don't even know
what I want anymore.
Is this a joke?
Am I being recorded?
I know the timing isn't great.
I'm being dumped... on my birthday.
Oh, yeah, right, I forgot.
Happy Birthday.
This isn't happening.
I... Actually, I gotta go.
I have, like, a Zoom session
with her in-in 30 minutes.
She'd wanna know how this went.
But, uh, I really am sorry.
You're a great woman, Alex.
- What?
- Bye.
Oh, my God. Are you okay?
Great! I hate technology.
This is an awful place you work.
Just awful!
I'm such a fool.
I'm sure I.T. can get you another one.
I'm not talking about the phone.
I mean, I actually thought
he was gonna propose.
It's such a clich, right?
My whole life's a clich.
Not your whole life.
One of these things is getting
the client to understand.
Oh, there she is.
- Hi, Brad.
- Hey, Hannah.
So, what are you two
scheming about over here?
Well, if you must know,
we were just, uh, strategizing
about how I'm gonna get that account.
- Oh, yeah?
- Mm-hmm.
Come on, Brad. Let me show you
what I'm working on.
- Brad.
- Hmm?
- Let me show you.
- Oh, yeah.
Uh, what was that?
What was... That was...
That was nothing.
What were we talking about again?
- My broken heart.
- Right.
Well, there's no one better
at talking the heartbroken
off the ledge of despair
than Alexa Parker.
You're like... the breakup whisperer.
Well, who's gonna whisper at my breakup?
Well, you can always call me.
Uh, eventually.
[Alexa sighs]
Is it working?
It's as dead as my love.
Well, at least you backed it up
to the cloud, right?
Ugh! I hate technology!
Oh, here you go.
- A brand-new work phone.
- Thank you.
Yeah, okay, I've got some cases
you might be interested in.
That's okay. I don't really plan on
dropping it into another bucket of water.
Here's the one I use.
Plastic screen protector, rubber casing.
It'll keep her safe
if it falls out of your pocket
- or slips off your desk.
- Yeah, but I'm good. I just... I...
They call this one the lifeboat.
It'll withstand about a foot of water,
so in case you feel like playing
Angry Birds in the bathtub or something.
Yeah, not really.
This one right here, this is the tank.
That's aircraft-grade
aluminum right there.
You can get a running start
and punt kick this
off the Transamerica building,
and it won't even crack the screen.
You feel that? Strong, huh?
- Yeah, it's heavy.
- You can keep it.
No, no, you...
I think I'm good with this.
Thank you, though. I appreciate it.
Hey, do me a favor
and backup your phone this time.
Hey, Julia, I'm home.
You know, I was thinking,
why don't we get some takeout tonight?
What was the name of that
Italian place you wanted to go to?
[Julia] "Dear Jason,
I can't do this anymore.
I need to be with someone
whose idea of romance
doesn't end with a jokey
Valentine's Day card."
I gave that to you with love.
I know you think you're here with me,
but you're really not.
Goodbye. Julia.
[heavy sigh]
Life coach.
- Hey!
- Hey, there he is.
What, uh... What number
are you calling me from?
Oh, sorry. Work cell.
Ah. So, uh, what up?
What are you doing right now?
I have to work on this
presentation thing. Why?
Wanna come over?
Play some Madden? Order pizza?
On a school night! Bad boy!
What's, uh... What's really going on?
Julia left me.
Wait, what? I thought you guys
were a couple of mimes in love.
Yeah. Guess it's true.
Everyone hates mimes.
Well, I mean, if it means anything,
I'm sorry.
If you're really sorry, you'd come over
and watch me beat you in Madden.
I thought you weren't
the overly needy boyfriend.
- I'm not.
- All right.
Then it's all good.
Don't sweat it. You got this.
You're right.
See you tomorrow?
All right. Bye, dude.
Who actually remembers
phone numbers these days?
[Alexa] Hey, it's me.
I'm sorry in advance
for the extended text,
but I just don't feel like
talking right now.
And, to be honest, I don't feel
like doing much of anything right now
besides drinking Merlot
and crying my heart out.
But hey, I heard red wine's
good for the heart,
so maybe the night will end up a wash.
[crowd cheering on TV]
Wrong number.
[Alexa] My heart feels like
it's been torn out of my chest,
thrown on the floor and stomped on,
like someone was turning
a bucket of grapes
into my next glass of vino.
Wrong number, whoever you are.
Next glass of vino.
Could use that for the Goodwin pitch.
[man on TV]
Let's play, let's play, let's play!
And you are
preaching to the choir.
[Alexa] Are you there?
[phone chimes]
[Jason] I am, but I don't think
I'm the you you're looking for.
I think you texted the wrong number.
Uh, sorry. New phone.
No worries.
I can't remember anybody's
number by heart either.
You probably think
I'm some depressed lunatic.
It happens.
To be honest, it's happening
to me right now too.
Did you get dumped too?
About an hour ago.
Must be something in the air.
I'm so sorry.
Really? When did yours go down?
Over lunch.
At least tell me it was delicious.
I didn't even get to order,
but I did manage to drop my
phone in a bucket of melted ice,
so there's that.
Which is how we got here.
Which is how we got here.
It reminds me of a quote:
"The more I know of the world,
the more I am convinced
I shall never see a man
whom I can really love."
Whoa. You've read
Sense and Sensibility?
It's a classic.
Perry, my ex, thought it was corny.
Julie would say the same thing.
She would say, "Why are you
wasting your time with that?"
What do they know, right?
You know, it's a great movie.
Would you believe I've never seen it?
You're kidding.
I don't know. I never like
when they make books into movies.
You should see what they did
with Anne Steele.
Hey, no spoilers.
I'm sorry.
But seriously, you gotta watch it.
I'll put it on the list. Happy?
I should probably go wallow
in my misery for a while.
Yeah, I should do the same thing.
Thanks for the chat, though.
I think it helped.
Me too.
Good night.
Good night.
[alarm beeping]
Hey, Cheryl.
Hey, Parker.
Crawford. You can try
and distract me all you want.
It's not gonna work.
The fact that you're even saying the word
"distract" implies that it's working.
Let's make a deal.
I'll stay out of your face this week,
and you stay out of mine.
Eh. Deal.
I'm getting that promotion.
Finally, we have something in common.
Growing up here
in this beautiful vineyard,
I'm reminded that Goodwin Wines
is more than just a family business.
It's a way of life.
It is our great privilege
to continue to bring
the best chardonnay
and cabernet grapes to the world.
Knock knock.
Uh, what's your phone number?
I know Perry just dumped you,
but you should know
I am nobody's rebound.
Very funny. What is it?
2-8. I had 8-2.
I'm lost.
Okay, you know I had to get
a new phone yesterday, right?
I still think you should have
gone for the waterproof case.
Well, I was still feeling pretty
bad when I got home and...
You should text me, silly.
Well, I did, or at least I thought I did.
Wait. You didn't know my number?
I'm your best friend!
How do you not know my number?
Oh, come on. Who knows
anyone's number anymore?
- I know yours.
- Yeah, well...
Wait, are you telling me that
you sent a broken heart text
to the wrong person?
Oh, no.
Yeah, and I really poured
my heart out on that thing too.
So, what happened?
What do you mean, what happened?
Were they mean?
Did they make fun of you? What?
Quite the opposite, actually.
The same thing just happened to him.
It was a him.
So, like, how long did you guys
message each other?
I mean, not that long, you know.
But it's nice knowing not every guy out
there is a complete asshole.
And you're telling me you have
no idea who this woman is.
No names, no pictures?
It was freeing that way.
I wasn't concerned about being judged.
Wait a minute. You opened up
to this stranger...
about your feelings?
Brad, don't get crazy, all right?
Maybe it's Julia.
It's not Julia.
You're sure she's not
playing some mind games,
checking in on how her boy is doing?
I think I would know
if I was being catfished.
Ah, right, because you're
Mr. Sensitive now.
And speaking of which, what is this?
What? It's a good book.
This is chick lit, man.
Don't tell me you've actually
been reading this, have you?
Heck no. It's Julia's.
I found it after she left.
- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah.
Maybe it's her.
Get after it.
Play a, play a.
It's my mom.
Is it really that funny, huh?
What, your virtual
rebound girl? Mm-mm.
Hey, she is a real person, all right?
Hey, and you're a real mime, all right?
Remember that.
[imitates heartbeat]
I had grilled cheese for lunch, Mom.
[doorbell rings]
Who wants to have a ladies' happy hour
and watch The Bachelor?
Come on.
[Alexa] At least I can call this
research for my pitch, right?
That's the spirit, no pun intended.
Do you think it's bad to drink
after a breakup?
That's what you told me
the last time I got dumped.
Why is it so much easier
to dole out advice than it is to take it?
Ooh, ah.
Every time I burn my hand.
Virtual rebound girl.
You could always text him... again.
I think I need more wine.
Cheers to that.
It's a onetime thing.
She realized she's made a mistake.
She's moved on.
I mean, that could be anyone.
There's only one way to find out.
- It's him.
- I knew it.
I'm not interrupting anything, am I?
I'm not here.
Hi. Nope.
Just sitting here alone, doing research.
Me too.
Oh, tell him what happened.
You're gonna laugh, but I figured out
what happened last night.
So, I got the last two digits of my
best friend's phone number backwards.
Funny, huh?
Who remembers
anybody's number anymore?
You... That's it.
You both are made for each other.
Oh, ask for a picture.
Oh, no, I'm not gonna do that.
He could be homely.
He could be hot.
Look, I don't want to ruin what we have.
And I'm serious. It's not like that.
Well, text me later
and tell me how it goes.
All right, I will.
You could get a name and make sure
there's not a podcast about this guy.
Very funny. Love you, girl.
Love ya.
[door closes]
So, should we exchange names?
I like it better this way.
No names, no work talk, no reason to lie.
But we need to
call each other something.
Jack and Jill, Bonnie and Clyde,
Sonny and Cher?
How about...
Him and Her?
So, what are you doing?
Watching reality television,
drinking wine,
and wondering
where my life went wrong.
How about you?
Just finishing off dinner.
Oh, you cook?
Yep. Made it myself.
So, what are we watching?
Oh, no, no, no.
I am not watching The Bachelor with you.
You won't watch Sense and Sensibility,
but you'll watch The Bachelor?
To be honest,
I'd rather just talk to you.
Me too.
Yeah. I thought it was cool how you
put your feelings out there like that...
even if you did think I was your friend.
I needed to vent to someone.
I'm not mad it was you.
Besides, I'd say we're friends
now, wouldn't you?
I guess so.
I take it you're not
the touchy-feely type.
I think my ex would probably say no.
Can I be honest with you
about something?
Of course.
I've never actually
told a woman that I love her.
Well, did your parents say it
to each other a lot growing up?
As much as any other parents, I suppose.
Are you close?
To my mom.
My dad passed away
a couple years ago.
I'm sorry to hear that.
Both my parents are gone.
I'm sorry.
I was always close with my mom.
Sometimes I have these dreams
about my dad, and when I wake up...
it's like I've lost him all over again.
You do realize you just
opened up to a woman, right?
Oh, bite your tongue.
But I know exactly what you mean.
I have those dreams too.
I've always imagined my dad
walking me down the aisle,
or that my mother would be there
playing with her grandkids.
Why do people have to get old?
You know, I don't think I've talked
to anyone about this before.
Me neither, not for a long time anyway.
Guess I should thank you...
for getting me out of my comfort zone.
I needed it.
No worries.
I needed it too.
I better get going.
I have an early meeting in the morning.
Me too.
Good night, Her.
Good night, Him.
this is our top cab from 2007,
and one of my absolute favorites.
Did I read that cabernet sauvignon
is the most planted wine grape
in the whole world?
And with very good reason.
You're quite right.
Thank you.
- Salut.
- It's good.
Alexa, your considered opinion, please.
It's fruity.
I'm detecting notes of
black currant and black cherry
with festive notes of green pepper,
spice notes of vanilla and clove
from the oak barrels.
Very good.
And you, sir.
I'm feeling some rich, complex flavors.
sporty spice...
...and some hints of cedar and caramel.
Jason, you strike me as
a beer and wings kind of guy,
but don't worry.
I love hops just as much as the grape.
Ah, a beer-drinking man.
I knew it, I knew it.
However, wouldn't you agree
that one should have
some knowledge of the product?
Yeah, well, you don't need
to drive a Maserati
to know how to sell one, am I right?
Right on.
You know, I think I'm gonna take
a look around the property.
- See what comes to me.
- Good idea.
I think I'll do the same thing.
- Fine.
- Fine.
Told you.
Interesting duo.
- [ding]
- Can you chat?
I could really use a friend.
[phone buzzing]
Got a few minutes for you.
Are you at work right now?
Kind of on a field trip.
I kind of am too.
Certainly is a beautiful day for it.
I guess.
Uh-oh. Sounds like
someone's having a bad day.
I'm sorry. I don't mean
to dump all my drama on you.
No, no, it's what I'm here for, right?
You know what I mean.
Right, right, of course.
Alexa, we're leaving soon!
Gotta go. Boss is calling.
Talk to you later?
I look forward to it.
Me too.
[door closes]
Are you there?
[phone buzzing]
I'm just finishing up
a real important conference call.
Thank you for today.
I was having a moment.
I know the feeling.
Do you ever feel like the world
is conspiring against you?
Wow. Still bothered by the breakup?
Among other things.
I still can't believe he
broke up with me on my birthday.
Sounds like a real prize.
I thought he was.
And now for the first time my life,
I feel like I'm not in control.
Control of what?
My emotions.
I tend to go overboard
in the worry department.
I'm sure it doesn't help
that I'm having drama at work.
Oh, yeah.
Must be going around.
You know, if you ask me,
thinking you can be
in complete control of anything,
it's just a pipe dream.
As John Lennon would say,
"Life is what happens to you
while you're busy making other plans."
That was Allen Saunders.
No, that was definitely John Lennon.
Who took it from Allen Saunders.
For real?
For real.
So, if you were me, what would you do?
Do what I always do: go along with it.
Try to make the most of it.
And most importantly, don't concern
yourself with the wrong things.
Is that how you're getting over your ex?
Trying to, thanks to you.
Talk to you tomorrow, Him?
Talk to you tomorrow, Her.
[phone buzzing]
What do you think?
I'm torn.
Because of your ex?
What if we met, and we ruin this?
What if it's perfect the way it is?
I really like what we have.
I'm afraid if we met, we'd lose it.
You're probably right.
I'm really glad I met you.
Me too.
Good night.
Good night.
You busted out the John Lennon?
Allen Saunders, apparently.
I don't know, man,
I think I'm with her on this one.
Oh, come on!
I think you're making a mistake.
Remember that woman I met
online, before Julia?
The nurse?
No, no, the paralegal.
My point is that everything
was going great, right?
We were talking all the time,
we were texting back and forth
every night,
then when we finally met in person...
it all fell apart.
Because she had a mustache.
No. It's because
we didn't click, all right?
I mean, wouldn't you just, like,
rather rip the Band-Aid off
and get it over with anyway?
It's a big enough distraction as it is.
Maybe that's a good thing.
I mean, with all my mom's bills,
now I have to cover the entire
rent without... you know.
I need that promotion.
That's what I have to focus on.
Not Her.
And you're right.
Alexa's tougher than I thought.
Not to mention,
wine isn't exactly my forte.
Look, you're the best salesman I know.
I'd bet you could sell a hamburger
to a vegan if you really wanted to do it.
Well, at least I can describe a hamburger.
Oh, great. Then you can buy me one.
Seriously, though...
I think you got something good going.
And if you play your cards right,
I think you could get the job
and the girl.
- My cards, huh?
- Yeah.
Yeah? Step aside.
Let me show you bowling, all right?
All right.
[vocalist sings upbeat song]
[upbeat song continues]
[upbeat song continues]
[upbeat song continues]
[upbeat song continues]
[upbeat song continues]
I'm fine, Mom, I promise.
Of course I miss Julia. It just...
It wasn't right, that's all.
I know, I know. I'm working on it.
How many times do I have to tell you?
I don't want you worrying
about that stuff.
Just send me the bill.
Yes, I'm keeping track of every penny.
You're welcome.
I love you too.
I'll call you later.
- Hey, what's up?
- Hey.
Just wondering if you heard from Debra
about the date of the pitch.
No, I haven't. Soon, though.
Is everything okay?
Yeah, yeah.
Yeah, I mean, I'm just sitting here,
wondering what I'm gonna do
with the extra income
when I bring in Craig's winery.
There goes that common ground again.
So, you think that's Him?
How about Johnny Smiles over there?
Okay, stop.
It could literally be anyone.
Think about it.
The girl of your dreams
could be sitting at that table,
and you would never even know about it.
Where is your sense of mystery
and romance, huh?
[Hannah] And the two of you
are really not gonna meet?
- That is so sad.
- We've decided not to ruin it.
What if I've been prioritizing
all the wrong things these years, huh?
What if I'm finally realizing
it's about what's on the inside?
And what if on the outside,
it's some 18-year-old kid
messing with you from
his grandma's basement, huh?
I'm being serious, all right?
Why risk losing a connection
that we already have?
By not being in the same room.
Okay, enough about me.
Are any of these guys doing it for you?
These guys? Nah.
I am happily single.
Because you don't talk
to the girl you like.
Oh, wow.
So, what happened to the sense
of mystery and romance now?
Wait, so there is someone.
Wait, do I know him?
Not Dave from accounting.
It's not like you don't see her every day.
Well, if you must know,
we talked this morning.
- Really?
- Mm-hmm.
She said good morning to me.
Oh, yeah? And?
And I said good morning back to her.
What? I feel like there was some
unspoken communication going on there.
What are you waiting for, man?
Why don't you just go up to her
and, you know,
ask her if she wants to get
some coffee or something?
She probably doesn't even know
that I exist.
What do you think of Brad?
- [laughs]
- What?
You don't think he's cute?
No, it's not that.
So, what's the problem, then?
No, it's just, you know,
he's friends with... him.
He'd probably say
the same thing about us.
Does it not bother you
that she's, like, best friends
with your archenemy?
That's a little harsh, don't you think?
You know, I think Jason's not such
a bad guy once you get to know him.
Well, that would require me
getting to know him.
Wouldn't it be better if you two
could figure out a way
to, you know, actually work together?
Do you think would be better
if you actually tell Hannah
how you feel about her?
So... about Brad...
Why not? If it makes you happy.
Glass houses, my friend.
Yeah, glass houses.
Now we have to find someone who
makes you happy... in person.
[phone chimes]
This is good, right?
See you soon.
[whispers] Don't blow it.
- Oh, no, no, no, I'm good.
- Yes, yes, yes.
This is one of the first bottles
my father ever produced.
- Really?
- Mm-hmm.
This is quite a remarkable story.
He started all of this with a few vines
in his humble backyard.
I like to think there's a bit of his
spirit in every bottle of Goodwin wine.
To your father.
B.J. Goodwin.
He liked to quote President Lincoln.
"If given the truth,
the people can be depended upon
to meet any national crisis.
The great point is to bring them
the real facts
and... wine."
Is that what this is?
Some kind of test?
My dad also told me,
"A good boss should get to know
the folks he's working with."
Or in this case,
may very well work with.
So, how do I convince you
I'm the right woman for the job?
I didn't bring you here to pitch me.
- No?
- Tell me about yourself.
Well, I believe a good campaign
should be about
connecting with the consumer
on an emotional level.
Not your business strategy.
You, the Alexa Parker story.
Oh, okay, well, I was born in San Pedro.
I went to college in San Francisco.
- Mm-hmm.
- And before he passed,
my father spent his whole life
in advertising,
and all I've ever wanted to do
was follow in his footsteps.
Or be an astronaut.
But I was lousy in science, so...
Me too.
You see? We're getting
to know each other.
If I get this promotion,
it'll feel like I finally made it.
You know, proven to him
that I can do it.
I'm sure he already knows.
And you'll most certainly get your chance.
Both of you.
Didn't realize it was a party.
Wait, what are you doing here?
I invited him.
- Wait, what?
- You're getting your turn,
and I'm sure you'd certainly
want him to get his.
After all, there's no reason
why this shouldn't be
a fair contest, right?
Wait, you don't have to go.
He's early.
Oh, no, no, no. I have a lot of work
to do in the morning,
so I'll just leave you two to it.
Thank you for the wine.
I look forward to your pitch.
Excuse me a minute?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
Don't you two have
some guy talk to get to?
I didn't know he had us stacked
like this tonight, okay?
This is awkward for me too.
Okay, so what is this, like a truce?
We're under enough pressure
as it is, don't you think?
I overheard you talking
to your mom today.
Oh, yeah, don't worry about it.
Well, it sounds like she really needs you.
You bought a house, right?
Between the mortgage and taxes,
it's gonna cost a fortune.
- Am I right?
- Yeah.
Yeah, that's what
I'm talking about, Parker.
There's no reason to make this
any worse than it has to be.
What has gotten into you?
I don't know. Just...
I guess I'm feeling more human lately.
Yeah, well, better late
than never, I guess.
[phone chimes]
My ride's almost here.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
Get home safe.
Thanks, Crawford.
[phone ringing]
[ringing continues]
Hey, I wasn't sure you'd still be up.
Actually, I just got out of a meeting.
Now? It's kinda late, isn't it?
I don't know. Why don't you ask
your life coach what she thinks?
Yeah, about that...
I miss you, Alex.
I'm sorry?
I was hoping that we could
maybe have lunch tomorrow?
My treat.
What, haven't you broken my heart
enough already?
Baby, just give me a chance to explain.
One lunch. That's all I ask.
I'll text you in the morning.
Is that a yes?
It's an "I'll text you in the morning."
Okay, I'll talk to you when you...
[horn honks]
- What do you think?
- Hmm.
A lot of the wineries up here
branching out into microbreweries now.
Yeah? Yeah, I think it could work.
Would expand your male clientele too.
My father?
Dead set against the idea.
Yeah, my dad was conservative too.
I'm actually kind of surprised
he trusted me to run the place.
My dad always told me I'd be a salesman
or a talk show host.
He may have been on to something.
Oh, man, they sure do have
a way about 'em, don't they?
That's right.
You know, for what it's worth,
I think you've really done
a great job with this place.
It's a shame that he's not here
to watch you
take what he's created
and really push it into the future.
Hey, to our dads.
To our dads.
So, you and Alexa...
Alexa and you.
No, no.
Really? I thought I saw you guys
have quite a moment over there.
Her and I? No. Oil and water.
Don't forget.
That combination...
can start quite a fire.
[phone buzzing]
Excuse me.
[Alexa] Are you there?
I really need to talk.
Everything all right?
I'm not keeping you
from anything important, am I?
I don't know.
I think a friend of mine
might be in trouble.
Oh, well...
there are worse things to be in
this world than a good friend.
You better get out of here.
- You sure?
- Yeah, go on. Scram.
- Thanks for understanding.
- Yeah.
[phone chimes]
[Jason] It's me. Are you okay?
I was leaving this work-drinks thing,
and Perry FaceTimed me.
You're kidding. You okay?
I was pretty rocked at first,
but then I remembered
I can't control everything.
Am I worrying about
the wrong things again?
Do not be in a hurry.
The right man will come at last.
Okay, Jane Austen.
But how can you be so sure?
You only know me from this,
whatever this is.
Because I can tell.
I'd be shocked if someone
didn't see that soon enough
and treat you the way you deserve.
Please tell me I didn't drag you
away from anything important.
I was actually at a work-drinks thing too.
Don't worry about it.
This was more important.
You're sweet,
and you're a really good friend.
Sweet dreams, Her.
Sweet dreams, Him.
- Let me give you my number.
- All right.
I'd better go see what's going on.
Okay, no worries. See ya.
- Bye.
- See ya.
What did you do?
I told him I'd get back to him.
- And then?
- I hung up.
You should've called me.
I know. I thought about it, but...
You texted Him.
I couldn't help it.
It was like a reflex.
And you used to hate technology.
I don't know. He's just...
He's just a good person.
You know, and he makes me laugh,
and he's such a good listener.
I mean, not that you aren't.
He's my breakup whisperer.
So, meet Him already.
Hannah, seriously,
I've never been friends with a guy
where there's just no pressure.
It's just natural with Him.
Honest. Fun.
If you say so.
But speaking of pressure...
Perry. I know.
I mean, he did sound pretty sincere.
And it's just lunch, right?
You tell me.
You made it.
I made it.
Never thought I'd come back here.
Um, I took the liberty.
I know you prefer red.
Sporty spice.
What's that?
Uh, nothing.
How's work?
It's good.
Still working on that promotion?
Look, you didn't ask me here
to talk about my job.
Look, what's going on?
I owe you a big apology, Alex.
I was stupid.
I was impulsive. I was wrong.
Is this some kind of self-help exercise?
Your life coach put you up to this too?
I was scared, Alex.
We had been together for 10 months.
We were practically living together.
I knew what the next step
was supposed to be.
But instead of making
that commitment, I ran.
The truth is you're smart...
you are beautiful...
and yeah, sometimes
I get intimidated by you,
but that's okay.
I just...
I don't want a future
that doesn't have you in it.
[phone buzzing]
[Alexa] Guess what.
[phone buzzing]
Perry asked me to take him back.
He said he was sorry,
that he really sees a future with me.
[Jason] Wow.
That's really something.
He asked me to go out with him tonight.
Good for you. Really happy for you.
Are you sure?
You don't think it's a mistake, do you?
No, really, it's great.
You deserve this.
Thanks for the update.
Wait, are you mad?
No, not at all.
But I should get back to work now.
- [phone hits floor]
- Ooh.
Here. Good as new.
Can't believe I accidentally
dropped it like that.
Well, as my two-minute yoga app says,
"Everything happens for a reason."
If you say so, Trey.
Um, hey, be glad it wasn't broken, though,
because I gave my last new phone
to Alexa last week.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
- Alexa got a new phone?
- Oh, yeah.
Said she dropped her other one
in a bucket of water or something.
Anyway, if you think you're gonna
drop it again, I have got some cases.
Oh, I'm good. Thanks though.
Curious. How are the numbers
assigned on these?
Company's got
a whole block of numbers.
They're all sequential. Why?
You talk to Hannah?
Mm-hmm. Guess who's going
hiking with her this weekend?
- Hoo-hoo!
- Can I have her phone number?
No. Slow down. I asked her first.
Please. I need the number.
All right.
It's, uh...
Yeah, so?
Two digits backwards.
[Alexa] I got the last two digits
of my best friend's
phone number backwards.
Are you good, man?
Oh, boy.
[Brad] Jason?
I still can't believe he broke
up with me on my birthday.
Oh, it's your birthday?
I was leaving this work-drinks thing,
and Perry FaceTimed me.
I was actually at a work-drinks thing too.
It's her.
- Hey, hot shot!
- Yeah.
Can you come here
for a second, please?
I just wanted to make sure that
you were ready for tomorrow.
Really? For the pitch.
The winery, the promotion.
Oh, yeah, yeah, I'm ready.
Got it right here.
Are you sure?
'Cause you seem a little...
Yeah, no, I'm fine, I'm fine.
Everything's here.
I'm ready, prepared, ready to go.
I couldn't help but notice that
it's a little quiet around here.
I thought there might have been
a little bit of fireworks
between you and Alexa
before the big event.
Yeah, I guess you could say
that we've just been, um...
dealing with each other
a little differently lately.
Well, as long as one of you
gets that contract.
Then you guys can deal with each other
however you want.
All right, good.
Well, I will see you tomorrow.
Yeah. Have a good night.
Get some rest.
I will.
This place is really nice.
I didn't even know it was here.
It's actually a family business.
Would you believe the father
started in the backyard
with just a few vines?
- Wow.
- Yeah.
You know a lot about this place.
Are they clients?
Just can't stay away, huh?
You're here!
Perry, I want you to meet
Craig, the owner.
His father is the one
who started the place.
- Good to meet you.
- Likewise.
I was just telling Alexa what
an amazing place you have here.
Well, thank you. It's home.
If you ever need help managing
your financial portfolio...
Well, that's good to know.
- Please.
- Yeah.
Alexa, how are you feeling
about tomorrow?
I feel good. I feel like
I've got some real solid ideas
on how we can extend
your father's legacy.
I must say, you and your colleague Jason
are an intriguing pair.
You seem to really spark
off of each other.
Nobody works harder than this
lady, I can promise you that.
No doubt. Now, listen,
don't let me interrupt your evening.
But remember,
mi casa es su casa.
Aw, thank you.
It was nice meeting you.
Thanks for tonight.
Normally I'd be pacing my
living room before a big pitch,
especially with the stakes
dangling over this one.
I feel like I should be thanking you.
- For what?
- For giving me a second chance.
- I've been thinking.
- Perry...
I think we should get a place together.
I'm at your place all the time as it is,
or at least I was.
Yeah, but I just bought the house.
- I've just gotten settled.
- Great.
So, we can live there.
I'll even help with the mortgage.
What happened to
not talking about the future?
I'm done running away
from commitment.
Life is what happens
when you're busy making other plans.
What's that?
Nothing. Just something
a friend of mine said.
Alexa Parker, are you learning
to live in the moment?
Maybe I'm just trying
to make the best of it.
You don't have to decide tonight, but...
I don't want to lose you again.
[vocalist sings romantic song]
[romantic song continues]
[phone buzzing]
So, how did your date go?
He wants us to move in together.
Wow. That was fast.
Funny thing is, two weeks ago,
I would've killed
for this kind of commitment.
But not now?
I mean, I should be happy, right?
Something wrong?
Just a little surprised, that's all.
Because of the way he treated you.
What do you mean?
My heart feels like
it's been torn out of my chest,
thrown on the floor and stomped on.
[Jason] Ring any bells?
You're the one who said
someone would come along
and treat me right.
I know, but this guy?
Wait, don't you want me to be happy?
Very much.
I think there's something real here,
between you and me.
What if it's too late?
I think we should meet.
I need to think about this.
Good night.
Good night, Parker.
[vocalist sings folk song]
[folk song continues]
[folk song continues]
[folk song continues]
Goodwin Wines isn't just about wine.
Goodwin Wines is about
more than just wine.
Okay, I want to talk about family.
No, no. Um...
Let's talk about family.
Classic wine doesn't mean
you can't have new customers.
Classic wine doesn't mean
you can't have new customers.
Classic wine...
doesn't mean you can't have new customers.
[folk song continues]
How'd it go last night?
Uh, with Perry.
Oh, right. Uh, Perry.
Uh, it's fine.
I knew he would come around eventually.
You're just too good to pass up.
What's wrong?
- It's Him.
- Oh.
You know, the guy I've been texting with.
I told Him I went out
with Perry last night,
and I don't know,
he got all weird about it.
I feel bad.
Because you wish it was Him.
You need to decide what you want.
A longtime boyfriend
who wants to take next step,
or some guy you messaged by mistake,
who you may never actually meet.
I mean, you two are definitely
made for each other.
[indistinct chatter and laughter]
There's something I wanted to say.
Good luck.
Oh. Oh, yeah, yeah.
Good luck to you too.
Okay, okay, what is going on?
With... what exactly?
Well, you just haven't been
acting like yourself.
Isn't that a good thing,
considering how you feel about me?
Okay, first you call truce,
then you don't park in my spot
for the first time in weeks,
but then I see you getting all buddy-buddy
with Craig right before our pitches.
It's not what it looks like.
- Yeah, go ahead, deny it.
- Look...
there's something that you need to know.
You don't think I know
what you're doing?
You're trying to get my head,
and it's not gonna work.
- If you'd just let me finish.
- No!
I'm not gonna let you trip me up.
You know what, Crawford?
No matter how this pitch goes today,
when this is all done,
I never wanna talk to you again.
[Debra] So, if you look here...
[Craig] Mm-hmm, yeah.
- I wanna show you...
- Yes.
Okay, who wants to go first?
I think Alexa should go first.
- Yeah.
- Great.
And finally, I want to talk about family.
Your father would be so proud
with how you've grown this business.
As someone once said,
there's a little bit of his spirit
in every bottle of Goodwin wine.
And I want the consumer
to connect with that spirit.
When you're invited to someone's house
for dinner, what do you bring?
A nice bottle of wine.
When you go to your best friend's house
for a nice quiet evening,
what do you bring?
A nice bottle of wine
because you need that special
touch only wine can provide,
because Goodwin wine...
is good for the heart.
Thank you for that, Alexa.
That's a tough act to follow.
[Craig] Good.
I was gonna come up here
and do my thing.
You know, talk fast,
throw around a bunch of
empty words like "value,"
"advantage," "demographics."
But although it looks like
I'm in complete control...
I'm not.
What are you doing?
I've always said that
thinking you can be in control of anything
is nothing but a pipe dream.
After all, Allen Saunders famously said,
"Life is what happens
while you're busy making other plans."
What if Allen Saunders was wrong?
Maybe it's not just about
living in the moment.
Maybe you need to be invested.
Like her.
She's smart,
You'd be fortunate
to have her on your team.
I'm confused.
When you saw me talking
to Craig this morning...
I was telling him he'd be a fool
not to go with you.
That's true.
I really like that young man.
I have no idea
what just happened in there,
but what you did was really special.
Yeah, well, she's better than me.
She deserves it.
Do you remember what I told you
in that first meeting?
Yeah, that we bicker like your parents.
And that your competitive nature
brings out the best in both of you.
I couldn't have chosen
one of you over the other.
But together,
I knew you'd make magic.
And what I just saw in there proves it.
You guys are gonna make a great team.
I'm not sure Alexa would agree with that.
Maybe, maybe not.
Congratulations, co-director.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
[vocalist sings romantic song]
[romantic song continues]
[romantic song continues]
Can we talk about this?
I'm sorry.
But I'm not sorry it turned out to be you
on the other end of this.
I miss you.
[romantic song continues]
[romantic song continues]
[phone buzzing]
I can't believe you're Him.
I didn't see that coming either.
A few weeks ago, a few days ago,
I'm pretty sure I hated you.
Yeah. We just didn't know each other.
But now we do?
Look, I have questions.
Like... how long have you known?
Uh, I figured it out a couple days ago.
Trey told me the numbers were sequential.
I asked Brad for Hannah's number
and saw that it was
the exact same as mine...
- ...except for the last two numbers.
- The last two numbers.
Well, aren't you clever.
No. If I was clever...
I would have seen it a long time ago.
Would have seen what?
That I love you.
You what?
You heard me.
I mean, what happened to no names,
no work talk, no reason to lie?
I made other plans.
Well, then say it again.
I love you.
Do you love me...
We should probably
get to work now, co-director.
Oh, look at this.
It's gone to her head already.
I'm just glad I was around so
you could ride on my coattails.
And another thing: We need to talk
about the parking situation.
Just because you're upwardly mobile now
doesn't mean you get to park
in any spot you want.
So you have to walk
a couple of spaces.
It's not that big a deal.
You're always concerned
with the wrong things.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
[vocalist sings upbeat song]