Metamorphosis (2022) Movie Script

I wanna make it work.
The sink is broken!
I'll be right up!
What are you doing?
I'm just hanging signs!
- Is everything okay?
- Yes!
Just give me a minute.
What are you doing?
- I'm just washing my jeans.
- What's it look like I'm doing?
You've never done laundry in your life.
Yeah, well, new place,
new beginnings, right?
Wanna go for a hike?
A hike?
Yeah, a hike.
It's what we're here for, right?
You don't think we're
spending too much time together?
It's just a walk.
- You said it was a hike.
- Okay, it's a hike.
It's a walk.
We can do whatever you want.
I'll see you outside.
What's on the island across from us?
The government owns it.
No cottages, just trees and rocks.
It's pretty.
When we were kids,
Dave and I would swim there in the summer.
Right now, the temperature
would wipe you out
before you reached the shore.
You're not gonna be doing much
swimming, though, are you?
I can swim.
Never seen the likes of
you around here before.
Don't think I've ever seen
you around here before, either.
Most folks left for winter.
Hell, a month or two ago, at least.
Well, I guess we're not most folks.
You don't seem surprised to see us.
Most vacationers, they're
not used to seeing hunters.
My wife almost stepped
on one of your traps.
You plannin' on
stayin' on this property?
For long?
My grandfather built it. I own it now.
I didn't ask you if you owned it.
I asked you if you intend on staying here.
Yeah, I guess I do plan on staying.
Ah, you'll leave eventually.
Winter will come and,
well, you'll get cold,
and your pretty little wife here, well...
She'll wanna go back to the city.
What is it?
I didn't say anything.
Okay, let me try
to explain something to you.
Those guys back there?
They've been in the woods a long time.
They're all moonshined up
and they're carrying high-powered rifles.
You don't provoke men like that.
I didn't say anything, Hugh.
How long have we been married?
Not now.
How long have
we been married, huh?
Six years.
So, what is it this time?
Was I too controlling, too
angry, not sensitive enough?
Or was I too sensitive?
I mean, what did you want me to do?
Show those guys who's boss?
'Cause after six years,
I'm a bit confused.
Do you want the
controlling, angry asshole?
Or the sensitive pussy?
Because you can't have both.
I just wanted you to be there for me.
You don't think I was there for you?
What is it?
That's not what I'm saying, Hugh.
You know I was there for you, right?
How long are you gonna punish me
for the mistakes of other men?
I deserve an answer.
I said talk to me!
You need to talk to me, Alyssa!
This would be much
easier if we had WiFi.
The symptoms have been getting
the worse the past few weeks.
Have you had any vertigo, prior to today?
Why haven't you been painting?
I said why haven't you done any painting
since we've been here?
I don't feel like it.
I think you should go paint.
I think you should lie
down and relax, Hugh.
I don't want to relax.
I'm tired
of relaxing.
I'm tired of feeling unappreciated,
and I'm tired of you blaming
me for the life you don't have.
Anything else?
I've had enough of working 60-hour weeks,
taking the subway, back and
forth, paying for our apartment,
water, power, groceries,
supporting your stupid art career,
when nobody else did, and
getting nothing in return.
Getting nothing in return?
Do you know how selfish you sound?
And that's an interesting
way of looking at it,
because I remember you
coming home late every night.
Yeah, the drinking,
the smoking, the girls!
- Don't start with that.
- No, what was her name?
Your social media manager.
Look, if you wanna
leave me, then just do it.
But you and I both know
that you can't spend five minutes alone,
let alone go through life
without a man doing everything for you.
You better look in the
mirror before you judge me,
because you're not the
boy that I met in college.
What happened to you?
I'm doing fine.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Is that why
you're seeing a therapist?
I'm not seeing a shrink.
I saw the business card, Hugh.
You went through my things?
You bitch!
How did you get off work?
Are you even going back?
You have no idea how
much pressure I'm under.
How did you get off work, Hugh?
Did you quit? Did you get fired?
Or did they just tell you
to take a few months off
before you try to get your head straight?
God, at least I have a fucking job!
You haven't worked one goddamn day
since you left nursing school.
So that would make all of this your fault.
It's your fault we fight
every goddamn night.
It's your fault that we don't have kids!
And it's your fault that we had
to come all the way out here
to try to save our marriage.
You're an asshole.
- Yeah, you're right.
- I am a fucking asshole.
For the record, I never
wanted to come up here!
Then what're you doing here? Huh?
You're right.
I haven't been a saint.
I've used crutches.
I haven't been as
available as I should be.
And I'm angry,
all the time.
And I've been a bad husband.
But at least I'm trying to get it back.
"Get it back."
Is that why you brought us up here?
What is it that you think
you're gonna get back, Hugh?
- I'm not happy.
- Neither am I.
I just want things to go back
to the way they used to be.
Oh, Hugh.
Maybe it's not ever gonna
be like it used to be.
I don't know what lies ahead,
but I know I want you there.
Oh, my god.
Oh, my god.
Okay, we need to get you inside. Come on.
If your temperature doesn't drop,
I don't care how far it is,
I'm taking you to the hospital.
You need more ice.
Are you gonna leave me?
No, of course not.
I don't think your art is stupid.
How did you get off work?
Are you even going back?
How did you get off work?
Did you quit? Did you get fired?
I can feel you staring at me.
I think you look handsome here.
I don't think we took care of
each other enough in the city.
Hugh, you can talk to
me, if you would like.
I'm ready to listen.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
No, no, no!
Put your head forward.
You need to see a doctor, Hugh.
Your symptoms are serious
and if it gets worse,
I'm not gonna be able to treat you myself.
Is that what you think?
Yeah, well, I'm not a doctor.
I'll be fine.
You sure are eager to leave the island.
Yeah, well, I'm worried.
You're worried, huh?
So is that the reason?
It's packed.
You're not gonna make me the bad guy.
Not this time.
Not this fucking time.
I'm not sure if I lost it in the city.
Or if I ever had it.
I'm not the man I'm supposed to be.
I feel something.
In me.
I know it scares you.
And it scares me.
How was hunting?
Did you get anything?
Maybe next time.
Maybe next time.
I was...
I was down at the...
I was down at
the dock today and the tide
was rising the ropes
needed a little more slack.
I noticed that the battery was missing.
Hunters must've took it.
They took the canoe, too.
I want to thank you, Hugh.
Having been strong, I see it now.
I see you trying for us,
when I haven't been trying.
I, I haven't been accountable
and it's not your fault.
A lot of things weren't you
fault and I'm sorry for that.
Not going another day like this.
I don't wanna be alone.
You're right.
But it can't be as painful
as what we've put ourselves through.
I'm telling you I'm leaving this island,
with or without you.
Say something.
You're sick, Hugh.
Do you understand?
We're sick.
Answer me!
I'm looking to have a
word with your husband.
I don't know where he is.
Then let's go find him together.
Oh, my god.
Hugh, you just, you just stay.
Help me.
Is anyone here?
Come on!