Muriel's Parents Are Desperate (1995) Movie Script

It's perfect.
Let's look for gold!
Don't be so stupid. I'm in a rush.
It's time for my bus. Hurry up.
Don't be a jerk!
Don't! Look, it's going...
- It'll wait.
- Come on, hurry!
That's done it.
- Stay at my place.
- I could have made it.
We'll get a cab.
- Any money?
- Nope. No pockets.
That isn't funny.
No. Really, it's not funny.
That's quick!
Are you in a sulk?
Course not.
Give us a smile before lights out.
I have to get up early, that's all.
Sleep tight, lovely.
You can come closer.
I'm fine.
- All well?
- Yes.
- Travel safely?
- Yes.
The traffic's bad.
- Never mind.
- The car's here.
How are things?
Seat belt, Muriel.
Have you had a row?
The usual.
Your mother's unbearable.
I don't deserve it.
You don't deserve it! What about us?
What about us!
You've got a future.
Some future!
You've always been on her side.
Leave off, Sylvain.
Your father's enough trouble.
only Muriel matters.
and she's never here.
Shut up. You're as bad as him.
I can't help my father.
I didn't marry him.
Hello love.
- You look tired.
- I'm OK.
Were just going to eat.
Where's my shirt?
I don't know.
You don't know...
No, I don't.
Don't start...
The grey one...
Maybe Sylvain took it.
I've had it with him!
I'm fed up with all of you!
Everyone'll hear.
- You off?
- Just eat without me!
When'd you come?
Just now.
You OK?
I'm fed up.
They're exhausting.
Try and pass.
If you fail,
you'll stay in this place.
Fine for you! You're never here!
You don't care! You're in Paris!
And we have to listen to them!
So, who is this guy?
Is he a new one?
What about you?
Got anyone?
Well have you?
Why do you never say?
Why not?
How are things?
You happy?
I'm OK.
Do you have a boyfriend?
No boyfriend! How come?
You won't say.
There's nothing to say.
There is one thing.
You in trouble?
No, but I'd like to talk to you...
What is it?
Is something wrong?
Is it shoplifting?
Are you pregnant?
You went to bed with a guy?
What then?
I want you to know something,
I hope you accept it, I won't change.
I like girls, not boys.
What does that mean?
How could you do that?
Don't look at me as if I was dirty.
I don't believe it!
Do you know what those women do?
I don't believe you slept with a girl!
You're lying. It isn't true.
I'm not lying.
You can't believe it, but it's true.
Who is she?
A girl I met at a party in Paris.
Stop it,
don't tell me, I'd rather not know.
I wish you hadn't told me.
I want you to know.
I'm disappointed,
I expected better.
You won't change me.
I am the way I am,
I don't want to change.
I hoped you'd understand.
Did you have a fight with Mum?
About what?
Something one can't say,
not in this house anyway.
Go on, tell me.
Forget it.
Hey! Miss!
You in a rush?
Want a drink?
I don't mean any harm.
Just a chat.
- All right?
- Sorry, no.
Depends who for.
Muriel, it's Mum.
Call me when you get in.
About what you said. I don't know...
Just call me to say
you got in safely.
Big hug, darling.
Hi! Guess who!
Call me, I've got a lovely surprise.
Bye. Muriel my love.
Watch out!
Good afternoon.
I hate dogs,
and I hate dog-owners.
Come on boy, home...
What are you doing?
Just going through...
Please go round the other way.
We can't... This isn't your path.
You're not at home here.
This is a public path.
Don't even talk to her. She's a pain.
Who do you think you are!
I'll teach you... scum!
So, we're scum, are we?
Scum's my middle name.
Is your name really scum?
What are they waiting for?
Muriel! Wait!
- You OK?
- Fine.
This is for you.
That's nice. But why?
Read it. We can talk about it.
What about later?
Depends on Nora.
You living together?
Not at all.
We could meet up somewhere else.
Maybe. Why not?
I'll give you my number,
you can call.
Yes, because it's a bit complicated.
There are my mates!
I love you.
I'll buy you a drink.
Come on, let's go.
All right, save it.
Let's go then.
Got a car?
No, we haven't.
Well I have. I'll take you home.
Where's Muriel?
How would I know?
Howdy Bernadette!
Antoine is such a leech.
He likes you.
Come on, let's shake 'em up.
They're deadly today.
Why did you kiss me?
Because I wanted to.
To what?
Wanted to what?
Fool around. Why?
Ever been attracted to a girl?
Why do you ask?
You always answer with a question.
Have you ever?
Come on, let's leave them to it.
What are you waiting for?
Just waiting.
For what?
- Want to drive?
- Yes.
Have to take everyone home.
In the back, you two.
Put the seat-belt on,
I haven't paid the tax.
Christ! It never closes.
First is here...
Are you proud of me?
You were great! You looked beautiful.
Told you it would be good.
Yes, I'm glad I came.
Nice blouse.
Where'd you get it?
OK, OK...
Look! No bra!
- It's a free-for-all!
- Stop it!
You want affection,
I've lots to give.
Coming home?
All right.
Let's tell them.
What is this?
If you want us to go, just say so.
He's right, girls.
I just want to be with Muriel.
So, tell me the way,
because I have no idea.
I don't have a clue.
Your hand is soft.
Look at those guys!
Far-out! Jesus!
I like you.
She means me!
Anything on tonight?
You're wrong! She means me.
Let's have the music!
You're crazy.
So, guys...
You OK in the back?
That's some red car girls!
You're a guitarist, you!
He's all hot air.
Nice one.
It's green!
We can't part like this!
They're behind us!
We'd better do something.
What the fuck have we got into?
This is getting tricky!
Just look at them!
I'm staying in the car.
You're scared.
They're nervous back there.
Hey, Miss!
My brother thinks it's him you like.
Tell him the truth.
Are you OK?
The bastards, I'll show them.
I don't like the look of this.
You're sick! Or are you blind?
Cool it, your car's fine!
Can't you see she's weird?
Weird! I'll show you!
Hey! Leave it out!
Don't you dare.
Just get in your car and go.
Mind what you say.
I've had it with you!
Both of you go before I get mad.
Just vanish!
OK, OK, cool it.
Let's get out of here.
Bye, Miss.
Sorry about him.
Say you didn't mean it.
Of course, I didn't.
Come on, let's go.
Fred! Come here.
We're off.
Satisfied now?
Fred isn't answering.
I hope he's not mad.
- What's this?
- A book Antoine gave me.
Read the dedication...
As you say!
Did he make it up?
This business is a pain.
Call him tomorrow.
What are you doing?
Someone's coming.
So what? Who cares?
Let me go!
Are you scared?
Because they're guys?
I don't like to be seen.
Let's try calling again.
Two days later
Well? Yes or no?
What is this!
You're useless!
Don't go!
We're coming to make peace with you.
We've got something to say.
Go on!
Nora and I are going to
the seaside, for the hell of it.
There are two seats left in the car,
we've saved them for you.
Well, go on then!
Not more shit!
I can't leave my work, not now.
We can't go without you.
Where to? In that death-trap?
Just look at it.
It isn't even registered.
It's fine.
We can get it registered easy.
Got any other ideas?
If we have an accident...
I don't want trouble.
It's not the same if you don't come.
I wish I could,
hate to see you go without me.
What about my heather?
I'd rather go in mine.
You got a car?
I'm going in the back.
Want some money.
No thanks, I'm loaded.
- Hurry up!
- What's wrong?
Come on!
Shit! My bag!
Can I drive?
- Later.
- Please!
America, here we come!
We'll take a double room
and sneak the other up.
Hurry up! I'm double-parked!
Go on, empty your pockets!
Let's have the cash!
There's a space!
Fred's a genius!
A real genius!
Watch out!
Good afternoon.
I'd like a twin-bedded room please.
Yes, it's got a double and a single bed.
Same price?
Yes, of course.
we'll have it.
Any bags?
It's just for one night.
The case is in the car.
We'll bring what we need.
Can you pay now please?
250 francs.
Thank you.
Take the key,
in case you come in late.
I've got it!
The other day,
when we kissed,
I wasn't afraid, only...
I thought you wanted more than...
I asked you nothing.
I know.
Maybe I gave the wrong idea.
Sometimes affection
and love overlap...
or affection towards various people...
one doesn't always know.
I know.
So long as one isn't afraid to live
and go with the people one loves.
One mustn't be afraid.
Just you wait!
- OK?
- Yes.
Go on darling!
He's using his knees!
Go on Fred!
You're wonderful.
Oh Jesus, you're divine.
You are divine!
So you agree?
Thank you.
I'm wrecked. I mean it. I'm sick.
Girls in the big bed,
me in the little one.
This is great,
look at the balcony!
Keep it low!
We don't want her up here!
There are people asleep next door.
Think of breakfast next to the sea.
Will you put some cream on me?
Volley-ball was agony.
Let me rinse the salt off first.
I can do it.
Show us!
Ouch! Wait!
You'd better take a shower first.
She's half-dead.
I like that.
Do you prefer me or Muriel?
I don't know.
Do you want to try with her?
Do you not dare?
It's not that...
I worry what would
happen to the three of us.
I don't know.
When you hug her,
I don't like it.
Look how young they are.
Don't you care about that?
Don't hassle me.
Calm down.
Bastards like you aggravate me.
Cut it out or I'll get mad.
So do you take smack?
Do you! I can shout too!
Bastard! Cunt!
I'm a bit drunk.
- And happy?
- Think so.
Hey girls!
Leave it out!
What's wrong?
I want to make love with you.
You were keen enough the other day.
Why not now?
I'm shattered.
And you're not yourself.
Why did you kiss me?
Do you always play
with people's feelings?
No. It was just for a laugh.
All right?
What are you up to?
We're going for a swim,
they've got weed and everything.
They're stripping!
They're going swimming!
- I dont want to.
- Come on!
- No!
- Go on!
Stop it! I don't want to!
Drown your sorrows darling.
What are you doing?
This is where it gets technical.
All for my pleasure!
What's wrong?
I've been looking for a job all day.
Like what?
I don't want to ask my parents.
Can I take your order?
Water, please.
Why did you call?
Why not.
To see you, that's all.
Can you tell me where this is?
Sorry, no.
Thank you.
Rue Crozatier...
It's off Boulevard Diderot.
I don't know.
I think that's right...
Then you should go that way,
then left at the end.
What's this?
It's that way.
That's the way to the airport!
Filthy foreigners!
Go down there...
then take the first left.
Thank you.
Who do you think you are!
Bugger off! Get out!
Fancy a drink?
No thanks.
I don't have much small-talk.
I don't know many girls.
I live alone.
I don't know what to say.
Come over here.
Sit down.
Don't let me leave, after.
I'd like to sleep here.
What's the matter?
I'd better go home after all.
Do you mind if I do?
No, but why?
Because. It's better.
It's my fault, I was useless.
You caught me by surprise.
It's not your fault.
It's mine.
Look at you.
I'm a bit upset.
- Where is it?
- One floor up.
Do you mind living alone?
No. Why?
I wouldn't have liked it at your age.
What've you been buying?
Nothing but T-shirts.
You've got thinner.
- Are you ill?
- Course not.
What's this?
Can't I read it?
It's a present.
From a boy.
A boy came here.
We made love.
That ought to please you.
Who is he?
Are you in love?
Why did you do it?
I just did.
Just like that?
I don't know.
You're out of your mind.
How could you, unless you love him?
You did, with Dad.
You told me.
How can you say that?
We got into bed and
made love, that's all!
Why are you telling me this, Muriel?
That's life. It's normal.
What's wrong with you?
Your father and I did all we could.
Don't be so stupid!
That's so stupid.
Stop crying, it's only self-pity.
Come on, we're late!
See you!
What's that?
- Come on!
- I've got a headache.
We're going dancing
at lovely Caroline's!
Hey! He's mine!
Hello! We're with Brahim!
Want some?
What's your name?
I'm Caroline.
Can I get you something?
Go ahead.
- Are you alone?
- Muriel's here!
Muriel! Come and
say hello to Antoine!
He's scared you'll bite!
How are you?
Fine. And you?
I didn't know whether to come or not.
I'm glad you did.
You don't mind about...
Of course not!
I'm embarrassed.
Are we friends, then?
We are, of course.
I came to France because
I felt useless at home
as a journalist
and humiliated as a woman.
I left Algeria because of
the terror against women
who won't wear the veil.
Because of my brothers and sisters.
I... I can't talk about it.
But if we don't tell people
who can listen and hear.
If we don't speak our minds
and voice our refusal
who else will do it?
We have to speak.
Perhaps that's all we can do.
I can't...
I can't... I can't...
What's she on?
How should I know?
Will you kiss me again, Nora?
You're coming with me!
At last!
What's going on?
She's had a bit too much.
Look after her!
Sorry about the slap.
Never mind.
Want to stay over?
Think so?
I don't really want
to leave you alone.
Do you mind, Fredo?
Course not.
Come on.
Can you dance the tango?
One, two,
one two, three!
Here, here look!
Not there, he's a real jerk.
Go on Fred.
Watch out, you're both drunk!
Had to happen.
Come on, stop.
Stop! I can't bear it!
Look, it's open!
We can get inside. Brilliant!
Who cares?
It's amazing!
We can take anything we want!
Like what?
Bottles, for a start!
He's such a bastard!
Someone can stand guard
and I'll help myself. He'll go mad!
What if there's
an alarm or something?
I don't see the point.
There's no alarm, it's wide open.
Don't Fred, please!
Come on Muriel, we're going.
I don't want to go home.
He's right. The guy's a bastard.
She's got guts.
Muriel and I can do it together.
All we need is your bag.
Fuck you!
Never mind. So we're doing it, right?
I'll pass you the bottles.
It's the wrong floor!
Where were you? You were so slow.
I thought the cops had come.
Shush, the neighbours will hear.
You've had enough for one night.
- Just a drop.
- You too Muriel!
Here's to that bastard!
It's disgusting.
It's all undrinkable!
The bastards!
I shouldn't have to teach
you to close the windows!
Your wife locked up yesterday.
- How long have you been here?
- 4 years.
I'll sack you in less!
Can I help you?
Coffee please.
Just coffee.
What's happening?
We were burgled last night,
they took liquor,
ashtrays and glasses.
- How come?
- We left it open.
It must have been easy.
They helped themselves.
They didn't break anything.
It happens all the time.
Don't push it.
Get a move on!
Hurry up!
Let's get Nora some croissants.
Let's see if she can
tell the difference.
Take it easy.
Very clever!
It was only for a laugh!
It's not funny.
We went down for a coffee,
you should have seen them.
We said "what's wrong"?
We got some croissants.
Where are you going?
To wash. I've got a work
appointment today.
What's wrong with her?
I'd better go and leave you together.
Nora, I'm off!
See you!
Here's me with my croissants!
So now you want a threesome?
Me? Of course not.
It was a joke.
I don't understand.
Don't stay for me.
You can always catch her up.
You're out of your mind.
You're paranoid.
You should've heard yourself.
What did we do wrong?
It was just a joke.
Well I'm sorry I can't participate.
I'm getting fed up with your jokes.
Maybe you should choose.
It'll end in tears.
You'd better leave me alone today.
Maybe we should see
a bit less of each other.
What do you reckon?
I get the message. Give me a
ring when you want to see me.
What's going on?
Did she ditch you?
You can tell me.
You'd love that.
I love you.
I want you to be happy.
You don't know what makes me happy.
It's just an infatuation.
Why not just... be friends?
I don't understand.
We gave you a good education.
You even seemed fond
of some of the boys.
What's going on?
I don't understand.
What is this?
Your friends are all normal.
Shut up Sylvain!
I don't want to hear you.
I've had enough of her.
- What's your problem?
- Nothing.
Mind your own business.
It's no-one's business.
What's going on?
- Nothing!
- What's wrong?
I've always done my best.
You can never get children right.
But I did my best!
Not that it makes a difference!
But Muriel's perfect, isn't she?
She can do anything.
That's not true.
What's wrong?
Just because that bitch
told you she was a lesbian.
How do you know?
I heard you arguing
and telling Dad.
That's not true.
Stop it! It's my birthday.
Couldn't you make an effort?
It's not true, Muriel.
I promise I didn't tell.
It doesnt matter.
I don't care.
Where's Stephanie?
Don't be like that.
You're not alone here.
Go away please.
You could tone it down, for Mum.
Why? Do you tone it down for her?
She doesn't care about me.
The two of you just fight.
It's worse when you're away.
Go away, I don't want to talk to you.
All that lesbian stuff,
you could have spared her.
Do you eavesdrop?
You shout so loud, I don't need to.
Just leave me alone.
What are you doing here?
I was waiting for you.
Antoine told me
what time you got out.
What did you want?
I wanted to see you.
My car's over there.
What are you doing?
- Nothing.
- Do you want have a bite?
If you're free.
I am. Let's go.
I'm glad to see you.
How are things?
What things?
With Nora?
I don't care.
Are you in a sulk?
I mean yes.
It's all too complicated.
I want to forget all about it.
I want to get organized.
What does that mean?
I want to live.
I'd like to learn to enjoy life.
Sounds OK.
- If it's true.
- It is.
All right.
What do you want from me?
Nothing. Why?
Do you want to use me to forget her?
Of course not!
How are you getting home?
Shall I drop you?
What about tomorrow?
Three months later
Good evening.
Do you have any mimosa?
It's not the season I'm afraid.
I've seen some.
I doubt it.
- Goodbye.
- Thank you.
It's been ages!
What are you doing here?
How are you?
Fine. Feels odd seeing you.
What are you up to?
I'm well.
- Have you seen Fred?
- Sometimes.
Watch out!
Could we talk somewhere else?
I live nearby.
Do you want to come over?
I'm less irascible than I used to be.
- I don't believe you.
- I swear. I am growing angel's wings.
It's funny, being here.
Have you still got
the picture of us together?
Who is that?
A girl I see occasionally.
Is she your girlfriend?
Are you in love?
I think so.
Are you happy?
Are you?
I'm all right.
Have you still got my number?
You never call.
Call me!
You could call me!
Let's meet soon.
What's wrong?
Bye Bernadette.