October Kiss (2015) Movie Script

Good, everybody.
Hold plank.
Belly towards your spine,
and now we're going to lower down
and come up into what I like to call...
And then,
there's this great yoga word
for this pose,
and I can't remember what it is,
but it kind of sounds like a sneeze,
it's like, "ah... Snasanasa!"
Thank you, Mrs. Klemmer.
And you have to make sure
you keep your knee
over your ankle
so you don't damage your patella.
Do you want to come up
and show us?
Great. Thank you.
All right.
Knee over the ankle,
arms up in the air.
Warrior two.
Mrs. Klemmer...
You're very good at this.
Do you want to take over the class?
Oh. Sure, of course.
That would be great.
I'm going to go.
Okay. Bye.
I'm just going to get my bag.
Thank you.
I'm sorry, Jimmy.
I don't think I'm very good at this.
It happens.
Now that you're free,
I was wondering if maybe
we could go out sometime.
I don't date my bosses.
Great, because
I'm not your boss anymore.
Or my ex-boss.
Let me take your arm.
Oh, what a gentleman.
Thank you.
So, what are we doing tonight?
Tonight, it's dinner
at a romantic little spot
off the beaten track
with the best food in the city.
That sounds great.
Yeah, then tomorrow,
I was thinking
breakfast in the country
with my mother.
She's very excited to meet you.
Are you a size 2?
Because if you are,
her wedding dress
would be a perfect fit.
Um... Mike?
Uh... you know what,
suddenly, I'm not that hungry.
Um, maybe we can take a rain check?
Yeah. Absolutely.
Uh... it's supposed to rain
next week.
You're back already?
Two minutes.
That is a record even for you.
I may not know what I want,
but I know what I don't want.
What was that?
That was the sound
of the last time I let you fix me up.
His ex said he was a catch.
Maybe there's a reason she's his ex.
Or maybe there's a reason
you don't give anyone,
or anything, a chance.
I give everything a chance.
How was the job at the dental office?
- Not...
- for you.
I don't like teeth.
You know who that sounds like?
Don't say "mom".
Did you read her last postcard?
She's in Maine,
on a hiking trip.
Oh, you're two weeks behind.
I just saw on her Facebook page
that she met a bunch of tourists,
and she's joining them for a cruise...
She can't even commit to a hike.
Well, I can commit.
I just...
I haven't found the thing
I'm really good at yet.
Rob! Steve!
Dinner's ready, okay?
Hey, no, it's my sword!
The dragon again.
I got this.
Thanks, Poppy.
Hey, guys.
What's going on?
But aunt Poppy,
Steve won't give me his sword.
It's not my fault you broke yours.
Do you guys hear that?
Hear what?
It's the dragon breathing.
And while you two
fight over that sword,
he's getting closer.
Now, you know what's
more important than a sword
when you're defending yourself
against a rogue dragon?
A fireproof shield.
Throw me that pillow.
Now, when that dragon
breathes on you,
you are toast.
You're worse than toast,
you're burnt toast.
Now go...
Defeat the dragon.
Both of you.
Take that.
In your face, dragon.
Take that, dragon!
You'll never get us!
Well, you do know I'm never
getting that pillow back, right?
Small price to pay for saving
the kingdom from ruin.
We did it!
We got him!
That's awesome.
Is something
you're really good at.
This broccoli
is really good, mom.
...look, we're getting
5,000 downloads a day,
and if we can land this,
that number doubles.
Yeah, I know.
I hear what you're saying.
Well, I don't think
it's that complicated,
we just...
we just tell them who we are.
You know, we're a young,
proven company,
we've got apps that work,
and this one has
a great interface,
it's simple.
Yeah, and I just think
we share, like,
you know, the comments,
you know, it's got...
here I've got 'em right here.
I gotta call you back.
Oh, sure, yup.
Can I help you?
I'm Poppy Summerall.
Temporarily for you.
I made a business card
and everything.
You're Megan's sister.
And you're Ryan Larson.
Yeah, come on in.
Thank you!
Any trouble finding the place?
No, I just looked for
the only house on the block
without Halloween decorations.
Yeah. Yeah, uh...
Halloween was kind of
my wife's thing.
Oh. I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to...
No, no, no,
it's okay.
It's been almost four years now.
Anyway, thank you for coming.
My company is expanding
one of our apps,
so it's...
It's crunch time.
I can crunch.
Great, well,
let me introduce you.
Hey, guys!
Come and meet Poppy.
Do we have to?
She's your new nanny, so yes.
But we don't want a new nanny.
Tell them I'm a mermaid.
She's a mermaid!
I told you she's not a real mermaid.
- That's Zoe.
- Hi, Zoe.
And that boy hiding
behind his big sister is Zach.
Hello, Zach.
You know, I've got a big sister, too.
Her kids go to your school.
They'll warm right up to you.
That's okay.
They must have really liked
their last nanny.
Oh, that's... a long story.
I'm on my way.
Okay, are we good to go?
Yeah, all nannied up.
I don't usually work Sundays,
but this is a crazy week, so...
Um, emergency numbers
are on the fridge.
Here are these,
and, um...
...the secret password
is "pumpkinhead."
For now.
Got it.
All right, have a good one.
Yeah, you too.
This is.
You guys in there?
- No!
- Yes!
Ow! Uh, I mean, no.
Can I come in?
What's the password?
- Not even close.
- Flibbity-jibbit.
I don't...
My dad told you.
Or maybe mermaids can read minds.
What am I thinking?
You're thinking
"what am I thinking?"
You guys wanna go have some fun?
That's got to be
a new inbox record.
Now, this is a harvest festival.
If you're a mermaid,
then where's your tail?
It only comes out in the ocean.
What do you eat?
Seaweed and algae.
You don't eat fish?
No, fish are my friends.
Do you speak fish?
But my French is better.
Corn on the cob.
Do you know how to pick out corn?
So get the ones
that are, like, kind of
yellow underneath.
Those are the good ones.
What's your favorite food?
How many marshmallows
can you fit in your mouth
at one time?
What's the scariest
roller coaster
you've ever been on?
And can ghosts swim?
Anything with mustard.
Drop of doom.
Only fish ghosts.
What are we going to do
with all this corn?
We're going to make corn bread.
Yeah, what are we going
to do with that?
We're going to eat it.
Along with the chili
we're gonna make for dinner.
Does your dad like chili?
He eats at work.
That's why you're with us.
So he doesn't have to be.
I'm bet he wishes he was here.
I hate corn bread.
- More for me!
- And me!
Spider! Spider!
Let's go.
Zach, where are you going?
Come back.
So, I think that
spiders might like corn on the cob
as much as people do.
Sorry, buddy.
Okay, I'm going to be
right over there
if you need me, okay?
Right there.
Hey, Zoe.
Let me guess,
he's not talking to you?
That's okay.
Talking's overrated.
I'm gonna talk to these guys.
Hey, nanny!
Hi! I'm a nanny, too.
I know why they call it a nanny goat.
Because nannies come in
and try to take over.
My favorite sweater!
Oh, no.
Okay, um, um...
Roll over! Spit!
Uh, heel!
Um, uh... oh.
This is all your fault!
I want to go home!
Me too.
Me three.
Sleep well.
You woke me.
Don't worry, it's just
a little bit of blood.
I'm kidding.
It's juice.
So, things went well, then?
Completely painless.
Don't worry about the rug.
The kids asleep?
One is.
The other's faking.
I took them
to the Harvest Festival,
where Zach had an unfortunate
arachnid incident,
and Zoe's favorite sweater
is currently being digested
by a goat.
They are wonderful kids.
Oh, no...
Funny, and unique,
and engaging...
You're quitting?
I just don't think this is for me.
It's only been a day.
Is that all?
Okay, a long day.
But, you know...
The truth is,
I'm not actually a nanny.
I know.
I've never done this before,
except for with my sister's kids,
and they have to be nice to me
because we're related.
Wait, what?
Your sister told me
on the phone the other day.
And you still hired me?
You must be really desperate.
No, it's just...
Please, can you just hang on
a couple more weeks?
What day is today?
Still Sunday.
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Look, I get it.
Kids are a huge commitment,
even when they're not yours.
I can commit.
I can commit.
Till the end of the month.
What about...
Next month?
This month.
Perfect. Deal.
Great. Thank you.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Say, do you think
you could do, like, 6:00 A.M.?
Uh, don't push it.
But I'm committing.
Hello, sister.
How did it go?
Don't ask.
Just tell me you didn't quit already.
I didn't quit.
But you're going to.
I told him I would stay
till Halloween.
He's a good guy.
He's a workaholic.
And he's cute.
He's my boss.
Come on,
how am I supposed
to live vicariously
through my single sister's
dating life
if you don't have a dating life?
So, what are we going
to do about the fact
that Ryan's kids
don't want me there?
Just be you.
Zach, I didn't do anything.
Yes, you did.
No, I didn't.
What's the matter, buddy?
Can't sleep?
Zoe put a spider in my bed.
Hey, that's not what I said.
I said, "what if I did?"
You said you'd put it in my bed.
No, I said,
"maybe I might."
Guys, come on.
Come on.
Come up here.
Okay, there are
absolutely no spiders.
Mrs. brower said
we all eat eight spiders
in our sleep every year.
I don't want to eat a spider!
I don't want to eat eight spiders.
I don't want to go to bed.
I'm sorry, dad,
I'm just saying what I heard.
It's a fact.
Thank you.
Go to bed.
...if you can render it in time.
Is it a big file?
Yeah, that's a big file.
Well, I don't want to
slow the site down.
All right.
All right, well, you know,
see what you can do,
and get back to me.
Hey, and tell Hagashimoto
how excited we are.
I gotta run.
My... my breakfast
meeting's here.
Yeah. Bye.
Breakfast meeting, huh?
Huh, I wasn't sure
you were gonna make it.
"Temporarily for you."
Plus, I said I would.
Sure. Cream,
two sugars.
All right.
Hope your coffee-making
is better than
your sandwich-making?
You really know how
to butcher a PB&J.
You should see my grilled cheese.
Ooh, I think I peeled one of those
off my shoe last night.
There you go.
Thank you.
Rough night?
Uh... crowded night.
Both kids ended up
sleeping in my bed.
Impromptu slumber party,
love it.
More like nightmare patrol.
My fault.
No, it's standard
operating procedure.
So, you're, um...
You're living with
Megan and the boys?
Oh, so you normally live alone?
Ah, so you're single,
That would be correct.
Sorry, I don't mean to pry.
It's just you fit well
into our test group.
Oh, uh, my app.
"Food with friends."
So, say you're dining alone,
and you log into our app,
you can find other people nearby
that are dining alone
and don't want to.
Boom! You're having
"food with friends."
Sounds kind of amazing.
That's better than
"food with enemies."
Oh, that's my next app.
Anyway, this company,
yamaharo global,
is considering buying us,
which would expand us
into foreign markets.
Sounds kind of huge.
Yeah, my big presentation for it
is next Friday night.
- Halloween?
- Yes.
I forgot about that.
I don't think
the Japanese celebrate it.
But we do celebrate it here.
I gotta run.
What's this?
PB&J made by a professional.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
- All right.
- Have a good one.
- Good luck.
- Thanks.
Yeah, all right.
Zoe! Zach!
Almost time for school!
I mean, elementary school!
I used to love it!
My favorite subject
was art class,
and lunch.
Who's your art teacher?
Boy or girl?
My art teacher's name
was Miss A.
We'll talk later.
We'll... finish this later.
What is...
Oh, gross...
Hi, it's Megan.
Please leave a message.
Hi. You have got
to call me back.
I literally just sat
in a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich.
Um... these kids hate me.
I don't know what I'm going to do.
Never mind, I just got an idea.
You're back.
How was school?
It was okay.
I had a great day.
I sat on the most delicious
peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Miss Greene let us watch
cartoons after lunch.
I had Miss Greene
in second grade.
Maybe this is
the same Miss Greene.
What is she, about 100 by now?
No, she's 50.
Probably about your age.
You think I'm 50?
Probably 60.
Okay, guys, little field trip
before we go back home.
Now, listen, I can't lie.
There are going to be spiders,
but they're going to be
fun spiders.
I promise.
Halloween everything!
Pretty cool, huh?
We're gonna need a cart...
but I'm driving.
Hmm... these masks
are really sparkly.
Ah... boo!
Oh, hey, this could look cool
over the front door.
Or these, too.
Pumpkins and skeleton heads
go together
like peanut butter and jelly.
I'm going to find
some headstones!
Our mom used to decorate
for Halloween all the time,
and then she got sick.
I'm sorry.
It's okay,
it was a long time ago.
I don't really remember her,
and Zach doesn't either.
I bet you two had
a lot of fun together.
Look at these.
My friend had these last year.
Her pumpkins looked amazing.
Oh, no, we definitely need
a pumpkin-carving kit.
Actually, we need three.
Too many pumpkins out there
needing faces.
Oh, buddy, that's not real.
It's not real, it's okay.
I know, but it's still scary.
How about now?
Hard to look spooky
when you've got a wig
on your head, huh?
Although you've never met
my Aunt Eleanor.
All right, what else do we need?
Next stop, zombie aisle.
I love zombies! Yay!
Wait, spiders, no,
but zombies he loves?
He's complicated.
Miss Morwell's on her way up.
Thank you, Jean.
Do you ever stop working?
Says the woman who sent me 30 emails
on her flight back from Tokyo.
Says the man who answered
all of those emails
in the middle of the night.
Well, I'm efficient.
Just one of your many attributes.
So, good news.
Hagashimoto loved the app.
If we nail this presentation,
they are all in.
And you, my friend,
are giving the presentation.
Me? No.
No, not...
Look, you're the one
who brokered the deal.
It should be you.
No, Ryan, you found
an amazing way connect people,
and you need to be
up front on this one.
Yeah, I...
I think you should be
the one who...
Oh... so cute.
It's Zoe and Zach, right?
Good memory.
Must be challenging,
trying to raise them alone.
You have no idea.
And now, for the first phase
of "operation decoration."
Zoe, please take all of this candy
into the kitchen.
No dipping
into the stash, please.
All right, guys,
organization is key.
We need to take everything out,
and then decide
which decorations go where.
Bats, rats, and cats to the left.
Ghosts and ghouls to the right.
This should go here.
Put some leaves around that one.
It'd look spookier.
Okay, brain trust,
your thoughts?
Drape those like icing on a cake.
A Halloween cake!
Okay, bag of bones coming in.
This lawn needs more skeleton.
That's how mom used to do the lights.
Sounds like your mom
was really good at Halloween.
She was.
You were too young to remember, Zach.
I saw a picture of her
dressed like chair at the Oscars.
Wait, do you mean "Cher"?
That is such a good idea
for a costume.
Are you dressing up
for Halloween?
Of course, I am.
As what?
I'm not gonna tell you.
I can't promise it'll be
as cool as "Chair,"
but I'm gonna try.
Snack time.
Who here likes eyeballs?
They aren't real eyeballs,
are they?
Maybe they are,
why don't you taste them and tell me.
Does it taste like an eyeball?
So, you like eyeballs, huh?
- Are they your favorite food?
- Yeah.
Yeah, you like 'em?
What? Ah!
Thanks for drying.
Even though I know it's a ploy
to stay up later.
How do you know?
Because you have
a dishwasher, smarty pants.
I just want to see my dad's face
when he sees
all the decorations.
I know. Me too.
What face do you think
he's gonna make?
I think he's gonna be like...
No, no, I think he's gonna be like...
I had a bad dream.
All right.
Come on, kiddo.
Back up.
Okay, hop in.
Do you see how it's darker
on that side of the room?
I do.
I dreamed that I fell asleep
looking at the dark,
and spiders came
crawling out and ate me.
Phewf, that does sound scary.
But that was just a dream.
There are no spiders here.
Can I sleep with the light on?
Why don't you sleep
with the door open
so that you can see
the hall light?
But I can't see that light.
Why not?
I always sleep on my left arm.
I have an idea.
Hop out.
Head here, toes here.
I'm going to wrap you up
like a burrito.
There you go.
Now you can see the light,
all night.
You'll leave
the light on all night?
All night.
Sleep well.
What are you still doing up?
Oh, that's on me.
I needed her help cleaning.
Didn't you see the stuff outside?
Oh, uh... yeah.
Okay, so,
what was your favorite?
The goblins,
the Jack-o-lanterns,
or the cats?
Were you scared?
You scared your dad speechless.
He didn't even notice.
He never notices anything!
I guess I'd better
go talk with her.
I'll hold on to your phone.
So, how'd it go?
She's pretty mad at me.
Just wait till she's a teenager.
Don't say that.
Unless you need something stronger?
No. Thank you.
Thanks for decorating with them.
It sounds like you guys
had a lot of fun.
We did.
Not that it's any of my business,
but, um, is that phone
glued to your hand?
Like, do you need to see a doctor?
I just have to make it
through this presentation.
If I can get through that,
if it goes well,
it'll free me up
so I can spend more time
with the kids.
You know, quality time.
You know, my sister said
that there's a halloweek party
at the kids school.
Halloween week.
"Halloweek." It's a thing.
Anyway, they have to
bring homemade cookies,
so maybe tomorrow night,
after work,
you could help us bake them.
I won't be home until late.
I've got this dinner
with a colleague.
I guess you could call her that.
Her, huh?
Yeah, to be honest,
I'm not sure whether
it's "food with friends"
or an actual date.
Hmm, who suggested the dinner?
She did.
And what kind of food?
Italian's probably a date.
Eh, I've had my share
of Italian restaurant dates.
Most of them start with antipasti
and end with me anti-everything.
But all of this is research
for this app that I've been working on.
Which would be...?
"Bad dates and broccolini."
I think I can get you
financing for that.
All right, bye.
Thanks again.
Do you think my dad's in love
with that Abigail Person?
I saw her name in his phone.
Leslie Mintz said that
when her parents got divorced,
her dad went out for dinner
with a woman,
and then six months later,
they were married.
Cream, sugar,
mush the two together.
All right.
No. No measuring cups.
I don't believe in measuring.
How do people know
when they're in love?
You're asking me?
I'm single.
Yeah, but you're,
like, 40, right?
Last time, you said I was 50.
You look younger
the more I get to know you.
Let me know when I get to my 20s,
we'll have a party.
Do you think my dad's
gonna fall in love with Abigail?
I wouldn't worry about that.
I'm not worried.
I just...
I don't get how people know.
I think you know
you're in love when...
You see something
really beautiful,
and your first thought is,
"I want them to see it, too."
Or when they make you laugh.
Or when you love what they love
because they love it.
Have you ever been in love?
Like that?
Not really.
Not yet.
let's crack some eggs.
Pick one.
I choose you.
Not that one.
Just yolking.
Well, they offered me
an executive position
with a full benefit package...
health plan, housing,
expense account,
all the perks,
but I said no.
I mean, it's a great promotion.
I just, I can't see myself
living in Tokyo.
Well, it sounds like
a tempting offer.
I'm kind of hoping
I'll get a better offer here.
Listen, um,
about the presentation,
I-I feel like
you should probably...
how about we don't
talk about business tonight?
Actually, I wasn't really sure
uh, whether this was,
you know, a work thing...
If it was a work thing,
would I be flirting
so shamelessly?
So you were flirting?
It wasn't obvious?
Here, I'm going to see
if I can do it with this.
Anyone need orange?
I smooshed up this orange.
You guys still up?
Dad! Come see.
These are the best
Halloween cookies ever.
Sorry, we got
a little bit carried away,
but these are not just
Halloween cookies,
these are educational cookies.
I see skeletons, bats,
haunted houses.
How is that educational?
This skeleton cookie?
A celebration of science.
There are 206 bones
in the human body.
What about the bats?
Recently added to
the endangered species list,
a reminder of how important it is
for us to care for
our environment.
And the haunted houses?
these are kind of Halloween-ish.
But I prefer to think of them
as "houses with a past."
Yeah, I don't know
about that one, but...
will you come to
the halloweek party
Please? It's at lunch.
You hardly have to miss work.
I will, uh, I will try
my very best, sweetheart.
Okay, now, if you guys hurry
and get your pajamas on,
we'll have enough time
for two bedtime stories,
but that means you have to go now.
Two stories!
Go, go, go!
Go, go, go, go!
Come on, Zach.
I'll beat you upstairs.
When you say,
"I will try my best,"
does that really mean "no"?
Well, I've got
a busy day tomorrow.
when I was little,
my parents split up,
and my mom was... is...
is this total free spirit.
Like, she always
some a new hobby
she's passionate about.
But she never came
to my soccer games,
or my sister's choir recital.
And then there was my dad,
who was really hard
to communicate with.
He was this super stoic man.
But he always showed up.
Who do you think I'm closer to?
I will be there.
I'm really glad you're here.
You got...
Sorry, you got a little flour
in your hair.
So, uh...
Was it a date?
Uh, turns out it was.
So, there might be
date number two?
Well, I will see you tomorrow,
at the halloweek party.
- Great.
- Great.
Thanks again.
You reminded dad
about the party, right?
Yes. Yes, he's coming
even though he has no time
for Halloween?
He's just forgotten
how much fun it is.
But we're going to
remind him, right?
Come on,
help me pass out these cookies
before I eat them all myself.
Oh, thank you, sweetie.
Here you go.
- This is fun.
- Way to go.
No, listen,
it's got to work flawlessly
on all platforms,
not just your phone.
It's got to work on your laptop,
it's got to work on your tablet,
any device available to you.
Ryan, they're waiting for you in
the conference room.
It's not 11:30.
No, it's 11:45.
I've been reminding
you since 11:00.
Listen, I've got to call you back.
Where is he?
He's probably just stuck in traffic.
No, he said he would be here.
You're getting pretty
involved here, aren't you?
Involved? Me?
No, I'm thinking about the kids.
No, I'm not just talking
about the kids.
Don't do this again.
Do you want to be an old maid?
"Old maid," really?
Like, who says "old maid"?
Oh, you're right.
Is "spinster" better?
"Spinster" is better.
I prefer spinster.
Look, I've know Ryan
since the boys were in kindergarten.
He's a great guy.
Yeah, he is.
He's just...
"not for you."
Dating someone else.
Her name is Abigail.
They're colleagues.
Well, that doesn't sound
like much of a threat.
They ate Italian food together.
Well, maybe a little bit
more of a threat.
She's pretty.
Actually, she's gorgeous.
Oh, you met her.
Nah, I googled her.
It means nothing.
I Google a lot of people.
Well, then I guess
I can tell you,
I have another
blind date for you.
Does he already have
his wedding tuxedo picked out?
Stop it.
Does he live with his mother?
You know, I'm going to
get back to you on that one.
Hey, Zach!
I think I saw your name
on the "Mummy Wrap."
Zoe's over there,
you want to go check it out?
You know who else is gorgeous?
You are.
Okay, buddy, let's see
who can giftwrap a monster.
Come on, guys,
you can do it.
You can mummy me
better than that.
Go crazy.
Go faster.
Faster, faster, faster!
Go, go, go, go!
Oh, will you get my phone?
- It's dad.
- Is he here?
It says, "tell
the kids I'm sorry,
but I can't make it."
I'm sorry, guys.
Have you ever seen
"The Creature
from the Black Lagoon?"
It's about a creature.
From a lagoon!
Or we can watch "The Wolfman,"
which is basically a parable
for how scary dads look
when they don't shave.
Okay, I know he didn't show up,
but I bet he had
a really good reason.
He only cares about work.
That's not true.
He loves you.
He loves work more.
And he's good at it.
I think I just got an idea
of how we can get his attention.
All right, you hold this,
and bring it upstairs.
Come on, let's go.
Hey, guys.
What's, uh...
What's all this?
Please have a seat.
So, what's going on?
That's what we'd like to ask you.
Uh, I know I missed the party.
Uh, something came up at work
and I...
we're evaluating you
in your capacity
as "Father."
Shall we begin?
While my colleague and I
feel it's clear
that you love your children,
your failure to meet them
at their Halloween function...
okay, well, you know,
I got slammed
and-and I'm not...
please don't interrupt.
Your failure to show up
after you promised you would
is just one example
of an alarming trend
in how you choose to be a father.
From our perspective,
you care about work...
And your cell phone.
And your computer.
...and your cell phone.
And then,
after all those other things,
you care about your kids.
When really,
we should be first.
Your priorities are out of...
I mean "whack."
Do you want to be the dad
who breaks promises?
No, I do not.
I don't.
Then don't be.
In summation,
you should probably
make more of an effort
in the dad department.
Do you agree with our assessment?
Yes, I do.
Here are the results
of your evaluation.
Please review.
I love you, too.
Get over here.
Thank you.
I'm good at this...
All right, gang.
Since it's been brought
to my attention
that my priorities
are way out of whark...
Let's see who can find
the best pumpkin, huh?
Go for it, guys.
I can't remember
the last time I looked at pumpkins.
Well, they're still orange.
What was it
Ferris Bueller once said?
"Life moves pretty fast.
"If you don't stop
and look around once in a while..."
"You might miss it."
He was a wise fictional teenager.
He was.
It's true, though.
I've missed a lot lately.
Well, you're here now.
Thanks to you.
Just promise me
you won't make me
dress up for Halloween.
Oh, I make no promises.
In fact,
I could see you
dressed as a smartphone.
Like a really smart smartphone.
I take it you've got your costume?
Are you kidding?
I haven't missed a Halloween
since I was two.
Which was 20 years ago.
- Right.
- I'm super young.
Zoe told me you were 28.
Did she?
I love her.
I'm 34,
in case you're wondering.
Oh, I wasn't.
I googled you.
I googled you.
Well, you had to you're a techie,
you Google everyone.
Well, not everyone.
Ooh, what about this one?
For the front porch?
Uh, yeah,
I kind of like that one.
That one's like a pumpkin
ate a pumpkin.
Hey, go big or go home.
How much do you think it weighs?
just 'cause I'm a techie,
doesn't mean I can't
lift a pumpkin.
I can't... lift the pumpkin.
Okay, I'm gonna help you.
I'm comin' in.
Ooh, gosh, it's really heavy.
I feel like you've got
most of the weight.
I think I do, actually.
It feels squishy!
Like worms.
Dad, gross!
Are you sure?
I thought you loved eating worms.
Get in there.
Okay, let's talk costumes.
Time to get serious.
All right.
I'm going to be a witch.
Good witch or bad witch?
A good witch.
Good luck with that.
What about you, buddy?
I'm gonna be a spider.
Poppy says the best way
to get over your fears
is to face them.
Well, I...
I couldn't agree more.
You're going to make
a great spider, bud.
I'm going to scare everybody.
Except for yourself.
Hey, actually, you know,
there's a costume shop
near where I work. We could...
Costume shop?
That's for amateurs.
We're gonna make our costumes.
Yeah, my sister does it every year.
Thanks for making our dad
spend time with us.
Hey, I didn't make him do anything.
You guys showed him
what he was missing.
All right...
Hey, dad?
After we're done carving pumpkins,
can you make your special hamburgers?
That's a great idea.
Um, you know, maybe Poppy
can help with that.
You're going back to work?
No, I've got a...
I've got a dinner thing.
With Abigail?
Y-yeah. How did you...
Italian again?
Hey, why don't we go to dinner?
How does pizza sound?
- Really?
- Yeah!
I know a great place downtown,
and I think the manager likes me,
so we could get extra toppings.
All right, well,
looks like you guys
have things covered here.
Um, I'm gonna go head up
and get ready.
All right, let's finish
carving these pumpkins.
I don't like this Abigail person.
You can't dislike someone
you've never met.
But he's gonna marry her,
and she's gonna be our new mom.
It's only their second date.
A lot has to happen
between date number two
and "let's get married."
Besides, no one could ever
replace your mom.
But we don't like her.
Yeah. We like you.
I like you guys, too.
But you can like
more than one person.
You should marry our dad.
Who here likes pineapple pizza?
Hey, our dad likes pineapple pizza.
You could have that
at your wedding.
And gummy worms!
You could have
a gummy worm wedding cake.
You know who could
perform the ceremony, this guy.
He'd be like,
"you may now kiss the bride."
Well, I'm glad
you could make it out tonight.
It's funny,
I feel like I'm still
getting used to
the whole dating thing.
The Cologne tipped me off.
Too much?
Maybe a little.
Hopefully, it will
dissipate by Halloween.
Well, I can wait.
To be honest,
I haven't really dated
since my wife died.
You know, I think it's really great
that you're getting back out there,
especially with me.
I mean, you don't even
have to worry
about making a good
first impression,
because I'm already impressed.
Look at us,
impressing each other.
You okay?
Uh, yeah, yeah.
Actually, I'm, uh...
I think my kids are a little worried
that I'm dating again.
They probably think
I'm trying to replace their mom.
You know, it's like in business.
When one company
takes over another,
the employees are always worried
they're going to be replaced
with new staff.
I just don't think
it has to be that way.
You know, we just need to show
Zoe and Zach
that nobody is being replaced.
I like the sound of that.
Wow, these are award-winning.
How was your date?
Not exactly award-winning.
But, uh, it was okay, I guess.
But she wants to go out again.
So that's something.
That is something.
Is it?
Because I'm not sure
the kids are gonna like the idea.
Oh, I think that's probably natural.
Thanks again
You're welcome.
For everything.
I was getting my keys.
Sorry, I...
I saw you go in for the lean,
I thought you were...
I-I thought we were...
Uh, hugging.
Hug? That's what that was?
A hug?
It was more, sort of,
hug adjacent.
Which is okay, right?
We're friends.
I mean...
Friends... friends hug.
"Hugs with friends."
Another new app.
There you go.
I owe you again.
Okay, I'm just...
I'm just getting my bag.
Okay, I'll stay away.
Bye, friend.
Bye... friend.
Hugs with friends?
It was the pinnacle of awkward.
Well, did you hug him back?
No, it wasn't romantic.
It was a misunderstanding.
Well, everything
happens for a reason.
Oh, would you not make this
into something it's not?
Because this is
what you do, Poppy.
You run when things get good.
Yeah, what if they're too good?
It means they might end badly.
No, it doesn't have to.
See, this is complicated, Meg.
Like, it's not just about me.
Zach and Zoe want me
to marry their dad.
It's not fair for them to think
that something might happen
between Ryan and I
when it can't.
And why can't it, exactly?
He's my boss.
He's on date number two
with Abigail,
and date number three is pending.
And he asked me for dating advice.
"Oh," again.
You know,
I couldn't ask for a better sister.
You've been here
for me and the kids.
And I appreciate every minute,
every dragon pillow fight,
and Mac and cheese.
Where are you going with this?
You've committed to us,
We can't be the only
commitment that you make.
Go down a little lower.
Little lower.
This is awesome.
Glad you approve.
I do.
do you think we need
more decorations?
but then you would need
a bigger house.
Where are the young 'uns?
Uh, they're upstairs
brushing their teeth.
You didn't?
Candy for breakfast?
Oh, it's just one little piece.
Cream, two sugars?
Black, one sugar?
If somebody came in here and saw us,
they'd think we were
some old married couple.
Super old.
How many decades
have we been together?
We met...
On a blind date.
On a blind date, yes.
We had a small wedding.
A big wedding,
and we honeymooned at Niagara Falls.
No, see, you thought
it was Niagara Falls,
but that's just because
the toilet overflowed
in the airport hotel
when our flight was canceled.
Ah, I remember now.
Yes, and instead,
we stayed up the whole night
just listening to music.
Oh, my, I do believe
they're playing our song.
What a coincidence.
What do you say,
one dance,
for old times sake?
How can I say no to that?
You can't.
You always keep me guessing
I never seem to know
what you are thinkin'...
And if a fella looks at you
for sure your little eye
will be a-winking...
Guess what?
Dad said he's gonna take us
on Halloween.
Nice try.
I said Poppy will take you
and I'll try to get there
at the end.
What time is the end again?
Well, whenever you guys are done
and eating candy,
and by the way,
you'd better save me some.
Oh, we make no promises.
But we are making...
Our costumes!
We're going to finish them today.
Whoa. Impressive.
Poppy said she's going
to make these costumes
really special for us.
I figured they haven't really
done Halloween
in a couple years,
so it was time to do it right.
Go home or go big, right?
Is that right?
That's close enough.
All right, guys,
time for school.
Hey, why don't we,
uh, walk today?
But aren't you going
to be late for work?
Well, I'm confronting
my fears, too.
Go on, go get your bags.
Race you.
No fair.
You got a head start!
No, I didn't.
The people attending
are not tech-savvy,
so you're going to need
to keep your geek-speak
to a minimum.
Is this your coded way
of telling me to not
talk about coding?
It wasn't exactly coded.
I will minimize my inner geek
for the presentation.
Have you ever been to Tokyo?
Um, I barely have time
to come here.
Well, after the presentation,
which I know
Hagashimoto will love,
we should go.
- To Tokyo?
- Yeah.
We'll take the corporate jet,
meet everyone.
It's an amazing city.
It's just like New York,
no one ever sleeps.
You got something on your schedule
I don't know about?
Um, I promised the kids
I'd be home before dark.
Or you'll turn into a pumpkin.
There were pumpkins involved.
Ohio Goziamas.
Give it!
Bring it here, bring it here!
Stand at the street.
Yahoo! I caught it!
Oh, good catch.
This looks like a pretty
serious game you guys got.
Dad, you're here!
Well, listen,
it's not a real football game
till the quarterback shows up.
When does he get here?
Hey, enough outta you.
What do you think,
guys versus girls?
You are so on.
All right.
Go, get open, get open!
Now go get her.
Got it, got it, got it.
Yes, yes!
No, you...
- Poppy!
- No, no, no, no.
- Uh-oh.
- Oh, no!
Come on.
You're kidding me, that's...
No way...
no, no, no, no!
What are you tackling me for?
We're on the same team.
Everyone, this is, uh, Abigail.
Abigail, these are...
these are my kids.
Well, Zoe,
and Zach, right?
It is so lovely to meet you both.
And this is Poppy, my, uh...
I mean, our...
Nice to meet you, Abigail.
Um, foreign analytics came in.
I thought you'd want them.
You didn't answer your phone.
Yeah, sorry.
I was going for
a two-point conversion.
Poppy scored
three touchdowns!
Uh, two touchdowns.
That last one does not count.
Of course, it counts.
No way, no.
We'll talk about it later.
I gotta get back to work
anyway, so...
But you know, uh...
We could work here.
I suppose.
Then we can have dinner,
and, you know, we're making, uh,
pumpkin pasta, pumpkin soup,
pumpkin pie.
Pretty much anything
pumpkin, right?
I mean...
I mean, if that's okay?
The more the merrier.
Thank you, Poppy.
All right.
Good game, good game, guys...
Yeah. It was fun, dad.
Okay, so, what's the latest?
We'll be right there.
A little revision,
and that could work.
Oh, yeah.
Oh, sorry,
it's Zoe.
Everything okay?
Yeah, I'll just be a few minutes.
All right then,
keep them closed.
The suspense is killing us.
Okay, you can open them.
You look amazing!
Beyond amazing.
I know.
I mean, thank you.
Now, introducing,
the spider from your
worst nightmares!
Oh, no!
Oh, my gosh...
I hate spiders!
Don't let that spider in here! No!
Get out of here! No!
No, no, no, no, no, no!
Hey, get in here.
Group selfie.
Here we go.
You kids look adorable.
So, how long have you
been a nanny, Poppy?
Oh, a couple weeks now.
Poppy's, uh, nephews
go to school with the kids.
Poppy's the best nanny ever.
Nobody will ever replace her.
Zoe, flattery will
get you everywhere.
So, what did you do before this?
Poppy can do anything.
Again, that would be
an exaggeration.
Poppy made our Halloween costumes,
by hand.
That is very industrious.
I do have to admit,
that spider costume
was quite scary.
He's not afraid of spiders anymore.
Poppy taught us
how to face our fears.
You know, I had a costume
when I was a kid,
it was so cool,
I think I probably wore it
four halloweens in a row.
What were you?
A knight.
In shining armor?
More like tinfoil.
My favorite costume
was an astronaut.
- Really?
- Yeah.
What planets did you visit?
Well, I didn't
actually leave earth.
But you were an astronaut.
I think what Abigail's
trying to say is,
that she went to so many planets,
that she couldn't
keep track of all of them.
Thank you, Poppy.
So what was your favorite planet?
Pluto's not a planet anymore.
that's inaccurate, Zoe.
Most experts say that pluto
is still a dwarf planet.
It's in the Kuiper Belt.
Are you going to be
an astronaut this year?
Your father and I
have a presentation,
so we're going to be
wearing business clothes.
Yeah, it's a big day for us.
It's a big day for us, too.
It's Halloween.
That's right,
and I will be home
right after we're done.
Oh, I hate to bring this up,
but Hagashimoto has asked us
to be his dinner guests
after the presentation.
Oh. Um...
Is that... necessary?
It would be considered
an insult if we didn't.
So now you're not even
going to be there at all.
Oh, hang on...
Both of you?
No, I got it, I got it.
Are you sure? Okay.
It's funny,
I talk with CEOs of companies.
In Japanese.
Talking with kids
is a whole different story.
Kids are like CEOs,
except they're shorter,
and smarter.
You're really good with them.
Oh, you should have seen
our first day together.
They barely spoke to me,
and I'm not even gonna mention
the hungry goat incident.
The thing about kids is,
they're funny,
and sneaky,
and difficult,
goofy, clever, competitive.
I mean, they're kids,
so they're lots of things,
but they'll test you
before they trust you.
All right.
Crisis averted.
Oh, good.
I will get them ready for bed.
Thank you.
Well, I, um, should get going.
We can finish this up tomorrow.
I'll walk you out.
Okay, let's build a fort.
- Okay.
- Yeah!
So, I guess I'll see you tomorrow.
Bright and early.
"The very next day,
"poor Ichabod Crane
did not appear at school.
"His horse was found
wandering free,
"and so,
"the headless horseman
was never seen again.
The end."
So, wait, it was really
just a guy
with a pumpkin on his head?
Or was he?
All right, guys, bed time.
I love you, Poppy.
I love you, too.
I love you guys.
Hey. So...
"Headless horseman rides again"?
And again.
Zach wanted to hear it twice.
Hey, um...
Can we talk?
About what?
You want to talk about us?
Yeah, look, I, um...
I know you were supposed to be,
uh, temporarily ours,
but, um,
everything has just
changed so quickly.
What I'm trying to say is, uh...
You want me to stay on
as your nanny.
Sure, yes, but...
the thing is, Ryan,
the kids are getting
attached to me,
and I'm getting
attached to them,
and that was never
supposed to happen.
Why not?
Because you guys are
a great family,
and Abigail's here,
and I'm kind of in the way.
This is not how I pictured
the conversation going.
I just, I don't...
I don't think this is for me.
I'll stay through Halloween,
but that's it.
I mean, that was the plan.
Yeah, well, plans change.
You know, people change.
They get attached.
You know, my kids...
my kids love you.
And I love them,
but I don't think
that this is gonna work.
I just don't...
You know what,
I don't want to drag this out.
If you want to leave,
I think it's better
you just do it now.
I will, uh,
I'll swing by in the morning,
and I'll say goodbye to the kids.
That's all right, I'll do it.
I mean, only if you think
that would be best for them.
I do.
Oh... well, then...
I can't believe you quit.
I didn't mean to.
It just happened.
He asked me to stay on
as his nanny.
Well, I may not know
what I want,
but I know what I don't want,
and that's to get hurt.
Getting involved doesn't
have to mean getting hurt.
Come on, what happened to
facing your fears?
That works for everyone but me.
I like him.
I, like, really like him.
But I saw him kissing Abigail.
I have to get over it.
Maybe it was a friend thing.
Are you kidding?
There's no "kisses with friends."
That's... not an app.
Where's Poppy?
Uh, I am going to be
taking you to school today,
and then afterwards,
you're going to go home
with the Marshall kids.
And Poppy will pick us up
from the Marshalls?
I am going to be
picking you up, too.
You're not working?
No, I'm going to work
from home today,
with Abigail.
But what about Poppy?
Look, guys, um...
You know she wasn't
going to stay here forever.
But why not?
She said she loved us.
She does.
Of course, she loves you two.
She loves you.
I can tell.
She talks about you all the time.
Look, I know this is confusing,
and I'm sorry,
but you've still got me.
All right?
And I'm going to be here for you.
Thank you for joining me
for what I like to call...
"Mellow Frog."
You came back.
Mrs. Klemmer.
Yes, I-I needed
a little bit of yoga.
Well, that's good.
I'm glad.
But you were
a million miles away.
Why do you say that?
Well, I raised four girls.
I know what boy-trouble looks like.
Is it that obvious?
So, what did he do wrong?
It... it's more complicated
than that.
Sounds like
unfinished business to me,
and that's the worst kind.
What do you mean?
It follows you around
wherever you go,
unless you do something about it.
Listen to your heart, dear.
Don't take too long,
whatever you decide.
"...which is why we're so happy
"to become part of
the Yamaharo Global family.
May 'food with friends'
be just the beginning."
That's good.
We should add a line about
how the app would strengthen
the Yamaharo Global brand.
What's wrong?
It's too quiet out there.
Isn't that a good thing?
Not with my kids.
I'll be right back.
You guys okay?
When's Poppy coming back?
Zach, stop asking him.
She's not coming back, okay?
We'll just get another new nanny,
and then another,
dad will always be too busy for us,
so just get used to it.
That's not going to happen.
Even though Poppy's
not here anymore,
things are not going back
to the way they were.
I know you guys miss Poppy.
And you know what?
I miss her, too.
What are you supposed to be?
A starfish.
Doesn't a starfish
have more points?
I ran out of material.
Well, you look very aquatic.
You sure you don't wanna
come with us?
We could leave the bowl out
with a "please take one" note.
I'm not gonna risk
letting some teenager
steal all the candy.
I'm staying right here.
I'm fine.
Let's go!
Bye, guys!
Have so much fun.
You look awesome.
Thanks, aunt Poppy.
Okay, now, hold still,
'cause these arms are difficult.
What is your costume?
Uh, a harried executive assistant.
Okay, I think I've got it.
I think it's backwards.
Oh, uh...
Nah, I knew that was too easy.
Let's try again.
So, this is it.
Right, when
"Food With Friends" goes global,
this is really going to
open some doors for us.
Then why aren't you thinking
about any of that right now?
Ryan, your kids
will be fine, okay?
It's just one Halloween.
They're going to benefit
from your success.
You know that, right?
Yeah, I do.
I do, but they don't.
You know, it's, um...
It's just another night to them
where their dad's working
instead of home with them.
It wouldn't be so hard
if I knew Poppy were with them.
But I guess...
I'm going to Japan, Ryan.
You're what?
That job offer in Tokyo?
I said yes.
I've seen you with Poppy.
Your kids love her,
and I'm pretty sure
that you're falling
in love with her, too.
I'd be fooling myself
if I didn't acknowledge
what was going on
between the two of you
and graciously step aside.
So, that's what I'm doing.
I'm stepping aside.
Trick or treat!
Wow, look at you.
Here you go.
Don't be shy.
No child left uncandied.
Hey, look at all those crazy bones.
And you, your makeup
matches your braces.
Thank you.
Zoe? Zach?
What are you...
What are you doing here?
I've been wanting to talk to you.
Your costumes look amazing!
Oh, I'm so sorry.
I thought you were my friends,
Zoe and Zach.
They're kind of about the same...
Are-are you in
Mrs. Greene's
second grade class?
Anyway, you would
totally love them,
and their dad
is the best guy I've ever met.
He is kind, and funny,
and... totally for me.
He's totally for me.
He's... for me.
Here, take this.
I have to go.
I have to go.
Happy Halloween.
It is my pleasure
to introduce to you,
Ryan Larson,
a brilliant man,
who I know
will be creating
many more products
for Yamaharo Global
in the future.
Thank you.
Um, first, I just want to say
what an honor it is
to be able to present
this application to you all
I, um...
I created "Food With Friends"
because I wanted
social media to be more...
Um, I wanted to really...
Connect people.
Face to face.
if you could sit down
with a complete stranger
and form a bond.
Maybe you find
some common ground
and make a new friend.
Maybe it's just a...
You know,
a nice break in the day.
You know, it's funny, I, um...
I've spent all my time lately
working on this presentation,
because I...
I really believe...
we believe...
that "Food With Friends"
will connect people.
But as a result,
I've missed out on...
on time
with the people that I love most.
Time I can't get back.
So, if you'll forgive me,
I will now turn it over
to the insightful and generous
Abigail Morwell
to tell you all about this
amazing application.
Thank you. Arigato.
Don't be.
I got it from here.
I know you do.
Knock 'em dead.
All right,
let me first thank
Mr. Hagashimoto
and his associates
for being here tonight...
I think I've got it.
All right, I ain't afraid
of no spider, mm-mm.
Trick or treat!
- Dad!
- You made it!
There's no way
I was gonna miss out
on going trick-or-treating
with you guys.
Thanks, Jean,
I'll take it from here.
How did it go with Global?
Oh, great.
Abigail's wowing them as we speak.
Well, then...
Happy Halloween.
Have fun, kids.
Thanks again.
Okay, guys, listen up,
I think I've got
the perfect place
to start trick-or-treating.
You're going to need a costume.
I'll be right back.
This is the best ever!
Oh, excuse me, sorry.
Sorry. Excuse me.
Uh-oh, excuse me. Sorry.
It's a human fish,
coming through.
...ten bags full of candy...
How do I look?
You look great.
What are you?
What do you mean,
I'm a knight in shining...
I'm your dad.
Let's go.
We need our bags.
Oh, you know what,
get your pillowcases,
they're bigger.
Go, go, go.
Come on, Zach.
You're here.
You're here.
What about your presentation?
This is my presentation,
I mean, I got tin foil,
I got a sword,
It suits you.
We were just going to find you.
You found me.
Poppy, we don't need a nanny.
We just need you.
I need you.
How does...
"Permanently Yours" sound?
Well, I'm going to need to make
a new business card.
I know.
She's back.
She really is a mermaid.
She's our mermaid.
Hey, there's
this house on the next block
that we have to start
trick-or-treating at.
Oh, yeah?
They got the right stuff?
They've got zombies!