Our Souls at Night (2017) Movie Script

And we will be
broadcasting live from the fairgrounds
in Pueblo on Friday
and again next Tuesday.
Mike and I will be eating corn dogs.
Mike says that's his favorite.
Rob, what's yours?
It's gonna be the funnel cake,
I must admit, yes.
The funnel cake?
Okay, hope to see you guys all there.
Lena, thank you. Well, right now,
looking a lot like fall outside...
Looking due west, so we do have...
And, uh, you know, for the most part,
they're not dumping a lot of rain
at this point.
They actually have some movement to them,
so not very stationary,
staying on point, I should say.
So, as we go through
the hour-by-hour here,
maybe around midnight tonight...
We're gonna stop this here.
- Hello, Louis.
- Hello, Mrs. Moore.
Is everything all right?
Can I talk to you about something?
- May I come in?
- Oh, oh, yeah, sure.
This is the next storm system moving
into the Pacific Northwest.
This will come in our direction
over the next two days
and really clear everything
on out of here.
So the highs today,
we only saw the lower 70s today.
Tomorrow, much the same.
We're gonna be embedded
in a lot of cloud cover,
maybe a few streaks of sun here and there.
But by Saturday, watch this.
by the time we get into Sunday
because that system comes right through,
- dries us out...
- Oh, oh! I'm so sorry.
I want to suggest something to you.
It's a... proposal of sorts.
Not marriage.
It is a kind of marriage-like question,
actually, but, um...
I'm getting cold feet.
Would you be interested in coming
to my house sometime to sleep with me?
- Did I take your breath away?
- Yeah.
we're both alone.
You know, we've been on our own for...
for years.
And, uh...
I'm lonely,
and I'm guessing you might be, too.
Louis, it's not about sex.
I lost interest in that a long time ago.
No, it's, um...
It's about getting through the night,
you know?
lying down in bed together and...
And talking through the night
until we fall asleep, that kind of thing.
Nights are the worst, don't you think?
But I think I could sleep again
if there was somebody next to me,
you know, someone nice.
- I don't know.
- Is it...
Would that be something
of interest to you?
Can I think about it?
Certainly, of course.
I'll... I'll call you, okay?
I'll give you a call.
I'm sure Diane had your number
here somewhere.
- Thank you for your time.
- No, thank you.
Oh, here. Stupid door.
Here, let me get that.
Thank you.
He's a puzzle. He's a puzzle.
And if he drinks half as much
as I hear he does,
then I am glad he lost his job.
About time, I say.
- And his dad...
- I remember him.
His dad was just exactly like him.
He used to paint that old
kind of jalopy car
all those ridiculous colors
and just for attention.
And then he had the guts to drive
that piece of crap around town...
cruising the streets.
It was one ugly vehicle.
We can say one thing
about those two guys, father and son...
they knew what "cocktail hour" was.
Oh, yeah.
- Hello?
- Uh, Addie?
- Addie?
- Hi!
This is Louis Waters.
- Hello, Louis.
- Hi.
So, uh, I've been thinking
about what you suggested,
and I think I'd like to try it.
Well, uh, when... when were you thinking?
Tomorrow night?
What time tomorrow?
- Okay, tomorrow works for me.
- Okay.
- Um, I'll see you then.
- Right.
What are you doing back here?
Well, I wasn't sure if...
You know how it is. People talk.
How about a drink?
Sounds like a good idea.
Red okay?
Do you have any beer?
I'll get some beer for you next time.
What, you don't think
there's going to be a next time?
Oh, no, no. It's not that. It's just...
Wait a minute.
How long have we known each other?
How long have we been neighbors?
- We don't really know each other.
- Well...
How about we get to know each other?
Go ahead, ask me a question. Anything.
Pretty cold for spring, huh?
Oh, really?
We're gonna talk about the weather?
What else is there to talk about?
Literally anything else.
I'm not much of a talker these days.
Well, that's disappointing.
- Would you like a tour of the house?
- What...
This is the living room.
- And, uh...
- Oh.
Bigger house than I thought, more rooms.
It's been a good house for us.
How long have you lived here?
- 48 years.
- 48 years?
That's a long time.
Would you like to see the upstairs?
So this was Connie's room.
And this was Gene's room.
And the bathroom.
And, um...
This is where we always slept.
I'm sorry about the "we."
Oh, I know what you mean.
You getting in?
Awfully quiet, Louis.
Yeah, well...
I was just thinking how strange
this all seems.
Maybe it wasn't such a good idea?
Maybe... Maybe it could be.
Yeah, maybe it is.
You know what else I was thinking?
Are you still awake?
Storms will continue
to march off to the east,
and this model brings in
some redevelopment late tonight.
This is 11 o'clock
across El Paso County
back into Teller County,
still another round
of shower activity possible.
Overnight tonight, light rain possible
across parts of the viewing area.
Nothing intense,
just a few raindrops on the rooftops,
even for the drive early tomorrow morning.
Light showers certainly possible
by 8:30 to nine.
Even a couple of sprinkles in some areas.
We're going to see dry conditions and
some sunshine during the midday hours.
That'll help destabilize the atmosphere,
so thunderstorms will develop again
tomorrow afternoon...
I wasn't sure if you'd come back.
Why not?
I don't know.
You didn't leave your pajamas here
last time.
I didn't...
I didn't want to seem presumptuous.
It might be easier
if you left a few things here.
Well, then you wouldn't
have to carry them.
So... why me?
What, you think I'd just pick anybody?
Well, no, just curious. I just wondered.
I always thought
you were someone I could talk to.
And you're a lot better-looking
- than Jerry Henderson. Yeah.
- Henderson?
- You know, the truth is...
- Hmm?
I always thought you were a good man.
- You did?
- Mm-hmm.
So how have you thought of me,
if you ever have?
Oh. I've thought of you.
- No.
- No, not just that.
But a person of substance,
of character.
Whatever gave you that impression?
Because the way you lived your life,
the way you managed your life
after Carl died.
I knew the way it was with Diane and me,
and it seemed to me you were doing
a lot better than I was.
And I... I admired that.
But you never came over
or made a point of talking to me.
Well... that would've been intrusive.
- I mean...
- Yeah, intrusive.
You know, I think...
that you should come
through the front door next time.
- Well, like I said, people talk.
- Oh, let them talk.
You know, I've spent my whole life
worrying about what people think.
So, uh, what else do you want to know?
Well, I have some questions.
Yeah, such as?
Well, where you're from,
what you were like as a little girl,
how you met Carl, who your friends are.
Well, what? I could go on.
I could... You know?
What you believe in,
what party you vote for.
- Hello?
- Oh, thank God.
- I was ready to call the police.
- What's wrong?
Nothing's wrong, Dad.
I was worried about you.
I called three times last night.
You didn't answer.
Oh, um...
Where were you?
I guess I just didn't hear
the phone, Holly.
Well, maybe it's time you invest
in those hearing aids we talked about.
I was kidding, Holly. That's a joke.
So what else is going on?
What are you up to?
Uh, not much.
- Well, hello, there.
- Oh.
Tell me about the other woman.
Her name was Tamara,
still is if she's alive.
- She was a teacher, too, right?
- Uh-huh.
Yeah. You know, I saw her
once or twice in the parking lot
when I went to pick Gene up from school.
She was tall, exotic.
- Native American, right?
- Yeah.
She was married to a salesman,
um, and they had a daughter,
about the same age as Holly.
Well, at that time, Diane and I,
we really weren't doing so well.
Why not?
Well, because of me.
And a little bit her, too.
You know, Holly was little,
and neither one of us really, really knew
what we were doing,
and we would have these arguments
that would turn into fights, and then...
and then she'd start crying
and leave the room
before we could finish
what we were fighting about.
And so, at school, one of you made
some move, some gesture or...
Yeah, one day I was in the lounge,
and she walked in, and...
she walked up to me
and just put her hand on my arm,
just the tiniest, tiniest gesture.
And I remember it was tax time.
It was the middle of April.
And I was doing our taxes,
and I went to mail them that night,
and as I went by her house,
for no good reason,
she looked up and saw me
through the window.
And that's how it started?
On Tax Day. Strange, isn't it?
Well, these things happen
in all kinds of ways.
And then, I left Diane and Holly
and I moved in
with Tamara and her daughter,
and her husband moved out.
And then?
Well, we got along for a couple of weeks.
I mean...
God, she was beautiful.
And she had... the most beautiful
brown eyes and skin like satin.
- And she was...
- How did it end?
- Huh?
- How did it end?
I was having supper,
me, Tamara and her daughter,
and I suddenly got sick of myself.
I thought, "What am I doing?
I'm trying to play a father
to Tamara's daughter,
and my daughter is growing up without me."
How'd she take it?
She cried.
she said, "Is this our last night?"
I remember that night, how... how it was.
You never talked to her again?
I think you're still in love with her.
- No, I'm not.
- Yeah, well, it sounds like it.
Maybe a little bit with the memory of her,
but that's... that's different.
Come on, get in bed.
You know, I think I regret hurting Tamara
more than I regret hurting my own wife.
It's like I failed my spirit or something.
Or I missed a special kind of call
to be something more.
Oh, don't be so hard on yourself, Louis.
You did the right thing.
You're a good man.
I... I don't know about that.
You were a good teacher to Gene.
I remember.
A good one, maybe, but not a great one.
I know that.
Like he's your buddy, and he knows
you know something he don't know.
He knows every goddamn thing
you know, trust me, bud, we all do.
Good morning, boys.
- How you doing, Louis?
- Oh, good enough.
- All right.
- Good morning, sir.
- You look great, Louis.
- Oh, thanks.
- You get a good night's sleep?
- Yeah, how about you?
- Ah, tossing and turning, you know.
- Oh, sorry to hear that.
Yeah, we've heard
you've been pretty busy, for sure.
- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah. Well, that's the word anyway.
How's the bad back?
Uh, it's still a bit sore,
but it's okay, I guess.
I bet it is.
How's that?
Well, we gotta compliment you...
on your energy.
Yes, sir.
We all wish we had your energy.
Well, it's been... it's been fun.
- Oh, come on.
- Where you going?
Sit down, Louis.
We're just getting started.
Finish your coffee.
Oh, I think I understand.
- Come on!
- Where you going?
- No need to rush off.
- Come on, it's just us!
You got a whole day to mope.
Are you all right?
You sure?
- Oh, let me get it.
- No, thanks.
You gonna need
to get some groceries after?
It's not like I have anyone else
to cook for.
I was gonna tell you, you know.
I see him leave sometimes in the morning.
Guess others do, too.
It's not what you think.
- It's not?
- No.
Well, in that case, I'm insulted.
Not even dead yet,
and you're already replacing me.
You are irreplaceable.
You know that.
What do you think of him?
He seems all right.
Mows my lawn from time to time.
Shovels the walk when it snows.
Well, that's nice. Huh?
But he's no saint.
I could tell you about that.
His wife could've told you.
Oh, that won't be necessary.
We all have history.
That we do, that we do.
- So I guess we're not a secret anymore.
- How's that?
You know Dorlan Becker?
Bald guy, used to own the men's store.
- Why?
- Yeah.
Yeah, he's... he's, um...
He's one of the guys I meet with,
uh, down at the coffee shop.
- He's a real piece of work.
- Uh-huh.
Well, anyway, he wanted to know
how come I had so much energy.
I said he wanted to know
how come I had so much energy.
What's so funny?
What'd you tell him?
Well, I... I got mad.
I don't think I handled it very well.
In fact, I think I'm still mad.
Yeah, I can see.
So, Louis, what's the problem?
Well, I don't want anybody
to think anything bad.
- Anything bad?
- Yeah.
- Like what?
- About you or about us.
Let it go, Louis.
We always knew people would find out.
Who cares?
Are you over it yet?
I'm getting there.
So I've been thinking.
I've got this idea.
I'm listening.
Why don't we go into town, have lunch...
just take our time and enjoy ourselves?
- In public?
- Yeah.
When do you want to do it?
Sunday. About noon?
Sounds fine to me.
Maybe I'll wear something bright
and flashy.
- Hi, Charlie.
- Louis, how are you?
- Okay.
- Sir.
Your server will be right with you.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Doesn't seem too revolutionary so far.
It was a very hot summer evening.
And Connie had the hose on
with one of those...
Remember those old-fashioned
sprinkler heads?
- Yeah, right.
- That the kids could jump
through the spray, you know, and...
Gene was five at the time.
Connie was 11.
And he was chasing her
around the yard with the hose,
and they were laughing
and screaming and...
And I went inside to check on dinner.
I was making tomato soup.
And I heard the screech of car tires
and, uh, a thud and a scream,
and I ran outside and...
Uh, the driver was standing
next to his car,
and he kept saying, "Oh, God. Oh, God."
It was...
I don't know who called the ambulance,
but it got there pretty quick.
She was still alive.
My little girl.
And we rode to the hospital,
and I held her head in my lap.
Two days later, she was buried.
Her body was buried.
And I don't remember anything else
about that time.
I don't remember
Gene going back to school.
I don't remember Carl going back to work.
But things were never the same between us.
Never. Our relationship, our marriage...
In what way?
Just in every way possible. It was...
I don't know. We stopped talking.
We stopped being intimate.
It's tough for a marriage to survive that.
You know, you wake up one morning,
and you have everything.
Then the next morning it's all gone.
That's how fast it can happen,
just like that, in an instant, you know?
- You two aren't fighting again...
- No, Mom, come on.
She can't keep doing this, Gene.
It's not right.
- Mom...
- And it's not good for him.
Mom, it's not what you think it is.
We don't have a problem, okay?
Just... Just take him for a couple of days,
that's all I'm asking. Help me out.
Take him?
Yeah, until Bev comes back
or he goes back to school in September.
She's not gonna just go
and leave her son, is she?
No, Ma.
No. No. She's not.
Of course I'll take him.
How's your shop?
It was wonderful. I lost it.
You know, nobody's buying unpainted
furniture nowadays,
and... and I can't help it, you know?
Yeah. So what are you gonna do?
I'll, uh... I'll figure it out.
You need money?
I'll see you soon.
All right, now, give me a hug.
You're gonna be all right, okay?
All right, now go inside.
She's waiting for you, come on.
Come on, go inside.
Go on. Jamie, go up.
Come on, we're gonna have a good time.
I guess that's it for us, then.
Well, it... it doesn't have to be.
You don't think?
I don't know. Let's see how it goes.
Heck, I might need you
to help me with him, actually.
Been quite a stretch
since I took care of a seven-year-old.
Yeah, you and me both.
Jamie, hi.
How are things at home?
Well, we're gonna have a good time,
you and me, okay?
Okay, so let's go to bed now.
- Nana?
- Yeah?
Can I sleep in your room?
Pretty good cupcakes.
Hey, Jamie, how do you like school?
What's that game you're playing
on your phone?
- It's called Clash of Clans.
- It's called what?
- Clash of Clans.
- Clash of Clans.
- How's it work?
- You build a city and then, like,
- watch it grow and stuff.
- Huh.
Hey, you want to see something cool?
I'll show you.
See, I think...
Here it is.
This is the engine
that pulls the rest of the train.
Oh, and this is the freight car.
It comes right behind it.
And this is the caboose,
which comes at the end.
- Where'd you buy them?
- Hmm?
Where'd you buy them?
Uh, I got them from a mail order,
got them from mail order...
And it was coming...
It was a big box with instructions in it.
And it came all the way from Tennessee.
And then my daughter and I
put this thing together,
and, boy, it took weeks to build it.
Can I play with them?
Yes, as long as it's okay
with your grandmother.
If you're careful.
I put bad guys on the train,
and they were, like, robbing the train,
and then I had good guys, like,
come out and push them off the train.
And then I used paper towels...
I stuffed paper towels on the train
to make it look like smoke.
Oh, that sounds like a fun day.
Oh, can I play with my phone now?
For a half hour.
Not at the table.
Ask to be excused.
- May I please be excused?
- Yes. Oh.
Baby steps.
- Well, hello again.
- Hi!
Where... Where's Addie?
She said I could come by myself.
Are you bringing the train set out today?
Well, I guess I could... I could poss...
Okay, then.
- Okay?
- Got it.
Now, you're gonna hook these up,
and then...
- Careful, easy.
- Wait.
- There you go.
- Connected.
You know, when I was a kid,
they'd try to sell you cereal to eat.
- Mm-hmm.
- And so what they'd do,
they'd put a prize
at the bottom of the cereal box,
a little prize, like a ring?
Like a Captain Midnight ring
or something like that.
And you'd plow through the cereal
to get to the prize.
You didn't like the cereal,
'cause it wasn't very good anyway,
but you couldn't wait to get the prize,
then you got your ring.
Okay, now, what's next?
Pulling the train along. And go.
Don't you think the train
needs to go through a town?
- Well, yeah.
- See, here's the town.
- Cool.
- Okay.
Wow. Oh, wow, this is a big house.
Well, somebody's got...
Ooh, somebody's very rich.
- Oh, how about a church?
- Oh, yeah, you've got to have a church.
Yeah, what's a town without a church?
There you go.
Now you're talking.
You know, my mom was five when
they first put the streetlights in Holt.
There were many more flowers
on Main Street then.
Where'd they go?
Well, 'cause of the moths.
The moths would pollinate the flowers,
and then because of the lights,
they would go higher up,
away from the flowers.
So why don't they make the lights lower,
like at my height?
I don't know.
That's an idea.
- Hi, Nana.
- Jamie.
Will you wash up for dinner?
- Okay.
- Okay.
- Can I have a sleepover?
- Yeah, sure.
With Louis, too?
Out like a light.
You're good with kids.
What's the matter, honey?
Okay. Come here.
Don't forget Mister Monkey.
Here you go. Okay, here we go.
What are you doing?
- I don't...
- Stay.
Stay. Come on, get in.
- I'm gonna turn the light off, all right?
- Okay.
I'm scared.
Oh, honey,
there's nothing to be scared of.
Look, I'll hold your hand, okay?
I'm still scared.
We're down a run,
but the top of the order is coming up,
and that's where the best hitters are.
You ever seen a game?
You haven't? You ever play?
Whoo! Go! Whoo! Go!
She is so good.
- She's good, yeah.
- She just always has been.
Does he still come by at night?
We don't do anything,
if that's what you're thinking.
- No?
- No!
The hell you waiting for?
The hell you waiting for?
- I'm just rattling you.
- No, it's not what it's about.
When I was a kid,
there was nothing more important
than wanting to chase something
and catch it.
I was always looking
for something to chase.
- Here you go.
- But, you know...
it breaks my heart
to see how lonely he is.
You know what he needs?
I think he needs some real friends
to play with,
instead of us doddering old folks.
- "Doddering"?
- Yeah.
- Hey...
- Huh? Yeah?
How about a dog?
I'm serious.
There's a shelter in Phillips.
We could drive up there.
I don't have energy for a puppy.
I'm not talking about a puppy.
I'm talking about a dog,
like a real full-fledged dog.
House-trained and everything.
You can keep it at my house.
Sounds like you want a dog.
Oh, this one looks nice.
- You want to see her?
- Yes, please.
Come on, girl.
So what... what happened here?
She was left outside during the winter,
so the vet had to amputate her toes.
- What are you going to call her?
- Bonny.
Where'd you get that name?
A girl in my class.
Okay, Bonny it is.
Can we visit her again after dinner?
Yeah. You can have a short visit
to say good night.
Okay, get the damn dog.
Yeah, you don't want it waking up
the whole neighborhood.
I said get the darn dog.
Did you have this in mind all along?
I'm not that smart.
Talk to me. Tell me something
I don't know about you yet.
Hey, you know that dog's
on the bed with him?
I know.
Well, it's going to get your bed
awfully dirty.
I'll wash it.
Talk to me.
I wanted to be an artist.
I had this crazy idea
that I could be a painter someday.
I didn't tell anyone. Diane knew.
And I had it all mapped out.
I was gonna save money.
- Mm-hmm.
- I was gonna sail to Europe and paint.
I even had a teacher draw up
a recommendation
for a student visa for me.
And what happened?
- You mean why didn't I pursue it?
- Yeah.
Well, I thought I had a...
I'd get a teaching certificate first,
and then... then I met Diane.
And, uh, then we got married,
and when Holly came along,
uh, I was already teaching.
And also spending my summers
building houses
because I thought we needed
more money.
I remember you fixing houses
with other teachers.
Or if on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky
Sun, moon, and stars forgot
Upward I fly
Still all my song shall be
Nearer my God to Thee
Nearer my God to Thee
Nearer to Thee
We're here today to remember
Mrs. Ruth Joyce.
Among her many attributes
was generosity of spirit.
Mrs. Joyce was the treasurer
of the Rotary Club...
a 30-year member
of the Holt County Fair Committee...
I was a highwayman
Along the coach roads I did ride
Sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles
To my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood
On my blade
The bastards hung me
In the spring of '25
But I am still alive
I was a sailor
I was born upon the tide
With the sea, I did abide
I sailed a schooner
Round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail
In a blow
And when the yards broke off
They said that I got killed
But I am living still
I was a dam builder
Across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder
On the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell
Into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb
That knows no sound
But I am still around
I'll always be around
And around and around and around
Your left foot. Yeah, there you go.
Then you... go back like this.
And then when you go to throw,
you step forward with that foot.
- There you go.
- Like this?
- Yeah, but wait until I get there, okay?
- Okay.
Let's have it.
Try it again.
You don't understand.
You could be looser, you know?
- Just step forward and throw.
- Okay.
There you go.
Ooh! Hey, strike.
Here you go.
Jamie, this is for you.
This is nice and sharp.
- Okay? Got it?
- And here's one to eat.
Hoo-hoo! Wow.
Don't eat them all.
Save something for me.
Louis, you want a marshmallow?
- Huh?
- You want a marshmallow?
- Is that yours?
- Well, you can have it.
You're gonna love it. Don't you?
I haven't seen your phone all day.
Well, I left it at home because Louis said
it probably wouldn't get connection
in the mountains.
Okay, let's see how it tastes.
Are you ready?
All right, try it.
Mm. Gosh.
It tastes really good.
The marshmallow has actually been cooked.
You know,
we're in that tent right over here.
If you need us, just call, okay?
I love you, Nana.
Good night, sweetheart.
You're awfully quiet, Louis.
Well, I was just thinking.
You know, we used to come here
all the time, just the two of us.
- You and Diane?
- Uh-huh.
We'd come when she was able.
She fought hard, did... didn't she?
Yeah, in the beginning, she did.
But in the end,
there wasn't much fight left.
I would sit with her during the day,
and I would bring her food,
and I would try to get her to eat.
But at the same time, we weren't really
talking to each other anymore, and I...
I think she was basically just saying,
"I'm... I'm done with it."
You know, we... we always think
we can fix everything, but...
some things we can't fix.
We have to learn to forgive ourselves.
Yeah. Yeah, yeah, but that's not it.
You know, I mean, Holly and I were there
when she passed.
I remember...
wanting to feel her leave...
her spirit or something.
And instead, it just seems
like she's still around.
You can tell me anything. You know that.
Look, I'm gonna put this on you.
Now that we're back home,
I'm telling you,
you're gonna miss that mountain air.
- Yeah.
- Come on, girl.
You know, I think I've decided
I really like altitude.
- Hey, big guy.
- Yeah?
- Hi.
- Gene.
Oh, so you got him a dog, huh?
Bonny. Louis got her for him.
You know Louis Waters.
Yes. Hello, Gene.
Hi, Mr. Waters.
I've been trying to call you all day.
Where were you?
You know,
I should be getting back to my place.
- Would you call me later?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- Bye, Jamie.
- Bye. Thank you.
- Good to see you again, Gene.
We went camping.
- It was really fun.
- It was.
- Oh, really? Yeah, you had fun?
- Yeah.
- It was good?
- Roasted marshmallows.
Jamie really liked that.
Yeah, it was neat.
Louis Waters, really?
Can we talk about this later?
Uh, can I take Bonny on a walk?
Yeah, yeah, sure you can.
I know what he did to his family.
I was here, remember?
- That was 40 years ago.
- Yeah, well, it still happened.
He destroyed a family.
He's sorry that he did it, okay?
And he can't fix it now, so...
Can I ask you something?
I heard he sleeps over.
Do you really think that's okay?
I don't see
how that is any of your business.
Well, it is my business
if my kid is involved.
It is my business.
I don't want him to get hurt.
Oh, you don't think he was already hurt
with Bev running off this summer?
Oh, God, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
How's everything with Beverly now?
And your work?
Work is fine.
Work is fine.
I'm fixing roofs.
Well, you know, I'd like to help you
if there's any way I can...
Mom, I'm not asking you for anything.
Really, please.
Hey, Bonny.
Why were you yelling?
I wasn't yelling.
Hey, come here.
What do you say? Let's go home.
- Will Mommy be there?
- No. Mom's not gonna be there.
She... She'll come soon, okay?
Just the two of us. All right? Look at me.
We're gonna have a lot of fun. All right?
I... I don't want to go home.
I want to stay here with Nana.
Honey, it's just your daddy
misses you, you know?
Come on.
I want to stay here with you.
And remember her neck.
You're gonna have to be gentle.
And you're going to be good. I can tell.
Now, you call me, okay?
I want to know how school is going.
I want to know how you are.
- I love you.
- I love you, too.
- You too, bud.
- Sorry, but we really need to go.
All right, you put her
in the car, all right?
- Be patient.
- Yeah.
- Good-bye, Gene.
- Good-bye.
Put on your seat belt.
You know, I feel it, too.
The absence.
But at least he's got the dog with him.
The dog was a good idea.
- Hmm.
- Hmm.
I've got another idea.
You ever been to the Brown Palace?
- In Denver?
- Yeah.
Yeah, I've always wanted to stay there.
What do you think? Just the two of us?
Get away for a few days,
get our minds off of things?
God, I haven't been in the city for ages.
Here you go. Enjoy your stay.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Louis Waters.
Welcome to the Brown Palace Hotel,
Mr. Waters.
- Thank you.
- Mrs. Waters.
Here you go.
Shall we?
What a difference a day made
24 little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
Where there used to be rain
My yesterday was blue, dear
Today I'm a part of you, dear
My lonely nights are through, dear
Since you said you were mine
What a difference a day makes
There's a rainbow before me
Skies above can't be stormy
Since that moment of bliss
That thrilling kiss
- Well, hello.
- Hello.
we're doing this.
- Do you want to?
- I do.
Yeah, but?
- No buts.
- Oh?
It has been a while.
Have you forgotten how?
you know, we don't need to rush.
We can take our time.
I want a Sunday kind of love
Oh, yeah, yeah
I want a love that's on the square
Can't seem to find somebody
Someone to care
And I'm on a lonely road
That leads to nowhere
I need a Sunday kind of love
I do my Sunday dreaming
Oh, yeah
All my Sunday scheming
Every minute, every hour, every day
Oh, I'm hoping to discover
You guys have a good one.
That's you, too, Madame.
Let me tell you about them two.
She is what you would call
an angry bitch...
Hey, Louis.
Hi. How are you guys?
Face from the past.
- Here.
- Here you go.
- Long time no see.
- Yeah, it has been.
I was telling one. Here's another one.
You guys remember the one about
the guy who started to have sex again?
Here I go.
I'm gonna go to France,
which I'm so excited to go to Paris.
I have friends
that have moved to Switzerland,
so I'll take a little break there
and then finally end up in Italy,
right in Florence.
You've got it all planned out.
You sure you want to do this?
Dad. Yeah.
I've already been accepted
into a print-making workshop.
Gonna need any help paying for this?
- I've saved up a little.
- Hmm.
I mean, more than a little,
actually a lot.
You know what I wish?
I wish that you'd find a really nice guy
to travel to Europe with,
go to Italy with him?
Travel around, have him take care of you,
have him cook for you.
Just wait on you hand and foot.
You know, maybe she'll find one there.
Thank you, Addie.
My dad seems to think it's his fault
that my relationships don't last longer
than six months.
But... yeah.
I'm trying to take responsibility
for my own stuff.
- Maybe you two should...
- No, no. Stay, please.
Don't go.
There was, um, a year when I was little
when things weren't so good at home.
And my dad bought me a train set.
And he told me
that we were gonna build it together,
and then when we were done,
it was gonna take us to amazing places.
this is me building my own train.
And I wanted to make sure
to come here and tell you that.
And my therapist wanted me
to come here and tell you that.
I don't know.
I'm gonna hang on to this...
so I can keep track of you.
I'll get the check.
Good for you.
Good for you.
Bye, Addie. Bye, Dad.
I love you. I'll call you!
Oh, my God.
Be careful!
That daughter of yours
is really something.
- Yeah, she sure is.
- Wow.
- Do you know what I realized?
- What?
We're not big news anymore.
We're not only not big news.
We're not even little news anymore.
- Do you want to be news?
- Well, you know what I want?
I just want to live out my day
and then come tell you about it at night.
Where there used to be rain
Hey, Louis.
Oh, hi, Charlie.
Everyone's been looking for you
all morning.
Where have you been?
I was up at Phillips
getting my winter tires. Why?
Uh, hey, Louis, um...
W... What's up?
- Yes?
- Addie Moore?
Addie Moore.
- Oh.
- I didn't mean to scare you.
Louis. Oh, Louis.
Oh, I'm so stupid.
It was just a dumb fall.
I... I wasn't paying attention.
You have much pain?
- Mm.
- Yeah.
I'm gonna have to have surgery,
but I'm gonna be okay.
What can I do?
Kiss me?
How are you?
Oh, I'll be fine.
Yeah, you'll be fine?
I just spoke to the doctors,
and they say it's not so good.
Gene, it's gonna be fine.
I'm sorry. Would you mind
stepping out for a second?
Mom, it's supposed to be
family only back here, all right?
It's okay. I'll go back to the house
and pick up some stuff.
Gene wants me to move in
with him and Jamie.
He's worried that I'm too far away
and on my own.
I told him I was not on my own.
Well, I appreciate that.
I guess it's...
I guess it's good, right?
I mean, he cares about you.
I, um...
I don't think Beverly's coming back.
And he's gonna need help
with Jamie.
So what are you gonna do?
Well, I told him...
that I couldn't just...
I couldn't just give up everything
and leave here.
What was it you said about not trying
to fix everything all the time?
That was for you, not me.
Oh, that's right.
I missed our bed.
Hello? Jamie?
Where's this go?
I think that you can finish this here.
- See if that fits.
- No.
Well, you did great here.
This is awesome.
Yeah, but...
Hey, let's take this into your room, okay?
Come on, here.
Let's finish this off in your room.
Okay, I'm going.
Where the hell have you been?
Shh. Don't start.
He's seven years old.
What the hell are you thinking?
Is it... Is that Louis' truck?
He's inside with Jamie.
So you and Louis Waters are going to
have a pretend family, is that it?
Gene, come up here.
Let me make you some coffee.
Come here.
Oh, come on.
Stop pretending like you care. Come on.
I'm your mother. Of course I care.
No, you don't, and you never did.
And that's okay. It's okay...
I know that I wasn't perfect, but I tried.
No, you didn't! You didn't!
You didn't. Come on.
You weren't there.
I'm really drunk.
Look what I did.
You should see what I did.
Come inside.
Listen, I gotta tell you something.
Do you remember that night...
after the accident at the ambulance?
I remember the ambulance. Of course.
- Yeah?
- Oh, God, Gene.
Now, you remember or you don't.
I'm giving you another chance here.
- Of course I remember the ambulance.
- You do? Okay.
You couldn't even look at me for weeks.
Oh, honey, I never blamed anybody
for Connie's death.
I didn't.
Stop denying it.
Stop denying it.
I'm, uh...
I appreciate you coming here.
Let's go inside.
Let's go inside.
Louis, do you mind
if I sleep alone tonight?
Can I at least help you upstairs?
Addie, you can't let him get
to you like this.
I know you.
I know you're a good mother.
No, I did all the right things.
I took him to his soccer games
and his dentist appointments and...
I did everything you're supposed to do.
He was only five.
He needed me.
I have to try to make things right
with Gene, and for... for Jamie.
You know...
there's nothing for me here either.
Addie, you're where I want to be.
I can't take you with me, Louis.
I can't.
They're my family.
So... So this is our last night?
Bye, Nana!
Have a good day, okay?
The other Bonny.
That time that I was
with my friend Oliver,
and we were just digging
and having a nice little time,
and then suddenly I hit something hard.
You know what that was? That was a nail.
More than a hundred years because
my friend's dad knows a lot about history,
and he confirmed that it was probably
more than a hundred years ago.
And he said it was
more than a hundred years old.
I have it in my room.
- Will you show it to me later?
- Okay.
What do you suppose it was from,
a railroad tie or something?
Mnh-mnh. It looked very thin.
What do you want to do with it?
You want to sell it?
I think maybe keep it.
Keep it and then sell it in ten years.
- Mm...
- When it's 200 years old.
Natural light
that will come into this house.
You've got mature trees.
You know, you just can't get landscaping
like this anymore, right?
It's pretty.
Hey, Rudy.
Hey, Louis.
Sorry to hear about Charlie.
Uh, yeah. He went in his sleep.
That's the best way to go, if you ask me.
"Weeks passed, and the little rabbit
grew very old and shabby,
but the boy loved him just as much.
He loved him so hard that he loved
all his whiskers off.
And the pink lining to his ears
turned gray,
and his brown spots faded.
He even began to lose his shape,
and he scarcely looked
like a rabbit anymore,
except to the boy."
I'm... I'm having trouble sleeping.
Yeah, you and me both.
What should we do about it?
I don't know.
The nights are the worst, don't you think?
I do. I do.
We could try talking.
What do you think about that?
Oh, I think that's a good idea.
Never know what it might lead to.
So what do you want to talk about?
Oh, God, anything. Everything.
The weather.
The weather?
I was a highwayman
Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles
To my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood
On my blade
The bastards hung me
In the spring of '25
But I am still alive
I was a sailor
I was born upon the tide
With the sea I did abide
I sailed a schooner
Round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail
In a blow
And when the yards broke off
They said that I got killed
But I am living still
I was a dam builder
Across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder
On the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell
Into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb
That knows no sound
But I am still around
I'll always be around
And around and around and around
And around
I'll fly a Starship
Across the universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit
If I can
Perhaps I may become
A highwayman again
Or I may simply be
A single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again and again
And again and again and again
And again and again