Suffering Cassandra (2013) Movie Script

All right what's the matter?
You love it when I beat box.
Did I do anything?
Did I say anything?
No but that's just my
point you're not doing
or saying anything.
Can I just sit here and
not do or say anything
and have that be fine?
If you're catatonic.
Don't be an asshole.
I know you're in a bad mood,
I know why you're in a bad
mood I just wish you wouldn't be.
I'm not in a bad mood
we just got a late start
it's gonna be dark in a few hours
and we still have to do this.
You're being insensate.
I don't know what that means.
We'll be in and out.
I doubt.
Even though it's still
a little ridiculous
Cassie you spent...
I really don't wanna have
this conversation right now.
But we need to at some point.
No, stop concentrate.
I am concentrating
I'm concentrating on the
incendiary chemical reaction level
that my body is experiencing.
Yeah well drive or we're
gonna have an incendiary crash.
Fine, fine.
You'll be in and out right?
Yes I'll grab my laptop
charger and we'll go.
Good 'cause I fucking hate her.
Glad I'm getting you out
of town for a few days.
We'll be moving you into your dorm soon
you'll start school a
couple of days from now
we will be over all of this.
Right back here.
Yes because I work
here, I'm out of school
it's election season I
barely got the weekend off
to do this.
You'll be right back here with Helen,
and you'll be three hours away.
Helen is nothing more
than a good friend of mine.
Who wants to sleep with you.
She doesn't wanna sleep
with me and I don't wanna
sleep with her, I don't
feel for her that way
I feel for you that way.
How can you say that you
two have a history together.
History repeats itself Eddy.
That is a completely irrelevant adage.
You told her you loved her.
Freshman year, Jesus
you wanna talk about
history repeating itself...
We have this argument over and over
I want you to trust me.
It's called a woman's intuition.
It's called an erroneous notion.
I'm not getting out of
the car when we get there.
EDDY: Why not?
Because fuck her.
Please try and be nice,
she's not aware of her status
as our relationship's primary affama.
I'm not getting out of the car.
It's getting really cold in here.
I don't like artificial comfort,
it bugs me.
- Hey!
- EDDY: Yo.
Where's Cassandra?
In the car.
Hey you made it, woo!
Senior year, yeah!
So you got my charger?
Jeez, all business huh?
I'm sorry that was crass.
Not unlike you.
How are you?
I'm good.
Do you have my charger?
What no good?
HELEN: Try and be decent okay?
EDDY: Hiding the cordiality of it?
Speaking of cordiality
you guys wanna come in
for a quick libation?
I'm making margaritas.
I am about to drive three
hours to Charlottesville.
All the more reason
to start drinking early.
Eddy are we going?
Hold on!
Actually I might take you up on that.
Hey let me ask you something is it just me
or does that car over
there look exactly like
Fernando, is Fernando here?
Yeah he drove me back from New York
after the audition.
I haven't seen him since graduation
you didn't tell me he was coming.
You're gonna be out of town
I didn't wanna bother you with it.
Well is he staying here?
Mm hmm, my parents are gone for the rest
of the month so I don't care.
Well what is he hiding?
He's upstairs sleeping.
Helen it's five PM.
He's a chronic napper.
Yeah chronic you know.
Tell me about it.
EDDY: So how was your
audition by the way?
Eh, oh my god, you wanna go upstairs
and wake him up?
Eddy, what's happening?
Just hold.
Yeah okay.
Are we going?
EDDY: Cassie.
EDDY: Remember my friend Fernando?
The one that lives in
New York who I always
tell you about?
You mean your cousin?
EDDY: Yes, right.
And what about him?
EDDY: He's here.
EDDY: He's upstairs sleeping.
You said this would be in and out.
It would be in and out
we'll go in for a moment,
surprise him and then go
out Cassie I really want
you to meet him.
Why is this so important to you?
EDDY: Well first off he's
one of the best people I know
who is a guy by the way so I'm sure
that'll help the point.
Don't be an asshole.
And secondly,
he works at a really
prestigious editing firm
in Manhattan.
You work at a really
prestigious editing firm in DC.
Yes, right but the difference is
I'm on a three month contract
and one and a half of those months
is already up.
So you want him to get you a job?
I'd love to at least
impart on him the notion
that I'll be looking soon.
And he's one of the best people I know.
CASSIE: This house is all
Eddy chalked it up to be.
Is that so?
I've elaborated.
See all the guitars?
Well when you got it flaunt it,
that's what my mama taught me.
Bet she did.
Your house is huge.
My parents can be a bit lavish.
I can tell, it's really excessive.
On three, all right,
Oh shit!
God you are such a jerk.
All right I'm the
jerk he's the one that's
sneaking around my room and shit.
Are these my maracas?
Off in the room and go
back to a conversation
we can all participate in.
I see you haven't taught her Spanish.
HELEN: Barely ever
shows his face anymore.
Seriously Cassandra,
it really is wonderful to finally meet you
I feel like I already know you.
How's that?
Well you're all anyone
ever hears out of this one
while you're away he pines
for you on a very constant
very annoying basis.
CASSIE: I seriously doubt that.
He's not lying.
You guys sticking around or what?
Sadly no, I gotta get my
boo over here to school.
Come on, give me 10 minutes
I'll get dressed, I'll meet
you downstairs, come on.
Yeah, I'm making margaritas.
He's driving.
I'm driving.
I'll make you a virgin.
Like surgery?
Yeah Helen that doesn't work on a man.
HELEN: I hate you both.
Fine, but we need to be
back on the road in like
10 minutes.
Come on, I'll show you the house.
Come on I was just getting naked.
Bunch of prudes.
The family room.
The usual furnishings.
And, the kitchen, I think we can all grasp
the basic concept here.
And, when in Rome, you guys want a snack?
What are you grabbing?
HELEN: Your favorite.
Then yes, a Klondike bar will do.
You're a Klondike bar,
hey you want anything?
I'm fine.
Are you sure?
Oh I have some awesome beef jerky
do you like beef jerky?
I'm a vegetarian.
Eddy, first to jerk finish dessert?
Klondike bar will do.
You okay?
You sure?
Yes, enjoy your snacks.
I'm so glad she knows so much about you.
It was real nice.
I don't know why you think it's okay
to throw around sexual
innuendos in front of
your girlfriend, but it's not.
It's a stupid joke.
Here you go, I brought
you some dried fruit
and no Klondikes left unfortunately.
To the basement.
Come on.
HELEN: Ta da.
Pretty cool right?
Do you leave these
lights on all the time?
Yeah, why?
It's pretty wasteful.
Of what?
CASSIE: Energy.
Oh, right,
well we just started
composting so we figured
it balances out our enviro karma.
EDDY: It's getting cold.
HELEN: Yeah you've never
properly acclimated to any
climate north of the equator.
EDDY: I'm hot-blooded.
HELEN: Can't change blood.
EDDY: Or cultural association.
HELEN: So where are
you from again Cassie?
CASSIE: Marin County.
HELEN: That's like San Francisco right?
CASSIE: More or less.
HELEN: So what does that make you?
CASSIE: In regards to what?
HELEN: Your blood.
Maybe like you're mild-blooded
or moderate-blooded.
CASSIE: I don't get it.
EDDY: Well 'cause it's always so balmy
in California you're not hot-blooded
but you're also not cold-blooded.
HELEN: Oh you might
have nice dry breezy blood.
EDDY: Refreshing blood.
HELEN: This is starting to
sound like a Twilight porno.
EDDY: HBO already made that show.
Where's the bathroom?
It's right back there.
Are you guys really composting?
Fuck no, but she was
about to hand me over
to Green Peace I had to say something.
I'm sorry she can be a little
ideological sometimes.
My god why does she hate me?
She doesn't hate you.
She's teeming with hate,
it's practically oozing out of her.
It's very ornate but it's not true,
she thinks you're great.
HELEN: Jeez you are fast.
I was using a tissue.
HELEN: Hope you recycled it.
When's your cousin coming down?
HELEN: Why are you in such a rush?
We got a really late start on the day
so we just wanna get moving.
HELEN: Okay.
But you can't leave without seeing
the coolest part of the house.
I'm so excited.
HELEN: This room pretty
much explains itself.
Insane sound system.
GROUP: Cheers.
I missed you guys.
You didn't put too much of this right
I'm driving in like 20 minutes.
It's practically virgin.
FERNANDO: Also practically unlike you.
HELEN: Rude.
I'm just saying I didn't know you could
spawn such missives.
I can spawn you a punch in the face.
Ah, so Eddy how's the politics going?
It's good, it's lucrative
for the time being.
And the culprit of why he
never shows his face anymore.
The hours are nuts, you
know editing political
commercials is sort of
an indefatigable process.
Mudslinging is a business
that never sleeps.
Sort of like drug trafficking.
EDDY: In essence.
That's what I like about you Eddy,
you realize what you're doing is partisan
and borderline reprehensible but
you follow through with it.
When put in those terms
I'm not exactly sure
it's a commendable trait.
I think he means I have
no illusions about me.
That is what you mean right?
Your boyfriend has always been
far more eloquent than I
which is why I work in
editing scripted television
whereas he has to pull
sort of from real life.
Eddy told me that you
worked in reality TV.
Exactly, scripted television.
One works in reality TV,
one in political advertisement,
both scripted, fake, and
exercise about the same
amount of influence and bad vibes.
You know now that she says it
we're not so different are we?
The difference is stability,
yeah reality TV is
banding about year round
whereas I can only land this gig
every two year election cycle.
FERNANDO: I didn't
know you were on contract.
I'll be out of work one week after
we vote on the next batch of
loonies to run this country.
That's not what you
think about the people
you make commercials for is it?
Because I agree.
EDDY: I believe I'm
batting for the right team.
And by the right team I don't
mean a team on the right.
Oh Democrats.
You could call it a Democrat,
I like to think of
myself as a human being.
Ouch, listen just because my parents
make a lot of money and
they don't wanna give
half their loot to the IRS
does not make me a bad
person for supporting
their Conservative values.
No I'm cool look I believe
in God as much as the next
Latino but voting to
the right lacks logic.
I second that.
I think.
What are your political
affiliations Cassandra?
Yeah you can tell us
this is a safe place.
I don't really have any.
I don't believe in politics
I think it's stupid.
Ah come on, you gotta
believe in something.
CASSIE: I do, I believe in the earth.
You're from San Francisco.
CASSIE: More or less.
Marin County.
How'd you ever pair up with Eddy?
What's that supposed to mean?
Well didn't you almost do that
enviro internship for your minor
the LA on the Hill one?
Yeah I was working
with congressmen on green
legislation I never actually took it.
It was a nice effort.
More like a nice gesture.
I'm all about enviro policy.
Whoa whoa you're already a theater major
you can't get too Liberal on your parents
or they might disown you.
I just don't think
that the Hill is going to
do anything of worth until
people start recognizing
what the environment
problem actually means.
Eh it has a voice.
It's just a day to day concern for me.
People waste and waste
and they're presented
with the facts, but they
don't do anything about it
because they feel as if
they won't make a difference
when this is our world
that we're talking about.
For us, for our children.
I know you're anti
the Hill but you'd make
a great politician.
She's got zeal.
And more and more
evidence continues to ratify
the existence of global warming
and yet people equate it
with it getting a little
hotter outside.
That's not what it means?
I'm fucking with you it's the
crux from an Al Gore film.
The point is is that
weather has nothing to do
with climate change, and
politics has nothing to do
with global action.
This is our planet that
we're talking about
and if we don't put forth the extra effort
into taking care of it like
turning off the lights
when you're not using them
or investing in solar energy
then we're all contributing
to the eventual
decay of our planet.
I'm a little out of breath.
This margarita's really strong.
To shorter showers
and lasting friendships.
This wasn't so bad.
Mis amigos, listen it's been swell
and all that but it's about time we.
The hell was that?
What was in those margaritas?
Oh my god.
Global warming bro.
No, no, no.
But it was such a nice day out.
Northern Virginia has the
most fickle weather ever.
Almost parallels its political climate.
Thank you.
You know Eddy right now is not
exactly the time for jokes.
What are we gonna do?
What do you mean?
She means you can't drive in that.
Whoa were we on the same page there?
We'll just wait it out.
We understood each other.
Helen right now is not
exactly the time for jokes.
Some random cloud passing through
you know those hugely run the course
very quickly right?
Yeah it should let up soon.
VOICEOVER: This storm is not letting up
anytime soon.
Heavy winds and more clouds are coming in
from the northwest and
we're expecting things
to get even worse.
Be sure to stay inside
and keep off of the roads
until this thing passes.
Oh my god.
Damn it.
No, no, no.
All right guys this is fine all right
don't sweat it, I have plenty of rooms
if it comes to that.
And let's be serious what
are weathermen notorious for?
Sunny dispositions?
They're known for being wrong.
I think I'm getting a headache.
It's probably the margarita you want
an Advil or something?
No I'm fine.
You sure?
Yes, I like to watch
what I put in my body.
So that makes one of you.
Would you stop punching
me in the same arm
I have two here you know.
Let me know whatever you need.
I have weed.
I do.
You wanna lay down for a bit?
I'm gonna take her up
to the guest bedroom.
Okay mi casa es su casa.
And I'm not being trite by saying that
only culturally participant.
Come on let's go.
You can just you know
push my shit off the bed
don't worry about that.
You feel better gringita.
CASSIE: This is a disaster.
EDDY: A natural one.
Don't be an asshole right now.
EDDY: It's not so bad.
Of all the places to get stuck.
We could've gotten stuck in that
and be pulled off the
road somewhere right now.
This is worse.
And by this you mean
the beautiful mansion
stocked full of food,
comfort, and good company.
Why is this happening to me?
Well pass, we got a late
start on the day anyways,
we'll pass and we'll go.
I'm tired I just wanna sleep.
Take a nap.
You know I did recently read about a new
purported cure for
headaches and the best part
is that it's all natural.
What's that?
Passionate and spontaneous fornication.
You read this.
Dr. Oz.
That's a TV show.
Right I can't recall at the moment
but it was a credited scientific journal
written by environmentalists
and vegetarians
that really know their shit.
You wanna have
spontaneous and passionate
fornication right here?
That incendiary chemical
reaction you sparked earlier
has an awful afternoon.
And I'm trying to help your head.
Trying to help your own head.
Oh you're quick.
I suppose having sex in the house
would be a good fuck you to Helen.
Just about all you need too.
All right but I forgot
my pill last night
so you have to use a condom.
That's fine by me.
I like her.
You do not like her.
You don't like her.
Oh I don't like her?
You said it not me.
So do you like her or not?
I like her just fine,
she's a pain in the ass yeah
but I can tell why Eddy's into her.
He's more than into her,
she's a distraction.
All women are distractions.
HELEN: That's not true.
FERNANDO: That may be the
only true thing in this world.
I would never be a distraction
to any significant other.
I would be supportive.
FERNANDO: Yeah but
you're a bit of an anomaly.
HELEN: And how so?
FERNANDO: Well you're a driven person
and driven people don't
fall into male or female
distracted categories they
just fall into driven people
which you are in which case
you'll never be a
distraction you'll only get
Eddy's a driven person.
FERNANDO: Exactly.
And Cassandra distracts him.
FERNANDO: Yeah but
she's got fire to her.
Eddy's always been attracted
to women like that,
and me too I guess.
They're just so different.
Every time I've seen them together
they seem like complete
opposites you know?
FERNANDO: I think he's
doing all right for himself.
He wants to be in New York.
FERNANDO: Who doesn't
wanna be in New York?
You get to be.
Have you even been auditioning down here
you just keep coming up to Manhattan.
The audition yesterday was my first one
since college.
I'm conflicted on whether I wanna try to
break into the DC theater scene
or if I just wanna go back to New York.
FERNANDO: Sounds like Eddy's suffering
the same ambivalence.
Eddy's suffering Cassandra.
We have had sex everywhere.
We're passionate.
We are not lacking in that department.
And I think you've spoiled
me for all other women.
I mean it.
You too.
For all other women.
That's very funny.
I'm funny.
I may not engage in jokes that are
about politics or music
but I'm very funny.
No only 'cause
I don't think
a recovery time that's
quite as physically possible
but know that mentally I'm all over you.
I hope so.
What's that supposed to mean?
Just means that I
hope that I stimulate
something besides your hormones
that we
connect on a deeper
more intellectual level.
I don't think we can connect any deeper
than we just connected
about 45 seconds ago.
I'm serious.
I love you for you.
For your mind as well as your body.
Wait, wait earlier when I said
we were passionate you
said we're not lacking
in that department, do
you think we're lacking
in connecting with each other?
CASSIE: I want you to love me for me
not for how good we are mutually in bed.
EDDY: That's not the case, all right?
We're stuck in this storm.
There's no one I'd rather be stuck with.
Stop taking this fucking condom off.
Fucking hate condoms.
What are you doing?
EDDY: Flushing it down the toilet.
No don't flush it down the toilet.
EDDY: I don't wanna
throw it in the trash can
leave evidence.
So don't flush it,
if you don't ruin the plumbing
you'll further pollute.
EDDY: So what should I do with it then?
Give it to me.
EDDY: If you say so.
I'll recycle it.
You coming back down?
No I think I'm gonna take a shower.
Isn't it dangerous to take showers
during thunderstorms?
I hope so.
Well that was dark.
You don't think Helen will mind?
Take a shower.
How was the misses?
VOICEOVER: She's feeling better,
she's upstairs taking a shower.
Oh I don't think there's
any soap in that bathroom.
Thanks for putting up with Cassie
she's just a little exasperated
by this whole thing.
The storm or coming here?
The storm.
She seems like a nice girl.
What's she study?
EDDY: Biology.
Could've guessed that one.
Well enough about my escapades,
what's up with you lately?
Lately, not my dick.
You know I was wondering
when you were gonna get lewd.
HELEN: Becca's not as
easy anymore apparently.
You're still messing
around with that girl?
From what I observe a
text every couple of hours
and the occasional ring ring.
New York, barrage me with
stories of late nights and
New York is unreal.
It really is.
You know Helen spends
half her time here in DC
and half her time wishing
she was back in New York
like when we were in school.
She goes into this hyperbolic state
when she starts thinking about it,
that's how you know.
That's not true, it's just
New York is literally the only city
where people can really live you know?
See what I mean?
Yeah I don't blame her DC is nice,
it's clean but...
EDDY: But what?
It's lame.
It's an important city.
I don't know why you insist
on holding her back.
I mean she wants to live near me.
You're just gonna have to deal with that.
How am I in any way holding Helen back?
HELEN: I'll move there eventually.
You know she hasn't had a
single audition this summer?
Okay I'll do that eventually too.
Since when am I in
charge of Helen's life?
It comes with the territory.
Seriously, both of you need to move up
and soon, I mean you're
on contract after all.
Yeah something to think about.
It's actually something I'd
like to talk to you about later.
I'm just surprised
you haven't done it yet.
Be father from Cassie I don't
know how she feels about that.
Told you a distraction.
A what?
Just a second, now don't get me wrong
I think Cassandra is lovely,
but don't tell me at 22 years old
you're starting to plan
your life around this girl.
HELEN: Come on bring it
back that belongs to me.
VOICEOVER: How was your shower?
There's no soap up there.
VOICEOVER: I told you.
I wanted to get my stuff moved in today.
Hey think about it as an extra day of
fun and debauchery on your last summer
before senior year.
True next summer won't be summer
it'll be real life.
Not a cynic but they have a point.
HELEN: Besides, you're just in time for
never have I ever, okay?
EDDY: It's a stupid game.
I know what it is,
I'll sit this round out.
FERNANDO: Come on gringita.
You know what, I'll start.
Never have I ever
done coke.
Yes I knew it.
That was targeted and racist.
You want a target I can
target with the best of 'em.
Never have I ever
done anal.
It was a one time thing with an ex
okay shut up both of you.
Isn't that like a mortal sin?
Hey I never claimed to be
sexually conservative okay?
Can I talk to you for a second?
Yeah, yeah sure.
All right.
CASSIE: Are we really doing this?
EDDY: If you wanna
go I'll drive for you
I'll take the risk if it makes you happy.
I don't want you to feel like you're
taking a risk, I want you
to be comfortable doing it.
Well I don't feel comfortable doing it
and I don't think it's a good idea
but I did promise you
I'd get you to school
and I'll say bye to everyone.
That wasn't really the
reinforcing confidence
I was looking for.
Well Cassie we don't have to stay here
we can try and make it back
to my place if you want.
Really can we do that?
Is it drivable?
Oh Jesus.
HELEN: Power's out!
FERNANDO: The power's out!
HELEN: Hey the power went out.
I think the power is out,
really is the power out?
HELEN: Yeah, wait you guys aren't
thinking about leaving are you?
Well we can't...
We can't drive in this
we're gonna have to stay.
Cassandra this is a really good idea.
Really I couldn't tell
by the ear to ear grin
on your face, could yoU be
a little less bummed Eddy.
You don't have to be sorry.
So it's officially a party then.
I wouldn't call it that.
FERNDANDO: You're right
it's a party without power
might as well start stripping now
because it's gonna get
hot without this AC.
You can go first gringita.
HELEN: I'm so glad you're staying.
Both of you.
Oh this can only be conducive
to very sexual things.
Like old times and new times.
Or to old times, you know what I mean.
Old times and new times.
All the time in the world.
I hate it.
EDDY: Hey hey hey hey.
Stop doing that.
FERNANDO: Right hand red.
HELEN: Damn it.
You don't even wanna play.
FERNANDO: Left hand and right foot
Right foot blue!
More more more more.
Wait guys, I'm having Vujah de.
EDDY: What's vujah de?
It's the feeling that
none of this has ever
happened before.
I brush my teeth I comb my hair
Oh oh oh oh
Are you ready?
HELEN: Are you ready?
HELEN: Wait but are you ready?
Ask me if I'm ready one more time.
Are you ready, are you ready?
HELEN: Right foot.
Grab the drinks.
Guys, I found these
generators in my garage
and I'm thinking they can light up
some of the small lights.
Let's see.
EDDY: All right!
You know it.
How did you market that?
Really strong.
VOICEOVER: Any luck?
VOICEOVER: Move over I
thought you were useful.
So, what's been the deal with
men in your life?
What's the deal with men in your life?
You heard me.
What men in my life?
You haven't met anyone over the summer?
I haven't been looking.
You haven't been auditioning,
you haven't been pursuing love interests,
you're having a dormant summer.
You don't spend much
time with love interests
last I recall.
In fact a bit of a man whore,
Becca, remember?
You been spending a
lot of time with Eddy?
As much as I can, we
usually go out on the weekends
but he spends a lot of time at work
or with Cassandra.
Can I be blunt?
If I'm being blunt I believe you need
some good Spanish lovin'.
Your Latino moves won't work on me.
They require sensuous translation.
So it's not my Latino moves you want,
maybe it's something a
little closer to home.
Now you're just speaking Spanish.
Breakers are useless.
So what's the verdict?
Is the power on?
Well then you can deduce the verdict.
Someone's in a mood.
I wish she was in a mood.
I like trying some sin.
Less energy, I don't hate it.
Wait, that's genius.
We don't need electricity for light.
FERNANDO: We don't?
HELEN: Candles.
Let's get some candles.
Come on,
let's go together.
FERNANDO: Is that weird for you?
Is what weird for me?
I can feel the air
thicken just being around it
I can't imagine what it's like
being caught in the middle.
EDDY: I don't know
what you're talking about.
I'm actually afraid they're
not gonna make it back
with those candles.
Yeah I know what you're insinuating
and it's not like that.
FERNANDO: They hate each other.
Helen doesn't have a
problem with Cassandra.
Okay, Eddy,
I know that you love to
remain blissfully ignorant
and I know you've been
avoiding this for years but
come on.
You're getting very
arcane on me Fernando
I'm having trouble following.
She's in love with you dude.
And I love her back.
Wait are we talking
about the same person?
I know there's some
candles in here somewhere.
You can come in you know.
Sorry this room just makes me
a little uncomfortable.
What is it?
All the angels?
HELEN: You're not religious?
Well you won't get burnt
if you come in I promise.
I know the room's a bit
garish, my parents are
pretty religious.
I believe in God.
I don't know if I'm
particularly rapt in the whole
church aspect of it or
with all the relics and stuff but yeah.
I believe in God.
HELEN: Your parents
never took you to church
or anything?
No they did, I was pretty involved in it
when I started high school.
HELEN: So what happened?
The more I got involved
the less I felt like
I was doing anything real.
The priests were all
sermonizing jerks and hypocrites
and I thought that
people following tenants
like they do is unhealthy.
You've got quite the
voiced opinion on this.
In fact, you have quite the voiced opinion
in general I've noticed.
I'm not trying to offend you
I just think that the world is what's
really here.
We're really here.
Here in this house?
You're right.
I'm kidding, funny thing
about science though
is it's still all theory right
I mean that's what I learned in my
very basic science class.
Science is science.
HELEN: Candles.
VOICEOVER: Oh, this is cool.
VOICEOVER: Yeah it's nice.
VOICEOVER: And energy efficient.
Guys, let's have a deep conversation,
this lighting's putting me in the mood.
It's about time.
So what should we talk about?
I have a question.
What's the question?
Are any of you religious?
You don't know if your
own boyfriend's religious.
CASSIE: I already know
his confusing take on things.
Well it's not confusing,
I don't think this is
something we should discuss.
No no, this could pan out to be a great
deep conversation.
Can you say deep one
more time but slower?
Well, Cassie and I
already touched upon this
briefly earlier.
You did.
Yeah, she saw the
room with all the angels
and was curious.
EDDY: And what did you say?
I told her I had faith but
I didn't really follow
Christianity too closely.
I mean not for any reason
against it or anything.
Yeah I'd say that's
a pretty common theme
with God and people nowadays.
You're not religious are you gringita?
I think it's fair to say
I think our spiritual upbringing
definitely contributed to our
ideologies, not to
undermine it but we were
exposed to it a lot.
I forgot you guys are cousins.
I didn't know why I wouldn't
think that you had
similarly aligned beliefs.
Well we're not actually cousins.
What do you mean?
Well we're Spanish cousins you know
we're not related but
our families were so close we just
decided to call it so.
EDDY: It's a Spanish thing.
Apparently everything's a Spanish thing.
I'm not a Spanish thing.
I'm a purely American thing
just like you sister.
I'm not a thing.
My family descends from Ireland.
Yeah so does mine.
So does everyone's.
You ever notice that
everybody's Irish nowadays?
I mean I just say I'm American,
I think at one point in
time people are just gonna
have to accept that this is
where their family derives from.
Just as they had to do with Ireland
or any other country for that matter.
You're a trendsetter.
I know.
My family's only a few generations out.
Don't take me too seriously, I'm drunk.
EDDY: Helen?
HELEN: Yeah.
EDDY: Is that your dad's new guitar?
HELEN: Oh yeah I forgot
to show you earlier.
Can I go play it?
Go for it dude.
I believe I should join
you in this endeavor.
So, tell me things.
Like what?
HELEN: Like who are you?
I mean you're dating my
best friend after all.
I like to think that I'm
dating my best friend too.
Well he really loves you,
I can tell you that much.
Thanks, I know, you don't have to.
And I admire you for handling him.
He's a bit much sometimes.
How do you mean?
Come on, the guy can
barely dress himself.
He is kind of a mama's boy.
I remember when he told
me that he couldn't even
do his own laundry.
He still can't.
How is it?
VOICEOVER: It's amazing.
Yeah like a Zafteg woman.
What's up with you're
more lecherous than normal today.
Can I be serious with you for a second?
By all means.
I have
not gotten laid in like
four months.
Matter of fact I haven't
really been doing that well
for a while.
EDDY: Really?
Well what happened, what about Becca?
It's like you graduate
college and suddenly
all the girls are the exact opposite
of the way they used to be.
Like you remember I was
like El Ray in school.
No I think you're being
a bit hyperbolic now but
you did all right as I recall.
Everyone wants
boyfriends, everyone wants
commitments, who wants
commitments at our age?
Youth is for fun and
exploration last time I checked.
Listen I know you've
got a good heart but
can I be honest?
Go for it.
How do I put this?
I think it's your perpetual toil with
sublimating these sort of
libertine ideals that
maybe worked out for you in college
when things were freer
and less defined but now...
But now in the real world
things are more defined?
Field's bigger, things are harder.
And people want security
to counterbalance that.
Even if it's more on the artificial side.
You eloquent mother fucker.
Oh you two have fun in there?
What's going on here?
Oh are you kidding me?
Well the candles are formally lost.
I got an idea.
Power's back let's take advantage of it
everyone come on, bring the guitar.
Enough with the Spanish!
Oh my god, oh my god.
VOICEOVER: Was I right or was I right?
All right we haven't
done this in a while
so do not judge.
But seriously though.
Hey, you okay?
We're just playing a song together.
CASSIE: I know, and I trust you.
Yeah I think.
It's been a while.
I know.
Every mornin'
Every evening
Ain't we got fun
Not much money
Oh but honey
Yeah we got fun
The rent's unpaid dear
And we haven't a car
But anyway dear
We'll stay as we are
Even if we owe the grocer
Ain't we got fun
Tax collector's getting closer
Ain't we got fun
There's nothing surer
The rich get rich
and the poor get poorer
In the meantime in between time
Ain't we got fun
Every mornin'
Ain't we got fun
Not much money oh
But honey
Ain't we got fun
The rent's unpaid dear
And we haven't a bus
But smiles were made dear
Oh for people like us
Even if we owe that grocer
Ain't ain't we got fun
Tax collector's getting closer
Still we got fun
There's nothing surer
The rich get rich
and the poor get poorer
In the meantime
In between time
Ain't we
Ain't we got fun
VOICEOVER: Oh my god I love you guys.
Helen, come.
As you wish master.
I don't know why you guys didn't like
seriously pursue music you're so good.
'Cause Eddy's lazy, I kept trying to
goad him into songwriting
but he never would.
There's ample time yet we're only 22.
I think I wanna go lay down
You okay?
Yeah I just think I drank too much.
You did look a little thirsty in there.
You need to throw up?
No I just need to lay down.
Come on I'll walk you up.
I can manage.
I should follow her.
Story of my life.
EDDY: Wait up.
Go back downstairs.
Let me help you.
CASSIE: I don't want your help.
Baby come on.
CASSIE: Don't baby come on me.
Just go back downstairs and help yourself.
EDDY: Why are you acting like this?
CASSIE: I said drop it.
EDDY: It's usually
the result of drinking.
Don't be an asshole Eddy.
I'm not trying to be.
I'm gonna go lay down okay?
Wait, wait this is Helen's room.
I think you should come
back to New York with me.
Oh yeah?
You can stay at my place,
I'll return the favor.
It's tempting.
Come on, you don't have any commitments
here you don't have any
plans, you need to be
auditioning, I can't think
of a single reason why not.
I don't know if I'm ready
to go back to New York yet.
Don't you miss theater?
Yeah of course I do.
But you know, DC's the third biggest
theater market in the country so.
It's nothing like New
York and you know that.
Yeah I know.
It's Eddy isn't it?
You don't wanna go back
to New York without Eddy,
and now with Cassandra
starting school up again
you think you can get things
back to the good old days.
You won't be there so it won't be like
the good old days.
Well I'm here now.
Nice shot.
I'm very perceptive aren't I?
HELEN: You're pontificating.
You don't like it?
Hey, let go man,
you're drunk.
Sorry beautiful.
And you're not being perceptive.
There you are.
I'm sorry that I can't
play a musical instrument
and that I can't engage in post
college discussions and that I don't know
anything about politics.
Stop it.
I'm sorry.
Cassandra it's fine
you don't have to be sorry.
You do love me right?
You really gotta stop asking me that.
VOICEOVER: Not everybody
has our tolerance.
That's not something to boast.
Life is for boasting
and toasting my friend.
If you don't do it now,
you'll wish you had later.
Cheers to that.
I don't know why but
I feel like this storm is
happening for a reason.
Oh boy.
I'm serious.
There's something bigger here
that we're just not aware of.
The time grows nigh Eddy,
the Spaniard soothsayer said so.
I'm afraid Cassandra isn't
as illusive about this storm as you are.
She's not very illusive
about a lot of things is she?
She's creative just in a different way.
FERNANDO: She's not an artist.
She doesn't do art.
Not everyone does.
That is what makes her
innately different from you.
You're an artist, she's a scientist.
At your core, those two discrepancies
are the cause of your
relationship problems.
Relationship problems?
Who says we have relationship problems?
Listen I'm only throwing
in my two cents here but
things do seem kinda tense between you two
from time to time.
Listen, I think she's lovely,
you know that.
But you need to realize how different
you are from each other.
Ideologically, and the things you...
Okay I don't need you
to analyze my relationship
that you know nothing about.
Right you are.
Which is why
I think I will focus on something
I do know something about.
I am drunk and I am calling
Okay, go call trollop
town I hope it'll be
a good libido booster for you.
Well you know what 22
that's all I'm good for.
Wise words from a strange Latino.
You think so.
I like to at least.
I think he's kind of into you.
No no, best friend remember?
That doesn't mean anything.
Yeah you're telling me.
Come on come on.
Come on please pick up.
FERNANDO: Hey, bonita.
VOICEOVER: What's up?
Just calling to say hi.
VOICEOVER: Are you drunk?
FERNANDO: Yeah, a little, a little bit.
I miss you.
Did you hear what I said,
I said I missed you.
VOICEOVER: Look Fernando, I'm at home
watching a movie right now, okay?
No you're not, why don't
you just wanna talk to me?
this has gotta stop.
Hey can I ask you a question?
Okay but it's not a
question I've asked before
and it's kinda personal.
That's really portentous I would say.
HELEN: So you're
giving me the green light?
Since when do you ask me if you can
ask a question, just ask it.
Why Cassandra?
I'm sorry if I'm prying but you gave me
the go ahead.
No no that's not prying it's just
a question between best friends right?
So we're still best friends?
There's no one I'd rather
be stuck in a storm with.
Okay so now it's my prerogative to know
since you've reaffirmed
my best friend status.
Well can I ask you a question?
Why do you even have to ask?
I'm gonna be blatant with you.
You guys are like yin and yang.
I'm serious.
You're so different from
one another and I have
a suspicion that it makes
you miserable and that
I don't know, you're only
with her to please her
or something.
My turn to be honest?
I think I have a particular proclivity
for becoming attracted to women I'm not
particularly compatible with.
Doesn't that make you miserable?
A bit frustrated sometimes, sure, but
I don't know despite
all these mental things
that repulse me or upset me
I can't help but feel
this sort of magnetism.
You're referring to Cassandra?
I have the sensational
pull towards her and
I know she feels it for me too.
It's why we work.
You think she's hot.
You can't claim to love someone
just because you're
physically attracted to them.
No I know but it's not just that
it's something animalistic you know and
not logical at all.
It's something that
definitely has to be there
if I'm gonna commit to any woman and
if we're talking physically
it definitely has to be there
or else my friend here doesn't like to
perform so well.
Are you serious?
Back in college I got with
some beautiful women right
and you would always
wonder why I didn't go
all the way with them.
I did not wonder.
You would ask questions.
I wondered a little.
They all really bored me.
They bored you sexually?
Not exclusively but yeah you know
there wasn't that
passion, there wasn't that
intrinsic connection that I only feel with
a few others.
But like I said it's not all about sex.
I think what it comes down to is
feelings aren't tangible,
they're not logical,
they just are.
I feel for Cassandra.
I don't get what I have to do
to prove to you that I
want you back I need you I
want it to be just like the old times.
VOICEOVER: Well that was
a long time ago Fernando
and I'm sorry but you blew it.
I don't wanna be mean to you.
I just wanna be better,
I'm trying, I really am.
I'm trying to seek penance here.
need to seek somebody else
so stop calling.
VOICEOVER: Let's do a shot, come on.
Are you serious?
Dead is what I'm gonna be
if I keep doing shots.
Remember when you and I used to
drink all night and then drink some more?
I recall but the difference
was we were dancing
you know, firm believer
that if you're dancing
you can drink all you want.
Well then let's dance.
Yeah, first we'll do a
shot, and then we'll dance.
I don't know, I'm getting pretty tired.
HELEN: Then you need
a shot to pick you up.
Alcohol's a depressant.
You're being a depressant, come on.
One shot now, one shot after we dance.
Listen I'll do the shot but
I don't think dancing is such a good idea.
HELEN: Why not?
You know why not.
Come on, you're not gonna
indulge me for this one?
I don't know.
HELEN: We haven't had
just us time in forever,
you remember how much fun we used to be?
We'll see having all space respect.
Yeah well I learned from the best.
Let's go.
Oh my god that was so much fun.
Haven't danced like that in forever.
Oh I love this song.
Yeah I think it's funny that
my Latino musical taste comes from
old songs like this that
my parents listened to
and that's where your taste comes from.
Introduce us to new things.
Oh my god.
Oh fuck I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry.
Oh my god what the
hell are you, oh my god.
I was tucking you in.
I'm sorry you looked cold.
I looked cold?
You're not exactly wearing much.
Oh my god turn around!
FERNANDO: I didn't mean to startle you.
Don't apologize for startling me
apologize for waking me up.
I was dreaming I was out
of this fucking house.
would a little
clam suffice?
It'll be our secret.
You know what I'm not opposed,
light it up.
All right.
It's been a really long
time since I've smoked.
Eddy doesn't like you smokin' huh?
It's not that he would
ever tell me not to do it,
it's that I feel like he'd
be judging me if I did.
You're not alone there.
He and Helen always give me shit for it.
CASSIE: I much prefer it to drinking.
You're not alone there either, cheers.
Better than drinking?
Although I admit
I'm still a little drunk.
Is it redundant of I say
you're not alone there again?
Do you wanna
I'm gonna get really high.
You're already drunk
it'll just help soften the edges
instead of violently shaking them around.
My head doesn't really
spin when I drink.
No I just get really sleepy.
Yep, really high.
You just get sleepy.
You a throw up person
or a blackout person?
Well you know
some people drink too much and throw up
others drink too much and blackout.
You're either one or the
other I'm assuming you're
the latter since your
head doesn't spin.
Yeah I guess I'm more
of a blackout person
I don't really drink that often.
Well you are marrying
into an alcoholic family
let me tell ya that.
Between Eddy and Helen and me
it gets pretty crazy.
Please do not refer to
Helen as family please.
I'm sorry.
I'm a throw up person myself.
I like to smoke a little
bit before I drink it
usually helps level me out.
Hey, gringita,
one more shotgun.
CASSIE: You know, I don't
appreciate you calling me
gringita I know what it means.
FERNANDO: I'm just messing with ya.
I know.
Come on, don't be a loafer,
if you're gonna smoke
with me you gotta put some
effort into it.
Come on, shotgun.
- CASSIE: All right.
- Okay.
Oh my god!
Oh my god.
Oh my god.
I'm sorry, no.
Oh my god Eddy, Eddy!
FERNANDO: Sorry I'm high I'm...
No just...
Did I bore you?
Wait Cassie, hold
on, it's not what it...
How was that for you?
That's what you want isn't it?
You can have it all, it'd be so easy.
Brains and beauty I'm giving it to you.
No no no no, but we were just dancing,
just dancing.
Damn it I'm hungry.
I'm progressive, I can hang with the gang,
I can do wild and crazy things
and I can be funny.
I can do it all for you.
What the fuck is going on Helen?
I'm a great girlfriend.
And you all are fucking nuts
and you're incestuous and this is wrong.
What is happening in my life right now?
Oh well I am upstairs being harassed
you two are embracing
each other's harassment
and it's fucking disgusting.
Just slow down.
What do you mean you're
upstairs getting harassed?
Oh your cousin
or your friend or your brother
whatever the fuck he is
was up there kissing me.
He had his tongue down my throat.
How do you like that Eddy?
Oh my god.
VOICEOVER: Fernando.
Fernando open the door!
VOICEOVER: Oh I'm sorry man I'm fine.
Open the fucking door now!
What the fuck is wrong with you man?
HELEN: Stop!
Stop stop stop stop.
Get off, since when do
you fight people Eddy?
EDDY: Hey maybe I overreacted.
CASSIE: React his
tongue was down my throat!
EDDY: Will you chill out for once?
Oh what the fuck is that?
EDDY: Jesus.
Is that a condom fuck?
Cassie I thought you
said you threw it out!
CASSIE: Yeah whatever.
Did you just fuck in my house?
EDDY: There's no soap in this bathroom.
Yeah what's the big deal
it's the guest bedroom.
What's the big deal?
What just 'cause it's
not my room doesn't mean
it doesn't fucking effect me.
We didn't have sex in your room.
Why'd you say it like that?
Did you try?
We didn't have a condom
so we didn't have sex.
You are a real piece of shit sometimes.
CASSIE: Turn off the
shower you're wasting water!
FERNANDO: You turn it off.
CASSIE: Oh my god!
EDDY: What the fuck was that?
I don't know the shower like
exploded or something.
EDDY: Didn't I tell
you not to take a shower
during a thunderstorm?
Oh my god!
Yes, I kissed your girlfriend
out of some sad base inclination
that I just had your spunk in my face.
EDDY: That is a deliberate
insult you jealous fuck.
I'm the jealous one.
You don't think I notice your subtle
deal over my position in life.
Your position in life?
You're a debased pig.
What sort of position is that?
Not my job man.
You know that you would
rather be in New York
living it up
than stuck here in northern Virginia
with a girl.
HELEN: Hey this is my fucking house.
CASSIE: He's my fucking boyfriend.
HELEN: Yeah, yeah great.
CASSIE: Get off me!
HELEN: Stupid bitch.
In my own god damn house.
CASSIE: Are you serious?
EDDY: Hey hey hey hey,
hey hey hey!
Hey Jesus!
Get the fuck off me!
What the fuck is wrong with you?
You're all crazy.
Hey you and your fucking fake cousins
and your fucking fake friendships
and your fucking fake religion
and you brought me into all of it.
I'll clean this up man just go get her.
Yeah go get her.
Break me but fucking chase her.
Just go.
VOICEOVER: Cassandra!
What are you doing?
You know what Spanish
people aren't the only race
that call close friends cousins.
Everyone does that.
EDDY: I know.
What do you want from this?
I wanna make it work with you,
I wanna be near you.
CASSIE: In New York?
It's there it's something I think about.
And Helen?
Is my best friend.
I thought I was your best friend.
You are but she is
too in a different way.
New York, Helen, it's
all the same thing Eddy.
Allegiance, you think I had that
you turn into conflict with me
is a figment of your imagination.
They're not illusions and they're not
figments of my imagination
they're repressions.
You repress your feelings for her
and you focus on what's here and now.
Me, a job in DC,
I can see it it's palpable.
What are you talking about?
Let's forget about all this shit.
You're a liar Eddy.
Maybe not in a traditional
sense but you lied.
You lie to yourself you
lie about your feelings
and you lie about what you want
and you lie about me.
And it's having a domino
effect on everyone around you.
I'm not lying about you.
I fucking love you.
I don't know what I feel right now.
And I don't have to lie and
say that I love you back.
Because I can admit that.
VOICEOVER: This storm
turned hurricane is now
completely out of hand.
We expect the worst.
Currently heading towards
the southeast coast
and slowly dissipating.
Can you turn it up?
I can't really hear it.
mainly damage this area
Lockwood but not in less of a range.
Cassandra find the towels all right?
Yeah she had one from
earlier when she showered.
And Fernando?
He's upstairs sleeping.
You had sex in my house.
I know.
It was rude.
It's not unlike you.
I gave you your charger right?
Yeah, put it in the car.
She distracts you.
I know.
You distract me.
You don't have to be sorry.
Every morning
Every evening
Ain't we got fun
Not much money
Oh but honey
Ain't we got fun
The rent's unpaid dear
We haven't a car
But anyway dear
We'll stay as we are
Even if we owe the grocer
Don't we have fun
Tax collector's getting closer
Still we have fun
There's nothin' surer
The rich get rich
and the poor get poorer
In the meantime, in between time
Ain't we got fun
And we know that we're missing out
As we run in attempt to be free
But we know what this love's about
Still we're scared
So we'll fake it
But we don't hate it
No no
No no no
And oh it's so wrong
Yeah it's okay
To want to feel protected
Yeah I owe you so much
Yeah you mean so much
To me oh
Do do do dum dum
Do do do dum dum
And I don't hey hey
Oh oh
Oh oh oh
And I'll start over and over again
To the same dance
Maybe hold hands
Yeah the list goes on and I'll
Get over get over those old fears
No more shedding tears
'Cause I'm a waste of time we spent
You know I can't wait to do it again
And oh it's so long
Oh it's okay to wanna feel protected
Yeah I love you so much
Yeah you mean so much
To me
Oh oh
Do do do dum dum
Da do do da da dum
And I will start over and over again
To the same dance maybe hold hands
And the list goes on
And I'll get over get
over those old fears
No more shedding tears
'Cause of the wasted time we spent
You know I can't wait to do it again
You know I'll be all right in the end