The Ribbon (2024) Movie Script

- Do you know this tradition?
We always pass this ribbon down,
generation to generation.
You wear it in your hair
today, and on the day
you bring your little one
home from the hospital,
you pin it on their
little outfit.
- It's my something blue.
- Yes.
- But what if I have a girl?
I got this, right, Mom?
- Yes.
- Okay.
- You're gonna be fine.
You're so beautiful.
- There.
You are absolutely
Only, you should have
finished your degree
before getting married.
- Mom, don't start.
- I'm just saying.
- I know, I know,
and I appreciate it.
I just, try not to do anything
to upset Molly today, please.
Besides, it's Christmas.
- Fine.
- Molly is a fine girl, really.
Your mother and I,
we love you very much
and you already know that.
We just, we don't wanna
see you get distracted
from fulfilling all your dreams.
- Thanks, Dad.
But Molly is my dream.
- Please.
His dream
- What?
- Really?
- You heard him?
- Give me a break.
- Rose, come on.
Let's go enjoy the day, alright?
- I'm his mother.
- I'm his father.
Come on, this is his day.
Come on.
- Fine.
- You may now
exchange the rings.
By the power invested
in me by God,
I now pronounce you
husband and wife.
You may kiss the bride.
- Kristin!
Turn it off already, I'm up.
Get up.
Where's the milk?
- Really?
- What's that?
- Almond,
it's good for you.
- I don't drink almonds.
Where's the milk?
- Almond's alkaline.
Better Ph balance for digestion.
Breakfast is the most
important meal of day.
- Nevermind.
I've gotta go get dressed.
- Have a good day.
- You need to quit studying.
You're not going to college.
- Molly?
- Just a second.
- Is everything okay?
- We're pregnant.
- Oh, my gosh.
- Hey, man, back in town?
- Every two weeks.
Same ol' drill.
So, uh, how's the
old lady doing?
- Don't ask.
- Something wrong?
- I'm not sure about it anymore.
- Not thinking about
leaving her, are you?
- She wants too much.
She needs to go find herself
a doctor, lawyer or something.
- You know, Bo, I've been
coming here a long time.
I've never met her,
but I think I know her
and I think she'd
be lost without you.
- That's what I
like about you, Jim.
Bartender's supposed
to be the therapist,
but you never miss a visit to
come by here and check on me.
- Well, it
gets lonely offshore.
- Hey, how was your day?
- Did you read that all day?
Or go look for a job?
- I'm, I'm gonna go to college
and then I'll get a job.
- Like what?
What kind of job you think
college is gonna get for you?
- Maybe I'll be a nurse
or an artist or something.
- A nurse or an artist?
What kind of college is that?
I hate to tell you, Kris,
but you ain't got
the smarts for it.
We need to get you a job.
- Maybe I can
study while I work.
- Whatever.
- Maybe there's more
important things
I wanna think about right now.
- Like what?
- I wanna get married.
- Get married?
Kristin, rich
people get married.
Folks like us, we just find
a way to live together.
- Marriage isn't about money.
- It's everything about money.
You have all these fancy wishes,
college, marriage,
I bet you want a new
house too soon, don't you?
- We don't have to
live like our parents.
We can do it all better.
- Don't ever accuse me
of being like my father.
I am doing it better.
- I didn't mean it like...
What's so wrong with marriage?
What are you afraid of?
- I ain't
afraid of nothing.
Marriage just ain't
necessary, that's all.
- You do love me, don't you?
- Baby doll, I'm happy
just the way we are.
- I'm pregnant.
- What?
- We're gonna have a baby.
- No, no, no.
Say that again?
- Come on, Bo.
Be happy.
You're gonna be a daddy.
- How could you be so stupid?
I mean, how could you do this?
- Do what?
I didn't do this.
You did.
- I depend on you
to use your brain.
- The one you said I don't have?
- What are you planning to do?
Have a baby, go to college,
while I break myself
trying to support us.
I mean, how do you plan
to pay for all this?
I couldn't get you in
classes even if I wanted to.
- You don't have to have it
all figured out right now.
We just have to know that
there's a baby inside of me
and it's part of both of us,
and we are gonna take care
of it and love it and-
- No way.
You're gonna get yourself a job
so you can get an abortion.
Now don't look at me like that.
I didn't sign up for this.
- Yeah, you did.
You talked me into
quitting school
so that we could live together.
You wanted this life with me.
- With you, baby.
Just with you.
But you ain't bringing
no baby inside my house.
- You did this.
You took me out of school.
You got me pregnant.
Now you're gonna
help me raise it.
- Don't talk back to me.
I said no.
- And I said yes.
You're a father now.
Grow up and own it.
- I told you, I'm not my father.
I ain't having no
baby I can't support.
- And I'm trying to make
you better than him.
- How could I be better when
I can't even support us?
- Go ahead,
walk out on this.
You're exactly like him.
- Don't talk to me like that.
Get an abortion and get a job.
I'm not helping you.
- You said that you
would be there for me.
- You wanna be pregnant?
Go for it.
But you and your baby find
another place to sleep.
- You don't, you
don't mean that.
- Go on, get outta here.
And take your college
prep books with you.
You're gonna need it for
you in your new life.
- Bo, we, we need you.
- Get outta here.
I ain't having no baby.
- Does these look done?
I don't want them to burn.
- Would you relax?
It's just my parents.
- Yeah, but I want them
to be okay with this.
- They like you.
- Which one do you think
they'll like better,
vanilla or mulberry?
- Whichever one you like.
- Vanilla.
- Hey, c-come sit.
- So, what's the business?
- What?
- You called us in here like
it's a business meeting.
What's going on?
- Oh, let me take a coat.
- I'm good.
Let's just get to the business.
- Hmm.
Is this about duck hunting?
You know the season's
about to start.
- Light the candle,
it might help.
- Okay, Mom, Dad-
- Let me guess.
You're pregnant.
- Um...
- What?
- You know, Molly made the
best chocolate pastries.
- Um...
I think I'm gonna have
one of those pastries.
- Who is it?
- It's me, Kristin.
- What do you want?
- I came to see you.
Can't a girl come see her mama?
- You're in trouble?
- No.
- You hurt?
You need money?
- Mama, Mama, can
please come in.
Nothing's changed in here.
- No, it's different.
I got a new chair.
- Okay.
So how you been?
- Why you wait so long to ask?
- I've been busy.
- You got a job?
- No, but I'm going to college.
- You ain't got a job and
you're gonna pay for college.
You still with Bo?
- Not really.
- I see.
He's not taking
care of you anymore.
So what you need from me?
- I just need a place to
stay for a little while.
I'll get a job.
I'll look for one tomorrow.
Please help us so we're
not on the street.
- Us?
Who's us?
- Oh, well, I wanted
to surprise you.
I'm having a baby.
- You think you can
just show up here,
pregnant, broke,
homeless, no job,
and I'll just drop
everything and support you.
- I thought we could room
together, just for a few months.
- You tell that deadbeat
boyfriend of yours
that I ain't the cleaning lady
for his last night's party.
And thanks for coming to
see me after 18 months.
- You told me if I quit
school, not to come back.
- Don't come back.
Go get an education
and take care of that baby.
- I like it.
- You're not supposed
to be in here.
- I know, I know,
just right here.
But I like it.
Your mom says it needs to
be darker, more golden.
- All the reason
to keep it lighter.
I'm glad you like it,
now get outta here.
- I need to tell you something.
- What's wrong?
- I called around
to all the daycares
and they're almost
as much as my salary.
- Well...
- Well, I mean, what if
we can't afford this baby?
- Hey, don't
talk like that.
- Yeah, but what if
your parents are right?
- Hey, baby.
- Hi, Mom.
- Hey, sweetheart.
- Hey, Dad.
- We brought a
gift for that baby.
- Thank you.
- Hey.
- Hey.
I was painting.
- Oh.
Oh, really?
- Yeah.
- Let me see.
- Hey, Tim, how are you?
- Good.
- I love the color.
- You do?
- Yes.
- Wanna sit down?
- Okay.
- So, Josh, are you
ready for baseball camp?
- I've decided to go
to band camp instead.
- Oh.
- We agreed to baseball.
- Ah, so Molly has been
picking out baby names.
- Mm.
- Ooh.
- What do you guys
think about Jessica?
- Oh, I like that.
- I'm sure
whatever you decide,
you're making the
best decisions.
- Mom, don't start.
- What?
It's just that you finished
your teaching degree first
and Lana finished nursing.
I mean, I-
- Mom, me and Molly have jobs
that we're both happy with.
- Well, your father and
I have been discussing it
and, and if you and Molly
decide to go back to college,
we'll pay for the both of you.
- It's never too late.
I mean, especially
now that there is a
baby on the way, right?
We just, we want the very best.
- Yeah. Yeah.
- Mom.
- What?
- Look, I'm sorry that I
never became an accountant
and it doesn't matter
that I married Molly
or anything else that I do
because nothing I do
is good enough for you.
- That's not true.
We just feel you could aspire
to be so much more than-
- Than a writer?
- Yes.
He's writing a
novel about a tree.
- Ooh, excuse me.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Don't let my mom
get to you, okay?
You know how she is.
- Yes.
- Are you okay?
- Yeah, I just feel weak.
- What?
Oh, my God, Mom!
What is-
- What's going on?
- What's going on?
- Oh.
Call 911.
- I'm calling 911.
- Oh.
- Oh, hello, how may I help you?
- Yes, I'm here for the job.
- Oh, ah, the job?
I've got the applications here.
Just one sec.
Ah, right here.
There you are.
There you go.
Uh, is it Kristin?
Hi, Kristin.
Um, have, have you
ever had a job?
- No, sir.
- No?
That's okay.
Everybody's gotta
start somewhere, right?
What about, um, did you,
did you graduate from
high school with-
- No.
- GED?
Where are you, where
are you living?
- I was thinking about
getting an apartment
after I got a job.
- That's a sound choice, I...
I tell you what, Kristin,
I got a feeling about you.
How about you come by,
you sweep up a couple hours
a week, nothing too heavy.
But it'll, you know, buff
up your resume a little bit.
How's that sound?
Does that sound good?
I'm, Jack, it's
nice to meet you.
Uh, come back
tomorrow around three.
- I give up on this chapter.
Let's go ride the lakes.
- Hungry?
So, what's your name?
- Kristin.
- So, Kristin,
where are you from?
- Around here.
Out of town.
- Okay, where are you headed?
- What?
- Your goal, your plan in life?
Where are you headed?
- I just figured I'd
sweep this floor.
- Hm.
Here, come check this out.
Come here.
This is called Satin,
it's from our newest line.
It's a little softer
than the other ones,
kind of powdery,
like baby's feet.
Can you believe that with
all these smells out there,
designers are still coming
out with new scents.
I like to imagine
that I'm the designer.
Anyway, you should try
it, it's my new favorite.
I think it suits you.
Not that one.
- Your work called.
You need to go sign your leave.
- You go sign for me.
- I want you to get outta bed.
- I want you to tell your
mother I'm worth something.
- What?
I do tell her that all the time.
Come on, baby.
Don't let this
depression get you.
I had to knock the
cobwebs off of them.
- I don't think I want to.
- You know what the doctor said
is the best cure for depression?
Come on.
- Well, well, well, if it
ain't the prodigal daughter.
Seriously, how are
you holding out?
- Good.
I think I'm through crying now.
- Really?
Molly, meet Kristin.
She's gonna help me
design my next fragrance.
- Oh, I have a replacement.
- No, she's just gonna
be helping us out
for a little while.
- Thank you.
- Want one?
They aren't good for you,
but if you're hungry then...
- Oh, no thanks.
Uh, doctor says I need
to watch the sweets.
- Yeah, white bread's
bad for crying spells.
But look, this
one's whole wheat.
- Okay.
Um, well, I guess I'll
catch you guys later.
Thanks for the bagel.
Do you think it was
God's way of protecting us?
- From what?
- I don't know.
Doing something wrong?
- I think maybe we
weren't ready yet.
Or maybe it was
just an accident.
- Your parents can
be happier now.
- I don't think they
wanted us to lose the baby.
- Well, you can be
happier now, right?
Go back to college.
- Okay.
I'm happy.
I have everything
I want right here.
I love you.
- I love you, too.
Hey, Kristin, is that you?
Uh, what are you doing here?
- I'm just, um, resting
before I go home.
- Okay, well, our, our car
is close if you need a ride.
- No, thanks, I'm just
gonna rest here for a bit.
- Okay, well, um,
have a good night.
I'll see you soon, okay?
- Hey, how's it going?
Uh, something's changed.
- Oh, yeah, it's no big deal.
Things change
sometimes, you know?
- You left her.
- It's not like that.
- Come on, Bo, I'm your
barroom therapist, remember.
- Uh, between you and me,
she's a lot to handle
right now, okay?
- And?
- I don't
wanna think about it.
Let's have a drink.
- You sound guilty.
- You want the usual?
- What did she do?
- She's pregnant.
Look, I don't wanna
talk about it.
Let's just have a drink.
- Uh...
no drink.
- I'll take one of those.
- You got it.
- Hey.
- Well, what do we have here?
- She sure is pretty
to be out here alone.
- It's a pretty day.
Let's go do something.
you have to get out of bed.
You know, I think my
tree needs to grow tall,
find a way to reach
above the canopy.
- What?
- You know, get more sunlight.
- Alright, come on.
Come on, baby.
- No.
- What?
- I don't wanna come on.
I don't wanna pretend
like everything is normal.
- We can't change it.
You've gotta let it go.
- I don't wanna let it go.
- But people lose things.
We have to move on.
- You don't even care.
- Look, I care.
I can't change it.
- I just wanna go home.
- Kristin?
Are you all right?
Can I sit?
Do you have a place to sleep?
Now Molly hasn't been
feeling well lately.
Doctor wants her
to take it easy.
No cooking or cleaning
or even laundry
until she gets to
feeling better.
It'd be a big help
if you'd come over.
Here we are.
- Hey.
- I had to talk her into it,
but she agreed to come
help us for a while.
- Okay.
So, um, at the
end of the hallway
is the room you can stay in.
Just, I just gotta clean it up.
Uh, bottom cabinet is
where all the towels are.
Just, if there's anything
that you need from us,
uh, just let us know.
- Okay.
Are you having a baby?
- Um, no.
maybe someday.
Let's get you something to eat.
- You okay?
- Yeah, I mean, I'm,
I'm just not sure.
- About what?
- I just don't
know anything about her.
I mean, she's not from anywhere,
she doesn't have anyone.
- That's why she needs us.
- That one.
That's definitely the one.
- This one?
- Definitely.
- Well, you know, that's
the one that made you hurl.
- Maybe I like it better today.
- Okay, good.
Try it again.
That girl's allergic
to baby's feet.
- Is she okay?
- You okay?
- Weak stomach.
- Hm, well, I have
some good news.
It's payday.
Do you know what you're
gonna spend it on?
- I know my first ingredient.
I want my GED.
- That girl's gonna
make a good smell.
I can see it.
- You did what?
- Mom, calm down.
It's gonna be okay.
- Oh, you wait until your
father hears about this.
- Hears about what?
- Oh, Tim and Molly here
decided to take in
a homeless person.
- You did what?
- We are temporarily
offering our couch
to one of Molly's coworkers
who, who's looking
for an apartment.
- Now I'm gonna leave the two
of you alone for this one.
- Nice.
Really, Tim, the
choices you make,
I will never understand them.
- Are you all right?
- Hey, you want some breakfast?
I'm making some mimosas.
- Uh, no thanks, I don't drink.
- Oh, okay, well,
just some juice then.
- Um, I was just thinking
this would be a really
great place to raise a baby,
you know, eventually,
after you paint the room.
- Well, thank you, but Tim
and I aren't really ready yet.
- Yeah, I, I just meant
someday, whenever you are.
- Yeah, thanks.
Um, how do you want your eggs?
- Just the whites.
- Really?
The yellow's where the taste is.
- Well, the whites
are all the protein
without all the cholesterol.
- Okay, you've got it.
See, studying, it never
really interested me.
It's good that you
like it though.
- Do you think I'm smart
enough to go to college?
- Sure, why not?
I mean, you never
know till you try
and there's nothing
stopping you.
- Right.
- Kristin?
You okay?
Oh, my gosh.
You're pregnant, aren't you?
You are, right?
- Please.
I'll find my own apartment.
Just give us a week.
Don't put my baby
out in the cold.
- Like what?
- I don't, I don't
wanna be homeless again.
My baby will starve.
- No, of course not.
Go ahead and just tell us.
Just come in here,
let's sit down, okay?
So, how
far along are you?
- I think I'm in my
second trimester.
- You think?
Have you been to the doctor?
You don't have
insurance, do you?
It's okay.
We can go to the state office
and apply for benefits.
- I'm really lucky to have you.
- It's okay, don't worry,
we're gonna help you.
- When the baby's born,
I want you to take it.
- You don't mean that.
- No, really.
I, I want the baby
to live with you.
- Why?
- I don't have anything
to offer a child.
- Kristin, being a mother
is not about having
something to offer.
Being a mother, I mean,
it's in your heart
- Right now, my heart tells me
that I'm no good to be a mother.
- Hey, man, you all right?
What's going on,
why'd you leave?
- Ain't she a beauty?
- That's yours?
- Yeah, can't you tell
she's got my eyes.
- Nice.
Um, that ain't about me.
You don't
understand our situation.
- Bo, I haven't seen
my daughter in 20 years.
I wasn't ready to be a daddy.
I did some stupid things.
- Look, I appreciate your
advice, but that ain't about me.
- Bo, do you know
why I come here?
To see my daughter.
- Hey, you walked out on me.
- That's what we both do best.
- Don't accuse me
of being like you.
- Take a look
in the mirror, Bo, huh?
Quit making excuses.
- It's not fair.
You've known where yours was.
I might be there for mine
if I knew where to find her.
- Yeah, I knew where mine was.
But you just lost her.
- You really are her father.
- I am just like you, Bo,
the other man who
broke her heart.
- Why do you do this?
You come to my bar
every two weeks
just to find out how she is.
But you never had the
nerve to say hello to her.
- Has she ever
even mentioned me?
- She doesn't know you exist.
- She's better off that way.
- Have you ever thought
about what you would do
if you saw her?
- Hm, and what are
you gonna do, Bo,
when you see yours for the
first time in 20 years?
- They look pretty.
- Come smell these.
They remind me of
our first date.
- Mm, yeah.
- There.
- So I'm going to take
Kristin downtown today
to sign up for benefits.
- Yeah, sounds like a good idea.
A little help till
she gets on her feet.
- Uh, she's pregnant.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
- Is there a father around?
- No, her boyfriend left her.
He threw her out.
- Maybe we should tell
her to find another place.
Look, just, I don't want
you taking on too much.
It sounds like a
lot of problems.
- Well, she needs us.
You said so yourself.
- I just don't want
you taking on too much.
- Maybe it's what I need.
- Okay.
- Did you ask him?
- Um, ask me what?
Still not telling
the secret, huh?
- You don't want to know.
- Try me.
- She wants us to
adopt the baby.
- Oh.
What do you want to do?
- Seriously?
- Yeah.
What do you want?
- I, I mean, I don't
know what I want.
You would do it.
- I think we're the better
option for her child.
Aren't we?
- Morning.
- I made this for you.
- Thank you.
We'll do it.
- Really?
- Tim said yes.
- I hear somebody
has some big news.
You're really a blessing
for Molly and Tim.
This baby's gonna
be healing for them.
- I'm the one that's
being blessed.
- Well, that's the good
thing about blessings.
They're for everybody.
- Have you ever thought that
you had life all figured out,
but then once you
lose everything,
everything actually gets better?
- Every time
something got better,
something had to be let go.
- That's just the way
life works, right?
- Every time.
But, just remember,
letting go isn't always easy.
- Oh, I'm sorry, you what?
- Mom.
- This is the worst idea
you've come up with yet.
- Tim, do you even
know this girl?
Where did she come from?
- She lived on the
other side of town.
What difference does that make?
- She's probably a drug addict.
This is a drug baby.
You, you don't want that.
- Actually, she's very healthy.
She's studying nutrition
and she wants to go to
college to be a nurse.
- Hmm.
- Hmm.
- Hmm.
- Maybe she has more sense
than anyone here.
- Mom.
- You know,
what if this is our only
chance to have a baby?
Do any of you care?
Do you care what I want?
- Timothy Andrew Hartford.
- That's all you care about.
Just your place in society.
- I do everything for you.
- That's the problem.
- You don't appreciate it.
- Yeah, but this is my life.
- Excuse me.
- Why does this
happen every time?
- Tim, I love you.
- Hey, Mom, just stop.
- Hey.
Why are you packing, baby?
- I can't take this anymore.
- Don't say that.
Look, we need each other.
- This isn't what I need, okay?
I need to go back to my family.
- Molly, don't say that.
- Why didn't you finish
college, Tim, huh?
Because your parents
think you're a failure
and you're determined
to prove them right?
- What? No.
- You said living was
the cure for depression,
so when are you gonna start?
- Molly,
living to me is being with you.
- You don't go
after your dreams.
You don't get your
parents off your back.
This pregnant teenager
has more guts than we do.
Stand up for something,
Tim, stand up for me.
- Molly.
- Hey.
What's wrong?
Where's Molly?
- You sure
you don't wanna talk to him?
- You know, I thought
that when you get married,
you made decisions together.
A partnership, you know?
I think that this single
mom going to night school
might be better for a baby
than a crowded
village going nowhere.
- Maybe there are some lessons
you and Tim need
to learn right now.
- Thanks, Mom.
But I really don't wanna
learn any lessons right now.
- Have you ever tried
giving a makeover?
Come check this out.
You can try on me.
- Do you think
she'll ever be back?
- I think she's
hurting right now.
She just needs some time.
- I just don't know
what to do without her.
- It'll be okay.
She'll be back.
And in the meantime, you
can try this makeup on me.
You don't think it's my color?
- You created this.
Why can't you just be
happy for our children?
- I...
I want what you want.
- You say you
want their happiness,
but it's always as long as
you get whatever you want.
- How dare you?
You're the one who's
always trying to,
trying to pay for everything.
- Stop.
I didn't work my butt
off for opportunities
for this entire
family day after day,
just so you could come along
and make the kids hate them.
- Shut up.
- Can I help you?
- Where's Kristin?
I need to talk to her.
- If I knew where she
was, why would I tell you?
- 'Cause I'm the father
of your grandchild.
Where is she?
- Father of my grandchild.
You know what you are?
You look just like the father
of my child, spitting image.
I spent all those years
keeping Kristin away from
a man who would hurt her.
And all she did was go running
back to the exact same thing.
- Listen, I mean-
- No, you listen.
You've screwed her life enough.
That girl needs an education,
an apartment, a job.
A man is something
she don't need.
- Kristin!
Kristin, are you in there?
- I don't know where she is.
And I pray you never find her.
- Kristin?
Are you okay?
- No.
No, I'm not, I'm not okay.
- Can I get you anything?
- Um, do you have
any grapefruit oil?
- Any what?
- Nevermind.
- Here.
Well, hey, I brought pizza.
- No, no pizza.
- But I thought you
were craving it.
- No, that was yesterday.
- Oh, how about some tea?
Baby, answer the phone.
We can work through this.
Look, I don't know what
to do with a pregnancy
and I definitely won't know
what to do with a baby.
Whatever I need to do,
I'll do it for you.
Just come home and help us.
I can't take care of
Kristin by myself.
Baby, please,
open the door.
I need you.
Kristin's gone.
- What do you mean she's gone?
- She ran away.
- Okay.
Let's go find her.
So what happened?
- I don't know.
She wasn't feeling well.
You know, pregnancy does
strange things to people.
- Oh, oh, over there.
Over there, okay.
- Okay.
- Okay.
Okay, okay.
- Let's go, come on.
- Kristin?
- Oh.
- Oh, we need you.
- Tim.
- I came to tell you that
me and Molly are family now.
We make good choices
and Kristin's gonna be a
part of our family now too.
We are going to adopt the baby.
Are you all right now?
Hey, look at me.
I need you all in.
Okay, I'm not signing
unless we're all in.
- Tim.
- Hey.
- Christopher Jackson,
Jackson Family Law.
- Nice to meet you.
So what's this gonna
cost, uh, around $1,000?
- Yes, and, uh, it helps to
bypass the adoption agency, so.
Unless, of course,
there is any contesting.
If that's the case,
then you would need to
get a different attorney.
- My mind's made up.
I, I wanna do this.
- Well, if everyone's ready,
you can sign right here.
- Merry Christmas.
- You found her?
Where is she?
- Judgment day, Bo.
Which man are you gonna be?
- I just need to find her.
I'll take care of her.
I promise.
- Why is she so
important to you now?
- You.
I never thought having
a father mattered
until I met hers.
And then when I
watched you walk away,
I realize how much it hurts.
You talk to her?
What'd she say?
- I'm not a godly man,
but maybe our paths
crossed for a reason.
Me walking into her life
right now would be a disaster.
But maybe you walking
in could save her.
- That is a sorry cop out.
You were wrong about me.
I am gonna be a
better man than you.
- Well, you have had
an exciting few months.
- Just thought that maybe
I was too much for them.
- And in the end, you found out
that they loved
you, didn't they?
- What causes people to love?
- It's natural, it's what
God put us on this earth for.
The real question is what
causes people not to?
- I don't know, what causes it?
You have all the answers.
- Now that goes
against my God-given instinct.
I don't have the answers.
Well, you about finished up?
You can go ahead and clock out,
and I'll meet you in the back.
We're closed.
Open the door.
- Smells good.
So I thought
about what you said,
and I've decided to
go back to school,
but not with my parents' money.
We're gonna do this on our own.
- Ooh, Tim Hartford,
I cannot wait to share
this baby with you.
And I made you hot chocolate.
It's hot, it's very hot.
And gingerbread.
- Hmm.
- Bo, what are you doing here?
- I came to see you.
See how you're doing?
- I'm okay.
What do you want?
- I came to bring you home.
- Can I help you?
- I'm Bo, Kristin's boyfriend.
Come on, baby, let's go home.
Come on, Kris.
- No, she's not going anywhere.
- Tim.
- What, is she your slave?
- No, she's the
mother of our baby.
- Tim, maybe just let's
let him talk for a minute.
- I'm not letting him talk.
Who is this guy,
think he can come here
after all this time
and think he can take our baby?
- Kristin, come on,
I'm taking you home.
- Look, she's not
going with you.
- Try and stop me.
- Get off of my property.
- Come on, baby, let's go home.
- Kristin is home.
So go back where you came from.
Just get outta here.
- I'll leave.
But I'll be back.
- Ultrasound looks good.
Everything is normal.
Expect you to have
a good delivery.
- Oh, do we know yet if it's
gonna be a boy or a girl?
- I want it to be a surprise.
- Oh, but Molly and Tim needs
to know so they can plan.
- It's your baby,
what do you want?
- We can wait if, if that's
what Kristin wants, yeah.
- Well, then, we'll wait.
- Can I sit?
Oh, you almost finished, right?
- Just studying
for my last exam.
- I am really proud
of you, Kristin.
You set a goal for
yourself and you did it.
Has anyone ever told you
they're proud of you?
Well, you should know
that Tim is going back
to school because of you.
- Me?
- Mm-hmm, yeah.
Creative Writing.
You inspired him.
- And I shall be telling
this with a sigh.
Somewhere ages and ages hence.
And I, I took the
road less traveled by.
And that has made
all the difference.
Our graduates, would
you please come up.
Start with Kenneth Box.
- Thank you.
- Wendy Fersad.
Noah Eastwood.
Alyssa Mesh.
Sadie Eastwood.
And last,
but by no means least,
Kristin Smith.
- Go, Kristin!
Well, you've beaten the odds.
Congratulations, graduates.
- So, do you have any, uh,
Christmas Eve traditions?
- My mommy used to make gumbo
and then we'd get in the
back of a pickup truck
and go caroling
when I was little.
- Well, maybe we can take
a caroling ride later.
Kristin, we're really glad
that you're spending
Christmas with us.
Oh, lemme show you something.
So this
is a generation ribbon.
It's a tradition of my family.
And whenever someone has a baby,
we pin it on their first outfit.
- You were having a baby
right, before I came?
That's why you were
painting the room.
- We're still having a baby.
You're just carrying
the most important part
of our family now.
- I really appreciate
everything you've done for me,
I'm going back to Bo.
- Why?
I mean, you're, you're
part of our family.
When the baby's born, we
want you to come stay with us
and help us take care of it.
- I will never forget
how good you were to me.
- Kristin.
- Bo wants me.
No man has ever
wanted me before.
- You really need to
think this through.
- I've thought about it.
When the baby's born,
we're gonna go home to him
so that we can be a family.
- Kristin, you can't
leave with the baby.
Like, we adopted the baby,
you can't just leave.
- You would take
my baby from me.
- No, I just, I, you
asked us to adopt.
- You told me being a
mother is in my heart.
I have a family now.
So my heart tells
me I'm a mother.
I'm sorry, Molly.
This is, this is
how it needs to be.
You and Tim are
back together now.
You'll have a family someday.
I'll never forget how
kind you were to me.
- Are you right?
- Yeah, I'm...
- What is it, Molly?
- Um, hi.
- I'm back for Kristin,
and this is my attorney,
- Ms. Watson.
- Tim.
- What's this all about?
- I'm back.
I'm taking Kristin
and my baby home.
- And you are?
- Ms. Watson.
I'm here to secure Bo's
rights to his child.
- Hey, baby.
Everything's gonna be all right.
- All right?
Do you know that
when we found her,
she was sleeping
on a park bench?
- I'm sure you took
good care of her
and my client appreciates that.
- Yeah, I hope he does.
What's it gonna cost me for
you to sit here on my couch?
- Tim.
- This should all
be very simple.
I just need you to sign here,
acknowledging the
father's rights.
- Father?
You call that a father?
Look, Tim, Kristin's feelings.
- Someone who abandons you,
throws you out on the street,
is that what a father is to you?
Do you want to stay here
where you have food to
eat and clothes to wear,
people who care about you?
- Mr. Hartford, I understand
your desire to adopt this baby,
but even-
- No, we did adopt this baby.
I have the papers on it.
- But you signed without
the father's consent.
Your adoption isn't legal.
- Tim, if Kristin
wants to leave...
If you want to go,
you're free to leave,
but you're not taking our baby.
- That's my baby.
- Put it down.
- Take Kristin,
get outta here.
- You're not going anywhere.
- Put the gun down
so we can settle this.
- They're not taking my baby.
- You're pointing a gun
at your child.
- Come on, Bo.
- I came to get my family.
So you can get them
to sign the papers
or I'm taking them myself.
- Give us the papers.
- Okay.
- We'll sign.
- No, I don't-
- Come on.
- Kristin, are you okay?
- Yeah, whatever.
- Kristin. Guys.
Come on.
- And she's bleeding too.
Call the ambulance.
- Kristin.
Shh, shh, shh, shh.
- Marsha?
It's me, Jim.
I know, I'm late.
Listen, I was,
I was scared to interfere
in Kristin's life,
scared I wouldn't
be good enough.
You can hate me if you want to.
I hate myself for
what I've done.
That's why I stayed
away for so long.
Being Christmas and all,
I just wanted to come by
and say, uh, I'm sorry.
I wanna help Kristin
any way I can.
Say something.
Even if it's just go away.
- I thought,
I thought when someone left,
they didn't come back.
- I heard Kristin
wants to go to college.
I want to help.
- I'm not sure how I feel
about you being here.
- I can leave.
- It's probably best.
It's Bo.
Uh, they took Kristin
to the hospital.
Come on.
- It's okay, just breathe.
- I can't, I can't breathe.
- Hey, baby, you're
going to be all right,
just relax.
- Yes, I need an officer.
- I can't believe we're
involved in this mess.
- Oh, we're here
for Kristin Smith.
Uh, y'all are here
for Kristin too?
We're her parents.
How do y'all know Kristin?
- We are Molly's
and Tim's parents.
- Who are Molly and Tim?
- What a mess.
- Okay,
what have we got?
- Got labor.
- All right, let's get moving.
Blood pressure's elevated.
Quick, I need an IV.
Hurry, and get her hooked up.
This baby is crowning.
It's okay, Kristin.
hang in there, okay?
- I just need a signature.
Who is gonna be the father.
- I am.
- I'll come back.
- What do you mean adopting?
Bo never said anything
about adopting.
- Where did your
people come from?
Your daughter's been
living with our kids
for the past nine months and
you didn't know about it?
- Hey, Kristin left
me two years ago.
That was out of my control.
- If you were any
kind of mother, you
would have found her.
- Did you get an epidural?
- It is too late
for an epidural.
- Kris.
I haven't been a good man.
I'm gotta change for her.
You okay?
I'm gonna be there.
I'm gonna support
the things you want.
I don't have anything
to offer you.
would you marry me?
- What?
- The
baby is coming now.
- We got a problem.
- What?
- Marry me.
I want us to be a family.
- Heart rate's
elevated, get ready to take it.
- He'll hurt her.
- Maybe this is what he needs.
- What about our needs?
I wanted this baby for you.
- I know,
but I'll be okay.
I just hope she'll be.
- You did it, baby.
You did it.
- What is it?
Is it a boy or a girl?
- It's, uh...
- We are just
thankful for the baby.
Let's stay calm for the kids.
- Hey, that's my grand
baby you're talking about.
You stay away from it.
- You can have it.
- No, they can't have it.
Molly and Tim are adopting.
- There is no baby.
- What?
- Where's my baby?
Where are you taking my baby?
- Sir, you're under arrest.
You have the right
to remain silent.
- Where are you taking him?
- Anything you say
can and will be used
- Bo!
- I'm coming back, baby.
- against you
in a court of law.
- I'm gonna make things right.
- You have the
right to an attorney.
If you can't afford
an attorney...
- Good.
It's over now.
Let's move on.
- Kristin.
She okay?
- You have a lot of nerve.
- What?
- You haven't supported
our kids once.
And here you are, when
they are hurting the most,
throwing your ego around again.
Kristin is not beneath you.
You never took the
time to know her.
She's a sweet girl
and so is my daughter.
- I didn't do anything.
- I always support the kids.
- You don't support
them in anything.
- That's enough.
The girls need us.
- Kristin,
I'm sorry.
- You don't care.
You don't care about me at all.
- I care.
I just, I wasn't mad at you.
I was mad at me.
- Who's that?
- It's your father.
- My father?
- It was a good idea.
I mean, it gave us
something to hope about.
Maybe it wasn't wrong
because it made so many
right things happen.
- Tim.
I'm sorry
I know this is so hard for you
and I'm sorry I haven't
been more supportive.
I never told him how
much I like Molly.
We know that nothing has
ever made you happier.
- We're right for
each other, Mom,
and our choices are solid.
- I know, dear.
- Maybe it's time
that you trust that.
Do it for Molly.
Do it for our marriage.
- It's one of the hardest
things for a mom to accept.
Letting go.
- Yeah.
- And I love you so much.
- I love you too.
- Why don't you all come
over for Christmas dinner?
- Yeah.
We would love to have everyone.
- Sounds good.
- Cool.
- Come on, guys.
You know what, I
know what'll get us
in the Christmas spirit.
Let's go caroling.
Yeah? Yeah?
- Yeah.
- Come on, let's go.
- Let's go get my truck.
- Hey,
have to get some money.
Where's my wallet.
- I'm so glad to see you.
I got parole.
Let's go home.
- Bo, I have-
- Look, I messed up.
I was just mad I couldn't get
you the things you wanted.
But I want us to be together.
I've changed.
- So have I.
- Well, where are you going?
- To college.
I got accepted.
Go design something, Bo.
Take the ingredients
of your life
and make something out of it.
- Is this new?
- Yeah, it arrived
while you were out.
Try it.
It'll make you feel
like a million bucks.
- Thank you.
- Have a great day.
- Mm-mm.
- Everybody's allergic to
baby's feet around here.
Set my keys by the door
All these fortune an fables
I don't think they
need us no more
In my head like a blitzkrieg
On my heart like a war
Coming back for your heart now
'Cause this one
ain't mine anymore
Oh oh
Oh oh
Will you wait by yourself
Dressed like an angel
in white unaware
Can you beat like a drum
Straight from a song
that I've known all along
Can you take the,
take the islands
Just pulling apart the waves
as I fall in to your arms
Tearing up roses as
daylight approaches
Just hoping to be what you want
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Find everything you need?
- Uh, I think so.
Um, I have no idea.
Um, my mom sent me in here.
Is this a loofah?
- Is that a loofah?
This is the finest loofah
in the whole store.
Look at me loofing, see?
I just, you can
notice, see, the...
Oh, I'm kidding.
Yeah, that's, you got it.
That's a good one.
- Yeah.
Thank you.
- Yeah, so-
- She normally does all this.
- Okay.
- I don't know what I'm doing.
- You're doing great.
You got some good stuff there.
Let me just ring you up there.
It's been declined.