The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017) Movie Script

I'm 16..
Already in trouble at school
and unfortunately
have blond hair.
My mother liked to joke
that natural blonds
were usually selfish
while dyed blonds were
pathological liars.
Jim is my twin.
My only true friend.
Jim was the one person
in the whole world
I could really talk to.
Who I felt comfortable with.
That may sound kind of fucked up
but it's a twin thing.
Don't worry, someday
your hair will be brown
like mine and then people
will finally take you
seriously and then
it'll turn grey.
And they won't.
In every family, there
was that one person
that was the glue that
held it all together.
That was Jim.
He was the one who
could cheer mom up
when she got down.
I brought out something
different in her.
We'd just moved from
Michigan to Palos Verdes.
You see, it was always
my father's dream
to move to California.
To be a heart surgeon
to the rich and famous.
My mother wasn't sure
at first about moving.
She said she was allergic
to all the Botox
earthquakes and exercise.
But my dad insisted that
the sunshine and sea air
was just what the
doctor ordered..
The doctor being him.
How's that pool?
Whoa, don't get the
new house wet!
Not on... Not on the first day.
Oh, look at this.
I couldn't believe
they were selling
mass-produced Buddhas
at the drugstore.
- I'll take a regular.
- Here you go.
Thank you.
Hey, I think I see a whale.
- No way.
- I do!
Right there, below the seaweed.
- I don't see anything.
- Look.
- To new beginnings.
- To sunshine!
- To sunscreen.
- To us.
Which us?
All of us.
I always said we'd move
to paradise, didn't I?
- Yeah- - Let's go down here.
I'm gonna throw
you in the ocean.
In school, we learned
about people
who came West in wagon trains
to start new lives.
So did my family.
Even my mom was doing
her best to be hopeful.
So vast.
We're gonna be happy here.
Well, I'm happy already.
This is so goddamn vast.
I wish I could go
back and hold on
to that moment forever
and just be happy for
everything that we had.
- Hey, Phil.
- What?
- Let's not go tonight.
- What?
Let's stay home.
Let's stay home.
Phil, let's stay home.
It's important to go
out, meet new people.
This party is, you
know, to welcome us.
Well, it's also
important to stay home
and make this our home and
fill it with memories.
- I know.
- Yeah.
But we already said,
we have to go.
- Oh.
- Give me a little more.
- Mm, no.
- Come on.
- No, no, no.
- Yes.
- Look...
- What?
If you want me to get ready
I have to get ready.
We're gonna be late to
your important party
and your spray tan's
rubbing off on me.
- Phil. Hi.
- Oh, my God.
50 great to see you.
- Ava, hello. Hello.
- Hi. Hi.
Oh. My wife, Sandy.
- Hi, Sandy.
- Ava.
- This is exciting.
- Yes.
- Fiesta.
- This your first night?
- It's our first fiesta.
- At the club? Yes.
- Do you like the house?
- Oh, my God.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
So you're a cardiologist?
I read all about you
in the "Best Doctors."
You invented that
cardiovalvola, right?
I'm impressed. You've
done your research.
Well, I used to
work as a drug rep.
I tell ya, when you've held
a, a beating human heart...
Excuse me.
I can't even look at raw liver.
I mean, I'm totally vegan.
- I'm Jim.
- Nice to meet you.
It's nice to meet you.
I like this.
Oh, thank you.
Uh, welcome to the club.
You just moved to town?
Are your kids here?
Uh, yeah, they're
here somewhere.
That's what we love
about the club.
We never have to
worry about them.
Let's go home.
Let the kids hang out
with their new friends.
Could you just, just try to act
like you're having a good
time, alright, baby?
- I am trying.
- Okay.
I don't know if these Xanax
are even working anymore.
Maybe ease up on the taquitos.
They work better on an
empty stomach, alright?
Let me guess, your
father is a, a finalist
in the limbo competition.
Yup. He's wearing a sombrero.
I knew it.
So I was reading
this thing about
how whales go to Mexico
to have their calves
and then they travel
back with them.
But they have these
half-day trips.
We can go out on boats
and you can see them.
Oh, honey, 6 hours on a boat?
Oh, God, you'd die of boredom
and seasickness.
Yeah, it'll be probably
pretty lame anyways.
Look at Jim.
He does take after his father.
I don't know who you take after.
You... You're..
Your own special person, honey.
That's good.
I'll go find el senor.
Oh, get us out of here.
We learned at school
about the tribes
that originally inhabited PV.
The Chumash and the Tonga
Native American tribes.
There are new tribes
now, of course.
Hey, what's up with your sister?
Why doesn't she come
hang out with us?
My father said things
would be different here.
But I knew Jim would
want to be popular
and I wouldn't.
Oh, she just does her own thing.
That's cool. That's cool.
Yeah. She's awesome.
Phone down In the back, please.
Anybody offer any opinions?
Do you remember?
Does this ring a
bell, the word mana
when we studied Proper
Asia and Polynesia?
Their society was structured..
Hey, wait up!
Property always sold
fast in Palos Verdes.
People liked that the grass
had to be kept green
and cut attractively
that the walls of each house
had to be painted every 3 years
and that the buildings
were required
to have tiled roofs.
The beaches were
maintained daily
with special machines
to clean the sand
and thresh, mix and spit it out
into crystals of
immaculate white powder.
The police knew
each family by name
and by make and
model of their car.
There were no lights on
the football stadium
because the locals
didn't want anyone
from out of town
there after dark
or anywhere In PV, really.
The beaches were not private
but they might as well be.
The residents didn't
want any outsiders
ruining their zillion
dollar views either.
There were no streetlights
fast food stands or
apartment buildings.
All outlawed by the
city ordinance.
A chaos of stars filled the
skies of Palos Verdes.
But everything else
was regulated.
- Whoo!
- Hey! Hey!
Hey, keep it down!
Do you know how late it is?
Oi, lady. Go back inside.
I'm gonna call the police.
Go away!
Don't be bothering
'cause we'll be louder!
10 whole seconds, no turning.
Don't get up.
What the hell?
- Where'd you get this?
- Don't worry about it.
We should get another one.
Let's ask mom.
- Do you really want one?
- Yeah.
We don't need to ask mom.
Nah, people will laugh.
Maybe we should go
somewhere else.
Don't be such a baby.
J Ooh ooh ooh J
J Ooh ooh ooh J
When we were kids, Jim
and I had a treehouse
in our backyard.
We'd pull up the ladder
and no one could get to us.
I always liked it best
when it was just the two of us.
For the first time
in a long time
it felt like we were in
our treehouse again.
J Ooh ooh ooh J
J Ooh ooh ooh J
J Ooh ooh ooh N
Shit. It's the bayboys.
Keep it cool.
Hey, where you going?
Just takin' my son surfing.
Yeah. Are you?
Dad, let's just go
somewhere else.
No, no, no. It's okay.
Look, dude.
We're not gonna be in your way.
I don't wanna put you down
in front of your son.
- Really?
- Get the fuck out.
- Dad, let's just go...
- Beat it.
What are you guys starin' at?
Shit. Got out just in time.
They don't own the waves.
Actually, they do.
That guy Chad
his stepbrother, Alex,
is in my math class.
He's never there.
Chad's like 30 years old
and he still lives at home.
Oh, baby.
Wow, mom.
Digging the green.
I feel like Peter Pan.
Mm. Mm.
I can't believe you moved us
to a town where grownup women
wear green tennis
dresses on purpose.
Oh, look at this.
"Do you have the face
you deserve after 30?"
Welcome to the ageless future.
I have the perfect
anti-aging solution.
It's called death.
- Come on.
- Wow, mom, that's dark.
You're beautiful and
when the time comes
I know plenty of doctors...
- Oh, God.
- God, dad, really?
- Oh, yeah.
- If that's what you want.
I'm gonna be late tonight.
I have a late consult.
Have fun at the club today.
Maybe invite some of the girls
for, uh, barbecue this weekend.
That would be fun, right, kids?
You could invite some
friends, too, if you want.
Bibb salad with the
dressing on the side.
Chopped salad for
me, no dressing.
I'll have a cheeseburger
and fries, please.
You must have a
fantastic metabolism.
Oh, well, I'll tell you
my metabolism secret.
Smoking. It makes you poop.
Cleans you out.
I'm joking. I'm just joking.
Phil and I just, we
like, we like to joke.
Sorry, not lunchtime
So how are you liking our
little slice of paradise here?
It's the waves.
I mean, they're so loud.
They're in... incessant.
I... I can't sleep.
And the surfers drag
their surfboards
over the ice plant
and ruin everything.
And why do your kids
roam around in packs
stand at the edge of cliffs
like little praying mantises?
What's wrong with them?
I'm sorry, but Dr. Mason
isn't currently
in the office.
Really? He's not there?
I could take a message
for you or...
He said he had a late procedure.
No, ma'am. He left at 4:00 p.m.
I see.
He said he was
leaving early today.
I'll go ahead and put a
message in that you called.
Well, thank you.
No problem, Mrs. Mason.
I guess the heart disease
just cleared on up.
Okay. Okay.
I need you to sign
something for school.
You're so young and pretty.
Find someone who loves you
for who you are on the inside
not your face.
People get tired of faces.
You guys want juice?
Hey, what the hell's going on?
This isn't good. This...
This, it's not healthy.
I'm not sure my health is
a, was a real issue...
Well, I'm a doctor.
Health is something
that I know a thing
or two about.
You don't care about my health.
You care about my cheekbones...
I care about your goddamn
black hole moods.
How you suck us in.
And sometimes, Sandy, I swear...
Swear what?
I swear what?
You'd feel so much better
if you just got dressed..
And went out.
Mom's really losin'
it, isn't she?
She's not.
She's just..
Alone here, you know?
And those pathetic plastic
people don't like her
and dad rags on
her all the time.
Oh, shit.
Come on, let's get out there.
What's that?
- Huh?
- What is that?
A marijuana cigarette?
- What?
- Give me that thing.
Let's see it. Thanks.
- Here we go, boys.
- You got a deal.
- Thank you.
- Of course.
You actually live here
or you just surf here?
Just stay on the Inside, okay?
Don't snake our waves.
- Yeah.
- Yeah?
Of course. Yeah.
Who's that out there?
That's my sister, actually.
Out there, boys.
These assholes keeps
multiplying, man.
The bayboys had all
these ridiculous rules
that Jim wanted us to follow.
For the bayboys, the more you
tried to look like a surfer
the less of a surfer you were.
They never wore colored wetsuits
or anything bright,
modern or neon.
They rode retro boards
and didn't do tricks
or fancy stunts.
You just rode waves.
You rode and you
didn't fall off.
I didn't care what anyone
wore or how they rode.
I just wanted to surf.
The boys would tell me
I had to wait in line
behind them and not
to snake waves.
They would tell
me I should stick
to cheerleading or ballet.
But I didn't let it bother me.
Hey, don't get too close to her.
I think she's on the rag
like that old sharkie.
They warned me to wait my turn
and to not take their waves
but I didn't listen.
I went in front, first, behind
over the top, it didn't matter.
You only get a turn
if you fight for one.
From the Earth from the sand I
Even remade me by hand:
Round and round
on the wheel a
The way it is the
way it feels A
Hoo hoo hoo hoo a
J Aah aah aah J
Do I even know you at all?
Do I even know you at all?
Mm mm mm mm
I knew it. I knew it. I knew it.
I knew it. I knew it.
I knew it.
- I have an announcement.
- Oh-
We're gonna start a new life.
I'm no longer gonna be fake.
The ladies of Palos Verdes
can take their perfect lives
and shove it up their asses.
No tennis clothes.
No Lancome hydrate.
No balanced meals.
We are gonna move to
Blaine, Minnesota
where the women don't
wear tennis skirts
and you won't be faced
with so much temptation.
Uh, I can't leave here.
I have a job. I have patients.
Fine. I'll take the kids.
Go pack. Go pack!
I'm not going to
fucking Minnesota.
It's just you and me then, Jim.
- Alright.
- Hey!
- What's going on?
- Damn it, Phil.
Jim's friend saw you
having lunch with her.
She saw you!
- You know who I mean.
- I don't.
Okay. Okay.
Uh, uh, what are
you talkin' about?
I eat lunch all the
time with nurses
or pharmaceutical salesmen...
Or cute little tennis ladies.
I spoke to a lawyer.
Jim, can you pack, please?
Can we get ready?
Is it, you... you wanna
leave with your mom?
You're a liar.
You said things
would be different.
Why don't you just go
fuck another nurse?
- Jim, wait!
- What?
You wouldn't actually
go with mom, would you?
Oh, come on, Medina.
Where's she gonna go?
She never leaves the house.
Look, she's just
putting that asshole
on notice, okay?
Got these from the,
uh, Korean booth.
- They're OxyContin.
- Yeah.
Here, take one.
Oh my gosh a
Oh my gosh a
Easy easy a
Hold it down hold it down A
Oh my gosh a
Do it. Do it.
Oh my gosh N
Ah, gross.
- Aah.
- So gross.
No, you don't need anymore.
Don't drink anymore.
Taking you away
from here, come on.
Think your mom should
stop the flashlight.
Looks like a fucking lighthouse.
Yeah, she's always pacing
around in her robe up there.
It's fucking spooky.
Watch this.
- What the fuck?
- Go, go, go!
Alright, Jimmy!
Fucking epic!
It was stupid what you did.
I was pretty wasted.
No. Annoying.
Imagine the waves in Bali.
Or Fiji.
We should go there someday.
That would be so cool.
Surfing there in huge waves.
Let's take a break.
Why are you and mom
still fighting?
It's kind of complicated.
Um, we got married
so young, you know?
I don't know, maybe
you're not supposed
to be with the same
person your whole life.
But honestly, I
think that your mom
would be happier without me..
In the long run.
Are you serious?
Well, it's complicated. Um..
Something happened.
I met someone.
I mean, I've fallen in love.
She's a terrific lady.
It's our real estate agent.
- What?
- It's Ava.
It was a complete surprise.
- I never expected it.
- What?
I'm so sorry, babe.
I'm so sorry.
- Oh, my God.
- What?
I'm sorry, honey.
I have another chance
to be happy now.
Another chance at my life.
Baby, I gotta take it.
You understand that, right?
Dad, you can't just leave.
That's not fair.
We're gonna come and
stay with you, right?
Of course. No, no, no.
Ava and I have already
talked about that.
Thing is, um, she
has a son, Adrian.
So she just wants to
wait until she feels
a little more secure
in our relationship.
Honey, we're gonna be
together all the time.
It's gonna be terrific.
I just need your
support on this.
Especially when I tell your mom.
Where would you like
to start with sorry...
It doesn't have anything
to do with your friends.
Would you like to
start with sorry?
Did you find somebody
skinnier than me?
Did you find someone who's twat
wasn't blown out
birthing your babies?
Did you find.. What are you
looking for in a woman?
What are you looking for?
Why don't you start with that?
We've run our course!
Fucking run our course?
Why the fuck did I
move to California
if I had run my fucking
course with you?
Are you fucking...
I'll take the fall for this.
You'll take the fall! God!
Of course, you'll take the fall.
You have made me crazy! God!
This is gonna be
better for everyone.
Right, Medina?
Tell your mother, please.
Tell your mother,
please, Medina.
Right? What?
Right, Medina? What? You what?
Fuck you.
Do you have something you
wanna say to me, Medina?
- Medina! Medina!
- Hey! Medina!
What are you talking
to Medina for?
What does she know
that I don't know?
I'm your wife, goddammit.
I had sex with you for
20 fucking years!
Our fucking real estate agent?
We came out here a year ago
and we took her to lunch.
I know.
You held my hand
under the table.
What, have you been
fucking each other
on text? On Facebook?
Get the fuck out of my house.
I'm embarrassed to be your wife.
Get the fuck out of my house!
Oh, boy.
Oh, man, I..
I don't know what to say.
I'm so sorry.
I just snapped.
I just snapped for a sec.
Can we forget all of this?
Can we please just
forget all of this?
I mean, why'd we move
here in the first place?
Oh, you're the one who
wanted the money.
And the Mercedes.
If you don't care about that
let's stop all this then.
Credit cards are for
emergencies only.
Come on, Phil, there's...
The checks will come weekly.
There's no reason to
take things this far.
I know it's been so long I
4 Since we saw
each other last A
Come home.
You promised you'd
never leave me.
For better or for worse.
That's the deal. Remember?
Phil, come on.
For the sake of the kids.
Don't do this to them!
I will get help.
I will. I will.
I love you. We love each other.
I've tried everything I could.
3 So long since we
saw each other 3
I've tried everything I could.
Nothing's gonna change.
J I'm sure we'll
find some way I
3 To make the time pass a
Hey moon if I was to fall a
I won't fall so deep 4
Though I doubt I'm gonna I
You can wake me
up if you wanna A
I would hate for you to
hang there all alone I
The whole night through 4
Hey moon a
My old friend A
Hey moon a
The night is
coming to an end a
Hey moon a
Come back soon N
I can't sleep.
Would you come sit in my room?
Sure, mom.
Now is the time to
take control of your..
Now is the time
to take control of your life.
Now is the time to take
control of your life.
Let's find dad and
cheer him on, huh?
He loves that.
- Mom?
- Oh, shit.
Alright, pick it up.
I called him softly. Phil!
- Alright.
- Hey, Phil!
Oh, look at this.
Look at this little
fucking playdate.
I found you. Hi.
Hi. Can I join?
I know you've always
wanted me to join.
So here I am to make
your wish come true.
Kids, go back to
the car, please.
Let's see.
Oh, good, here's a racket.
Where were we?
Where's the score here
with this little game?
- Owl - Love-nothing.
Whoa, hey! Come on, Sand...
- Motherfucker!
- Calm down!
Maybe you wanna teach me
because I am a beginner
and you are quite a teacher.
- Please don't do this...
- You are quite a te..
I would back the fuck
up if I were you, Phil.
Please don't do this.
Let's see, who did
you like to teach?
Lynn G., remember that bitch?
- Jesus Christ. Alright.
- Amber, Gigi.
Oh, Ava, didn't you know, huh?
You're just another bead
on a long string, honey.
You thought you found
your meal ticket
here with Dr. Phil.
Well, let me guarantee
you something, okay?
All you're gonna end up
with is a mouthful of jizz.
Come on, kids. Shut your mouths.
Let's go. Jim!
Hey, look who it is.
Hey, dude.
Picked up some new
shit if you want some?
Yeah, sure. I'll call you later.
Alright, I'll see you out there.
Well same old Bobby
same old beat 3
Oh, holy shit. I think
that's Dan Edder.
Guy's a legend around here.
I've seen pictures
of him in magazines.
He drives to, like, Mexico
and Nicaragua and
surfs big breaks.
The same old clutch
same old streets I
Oh, man!
Alex says he never surfs the bay
except on big days.
And that he doesn't talk.
He's really, really good.
Easy come and easy 90 N
Keep it cool.
- What's up?
- Hey.
You two gettin' out there?
Yeah, for sure.
Great bay. Good for
the take-offs.
You come back next time and
I'll show you the secret spot.
Hey. Oh, hi, kids.
- Hey.
- You look nice.
What, you have a new
girlfriend or somethin'?
Where are you going?
Just to a party.
Someone's house.
Apparently, there's
a bowling alley..
In the house.
Who's gonna be at this party?
I don't know.
You haven't perfected
your father's signature
and we have a lot of work to do.
We have checks.
I don't want you going out
until you have it perfected.
You... You're the man
of the house now.
Go fish.
- Jimmy.
- Huh?
Go fish, Jimmy.
Super plus! Hot, hot, hot!
Turn it all on. Turn it..
Jimmy, go to the kitchen.
I like it really nice and cool.
Oh, wait a minute.
- Here, chandelier.
- Over here. Over here.
Come here, Jimmy. Oh,
that's very good.
Take this, Phil.
Take this, Phil.
What do you think of that, Phil?
Oh, my God. Okay.
Alright, put them down.
Oh, it's like playing with a..
Jim, go fish.
- You sleepy?
- Hm?
Sleepy bunny. You sleepy..
- Hey.
- What's up?
- You wanna come in?
- Sure.
You hang out with
the gay boys, huh?
Not really, they're my
brother's friends, but..
Pseudo-macho dipshits
if you ask me.
So where's your favorite place
that you've traveled to?
Mexico's good.
Wash it down with this.
- You alright?
- Yeah.
No. Stop.
No, I don't really
wanna do this.
- It's alright.
- No, I don't want to.
Don't be..
No, it's fine. It's fine.
Trust me. Trust me.
Stop. Stop.
Well, hey, hot stuff.
Mm. You looked great out there.
Thanks. Give me a sec.
Yeah. And how do
you know who I am?
I'm Adrian.
I've been living with your dad.
You shouldn't be here. My
brother's gonna kill you.
Well, I... I just wanna talk...
- I don't.
- That's..
Did my dad send you?
Looks rough out there.
- Do you even surf?
- Yeah, I surf.
Just a little bit better than
that girl in the white bikini.
Well, you can't surf at Lunada.
Maybe try Pratt Point.
They're the worst part about
moving here, you know.
How do I get to Pratt?
Someone has to show you.
It's Joe. Joe Pitchuck.
We met a while ago.
Uh, I work at the, uh,
Coldwell Banker too.
- You okay?
- Oh.
Yeah, I'm... I'm great.
Everything is pretty
terrific, Joe.
I'm sorry about the article.
Yeah, well, I can imagine
some pretty dark things
but I didn't think he would..
Buy a palazzo for her.
Yeah, it was quite a sale.
I know 'cause, uh,
that bitch stole
the, uh, listing right
out from under me.
But listen to me.
You're a really terrific lady.
And this is no
reflection on you, okay?
Thank you.
Thank you for saying that.
If there is anything you need
you know, just give me a call.
Here's my number.
Gosh, Joe, those are
those are really kind words.
Thank you.
Nobody reads that stuff.
Check out these mushrooms, man.
Trust me, you'll never
have as much fun
in Astronomy, bro.
- Yeah. Yeah.
- Yeah.
Bro, don't do it.
Bro, don't fucking throw up.
Alright. Eat it. Eat it. Eat it.
You're gonna fucking
waste it, bro.
- Eat it.
- No fucking way.
Eat it, bro. Fucking eat it.
That's $20 in the fucking sink.
Eat it, okay?
Get it all. You want
it all in there.
It's over oh old friend A
J Oh it's over J
It's over it's over a
Oh old friend I:
I wanna read you something.
A plus?
A plus?
You're a genius, Medina.
A genius.
A plus.
Here, read it to me.
Read it to me.
"The Marubo tribe
from Africa believes
that no one in their tribe
can ever safely leave..."
Pay attention.
"Sometimes Marubo children
sneak away to Cape Town
"but the elders are smart.
They keep everyone's
soul in a jar."
Wow. Soul jar.
That's cool.
"The kids have to come
back for their souls."
If they don't,
they die soulless.
"And a lot of them do."
That's sad.
What they're trying to say is
nothing's worse than
leaving your tribe.
Not even dying.
Maybe we're the tribe
of Palos Verdes.
You and me.
You keep my soul..
And I keep yours.
We stick together,
no matter what.
I have an announcement!
We're starting a new life.
I have a good idea
And your dad's not
here to stop me If
We are going to be
surrounded by beauty.
Our life will be one of style.
We could get a gazebo!
New set of pool furniture.
It's indoor-outdoor living.
That's what it is.
That's why you
move to California
and we're gonna have it!
Would you like a playhouse?
Like a little house
with everything in it
that's just the right size?
Phil Mason. Phil Mason.
It's black. It's black.
Phil Mason.
Can someone get me a
telephone, please?
Hello, yes. From the
Palisades Collection.
King size sleigh bed
with a beachy feel.
Yes, with the mattress. Organic.
You have a 5?
Oh, look who's all
dressed up for daddy.
I'm not dressed up.
Jim, are you ready?
It's just dinner.
You think your dad's
gonna bring his new son?
Dad really wants to see you.
No, I'm over it.
Oh, thank you. Look at that.
That's a whole fish
right there, huh?
That's the whole fish.
Do you know that human
beings are the only species
that befriend their prey
before they eat them?
Oh, God.
- Here we go.
- Hm.
We're also the only species
that flies airplanes
and transplant hearts.
You know, when you eat
vegetables, you kill them.
I don't think that's,
uh, correct, mom.
Adrian goes to Westridge,
the brainbox school.
He's gonna study Animal Sciences
in the fall if he
aces his finals.
- So, Phil.
- Hm?
The guys only allow white
people in this club?
- No, no, no, no.
- Oh, my God.
There's Jerry.
- There's the Wongs.
- Okay, well..
Medina, what about you?
What are you interested in?
- Surfing.
- Yeah?
Really like surfing a lot.
You like surfing? That's great.
I surfed once.
I was pretty good,
but then I got, like
4 stitches on my chin, so..
Well, we got through that.
Thank you for coming.
He's a strange one, huh?
Yeah, he is.
Hey, I need you to, uh
talk to your mother
about something for me.
I have to go to Paris for
a medical conference.
Ava's never seen the Riviera.
Can you tell her
you're okay with that?
You are, right?
Yeah, I could talk to her.
Thanks. I appreciate it.
- Yup. I'll see you soon.
- Okay, sweetie.
He didn't even say goodbye.
He doesn't leave for a week.
You should call him.
I don't know.
I keep trying to
laugh with the boys.
Everything I say sounds
weird and wrong.
Like someone's talking
through my mouth.
Do you ever feel that way?
Sometimes, I guess.
Can I ask you a question?
Do you love surfing?
I mean, really love it?
Yeah, I do.
I don't.
Of course, you do.
You're so good at it.
I shouldn't have
hit dad that time.
He hates me now.
No, he doesn't, Jim.
Nice spot.
You know what? Let's
go somewhere else.
I can show you something.
So what are they doing?
They're putting them
back into the wild.
They take malnourished pups
and feed them back to
health for 3 months
and then off they go.
Oh, my gosh.
They're so cute.
So what are you,
an animal freak?
I'm gonna be a wildlife vet.
That's pretty cool.
I think this thing with
your dad and my mom
it sucks.
And I'm sorry.
Do you think my dad's
gonna come back
or are they actually in love?
Who knows?
- I hate the towel girls.
- Mm.
- They wear all match...
- All the matching towels.
Watch the popular guys surf.
I hate everyone in Palos Verdes.
Seriously, you're the only
cool person I met here.
When we're out
in the moonlight:
Looking up at the
stars above A
You can't tell anyone
that we're friends.
I won't tell anyone
we're friends.
Baby 3
And I hate people
who don't share their food.
Well, I usually hate
people who eat my food.
I really like you though.
Sandy beach was makin' love A
I'm still chewing my chip.
Feels so good walking
side by side a
Wanna be with you
all my life 4'
x Oh baby n
It's taking a little
while, but he'll feel
much better after he
gets a little bit rested
I promise. Um...
This is my teenage daughter.
- She's all hysterics.
- Mom!
- Okay.
- What happened? Is he...
He's fine, Medina. He's fine.
- Is he in here?
- Yes, but shh.
Uh, Mrs. Mason, if I may
ask you a few questions.
Has your son been
using, uh, alcohol
or drugs lately?
Absolutely not.
He's just under a lot of stress.
His father ran off with a skank.
We're running out of money, uh..
Have you considered
anxiety medication?
Oh, I have a prescription.
Thank you.
I'm sorry. I meant for your son.
Are you okay?
But you scared me..
So much.
Please stop, Jim.
I'm really glad you're here.
- You came.
- Come on. Come on.
Jesus Christ.
How are you feeling?
Come on.
I know that, uh, it's hard
when everyone else is doing it.
Just don't, right?
You're smarter than that.
Just... Just stupid.
- It won't happen again.
- Good.
Hey, dad, can we come
to Paris with you guys?
Oh, my God. I would
so love that.
Um, this trip is not for fun.
You know, it's a... It's
a medical conference.
But next time, definitely yes.
Besides I don't think
your mother would be
too thrilled, right?
How's it going over there?
She doing okay?
You would not believe the
bills that I'm getting.
Does she ever turn
the lights off?
I hope she's not off her meds.
She's not crazy, dad.
She's just sad.
Yeah, I know.
Well, I'm gonna call
and check on you guys
every week.
And when I get home
we'll figure things
out, alright?
Dad, I really don't think
it's a good idea that you go.
This is a work trip.
I have to be there, alright?
I'm gonna set a good
example for Jim.
Someone has to be an
adult around here.
Everybody doesn't
get to go bonkers.
Hi, Mrs. Mason.
Don't be long, son.
Hey. Hey, I'm sorry I'm here.
I... I hope it's not weird.
I just didn't hear
from you last night.
We were supposed to
go out, so worried.
Oh, no, it's..
We just had.. Mom's really sick.
Had to take her to
the emergency, so..
Oh, okay.
God, she gets sick a lot.
It's been a really long night.
I should..
Oh, yeah, yeah. Okay, um..
- Get some rest.
- Alright.
A lot of terrible things
could happen, you know?
You could get her pregnant.
She could force
you to marry her.
I'm not getting married, mom.
I'm too young.
Well, that's my point.
I don't even like her that much.
Then there's no point in
spending so much time
with her, is there?
Honey, I'm just going through
a rough patch, okay?
When you're with me,
it helps me so much
'cause you're the
man of the house.
And you're more of a man
than your father ever was.
50, hey.
No more trips to the
hospital, alright?
That's not fun.
Baby, it's just till I
get my feet under me.
I promise.
I'm just trying to look
after the two of you.
- Hey.
I heard what happened to Jim.
You okay?
I'm not sure anyone
in the family's okay.
I'm sorry, I... I... I wish
I could come over
there right now.
Yeah, that'd be nice.
50, um..
When you going off to
that veterinarian school?
Um, It's a real school, yes.
Do they have, like,
You're gonna join a frat?
Well, yeah, of
course, oh, you know
I'll be an Oma Ki Kappa Sig bro.
I like picturing that.
Did you hear Johnny
fucked Kelly Bob?
- No!
- No way.
I swear to God.
- What are these guys?
- Yo, you can't surf here.
Hey, ha, just lax-
Fuck's with this guy?
Hey, you're not fucking
listening to me?
You can't fucking surf here.
Dude, you don't own
this fucking beach.
- Fucking told you!
- Get off! Get off!
- What are you doing?
- Come on, get off!
- Get off me.
- Fuck off.
This is weird.
Does he hide millions
under the mattress?
They hide it in a fake
cantaloupe in the fridge.
You like it?
It was nice last night.
Yeah, it was.
I hope you don't get
in trouble though
because of me.
No, I'm gonna be fine.
I have my window, so..
- Jesus!
- Get out of the car.
Wait, no. No, don't get out.
Don't get out.
Medina. Medina. No.
- Fuck you, asshole!
- Stop it!
Get the fuck out of the car!
- Jim, stop!
- Medina.
Hey, you already got my dad!
- Get back in the car.
- Isn't that enough?
- I don't think I...
- Just go!
- You stay the fuck...
- Stop! Stop!
- I promise you, okay?
- You're okay?
I can handle this. Please just 90.
Jim. Jim.
I thought you ran
away for good, man.
- Jim, stop.
- Please don't leave me.
- Look how I am.
- Jim.
I'm right here, okay? Okay?
You're all I've got, Jim.
You're all I've got.
Yeah, I'm good. I'm good.
Well, you gonna come with me?
"Are you gonna keep
acting a" crazy?
- Yeah. Yeah, 90 on.
- Come in.
- Come in.
- Yeah.
Come on, Jim. You're good, okay?
- Okay.
- Okay.
Otherwise leave a
message at the tone.
"Hey, dad, uh"
I've been trying to call you.
Maybe your phone
doesn't work there.
I don't know. I'm
worried about Jim.
It's... It's...
It's urgent, dad.
What's so urgent?
I hope your father isn't
teaching you to lie like him.
I'm worried about Jim.
I'm worried about him, mom.
I'm... I'm taking care of Jim.
You don't need to
worry about Jim.
You're not taking
care of him, mom!
Okay, he's right in front
of your fucking face
and he's not okay!
Why are you talking
to me like this?
I am his mother!
And you're out all
night, anyway!
What do you know?
Are you a slut?
I hear your computer ringing
at 2:00 in the morning.
- What kind of person...
- Hey, hey.
An amazing person.
- A great person.
- Cut it out!
Tell your sister to
stop fighting me!
Jim, come on. Let's go surf.
No, no, no, it's Saturday.
Jimmy, it's our day.
We have so much to do.
Jim, she treats you
like you're her husband
even though you're not!
How dare you?
I do not!
Take it back, young lady!
- Jim.
- Hmm.
Jim, wake up.
Let's go surf.
Be careful with that.
It's brand-new.
It's brand-new. Right in.
Oh, great.
There should be big things.
There should be a
couple of headboards
and a couple of big rugs.
You know what?
This couch can go.
Just give it away.
Ralph Lauren. From Neiman Marcus.
I'm live here in the exclusive
gated community of Palos Verdes.
Yet another firebreak
and this one in Crystal Cove.
A resident reported seeing a man
described as tall,
possibly Latino and fast.
And we've been able to track
down that resident...
What did you do?
Have a seat.
I got you a gift.
Oh, thank you.
It was Jim's idea.
We can be a family again.
By the way, the house now..
It's a thing of beauty.
- You like it?
- You're an artist.
Oh, thank you. You're too sweet.
The tide's turning.
My sentiments exactly.
I had 3 offers withdrawn
all because of these fires
and... and it's killing my business.
It's crazy.
Well, you know what it is?
It's a plague
on the people of Palos Verdes
for their greed, for their trade
and for the younger
model philosophy.
I mean, what goes
around comes around.
Someone should take a match
and burn the whole place down.
More what?
Potatoes? Salad?
Mm, that wouldn't be very good
for my business now, would it?
Well, you're the
one who said it.
Joe Pitchuck,
dedicated to raising
the values of the community.
Well, I said dedicated
to, uh, raising
the property values
of the community.
I... I... I don't think
the people are so bad.
I mean..
They're my friends, Sandy.
Well, I guess now
wouldn't be the best time
to put the house on the
market, huh, kids?
Hold on there a sec.
This is one special
property, you know?
We could have..
This house listed
in, like, tomorrow.
You didn't ask me
where I'm going.
I thought I knew.
Okay, Sandy.
Let's please not talk about it.
Oh, Jim, I think..
I think maybe you should
escort Mr. Pitchuck out.
It's okay. Ahem.
Your mother, the optimist.
Oh, I'm so dumb.
It's okay, mom.
I'm live here in the exclusive
gated community of Palos Verdes
with Kristen Dalton, a
homeowner out here.
And Kristen, your thoughts?
Our house is way
nicer than hers now.
Maybe we'll get lucky
and the arsonist
will burn down your
father's house.
We don't have crime here.
We haven't even had
a crime since 1916.
I mean, I left Encino to get
away from this kind of shit.
Okay, alright, well,
thanks for talking to us.
And now I'm getting
reports of another fire.
Look at it go.
What if it comes here?
We'll jump in the ocean.
What the hell are
you doing here?
I couldn't reach you.
- I told you not to...
- Medina!
I have something to show you.
You okay?
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
What's going on?
Wanna get out of here?
On that beach.
- Just get away.
- I can't do this.
Why? Why, why not?
I have to be there for Jim.
You know, we don't... We
don't have much time.
I know.
You're leaving and he's staying.
I have to go.
I just spoke to your father.
This isn't working.
He's decided..
Medina, you're gonna
go stay with him
for a while.
Jim, you'll stay here.
And that's how we'll
move forward.
I knew it.
Jim, she's lying to you.
Dad would never say that.
I'm gonna call him.
You've reached Dr. Phil Mason.
If this is a life-threatening
emergency, hang up and call 911.
Otherwise leave a
message at the tone.
Let's get out of here.
Please just let me sleep.
I really mean it, Jim.
We're gonna get in the car
and we're gonna drive.
We're gonna get the
hell away from here.
We can go to all the
places we talked about.
You're my tribe, Jim.
It's just you and me. Okay?
You're right, Medina.
- I'm so sorry.
- It's okay.
One day a
I wish it didn't have
to be like this.
I know.
I wish we could celebrate..
In some way.
Celebrate what?
We're both getting
away from this place.
Yeah, we are.
I keep I keep 3
I keep it in my pocket 4'
These thoughts of you 4
Thank you.
Good luck.
I take it on a
To watch it x
These thoughts of you If
Sorry I'm late.
You excited?
I feel so great.
Why are you looking
at me like that?
Why are you looking
at me like that?
Hey, I've got something
to show you.
- I got something...
- Jim, stop.
Come grab your bag.
- Come on!
- Okay.
Come on.
Come on.
Storm's moving in.
It's a sign.
Come on, Jim, we gotta go.
I'm sorry if I fucked things up.
I didn't mean to.
It's okay, Jim, but
we gotta go, okay?
She said someone should
burn the place down.
Jim, remember what
we talked about.
We're gonna get the
hell out of here.
You don't need to do that!
I know what I'm doing.
I love you, Medina.
No, Jim. Mom!
It's over.
It's really over.
The fire department found Jim
incoherent on Pratt Point acid.
They were pleased to
be able to announce
that the PV arsonist
had been caught
and that law and order
would once again
return to peaceful Palos Verdes.
Did you ever see
him start a fire?
When we found your
son, he was wandering
disoriented talking to himself.
He didn't know where he was
and wasn't able to
answer any questions.
We found Vicodin and cocaine
in his possession.
He appears to have had
a substance-induced
psychotic episode or break.
Young brains are
more susceptible.
Especially to
environmental stressors.
How long... How long do you
want to keep him here?
We're gonna need to keep
him here for a while.
I think everyone's gonna
need an adjustment period.
I got you something.
How are you doing?
They found the arsonist.
It was a tennis dad.
How crazy is that?
I'm sorry that I
thought it was you.
You scared me.
I didn't know what you
were thinking anymore.
I feel very peaceful now.
I'm gonna leave this place soon.
We're gonna get you
out of this place.
We're gonna go on a trip.
Somewhere where we're
surfing every day.
And we're gonna
be in warm water.
We're gonna go to all the places
that we talked about.
I'm gonna miss those
big winter waves.
I love you so much, weirdo.
I love you so much.
Property sells fast in PV.
People like that the
grass must be green
and cut attractively.
That all the roofs must
be made of red tile
and the walls of each house
must be painted every 3 years.
The PV beaches were
maintained daily.
The city used special machines
to clean the sand
that thresh, mix
and spit out the crystals
into immaculate,
fine white powder.
It was one of these
machines that found Jim
lying face down
at Cabrillo Beach
15 miles south of
the PV peninsula.
He overdosed on a bad mixture
of prescription drugs
he had stolen.
His heart just stopped beating.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
There were only 2 days
in my entire life
that I didn't see Jim.
I couldn't imagine a
life without him.
My father wants me
to move in with him.
He says I deserve
every advantage.
He hopes I can
teach him to surf.
My mother calls
from Joshua Tree.
She says she's getting help now.
That we can start
a whole new life
and that my new room is
ready whenever I am.
I'm leaving PV..
I'm going to surf the world
just like Jim and I
had talked about.
Hawaii, Bali, Java and Mexico.
I have no itinerary.
No plans to return.
Maybe my tribe is out
there somewhere.
The ocean is where I belong.
I say goodbye to
Jim one last time
from the bay.
I know that Jim will be
watching me wherever I go
with a huge smile on his face.
There's a lot for you
to watch out for
in the ocean.
Sharks, rays,
riptides, jellyfish
and unpredictable currents.
But here's some remedies
for its dangers.
When you get stung
by a jellyfish
pee immediately on the sting.
Uric acid will soothe the pain.
Duct tape can pretty
much fix everything.
A ripped wetsuit,
a dinged board.
And if you get swept
into a riptide
try to remain calm
then swim like hell
with the horizon.
Other than that,
it's pure magic.
After all of this time
After all these seasons
And your own decision
to go to the water
For reason
It's only the ocean and you
After all of these lines
Will all be erased soon
Out with the tide
And they come back
with the waves
It's only the ocean and you
You don't want
You don't wait
You don't love no
but you don't hate
You just roll
Over me
And you pull me in
And you pull me in
When this work is done
When this coat is dry
When this world's too much
It will be
Only the ocean and me
When these sails go up
Mountains fade away
Stars come out
I'm finally free
Now it's only the
ocean and me
'Cause you don't want
You don't wait
You don't love no
But you don't hate
You just roll
Over me
And you pull me in
And you pull me in