Unexpected (2015) Movie Script

- Hey, Sam.
- Yeah.
- Have a good day. Love you.
- You too.
It is the morning shift here
at WKEZ Chicago.
Go on in. You're gonna be late.
Morning, Fernando.
Good morning.
Hey. Hi.
Pass up your papers.
Want to talk about this worksheet
before you leave for the pep rally.
Ms. Abbott, we want to talk
about the school closing.
Yeah, what you gonna do, Ms. Abbott?
You gonna transfer to Mitchell?
I don't know. With the school closing,
all of us teachers have
to look for new positions,
but I'm sure you guys will give me
good recommendations, right?
I want to talk about prom.
I want to talk about graduation, 'cause
I'm ready to get the hell up out of here.
Okay, good. Great.
Yes, we all want to graduate. Right?
So this semester, I really want you guys
to focus on what you're gonna do
- after you graduate, okay?
- I'ma play ball.
Jamal, you don't even play ball now.
I'ma go to college, though.
I'ma get my degree,
and I'ma travel all around the world,
and if I like you,
I'ma send you a postcard.
Yes, Jasmine is right, you guys.
We should all be wanting to go to college.
Every single one of us, okay?
- Hi, do you sell pregnancy tests?
- What?
Pregnancy tests?
You girls are supposed to be
at the pep rally, okay? Let's go.
Come on.
- Hello.
- Hey, you're home late.
Yeah, I had Cliff's thing, remember?
Retirement party?
Anyway, went to Hopleaf.
I got you some beers.
I'm putting them in the fridge.
- What you working on?
- Oh, my God.
I did... Hey.
I think I'm pregnant.
Are you okay?
I don't...
I don't... I don't know
what to do, you know? I...
I mean, we've never really, like,
talked about this before, you know?
No, yeah, I don't know.
But I don't know, you know.
I might not be.
I was looking some stuff up online,
and I guess if you have
too much potassium,
this guy on a message board said
that it can give you a false positive,
and I had... I had a banana
with my yogurt this morning, and...
I don't... I don't know.
It was really big,
and I just... I don't know what is going on
with the bananas at Trader Joe's right now.
- They're just so big, and I think that...
- Hang on, hang on. Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Just... so you took a test?
And you are pregnant.
Oh, God, I just thought
we would deal with this later
if we got married or...
Oh, my God. I'm gonna lose my job, John.
I'm gonna lose my stupid job,
and now I'm pregnant.
Hey. Hey.
Come on. Come here.
This is not how I thought
it would happen.
- Hey. Want some coffee?
- Good morning.
- John.
- Listen...
I know this probably isn't
how you imagined it happening.
John, I don't want you to propose to me
just because I'm pregnant.
And I don't want you to say yes
just 'cause I gave you pancakes.
I want to be your husband. You know?
I want to have this baby with you.
This is what we want, right?
This is what you want?
will you marry me?
- Yes.
- Yeah?
It's pretty good.
It's beautiful.
- Oh, my God.
- Yeah.
Oh, gosh, what are we gonna do?
What are we gonna do
when this baby comes, John?
The school's closing, right?
Take a couple years off.
Enjoy being a mom. I'll float us.
This is gonna be so cool.
Hey. We're gonna be a family.
- Oh, God, I love you.
- I love you.
Do you, Samantha Abbott, take John Bruzek
to be your lawfully wedded husband?
I do.
And do you, John Bruzek, take Samantha
Abbott to be your lawfully wedded wife?
I do.
Then by the power vested in me
by the state of Illinois,
I now pronounce you husband and wife.
- That was so easy.
- Why do people make it so complicated?
- Now you're just my husband.
- I know, and you're my wife.
Did you notice the judge's name
was Judith?
- No way.
- We just got married by Judge Judy.
- That's great.
- We got to tell our parents.
Do we have to?
I am so excited you guys
wanted to come over for dinner.
- That looks great, Carolyn.
- Thank you, John. Give me your plates.
Actually, Mom, we had something
that we wanted to tell you.
Well, John and I...
Got engaged.
I knew it. I am so happy for you two.
This is absolutely fabulous.
We have so much to do,
so tell me everything.
Actually, Mom, we...
we already got married.
- What did you say?
- We already got married.
Why would you do that?
Oh, my God, you're pregnant.
- How did this happen?
- Well, it was a surprise.
What will you do now?
How will you get a job next year?
We talked about it,
and I'm thinking of...
I'm staying home for a little while.
Honey, you don't want to stay at home.
Well, with the cost of child care
and my salary,
- I'd hardly be bringing anything home.
- But you have a master's degree.
When your cousin Valerie
quit her job after Max was born,
- you said it was a waste of talent.
- What? I didn't say that.
- You did say that.
- Okay, fine, Mom. I've changed my mind.
And besides, no school is gonna
hire me when I'm due in August.
I guess you two have it all figured out.
I just don't know how two people
are gonna take care of a baby.
- You don't even own a washer/dryer.
- Hey, we don't need a washer/dryer, okay?
You know, Mom, we didn't
do this to hurt your feelings.
- These are supposed to be happy things.
- But they're not happening in a happy way.
This is not want I wanted. I wanted to see you
walk down the aisle in a wedding dress,
and I wanted a big cake,
and I wanted flowers and all of it.
Then you get pregnant, Sam,
after the wedding.
Samantha, I just...
what do you want me to tell people?
Well, that wasn't so bad.
Are you kidding me? That was the worst.
I mean, she hates me,
and she hates our baby.
Okay, she doesn't hate you,
and she's gonna love our baby
probably more than we can handle.
I just wish you would have helped me out
a little bit more in there, John.
What? I said the thing
about the washer/dryer.
Maybe she's right. We rushed it.
- Did we rush it?
- Well, we kind of had to.
'Cause we all posing and stuff.
You about to get your ass beat, Jamal!
- She mad now.
- Hey. Guys, settle down, okay?
Hey, I want everyone back
in their seats right now.
Somebody need to get
this bitch out my face
'cause I'm about to pop
the fuck off right now.
- Try it. Try it.
- Hey, hey. Come on. Come on.
I need you to sit down.
- LaParis, give me the phone.
- He hit me in the face.
I don't care. You're being loud
and disrespectful. Now give me that phone.
God, I'm not up for this today.
- Ms. Abbott got a rock on her finger, damn.
- That's nice.
- You gonna get married, Ms. Abbott?
- She gonna marry Coach Harwell.
Coach Harwell is 30 years older than me.
She ain't with no Coach Harwell.
She got a boyfriend.
- We're not talking about this right now.
- You gonna change your name?
Okay, listen, guys. I got married...
which is normal.
You can still call me Ms. Abbott.
That's all we're gonna talk about to...
How you feeling?
You think the whole school
knows I'm pregnant?
You puked in front of 30 teenagers.
I think everybody knows.
- Hey, Jasmine.
- Hey.
I just wanted to see if Ms. Abbott
was feeling better.
Yeah. I'm okay.
- Thanks.
- Okay. Y'all have a great weekend.
Hey, wait. Jasmine, when are you
gonna give me your list of colleges?
I haven't narrowed it down yet.
Okay, well, do you think you could
give it to me in homeroom next week?
Look, if you need any help,
you know where to find me, okay?
Yeah, leaning over a trash can.
- Bye, Ms. Abbott.
- Bye, Jasmine.
With pollen crushed into its stigma,
the hammer orchid is fertilized.
The little dummy female withers,
its purpose served.
- How do you know?
- Trust me. You can tell.
- She's not showing.
- I'm telling you. She's pregnant.
- Are you guys talking about me?
- No, we know about you.
- Garrett thinks Jasmine Davis is pregnant.
- Jasmine Davis? No.
Oh, she's pregnant.
I just don't understand how these girls
get themselves into these situations.
It's like they want to get pregnant.
All you got to do is go to the school
clinic, get yourself some condoms.
And it's only gonna get worse
when CPS closes all these schools.
A huge chunk of 'em
are just gonna drop out.
I'm telling you. She came up to me
in the lunchroom...
in my line, came up to me acting
like I want her dirty-ass dude,
and I'm like, "Bitch, I'm not trying
to talk to his dopey ass."
Let her know.
She think I'm trying to talk to him
because we lab partners.
You know I ain't pick his ass.
His breath stinks so bad.
- I'm trying to get away from him.
- He do have stink breath.
Ms. Abbott,
can you play checkers with us?
No, thank you. I'm just gonna borrow Jasmine
here for a second. Want to come with me?
rotate in.
Are you pregnant?
You're pregnant.
- How did this happen?
- You the science teacher.
Come on, Jasmine.
Ms. Abbott, you know me
since freshman year.
You know this isn't something
I planned on.
How pregnant are you?
Ten weeks.
And who's the father? Another senior?
Nah, this boy I been
talking to for a while.
He don't go here.
Don't worry.
- I'm not gonna drop out or nothing.
- Well, no shit you're not gonna drop out.
I know, but you was just all hard up
on me going to college and stuff.
Well, Jasmine, you have to at least apply.
You've got a 3.8 GPA.
I know.
So do you think
that you want to keep it?
I don't know.
All right.
- Yes?
- Hi.
I just found out that
one of my students is pregnant.
- I don't know what the protocol is or...
- Is she in a dangerous situation?
I don't... I don't know.
She's one of my best students.
I haven't noticed anything
out of the ordinary.
Well, unfortunately, that kind
of thing happens a lot here.
We have some pamphlets.
There are resources.
We have a daycare here at the school.
She'll have to go on homebound when she
gets closer to delivery. What's her name?
Jasmine Davis.
- I'll put a note in her file.
- Okay. Thanks.
- Where's Grandma?
- At work.
You gonna spoil your dinner
if you eat all them Cheetos.
I decided to keep it.
Are you sure?
- Yeah. I'm sure.
- And you know all of your options?
You mean, like, give it up
or have an abortion?
I'm gonna keep it.
All right.
- What are you gonna do?
- About what?
Oh, I'm... I'm gonna keep it.
There's some scholarships on here I think
you could get. Your grades are really good.
- What schools were on your list?
- I was really excited about Illinois.
Illinois. That's where I went.
That would be perfect for you.
Ms. Abbott, ain't no way I'm going
to Urbana with this baby.
Well, let's just look, okay?
I know they have family housing.
Yeah, maybe.
Jasmine, you have to go
to college. Okay?
I mean, that decision is more important
for your baby than anything else.
If you were planning on going to college
before you found out you were pregnant,
you should stick with it.
What college is gonna accept
a pregnant girl from Englewood?
We're gonna find one that does.
Oh, sorry, Ms. Abbott.
Hey, Grandma.
With Ms. Abbott
doing some college stuff.
Okay, hold on. Ms. Abbott,
can you drive me home?
Yeah, sure.
Okay, she said she's gonna
drive me home, Grandma.
Okay, I will. See you tonight.
- She said thanks.
- No problem.
I bet you know everything
about having a baby.
You got it all planned out, nursery painted,
always on your way to prenatal yoga.
How is someone always
on their way to prenatal yoga?
- Never even been to regular yoga.
- What? Didn't you take it in gym?
No, I took square dancing. They didn't
have yoga when I was in high school.
There was this yoga place on my way
home from work. I've just never been.
Lifting up out of your left hip,
open your right knee toward the right,
and rest your toes on the ground
with your heel above your ankle
or bring the sole of your foot
to your inner calf.
Feel free to lift the hips a little higher
if this feels too intense.
Turn your heart center
toward the ceiling.
Open your left knee toward the left.
Give your knees a baby bend.
- Sprawling with your fingers...
- Is it weird doing this with your teacher?
Okay, it's a little weird.
Rest your hands on your belly
and feel free to close your eyes.
Begin to deepen your breaths
and focus on the life that is moving
and growing within your belly.
- Is everything okay?
- I don't feel anything.
Try closing your eyes.
You know, I thought I would feel
different when I was pregnant.
What do you mean?
I mean, I don't know.
Do you feel different than before?
Yeah. I think I feel pregnant.
I've been having dreams about the baby.
I don't have any dreams.
- Never even changed a diaper.
- What?
Yeah, I'm really unqualified
for motherhood.
Don't you have brothers and sisters?
No, my parents got divorced
when I was little.
- Don't your friends have babies?
- No, not yet.
But you're old.
No, I'm not. I'm 30.
My sister's 23, and she got two kids.
Are you sad the school's closing?
Yeah, I am.
- You?
- Yeah.
I'm glad I'm a senior, though,
so I don't have to worry about it too much.
So you gonna stop teaching
and just be a stay-at-home mom now?
Stay-at-home mom.
Yeah. Yeah, I guess so.
You know, I was gonna apply for
this job at the Field Museum, but...
now that I'm pregnant,
I don't think I can do both.
- What's the job?
- Well, it was kind of my dream job.
It would be helping to design the high school
science curriculum for the whole city.
- That's cool.
- Yeah. Yeah.
What about you? What's your...
what's your dream job?
I think I want to go into business.
I always wanted to be one of those ladies
that gets dressed up in a suit
to go downtown, tell people what to do.
Yeah, you'd be good at that.
It's right over here?
All right, you ready to start working
on this college stuff tomorrow?
- I'm ready to try, at least.
- Good.
- Be safe getting home, Ms. Abbott.
- I will. Good night.
Good night.
- How you doing?
- Kevin, what you doing up?
Monique, your son out of bed.
Hey, so I was... I was thinking
about applying for a job for next fall.
Don't you think that's kind of a lot
to take on right after the baby's born?
I don't know. A lot of people do it.
Yeah, I mean, I think we could talk
about it after the baby comes
just 'cause then we'll finally know
what it's like to be parents,
and we'll have a better idea of, you know,
what it's like for you to go back to work.
Hey, I just want you to enjoy
being a new mom
without having to worry
about a bunch of stuff.
We had a month delay on our Link card
in October, and that really put me back.
Now, I know about this already, Mrs. Taylor,
and we've already taken care of it.
Yeah, well, we got the Link
back working, but you never...
Auntie J, can I see your phone?
Now, you know we can't do that,
Mrs. Taylor.
Yeah, just the letter game.
...because this one's pregnant,
and she's eating for two now.
When the baby comes,
you can add it to your household,
but I can't increase your money
before the baby's born.
Listen, after the baby is born
or if anything should change before then,
make sure you give me a call.
Make sure you stop by the office. Okay?
That man would ever answer the phone, we
wouldn't have to waste the whole afternoon
coming down here
to listen to him tell us no.
- Hi, everybody.
- Hi.
I'm Steve. I'm gonna be performing
your ultrasound today.
- Great.
- This is just a standard 20 week?
Right. Well, technically 21 weeks.
Okay, great. I'm gonna need you
to scoot back a little bit...
If you could unbutton
the top button of your jeans there.
Gonna have you tuck this towel in.
- All right.
- Right.
Were you hoping to find out
the sex of the baby today?
Yes. We would like that.
Okay, well, let me take a few measurements,
and then we will go exploring.
All right.
Right there, that is the baby's head.
- Just measure that real quick.
- Holy shit. That's the baby's head.
What is that little
blinking light there?
That is the baby's heart,
and it's going really strong,
so let me record that.
Are you ready to find out the sex?
you're having a baby girl.
Oh, my God. It's a girl.
Yeah, everything looks good,
and, again, these aren't 100% accurate,
so sometimes there are some surprises...
- but I am seeing all girl from right here.
- Right.
Don't worry. This is a really
overwhelming visit for a lot of people.
- Yeah.
- I'll just give you a few minutes.
- Thank you.
- Sorry.
Hey, hey.
Talk to me. What's going on?
What's happening?
Is this...
- because she's a girl?
- No.
Is it because it's a baby?
Oh, baby.
- We knew there was a baby in there.
- No, not really.
Yeah, for a while now.
But you can't see it, you know?
- You can feel it, right?
- Yeah, but it's different when you see it...
moving around like that.
I just thought... I don't know,
I thought we would, like, come here...
the guy would be like, "I'm sorry...
"You know, there's been a mistake. There...
the baby has no heart," or something.
No, no. Okay, so...
you're just relieved.
I just... I feel like I just
found out I'm having a baby.
We're having a baby.
We're having a baby.
All right, so our project
is about bee disappearance.
So bees are flying insects
closely related to wasp and ants.
They're known for their pollination
and their production of honey and beeswax.
Bees are a monophyletic...
lineage within the super family Apoidea.
We still have to get all the information
on the board, though.
Are you gonna print that off
later today? Okay. Good.
So let's just look at this math.
So what are we doing? 55...
- Bunnies.
- Okay, by 30. Okay.
And is this... is this the diagram
you're gonna use for that?
It looks good.
How are you gonna attach this?
Oh, okay.
- Hey.
- Hey.
You help me clean up,
I'll help you get into college.
My boyfriend's picking me up
when he gets off work.
- Okay. Where does he work?
- In a warehouse.
- Doing what?
- Moving boxes.
Cool. That's great.
Hey, what did he say when you told him
about the baby? Was he mad?
Why would he be mad?
I don't know. Was he excited?
So, I think that you should work on your
Illinois University application first.
- Okay.
- All right.
And then we'll work on Truman
and Northeastern
- once we get that one sent off.
- Right.
So what you need to do is talk to Mr. Hope
and get copies of your transcript.
All right. And then go to all your teachers
and get those rec letters now, because...
everybody waits until the last minute.
And then there's the essay.
That's the most important part,
so we really need to work on that.
Does it sound good?
- Yes.
- Great.
Oh, I got to go.
Well, hey, I want to meet him.
Okay. He gonna be shy.
That's okay.
Travis, this is Ms. Abbott.
Ms. Abbott, this is Travis.
- How you doing?
- I'm good. How are you?
I'm doing fine.
- I told you he was gonna be shy.
- What you talking about?
- You all get some work done?
- A little bit.
- Want to get something to eat?
- Always.
- Nice to meet you.
- You too.
- Bye.
- Bye, guys.
John. I invented something.
- What?
- I invented a pregnancy thing for pants.
That's awesome. I'm gonna head out.
I'll see you after work.
All right.
- No, I'll take care of it. It's okay.
- Okay, I'ma hold you to that.
You said today that you would babysit
my baby, so when I come calling, Teresa...
- That's fine.
- Don't hit ignore.
So as you can see, each pump
operates a little differently,
but most of them are electrical.
Who has the manual pump?
Take a deep breath in. Exhale.
Bend into your knees.
Bend into your elbows.
Broaden your chest by reaching
your elbows slightly back.
Oh, feel it. She's kick...
yeah, right there.
Good luck.
Give us some.
Give us some. What you got?
I wish. I wish I could rap like this,
but I can't, so I'm stuck.
How's little man?
- How you know it's gonna be a boy?
- Just 'cause I do.
I can't believe you making me
find out when I want to wait.
You always be convincing me
of doing things.
You gonna text me as soon as you know?
For real? I thought
you were coming with me.
Nah, I got to meet up
with Eddie and them.
Thought we were doing this together.
I already told you
I know it's gonna be a boy.
Hey, I'll come by tonight.
The heart is beating so fast.
Nope, it's perfect.
You sure you don't want to know
what it is?
No. I want to be surprised.
Hi, this is Shelly Roa. Leave a message.
Hey, Shelly, this is Samantha Abbott.
Listen, I was just wondering if you still
had any connections at the Field Museum.
I'm thinking about applying
for a position there.
Anyway, if you could give me a call back,
that'd be great, and I hope you're well.
Save our schools! Save our schools!
Save our schools! Save our schools...
- So I got news.
- Yeah?
- I got a job offer from Uno.
- A charter school?
I know. I know, but there's not
that many positions at CPS.
Well, hey, you know what? That's great.
- You still thinking about the museum?
- Yeah, actually, I already applied.
- Good for you.
- Yeah. I haven't told John yet.
- Why?
- I don't want to jinx it.
We sort of decided that I would
stay home with the baby, and...
I don't want to get into
a fight if I don't have to.
- Well, I think you'll get it.
- Oh, really?
- Yes.
- Well, thank you.
- So how's the belly?
- Oh, well, she is doing great.
- It's a girl.
- It's a girl.
- That's so great.
- I know.
I'm really excited. I just... Oh, God,
I hope I don't mess her up.
- You'll do great.
- You think so?
- Yes.
- I hope so.
I'm back here.
Oh, my God.
This is incredible. Honey, did you just
do this all by yourself, like, today?
Yeah. Do you like it?
I love it.
You got a little... here.
You got a little schmutz.
- Oh, yeah.
- Let me get that for you so...
It'll happen.
- I got it.
- Thank you.
This is amazing. You're the best.
- Yeah, I am.
- This is...
- I can't even believe this, like...
- Wait, you got to see what else I got.
- There's more? John, that...
- Oh, there's more.
So I know I said I don't want
the whole place to feel, like, too girly...
- Yeah.
- But she is a girl, right?
Pink dinosaurs. Oh, I love 'em.
- Right?
- I love 'em.
- I was so psyched when I saw these.
- They're perfect.
- I can't even believe they exist.
- Well, technically, they're extinct.
Hi, Samantha. This is Katie
calling from the Field Museum.
We recently got your application
for the education coordinator position,
and we would love
to set up an interview.
Give me a call back.
We can set up a time.
Thanks so much. Bye-bye.
Hey, Ms. Abbott.
Hey, Jasmine.
I thought Travis was dropping you off.
Well, that didn't exactly work out.
We stopped talking.
Stopped talking?
- We broke up.
- Shit.
It wasn't a fight or anything.
I just realized I can't be with him.
- Did he cheat on you?
- No, it ain't even like that.
He's just...
getting drunk with his friends,
not taking work seriously,
not taking the baby seriously.
You know his mama still buy his clothes?
He ain't do anything bad.
He just needs to grow up.
He not grown.
Can't imagine having kids
with my high school boyfriend.
I thought when I got pregnant
that he would straighten up
and do right and everything.
He's still gonna help out with the baby,
and I think he'll be a good father.
I just can't take on this baby and him.
I can't worry about...
waking him up for work on time
and nagging him to get home.
I just can't think about that, you know?
Am I being stupid?
Jasmine, you are anything but stupid.
I just picked out a few things
I thought were cute.
Mom, you bought her
three bags of clothes.
I can't help it. I'm excited, Samantha.
I just... I haven't even bought
any clothes for the baby yet.
Great. Now you don't have to.
Well, you know, I want to,
though, Mom, you know...
and it would be silly because you've
bought enough clothes for five kids.
Samantha, by the time
you get around to it,
the kid's gonna come out
with nothing to wear.
You're spending all your time with a teenager
instead of focusing on your own baby.
Mom, Jasmine is my friend, okay?
I'm helping her.
Right. And it's pretty strange
to be friends with a 17-year-old.
You know what, Mom, that's none of your
business, and you know what else?
This is my baby, okay, Mom?
This is not your baby.
Fine. Don't take the clothes.
Give them to the poor girl.
- Mom.
- What?
You want to help your friend,
and she probably needs them.
Just because Jasmine doesn't have a lot
of money doesn't mean she has shitty taste.
Ladies and gentlemen, listen to me.
Listen to me.
You must have 25 passing credits
by May 29th.
If you don't have 25 passing credits,
you will not receive a cap and gown,
and you will not walk across the stage.
If you have any questions about that,
you can come see me in my office.
Now give your attention
to Principal Clements, please.
Good afternoon, seniors.
Settle down. Settle down now.
I am here to congratulate a few folks
who have received college
admissions letters this week.
Kiara White, please stand up.
Bianca Jones.
Terry Lewis.
Kevin Jackson.
Tijuan Anderson.
Congratulations to you all. Yes, yes.
Now, we are posting your acceptances
on our front board,
so when you receive something in the mail,
please, please let the front office know.
- Hi, baby.
- Say hi, Josephine.
- How old is she?
- Four months.
She's so cute.
- When are you due?
- August.
You got to get one of these carriers.
It's the best thing I got.
You can get a used one
online way cheaper.
Is she dying?
- Hey.
- Hey. Grandma left you a plate.
Jasmine. Hey.
- Gosh, I'm so excited for you.
- Me too.
Did they send you anything
about scholarships?
- They sent me a whole packet.
- Oh, my gosh.
We have to make an appointment for
the financial aid office when we get there.
That still works for you, right?
Your grandma's okay with that?
Yeah. Oh, my grandma
wanted me to give this to you.
It's for your baby shower.
I will definitely be there.
We were all really impressed
with your resume.
Thanks. I'm really impressed
with your education department.
You know Shelly Roa. I saw
that she gave you a recommendation.
Yeah, I do. I actually met her last year.
I came here for a teacher workshop.
She's... she's great.
She loves you guys.
Well, we love her.
So tell me a bit about your background.
How did you get involved
in teaching science?
Well, to be honest, I kind of fell
into the teaching aspect of it.
I got my degree in biology,
and then I applied to Teach For America
as a way to beef up my resume
before grad school,
but I just fell for teaching, and now
I'm just as passionate about both.
That's excellent. What do you think
you can bring to the coordinator position
with your experience
as a high school teacher?
You know, I think that
my excitement for this position
comes from my limitations as a teacher.
I love my students,
but I can't always do the things
that I think will really help them learn,
so... the idea of working
from a macro level
and influencing the science curriculum,
potentially affecting all
of the students in the city,
just... it really excites me.
Us too.
So this is a full-time position.
- Right.
- Paid vacation, benefits, 401k.
We would be looking to have somebody
take over at the end of summer.
- Sorry, so the start date is?
- Realistically, August 1st.
So you may have noticed
that I am pregnant.
Actually, I have a long list of things I am
not allowed to discuss in an interview,
- and that is number one.
- No, I know. It... it's just...
you seem like a real person,
and I think I would be great at this job.
It's just I cannot start August 1st.
- When are you due?
- July 24th.
- And is this your first?
- Yeah.
I will be honest.
- It gets really crazy here in August.
- Right.
We are getting ready to launch our new
curriculum at the start of the school year.
This is an incredible place to work,
but I don't know that I could have
done it when my son was first born.
If we were talking
about a December start date,
I would say no problem,
but with a week-old baby...
- I'm speaking for me personally.
- No, no. I... I get it.
And I really appreciate you saying that.
It just really sucks to hear.
I hate that clown.
- Yeah, he's bad.
- I mean, get him out of here.
What's going on over there?
You have a bad day?
I'm just really mad
about being pregnant today.
I applied for a job I can't have.
Wait, what job?
I interviewed for a job
at the Field Museum, and I nailed it.
And you didn't tell me about it.
Well, I'm... I'm telling you
about it right now.
What are you doing applying for jobs?
You said you were gonna stay home.
- That wasn't decided.
- That's what we agreed on.
Okay, fine, John, you know what?
You're right, I'm just gonna stay home
and take care of the baby,
so you don't even have
to worry about it anymore.
I'm just gonna be a wife
and a mother, and that's it.
- Samantha, you have got to stop this.
- That'll be my life.
That is what you want.
I mean, you want me to stay home.
It's not what I want.
It's what made sense, okay?
You going back to work right after having
a baby is completely unrealistic.
Is it unrealistic?
Tell me how it's unrealistic
that someone with a baby can work.
In fact, tell the nation of working
mothers how they're all wrong.
I'm not saying they're wrong.
I'm saying...
Listen, we have to talk
about stuff like this, okay?
You can't make decisions like this
by yourself anymore.
These are decisions
about our whole family,
and I don't know why
you're so hell-bent on working.
This could be a nice break for you.
You think that staying home
with an infant is a break? Really?
Well, then why don't you just
quit your job and do it?
I mean, I can't do everything
for this baby.
No one's asking you
to do everything, all right?
I can't breast-feed a newborn.
Working is something I can do.
And apparently it's not anything
I can do anymore,
so just put another point
on the board for men.
Yes, great, more points. I'll be sure
and let all the other worker men know.
You know what? Maybe...
maybe we fucked up, John.
Maybe we shouldn't have done this.
- What, gotten married?
- Yeah, gotten married.
You know what, Samantha, whether or not
you think we're soul mates right now
doesn't change the fact that we still
have a child on the way, okay?
So you might want to just get over it.
- Hey, Ms. Abbott.
- Hey.
- I brought snacks.
- Yummy.
- So you ready to see your new school?
- Yes, ma'am.
Okay, so we have the tour
scheduled for 11:00.
- Okay.
- I think it's gonna be really fun,
and then we have an appointment
at the admissions office
to go over financial aid
and family housing,
and then when we're done I really
want to take you to Quatro's for pizza
'cause it is so good.
- What are you doing?
- Pouring my juice in here.
And you're gonna do what with it?
I'm gonna drink it.
Oh, my God, no. Jasmine, no.
Don't do that. Don't do that.
- Oh, my... stop. No, stop it.
- Yes.
- Oh, my gosh, that's disgusting. Stop it.
- It's so good.
It smells so bad in here. I'm gonna pull over.
No, you need to get rid of that.
- I'm getting... I'm gonna throw up.
- What you want me to do with it?
I'm pulling over, and I want you
to get it out of the car, okay?
- No, no, throw it out of the car.
- Where do you want me to put it?
- Litter! Litter!
- Throw it on the ground?
Just throw it. Just throw it in the ditch.
I don't even care. Just get rid of it.
Just go, go. Go, go, go, drive.
We're gonna get arrested.
Oh, my gosh, it still smells in here.
- It was so good though.
- It smells so bad.
It's beautiful, right?
Let's go.
So how's your visit been?
Did you take a tour with us today?
- Yeah.
- Great.
Yeah, we actually had
a few questions about housing.
Great. Did you get to see
one of our residence halls?
We did, yes, but Jasmine is pregnant,
and she's gonna be bringing
her baby with her next fall.
We wondered if it would be possible
to tour the family housing?
Well, those are only available
to students in our graduate program.
No, I spoke to the housing department
on the phone. They didn't mention that.
They must have misunderstood.
Undergraduates do not have
access to family housing.
If a student is attending with a child,
they generally find housing off campus.
But she can't get financial aid
for off-campus housing.
Okay, well, that's crazy.
How is she gonna afford that?
- You can't make exceptions for this?
- We don't make exceptions.
Even if we did, the family housing
has a long waiting list.
Even graduate students
have a difficult time getting in.
I'm sorry.
This university is not the most accommodating
to students in your situation.
Thank you for your time.
This is ridiculous.
Can you believe this? Now we're gonna
have to come back and look at apartments,
and all the good ones are probably
gonna be gone already.
Are you out of your mind?
I can't go here.
What, you're just gonna
give up on college now
because some dumb admissions lady
can't get her shit straight?
You're the one who can't get
her shit straight.
You're the one who messed up
about the housing, not her.
Hey, look, okay. We'll figure it out.
They have a work studies program.
You can get a job and pay
for your apartment that way.
How am I going to go to school
and work and take care of my baby?
Okay, okay, look,
how about this, all right?
You... you... you stay here
during the week.
You... you get financial aid.
You stay in the dorms,
and your grandmother takes the baby,
and you can go home on the weekends.
I mean, there is a train that goes straight
to Chicago. Go home and be with the baby...
You want me to leave my baby
three hours away for the next four years?
You... you wouldn't be leaving it.
It would be with your grand...
No. No way.
Well, why not? It's an option.
I'm just trying to think of options here.
Can you stop talking to me?
Are you crazy?
I'm not about to leave
my newborn all week long
while I live in a dorm with a roommate
and try to pretend to be
some normal college freshman.
Jasmine, this is a really
great opportunity for you, okay?
And it is gonna be better
for your baby in the long run
if you take advantage of this now.
Would you leave your baby?
I don't belong here, okay?
Even if I did get into the family
housing, I'd still be here alone
without my friends, without my family,
trying to raise a baby on my own,
and where would you be?
In Chicago thinking about what a great thing
you did for that pregnant girl.
How could you say that?
God, Jasmine, I have spent so much time
trying to get you into this place.
Do you know how many students I have?
You are this close, and you don't even
want to work a little bit harder to get it,
and that is just so
disappointing, Jasmine.
You don't even know disappointment.
You've gotten everything you've ever wanted
in your life. My whole life is this shit.
My whole life is disappointment.
You set me up.
I trusted you, and that's on me.
I just feel so stupid
for letting you do that.
Listen, Jasmine, I didn't...
I don't need your help anymore, okay?
I can do it from here.
You need to use the bathroom
or anything?
This is John. Leave a message.
Jasmine, I'm really sorry.
Did I ever tell you about my mother?
She raised me and my sister
until I was 11.
Then my grandma took us,
I don't talk about my mom much
'cause I tried so hard to put it past me,
but it was hard, Ms. Abbott.
There were times when things were fine,
and there were other times
when she'd be so strung out.
Different men always in the house.
One time...
all the furniture was out on the street
when I came home from school.
We had to sleep on the floor.
When I was nine,
we lived without electricity
for six months.
Oh, Jasmine. I didn't...
I'm not telling you for you
to feel bad for me.
Like I said...
I'm past it.
It's behind me.
But I want you to know
that I made a choice
to be a mother to my child
better than I ever had,
and I'm not about to just toss it aside
and keep going like it doesn't exist.
I'm really sorry.
Hi, are you home?
- Sam, you want honey in your tea?
- Please.
Thanks, Mom.
Of course.
I think I really screwed
things up with Jasmine.
I have been spending so much time
trying to help this girl on her path,
and she doesn't need my help.
She's got it all figured out.
I'm the one who doesn't know
what she's doing,
and I just... I wish
I could have taken this job.
- It would have been so perfect for me.
- Would it be, really?
You have to leave your baby
with someone else while you worked,
which is really tough to do. Trust me.
- Well, you worked when I was a baby.
- I know.
And I loved my job, but it was still
really tough for me not to be with you.
As much as I wish it weren't true,
it's a sacrifice either way
whether you go to work
or whether you stay at home.
But let me tell you, it's so worth it.
You're gonna be a great mom.
I was wondering when
you were gonna come home.
Well, here I am.
- Are we still in a fight?
- I hope not. I am in so many fights.
Your mom?
No, actually. Jasmine.
The college trip
was a bit of a train wreck.
Sam, I'm sorry.
I don't know, John.
I'm kind of freaking out.
Nothing is going as planned. Nothing.
What do you mean?
I just... I don't want my whole identity
to be someone's mom.
Hey, look, I'm sorry. I...
I hope you don't feel like I've been trying
to pressure you into that, you know,
- 'cause that's not what I'm trying to do.
- I know. I know.
I want to stay home with the baby.
You know, at least...
at least at first, but I just...
I think I've been so...
scared to say that out loud because...
I think I'm afraid if I stop working,
I'm gonna lose myself.
You know what, I wish...
I wish it was enough for me.
I wish I could stay home with her
every day and it be...
it would be enough for me, but it's not,
and I just... I feel so guilty about that.
You know, I just think that I need...
to know that you're gonna
be there for me to support me
when I'm ready to get my career back.
Yes. Absolutely.
We're partners.
Come here.
And who knows, you know?
We might have to just send the baby
to work, and then we stay at home.
I'm serious.
- I like that.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
- Oh, good.
What do you think, little person?
You ready to go work at a factory?
I think she's almost ready
to come out of there.
Well, then, it's a good thing
we've got everything figured out?
Get in here. Get in here.
Okay, ten, nine, eight, seven, six,
five, four, three, two, one!
Remember, before you leave these
hallowed halls, clean out your lockers.
They should be as beautiful when you leave
as they were when you arrived.
Have a safe and active summer.
Well, that's it.
Usually I'm excited.
Today I'm kind of sad.
- Yeah.
- I'm gonna miss y'all.
- Hey, did... did Jamal graduate?
- What do you think?
- I'm gonna miss you.
- Yeah, you too.
- Okay, I'm gonna go pack up.
- Okay, me too.
...there's this racist lady,
and she's like,
"I can eat my food 'cause
I hear you talking on me."
I'm like, "I don't really know
what that means," and then her...
- Bye, Ms. Abbott.
- Bye.
Get the overnight bag.
Where... where is the overnight bag?
I have it. I'm just checking it.
Where's the birth plan?
- I can't find the birth plan.
- Fuck the birth plan. Let's go!
- Are you ready? I'm not ready!
- For what?
- God damn it!
- Just breathe. Just breathe.
- Breathe, breathe, breath, breathe.
- No, John. John, I need to poop.
No, no, it's the baby, okay?
Don't poop. It's not poop, it's the baby.
Oh, God, I need the drugs.
I need drugs. I need something.
- I can't do this. It hurts so much.
- Waiting to happen.
I need an epidural. Hey, wait.
Can you get me an epidural?
Let's see where we are first
before we do anything else.
Okay, not on the ground.
Let me get you up in the bed.
- How long has she been laboring?
- About three hours.
- All right, sweetie, come on.
- Wait, I need to take my underwear off.
- Okay.
- My underwear. I can't get it.
Okay, Samantha, you're gonna
feel a little bit of pressure.
- I just want to see how far along we are.
- Just get it for me, please.
- Get the midwife.
- What, why? Is it time?
Samantha, honey, it's too late
for an epidural. You're ready to push.
Okay, Samantha, the head is out.
One more big push for the shoulders, okay?
When you have another contraction,
give me one more big push.
Oh, you're so nice. I thought you were
going to be mean, but you're so nice.
- Sam, I just felt her head.
- Do you want to feel the baby's head?
No, I just want to lie here.
Can you see her?
Where is she?
- Hi.
- Hey.
Do you hate that?
Okay, okay, okay.
Hey, baby.
Hi, baby.
- So glad you made it.
- I hope it's okay that I came.
You were invited, weren't you?
Come on in here.
You can set your gift on the table.
Everybody's in the backyard.
Okay, thanks.
Here, you... you want it back? Okay.
But yeah, girl. I seen Kiara, like,
last week, and she was just crazy.
- Hi.
- Hey.
- It's good to see you.
- Yeah, it's good to see you too.
Glad you came. Thank you.
- Where's the baby?
- Oh, she's at home with John. Yeah.
- Auntie J, Grandma needs you.
- Give me one second. I'll be back, okay?
- Hey, LaParis. How you doing?
- Hey, Ms. Abbott.
- Want to do the quiz?
- Yeah. Yes.
- Cousins, then who's older?
- I am.
Everybody, I just want to say something
because you know Jasmine
and her sister are very special to me,
and, baby, we are all here for you.
And I want you to know
that we are all looking forward
to helping you love that new little baby.
I got booties.
This is so cute.
That's really cute.
A little wash Muppet, look.
- Little boy.
- You like it now?
Thank you. Let's see what's up.
- Okay. All right. Bye-bye.
- Bye.
- Hey.
- Hey. How's the baby?
Oh, she's so good. I really like her.
How are you feeling?
Are you getting excited?
Yeah, I'm just ready
to get this baby out of me.
Oh, well, you're gonna do great.
It seems like you got a lot of help.
I signed up for classes at Truman.
You did? Jasmine, that's amazing.
Yeah, it's just a city college,
but I think it'll be good.
- It's close to home, so, you know.
- Wow, I'm...
I'm so proud of you.
Look, I'm sorry that I got so
caught up in you going to Illinois.
It's okay. I should have never poured
that pickle juice into them flaming hots.
Oh, my gosh. It's so...
it's still so gross.
Why do you even bring that up?
Hey, maybe we could go do yoga
and get some milkshakes sometime soon?
I think that place has baby yoga.
Maybe after the baby comes, we could go.
- How 'bout we just do milkshakes.
- Yeah. That sounds good.
Yeah, I like that.
Okay, now, so tell me. How bad
did it hurt to get that baby out of you?
Do you want the honest answer
or you want the fake answer?
Don't lie to me, Ms. Abbott.
It was the worst pain
I've ever felt in my life.
- No. Don't tell me that.
- It was pretty bad.