Transcript - Movie

DESCRIPTION) 
A girlfriend (Renata) and boyfriend (Gabe) are in a low-lit bedroom (dressed) sitting up in bed facing a TV. 

(SPEECH)  
RENATA: Can we please watch Crawl Space of the Rancid Babysitter?  

GABE: Ohhh, n-- You know I hate horror movies.  

RENATA: Come on, you'll love it.  

(DESCRIPTION) 
She is showing him a video tape. 

(SPEECH) 
GABE: [GROANS]  

RENATA: It'll be cool and scary, and we can cuddle up.  

GABE: No. It'll be gross and stupid. Can't we watch High School Musical?  

RENATA: Again? No. Come on. Just watch a little bit with me. If you don't like it, we can turn it off.  

GABE: [GROANS]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Gabe shakes head while groaning. Then three versions of him appear in his inner world. 

(SPEECH)  
What I really want to watch is Love, Actually.  

Oh, classic.  

Why is she doing this to us?  

Look, she's got a point. We never watch her stupid horror movies.  

Yeah. It would make her happy.  

I guess.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Three versions of Renata appear in her inner world. 

(SPEECH)  
RENATA: He liked it when we watched Scream. He said he wouldn't, but he changed his mind.  

We shouldn't push him when we know he's squeamish.  

But wouldn't it be nice if he watched what we wanted for once? If we have to watch one more romantic comedy--  

Ugh, they're all the same.  

Look, he can tap out if he gets really scared.  

And we can cuddle. That's the whole point. We can cuddle, and he can wrap his arms around us and make us feel all warm and snuggly.  

Awww!  

GABE: [GROANS]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Back in bed. Gabe scrunches his face and concedes. 

(SPEECH)  
Okay, fine.  

RENATA: Yay. [CLAPS] You'll love it. I promise. And if you don't like it, we can just turn it off.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Renata picks up the remote and puts the movie on. 

(SPEECH)  
WOMAN IN MOVIE: Brad, I can't believe we broke down in front of this abandoned amusement park.  

MAN IN MOVIE: I know, right Stacey.  

RENATA: You okay?  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Snuggling in together, she gives him a quick kiss on the cheek. 

(SPEECH)  
GABE: Yeah It's fine, I'm okay.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Text on screen: “Act 2” - movie jumps forward a bit. 

(SPEECH)  
CLOWN IN MOVIE: [MANIACAL LAUGHING]  

MAN IN MOVIE: This is the clown, Stacey.  

CLOWN IN MOVIE: [MANIACAL LAUGHING]  

WOMAN IN MOVIE: [SCREAMS]  

GABE: [GROANS] 

(DESCRIPTION) 
Renata is loving the movie, but Gabe is not. 

(SPEECH 
[CLOWN HORN]  

WOMAN IN MOVIE: Help! Brad, help me!  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Text on screen: “Act 3”, accompanies by a knife shadow on the wall. 

(SPEECH)  
[SCREAMS]  

CLOWN IN MOVIE: [MANIACAL LAUGHING]  

WOMAN IN MOVIE: [SCREAMING]  

(DESCRIPTION) 
Closeup of Gabe looking pretty unhappy, looks over at Renata and shakes his head. 

(SPEECH) 
RENATA: [LAUGHS]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Closeup of Renata smiling and laughing. 

Text on screen: “Credits” 

(SPEECH)  
That was so good! The one with his arms and the ferris wheel gears. Oh, man.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Renata uses remote to turn the TV off. She leans in to kiss Gabe, but he turns away. 

(SPEECH)  
What's wrong, baby?  

GABE: Nothing.  

RENATA: What? Didn't you like it?  

GABE: No! I can't believe you made me watch that.  

RENATA: Oh, it's okay. Let me kiss it better for you.  

(DESCRIPTION) 
He is angry and hurt holding a pillow, she leans in to kiss him but he dodges her. 

GABE: No. Get off.  

RENATA: [SCOFFS] It's been a great night, and now you're going to sulk.  

GABE: [GRUNTS]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
He mashes his face into the pillow in frustration. 

(SPEECH)  
RENATA: You should have just told me to turn it off.  

GABE: Couldn't you see that I was uncomfortable?  

RENATA: What am I, a mind reader? You should've told me to turn it off. I was watching the movie.  

[TAPE REWINDING]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Fast rewind to an earlier scene. Renata is watching the movie, smiling and laughing. Gabe isn’t coping and gets her attention. 

(SPEECH)  
[LAUGHS]  

WOMAN IN MOVIE: [SCREAMING]  

GABE: Look, I-- I'm really not enjoying this. Can we stop?  

RENATA: I'm sorry, baby. Of course we can.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
She touches his hand, clicks the movie off and turns to him.

(SPEECH)  
GABE: I'm sorry. I just really hate seeing little children get murdered by clowns.  

RENATA: That's okay. I really like that sort of thing. Do you want to watch something else?  

[TAPE WINDING FORWARDS] 

(DESCRIPTION)  
Fast forward to the argument scene. 

(SPEECH) 
GABE: So it's all my fault? You could have paid attention to how I was feeling for once.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Gabe looks frustrated and Renata looks away and doesn’t say anything. 

(SPEECH) 
[TAPE REWINDING]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Fast rewind back to Renata enjoying the movie again. 

(SPEECH)  
RENATA: [LAUGHS]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Renata puts her hand on his leg and looks at him. He is curled away not coping. 

(SPEECH)  
WOMAN IN MOVIE: [SCREAMING]  

RENATA: Hey, babe. Are you okay? You look a little green.  

GABE: I don't think I can really get through this.  

RENATA: Do you want to stop?  

GABE: Can we?  

RENATA: Yeah, of course. I'm sorry. Do you want to do something else? Do you want to make out?  

GABE: Yeah. [LAUGHS] Okay.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
They kiss.  

(SPEECH)  
[TAPE FAST FORWARDING]  

(DESCRIPTION)  
Fast forward to before they are about to argue.  

(SPEECH)  
RENATA: Okay. I get most of that. You're right. I should have checked. I got so caught up in the movie, I wasn't paying any attention. I'm sorry.  

(DESCRIPTION)  
She places her hand on his hands and they look at each other. 

(SPEECH)  
GABE: I'm sorry too. I should've told you how I was feeling.  

RENATA: It's okay. We'll do better next time. I love you.  

GABE: I love you, too.  

RENATA: Do you want to watch Love, Actually?  

(DESCRIPTION) 
He lights up a lot. 

(SPEECH) 
GABE: Oh, classic! 

(DESCRIPTION)  
They smile. She picks up the remote and clicks the movie on. They snuggle in to one another. 

(SPEECH)  
MAN IN ROMANTIC MOVIE: I love you, Nancy, and I'm not afraid to say it.  

NANCY IN ROMANTIC MOVIE: Promise me you'll never leave me.