Ayla (2017) Script

I'm sorry.

I probably shouldn't be calling I think I made a mistake, a really big mistake.

I wish you we're here because I think you'd know what to do and I think I'd listen to you.

I think you're the only one I'd listened to.

But, you're not here.


Hey.

Hey.

Let's get out of here.

You hungry?

No.

Let's really go somewhere.

Got something in mind?

Quite possibly.

Mhm.

Surprised?

You're going to like it.

Can't wait.


Where the fuck are we?

Exactly.

Isn't it beautiful?

No, it's not beautiful at all.

It's scary looking.

I know.

Isn't it great?

I feel like I'm about to get murdered here.

You might.

Oh, shit.


Wow.

I know, right?


Did you think that we were finished?


If I'd known you were going to be glued to that thing the whole time I never would have come down.

Don't be upset dear.

I'm looking at articles here for you.

Great.

That's what I get for buying you a computer.

You didn't buy it for me, dear.

You helped me pick it out.

There's a great article here on alternative treatments for heartburn.

Do you still get that a lot?

I'm going to print it out for you.

What's wrong, honey?

You still see her sometimes, don't you?

Your sister?

No, sweetheart.

Not for a very long time.

I used to see her outside in the sun whenever there was sun

and on the playground with you when you were a little boy.

She never wanted you to be lonely.

Such a loving child.

I saw her again the other day.

It was her.

I know it.

How do you know it's not her?

Sometimes we just don't come back.

Your sister was a very old soul.

There was no reason for her to come back again.

There was nothing left...

You don't see her, so I can't?

That's not what I said.

I don't feel her anymore.

I could always sense when she visited before and I haven't felt that since you were a little boy.

Maybe you won't feel it this time.

Maybe she only wants to see me.

I see you, sweetheart.

And I'm sure she does too.


How does it take you this long to answer the door?

So this place is depressing.

It's a nice TV.

Who paid for it?

Oh, she didn't help you out this time?

You're a piece of work, you know that?

Runs the family I guess.

So I talked to Susan.

Why do you call her that?

Are you really just going to sit there and you're just going to act like everything's fine?

Like you haven't been hurting yourself again?

Have it your way then.

She wanted you to have these.

You look at these?

No.

Not really.

No.

That's not the point You know, she's still your sister.

No, she's not.

She's dead.

I didn't know her and you barely did.

Like she hasn't been anybody's sister for like 30 years.

She thinks these are going to help you find closure or whatever, all right?

I don't.

All right, I'm out of here.

Sorry.

Thanks for coming over.

Next time you're at mom's, you can, you know, just call me anytime.

Yeah, sure.


Don't hit each other with those sticks.

Be careful.

Come on you two.

Let's go.

Hey, come on.

We've got to go.

Come on.

Let's get him.

Yeah.


You never called.

Hey, you know it's funny...

Got a break coming up?

Think they can ever really come back?

I think that it's possible, just probably not in the way that we imagined.

We can still see them somehow, manifested thoughts, ghosts lingering because we can't let them go.

But the time is still gone.

We can't make up for that.

If my brother were sitting where you are right now, you're probably going to hate me for saying this, but without that time, not sure that things could ever be the same.

I could never hate you, but I hope you're wrong.


Hey.

Hey.

Is anyone there?

Open the fucking door.

Open the door.

Hey, what is this?

Open the fucking door.

Hey.

Hey, what the fuck is this?

Hey.

Wait.

Wait.

Please.

Fuck.


Woman killed her whole family.

Remember? Yeah.

Pretty tragic.

That a hobby of yours, Henry?

Collecting murder stories?

No, I just read 'em. I remember 'em.


Can I get a room?

And it's just you, huh?

Yeah.

Freeloaders.

You think it's Billy's first day at the races, don't you?

Sorry?

You think old Billy don't know what you're playing at.

Look, I just need a room.

Oldest trick in the book.

Now let me tell you something, buckaroo.

I can see your kind coming a mile away every time.

Ain't no two'fer specials here.

Got to pay to stay.

No free ride.

Honeymoon suite's booked.

I do have a big old king.

Might suits your needs.

Whatever makes you parakeet sing.

As long as you got the cash, old Billy don't mind.

It says that you take credit cards.

I'm sorry.

Machine just broke.

Cash.

$50 for the room. $25 for the deposit.

No refund.


Praying's for church.

Come on.

I haven't seen you in church lately.

Well, not much sense in my going to church.

Do you remember one time when we were small we were out here...


Morning, sleepyhead.

Aghh!

It's okay.

Going to have to trim these.

It's okay.

It's just a scratch.

You hungry?

How'd she do for you?

What?

How'd she do for you?

Was she a good fit?

Because sometimes they can be a bit tight, but I reckon she did all right by you.

You fucking kidding me?

Well, friend, there's no need for that kind of language.

She's my sister, and even if she wasn't...

No, I meant your room.

All good by me then.

I just want to keep everybody happy.

Don't want no bad news on the Yelpster, you know.

Anywhere good to eat around here?

No, sir.

Wish there was.

But got good news for you.

We got you covered.

Your room comes with a continental breakfast all inclusive.

You Interested?

Sure.

Bon appetite.


You let me know if you want to take anything to go, okay?


No.

No.


You're fucking freezing.

It's okay.

It's okay.

It's okay.

You're going to be okay.

You're going to be okay.

You're going to be okay.

Okay?

You're okay.

You're okay.

You're okay.

You scared me.


Fuck.


So where did you go?

Alex, something amazing has happened.

I found her.

Who?

Ayla.

They can come back.

They can all come back.

You just have to want it bad enough.

Elton, what did you do?

Look I-I know you have questions and I have answers, but first, I want you to meet her.

Your sister?

I know how it sounds, but you, more than anyone, I want to share this with you.

Can you come over tonight?

Please, Alex.

You're busy?

No.

Not busy.

Seven?

Okay.

See you at seven.


Sorry, I'm late.

It's okay.

It's okay.

It's okay.

It's okay.

You're okay.


It's okay.

It's okay.

It's okay.

I got you.


I missed you.


Hey.

Is Elton in today?

Can you tell me that I'm here?

No, I can't.

Is he on break?

You could say that.

Do you know when he's going to be back?

He's not coming back.

He's gone for the day?

You could say that.

You could say that he's gone.

Did something happen?

Is he okay?

I really can't say but if I had to take a guess I'd say no.

What do you mean?

He's no longer with us.

No, he's not dead.

You thought I meant he was dead.

No.

He's not dead.

He just doesn't work here anymore.


We're home.


Oh.

I didn't know you were coming over.

Mom told you?

You are fucking unbelievable, you know that?

Can I speak to you for a minute?

Can we do this later please?

No.

Now please.

Okay.

Okay.

It's okay.

It's okay.

I'll be right back.

I promise.

I'd never leave you.

Okay, listen.

No.

No, you listen.

Okay.

I don't know what's going on right now and I don't think that I want to know, but when you bring our mother into this...

Just hear me out.

No, I don't want to hear it.

I want to hear who that's supposed to be over there or how this is supposed to make any sense.

We don't need this shit.

James.

I think you should go.

She's my mother.

Hey.

Hey.

He needs to go to the hospital.

I understand, sweetheart.

I'm not saying he shouldn't go.

Okay, so why are we still here?

Let's go.

You see how anemic he is.

Oh, my god.

Here we go.

Okay, don't get upset James.

He doesn't need vitamins.

You're not a doctor.

You don't know what's wrong with him.

Don't raise your voice to me.

He can't stay here.

This is fucking irresponsible.

Don't talk like that in this house.

Okay.

I'm going to go for a walk.

Good.


It's always harder for the younger sibling.

Al was so much older.

I think it was harder even still.

He was always more of a father figure than a big brother to James.

And when they were younger, oh, he really looked up to him.

Never listened to me, only his brother.

Now he's just finding his way like we all are.

He's a darling boy.

The older they get the more they remind me of each other.

Don't tell them I said that.

Doesn't change a thing, you know?

What do you mean?

You knew that she was going to eat this shit up.

It's like you're preaching to the converted with her, validating every scrap of that new-age crystal psychic voodoo bullshit.

Fuck.

It's like you became her drinking buddy.

When did that happen?

It's not like that.

Oh, really.

So who's that supposed to be sitting over there with mother, huh?

Your new girlfriend, you came to introduce her to the family.

It's just like the exact same kind of shit that she used to pull on us when we were kids.

I didn't think she'd tell you.

I really wish she hadn't.

Oh, why?

So you guys can just brainwash each other in peace?

Don't tell James.

He doesn't even know.

Thanks for looking out for me, brother.

Maybe you two deserve each other.

Maybe I should just stop giving a shit.

That would make everyone's life a whole lot easier, wouldn't it?

Who's going to be there for her when you decide to leave again?

Who's she going to call when she needs someone to talk to?

Me.

It's always going to be me.

It's always me.

Why don't you just leave?

You're not doing anyone any good by staying here.

I'm sorry.

If you're sorry then you'll just go and we'll call it even.

I wish I could make you understand.

You really want me to believe that that's her?

You don't see the resemblance?

To a dead four-year-old girl?

No, I don't.

You do see it, don't you?

Oh, give me a break.

There's a lot of people who look like a lot of people, all right?

So where'd you find this girl?

Online?

I saw her in the dream?

So where did you find this girl of your dreams?

Like was it in a chat room?

Was it a meet up at a bar?

You're not really listening.

No, I'm listening.

I just don't believe it for a second.

I just really think you're not eating enough sweetheart.

I'm fine, mom.

Hey, how about another piece of cheesecake.

I have to get rid of it tomorrow anyway and I know it's your favorite.

I'm fine, mom.

Pasta filled me up.

Okay, good.

Try and remember to take those supplements when you get home, Okay?

You sure there's nothing I can get you, dear?

Don't waste your time.

She hardly touched her dinner.

It's fine, mom.

She's just not a big eater.

She's not a big talker either.

What?

She hasn't said one word since she's gotten here.

Like, I can't be the only person that thinks that's kind of weird.

James, don't be rude.

I could fix you some soup, dear.

Does that sound good?

It's fine.

If she gets hungry later, I'll take care of it.

Okay.

All right, okay.

Okay, all right.

So good to have you home.

I know, mom.

I think I'm going to bed.

There's some blankets in your room if she gets cold down here.

Thanks, Mom.

And don't stay up too late.

I'm just going to tough it out in the library with my air mattress.

Oh, enjoy the couch sweetheart.

I bought that last month.

Not exactly what I planned.


What the fuck?

What are you doing here?

Okay.

You got me.

What are you hungry or something now?


What did you do?

Why are you doing this again?

Why?

Oh, God.

You need help.

You think I did this?

You're going to stand there and you're going to try to deny this?

You think I did this?

What?

Is it is it us doing this to you?

Are we the ones that are hurting you?

Oh, God.

You're sick.

I'm sick.

I'm going to get a first aid kit, asshole.

Feel like hurting me now?

Don't move.

That's more like it.

I'm trying to help you, asshole.

We don't need your help.

If you're going to be like that you should move.

Al.

I'm sorry.

You know, I wish you hadn't told him we were coming.

You used to be so close.

I wish you'd both remember that one of these days.

You're both my boys.

I know, Mom.

I'm sorry.

Okay.

You call me when you get home safely.

Of course.

And stop if you need to.

Get a motel.

Do you have cash?

I'm covered, Mom.

Don't worry.

And don't forget to take those supplements I gave you.

Especially the vitamin D. I think it can really help you.

Don't stay cooped up in that apartment all the time.

Get out.

Take a walk.

Go do things.

I know mom.

I know.

Maybe we can come back when it gets warmer.

No.

What?

You know you're always welcome here, sweetheart.

And I know you need to get closure around this.

What do you mean?

I don't know who that is.

Yes, you do.

No.

Your sister said goodbye to me a long time ago.

I saw the way you looked at her.

I saw you, Mom.

You more than anyone, you have to believe.

I wish you could.

I wish I could.

But I really think you need to let this go now.

Don't worry.

I won't bring her back here.

Al.


I'm sorry.

I probably shouldn't be calling.

I don't know what else to do.

I think I made a mistake, a really big mistake.

I don't know how to fix this.

I don't know if there is any way to fix this anymore.

I wish you were here because I think you'd know what to do and I think I'd listen to you.

I think you're the only one I'd listened to, but you're not here.