Gimme Shelter (2013) Script

Baby, I put it right over there. No, you did not.

Baby, it's right there. Oh!


You know I take care of you.

Yeah. I give you everything.

I'm okay.

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.

I'm not scared.

I'm not scared, I'm not scared.

I can do this.

It's okay. I'm not scared.

I can do this.

I can do this.

I'm not scared.

I'm okay. I'm not scared.

I'm not scared.

I can do this.

I'm okay.

I'm okay, I'm okay, I'm okay.

No, man, let me try it out.

You know you my girl. Let me try it out.

Where you going, baby?

Uh, yeah, I'm at 14811 Jefferson.

Yeah, I want to go to...

77 Oak Ridge Road in Saddle Ridge, New Jersey.

Yeah, New Jersey.

Have you seen my daughter?


Yo, what you do to your hair, sweetie?


Agnes, open up.

Yo! I ain't got time for your crap!

I'm getting out of here.


I said I'm out.

You ain't going nowhere, you little bitch!

Open up!


You going to Jersey?

You got the money?


All right.


Slut! Back off the car!

You slut! You useless slut!

You owe me! You owe me!

Back off the cab, lady! You ain't going nowhere!

You're going to give me my money, you little bitch!


Baby, I'm sorry, Okay?

Mommy loves you, okay?

Back off the car! Back off the car!

You're nothing but a dumb, useless whore!

You'll be back! You hear me?

You need me!

Where's the money?

Show it to me now.

That's not enough.

Get out of my cab.

Get out of the cab!

No! Get out of the cab right now!

Get out of here, you little piece of trash!

Back away from the house!

Get down on the ground. Down on the ground!

Down on the ground! No!

Down! Down!

Get off me! Easy!


This is a girl, not a boy.

All right, let's get her up.


What is this?

Do you know the people that live here?

What's going on?

We're sorry to disturb you, Mr. Fitzpatrick, but we received a call from your housekeeper.

Who the hell is that? We don't know.

We found this on her, and she says she knows you.

She said she knows me? That's what she said.

Where was she? In the back, trying to break in.

She was trying to break into the house? That's right.

Did you pat her down? Did she say anything?

She has nothing on her.

Nothing else. No ID.

Inside, guys. A police car.

I know. Let's just go in the house.

But who is it? I don't know.

Show me.

Do you know her?


Let her out.

Come on.

How old are you now? Fourteen?


Sixteen. Sixteen.

It's a nice place.

You work in real estate or something?

No. Wall Street.

Hows your mother, Agnes?

It's Apple, remember?

You gave the name to me.

He re's what's up.

I need a place to stay for a little bit.

That's why I'm here.

I ain't asking you to feel guilty and stuff like that, so let's not even go there.

I just need a place to stay for a little bit.

I'll get a job.

I'll get my own place, and then I'll be gone.


I knew I couldn't count on you.

Have a nice life. Nice to finally meet you.

Wait. Where you going?

You just showed up.

The police said you tried to break in. I didn't try and break in. They're lying.

All right, look, maybe there's something we can work out.

I'm going to have a word with my wife.

Were you in jail?

No, Dusty, she wasn't in jail. It's just a misunderstanding.

We figured it out.

What kind of misunderstanding? Alex, it's not a problem.

It's all better now.

Uh, Agnes, where are you from?

A lot of places.

And it's Apple, not Agnes.


You can call me Apple, not Agnes.


I thought you said it was Agnes, but Apple is a beautiful name.

Apple? That's a funny name.

And Alex is a boy's name.

No, it's not. Yours is stupid.

She smells, and she's weird, Mom... Dusty.

And why does she have to stay with us? Shh.


All right, you guys, time for bed.

Cece? Bath time.

Good night.

Good night.

Oh, Honey, can you please wait?

I think maybe now would be a good time for us to have a little talk together.

Why don't you stop calling me honey?

Hey, Apple.

You're in my house.

Now, look, we want to help you, but we don't know how to.

We're going to have to get in touch with your social worker or someone assigned to your case and let them know that you're here.

When I was eight, I was taken away from my mother when she was arrested for drugs.

I was dropped off at a mental hospital, where they kept me in a steel room all by myself because I didn't fit in with the other kids.

From there, I was put into another temporary shelter.


Every few months, I'd be assigned some new case worker, and we'd start all over again. Apple, look...

By the time I was twelve, I was in my tenth foster home.

Seemed like good people this time, until the husband would come into my room at night and start touching me and feeling all up on me.

I told my case worker, and she got the police involved.

He told them that I was making it all up, because that's what troubled kids do, and they believed him.

I was too scared to even open up my own mouth.

I ran away and went to find my mother and tried to stay with her for a while.

Things got real bad, and I had to go.

In all that time, that letter was the only thing I ever got from you, Now, I'm just asking you for a little time, because I am done being passed off as someone's case number.

I want out of the system!

So are you going to help me out so I can get back on my feet?

Or do you and Joanna still have to talk about it?

You happy with this? Yeah.

♪ Raw poetics, whats good ♪

♪ Get up and get down ♪

♪ Jump up and move around ♪

♪ Tell the sound man, turn it up ♪

♪ Word of mouth, this song is legit ♪

♪ This song is a hit ♪

♪ Tell the DJ, turn it up ♪

♪ Yo, yo, pump this into your car ♪

♪ Live the life of a star ♪

♪ Adjust the volume, turn it up ♪

♪ Yeah, get up and get down ♪

♪ Jump up and move around ♪

♪ Tell the sound man, turn it up ♪

♪ Word of mouth, this song is legit ♪

♪ This song is a hit ♪

♪ Tell the DJ, turn it up ♪

♪ Yo, yo, pump this into your car ♪

♪ Live the life of a star ♪

♪ Adjust the volume, turn it up ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, let the bass line go ♪

♪ Till the speakers blow ♪

♪ Crank the radio, turn it up ♪

You sleep all right?

You need some help there?

No. You sure?

Yeah, I'm fine just by myself.


Ow! Damn it!


Where you going?

Come here! Wait!

Hey! I'm talking to you!


Where you going?

It was a stupid idea for me to come here.

Okay? It's never going to work between us!

Never! So why don't you just turn around and go back to your life. And leave me and mine's alone!

Where you going to go, huh?

Look at you.

You don't even have your shoes on.

Who cares?

Here. Here.

Come inside.

Are you pregnant?


What are you talking about?

What am I talking about? She's just not feeling well.

Why don't you let her answer that?

She's not going to answer anything.

I'm going to ask you again.

Are you pregnant?

I knew it. You knew what?

I don't know.

See? She doesn't know. She doesn't know anything.

Oh, I know. You don't know.

I know, and I'm not-Ooh! Calm down, will you?

We are not having this baby in our house.

What baby? What baby?

Where's the dad?

Is he in jail?

I don't know.

We only did it once.

I need to talk to you right now alone, please.

You want her in our life? I don't know what you're thinking here!

I will take care of it, and we need to find...

I want her out!

Please, no.

No. Come on, no.


Hi. We're here to check in.

Apple Bailey.

Thank you.

Hear that?

That's the heartbeat.

We almost done here?

Just a few more images.

Here you go. These are for you.

Good luck.


You see the woman I came in with?

Where have you been?

You're all wet.

Where you going? Where were you?

Hey! Wait! Where did you disappear to?

Look, I didn't disappear anywhere!

She left me there!

She left me!

Nobody left you anywhere! Stop! Stop!

I left you there?

You're a liar! You're a liar! Whoa! Whoa whoa!

I waited for her.

She's trying to get in between us. Shes...

You see? Do you see what I mean? A liar!

Hey! Cool it! Maybe you should give us a minute... now!


Hey, hey, hey, look at me.

Look at me! Look at me!

Apple! What are...

Hey. Hey.

Hey, Apple, Apple?

Well, it's about time.

How are you feeling today?


Shouldn't you be at work or something?

I took the morning off.

I had a few things to do with the construction and all, and I wanted to check in with you.

Yeah, well, I'm fine, so I guess you can go.

You know... today is an important day for my firm, and especially for me.

One of our biggest clients asked to meet with me personally to sign a deal.

Do you know why?

Mutual respect, trust, and confidence.

This is what I've earned from my peers.

It's taken me years to build this.

These are the same words that I want to speak about with you.

Mutual respect, such as I respect you, you respect me.

That means when I tell you something, you stop ignoring me.

Trust, such as when this conversation is over, I'm going to leave here, and I'm going to trust that you are not going to get into a street brawl with my wife.

And confidence.

These are the positive results of our relationship that can begin to happen once the first two things start to happen.

Now, Joanna and I had a long talk last night, and... it's clear that you are not ready to assume the responsibility of motherhood.

Think about it.

You have no means of support you have nowhere to live, and you have no one willing to help you except me.


It's time that you turn the page on this.

Put it all behind you so that you can move forward.

Just turn the page, and before you know it, you'll have forgotten that it ever happened.


Just... Just turn the page.


And forget about it.

That's right.

Like you did with me.

Thank you, Cece.



Look, I know that you must hate me, and I just wanted to say I'm sorry about the misunderstandings.


No one's perfect, right?

How did your talk go with your father?

Did he tell you?

Tell me what?

I made an appointment for you tomorrow morning at a clinic.

Wait, what?

You're not going to be able to take care of this child by yourself.

We're not going to deal with this, and if you don't cooperate, we're going to have no choice but to ask you to leave.


No, look, I don't want to do that.

It's not about what you want, honey, unless you want to end up just like your mother.

You don't have to worry about anything. I will be with you to hold your hand.

Hi, Tom.

Not yet.


I'm sorry. No cell phones, please.

Okay. Okay, I have to hang up.

Honey, I think I'm going to wait in the waiting room.

Can you hurry up, please?

The doctor's on his way.

♪ Feet, don't fail me now ♪

♪ Take me to the finish line ♪

♪ Oh, my heart it breaks every step that I take ♪

♪ But I'm hoping at the gates ♪

♪ They'll tell me that you're mine ♪

♪ Walkin' through the city streets ♪

♪ Is it by mistake or design ♪

♪ I feel so alone on the Friday nights ♪ You got a man with you? - ♪ Can you make it feel like home ♪

♪ If I tell you you're mine? ♪

♪ It's like I told you, honey ♪

♪ Don't make me sad ♪

♪ Don't make me cry ♪

♪ Sometimes love is not enough ♪

♪ And the road gets tough ♪

♪ I don't why ♪

♪ Keep making me laugh ♪

♪ Let's go get high ♪

♪ The road is long, we carry on ♪

♪ Try to have fun in the meantime ♪

I'm okay.

I'm okay.

I'm okay. I'm not scared.

I'm not scared.

It's okay.


Please, God.

Protect me.

Yo, Shorty.

Shorty, we got some business we need to discuss.

Yo, Shorty, let me holler at you.

You going to make me come over there? I said get in the car. Come on.

Don't you hear me? I said get in the car.

We got some business to discuss.

Come on, get your ass in the car.

That's what I'm talking about.

Get out! I'm going to kill you, you little bitch!

Aah! No!



Rest easy.

You're in the security ward, Newark City Hospital.

I'm Father Frank McCarthy, chaplain here at the hospital.

Do I have your permission to be in this room with you?

No, no.

I'm not here about that.

Your baby's all right.

The doctors had this taken when they found the one in your shoe.

Can you try talking?

Look, I don't need a priest.

God don't care about me.

Don't waste your time.

You're mistaken.

God is ever near and with us always.

Last time I asked for his help, he put me here.

He's a tough C.O. at times, but maybe... you're exactly where you were meant to be.

"Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;"

"where there's hatred, let me sow lave;"

"where there's injury, pardon;"

"where there's doubt, faith."

You still here?

This is still here, I'm still here.

You were sleeping, so I didn't think you'd mind if I used your john.

I found out that, uh, the authorities will probably drop all charges against you, but they're going to keep you here until they can get in touch with your family or find you a temporary home.

I didn't ask you to talk to anyone for me.

Why do you want to help me?

It's my job.

You're a priest.

If you were a good one at that, you'd be at your own church right now, not here.

This is my church.

And I'm not just thinking about you.

What will happen if you leave here by yourself?

Where will you go?


I want you to have this.

Being young and pregnant is like being a pinwheel.

Whenever the weather changes, you have no idea what way your life is going to go.

You know, the pinwheel is supposed to bring good fortune.

Go ahead.

Blow it.

I did some research for you.

It led me to a special shelter for teens who want to have their babies, like your baby.

Don't try and tell me this.

Do you think I'm stupid?

I've been in shelters and foster cares my whole life.

I ain't going back to no shelter!

Don't make your child suffer because you're suffering.

God put you here for a reason.

Leave! Now!

You talk about suffering!

Where was God when I was getting abused and suffering all these years, huh?

You can't help me!

You think you know me.

You don't know anything!

Now get out!


Just press the nurse's station on the phone when you want me to come and get you, okay?

Agnes, I was so worried about you, baby.

What are you doing here?

Agnes, I'm Marie Abeanni, your social worker.

I will be handling your discharge when the time comes.

I had a long talk with your mother.

She's very concerned about your well-being and assured me that this was an isolated incident, that things at home are okay between you and her.

Is this true?

Yo, I already told you we good. Why you asking again?

Excuse me.

I need to talk with Agnes now and hear it from her.

Agnes, look at me.

Your mother has custody, so it is better if we work this out together.

If you run away again, we may have to place you back in foster care.

Going home is the best solution for you.

Your mother wants to talk with you now to settle your differences.

Do you think you can do this?

Yeah, whatever.


I'll be sitting right outside the room if you have any other questions.

Now, you got people asking all types of questions, coming around my place looking around.

You crazy?


She said you carrying a baby?

And I got to hear about it from a stranger.

That's nice. That's real nice.

Humiliate me like that!

What's wrong with you?

No, come on.

Why you think I'm here, huh?

State's going to take care of us.

You, me, and baby, that makes three. That means when that baby comes out, they're going to be paying us more money.


We got another chance, all right?

We're going to be a real family now, sweetie, for real.

Come on.

Look at you.

Taking me back.

You know, I wasn't that much older than you.

You know, seventeen.

Don't look at me like that, like you all high and mighty.

You know, I didn't have no social worker caring about me.

Nobody wanted me to have you!

Come on, wait, wait, wait.

You think I always looked like this, huh?

Like I born in the streets?

You don't know what I wanted out of life.

You don't know who I was, who I could have been.

You're so stuck up.

You think you're so much better than me.

Like you're so different.

Baby, you are me.

Oh, you'll see, you know?

When you're fighting for your baby, and you're so young, and you ain't got nobody to take care of it, you can't even take care of yourself.

And all you want to do is protect your baby.

You know, that's all I wanted to do.

Hold my baby.

My little baby girl.

You don't know.

You don't know, but I did.

I did everything that I could, Agnes.

I did.

And I messed up, okay?

That's right, I did. I messed up.

And then when they took you away from me, that was the worst day of my life.

I hurt so much right here.

I just...

I just wanted the pain to go away, baby.

I didn't want to feel nothing.

I didn't want to feel anything.

Look at me.

Look at me now.

Look at me now.

I deserve a second chance.

A second chance.

Please, baby?

Please just give me one more chance.

Um... Please?

I don't know.

Baby, I'm your mother. I'm your mother I just can't do this anymore.

Just one more chance, baby. I can't do this anymore.

Oh, please, baby.

You got to let me go. Just...

You ready? Yeah. We're done here.


"But we will build"

"with hewn stones."

"And the sycamores..."

" men rejoice when they divide the spoil."

"For thou hast broken the yoke of thy burden..."


I...I just...

I just wanted to... to come here and... and... to tell you that...

I probably shouldn't have yelled at you.

I mean, I know... I know why I did.

I just...

I just... I didn't think that... that you would...

Are you apologizing to me?

No. Not really.

Seems like it to me.

Never apologize for your true feelings.

Now that you're here, grab a book. Make yourself useful.

Page seventy-two.

We'll talk later.

Go on.


"For I know the plans I have for you,"

"declares the Lord,"

"plans for your welfare and not for evil,"

"to give you..."

"give you a future"

"and hope."

"Then you will call upon me,"

"and... and come and pray to me,"

"and I will hear you."

Father McCarthy.

Hi, I'm Afra, one of the housemothers here.

Welcome to our shelter.

I'll let Kathy know you're here.

That's Kathy right there with Mother Teresa.

And that's her in that one there with, uh... at the White House with Ronald Reagan.

Oh, hello, Father. Good to see you.

Please bear with me.

We were having a little incident.

Everything okay?

Yeah, everything worked out just fine.

Well, thank you for meeting my friend, Apple.

Hello, Apple.

Kathy's the founder.

She started this shelter, what, twenty years ago...


Taking young mothers into her own home.

This is your home?

Well, it's... it's grown quite a bit.

Afra will give you a tour.

I'm going to wrap some things up, and then you and I will meet in the morning and we'll have a chat about the rules, okay?

Yeah. Okay.

See you suddenly, Apple.

Hey, everybody, this is Apple.

She's staying with us.

Her name is really Apple?

You all will get to know her better later.

You'll be sharing a room with Tawana.


And she'll show you to your room.

And I'll be on duty if you need something.

Apple, huh?

Goes well with caramel.

Carmel, caramel.

Nah, I'm just saying. We just playing.

She can't... She can't take a joke?

I told you, whatever.

Another one?

Oh, my God.

It's about time. Shut your mouth.

For real.

You can put your stuff in here.

I don't have any stuff.

Well, don't worry. You will.

Would you mind holding her for a second?



Okay, Isaiah.

I hear you.


I hear you.

What's your name? What the...?

Where you from? Get that out of my face!

What is going on in here?

I like your PJs.

Cassandra, you missed curfew again tonight, and you didn't tell anybody where you were going.

I'm writing you up, and it's not going to be good for you.

Who is responsible for letting her in here after curfew!

Was it you, Apple?

Look, I don't even know her, okay? She's crazy.


This is not going to look good for your first night.

That's a really nice name.

We will deal with this tomorrow.

But, you know, you shouldn't call people crazy around here.

I actually prefer Cassie.

It's five a.m., and I want everybody back in their rooms now.

What happened with you two last night?

Cassie, why were you late for curfew?

I went for a walk. I got locked out.

I'm sorry? You got...

I went for a walk. I got locked out.

It was nothing, really.

Good, because I'm going to put you both in the same room temporarily.

You're going to be roommates.

With her? Mm-hmm.


It'll to give you a chance to work out your differences.

We have a twenty-four-hour rule in this house.

Whenever two girls are disputing, they need to work it out right away.

Do you have a problem with that?


It's exciting.


Cassie, would you excuse us, please?

I have something to talk to Apple about.

Apple, we have a serious problem.

Your mother will not give her consent for you to be here.

No. I'm very sorry.

No. I tried everything I could.

How could you call her?

She will never let me go.

Not as long as welfare keeps sending her money.

Why would you do this to me?

Because she threatened to call the police and charge us with kidnapping.

What do you have against your mother?

Did she ever abuse you?

I don't want to talk about it.

You can tell me what it is.

I can't.

Well, then I can't help you.

As much as I like you and care about you and your baby, I won't go to jail for you.

Because you're a minor, I need the support of the state or consent from your family, or some legal... And I'm supposed to believe that?

Stop talking and listen to me.

Or some legal reason why you have to stay here.

You said you was going to help me out.

You're a liar.

Apple, here you become a mother, and that means you take responsibility.

Don't cast your immaturity on me, and then ask me to risk everything, including the future of this shelter, on your foolishness.

Stop dancing with your demons!

Look at me.

Learn to cooperate.

Shine the light on the lock.

Shh shh shh. It won't open.

Get lotion.

Look at all this.

This is like the shopping mall.

Shh! Shut up!

Check this out. Hey.

I don't think he's going to be able to fit in that any time soon.

You calling my son fat?

You're a huge jerk.

Wow. Shh, guys.

Wow, Kathy needs to clean up her office.

There's a lot in here.

I know. Gosh.

Hurry up. Close the door.

Look. What's that?

Who's that?

Is that Kathy?

Let me see.

No, it's not.

Yeah, it's Kathy as a little girl.

Wow, she's cute.

She ain't all that, Jazzie. She's pretty.

She a'ight. She a'ight. She a'ight.


Don't open it. Who said that?


What is this?

Oh, wow.

"Carmel Nickerson."

What's that?

"Nicole Lotito."

Yep. "Lotito."

"Destiny Morell."

It's Princess.

Thank you.

"Danisha Dormer."

Don't put my government out like that.

"Apple Bailey."

"Jasmine Colon."

It's Colón.

All right, check this.

This says "compulsive, anxiety, and personality disorders."

What's "compulsive”?"

It means you ask too many questions.


What about you, Pink Friday?

Don't call me Pink Friday. Ooh! Meow, girl.

"Drugs, prostitution, criminal record,"

"personality disorder."

"No family on record."


Are you serious with the prostitution?

Damn, girl.

You got a record!

"Rape victim, runaway."

"Family does not want her back."

It's all right. We're your family.

It's okay, Jazzie. We want you.

Mine says, "Mental and physical abuse as a child."

"Chronic depression and must overcome fear."

What the what?

No fear?

What about you, Apple?


It says, "Severe physical abuse, runaway", "parental drug/alcohol abuse,"

"multiple shelters and foster care,"

"aggressive behavior,"

"lack of trust."

Don't worry. You can trust us, though.

You can trust us.

Yeah, you're not aggressive.

That's what it says.

Hi. Can I help you?

You must be Kathy, right? Yes.

I'm Agnes' mother.

Where is she? Agnes!

Oh, yes. Why don't you come in.

Where's my daughter at? Agnes?

I'm taking her home.


I missed you.

Come on, baby.


Yo, little Agnes?

Can I get you something to eat or drink?

You must be very tired from the drive.

Oh. Nah.

We're leaving.


Come on, grab your stuff. We're going.

I ain't going anywhere with you.


Shut up, all right? You coming!

Okay, I'm just texting my associate to have her things brought down.

Nah, you know what?

We don't need anything from you, all right?

Come on.

No, no! I'm sorry.

No! I cannot. No!

You may not take her! What?

I am required by law... I'm her mother!

To report any abuse. I'm sorry.

Yo, mind your own business! No, no, I'm sorry.

Yo, you don't come with me right now, I'm calling DYFS, and I'm putting you in a home!

You think for one second they're going to let you keep that baby?

Okay, okay.

It's your choice. No, no! No.

I have called the police.

If you don't want to be arrested, you need to leave right...

Nobody cares about us! No, I'm sorry.

You have to leave now.

Don't you know that?

You have to leave now.

No, I'm sorry.

I hate you.

I hate you.

You-No, listen to me. You need to leave.

You need to leave right now.

No! No! You don't even know what you did.

Okay, okay. All right, all right.


Is that you?

What the hell is he doing here? No, honey, you have got...

You have got to go.

I'm sorry, no. What the hell is he doing here?

I'm sorry, I'm sorry Agnes?

Come on, come on.

No, honey, you have got to go now.

I don't want to be around him. No!

Agnes, how could you do that to me?

I'm her mother!

I know, I know. Stop. Stop. Stop.

Stop. Stop. I know.

I'm Tom.

Hi, Tom, I'm so sorry.

It'll have to be another time.

I made a mistake. Apple.

I'm so sorry. It's not a good time.

It's not a good time.

But I need to talk to Apple. I know you do.

I'm so sorry, but it'll have to be another time.

Can I help? No, no, we're good.

Another time, please.

Can I just have a word... I'm so sorry.

Okay, honey. Okay.

It's okay now. Come on.

Let's go inside.

I've got you.

I don't know, but I know I'm craving some red velvet cake.

How many more of these do we have to do?

Kathy says the more envelopes we send out, the more donations we can get.

I got it!

I got it!

It's going to be four black babies and four white babies now.

Um... Carmel, you can't count.

You forgot yourself.

Just sit down, dum-dum. Sit down.

And Tina and Jaz are Hispanic, not white, so that's another category.

Besides, you don't even know what Apple's baby is.

For all you know, it may be a caramel color like you.

Yet another category.

Okay, well, I tried.

Well, uh, my baby's father's black.


I bet he's fine.

See? I told you.

I bet you guys were getting it on.

♪ To their left ♪

♪ Everybody look to their right ♪

♪ Can you feel that? Yeah ♪

♪ We're payin' with love tonight ♪

♪ It's not about the money, money, money ♪

♪ We don't need your money, money, money ♪

♪ We just want to make the world dance ♪

♪ Forget about the price tag ♪

♪ Ain't about the cha-chang cha-chang ♪

♪ Ain't about the, yeah, ba-bling ba-bling ♪

♪ Want to make the world dance ♪

♪ Forget about the price tag ♪

♪ Okay ♪

♪ We need to take it back in time ♪

♪ When music made us all unite ♪

♪ And it wasn't low blows in video ho's ♪

♪ Am I the only one gettin'... ♪

Everybody grab a box or something.

Take a box in.

Very good.

Can you get the door?

Need help?

I would like to call up Kathy Defiore, who many of us know, to talk about her very special work that she is doing.

Thank you, Father Marks.

Thank you.

Good morning, everybody.

Or should I say good afternoon?

Good afternoon. I have been... thank you... here eight or nine times at Our Lady of Sorrows, and I thought to myself, "What can I say to you all"

"that I haven't said before?"

Twenty years ago, I was homeless.

And I'm not sure I can really explain what it was like being without a home, frightened and alone, and all the while trying to hold onto my dignity as a woman.

And then my life began to turn around.

I found a job and a home.

And then I had the most wonderful inspiration.

I opened my home as a shelter for teenage pregnant girls, because, you see, I understand that this may be the only chance they have.

So please open your hearts;.

Take a look at your envelopes, so that we can give them shelter, we can give them guidance, we can give them an education.

So that we can give them a future.

Thank you, and God bless.

Thank you.

Hi. Thank you for coming.

Good to see you.

Thank you so much.

What a beautiful sermon.

Now you're not only a whore, but you're a frickin' beggar too?

Let's see how much they give an ugly beggar!

Give me a kiss!

Give me a kiss! Stop!


Get off me!


Why don't you come inside?

It is freezing out here.

You can come and help with the decorations.

We're having a party.

A party for what?

Destiny went to the hospital to have Leticia.

We're going to surprise her.

She's going to be back in a few days.

It's going to be okay.

Okay? Mm-hmm.

Aren't you sick of this?

Of what?

What? Being exploited?

The way we're marched around here.

The way we're told what to wear, when to smile, who to be nice to?

It all makes me sick.

I'm tired of it, aren't you?

Look, we ain't got much of a choice.

Well, I know I don't want anyone feeling any pity for me except for me.

Wait, do you want me to feel bad for you, Apple?

Because you know that you're not the only girl around here who never really had a mom.

Why can't she just leave me alone?

I suffered my whole life because of my mother, and now that she's gone, I suffer even more.

You hate her for what she's done to you, but deep down, you love her, and that hurts you even more.


So what about it? I'm getting my own place.

You should come with me. Think about it.

And what about your baby?

My baby's all right.

Ain't nothing happening to my baby.

You sound like them.

Look, I'm just saying that maybe...

Everything's set up for after Christmas.

We're going to go make our own money.

No more of this begging stuff.

Are you coming with me or not, Apple?

My beautiful, healthy baby.

You're probably going to need a little more than that.

Father McCarthy.


Thought I'd drop by and see how you're managing.

I'm okay.

I heard about your mother.

I'm very sorry that happened.

She needs help.

But you have to think about yourself now and your child.

I caused all this.

It's my fault.

There's a saying in the Bible...

"All of us, like sheep, have gone astray."

"Each of us has turned to his own way."

And that's her way, not yours.

Look, I'm leaving here.

One of the girls found a place.

She wants me to come with her.

Does Kathy know about this?


No, she wouldn't understand.

Not until there's an empty bed to fill.

If you leave the safety of the shelter, you put yourself and your child in jeopardy.

I got to go.

I'll pray for you.

Don't bother.

♪ Gimme some of that eggnog ♪

♪ Hey, hey, hey, hey ♪

♪ Ho, ho, ho, ho ♪

♪ Y'all know it's Christmas! ♪

♪ Here come Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus ♪

♪ Right down Santa Claus... ♪ Why are you putting a binky on the tree?

It looks stupid.

I kind of like it.


See that?

I like it, too. Thank you.

Yeah, me, too.

We should all put baby stuff on the tree.

I think that's a good idea.

Hey, Apple? Yeah?

You want to add stuff to the tree?

Uh, yeah.

♪ 'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight ♪ I'll be right back.

All right.

♪ Oh ho ho, who wouldn't know? ♪

♪ Oh ho ho, who wouldn't go? ♪

♪ Up on the housetop quick, quick, quick ♪

♪ 'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight ♪

♪ Gather 'round ♪ Sorry. Excuse me.

Hey, watch out, watch out.

♪ When night becomes the day ♪

♪ Gather 'round ♪

♪ We're gonna have a good one, celebrate ♪ Aw! Good one, Apple!

Way to go! Whoo!

♪ So gather 'round ♪

♪ Gather 'round ♪ All right, loves.

We're going to say "Merry Christmas," okay?

Everybody ready?

One, two, three.

Merry Christmas!

Come on now.

What you trying to do?

The baby needs to turn over.


They can be very stubborn.

You hear that?

Wonder where she gets that, or he gets that, huh?


There it goes.


See the baby moving around?

Do you want to know the sex of the baby?

Uh, yeah.

You're having a girl.

What are you doing?

Get your stuff. Let's go.

She kicked me. What?

Come on, we don't have time for this. Let's go.

No, she kicked me.

Cassie, I'm not going.

Fine. Don't go.

Cassie, don't go.

If you leave, I'll never see you again.

I know it.

Don't you get it, Apple?

I'm no good here.

It's time to go.

Good-bye, Apple.

Go ahead, loves.

What's the matter, honey? Is he hungry?

Okay, I need a... Hello?

Here's Dino, everybody.

Hi, girls. Hi!

Here's Dino.

Dino has generously donated this very special meal for us.

Oh, come on, it's nothing. It's nothing for you girls.

Come on now!

He's letting us eat here for free?

That's nothing. Come on.

Enjoy it, girls.

Just enjoy it.

All right, everyone, let's eat.

What is that? Salad... onions.

This looks delicious. I don't want that.

Who needs a plate?

Passing down.

Oh, that's so good.

Ladies, I have a special announcement to make.

In just a few weeks, it's going to be a unique anniversary for all of us.

It was twenty years ago that I first opened my home to start our shelter, and it's because of the courage of all of you and all the young mothers that we have survived.

And I would like to say thank you to you. And the way I'm going to do that is I'm planning an amazing trip to the Jersey Shore...

For all of us to celebrate together.

Can we bring... Can we bring our babies?

Of course, you can bring your babies.

Oh, my God. What?

I think my water just broke.

Oh, all right.

There you are.

That-a-girl. That's it.

That's it. That's it.

Come on. Good, good, good, good, good, good.

Yes, there it is!

There it is. That's it.

And relax. Now we need you to relax.

Keep your eyes closed, okay?

It's being contracted.

There you are. Okay, that-a-girl.

That's it. Yes!

Good, good, good, good, good, good, good.

That's it. Now stop pushing.

Look down, look down.

Here's your baby.

My baby, my baby.

What's her name?

Her name is Hope. That's beautiful.

It's Hope.

That's my baby.

Oh, my baby. My baby.

Shh. You did it, sweetheart.

My baby.

My baby. My baby.

We'll take her right there.

Apple, your dad is in the waiting room, and he needs to be part of this moment.

Can you do this?

He can come see the baby, but I don't want to talk to him.

Okay. Okay.

"I'm sorry it worked out this way."

"I never really meant for this to happen."

"My name is Tom."

"I'm your father, but we'll probably never know each other."

"I just found out you're going to be a girl."

"June and I barely know each other."

"We just went out a few times."

"It's not like we planned this."

"You just happened."

"You showed up unexpectedly."

"I'm living at home with my parents."

"I'm about to start college."

"I can't disappoint them."

"I have no choice."

"June is stubborn."

"I can't talk to her."

"I'll never see her again,"

"so I guess I'll never see you."

"That hurts."

"I would have liked to be your father,"

"but I'm just not ready."

"I guess I'm hoping that you may someday understand"

"and forgive me..."

"and that maybe"

"you would be apple of my eye."

"I'm sorry. Tom."

Shh. Shh.

He's so cute. A baby!

Thank you guys so much for coming.


Ha ha!


Thank you.

You look good, too.

Thank you. Thank you.

Good feet.

Good foundation.

We got some presents for you.

And flowers.

And I spelled your name right.

Julian, go ahead and say hi to Hope.

You go right ahead and walk right over to them.

Julian, hi.

Play date.

Let's have a play date here.

I just love you guys.

They're all proud of you.

Oh, look at her stretch.

She's out. Yeah.

I'm going to feed her before she really passes out.

Come here, baby.

It's okay.

She's out like the light.

Want me to take that?

I'm going to go to the restroom, and you two can have some quality time.


You want to hold her?



Sweet little baby.

I never got to do this with you.

I didn't understand.

Here, let me... I'll take her.

There you go.

You know something?

She was born one day before I was.

Which reminds me. We're having a... a little party tomorrow afternoon.

Joanna's put it together.

It's at the house, and, um... if you're not doing anything, we were hoping that maybe you two would come by.


Come on.

I'll show you the new place. Come on.

She's so cute.


It's a baby!

♪ There is a house built out of stone ♪

♪ Wooden floors, walls, and windowsills ♪

♪ Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust ♪

♪ This is a place where I don't feel alone ♪

What do you think?


It's all for you and for Hope.

For us? Yes.

We want you to come and live with us.

Can I blow out... I want to!

One, two, three.


♪ I ♪

♪ Built ♪

♪ A home ♪ Is that how you cut the cake?

Who's going to butter Daddy's nose?

No, just a birthday. Just a birthday.

Hey, who's got a napkin for me, huh?

Keep it on there as a midnight snack.

♪ ...disappeared ♪

♪ From me ♪

♪ From you ♪

♪ And now ♪

♪ It's time ♪

♪ To leave ♪

♪ And turn ♪

♪ To dust ♪

You're really leaving us?

What about the Jersey Shore next week?

Yeah. We can't go without you.

It won't be the same.

Look, it's-it's...

It's real hard for me to tell you guys how I feel.

Thank you guys so much for... for caring and being there for me.

You've all been like sisters to me.

I'm never really going to leave you guys.

Friends for life.

We're going to miss you.

See you suddenly.

Stop the car.

Tom, stop the car.

What's wrong?

Just the people there.

I mean, the girls and... and the housemothers, they... they make... they make you feel like you're family.

Like you're loved.

Like... like you're worth something, and... and you can achieve a lot of things.

You know, it's... it's...

It's crazy how you can go and live with strangers and feel... feel so much joy and not feel like... like you're any different.

And... and... and not... not feel unwanted.

And feeling you can go places in your life and...

and succeed in life.

Apple it's okay.

It's all right.

It's all right.

Come here.

All right.

I understand.

I understand.

Look, I know I could be your daughter someday, but I just need some time.

Can you give me that?

Yep, I can do that.

Apple! Apple!

Oh, my God! Apple!


Oh, my God! Apple!

Oh, Apple!

Oh, Apple!

♪ I pray you'll be my eyes ♪

♪ And watch her where she goes ♪

♪ And help her to be wise ♪

♪ Help me to let go ♪

♪ Every mother's prayer ♪

♪ Every child knows ♪

♪ Lead her to a place ♪

♪ Guide her with your grace ♪

♪ To a place where she'll be safe ♪

♪ I pray she finds your light ♪

♪ And holds it in her heart ♪

♪ As darkness falls each night ♪

♪ Remind her where you are ♪

♪ Every mother's prayer ♪

♪ Every child knows ♪

♪ Need to find a place ♪

♪ Guide her with your grace ♪

♪ Give her faith so she'll be safe ♪

♪ Lead her to a place ♪