The Ballerina (2017) Script

Can you not ignore me?!

Why didn't I...

We can never have a conversation...

Who cares about the fucking conversation, it's her recital!

Do you mind if I clean first!?

It's a little bit more important!

The fucking deer...

Stop swearing!

Let me enjoy my daughter's recital!?

My fucking head explode!

Right now!


What you say you and me get out of here and get down there a little early?

Really Glen?!

You're just gonna take off and leave me here with this...


You look beautiful honey.

And then Angela said, "I don't have to bend

"all the way down to the ground if I don't want to."

And Ms. Wattley said, "Okay girls you can just."

They're just lazy daddy.



Shit head!


Sorry about that baby.

You okay baby?

Well that was kind of fun huh?


Hey listen, what do you say we stop off at that hunt spot of mine.

See if old Sasquatch is back in there?

Daddy we'll be late.

No, no, no, we got, we got lots of time.

We got almost an hour.

I promise it'll just be five super duper quick minutes.

In and out and then we'll get going.


I'll take you to ice cream after the recital.


Extra fudge?


Yeah extra fudge.

That's my girl.




Wake up baby.

I'm so cold.

I know, I know baby.

Why don't you move around, that'll help warm you up.

You hungry?

Die, die, die!



Hey sweetheart.

There's nothing there baby.

There's nothing there.

Don't be scared.

Look at me.

Don't be scared.

That's it.

How many you got?


That's good, two for you two for me.



How'd you sleep baby?

Alright right there.

That's good that's good.

Thanks baby.


Now listen sugar.

Can I come with you today?

Come on baby, you know you gotta keep up with your schoolwork.

And me, I gotta get us out of this dump.


Stay focused alright?

That's my girl.

Hold up Glen, I gotta ask you something.

She had another one of them nights didn't she?

Damn it Glen, what the hell's the matter with you?

Why won't you let me get my priest out here like I asked you.


Don't Marjorie me.

He ain't gonna call CPS or none of that shit.

Think any of us out here want that?

And he could really help her.

Look, she's gonna be okay.

She ain't okay.

I'll see ya this afternoon.

Sugar, oh!

There's my little butterfly.

Glen, wait up a sec.

Got someone I wanna introduce to you.

This here is Doe Peterson.

She just arrived here today with her two sons.

Son of a bitch Sheriff kicked them out of their apartment.

They've been living in their car ever since.

I was kinda hoping that maybe tomorrow you could help them set up their site?



I really appreciate it.

I am such a city girl.

Doe here is a nurses aid.

She worked up at the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh until the economy took a dump.

Psych ward.

And who is this lovely little ballerina?

This is Sophia.

Sophia, what a beautiful name.

And I just love your tutu.

Okay, she's shy.

Well listen, it was nice meeting you.

Come on sweetheart.

What's the matter baby?

I miss mommy and the boys.

Me too honey.

I miss them too.

I really do.

I know.

I just thank God I still have you.

What would I do if I ever lost you?

You wouldn't have anyone to scratch your beard.

That's right, that's right.

Go to sleep now okay?

Give me a kiss.

Night night baby, Night daddy.

Die, die, die!




Sophie, Sophia honey, I'm right here.

I'm right here baby.

I'm right here, it's okay it's okay.

It's okay.

It's okay, it's okay, it's okay.

Daddy's here.

Yeah it's okay.

It's okay, daddy's here baby.

It's okay, it's okay my baby it was just a dream.

It was just a dream, it was just a dream.

It was just a dream.

It was just a bad dream.

Get back!


It's okay baby.

Thank you.

So you're the resident mountain man?

Yeah, I used to hunt a little.


Sorry baby.

I just came out to see about your offer to help me set up my camp.

If the offer still stands.


Means a lot to me so, if I can return the favor...

Don't worry about it.


Well I better get back.

Thanks for the coffee.

Listen, I know you didn't ask.

Marjorie told me about what's been going on with Sophia.

Marjorie's got a big mouth.

The point is, I think that I could help.

I mean maybe.

And most likely she's having night terrors.

Which is not uncommon for kids who've suffered some kind of emotional trauma.

Think about it.

I mean my offer to help.

I'd like to think I could be of some value to somebody you know?

Sophia, bye!

Bye Glen.

Yeah baby.

What is it?

Daddy I don't wanna go to school today.

Do I have to?

No baby.

What do you wanna do?

Can we go see our old house?

Oh sweetheart, you know that's not our house anymore.

Another family lives there now.

I know, I just wanna see it again.

Honey, the last time we went you complained the whole way.

It's a three hour walk and I had to carry you all the way home.

This time I won't complain.

You said that last time.

I won't even ask to ride on your shoulders.

You said that too.

This time I promise, cross my heart and hope to...

Hey, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Sorry daddy.

It's okay.

So can we go?


You really wanna go?

No complaining?

No complaining.

No shoulder rides?

No shoulder rides.

Alright, let's go.

Daddy I don't wanna come here anymore.

Okay baby.

Okay baby.

I don't see why we can't just go back to grandpa's.

This is so lame out here.

They don't even have electricity.

Or toilets.

We're not welcome at grandpa's.

You're not welcome you mean.

Well we stick together.

I don't see why.

You wanna play campfire girl, fine.

But do you have to drag us along too?

Knock it off.

We're a family.

No we're not.

We're two innocent kids caught in the middle and you're a fucking boozer.

Okay look, I can do this for real okay?

And what better place to do it than surrounded by all this beautiful fucking nature right?!



Glen hi!

You made it just in time.

I was going all WWF on this tent and losing.


Let's get to work.

You have got to be kidding me!

So you're gonna start with dried leaves and pine needles.

And then a bigger branch.

So that as the fire builds...

Why are you doing this?


Come on really?

You don't know us right?

So why all the good Samaritan shit?

Are you trying to get in my mom's panties or what?

Just trying to help.

Well, just so you know in the three years since my dad left she's had like 100 boyfriends.

She probably has like chlamydia or something.

I'll keep that in mind.

Now go get some more firewood.


Four seasons it ain't.

Uh oh.

Mom I got a joke.

Okay, everybody shh.

Jack has a joke.

Why didn't the lion eat the clown?

I don't know honey, why didn't the lion eat the clown?

Because he tasted funny.

What did Jupiter say to Saturn?

Oh Brian.

Turn around so I can see Uranus.

Whoa whoa whoa, blow it out blow it out.

Quick, quick, quick, blow it out.



Perfect, perfect.

Here baby.



Sophia, Sophia, look at daddy sweetheart.

Look at daddy, look at daddy.

Sophia, Sophia, look at daddy sweetheart.


What is it baby?

There's a girl.

What girl, what girl?

She's next to that tree over there.

No sweetheart, there's no girl by tree.

There's no girl.

She's not by the tree anymore.

Where is she sweetheart?

Where is she?

She's right behind you daddy.



I got you baby.

I got you.

Look at me, look at me.

Glen don't, let her sleep.

I gotta get her home.

Boys, get to Marjorie's.

I got you, I got you baby.

She needs professional help.

These are level four psychosomatic hallucinations.

Clearly sparked by an emotional trauma.

It's always happened in her sleep before.

This is the first time it's happened when she was awake.

How long has it been going on?

A year.

Since the accident.

What accident?

Glen, what accident?

Glen I might be able to help.

I need to know what this is all about.

For god sakes Glen.

How am I supposed to help if you don't trust me?!

They died okay?!

They died.

They were on their way to Sophia's ballet recital and they were in an accident and they were killed.

After that I fucking drank myself into oblivion.

Lost my job, house, my truck.

And fucking CPS was on the verge of taking Sophia from me and there's no way in hell I'm gonna let that happen!

So I loaded up and then disappeared.

That's it.

That's what happened.


I'm so sorry.

Look don't, don't please.

Look, you asked, I told you.

Because you said you could help her if you knew what happened.

Now you know.

So please, please, help me.

Okay, but I don't think you're gonna like what I suggest.


Glen, she, she needs to see a doctor.

No I can't do that.

Why not?

I just told you, they'll take her from me.


No, it's not an option!

It's not an option.

Look you said if you knew what happened you could help her.

You Doe, not some doctor.

Look you said you picked up a few things along the way right?

I mean what would they do if she was a patient in that hospital you used to work at?

I don't know.

Hypnosis probably.

Good, good, okay.



Your hair is so beautiful.

Did your mom used to braid it?

I bet you miss her so much don't you?

And my brothers.

I know honey.

It is so hard when we lose people we love.

So hard.

Sometimes I think about the way they died you know?

All smashed and bleeding.

I try not to but I can't help it.

I think about how much it must of hurt them.

Oh honey, it all happened so fast I'm sure they didn't feel anything.

That's what my daddy says.

Can you tell me about these shadows?

My daddy thinks they're just bad dreams.

What do you think?

They're not dreams, they're real.

Do you see them all the time?

Only at night.

That must be so frightening.

They try to take me.

Take you where?

I don't know, away.

Nobody's gonna take you anywhere okay?

I won't let them.

Alright, are you ready to start?

Me too.

Close your eyes.

Now imagine that you are in the most beautiful meadows you've ever seen.

The sun is shining and it is so warm.

Butterflies are fluttering from flower to flower.

So beautiful.

When you wake up, you'll feel happier than you ever have before.

You won't remember anything about the shadow people.

They'll be gone for good.

And they will never come back.

All you'll remember are sweet memories of your family and how happy you feel when you're with your daddy.

You'll feel yourself slipping into a deeper and deeper sleep.

Deeper and deeper.



I need a drink.

I think she's gonna be okay.

How about you?

Me, yeah I'm fine.

Yeah, I can see that Glen.

Hell, you're a better liar than I am.

Can I be blunt?


Kids are pretty resilient you know?

And they can bounce back pretty quick.

Even from big stuff like...

So you're saying that she should be over this by now.

I'm saying that it's a little strange that she's so strongly effected by it yeah.

It was her mother and her three brothers for god sake.

I know that.

Yes, I know.


Look, I'm just going off of what I've seen for the past 15 years.

Alright, I get your point.

So what's the, I mean why is she not...

Because of you Glen.


I'm sorry but yeah.

Kids are so sensitive to their parents feelings.

And as long as you have this stranglehold on your guilt and your grief, then she's gonna struggle.

My guilt?


Yeah about the accident.

I mean it was your fault right?

I mean if you would of done this differently or that differently then, they'd all still be here right?

I mean that's how it plays our in your head.


Do you know who it was?




You mean like our Flopsy?

Uh huh, and he gives me a big hug and said, "You got any carrots?"

And then I woke up.

So, hang on a second.

You didn't have any bad dreams or anything?

I never have bad dreams daddy.

Knock knock anybody home?

Shit Glen!


You scared me to death!


I'm almost done.

There's coffee on the table.



How is everything, is Sophia okay?

I don't know what you did, but it worked.

She doesn't even remember having bad dreams.



You sound surprised.

No, it's just that,

I'm glad.

Anyway, I wanted to stop by this morning and you know, say thank you.

You're welcome.


Maybe we shouldn't.

Well maybe we should.

So you must be thinking like, oh my god, everything her smartest kid said about her is true.


You got two good boys.

They love you.

Jack loves me.

Brian would just as soon see me get run over by a semi.

Don't say that.

Isn't it funny how we become our parents?

My mother would start our daily ramp up with a Brandy Alexander right at 2 pm sharp.

By dinner she was completely smashed.

When I was Brian's age, I hated her guts.

And now I'm her age and Brian hates mine.

The circle of life.

God I hope that's not true.



What was your dad like?

He was a fucking prick who died 20 years too late.

That's what he was like.

Oh whoa!

Anger central, geeze.

God, word of advice, you ought to just forgive him and move on.

Oh my god, what is it with this Duck Dynasty beard thing?


It's some sort of backwoods fashion statement?


Oh my god.

You don't like my Uncle Si?

No, no, no, it's great. Come on.

It's like making out with a bearskin rug.

Oh please.

No, no, it's like a water buffalo.

I'm a water buffalo now.

A rutting water buffalo.

A rutting water buffalo?

Mmm hmmm, yeah.

You wanna see some rut?

I thought I already had.

I'll show you some rutting, come here.

I'll show you some rutting.

Are you kidding me?!

I ask for a little beard trim and you give me this?!

Open up, open up.

Let me in.

There's something I want to show you.

I don't wanna go.

Don't be afraid, don't be scared.

Don't worry about them.

I'll protect you.

Don't be afraid, you'll be fine.

I promise.

Come on.

You like to dance don't you?

I do ballet too.

Come on, let's go.

What's your name?

Annie, and yours is Sophia.

How do you know my name?

Don't worry about them.

Come on.

I don't wanna go.

It's okay.

Stop no, please!

Come on Sophia, it'll be okay.


Stay away from me!

Daddy, help me!




Hey hey!





Let go of me!

Daddy help me!

Hey hey daddy's here, daddy's here.

I'm here.

Don't let them take me daddy, don't let them take me!

Hey, nobody's gonna take you, I got you.

I'm right here, I'm right here.

It's okay, it's okay, it was just a dream.

It wasn't a dream daddy. It was just a bad dream.

It wasn't a dream.

It was real.

You have to believe me, they were here!

You have to believe me!

You're not supposed to sneak up on people like that.

Oh honey I wasn't sneaking up on you.

I'm sorry.

I was coming to tell that recess is over.

Can I ask you something?

Do you believe in God?

Maybe you should?

Children who are grieving are especially vulnerable to demons and other evil spirits.

The shock and sadness of death causes a fracture in their soul that invites the presence from the other world.

These demons and evil spirits we must cast out.

They say children are susceptible to spirits who are not here.

The spirits are simply lost.

Spirits who've died don't yet know they're dead.

For these lost souls we must make them feel welcome.

For as only through conversing and consoling that we can help them move on.

Holy water will repel the demon but welcome the lost soul.

Make it feel uneasy.

This has been scary for you hasn't it sweetheart?

I'm so sorry.

Do you mind if I put my hands on your head like this?

Daddy daddy!

Glen, stand vigil all night.

Don't go to sleep.

Watch and pray.

Make this sacrifice for God.

And let Him see you can overcome these spirits.

Do this and the spirits will leave this child in peace.


Yeah baby.

I'm scared to go to sleep.

Don't be scared honey.

Don't be scared.

I'm gonna be right outside at the fire.

I'm gonna stay up all night long just like the priest said.


That's gonna make the shadow people go away.


I promise I promise.

Pinky promise.


Yeah baby.

Can I ask you something?

Of course honey.

How come you and mommy were always fighting so much?

Because daddy was not very happy and mommy was not very happy.

Why not?

Well, at the time I thought it was because I thought we didn't have enough money.

And because mommy was always upset because

'cause daddy was always angry at grandpa.

Why were you angry at grandpa?

So many questions.

The truth is honey.

There was no good reason for mommy and daddy to be fighting so much.

No reason for us not to be happy.

We had you right?

And the boys.

What could there possibly be to not be happy about?

We were stupid.

I was stupid.

I'd give anything to be able to go back.

And just be happy instead of angry.

Instead of sad.

Love you.

I love you my angel.

I love you.

Children who are grieving are especially vulnerable to demons and other evil spirits.

The shock and sadness of death causes a fracture in their soul and invites the presence from the other world.

These demons and evil spirits we must cast out.

They say children are susceptible to spirits who are not here.


I brought you something.

It's for protection.

That's me and that's my little brother.

You like it?

What's your brothers name?

Daddy daddy!

Hey baby.

Come here for a second will you sweetheart.

You okay?

No bad people tried to, you know, take you away last night?

That's good.

That's good.

Hey, where'd you get this?

Annie gave it to me.

Who's Annie?

This is her and her little brother.

This is who gave you this locket?

Was she like an old woman or something?

No daddy, she's a girl like me?

When did she give you this?

Last night she woke me up.

Wait a minute, wait wait wait.

Nobody came in or out of that tent last night honey.

I was sitting right here the whole time.

Well she just, sort of, appeared.

I was first scared of her but, now I think that she's just trying to protect me.

Protect you from what?

Shadow people.

Doe, I have never seen this locket before in my life.

She says that that little girl magically appeared in her tent last night and gave it to her.

And the just vanished.

Maybe somebody in the camp gave it to her.

Doe if somebody in this camp had given her something she would of told me, I'd know about it.

Last night she went to bed without it and this morning there it was.

Glen you're scaring me.

There's something else.


This little boy, the little brother, I think I know him.

Who is he?

I mean I've seen his face somewhere before.

Glen, these pictures are like 60 or 70 years old.

I know, I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out where I know this kid from.

I'm going crazy.

Okay you're gonna think I'm crazy.


A few years ago there was this kid in the hospital.

He was so frightened Glen.

He said he was seeing ghosts.

Of course we were all convinced that it was psychosomatic.

But we tried every possible treatment and nothing, absolutely nothing worked.

Finally, his parents took him home, they brought in this woman.

And she like talked to them.

Talked to who?

The ghosts or the spirits or whatever they are.

But that's what worked.

I don't believe that this is psychosomatic anymore.

I mean there's something real going on here.

Where's the child?

She's in the tent asleep.

She feels great love and great fear here.

But love is always stronger than fear.

There are spirits here.

Good spirits and evil spirits.

Sometimes it's hard to tell them apart.

Some spirits are angry and evil

and they want to harm and destroy.

Other spirits are sad.

They're lost.

They don't even know that they are dead.

You need to know that the spirits that are haunting your daughter are good or evil.

You hear?

They're children.

It's cold.

They're getting close.

They're closer.

There are six little girls here.

They're girl scouts.

Where are they?

They're all around you.

Do you feel that?

Yes, I feel something.

They are such pretty girls.

Why are you so sad?

What happened to you?

Why won't you tell me?

Don't be afraid you can tell me.

You can tell me.

You can tell me.

You can tell me.

♪ Ms. Suzie had a steamboat ♪

♪ The steamboat had a bell ♪

♪ Ms. Suzie went to heaven ♪

♪ But the steamboat went to ♪

♪ Hello operator ♪

♪ Please give me number nine ♪

♪ And if we get disconnected ♪

♪ I'll hit you with a ♪

Miss Belmont are you okay?

Miss Belmont, Miss Belmont!


Oh my poor babies.


Don't go!

Tell me why you're here!

What do you want with this little girl!

Wait, don't go!

What a tragedy.

What happened to them?

A terrible car accident a long time ago.

A car made of wood.

The spirits are sad, lost.

But you cannot trust them.

Maybe if you had your daughter talk to them, it could help them understand that they are dead.

Be careful.

Don't leave her alone with them.

They can lead her into danger.

Make her fall off a cliff or drown in a river.

Be careful.

Don't leave her alone.

And remember what I told you about love.

Stronger than fear.

What is it?

A car made of wood.

Annie Sorenson.

You've gotta be kidding me.




Can you print one thing for me.

Just one, just one.

Annie Sorenson?

Geez Glen is she like related?

She's my aunt.

That other picture in the locket?

That was my father.

Your father?

And you didn't recognize him?

I barely even remember seeing a picture of my dad when he was a little boy.

That's why I didn't recognize him right off.

This is so weird.

You're telling me.

My aunt who was killed 66 years ago, before I was even born is appearing to my daughter and giving her lockets.

I didn't even know I had an aunt.

My father never told me about this.

How could Sophia have possibly known about her?

She couldn't of.

I don't understand.

This other picture in your locket, that's grandpa when he was a little boy.

You never met him.

Well, that's him.

Baby I don't know how to tell you this but, Annie, she died a long time ago.

The thing is, I don't think she realizes it.

Sometimes when people die, they don't know that they've died.

How is that possible?

I don't know sweetheart.

I've never died before.

But I was thinking that maybe the next time that you see Annie, maybe you could try to talk to her.

Maybe you could, you know, try to help her to realize that she's not alive anymore.

Do you think you could do that?

But daddy I'm scared.

I know, I know baby.

But you gotta be brave.

You gotta be brave.

I think this might be the only way to make those shadow people go away.

You think you could do it?


You really got a thing for scaring the shit out of me don't ya?


I was worried, how is she?

That thing you said the other day about how we've become our parents.

I've been thinking about that.

Seeing that picture of my old man when he was a little boy,

can't get it out of my head.

Makes me worry about what Sophia thinks of me.

She adores you.

She does.

Sophia's gonna be okay.

So are you.


Come on, there's something I wanna show you.

Wait, first I'm supposed to tell you something.

We gotta hurry.

You can tell me on the way.

Come on.

What about my dad?

Don't be scared.

Come on, you're gonna love this.

Wait, what about my dad?

We'll be back before he knows you're gone.

Bring your lantern, let's go.

Don't be afraid, you'll be fine.

I promise.


Did you hear that?

Hold on a second.


No, no, no, no, no!

Sophia, Sophia!




Answer me baby!


She's gone, she's gone!

Go wake everybody up.

Tell them to come help me look for her please hurry!

Sophia, answer me baby, where are you?!

Where are you?!




Where are we going?

You'll see.

Don't worry about them, it's okay, I've got you.






It's okay, come on.

I'm supposed to talk to you.

We're almost there.

I'm scared.

Don't be scared, come on.


There's my dad.

We gotta go back.

Sophia, your dad is fast asleep back at the tent.

We'll be right back.

Come on, let's go.

No wait.



We gotta go, this way.

Come on.

Sophia baby, Sophia where are you?!

Where are you sweetheart!?

Answer daddy baby, answer me honey!

Where are you sweetheart!

Answer me baby answer me!





Sophia baby, Sophia!


Stop honey!



Stop honey!


We have to stop!

Not yet.

Don't be scared.


Sophia stop baby.

Stop baby.


Stop honey, stop!


Where are you baby?!

Answer me honey!

What is it?

This is it, the place that I wanted to show you.


Yeah, out there in the water.

What do you mean out there in the water?

In there, in the water.

Annie, I'm scared.

Don't be scared.

Come on, I'll show you.

No, please.

I don't wanna go.

It'll be okay.

No please, let go of me.

Let go of me please.

Annie why are you doing this?

Why are you doing this?!


You promised we'd go right back!

You promised you promised!

Please please stop!

Annie why are you doing this?!

What is it?

What is it?

What is it?

What are you gonna do about it?!

I'll go back up to your fucking games right fucking here!

Stop swearing!


Sasquatch is up to.

We'll be late.

No, no, no, we've got lots of time.

We've got almost an hour.

Promise it'll just be five super duper quick minutes.

In and out and then we'll get going.


Okay sweetheart, now I'm only gonna be a few minutes.

I'll be right back.


I promise baby.

Don't be scared alright.

Nobody ever comes back in here.

This is daddy's special spot.

And then we'll be right off to the recital.


Let's go see if I can find mama's buck.

So she won't get uptight about the freezer.

That'd be nice huh?

Okay sugar, I want you to keep the engine running and the radio on and the heater on

'cause it's cold out here alright?


You're gonna be okay?

See you in a few minutes.



Where are you baby?




Sophia, Sophia, I'm here sweetheart!

I'm right here!

Daddy I can't see you!

Look at my light!

Don't move baby don't move, don't move don't move!


What in the hell.

Some fucking son of a bitch took our spot!

What we ought to do is take his fucking truck.

Fucking locked.

Son of a bitch.

I'm gonna hurt somebody's feelings.

Son of a bitch where are you.

Damn it.

I tell you one damn thing.

I ain't never walked out of...

That son of a bitch is up here.

Well his truck is still here so he can't be...

Boost his fucking truck.

You're gonna boost this piece of shit?

Son of a bitch.


Daddy where are you.

I hear you.

Oh shit.


What in the hell are you doing?

Open the damn door boy!

Take that...

Get the fuck away from my truck!

What the fuck are you doing?!

Back it up back up!

I'm back.

You, put that gun on the ground.

Put it on the ground!

Put it on the ground!

Put the gun on the fucking ground!

Shut the fuck up!

You, gather up these guns, put them in the back of my truck.

Sophia baby, don't be scared honey.

Daddy's here baby.

What the fuck are you talking about?

You shut your fucking mouth!

You can pick up your guns at the Sheriff's office in the morning!

Now pick 'em up and put 'em in the back of the truck!

Now get your asses in the truck and get the hell out of here!

Get in the fucking truck and drive away.

Get in the fucking truck and drive away god damn it!

Did I fucking stutter!?

Let's go!

This ain't over!

This ain't over!

Fucking redneck assholes!

Get out of here, drive away!

This ain't over asshole.

Drive away, go on!

It's okay baby, daddy's here honey, daddy's here.

Open the door sweetheart.

Come on baby open the door.

I'm here honey.

What the hell.

Sophia, hey Sophia.

No, no!



Awe shit oh fuck!




Sophia don't move, don't move baby!

Daddy where are you?!

I'm right here baby.

Look at my light honey look at my light!

Don't move I'm coming sweetheart!

I'm coming!

Shit! Shit!

I'm coming baby, I'm coming!

I'm coming sweetheart!

Daddy where are you?!

I'm right here baby!

Look at my light!

Daddy I can't see you!

I'm right here, I'm right here.

I'm here sweetheart, I'm right here.

I'm right here, I'm here baby, I'm here.

Holy Shit!

Who the fuck are you?!

Sophia, Sophia baby!

Where are you baby!

Sophia! Hey!

Give Mikey here this little watch, maybe he'll show up on time from now on.

Take that off.

Get the fuck out of here man!

Fuck that!

Where's Sophia?!


Where is Sophia!

God damn it, where's Sophia, what did you do with her?!



Answer me baby!

Answer daddy sweetheart, where are you baby?!

Where are you, where are you, where are you?!

What did you do with her?!

What did you do with her?!

Annie, Annie, Annie help me.

Help me Annie, please, please help me.

Where is she?

What did you do with her?

She's cold!

She's cold, she'll freeze to death Annie!

Please, please, please help me!

Please god, please god, please god, please god, please god, please god, please god, please god.




I don't wanna look.

I don't wanna look.

Don't make me look.

Don't make me look, please don't make me look.



Daddy's here sweetheart!




Follow my light sweetheart!


Follow my light sweetheart!

Oh no, no, no, no.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

No, no, no, no.

Please work.



Where are you?!

Where are you, where is Sophia?!

I lost her, I lost her I lost her.


What do you mean you lost her?!

I was in the woods for like 20 minutes and I swear to god 20 minutes.

And when I came back she was gone, she was gone!

And there were these guys, these fucking redneck fucks!

You left her in the truck by herself!

What the hell were you thinking!

You idiot!

Oh my god!

Don't you think I know that?!

Don't you think I know I'm a fucking idiot for leaving her in the pickup?!

Ma'am, ma'am please, put him on speakerphone please.

Put him on speakerphone.

What time is it?

They took my fucking watch!

What time is it?!

It's 3:30 in the morning.

What time did you lose her?!

Oh god!

Like at seven.


That means she's been in the freezing forest for eight and a half hours!

You bastard stupid jerk!

I know I know this doesn't help.

She's out there and it's freezing cold.

We gotta find her honey please please.


Oh no, no, no, no, no!

Baby, baby, baby, baby.






No, no, no!

Anything that you find, anything that looks suspicious, you let us know.

Now be looking for any kind of signs.

Where is Sophia?

Where is Sophia?!

What did you do with our daughter!

Where is she?!

Where is she?!

Where is she?!

Where is she?!


God help me please!

Please god help me!

She's gonna be fine okay?

We're gonna find her, she's gonna be okay.



Mommy's here honey, where are you?



My baby, oh my baby, oh my baby.

Oh sweetheart, daddy's so sorry.

I'm so sorry honey, I'm so so sorry.

I'm so sorry baby.

I'm so sorry.

It's okay daddy.

I forgive you.

You forgive me?

You could forgive me?

Oh my sweetheart.

Oh my baby, baby, baby, baby.

Let me look at you let me look at you.

Oh you're so pretty, you're so beautiful honey.

Everything's gonna be okay now daddy.

You'll see.

I gotta go now daddy.

No no baby no.

Don't go, don't go, don't go please.

Please baby, please don't go.

Don't go.

I really gotta go now daddy.

You gotta let me go.

The sun's coming up.

I always liked this time of day.

Everybody's asleep and you know one time, you must've been about five.

Woke you up, we went down to the lake.

You caught your first fish that day.

That's a morning I never will forget.

You probably too young to remember all that.

I remember.

I got a lot of regrets in my life.

But the biggest regret is that I was such a shitty dad to you.

You always a precious kid and I missed all that.

And I miss the pleasure of just being your dad.

All that stress, that shit, that just bore down on me.

Bills, and lousy job.

What was important was you.

And I missed it.

I missed it.

But you, somehow you turned out good.

You a great father.

You love your kids and your kids love you.

And at the end of the day, that's all that matters.

I'm proud of you for that son.

I just hope that some day you, you'll be able to find it in yourself to to forgive me.

Go home Glen, go home.

Make it right with Jennifer and the boys.

Jennifer and the boys?

Dad, they're...

No they're not Glen, they're not.

Jennifer, Jennifer!


They can't hear you Glen.

It's been 21 days since little Sophia Sorenson disappeared in the vast wilderness expanse along the Nottaway River.

Searches have exhausted every resource and suspect the child was either swept under the icy cold waters or killed by wild animals.

I'm very sad to say that as of today, we're downgrading our efforts from search and rescue to recovery.

Put those hands together buddy.

Good boy.

Step into it.



That's my boy.

I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.

Mostly for Sophia.

I just, for everything.

For not being a better husband.

For all the hurtful shitty things I've said to you over the years.

You deserved so much better.

I love you.

Go on Joey, there ya go.

Listen dad, there's someone I need to go see.


She's not there Glen.

Well, she is but, you wouldn't be able to see her.

You know that camp that you were in?

It was full of people who were just like you.

People that didn't know they were dead already.

So Doe is...



Look at you.

Let me just look at ya.

Let me just look at you you're so beautiful.

Come on sweetheart.

Hey, somebody I want you to meet.

This is grandpa.