Two Lovers (2008) Script


I love you, but I have to go.

I have to.


Help! Hey! Hey, come here, man.

You all right, man?

Should we call an ambulance? I don't know.

Just get... get him down. Watch out, watch out!

He swallowed a lot of water. Sit him up!

Sit him up. Sit him up.

Go! Get him on his back.

I'll try C.P.R.


Are you all right? You all right?

What happened there?

I fell in the water.

No, he didn't! I saw him.

He jumped. Breathe, breathe.

What are you talking about? I fell in the water.

He just jumped in. Come on, I gotta go!

Just take it easy, man. Where you going?

Where you going?

You gotta wait for the cops, man.


Hey, buddy, you even gonna thank the guy who just saved your life?


This guy right here... he just saved your life.

Oh. Thank you.


Hey, ain't that the guy that works over at the, uh, the dry-cleaner on Neptune Avenue?

Maybe. But he doesn't look too dry to me now.


From New York 1 News, This is "New York Tonight."


I was beginning to think you weren't going to make it.

We're having guests for dinner tonight.

What... what happened?


You're all wet.

I fell into the bay.

It's cold... mom, come on, stop. I'm fine.

You fell into the bay? It's not gonna happen again.

Don't worry. Leonard.

It was an accident. Can I change, please?


Mom, I'm fine! I'm fine.

What is the matter?

I think he tried again.

He said he fell in the bay.


I think he forgot his medication this morning.


Listen... the man who wants to buy our business is coming over tonight with his family.

Let's cancel that.

No, they're almost here.

Look, if he still has this bipolar problem, he just has to take his pills.

It would be nice if you joined us, okay?

'Cause we want you to join us.


Stupid, stupid.

Hi, how are you? Oh, enjoy.

Thank you!

Hi. Hello.

I hope we're not late. The directions were perfect.

It smells good. How you feeling?

Good, thank you.

Good. You remember my wife Carol.

Hi, nice to see you again.

Thank you so much. And these are my kids...

...David, my son.

David. My beautiful daughter Sandra.

Oh thanks, Dad. Pleased to meet you.

I have to go to the bathroom.

Down at the end of the hallway.

Hey, hey, David, what you got?


David, say thank you.

All right. Come inside. Let me take your coats.

Yeah, take the coats.

This is a beautiful place. Yeah, you like it?

It's so nostalgic... it's like the place I grew up in.

Eat what you'd like. Okay.

They're not baked. They taste like baked.


My wife... my princess... is in the kitchen getting dinner ready.

She'll be right out. Anyway, help yourself.

It's homemade hummus. I did it.

Oh! Yeah.

Mmm, terrific! Terrific!

Ooh! This is my son Leonard.

How you doing? Leonard? Michael Cohen.

How do you do? Nice to meet you.

My wife Carol, my daughter Sandra.

Hi, how you doing? Hi.

Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you.

...Not from the Catskills.

The Catskills that we were talking about Is like the slums of the Catskills.

Which part? Which part? South Fallsburg, Loch Sheldrake.

Which is more west? Kiamesha. Kiamesha.

Is it more west than... We met at the Catskills.

Just in time for the flies.

You were very... And you were the prettiest one.

I paid him to say that.

35 years ago in the Catskills.

Please don't make me older.

Hey, you like magic? Yeah.

You ever heard of the melting spoon?


It's really cool.

Now they put so many things in your path.

I mean, all the inspections and all of the licensing and all the... the different technology... the machines.

It's amazing you can run a business.

You know, my son's been working with me a little since he's been back.

You know? I don't know how much he likes it, but...

What about it, Lenny? Do you like it?

Do you like the dry-cleaning business?

It's all right, you know? It's good to help out the family.

He's a good photographer... I'll tell you that.

Really? Yes. Yes, yes.

Yeah, I gave him an old camera and now all he does... he takes pictures all over the place.


Beautiful black-and-white photos.

Black and white. Thanks, Mom.

Yes, they are beautiful photos.

Carol? Yes?

Do you know what I'm thinking right... I know what you're thinking.

Listen, I have a little proposition.

Mmm, here we go. No, no.

We have... we have a bar mitzvah.

David's bar mitzvah is coming up next week.

Oh, and of course you're all invited.

You're invited. Oh, thank you.

Oh, yeah. But we have a photographer, and he's taking the color shots and he's taking the slides and the set-ups, but my wife, the artistic one, she wants the black and white.

Yes, we do. Lenny?

Do you think you'd be interested in doing something like that?

Oh, I don't know about that.

I mean, I... Why not?

I don't... I don't really do impromptu things.

I mean... Oh, try. You'll see what happens.

I'd love to see his stuff... just check it out a little bit. Do you think I could?


I'll show you some.

Leonard, why don't you show Sandra your pictures?

I don't know if... you want to see that now?

Yeah, I'd love to see them.

'Kay. Come on.

I tell him all the time but he gets angry at me.

Report back. I'll call you for dessert.


I wasn't expecting visitors.

Yeah, you've got a lot of stuff in here.


I wasn't planning on being home for so long, so...

I gotta organize this place. I don't know what the fuck.

Oh, when... when did you get back?

Uh, about four months ago.


What are we doing? Oh, yeah... pictures.

You can sit down if you want.


Let's see. You have a lot of DVDs.

Yeah. You like movies?

Yeah, I love movies.

Yeah? Like what? What do you like?

Well, my favorite movie is probably...

"The Sound of Music."

Not because of the film, really, but because, you know, whenever it's on, my family always watches it. It's that kind of thing.

No, that's a good movie. It's underrated.


Can I look at these?

Yeah, those are-- that's a good pile.

This is the garbage pile.

Oh, these are nice.

Oh, thanks.

Yeah, this one I like. Look at it.

This one's nice too.

But you don't have any people in them really.

Yeah, well, you know.

People look at 'em... they don't have to be in 'em too.

I like this one.

Thanks. Gotta be in the moment.

So what-- what do you do?

I work at Pfizer in the city... it's a drug company.

Yeah, I know it well.

I have some ones with some people in it.

I was just going through these... who's... who's that in this photo here?

Oh, that was... I don't even know what that's doing there.

That's so weird. That was my fiancée.

Your fiancée? Yeah.

You were engaged.

Yeah, a couple years ago.

She's gone, though. She moved away.

What happened?

You know, um...

We got these genetic tests and we were both positive for Tay-Sachs disease. Oh.

It means if we ever had kids, they'd be, like, dead after a year, so...


She didn't want to adopt and, well, that was that.

I'm so sorry.

Mmm, probably for the best.

Leonard? Sandra?

Dessert's on the table.


You know, um... our parents wanted us to meet.

Well, no, I have to tell you the truth.

Actually, I wanted to meet you.



I saw you at your parents' store and I just...

You were asking your mother to dance with you.

It was very cute.

Sounds like something I would do.

You two, dessert's on the table.

Yeah, we heard you the first time!


She's really serious about her desserts.

We should probably go. She's... gonna have an aneurysm.

We'll hang out after. Okay.

Um, yeah. Okay. I'm just gonna put this away.


Stop horsing around.

Three deliveries-- one right near here and the other two are in Sheepshead Bay.


And don't lose the clothes again.

You're gonna put us out of business. God willing.

We'll only be here for a few months.

Hey, don't walk away. Don't fucking touch me.

Hey, hey, where are you going? Get your fucking hands off me.

Don't walk away from me! Michelle!

Get the fuck back up here!

Do not disrespect me!

Hi. Hi.

You're such a spoiled brat!


For what? You still think you're living up in great neck?

It's my father. He's... he's a little crazy.

You okay?


Hey, I can hear you talking. Who are you talking to down there?

Do-- you live here, right?

Yeah. Well, my parents do. I'm staying with them.

Oh, right.

Michelle, come back here. Don't leave like this.

You want to come in for a bit?

Yeah, maybe just-- that'd be great.

Just until he calms down, maybe.

I don't want, like, everybody to call the cops.

Yeah, that'd suck.

I'm Leonard.

Michelle. Michelle.

Yeah, you can hear him screaming.

Come on up here! Don't make me shout.

Hey, do you think you want anything?

No. Hello?


Oh, Mom, this is Michelle... I'm... I'm your neighbor.

Hello, neighbor.

Leonard, your dad just came home.

We're going to have Chinese food.


That's nice.

Oh, what are those things?

What, that? Yeah.

Oh, that's a dreidel.

Ha. What?

It smells like mothballs.

It does?

No, it's a good thing. It reminds me of my grandma's house.

Yeah, well, my parents are just trying to protect all their, you know, designer clothes and shit.

From what?

Mot... moths.


Right, right, moths. Of course.

So you're new here in the building?

Yeah, I just moved in last week.

Oh, cool. Yeah.

Oh, welcome.


Is your... is that your bedroom in the back, in the corner?

Oh, yeah, it's right-- it's right there.

Right there to the right.

I can see you from my apartment.

Ha. I'm sure I...

I think I've seen you through my window.

Yeah? Don't worry, it's not, like, a weird thing.

I'm not worried. Okay.

Wow, those are nice.

What is that, yiddish?

So you live with your father?

Uh, no, he's just visiting.

I live with my dog, Rex.

Hey, yeah, you know, I think I heard him barking.

He doesn't sound too happy. I mean, I don't speak dog.

Yeah, he kind of is.

He... we move a lot and he doesn't like it when we move.


He liked Hoboken a lot, which is weird. But...

God, you guys have a lot of books.

What are you, like, one of those reader guys?

You, like, read all the time? You're really smart?

I don't know about that. I can see that.

I don't really read very much, you know?

I've got ADHD, supposedly.

Yeah, they say everybody has that.

I think it's a conspiracy by the drug companies, you know?

I think you're-- hello.

Hey, pop.


Oh, this is Michelle. Michelle, that's my father, Reuben.

Hi. Hi.

I'm just going. You know, you don't have to go.

You can stay as long as you want. No, no, you're eating.

And it's fine. I'm sorry.

I'm sure he's simmered down now anyway, so...

Thank you very much. Yeah.

See you around. Yeah, I hope so.

Okay, bye. Bye!

Bye. Bye.

Who is that girl?

New neighbor-- you met her.

I mean, Michelle. She's new in the building.

I don't know. I just met her myself.

Listen, Leonard, tomorrow I have a lunch with Cohen.

He wants you to take those bar mitzvah pictures.

His daughter is coming to lunch too, If you want to see her.


Yeah. I heard you, pop.

I'll come.

All right.

I'm sorry, all right?

Don't be sorry.

You're sleeping all day again.

You're like a vampire.

Oh, come on, Mom! I'm up.

Aren't you having lunch with your father and the Cohens?

Hmm? You don't want to be late. Come on, here... your pills.

No, I don't want to be late for the beautiful Sandra.

She is beautiful.

I know. I was joking.

Mmm. It's good for business too.

We don't care about that. You know that.

All right, all right. Don't get bent out of shape.

Don't leave wet towels on the floor.

They'll get all moldy, okay?

Mom, I'm taking a shower.

You don't leave in the next minute, I'm gonna show you the world.

Oh! Stop it.

Brighton Station and outbound Q local.

Transfer to B on this platform. Next stop, Sheepshead Bay. Watch the closing doors.



What are you doing? You don't say hello?

I didn't even see you.

How you doing?

Good. Cool.

You... are you going to the city?

Uh, yeah.

Great, you can keep me company.

Oh, yeah.

Hey, you ever count doors?

What? One two three four...

You try and guess which door you're going to.

8, 9, 10-- I'm gonna be under 20...



13... that's a bad number. No, it's a good number.

It is?

Excuse me.

So what do you do? You work or...

Yeah. I work at a law firm.

You're a lawyer? I went to law school.

I mean, I didn't finish. You know, I'm not a real lawyer...

No, no, no, no. I'm not a lawyer; I'm just an assistant.

An assistant for life.

What about you? Do you work?


I mean, my parents-- we got our own business.

Well, that's good. You'll never get fired.

Yeah, there's no risk in it, though.

It's like sometimes you just feel fucking dead.

Yeah, I know what you mean.

Next stop 57th Street.

For Queens-bound service, transfer available to the N, R, W.

So let me ask you something:

If you could do, like, anything in the world, You know, like, anything you wanted to do, what... what do you think it would be?

I like photography.

Really? You're a photographer?

I'm gonna be.


That's funny because I could-- I could sort of tell that you were, like, creative.

God, that's very cool that you're an artist.

Well, I... I don't know if you can call me an artist.

No, you know what? Never let anybody discourage you from that.

I'm serious.


Wait, put your number in my phone and then we can, like, text.

Oh, excellent.

Hey, I'm gonna give you a special ringtone so I know it's you when you're calling.

All right.

Next stop, 57th Street.

Oh, shit, this is my stop.

I gotta go to a meeting with my boss.

You know, I'm going to the park, like, six blocks away.

I'd rather just walk than be in this stuffy place.

All right.

Hey, I could show you some of my pictures sometime if you want to see something. Oh, that would be great.

Yeah? I would love that.

So, Leonard, it was great to hang out with you.

Oh, yeah. You too.

And I guess I'll see you around the building.

Not if I see you first.

Yeah, I'll see you. Hey, if you need a place to hide, you know where to come. Oh, yeah.

I'll keep that in mind. All right.

All right, I'll see you later. Bye.

I can't believe it.

It's 11 past 7:00. You talk to him.

Where were you all day? We were worried.

I tried you on your cell phone. All we got was the message.

Oh, yeah? What? You don't show up for lunch.

Yeah, there was a terrorist alert...

What? the subway.

Terrorism? Yeah.

I'll just call everyone and apologize.

Hello? Hello?

Sandra? It's Leonard.


Hey. Hey, I'm so sorry I missed lunch today.

I just... I was down getting equipment for my camera and it's like you have to wait in line forever after they give you the number.

I had the wrong number and then...

No, no, no, no, it's okay. I got there late anyway.

It's okay. Don't worry about it.

Yeah? Well, I don't know what you're...

What you're doing tomorrow, but...

I don't know, if you want to go see a movie or something?

Maybe... "Sound of Music" isn't playing, but, you know...

We could find, maybe, something.

My God, you're never going to let me live that one down.

Okay, no. Yeah, let's go.

Hello? Yeah.

Good. Yeah, that'll be fun.

Okay, then I'll call you-- I'll call you tomorrow.

Okay. Okay? All right, have a nice night.

Okay, bye. Okay, bye-bye.

Hi. What are you doing? You're taking my picture?


I was actually trying to get your attention.

Oh. You got it.

How you doing?

Good. What's going on?

You look all dressed up.

Oh, well, I'm going out.

I'm gonna go dancing with some friends of mine.

What about you? What are you doing?

I was thinking about maybe going out, but, you know, I don't know.

Leonard, we can't have that. Come with us.

Hey, you heard of a goddamn phone?

Hey, you know what, Doug? There's a fucking storm coming, man.

Why don't you come with us?

Yeah... maybe, yeah.

It's gonna be good. All right.

We're gonna leave in, like, 30 minutes. Is that all right?

Yeah. 30 minutes, downstairs? Yeah.

Yeah, okay. I'll see you down there.

My account number?




209. That's Western Mutual Life.

And the expiration date is... And by...

03/25/11. ...The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by contributions to PBS stations... Yeah.

...from viewers like you.

Oh! You look hot!

Hey. Hey.

Hi. I'm Stephanie.

Dayna. What's up?

What's up, what's up?

Ah, this was my song with my crew, right?

I was dancing... but then I had my... With his crew.

I did. I really did.

So I go, "who's gonna rock this party right?"

And you guys go, "L to the E-O-N-A-R-D"...

My name, right? Okay.

Okay. So, who's gonna rock the party right?

L to the E-O-N-A-R-D.

Who's gonna rock the party right?

L to the E-O-N-A-R-D.

Ladies... I can't spell!

What? You wanna bring it on?

'Cause I'll blow up your face like Louis Armstrong.

And if you can't handle the serious battle, you mi... you might want to step up... oh, shit.

Aww! It was, like, 15 years ago.

I'm sorry! No, that was cute. That was good.

It was cute? Yeah, you are cute.

He's my new best friend.

I was just about to say that. I gotta be out by midnight.

Michelle, what are you doing? You still doing E.?

It's just for a night.

God, don't take another one.

Oh, come on, I gotta do something.

I'm living in the middle of fucking nowhere!

So, Leonard, you go clubbing a lot?

Yeah. You go clubbing?

Are you gonna bring it on the dance floor?

I'll do what I have to do.

He goes clubbing.

I think you're gonna like this, Leonard.

Yeah. Are you gonna dance with me?

Maybe. I won't make you look bad, you know?

Hi, girls! Hi, Antonio!

Hey! Hey!

All right. Antonio!

What's up? How you doing?

This is my friend Leonard. You got I.D.?

He's fucking with you. I'm only kidding. Go ahead.

Getting off in 10 minutes, all right?

Okay! All right.

Yeah. Relax, relax, relax, relax.


Are you all right?

What's the matter? Just go back inside, okay?

I'll be fine.

You know, you-- you can talk to me if you want.

You know, you can tell me anything.

Is it your father? Oh.


That guy you're with?


I was... I was supposed to meet up with him tonight but now he says he can't make it.

He says he's gonna stay with his wife.

He's married; he has a son.

Oh, fuck, I'm so fucking stupid.

Don't say that. You're not stupid.

I am. You're not stupid.

I'm so fucking stupid. Don't say that.

No, you're not. Come here.

Don't say that, okay?

He keeps telling me he's gonna leave them.

You know, he tells me over and over.

And I never asked him to do that.

And now I can't think of anything else.

I'm such a piece of shit. No.

Look at me.

You're very high right now. You're very emotional.

You shouldn't think about this right now, okay?

Let's just go home. I'll take you home, okay?

Ahh. You need to calm down.

You don't want to be out here with all these people.

Okay? Okay. Okay.

Don't worry about it. Don't worry about it.

We're gonna go home.

All right. I'll be right back.


I'll wait-- I'll wait right here.

Ahh, fuck.

Can I just get my bag?

I was in before. I left my bag. All right, go ahead.


Fucking boyfriend.


What's up, man? What up?

I'm just going back in. You on the list?

I was just in here. Yeah, yeah, you and everybody else.

No, I just came out, man.

I came out. I was with Stephanie and...

I'm sorry, man. If you're not on the list, I can't let you in.

I was just inside. You're gonna have to move.

Go ahead.

Are you serious?

Ta... taxi?

Who the fuck am I kidding? I'll never get a taxi.

You have one message.

Hey, Leonard, it's Sandra.

Hey, Sandra. Um, listen, I know we had plans tomorrow, but I totally forgot... tomorrow night's my dad's birthday party and I gotta go to that.

But my mom said your parents are going to be going too so I guess you'll be with them?

We could go out after if you want.

So just call me and let me know if that's all right.

Okay? Oh, and by the way, you're not going to believe this, but "the Sound of Music" is playing on cable right now.

And I still love it. It's very good.

Okay, call me. Bye.


Hey, I'm back.

Leonard, you're awake.


Yeah, you-- you okay?

Can you see me? I can't see you.


No, I'm-- I'm in bed.

Mmm. Oh, my God, I'm so sorry about what happened.

I went back into the club and I went into the bathroom and I passed out.

What? I literally passed out in the bathroom.

Yeah, 'cause I waited outside for, like, 30 minutes.

And they wouldn't let me back in the club.

I tried to call you. Oh, God.

I didn't know what to do. I didn't want to leave you.

I'm so sorry. It was crazy.

I have to go to the doctor. I don't know what the fuck.

I'm just stressed out, I think.

Yeah. I don't know. It sounds like you're In a really bad situation with that guy.

It's horrible. This guy, You know, he's a partner in a law firm where I work.

And I got into this thing now.

You know, he pays for this apartment.

And his mother lives nearby, So it's like the excuse for when he comes out here.

Oh, yeah.

But you know, he's not really like that.

He's actually really amazing.

He's brilliant and he can be really sweet.

I think you'd like him.

My friends think he's never going to leave his wife. What do you think?

I've never met him. You know, I don't know.

I don't know what your relationship is.

Ah. Well, you know what, Leonard?

You should come and have dinner with us tomorrow night.

He's always telling me, you know, I should hang out with friends and stuff.

This way you could come and eat with us and then you could, like, tell me if you think he's telling the truth, you know?

Because you're a guy and then you would be able to know that kind of a thing.

Yeah, I don't know. I gotta, uh...

I gotta check my schedule.

You know, I got a lot to do.

I can't tell if he's telling me the truth, and... if you came, it would be so great.

I don't know, you know. I gotta see.

I need this kind of, you know, help right now because I'm going crazy. I can't...

You know what? You know something?

I'll bet you he would take us to his favorite restaurant.

It's called San Domenico. It's in the city.

It's Italian and it's really nice.

It's great food and we, like, drink Brandy Alexanders.

It's the best.

Do you really want me to go? Do you think it would make a difference?

I really, really, really want you to go.

I think it'll make a difference.

Please. Ahh.

Okay, I'll go.

Thank you, Leonard.

I will officially shut up now and let you go to bed.

Okay. Hey, sweet dreams.

You too. I'll see you tomorrow night.

Oh, wear something nice.

Good night.

The defense didn't really excel last week, But I know in the past Giant teams...


I think I'll have a New Year's party this year.

What do you think?

Well, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, Mom.

No, but I like to plan ahead.

Are you going out?

Yeah, I'm gonna get some dinner with a couple friends.

I'll be back early.

That's a nice suit. Yeah.

You look handsome.

Thanks, Mom.

I'm going to go out too with your dad.

It's Michael Cohen's birthday.

If you want to stop by later, I'm sure...

You're going to be welcome.

You gonna come?

Ahh, maybe I will.

I'll see you later.

Have fun.

Good evening. Ah, good evening, sir.

I'm here to meet some people.

And do you have a reservation?

Oh, it wouldn't be under my name.

Do you know when it's for?


Are you Mr. Kreandator? Kraditor.

Yes, you're with the Blatt party.

You're the first to arrive.

Would you like to wait at the bar or go to your table?

I'll be seated.

Can I take your coat?

Thank you. Jeffrey.

This way, sir.

Would you like a drink while you're waiting, sir?

Yes, I'll have a Brandy Alexander, please.

Here you go.

Thank you. Mm-hmm.

Sir, would you like a straw?

I can bring you a real straw if you'd like.

This is perfect. Thank you.


Thanks so much.



I can't stand up. Ron, this is Leonard.

Nice to meet you. Very nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you too. Shall I go, um...

Shall I go here? Yeah, I'll sit here.

Oh, okay.

I'll go around. I'm gonna come...

Um, she'll have... oh, I see you've got the same thing right here.

Very nice. Brandy Alexander and a...

Maker's mark on the rocks, please.

Right away, Mr. Blatt.

Nice to finally meet you there, Leonard.

Nice meeting you as well.

So Michelle tells me you guys are neighbors.

Yeah. Yeah, we live right across the way from each other.

Nice. You guys can keep an eye on each other. -

That's my old neighborhood, actually. My mom lives out there.

Is that right? You go to Totonno's?

Oh, sure. I know the place. Yeah.

Good pizza.

It's really great pizza. A lot of memories there.

So what kind of work do you do?

I work for my father's company.

Leonard's a photographer. He's really good.

Is that right? Yeah, really good.

What kind of photography do you do?

Fashion? Ah, land... landscapes.

That's great. That's good.

As long as you love it...

As long as you love what you're doing.

And I think that we should get some menus. Otherwise, we'll be late.

Well, they gave me a menu already.

I don't know if it's...

I don't know if Michelle told you-- we've got opera tickets tonight.

Oh, yeah.

We try to go as often as we can.

I mean, you know, I know she loves it.

Yeah, but you like it too.

I don't force you. Of course you don't.

Absolutely, I love it. But I know how much it means to you.

That's true.

You know what the great thing about it is for me?

It makes you feel special when you're there. Mmm.

I mean, I'm lucky-- my law firm gives me a box.

But I'm telling you something: If you've got somebody that you love, you take 'em to the opera.

Hey, darlin'.

Yeah, I ought to bring my girlfriend.

That sounds romantic.

What? You have a girlfriend? Yeah.

Leonard, you didn't tell me you had a girlfriend.

I didn't? No.

Well, we haven't been going out that long...

That's probably why. It would've come up.

A man's got to have his secrets, Honey. Come on.

Come on, leave him alone.

I'm going to go to the ladies' room.

Again, baby?

I'll be right back.

Hey, listen, Leonard.

Come here.

I want you to do me a favor. I want you to...

I want you to keep an eye on her.

I want you to look out for her for me a little bit, if you can.

She in trouble?

I think she might be using again.

I mean, I know I shouldn't be saying this, but...

I mean, I can see the signs.

I haven't seen nothing. Yeah? Sure?

I mean, you know, she comes from a good family, plenty of money.

You know, and her father goes and spends it all and boom, that's it-- the whole thing goes to hell.

So, whatever, just do me a favor, all right?

Just... just keep an eye on her.

Just don't let her get involved in that kind of thing.

Yeah. I don't play with that shit.

I appreciate it.

Thank you.

You seem like you have a good heart, you know?

To tell you the truth, you kind of remind me of my son.

Hey. Hi.

What are you guys talking about?

All right. Well, we're talking about how beautiful you are.

Uh, the specials, please. We're starving And we're kind of pressed for time. Yes, Mr. Blatt.

Can we have the specials?

Okay, Leonard, this is where we part ways.

Yeah, it was good to meet you.

It was good to meet you too.

Hey, Carl, why don't you take him where he needs to go?

That's nice. Thank you.

No problem.

Bye! Have fun.

Yeah, I agree.

Hi. Hey.

How you doin'?

Good, good. Um, your parents told me you'd be home.

They said you wanted me to come over.

They're at my father's birthday.

Yeah. Yeah, come on in.

Come in.

Um, you want something to drink?

Yeah, sure.

Yeah? Okay.

What is this that you're playing?

Oh, opera. Opera?

You like it? Yeah.

Yeah. I've never been to the opera.

I've been to "the nutcracker," but... when I was little.

Yeah? What do you want, water, soda?

Soda, please. Lot of options, yeah.

I was just out with a couple friends, with some business I have to do.

Thank you.

Is this your whole family?

Yeah. Well, actually I was adopted.

I was in line to be King of Denmark.

No, yeah, that is.

That's my parents... that's where they met, the workmen's circle dance.

My uncle Tobias introduced them.

That's him right there with the mustache.

Oh my God. Yeah, my dad just came over from Israel.

And... Oh.

Yeah, it's cute.

That's me.

My mom as a girl.

These are dirty, aren't they?

What's the matter?


Leonard, this wasn't your idea for me to come over, was it?


What do you mean?

It's okay you didn't call me back.


We don't have to go out.

I mean, There are a lot of guys who just...

That want to go out with me.

Oh my-- oh my God.

I do like you.

Well, it feels a little strange with my mother staring right there.


I should go before your parents come home and see us like this.

Are you kidding? They'd be happy.

Probably picking out baby names.


So I heard you're going to take the pictures at my brother's bar mitzvah next month.


I'm taking the black and whites... the art shots.

That's cool.

My friend's having a party on Thursday night.

You wanna come?

I'll try to see if I'm free.


Will you call me?


I'll see myself out.


Bye. Bye.

Hey. Leonard, could you meet me up on the roof?

What time is it?

It's early. It's like 6:30.

Could you come up?

Oh, yeah. Yeah, I'll come up now.

Thanks. Right.

Hey. Hi.

It's fucking cold.

I know. I'm sorry, but he's downstairs.

So what did you think?

Leonard, what did you think of Ronald? Tell me.

I don't know.

What... what do you want me to say?

Do you think he's going to be with me for good?


I don't think so.


He's got this fucking business trip he wants me to go on.

I don't know what to do.

Michelle, come on! What are you doing?

Come on, seriously. He's the kind of guy who's got this whole life, his family and shit.

You think he's gonna leave all that?

I know I would.

I'd definitely leave everything for you.

Leonard, you're very sweet, but I...

I think if you knew me better, you wouldn't feel that way.

I don't care.

Leonard, listen to me.

You're like a brother to me now.


I know we've only known each other for a couple of weeks.

But I... I feel like I could tell you anything.

You know? I need you to be my friend.

You know, why don't you tell Ronald, okay?

Tell Ronald. Go away on your trip...

Tell Ronald? I don't care.

Have a great time.

Leonard, where are you going?

I don't think we should see each other anymore.

Oh, Leonard, don't say that.


Hey, Sandra, it's Leonard.

Uh, I know it's really early. You're probably sleeping, but I was just checking my schedule and I'm free.

And, yeah... see about maybe going out with you to this party.

So why don't you call me when you get this?

All right. Hey, Happy Thanksgiving.


David, give us a turn. Give us a turn.

How does he look?

And as our last event of the day, I'd like to invite mom, dad and sister Sandra to come up and give you support for your candle-lighting.

We're gonna share the love.

Bring everybody real close.

Come on in, come around.

Not so close.

It's been such a great afternoon, everybody.

What a way to wrap things up.

Our host, dad Michael, would like to say a few words.

If you could give him a tremendous round of applause.

Thank you.

Thank you, thank you.

I just want to say that-- how proud I am That everybody took the time to come to David's bar mitzvah.

And on behalf of your sister Sandra and your mother Carol, I want to tell you how proud we are of you.

I just have one question: with all your gifts, Can you make me a $200 Loan?

Okay, we're going to light the last can--

Leonard, come on up with us.

My daughter's boyfriend, everybody... come on.

We're going to light a candle for David.

All right, David, at this time I'd like you to close your eyes and make a big wish.

He's very popular.

I thought it was on silent. Excuse me. I'm sorry.

Help me count, everybody. Here we go... one two...

Three... blow out those candles!

Ah, mazel tov!

Last dance, everybody.

Everybody up for the last dance! Come on.

Good night, Leonard. Bye.


I saw you called me. What do you want?

I'm sorry.

I know you don't want to talk to me, But I don't... I don't know what else to do.

Um, I'm not feeling well.

What's wrong?

I was supposed to go to the doctor today.

I'm... I'm at home right now.

Ron was supposed to take me, but I don't know where he is.

I started bleeding really bad a few hours ago.

You're bleeding?

I may need to go to the hospital, but I'm afraid to go by myself.

Can you come with me, please?

Yeah, I'll come.

Thank you so much, Leonard.


Hey. What are you doing down here?

What happened?

I don't feel very well.

I'm scared something's gonna happen.

Wait here. I'll try and get us a cab.

Mr. Kraditor?


Is she awake?


But she's still sedated.

Mmm, Leonard.

How you feelin'?

Is there another blanket? I'm so cold.

Yeah, I can feel that.

Hey, she feels really cold. Is that normal?

Yeah, that's typical from the anesthesia.

She should be fine. She just needs to see a doctor in a couple of weeks.

What'd they do to her?

The doctor had to perform a D. and C.

She miscarried.

She wasn't aware she was pregnant until she came in today.

They said you're okay and that's what's important.

I know.

Rex, hi.

Oh, come in.

This is my dog, Rex.

Oh hi, Rex.


Leonard, I gotta go lie down.

Yeah, you should.

Okay, I'll bring you the pillows.

Thank you.

I brought you some water.

Thank you, Leonard.

Feelin' better?


I had these crazy nightmares while I was out.


Don't worry.

I am here to protect you.


Don't make me laugh. All right.

Oh, you'll protect me?

Yeah. I have a black belt, you know?


It's fine. Shh.

Oh, fuck.

Honey? If he sees you, he'll go crazy.

Hey, what are you doing, little guy?



Oh hey, sweetheart.

You didn't call me.

I'm sorry. I couldn't.

My wife was with me all day. I'm sorry, baby.

I got here as quick as I could.

Today of all days?

It's my wife. Oh, fuck you.

She was just with me all day.

Baby, I'm sorry.

I really am sorry.

I thought about you all day. It was killing me, thinking about you at the hospital like that.

What happened? What did the doctor say?

What's wrong?

Um, I don't feel very well. I want to be by myself.

You're not gonna let me stay with you, even just for a few minutes? No.

I don't want you to stay with me for a few minutes.

Honey, I have to go to London tomorrow night.

And then I'm not going to see you for two weeks.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

I tried to get here as soon as I could.


Come on, baby. Aren't you going to tell me what's wrong?

Ron, I would really like it if you would just leave me alone.

No, come on... Please.

Don't be like that. Please can you just do that for me?

Okay, all right.

Well, I love you very much, more than anything.

That was fucking weird.

Leonard, I'm sorry.

All right, I'll-- I'll call you...

No, no, no, no, Leonard, please don't go.


Leonard, could you...

Will you do me a favor, please?


Could you write something on my arm with your finger while I fall asleep?

My grandma used to do it when I was little.


...So funny. Oh, you know what?

My parents finally got the pictures back from the bar mitzvah.

Oh, they... they like the dancing shots in the ballroom?

They love them.

Good. Thank you, dear.

You're very welcome.

Um, I got something for you.

A gift? Yeah.

It's... you know, it's winter out, it's cold, and I noticed that you don't wear any gloves.

Oh, these are nice.

Yeah? Yeah.

You like 'em?

Yeah, it's got the stitching.

I've never seen anything like this.

Cool. Little silver thing.


That was very sweet of you. Thanks.

No big deal.

What's wrong? You okay?


Yeah, I'm just thinking about a friend of mine.

She's kind of going through some tough stuff, so...

I don't want you and I talkin' about it...

No, no, it's okay.

I love your hands.

They're so gentle.

I hate these fucking scars.

Leonard, I, um...

I want to take care of you.

I feel like I understand you.

You're different.

You don't pretend to be something you're not.

So you don't have to worry about anything.

You don't have to be embarrassed.

Thank you.

You know, I got a lot of stuff going on right now that's...

I don't even know what it's like to just be myself right now.

No, I... I understand.

Are you in a hurry somewhere or what?

No, I just wanted to pay the check so we could get out of here.


Oh, fuck.

Probably my father calling: "How's the date?"

Uh, I gotta take this. Yeah, it's my friend.

Oh, okay. I'll be right back.

Sorry. We'll go in a minute.

Michelle? Hey.

Hey. I just got your text from yesterday.

Yeah, well, I knew you had your two-week follow-up thing today.

How'd it go?

It went fine. Everything's-- everything's good.

The doctor says I'm good.


'Cause I didn't hear from you.

No, I'm fine. I just came home and got into bed and I've been lazy.

Listen, Leonard, Ron got back from London today.

I decided I'm going to go to his office later and I'm just-- I'm just gonna end it.

Really? Today?


I've been thinking about what you said and you were right.

Nothing's going to change.

It's not fair what he's doing, you know?

It's not fair to me and it's definitely not fair to his family.

He still doesn't even know what happened to me at the hospital.

Well, do you want me to come with you and wait outside or...

No, don't worry. I'll be strong.

Just wish me luck.

Well, good luck.

Thanks. I'll text you after it's over, all right?

Okay. Bye.

I haven't seen units like that in 30 years.

They're ancient. We gotta get something new.

There are some new Italian machines they're Tintoretto. Tintoretto?

Yeah, Tintoretto. Leonard?

Hey, pop.


Mr. Cohen.

Reuben, I'm going to take off. We'll talk.

All right.

I'm glad I caught you, Leonard.

Listen, tomorrow... Yeah? you think you could come by my office, above my cleaners?

Yeah. I got something I'd like to talk to you about.

How's noon? Uh...

Well, I think I have to work tomorrow.

Go... go meet with Michael.

The deliveries... It's okay.

Okay. Good.

I'll see you then.


I'll bring a nice bottle of champagne for...

Oh, no, we got plenty.

No, it's my pleasure.

Yes, all right. Okay.

Okay. I'll see you at noon.

All right.

Bye bye.

Hey, pop, where's mom?

There's no more Seltzer. She's out getting stuff.

She's having another one of her famous New Year's parties tomorrow night.

How are you?

Are you happy these days?

I'm okay.

I feel anxious.

I'm okay.

I was just talking to-- to Michael.

I want to make sure you'll be taken care of with the merger and all this.

It's why I'm doing it, so you have a future.

You'll have your health insurance.

I appreciate that, Pop.

I'm going swimming in the ocean with Polar Bear Club On New Year's day.

Be careful out there.

I will.

What? Somebody is sending you something here?

Yeah, it's just my friend.

All right. I forgot to do something.

I'll clean this up later, all right?


I just got your text.

I've been worried about you.

You all right?

It's over. I did it.

He yelled and screamed but I did it.


It's so fucked up.

I'm so lost, Leonard.

I have this friend in San Francisco.

She's going away for a while and she said I could go out and stay at her place.

So I'm gonna go out there and figure things out.

Don't go.

I love you.

I do.

Oh, God.


I know you may not want to hear it, but it's true.

Leonard, you don't love me, okay?

Don't say that. I'm completely fucked up.

Don't say that. I'm not a little kid.

This isn't some stupid fucking crush.

You think I don't know love?

I was supposed to get married.

Her parents are the ones that called it off because of this medical thing and...

then she went away.

I couldn't find her.

And I tried to hurt myself and they put me in the hospital.

And I...

I didn't...

I didn't think that I'd ever love anyone again.

And I lov-- I love you.

I do.

Leonard, I...

You... you think if I got to know you that I wouldn't love you, but I do know you and I love you even more.

I understand you, Michelle.

I'm fucked up too.

I will never walk away from you.


He left you. I'd never do that.

I'll take care of you because that's what you deserve.

You deserve to be loved.

And maybe you'll learn to love me too.


I love you.


You're so beautiful.

You're so beautiful.


That was beautiful.


You know what I just realized?

I never really saw you.

I never saw you either.

I can feel you, you know? I can really feel you.


Can you see me now?


You're beautiful.

You're the most beautiful, most amazing woman ever.

What are we gonna do, Leonard?

I can't stay here.

He's not gonna keep paying for this apartment.

And I think I've really got to go to San Francisco.

Then I'll just go with you.

Are you serious?


I told you, Michelle, I love you.

I'll do anything for you.

Do you really love me, Leonard?


Michelle, let's just go.



Fuck it, let's just go.

Let's just get the fuck out of here.

Yeah, fuck it. I've got no reason to stay here.

I just want to be with you, wherever that is.

I don't care.

You're crazy.

That's what they told me.

All right, I'm gonna work on the tickets.

You don't worry about anything, okay?

I'll call you in a little bit.


I love you.


Okay. Bye for now.


Good night.


Have you ever seen "Benny Hill"?

I just got the new DVD set.

Yeah, he's good, Pop.

What are you doing, Leonard?

Just looking at some stuff online, Mom.

What are you doing? Do you need help?

No, no, thanks. I got it.

This is the best we have at this price.

I just want it to be right, you know?

Of all the rings, I... I think this is the best choice.

Yeah, it's nice.

I want it.

Very good, sir.

You'll be using a credit card?


I'll get you your receipt.

Thank you. Seven...

Hello? I got our tickets.

I'm packed and ready to go. Is everything good with you?

Yeah, everything's fine.

I called my girlfriend in San Francisco.

I'm excited. Me too.

So, listen, meet me in the courtyard at 8:00, all right?

I got us a car to take us to the airport.

8:00. All right.

I'll... I'll definitely be there.

I can't wait to see you.

Me too. Oh, one other thing.

Yeah? I got you a surprise.

A surprise? What'd you get me?

Uh, it wouldn't be a surprise if I told you!

My God. You are so weird.

I'll see you later.

Okay, bye.


I'm glad you could make it in today for our meeting, Leonard.

Just take a look around the business, acquaint yourself with what's going on here.

A kid's got to start thinking about his future sometime.

Oh, I do.

Well, this is your opportunity right here, right now.

It could be a terrific thing...

A fresh start for you and Sandra.

My daughter is crazy about you.

And believe me, there's lots of guys after her.

The most important thing is to give her what she wants because she is my life.

So I'm going to ask you a question now.

And I'm going to be direct with you.

I hope you don't mind.

Are you a fuck-up?

I don't think so.

You... you know why I'm asking you this question, right?

Well, I think it's 'cause of Sandra.

It's Sandra and the merger.

This is a terrific thing for you, a terrific thing, to turn your life around.

I understand that.

This business is important to me.

Your father has a hell of a good location out there.

And we're going to be moving into that space soon.

And when we do, there is an opportunity here for you, for your father, for your family, for your future family, If you apply yourself, and I know you're going to.

I think you know how important this is for everybody.


Good. Good.

What's in the bag?


It's a surprise. It's a gift.

Oh. It's a secret.

Yeah, big secret.

Okay, so I'll see you tonight, right?

Uh-huh, yeah, at the party.

We're gonna celebrate New Year's together.

I'm about to have lunch. Do you want to have lunch with me?

No, I've got to go do some shopping for my mom for the party.

Okay. All right.


Well, I'll see you later. Okay, Leonard.

Thanks for coming. Bye.

You know, we celebrate... we celebrate the New Year twice a year, you know?

Because at Rosh Hashanah and...

All right, it's good. Thank you, thank you.

It's a 1998.

'98? 1998.

It's really very good.

I go there, and they have a theater with...

For my princess.

Thank you.

Hey, Reuben, you sure we got enough?

We've got this to last until midnight.

We are in a good shape, huh?


Reuben, why don't you ask Leonard to help you with that? All right.

He's trying to open a box-- did you see that?

With a plastic spoon.

Enjoying? Having a great time.

Leonard, could you help me for a minute?

I need to open everything up.

Be right out, Pop.

Hey, Lenny, you still taking all those pictures?


Leonard, can you help me with this, please?

Hello? Hi, Reuben.

Yeah. I hope we're not late.

No, it's okay. Come on in.

The Cohens are on their way up.

Oh, yeah? Sandra is with them.

Happy New Year, Pop.

Happy New Year.

Leonard! You look so good. Yeah?

Oh, thank you. It's nice to see you. Nice to see you.

Will you both hurry up?

Hi! Happy New Year to you.

Hi! There's lots of food.

Thank you so much. I'll be right back.


Are you leaving?

I saw on the computer that you checked travel sites last night.

You're going with her?


I have to go, Mom.

But you don't even have a bag.

I threw it out the window.

You don't have to worry about me.

I'm gonna be okay.

I love you very much.

I know you do.

This is your home.

You come back here whenever you want. Mmm?

Tell Papa that I'm sorry.

And I hope I didn't mess things up.

And that I'm happy.

Are you happy? Yeah.

We want you happy.

I love you.

Thanks, Mom.

I have to go.

Uh, Michelle, it's Leonard.

I'm downstairs. It's 8:05.

Call me or I'll see you down here. All right.


Please come.

Please come down.

I was just calling you.

The car's out front waiting.

I'm not going.

I'm not going.

He left his family for me.

He told his wife everything.

He says he wants to get married.

I finally let him know about my miscarriage and that really changed things for him.

Leonard, You're such a wonderful person.

But he left them for me.

You know, I've got to give it a chance.

I feel like if I wasn't with Ronald, we could...

Just go.

I'm so sorry.


He's gonna pay you back for the tickets, okay?

I'm sorry.

Are you okay?

What's going on? Where were you?

I got you something.


Oh my God.



You're crying.

I'm just happy.