Boys on the Side script
Synopsis: After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane (Whoopi Goldberg), answers a personal ad from Robin (Mary-Louise Parker), a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up Robin's friend Holly (Drew Barrymore), who is trying to escape an abusive relationship. With three distinct personalities, the women must overcome their differences to help one another.

ROBIN:

That's gonna cost at least $200 to get your car back.

SCENE 7

MAN:

Okay, Jane. Good luck in L.A., man. Earthquakes,

fires, riots...they got some real crazy bastards out

there in California. I don't know why you want to go

out there anyway. (To other mover): Hey, easy with

that piano!

SCENE 8Robin is packing, putting notes on

everything.

SCENE 9Jane is packing her tapes.

SCENE 10Robin lies awake in bed.

SCENE 11

ROBIN:

Good morning!

SCENE 12

JANE:

Listen, I've got a friend in Pittsburgh. Do you mind

if we stop, pick her up and take her out for lunch?

ROBIN:

No, absolutely. No problem. Deal. (Takes picture):

Smile! (Remembers childhood memory): My brother

threw up, right here, near Exit 7. I remember, we

pulled over.

JANE:

How come he's not making this trek with you down

memory lane? Or does he have a life?

ROBIN:

He doesn't, as a matter of fact. He died of cancer

when he was six.

JANE:

Oh, man. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Man.

ROBIN:

Would you mind if I used your headphones?

JANE:

No, go ahead.

SCENE 13

ANSWER:

MACHINE:

"Hi, you've reached Nick and Holly, leave a

message...(Jane hangs up).

SCENE 14

WOMAN:

There's a sick lady in the bathroom. Is she with

somebody here?

WAITRESS:

She's outside.

WOMAN:

Is that your friend in there in the bathroom?

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Don Roos

Don Roos was born on April 14, 1955 in New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Marley & Me (2008), The Opposite of Sex (1998) and Bounce (2000). He is married to Dan Bucatinsky. They have two children. more…

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