Grandma script
Grandma (2015)
Synopsis: Grandma is a 2015 American comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Weitz. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2015 and served as the closing night film. The film is Lily Tomlin's first leading role in 27 years after co-starring with Bette Midler in 1988's comedy film Big Business. It is the second collaboration between Tomlin and Weitz, who previously directed her in his 2013 film Admission. The film was released on August 21, 2015, by Sony Pictures Classics.

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INT. ELLE’S APARTMENT - DAY 3

Elle is sitting on the floor, wearing her striped academicgown and cap.

There are photos spread out on the floor in front of her. A

photo of her standing at the podium at a graduation ceremony,

in her gown. Photos of her with the woman on the wall, at a

poetry event in a cafe, at various stages in life. With a

little girl - her daughter.

The DOORBELL rings.

She looks up quickly. Her breath catches.

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INT. ELLE’S APARTMENT - DAY 4

Elle opens the door.

Standing there is a young woman. Age 18.

This is her granddaughter, SAGE.

She is pretty. Her nails are raggedly bitten.

ELLE:

(surprised)

Sage.

Sage stands in the hallway, shifting on her toes. Nervous.

SAGE:

Hi Grandma.

ELLE:

Hi. Come in.

SAGE:

Thanks.

Sage comes in. Elle glances out into the hall before shecloses the door.

ELLE:

What are you doing here?

SAGE:

Thought I’d drop by.

ELLE:

Did you call?

SAGE:

No. I just wanted to see you. Whyare you dressed like that?

ELLE:

Oh I’m just sitting here beingmaudlin. You want some tea?

Sage nods.

5 INT. KITCHEN - DAY 5

Elle makes them tea.

SAGE:

I need some help, Grandma.

ELLE:

Okay.

Elle looks at Sage, who doesn’t say anything.

ELLE (CONT’D)

What’s going on?

Sage doesn’t say anything.

ELLE (CONT’D)

I’m not a mind-reader.

SAGE:

I need six-hundred dollars. Six-

hundred and thirty.

ELLE:

For what?

SAGE:

I’m pregnant.

Elle takes a couple of cups from the cupboard behind Sage.

ELLE:

Okay.

SAGE:

I don’t want to have a baby.

(stares into her tea)

I want to get an abortion. And I’m

broke. I have eighteen dollars.

(pause)

You think that’s terrible?

ELLE:

Which part of it?

SAGE:

All of it.

ELLE:

It’s nothing to dance a jig about.

Have you told your mother?

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Paul Weitz

Paul John Weitz (born November 19, 1965) is an American film producer, screenwriter, playwright, actor, and film director. He is the older brother of filmmaker Chris Weitz. He is best known for his work with his brother, Chris Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, for which the brothers, who co-directed, were nominated for an Oscar. more…

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