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.

SAGE:

Mom? She’d have a stroke. She’d

start strangling me, and then she’dhave a stroke.

She demonstrates this.

She drops her pantomime.

ELLE:

Well, she’d strangle you alright.

The kettle WHISTLES.

5A EXT. ELLE’S TERRACE - DAY 5A

Sage and Elle have tea.

SAGE:

I’m such an idiot. Such an idiot.

ELLE:

So was I, when I was your age.

SAGE:

What am I gonna do? What am I

gonna do?

ELLE:

You already said what you’re gonnado. Right? I mean you’ve put somethought into this.

(pause)

Have you?

Sage nods.

ELLE (CONT’D)

Cause this is something you willprobably think about at some momenteach day for the rest of your life.

SAGE:

Uhm...

(pause)

Do you have it? Do you have money?

ELLE:

Honey, at the moment, I have forty-

three dollars.

SAGE:

Forty-three dollars! You’re

joking!

ELLE:

I’m not. That’s what I have until I

get a check end of next week.

SAGE:

How do you have so little money?

ELLE:

I got sick of being in debt, so Ijust paid it all off. Every cent Istill owed. Wanted to get thatweight off my back. I mean I stillhad hospital bills from Vi. Twenty-

seven thousand dollars worth.

SAGE:

Why didn’t you ask mom to help?

ELLE:

Why don’t you?

Sage doesn’t answer.

ELLE (CONT’D)

I don’t need help. I’m sweepingthe decks clean here. Next week

I’m supposed to get a check forsome guest lectures I gave at SantaCruz. I had it all planned out.

SAGE:

Well do you have a credit card?

ELLE:

I cut my credit cards into littlepieces.

(points)

Look, I made a wind chime out of

them.

SAGE:

What?! Why would you do that?

ELLE:

I was transmogrifying my life into

art.

SAGE:

What kind of adult doesn’t have a

credit card!

ELLE:

Credit cards infantilize you. Theyturn you into a pod person. Come

on, you must have a credit card -

SAGE:

Mom confiscated it after I crashed

the car in the garage. Shit!

Shit!

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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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