Ordinary People script
Synopsis: Tormented by guilt following the death of his older brother, Buck, in a sailing accident, alienated teenager Conrad Jarrett (Timothy Hutton) attempts suicide. Returning home following an extended stay in a psychiatric hospital, Conrad tries to deal with his mental anguish and also reconnect with his mother, Beth (Mary Tyler Moore), who has grown cold and angry, and his emotionally wounded father, Calvin (Donald Sutherland), with the help of his psychiatrist, Dr. Berger (Judd Hirsch).

movie stars. I can't remember the

name of your favorite perfume. I

have racked my brain and I can't

remember.

WOMAN:

That's funny. It's "My Sin."

Audience laughs, Alvin wakes up and behaves. Gives a

conventional smile to his wife Beth.

MAN:

But I do know, in the last twenty

four years, that I have never been

out of love with you.

5 EXT. THEATER ­ NIGHT 5

The four of them come out of the theater. The women walk

together in front, men behind.

CALVIN:

Well, did we like it?

FRIEND'S WIFE

I loved it.

BETH:

Bev Walsh was wonderful.

(CONTINUED)

6.

5 CONTINUED:
5

FRIEND'S WIFE

I liked them all.

CALVIN:

It was funny.

FRIEND:

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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this). more…

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