St. Vincent script
St. Vincent (2014)
Synopsis: Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent (Bill Murray), a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. The man is a mentor to the boy in his hedonistic way, and Oliver sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.

TELLER #23

You can, when you get it back to

zero.

Vin takes his card. What’s to say.

INT. VIN’S CAR - CONTINUOUS

Vin labors into the car. Charisse is waiting in the

passenger seat. He hands her a few crumpled bills.

CHARISSE:

What’s that?

VINCENT:

What’s what?

CHARISSE:

This shit ain’t lay-a-way. I ain’t

no JC Pennies.

VINCENT:

I’m a little tight right now. You

know I’m good for it.

Charisse looks him over.

CHARISSE:

I’m not making like I used to Vin.

Only a few freaks like the belly,

awlright.

She gets out of the car.

CHARISSE (CONT’D)

Gotta save for maternity leave,

asshole.

She heads off down the sidewalk.

VINCENT:

See you next week.

CHARISSE:

Extra twenty when you do.

Charisse moves on, bag in hand, adjusting her junk. Vin

drives off. A few NEIGHBORHOOD MEN whistle at Charisse.

She heads over to them.

EXT. THE BUCK - NIGHT

The local dive bar. SMOKERS outside litter the sidewalk.

The windows are painted with “Happy New Year” greetings.

7.

INT. THE BUCK - CONTINUOUS

Old neon. Older PATRONS. Vin sits at the bar next to

LINDA and GUS, a weathered married couple in their late

60s. They’re dressed to the nines. The hanging TV set

plays New Year’s Eve coverage from around the country.

They’re all fairly lit...although Vin’s in a class by

himself. Very thick tongued.

LINDA:

You have a good Christmas, Vin?

VINCENT:

(slurring)

Best Christmas I ever had. No

people. No presents. No bullshit.

Just celebrating the birth of the

baby Jesus.

Tips his tumbler to heaven.

LINDA:

Ah, you don’t mean that, Mister.

VINCENT:

What do you know what I mean,

Linda? You a psychic now?

GUS:

Ay, ease up there, Vinny. We’re

just talking.

VINCENT:

You should get a talk show. You’re

so damn good at it. The “Linda and

Gus Just Fucking Talking Talk

Show.”

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Theodore Melfi

Theodore Melfi is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his feature length debut film St. Vincent starring Bill Murray. more…

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