1 INT. UNCLE WONG’S CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY INT. UNCLE WONG’S CHINESE RESTAURANT - DAY 1
LANEY BROOKS(mid-30’s) is having a drink at the bar while she
fiddles with a pair of chopsticks. She’s pretty, but not in
the way that inspires envy; she’s pretty in a way that makes
you want to be her friend. Two large bags of takeout are on
Laney leans over the bar looking for something but comes up
short. She pulls the elastic hair tie out of her pony tail
and ties up the chopsticks with a folded piece of paper in
the middle. She stands, drains her drink and glances over to
a MOM and DAD arguing. Their young SON has a chopstick in
each hand. He’s trying to eat his noodles but they keep
sliding off the chopsticks. The Mom and Dad don’t seem to
Laney grabs the takeout bags and starts heading for the door
but stops short at the boy’s table. She puts down her bags
and we see what she’s been making: a set of trainer
Here you go Buddy.
She quickly shows the little boy how to work them. The Mom
and Dad stop arguing and look at her. Laney’s friendly.
I still use these.
Laney heads to the door. But she doesn’t leave. Instead she
waits until the little boy captures a mess of noodles and
brings it to his mouth. Success! He looks up, locks eyes
with Laney and smiles at her. Laney smiles back, then exits.
2 EXT. UNCLE WONG’S PARKING LOT - DAY - SAME 2
A perfect winter day, not a cloud in the sky. DONNY (mid30s),
tan and good looking is leaning against his Maserati
and smoking a joint. Laney approaches, take-out bags in
Sorry that took so long. They were
Laney attempts to put the bags in the back seat but Donny
wraps his arm around her waist from behind, spins her around
and pins her against the side of the car, kisses her neck.
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three reasons you love me.
Donny takes another hit off the joint and passes it to her.
Laney makes a game show buzzer sound.
--Because you’re beautiful.
He exhales. She takes a hit off the joint.
Laney laughs. Donny reclaims the joint and takes another hit.
He leans in for another kiss but she dodges him.
We’ve got hungry kids. Come on.
Donny takes one last hit before putting the joint out with
3 EXT. SUBURBAN ROAD - DAY - SAME 3
Tall trees line the road. Stables. Painted fences. Donny
turns by the clock tower and then comes to a stop sign on the
corner. Laney is sucking on a Red Charms Lollipop. This is
something she does throughout the movie.
4 EXT. LANEY BROOKS’ DRIVEWAY - DAY - SAME 4
Donny pulls slightly erratically into the driveway, swerving
to avoid hitting a bicycle carelessly left laying on its
side. The home is a modest center hall colonial, black
shutters, red door.
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I’ve told Eli a hundred times not
to leave his bike in the middle of
Donny pushes the gears into neutral, pulls on the emergency
break. Laney gets out of the car and grabs a bag of take-out
from the back seat. She’s still working on her lollipop.
The kids must be starving.
She walks toward the front door, turns around and tosses her
hair over her shoulder, tucks a piece behind her ear. She’s
undeniably sexy. She motions for Donny to get moving but he
doesn’t. Instead he sinks back into his seat, cocks his head
to the side lustily and grins at her. Laney walks back to
the car, grabs the second bag of take-out.