Only You script
Only You (1994)
Synopsis: Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bonnie Hunt. Written by Diane Drake and Malia Scotch Marmo (uncredited), the film is about a young woman whose search for the man she believes to be her soulmate leads her to Italy where she meets her destiny. Upon its release the film received mostly mixed reviews, but critics praised Tomei and Downey's performances.

SUPER:
1968

On a darkened living room, a huge summer moon spilling silver

through a window.

We move slowly across the mantelpiece where a pair of candles

glow, illuminating family photos. Weddings two, maybe three

generations back -- brides in white, their young grooms at

their sides, frozen in time. As we pan, we hear two VOICES

offscreen:
a BOY'S and a GIRL'S.

GIRL'S VOICE (O.S.)

Stop pushing it. You're not

supposed to force it. You're

supposed to just let it happen.

BOY'S VOICE (O.S.)

I'm not pushing it, you're pushing

it.

GIRL'S VOICE (O.S.)

I am not.

Silence. Until,

GIRL'S VOICE (O.S.)

You're pushing it again.

An exasperated sigh.

BOY'S VOICE (O.S.)

Well, hurry up. My foot's falling

asleep.

GIRL'S VOICE (O.S.)

Mo-mmm. Larry's pushing it.

Mom?

MOM (O.S.)

(from the next

room)

Larry, don't push it.

And now, we finally pan over to discover two KIDS playing with

a Ouija board. For future reference, the players are FAITH

(age eleven), and her brother LARRY (ten).

LARRY:

I'M NOT PUSHING IT.

FAITH:

Wait. I have to write this down.

A groan out of him. She grabs a piece of paper and starts

scrawling out a series of letters.

FAITH:

Grandma told me everybody has a

soul mate.

FAITH:

But most people never find theirs,

most people settle. I'm never

gonna settle.

She gazes up as the ripe summer moon slips behind a bank of

clouds.

FAITH:

This way I'll know the name of the

man I'm supposed to wait for.

The arrow continues to move around the board, stopping on

various letters which she copies down.

LARRY:

Yeah, but, what if this guy lived

a billion, trillion years ago?

Like, what if he was a cave man,

and now he's dead?

FAITH:

Don't be stupid, Larry. If he's

my destiny, then, obviously, he

has to be alive.

Another letter.

LARRY:

Yeah, but, what if he doesn't live

here? Like, what if he's a

cannibal in New Guinea or

something?

FAITH:

If I live here, then he lives here.

Fate wouldn't make a mistake like

that.

(beat)

And stop talking. You're gonna

ruin the spell.

Another pause. Another letter. Then... Ever the devil's

advocate,

LARRY:

(whispering)

Yeah, but... but, Faith, what if

he does live here, and one day you

just walk past him on the street?

I mean, you don't hear his name,

you don't get a chance to introduce

yourselves. You practically bump

straight into each other, but you

never even know it?

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Diane Drake

Diane Drake is an American screenwriter and teacher, and former Vice President of Creative Affairs for Sydney Pollack's production company, Mirage Enterprises. She lives in Los Angeles and is best known for the films Only You and What Women Want. more…

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