Sweet November script
Synopsis: Nelson Moss (Keanu Reeves) and Sara Deever (Charlize Theron) have nothing in common except an hour spent in DMV hell. Intrigued by each other, but not quite ready to commit, they settle on a rather unconventional courtship: a one-month trial, after which they'll go their separate ways. No expectations. No pressure. No strings attached. What neither of them counts on is falling in love.

FADE IN:

1 EXT. SAN FRANCISCO - DAY 1

OPENING CREDITS and MUSIC play as dawn breaks over thecity by the bay. Sounds of intense SEXUAL EXERTION FADE

UP.

2 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 2

In what is more workout than lovemaking, NELSON MOSS (36)

thrusts vigorously into ANGELICA (32), lying spreadeagled

on her back. An ALARM goes off, and on cue,

Nelson climaxes. OPENING CREDITS and MUSIC FADE OUT.

Finished, Nelson hops to his feet on his way...

NELSON:

That was good...

Ambivalent, Angelica watches as Nelson enters thebathroom.

NELSON:

Top dog, big dog, bad dog...

3 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BATHROOM - DAY 3

Nelson showers.

NELSON:

Who's the best dog? It's my dog.

4 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 4

Towel-wrapped, Nelson keeps talking as he crosses the

room.

NELSON:

It's the big, bad dog.

Angelica pulls on her underwear as she watches Nelsonexit.

5 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - LIVING AREA - DAY 5

The penthouse is orderly and stark. Entering, Nelsongrabs an incoming fax, turns on a coffeemaker and picksup a remote control. Ignoring a stunning view of thecity, he closes the blinds and turns ON FIVE TELEVISIONS.

4/5/00 2.

6 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 6

Fax in hand, Nelson speed-dials on a cell phone as hepasses Angelica. Entering a walk-in closet, he dressesin a hurry.

NELSON:

Number one dog, dog at the top -Slow

down.

ANGELICA:

We need to talk.

Vince?

NELSON:

VINCE (V.O.)

(over phone)

How about those Vitagirl numbers?

NELSON:

(into phone)

Yeah, looking good.

(to Angelica, fakeinnocent)

Talk about what?

He sees the look on her face, turns his head, rolls his

eyes and mouths "us" as she says:

Us.

ANGELICA:

He mouths "shit," then turns to flash her a reassuringsmile, holding up a finger to wait as he finishes hiscall.

VINCE (V.O.)

We're T-minus 72 hours from fast

food fame or oblivion. Ready tosign off on this copy?

Nelson makes an apologetic face to Angelica, uses work toavoid dealing with her, hurries into the living room.

Almost.

NELSON:

Meet you in twenty.

7 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - LIVING AREA - DAY 7

He hangs up the phone, and takes a deep breath. He is in

a state of extremely jangled nerves. He pours a giantcoffee, praying Angelica will stay in the bedroom as hechannel-surfs on all five TVs, stopping on a hot dogcommercial.

(CONTINUED)

4/5/00 3.

7 CONTINUED:
7

Catching a good one, he switches sets to the samechannel. Braces himself as she enters, wearing undies.

NELSON:

Us. Right. Hey -- isn't theresome kinda limit on 'us' talks?

You know, one okay, two ifnecessary, three, cruel andunusual.

He flashes a smile and bolts, evading her once again.

8 INT. NELSON'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 8

Nelson re-enters the closet and finishes dressing,

obsessed.

NELSON:

Good dog, great dog...

ANGELICA:

You forgot about my parents,

didn't you?

He did.

NELSON:

I can't make it. I'm sorry.

ANGELICA:

Nelson, this is their third tripto the city. This is important to

me.

NELSON:

And this account is very important

to me.

(sees how hurt sheis)

Come on, it's Doctor Diggety,

it's practically an Americaninstitution.

(stops)

Hey -- does that play? American

institution -ANGELICA

Stop it -- you know there areactually people who don't work 24hours a day. They stop. Relax.

Have lives.

Dressed in chic clothes, Nelson grabs his suitcase.

(CONTINUED)

4/5/00 4.

8 CONTINUED:
8

NELSON:

Yeah, and I'm late for mine.

He rushes out, the door slamming shut behind him.

9 INT. ELEVATOR - DAY 9

Sleepy Madison Avenue types surround Nelson, wide awakeas he talks on his cell phone.

NELSON:

-- Look, I'm not sure I like the

tagline anymore, it's working toohard, needs to be deadpan. I

wanna play with it for a fewhours -VINCE

(V.O.)

(over phone)

Cut it out, man, copy's good.

Apply the 'If it ain't broke'rule.

10 INT. JABE & DUNNE - DAY 10

The elevator opens onto an advertising agency, abuzz withactivity. Nelson is met by VINCE HOLLAND (36). Walkingside-by-side, both men continue talking into theirphones.

NELSON:

(over phone)

That rule applies to mediocrity.

We want perfection.

VINCE:

(over phone)

What we want is a check, Nelson.

And bonuses. And promotions.

You worry too much.

NELSON:

I worry because worrying aboutlosing keeps you winning.

Suddenly aware of themselves, they pocket their phones asan OFFICE MANAGER hands Nelson an advertising award.

OFFICE MANAGER:

Congrats, Nelson. You got the AdAge for the Pelican spot.

(CONTINUED)

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Paul Yurick

Paul Yurick is a Creative Producer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, now working in Los Angeles California. He attended Biola University's Cinema and Media Arts School, and soon after went on to intern at several different production companies around town such as Endgame Entertainment, Scott Free and Resolution. Paul has had the opportunity to attend festivals such SXSW and Sundance Film Festival, where he was able to learn the ins and outs of the festival world while coordinating for talent and companies. Paul interned for Pulse Films during his 3rd year at Sundance Film Festival, which soon turned into a full time position helping the LA branch get on its feet. more…

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