Some Velvet Morning

Synopsis: Fred (Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors), Some Velvet Morning is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Neil LaBute
Production: Tribeca Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

help me get out of this mess

that I created for myself here.

I wouldn't expect that of you.


I was just hoping you might throw a

few ideas my way, you know, but...

- I told you to call you wife.

- Gee, thanks.

- Well?

- Well what?

What good is that gonna do? Make

me say the words, "I left you"?

I think she got it. The empty closet

should be a pretty strong indication...

that it wasn't like the rapture

or anything.

Then maybe you should just do

what you want to do.

I am. I'm here.

I wanna be here.

I mean, is that what you're asking me?

What is it that I want to do exactly?

Like if you're saying, "What is it that exactly you want to do?

Where exactly do you want to be?"

Then that would be here with

you. Right now.

That's why I'm here.

I mean, and that's the first time I've

ever done that, put my needs first.

Right? I've always done the

right thing, the decent thing.

I've never...

- True?

- I'm not disagreeing.

Yeah, but you're not exactly waving a fucking

flag in my direction either, are you?

I agree with you, Fred.

- There you go, is that better?

- Yes, thanks.

- Good.

- Don't say it if you don't mean it.

- I won't.

- Obviously not.

No, I mean, if you don't feel

it, you know, don't say it.

Don't say it to me. Just say it.


You're being a little bit pushy! You're not pushy.

No, that's the wrong word.

You're being a little bit, you

know, charged up about things.

And it's a little bit unnerving.

Yeah, so just...

Just let it be.

I mean, come on.

I'm not like the Beatles or


That's funny.

All right, so anyway, what time

do you have to go?

- No, I'm good on time.

- Take a shower, do what you gotta do.

I'm just gonna stay here. I'm

fine, I'll be all right.

- No, Fred.

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Neil LaBute

Neil N. LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best-known for a play that he wrote and later adapted for film, In the Company of Men (1997), which won awards from the Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the New York Film Critics Circle. He wrote and directed the films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Possession (2002) (based on the A.S. Byatt novel), The Shape of Things (2003) (based on his play of the same name), The Wicker Man (2006), Some Velvet Morning (2013), and Dirty Weekend (2015). He directed the films Nurse Betty (2000), Lakeview Terrace (2008), and the American adaptation of Death at a Funeral (2010). LaBute created the TV series Billy & Billie, writing and directing all of the episodes and is also creator of the TV series Van Helsing. He also directed several episodes for shows such as Hell on Wheels and Billions. more…

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