Take This Waltz

Synopsis: While on a plane ride back to Toronto from a writing assignment, Margot meets Daniel, a handsome stranger. An immediate attraction is formed and Margot is able to open up and discuss some of her fears and longings. A taxi ride back home causes Daniel and Margot to realize that they are neighbours and Margot admits she's married. The summer-time heat and her increasing fascination with the handsome artist who lives across the street starts getting to her, and Margot is no longer sure if she's happy in her marriage or if she'd be happier with her fantasies with Daniel.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Sarah Polley
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  3 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

She's really, really nice.

I like to play with her.

Will you do the monkey?

That's nice.

I will, really.

I'm gonna play with Tony.

I know you are.

I know, too.

I know already.

I'm taking a shower.

- Knock knock!

- Who is there?

- Interrupting starfish.

- What interrupting starfish?

Well, this. Do you get it?

Knock it off!

Jerry! Jerry!

Why do not you want Tony to go

to the Montesouri?

I do want Tony to go to Montesouri!

- That's a lie!

- Speak clearly.

You want to play the princess restaurant?

Hello. Welcome to our restaurant.

Would you like some chicken?

It's okay, do not hit really.

Thank you.

I do not like the place so much.

It's a little bland.

It's a little bland.

Make sure to mark all the things

you do not like, Mom.

That's why we're doing this lunch.

I'll take them.

It's all wonderful.

Thank you.

And I like being served.

And I'd like you to sit down.

You deserve it.

I love these flowers.

I know aren't they pretty?

I tell you it does not help me.

Every book you read about it involves...

you know...

... people falling off the waggon 8 times ...

So you know, I'm good, I'm really good but ...

There is this looming, you know...

"waiting-to-fail"-ness ...

You look so well.

I know.

Really. I look in the mirror and want to f*** myself.

I honestly think that I look

better than before I gave birth to Tony.


Yes ... You look amazing!

- Thank you.

It is that kind of moment when you want

to try and win real quick.

I do not think you're gonna fail.

Don't look at me like that.

With this sincere look ...

... Like a baby dear.

The next time you wake up

inside me vomit ...

... You should feel

guilty about you, too.

Then do not do it.

Do not wake up in a pile of your vomit.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Sarah Polley

Sarah Ellen Polley OC (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress, writer, director and political activist. Polley first garnered attention for her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea. She has starred in many feature films, including Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dawn of the Dead, Splice, and Mr. Nobody. more…

All Sarah Polley scripts | Sarah Polley Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Take This Waltz" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 5 May 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/take_this_waltz_19324>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Take This Waltz

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.