23 Minutes to Sunrise

Synopsis: They say the darkest hour is just before dawn, and at the Sunrise diner it's very late indeed. Four couples find themselves at an out-of-the-way 24-hour diner, but they are not all that they seem. Intertwined throughout the night are a middle age couple who are at a crisis in their lives, a cook who thinks he is finally finding his way forward, a waitress in a bad relationship and a young punk and his girlfriend who think this is the last stop before the new world of imagined ease. But the strangest of all are the dark stranger and young girl who don't seem to be part of this world. A film about dreams gone bad, missed opportunities, love, fear and death.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Jay Kanzler
  1 win.
79 min

# This is the sweetest #

# This is the sweetest part

Your fragile features...#

# can only get you so far.

Your making model...#

# has it's share of defects.

Your lovely language #

# has it's share of suspects #

# l got you right where I want you.

I got you right were I want ya, you see #

# l love the lonely...#

# l love the lonely 'cause I love me. I love me #

#'Cause I love me. Love me.#

#'Cause I love me #

#'Cause I love me #

BNO need for speaking?

# We both know what to expect.

Hanging reservations ?

# Up with the coat, keys, and cigarettes #

# l got you right where I want ya.

I got you right where I want ya to see #

# l love the loney.

I love the loney. 'Cause I love me #

#'Cause I love me #

# You shake and shiver #

# From my lips, a lie is born.

To behave always...#

# To caress your naked form #

# The morning whimpers and crawls back in it's

dying skin till night comes knocking #

# That you know once again #

# l got ya right where I want ya #

# l love the lonely #

# l got you right where I want ya. I got you right

where I want ya to see I love the lonely #

# l love the loney. 'Cause I love me #

#'Cause I love me #

#'Cause I love me #

#'Cause I love me #

# l got you right where I want ya #

# l got you right where I want ya #

# l got you right where I want ya #

# l got you right where I want ya #

That's me. Eddie.

Two tours of duly

in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Honorably discharged,

decorated for bravery,

and ultimately discouraged

by the things I saw there.

I'm trying to finish my degree by taking online

courses from the local community college.

I guess I'm looking for

something better.

Knowing what that is and

where to find it-

that's the hard part.

Guess I'll keep searching.

But not right now,

because I'm late for work.


Hey, I'm fixing to leave to work. Eddie is picking me up.

- Out of the way.

Hey, don't smoke that in the house.

- I'll smoke wherever I want.

This is my house.

Hey, leave me some money.

I work the graveyard shift here, at the diner.

Every night until the sun comes up.

I don't mind it so much.

Hell, most nights it's pretty quiet.

Sure there are your losers and freaks that

wander in here at this time of night.

You know, I've seen some really strange stuff.

And stuff you wouldn't believe.

It makes flipping burgers a lot more interesting.

Yeah, I like it.

I just, I just don't feel like I'm alive anymore.

I, I feel like I spent my whole life just watching.

I've never been to China.

I mean, does it exist?

You've never been there,

you've never seen it.

That's silly,

of course it exists.

How do you know?

You've never been there.

I don't understand what you're

trying to accomplish with all this.

I don't feel alive. I mean,

I don't Twitter, I don't Facebook.

I don't care about some disaster

in some godforsaken foreign country.

I don't text, I don't lPhone, I

don't even have a credit card.

I don't have a mortgage.

We don't own a home, we rent.

And you don't even

have a job right now.

That's, that's not the point.

What are you doing'!

Well, looks like the lovers

have worked it out

Ain't love wonderful?

They want whip cream with that?

- No whip.

Hi folks, just sit anywhere.

Two at seven.

Two at seven.

How ya'll doing tonight?


I didn't say I wanted coffee.

Just ignore him.

We're on the late-night menu.

So you can only order

what's on the back, Honey.

And if you're going to be trouble...

you don't get to order anything.

You look...


Yeah? Well...

gotta change with the times.

That's funny.

I'm just gonna go in and grab some beer baby.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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