6 Balloons

Synopsis: A woman (Jacobson) learns her brother (Franco) has relapsed on heroin.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Marja-Lewis Ryan
Production: Netflix
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
74 min


Welcome to Letting Go With Love.

Chapter one.

You're on a dock.

You've been here before.

Choose to walk down the dock.

Notice the boat.

Notice the gathering clouds...

the high winds...

the unsteady seas.

Choose to board the boat.

Now hold on...

and never let go.

Happy 4th July.

If you're looking for that perfect burst

of fireworks in the sky,

Colleen Malone has already done

the groundwork for you.

Colleen and her team of experts

have designed the show

over LA's Dodger Stadium,

and she's here to talk to us now.

- So, Colleen, thanks for joining us.

- Happy to be here.

Hey, you have reached Seth and...

And me, too!

- Should they leave a message?

- Leave a message, please.

Did I do good?

The mailbox is full and cannot

accept any messages at this time. Goodbye.

Hey! Open up.

- Yeah, OK. Just hold on one second.

- Can you open the door?

- Just don't touch the thing.

- Can you open the door? I can't open it.

What? Oh, there you go.

- OK, we got it.

- Whoo!

- Oh, can I have a little room?

- Just hold on one second. I got it.

All right.

- Hi.

- Hi. I thought you forgot about me.

- I'm 15 minutes early.

- Is your brother coming tonight?

- Yeah.

- Really?

I sent Ella the cutest little truck

and he hasn't called me to thank me.


- You know where we can go?

- We're not going to CVS.

Oh, come on. Please?

They're having this big make-up special.

You know, eyeliners and lip liners

and eyebrow liners.

Anything that has a "luh" sound in it

is on sale, two for five.

You don't need...

You have so much make-up.

- Maybe on the way back.

- You just want to wander the aisles.

You don't get anything.

It should be quality over quantity.

Are you going to put

some earrings on later tonight?

Yeah, I have these on. I'm going to...

But you have a different...

For the party tonight,

are you putting on earrings?

Maybe a little lipstick?

- Yeah.

- Maybe we can get you a nice liner.

I'm going to...

I'll put all the make-up on.

- You will? Oh, good.

- I mean, I'm...

- It's a party.

- No, I know.

I know what... I know what...

OK, fire her up.

Coming through, hot soup.

Oh, excuse me.


- Whoa!

- It's for Ella. Isn't that cute?

- It's definitely a dog toy.

- It's not a dog toy.

Um... There's a spot

to blow all these up in the back, right?

OK, great.

OK. Yeah, we need all this stuff.

Oh, how cute. That's so big.

Don't you think that's good value?

OK, don't. Don't, don't, don't.

- I don't think they're going to fit.

- Oh, they will fit.

- Oh, God! Are you OK?

- Oh, my gosh!

Come on, you guys.

You little bastards. Get in there.

- Let's pull them through.

- Seriously, I've got to pee.

OK. All right.

OK. Ah!

Oh, that looks good. OK.

Mom! Mom?


That's great. Can you fill

half of these with juice boxes?

- My niece is coming.

- Sure.

- Cups!

- Killing it.

Hey, hey, hey.

I owe you. I swear this time.

You know, there's an outlet over there.

Thanks so much.

What's going on here?

There's a drought in California.

- I was just going to turn it off.

- OK.

Are these pig blankets

tight enough for you?


- Yeah.

- You're going to re-roll.

- She's going to re-roll those.

- You guys are so mean. I...

I might... I might re-roll them.

Hey, Mom?

Mom! What is...

- I'm thinking this.

- Yeah.

- Is that what you're wearing?

- No.

Well, you don't need to...

It's a good outfit, but no.

Oh, hold on. Your tag is out.

- Thank you.

- OK.

Oh, my God. He will see the balloons

from down the block.

Wait. What are you wearing, if not this?

- I have a thing laid out. Another outfit.

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Marja-Lewis Ryan

Marja-Lewis Ryan is an American writer, director, producer, and actress. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 19 March 1985. She received an honors BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at The Atlantic Theatre Company's Acting School. She is best known for writing and co-starring in the LGBT drama film, The Four-Faced Liar, which won multiple awards, including Outstanding First Narrative Feature at L.A. Outfest. She also co-produced that film. In the early 2000s, she was a member of a theater company in Los Angeles, Theater of NOTE, where she received positive critical reviews as a writer and director. She earned the Maverick Award from the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival in 2016.In an interview, she described her interest in writing as stemming from her time at NYU. She and her friends figured that "you have to make your own work." And so she wrote her first script for them to workshop as actors. As for her thematic interests, she recounts what happened after The Four-Faced Liar got released: "I had the opportunity to go into meetings with crazy big people. The one question that came up repeatedly was 'what kind of work do you want to do for the rest of your life?' The first time someone asked me that, I answered it so truthfully that I shocked myself. I said, 'I just want to write dark comedies for women that don't ostracize a male audience.'"Ryan wrote and directed the film 6 Balloons, released in March 2018, and is drafting the reboot of Splash starring Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell. She has been tapped to spearhead the sequel to The L Word, currently in development at Showtime, as executive producer and showrunner. more…

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