A Little Closer

Synopsis: In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, she frequents a depressing, weekly mixer for the towns aging singles set. Meanwhile, Marc is desperate to lose his virginity, and spends his days working at a used car lot. And his brother Stephen, in the throes of sexual discovery, becomes infatuated with his school teacher while hoping to win the approval of a group of peers who adamantly detest her.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Matthew Petock
Production: FilmBuff
  1 win & 2 nominations.
72 min


What are you doing?


Tell me what you're doing.

Setting up these speakers

my friend Mike gave me.

- Can I help?

- No.

- C'mon please?

- No!

- Why not?

- Because.

- Just f*ck off and leave me alone!

- Mom!


What are you doing?

- Can I please help you?

- Quit fucking hitting me!

- Please?

- No!

- Mom!

- Alright, fine.

- What do you need me to do?

- Help me lift the TV up.

Why do we need to move the TV?

Because I have to get in there

and drill a hole in the back.

It's heavy!

What do we do now?

Help me lift this.

Alright, now pass me the drill.

- No I want to drill.

- Give me the fucking drill.

- I want to drill.

- Give me the drill, alright?

- No

- Quit fucking around, give me the drill!


- Gimme...

- Mom!


- In the middle, right here.

- Okay.

It's not working...

Oh my god.

Are you sure you're

doing it right?

- Just push it through!

- I'm trying!

- Give me the fucking drill.

- Okay.

Just give it to me,

stop screwing around.

F*ck, it's in reverse.

Ow, my eye!

I didn't mean to!

Are you ok?

I didn't mean to, it's okay.

- What hap- Marc! Jesus!

- I was setting up these

speakers and drilling a hole

- and he was right there...

- Okay, lets go, lets go!

I don't know

what you were thinking.

It wasn't even my fault,

I don't understand why you blame

- everything on me.

- Then whose fault is it?

- It wasn't mine! I was

setting up these speakers-

You don't give

an eleven year-old a power tool!

I was setting up these speakers

that I got, and he wanted to help,

- and he kept bothering me-

- Thanks for the speakers by the

way, great thinking-

- You're welcome! I mean the place is

a fucking shit hole and I was just trying to-

- Do not call our place a shit hole!

- It's a fucking shit hole!

Don't smile!

I'm working my ass off!

Well work harder.

Oh, this is funny?

You need to grow up.

Hello, Stephen.

- Hello.

- Hi.

- Hi.

You are very lucky.

His eye was scratched

pretty good.

He's got a lacerated cornea.

Luckily, the drill

barely touched his eye.

Now, the scar will be there


but it's nothing that

won't hear it on it's own. Ok?

- So... are we going to be

seeing a lot of you?

Well, yes.

Are we going to have all these

repeat treatments for this, cornea, or...

He'll have to come in a

few times for check-ups, and

even after the patch comes off

we'll want to monitor the

scar, just to make sure

things are healing properly.

It's quite normal.

Stephen, can you go

outside for a bit?


I was... I just...

I'm wondering, if you have any idea

how much this is going to cost me?

Yeah I got this scheme

to get the girls...

I go where they all,

ya know, flock together...

and then I break out my violin

and I play something real romantic


If you don't got someone

to f*ck you got to go looking

- for one, ya know?

- Mm-hm.

Ever been to one of

those those uh-

"Social Nights" over at the

community center, have you?

Uh no, I don't know

about those.

Well, maybe you're a little

too young for that.

It's mostly older girls, like

divorcees and widows and shit...


- Yeah it's a total trip.

- I bet.

When I was your age,

I had a girl.

What was her name?

Her name was Crystal.

She'd f*ck me any way I wanted.

Whenever I wanted.


How's your eye feel?


Can you see alright?


What do you have

going on at school?

It's summer school, no

one cares. It's stupid.

Well I have to work every day,

and Marc's working all summer,

so you're not staying here

watching TV every day.

Everyone's going to

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