Almost You

Synopsis: Alex and Erica Boyer's marriage is in a crisis: job and wife bore Alex. When Erica has an accident that has her staying in a wheel chair for some time, it changes their life: Alex meets Erica's young therapy assistant Lisa and gets the idea that she'd be the end of his boredom and he could start over with her. However Lisa's boyfriend feels what's going on and isn't idle.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Adam Brooks
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  1 win & 1 nomination.
96 min

It's not a matter of that.

I've been trying...

to get through all day,

but the circuits are busy.

I'll try to call you

before the end of the day.

Right. Sure. Bye.

Hi. I'm picking up two tickets for me

and my husband.


They're paid for.

Uh, let me check.

Your wife on line two.

Hi. How are you?

I'm here with the travel agent.

You never sent the check?

I must have sent it. I sent it.

How could I not have sent the check?

Did you

or didn't you?

Well, I thought I sent it.

What is it with you lately?

I don't get it.

What's the big deal?

I thought I sent it. I'm sorry. I forgot.

I'm not going

to let you sabotage this.

- That is the idea, isn't it?

- No, not at all. I...

I really look forward to spending two weeks

in California with your family.

I'm sorry.

That didn't come out right.

Oh, come on, sweetie.

It'll be great.

We need to relax together.

We'll lie in the sun, go swimming.

You wanna go, don't you? If you don't

want to go, you don't have to.

- I don't? - I can't believe you

are telling me this now!

- Great timing!

- You're really being unreasonable.

What? I am being


You wanna see


Your wife on two.

Why are you telling me this now,

the day before we're going?

All I'm saying is...

You want to go. I don't.

I'll just ruin it for you. You'll be

with your friends and family anyway.

Wait a second. Is this boys' code for

the moment you tell me you wanna get a...

Absolutely not.

No. Wrong.

You wanna see

other people?

- That's not it at all.

- Well, what? It's gotta be something.

I just need some... time...

That does it! You are gonna go because

you promised me that you would go.

So pack your bag. The only reason

we wouldn't go now is if I don't wanna go.

And I wanna go!

I need a vacation!

I need some time too!

See you tonight.

Good evening and welcome.

I bet you're thinking this is not

a very good evening for viewing the stars.

But you're wrong. I'm sure

with a little confidence...

it's going to clear up very soon.

What I'd like to show you is what

you would be seeing if it were clear.

Which it isn't. But if it were,

you'd see winter stars.

Now, the winter stars are the best

display of stars the entire year round.

And just to the south there...

you see the south?

There are three stars in a row,

and that's Orion.

That's the belt

in Orion.

And then there's the star there

that's Betelgeuse.

- Hi.

- Hi.

And then you have Rigel,

which shows you...

It's not very clear.

You think we're gonna

be able to see anything?

I don't think so.

Inside of that entire complex,

there's a thing called the nebula.

Now, the nebula is a very arresting

and interesting thing.

And I'll tell you more about that later.


Hey, now it's raining.

Well, this is ridiculous.

I'm going.

Uh... Would you like to have a drink?

My name's Susan.

- Alex.

- Hi.



Okay what?

Ah, sh*t.

- What was that?

- Uh...


I dropped something.

- What am I looking for?

- It's a... ring.

- Well, what does it look like?

- It's round...


It's a...

It's a, um...

Oh, I found it!

It's a wedding ring.

- Yeah.

- You're married.

- Not exactly.

- Separated?

- Divorced?

- In a way.

- In a way?

- Well, I didn't want to tell you this...

but my wife, uh...

You see, she had

an accident. And, uh, she's...

Oh. Oh, God,

Alex, I'm sorry.

Oh, God, it must have

been awful for you.

She's not dead.

- She's not?

- No.

- Well, where is she?

- She's in the hospital.

- Oh, my God!

- Oh, it's nothing serious.

She dislocated her hip.

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Adam Brooks

Adam Brooks (born September 3, 1956) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor.[ more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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