Anywhere But Here Page #2

Synopsis: Fed up with her small-town Bay City existence, Adele August leaves her family and second husband and heads for Beverley Hills with her daughter. The teenager resents the move and her mother's always flamboyant behaviour and in turns plans to get away to university on the east coast. Mum's plans are different - she wants a movie star for a daughter.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Wayne Wang
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

-Even a job.

-She's got the schooI job.

-She does not, just taIked to someone.

When wiII you have faith in me?

When you see things as they are.

-Don't take any wooden nickeIs.


Okay, thanks.

Sorry, Ted.

I'II write.

Ann! Come on

or I'II Ieave without you'



You destroyed the photos

of me in my underwear?

I did, Mary. I promise.

Let's go! We'II caII from the road.

-I Iove you.

-I Iove you too, Grandma.

Ann! Just in case you find

a skating rink out there.

Thanks, Ted.

I Iove you. You're the best

stepdad a girI couId have.

Here's a good one:

"PooI, waIk-in cIosets. . .

. . .security, vauIted ceiIings. "

-VauIted. I Iove it.

-Excuse me.

I'm sorry. I couIdn't heIp

but overhearing.

I thought I might heIp you.

I'm GaiI Letterfine.

-Westside ReaIty.


-What do you want?

-Something in BeverIy HiIIs.

-I'm AdeIe August. My daughter, Ann.



She's not awake.

We're from Wisconsin.

-I don't know anyone from Wisconsin--

-I'm awake.

-You Iive in BeverIy HiIIs?

-Santa Monica. FormerIy BeI Air.

FormerIy Brentwood.

I've had many formerIies in my Iife.

I'm fine now.

I'm singIe, I'm free and I Iove it.

-Most of the time.

-Excuse me.

-She wants to be an actress.

-Don't they aII?


TeII her it's her granddaughter,

and I'II pay her back.

What do we have aIong BeverIy Vista?

BeverIy HiIIs-adjacent.

It's not posh, but it's within

the schooI district.

What are you doing? You okay?

GaiI found something.

She's raising three teenagers aIone.

Husband ran off with an accountant.

Come with me whiIe I pee.

She didn't say so,

but I think she has a gIass eye.

It makes somebody interesting.

You know what I mean?

Interesting in a mysterious way.

You want a ride?

Ann, there you are.

Your mom wants you.

-I saw her.

-I think we might've found a pIace.

It's hard making changes,

but you have to get used to it.

-Life is fuII of them.

-Where did you go?

I was taIking to you.

I come out and you're gone.

You didn't get the job.

It's in the bag, baby.

-Are you serious?


-I hate my hair.

-It's an asset.

-I want to cut it.

-Over my dead body.



-Let's go.

-They're dressed for the beach.

-The smart girIs are inside.


I hate you.

We'II taIk about that Iater.

Good Iuck'

How about "good Iuck" for me?

How do I Iook?

Just back off'

This is our new speech pathoIogist,

AdeIe August.

-She's from Bay City, Wisconsin.

-America's DairyIand.

-Wisconsin. George FrankIin, history.


-Room 1 2 is to the right?

-I'II show you.

Thank you so much.

Not exactIy Bay City,

but you get used to it.

Did they throw out that furniture?

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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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