Beautiful Girls

Synopsis: New York based jazz pianist Willie Conway heads back to his small hometown of Knights Ridge, Massachusetts for a high school reunion. The trip is as much to go to the reunion and see his old friends - none of whom left Knights Ridge after graduation - as it is to get away from his current life, at which he is at a crossroads both personally and professionally. He is just eking out a living with his piano playing gigs, and as such he is thinking about taking a sales job. He's also not sure if he's ready to marry his long time girlfriend, lawyer Tracy Stover. Most of Willie's Knights Ridge blue collar friends' best days were in high school, they still having that "trophy" mentality of girlfriends and wives. Only Michael "Mo" Morris is happily married with a family. Paul Kirkwood, whose room is plastered with magazine pictures of models, wants his waitress ex-girlfriend Jan back only because he knows now that he can't have her. And Tommy "Birdman" Rowland, who was the big man in high scho
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ted Demme
Production: Miramax Films
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Nice playing, Will.


How you getting up there?

- Going by bus.

- How long's that?

It's... five, six hours.

- How about some food?

- No, I'm good. I'll see you.

- One to Knight's Ridge.

- One-way or round trip?

- One-way. How much is that?

- $48.

There you go.

OK. Gate 62. That way and turn right.

Have a good trip.

That's it.

Oh, sh*t.

- Hey.

- Hey.

- Here you go.

- Thanks.

No 'buca. What's the matter?

No Sambuca this time?

- It's five in the morning, Kev.

- Is that too late or too early?

You guys done for the night?

- Yeah.

- Big storm.

- I didn't have any styrofoam.

- That's OK. I'll bring 'em back.

- OK.

- OK.

- Bye, Kev.

- Yeah.

- I'll see you.

- Bye.

- What?

- The styrofoam thing creases me.

- What are you talking about?

- First storm,

you'd think she'd get

some styrofoam cups for, like, $1.99.

- I'll return the mugs this time.

- Shut your f***ing hole.

- The chick's married, Tommy.

- No sh*t.

- She's not home.

- Where is she?

- Banging that guy.

- Buddy, she's sleeping.

I'll bet $20 she's banging that guy.

- Bad bet.

- Bad bet? Why?

Either way, you lose.

If you win, she's bangin' him.

If you lose, you lose 20 bucks.

Not a smart bet.

- I can't believe her.

- You really think she is?

- I know.

- The meat cutter?

Yes. The f***ing meat cutter.

What future can she have?

He cuts meat!

- You plough snow.

- At least meat you can eat.

- Why is he here?

- He's an employee.

All right. I'm outta here.

I'll see you at home.

- Don't go by Jan's.

- I'm not.

- Hey.

- You sand my lots?

- Yeah. Don't go by there.

- I'm not. Just get my lots.

- He's going by there.

- Without a doubt.

- Do I got anything in my 'stache?

- You're clean.


- Willie!

- Hey, Mo!

- How you doing, man?

- All right. Good to see you.

- Good to be back?

- I've been back four minutes.

- You remember Cheryl and Michael Jr?

- Wow, Mo, they're...


- Yeah. You still seeing that chick?

- What do you mean by seeing?

- You're not engaged?

- No.

Well, it's been... what, a year?

- She hasn't put pressure on you?

- Depends what you mean by pressure.

Hey, kids.

- Hey, you psyched for the reunion?

- Oh, yeah.

- It's great to be back.

- The gang back together.

- Everybody's coming?

- Oh, yeah, everybody.

I can't wait to show you the house.

Come over for brunch.

Sarah'll make her waffles.

- Great. Thanks for the ride.

- No problem. You OK with this?

Yeah, I'm OK. I'm fine.

I'm glad you're home, man.

- All right, see you.

- See you soon.

- See you, kids.

- Bye!

- Hey, kids. Who wants ice cream?

- Me!

Hello, Dad.

- When did you get in?

- Just now. Mo picked me up.

- Got a lot of bags. Staying long?

- I don't know.

There's golf on TV.

Would you like to watch some golf?


Why don't you put your bags upstairs

and come down and watch some golf?

Yeah. Yeah.


Oh, man!

- You just getting up?

- Oh, yeah, man.

- Wild night. I got wrecked.

- Yeah?

- You gonna be home long?

- I don't know. We'll see.

- You see Dad?

- Yeah. We're gonna watch some golf.

- You missed a hell of a storm.

- Yeah.

Hey, when did the Ryans move out?

Ryans? I don't know. Last year.

Who moved in?

I don't know.

- They got a kid?

- Do they? I don't know.

Yeah, I think so. They got a kid.

Yeah, I'm gonna take a dump, man.

- Hey! Willie C! What's up?

- Paulie.

- You remember Elle MacPherson?

- How you doin'?

Jan's banging some meat cutter.

- It started a month ago.

- I heard you got the ultimatum.

F*** that.

What right does she have to do that?

- You've been going out seven years.

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Scott Rosenberg

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is an American film, television, and comic book producer. He is the chairman of Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls a library of comic-book characters and adapts them for film, television and other media. He is also the former founder and president of Malibu Comics, and is a former senior executive vice president for Marvel Comics. more…

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