Being Us

Synopsis: When a woman with multiple personality disorder finds herself uncontrollably chasing danger in the form of one-night stands with abusive men, she's ready to end it all. Can a relationship with one good man change her mind?
106 min

Very, very important thing

because you always have

to be a good girl.

And you always have to be a

very, very, very good person.

Who is it?

I work here.

Someone scared me.

I had to hide.

I guess they're gone now.

Will you be nice to me?

I tried the doors, but

everything's locked.

I thought I might

have to sleep here.

You won't.

Thank you mister.


You're gonna get such a rush

you'll go right

down that stairs.

Oh yeah. Oh yeah.

We've all gotten f***ed up

on that stuff, darling.

Oh butternut, we're

practically there.

What are you looking at?

I don't know.

Hey. Let's see some skin.

Do you know that it is illegal

to eat chicken with a

fork in Gainsburg?

Well... Gainsburg...

I'll tell you one

thing I do know.

A gentleman should keep

his eagerness in check.

What lying f*** told you

I was a gentleman, huh?

Look, I need a lover

with a slow hand

like that old song.

For f***'s sake, give

me a f***ing break.

Would you please?

Just get down there.

There we go. Huh? Huh?

F***ing motherf***er.

F*** your mother.

- What the....

- Motherf***er.

What did you just f***ing say?

What did you just f***ing say?

My mother?

No, please, please,

please don't hurt me.


No? Please.

Please don't hurt me.

Why don't you talk

sh*t now, huh?

Why don't you talk

about my mother now?

How about you get the

f*** out of here,

you piece of sh*t, huh?

How about that?

F*** you.

Nah, sh*t. F***.


Hey b*tch, you forgot something!

Double tequila, a beer,

and the lady will have...

Um, bourbon.

Get your f***ing

hands off of me!

F***ing crazy? Touch me again,

I'll tear your balls

off, motherf***er.

I swear to God I f***ing will.

Ok, let's go, let's go.

F*** you.

F***ing maniac.


I just do not know how

they get like that.

Sure you do.

I'm not feeling well.

I think I should go.

Fine. Back tomorrow at 7.

Are you okay?

Don't make it worse.

I won't.


Just don't involve yourself

in what doesn't

concern you, please.

You know, normally I wouldn't.

It's just,

I know that look.

I see it every day

as part of my work.

And I've caught myself

staring like them more often

than I liked to admit.

I might be able to help.

Or at least distract you.

Okay, but I'm not...

I should give you this, too.

I'm Walker.


It's good to meet you.

Yeah, likewise.

I should be going.

Would you like some company?

No. Not just now.

You won't humor me?

I've never humored

anyone in my life.

Ha. Humor me.

It's cozier here.

It's just more... it's a cozy vibe.


Yeah, I...

I really didn't

think you'd call.

Well, neither did I.

I don't normally accost

women on the street,

but you, you seemed pretty down.

Not a great night,

but I've had worse.

You going through a rough time?

Things have been interesting.

Mm-hm. Leave it at that.

I don't mean to pry.

It's a bad habit.

Big part of my job.

Are you a detective?

Social worker.

Yeah I find the people

with the most trouble

are usually the least

likely to talk about it.

What about you?

Loads of a trouble

and a complete unwillingness

to talk about it.


No, I mean, what do

you do for a living?

I'm a receptionist.


Very exciting.

I don't know.

A boring job might lead to

an incredible inner life.


People are complex.

Ah, I don't know

if I believe that.

I think people are a

lot less complicated

than they like to believe.

Ah, the reductionist school

of human psychology.


In real life, it comes down to

who gets to do and who

gets it done to them.

So, we're just animals.


Even Shakespeare?

Just a real clever primate?

You're hiding from me.

Do you even know

why you're here?

I think I'm here to

ask you out on a

very serious date.

Okay. On one condition.


That you state your intentions,

right here, right now.

Can I have a couple minutes

to figure out what

my intentions are?

Two minutes.

Okay. Starting now.


You got nothing.

I got nothing. No.

You need three minutes?

I need a few more.

I was expecting that answer.


Mind if I take just

one more look?

I just can't believe

that my kids are gone.

It's just until you get

back on your feet.

Then they can come back.

You heard the judge.

They're never coming back.

She's probably right, you know.

She'll never get

those kids back.

Yeah, but that's bullshit.

That's what I'm saying.

It's not your job

to tell her that.

Come on, you're there

to help her navigate,

not to promote an outcome.

There's no doubt in my mind

that she loves those kids.

Love is one of many

significant factors.

Yes, but it's a goddamn

significant one.

Listen, listen if you want to

keep sane doing field work,

you gotta concentrate

on the broader context.

That, that, that's not enough.

Well, that's all you can do.

No, I, damn it, I

don't believe that.

That woman today, she

needed a lifeline.

You jump in trying to save her,

you both end up drowning.

Walker, keep a safe distance.

Document the pain,

don't share it.

Oh great. That

makes me a cipher.

No, it makes you

a social worker.

You want to be a hero, go

join the fire department.

If it makes you feel any better,

your job is a lot tougher.

I know.




I'm a not sure I know how

to exactly respond to this.

Maybe the idea is to make

you feel destabilized.

Huh. Ah.

Um, not sure I really

need any help with that.

I know how you feel.

Oh, they say he was a genius.

I know.

It also says he went

completely nuts.

You ever wonder if

that'll happen to you?


No, I'm not, uh, I'm

not gifted like that.

I intend to lead a very long,

safe, uninteresting life.

Hmm. No drama?


I've seen enough drama.

I'm ready for easy

laughs and barbecue.

Well that sounds like a

perfectly respectable fantasy.

What do you think of barbecue?

Yeah, yeah. I like it.

I do.


You have a special place

you want to take me?


You gonna show me

something pretty

and just ravish me,

willing or not?


Cause I'm no stranger

to what men want.

Where'd this southern

belle come from?


somewhere you don't

want to know about.

I have to go. I don't

know what's happening.

Wait. Let me give you a ride.

Some other time.

So, uh.

What exactly did I do to

mess up the other night?

I just.

I think we should

just, you know,

chalk it up to a mixed signal.


Anyway, I'm real glad you

decided to investigate further.

Me, too.


You ever been married?


No, I've been, been close.

Couple times, you know, but...

Didn't quite work out?

Nah. No, I uh--

the women in my life has

always been problematic.


Guess there's nothing

more compelling

than a woman with a

tragic problem right?

You make it sound like I

didn't care about them.

No, it's just you know, people

that like to fix things

just make me a little nervous.

That's all.

Well, I think I'm

done fixing things.

So, you ever been

down the aisle?

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Sam Hancock

Sam Hancock (born 9 January 1980 in Surrey) is a British classic and historic car consultant, writer, presenter and racing driver. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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