Between Us

Synopsis: The film is about two couples who meet as old friends and discover their lives are tainted by money, success, sex and children.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Dan Mirvish
Production: Monterey Media
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min



I gotta say, it's a little strange having

you two show up at our doorstep like this.

[GRACE] Okay, okay. So then he

says, [JOEL] Tell him about the...

as if he's reliving some

memory, The lust part.

- The part about the lust. - Looking at our

priest, and he's looking out the window,

as if remembering

something long ago,

says, "Of course, everyone

can lust at first sight."

- "Lust at first sight."

- "Of course everyone can lust at first sight."

Priest says it?

[GRACE] Yeah.


Father Whatever says,

"Of course everyone can have

physical reactions."

No, he doesn't. [

CARLO] Yes, he did.

- "Everyone will gape at a white neck."

- He said...

But he said milky.

Wha... Fine.

- Fine "A milky white neck."

- He didn't say white.

- He said milky.

- "A milky neck."

"The-The gape of a milky neck.

- A beautiful lock of hair.

The pink of warm flesh." - No!


- We said, "Whoa!"

- Pink?

- I mean, and we're stunned.

- We were stunned.

- Stunned.


- So Carlo offered him our firstborn.

- Oh, here we go.

Did you or didn't you? I had

to sign this piece of paper...

Carlo had to vow...

that he would do everything in his

power to raise his kids Catholic.

The paper said ours.

Did it?

Yes. It did.


It was just a paper.

It was our spine.

It was just a piece of paper.

[WAITER] Whenever you're ready.

Oh, thanks. Hope

everything was all right.

- [JOEL] I got it, I got it.

- Okay. All right.

[CARLO] Well, thank

you, Mr. Money Bags.

You are too kind. [JOEL] Best

of the Midwest, my friends.

You are too kind.

Thanks, guys.

[CARLO] Yes, yes.

[GRACE] It's all fun until...

[CARLO] Leave it to the recovering

Catholic to make things difficult.


Ex-catholic, not recovering.

You can't talk about religion in

front of someone. It gets weird...

when you talk about religion

and all things holy...

[GRACE] He asked us, "You two were raised

Catholic. Why not get married in a church?"

- And suddenly, he gets very paternal.

- He didn't get paternal.

- [CARLO] He was supposed... - Yes, he did.

"Don't you believe in God, young lady?"

And I say, "Well, of course, Father

Whatever. Of course I believe in God.

It's not that I don't believe in him.

It's just that he's become impossible.

[CARLO LAUGHING] She said this to

a priest, in that little office!

[GRACE] I should have whipped out

my diaphragm right on his desk.

[CARLO] Well, that would

have been really classy.

What are you two smirking about?

You both were raised Catholic.

The only thing Catholic left in me

is my love of the Sistine Chapel.

- [GRACE] Well, the priest was sweet.

- He got loaded.

[CARLO] I guess they have just as

much to stress about as the rest of us.

[GRACE] He was a very sweet drunk.

I even danced with him.

[JOEL] He danced?

[CARLO] Yes.


Did he lick your milky neck?


He put his hands on my hips.

My mother couldn't

believe her eyes.

[GRACE] Your mother laughed.

Your mother danced with him.

[JOEL] Liddy? Liddy did not

dance with the priest, did she?

[CARLO] No, no, no. No. Her

mother danced with the priest.

Yeah, but my mother would, wouldn't she?

[JOEL] She would.

[CARLO] My mother did not

dance with the... Did she?


That's revolting!

This sweaty, baldy priest dancing with

all these 20-something bridesmaids.

Come on. I'm sweaty and balding, and I would

love to dance with 20-something bridesmaids.

[CARLO] Ah. [SHARYL] That's

nothing new, sweetheart.

[CARLO] You're balding? Where?

Where are you balding?

[JOEL] Where? Where

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Joe Hortua

Joe Hortua is an American playwright and television writer. He has written such plays as Other Parents, Making It, and Between Us which have been performed at The Manhattan Theatre Club and South Coast Repertory Theater. Between Us was translated into Hebrew and performed at the Be’er Theatre in Israel, and subsequently produced in 2010 at the Ensemble Theatre in Australia. In 2008, the play was published by Dramatists Play Service. The screen adaptation of Between Us began filming in May 2011 with stars Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, David Harbour and Melissa George in the leading roles. Hortua has also written television pilots for the Showtime, FOX and the CW networks, and has been a television writer on shows for the FBC, ABC, NBC, TNT and CBS networks. He is married with two children. more…

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