Billboard Dad

Synopsis: Twin girls advertise their single father on a Santa Monica Billboard.
Director(s): Alan Metter
Production: Warner Home Video
 
IMDB:
5.3
G
Year:
1998
92 min
18 Views

Nice ride.

Hey, say hello to your dad for me.

l haven't seen the big kahuna

for a while.

Greetings from Venice, California.

Hi, I'm Emily Tyler.

I'm a lucky kid.

My sister, Tess, and I live

in the greatest place.

People come here

from all over the world.

But for us, this is our back yard.

This is Venice Boardwalk.

It's got cool shops...

...great places to eat,

and tons of interesting people.

It may not look like a typical

neighborhood. You'd be surprised.

These people are the greatest.

The real way to judge a place

is when things aren't good.

Years ago, it was a difficult

time for our family.

Everyone here really pitched in.

But more about that later.

-Hey, Tess.

-Emily.

Oops!

My sister and I are a lot alike.

Some people can't tell us apart.

But we're really very different.

Tess is better at sports,

but I surf better.

My sister's left-handed.

I'm right.

Tess likes boys and I like boys.

Well, there's gotta be

some things we agree on.

And another thing we agree on. We got

about the greatest dad in the world.

Anyway, we're just a couple kids

from Venice, California.

It isn't just a cool place to visit.

It's our home.

Hey, Emily.

Have you seen the whisk?

What?

We've lost the whisk?

Oh, no, oh, no, oh, no!

How can we go on?

-Do you know what a whisk is?

-No.

-Chefs use it to scramble eggs.

-Why not forks?

lt bruises.

Next you'll worry about hurting

their feelings.

Here. Watch.

Scramble, scramble, scramble....

-Scrambled eggs.

-No, no, no.

That is scrambled eggs.

-Dad's been working again.

-Let's bring him breakfast.

This is our dad. He's a sculptor.

Not a starving artist.

Maybe you've seen his work.

Since our mom died two years ago,

all he does is work.

That's great for his fans,

but not so great for us.

-Morning, Dad.

-Morning, Dad.

Morning, Monster. Munchkin.

Come here.

-Oh, you're so dirty.

-Dirty man. Dirty man.

-Whisk.

-Oh, there it is.

l was looking for that.

lf l could find my blowtorch.

lt's under the coffeepot.

-You've been working all night again.

-all night, what?

ls it morning already?

See that bright stuff out there?

-Hear the birds chirping?

-Yes, yes, l do.

Oh, Dad, it's excellent.

-What happens here?

-You know, l'm not really sure yet.

I'm working more from sort of

a "feeling" place these days.

You can't work on an empty stomach,

so let's eat.

-Come on.

-Oh, look at this! Great.

You missed killer waves this morning.

El Nio sent some awesome 6-footers.

How come you never surf anymore?

You used to be first on the beach.

l don't know. l guess l just

haven't felt like it.

Are you meeting us for ice cream?

lce cream? Oh, yeah.

Yeah, of course.

Dad, are you okay?

Yeah, sure. Why?

Lately, you seem kind of out of it.

No, l haven't been out of it.

l've been totally with it.

Dad!

What is that?

Orange juice.

-Oh, my God!

-On cereal.

l wanted milk.

-lt's me. l forgot my key.

-What's the password?

l've got a client with me.

They love to tease me.

-Just go let him in.

-all right.

l discovered Maxwell as a student.

Classically trained but very hip.

Very now. Very cutting edge. Edgy.

This is Nigel, my dad's agent.

He's like family.

The kind of family that moves in

and never leaves.

Hi, Nige.

-And the password is...?

-Client.

Where's your daddy? ln the studio

creating his latest masterpiece?

Dad.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Go sit down.

Hi.

-Max Tyler.

-Enola Rubenstein.

As in the Rubenstein Foundation.

-Mrs. Rubenstein.

-Ms. Rubenstein.

The piece l want to show you

is right over this way.

-ls he single?

-Widower.

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Maria Jacquemetton

Maria Jacquemetton is an American television writer and producer. She graduated from Lehigh University in 1983. She served as a producer for the first season of Mad Men and co-wrote, with husband Andre Jacquemetton, three episodes of the season. Alongside her colleagues on the writing staff she won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series and was nominated for the award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for her work on the season. She returned as a producer for the second season and continued to write episodes. She was nominated for the WGA award for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for her work on the second season. She won the WGA Award for Best Drama Series (after being nominated for the third consecutive year) at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the third season.She has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for writing the episodes "Six Month Leave", "Blowing Smoke", and "Commissions and Fees". more…

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