Bruno & Earlene Go to Vegas

Synopsis: A young woman and an intersex teenager develop a fast friendship that takes them from Los Angeles deep into the Nevada desert. Living high whilst keeping low, the pair are in it for themselves, but not quite each other, as their respective pasts begin to reveal dark truths.
95 min

Now, I'm gonna say something to

you that I hear nearly every day.

"I need a change."

You ever notice how the people

that say it always stay the same?

That's because change finds you.

- Oh, oh...

- No.

No, no, no, no.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no,

no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!

No! F*ck!

No fucking way!

Damn it!


Erm... Yeah, it's Earlene.

I hate to ask this.

I know it's really awkward, but...

can you lend me some cash?

Nina, hey. I need to

borrow some money.

Nothing. I'll pay you back.

Tom, yeah!

I know, I know.

It's been a long time.

No problem. Yeah, I'm fine. I'm fine.

Now you don't feel the same

Walking round in the rain

Now it's your turn to

What you got left to lose?

The road is long

But can we stay strong?

Every turn

The risk is us

So do we give up?

Every turn

"Experience is the name

we give our mistakes."

So what does that make you?

- What's your name?

- Earlene.

- What's yours?

- I'm Bruno.

Bruno? That's kinda butch for a boy.

It's what my folks wanted.

- Where are you from?

- Australia.

- Wow. Are you on vacation?

- No. Are you?

Yeah, not exactly. You know,

it's kind of more like a break.

So, Bruno...

Do you ever think that...

- F*ck it. Never mind.

- Go on.

Do you ever think...

that tomorrow can be so

fucking different from today?

I think I only live the tomorrows.

Helps you get past the yesterdays.

I like you.

I think.

- They didn't ID you?

- Nope.

This fucking country.

I think I look older than I am.

You're a baby.

- Where are you going?

- Back to my hotel.

- Let me walk you back.

- Let go of me.

I'm not letting you walk

home alone like this.

Right. My knight in shining armour.

Why don't you go conquer the other

women like the rest of the guys?

- I'm not like other guys.

- Get your hands off me.


I'm lost.

Come on, drunkie!

Is this your art?

Er, yeah. Although I've kinda

moved away from that style.

Yeah. It gives you headaches.

To new friends.

Nice try.

Are all these yours, cowboy?

I mean, don't sweat it.

It's OK if you live with your mom.

I'm sorry. I get a little

mouthy when I'm drunk.

You're a good kid.

What's this?

What's it look like?

- They're different parts.

- Parts of what?

Parts of a whole.

- What's this?

- Oh, that's just a dream I had.

I've always wanted to go to Paris.

It's on the other side of

the world, though, so...

There's an Eiffel Tower about

a six-hour drive from here.

- Really?

- Yeah.

It's a replica.

It's what Americans do best.

Wow. I would love that.

Stay here tonight.

That was Utah Carol with "Airplanes".


We have to go!

We have to go right now!

Come on! Come on!

- Jesus.

- Come on!

I'm calling the police!

They're gonna catch you!

You gonna tell me what the

hell just happened back there?

I was couch surfing. On the sly.

Jesus. You've got a lot

of explaining to do.

- I don't have to tell you anything.

- Er, yeah, you do.

I just unknowingly committed

a crime back there!

- I'm an accomplice to a criminal.

- I'll pay them back.

You're gonna pay them back... Great.

It's not funny.

You are gonna be a bad influence.

So, how do you do it?

Well, you go on

vacation rentals sites.

You say you want someone's place for a

few days, you know, a week, a month.

Tag them along and delay

the deposit. Then you pull out.

They won't cancel their trip,

so you stay there while they're gone.

- And you break in?

- Yeah.

- That's pretty smart.

- It is. I don't act alone, though.

How many of you are there?

There's too many at the moment.

People are catching on.

Well, you don't know that.

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