Eight

Synopsis: Sarah Prentice has not left her home in two years. Her fear of the outside world has crippled her ability to interact with people. She struggles through the everyday processes of life as she also suffers from an uncontrollable Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Her life is focused on the simple process of getting ready for work. For the average person it is as simple as getting up and getting dressed, for Sarah it is a marathon of emotions.
Genre: Drama
 
IMDB:
5.6
Year:
2016
81 min
14 Views


[Alarm clock beeping]

[Phone rings]

Sarah's Voice Greeting:

Hi, you've reached Sarah.

Please leave a message

after the beep.

[Answering machine beeps]

Janis:
Morning, Sarah.

It's 6:
15.

You should have

made your bed by now

and be moving on to

getting ready for work.

I've no doubt we can do

better than yesterday.

Just trust yourself.

[Dial tone beeps]

[Phone rings]

Sarah's Voice Greeting:

Hi, you've reached Sarah.

Please leave a message

after the beep.

[Beep]

Belle:
Mommy...

Mommy...

Mommy, please answer.

I want to come and see you.

Please, mommy!

Daniel:
Belle?

Who are you talking to?

[Beep]

Belle on answering machine:

Mommy... Mommy, please answer.

Mommy... Mommy, please answer.

Mommy... Mommy, please answer.

[Phone rings]

Belle?

Janis:
No Sarah, it's Janis.

This is check-in number two.

Were you expecting Belle?

- I can't do this.

- Janis:
Yes you can.

Just stick with

the planner, Sarah.

You don't understand

I cannot do this.

I just want to go back to bed.

Janis:
Breathe Sarah,

breathe.

Remember, don't sweat

the little things.

They always seem so much bigger

than what they really are.

Now how far are you through?

I've had my shower.

Janis:
Good, good,

you're on track.

I will call back in 30 minutes.

It's 6:
45 now.

You can do it, Sarah.

[Beep]

[Soft knocking on door]

Belle:
Mommy...

Mommy, are you there?

[More soft knocking]

Mommy, I heard you.

[Muffled crying]

Please.

[Repetitive door chain tapping]

[Repetitive lock clicking]

[Soft cries]

Belle, you should

be at school.

You can't be here.

Belle:
Daddy said I

can't see you for a while.

Daddy knows best.

Belle:
I'm keeping

everything really tidy.

Oh Baby, it's not

your fault.

Mommy's not well.

Daniel:
Belle?

Belle:
Daddy!

Daniel:
Just go

and wait in the car.

[Soft, departing footsteps]

Sarah?

She can't see me

like this, Daniel.

She misses you so much.

I'm working at it,

Janis says it takes time.

Daniel:
I can't do

this forever.

[Hands brushing against door]

[Cries]

I'm trying [sobs],

please understand.

Daniel:
Belle needs a mother.

I need my wife.

I can't keep...

I have to go to work.

[Departing footsteps]

[Cries]

[Gasps]

[Kettle whistling]

[Heavy gasps and moans]

[Repetitive slaps]

[Kettle clicks]

[Heavy breathing]

[Cries]

[Door slams]

[Pen clicks]

You [cries] do not need

to shower

all the time!

[Hand slams table]

[Sobs]

[Gasping]

[slow, sombre music]

[Heavy breathing]

[Phone rings]

Sarah's Voice Greeting:

Hi, you've reached Sarah.

Please leave a message

after the beep.

Janis:
Hi, Sarah,

this is the last check-in.

I know you can do this.

Just remember

everything we practiced.

I'll be there soon.

You should be dressed by now.

[Beeping]

[Knocking on door]

Hello?!

Mailman:
Delivery!

[Tapping]

Just leave it on the step.

Mailman:
You need to sign for it.

Just leave it on

the step please.

Mailman:
Look, lady, if

you're not signing for it,

I'm not leaving it.

Can't you just leave it?

Mailman:
Who are you?

I'm Sarah Prentice.

Mailman:
Just come

out and sign for it.

I can't.

Mailman:
I don't

have time for this.

Lady, I'll leave the parcel

at the post office.

[Knocking on door]

Janis:
Sarah...

Sarah, it's Janis.

Janis, Janis they were here.

Janis:
Sarah, open the door.

But you don't understand!

They were here!

Janis:
Sarah, listen

to me, you can do this.

You have come so far.

[Sarah sobs]

Okay, so what happened today?

[Sarah] Belle came

here, she came to see me,

- I told her she couldn't be here.

- Janis:
Sarah...

- And then Daniel came.

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