Flying Lessons

Synopsis: With her life at a crossroads, 25 year old Sophie Conway returns home to the small town she always wanted to forget. Once home, she is faced with the friends and lovers she left behind, a tangled relationship with her Mother, and Harry Pleasant, an Alzheimer's Disease patient who, in an opposing way, shares Sophie's struggle to remember.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Derek Magyar
Production: New Films International
104 min

# I tremble

# I tremble, I tremble

# I tremble

# I tremble, tremble

# they're gonna

eat me alive #

# if I stumble

# stumble, stumble

# stumble, stumble, stumble

# they're gonna

eat me alive #

# can you hear my heart

# beating like a hammer

# beating like a hammer

# help, I'm alive

# my heart keeps beating

like a hammer #

# hard to be soft

# tough to be tender

# come take my pulse

# the pace is on

a runaway train #

# help, I'm alive

# my heart keeps

beating like a hammer #

# beating like a hammer


( sighs )

My name is

Harry William pleasant.

I'm a police officer.

Uh, it's an everyday

kind of thing now, my life...

Everyday kind of job

And, uh, protection.

So that's what I give them,

that's who I am,

Protector of the peace.

( coughs )

( cell phone beeps )

( dialing )

( cell phone ringing )

( ringing, beeps )

( starts car )

( ringtone )

( beeps )

Young woman:
Hi, mom.

I'm... coming home.


( exhales )

So, where do you live?



I'm sorry. Tell me

your name again.

Oh. "the girl you

fucked on the bus."

( laughs ) that will be my name, right?

The one you tell

your friends?

The girl you fucked on the bus.

( laughs)

I'm Sophie.


Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.


All right, Benji.

That's me.

You goin' to Lompoc?

'cause I would

love a shower.


Yeah, let's go.



"sheriff," young lady,


Coffee black,

slice of pie,

Apple if you have it.

Right away, sheriff.

( door closes )

( keypad beeping )

( beeping )

Oh! My god, Sophie!

Hi. Hi.


My baby girl.

Oh, my baby girl.

Come here.


You only have one suitcase? Yeah.


So, um...

Sorry I'm...

I'm-I mean, I'm sorry about the

late notice. No, no, no. Come on in.

I hope youre hungry, because I

made reservations at the club.

Is- I hope that's okay.

That's fine.

Oh, honey. You just-

You look great.


Thank you.

So do you.

Well, thanks. Um...

I lost ten pounds

since I saw you last.

Well, a year and a half.

Not exactly a miracle diet.



I'm just-

oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

If you want to go ahead and get settled

in, um, your room is all made up.

What happened to that eye?


Senior pictures.

Remember those senior

class pictures?

Donnie Gibbs,

that son of a bitch,

Gives me a cheap elbow.

First day of basketball

practice, big shiner.

My right eye,

all black and blue.

And my mother tells me,

"harry pleasant...

"take a good look

at this picture.

"your whole life,

every time we look at you

"we're going to see

this black eye.

Your whole life."

( chuckles )


You remember him?


Donnie Gibbs.


No, I don't, harry.

To having you home.



All right.

May you get on 'er

and stay on 'er.

If you can't come in 'er,

come on 'er.

That's a new one.

( awkward chuckle )


So, how's Jason?


Jay. Jay.

Administrative assistant.


Musician. I knew that,

and, um, that-



That sounds so fun.

What-what does he play?

We broke up, actually.

When did this happen?

Man, this is cold.

Wait, wait, wait.

Wait, wait. Wait.

Sweetie... where

are you living, then?

Um, I'm-I'm looking

at a couple of places.

Well, that's great. Yeah.


Are you working, or...

You know what?

Can we just... skip this part?

You know what,

I'm your mother.

These are the questions I'm

supposed to ask you, so...

Mother away.

You need money,

don't you?


Yeah, yeah.

How much-how much

do you need this time?

I guess, like,

I need, like, $5,000,

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