Synopsis: A recently divorced man tries to find the one aspect of his marriage that still matters to him: his missing cat, Goliath.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): David Zellner
Production: IFC Films
  1 nomination.
80 min

[projector clicking]


# Farewell, old comforts #

# So long, restful days #

# I'll carry nothing,

for nothing can I pay #

# I will try not to but I'll still

forget your name #

# And I'll find another face

along the road #

# And gone #

# When I'm gone #

# I'd like for all my friends #

# to raise up

their heads in song #

# So...

When I go #

# My friends can nod

their heads and say #

# "We're glad she's moved on" #

[birds chirping]

[faint thwapping]

[muttering angrily]

[phone beeps and dials]

[phone ringing]

(Woman on recording)

Hi, this is Abby.

I'm not here right now,

so leave a message and I'll get

back to you as soon I can.



Hey, it's me.

I don't know if you're not

answering because, uh,

you're still at the funeral or because

you still don't wanna talk...

But, um, either way, I think you're, uh,

being pretty out of Iine

and totally unfair with all this.

You know, it's you that's making

this, this so uncomfortable -

not me...all right?

And, you know, I, I had,

I had just as much right

to be there as you.

And so what if she's your aunt?

You know, she's,

she's my aunt, too.

Just, uh... Just a, uh,

ex-aunt-in-Iaw or whatever,

but so what?

You know, it was enough

to justify me being there.

And you didn't need to give me shit

because I brought carnations, O.K.?

I didn't get them

because I was cheap.

I, I got them... I got them

because I actually thought

they were nice and,

and I didn't know

any better, all right?

Besides, if she had it her way,

she probably wouldn't want any

fucking flowers to begin with

considering how bad

her allergies are...

Or were, whatever.

And you know what?

You're one to talk, you know,

about tact.

The most tacky thing there was,

was you bringing your,

your cheesy-ass, uh, boy toy

on a hot date

to a fucking funeral, O.K.?.

That's pretty fucking tacky

if you ask me.

Which new guy is he?

Is he the-- is he the one, uh,

with all the played-out tattoos?

The, um, the tribal arm band

and the, uh,

the Chinese symbol

for power and, uh,

Celtic and Egyptian shit that he--

If you are satisfied with your message,

please press 1.

If you would like to re-record

your message, please press 2.

If you would like to

play back your message,

please press 3.

To repeat these options,

press 4.

Please record message now.

Hey, it's me.

Give me a call back, please.



[engine shuts off]

[car door opens, shuts]

[snapping sound]

Damn it.

[key clatters]



[water running]

[water stops]

[microwave humming]

[keyboard clicking]

[man yells in

foreign language]



[drumming continues]

[chanting, drumming continues]


Here, kitty, kitty,

kitty, kitty.

[clicking tongue]

Come get it.

Come get it.

Kitty, kitty, kitty,

kitty, kitty, kitty.

[drumming continues]

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty,

kitty, kitty, kitty.

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty,

kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty.

[man meowing]

[can opener cranking]

[crickets chirping]

Here, kitty, kitty,

kitty, kitty.

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty,

kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty.

Kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty,

kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty.

[bird chirping]

[faint whirring]

[phone ringing]



You guys wanted to see me?

Yeah, take a seat,

if you would.

Uh, we've got slight change

that we need to make.

Um, O. K.

We are going to need you

to Iet AIvin go.


Oh, you mean to, to fire him?

We're gonna need you

to Iet him go for us.

O.K., um...

What, uh, what, what for?

What happened?

Uh, just, just tell him that,

um, it wasn't working out,

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David Zellner

David Zellner is an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He lives and works in Austin, Texas. Zellner is best known for directing the films Kid-Thing (2012) and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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