Happy 40th

Synopsis: A woman celebrates her 40th birthday by having her three best friends come and stay with her and her husband for a long weekend. This woman has been in a wheelchair for the past two years, and it has led her to isolate herself inside of her home. Her husband stands by her as he lives with the guilt of causing the car accident which put her in the wheelchair. Over the course of the three day celebration, it is revealed that everyone is struggling with their own lives and identities. When one best friend makes a terrible mistake and betrays the woman on her birthday, everyone is immediately and uncomfortably forced into looking at their own lives and their own limitations.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Madoka Raine
  1 nomination.
100 min


(gentle acoustic guitar music)

When the Earth don't spin at the speed

And the apple don't fall from the tree

Say I don't mind, tomorrow I'll be fine

Happy, just you and me

You can always rest your head

On the throne of my knee

Say I don't mind, I'm young, I'm alive

I'm happy, just you and me

Did you fix that light upstairs?

[Ben] Last night.

Hang on, hang on, hang on.

Hey, thank you so much.

You're welcome.

All right.

Oh whoops.

Hi, hi.


[Ana] Please, can you grab those?


All right.

Thank you so much.

What's up, cowboy?!

It's good to see you.

Good to see you.

Where's my girl?!

Thank you.

Thank you, see you later.


Oh my God, what is going on, are you

kidding me, you look gorgeous!


And so do you.

(mumbles), come here you.

[Ben] Sasha's here.

You look so good, thank you for coming.

Of course, are you kidding?

[Sophia] How was your trip?

[Ana] Who cares, how are you?


[Ana] Aw, so happy to see you.

Those are beautiful, thank you.


[Ben] Hey!


Give me a hug, give me a hug!

[Sasha] (laughs) Hi!

Your bags in here?

Yes, oh thank you, thanks, thanks.

[Ben] Is that it?

Oh my gosh, that's it, sorry.

[Ben] Okay come on,

let's go, let's get inside.

Okay, woo!


It's freezing!

[Ben] It is, it's cold.

[Sasha] Oh my God.


Oh my gosh!

(playful scream)

Come here.

[Sasha] Oh my gosh, you guys!

Oh my God.

(laughs) I'm gonna

put you guys upstairs.

Great great, Kat should definitely

be on the first floor in case

she decides to fall out a window.

Oh God, don't say that.

I'm so excited for

us all to be together!

She should be here soon.

Yeah, she should.

[Sasha] Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!

(laughs) That's good.

[Sasha] So delicious, thank you.

Yeah, thanks for cooking.

[Sasha] It's a feast.



(faint rock music)

Kat's here.


[Sasha] Kat here!

[Ben] All right.

Hey, how's it going?


(laughs) Good to see you.


Who's this guy?


You wanna introduce, or...

I met him yesterday.

That's cool.

(laughs) Hi.



Happy birthday.

Thank you.

[Sasha] Yay!



[Sasha] How are you?

Come here, you.

Hi, how are you?


Oh wow.

[Sasha] We saved a plate for you.



Perfect, salty bacon.

[Sasha] How was the drive?

[Kat] Someone dropped me off.

All the way out here?


Happy birthday!

- [Sophia] Thank you.

- How quaint.

[Kat] You got any OJ?

Yes, perfect!

All right, yes, mimosas.

[Sasha] Here and like

ways of saying (mumbles).

Ana, I see you everywhere.

Yeah, you're like blowing up.

Yeah, the character's

getting all sorts of press.

I was in the LA Times last week.

[Sophia] Oh wow!

[Ana] I know, it's pretty cool.

We watch it every week.

It's great.

I love the writing.

[Ana] It's good.


[Ana] I think so.

The best part is that my character can't

get killed off because I'm too popular.

Too many fans.

[Sasha] That's so great.

[Ana] Thank you.

Do the fans tweet about you

or something, or how does that...

Yeah, I guess they've been tweeting

or writing the show and trying to

tell the writers what to do with me,

who my character should sleep with.


I know.

Do you get free clothes

for all the events you go to?

They usually lend me stuff,

I don't get to keep it.

I do, however, get some

very nice goodie bags.

I know, thank you for those

sunglasses, they're so fancy.

[Ana] You're so welcome,

they're good right?

I got a pair too.

They seem so fun and glamorous.

You know you could...

- Go ahead, please.

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