I'll See You in My Dreams script
Synopsis: I'll See You in My Dreams is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Brett Haley, produced by Rebecca Green, Brett Haley and Laura D. Smith and written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch. The film stars Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Åkerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place. The film was released on May 15, 2015 in a limited release by Bleecker Street.

1 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - MORNING INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - MORNING 1

CAROL PETERSEN (70s) wakes up to her alarm, the clock digits

showing 6:
00 sharp. A golden retriever DOG is at the foot of

her bed. He lifts his head as she responds to the alarm.

Carol sits up in bed and the dog follows her movements,

turning his head, both of them moving slowly. She pets the

dog.

CAROL:

Hey, Hazel. You sleep any better

last night?

1A INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - SIDE DOOR ENTRY - MORNING 1A

Carol removes Hazel’s leash from a coat hook and attaches it

to Hazel’s collar before going out the door.

2 EXT. WALKING PATH - DAY 2

Carol, looking groggy but dressed in sharp-looking jogging

clothes, walks the dog through her neighborhood. The dog is

hesitant and Carol needs to cajole the dog into motion with

each stop.

Carol’s neighbor MIKE (late 70s/early 80s) approaches,

walking his dog, and stops. The two dogs nuzzle each other

in a familiar way.

MIKE:

Hey you.

CAROL:

Hey Mike.

MIKE:

How’s Hazel?

CAROL:

Don’t know. I don’t like the looks

of him this morning. He’s been

having some rough nights. Walking

funny.

MIKE:

Goddamned cancer.

CAROL:

He doesn’t complain. He acts like

nothing’s going on.

2.

MIKE:

He sure looks chipper right now.

CAROL:

He’s chatting with his buddy.

MIKE:

(pausing to look at Carol)

You’re his buddy, Carol.

3 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - DAY 3

We see the inside of Carol’s home, which is extremely clean

and tidy. We see some photographs in her living room: Carol

and a handsome MAN, at a table, smiling. Carol and the same

man on a boat. And a young, beaming Carol in a black and

white photo, circa 1960s, singing in a folk duo.

4 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - DINING AREA - MORNING 4

Carol sits at a table drinking coffee. She has a New York

Times in her hands. Hazel is in the room with her, standing

facing the wall, wagging his tail while he eats his

breakfast.

5 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - KITCHEN - MORNING 5

Carol takes some pills and vitamins with water.

6 SCENE OMITTED 6

7 EXT. CAROL’S HOUSE - POOL - DAY 7

Carol waters some of her plants. Hazel sleeps poolside.

8 SCENE OMITTED 8

9 EXT. CAROL’S HOUSE - POOL - DAY 9

Carol eats a sandwich by her pool. She gives Hazel a piece

of sandwich.

10 EXT. RETIREMENT COMMUNITY GOLF COURSE - DAY 10

Carol hits a ball with a club while her friend SALLY (65)

watches.

3.

SALLY:

Nice shot, Carol.

10A INT. SALLY’S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY 10A

Carol plays bridge as has a laugh with a GROUP OF FRIENDS.

11 SCENE OMITTED 11

12 SCENE OMITTED 12

13 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - NIGHT 13

Carol sits on the bed and watches TV with a glass of wine.

Hazel lies next to her in bed.

14 SCENE OMITTED 14

15 SCENE OMITTED 15

16 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - DAWN 16

Carol wakes up before the alarm goes off, as if she’s heard

something. The clock says 5:20. Hazel is not in bed with

her. Carol gets out of bed and goes looking for the dog,

calling for him. We stay on the empty bed.

CAROL (O.S.)

Hazel? Hazel?

Carol sighs as she finds the dog.

CAROL (O.S.) (CONT’D)

Hey, Hazel. You not feeling so

good?

17 INT. ANIMAL HOSPITAL - EXAM ROOM - DAY 17

Carol sits in a chair beside her dog in a euthanasia room.

Carol’s eyes are red-rimmed, exhausted. She leans over Hazel

and embraces him, stroking his fur. She takes his paw, which

is wrapped in medical tape and fitted with an IV catheter.

CAROL:

I guess this is goodbye, boy, but

the hell if I know what to say.

4.

CLOSE UP on the dog’s face. The dog pants and his eyes are

glazed over.

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Brett Haley

Brett Haley is a director and writer, known for I'll See You in My Dreams (2015), The New Year (2010) and The Hero (2017). more…

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