Synopsis: Julia is a drunk. She loses her job in real estate and at an A.A. meeting meets a neighbor, Elena, an addled Mexican woman who talks about having lots of money and a plan to kidnap her own son from the boy's grandfather, a wealthy businessman. Elena wants Julia's help. Julia says yes with her own plan to do this alone. Following Elena's plan, Julia manages to grab the boy, Tom, who's about 10. Now what? She asks for a ransom. Tom's grandfather and his money are connected directly to Mexican drug trafficking, so Julia is up against long odds. Will anyone make it out alive?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Erick Zonca
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  7 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
144 min

# and I want you to take

your time and look it over #

# 'cause what you see

may not be #

# what you're gonna get #

# then she said... #

- Man:

- Saturday!


# before you ask some girl

for her hand now #

# keep your freedom as

long as you can... #

Alan, can I have another-


# you'd better

shop around #

# shop around #

# there's something

that I want you to know #

# just as sure as

the wind's gonna blow... #

Come on, Johnny.

# women come

and women go #

# before you tell 'em

that you love 'em so #

# my mama told me... #


Gang way.

Hey, watch out, buddy.

Let go of my ass.

Phillip Gordon,

that's for you from me.

It's my treat

all the way. Julia.

- Oh, my beauty. Lover-

- Georgie. Georgie.

George, introduce me.

Oh, Julia, Phillip.

- Who's this gentleman?

- My name's Phillip.

He's my new boss-

this guy.

- Your boss? George's boss.

- My new boss.

- That's why I'm buying him a drink.

- Commiserations.

Are you married?

Uh, a little bit.

- A little bit.

- A little bit married.

You know what, sweetheart? I'm gonna

give your wife a little present here.

Don't smudge it.

Just leave it right like that

for her to find

in the morning.

Julia, what do you do

outside of-?

Phillip, I do everything.

I do a bit of everything.

She does everything.

Get off.

I like to make people's

dreams come true, Phillip.

- You know, I like to-

- Dreams come true?

Well, I kind of like to sell things to people-

You know, things they

really want.

Even things they didn't know they

wanted. You know what I'm saying?

I was in real estate

just recently.


that's what I'm in.

- Really?

- Yeah, that's my boss.

- That's your business?

- It is, actually, yeah.

# sweet dreams

are made of this #

# who am I

to disagree? #

# I've traveled the world

and the seven seas #

# everybody's looking

for something #

# oohh-hh #

# hold your head up #

# keep your head up,

moving on #

# hold your

head up, moving on #

# keep your head up,

moving on #

# hold your

head up, moving on... #

Oh my God.

Now I know

you're good. She's the one.

I missed her. I don't

know what happened to her.

Where'd she go?

How are you doing?

# some of them want

to use you... #

# some of them want

to get used by you #

# some of them

want to abuse you #

# some of them want

to be abused... #

This is my car.


I have to go.

Don't touch me.

Where's my purse?

Just tell him.

Just tell him.

I had some, um,

family problems.

Family problems?

You've got family problems?

I've got family

problems too.

I've got

lots of problems.

But you know what?

I still come to work

Every day on time.

Okay, look, Frank,

I'm gonna pull myself

together, right?

I mean, what are we

talking about here?

I got drunk once-

One or two drinks

at lunch.

But since I've been here

I have been really good.

I have been on time-

all my meetings- everything.

- Ask Mitch.

- Um, yeah.

That's not what

Doreen told me.

Doreen? Oh.

I hate Doreen.

And the way you talk to her-

you know what?

I'm sorry, but this is

going to end right here.


I really wish this had turned

out better, but I'm sorry, Mitch.

No, you don't have to be sorry.

I'm the one who is-

I'm sorry. Julia's

sorry too. Right, Julia?

- Julia?

- This Doreen,

She's f***ing saving

her own f***ing

lazy fat ass,

fat-f***ing-ass b*tch.

F***ing fat-ass

f***ing b*tch.

Julia, Julia.


Julia, can I have a moment

alone with Mitch, please?

Just give me a second outside.

Wait for me outside,


- I'm sorry.

- It's okay. It's fine.

Did you take care

of your rent check?

- Yeah.

- Really?

Because I spoke

to your landlord

and he didn't

get a thing.

I put it in an envelope.

Maybe I forgot to mail it.

Oh, f***.

Is this about your money, Mitch? Because

I'm gonna pay you back every Penny.


You just got fired.

Julia, I'm warning you- if you

do not stick to our arrangement...

- What?

- ... and go to the meetings...

- What happens?

- lose my number.


I gave birth.

I was drunk

out of my head.

I didn't know

where I was

or with whom.

I know I wasn't

in a hospital

or a police station

or even a bedroom.

I just- whomp-

emptied out my guts,

got rid of her.

I didn't

take care of her

to such an extent

that when I saw her

start drinking,

I watched her

pick up the bottle

and I didn't do

a thing.

I saw it

as inevitable.

I gave her

her first drink.

I think I-


I know

I wanted her

to suffer

as much as I had,

and even more.

Hi. We have

a new schedule.

There's gonna be some

construction work

and we're gonna do

some changes.

Can I offer you

some coffee?


- Hi, Elena.

- Hi, Henry.

It's the new schedule.

There's gonna be some changes

because of the construction

around here.


I love the color.

Can I offer you

some coffee?

I don't

drink coffee.

Candy, Elena?


No, this one. Thank you.



You know,

the people here-

they're really nice

to each other.

You can feel

safe here.

And we can

help you.

I know you.

You live right across from me.

We're neighbors.

Well, I'm not really down

with the good-neighbor sh*t.


I live alone also.

Well, not really alone.

I have a boy-


He's eight years old.

Now he's

living with his grandfather.

How do you know

I live alone?

Oh, because I see you

in the kitchen-

your kitchen, yeah,

through the window.

- Oh.

- That's right.

- Group:
Lord grant me the serenity...

- Bye.

...to accept the things

I can't change,

the courage to change

the things I can,

and the wisdom

to know the difference.

Keep coming back.

It works if you work it.


All right, 4008 Vincent.

- Man:
Julia, come on, go.

- Oh, we are! We're here.

Let's go. I got an early day

tomorrow, sweetie. Come on.

No no, Honey, you're not

gonna disappoint me again.

- Julie, no.

- You're gonna come up

right, for a little


You know what?

F*** off, all right?

You don't know how to end

things, all right? So go.

Go f***ing look

in the mirror,

All right?

For God's sakes.

I'm going now.

Hurry up.



You're not going to go

help the lady?

No, you go help her.

Where the f*** is it?


You are in my apartment.

I got coffee.

Why the-

why am I here?

I found you

in your car.

Don't you remember?


I need water.

Uh-huh, yeah,

You've got quite

the bird's-eye view

of my fairy palace

from here, don't you, huh?

This happens

to me sometimes.

That's why it's good for you

to go to the meetings.


The meetings.

Those prayers

and women lamenting


it kind of creeps me out.

I find it obscene.

Somebody forces me to go

to those meetings, you know.

It's not my decision.

My boy-

That man-

He forbids me

seeing him.

But it's not

my decision either.

He tells the boy

terrible things.

He tells him I'm evil

and that I'm sick here.

He lives like a prisoner

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