Lucky Them

Synopsis: A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Megan Griffiths
Production: IFC Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

I knew Matthew Smith for 15 years

before the night of his final show.

Everyone remembers

his talent and face.

But the Matthew I knew was

strange, funny, and

unbearably insecure.

Matthew didn't show up for

that show 10 years ago...

Or any other show after that.

He left us all behind.

He left me, his girlfriend,

speeding off into the night,

completely and utterly totaled.

Sitting on the floor

in the bathroom

Spinning bowie around

Hey, El?

Gonna go crazy.

Yeah, I was that, uh... that maybe

we shouldn't do this anymore.

You're breaking up with me?

Well, you know, breaking up would imply

that we were actually going out, I guess.

We have been going out for

three months.

No, you've been coming over to

my apartment after shows for

three months... you

know, which is awesome.

I like having sex

with you, but...

Oh, wow. date, I suppose one

would go out on dates.

That's what I'm saying.

It's just I like you, and

it's not that you're older.

At this point in my life, it's

just like I want something more

than just, like, casual sex,

and... and it doesn't

seem like you do.

Now I sound like a dick.

What I'm saying is that...

Yeah, you sound like a dick.

Okay, you're leaving.

Hey, look, let's, like, still be

friends, and just

don't slam the...

Even though I know

that I've done wrong

Oh, I'd still

waste your time

A safe-haven child

cryin', lovin'

Try to keep it together

Oh, yeah

Now, everybody wakes

up and holds on

Nobody just like them


Starin' at her eyes

'cause I need them

No, but they can't

see my pain, no

Seizure comin' like

a rush of blood

Pressure breaks and you start

to black out

Wake up 'cause

you're mad inside

No one else sees a blackout,

no, like you do

Yeah, yeah

So, what you want with me?

Oh, please just let me be

Just leave me simply singin'

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, my God

Here we go again

There's a hole in my head

All black and shining

Hi, darling.

Just Doris calling to remind

just Doris calling to remind

you that the rent was due yesterday.

I'm sure it's in the mail.

Okay. Bye-bye.

Miss Ellie, it's your boss.

I need to talk to you, dear.

I need to talk to you, dear.

Kurt, where's Courtney?

Or, Courtney, where's Kurt?

I, I, I, I


Do you know what I mean?

I would love to have him

shoot the cover,

but, you know...

Miss Ellie's here. I got to go.

I need to talk to you.

All right, well, you know, keep

up the good work.

I want to feature this guy.

Yeah. Who is it?

Lucas stone.

Why do you got to keep on

featuring all these nobodies?

You know, I thought stax was all about,

you know, discovering new talent.

Isn't that why you hired me?

I probably said that when

stax was still a beloved,

stax was still a beloved,

Neolithic music magazine.

Neolithic music magazine.

Things change.



I've been surveying the

territory, and from where I'm

sitting, things are

looking pretty bleak.

Well, I think you're

underestimating our readers.

You clearly have not been

attending the same shareholders

meetings that I have.

Thank God.

Honey, I need you to go after

a bigger piece of

the readership.

You used to be my go-to gal.

Your last story... got

like two comments.

One of them was spam.

Apparently, that means the

world wide web finds your

current sensibility neither

controversial or... I don't

know... interesting.

Matthew Smith.

Last month's anniversary issue,

every artist we polled called

this one of the top-five most

influential records.

Yeah, I'm... I'm aware of that.

Well, I think it

justifies a story.

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