Lullaby

Synopsis: A young man living in Los Angeles has been estranged from his wealthy New York family for years. One day, he suddenly receives word that his terminally ill father wishes to be taken off life support and has 36 hours to live. When he agrees to visit his father, he unintentionally sets up a family conflict with no easy resolution.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Andrew Levitas
Production: Arc Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
35
Rotten Tomatoes:
31%
R
Year:
2014
117 min
212 Views


You are going to jail, sir.

For what? For going

to the bathroom?

I couldn't hold it.

It's a federal violation to

smoke in an airplane lavatory.

As it should be. It's

a disgusting habit.

There were two of us

who witnessed it.

It's your word against ours.

Come on...

Beth.

You're so agitated.

You're not really going

to arrest me, are you?

I am.

Excuse me.

Yes?

- Can you tell me your name, please?

- I can't help you, sir.

Look, I'm not a

criminal, all right?

I'm just going through a lot

of hard sh*t right now.

It's Janice.

It's very nice to meet you, Janice.

I only ask because when

I tell this story,

I'm gonna want to know which one

was the mean-ass flight attendant

and which one has

the kind blue eyes.

Mm...

I have to get back to work.

Can you help me out, please?

There's nothing I can do.

Look, I'm an addict.

Isn't it bad enough

that I'm gonna die from

this sh*t someday?

If I could help you,

I would, but I can't.

My father's dying.

He's in the hospital right now,

and I'm flying back to be with him.

There's nothing more

that I'd rather do

than avoid it, but I can't.

And I know that this

sounds incredibly absurd,

but you gotta believe me.

I mean, who would lie about

something like this?

If your father's not dying,

you're going to hell.

My father is dying,

and I'm already in hell.

He's been dying for years.

He's gotten good at it.

Doesn't mean I want to watch.

I'm not gonna spend my life

in some f***ing hospital,

these lights, that smell.

What am I even doing here?

Home, sweet home.

F***.

You are CEO of Stone

f***ing Andrews.

How is this not up to you?

Look, Wyatt, I have to do

- what's best for the bank.

- Mr. Coleman,

we all know that Frank's

gonna foreclose on you,

so this would all be a lot

easier if you stopped posturing.

There isn't a bank in this city

that would foreclose on me.

I don't need your favors. Let's go.

- I'm sorry, Robert.

- Steven, sit down.

Wyatt, please.

We all have a lot at

stake here, gentlemen,

but I think I have a scenario

in which we all can be winners.

Wyatt, you're going

to sell the portfolio

- to Steven at his price.

- But...

Just...

Steven, you're going to cut

the Coleman group in for 20%,

because nobody can manage

these assets like they can.

- Robert...

- Let me finish, will you?

Frank, Stone Andrews is gonna

write down the paper by 40%.

It's overvalued, anyway.

You know that.

The three of us are gonna form

a new entity, which I will run,

and this entity will

build upon these assets

and others which we

all will contribute,

and we'll use them as

a foundation to buy,

with a focus on true value,

every distressed piece of

real estate in Manhattan.

Now, I would assume

that Stone Andrews

would be interested in dealing

with a company like ours,

so I'm going to give

you first crack

at the lead position for

our debt financing.

Gentlemen, do we have

an understanding?

Yes.

Yes.

Absolutely.

Thank you, Robert.

I apologize for any

misunderstanding.

Then we have a deal.

Now, if you will excuse me,

I'm taking my son to lunch.

Look at you.

Is that my tie?

Excuse me.

Jesus.

What the hell you think you doing?

Sh*t. Sorry.

You know what? Out.

Out!

Look, it's out, all right? Look...

Carrie, would you calm down?

I'm just trying to get upstairs.

No, you're not going upstairs.

This motherf***er come

walking in my hospital,

acting like it's a smoking

section or some sh*t.

You got a lot of nerve.

Jesus, my dad's dying

in there, all right?

Hope you're happy.

I'm very disappointed

in you, Carrie.

Jonathan?

How long you been here?

I don't know.

Well, when's the last

time you were home?

I said I don't know.

A day, two days, a week.

Does it matter?

Mom, he's gonna be okay.

Relax.

Not this time.

This time, it's different.

What do you mean?

Maybe he didn't know

what he was saying.

What was he saying?

He had an episode.

He was under a lot of stress.

And?

Have you been smoking?

No.

Tell me you're not that stupid.

Mom...

You have, haven't you?

I want you to wash up.

I don't want him smelling you.

Hey, Dad.

Hey. Still smoking, huh?

Nah. Just taxi guy was...

Sometimes I still miss the smell.

Robert...

Well, I do.

I just don't want this for you.

I know. I don't either.

So we gonna take you home?

Maybe go to the beach

for the weekend?

Not this time.

I'm done, buddy.

What do you mean, done?

My body's ruined,

and I won't let your mom

suffer through this anymore.

I am not suffering.

Look at me, Robert.

You're having a tough

couple of days.

- Not that at all.

- That's all.

- You're confused.

- I'm not confused.

No, I'm confused. What's going on?

You're not leaving us, Robert.

I'll never leave you.

It's just time.

Don't say that.

What are you talking about?

It's surgery twice a day

for one, maybe two

hours' consciousness.

It's not worth it.

Oh, yes, it is, God damn it.

You know, I don't complain about

the pain, but it's so bad,

sometimes I can't

even see straight.

And when I'm on morphine,

I'm just lost.

So you gotta fight.

Fought for 12 years.

I got nothing.

Let's just wait and see

how you feel tomorrow.

We all knew this day was coming.

So you're quitting?

You're just f***ing quitting?

Tomorrow morning, they're

taking me off the machines.

I'm off my medication now...

because I want to...

I want to look at you all with

clear eyes one last time.

You can't do this.

Karen's not even here.

Her train got in half-hour ago.

Great.

We can all do this together.

Together?

You made me fly back

here to watch you die?

That's what this is?

- This is not about you.

- Bullshit, it's not!

You can't handle what I do!

I'm not here sucking up to you,

so this is what you do?

I want no part of it.

You want to kill yourself,

do it without me!

F*** you!

F***!

Hello?

Are you all right?

I said are you all right up there?

I'm gonna call for help.

I'm fine. I don't need

any help, all right?

Well, you don't sound fine.

It's okay. I'm human.

I just don't have any hair.

You sure you're okay?

Sometimes I come up

here and scream, too.

Feel any better?

Do you feel any better?

Like, did the screaming help?

Yeah, it helped.

Well, sometimes I find that

it doesn't help at all.

I think it helped.

What was it?

Nothing.

What were you screaming about?

Nothing.

Whatever. You don't

have to tell me.

I'm just some stupid kid.

Probably wouldn't

understand anyway, right?

I didn't say that.

You didn't really say anything.

Doesn't appear to be

your strong suit.

Are you sick?

No.

What are you doing here?

Is your wife sick?

I'm not married.

Don't get mad at me.

It's not like you're

not old enough.

So...

What?

Why are you here?

My dad.

How long has he got?

24 hours.

He's offing himself.

Okay, that's pretty cool.

You got a light?

Are you f***ing kidding me?

What? Am I gonna get cancer?

Have you got a light or not?

Are you even old enough to smoke?

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Andrew Levitas

Andrew Levitas (born September 4, 1977) is an American painter, sculptor, filmmaker, writer, producer, photographer, and actor. more…

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