Nightingale

Synopsis: A lonely war veteran psychologically unravels ahead of an old friend's impending visit.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Elliott Lester
Production: Plan B Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
NOT RATED
Year:
2014
83 min
195 Views

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I said, "Mother, I'm a grown man.

"You can't tell me how to live my life."

She said I'm still her child

and as long as I live under her roof,

I'll abide by her rules.

I've heard those words all my life.

I said, "Mother,

I pay half the bills around here.

"I buy the groceries and the cable

and most of your clothing.

"I can't believe that doesn't entitle me

to an equal vote at the very least."

She said I eat all the groceries

and watch all the TV.

And that she hates the clothes I buy,

which is a total crock

since I notice every time she goes out,

she's wearing something that I bought.

I said, "Mother, I'm not asking

for the Hope Diamond.

"I just want the house to myself

for one evening.

"I wanna cook and I wanna invite

an old army friend over for dinner.

"Is that so terrible?

Is that so much to ask?"

She said, "No, no, no.

"Not under my roof. Not while I'm alive."

That's when it happened.

That's when I snapped.

I'm not ashamed, though.

I'm not even sorry.

See, I see now that my whole life

has pointed to this moment

and I'm so grateful for that.

See, a moment of clarity is the rarest

gift we're given on this planet.

I just wish there hadn't

been so much blood.

I can't post this.

The moment you come into view

Chances are you think

that I'm your Valentine

I'm leaving now!

Wallet, wallet. Wallet.

What an effing day I've had.

It started right away when I got caught

behind that freight train again

on the highway.

I thought it would never end.

So by the time I got to the store,

I was 10 minutes late,

which isn't that big of a deal

except when Johnny T. Asshole's

the shift manager.

I mean, seriously, if it's such a tragedy

that I'm 10 minutes late,

why are you keeping me off the floor

for another 15 minutes

just for a stupid lecture?

I knew a thousand assholes like him

in the army,

always gotta show you who's boss.

So, instead of working the register

like I'm supposed to,

he has me bagging for Consuela

like I'm one of those stupid retards

they keep hiring.

I... It's just embarrassing.

And Consuela, she can barely speak English,

but that doesn't stop her from telling me

how to do my effing job.

Like I don't know how to bag

a carton of eggs, for goodness' sake!

You know what?

I'm not gonna let them ruin things

and spoil my mood.

I brought home a nice piece of fish

and some wine.

I'm gonna make myself a glorious meal

'cause that's what I deserve.

Chances are

'Cause I wear a silly grin

The moment you come into view

Chances are you think

that I'm in love with you

Oh, shit.

It's fine.

Pick up the...

Pick up the phone, make the call.

Just make the call.

Just call him.

Hello, Edward?

It's Peter.

I know, man, it's been too long.

It's... It's great to hear your voice.

There has been a change

of circumstances around here

and I... I just... I just wanna...

I'd just love to have you over for dinner.

You know, no big deal.

Just a nice meal and

some conversation and...

No, you can't bring anything.

Just yourself.

I swear, if you try to bring something,

I will kick your ass.

I just want you to come over

for a nice, well-cooked meal

for once in your life.

Will you do that for me, please?

That's too bossy.

Hello, Edward? It's Peter Snowden.

Hello, Edward?

Hello, Edward. It's Peter Snowden.

I know, it's been too long.

Yeah, I miss you, too, man. F*ck!

There's been a change in

circumstances around here

and I would just love

to have you over for dinner.

Hello?

Yeah, may I speak with Edward, please?

It's Peter Snowden.

Well, hello, Gloria.

How are you?

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