Synopsis: After their parents abandon the family, a young woman works to take care of her younger siblings.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jessica Goldberg
Production: Strand Releasing
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

Excuse me.

You know if there's

a good motel around here?

A good motel?

No, I don't think so.

So what do people do

around here?


You passing through?



Passing through?


Where you going?

Watch your step.

- You got a roommate?

- Shh, shh, shh, shh.

This is fine.

You got a thing?

- What?

- You know...

a condom?

No, I don't think I do.

I think I'll check.

- Oh! Oh.

- I'm okay.

- I got one.

- Oh, great.

I think it's still good.

- You do this a lot?

- What?

You know, this.


You shouldn't.

It's not healthy.

I don't.




- Is that your roommate?

- Shh. Uh, what?

I can't sleep.

Try your side.

Everything hurts.

Can I come in?

Just go into your room,

and I'll be in in a sec, okay?

You got a kid?

No, it's my brother.

- He's been sick.

- Oh.

I got to go.

You don't have to wait.

Well, how long you gonna be?


I'll be quick.

I'll wait.

Everything was spilling

out of my head,

and it was like I was some sort

of government experiment.

And nobody cared.

Mom was there,

and she couldn't stop yelling.

"Get it out.

Take it out.

More, more.

Kill him, kill him."

Shh, shh, shh.

Okay. Okay.

It's just a dream, okay?

It's just a dream.



He okay?

Yeah, he had a brain tumor

and had to have it removed.


damaged stuff, nerves.

Anyway, it's a long story,

but he doesn't have

a bone back there.

You take care of him?

Just him and you?

And my sister.

Where's your parents?

They die?

My brother died last year

in a car accident.

They say it gets easier,

but it doesn't.

I try not to think about it,

but it's not easy.


I'd just like

if you stayed.

I woke up


Someone somewhere


Lean in

Heartbeat gone

Hold on

Whispered one

With you, oh

Time feels less strong.

Roll on heart

And shoulder

Wide eyes

Never colder

Sold her everything

Swear I heard her ring

Like an old time belle

She'd sing

Hey, Nat.

How are ya today?

I'm okay.

It's $8.25.

Just give me eight bucks.

It's fine.

Don't worry

about the quarter.

You're not alone.

- Morning.

- Mornin'.

Lucy, I didn't hear you

come in last night.

That's because I didn't

come in last night.

I didn't come home

last night.

Were you worried about me?

Oh, yeah, Lucy, you can't be

staying out all night.

Why are you

in such a good mood?

I'm not.

Do you want some coffee?


Lucy, come on.

It's not even 10:00.

It's Saturday.

Where's Nat?

He's at the store.

- By himself?

- We're on a plan.

A plan?

What kind of plan?

Check it out.

It's on the fridge.

"One, get up, have coffee.

"Two, twice a week

walk to store,

"try to talk to someone.

"Three, watch TV.

"Four, walk with Amy

twice around the house.

"Five, more TV.

Eat a vegetable.

Six, write in journal

half hour."

He writes in a journal?


Sit, Nat.

Right here, come on.

You're stoned.


Did you talk to anyone?

- I bought food.

- You got to try.

Why are you

in such a good mood?

- I just asked her that.

- What? I'm not.

All I did was ask if you tried

talking to anyone.

What's the point?

I could be a fly.

Hell, I am a fly.

Could be.

You're not a fly, Nat.

Okay, stop it.

She's so selfish.

You don't have to spend

every day alone.

You don't have to know

that no one will ever want you,

that you'll never

have a girlfriend,

that you'll be alone,

always alone.

Some mornings you wake up

and you... can't even piss.

- Amy's a fly.

- No, she isn't.

Okay, guys, enough.

I wish you could

feel the pain.

I feel the pain.

Don't you feel it, Amy?

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Jessica Goldberg

Jessica Goldberg (born 1975) is an American playwright, screenwriter and television writer. She is the creator of the Hulu series The Path. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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