Sleeping with the Fishes

Synopsis: As SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES opens, it's safe to say Alexis Rodriguez Fish (Gina Rodriguez) has seen better days. The recent death of her cheating husband has left her both broke and broken-hearted. Trying to climb out of debt, Alexis has been reduced to juggling humiliating odd end jobs including a walking meatball hero and phone sex operator. Unhappy with the direction she is headed, Alexis struggles to find her way as the life she once knew, unfortunately no longer exists. When she receives an unexpected call from her quirky, comic-book obsessed older sister, Kayla (Ana Ortiz), to come home for a distant aunt's funeral-Alexis realizes her life might just get worse before it gets any better. Dreading the notion of going home, Alexis fears admitting to her family, especially her well-intentioned but overbearing mother, that her life is "un desastre." (a disaster) Once home, Alexis is immediately confronted by her mother (Priscilla Lopez) about her life and the choices she's made since
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Nicole Gomez Fisher
Production: Breaking Glass Pictures
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
101 min

Welcome back, and of

course, I'm Freddy Fine.

Okay, ladies, you're

going for the $50,000.

Now you will have 60

seconds on the clock.

Good luck.

Here is your first subject.


Lemonade, um, ice

cream, sleep-away camp...

Things I told you to avoid.

Things that make you fat.

Picnics, uh, barbecues...

Fattening events. Places

where they have too much food.


Beaches, uh, swimming pools.

Coney Island.

Places where I told you

never to wear a bathing suit.

Places where you eat too much.

What?! Pass!

Uh... um, satin lingerie,

silk underwear...

Things only a slut would wear.

Things you can't fit into.

Cashmere sweater, uh, suede jacket...

Things you can't afford.

Wha... pass.

Oh, just pass.


Cake batter, uh, chocolate milk...

Things that are bad for you.

Things you shouldn't eat.

Emotions, Mom, deep-rooted emotions.

Ohh! Too bad.

So sad.

Now what if I would

have said "hot soup".

- Things you stir?

- Oh, yes! Yes!

What do emotions have

to do with stirring?

So sad.

Ah, crap!


Emotional Blackmail.

Let's first start by

taking a deep breath in

and letting go of any negative thoughts.

- One breath ain't gonna do it.


Now imagine the emotional noose

around your neck loosening up.

Told you.

Feel the breath of newfound

freedom entering your loins.


Everybody's got those days

When the sun don't

shine like it should

- Everyone gets the blues...

- Come on!

Come on, Spanx, don't fail me now.

... weather outside isn't good

I'm no exception to the rule

I have my days,

just gotta remember

Things are always

nice in some way

So let's keep it moving

Deep into the night

We got to keep on

feeling real good

Ohh, let's keep it

rolling deep into the night

Make sure the good

times keep on coming

Let's get it right

Better believe that

karma is for real, so...

Hey, sweetheart,

I'd eat you for free.

Piss off!

Wonder Bash Events, how

can we save your day?

Save it for the 'rents,

Pinocchio, it's just me.

Isn't it too early for

you to be stalking me?

Fair enough.

So are you really expecting

a call from a client?

You never know.

You know, you could move back home,

maybe start over, save some money.

Yeah, I'd rather move to Jersey.

Your pride is overwhelming.

Yeah, and your sarcasm is annoying.

I can see the stress of moving home

is just destroying your usual warmth.

I'm coming home for an aunt's

funeral that we barely even know.

I know. Poor Aunt Sharon.

- Sally.

- Sally, right.

What? Oh.



- Let me call you back.

- You okay?

No! I gotta go!

Wait, did you get the tickets?

What? Mind your business.

Sorry about your balls.

No worries.

I've had worse things

happen to my balls.

Wait, are we having a party?

Oh, yeah, well, Mrs. Gonzalez

wanted Mr. Muchacho, and

so, see, I had to hire

an authentic Latino to play a Latino

character, you know what I mean?

Um, no, but how L.A. of you.

There could be a

freakin' albino Asian man

under there and nobody

would know the difference.

Come on, Mo, you know I need the money.

Yeah, well, but see, the thing is...

No, Mo, you cut the crap.

When I agreed to dress in

these fucktard costumes...

- Shh! Hey, hey.

- It was under the assumption

I'd be planning all of your events.

Wasn't that the deal?


I'm out. I'm out!

Okay, well, have a safe trip home.

Hey, and leave my other

ball on the way out.

Wonder Bash Events,

how can I save your day?

Can I speak to Cara, please?

Oh, this is Cara.

How can I please you today?

Do you have time for your secret lover?

Always. What is your pleasure today?

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