Snow Angels

Synopsis: On a cold afternoon, with snow on the ground, the high school band is practicing for the last football game. They hear shots. Flashback a few weeks before. Arthur is a high school student, bussing at a restaurant. Annie and Barb are waitresses there - Annie was Arthur's babysitter when he was little. She's now separated from her husband Glenn, who's on the wagon, starting a new job, praying to Jesus, and trying to prove he has his balance back so he can see more of their small daughter, Tara. Annie's seeing someone else, Arthur's parents have just separated, and Arthur is attracted to Lila, a new student at the high school. It's a small town, people's lives cross.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): David Gordon Green
Production: Warner Independent
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Shh! Shh!

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

This is our last home game, people.

And I don't understand

what the problem is.

Look at the person next to you.

Do it!

Look at the person behind you.

I don't think we need the smiles.

Thank you.

Now we're all part of a formation.

Every pers...

Every person matters.

Every step is an anticipation of the next.

If you don't think you have a complete

concept of what we're trying to do...

...then we should just pack up

and go home right now.

And I mean it.

But if you want to attempt to explore

the physical, musical possibilities...

...of making something substantial,

then we focus, and concentrate...

...but you have to wanna do it.

You have to want it deep inside you.

Do you have a sledgehammer

in your heart?

Because I have a sledgehammer

in my heart.

I found it when I was your age.

And I lived in that future.

Are you ready to live into that future?

Are you ready to be my sledgehammer?

Eighty-six the fried rice.

Whoo! I can see your underpants.

I'll be with you in just a minute, all right?

Is everything okay?

Barb! Barb! Barb!

Barb, what...? Barb, what this is?

Shh. Keep it down.

- What is it?

It's moo goo gai pan. It's Chinese.

Can't you read...?

- That's what this is for.

- Buy more pens.

- I can write it down.

- No lipstick, please.

- That's all I had at the time, sorry.

- Barb, listen.

- Next time, you do it right, otherwise...

- All right, fine.

- Don't argue with me, please.

- I'm not arguing. I didn't have a pen.

- Let's go to kitchen, come on.

- I'm not supposed to be working today.

Let's not argue in front of the customers.

Save me, Annie.

Let's go, come on.


- Sorry. I didn't even see it.


You okay?

It's bleeding.

You working tomorrow?

I gotta work a frigging double.

Oskar's making me come in

and do inventory.

I gotta count wontons or something.

It's all for talking sh*t to him.

- I'll see you later.


Arthur, what are you doing?

Just finishing taking out the garbage

and stuff.

- I found 20 bucks.

- Do you need a ride?

I don't know.

My mom is supposed to pick me up.

Come on, it's cold. Get in.


How are your parents?

They're okay.

Has the neighborhood changed much?

A little, but not really. Nothing major.

What about that girlfriend of yours

in the house with all that poison ivy?

- No, she wasn't my girlfriend.

- Whatever.

There was never any point where I...

I've never had a girlfriend.

You guys got married. We had a ceremony.

I married you guys.

When? That doesn't... It was like a joke.

It was... We were 5.

It's real, it's binding. We got cups.


She divorced me, she took everything.

That sucks.

- Yeah?

- Sweetheart, I didn't hear you come in.

- I didn't realize it was so late.

- Yeah.

How'd you get home?

Was I supposed to come get you?

- Annie gave me a ride.

- Oh.

Really? How's she doing?

She's okay.

How's her mom doing? Did you ask?

I didn't ask.


You okay?

Tomorrow's gonna be hard.

- Good night.

- Good night, Mom.

I love you.

Love you.

Now that you've made

a complete mess of the house...

...well, I suppose it's time for a cigarette.

I'm not happy, Lou.

I'm just not happy.

You know what, Don?

This is your decision.

These are choices you're making.

I just don't know

how I'm expected to be...

...a good husband and father if I'm,

you know, if I'm just half here.

I don't wanna hear any more

of your bullshit excuses.

Get your things,

and be out of this house by morning.

Oh, you gotta be kidding. Gross.

Hey listen, you've got time to give me a...

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green (born April 9, 1975) is an American filmmaker. He has directed dramas such as George Washington (2000), All the Real Girls (2003), and Snow Angels (2007), as well as the thriller Undertow (2004), all of which he wrote or co-wrote. In 2008, he transitioned into comedy, directing the films Pineapple Express (2008), Your Highness and The Sitter (both 2011), as well as episodes of the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down (2009–13). In 2013, he returned to his more dramatic roots with the independent films Prince Avalanche and Joe. Since then, he has directed the films Manglehorn (2014), Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), Stronger (2017), and episodes of the television comedy-drama Red Oaks (2014–2017), which he also executive produces. Green will next direct the upcoming eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Danny McBride and takes place forty years after the events of the original 1978 film. more…

All David Gordon Green scripts | David Gordon Green Scripts

(0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Snow Angels" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 28 Jan. 2023. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.