Some Velvet Morning

Synopsis: Fred (Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors), Some Velvet Morning is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Neil LaBute
Production: Tribeca Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min



I'm here.

It's me...


Hey, hello there.

So, I'm here...

with all my stuff.

And I came here to...

Anyway, here I am with it.

- I brought it all to your place.

- I see that.

- You can tell me to go if you...

- No, that's not what I...

- Surprise!

- Yes, it's quite the...

So, is your plane not something? Is it delayed?

Or what? 'Cause I don't get the...

No, my plane's not... I mean,

I'm here to see you...

and to see if maybe...

we could figure something...

- Can I come in?

- Yeah.

You can't stand out on the landing

all day, so yeah, come in.

- I do have to go out soon, though.

- Yeah, no, great.

Look, I just didn't know how you were

gonna react, or, you know, what...

and I didn't wanna phone, but then I

though, yeah, I mean, should I phone...

how do you explain away fifty years

of a life over the phone, right?

I mean, I don't think I even have a

calling plan that'll support that.

It's a terrible joke. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Just a little nervous.

- Why?

- I don't know. I just am.

Well, there's no reason to... I mean, we know

each other, Fred, we have for a long time.

There's no reason for either of us

to feel bad about things at all.

No, I know. Yeah, I know that.

I don't, you know?

I mean, but I didn't say bad. I

didn't say that.

I said nervous.

- Is that all right?

- Of course.

However you want to feel is

fine. It's okay.


Are you going somewhere or what? 'Cause

that is a lot of stuff you got there.

Oh, yeah, no, I...

On the plane you can only carry on

two things, you know, two bags.

So those two, and then these two

I checked.

And basically I had grabbed

everything from the house...

that was mine and...

well, not everything, but you

know what I mean.

Anyway, I did it all when Miriam

was at the store.

How 'bout that? What a coward.

Twenty four years of being married to

the woman and that's how I go about it.

Oh, well, I make myself sick.

Maybe you should call her.


Your wife.

Yeah, no, I will. I mean, at some

point, definitely, I'll call her.

And Chris, what about him?

- I don't know, what about him?

- Well, he's your son, for one thing...

so he's probably gonna want to

know what's up. I know I would.

Yeah, well, probably so.

- Can I get some water?

- Sure.

I don't think he'll like it.


But maybe he doesn't need to



I suppose, in some strange way, he's

the one who introduced us, though.

- Fred.

- No, I'm just saying that you know, kinda...

I introduced us. It wasn't him.

No, I know that. I know, I know.

But all I'm saying is that...

It was me. I put the note in

your pocket. So it wasn't him.

Yeah, I know, but if he had not

been seeing you, then...

No, no, come on.


No, look, I'm not saying that he should

be, you know, all happy for me...

and he'll understand and

everything, I'm not saying that.

- I'm just telling you...

- He still sees me, Chris, from time to time.

We go for lunch, and so I'm not

sure he'll feel very...

You know what I'm saying. You

know exactly.

Lunch? Really?

- With Wonderboy?

- Sometimes.

Sometimes other things.

Other things, huh?

I didn't...

He's married now, you know? Just

in case he didn't mention it.

He did.

Yes, he is.

And he still... really?

And does Mandy know? Mandy is

his wife.

Yeah, I know.

I guess not, but I'm not that

deep a part of his life.

So I don't really know or care.

Great. I just bet she doesn't.

No, I guess the same. So go on.

Take it.


I have this terrible dryness in

my mouth.

It's so dry, it's like...

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Neil LaBute

Neil N. LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best-known for a play that he wrote and later adapted for film, In the Company of Men (1997), which won awards from the Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the New York Film Critics Circle. He wrote and directed the films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Possession (2002) (based on the A.S. Byatt novel), The Shape of Things (2003) (based on his play of the same name), The Wicker Man (2006), Some Velvet Morning (2013), and Dirty Weekend (2015). He directed the films Nurse Betty (2000), Lakeview Terrace (2008), and the American adaptation of Death at a Funeral (2010). LaBute created the TV series Billy & Billie, writing and directing all of the episodes and is also creator of the TV series Van Helsing. He also directed several episodes for shows such as Hell on Wheels and Billions. more…

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