Synopsis: Poor Herbert...if only the brain tumor had killed him... A charming dark comedy with a vintage vibe. A wife and son live it up while their miser-rat of a husband/father lies in a hospital bed--death by brain tumor imminent. It's all fun and games until he experiences a miraculous 4th of July recovery.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Lisa Mikitarian
Production: Rump Roast Productions
100 min


(alarm clock ringing)

(man sighing)

(soft music)

Love can't go wrong

(water splashing)

With a girl like this

Like Cupid's arrow

This love just can't miss

Your love it makes me

Feel like a million dollars

You make feel like

A full bright scholar

Love can't go wrong

With a girl like this

My ship's come in

Love is on the list

Red flags they may wave

Gale winds I may brave

But love can't go wrong

With a girl like this

(soft symphonic music)

Your love it makes me feel

Like a million dollars

You make me feel like I'm Ginger Rogers

Love can't go wrong

With a girl like this

My ship's come in

Love is on the list

Red flags they may wave

Gale winds I may brave

But love can't go wrong

With a girl like this

- Gregory, really you flatter me so.

Let's just see what

Gregory thinks of this.

Oh, I think Gregory is gonna like this.

Yes, I do.


darling you are divine.

(soft piano music)

(birds chirping)

(soft music)

- I'm sorry to be quitting on

you like this, Mr. Carmichael.

I really should've given you notice,

but life is changing.

- No two week notice, no pay.

You know you kids are something else.

Everybody wants to chase their dreams

while I'm stuck in this place.

- It's not going to be the

same without you here, Lon.

You'll come back to see

a movie or something.

This isn't the last time

I'll see you, right?

- I was hoping to say goodbye to you.

Of course not.

I mean the new Annie move's

coming out soon, right?

- You know it is.

You won't forget me will you?

- I can never forget that.

That face it's quite a nice face

quite the structure.


- Go get yourself a sweater

'cause your uncle keeps

this place way too cold.

- I'm not taking money from you.

- It's not from me it's from my dad.

Think of it as a gift,

and there will be a lot more soon.

- I don't want you

money or your pity, Lon.

It's fine.

I'm fine.

- Please.

- No.

- Fine then be stubborn.

(uncle laughing)

- Spending your daddy's money.

Is that his wallet too.

- The Schumacher's are

moving up in this world

Mr. Carmichael just you watch.

- Not as long as your daddy's alive.

He was as tightfisted as they come.

Every family has its miser.

- Well, he's pretty

close to death right now,

Mr. Carmichael.

- Oh,

I didn't know.

I thought those were just rumors.

Well, don't I feel like a heel.

Give him my best.

- I gotta get out of here, Sarah.

I'll be back on...

When do we get the new Annie?

- Lonnie, you can't let

my uncle get to you.

That's just who he is.

- Nah, it's fine.

Besides I'll see you later.

- Promise me you will.

I mean I'll miss you.

(soft music)

- Shelby, what are you doing?

- What does it look like I'm doing?

- Well, I mean why aren't you in the shade

or under an umbrella or something?

This looks miserable.

Shelby, this is warm.

- Yeah, I know.

- Actually it's not even warm.

It's hot.

- That's what happens

when you don't have a portable fridge.

- Well, what about a

cooler filled with ice?

- I don't have one of those either.

- So buy one.

- What do you think I'm

selling root beer for.

- For a cooler?

Okay, now I've heard everything.

Here take this.

It's from my dad.

- From your dad?

Now I've heard everything, but I couldn't.

- Take it.

- Since it seems so important to you.

(smooth jazz music)

- (gasping) My goodness, Mr. Frieze.

Gregory, you scared me.

- Forgive me.

But it was you who startled me.

Evelyn, Evelyn, Evelyn,

I dreamt about you last night

in those early morning hours.

I didn't expect you here so soon.

Of course I had hoped.

- (gasping) Oh, last night

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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