The Beach House

Synopsis: When Nan, a 65-year-old eccentric, opens her Nantucket home to tenants to combat her financial troubles, she and the strangers she invites into her home find new leases on life as their not-so-happily ever afters bring them together.
Genre: Comedy
Year:
2018
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[Narrator] Welcome

to tonight's all new

Hallmark Hall of Fame

presentation of The Beach House.

Good morning.

Good morning.

Hi sweetie.

Good morning!

(voicemail):
You have

two unheard messages.

First message.

Cara, I just heard...

you got fired?

Are you kidding me?

Look, I know you're on your way

back home for a visit...

Hi Cara, hi it's Richard.

Look, I really wanted to tell

you in person

but I- I don't want you to hear

it from someone else.

They gave me your accounts

and they're...

What?

They're moving me upstairs.

Perfect.

[cars honking]

[phone ringing]

[cars honking]

Sorry.

Caretta.

Hi, mama.

I can't believe it.

What a wonderful surprise.

Sorry, I would have called,

I just...

Oh, well, whatever brought you

I couldn't be happier.

Oh...is everything alright?

Of course.

How long have you been asking me

to visit?

Forever.

And you're always too busy.

Oh, baby.

I have missed you.

Come on in the house.

You hungry?

Yeah.

Kick those shoes off.

Go barefoot.

No.

You know, when you were little

I couldn't keep shoes on you.

Mama, this house looks

a little run down.

Well, we're just one big

shabby chic around here

and I'm including myself.

Can't stop the ruins of Rome.

That's what I tell myself.

[laughs]

What does that even mean?

You get old.

Mama, you're not old.

Well, thank you, baby.

Oh.

You haven't changed a thing.

Well, it's perfect

just the way it is.

Why would I?

Yeah.

Oh.

Boy, we had some

good times here, didn't we?

You and your brother just

running around like wild things.

How long can you stay?

I don't know, a week?

A week?

Well, that's no time at all.

They must be just working you

to death up there in Chicago.

Let's not waste a minute.

We'll walk on the beach.

The turtles are layin'.

Mama, the turtles...

I think I'm gonna go check out

the marina.

You still like shrimp?

Of course I do.

I'm still me, aren't I?

I guess so, yeah.

Would ya look at her.

I know, right.

Can I help you?

Yeah, uh, two pounds

of shrimp, please.

Two pounds of shrimp.

You got it.

First time on the island?

Uh, no.

Uh, I've been coming here

since I was a baby.

Really?

Yeah.

I wouldn't have guessed.

'Cause of these?

[laughs]

Exactly.

Yeah.

I'd go with the brown ones.

It matches your eyes.

[small chuckle]

They are still brown, right?

Brett.

Didn't see you there.

Uh, yes you did.

I'll take the brown and the red.

It matches the stain

on his t-shirt.

Barbecue sauce.

Still putting that

on everything?

Yeah.

Including my shirt,

apparently.

Hmm.

Oh, Caretta.

Uh, yeah.

People don't call me

that anymore.

That's too bad.

How long has it been,

five years?

Three, actually.

Three.

Mmmhmm.

Your heels weren't as high.

Yeah, and you had a fianc.

Right.

Yeah, it didn't work out.

No?

She didn't like barbecue sauce

on everything?

[laughs]

Yeah, pretty much.

You know, I gotta tell ya,

I'm really glad to see you.

Really?

Yeah, your mom's been

worried sick about you.

Oh.

Wait, why is she worried

about me?

She doesn't like you

being alone.

Oh.

Well, I am not alone, so...

She says you're having trouble

finding a...

a nice guy.

[chuckles]

You having fun embarrassing me?

Kinda.

Well, I should go.

Wouldn't want my mom to worry.

Oh, there we go!

Those were very expensive!

Most useless things are!

I'll see you around, Caretta!

If you're lucky!

[laughs]

Lovie!

Did you hear?

Hear what?

Two new nests, right back there.

Two, why didn't you tell me?

Well, I just did.

I thought you were

coming out earlier.

I had a surprise.

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