The Dream Children

Synopsis: Troubled TV personality Steven Evans struggles to find meaning in his life in the face of the superficial world he has created. Smothered by celebrity and materialism, Steven's only respite is through solitary visits to the ocean and shallow sexual encounters with the acquaintances that orbit his life. When his long-term partner hurls him headfirst into fatherhood, Steven's initial reluctance is gradually replaced with love, as he discovers, in his new family, a bond stronger than any he has experienced before. But the return of an unexpected visitor triggers off a series of events that thrusts Steven and his family into a cycle of loneliness, self-destruction and grief.
Genre: Drama
 
IMDB:
5.3
Year:
2015
98 min
36 Views

[heavy breathing]

[moaning]

[heavy breathing]

[moaning]

[moaning]

[grunting]

[music playing]

Hey, [inaudible] get going soon.

And then Ken and I

ran around the corner

straight into the two

cops who just dropped...

Oh, you didn't!

Mm-hm.

And then we were, butt-naked,

being arrested by the same two

cops twice in the one night.

Twice!

[laughter]

Sorry. guys-

Can I start to

clear those for you?

Go ahead.

So Ken's telling them

the reason we're naked

and roaming the streets

is because someone broke

into our house, stole

all our clothes,

and we're chasing after him.

And the cop says,

what did he look like?

Who?

[laughs]

Come on, keep up.

The one who stole our clothes.

[laughter]

So Ken says, f*ck, mate.

I didn't see him.

I was too busy

banging your sister.

[groans]

[laughter]

But I was woken up

at 4:
00 in the morning

by the police asking if I

want to bail my husband out,

and can I bring some undies?

[laughter]

It was the best damn

funeral I've ever been to.

Oh!

If I got a call from the police

telling me Steve was naked...

You'd be running down there!

Yeah.

No, no. no, no.

No, I'd leave him there.

You would not.

I would!

I have a feeling that Steve

would be A-OK with that one,

eh?

[laughter]

I'd pay for it.

Quit being such a classy guy.

[laughter]

I'm off.

Got recording in the morning.

(HIGH-PITCHED VOICE) I've got

a recording in the morning.

[groans]

- Oh, darling.

Shit, where are my keys?

How is the old game

show going, anyway?

Great!

[laughter]

How you doing?

Jeremy.

Good.

Morning, Bob.

Morning, Steven.

Well, f*ck me.

Thirty minutes early.

I just wanted to make sure

I'm not holding anyone up.

Yeah, well, if you gave a

rat's ass every other day,

I wouldn't have an ulcer

as big as Bigfoot's balls,

now, would I?

Now, that is gross, boss.

But I still love you.

See you in 30.

Uh, 29.

Ethan, how's my

favorite intern today?

29!

27!

A bit wasted, actually...

Hey, if that's a message

to your boyfriend,

I'm going to be very jealous.

I'm sending a text to my mom.

Ah.

Well, what kind of message do

you send to the boys, then?

OK, sweetheart,

you have my number.

I'd love to read

your prose sometime.

[inaudible]

You are beautiful, aren't you'?

Oops, sorry.

[panting]

[moaning]

[cell phone rings]

[grunting]

STEVE (ON TV):
Welcome back

to the show, where we have.

Mrs. Elspeth Zonti on

[inaudible], getting

ready to play for the

$100,000 question.

So, uh, Elspeth,

welcome to the show.

What are you doing

back-Do you have a job?

ELSPETH (ON TV):
Yes,

I decorate special

[inaudible] and wedding cakes.

STEVE (ON TV):
Oh, so you invent

your own original designs?

ELSPETH (ow TV):
I do.

STEVE (ON TV):
What kind of

wedding cake would you bake me?

ELSPETH (ON TV):
[inaudible]

STEVE (ON TV):
Isn't she

sweet, ladies and gentlemen?

[applause]

ELSPETH (ON TV):
Are you

thinking of getting married?

[93505]

STEVE (ON TV):
I'll

put it this way,

you never know what disasters

the future may hold.

[laughter] So Elspeth, are you

ready to play for the question

that could land you $100,000?

[applause]

[cell phone rings]

Now, how can you be talking to

me and on TV at the same time?

Right, the wonders

of television.

Again?

Can't we... can't

we just stay in?

All right.

Yup.

OK.

Steve.

Nothing.

It's all right.

Bye.

[game show music playing]

[screaming excitedly]

STEVE (ON TV):

We'll be right back!

What's the specials tonight?

(FRENCH ACCENT) Ah, tonight

we have a filet [inaudible].

It comes with

[inaudible], stuffed

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Julia Britton

Julia Britton (27 June 1914 - 5 November 2012) was an Australian playwright. Britton was perhaps best known for her literary adaptations and biographical plays. more…

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