The Keeping Hours

Synopsis: 10 years after the death of their son, a divorced couple is suddenly reunited by supernatural events that offer them a chance at forgiveness.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Director(s): Karen Moncrieff
Production: Blumhouse Productions
  1 win & 1 nomination.
91 min


[soft piano music]

[indistinct chatter]

You nervous?


Jacob, are you hiding?

[footsteps thumping]

- Jacob?

- [rattling]



I wonder where Jacob could be.

- [shouts]

- Hey!

- [laughs] I got you.

- Yeah, you got me.

What are you doing up in the attic? You

know you're not supposed to be up here.

I, um, was hiding.

Yeah. Well, why don't

we get your best-man clothes on

- so we can get this show on the road.

- No thank you.

- Whoa!

- [grunts]

Hey, hey, hey. The sooner

we get this over with,

the sooner we can

all have cake.

I don't wanna wear the tie.

You're gonna look

really good with the tie on.

You're gonna look like me.

Then I want two...

- pieces of cake.

- Deal.

And I want a real train set,

with lights, bridges and houses.

You drive a hard bargain.

Let's go get married.


And now, Mark and Elizabeth

will recite their vows.

No pressure, just pretend

like we're not here.


I, uh...

Uh, summer before law school

I spent half my financial-aid

money on a really expensive bike,

and then I crashed it

in some middle-of-nowhere trail,

but was lucky,

because there was this beautiful

girl out hiking that day.

- Me.

- And she gave me her whole pack of Life Savers.


And kissed me...

to take my mind

off the pain.

Thank you

for saving my life.

I vow to make it up

to you every day.

I was kinda hoping you'd vow

to fix up this house.

- [laughter]

- Yeah, all right. I'll do that, too.

- And Elizabeth.

- Oh.

Hold that.

We had, um,

eight years,

one child,

one unrealized dream house,

your law school, and my MFA to think

about this whole marriage thing,

and now I don't know

why it took us so long,

because there is no me

without you.

Is that it?

Are we married? [chuckles]


- OK.

- [Mark] All right?

Thank you.


- [man] And now, by the power vested in me

- It fits.

- by the Church of Universal Life and the Internet,

- Come here.

I finally pronounce you

husband and wife,

- and you're already kissing the bride,

- [cheers and applause]

So my work here is done.

Time for cake!

[both] Cake!

[chatter and laughter]

[dance music playing]


[slow music playing]

Time for the honeymoon?

Yeah, it's time

for the honeymoon.

Are you sleeping?

Are you sleeping?

Brother John,

Brother John

Morning bells are ringing,

Morning bells are ringing

Ding, dang, dong

Ding, dang, dong

Are you sleeping?

Are you sleeping?

Brother John,

Brother John

Morning bells are ringing,

Morning bells are ringing

Ding, dang, dong

Ding, dang, dong

[cell phone vibrating

and chiming]

[chiming stops]

[treadmill beeps]


New interns?

I am so sorry.


It's parent-teacher

conference day

and I-I totally

missed the memo.

But my sister's on

her way in to get them.


Guys. [snaps fingers]

[cymbals clinking]

Is that my monkey?

Um, Riley, we don't take

things that are not ours, OK?

That-that belongs to Mr. Bennett,

so let's please bring it inside.

Go on.


Thank you.

Sorry about that.

That's good, thank you.

[elevator dings]

[PA chatter]

- [door opens, shuts]

- [Mark] Hi, Dad.

It's me. It's Mark.

I know. I know

my own son when I see him.

Why you eating this crap?

It's all sugar.

I thought you moved away.

I did, Chicago.

But I'm back.

Been back a year.

- How you doin'?

- I'm up for a promotion. Head of the department.

Not sure I'm gonna take it,


I don't know if I wanna

manage a whole department.

You're retired, Dad.

- You don't have to manage anything.

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