The Kitchen

Synopsis: Jennifer's thirtieth birthday party is supposed to be a special day. But what starts out as a day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated day Jennifer wishes she could forget, in this ensemble comedy set entirely in a kitchen.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Ishai Setton
Production: Monterey Media
  1 win & 1 nomination.
80 min

Okay, do me a favor.

Don't do that here, huh?

If not here, then where?

If not now, then when?

Ready for some ambience?

Who isn't?

Drumroll? No? Okay.

Think the lights can sense

that it's not Christmas?

Goddamn it. All right.

How do I look?


# Up from the basement

to my best friend's farm #

# Where we'll work so hard

We can do no harm #

# We'll till the land

and duck our debts #

# Underneath soft sun

chewing Nicorette #

# Yeah, this will be

a better year #

# This will be

a better year # Edwin.

I'm not sure if anyone

mentioned it to you,

but we're having

a birthday party here tonight.

- I'm assuming you own pants.

- [ Clears Throat ]

You're gonna kill all of us

in our sleep one night, aren't you?

[ Chuckles ]

# Oh, I keep pushing boulders #

# I stay game till sun'll

shake my shoulders #

# Oh, I keep feeling older #

# I stay game,

stay game, stay game #

- Why are you doing that there?

- If not here, then where?

If not now, then when?

Wait. Were you hanging

a new show at the gallery last night?

No. I was at Paul's.


I don't think Paul is gonna stay for the party,

so just don't make a big deal about it, okay?

Why would I or anyone

care what Paul does?

Forget it.

I don't know.

# I'm sick of thee sheep

I'm sick of thou shepherd #

# Sick of dressing like a human

when I'm feeling like a leopard #

# I'm sick of slow rock

I'm sick of quick quips #

# Sick of holding on to nothing

when I just wanna... #

[ Man ]

Hey, look. It's Paul.

I hear you're not staying

for the big party tonight.

Most people hate an uncomfortable

silence, but it reminds me of home.

My dad didn't talk a whole lot.



F*** off.

Enough said.

See you two lovebirds later.

# Make a little money

Take a lot of sh*t #

# Feel real bad

Then get over it #

# This will be a better year #

- Can we just talk?

- Oh, my God. What more is there to say?

Look, it's okay

for you to be angry.

Thank you for allowing me

to feel my own emotions in my own house.

Party time, right?

Hey, how about Jennifer

opening her own gallery?

That's pretty crazy, right?

You've got to be

so happy for her.

You don't...

You don't look happy.

# Nah, nah #

# Nah, nah, nah,

nah-nah-nah, nah #

# Nah, nah #

# Nah, nah, nah #

# Nah-nah-nah, nah, nah #

# Nah, nah #

# Nah, nah, nah

nah-nah-nah, nah, nah #

What is going on with you?

This was supposed to be a surprise.

When were you gonna tell me?

Do you remember about 24 hours ago...

when I said

there was something I wanted to tell you...

and then you said

you had something you wanted to tell me...

and I said

that you should go first?

This is what

I wanted to tell you.

Look, can we just go

to your room? No. My sister's sleeping.

How about we take

a little walk? A nice stroll.

Talk it out.

I just keep thinking about how I

wasted two and a half years on you.

Please, we don't need

to go over this.

Just answer the question.

How many of my friends did you screw?

I'm trying to have a conversation.

You want to have an argument.

I'm going to take off. Good. There's an

actual birthday present I could use.

What are you going

to tell people? About what?

About why your boyfriend

isn't at your 30th birthday party.

Paul. I know that you're not this stupid.

I was honest with you.

Did someone actually hire a

f***ing band for this party?


A band.

For your party.

This is Nikki.

She's... new girlfriend.


So I should go, or...

[ Nikki ] We got you something.

Yep. It's a doormat.



- This is so f***ed up, man.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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