Water's Edge

Synopsis: Robert and Molly are a married couple struggling with the tragic death of their young daughter. They've fallen on hard times financially and move to Robert's late father's rustic cabin in the small town of Reedsville. Then Robert stumbles across a horrific scene in the woods and finds himself entangled in the web of corruption and deceit that hides under the small town's surface.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Harvey Kahn
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
101 min

( gasping )

Molly. Molly!


Hey. Good morning.

Are we there yet?

Hell, you woke up just in time | for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

So this is home.

Well, it wasn't much | to begin with.

If you remember, your dad built this | as a hunting retreat at first.

Then towards the end,

he just sort of became | a full-time resident.

Just like us.

Listen, I'm no expert, but wouldn't | a couch in a headshrinker's office

be more comfortable?

Well, she's not the only one | who needed change.

My God, people still use | those things?

I like to hear what I'm typing.

I get into a rhythm. | It's like music.

Well, a broom will clean my porch, | but I'll take my leaf blower any day.

Ah, always kept it here,

right over the fireplace.

- He kept it clean. | - Oh, yeah.

He took care of his property. | If he owned it...

- he took real good care. | - Yeah, except his liver.

Yeah, well... there's that.

I found the water pump. | Do you think it's...?

Okay, give it a try.

( engine starts )

Thanks for your help, Byron. If there's | anything I can do, don't hesitate.

You shouldn't have said that. | I might want to collect.

- ( engine starts ) | - Now, take care.

Mommy, Mommy.

Mommy, Mommy.

Place looks good. | Shaping up, huh?

I was thinking tomorrow | I'd start up on the book.

Maybe take the Underwood | out on the boat...

try pounding out a few pages | on the water,

fishing for some new ideas.

That was a joke, you know.

More of a pun, really.

What was?

The "fishing" for the--

never mind.

You should come too. | You should...

bring a blanket, | spread out on the dock.

It's warm out, you could catch some sun. | It would be good for you.

There's still a lot to do | around here.

The roof's not going to fall in. | You can take a little time off.

Don't you think we've had enough | time off in the last two years?

But we just got here.

I don't want to argue.

- ( dishes clatter )

Let's not confuse ourselves. | We're not here on vacation.

This isn't a break from our lives.

This is our life.

I don't want to think about what | could've been or should've been.

- We're okay, Moll. | - We're broke, Robert.

Well, I can't argue with that.

( motor starts )

( typewriter clicking )

( gun cocks )


No, no, no!



my day sucks so far.

- How about you? | - I'm going to need more water.

The turn-carriage on the Underwood is, | shall I say, faulty?

You think the way | those things are built

you could drop it off | a 10-story building

and it'd still type out | "War and Peace."

She demands I be gentle with her | if I'm going to poke at her all day.

I was going to boil | some of that brown rice,

maybe heat a up a few cans | of black beans.

How about duck? | You know, Chantrelle's

has claim to the finest | Duck Fricassee

in all of New York's grandiose | French fare.

But... you ain't had nothing | until you're picking buckshot

out of a red-bellied mallard.

Would you put that away? | Please. You don't--

Relax, Molly. | This thing hasn't been used--

( shell clatters )

What's going on?


Molly, did you load this?

If you want rice, | we're going to need more water.

- Where are they? | - What?

- Let go of me. | - Where are they?

All right!

It's not what you think.

No, I'm sure it isn't.

10 years living together | in the city,

you don't even like to carry | pepper spray in your purse, Molly.

And now--

what? I mean, are you curious? | Do you want to know how to?

- Robert! | - No, hold this.

Hold it, Molly!

She carries five.

One in the chamber, | which you already know...

- four in stock-- | - Stop it!

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Craig Brewer

Craig Brewer (born December 6, 1971) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His 2005 movie Hustle & Flow won the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and achieved commercial success, along with an Academy Award for Best Original Song, "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp". more…

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