While She Was Out

Synopsis: Della Myers is an overwhelmed upper-middle-class housewife who lives in a large house in the suburbs with her twin children and her abusive husband, Kenneth. Kenneth lets Della know that he thinks she gives all her attention to the twins and neglects her house and her appearance. Late on Christmas Eve, Della drives to the local mall to buy gift-wrap. While searching for a parking space in the jam-packed lot, Della notices an old car taking up two spaces. Frustrated and annoyed, she decides to leave a paper message on the windshield of the old car, writing, "Hey, 'Jack'. How selfish can you be?" After the mall closes, Della's car is held by the driver of the old car and she is threatened by four punks -- Chuckie, Huey, Vingh, and Tomás. When the security guard of the mall attempts to protect Della, he is shot and killed by Chuckie. Della tries to escape from the criminals in her truck, but the gang chases her. In the chase, she crashes in a nearby forest. What unfolds in the woods is De
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Susan Montford
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

I know that.

And for every 9 stocks that fell,

Then, go back with that a**hole

that talked into going on Enron.

You know what?

F*** you, too.


Della, honey?


What's the matter?

What's the matter?

Honey, you want to tell me

what it is you do all day?

- What do you mean?

- Well...

Honey, look at the goddamn place.

There's kid-sh*t all over

the place, wall to wall.

We do the best we can.

The best you can? Why don't you

just do what I tell you to do?

- Stop.

- Tell me. What happened to you?

- Stop.

- You should put yourself together.

What do you want me

to say? We've got kids.

I don't want you to say anything.

Just to keep the house clean!


- Terry got an "A" in math.

- Goddamn it, Della!

- Don't what?

- That's her favorite doll.

- What?

- You'll have to fix her.

I'll have to what?

- You'll have to fix her.

- I'll have to what?

You'll have...

That's all you worry about.

The kids.

I'll have to what? Would you look

at me when I'm talking to you?

Stop it!

Why don't you stop it?

Don't tell me what to do!

- Stop it.

- You understand me?

You understand what I'm saying?

Don't break my arm.

Don't tell me what to do!

Why do you make me

do this every f***ing time?

What are we supposed to do now?

I'm out...

of wrapping paper.

It's okay.

Come on, it's okay.

It's okay.

How are you doing?

I want a Nintendo Wii

for Christmas, mom.

It's only a few hours

till Christmas.

- Can I get an American Girl doll?

- Guys.

You wrote your letters to Santa.

I don't think another letter

will make it to the North Pole.

- We're going to be okay?

- We're always okay.

We're always okay.

- No matter what happens.

- No matter what happens.

- I'll be back in a while, okay?

- Okay.

Now, promise me one thing.

Listen. You, you.

You have to brush your teeth.

And I want you in the bed

after your treat, all right?

I'll see you later.


I made a secret drawing for you.

- I love your drawings.

- Don't look at it yet!

Okay. I'll save it for later.

How about that?

Bye, sweetie.

And you can kiss my ass, Kenneth.

Cellular 411 connect.

How may I direct your call?

- Spring Street Learning Academy.

- Hold, while I connect you.

Thank you for using

Learning Academy.

Meghan speaking.

Hi, Meghan.

It's Della Myers.


Are you calling about Spanish?

It's been cancelled.

I knew about that.

It's about next week's

mechanics class.

Would you pass on to Mike

that I won't be there this time?

No problem.

- I'll make sure he gets that.

- Great.

- Hi. Della?

- What's up, Cassie?

I'm over at the mall. What is

it we need to get for Pilates?

One of those rubber bands.

I'm headed over there myself.

Do yourself a favor. Turn around.

It's hell over here.

My cell's dying.

You know... damn!

I left the charger

in the other car.

Silly you. Let me pick you up

something. Save you the trip.

- I mean...

- Are you sure?

No, it's okay.

Cassie, can we meet for a drink?

You still there?

Your phone is breaking up.


You're kidding me.

My God!

Damn it!


Come on.

You think you're going

to take my spot, think again!

I've been waiting

for 3o minutes! It's Christmas!

Excuse me. Where can I find a

parking space? This is ridiculous!

Ma'am, there is absolutely

nothing close by.

Even the valet's backed up.

- You should try further out.

- Where? Over there?

Now, please keep moving.

Let's go.


Come on!


What a jerk!

Over there.


Good girl.

Merry Christmas!

- Would you like Chanel No. 5?

- No, thank you.

Can I help you with that?

I was just looking.

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Edward Bryant

Edward Winslow Bryant Jr. (August 27, 1945 – February 10, 2017) was an American science fiction and horror writer sometimes associated with the Dangerous Visions series of anthologies that bolstered The New Wave. At the time of his death, he resided in North Denver. more…

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