Who We Are Now

Synopsis: An ex-con tries to get back custody of her son with the help of an idealistic young public defender and at the same time falls into a romantic fling with a traumatized former US soldier.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Matthew Newton
Production: FilmRise
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min



We're gonna be late.



You know, it's Tuesday.

I know, I was just

in the neighborhood.


I've said you can't

just pop by when...

Just five minutes.

All right.


I'm not just gonna leave you

standing out in the snow.

Really quick, we're

on our way out.

Okay, yup.

Beth's here, Sam.

Hey, Sam.

He has soccer practice

and then a sleepover

at one of his teammates' houses.

Rather have one with me.

All right, you can have a minute

but we just gotta go.

Thank you.


Want a soda?



No, thank you.

Wanna sit?

Is that the sports pages?

Anything interesting about

your beloved Knicks in there?

There's nothing beloved

about the Knicks at the moment.

Alec is doing really well.

That's good.

He's happy.

That's good.

It is good, Beth.

You know what, Sam?



Can I barrow your warm hat?

Hey, Alec.

Which one, the blue one?


You bought that for me.

I know.

No, you can't, no.

What? It looks better on me.

It doesn't look better on you.

When the kid is right,

the kid is right.

That kid is all right.

You do look better than me.

Give me one of those fists.

You said hey to Auntie Beth?


You wanna tell her

what Coach James said to you?

He said that he might

make be the goalie.


What did Coach James

say to you about it?

He said that...

Big stretch.

He said the most

trustworthy person

has to have it.

That position.


That's you?


That's a huge honor.

Dude, where's your trumpet?


Here, tell her about band.

I'm only second trumpet in band.

I should be first though.

But Dillon Moore sucks

up to the music teacher.

Oh, doesn't he?

Dillon Moore sucks.

I got you...

No sucking.

I got you a present.

A Wynton Marsalis CD.

The guy at the store said that

he is the best

trumpet player ever.

Pretty cool, huh?


This is pretty cool.

Yeah - Bud?

Do you mind if I

hold on to this thing for you

until after you finish Mr.

Pearson's science project?

Good idea.

And then you can play it

over and over and over and over.

Why can't we listen to it now?

What's your science project?

It's for the water cycle.

We have to make a diagram

of how the water cycle works

and stuff.

We get to show it off.

All right, guys,

we're gonna be late.

Yes, you're gonna be late.

You guys should go.

Yup, all right.

I do think you left your

trumpet in your bedroom.


Let's go get your

trumpet. Come on, let's go.

See you later.

Oh, did you say bye?


Bye, Alec,

I'll see you next time.




You gotta call before

you come over, please.

Yes, yeah.


I'm sorry about the CD.

I never heard of a kid who

liked that kind of jazz.

Is he any good?

It's just,

we don't just give presents.

He earns rewards.

We're not gonna spoil him.



If you run into people

in the neighborhood.

We don't want people...

Just don't go telling them

your whole life story.

I'm sorry, we had to

move out of Fort Green

and now we have a good

reputation for the family.

Is that okay?

All right.

I'm gonna go.

And I'm gonna get you the

stuff that mom left you.

It's in storage but I'm gonna

have that for you next week.


That's great.

Do you hear me?

Oh my god, can I go?

We have that meeting

tomorrow, right?


That's relaxing too.

Is this okay? Not too hard?

You are late!

You have customer waiting!

I'm sorry.

Hurry up!

What's up, Adele?

How are you?

They were lies because

I didn't hit her.

But yeah, I hit her,

but it was self defense.

Okay, well look, we're

on your side, Maria.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Matthew Newton

Matthew Joseph Newton (born 22 January 1977) is an Australian actor, writer, and director. His acting career was interrupted by treatment in a psychiatric unit for bipolar disorder after several serious incidents of domestic violence and assault which were widely reported in the Australian media. Newton has relocated to New York City where he has resumed his directing and acting career. more…

All Matthew Newton scripts | Matthew Newton Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Who We Are Now" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Feb. 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script/who_we_are_now_23424>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Who We Are Now

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.