You Were Never Really Here

Synopsis: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Director(s): Lynne Ramsay
Production: Amazon Studios
  5 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min




- 12...

- Stand up straight.

- 11.

- Stand up straight.

- Ten.

- Stand up.

- Nine.

- Only f***ing p*ssy little girls slouch.

- Seven.

- 43...

- Six...

- 42...

- Five...

- 41...

- Four...

- 40...

- Three...

- 39...

- Two...

- 38...

- One.

- 37.

You must do better.

You must do better!

Say it.

I must do better, sir.




The tomatoes go in the refrigerator

and the bananas go in the fruit bowl.

I do some of the grocery shopping,

and always do the tomatoes first.

We don't ask for information.

You say that's it?

That's the only problem.

People will do that, the tomato crop,

tomato prices will be part of the deal.

Well, I thought that they'll have

a much better product, yeah.

But this lot will grow in the back yard,

pick 'em whenever you want.

If you want to eat tomatoes

12 months out of the year,

you're gonna have to pick 'em

at one of these two stations.

What the hell's wrong with you?


Wake Me

Come with me

Be anywhere you like with me

Wake me with your warm arms

Let me hear your voice

Hold me, hold me near you

It's your choice, oh, Lord

- Hello. You've reached...

- John McCleary.

After the tone,

please leave a message.

It's done.

Just go inside.

- What?

- Go inside. Just go, just go.

$300? You parasite!

Mom, I'm back.

50, 60, 70,


I'm not wealthy.

I'm just a woman with $75.


Excited to see me, huh?

You actually got me.

- I got you.

- Yeah, pretty good.

Got you, got you!

What is this sh*t you're watching?


Psycho was on today.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

That scared me.

Oh, boy, it scared me.

Then why are you watching it alone?

I don't know.

I should've waited for you.


- Joe?

- Yeah?

Would you just stay a little bit?

Just stay.

- Okay.

- Just...

Cos you watched some scary,

f***ing movie?

Just till I've finished the movie.





I can't turn the tap off!

Oh, I don't have any of the...

I can't find anything.

- What are you looking for?

- I can't find my toothbrush.

It's right behind the mirror.


Oh, oh, okay.

Mom? Come on!

- Let's go. I'm opening.

- No, no, no, no! Stop that!

- Just let me...

- I'm opening the door.

No, no, no!

What are you doing?

What are you f***ing around with?

- There's water everywhere!

- I'm not f***ing around!

You are! There's nothing.

You keep rearranging... Get out.

I need my space!

- Your what?

- My space.

Alright. Go get your space downstairs.

Okay, I just needed that...

Are you sure

you can get downstairs alright?

What? Yeah.

Yeah, if I do it really slow.

I know what to do.

The man called.

Said he wants to see you, right away.

Did your son tell you that he saw me?

Hey, he was...

with a friend, you know.

It's just... just a coincidence, man.

Did he tell you where he saw me?


No, I...

I know you wouldn't want me to know, man.

Moises didn't mean to see you, Joe. He...

Don't yell at me.

He's just a stupid freaking kid.

- I know, but...

- He...

We're done, Angel.

Joe, he didn't mean to see you.

Come on.

Take the money.


We're like Jack and Jill

K, you're so kissable


Is the love light in your eyes

M, N, O, P

I could go on all day

Yes, you could.

Q, R, S, Alphabetically speaking...

You're okay

You make my life complete

V means you're very sweet

W, X, Y, Z

- Mom...

- What?

This fridge is disgusting.

- What's wrong?

- You got...

And all this sh*t's rotten.

Well, honey,

what are you looking for?

This cream cheese is from 1972.

I use it. Just leave it.

- How's Janice?

- Who's Janice?

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Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay (born 5 December 1969) is a Scottish film director, writer, producer, and cinematographer best known for the feature films Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About Kevin and You Were Never Really Here. Her films are marked by a fascination with children and young people and the recurring themes of grief, guilt and death and its aftermath. They are low on dialogue and explicit story exposition, and instead use images, vivid details, music and sound design to create their worlds. In April 2013 she was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, she was named as a member of the jury for the main competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. more…

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