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Written by Derek Cianfrance & Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis
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Writer's Guild of America: RO7380 - 00
EXT. RURAL SUBURBAN STREET - DAWN - PRESENT DAY A 5-year old girl wanders alone, lost in her neighborhood. FRANKIE (barely audible) Me-gan! INT. PERIERA HOME - PRESENT DAY FRANKIE crawls through a dog door. She walks into the living room where... DEAN PERIERA, 30 years old, hefty, sleeps in a lazyboy. FRANKIE (hushed) Get up, Get up. Frankie uses the footrest to crawl up onto her dad's belly. FRANKIE (cont’d) We have to go outside. DEAN (waking) What’s the matter baby? She sniffles. He notices. EXT. PERIERA HOME - BACK/FRONT YARDS - PRESENT DAY The back door opens and Dean carries Frankie to the yard. The first yellow rays of sunlight hit their faces. He looks over the lawn, an empty bowl, water tin and a doghouse posting the name MEGAN. The gate has been left OPEN.
DEAN Okay sweetheart go check in the house, see if she’s in there. He lets Frankie down on the ground. She crawls inside the doghouse. There's no one home. DEAN (cont’d) Megan! (CONTINUED)
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Dean carries Frankie to the front yard. They look around. FRANKIE When's she going to get back? DEAN Oh Buddy, she’s gonna come back. You know what we’ll put some water in her bowl, you know some food. She’s gonna get hungry she’s going to have to come back to eat right? I”m hungry right now. Are you hungry? You know I’m so hungy I could just eat your hand. Yeah, no no just let me have bite of your hand okay? Just one bite. How come I can’t have one bite? Just one finger. FRANKIE No! Dean’s optimism is infectious. Frankie nods slowly. DEAN You’ve got five of them. Dean pretends to gnaw at Frankie’s hand. Breaks her sadness. DEAN (cont’d) Okay we’ve got to be quiet when we wake up mommy okay. INT. PERIERA HOME - BEDROOM - 6:12AM - PRESENT DAY CINDY PERIERA, 28, sleeps in bed. Sunlight spills through translucent yellow curtains into a small master bedroom. DEAN Do you want to get thrown? Do you want to get thrown? FRANKIE I want to get next to mommy. Dean sets Frankie down on the bed, motions to her to be silent. He sniffs the air. She follows. They eye each other and pounce. Cindy wakes up with a gasp. Cindy No!NO! (CONTINUED)
A tea kettle whistle blows..LATER . DEAN We’re tigers! CINDY I'm sleeping! Stop! Its too early.MORNING . pours hot water into the bowl with instant oatmeal & raisins. They pin her arms above her head and 'furber' her armpit. Frankie sings along. (CONTINUED) . Alright picky. I never get to sleep any more. stop. PERIERA HOME . I must get my breakfast.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 3. He plays a song for Frankie on a melodian..PRESENT DAY Cindy prepares instant oatmeal. FRANKIE NO. INT. Frankie takes a tiny bite and makes a sour face. FRANKIE I don’t like it. CINDY Here comes your oatmeal. turns off the kettle. Blow on it first. DEAN You ready to eat? CINDY You gotta eat up okay? You can’t be late today.VARIOUS . DEAN Why don’t you like it. She blows on the food and places it at the table. Dean and Frankie sit at the table. Cindy gets up. DEAN We’re tigers! CINDY Stop. make pretty music.
DEAN We’re eating like leopards. DEAN What do you mean use a spoon? CINDY Come on sue a spoon you know how to use a spoon. Dean laughs. come on let’s eat like leopards that’ll make it better. DEAN Yeah delicious. Here just eat the raisins okay? At least. Here. DEAN Baby what did you do just put water in that? CINDY Yeah its instant oatmeal. you eat it. Frankie. Frankie mimics her father and begins eating the raisins off of the table. CINDY They’re fine. returns to the computer to e-mail herself the missing dog flyer. Hey that’s mine! (CONTINUED) .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 4. Cindy turns on the faucet over a pile of dishes. CINDY Oh come on Dean! I don’t have to clean up after 2 kids. Dean spoons the raisins out of her bowl onto the table. Frankie use a spoon honey. He laps up his coffee like a cat. DEAN Yeah but you’ve got to soak the oats. FRANKIE It just yucky.
FRANKIE’S BEDROOM . DEAN (cont’d) Stick it on your face.MORNING Cindy takes a special 4th of july dress out of the closet. She pulls Frankie out of her seat and carries her under one arm to the back room.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 5. CINDY Show your daddy how you use a spoon. You’re a big girl now huh you know how to use a spoon. DEAN WHat do you mean you’re a big girl. breakfast is over. Dean is goaded on by his daughter’s enthusiasm. let’s go. Come on come on. DEAN I was doing it! FRANKIE Daddy you made me in trouble! DEAN I’m sorry! CINDY Let’s go. Come on kiddo. CINDY Frankie we’re leaving in two minutes. Okay if that’s how you’re gonna eat. Frankie protests. You’re a big girl now sweetheart so don’t have any fun. PERIERA HOME . FRANKIE No! Dad was doing it! CINDY I know your dad was doing it. Come on don’t eat like that. He takes a raisin from the table and pushes it on Frankie’s cheek like a make-shift beauty mark. come on. (CONTINUED) . we’re late we’re late. INT.
Dean pulls his head out of the window. Ready? ONE! TWO! She begins dressing Frankie as she counts.. They beat it. really? Cause I love you like CRAAAZZZYY!!! Cindy in the driver’s seat. Dean hands Frankie her backpack. We’re gonna be late. Frankie is strapped in her carseat. knows they are in a hurry and this could go on for minutes.. FRANKIE Yes CINDY (softens) Okay but we gotta be fast. Cindy brakes.PRESENT DAY Cindy backs their minivan out of the garage. knocks. Nods. FRANKIE I love you like crazy.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 6.MORNING . by getting dressed in 8 seconds! CINDY (cont’d) You’re going to do it! You did it in eight! EXT. PERIERA HOME . Dean comes up to the window. CINDY Whoopsies! Silly mommy DEAN (to Frankie) Hey Frankie you gonna be good for miss Alex today? You promise? Okay I love you like crazy. CINDY Do you wanna wear this one? Frankie sits on her little bed. trying to beat their record. (CONTINUED) . DEAN Oh. we gotta go. CINDY Okay guys.
handsome.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 7.. (CONTINUED) . DR. It spits out a “Missing Dog” flyer. with coffee. FRANKIE See ya at the recital dad! She starts to back up.. DEAN Would you please put your seatbelt on? This road is crazy alright! Cindy does as she’s told. DEAN (cont’d) Hey fuck you! Why don’t you slow down you fucking jackass! Motherfucker! You’re gonna kill somebody asshole! INT. well-groomed. CLINIC . FEINBERG Hey there you are.. Cindy places the flyers in her folder in a rush. CINDY Oh hi! Sorry. unshakable confidence .DAY .PRESENT DAY Cindy clicks the “print” button on a computer. scrapes the curb. put your seat belt on. Cindy cranks the wheel straight. puts on the gas and burns down the road. DEAN (cont’d) Watch out for this guy.Watch out for this fucking asshole! A car speeds by in the opposite direction going way too fast for any neighborhood with children.appears at the door. Dean throws his cigarette at the speeding car.I’m almost done here. Hey Cindy put your seatbelt on! CINDY I got it. moves to the printer.. SAM FEINBERG . looks over her shoulder. DEAN Hey Cin.
I’ve got to have my best nurse up there with me. CINDY Is it your first baby? PATIENT Yeah.DAY . INT. FEINBERG That’s okay. the abstracted image of a 20-week fetus. I should know for sure by Monday. its just. FEINBERG Did you get a. its just a good opportunity.do you have a second? CINDY Yeha sure. CINDY I know I know.PRESENT DAY An ultrasound monitor.. FEINBERG Did you get a chance to talk it over with your family yet? Cindy Umm. I will.. you know. CLINIC .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 8. I mean you know I will. No pressure.. Cindy performs an ultrasound. isn’t it? Do you know what you’re having yet? PATIENT No. So exciting CINDY I know. no. PATIENT We want to know. FEINBERG By Monday. CINDY No? Do you want to know or are you going to wait for a surprise. (CONTINUED) . alright..
UNFINISHED HOUSING TRACK . CINDY Good.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 9. rolls down his window and spits. She slows down. He has a coughing fit. INT. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HALLWAY . wondering where his wife is.DAY .. He paints a picture on the wall before covering it up with the roller.. CINDY Yeah. Stops. He listens to THE DIRTBOMBS. Cindy is transfixed on the monitor. VAN ..PRESENT DAY Dean drives with a beer in a koozie and a cigarette. . works in the soon to be living room.AFTERNOON Dean waits. their beloved golden retriever is dead on the side of the road. SUBURBAN HOME . She sees something. “WE BELONG” Cindy rocks out to the music and eats a jelly donut. On the side of the road. Oh shit. Pulls a u-turn. INT..PRESENT DAY Dean smokes.PRESENT DAY Pat Benetar blasts loud. CINDY (cont’d) It’s a girl! PATIENT Really? CINDY Is that good news? PATIENT It’s great news. huh? Let’s see.DAY . INT. Megan. MINIVAN . having the baby is surprise enough. INT.
AFTERNOON .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 10. DEAN What’s wrong? Cindy is about to cry. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM . EXT. Little waves. holding a big set of keys in her right hand and a water bottle in her left. CINDY (holding back tears) I found Megan. She tries to act as if everything is okay. They are kids. Frankie and kids from the kindergarten class sing “yankee doodle dandy. She can’t do it here. She begins to sob. sing out of key. Other children and other parents make way for their cars and the long holiday weekend ahead. Cindy settles. picks the stage . She has to look up and blink to keep them from rolling down her cheek. looks at the paint off his hands. Cindy arrives with haste. They miss the words.3:35. Little waves. His shock soon gives way to anger. Dean points up on stage. DEAN How many times did I tell you to lock the fucking gate? Huh? Cindy can’t hold back. looks around for Dean. spots him in the center of the crowd. and are generally a chaotic mess. arranges her things. He every possible scenario passes through clock .he watches wonders where she is his mind. rage. INT. The children begin singing “My country Tis of thee. finds her daughter. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM . Tears pool in her eyes. He does not watch the door for Cindy to enter.PRESENT DAY 4th of July independence recital. She props her sunglasses on her head.” It isn’t some perfect performance. purse open. (CONTINUED) .” Dean freezes. Dean sits alone.AFTERNOON Dean carries Frankie in his arms.
Cindy buckles her seatbelt. DEAN No. But I was thinking that maybe she moved out to Hollywood and became one of those movie dogs. She squeals with delight. His porch and front yard are overloaded with 4th of July decorations.AFTERNOON . She turns back to Dean who stays across the street by his red van. HELLER HOME . FRANKIE Pa! JERRY Hi sweetheart how are you? Look what I have for you! He holds up a loli-pop. What do you think? FRANKIE Yay! Did you find Megan? They make it to their minivan. CINDY (To DEAN) Aren't you coming up? Dean gives a sour look and lights a cigarette.. You think? You think she moved out to Hollywood to be a movie dog? She had the looks don’t you think? Maybe that’s what happened huh..PRESENT DAY The door opens to a grandpa . Cindy is sitting in the drivers seat.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 11. EXT. I thought maybe you should go visit your grandpa today.JERRY HELLER .early 70’s. DEAN Hey. He has a tube under his nose attached to an oxygen tank.. I had an idea.. Cindy follows behind Frankie. She is wearing her sunglasses. DEAN I can't smoke around the oxygen tank. (CONTINUED) .
CINDY (tO FRANKIE) Go say goodbye to Daddy. FRANKIE I love you. You're not going to see him until tomorrow. I love you. DEAN That's my girl. rests her hand on Frankie's shoulder. She kisses her dad on the cheek. JERRY (to FRANKIE) . Go have fun! Dean hugs her and she squeezes back as hard as her arms allow. DEAN You remember what to do when Pa snores right? FRANKIE Cover his mouth and hold his nose. You can teach it to your dad.Want me to show you a magic trick? Here's how you turn the grass green. She screams as the water chases her. The sprinkler jets on.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 12. grabs the backpack and walks toward the house. He sets her on the ground running back to the porch. dodging the water stream.. DEAN Have fun okay buddy. Cindy comes up the stairs quick to avoid getting wet. FRANKIE Bye Dad! DEAN By buddy.. Jerry stands over the hose spigot with Frankie at his side. Cindy gives Dean a slow look of contempt. Watch out for the water. Hey. (CONTINUED) . FRANKIE Okay. He picks her up. She hugs his leg. Okay go you’re clear! Frankie runs to Dean.
He drifts into memory. INT.S. His hair. freshly combed..DAY . Dean checks his reflection in a car window. Jamie Benatti. (CONTINUED) .MORNING..) Why isn’t daddy coming in? CINDY (O. JERRY (O. He opens the large. you two fighting again? CINDY (O. EXT. run to mama.. He checks the address on the nearby building against a number on a crumpled up piece of paper. Benatti.S. STORAGE FACILITY/MOVING COMPANY . Dean takes another tug on his cigarette.S.)(TO CINDY) So what’s with him. FRANKIE (O.) We’ll talk about it later. Too much nicotine today. That was great.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 13. He is shaky.S. CINDY (cont’d) Yayyyyy. with fresh teeth marks. still wet. metal door and walks inside. This is the one.. he can also hear that they are talking about him. Frankie reaches her mother at the top of the steps.) I don’t know. watching. DEAN Mr.6 YEARS EARLIER Dean shakes hands with the boss. Alright you ready to go inside? Dean leans up against his van.. that was great. Her little bangs are dripping wet. Come on you can do it! Come on sweetie pie. STORAGE FACILITY/MOVING COMPANY . CINDY Alright.. good to meet you.
DEAN Florida. Dean would rather not be questioned so much and for a brief moment.. JAMIE And how long have you been here? DEAN 2 years. you know. He snaps out of it. “I don’t need this shit!” But then again.packer? DEAN Whatever. JAMIE So I guess that’ll be “no experience. (CONTINUED) . one that pays. Where are you from.. JAMIE (cont’d) Driver.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 14. You mean what are my jobs? JAMIE But you’ve never had any moving experience? DEAN No. I’ve helped people move before.. he nearly loses his composure.helper. JAMIE DO you have any experience at all? DEAN Sure. JAMIE So what kind of job are you applying for? There is a long pause..” Okay.. he does need to make some money. JAMIE Where have you worked? DEAN I mean.
Dean thinks about it. DEAN I’ll get here. DEAN You’re a man amongst men. He ends up spilling up the boxes and their contents all over the sidewalk.) Sit up son! Sit up. MARSHALL (O.6 YEARS EARLIER Dean hefts three large boxes on his back. Good job! He balances the boxes on his back and heads for the stairs. Dean gets down on his hands and knees and packs up the boxes quickly. Jamie gets pissed. JAMIE Can you get here everyday? DEAN Yeah..MORNING .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 15. behind the back hand-off. JAMIE And where are you living? DEAN I live in Brooklyn.MORNING . No homo! INT. He proceeds. MARSHALL Ready? There you go. INT. JAMIE I need you here by 7am. I’ll get here. sit up! He makes it to the truck where Jamie waits to help him get the boxes in. (CONTINUED) . imbalanced down the 6 flights of stairs. Dean can’t quite manage a 30-pound.6 YEARS EARLIER Dean is unsure.S. STAIRWELL .. HOME #1 .
CHARLEY TIES A BLUE BLANKET AROUND HIM TO SECURE HIS LOAD. ripe. we hear their conversation from the back of a moving truck on break. His mind. .. DEAN How do you meet girls? MARSHALL I just walk right up and talk to them. Dean takes a pull from his cigarette.” They all laugh. sore from the manual labor. DEAN You see I don’t know. Cause we’re resistent the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I’d be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great. you aint a professional yet.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 16. I feel like men are more romantic than women. DEAN WALKS OUT OF THE TRUCK AND INTO A NEW APARTMENT. DEAN But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kidna pick the best option or something..DEAN HOISTS A 6’ TALL DRESSER WITH DRAWERS ON HIS BACK. “choclate thunder. like. (CONTINUED) . OTHER MOVER Or he screams out. When we get married we marry one girl. OTHER MOVER He honks the horn MARSHALL I gets out the truck. His body. MARSHALL (cont’d) Don’t wory about it. Whatever comes in my mind in that moment. MOVING MONTAGE: HOME #2 As Dean and crew move boxes.
” He slides the envelope under Jake’s door... PLUS TIP.” I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around. and writes “THANKS PAL.$327.. DEAN (cont’d) I know girls that married they’re like. another fifty years at least. Marshal nods his head in approval. DEAN What do you mean when you get old? MARSHALL It’s gonna be a long time. (HOME #3) MORNING. DEAN COUNTS HIS CUT . DEAN’S FRIEND’S APARTMENT. NOT BAD. 6 YEARS EARLIER.JAMIE HANDS OUT THE DAY’S MONEY. JAMIE Take your share and go home okay? Let’s call it a good night.Dean puts $300 in an envelope. INT. seals it. . 6 YEARS EARLIER . BROWNSTONE. EXT/INT. When I get old I’m gonna look good. BUT HIS BACK FEELS BROKEN. DAY. When you get old you’re gonna look like him.He plays a little. Charley slaps him on the back. MARSHALL Lemme tell you something. A fifty something MAN helps an ELDERLY MAN navigate his walker down the stairs of his neglected Brownstone. Dean holds a ream of unfolded cardboard boxes and can’t help but stare. “Oh he’s got a good job. DEAN Thanks Jamie..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 17.. simple song on his uke.. . .
dark home. Breathes deep. Dank. RETIREMENT HOME. 0 upkeep. BROWNSTONE. EXT/INT.The crew carries boxes down a hallway to a single room. . 6 YEARS EARLIER. INT.Boxes are and stacked. INSIDE. . . LATE AFTERNOON.Dean and crew cut out of the city.Dean and Charley heft an old couch into the dumpster. .Dean ties a boxes full of pictures. small room here. . A sign on the door reads. the old man’s life (religious items. The smell makes Dean hold back a gag.Barren home reveals a sagging floor. Charley climbs the stairs to the 2nd floor. MORNING. leaving a full dumpster behind. DEAN How’s all the stuff gonna fit in here? (CONTINUED) . MARSHALL Man it look like world war three in this motherfucker. INT. up to Pennsylvania and back by tonight. let’s get the truck loaded.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 18. .The truck takes off. JAMIE (TO DEAN) Box everything in the kitchen. Gets back to packing. bag everything upstairs. taped bandana around his nose. Jamie elbows in with rolls of tape and contractor bags. framed cameras and reams of polaroids). MORNING. Bags of garbage dump into a 20’ rented dumpster out in the street. Ghostly impressions on walls where pictures used to hang. . “Welcome home Walter!!!” MARSHALL This is a small. EXT. BROWNSTONE. AFTERNOON. old packed. It’s the first time Dean has seen nature in the longest. 6 YEARS EARLIER. TRUCK/ROAD.
He finds the man’s old army uniform. . folds them.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 19. gotta go. etc.Unpacks the old man’s clothes. Gotta go. and ten. (CONTINUED) . . in no mood to waste time. DEAN What happens to all the other stuff? JAMIE Not out problem. JAMIE Dean you ready? Let’s get outta here okay? Job’s over. DEAN I don’t understand what you’re trying to say. One hundred.Marshall carries in a box of food .cans of soup. come on. . . hurry it up.. so strip the furniture I”ll bring you boxes you start unpacking and placing. . Hangs it with reverence on the wall. Along with an American flag.. puts them in drawers.Dean slides open a box cutter.. Places a framed picture up. . JAMIE It’s probably not gonna. here I’ll give you your pay. and twenty is part of your tip okay? Let’s go we’ve got a 2 hour ride back to the city.Replaces the light bulb on a burned out lamp. MARSHALL Come on. .He hammers a nail in the wall. flatten all the cartons and we’ll get em outta here.Dean and Charley move a dresser against the wall.Wipes clean old pictures and knickknacks using toilet paper.. we gotta go. Jamie walks in. gotta go. . MARSHALL We got another job to do.
LATE AFTERNOON. It’s just so handsome you know? I noticed you had a lot of matches so I just hung them on the wall.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 20. INT. DEAN (cont’d) That’s you shoes.his new home. if you don’t like it you can just rip em down. see? (CONTINUED) . sees Walter being wheeled up to his room. Dean hears Walter coming down the corridor. Dean positions the rocking chair so Walter can sit down. DEAN (cont’d) Do you wanna sit down in the chair. Dean continues. Dean does his best to quickly finish his make-shift re-decoration of Walter’s new home. 6 YEARS EARLIER. wanna new INT. RETIREMENT HOME. 6 YEARS EARLIER. Dean guides Walter through his new room . RETIREMENT HOME. DEAN Hey! Walter! Don’t be mad okay? I some of your stuff. Jamie leaves the room. LATE AFTERNOON. DEAN I hung your uniform I hope that’s okay. pulls out his old grey shoes. He does. This is your house. Dean looks out the door. It is hard to judge from Walter’s expression what his reaction is. opened okay. WALTER’S ROOM. DEAN (cont’d) You got it? Okay Walter I gotta go or I’m gonna get in trouble but let me show you a few things okay? Dean reaches under Walter’s dresser. I hope that’s You wanna walk in here? You don’t get wheeled in here. Here let me get this out of your way. HALLWAY. its tape.
BACKYARD . Marshall leaves the room. Walter grabs his hand with two of his hands. Okay. nice to meet ya. DEAN (cont’d) She was a beautiful woman! Umm. All your stuff’s in here thats your pants. Dean outstretches his hand to shake. . Something across the hall has caught his eye. PERIERA HOME . DEAN (TO WALTER) He’s not the boss of me. sweaters. But stops. Dean points to a framed wedding picture on Walter’s desk. Okay. MARSHALL I’ll meet you in the truck..PRESENT DAY Cindy. by the way. DEAN Good luck here. MARSHALL Yo. DEAN (cont’d) Hey Walter is this your wife? Walter nods. six years of worry etched into her brow. Dean we gotta go alright? DEAN Okay. okay. sliding glass window. Dean backs out of the room and takes the money off the dresser. Marshall sticks his head in the room. He’s digs a hole. shirts..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 21. impatient. INT/EXT.. He goes to put it in his pocket.. buries the family dog back yard. WALTER Thank you. watches Dean through a dirty. Dean continues. I”ll see ya down the road..
She has to physically remove Dean’s foot to get to a piece of trash. DEAN (ON VIDEO) I know. DEAN Don’t be sorry baby. DEAN (cont’d) I’m just fucking tired..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 22. Wondering where she has gone. FRANKIE (ON VIDEO) She doesn’t like it girly. CINDY Can you take the trash out. Cindy attempts to console him. Dean lays back on the couch. I’m just tired you know. Ohh fuck. (CONTINUED) . LATER. He is watching his wife. beer in hand. Cindy cleans the house. watching old home movies: Frankie crawls around in the grass. I know. CINDY I’m sorry. FRANKIE (ON VIDEO) Come on girl! DEAN (ON VIDEO) Maybe we made it too girly. drinking a beer. INT/EXT. Meanwhile. He downs the rest of his budweiser. PERIERA HOME . steps over her and goes into the kitchen. He gets up.CONTINUOUS Dean sits at the table.. trying to get Megan to go into her dog house. He is sobbing. Dean is no longer watching the movie.
I’m on call tomorrow.. She realizes that Dean has recovered an unused gift certificate for a theme motel.. looking for something. (to Cindy) Listen to me for one second. tonight. that’s it? DEAN (cont’d) (to cindy) There’s a future room... Cindy continues her task. Let’s go get drunk and make love. Cindy stops cleaning.. Let’s get outta here.. Cindy looks at her watch. You remember where we put that. CINDY I”m on call tomorrow I can’t go. would you stop cleaning for one minute.. Dean grabs the phone and dials. DEAN Sure.. we gotta get outta here. (to phone) can you hang on one second. DEAN (to phone) What else.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 23. What’s our options? They have cupid’s cove. DEAN (on phone) (cont’d) Hello... We have to get out of this house. She wants no part of it.. DEAN (cont’d) I got an idea. I want to see if I can reserve a room for the night. (to cindy) will you make the decision please. I’m asking you. (to phone) can you hold on one second. DEAN Baby please listen to me for a second.. (CONTINUED) . Please. He digs in drawers. CINDY I’m not going to some cheesy sex motel. I have a gift certificate.
CINDY Bobby Ontario? BOBBY How are you? (CONTINUED) .. She retreats to the back bedroom.she tries on different pairs of sunglasses at the display when.S. DEAN (cont’d) Now do you want the Cupid’s Cove or do you want the future room. (to phone) The future room. CINDY (cont’d) You’re crazy DEAN (to phone)Thanks.AFTERNOON .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 24. CINDY Cindy can’t believe he just did that. . (calling out to Cindy) Pack you bags baby we’re going to the future! INT.. Make a decision baby please.Tucks two bottles of champagne under her arm. LIQUOR MART . and on a day like this. DEAN Okay I’ll make the decision. pushes it. her college sweetheart.Cindy jerks out a grocery cart..) Is that Cindy Heller? Cindy turns and sees BOBBY ONTARIO. CINDY I don’t want to get in the car at 7:30 and drive for 2 hours.. scans the aisles of the massive liquor store.PRESENT DAY . BOBBY (O. The brief encounter reeks of embarrassed politeness. For 2. Periera. .
here’s good. EXT.PRESENT DAY Dean fills his tank wishes he could light the cigarette that is dangling from his lips. (CONTINUED) . been here. BOBBY So how bout you? CINDY Here. never left here.... Ahh. GAS STATION . stayed here.PRESENT DAY Cindy pushes her cart down the aisle along side Bobby..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 25. married? CINDY (nods) Married. BOBBY Here’s good. Lucky guy. LIQUOR MART .. fit. INT. Awkward.you know I’m hanging in there. BOBBY (cont’d) Have you been faithful to him? CINDY (balks) That's a strange question to ask someone you haven't seen in forever..AFTERNOON . BOBBY That’s crazy. CINDY I”m good. 30 years old. They turn a corner in the store. How are you? BOBBY I’m.AFTERNOON .. Wow! Wow! Its been a while. BOBBY Yeah well you know..
. CINDY (cont’d) Come on. LIQUOR MART .AFTERNOON . stolen shades on her head. mountain road.Why are you looking at me like that? BOBBY I'm not looking at you like anything.PARKING LOT . DEAN What you thinking? What’s on your mind? Cindy thinks about it.. Okay EXT.PRESENT DAY Cindy pushes the cart hurriedly. slams the hatch closed and snatches the keys from Dean's hands.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 26... (CONTINUED) . BOBBY (cont’d) Seriously. I mean I have. CINDY Let's go Dean sits on the fender of their minivan. Cindy moves fast. INT. loads in the bags next to their luggage.PRESENT DAY Cindy drives the car along a windy....I have been.. let's go. CINDY Yes. smoking. BOBBY Yes you have or yes you haven't? CINDY Yes.LATE AFTERNOON . A little too fast for Dean’s comfort. CINDY Oh. MINI VAN .I haven't.
.. I mean. DEAN You talked to him? CINDY No. “hi. DEAN The fuck was he doing there? CINDY I dunno. by..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 27. DEAN Richard Greico? CINDY No but good guess... buying liquor I guess. DEAN How come you didn’t tell me while we were there? CINDY I don’t know cause I was flustered and I’m telling you now. I mean like..” DEAN How are you? CINDY Yeah he asked me how I was (CONTINUED) . DEAN Jesus! How come your just telling me now? CINDY Cause I’m telling you now.. how are you. DEAN Jon Bon Jovi? CINDY Bobby Ontario.. CINDY You’re never going to guess who I saw at the liquor mart.
He’s fat.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 28.. DEAN And you told him? CINDY I mean I didn’t want to but we were stuck there in the same store buying things together at the same time. What does that mean? Make me feel better? CINDY I don’t know! Cause he’s a loser! DEAN What does that have to do with me? Whether he’s a loser or he’s fat or not? What the fuck do I care? CINDY What!? DEAN What are you saying that for? That would make me feel better he’s fat? So what if he’s in good shape I shouldn’t feel good? CINDY I said the wrong thing. because you feel funny DEAN You’re nervous cause I feel funny? What does that mean. (CONTINUED) . I’m nervous okay? DEAN What do you mean your nervous? CINDY I feel funny.. DEAN What do you I care? CINDY I don’t know DEAN What do I care if he’s fat or not. I wish you’d seen him then you wouldn’t feel so bad.
. DEAN What are you doing? CINDY I gotta pee. CINDY Look. ROADSIDE . And I said the wrong thing DEAN Baby you do whatever you want CINDY Okay. I feel like I said the wrong thing. Frustrated sighs. DEAN Where this person’s house!? CINDY Fuck you DEAN Fuck me EXT. headlights flood the night. The car stops on the shoulder of the two lane highway.PRESENT DAY Cindy jogs across the road into a wooded area. I feel like I shouldn’t have said anything. He pulls his away. Cars pass behind her. I’m sorry Cindy puts her hand on Dean’s.. She disappears into the woods.. DEAN Really? That’s an option? You run into Bobby Ontario and it’s an option not to tell me? CINDY I feel like you’re upset and I upset you and I’m sorry. Cindy pulls the car over.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 29..DUSK . (CONTINUED) . Cindy gets out of the car.
INT. BOBBY Really. She descends into the thicket until the sound of the highway is faint. researach. Bobby . takes off his ear guards.22. He walks over to Cindy. EXT. Bobby looks up. Students hurry by clutching schoolbooks. (CONTINUED) . She drifts. You’re supposed to be a quadriplegic? CINDY Quads can't use their arms. Faces of passing people look at her with pity . CINDY Hi BOBBY What are you doing? CINDY Research.wheels herself around her college campus. stands up. He presses himself into her and mauls her with a wet kiss. TROY LETTER. Quickly pins him. GYMNASIUM .. sees Cindy by the door attempting to pop wheelies in her wheelchair.22.what a shame that such a pretty girl be in a wheelchair. gets on top of him in the offensive position.DAY .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 30. BOBBY Really.6 YEARS EARLIER A YOUNGER CINDY .gets into the defensive position. smart .. Come on. svelte . SUBURBAN STREET/COLLEGE . Whistle blows! Bobby escapes the position and wraps Troy up in a double grapevine. his buddy.6 YEARS EARLIER Wrestling practice. BOBBY (cont’d) Come over.DAY . Why do you always have to act like such a freak sometimes. Wind through the leaves. I'm a paraplegic. bumps fists.
FOYER .KITCHEN .I thought you were your Dad. Alzheimer's . She wheels away from him. BOBBY Yeah. She holds a coffee mug filled with gin on the rocks. I just came to say hi. HELLER HOME . CINDY (cont’d) (calling out) Call you later.6 YEARS EARLIER Cindy sits at table with Gramma. desperate. Just lovely. Cindy kisses her mom on the cheek. CINDY Just us.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 31.80’s. eating little brownies and dunking them in their coffee. CINDY I can’t. can smell the alcohol. Cindy’s mom . GLENDA Ope . Whatever! INT.50’s.6 YEARS EARLIER The front door opens and Cindy pushes Gramma FRANCIS .AFTERNOON . BOBBY You know you want it. GLENDA INT.into the middle class home. GLENDA How was the beauty parlour? GRAMMA FRANCIS Oh lovely.EVENING . CINDY I can’t I have to go get Grandma. (CONTINUED) . HELLER HOME . GLENDA HELLER .peeks her head out of the kitchen.
She wants to disappear.. Jerry. He didn’t really have any regard for me as a person. I don’t think I found it.EVENING . Glenda is mortified.6 YEARS EARLIER Glenda. Especially Cindy. CINDY Even with grandpa? GRAMMA FRANCIS Maybe a little in the beginning. You’ve gotta be careful of that.. is worth it. CINDY What did it feel like when you fell in love? GRAMMA FRANCIS Oh dear.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 32. Gramma Francis and Cindy sit around a dining room table. Glenda slices a knife through a greenish meatloaf. for you.. CINDY (V. INT.O. You’ve gotta be very careful that the person you fall in love with. JERRY Are we s’pposed to eat this garbage?!!!Huh?! Everyone at the table is frozen. Jerry pounds his fist into the table. GLENDA I”m sorry. HELLER HOME .. Do you want me to make you some eggs? JERRY I want you to enjoy your Goddamn dinner! (CONTINUED) . I know that they must have loved eachother at one time right? Did thy just get it all out of the way before the had me? Suddenly.DINING ROOM .) I don't ever want to be like my parents. She serves a watery slice to Gramma.
) How do you trust your feeling when they just disappear like that.” INT.CLASSROOM . His hands caress her back as he looks down at himself inside of her. He closes his eyes tight.” GRAMMA FRANCIS (V.O. We see Cindy gather her belongings.. INT. He storms out of the dining room.) I think the only way you can find out is to have the feeling. trying to control himself.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 33. She brushes by Bobby Ontario on her way out of the classroom.O. BOBBY'S BEDROOM .) “.DAY .DAY .NIGHT . They exchange a coy look.) You’re a good person Cindy.6 YEARS EARLIER Cindy rides the bus to school.O.. moaning.6 YEARS EARLIER Class dismissed. CINDY What? What what? (CONTINUED) .6 YEARS EARLIER Cindy studies.6 YEARS EARLIER A gold necklace dangles from Cindy's neck. GRAMMA FRANCIS (V. Bobby stands behind her. But the ecstasy is too much . INT.I trust myself. listening to music on her headphones.O.. Her arms secure her weight on the bed.CINDY’S BEDROOM . BUS . GRAMMA FRANCIS (V.he comes inside of her. throwing his plate on the table. Cindy and Gramma sit in silence. and lets his body weight smother her onto the bed. CINDY (V. COLLEGE CAMPUS . Glenda.” INT. pulling an “all-nighter..AFTERNOON . HELLER HOME . I think you have the right to say “yes I do trust.
. IN THE BATHROOM . warmly. Cindy pushes her Gramma in from the brisk spring. The automatic doors slide open.. She runs her hand under the faucet and scrubs her crotch. . Cindy gets out from underneath him. that’s what she wanted.) He was going to kiss her. Cindy reads a romance novel aloud to Gramma.Cindy eats a meal with her grandma. LATE AFTERNOON. SUBURBAN STREET. hoping gravity will pull Bobby out of her. DAY. GRAMMA’S ROOM. WE HEAR this in voice over. 6 YEARS EARLIER.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 34. close. hoping that this will wash him out of her. BOBBY (breathless) Shit. wasn’t it? . RETIREMENT HOME .BOBBY’S Cindy sits on the toilet. (CONTINUED) . Cindy walks briskly pushing her Gramma in a wheelchair.O. EXT. CINDY (realizing) Fuck! BOBBY I”m sorry. Gramma is tucked into bed. INT. pees. They say hello to the receptionist. Cindy reads.LATE AFTERNOON. She can’t believe he just disrespected her like that.She helps her change clothes and get ready for bed. intimately. 6 YEARS EARLIER. RETIREMENT HOME. 6 YEARS EARLIER. CINDY (V. EXT/INT.
GRAMMA FRANCIS I want a cigarette. You’re in bed you can’t have a cigarette now okay. handsome but unkempt young man standing by the dresser. pulls out a cigarette. Knocks.. GRAMMA FRANCIS I need a cigarette With a smirk Cindy opens the window to the small nursing home room. so he reaches for the wad of money on the dresser and puts it in his pocket. the steady beat of his heart under her hand as she turned into his arms. She closes the door so they aren.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 35. Chapter 11 Cindy turns the page. DEAN Excuse me can I talk to you for a second? Cindy peeks the door open a crack. It is Dean.who is this person? Is he stealing that money? She decides that it is something that she can’t see. He doesn’t know what to do with his hands.. Cindy sees this. There was a precipice and she was falling head over heels. Falling in love with him. His clothes are dirty. CINDY (reading) She wanted the strength of his arms around her. She closes the door. CINDY Why? (CONTINUED) . They both stare at each other.t caught and she SEES. Do you want me to keep reading or are you tired. She goes over to Gramma’s purse. A tall. CINDY No Gramma its bed time. finds it a bit strange . Dean feels her suspicion and runs up to the door.
DEAN You think I stole that money don’t you? Yeah you do. She tries. I know what it feels like to get busted and this is what that feels like. Laughter. CINDY Okay I got it. okay. DEAN What’s your name? CINDY Go away. DEAN Money I can take girls out on dates with. Just so you know. (CONTINUED) . DEAN That’s a weird name. CINDY I got it.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 36. More laughter. Okay. CINDY Good to know. again. There is an attraction here. CINDY No. DEAN Go away? CINDY Go away. I have a job. to close the door. DEAN Look I’ve stolen money before. DEAN I make money. this is my job.
Where are we huh? We’re inside a robot’s vagina.. He pulls out a pen and begins writing his name on the back of the card. DEAN (cont’d) I don’t have a phone.. Deep sigh.a hotel room decorated like the lunar surface. CINDY Great.. DEAN (cont’d) Look at that. She begins closing the door..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 37.MOON ROOM . (CONTINUED) . but if you call this number right here. illuminating the Moon Room . they’ll tell me you’ve called.. or a phone number. He heads down the hallway. He pulls out his business card.PRESENT DAY Door opens revealing Dean and Cindy holding groceries and suitcases. FANTASUITES .. He is left alone. Dean flicks on the light. DEAN Wow. DEAN (cont’d) Hold on a second. DEAN Who should I say is calling? Cindy shuts the door in his face. That’s my business card. You want me to see if we can get cupid’s cove? CINDY I’m making a drink. INT.. and ask for me.. CINDY Was this the only one that they had? DEAN I told you they had cupid’s cove or this. I wanna give you something.NIGHT .
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JERRY INT. FANTASUITES - FOYER - CONTINUOUS - PRESENT DAY Cindy sips from a cape cod and talks to Frankie. Dean comes into the room, trying to get the phone from his wife. CINDY Okay honey... don’t forget to potty before you get into bed... bye... I love you... Dean gets the phone. DEAN Hey frankie this is how they laugh in the future! You try it! He does it. Cindy goes into the other room. She needs to get away from these sounds that he is making. She closes the door behind her, but can still hear him... DEAN (cont’d) (makes farting noise) Are you tooting? Frankie! INT. FANTASUITES - BATHROOM - NIGHT - PRESENT DAY Steam accumulates on mirrors. Cindy takes her clothes off, tests the temperature of the water and steps in the shower. INT. FANTASUITES - FOYER - NIGHT - PRESENT DAY Dean hears Cindy start the shower. He gets an idea and decides to cut it short with Frankie. DEAN Love you like crazy, I gotta go okay , kiss kiss. Dean cracks open the door to the steam-filled bathroom. Cindy lathers her hair with her eyes closed. DEAN (cont’d) What are you doing? CINDY What? What does it look like I'm doing? (CONTINUED)
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DEAN Gettin’ all wet and naked... I'm gonna go order some food, you want some? CINDY You know what I like. Can you close the door? Dean closes the door, remains in the BATHROOM, watches his naked wife, removes his clothes. Cindy does a double take. CINDY (cont’d) What are you doing? Dean pulls back the shower curtain and steps in. DEAN What does it look like I'm doing? CINDY Dean. The small shower presses them close. Dean's smile infects her. He leans over, they kiss. Brushing lips at first. Dean presses closer. Cindy pulls back and pivots him around until the stream of water catches his body. He leans his head back, the water pours over his hair and face. He places his hands on Cindy's hips and pulls her close to him. Cindy hands him a bar of soap. He builds a gentle lather. Cindy inches back, turns around. Dean lathers her back, slow and languid. He lowers his hands from her back to her behind. Cindy turns. DEAN I wasn't done. He washes her shoulders and neck. His hands sculpt her body and move to her breasts. No longer washing her, but molding her. Cindy looks up. His hands move to her belly. He kneels down. Cindy reaches down and lifts him up by the arms. But Dean remains where he is.
CINDY Okay. He walks by without saying a word to her. Then he moves to her right foot and up her calf. Cindy releases her breath. FANTASUITES . “You and Me” by Penny and the Quarters plays loud in the room. foot. knee. INT. Dean begins singing along to the sweet melody.FOYER . He begins. (CONTINUED) . eyes closed. DEAN (cont’d) Dean digs a CD out of a carrying case. Standing in the stream of water. He refuses. Dean puts the CD in the player in the bedroom and lights a cigarette. Cindy washes the soap off her body.. head back. Dean's hands move up between her legs. She pivots them around again.PRESENT DAY Dean gets ice from the ice machine. to wash the entire surface of her left thigh. She hands him a drink . calf.NIGHT .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 41. CINDY Do you want a drink? DEAN Yes please. He can hear a couple having sex in one of the other suites. CINDY What are you so grumpy about. Then.a cape cod.. FANTASUITES . He turns and sees Cindy standing in the doorway. knee and thigh. DEAN Oh I don’t know? I don’t know why. INT. but she wins.PRESENT DAY Dean opens the door to find Cindy blowing dry her hair. on his knees. The music has captured her.NIGHT .HALLWAY . Cindy grabs under his armpits.
BOBBY Gramma you know you have an amazing granddaughter? GRAMMA FRANCIS Of course I do. Dean offers Cindy a tug from his cigarette. EXT. BOBBY Hi how are you? GRAMMA FRANCIS Fine thank you BOBBY (to Gramma) Your Gramma aren’t you. It has been years since she smoked. gently and awkwardly finding the rhythm of each other’s bodies again.6 YEARS EARLIER Cindy pushes Gramma Francis up the driveway.LATE AFTERNOON . BOBBY (to Gramma) She’s amazing. HELLER HOME .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 42.“clink” They each take a drink. Cindy struggles to get Gramma up the ramp of the porch. Bobby stands on the porch holding a bunch of red roses. They cheers . Will you please take them? (CONTINUED) . He takes her in his arms. CINDY I don’t want to talk to you anymore. Its great to meet you. Cindy ignores it and tries to push by him. (to Cindy) Cindy come on could you talk to me for five minutes please. (to Cindy) Cindy I got these for you. They begin to slow dance. She reluctantly accepts.
INT. She opens the screen door.” Dean walks away. defeated. I’m trying to say sorry and you’re acting like a total bitch! She gets inside.) I don’t know I just feel like I should stop thinking about it but I can’t.O.. BOBBY (cont’d) Can I have five minutes? This is ridiculous you’re not even gonna talk to me? Come on Cindy. hopeful. He tries to give her the flowers. WILLIAMSBURG. DEAN What do you think about love at first sight? You think you can love somebody just by looking at ‘em? (CONTINUED) . legs dangling out the side of the moving truck. STORAGE FACILITY/MOVING COMPANY .6 YEARS EARLIER Dean sits beside Marshall.MORNING . Truck. INT/EXT.AFTERNOON . love at first sight. We hear a conversation. He’s on time. I think I’ve seen too many movies you know. EXT. DEAN (asks receptionist) Anyone call? The RECEPTIONIST shakes her head “no. 6 YEARS EARLIER Dean watches a family of ducks bobbing up and down in the river..6 YEARS EARLIER Dean walks into the office. DUSK. fumbling to navigate the wheelchair and the flowers. She won’t take them. He forces her to take them.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 43. DEAN (V. shuts the door on him.
(CONTINUED) . right? INT.O.6 YEARS EARLIER Dean sweeps the bed of the truck. Dean reaches for it-.. MARSHALL If you get a little pussy. man.. I think the mental-ness will get out your head.DAY . but the thing is.) So why don’t you go back to that grandmother and ask her where she lives.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 44. DEAN Yeah. MOVING TRUCK .. right? MARSHALL Yeah. You know. DEAN (V. right? MARSHALL Right. DEAN I felt like I did though. You ever get that feeling? MARSHALL Yeah like you’ve seen her before and you just know her. MARSHALL By looking at ‘em? DEAN But the thing is. MARSHALL (V.) No she was just like visiting her grandmother. The broom catches something in the corner.a locket. you already know where she live at. I felt like I knew her. DEAN I’m too much in my head. MARSHALL Yeah it’s a feeling. DEAN Yeah I don’t. you actually don’t know her..O.
) Yeah.O. Dean pulls the lever .” DEAN (V.O.) She just seems different you know? I don’t know. Only an empty bed remains. yeah INT/EXT. The door is open. waits. Do you know what happened to Walter? (CONTINUED) . He knocks. TRAIN/TRAIN STATION. twirling. DEAN Hi. 6 YEARS EARLIER Still wearing his work clothes. DEAN (V. A feeling of anticipation.O. 6 YEARS EARLIER. Dean walks to the old man’s room. I just got a feeling about her. lights are off. talking through the opening.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 45.) I should go back. room is empty. How different? Dean gets off the train.“you are my sunshine.) Yeah. AFTERNOON.DAY. INT.sees a picture of the old man and his wife . 6 YEARS EARLIER.O. pictures are gone. DEAN (V.) Wait. He opens the latch .O. BUS .O. RETIREMENT HOME.his stop. then opens Cindy’s Gramma’s door just a little. Dean rides the train out of the city. He hears the TV from across the hall. Reads the inscription on the back . Dean holds up the locket and stares at it.) I dunno.60 years ago. All the furniture. MARSHALL (V. LATE AFTERNOON. right? MARSHALL (V. You know when a song comes on and you just gotta dance? INT. If you like her. pulls out the locket. MARSHALL (V.
Inside. AFTERNOON. A few passengers get on.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 46. GRAMMA Who? DEAN Walter. The moving bus throws his balance. What’s her name? EXT. Recognizes him. he’s the gentlemen that just moved in across the hall about a month ago. He feels around in his pocket. BUS STOP. Dean watches her pay her fare and move to the back of the bus without noticing him. He stands over her for a moment. DEAN Hey. can I ask you something else? What’s the story with that girl that was in here like a month ago. I don’t know anything about anyone named Walter. but can’t place it. GRAMMA Oh. He gathers the courage to walk toward her.LATE AFTERNOON* The bus drives away. Cindy senses somebody in her space. GRAMMA (V.) Cindy. She looks up. DEAN Do you think I could sit down because all these other seats are taken? (CONTINUED) . One of them is Cindy.O. BUS . She boards the bus. Cindy runs to make the bus. 6 YEARS EARLIER. INT/EXT. Dean stands. I gave her my card but she never called. Finds the locket. He sits with his ukulele not believing his luck. He puts it on. The young blonde. He is a little down. She has headphones on. The bus comes to a stop.
Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 47... Dean sits.. DEAN (cont’d) You know I just talked to your grandmother. She moves her bag off the seat.. thanks. DEAN Okay let me put it into context.. I went out there to see Walter who’s not there anymore.. CINDY Okay. That’s why I talked to her.. huh? CINDY Yeah. you know what happened to that guy walter? DEAN No. DEAN (cont’d) That sounds weird. what happened to that guy Walter? She makes a slice across her throat. You know what happened to that guy Walter? CINDY Yeah. DEAN Hey. Cindy looks taken aback.. DEAN (cont’d) You gotta do it like that? CINDY What do you expect? DEAN What do you mean? CINDY They’re old! Do you want to live like that? (CONTINUED) .
Are you gonna die? CINDY Definitely. DEAN (cont’d) I went out there to give him this. Don’t do it. He takes it off. wise guy? DEAN Not do it. But I’m not getting old and he’s a dummy for dying. CINDY Walter’s a dummy for dying? DEAN Yeah. DEAN In that home? CINDY Yeah.. DEAN Hmm? What’d you say? CINDY I said definitely. CINDY What are you gonna do? DEAN Just not do it.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 48.. Dean feels for the locket around his neck. CINDY What are you gonna do. DEAN Well with that kind of attitude you will... Don’t do it! It’s for suckers. DEAN No I don’t. Isn’t that nice? CINDY Is that him? (CONTINUED) .
CINDY I like how you can compliment and insult someone at the same time. DEAN I don’t know if you’re not funny..” (CONTINUED) . “gee mister I’m getting scared!” And the child molester looks down at him and says.. DEAN Yeah.. That’s gotta make you nuts.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 49. The child molester and the little boy keep walking further and further and its getting darker and darker and they’re going deeper and deeper into the woods and the little boy looks up at the child molester and he says. You’re probably nutty-coo-coo crazy. the more nuts she is. Like you make jokes and people laugh anyway even though they’re not funny.. DEAN So she’s probably nuts then. DEAN What’s an insult about that? CINDY That I’m crazy and I’m not funny. “you think you’re scared kid? I gotta walk outta here alone. tell me a joke. In equal measure. Everybody treats you different. Its not your fault. CINDY So there’s a child molester and a little boy walking into the woods. Isn’t he handsome? CINDY Look at her she’s so pretty. Cindy is confused by this line of rationale. Which makes you insane.. DEAN (cont’d) (explains himself) In my experience the prettier a girl is. and his lady..
Nobody else talks in my family. EXT. You like it? CINDY It’s alright. CINDY I do. NIGHT. ICE CREAM SHOP.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (4) 50. TOWN STREETS .. DEAN Where you wanna go? CINDY I wanna go away to school. DEAN You get along with your grandma huh? CINDY Yeah. Dean has a banana split. they just yell. Cindy laughs. DEAN What are you gonna study? (CONTINUED) . Dean and Cindy eat ice cream. 6 YEARS EARLIER. DEAN I’m never getting married. she makes me laugh..DUSK TO DAWN Dean and Cindy wander side by side down the sidewalks and streets of the town. Cindy has a twist cone dipped in rainbow sprinkles... DEAN This is a nice place you live. Dean does not. CINDY (cont’d) You don’t think that’s funny? DEAN No. I’m sorry. And when they talk. EXT. lost together in conversation. Dean starts laughing.
. DEAN You got any. Dean is into it. talents? CINDY Like hidden talents? Cindy starts to recite all of the American presidents in a little catchy song. DEAN Really?? CINDY Yeah really! DEAN Yeah right! CINDY Yeah right? DEAN Girls that look like you don’t go and study medicine. DEAN That was rad. like. He begins clapping along. CINDY What do I look like? DEAN Girls like you are super-models. Can you dance? CINDY I can tap. BRIDAL SHOP.. She finishes and they high-five each other. NIGHT . spurring on Cindy’s enthusiasm.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 51. EXT. CINDY Medicine.6 YEARS EARLIER Dean strums the chords of his ukulele. DEAN You can tap dance? (CONTINUED) .
DEAN You’re not gonna eat that? CINDY Why don’t you do something. you could do anything you wanted to do. I’ll play a song and you dance..FUTURE ROOM .NIGHT . You’re so good at so many things. CINDY Can you? DEAN No. I have to sing stupid. They continually drink. (The actors experience this for the first time too. INT. They end the scene in an embrace. He begins strumming the upbeat chords of The Mills Brother’s “You Always Hurt The Ones You Love. isn’t there something else you wanna do? (CONTINUED) .. I can't really sing..PRESENT DAY They sit across from each other eating a meal of cold spaghetti and wilted salad. FANTASUITES .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 52. like goofy. in order to sing. you’re good at everything that you do. DEAN What does that mean? Why don’t I do something? CINDY Isn’t there anything you want to do? DEAN Like what? CINDY I don’t know.” She begins tap dancing. We should witness and experience them falling in love). DEAN What do you mean? CINDY I don’t know..
. this is the dream! CINDY It doesn’t ever disappoint you? DEAN Why? Why would it disappoint me? (CONTINUED) . you’re so good at so many things. I’ve found what I wanted. DEAN Than what? Than be a husband.. DEAN For what? CINDY You can sing. I paint somebody’s house. I go to work. That’s like.. That wasn’t my goal in life. what would that be? CINDY I don’t know. I get to be with you. you can draw.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 53. I don’t want to do anything else. What a luxury. Wasn’t mine. you can dance. I work so I can do that. I have a job that I can drink at 8 o’clock in the morning. they’re excited about it. it’s what I want to do. I have a beer. you have such capacity.. DEAN No. CINDY I’d like to see you have a job where you didn’t have to start drinking at 8 o’clock in the morning to go to it. you know. DEAN Listen I didn’t wanna be somebody’s husband and I didn’t wanna be somebody’s dad.. I didn’t know that and now it’s all I wanna do. you can do so many things. to be Frankie’s dad? What do you want me to do? In your dream scenario of me doing what I’m good at. I come home. I get up for work. For some guys it is. But somehow..
Start Blabbing. you take what I say and you turn it around into something that I didn’t mean. huh? What’s funny about that? CINDY Good luck. I’m not even saying you have to make money off it. DEAN (cont’d) That’s funny. DEAN If you're not interested in what I have to say then maybe I just shouldn’t say anything. Don’t you miss it? DEAN What does potential even mean? What does that mean. I’d like to see you think about what you say instead of saying what you think all the time. You just twist it. we rarely sit down and have an adult conversation. give it a try! DEAN What are you doin. potential? Potential for what? To turn it into what? CINDY (flustered) You know. you wanna fight me? CINDY Yeah I wanna fight you.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 54. Good luck. Because every time we do. . blah blah blah blah blah. CINDY Because you have all this potential. Cindy laughs. DEAN So what! Why do you have to make money off your potential? CINDY Look.
Cindy can’t really finish hers. drunk? Don’t go to sleep. there you go. come here come here!! Hey beautiful come here! This is funny. DEAN I gotta go pee my diddy. Cindy gets the upper hand and pulls Dean off the bed.. She just manages. momentarily. you’re the best. A loud crash comes from the BATHROOM.. DEAN You drunk? You drunk.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 55. on your back motherfucker! They both laugh. Dean comes back with a shot of vodka. hey!! Stay awake! Look at me look at me. CINDY They toast. They are very drunk. He kisses her on the forehead and stumbles out of the room. come here. Cindy sits up. Dean quaffs his. I’ll be back. CINDY You okay? DEAN (FROM THE BATHROOM) I may or may not have fallen. Moments later. CINDY On your back. DEAN Okay. LATER. DEAN Cheers.. you awake? CINDY Dean claps his hands. Cindy and Dean wrestle. ON THE SPINNING BED. She tries to place her drink on the nightstand.. but the bed is spinning. (CONTINUED) . Cindy wakes up.
CINDY No. (CONTINUED) .. DEAN (cont’d) Come here. mauling her with kisses.. But it seems like the floor is still spinning. You wanna have another baby with me? You wanna make another baby with me? I wanna have another baby with you. Dean. She removes his hand and places it on her hip. DEAN (cont’d) You’re so beautiful. looks at him through slit eyes. He slides his hand up to her breasts. She pulls his hair hard. She moves her head away and pats Dean on the shoulder in a gesture of friendship. She worms her arms away and grabs onto his hair. you saucy little minx! He rolls on top of her. He slides his hand between her legs. His pants are around his knees. DEAN (cont’d) Do you. His tongue licks Cindy from her breasts to her face.... Cindy squirms underneath him.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 56... Cindy turns her head in the other direction. Dean continues to kiss her neck.. CINDY (cont’d) Stop. He brings it back aggressively.. you want to have another baby? . DEAN Stop what? Shut your beautiful mouth.. Wait a second. He looks up at her over his brow into her desperate eyes. Cindy bites her lip. She struggles to maintain her balance. She reaches to pull him up. But he pulls her down on the floor instead. Cindy gets off the spinning bed. I want another child. Again. She arches her back. She pushes his hand away.. His pelvis pulses and he moans. He grabs her wrists and holds her arms over her head. Dean kisses her neck.. She finds Dean crashed out on the floor.
DEAN (cont’d) What do you want. holds himself in his hand. then stops. I don’t want that shit. stop. FRANKIE Don’t give me this shit. Her arm falls over her eyes. this fuckin like you can have my body bullshit.. I want you... stop it! What are you doing? Why are you doing that? It hurts! Cindy covers her face with her hand. I can’t fucking do it like this. DEAN (cont’d) That’s how you want it? This is how you want it? Breathless. Cindy’s arms move around him. The erratic motion slows.. He unbuckles his belt.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 57. She lifts the shirt up over her head. A small moan. I’m not gonna do it like this. grabbing the small of his arching back. DEAN (cont’d) Baby I can’t do it like this. DEAN (cont’d) Ow! What are you doing? Would you cut it out? Stop it. Cindy's eyes press closed harder. Dean's raspy breathing... Cindy adjusts her legs higher.. What do you want me to rape you? (CONTINUED) . He rotates his hips.. positions her feet on the door jam. how much rejection am I supposed to take? I deserve affection. He lowers onto her. Dean awkwardly moves one hand up and down her bodice. His weight crushes Cindy. I’m good to you and to Frankie and I don’t deserve this! Cindy raises her hips and slips off her panties. His pelvis humps in a feeble performance. pushes his pants and underwear down to his knees. CINDY Stop. looks away in concentration... She opens her eyes to the ceiling.
Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 58. DEAN Would that make it okay for you to treat me like this? CINDY Yeah that’s what I want baby. “hit me. DEAN You want me to hit you? CINDY Stop it. DEAN Is that what you want? CINDY Yeah. I’m not gonna fuckin do it! She rolls out from underneath him and stands. CINDY I want you to stop. that’s what I want. DEAN What’s the matter with you? CINDY Fucking stop it! DEAN You want me to hit you? CINDY Yeah hit me. Dean continues berating her-- (CONTINUED) . DEAN Is that what you want? CINDY Stop it. She wraps her dress around her body and slips into the bedroom.” DEAN Is that what you want! I’m not gonna do it.
. Drunk. CINDY That’s not true. Cindy turns the lock.6 YEARS EARLIER They make out in the back of a cab.. DEAN Open the door! Open the door! Hey! EXT. FANTASUITES . okay. Would you believe a face like this? I mean look at this face? (CONTINUED) . CINDY Thank you very much. they try not to get caught. Unable to keep their hands off each other.NIGHT . Her eyes shift from despair to relief. Dean and Cindy make out on the street corner. INT. DEAN Come on! Why not? TAXI DRIVER Sir! Please there’s no sex in my taxi! Do not touch the young lady in my taxi! DEAN I will have you know that she was putting the moves on me.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (4) 59. NIGHT . CITY.CONTINUOUS Back against the closed door. NIGHT. TAXI DRIVER Do not touch the young lady in my cab. The doorknob jiggles. Do not touch the young lady back there please. INT. Dean playfully pretends to unbutton Cindy’s shirt. DEAN (cont’d) Okay! I don’t give a shit how much you want it. Her gaze grows more intense.. TAXI. I’m not gonna do it.. But the cab driver won’t allow it. 6 YEARS EARLIER. I’m not gonna do it! You want me to hit you? I’m not gonna do it! I love you.
INT. She looks green. AUDITORIUM CLASSROOM .DAY . unleashing a wave of laughter from her throat. COLLEGE CAMPUS . okay? Its not my business what you do with this girl but you’re not gonna do it in my cab. TAXI DRIVER I will not have you trying something that’s wrong in my car! DEAN What’s wrong? TAXI DRIVER This is my car and it’s just like my home. A minute passes. INT. INT. 5AM .6 YEARS EARLIER Bobby places a test paper in front of Cindy. You’re in my home now. Waits. “Is this someone she can trust? Is this someone she can tell?” Bobby comes over and snatches it away from her. She discovers she’s pregnant. looking at his name.6 YEARS EARLIER Cindy sits in an empty stall. At last she climaxes. CHEAP MOTEL. COLLEGE . .6 YEARS EARLIER In a study room she takes out Dean’s card. INT. then slides his hand up her thigh and kneels at the base of the bed.BATHROOM . She holds Dean’s face in her hands. She won’t look at him. She urinates on it. Her grade. takes out a pregnancy test. "D.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 60.DAY . Now he knows what’s going on.6 YEARS EARLIER Dean slowly takes off Cindy’s boots.DAY ." He leans in and hurls an insult disguised as a compliment.STUDY HALL . burying his face in her crotch.
He crosses the road and kisses her passionately.DAY . DEAN You okay? CINDY Yeah. you okay? EXT. I know there’s something up.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 61. DEAN You’re not gonna tell me? Dean races towards the protective fencing that separates the walkway from a 200 foot drop into the east river..PARKING LOT . EXT. Dean and his buddies. Cars and trains beside them roar. MANHATTAN BRIDGE . you okay? DEAN Yeah.DAY .6 YEARS EARLIER Dean and Cindy walk along the walkway. DEAN You gonna talk to me or not? You gonna tell me what’s goin’ on? Cindy shakes her head and won’t look at him.. (CONTINUED) . file out of the garage. STORAGE FACILITY . DEAN (cont’d) You’re not gonna tell me? CINDY I don’t know what you want me to say! DEAN I want you to tell me what’s going on.6 YEARS EARLIER * Cindy waits for Dean to get off work. Dean is surprised but happy to see Cindy. CINDY I don’t know what to do. I wanna know! You got me feeling sick you know? I’m very intuitive. He climbs up.
stop!!! DEAN You gonna tell me?! CINDY Stop! Come down!! DEAN You gonna tell me? CINDY Just come down!! I’m not kidding you!! DEAN You’re not gonna tell me what it is? Dean swings one leg over the fence and moves to put his entire body over.. He jumps back down. CINDY Please come down!! Please stop. CINDY Stop! Stop. CINDY Come on.. I want you to come down! DEAN Tell me what it is. its dangerous! DEAN You gonna tell me? CINDY No. NO! STOP! Please come on! I”m pregnant! Stop.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 62. She retreats from him. stop! No. DEAN You want me to go over the edge? CINDY No. no no. DEAN Is it mine? (CONTINUED) . come back please! Please come down.
6 YEARS EARLIER A female Nurse sits with Cindy... (MORE) (CONTINUED) . looking over a file.DAY . She begins walking away from him. DEAN You don’t know? CINDY Maybe.. ABORTION CLINIC . DEAN You’re gonna have it? You’re not gonna have it? What are you gonna do? You thought about this? CINDY I don’t know. Dean has to take a minute to gather himself. NURSE You’ve opted for vacuum-aspiration abortion today. CINDY I don’t know. DEAN (calling out) You don’t know? INT.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 63. DEAN What are you gonna do? CINDY What am I gonna do? DEAN What are you gonna do? CINDY I don’t know.. I don’t know. DEAN Maybe? CINDY Probably not.
NURSE Okay.. Do you know which partner you were with when you became pregnant? Cindy nods. She breathes deeply. that’s it. NURSE (cont’d) And is that partner supportive to you? Cindy shakes her head “no... 64.then I’m going to introduce a finger.Maybe.. She’s about to cry. her legs in gurneys. INT. That’s not unusual.. She types in into Cindy’s file... ABORTION CLINIC .. They’re sensitive in nature so if at any time you’re uncomfortable.. 25.6 YEARS EARLIER Cindy lies on the table... okay there you are. alright. NURSE Okay...Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: I’m just going to ask you a few questions. okay..PROCEDURE ROOM .” Finding her inner toughness again. okay? CINDY Okay.. 20.. she successfully buries her emotions. okay. NURSE (cont’d) How many sexual partners would you say you’ve had from when you first began? CINDY . that’s it. DOCTOR Good.Thirteen. NURSE At what age were you when you first had intercourse? CINDY ..DAY . you just let me know. your going to feel this.. there we are. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . breathe.... breathe.. now I’m going to put my hand on your belly.....
Its a little uncomfortable. The doctor moves to place the instrument between her legs. DOCTOR (cont’d) Okay. It’s in a safe position for the procedure. Cindy regains her composure and sits up. Okay here it is. Cindy’s emotions break. okay. Okay I’m going to insert a speculum. I’m going to apply and instrument to hold the cervix still. Its probably 11. is that correct? Cindy nods very quickly. okay. I’m pulling the instruments out and I will stop.. He prepares a long needle... Breathe deeply and slowly.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: alright I feel the uterus. DOCTOR (cont’d) Now I’m going to give you the first injection and I want you to cough.5 To 12 weeks. (CONTINUED) . cough.. She can’t take it anymore. Cindy does.. DOCTOR (cont’d) Okay fine.... As much as you can relax.. I know it’s uncomfortable. I’ll put that down and let it take effect. The easier it goes.. this is it. DOCTOR Okay I’m stopping. DOCTOR (cont’d) Alright you wanna sit up. Cindy squeezes the hand of the nurse for support as the doctor continues the play by play of the procedure.. I know it’s uncomfortable. The next thing I’m gonna do is give you some local anesthesia.. 65. You want me to just stop the whole procedure. here it is. Stop. He places it between her legs. alright. CINDY Stop.
EARLY MORNING .NIGHT .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 66. BUS .. dishevelled from the night before.DAY .6 YEARS EARLIER Darkness passes.PRESENT DAY Darkness disturbed by beeping. it’s not your fault. She is wearing the locket around her neck. ABORTION CLINIC .BEDROOM . I’m going to step out. CINDY Shit. INT. DEAN Let’s do it. Cindy lies against Dean in the back of the bright bus. She lifts her cell phone off the bedside table and squints to make out the text. then a smile. They stare at each other. (CONTINUED) . DEAN I love you. hands holding his encircling arms. NURSE Do you wanna put your things back on? CINDY Can I see my friend? INT. FANTASUITES . Cindy exits. Let’s be a family. Cindy hugs him.6 YEARS EARLIER The waiting room door opens. Her eyes are closed. INT..” A flush of realization across Dean’s face. tightly. Dean nods slightly. you know. Cindy awakens. CINDY You don’t have to do this. Dean caresses Cindy's earlobe.WAITING ROOM . Her head rests on his chest. He goes to her and wraps his arms around her. Cindy shakes her head “no. CINDY I love you too. Let’s be a family. DOCTOR (cont’d) Alright.
After the eighth ring.PRESENT DAY The phone rings. Quietly. Thank you He hangs up the phone and looks around the room. eight.. I’m coming if I can be there at 9.. Annoyed. CINDY (cont’d) . hi. DEAN (cont’d) Hello? A prerecorded wake-up message informs Dean that it is 11:30AM. nine? I could be there at nine. so as not to wake Dean and provoke another argument..She brushes her teeth.Writes Dean a note.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 67. the bedroom. The digital clock reads 4:52. . No response. drunk.. He struggles up and stumbles to the phone.She dresses. INT. he hollers-DEAN Cindy!!!! Cin! I’m gonna fuckin kill her.Eases the door open.. she opens the creaky metal door. and disappears. (CONTINUED) ...LATER . who else did you call? I’m out of town too. She tapes the note to the TV. She drops it and rolls over. CINDY (on phone) (cont’d) Hey it’s me Cindy. he listens to the ring. . . still hungover.. she is on the phone. Dean's eyes struggle open. She steps over his fallen body. Dean is passed out in the middle of the hallway. FANTASUITES . Moments later. DEAN (cont’d) OK. what time is it? Six. seven. He checks the bathroom. Cindy is nowhere to be found.
. DEAN (cont’d) (on the phone) Yeah. HELLER HOME .. ANSWERING MACHINE VOICE You have twenty five new messages. A shower runs down the hall. I know who the fucker is.. hearing Bobby’s voice.EARLY MORNING . your books are gonna be ripped up. thanks for making all bets off and freeing me of my human decency. okay? (CONTINUED) .6 YEARS EARLIER Cindy opens the door to her bedroom.CINDY’S ROOM .EARLY MORNING . (BEEP!) You probably don't know what you did. She heads down the hallway to her room. Cindy tiptoes up the creaking staircase so as not to wake anyone.. FUCK YOU!!! FUCK YOU BITCH! YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? I’M GONNA FIND HIM AND I’M GONNA FUCKING END HIM.6 YEARS EARLIER The front door squeaks open. She doesn’t need to explain where she was all night. but is distracted by the answering machine’s blinking light.. Cindy slips in. I have never cursed at a girl in my life. .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 68.where’s the nearest bus station? INT. picks up the phone. falls on her bed and is about to close her eyes. All your shit's going in the trash. dials. We'll go to war. I want you to hear something. BEEP! Cindy sits up. ok? And I’m gonna destroy him. he finds the note on the TV. see who'll win. He starts drinking straight form the bottle.. BOBBY (on answering machine) I just want to say to you. clearly drunk. INT. Glenda is passed out on the couch. Then. He’s not gonna look so beautiful to you when I’m done. Cindy presses play.
He listens to loud music on headphones. Cindy picks up the phone with a worried look. The phone is ringing.. Dean turns to Bobby. GARAGE . leans back. BOBBY Hey. ok.. BOBBY Oh. They walk right up to Dean. Dials.. Still on the ground. Dean recoils. while Troy and Tony watch the door. INT. DEAN Yeah. but he can’t hear it.. Bobby continues to swing at a near helpless Dean. BOBBY (cont’d) Your little boy’s gonna call me daddy now. struggles to dodge another punch before Bobby picks him up and tackles him to the floor. goes to remove his head phones. ready for a fight.MORNING.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 69. I’m Dean. BOBBY (cont’d) Hey. From the nearby office. . Troy and Tony approach from down the hall. 6 YEARS EARLIER Sitting atop her bed. HELLER HOME . waiting anxiously for an answer. Cindy dials a number on the phone. loading up a truck with reams of cardboard boxes. In an instant. Bobby.CONTINUOUS Dean is all alone in the garage. INT.. Bobby pounds his fist into Dean’s stomach. I’m looking for Dean.. we hear the PHONE RING ENDLESSLY OFF THE HOOK.
Cindy fills up a glass of water from the cooler. when were you looking to come in? Down the hall.DAY . I’ll be in in a minute.PRESENT DAY A MEDICAL ASSISTANT answers the phone-ASSISTANT Dr. turns to face her as he passes by in a rush-DR. Dr. what do you have? Can you walk with me? Cindy falls in stride with Feinberg.WAITING ROOM .Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 70. CINDY A woman in 5 who’s Hispanic and doesn’t speak much English and she’s complaining of pain in her left breast. an exhausted Bobby backs off and quickly flees the garage with Tony and Troy. Feinberg approaches. INT.. little pussy! With one final kick to Dean’s side. fuck him up. Okay. bitch! TROY Yeah.6 YEARS EARLIER The phone continues to RING as Bobby throws punch after punch. His face bruised and bloodied. FEINBERG Alright. CLINIC .. FEINBERG Hi. GARAGE ...CONTINUOUS . glancing at her files. Feinberg’s Office. stumbles with delirium as he crosses the garage to answer the phone. shifting gears-- (CONTINUED) . Dean lurches to his feet... INT. DR. Feinberg stops. leans against the wall. He reaches for the receiver. Dean cries out in pain. Busy! Haven’t sat down yet. BOBBY You fuckin piece of shit.
leaning in through the window. just trying to help. see you in a minute. INT. you know what I was thinking? I realize it might be hard for you to move the whole family up to Riverdale cause your daughter’s still in school and everything and I thought maybe you get an apartment. CINDY I thought you wanted me here because I’m good at my job. Dean enters the lobby and crosses to the reception desk.. He drops his baggage.PRESENT DAY Pulling his luggage behind him.. skepticism reflected in her eyes as he continues-DR.. hey.. FEINBERG (cont’d) Oh. CLINIC . Cindy stares up at Feinberg. drive home on the weekends. I’ll. We could hang out together.. I can’t over the phone. FEINBERG (cont’d) You know. FEINBERG Yeah. it was just.. Feinberg pushes past her and hurries away.CONTINUOUS . (awkward beat) Anyway that was not a proposition. Wouldn’t have to worry about being lonely. I know. (on I can’t do that second. get dinner sometimes. uh. Hold on one Dean) (MORE) (CONTINUED) . uh.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 71. DR. DR. DR. look.. work during the week. CINDY I’m married. getting a bit too close to Mimi. (to MIMI phone) do that over the phone. FEINBERG Just trying to uh. anyway..
.. His eyes shaded behind sunglasses. He hands her back the clipboard. Cindy hurries to meet Dean at the reception desk..S.) Who? MIMI (O. Dean stares Mimi down.. yeah.) It’s your husband. We stay with Dean as he waits and LISTENS. could you just fill that out and when you’re done bring it back up to me? 72. (CONTINUED) . you must be Dean. MIMI Okay. thank you. I think he’s been drinking. please? Okay. Mimi stands up and walks to the office. Okay. sweetie. MIMI (O.. CINDY (to Dean) Hi. CINDY (O. and who is your wife? DEAN Cynthia. DEAN (in a whisper) I don’t need that.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: Sir. you have a visitor.S.S. DEAN I was looking for my wife.. MIMI (on the phone) Can you hang on just one second. Mimi hangs up the phone. MIMI Oh. I don’t need that.) (cont’d) Cindy. let me get her and she’ll be right with you.
meeting Dean on the other side of the window. can you give me a few? Frazzled. Come on. just surprised to see you. MIMI Cindy. Meems. you leave me. you’re awful friendly right now aren’t ya? CINDY No. lets go. well... you tell me what’s going on? I was so goddamn worried. DEAN Oh. I thought something mighta happened to Frankie! I dunno what the hell happened.. DEAN So this is where the smiles happen. DEAN Well. there you are.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 73. enters the lobby. CINDY What are you doing here? DEAN Oh. good to know. You’re just gone! CINDY Frankie’s fine. I’m here if you need me (CONTINUED) . can you give her a few? (back to Cindy) I don’t know if there’s an emergency. Cindy exits the reception office. CINDY (to Mimi) Meems. This the smile room? Huh? (Cindy starts walking away) You take off.. DEAN You just take off like that? (to Mimi) Yeah.
DEAN Hey. (CONTINUED) . EXT. I know how to drive.. come on. okay? CINDY I can’t believe you’d show up here drunk! She pops the trunk. throws Dean’s luggage inside.. I know everything got fucked up last night.... DEAN Look. I’m talking to you! I know that-CINDY Can you drive? DEAN What? CINDY I said can you drive?! DEAN What kinda question is that? Of course I can drive. annoyed-DEAN Don’t let him brainwash you? Cindy makes for the exit. Dean follows drunkenly..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 74. CINDY Can you give me a hand? Dean follows her outside into the parking lot. walking ahead of Dean. can you give me a hand with these? MIMI Don’t let him brainwash you.CONTINUOUS .PARKING LOT .. lets go.. Dean turns to Mimi. CLINIC . forcing herself to remain calm. okay.PRESENT DAY Cindy storms towards their car. CINDY (to Dean) Hey.
It all goes to this fucking job. DEAN You got no time for me anymore.. Do they!? Hey! Refusing to stop. eager to leave Dean behind. You’d love it if I got into a Goddamned accident. She foists the car keys into Dean’s hand. CINDY Yeah I’d just love it. registers the tense expression on her face..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 75. And these fuckin people who don't give a shit about you. You give it all to this fuckin place. okay? Mimi watches Cindy hurry past.PRESENT DAY Back inside. I’m coming in.. crosses the parking lot to return to the clinic. MIMI (cont’d) Are you okay? Is he gone? (CONTINUED) . I'm gonna come in there! I’m gonna come in! Alright.. CLINIC . you’re so right. CINDY Take the keys. DEAN You don’t even care if I fuckin’ can drive.CONTINUOUS .. go home. Cindy finally looks at Dean over her shoulder-CINDY Just go home!!! DEAN Just come here for a second... MIMI (on phone) I’ll be with you in just one second. INT. Cindy storms inside through the sliding doors..
I’m done. DEAN Come outside with me for one minute.. faces Dean.. barely acknowledging Mimi as he passes and makes to enter the reception office.. no. DEAN (to Mimi) It’s okay. I am not going outside with you.. flushed with emotion.. Dean. I’m done with this. I’ve had it. DEAN Just come outside... CINDY I can’t take this shit anymore.. I can’t take this shit.. okay? I’m done! DEAN Let’s go outside. CINDY I can’t do this.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 76... I’m done being angry like this. CINDY I fucking hate him. Dean walks into the lobby drunkenly. you can’t be back here. just barely restraining her anger.. She jumps to her feet.. CINDY I cannot take this shit. DEAN Come outside and talk with me.. CINDY Look. (MORE) (CONTINUED) . CINDY I’m up to here. tears at last streaming down her cheeks. approaches Cindy. Dean pushes through the door. you’re okay. who sits at her desk distraught. MIMI (to Dean) Why don’t you just give her a couple of minutes. I am done. NO! Dean you can’t come back here.
Cindy is furious-CINDY You know what.... I’ve got nothing left for you. CINDY You fuckin asshole. Cause I’m here. don’t talk to Mimi. CINDY Don’t close the door. nothing. (to Mimi) Hey Mimi. Nothing. This is why you talk to me. (CONTINUED) . I don’t love you. DEAN I’m a fuckin asshole? CINDY I’m so out of love with you. Cindy tries to stop him-DEAN I’m closing the door. DEAN Hey. Dean shuts the door. 77.. CINDY Mimi. cause you go from here to here in no time at all.. this is the only reason you’re talking to me. don’t talk like that. we’re just gonna take a second. nothing. you know what? We’re gonna take a little minute. DEAN NO.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) I’m done with you being drunk like this. goes to close the door behind them-DEAN I’m closing the door.. I am DONE! Dean enters Cindy’s office. There is nothing here for you... this is why I don’t talk to you...
CINDY You fucking asked for it. I talk to you.. you fucking cunt. DEAN Are you gonna hit me? CINDY No I’m not gonna hit you. the argument escalating. her voice rising. not me. DEAN I’m the bad guy? CINDY Yeah. asshole! She pushes him. CINDY I gave you the goddamn answer and you don’t like it. fuck you! I’m more man than you are.. DEAN Are you gonna hit me? CINDY That’s why I don’t fucking talk to you. you asked me. Cindy steps in closer to Dean. you’re the bad guy asshole. DEAN Okay. (CONTINUED) . DEAN Don’t say that shit about being a man. DEAN Don’t say stuff you can’t take back. CINDY Fuck you..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 78.. DEAN I couldn’t drive you crazy unless you loved me.
I am. just stop it. “Be a man!” What is that shit? CINDY Don’t bully people.. is this what men do? CINDY Oh. (CONTINUED) . knocking various items to the floor. I can handle it. a child throwing a temper tantrum. DEAN What is it with this shit and being a man? What is that? What does it even mean?! CINDY Yeah.. what is that? DEAN What does it mean? Mimi hurries towards the door. sweeps his hand across a nearby desk. MIMI Get out. CINDY I am. You want me to be a man? Dean swings around. DEAN Don’t say that stuff.. DEAN (cont’d) Here.. DEAN I’ll be a man. through the glass we see her struggling to get inside.. DEAN I’m a big man! Mimi finally enters the office as Dean hurls a book onto the ground. CINDY You’re scaring us.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (4) 79.. you’re scaring us.
take it easy. then gets in his face. DEAN You’re fuckin Dr. Cindy does her best to restrain Dean. but he easily pushes her off and throws more objects to the floor. leaning in threateningly-DR. just as Feinberg bursts inside. I’m a doctor. Feinberg!? You’ve been emailing my wife?! DR. by the way? Dean pulls away from Feinberg. I’m the man! DEAN Talking doesn’t work. DEAN Look at me.. CINDY Stop! DEAN Who are you. I’m Dr. I work here. furious.. FEINBERG Excuse me! Excuse me! Feinberg gets in Dean’s face. FEINBERG Excuse me? DEAN You’re the guy emailing my wife-(CONTINUED) . Feinberg. talking doesn’t work. attempts to calm him down-FEINBERG (cont’d) What are you doing?! DEAN I’m being an asshole. I’m a big man! I’m being a man! CINDY No. Cindy starts hitting him. Helpless. prepared to diffuse the situation.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (5) 80. FEINBERG Hey.
FEINBERG Mimi. Cindy and Mimi scream. knocking him to the floor. DEAN I’m gonna hit you in five seconds.. Cindy helps Feinberg up.. GET OUT!!!!! 3. then lunges at him. struggling to break loose.. but Dean refuses to back down.. DR. Without pause.. What the fuck’s the matter with you? You got a glass jaw or something? You can’t take one hit? It’s one hit! MIMI What’s the matter with you?! (CONTINUED) . will you? Dean PUMMELS Feinberg across the face. his hand clutching Feinberg’s neck. my friend. Dean slaps Feinberg’s face. Feinberg pushes back.. Cindy and Mimi try helplessly to pull him away-DEAN (cont’d) I’m gonna hit you in five seconds if you don’t get out. DR... FEINBERG Take it easy. 4... DR. 2.. FEINBERG Think about your wife.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (6) 81. DEAN 5. call the cops. no one is hitting anybody... Dean makes a half-assed attempt to help as well-DEAN (cont’d) Just get up.. Cindy and Mimi cry out in horror-CINDY You fucking son of a bitch! DEAN I’m sorry. slamming him against the wall..
Feinberg crashes back onto the floor. FEINBERG (cont’d) Just leave. repeatedly smacks him across the face.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (7) 82... losing total control. break it up.. DEAN I’m going to jail? (CONTINUED) . you’re going to jail my friend.. would you get out of here? You are done here. don’t you fucking blame her for that shit! FEINBERG Yeah. motherfucker. please! Cindy. doesn’t even flinch as Cindy. starts hitting Dean as Mimi struggles to pull Feinberg back up. you fucking son of a bitch! Dean offers no response. back in his face again-DEAN (cont’d) This is between you and me. In a daze. Mimi pulls Cindy away from Dean. CINDY Oh my God. That’s enough. get out! Cindy cries out hysterically as Dean glares at Feinberg-CINDY I’m trying to take him! I’m trying to take him! DEAN She’s done?! You’re gonna fire my wife?! Hey! Dean walks up to Feinberg. Cindy losses it. then begins choking him-CINDY (cont’d) I fucking hate you! Back on his feet. guides her toward the office door. Feinberg manages to insert himself between Cindy and Dean-FEINBERG That’s enough. you two.
and successfully manages to drag him away. holding flowers in his hand. and without pause. CINDY Please.. MIMI Get him the hell out of here! Dean follows obediently as Cindy pulls him toward the exit.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (8) 83.6 YEARS EARLIER Dean walks down the middle of a quiet suburban street. He grabs his finger. furious. She snatches the keys from his hands. STREET . Moments later.DUSK . but just as Cindy pulls out.. Cindy joins him in the search. marches to the car.CONTINUOUS . She swings around to face Dean-CINDY Give me the keys. EXT. he leaps out through the door-CINDY (cont’d) Where are you going?! What the fuck are you doing!? Dean starts searching through the foliage for his wedding ring.PRESENT DAY Cindy storms across the parking lot towards her car. he frees it. come with me.. seemingly devoid of any emotion as Cindy starts the car.. growing more and more frantic by the second. Cindy grabs Dean’s wrist... Finally. CINDY (cont’d) I fucking want a divorce! Dean follows her. hurls it across the parking lot. tearing up weeds. CLINIC . her face flushed and stained with tears.. struggles to yank off his wedding ring off of a fattened finger.. He jumps into the car. into a field. . EXT. Please come with me.
At the table.. when you’re doing that. Finally he moves the flowers away.DAY At the front door.. I’m thinking this might be serious. just as Cindy comes downstairs to meet him. Dean rings the bell. He points at his beat-up face. DEAN I didn't know if it was pot luck so I brought an eggplant.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 84. JERRY Cindy doesn’t usually bring her dates home for dinner. HELLER HOME . Dean eats dinner with the Heller family. JERRY You must be Dean. So.DINING ROOM . Dean hides his face behind the flowers playfully. HELLER HOME .. JERRY Very funny. let me see. come in. DEAN Thank you. modest dining room. INT. Cindy gazes up at him lovingly. CINDY (cont’d) Does it hurt? DEAN Yeah.. Heller. CINDY Let me see. uh. (CONTINUED) . Dean enters into the foyer. Like right now. A beat before Jerry answers. INT. DEAN Mr.6 YEARS EARLIER A dimly lit.CONTINUOUS . jokingly.
Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 85. When I was. whatever. I don’t really talk about it very often. my mother. DEAN No.. I understand you asking.. GLENDA So you don’t see your mother? DEAN No I don’t. he’s one of those people. Glenda is at a loss on how to follow up her question. GLENDA Don’t listen to him. that was that. GLENDA Why? Not that it’s my business.. JERRY What do your folks do. My father is a janitor and a very talented musician. DEAN Well. to be honest. She just.. DEAN Yes sir. Dean takes a bite of spaghetti.. he can kind of play a little bit of everything. (CONTINUED) . I don’t know. GLENDA What does he play? DEAN Everything. what she does. I hope so. Dean? DEAN Well.. to be honest.. 10. JERRY You hope so.. I mean I’m pretty serious. my father and her just decided that it wasn’t gonna work out between them and she met somebody and I think.
. uh. DEAN Yeah? CINDY Uh huh. I didn’t. DEAN I know. I didn’t. Dean? DEAN Well. JERRY You graduate from high school... DEAN What’s her name? CINDY Professor Comstock.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 86. GLENDA Cindy’s studying. but I didn’t feel like there was a place for me there. (to Cindy) How’s it going? CINDY It’s good. I don’t think high school is all its cracked up to be.. its really good. DEAN She’s about the smartest person I ever met. to be honest. DEAN (bursts out laughing) Comstock!! JERRY What’s so funny about that? (CONTINUED) . There’s one teacher in particular that I’ve really enjoyed getting to know. she’s uh. she says that I have a lot of potential. sir. no. GLENDA It’s exciting.
6 YEARS EARLIER Dean and Cindy sit inches apart on her bed. or my kid’s doctor. STAIRWELL . it would make me relieved if someone like Cindy was my doctor. GLENDA She’s got a lot ahead of her. they’re just in it for the money. I don’t know. uh. Comstock. CINDY Is that funny? GLENDA What course is that? CINDY It’s a biology course. I wish she’d be my doctor. she’d be a great doctor... I’m not. CINDY’S ROOM .. CINDY Stop it. INT.LATER Cindy leads Dean upstairs. that’s.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 87. (CONTINUED) . GLENDA That’s good. towards her bedroom. They always have these names.. DEAN I know I’m not good enough for you. DEAN It’s true... they just always have these names you know? Its never like. it’s really exciting. INT.. I’d trust her... DEAN I know. DEAN Teachers... A lot of these doctors.NIGHT . JERRY Cindy wants to be a doctor..
She turns to Dean.. you’re hurting my feelings. falls on top of him on the bed. CINDY Oh.. but you know.PRESENT DAY Cindy pulls into the driveway and exits the car. DEAN It is. They kiss deeply. like our song that will just be for you and me. But not us. clearly devastated by the day’s events. CINDY Stop it. It’s disgusting. smiling brightly.. Presses play. We’ve got our own song. I didn’t make it. They kiss.. You wanna listen to it? Cindy puts the CD in her stereo. but no one is. Dean pushes her down on the bed. mouthing the song lyrics....Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 88.. DEAN Baby. as long as that’s the case I want the job. (CONTINUED) .. looks directly into Cindy’s eyes.. Dean pulls off his shirt.” EXT. they gaze into each other’s eyes as the music plays. HELLER HOME . That’s it. did you make it? DEAN Well. gets on top of her as she pulls him in closer. it’s true. But they’re lame and they all share them. She bounds across the room. Don’t say that. baby. Boom! He holds up a CD.DAY . “You and me.. “You and Me” by Penny and the Quarter’s begins to play. DEAN (cont’d) I got you a present. Cause everyone’s got songs. CINDY It’s not.. baby. Passionately. but I got us a song.
He picks her up in his arms. but Frankie squirms free and runs to meet Dean as he lurches out of the car. Jerry pulls on the handle. Dean appears in the doorway. who approaches with Frankie in his arms... DEAN Hi.CONTINUOUS . Jerry turns from Cindy to Dean. Dean shuts the front door behind him and locks it.PRESENT DAY In the kitchen. Cindy gives her a big hug. HELLER HOME . JERRY What’s going on. It wont budge. DEAN I can't play right now. who sits on the stoop-JERRY Are you OK? CINDY I don’t want to talk to you. leave her alone. directly past Jerry. greeting Cindy-CINDY Baby! Hi! Look at you. Confused.KITCHEN . Cindy hurries up the front steps. okay? Dean hands Frankie to Jerry. a distraught Cindy pours a glass of water from the sink. keeps his distance. walks past him towards the front door. Long beat as he watches her. JERRY (cont’d) Hey! You can't lock me out of my own house! I don’t have my oxygen out here! INT. Frankie charges down the walkway. Finally-(CONTINUED) . Dean? (no response from Dean as he goes inside) Hey.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 89.
He leans his face against the door frame. CINDY I can’t do this anymore! (CONTINUED) . you’re just thinking about yourself.. DEAN (sucking back his tears) I’m sorry... DEAN Baby. I’m sorry. Dean slams his fist into the wall. Is this how you want her to grow up? CINDY I don’t want her to grow up in a home where her parents treat each other like this. we got a little girl we gotta think about.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: 90. I’m sorry. DEAN You’re not. I am thinking about her. DEAN You know. I’m sorry... They both break down. pounding it over and over. Baby. What about Frankie? You want her to grow up in a broken home? Is that what you want? CINDY I am thinking about Frankie. I’m sorry. CINDY I am. CINDY I know. finally erupting with tears. I can’t do this anymore. crying.. DEAN You’re not thinking about Frankie. CINDY (cont’d) (crying) Don’t. it’s not just us.
takes a hesitant Cindy’s head in his arms. we’re not good anymore. I don’t know what to do anymore.. DEAN Tell me how I should be. DEAN I know. I’ll do it. DEAN Just tell me and I’ll do it. Dean crosses the kitchen. Baby I’m just fighting you know. I don’t know what else to do. CINDY I don’t know what to say. CINDY No! (CONTINUED) .. I’ll do it. CINDY I don’t know.. CINDY We’re not good together. I’m so sorry. I don’t know what else to do. The way that we treat each other! DEAN Don’t say that..Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 91. CINDY I can’t stop. DEAN Just tell me. you can’t stop. I don’t know what to do. CINDY I don’t know what to do. puts his lips to her forehead. baby. Tell me what to do. tell me what to do. I can’t stop. The look of sheer desperation across Dean’s face. fighting for my family. DEAN I can stop.
CONTINUOUS . you made a promise to me.. okay? You said for better or worse..DAY . MUNICIPAL COURTHOUSE . DEAN (tenderly) Come here.. Let’s go. a disheveled Dean pleads with Cindy through his tears. CINDY I’m sorry. (CONTINUED) .6 YEARS EARLIER Wearing a white dress and visibly pregnant.DAY .6 YEARS EARLIER Dappled in sunlight.. no. no.. MUNICIPAL COURTHOUSE . EXT. they gaze into each other’s eyes...... CINDY’S ROOM . lets go. INT. allowing him to hold her in his arms as they cry together in silence.VARIOUS .. Dean waits anxiously outside the courthouse.. Gradually she gives in. CINDY What are you thinking? DEAN I just wish they’d hurry up so you can’t change your mind.. DEAN Baby. Soon he sees Cindy approaching him on the sidewalk.. Dean presses his lips to her hand.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (3) 92. You said it. She walks up to him. You said that..6 YEARS EARLIER Looking dapper in a red and blue striped suit. INT. It was a promise. Cindy examines her changed body in the mirror. just come here. CINDY No. HELLER HOME .PRESENT DAY In the kitchen. hands entwined.. Dean and Cindy sit together.
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DEAN Now this is my worst, okay this is my worst, but I’m gonna get better. You just got to give me a chance to get better. INT. MUNICIPAL COURTHOUSE - DAY - 6 YEARS EARLIER Hand in hand, Dean and Cindy enter the courtroom and walk towards the JUSTICE. JUSTICE Come here please. Please face one another... BACK INT THE KITCHEN- CONTINUOUS Dean and Cindy embrace, holding onto each other for dear life... CINDY I’m sorry... DEAN I love you so much... INT. MUNICIPAL COURTHOUSE - DAY - 6 YEARS EARLIER Through tears of happiness, Cindy declares her vows to Dean-CINDY I give you this ring... JUSTICE As a symbol... CINDY As a symbol... JUSTICE Of my solemn vow... CINDY Of my solemn vow... JUSTICE And everlasting love... CINDY And everlasting love. (CONTINUED)
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JUSTICE For as much as you have consented in holy wedlock before God, I do, in the power vested in me, I pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride. Cindy and Dean embrace with a long, deep kiss. BACK IN THE KITCHEN- CONTINUOUS Cindy disentangles herself from Dean’s arms, pulling herself away... DEAN Baby, baby... CINDY You’ve got to just give me some space. She leaves the kitchen. INT. MUNICIPAL COURTHOUSE - DAY - 6 YEARS EARLIER Wiping tears of happiness from their eyes, a youthful, bright looking Cindy and Dean leave the courtroom... EXT. HELLER HOME - DUSK - PRESENT DAY Dean walks out the front door, passes Jerry on the porch. He crosses the lawn to the sidewalk. Fireworks crackle nearby. JERRY Hey Frankie, come back! Frankie comes chasing after him as he heads down the sidewalk. FRANKIE (SCREAMS) Daddy! Frankie pulls on Dean’s belt, playfully trying to stop him from leaving. Dean stops and turns to her, trying to hide his tears. DEAN Frankie, you got to go back, okay? (CONTINUED)
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FRANKIE Daddy, Daddy! On the porch, Cindy appears through the front door. She turns to Jerry-CINDY Where is she? JERRY She ran after Dean... Cindy hurries to the street, stops as she sees Dean and Frankie. In the near distance, fireworks blast upward into the sky like bolts of fire... DEAN Go back to your mom please. Go back to your mom. FRANKIE Just come back! DEAN You want to race? FRANKIE Okay. DEAN Ready, 1..2..3... go! Frankie turns and races back towards Cindy. She scoops Frankie into her arms, turns back towards the house. Slowly, mournfully, Dean walks away in the other direction. Frankie begins to cry in Cindy’s arms... CINDY Oh sweetheart, its okay, no, no, don’t cry, its okay. Who’s my big girl? FRANKIE I love him. CINDY I know... mommy’s got you, don’t cry, it’s okay. (CONTINUED)
THE END . In the background. Fireworks explode in the night sky.Blue Valentine Official White as of 12/23/10 CONTINUED: (2) 96. Dean fades into the distance.
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