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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

FATHER OF THE BRIDE - An encore presentation

And the winners are:

Robert DeNiro as Albie (50%)
Tie between Myrna Loy & Meryl Streep as Mary (33%)
Tie between Kate Hudson & Emily Blunt as Christine (33%)
Matthew McConaughey as Rob (33%)

Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. HOME OFFICE - DAY

A MIDDLE-AGED MAN is on the telephone gleaning a sheet of paper.

MAN
(irate)
Hold on just a second.

He gathers up another sheet of paper.

MAN
(increasingly ired)
I'll call you back.
(bellows)
Mary!

His WIFE rushes in.

MARY
What is it? What's wrong, Albie?

ALBIE
What's this?

MARY
It's the bill for the flowers.

ALBIE
Five thousand dollars? And this?

MARY
The Photographer.

ALBIE
That's it! One more week of this and we'll be
in the poor house!

MARY
Stop exaggerating.

Albie collects the invoices, rises, then paces.

ALBIE
I can understand a ten thousand dollar wedding
gown. But a coach? Why can't she have a limousine
like every other bride? Who do I look like? Walt Disney?

A young WOMAN rushes into the office CRYING.

WOMAN
There you are, mother.

MARY
What is it, Christine?

CHRISTINE
(sobs)
We...broke...up.

MARY
What happened?

CHRISTINE
He wants to elope. Can you believe it?

ALBIE
It's cheaper.

CHRISTINE
Father!

Mary glares at him as she guides Christine to a chair.

ALBIE
Let me remind you, young lady, that your mother and
I eloped. Look how happily married we are.

CHRISTINE
(between sobs)
You did, didn't you? It is romantic, isn't it?

ROB rushes in.

ROB
Christine, listen to me.

CHRISTINE
I have nothing to say. If you knew better, I
never want to see you again.

Albie skulks out of the office, then rushes through the house into the yard.

EXT. YARD - DAY

As he approaches the GARDENER,

ALBIE
Grab the ladder and place it at THAT window.
Then bring the car around.

INT. OFFICE - DAY

Albie returns to find Rob kneeling before Christine.

ROB
I'll do whatever it takes to make you happy.

Albie notices the ladder swaying to and fro at the window.

ALBIE
Look. A ladder.

MARY
What's it doing there?

Albie grins coyly as he walks seductively towards his wife.

ALBIE
Don't you remember?
(embraces her)
How about we renew our vows.

MARY
(giggling)
Don't be silly, Albie.

Entranced, Christine watches on as Albie extends his arm, Mary wrapping hers around it. She holds Rob's hands.

CHRISTINE
If it was good enough for my parents, it's
good enough for me.

MARY
What?

CHRISTINE
Right now. The four of us.

ALBIE
Why not.

LAUGHING, they crawl through the window and step carefully onto the ladder.
From the garden,

GARDENER
Where are the suitcases?

MARY
And money!

The four step up the ladder and crawl back into the office. All rush out but Albie who sits at his desk, reflecting. Upon their return,

MARY
(excitedly)
I packed for you, dear.

Albie rises.

ALBIE
Rob, a happy wife is a happy life.
Remember that.
(steps to Christine)
My angel, I won't put a price on your
happiness. You have your wedding
with all the bells and whistles. You'll
make me the proudest father in the world.

CHRISTINE
(hugs and kisses Albie)
Daddy, you're the best!

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL Hilarious! I can just picture the slapstick scene of them all on the ladder. It reminds me of the Silents.

Loved it Petra! :)

Ron said...

Oh, dear Petra....you've done it again!

I sat here slowly scrolling down the page, anticipating your next line; wondering where you were going to take us.

LOVED! LOVED! LOVED! the ladder bit. That was flawless!! And I have to agree with anonymous, it reminded me of a Charlie Chaplin silent film!

And I totally cracked up at this...

"Who do I look like? Walt Disney?"

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!

Ok, since this movie so embedded in my mind with Spencer Tracy as the father, I picked him. And also Liz Tayler as the bride. However, I decided to pick Katherine Hepburn as the mother. And Monty Clift as the groom.

I so enjoy voting for the cast - it's so much fun!

Thanks again, for a delightful encore presentation, dear lady!

You, ROCK!

X

Sandy Kessler said...

funny and Spencer kept popping in.how can that be?? hahah

Tipper said...

Cute! Oh how that perfect wedding day can make you feel like a princess-especially if you have a Daddy like that : )

Mama Zen said...

This is so sweet!