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This House Has People in It


[ COMPUTER BEEPS ] [ KEYS CLACKING ] WANT TO GO
SAY HI TO MOMMY? Ann: UH-HUH. I HAD THIS CRAZY LITTLE IDEA.
YOU WANT TO HEAR IT?
YEAH. HI, HONEY.
HI, BOO-BOO. I WAS THINKING
THAT WE’D TAKE THE MONEY THAT WE WERE GONNA USE
TO GO TO ORLANDO…
UH-HUH. AND WE USE IT TO GO
OUT OF THE COUNTRY SOMEWHERE. OHHH! THAT’S MY NOSE! COME ON.
THAT’S MUCH TOO EXPENSIVE. NO, IT’S NOT THAT EXPENSIVE.
ORLANDO’S
EXPENSIVE. ALL THE HOTELS
AND ALL THE THEME PARKS — YEAH, BUT WE ALREADY PUT
A DOWN PAYMENT ON IT, HON. WHAT IF WE USED THAT MONEY
AND WE GOT A… [ SIGHS ] WHAT IF
WE WENT TO CAPETOWN? ARE YOU
OUT OF YOUR MIND, TOM? I’M NOT OUT OF MY MIND.
IT’S TOTALLY AFFORDABLE. THERE ARE TERRORISTS
IN CAPETOWN. [ MACHINERY HUMMING ]…YOUR WORKSPACE
AND CHECK THIS OUT.
THIS IS OUR BASE.AND IF YOU’VE EVER EATEN CAKE
OR MADE CAKE,
YOU KNOW IT COMES ON — WHAT?Tom: …HEAVY METALS
AND, UH…NEWSPAPER. THAT’S GOING
IN THE BACKYARD. THAT’S WHERE THE TOMATO PLANTS
GO IN THE SUMMERTIME. WHY DO YOU THINK THE TOMATOES
ARE SO BIG IN THE SUMMERTIME? [ SIGHS ]
THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. [ BIRDS CHIRPING ] THE LAST TIME
WE WERE AT THE MALL WITH ALL
OF HER FRIENDS… [ WATER RUNNING ] …SHE LEFT ME SITTING
IN THE CAR FOR AN HOUR, TOM. [ WATER STOPS ] AN HOUR. WE GOT HER THAT CELLPHONE
SO THAT SHE COULD CALL US. SHE HAS HER CELLPHONE,
BUT SHE’S NOT CALLING US. I DON’T KNOW
WHO SHE’S CALLING. UM, THAT’S —
I MEAN, LOOK. KIDS, THEY’RE JUST — SHE’S A KID. SHE’S HANGING OUT
WITH HER FRIENDS. THEY’RE DOING
LOTS OF STUFF. THEY’RE FINDING ALL THE NOOKS
AND CRANNIES IN THE WORLD. THAT’S FINE. THAT’S FINE. YOU JUST GOT TO
LET THEM DO IT. JUST LET ME
KNOW ABOUT IT, THEN. IT’S TOTALLY UNFAIR. WELL, THAT’S
THE WHOLE THING, IS THAT YOU’RENOT
SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT IT.AND THIS IS
A SPECIAL KIND OF CLAY.
THIS IS GRAY —
12 GAUGE GRANULAR…
…WHEN SHE’S READY? I’M READY
WHENEVERYOU’REREADY. SHE’S BEEN THERE
FOR TWO HOURS! [ SIGHS ]
LET HER DO IT. LET HER DO WHAT,
TOM? STAY LAYING ON THE FLOOR
LIKE A… WRITE HER OWN STORY.
SHE’S A NOVEL… [ MACHINERY HUMMING ] MADISON? YOU THINK
YOU’RE BEING SO CUTE, HUH? YOU’RE BETTER THAN THIS.
I MEAN, COME ON. I’M GONNA SHOW EVERYONE
HOW CUTE YOU ARE. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER —
THIS IS JUST ANOTHER — I’M GONNA SHOW HOW CUTE YOU ARE
FROM RIGHT BEHIND. THIS IS MORE EVIDENCE
FOR HER TO SAY THAT MY… MADISON, YOU LOOK… [ MOTOR WHIRRING ] Man on TV:…WAYS IN THE WORLD
TO GET LYNC’S DISEASE.
IF YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING
TO US, NOW’S THE TIME. [ SCOFFS ]
“NOW’S THE TIME.” WE CAN DO THE TALKING TIPS.
WE CAN START WITH NUMBER 3. SHE’S BEEN THERE — YOUR MOTHER — WHATEVER. I — IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. I GUESS YOUR MOTHER’S
READY TO TALK… ARE YOU KIDDING ME? …TALKING TIPS. YOU COULD BE ON MY SIDE
WITH THIS. I’M READY
WHENEVERYOU’REREADY. I’M ON —
I’M ONEVERYBODY’SSIDE. YOU KNOW THAT.
I’M ON THE WHOLE FAMILY’S SIDE. OH, YEAH?
SO LAY DOWN ON THE FLOOR.WET — WET, UH,
LIKE THE INSIDE OF A…
A-A BODY — A WARM BODY.AND THE FIRST TIME YOU DO THIS,
YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A HARD TIME,
BUT I’M NOT
HAVING A HARD TIME AT ALL
BECAUSE I’VE DONE THIS
MANY TIMES.
[ FLUTTERING ] [ VOCALIZING ] ALL RIGHT. NO, NO.…ON TO A WOODEN GOURD
AND JUST PLAYING “MALAGUEÑA,”
WHICH IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG THAT
I ACTUALLY DO KNOW HOW TO PLAY.
SO WE’RE BACK…MADISON, GET UP! [ SIGHS ] HERE WE GO, MADISON.
REMEMBER THE COUNTDOWN. SIX, SEVEN… [ POUNDING ] Tom: …FAMILY SPACE,
AND YOU CAN GET UP [ POUNDING IN DISTANCE ] AND YOU CAN
JOIN THE FAMILY AND CAN SIT
AND HAVE A CONVERSATION, OR YOU CAN GET UP AND YOU CAN
GO TO YOUR OWN SP… EITHER WAY, IT IS TIME. [ POUNDING CONTINUES ] [ POUNDING CONTINUES ]…PRIME LYNC’S.[ POUNDING CONTINUES ]THAT IS DISGUSTI…[ GRUNTING ] [ POUNDING CONTINUES ] OH! [ PANTING ] ANN? WHAT? SOMETHING’S WRONG. WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
SOMETHING’S WRONG? SHE’S… MADISON,
WHAT DID YOU DO? MADISON? [ POUNDING CONTINUES ] SHE’S STUCK. TOM, WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
SHE’S STUCK? MADISON?
WHAT DID YOU DO? MADISON? [ BABY FUSSING ] WHY ARE YOU — WHY ARE YOU
TALKING TO HER LIKE THAT? SHE’S OUT.
SHE’S COMPLETELY OUT. WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
SHE’S OUT? SHE’S NOT MOVING. WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
SHE’S NOT MOVING? SHE’S NOT MOVING. TOM?
SHE’S NOT. [ CRYING ] [ POUNDING STOPS ] OH!
TOM, WHAT IS THAT? WH– WH–
WHAT DO YOU — [ Grunting ]
SHE’S…NOT MOVING! OH, MY GOD.
OHHHHHH! OH, MY GOD, TOM.
OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. [ GRUNTING ] MADISON? MADISON? IS SHE BREATHING?
CAN YOU HEAR HER? DID — DID —
DID YOU TAKE PILLS? SHE’S BREATHING.
S-SHE’S OBVIOUSLY ON — I CAN’T TELL
IF SHE’S BREATHING, TOM! DOES SHE HAVE A PULSE?! MADISON, JUST — WHAT DID YOU DO TO HER?! WHO WAS SHE HANGING OUT WITH? [ POUNDING RESUMES ] WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
WHO WAS SHE HANGING OUT WITH?! YOU SAW HER LAST! DOES SHE HANG OUT
WITH KIDS WHO TAKE PILLS?! NONE OF HER FRIENDS TAKE PILLS!
OH, MY GOD! MADISON! WHO KNOWS
WHAT THE HELL THEY DO?! MADDY?!
CAN YOU HEAR ME?! DID YOU GIVE HER SOMETHING?
DID YOU GIVE HER ANYTHING? WHY WOULD I GIVE HER ANYTHING?!
SHE’S 13! BECAUSE YOU’RE WOMEN! WOMEN GIVE EACH OTHER PILLS
ALL THE TIME! WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?! COME ON!
HELP ME! HELP ME! HELP ME! JUST GOT TO GET HER UP. [ GRUNTS ]
OH, MY GOD!…STICK YOUR THUMB
RIGHT IN THERE,
[ LAUGHS ]AND THAT’S GONNA START SHAPINGCOME ON. GET IT IN THERE.THE HOLE OF YOUR BOWL.[ CHUCKLES ] GET YOUR FINGERS
IN THERE. IS IT — [ GRUNTING ]
AAH!…DVR OR WHATEVER
YOU’RE WATCHING THIS ON,
[ SIGHS ]AND WASH YOUR HANDS,Tom:
[ Grunting ] NO! NOOO!BECAUSE LYNC’S DISEASE IS REAL.[ BIRDS CHIRPING ] OKAY. PUSH HER — PUSH HER —
NO, FROM THE TOP. GRAB HER SIDE. GRAB HER SIDE.
GRAB HER SIDE. OKAY. OKAY. OKAY. PUSH!
COME ON, MADDY! OH, MY GOD!
[ GRUNTING ] AAH! OKAY, MADDY! [ SCREAMING ] OH, MY GOD! OH, MY GOD!
OH, MY GOD! OH, MY — OW! WHOA! WHOA! UH…OKAY, OKAY,
OKAY, OKAY, OKAY. [ SOBBING ] OKAY, HONEY. OKAY. I D– I DON’T UNDERSTAND…
WHAT’S HAPPENING. COME TAKE A BREATH.
OKAY, SWEETHEART. Jackson: DAD? DAD? IT’S 2:00 NOW. OKAY, NO, NO, NO —
WHATEVER HAPPENS, OKAY, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE
EVERYONE STAYS OUTSIDE. OKAY? OKAY. JACKSON… [ BABY FUSSING ] [ Sobbing ]
THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME
TO HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY. OKAY? I’M SORRY. I REALLY WANTED — I REALLY WANTED YOU TO HAVE
A GOOD BIRTHDAY PAR… [ KNOCK ON DOOR ] [ KNOCK ON DOOR ] Tom: OW! [ SIGHS ] Mrs. Peterson:
WELL, HELLO, MR. B… Jackson: HI, MRS. PE……SO, AGAIN,
WATER’S YOUR FRIEND,
AND I KNOW IF YOU’RE ALLERGIC
TO WATER, YOU’RE GONNA WANT…
THERE’S — OH — THERE’S A REASONABLE EXPLANATION
FOR ALL OF THIS. WE COULD JUST —
MAYBE THERE’S LIKE A — SOMETHING WE COULD PUT
UNDER HER, SOMETHING — [ WOOD CREAKING ] A LEVER, A PILLAR —
OR WE CAN — Ann: OH, SHIT, TOM!
OHH!! [ BOTH SCREAMING ] [ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ] [ SCREAMING ] [ SHOUTING, SCREAMING CONTINUE ] [ WOOD CREAKING ] NO! NO, NO!
REACH! REACH! [ WHIMPERING ] OH, MY GOD. HELP! HELP US! HELP US! HELP US! COME ON! HELP! [ BIRDS CHIRPING ] WE GOT TO GET UNDER — TOOLS! TOOLS!
YOU GOT TOOLS?! DO YOU HAVE TOOLS?! UH, YEAH, UM… YEAH, OF COURSE, YEAH. [ INDISTINCT TALKING
IN DISTANCE ] [ SOBBING ] I GOT SOMETHING. HUH?
WAIT. WAIT — WHAT? WAIT! WAIT! WAIT! WHA– WAIT. [ WOOD CREAKING, SPLINTERING ]…GRAY, THAT’S BORING,
SO I LIKE TO JUST —
JUST ADD A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR.AND WHAT’S A PRETTIER COLOR
THAN RED?
[ ELECTRICITY HUMMING ] [ Sighing ]
ALL RIGHT. OKAY. OH, GOD. BE CAREFUL. MADISON!
MADISON, CAN YOU H… [ BABY FUSSING ] YOU’RE GONNA BE OKAY,
I’M GONNA BE OKAY. WE’RE BOTH… OH, MY GOD. MADDY? IT’S OKAY. IT’S OKAY. DON’T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING.
IT’S O… HEY, YOU WANT TO GO SAY HI
TO GRANDMA? YOU WANT TO GO? OOH! [ BABY COOING ] Ann: [ Muffled ]
MADISON? [ WOOD CREAKING ] MADISON,
CAN YOU HEAR ME? [ SPEAKING
INDISTINCTLY ] MADDY?I’M GONNA INCREASE
THE SPEED OF THE WHEEL’S SPIN.
HUH?!WHOA! GEEZ!ALL RIGHT.NOW, JUST A REMINDER
TO EVERYONE —
I CAN SAY “SHIT” THREE TIMES.TWO —TWOTIMES.I SAID IT ONCE WHEN I WAS
EXPLAINING WHAT I CAN DO.
CAN YOU SEE ME,
HONEY? OH, IT’S A TEST! ALMOST GOT YOU. IT’S A TEST. IT’S JUST A TEST. Boy: THE BIRTHDAY BOY
DOESN’T GET ANY PRESENT! CAN’T YOU SEE?
A CHALLENGE! I’M READY FOR IT!
ARE YOU? I’M READY FOR ANYTHING! [ LOUD WHIRRING ] …BEAUTIFUL. YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN
SO BEAUTIFUL. YOU NEED TO STOP
RIGHT NOW! I WORSHIP YOU.
I PRAISE YOU. I SERVE YOU. WE’RE A FAMILY,
NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS! [ SIZZLING ] …LOVE EACH OTHER
THROUGH GRINDING TEETH! THAT’S OUR STRENGTH!
THAT’S OUR BOND! [ WHIRRING CONTINUES ]…MULTIPLE LAYERS ALL AT…OHH!
TOM! FEEL MY HANDS!
I’M ON FIRE!…TOASTER WOULD CUT BREAD
OR A BAKER WOULD CUT TOAST.
YOU BETTER WASH YOUR HANDS OFF. WE’RE GONNA SHOW THEM!
HONEY! REMEMBER? GET DOWN HERE.
WE’RE WAITING FOR YOU. DENNIS, STOP!
COME HERE! STOP! [ WHIRRING STOPS ] COME, COME, COME! …BRUISED, WE ARE BLOODY… BUT WE’RE PUNCHING AND KICKING! [ SMOKE ALARM BEEPING ] [ WOOD CREAKING ] WE’RE A FAMILY!LIKE I KEEP TELLING THEM,
I WAS ALONE.
I ACTED ALONE,
AND IT’S MY RESP…
…LITTLE ENGINE — A DOUBLE-THRUSTING ENGINE! TOM! TOM! THAT LET US BUILD UP
THE POWER AND THE STRENGTH TOM, MOVE! MOVE! AND THE WILL
AND THE LOVE THE OVEN’S ON! TO SHATTER THE CHAINS AROUND US
TO FLY, MADISON! [ ALARM CONTINUES ] NO, NO, NO, NO, NO! IT’S… Dennis: TOM! [ ALARM CONTINUES ] SHE’S COMING THROUGH! Tom: EVERYONE,
TELL HER YOU LOVE HER. [ WOOD CREAKING ] [ SCREAMING ] [ SCREAMING CONTINUES ]

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