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The Liz In me
by Sarah Hirschfield (Sarahred13@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Comedy   User Review:
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A teen comedy/drama, telling the story of Elizabeth.


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



THE LIZ IN ME

FADE IN:

EXT. AIRPORT - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH, AGE 17 is about to board a London Airlines plane.
She is talking to a women in her mid sixties. This is MARIE.
(Elizabeth's aunt.) Elizabeth is holding a silver purse. Her
suit case is next to her She wears skinny jeans and a t
shirt.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Aunt Marie! Why do I have to live
with people who are strangers to
me? Why can't I just stay with
you?
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
Oh dear, I would love to raise
you. But I do not have the means
to do so properly. There are more
opportunities for you with your
family in New York and one day
you'll thank me for making this
decision.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (sighing)
Oh, Aunt Marie! When will I see
you again?
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
I will come visit you once you
have made New York your home in
your heart. Until then, we always
have ichat.
                                                            
They both laugh.
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
      (hugging Elizabeth)
Goodbye, my darling girl. Be well.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks onto plane. She waves one more time at her
aunt, then boards the plane.
                                                            
 
INT. AIRPLANE - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth walks down the aisle and takes the window seat in
the middle row of the plane. She has a purse in front of

2.

her. She takes out 2 pictures of her parents. They say 'mom'
and 'dad' on them. She takes out a Sharpie and writes I Love
U. RIP on each one. A tear falls down her cheek onto the
paper.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (wispering)
I have to move on.
                                                            
She passionately rips the pictures in half, then throws it
on the ground. The wind blows out of the plane and all the
way to New York. Camera follows paper down to airport, where
Elizabeth's plane is landing.
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (looking at camera)
Moving is hard. I have no idea
what to expect. I'll just...keep
friendly. All I want to do is fit
in.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEW YORK AIRPORT - DAY
                                                            
Ripped paper falls to the ground, next to a girl's shoe.
This is LAURA, AGE 17. Laura is Elizabeth's cousin in NY.
Standing next to Laura is MARISA AGE 14 and MICHELE in her
forties. Marisa is Laura's sister, and Michele is their
mother. Laura is wearing shorts and a T shirt. Marisa is
wearing dark clothing. Michele is wearing jeans and a long
sleeve shirt.
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (talking to
       Michele)
Why do I have to share a room with
a stranger?
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
      (annoyed)
Elizabeth is not a stranger, she's
your cousin!
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (screaming loudly)
She came for two holidays! I
barely know her!
                                                            

3.

                       AUNT MICHELE
Well then, sharing a room will
give you a great opportunity to
get to know her, won't it?
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (sighing, under
       her breath)
I don't know what I did in life to
deserve sharing a room with such a
loser.
                                                            
Passengers begin exiting the plane. Elizabeth walks off and
looks around. Aunt Michele begins waving excitedly to get
her attention. Elizabeth runs over to her Aunt and cousins.
Michele hugs her and Marisa runs into her arms.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
I'm so excited you're finally
here, and I'm so sorry about your
parents but I'm going to do
everything possible to make your
life here incredible.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks over to hug Laura. Laura bends down to tie
her shoe to avoid it. Elizabeth flips over Laura and lands
on her butt.
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (fake)
Oh I'm so sorry I didn't see you
coming at me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (apologetically)
It's okay. It's my fault for being
so clumsy.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Yeah, you're right.
                                                            
Michele gives Laura an annoyed look.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
      (changing the
       topic)
Well, let's go home so you can get
settled in. You'll be sharing a
room with Laura. I'm hoping you'll
become great friends in time.
                                                            

4.

                       ELIZABETH
Oh, yes we will! I brought the
perfect game for us to play.
                                                            
Laura groans and rolls her eyes. They all walk away.
                                                            
 
INT. LAURA AND ELIZABETH'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Laura is brushing her hair.
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (talking to dog)
I don't want to upset you but I
have some bad news to tell you.
Starting today we'll be sharing a
room with a nerd. I know, I
know...it's the shame of my life.
                                                            
Elizabeth and Michele walk in the room.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
And this is the room you'll be
sharing with Laura. You'll have
the top bunk.
                                                            
                       LAURA
I hope you'll stay in bed every
day until I'm awake. I can't have
anyone interrupting my beauty
sleep.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Of course I will. I would never
want to upset you.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks to the desk.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
Isn't she sweet?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Yeah. [Pause.] If by sweet you
mean annoying.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (turning around)
You know these past few weeks have
been so hard for me. But I'm
starting to feel so positive
thanks to the both of you. I'm so
happy to be here.
                                                            

5.

                       AUNT MICHELE
Oh, Elizabeth my darling. How
happy we are for you.
                                                            
The home phone starts ringing.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
      (getting the phone)
I GOT IT!
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
      (on the phone)
Hello?

Oh yes!

ok


bye
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
kids, the cleaning lady is here.
You want me to drop you off at
Jamba Juice while she is cleaning?
                                                            
                       LAURA
yeah!
                                                            
Marisa walks in.
                                                            
                       MARISA
What did I miss?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Jamba Juice!
                                                            
                       MARISA
oh yeah!
                                                            
                       LAURA
oh yeah!
                                                            
They high five each other. then the wall breaks and the cool
aid guy comes out.
                                                            
                       COOL AID GUY
OH YEAH!
                                                            
                       LAURA
WHAT THE F--------
                                                            
 

6.

INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Wow. The family has changed so
much. Laura is a lot bigger and
Marisa is.. well...she's not
herself.
                                                            
 
INT. JAMBA JUICE - DAY
                                                            
Car pulls up in front of jumba juice. Laura Marisa and
Elizabeth hop out and say good bye to Michele. Marisa and
Laura run in the store but Elizabeth slowly walks over,
taking a look around. She walks up to the counter right
behind a teenage boy around her age wearing a pink long
sleeve shirt and shorts. This is PATRICK. Marisa and Laura
are right in front of the teen. The guy turns around.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Hello
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Um hi.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
My name's Patrick. Are you new
here?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah. I'm staying with my Aunt and
cousins.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Why are you living with them
instead of your parents?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Because my parents passed away..
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Oh, that's terrible. I'm really
sorry to hear that.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
It's okay, being with them makes
it a little easier to handle.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Who are your cousins? Maybe I know
them.
                                                            

7.

                       ELIZABETH
Marisa and Laura Winston.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Oh yes, the Winstons are a lovely
family.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You have an Irish accent.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Yes I do. My family moved to New
York when I was 10
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
How old are you now? I'm 17
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I'll be 18 in a week,September 19.
Let me buy you a jamba juice.
                                                            
Patrick and Elizabeth order together. Once the drinks come
Patrick pays for both of them. They walk over to a bench.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Can I have your IM?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Elizabeth1994@mac.com
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I think I can remember that. Mine
is PatricktheGreat@aim.com
                                                            
Patrick and Elizabeth stop talking to look at Laura who is
making out on the table with an 18 year old man. People are
yelling and throwing drinks at her.
                                                            
Song starts: The birds and the bees
                                                            
 
INT. MONTAGE 1- THE BIRDS AND THE BEES - DAY
                                                            
song- the birds an the bees.

Michele pulls up at Jamba Juice and every one hops in the
car. Laura comes in with wet hair and a towel around her.
Elizabeth gets in and waves at Patrick. He waves back.

Elizabeth calls Patrick on the phone in her room. They talk.

They eat on the park bench together.
                                                            

8.

They go to the circus
They go to the movies
They go to Pat's house and kiss on the cheek
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
ok, nice talking to you. I have to
go, I have 11th grade orientation.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Have fun! Wait, you need a ride? I
can drive.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh,that would be great.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
      (gathering trash)
You see the red Honda right there?
The doors are unlocked. You can
get in. I'll clean up our trash.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Okay. Thank you.
                                                            
Elizabeth starts walking to the car. Then she starts to
skip. She tries to pull the door open but can't. Then
Patrick comes over behind her and opens the door. Elizabeth
smiles. Patrick goes over to the other side of the car and
gets in.
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (talking to camera)
Wow the Patrick guy-he's perfect.
Smart, funny. Cute.
                                                            
 
INT. PATRICK'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
Patrick starts driving. He stops at a red light and grabs a
coke from the cooler in-between Elizabeth and him.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Want one?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I think I'll pass.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Suit yourself. Any way we are
here.
                                                            

9.

                       ELIZABETH
      (getting out)
Thanks for the ride. See you at
school tomorrow.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Bye
                                                            
 
EXT. THE FIELD AT SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
All the students are sitting on the grass. Mr. Smith is
making a speech.
                                                            
                       MR. SMITH
So the rest of y'all stupid heads
need to GET OUT OF MY SCHOOL!
                                                            
The whole crowd cheers. Elizabeth tries to find a place to
sit because it is really crowded. She finds a spot.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Can I sit here?
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
No taken.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Ok. can I just sit here until the
person comes?
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
Listen new kid, my name is Tiffany
Princess and I rule the halls.
What I say goes. Now SCRAM!
                                                            
Elizabeth quickly walks over to the wall which she leans
against.
                                                            
                       MR. SMITH
So I was talking to my homies the
other day and they said,"Dr.
smith. You got those moves. Why
don't you blow your high school
away with them." And I was like,"
Yeah, Yeah, I should. See ya
tomorrow. I'll tell ya how it
goes." So guess what I'm doing
right now to y'all?
                                                            
The whole crowd screams, "Blowing us away with your moves!"
                                                            

10.

                       MR. SMITH
      (leaving the stand)
Thank y'all very much. Your
principal, John Smith.
                                                            
The whole crowd screams, Smithy!" Tiffany looks over at
Elizabeth and gives her the evil eye.
                                                            
 
INT. MARISA'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth knocks on Marisa's door. Marisa opens the door.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey.
                                                            
                       MARISA
Hello.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Can I come in?
                                                            
Marisa opens the door and Elizabeth walks in.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
So are you excited for school?
                                                            
                       MARISA
Yeah, kinda...
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Why not?
                                                            
Marisa doesn't answer.
                                                            
                       MARISA
I think I should get going. I have
some things.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh, ok. I'll see you later.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks out and Marisa shuts the door.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Patrick and Elizabeth walk up to the front door and into the
building.
                                                            

11.

                       PATRICK
      (taking out his
       schedule)
What class do you have?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
English.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Do we have any classes together?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I think that we have our frees at
the same time.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Ok then, I'll see you at 3. Bye.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Bye.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks over down to her locker and starts putting
her books in. Tiffany walks over to her with her friends
behind her.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
      (british accent)
My name is Elizabeth and I'm the
queen of england and I drink tea
all the time.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Stop it!
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
We will se you in class, LIZ.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
My name is Elizabeth!
                                                            
Tiff gets some tea bags out of nowhere and throws them at
Elizabeth. Elizabeth is annoyed and continues putting her
bags in her locker. The bell rings. Elizabeth quickly
gathers her books and runs off to class in an empty hall
way.
                                                            
 
INT. ENGLISH - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth runs into the room. The English teacher is a
middle aged Russian teacher talking loudly about
Shakespeare.
                                                            

12.

                       ELIZABETH
Sorry I'm late.
                                                            
                       MS. LOTADA
Two more times and it's off to the
principal's office young lady.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm sorry it's just that...
                                                            
                       MS. LOTADA
Do we have anymore seats?
                                                            
A big muscular guy responds. This is DERRICK. The cocky
football player. He wears a football jacket and jeans.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
She can sit next to me Ms. Lotada.
                                                            
                       MS. LOTADA
Oh, how nice Smoshhound! This is
Derrick, captain of the football
team. Nice young lad, eh?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hi.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Hey, come take a seat.
                                                            
Ms. Lotada goes back to the board and continues class.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
You act all nice to the teachers
and they'll favor you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I don't f**king act like this
outside of class. Outside it's all
football, beer, and drugs. Now
that you're in high school, you'll
realize that grades aren't the
most important thing.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
That's just rubbish.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Hey, don't get me wrong. I like
you. Give me your number.
                                                            

13.

                       ELIZABETH
347-668-7517
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (winks)
I'll text ya later.
                                                            
                       MS. LOTADA
Mr. Smoshhound, what are you
doing?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I was explaining to our new
student that you cannot end a
sentence with a preposition.
                                                            
                       MS. LOTADA
Very good Derrick.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Thank you Ms. Lotada.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
She favorites me! You see that?
She loves me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Rubbish. You have to be a good
student ALL the time.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I don't want to be a good student.
The only reason I do all this shit
is so my parents don't get mad at
me and kick me off the football
team.
                                                            
Elizabeth ignores him and takes notes for class.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
1 minute 'til class ends then I
got football.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I have study hall.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Nice, if you have Heller you can
sneak out if you go behind the
computers.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm not going to do that.
                                                            

14.

                       DERRICK
Come on if you get out you can
watch me play some football.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What if I don't want to watch you
play?
                                                            
Derrick looks confused.
                                                            
The bell rings and Ms. Lotada dismisses the class. Everyone
gathers their books and walks out. Elizabeth hurries out.
Elizabeth gets out of the class and goes to her locker to
put her books away. Tiff comes over with her friends.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
Look who it is, Fat Ugly Witch
Face.
                                                            
Elizabeth ignores her.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
Oh come on girls, she's to busy
eating her scones to talk.
                                                            
All the girls laugh. Even Laura. Laura gives Elizabeth a
glance and mouthes, "meet me in the locker room"
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Why in the world did I give him my
number? Oh my gosh. That guy is a
total jerk. Not much to be said
here. ugh
                                                            
 
INT. STUDY HALL - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth is studying with 10 other people. She sees the
teacher with the name tag: Ms. Heller. Flash back to when
Derrick told her about the teacher and the computers.
Elizabeth sees the computers. Flash back to when Laura
mouthes: meet me in the locker. Elizabeth gets up and walks
behind the computers and out of the class room.
                                                            
Elizabeth starts walking fast down the hallway. She turns
the corner to see the principal. Elizabeth gasps.
                                                            
                       MR. SMITH
      (smiles)
hey hey
                                                            

15.

Elizabeth is shocked. She stands there for a second and then
continues walking. She gets to the locker and walks in.
Laura is sitting on the bench on her phone.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Elizabeth!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What?
                                                            
                       LAURA
You need to stay a good distance
from Tiff. She'll rip your ass off
if you get too close.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I didn't do anything!
                                                            
                       LAURA
I know I'm just saying to watch
out.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Why does she hate me so much?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Listen, Elizabeth, she picks on
other people so she gets more
popular.
                                                            
They stop talking. Elizabeth moves to the corner. A tear
drops down her cheek.
                                                            
                       LAURA
I just brought you over here to
tell you that just got to stay
chill. If you react she will beat
you up so damn crazy. Trust me
I've seen it before. Get on her
side and she won't give a shit.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (turns)
Ok.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks over to Laura and gives her a hug. Laura
waits a second and then hugs back.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (whispers)
I got to go to study hall.
                                                            

16.

                       LAURA
No no Elizabeth I heard you two
talking and I think he likes you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Who?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Derrick.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
He doesn't like me.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Listen, Derrick is the hottest guy
in the school. He's never acted
this way around a girl.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Maybe I'm just really ugly.
                                                            
                       LAURA
No way. Not with that blonde hair.
Let me give you a make over when
we get home.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Ok.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Now lets watch the game.
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       LAURA
I was a little hard on her in the
beginning. Now I feel for her,
kinda. Her parents just died and
shit. So, I might as well just
warn her about the the horrible
things in our school. After all,
she is my cuz.
                                                            
 
EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth and Laura are 2 of the few teens on the bleachers.
When Derrick scores Laura screams at the top of her lungs
for him. Derrick takes his mouth guard out and runs over to
the bleachers.
                                                            

17.

                       DERRICK
Hey, see you joined the game.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (laughs)
Laura made me.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
You know Laura?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes, we're cousins.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Oh shit nice! Staying for the year
or something?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No I'm staying with them for the
rest of my life until college. My
parents died in a fire in England
so I had to move here.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (not really sorry)
I'm so sorry. We should talk about
it over a cup of coffee. How 'bout
today.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I have a lot of home work--
                                                            
                       DERRICK
You can do homework later. Lets go
out.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No, not today. Maybe another time.
Anyway I have to get back to study
hall. Cheerio.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (Winks)
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
                                                            
 
INT. HOME - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth is researching the Revolutionary War. Laura has
huge headphones on for ipod and is singing "Please Don't
Stop the Music" by Rihanna as it comes out muffled through
the ear phones. Elizabeth is writing in her notebook and she
hears 'beep, beep, beep!". She looks at her computer and it

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says video chat invitation from Brains over Beauty@aim.com
She clicks accept and Aunt Marie comes up with a glass of
wine in her hands, sitting in a squeaky desk chair.
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
Hello, Queen Elizabeth.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
How is life in New York?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Today was the first day of
school----
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
Did you see that boy Patrick you
like?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I never said I liked him! Anyway,
I'm already dating someone else.
                                                            
Laura turns from her chair.
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
Who is this lad?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
His name is Derrick.
                                                            
Laura gasps.
                                                            
                       LAURA
PLease don't stop the love love
love love. (repeat)
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
      (sighs)
Oh dear. That was fast. I was so
hoping you would get together with
Patrick. But I suppose this
Derrick boy will do. I trust your
judgement Elizabeth.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (guilty)
I appreciate your faith in me Aunt
Marie and hope I don't let you
down.
                                                            

19.

                       AUNT MARIE
      (suddenly looks to
       the side)
Fassy, NO! I have to go Elizabeth,
my cat just swallowed my pearls.
Have a good day tomorrow.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (sadly)
Okay, take care Aunt Marie.
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (sneaks up behind
       her)
So, you think you're ready to date
Derrick? You know you probably
need a lot of help before you can
handle a date with him. But
Luckily I'm nice enough to give it
to you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I spoke too fast, I'm not ready to
date him yet.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Oh, come on. He's so hot. If
you're not going to date him, I'll
take him off your hands.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm just not ready yet. School
just started and I don't want to
settle on one guy because I meet a
lot of guys who I like.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Well, all I'm saying is don't be
disappointed if you turn him down
now and he winds up with someone
else, even hotter than you.
                                                            
Laura flips her hair and starts walking away like a super
model on the runway. her pants fall down and her undies say:
I HEART DERRICK. she trips and falls flat on her face. one
of the guys from jumba juice in scene 5 comes in the shot an
pours beer on her. Elizabeth giggles.
                                                            
 
INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Everyone's eating dinner. Elizabeth's phone goes off. Her
ring tone is "Bushel and a Peck".
                                                            

20.

                       ELIZABETH
      (looking at phone)
It's Derrick.
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (smiling)
I'll take it.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No. thanks. May I be excused, Aunt
Michele?
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
Yes you may.
                                                            
Elizabeth answers phone and leaves room.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hello?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Hey Baby, how's life?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You mean in the past 2 hours since
we've seen each other last? It's
been fine. I'm studying for my
history test. How about you?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I've been thinking about you the
whole time. I miss you kid.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah, sure.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Hey, what you doing Fri?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Nothing much.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Want to go to the Mermaid with me?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What's that?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Only the most expensive restaurant
in all of New York.
                                                            

21.

                       ELIZABETH
Uh-uh okay. See you then.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Seven o'clock sound good Liz?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah, and don't call me Liz.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
What? You don't like your New York
name?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'll try to get used to it just
like I'm trying to get used to
you.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Baby, once you're used to me, you
won't ever leave me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Okay, bye. See you tomorrow.
                                                            
Liz hangs up and walks back to the dining room.
                                                            
                       LAURA
OMG WHAT DID HE SAY???
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (Loud wisper)
He asked me out. Friday night a
Mermaid.
                                                            
Laura gasps and faints.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Laura and Elizabeth are siting on the bed playing cards.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Are you nervous?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah, very...
Should I go?
                                                            

22.

                       LAURA
Duh! You are dating the hottest
guy in the school--no is NOT an
answer. Everyone will love you at
school. Even Tiff.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
But, I don't really like him.
                                                            
                       LAURA
So? Just smile and look happy or
something.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (sigh)
Fine. Lets get ready
                                                            
 
INT. MERMAID - NIGHT
                                                            
Derrick is standing outside Mermaid in a expensive suit. He
takes his phone out and dials a number.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Hey homegurl. Where you at?
                                                            
Elizabeth is putting on a cocktail dress in her room. Laura
is doing her hair.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm at getting dressed. I'll be
there in 15 min.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
See you!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Bye
                                                            
Laura does her last twirl on Elizabeth's hair.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Beautiful. Here I'll get you a
mirror.
                                                            
Laura gets a mirror from her makeup drawer and gives it to
Elizabeth.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I...I...look amazing.
                                                            
                       LAURA
You do, you do.
                                                            

23.

                       ELIZABETH
Ok, I have to get going.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Bye! Oh wait, don't forget your
sweater.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Thanks, I would have forgotten.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks out the door. Laura sighs and takes out a
picture of Derrick from her pocket and stares.
                                                            
                       LAURA
He'll be mine in time.
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       LAURA
I know, I know. I'm being so nice
to her. You think I might sabotage
the date. But no. I am acting
perfectly normal. He'll spend time
with Liz, I'll be there. He'll
realize he's in love with me. BAM
                                                            
 
EXT. MERMAID - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth hops of the cab and spots Derrick. She waves. He
waves back. Derrick runs up to her and takes her hand out of
the cab.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (talking fast)
Ok I got the only table on the
water, private balcony just you
and me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (wispers)
sounds great...
                                                            
CUT TO BALCONY
                                                            
Soft violin plays in the background. The breeze blows
Elizabeth's hair back. Elizabeth is looking out at the
beach. Derrick is looking at the menu. He looks up.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Like the view?
                                                            

24.

                       ELIZABETH
Yes
                                                            
Derrick sighs and hands Elizabeth the menu.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I'll be getting the Filet Minion.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
How is the salmon?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Everything here's great. You want
a drink?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I guess I'll have a diet coke. I'm
ready to order if you are.
                                                            
Derrick holds his hand up for the waiter. He places the
orders and the waiter heads to the kitchen.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
So how's life been for you?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Very good. Laura and I are making
nice roommates.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
That's all good. How's the new
school?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm liking it overall, but I'm
having some problems with this
girl Tiffany.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
OH! Tiff Princess? I dated her
last year. Now she kinda hates me
after what happened.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What happened?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I cheated on her.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
ohh.....
                                                            

25.

Waiter comes over with their drinks. She informs them the
food is coming soon.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Great.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Thank you for taking me here by
the way. It's really lovely.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
No problem. Top quality is what
you get when you roll with me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I almost considered not coming you
know?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
How come?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Because I wasn't sure you would
show up.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I do that with most people, but
not on you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
How come you do that to people?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I like a good joke.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
...
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (raising glass))
Let's make a toast to very
expensive dinners
                                                            
They toast eachother and sip. Elizabeth is not so happy. She
looks at her phone, keeps checking the time.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Perfect timing, the foods here.
                                                            
Elizabeth looks up and her eyes grow bigger with amazement.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh wow..
                                                            

26.

Both of the dishes are HUGE. Derrick smiles and does a
little dance in his seat.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (shocked!)
How are we going to eat all this?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I don't know. You can take some
home. But just leave room for
dessert.
                                                            
Elizabeth smiles. The waiter comes over will a lot of side
dishes.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Who do you have for history?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Mr. Goldmen
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Did you know he only teaches two
classes? B band and--
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
E band! That's my class.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (Eating)
Is he good?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I've only known her for a week,
but I think she's really great so
far. Although, she does give A LOT
of homework.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Knowing you, I think you can
handle it.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
**giggle**
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I got a little present for you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Really? What for?
                                                            

27.

                       DERRICK
To commemorate our first date of
course. Here check it.
                                                            
Derrick pulls out a BEAUTIFUL leather notebook from his suit
pocket.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
A little diary for you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Derrick it's beautiful...I can't
thank you enough. I'm sorry but I
don't have anything for you in
return.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
It's fine. No prob.
                                                            
They eat their food for a minute.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm full.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Me too. How was your meal?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Delicious.
                                                            
The waiter comes in with a huge chocolate volcano. It looks
like it cost a lot.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
DESERT!
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (yummy)
MmmmHM!
                                                            
They both get their spoons and dig in!
                                                            
                                         FADE TO EXT
                                                            
Derrick is holding Elizabeth's hand as they walk out of the
restaurant.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Derrick, I had a great time
tonight.
                                                            

28.

                       DERRICK
Maybe we could do this again.
Fridays work for me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Me too. How about we see a movie
next time.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Sounds good. Do you need a ride
home?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I was planning to take a cab.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
No need, I'll call you a car.
                                                            
He takes out his phone and calls for a car.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh.. um ok
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Ok, it's coming in a min. I gotta
go now. soo see ya tomorrow!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Cheerio!
                                                            
 
INT. HOME - NIGHT
                                                            
The limo pulls up at Elizabeth's house. Elizabeth gets out
and opens the door to the house. Laura comes running up to
Elizabeth.
                                                            
                       LAURA
HOW WAS IT????
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Let's go to our room.
                                                            
They walk into the room.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
It was good.
                                                            
                       LAURA
GOOD? NOT GREAT???!!!???
                                                            

29.

                       ELIZABETH
Well..I mean...the date was great
and all. But I'm not sure that I
really like him.
                                                            
Laura gasps.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Well, if you don't like him, I
would be happy to take him off
your hands.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Um, no! He might not be my style.
                                                            
                       LAURA
But then what is your style.
Patrick?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Shut up! The Patrick thing was
just a summer fling.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Ohhh summer fling!
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
      (Walking in the
       room)
Girls go to bed, it's late.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Tell me about this at lunch.
                                                            
Laura and Elizabeth gets in bed. There is a knock on the
door. Laura gets out of bed and opens it. Marisa is standing
there.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Wazzzzaaaaaaaap???
                                                            
                       MARISA
Can I borrow the garage keys?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Yeah. Why?
                                                            
                       MARISA
I um...(Laura hands her the keys)
I left my nap sack in there.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Ok. I'll see you tomorrow. 'Night.
                                                            

30.

Marisa walks off and Laura closes the door.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Oh Marisa, some times I worry
about her.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Why?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Depression, suicide attempts,
stuff like that.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
She's done that?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Yep.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh my God.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Yeah...(Laura gets back in bed and
Elizabeth walks out the door.)
Where you going?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Going to talk with Marisa.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Good luck.
                                                            
 
INT. CAFITIRIA - DAY
                                                            
Laura and Elizabeth and some other girls are sitting at a
table with lunch. They are talking.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'll tell you about this Patrick
guy after I get a drink.
                                                            
Elizabeth gets up and walks by Patrick and smiles while
getting her juice. MUSIC STARTS: SUMMER NIGHTS.
                                                            
                       PF
Who dat girl?
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Just a friend.

SUMMER LOVIN'

            (MORE)

31.

                       PATRICK (cont'd)
HAD ME A BLAST.. ECT
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (walking back to
       table)
(starts song)
                                                            
SONG CONTINUES
                                                            
SONG ENDS
                                                            
                       LAURA
So Elizabeth, you think you're
willing to drop Derrick for Pat?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I never said that! I just had a
lot of fun with him over the
summer.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
LAURA! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TALKING
TO THAT DORK?!? COME OVER HERE!
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (wispers)
sorry girls I got to go.
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (to tiff)
I'm coming
                                                            
                       EF
OMG. Pat's coming over here!
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Hey Elizabeth.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I was just wondering if you were
doing anything later today.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm totally free. Want to hang
out?
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Yeah. Maybe we could go down to
the park or something.
                                                            

32.

                       ELIZABETH
Cool. See you then.
                                                            
Patrick walks back to his table. Elizabeth chat's with her
friends.
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth and Patrick are sitting on the park bench drinking
Cokes. It's fairly sunny out.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
...and then he's like "NO NO NO!
YOU'RE FISH NOT FRESH!"
                                                            
They both laugh
                                                            
Derrick is walking down the path listening to his iPod when
he spots Elizabeth. He yells for her and runs over. He grabs
her and kisses her on the lips.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Derrick--
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (shakes pat's hand)
Hi I'm Derrick.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I'm Patrick. Elizabeth I didn't
know you were--
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Liz and I are dating.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Don't call her Liz!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Calm down Patrick. Uh yeah. Sorry
I didn't tell you. Listen, Derrick
I'll see you tomorrow.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (walks off)
Ok bye!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Listen
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I was going to ask you out.
                                                            

33.

                       ELIZABETH
I should have told you sooner. I
know. I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Let's not turn this into a row.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Right-
                                                            
                       PATRICK
So I'll just leave now. It's for
the best.
                                                            
Patrick get's up and marches off (to the left of the
screen). He's angry.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
PATRICK!
                                                            
Elizabeth grabs her purse and runs after him.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth is on her bed writing in her diary.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (voice over)
DEAR DIARY,
TODAY, DERRICK RUINED IT ALL.
PATRICK FOUND OUT AND STORMED OFF.
HE DID LIKE ME! BUT THAT'S NOT THE
POINT. IT'S OVER FOR US NOW, ALL
THANKS TO MR. 'IM THE HEAD OF THE
FOOTBALL TEAM' MAN. WHY AM I
DATING DERRICK? WHY? I REALLY
DON'T KNOW. MAYBE I SHOULD...NO.
DO I LIKE DERRICK? NO. WHY AM I
DATING HIM? ANYWAY, I HAVE TO GO
NOW; THERE IS A ENGLISH ESSAY TO
BE WRITTEN.


--ELIZABETH
                                                            
Elizabeth closes her diary and puts it in her desk drawer.
SHe takes a Sharpie and writes DO I LOVE HIM? on her hand.
POV of her staring a hand.
                                                            
 

34.

INT. MONTOGE - DAY
                                                            
MONTAGE--DO I LOVE HIM? SONG-UNDICIDED
                                                            
Elizabeth is at multiple dates with Derrick. After every
date she looks at the writing on her hand.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (talking to liz)
...then he's all like "if you
don't give me that ball, I'm gonna
kill you!" It gets all dramatic
and--
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Listen Derrick, we've dated for a
while. I think we'd..make better
friends-
                                                            
                       DERRICK
ARE YOU TRYING TO BREAK UP WITH
ME??
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah....I guess so. It's over
Derrick. over
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Lizzy, I-I don't know what to say.
I don't know why we dated in the
first place. I'm in love with your
cousin, Laura.
                                                            
Elizabeth stares at Derrick for a second. She's more
surprised than anything.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Ok, this is really awkward. I
think better go home now.
                                                            
Derrick nods his head. Elizabeth walks away. Derrick bites
his lip and asks for the check.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE RESTAURANT - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth steps out of the restaurant holding her purse in
her hand. She starts to run. She runs all the way to her
house. She opens the door and runs to her room. Laura is
sitting on her bed with some of her friends listing to party
in the usa. They all look up.
                                                            

35.

                       LAURA
Wut up homegurl? It's pretty early
thought you'd be back later.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I did too.
                                                            
                       EF
You alright? What happened?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I...I broke up with Derrick.
                                                            
The girls all gasp. Laura seems like she is going to through
up.
                                                            
                       LAURA
WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING?
HE WAS PERFECT! HE WAS HOT. HE WAS
CUTE. HE--
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
--is in love with you.
                                                            
Laura just stares at Liz. A smile slowly forms on Laura's
face.
They hug each other. They all start to scream and start
dancing.
                                                            
 
EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD - DAY
                                                            
Hear the sounds of the whistle. You hear sounds of football.
Laura is sitting in the bleachers next to Elizabeth who is
laying down doing math homework.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I cannot believe you make me come
with you to everyone of Derrick's
practices.
                                                            
                       LAURA
You don't have to come anymore you
know. Now that we're dating I look
like a fan more than a stalker.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
**laugh** well then I should get
back to my studyhall.
                                                            
As Elizabeth stands up Patrick calls her name. He runs over.
                                                            

36.

                       ELIZABETH
...hello...Patrick
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Do you have a moment?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I want to apologize, for what I
said. I over reacted.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No Patrick, it's my fault. Derrick
is dating Laura now. He never
liked me. (pause) and I never
liked him.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Are you doing anything after
school today?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Only if you pay for dinner!
                                                            
Patrick sits down next to Elizabeth. He grabs her hand.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Where should he go?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Applebee's
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Ok. I will see you at the flag
pole after school. I need to get
back to the building. Goodbye.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
BYE!
                                                            
A beat starts playing.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Omg! WE're back together!
                                                            
Elizabeth turns to Laura who has made her way over to the
field. Derrick is beatboxing.
                                                            
                       LAURA
      (rapping)
YO MY NAME IS LAURA AND I LIVE IN
A HOUSE. I EAT CAT AND CAT EATS
            (MORE)

37.

                       LAURA (cont'd)
MOUSE! YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU'D BE
LIKE ME! BUT I GOTTA SAY I
DISAGREE. I'M ON THE FIELD AND UR
IN THE BLEACH-ERS. I WANNA LIVE
AND YOU WANNNA TEACH HER! I'M
DATE-ING THE BEST GUY IN THE
WORLD! SO YOU GET OUT OF MY HOUSE
OR I WILL HURL! you. across da
field. yeah dog. peace im out.
                                                            
All the guys high five her. They call Elizabeth down. She
climbs down and Derrick makes the beat. Elizabeth claps
along.
                                                            
Mr. Smith comes out of no where. He goes onto the field.
                                                            
                       MR. SMITH
Yo people! My name is Smithy.
People think they're so cool-they
think they like me.

I also, like to eat pie.
Like 3.14159265
                                                            
Everyone starts cheering.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Smithy! I see you got the moves.
                                                            
                       MR. SMITH
Uh huh I do dawg. I got to go
though I'm 30 min late for my
meeting. SEE YA HOMES!
                                                            
Everyone yells bye and makes there way back up to class.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey-hey Laura.
                                                            
                       LAURA
What up?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I got back together with Patrick!!
                                                            
                       LAURA
AHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAHAAH
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
AHAAHAAAAHAAHHAHAAHAAH
                                                            

38.

                       LAURA
Listen Liz, Derrick I were
thinking about a double date if
you and Patty got back together.
Watcha think?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I got to talk to him first.
                                                            
                       LAURA
kk
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (sigh)
It's been a long day.
                                                            
                       LAURA
yuh huh
                                                            
 
EXT. FRONTYARD - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth is outside her house saying goodbye to Pat.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I had fun tonight! So you're okay
with the double date?
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Yes. I'll see you tomorrow.
                                                            
Elizabeth walks up to the door it's locked She looks in her
purse for a key, but cannot find one. Elizabeth walks to the
garage and pulls the door. open. The room is filled with
smoke. Elizabeth starts coughing. She looks around and sees
Marisa in the car suffocating herself. Elizabeth screams and
opens the door. She drags Marisa who is unconscious out of
the garage and into the front lawn. She gets a hose and
starts spraying water at Marisa. She runs inside and gets
Michele.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
Oh my Lord.
                                                            
Michele gets down and starts shaking Marisa. There is no
luck. Michele falls on the ground crying.
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth has her diary in her hand
                                                            

39.

                       ELIZABETH
mhm. I haven't used this in a
while. Whateva. (throws it in the
trash) Bad memories. Anyway, we're
in the hospital right now seeing
if marisa's (sob sob) life can be
saved. I-I can't believe she did
this. It must be so hard on
Michele. I know when my parents
died, I was crying for 3 days
straight. G-d bless Marisa.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT
                                                            
Marisa is being treated on the hospital bed. The family is
around the bed sobbing.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
She's going to be alright. I know
Marisa can pull this off.
                                                            
The doctor walks in.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Ms. Winston-we're going to run
some tests on her tonight. The
Hydrazine would have killed her if
your niece here hadn't saved her.
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (crying)
I saved her life...hell yeah..
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The clock shows 12:43 am. Laura and Elizabeth are on Laura's
bed playing war. They are both very sad. There is a knock on
the door. Laura says come in. Michele walks in with the
phone in her hand.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
I got a call from the doctor.
Marisa's going to be alright.
Thank you Elizabeth.
                                                            
Michele walks out of the room and Laura stares at Elizabeth
for a minute.
                                                            

40.

                       LAURA
You saved my sister's life.
                                                            
                       LAURA
(pause) You're not so bad after
all.
                                                            
She pats Elizabeth on the head and goes under the covers.
She says goodnight. Elizabeth cleans up the cards and goes
to bed.
                                                            
 
INT. ENGLISH - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth is sitting in English class taking notes.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (whispering to
       herself)
Who would where that dress?
                                                            
                       EF
What dress?
                                                            
Elizabeth turns her computer to show a picture of Tiff in a
ugly dress.
                                                            
                       EF
      (a little louder
       than a wisper)
It looks like Princess would!
                                                            
Tiffany turns her head.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Shhhhhhhhhhhh
                                                            
                       MS. LOTADA
Girls quiet down!
                                                            
Tiff stands up.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY ABOUT MY
DRESS?
                                                            
                       MS. LOTADA
GIRLS!
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
Meet me at the lockers. After
class.
                                                            

41.

Tiff sits down.
                                                            
                       EF
Oh shiz.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Is this bad?
                                                            
                       EF
I'll be happy if you come out
alive.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I need some back up.
                                                            
                       EF
Don't look at me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
C'on Jane. The bell is gonna ring
in---
                                                            
The bell rings. Everyone gathers their stuff. Elizabeth
gives her friend a annoyed look. They walk out into the
hall. Elizabeth goes to her locker and puts her stuff in.
Tiffany comes over with her gang. Laura isn't there.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
Hello Liz.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hello Tiff.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
So divvy-
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
--Why do you know so many English
things?
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
I...uh-
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah-Yeah. No answer? I'm
beginning to think YOU are from
England. Am I right?
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
WHY YOU LITTLE!
                                                            
Tiffany charges at Elizabeth. Before she makes contact,
Laura comes out of no where and tackles Tiff.
                                                            

42.

Tiffany screams. Elizabeth moves out of the way as the girls
fight. They roll on the floor and mess up their hair. One of
Tiffany's friends jumps in the fight. Then Elizabeth jumps
in. They all are fighting. Soon 6 more girls are in the
fight. Everyone is having a one on one battle. After a
minute or 2, the fighting stops. Everyone is beaten up.
                                                            
                       TIFFANY
      (Standing up)
Well, I think that's enough
fighting for a day.
                                                            
All the girls get up. Laura drags Elizabeth into the end of
the hall way. No one is there.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Wow
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm sorry I got you into this.
                                                            
                       LAURA
No. I felt so great. I always
wanted to do that. Thanks for
getting me into this. Fo real
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You relieze you and Tiff aren't
really going to be friends
anymore.
                                                            
                       LAURA
I know! It feels so great to be
free!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Well then.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Party tonight?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Sure. I'm bringing Patrick though.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Fine. But I'm bringing Ricky.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
RICKY?
                                                            
                       LAURA
DERRICK! Rick, Ricky, Dick. Any
names I want to call him.
                                                            

43.

                       ELIZABETH
Alright whatever. (bell rings)
SHIT. we got to go.
                                                            
They run off.
                                                            
 
EXT. FRONTYARD - DAY
                                                            
Patrick and Liz are on the steps of Liz's house.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
How long does it take for Laura
and Derrick to go 50 ft to the
garage and and the car?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Sometimes she'll come back with a
burger and a shake.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Really?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
She does stuff like that.
                                                            
A car pulls up.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Finally!
                                                            
The door slides open and Marisa comes out. Elizabeth runs up
to her and gives her a hug.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
MARISA!
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       MARISA
What am I gonna do? She saved my
life, but I was trying to commit
suicide.
                                                            
 
INT. FRONTYARD - DAY
                                                            
Marisa finishes hugging Liz and walks into the house.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Marisa...
                                                            

44.

Another car pulls up in front of the. Laura rolls down the
window. She has a Jumba juice in her hand. She motions to
get in.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
MARISA'S BACK!
                                                            
Laura gasps and grabs Elizabeth's hand and runs into the
house. Patrick watches them go into the house, then sits in
the front seat of the car.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
So (pause) how's my Liz doin'?
                                                            
                       PATRICK
She's fine. Just fine.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
She's a good girl.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Everything you want in a girl! You
know?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
So f•ckin hot..
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Hey careful buddy-
                                                            
                       DERRICK
You don't deserve her.
                                                            
Derrick and Patrick start fighting and yelling. When the
girls come back in the shut up.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Everyone ready?
                                                            
The car goes.
                                                            
 
INT. PARTY - NIGHT
                                                            
The club is playing the song 'Get low'. Laura walks up to
the bouncer. Elizabeth, Patrick, and Derrick are following
behind her. The bouncer lets them through. They walk down
the steps into the club. The song changes to 'Please Don't
Stop the Music' and everyone gets on the dance floor. The
group dances for a minute. Laura grabs Elizabeth and pulls
her in to the rest room.
                                                            

45.

                       LAURA
So, how you liking it?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
It's pretty fun!
                                                            
                       LAURA
Let's grab the guys 'cause I got
dinner reservations for 10:30.
                                                            
They run out of the restroom and grab the boys. Patrick is
drinking a coke and Derrick is flexing his biceps. They walk
down the street to where the car is but it isn't there.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Where's the car? WHERE'S MY CAR?
                                                            
                       LAURA
Calm down. We'll find it.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE PARK - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth and Patrick are talking near a lamp post. Derrick
is calling costumer service and Laura is texting next to
him.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
      (losing his temper)
Hey this is Derrick Smoshhound
reporting a motherf*cking missin'
car.


Is this what I paid for? To be
told that BS??

Goodbye. Stop THE SEARCH!
                                                            
                       LAURA
What's wrong?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
We have to look for the car. The
company is being an ass.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Look for it? Like, how?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I dunno. Let's round up the
cuties.
                                                            

46.

                       LAURA
Elizabeth! Patty cake!
                                                            
Elizabeth and Patrick walk over.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
We have to look for the car.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What happened with the car
service?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Didn't work out. Let's go.
                                                            
 
INT. STUDIO - DAY
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Looking for a car? It could be
anywhere!
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth, Patrick, Laura and Derrick are sitting in the
sand on the beach.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
I give up.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
We can tell.
                                                            
Derrick gives Patrick a look. Patrick grabs Elizabeth by the
hand and they walk down the beach. Derrick gets up and grabs
Elizabeth's other hand. Patrick and Derrick play tug o war
with Elizabeth. Patrick lets go and falls in the water.
Elizabeth gasps and Derrick laughs.
                                                            
                       PATRICK
Can I have a hand here?
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Sure.
                                                            
Derrick walks over to Patrick. The moment he touched
Patrick's hand Patrick pulls him into the water. For a
moment Derrick is annoyed but then they both laugh.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Laura get over here!
                                                            

47.

Laura runs over and jumps into the water.
                                                            
                       LAURA
Come on Elizabeth!
                                                            
Elizabeth jumps in the water and they splash around.
                                                            
                       LAURA
I love you guys.
                                                            
They laugh and continue to play. Laura's phone starts
ringing. Her ringtone is Pretty Girl Swag.
                                                            
                       LAURA
I need to get that.
                                                            
Laura gets out of the water and answers her phone.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (whispering)
Who do you think called?
                                                            
                       PATRICK
I don't know.
                                                            
                       DERRICK
Look how serious she is. There's
something going on.
                                                            
Laura gets of the phone and walks over to the gang.
                                                            
                       LAURA
My mom wants us home. Now.
                                                            
 
INT. LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Elizabeth, Marisa, and Laura are sitting on the living room
couch. Michele is standing in front of them.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
Drum roll please.
                                                            
Laura makes a drum sound by tapping her hands on her knees.
                                                            
                       AUNT MICHELE
Now presenting...AUNT MARIE!
                                                            
Music starts playing as Marie comes into the room. Marie
hugs Marisa and Laura. Then, she hugs Elizabeth.
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
I missed you my darling girl.
                                                            

48.

                       ELIZABETH
I missed you too.
                                                            
                       AUNT MARIE
I see you have made New York your
home, so I needed to visit.
                                                            
Laura turns on the music and hands out I Heart New York t
shirts. Everyone dances. CREDITS ROLL.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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