Scrapper (2023) | Transcript

Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.
Scrapper (2023)

Scrapper (2023)

Director: Charlotte Regan
Writer: Charlotte Regan
Stars: Lola Campbell, Harris Dickinson, Alin Uzun
Production company: Picturehouse Entertainment
Release date: August 25, 2023 (UK)
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Running time: 1 hour 24 minutes
Synopsis: Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Her life is turned upside down when her estranged father, Jason, shows up out of nowhere. Uninterested in a sudden new parental figure, she remains stubbornly resistant to his efforts. As they both adjust to their new circumstances, they soon find that they still have a lot of growing up to do.

* * *

[children laughing]

[children shouting]

[birds chirping]

[stylus scratching]

[vacuum cleaner whirring]

[sniffs deeply]

[children playing]

[muffled shouting]

[boys chatting]




You playing out?

[“Turn The Page” by The Streets]

[male vocalist] ♪ That’s it ♪

♪ Turn the page on the day, walk away ♪

♪ ‘Cause there’s sense in what I say ♪

♪ I’m 45th generation Roman ♪

♪ But I don’t know ’em or care when I’m spitting ♪

♪ So return to your sitting position and listen ♪

♪ It’s fitting ♪

Uh, hi. Sorry, that’s my bike.

[Ali clears throat]

[Georgie] Oh! Um, hi there.

We were just making sure that all of these bikes were… road safety?

And we were just walking by. Oh, yours isn’t, by the way.

We were just walking by and we just…

Yeah, we thought it looked a bit…

You know?


I should probably go get that serviced or something.

Yeah, yeah. Full service. You can never be too careful.

Yeah, the um… the bearing’s, like, completely gone in the back wheel.

Do you want me to be honest?

Yeah. Yeah, fire away.

Or just a little bit of lies or…?

[male vocalist] ♪ Use war and past injuries ♪

♪ My metaphor is simile ♪

♪ Get all applications in to me before the deadline ♪

♪ ‘Cause it’s a fine line between strifeful crimes ♪

♪ And a life of crime ♪

♪ But you will reach the day ♪

♪ And it’s all mine ♪

♪ You can take it or leave it ♪

♪ I shake and reveal stage tricks

like Jimi Hendrix ♪

♪ In the afterlife, gladiators meet their maker ♪

♪ Float through the wheat fields ♪

♪ And lakes of blue water ♪

♪ To the next life from the fortress ♪

♪ Away from the knives and slaughter ♪

♪ To their wives and daughters ♪

♪ Once more before the Lord judges over all of us ♪

♪ It’s in this place you’ll see me ♪

♪ Brace yourself, ’cause this goes deep ♪

♪ I’ll show you the secrets, the sky and the birds ♪

♪ Actions speak louder than words ♪


[woman] Who is it?

Georgie and Ali.

You know, if Nike did bikes, these would be the Nike bikes of the world!

Nike bikes!

[Georgie] There are a lot! I mean a lot…

A lot of bike shops ’round here that we could be taking our fabulous goods to.

But it’s you.

With the Tour de France coming up as well, all the kids want a bike.

Your bikes here look brilliant.

Like amazing, like top-notch bikes.

[Ali] Mm-hm.

Everyone would want ’em.

Everyone loves Tour de France.

[Georgie] Exactly!

All right, how much?

Now we’re talking.


All right…

Can you give us a moment?

You got this?

[Georgie] Suppose we’ll get a lot of money off her?

I ain’t got time, Georgie.


60 each.


Right, you know what, let’s just take ’em somewhere else.

All right, see you later.

See yourself out. Close the door.

Please, Zeph? You know I need the money.

I’m Zeph.

This is my shop.

This is my van.


What I would say to Georgie,

the advice I’d give to her, is…

It’s… it all goes… It goes like that.

Like a… a circle.

So, you’re born, and then everyone… everyone dies.

But hopefully, she doesn’t die soon, ’cause she’s a child.

[boy] Yeah, Georgie’s a very nice person, really.

You keep chatting rubbish. She’s not a good person.

She keeps stealing our bikes.

Yeah, but not mine.

[girl] We don’t like her.

She doesn’t even know how to apply foundation.

An entire day off?

It just doesn’t take an entire day off to grieve.

It just doesn’t. I’m sorry, it doesn’t.

You know, a morning off.

A morning off, that’s all it takes.

Take a morning off, come back, get over it.

Obviously, very sad.


So… sad.

Lovely though that she’s living with…

Uh… her uncle.

Winston Churchill.

[store sensor beeps]

[door squeaks, closes]

Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting!

Ah, beautiful.

Josh, could you do me one favor?

No more voice recordings.

But you’re so good at ’em.


What do you want me to say?

“Georgie is doing great at school, thanks.”

[blasé] Georgie’s doing great at school, thanks.

Say it like you mean it, then.


Let’s try that again.

[clears throat]

[brightly] Georgie’s doing great at school, thanks.

Ah, that’s actually… Ah, that’s amazing.

That was so good.


“We are thinking of getting a hamster.”

We’re thinking of getting a hamster.

[social worker] A hamster? I mean great, yeah.

Good for you.

Uh, how’s Georgie getting on?

[Josh] We are fine, thank you.

[social worker] That’s good… good.

Emotionally coping with the situation?

[Josh] We are eating spaghetti Bolognese today.

[social worker] I find that cheers me up, yep.


Both big fans of the Bolognese?

I don’t blame you. It is delicious.

Maybe Georgie can tell me a little bit more about how she’s getting on.

Would she be free for a little chat?


[social worker] Hiya! How you getting on?

[Georgie] Good. I’m very busy at the minute, so I’ve got to go.

[social worker] Okay, well, have a nice tea!


[Josh] We are fine, thank you.

[social worker] Okay. Great.

Well… [chuckles] I, for one, feel reassured.

[soft music]

[soft music]

[squeaking, keys jingling]


[Ali] Mom!




Georgie! Hey, I’ll call you back.

Can Ali stay tonight?

Okay. Are you gonna be in bed by 10?

[Georgie] Before 10!

Okay, good. Does your uncle not mind?

He doesn’t mind.

I would really like to meet your uncle.

[Georgie] Yeah, my uncle’s really busy at the minute.



Okay, but how are you coping?

[quietly] Dance.

Mom, do you wanna see our dance?

Okay, show me the dance.

All right.

To the left.

Good moves, kids. Good moves.

It’s purple.

It’s not.

It’s literally purple.

It’s not.

What color is it, then?


Come on. Get up.

[indistinct chatter]

No. You didn’t.


You really did good.

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m gonna cartwheel here.



Can’t touch me!

We’re good, we’re good.

[Ali exhaling deeply]

[Georgie] Leave them how they were!

They ain’t comfy like that.

Well, that’s how Mom did it.

Doesn’t always have to be the same.

[Georgie] Yes, it does.


[Georgie exhales]

Move your feet!

What you wanna watch?



Why not?

Not again.

I’m sick of not being able to vacuum up them spiders.

How could you consider killing Napoleon?

You know that’s my guy from day. Always got my back!

[Georgie reads with a spider voice]

[Ali] Genghis, a mad guy, but still my G!

[Georgie reads with a spider voice]

[Ali] Julius and Maggie T, those two little love birds.

Disgusting, bruv!

[Georgie reads with a spider voice]

[Ali reads with a spider voice]

[Ali] And Alexander the Great.

[Georgie reads with a spider voice]

RIP, my certy guy. What a devastating blow.

Please stop talking about it. Very annoying.

[Georgie laughing]

[Ali laughs]



Can you get your stinky feet out of my face?


What stage of grief are you at now?

I think I’m almost finished.

Stage three or four?

But I’ll get through the other stages quick.

But you literally had a go at me for moving the pillows.

Everything’s still the same as how your mom did it, you know?


She said she was going up into the sky.

What? Like to real heaven and that?

Like, proper proper?


What were you doing in that room again before I came?



I could play, too, if you want. Only if you want company.


Are you sure?


Goodnight, Georgie.

Shut up!

[soft music]

[breathes heavily]

[door slams]

[soft music]

[woman] Nah, nah, Stace, hear, man.

He’s just not hubby material, I’m telling you.

The other day he was like to me: “Ah, I think you’re the one.”


Girl, bye… [voice fades]

[soft music]

Why are you filming me?

Georgie, please get that camera out of my face!

What is wrong with you? Turn it around.

[Georgie] Nah!

[Mom] That day five of those pajamas?

What was that? Day five with no shower?

Can smell you a mile off!

Excuse me!

Can you tell the camera what I just pulled out of your hair?

Can you tell them, a nice big juicy nit!

[Georgie] I probably got it from you, anyway.

[Mom] No, you didn’t!


Get it out, please. You’re grounded.

[soft music]

[Georgie] Hello, hello, hello, and welcome to…

Crusty Musty, um… Helping Hand Lip Show.

Today, we are selling this red lipstick palette.

Now, here we have Clive.

As you can see, Clive’s lips are very crusty.

Just like the gentleman in the studio.

Just shut up!

We have lots of callers on the phone at the minute.

What’s this made out of?


Endangered, um, shredded lizards and crushed-up ruby diamonds.

Now, we are looking for a low, low price of £2 million…

[scoffs] How much?

I think you heard me, sir.

Now, we have lots and lots…

Wait, who’s that?

What you doing in my garden?

All right, kids?

No, we ain’t.

Are you Georgie?

Who’s asking?

I’m Jason.

I’m your dad.

Owner of that top.

No, you ain’t. My mom give me this.

Yeah, I gave it to her.

[camera shutter clicking]

You living on your own, then?


Can I come in for a chat?

Get out!

All right, so I’ll tell the Social

there’s a 12-year-old living on her own, shall I?

[kids whispering]

You let him in.

What did you expect me to do?

He was gonna call the Social on me.

Yeah, but…


How are you gonna sleep at night

knowing that he’s lurking around the house?

[Jason] Shall we have dinner later?

David Beckham’s welcome as well.


Don’t be like that. It’s free food.

Free food?

Are you serious?

Can you stop thinking about the food?

He could be using it to blackmail us or something.

Or trying to poison us.


Yeah, you seriously can’t trust him, though.

I got an idea.


Can you go and get us Chinese then from the place down the street?

It’s our favorite.

Yeah, yeah.

We’re gonna go out and play.

[Jason] All right. Can you make sure you’re back for six?


[Ali] Who’s David Beckham?

[Georgie] What we’re gonna do is he’s gonna go out to get the Chinese, and we’re gonna be waiting somewhere nearby.

And we’ll bolt the door from the inside and then we’ll climb out.

And then we won’t let him back in.

Yeah, and we’ll chuck his stuff out the window, right?


if it’s worth anything, we’ll consider keeping it, okay?

Yeah, I guess.

Okay, so hear me out on this one, yeah?

Can you make a werewolf and a vampire hybrid?

Let’s say I got a vampire and I get vampire blood, and I get a werewolf and I get werewolf blood, and get them together and you start mixing them, take them to a science lab, put them in a beaker thing, and you put them in a box and leave it for ten years to freeze.

And once you come back after ten years, there’s a werewolf-vampire hybrid baby!

That’s actually so stupid.

I can’t believe… Oh, my gosh.

I thought you were smarter than that.

Well, Jason can’t be a vampire, right?

‘Cause your mom was mad superstitious

with garlic and that at the front door.

[bats screeching]

No, he’s not a vampire. That’s just stupid.

Maybe he might, like, growing uncontrollably at night, come into our rooms and start sucking our neck!

Nah, that’s a bit weird.

Maybe he was in prison.

[cell door slams]

What if he’s a big-time gangster?

[gun cocks]

[ratcheting sound]

[soft vocal music playing]

[distant chattering and playing]

[soft suspenseful music]



[music intensifies then stops]

[bag crinkles, door slams]

[girl] They’re both proper weirdos.

Who breaks into their own house?


[Ali] Chicken and sweetcorn.

Yeah, no, in the sandwiches.


And in the pies.

Oh, yeah, yeah.

Yeah, yeah.

But the gravy’s kind of rough.

Yeah, the gravy’s a bit too thick.

Bit too thick.

The rest of it, though…

[both] Banging.

All my money for them. Lovely.

Actually, you paid for me, isn’t it?

Yeah, exactly.

Be grateful.

Such a kind friend you are.

Yeah, I know. I am.


Sign’s gone!

All right, bye.

[front door opens and closes]

Bit cold now, this Chinese.

It’s ungrateful as well, ain’t it, really?

If someone’s buying food for you and your little mate, just to throw it back in my face like that.

Get your feet off the table.

Or what?

Sure you don’t want a little bit?

No, I don’t.

Can’t stay for long.

I’ll stay as long as I want.

It’s my house.


I was here before you, though, weren’t I?

I pay the rent.


See how long that lasts.

[soft music]

[indistinct chatter]

[soft music]

[music stopping]

[clicking, indistinct chatter]

[water splashing]


[thumps] Stupid thing!

What you done to it?


I just put it on like normal

and it started flooding out everywhere.

Who even said you could use the blooming washing machine?

I did. Watch your tone!

Watch yours!

Either get out or help!

Oh, God!

Right, come on, get that in the wash.

You’ve been wearing it since I got here.


Come on, it stinks.

If I have to.

[Ali] That is mad comfy in there!

[Jason] You share, like, apartments, isn’t it?

There’s probably four or five of us.

Share a kitchen, got a nice little pool.

You living with your boys?

Yeah, it’s sick.

Go on.


That was sick!

That was sick.

[Ali] You speak Spanish, then?


Yeah, a little bit. Understand most of it.

Is it better over there?


Yeah, it’s hot. Food’s better.

Beaches, girls, you know what I’m saying?


Better than home?

Yeah. Yeah.

So, it’s all right to just leave people behind, is it?

You never thought that leaving someone to raise a child on their own was a bit… selfish?

I’m just gonna go on my evening walk.

Your mom never wanted me around, you know.

She said that, did she?

I knew it.

[Georgie] Even so, most dads send money every now and then.

Help out. We ain’t exactly been rolling in it, have we?

[Jason] I ain’t rolling in it myself, am I?

This job you’ve got, is it a normal job for a 30-year-old man?

Yes, there’s loads my age…

Then what you here for now?

[Jason] I told you, I heard about your mom passing and I wanted to get to know you.

[Georgie] After 12 years?

How come you didn’t want to know me 12 years ago?

[Jason] Because we were young, we weren’t getting along.

She told me to leave.

You’re a liar!

I ain’t surprised no one’s stuck around for you, you know that?

Think you can just turn up with some flowers, say sorry about my mom and it’ll all be all right?

It ain’t.

[machine whirring]

[keys rattling]

[melancholic music]

[unintelligible recording of Mom]

[thunder rumbling]

[rain falling]

[thunder claps]

[distant wind howling]

Do you think he’ll stay?

I don’t care.

I think he will.

Would probably be best if he does, right?


You can’t…


You can’t keep living by yourself.

Why can’t I? I’m doing fine.

Not that one.

Not that one, either.

Put it back! Move out the way.

Here you go, nice simple mug for ya.

[Jason] All right, cheers.

Uh! That’s off!

Do you want anything from the shop?


[telephone rings]

Don’t move.


Oh, hello, Sian.

Yeah, no, I’ve got a cold at the minute so my voice is a bit… tickly.


Georgie’s doing all right, yeah.

Aren’t you, Georgie?

Yeah, she’s good.

Yeah, no, we’re just having a nice breakfast together, actually.

All right, well, thanks for checking in.

Actually, Sian, should I, uh…

Should I give you my new mobile number in case you need anything?

Yeah, it’s 07984…



Cheers, Sian.

All right.

I’ll have to meet this Uncle Winston Churchill at some point.

Remember, I can tell the Social whenever I want, so drop the attitude, yeah?


Back in a bit.

[door opens]

[door closes]

[suspenseful music]

[gunshot echoes]

[read with a spider voice]

[front door slams]

New milk.

How was your porridge?

[Georgie] What’s that job you said you did again?

Ticket selling in Ibiza.


Is there any, like… dangers in Ibiza?

Not really, no.

All right.

I’m off to work.

“Ticket sales. A representative or a rep for a nightclub who sells tickets to holidaymakers.”

Maybe it’s slang for something?

You think he’s planning to kill you?

[Georgie] Mm, I don’t think so.

Why wouldn’t he have done it already?

Bit stupid not to.

Likes to toy with his prey?


You gotta scratch the serial numbers off.

[Georgie] What?

You gotta get the serial numbers off.

Otherwise, the police will track them back to the bikes that have been nicked.



Even when you paint ’em, you can still feel ’em.

Look, scratch ’em off.

Oh, yeah!

[Jason] Then they won’t get tracked back.

Yeah? Go on, give that a go, bruv.

Who says the bikes are stolen?

[whispering] Ali. Ali.


We need to check his phone.


Jason, we need to check his phone.

Come on.

[snoring softly]

[whispering] What are you doing?

Shut up!

[snoring softly]

[Ali] It’s nothing mad.

You can take it back now, you know?


It’s not like you’re naked in the bath, is it?

[bang] What do you think you’re doing?


You just what?

You think you can go through my stuff?

You don’t do that!

What’s on your phone?

[Jason] Nothing to do with you. You don’t even know me.

What you doing here again? You not got your own home?

I’ll leave if you want me to.


Right, shut up now!

[door slams]

[footsteps receding]

[unintelligible female voice]

[melancholic music]

[Mom] Georgie, please get that camera out of my face!

What is wrong with you? Turn it ’round.

[Georgie] Nah!

[Mom] That day five of those pajamas?

[Georgie] What was that? Day five with no shower?

Can smell you a mile off!

Excuse me!

Tell the camera what I pulled out of your hair.

Tell them a nice big juicy nit!

I probably got it from you, anyway.

No, you didn’t! [laughs]

Get it out, please. You’re grounded.

[birds chirping]

[Georgie] He’s obviously hiding something.

No, he ain’t.

Did you see how he reacted?

Well, maybe he just wants some privacy, like you do.

Oh, don’t be stupid, Ali.

What is wrong with you? Everyone’s out to get you?

The world revolves around Georgie.

You can trust people, you know?

He’s being nice. At least he’s here now.

What are you being such a little victim for, you idiot?

Ever since he got here, you’ve been a beg friend to him.

I’m meant to be your mate.

You can have more than one mate, you know?

Go on, then, go and be his mate. I don’t need you anymore.

I will.

Good, go. I’ve got other mates.

Absolutely not!

Oh, God!

[scoffs] What, a friend?

[laughs] What, me and her? Nah, man. She’s a little girl.

More of an acquaintance, really.

Wouldn’t you say?

Distant acquaintance.

She just doesn’t deserve to be my friend.

[soft percussive music]

You all right, Georgie?

Oh, yeah, yeah.



Do you want a hug or…

I’m all right, thanks.

Yeah. Probably.

Here you go.

All right. [clears throat]

Five quid and I’ll… I’ll use it for parts.




Where’s Ali?

Fell out.

Can I stay in here and work with you for the day?

No, man, not today.

I don’t wanna be paid or nothing.

Look, just jog on, man, please.


All right.

And I understand that she’s sad.

Obviously, I get that, but what are we meant to do?

And it’s never really like this. We fall out once a year, maybe.

Yeah, this time it’s different.

So, how long has it been, then? What, like…

Probably, like, couple of hours, I think.


Just give it time, isn’t it? I don’t know, just…


[front door unlocks]

[door closes]

[Jason] You all right?

I, um… I cooked, and then Ali turned up.

Something about you two having a spat.

Come sit down.

Go on, plunk yourself down.

I made some dinner, look.

Uh… It’s quite spicy.

Yeah, I know, I put some, um, chili powder and tarragon in it.

That was all you had in the cupboards, but…

I think it… I think it works.


How was school?

It’s the school holidays.

[Jason] What?



That ain’t funny!

That’s not my fault.

That must’ve been loose already.

[knocking on door]

That’s my mom. We’re going caravan.

[front door opens and closes]

Yeah? Oh.

A-ha! Who’s this?


[Ali] Georgie’s dad.

Oh, you didn’t mention he was around.

[Ali] Yeah, he’s here now instead of her uncle.

Right. I don’t think we have met.

No. No, we ain’t. Jason. You all right?



I don’t remember Vicky mentioning you.

[Jason] Oh, I’ve been working abroad.

Okay. Back now, then?

For a bit. Yeah.



What happened with your tooth?

It fell out. His burnt garlic bread.

She’ll be all right, it was loose anyway.

She’ll be all right.

Okay, get your stuff, huh?

Jason, I’ll see you again.


I’ll be here. Nice to meet ya.

Yeah, good.

Enjoy the caravan.

It was interesting to meet you.

[both] Yeah, yeah.

[Jason] Enjoy your trip.

Yeah, we will, thank you.


[front door opens]

[front door closes]

[laughter on TV]

[cartoon soundtrack]

[man] year guarantee.

So, of course, two years,

just like everything else we sell.

Highly recommended.

[man] It’s a no-quibble guarantee, no quibbles at all.

Whatever is the reason, you get your money back.

[man] Exactly…

[soft melancholic music]

[snoring softly]

What are you doing?

[Jason] Nothing.

What are you awake for?

You nicking my money?

What? No!

I was looking for your tooth.

Why would I put my teeth underneath my pillow?

For the tooth fairy.


[Jason] You put your tooth under the pillow, then the tooth fairy gives you a couple of quid, don’t she?

[Georgie] Does she?

[Jason] Yeah.

She’s never done that before.


She must owe me, like, 20 quid, then.

Right, well, you might as well have it now.

There you are.

I don’t want your money.


I don’t want your money.

All right.

[door closes]

You going out to work?

Without Ali?

Do you want me to come give you a hand?

Hurry up.

Come on, do your job properly.

[Jason] What? What do you think I’m doing? I’m looking out.


I’m watching, isn’t it?

What are you doing, trying to pick it?

What do you think I’m doing?

Why don’t you get an Allen key on the seat?

Do it then.


All right. Calm down.

Do you want me to do it?

There you go.

You’re proper longing it out.

Give me the bolt cutters.

I was actually just about to do that.

No, you wasn’t. Quickly.

[Georgie] Yes, I was.

Bloody hell, how many tools do you really need?

[man] Oi!

Go, go, go!

[cop] Oi! Come here!

We’re in pursuit now.

[dog barking]

[intriguing music]

Ooh! Sorry!


[cop] Hey!

[Jason laughing]

Oh, yeah! Yeah!

We’ll go down there.

[Jason laughs]

See how slow they were?

Shut up! It ain’t funny!

[Jason snorts]

Can you stop laughing? You sound like a pig.



[soft music]

[dog growls softly]

[indistinct singing]


Want a bit of water in there?

What is it?

There’s little clumps in it.

I’m trying to get the clumps out.

Well, that will help, won’t it? There you go.

No, I don’t need your tea water in my hot chocolate.

You seen my phone?


Are you sure?

I haven’t seen it.

[breathing heavily]

Nah, don’t go in my bag.

Get out of my bag now.

Can’t find it.

Might have fallen out of your pocket when you were running?

Which one was it in?

This one.

[Jason] Is there zips on it?


That’s long gone, then.

[Georgie] That’s your fault, that is.

You’re the one that made us run like that.

[Jason] It was run or get arrested, Georgie.

You were fiddling about with the bikes!

You drew attention to us.

[Jason] No, I think it was probably your speed that messed us up.

[breathing heavily]

[suspenseful music]

[Vicky] Why are you filming me?


[siren wails]

[dog barking]

Why are you filming me?


[siren wails]

Why are you filming me?

[baby cries]

What are you looking for?


[siren wails]

[baby cries]

What are you looking for?

What do you care?

[girl] I dunno.

Just my phone.

[scoffs] Your phone?

What are you so upset about that for?

Just ask for a new one.

Shut up. You don’t get it.

[girl] Get what? It’s just a phone!

No, it’s not.

[girl] What are you being stupid for?

Shut up!

[whimpers, screams]



[melancholic music]


[unintelligible recording of Mom]


[unintelligible recording of Mom continues]

[echo of girl screaming]

[helicopter blades whirring]

[building rumbling]

[unintelligible recording of Mom continues]

[building rumbling continues]

[wind whistling]

[commotion fades]


[knocking on door]


[Georgie] Oi!

What do you think you’re doing?

[Jason] Bringing you this.

[locking door]

What were you doing in there?

Playing secret games or something?

Don’t worry.

Do you wanna go out for the day?

Come on, a little adventure!

It’ll be fun.


[Jason] Can’t?

Why not, you busy?

Got big plans, have ya?

[banging on front door]

[woman] Georgie!

Georgie, open up!

[whispers] No. No, no, no.


[woman] You really hurt Layla.

[knocking] Georgie!

[whispers] Don’t answer, don’t answer.

[woman] I know you’re living here by yourself.

[knocking] Georgie!

No, don’t. Please don’t.

[woman] Georgie, will you open this door?

Don’t answer, please.

[woman] I’m losing my patience here.


Let’s nip out the back.

[woman] Come to the door.

Get low though. Duck down.

[indistinct train announcement]

Uh, me and your mom used to play this game where you pick people having a conversation and you have it for them.

You know, make up a little story for them?

Now, look. Look at these two over here.


Let’s just assume they’re a couple.

I’ll be the guy, you be the woman, yeah?

My God!

This sandwich is bloody delightful!

[Georgie] What?

Do her.

To think it was only £10.


£10 isn’t much to me!

Pocket change, darling.

Go on.

Darling, we need to discuss and talk about your job.

What about my job?

There’s not enough money for the plants.

Sandra, I’m not going through this again!

It’s all getting too much!

Your spending’s out of control.

[Georgie] Excuse me?

You heard me!

Patrick, I…

I’ve only spent £10,000 in the last month.

Last year it was the dogs and this year it’s the garden.

I just can’t keep up.

Do you think I go to work every day…

[Georgie] Patrick!

No, Sandra, you listen to me.

If you really must know why I’m spending so much on the plants, then… it’s…

Oh, you’re going to cry now, are you?

Typical! Typical Sandra!

[voice breaking] It’s because, well…

[sniffles] Vera…

Vera and Peter, they kept looking over the fence, giving dirty looks, going…


[Georgie] Every day!

Again with the comparisons?

[Georgie] Five times a day!

Their garden is beautiful!

So is ours!

They have yellow, white, purple, pink…

Ours is lovely, darling.

Green flowers.

And we have nothing!

We have everything you’ve ever wanted.

They have a small lake!

[man] Mate. Oi, mate!

We can hear you, yeah?

Don’t take the mick.

[woman announcer] Please stand well clear of the edge…


Disgusting here, it stinks.

[Jason] It’s where I grew up.

[Georgie] The countryside?

[Jason] Mm.

Right, so listen, how it works.

Hover it above the ground and then when the signal beeps loudest, it’ll be like, “Beep,” then you’ll know when to dig up.

[sarcastically] Really? Oh, that’s amazing, you know?

I’d love to know more.

Oh, yeah. Okay.

Look at this. Oi!

Look at that.

I found that when I was younger.

It’s in proper good nick and all.

Sick, isn’t it?



[Georgie] What?



That’s beeping like mad.

Go on, there’s something there.

Take that.

What is it?

A bracelet.

[Jason] Yeah? Does it say anything on it?

Nah? What a coincidence!

Happy birthday.

It’s not my birthday.

Nah, I know, but it’s like for the ones I’ve missed and that.

You want me to put it on for ya?


Here you are.

[Georgie] Thanks.

That looks good, that.

You like it?

[Georgie] Mm-hm.

[Jason] That’s a penny. Look!

There’s so many nice little things, bits and bobs, that need…

They need a good scrub, but…

[Georgie] The pennies do.

[Jason] The pennies do, but sometimes…

You know, sometimes you can get good money for them as well.

[Georgie] Yeah, that one’s very dirty, that one.

It looks like a stone, but it’s not, you can tell it’s a coin.

[Jason] Yeah.

Actually, it’s a bit smaller. It might be a stone.

[Jason] Well, look, see these things here?

The brackets.

I’m thinking I’ll do you a nice little shelf.

[Georgie] Are you serious?

[Jason] Yeah.

There you go, keep ’em there.

Keep… keep ’em there.


[Georgie laughs]

Okay, yeah?

[Georgie giggling]

No, but you’re cheating though.

You’ve gotta keep your hands there.

Well, you’re running, you’re running, you’re running, you’re running, you’re running.


I’m just walking.

Cheat, cheat, cheat, bruv, cheat.

[soft instrumental music]

All right, the dance is…

No, you don’t put the hand on your hip.

No hand?


No, you’re just…


Put it down the side.

I can’t help with the old…

[Georgie] No, you…

Just keep it there.

No, you’ve gotta keep bopping.

[Jason] Why have I gotta keep bopping?

‘Cause you don’t know how to style it out.

[Jason] You just stop when you want.

No, you don’t know how to style it out.

One rule for you, different for me, isn’t it?


Actually, yes.


Do you have to do that?

[Georgie] No.

That’s what you did.

[Georgie] No, it’s not.

[Jason chuckles]

[Georgie] It’s really not.

It is. You went…

Like that.

That’s what I’ve done.

You’ve already done it wrong.

I got the lyrics wrong.

Ah, the pressure!

You ready?

The pressure!

All right, back on your knees.

The pressure’s too much!

You’ve gotta learn this.

Go, go.


Okay. Tres, dos, uno…

♪ Rain falls ♪

♪ Night time ♪

♪ Inside… ♪

That was it.

That was shocking.


[chuckling] Yeah.

[indistinct train announcement]

What was your mum like?

She’s a good mum.

Strict at times, but she’s a good mum.

What was yours like?

You knew her.

Yeah, but, like, not as a mum.

[Georgie] Funny. Moany.

She definitely wouldn’t have liked metal detecting.

Nah, she wouldn’t have.

Took her go-karting once for my birthday, and she weren’t having it.

Stormed off, walked all the way home.

What was you like as a kid?

Bet you were a proper wrong’un.

Proper geek like metal detecting on the regs.


No, no, no. Nah, I was proper cool.

[train horn]

You don’t look very cool.

Bet you was proper full of yourself, spoilt brat with loads of annoying mates.

[phone vibrating]

It’s the Social.

Don’t answer.

I recognize their number.

[vibrating continues]

Decline it.

[phone stops]

[Jason] Hey!

There y’are, look.

Didn’t have a lighter.

Thought you were going a wee.

I did both.

Wash your hands?

[Jason] Yes.

Soap, the whole shebang?

[Jason] Mm-hm.

Wanna blow them out?

There’s nothing to…

I know. Just do like a little pretend like…

You’re not going to sing or…

[Jason] No.

That’s it. You missed one.

That’s it. You wanna make a wish?


What’d you wish for?

I’m not gonna tell you, am I?

[Jason beatboxing]

Club doors are open.

Club doors shut.

Someone’s gone out for a fag.

How do I…

How do I do that one?

You just open and shut doors?

What, continuously or…

See you in a bit.

All right.

[inaudible chattering]

You all right?

Sit down a minute.

[Jason] What, here?


You know earlier?

When I said I fell?


I didn’t.

Well, yeah.

I knew that.

I got into a fight with this girl.

Beat her up.

And her parents know it was me.

You angry at me?


[Georgie] Promise?

I promise.

[Georgie] What if I’m in proper trouble?

What if they call the police or my school?

I’ll sort it.


Don’t worry.

Let me sort it.

[door closes]



You all right, yeah?

Sorry to bother ya.

I’m Georgie’s dad, Jason.

[woman] Oh, you’re Georgie’s dad?

Yeah, yeah. How’s your girl doing?

Have you seen what your kid’s done?


Look at her face. She’s proper shaken-up.

Ah, she’ll be all right. Kids will be kids, won’t they?

[woman] Go back inside.

That’s no excuse, you need to check your kid.


Okay. Now, listen, I just came to give you that and say sorry.


You think that’s the right thing to do?

Have you even asked her why she did it?

She’s fine. She had a moment.

She definitely ain’t fine.


I hope she’s all right.

[children playing]

[soft solemn music]

[soft solemn music]

[soft solemn music]

[lock clattering]

[lock clatters]

[no audio]

[Vicky] She’s probably doing just as bad at school as you.

She just has constant arguments with her teachers.

It’s actually crazy how much she’s like you.

[Jason] You all right?

Oh, really?

How is it out there?

Did you go out last night?

Where’d you go?

Oh, I’m jealous!

Ah, it’s rainy and grim.

But, yeah, was it a mad night, yeah?

Did he? Ah, swear down, he’s such a mess!

[birds chirping]

[Vicky sighs]

[Vicky] Jason, I have been calling you for weeks.

I know this is still your number.

Same old selfish Jay,

running away from his responsibilities.

The doctor said I’ve got weeks.

[Vicky breathing deeply]

I can’t leave my Georgie on her own.

You’re the only person I can ask.

You’re the only person who might love her like I do.

[Vicky sighs]

Georgie is…


I’m about to tell her I’m going up to the sky, but… she’s not stupid enough to believe that.

I just… I just don’t really know what else to say.

Is that it?

I think so.

Yeah, is it?

[Vicky] I think she knows what’s going on, though.

I catch her looking at me sometimes.

[indistinct chatter, laughter]

She’s one of a kind.

God, she’s a proper little weirdo!


She’s got my washing machine on 24/7 with muddy clothes.


She’s probably doing just as bad at school as you.

She just has constant arguments with her teachers.

[indistinct chatter]

It’s actually crazy how much she’s like you.

And I was like…

[Vicky] But me and Georgie, we’ve done so good on our own.

She’s my best friend.

[Vicky breathes heavily]

But if I…

No, not if.

When I die…

I think she’s really gonna need you, Jay.

So, please answer your phone and just grow up.

Because I know that there is a part of you that wants to love her.

And there’s a part of her that wants to love you, too.

[Vicky sighs]

[soft, somber music]



[indistinct train announcement]


[soft solemn music]


[whistle blasts]

[indistinct train announcement]

♪ Thomas ♪

♪ And his trains ♪

That was good!

That was a beautiful note there!

[children playing]

[player] No!

[player] Hey!

[player] Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Yeah, yeah, send me, send me.

[indistinct soccer banter]

[player] Oh!

[player] Hey!

[indistinct soccer banter]

[Jason] That was a handball, wasn’t it?

[player] Pass the ball!

Pass the flippin’ ball, Jason!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, touch, touch, touch!

Yeah, go on!

[Georgie] Jason!

Didn’t get that.

Pass, man.

[Georgie] Jason!

[player] You can’t leave us one man short.

[indistinct speaking]

[player] Yeah, man, you’re the one that asked to join in.

Yeah, one sec.

[player] Want to take his place?

[player] Yeah.

[indistinct soccer banter]

Why did you leave?

[player] Well, pass it back, man!

Look, I wanted to tell you the truth about the voicemail.

But I just…

I couldn’t face it.

[indistinct soccer banter]

Listen, what you gotta understand about me and your mom is that were so young when we had you.

Like we were kids, it was a mess.

But you didn’t even try.

Why didn’t you try?

[Jason] I did try.

I promise I tried, I’m just not good at it,


[sighs deeply]

Didn’t get very far.

No, I know.

I know, I didn’t want to.

But then I feel like you don’t need me, you know?

I didn’t think I needed you.

Do you then, or…

Now that I know you, I can’t really not know you.

I don’t need you to replace Mom.

But I need someone.


Yeah, deal.

I’m gonna mess up a lot, though.

So will I.



does this mean I have to change your nappies and that?

You did try to steal my tooth.

Bit strange, don’t you think?


[indistinct soccer banter]

Shall we have a cuddle then, or…

I don’t know.

Come on.

I’m gonna twist you up, man, look.

[indistinct soccer banter]

Proper one. You’re not hugging me!

Why are you not hugging me properly?

What’s that? That’s not a…

[laughs and screams]

[bright music]

[Jason] You wanna hold hands?

[Georgie] I’m good, thanks.

[Jason] Fair enough.

[Georgie] You need to start cleanin’ up after yourself.

I’m fed up of cleaning up for ya.

It’s like I’m the adult and you’re the kid.

[Jason] That’s not true. I’ve been cleaning up.

What are you talking about? What have I been leaving out?

[Georgie] You left your onion rings on the table last night.

You haven’t washed up your dishes.

You’re taking my old bedsheets.

[Jason] Yeah, but I’m washin’ them after.

[Georgie] No, you’re not washin’ ’em.

I’m washin’ ’em!

[Jason] I will wash ’em after! What?

It doesn’t matter, does it?

The paperwork was a nightmare.

Always is.

And it’s a real shame.

She was on a good path.

So rude, the pair of them, and when they’re together, it’s worse.

It’s the worst!

Now she’s just got a dad.

And it’s, like… [scoffs]


We’ve all got dads.

I haven’t got a dad.

[telephone ringing]

The black eye got me two weeks off school, which was cool.

Georgie brought me a cake to say sorry and that.

She’s turning up.

At least there’s that, you know?

She’s here,

about as much as you can ask for with a kid like that.


[sarcastically] Well done!

Well done, you.

Amazing stuff.

That idiot Jason, he took my bike.

He said he was going to nick it and it’s been two weeks now.

And he still hasn’t given it back.

Calm down.

[woman] And him? Oh, my days!

That hair! What is that hair? He thinks he’s in 8 Mile.

[Georgie] Don’t be in a mood for me.

[Jason] Well, you didn’t let me choose a thing.

[Georgie] You’ve got really bad taste, you know.

You can’t paint a bloody living room midnight blue.

[Jason] Well, he disagreed, the man in the shop.

[Georgie] The guy handing out the samples ain’t the guy to be listening to, all right?

I’ve already said you can paint the bathroom ’cause no one sees that, so it don’t matter if you mess up.

[Jason] Oh, shut up!

Yeah! The color looks bloody good, you know?

[Georgie] I told you.

[Jason] Yeah, it looks decent.

Oh, gotcha.

[soft music]

It’s a bit of hard work this, eh?

What you looking at?

I just think maybe I should get a roller on it.

It’s quicker the way you’re doing it.

I’m gonna be here for ages.

You disgust me sometimes.

Oh, I disgust you?

Yeah, with your language.

What did I say?

Your fall language.

What did I… My “fall” language?



Hello, mate.

Why are you still hopping the fence for?

There’s a bloody gate there!

Just building my upper body strength, isn’t it?

Get hench or die tryin’!

Yes, boss. Big man.

I like the trackies. Very, er…


It’s like… It’s like very formal.

Mom made it for me.

Where are you going, to a bloody wedding?

Mom made you both this.

It is a bit wedding vibes.

[singer] ♪ When I was 17, my mother said to me ♪

♪ “Don’t stop imagining ♪

♪ The day that you do is the day that you die” ♪

♪ Now I pull a one-ton carriage ♪

♪ Instead of the horses grazing the lawn ♪

♪ And I was having fun, we were all having fun ♪

♪ When I was 17, my mother said to me ♪

♪ “Don’t stop imagining ♪

♪ The day that you do is the day that you die” ♪

♪ Now I pull a one-ton carriage ♪

♪ Instead of the horses grazing the lawn ♪

♪ And I was having fun, we were all having fun ♪

[mellow music]

[soft music]

[soft music]

[soft music]

[soft music]

[soft music]


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