Driven to Dance (2018) - full transcript

While preparing to audition for a renowned ballet company, Paige must convince herself and her mother that she has what it takes to make it in the world of dance.

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♪ It's not something I do ♪

♪ It's who I am ♪

♪ I cannot take Another road ♪

♪ If I die before ♪

♪ I reach the end ♪

♪ At least I will have tried ♪

♪ At least I'll know ♪

♪ Either you're with me ♪

♪ Or against me ♪

♪ If I have to ♪

♪ I'll do this alone ♪



♪ Let me burn Let me burn ♪

♪ Let the world Around me fade ♪

♪ Let me burn Let me burn ♪

♪ I'm just getting started ♪

♪ I'll never learn
I'll never learn ♪

♪ So let me burn ♪

♪ I'll never learn
I'll never learn ♪

♪ So let me burn ♪

♪ I'll never learn
I'll never learn ♪

♪ So let me burn ♪

♪ Let me burn Let me burn ♪

♪ I am petrified ♪

♪ But I will not be paralyzed ♪

♪ Let me burn Let me burn ♪



♪ I'm just getting started ♪

♪ I'll never learn
I'll never learn ♪

♪ So let me burn ♪

♪ I'll never learn
I'll never learn ♪

♪ So let me burn ♪

♪ I'll never learn
I'll never learn ♪

♪ So let me burn ♪

♪ Let me burn Let me burn ♪

Use your full
extension and push through the floor.

See who finally showed up.

Paige, go to the corner
and stretch, please.

I'm fine.

I'm sure you are. Now go!

Chin up
and keep the line strong.

Somebody's definitely
in trouble.

If you're late all the time.

Have I missed something ladies?

Annabel, move to the other side
of the barre.

OK everyone,
let's move to center.

Is something wrong?

I was wondering if you could make
this look any more difficult.

Don't bite your lip.

Paige, you are a performer.

Everyone should think
that this is easy.

Again.

Lynda, open up.

I know you're here,
your car's outside.

This is ridiculous,
just open the door.

Dad?

Hey buddy,
can you open the door?

No.

I'm sorry Dad,
Mom says I can't open it.

Come on, Alex!

It's fine, Alex.

Lynda, it's so like you.

You told my lawyer you
didn't receive the paperwork.

I'm just going to leave
it under the door.

Please go through it
and call me.

He didn't even say bye.

It's OK, honey,
he's just upset... with me.

What's that?

Just paperwork.

Didn't you say you had
something to show me?

Yes!

We need to use a computer.

Follow me.

Reverence!

Good job everyone!

Paige, we'll start in five.

Nice.

I've been worried about you.

Glenn, I'm sorry I was late.

How are things at home?

Shall we start?

Someone has that San Francisco
audition soon.

Excellent work tonight.

I think you're about ready.

Let's go home.

That class felt so long.

How many pliés did we do,
like a hundred?

I know. We did so many.

My legs are killing me.

Yeah, mine too.

How was your private, Paige?

Fine I guess,
could've been better.

Paige, you're never happy.

Come on guys our ride's here.

Is Paige in there?

Yeah she's inside.

Good. See you girls tomorrow.

One second.

Come in.

What's wrong with your foot?

Nothing.

It's not a big deal.

You don't have to
kill yourself, Paige.

I'm just trying so hard,
and ballet is the only thing

I want to do.

You don't understand.

I do understand.

It's getting late,

you better go.

I'll see you tomorrow.

It's almost midnight.

Mom, please don't start this,

it's only eleven.

Come here.

Sit.

I called you.

My phone was dead.

The calls went through.

Well then I
didn't hear it, sorry.

We need to talk about
your recent test scores.

Is there a problem?

Yeah, Alex showed me
you're not doing well in math.

I got two B's.

So what?

Well... I signed you up with a
math tutor after school.

You what?

- I signed you up...
- I heard that.

Mom, my grades are fine.

I don't need a tutor.

Alex has C's.

Does he need a tutor?

You know well enough
he's a smart boy.

He does not need a tutor.

And we can't afford to pay for
both ballet class and a tutor.

I have two important auditions
coming up.

I can't afford to take
anytime off.

Well, improve your grades and then
we can talk about all your auditions.

But right now,

you need to focus

on getting into college.

Like I'm even going.

I heard that young lady,

and to tell you the truth,

I am sick of all of this.

All you do is dance.

You don't go and
experience life.

There's so much more to it

and you don't even know-

Like what?

What would you prefer me to do?

Go out, party, get drunk
and high with my friends?

Well, I don't have
to worry about that.

You spend so much time dancing,

you don't have any friends

to get high or drunk with.

What is your problem
with me dancing?

I'm so much better now,

but I don't even remember

the last time you bothered
to even come and watch me.

My point is,

maybe,

just maybe,

this will be good for you.

To take a break from dancing
go to college-

Maybe... you could just
respect what I want to do.

Or...

Maybe you need
to look in a mirror.

And finally see...

Yeah, you got a degree,

but it didn't stop Dad
from leaving you.

We are done here.

♪ Seven days ♪

♪ And another week
Has flown by ♪

♪ Seven more
And my knees grow weak ♪

♪ My heart stops
And falls to the ground ♪

♪ It barely even Makes a sound ♪

♪ It's got ♪

♪ Nothing to keep
On beating for ♪

Good morning.

Do you wanna say anything?

Good morning.

Good morning, Paige!

You little brat.

Sold me out to Mom so she'd
forget about your bad grades.

Sorry!

OK.

You have your first meeting with
your tutor today after school.

Please, don't be late.

Did you really have
to schedule it so it conflicts

with my ballet classes?

Well, we haven't paid

for this months ballet classes,

so your schedule cleared up.

Hey! Where are you going?

What about breakfast?

I lost my appetite.

Mom, I didn't lose my appetite!

Sure, honey.

♪ People come and go ♪

♪ Some part of me ♪

♪ Has always known ♪

♪ Suddenly this ground ♪

♪ It feels like quicksand ♪

Great.

Listen, I just dropped Alex

off at school and
I'm going to an interview.

I don't have time to
discuss our issues right now.

Lynda, there's
nothing to discuss.

I need you to sign the papers.

Derek! I am running late
for an interview.

I am taking care of two kids.

I want to talk,

so let's just schedule a time
when we can go over all of it, OK?

So Lynda,

we're looking for someone

who just graduated university

for an entry level position.

You don't have enough experience

for our higher positions.

But I was told you help women

like me who are struggling-

Honey listen, I know you think
this is the worst that it can get.

But we just hired
two disabled ladies.

So you're saying
you can't help me

because I'm not disabled.

Even though I'm about to be
left on my own with two kids?

I wish you had more

experience because you
have a relevant degree.

But I can't help you right now.

You can come back later?

I just really need
this right now.

♪ I thought time and space ♪

♪ Were on my side ♪

- Dylan?
- Paige?

Sorry I'm late.

So, you're my tutor?

Yes, I am.

Great.

I just want to know
what your weak areas are?

I don't have any.

It's math and...

I'm pretty good at it.

OK, but your mom told me-

I don't want to hear it.

Two B's are not a big deal.

Are you running late
for something?

My first audition is in a week,

and I'm stuck here with you.

Some people would kill
for this opportunity.

♪ Try to reason with delusion ♪

♪ I come up with one solution ♪

♪ But your everywhere
I'm happy ♪

♪ Or anywhere I want to be ♪

♪ Rhyme and reason took ♪

♪ To the black hills ♪

♪ My common sense ♪

♪ Took too many sleeping pills ♪

♪ Now I'm looking at you cause ♪

It's almost five.

Our time's up.

I'll see you on Thursday,
don't be late.

Can't wait.

♪ When they said that you ♪

♪ Became my son ♪

♪ I'm defeated by you babe ♪

♪ And I try to run ♪

I think I saw her at school,
but I'm not sure.

Yeah, I wasn't sure either
I thought-

Come on, it was obviously Paige.

I tried to talk to her,
but she was so fast.

I hope she didn't just
decide not to dance-

Wait, what if she-

OK, all of you,

just quit it.

If you see her, let her know
that I need to talk to her.

Dammit.

Paige?

You stayed at school
for so long...

I had some stuff to do, Alex.

Oh Paige... Um...

I just got off with
the phone with... Ahh...

what's his name... Ah Dylan.

What does he need?

Well, he said you made
a lot of progress today.

Oh...

I guess we did.

He sounds very-very nice.

Oh also, he mentioned the...

Grand Canyon trip.

I don't know why
you've never mentioned it -

What?

The Grand Canyon.

I signed you up!

Oh! So now you get to
decide where I go...

and when.

Great!

Hey!

Ugh...

Dinner is in thirty minutes.

You've made her mad again.

That's enough from
the peanut gallery over here.

All right?

♪ I find time To make for you ♪

♪ Come over when ♪

♪ You've had a few ♪

♪ And all you want's To smoke ♪

♪ And watch TV ♪

♪ Why do I mess around
Mess around in your bed? ♪

♪ Drive you to work
And to the grocery store ♪

♪ I drive you to pick up
From your dealer ♪

Where are you?

♪ Where is this time
I let you steal from me? ♪

What?

♪ Why do I mess around
Mess around in your bed? ♪

We're in the same year.

♪ Maybe you should Mess around ♪

♪ In someone else's head ♪

♪ Why do I mess around ♪

♪ Mess around in your bed? ♪

♪ Maybe you should Mess around ♪

♪ In someone else's head ♪

♪ I don't want To mess around ♪

♪ In anyone else's bed ♪

- Lynda Johnson?
- Yes.

- Hi.
- Nice to meet you.

- Nice to meet you, too.
- Oh... no.

That's not for me.

I just get you there. Follow me.

So, how is your day
going so far?

Oh! Good! Thank you.
How is yours?

Pretty good. Thanks.

Good luck.

Well, hi.

If I didn't know you guys,
I'd think you're stalking me.

Oh... You know.

It looks like
you're hiding from us.

Well, there is no where
to run now.

Very funny, Paige.

Glenn wants to talk to you.

Just tell him I quit.

You can't be serious.

We don't have time
for this, Paige.

Whatever it is,
it can't be that bad.

Just show up for practice.

I have a math tutor.

That's hilarious.
Did you fail or something?

I got two B's.

But to my mom,
that's basically failing.

Your mom's always been intense.

Do you remember when
you were younger and your mom

was crazy about competitions?

It was so long ago,
I almost forgot.

Well, I didn't.

Shoot, Leah, we're super late.

It's all your fault.

Just come to the academy
after school.

You should really talk to Glenn.

Hi.

I'm... I'm Lynda Johnson.

Harry, nice to meet you.

Please have a seat.

So what kind of position are
you looking for?

Oh... any entry level
position is fine.

What job experience do
you have in this field?

Well, I graduated from the
University of Arizona.

I got a degree in economics,

I did a couple of internships

during college, and...

then I took care of my kids
for 17 years.

But what job experience
do you have?

Uh... Well, like I said

I had three

internships during school,

and being a stay-at-home mom

requires its own kind of supply

and demand economics.

Hmm.

What I meant was, why did you
decide to change fields?

I just...

Ugh... I really need
the money right now.

So you're looking for
something temporary?

Oh, no. That's not what I meant.

I'm absolutely
serious about this.

Do you know how to use Excel?

Yeah, of course.

Great.

We will let you know our
decision by the end of next week.

- OK.
- Thank you.

Thank you.

Asshole.

What kind of experience
do you have in the field?

You're late. Again.

Don't tell me it's your dinner.

It's not my favorite.

You don't have to eat it
if you don't like it.

I was wondering...

could we change the time
of our sessions?

Sounds like someone's
asking for a favor.

No.

You told my mom about our trip

to the Grand Canyon,

and this is just payback.

Come on!
It's gonna be a lot of fun.

Seriously... I really need to

train for this audition.

Can we change the time
until after classes?

I usually rehearse
right after class.

Music. I play music.

Are you serious?

I'm auditioning for the
San Francisco Ballet Theater,

and you can't change your time

because of... music stuff?

You see, anyone can be
a ballerina.

No training, no classes needed.

It's hard to deny you have some
pretty impressive moves.

I can teach you.

Oh yeah?

All right. Fine, we can
meet right after class.

Thank you.

I think we should get going.

I have some cool
equations you can solve.

I know you can't solve it
without me.

Maybe.

♪ It's been a while ♪

♪ Since we talked ♪

♪ Things could be better ♪

♪ I'm sorry for the last ♪

♪ Would be back ♪

♪ The only one letter ♪

♪ The two sides of these ♪

♪ Came naturally ♪

♪ Two sides of the words ♪

♪ Lungs red and raw ♪

♪ From screaming all ♪

♪ All most desperately ♪

♪ Something tells me ♪

♪ I've found you anyway ♪

♪ Raining ♪

♪ There's truth
and we're waiting ♪

♪ There's truth
and we're waiting ♪

♪ There's truth
and I'm praying ♪

♪ Raining ♪

♪ There's truth
and we're waiting ♪

♪ There's truth
and we're waiting ♪

♪ There's truth
and I'm praying ♪

♪ Oh for rain ♪

♪ There's truth
and we're waiting ♪

♪ There's truth
and we're waiting ♪

♪ There's truth
and I'm praying ♪

Well, surprise.

Look who finally showed up.

I thought someone stole you.

Hey... are you all right?

My mom isn't going to pay
for classes anymore...

I just wanted to let you know.

What happened between
the two of you?

She has different ideas about
how I should spend my free time.

I think you were 11 when
you joined our school?

I think so.

I'll tell you what we can do.

You can come for class
and rehearsals for free

until your
San Francisco audition.

Really?

Thank you so much.

Should I get it?

Oh... No, honey.

Ah... I got it.

Hello.

I can start tomorrow.

Great.

Oh, thank you so much.

Who called?

What honey?

Who called?

Ahh, well,

if you have to know,
smarty pants,

I got a job.

Like a real job?

Yeah.

Like Dad?

Yeah... Like Dad.

Cool.

Look at all of them.

They've come so far...

And so have you.

Paige, are you also
going on that trip...

Leah, where's the trip to?

- The Grand Can-
- The Grand Canyon.

Yeah, I am.

Good for you.

See it's OK
to have some fun sometimes.

Now you sound like my mom.

You need to get some rest.

And hey, you two, let's go,
let's go.

I remember you.

You interviewed that day
Harry was so cranky.

Ugh...

I hope the employee orientation
wasn't too overwhelming...

It was impressively long.

It's company policy.

Oh.

Soo-o...

This is your desk.

I know it... it kinda sucks.

Do you think a plant would help?

Mmmmm. No.

I mean I have a cactus,
but it's slowly dying.

Oh, no light?

No, I'm pretty sure I'm just
really bad with plants.

Umm... So, you know what to do?

Mh-mm, just organize...

all of this.

- Good luck.
- Hmm.

Paige!

How are you?

I'm... good.

Is everything OK?

Yeah, everything is fine.

I've gotta run.

And Glenn is in no mood today.

Good luck.

I'm fine.

It's all
going to be fine.

I'm ready.

Hey!
How is your first day going?

Ohh...

What happened to you?

Um... This building is
sucking the energy out of me.

Well, I like your sense
of humor.

Umm... Hmmm...

Are you done for the day?

Yes, a group of us

we usually go out after
work on Mondays.

You should come.

What? We're cool.

Oh no-no-no... No. I have kids.

Soo-o... get a babysitter.

Husband?

Boyfriend?

Hmm, no. It's just...
it's complicated.

See!
You should definitely join us.

Can I get a rain check?

Bye.

Bye.

Knock-knock.

Come in.

You missed dinner.

I already ate at school,

and... healthy snack.

Can you close your laptop,
please?

Just let me help you.

Oh, well,
I guess I should have waited

for the miracle of you
cleaning your room.

You shouldn't have to
pick up for me.

What were you watching?

Like you even care.

Well...

Do you want to watch
something together?

Do you really wanna
watch ballet?

Or...

Do you want to watch me dance?

Well, I do have
a lot of laundry.

I can dance right here,
right now.

Let's just talk.

About?

Did you talk to your dad at all?

He called me.

I didn't answer.

He's still your father.

He left without saying a word.

I think he just needs time.

I do have some great
news though...

I got a job.

- Really?
- Come on!

Why is everyone so
surprised at this?

So, it's serious then?

You and Dad?

I don't know.

But you need to call him back.

Whatever.

I'm tired. I'm gonna go to bed.

OK.

Good night.

Yeah...

Twenty years of marriage
and you have nothing to say?

Hi, Paige! How's ballet?

Seriously? Ballet?

You can't talk to your daughter
about anything more meaningful?

What?

Oh-Talk to her about
college... I...

I mean if you paid
any attention.

What's going on with her?

She didn't even say "hi".

What did you expect?

A daddy of the year speech?

At least "hi" to her dad,
who she hasn't seen in a while.

Oh! Welcome to my life.

She's a teenager now,
in case you hadn't noticed.

Oh yes, Lynda!

I didn't notice that
my daughter's grown up.

Well, it wouldn't surprise me
if you hadn't.

Can you not smoke?

No! If I wanna smoke, I will!
As much as I'd like!

Fine. Lynda, I didn't come here
to argue.

Why did you come here?

Please, stop.

Stop what?

I came because you told me to.

Why couldn't you just
sign the papers?

Derek, I really think we can
fix this if we work it...

- Lynda.
- Alex!

Lynda!

I met someone.

And I love her.

And I cannot be with you.

Come on, Alex!

Get back to your room!

Mom and Dad
are getting a divorce!

Shhhh! Be quiet!

What do you
want me to do?

I don't know, OK?

I have to go.

I can't take the kids.

They need stability.

And we need some privacy.

Ohh!

So that's what this is about!

You want a new life
with your new girlfriend!

No worries, Dad.

I don't care about you either.

Paige, hon! I didn't -

Are you happy now?

Hey, Paige!

Hey.

Are you OK?

What happened?

Lili,
I know you're trying to help,

but I really need you
not to say anything and

walk away right now.

OK.

Did you warm up?

- Good luck.
- Thank you.

Mariam, help Paige fix her hair.

OK.

That's OK. Thank you.

Should I find Glenn?

Everything is fine.

So, there's food in the fridge,

and Alex goes to bed around ten.

- Uhm...
- Yes, no worries.

Sorry, I just
wanna to go over everything...

This is... the first time I've
left my kids with a babysitter.

Totally understand.

And what about-

Oh... Paige.

Ahh... she's meeting
with her math tutor tonight,

so you don't have to worry
about her.

Hey, honey...

is everything OK in there?

It's fine, Mom.

I'm studying.

OK, well...

I'm going out, and...

Sarah's watching Alex.

Sounds good.

OK.

Hello.

Hey! How was it?

I feel like a fool
for even trying.

Woah-woah-woah...

It couldn't be that bad.

No... no...

It was that bad.

You know what?

We're having a party
at my place.

You should come over!

Yeah. A party...

That's exactly what
I need right now.

Come on, Paige.
It's better than crying on

the floor of your bedroom.

Forget about
dancing for a night!

I've had such a long day.

Don't be like that.

OK.

What time?

One, two... three.

Paige?

Hey!

I'm here... for the party.

I'm Dylan's friend.

I know. Come in.

I didn't catch your name...

I didn't give it to you.

I'm Kate.

Nice to meet you.

We have science together.

I'm so sorry.

No problem.

I'm just messing with you.
Let's go.

Oh, hi!

Lynda! You showed up!

Yeah... I...
decided to join the crowd.

I'm so glad you did!

You need a drink!

And I need one too.

We have a table right here.

Oh... great.

I can't believe
you're actually here!

I can't believe it either.

I mean, I left my kids at
home with a babysitter-

No talk about kids
or husbands tonight.

We need drinks.

Hi. Can I get a martini, please.

Shots!

Here's to us!

To us.

Let's dance.

OK.

This is for you.

Thanks.

Don't worry. It's just punch.

We have a no alcohol policy.

Oh.

Hey, everyone, I just wanted to
say thanks for coming out tonight.

♪ And I've been ♪

♪ Starring at the ceiling ♪

♪ Fighting with a feeling ♪

♪ That I can't even name ♪

♪ I could spend every day ♪

- ♪ Spilling words onto a page ♪
- He's pretty good, huh?

Yeah...

♪ I could spend every night ♪

♪ With nothin' new ♪

He is.

♪ I could go my whole life ♪

♪ Singing aimless melodies ♪

♪ But as time goes by ♪

♪ I realize that I will never ♪

♪ Capture you ♪

♪ Woo ooh ooh woo ooh ooh ♪

♪ I will never capture you ♪

♪ Woo ooh ooh woo ooh ooh ♪

Ooh... See that guy over there?

He's totally checking you out!
You should go say hi.

- Oh, come on, Jessica!
- Go!

I'm gonna get a drink!

- What?
- Drink!

Martini?

Thank you.

I heard you wanted one.

Umm... I didn't catch your name.

Well, that's because
I didn't give it to you.

Uh. Fair enough.

You really should.

I'm Miranda.

Miranda...

George.

It's nice to meet you, George.

You are very beautiful.

Thank you. Thanks...

Do you wanna dance?

- Yes.
- OK... OK!

Look at you! You look great!

Thanks.

Your singing was... lovely.

I mean... It was great.

Thanks.

Are you... Do you write music?

Yeah, I'm trying... I have a
couple of songs that I'm proud of.

Oh, cool.

- Nice song.
- Ah, thanks, Kate.

You met Paige, right?

We're in the same class.

That's right...

Will you excuse me?

♪ I've got this feeling ♪

♪ I'm gonna lose ♪

♪ Something that
I've never had ♪

♪ But I wanna keep it ♪

♪ Cause it's the closest ♪

♪ I will ever come ♪

♪ To loving you ♪

♪ It's the closest ♪

♪ I will come to loving you ♪

Have you seen Lynda?

Nuh-uh.

Hey, have you seen my friend?

Umm... Which one?

Brown hair, dress.

I think she left,
but honestly, I'm not sure.

Oh, OK. Thanks.

Oh... Umm. I...

I don't think I can do this.
I'm sorry.

You... You were just in it...
just a second ago!

Umm... The thing. I'm married!

I don't care!

But... really.
I'm uncomf... I'm uncomfortable.

Can you just... Can you
please, just get off me!?

Ooh. I... I'm so sorry.

The door was open.

Paige!

Where are you going?

It's just getting late.

You were just gonna leave
without saying good bye?

You should go back...
to your friends.

My mom doesn't know I'm here,

and I really don't wanna

get in trouble tonight.

And that's the only reason
why you're leaving?

Uh-huh.

You should've said bye.

Bye.

Paige?

I know you snuck out.

Well, you'd better keep it
between us.

You aren't even
supposed to be awake.

How are you doing there?

I just don't understand this.

I can help if you want.

Nah... I've spent
three hours trying.

I'm done for today.

You should go let Mom know.

Oh no. Thank you, but no.

The second she finds out,

you'll get the focus
of attention.

You know how fun that could be?

Mh-mm.

Yesterday was awful.

I can't believe they're
gonna get divorced.

You don't know that!

Alex, I'll always be around.

Till you're gone
with your stupid ballet.

Hey! I mean it.

I'll always be here for you.

Promise?

I promise.

Hi, everyone.

You're early today.

Stand up.

Do a triple pirouette.

I haven't warmed up yet.

That hasn't stop you before.
Let's see it.

Again.

Again!

That's right!

See, you are capable of it!

Easily!

I'm sorry.

I don't know what happened
at the audition.

Being a performer means
nothing will distract you!

I understand.

Take your place at the barre.

So... you left your
clutch last night.

Look at you,
all shiny and bright.

You sound like you're
in your late forties.

Come on!
So, did he take you home or...

It didn't go any further.

Seriously... what's going on?

Well, I'm thirty six, and
texting my soon-to-be ex-husband

after the worst
night of my life.

No offense.

And I'm trying to figure out
what to do with my teenage

daughter, who thinks she has
everything figured out.

Well, do you?

What?

Do you have everything
figured out?

You wouldn't understand.
You don't have kids.

No, but I have a mom.

I mean it took us a while
before we were able to have

any kind of a relationship.

You can't always expect things
to turn out exactly

as you planned them.

I'm just so afraid
of being alone.

Derek and I have been going together
since our freshman year of college.

I've always been with him...

and I don't know
who I am without him.

Well... Maybe, this is your
chance to find out who you are.

Yeah, I'm just not sure if
I'm ready to let him go.

I still hope that I can
fix it somehow.

Not everything can be fixed.
Sometimes we have to let go.

I have to get to a meeting.
If you ever need to talk...

you know where my office is.

Thank you, Jessica.

Paige! Come here.
Follow me to my office.

You look different.

How so?

It looks like you've lost
a lot of weight.

That's a good thing, right?

Do you think that's good?

Tell me, what have you eaten?

Umm... carrots, I've been
eating a lot of vegetables.

For every meal?

I... I don't know.
I don't remember.

Paige.

I'm just not hungry.

Do you feel you need
to loose weight?

No! No...
I'm not doing it on purpose.

My family... I can't eat.

Go grab some food,
and come back to the studio.

Paige, I'm serious.

Fine. I'll eat. I promise.

♪ Well, maybe I'm in love
With fairy tales ♪

♪ Or I've seen too many ♪

♪ Romantic comedies ♪

♪ But even
When this apartment's crowded ♪

♪ It feels like
The most empty place ♪

♪ That I, I have ever been ♪

♪ And I guess that I never ♪

♪ Hold on tight ♪

♪ With a half-hearted grip ♪

♪ And a vision Short of sight ♪

♪ 'Cause nothing lasts ♪

♪ And no one stays ♪

♪ They only ever fade away ♪

♪ Into another lonely song ♪

Thanks for dinner, Mom.

You're welcome.
Finally, you decided to join us.

How is work?

Paying the bills.

So... I wanted to talk to you
about my trip to San Francisco.

Since I'm back to straight As,
I thought it would be

a good time to talk about it.

I don't recall talking about
San Francisco at all.

The company I want
to get into is

San Francisco Ballet Theater.

I thought we already discussed
dance and your future.

You said that when
my grades improved...

that we could talk-Alex!

I'm trying to talk to Mom!
What are you doing?

Dancing! Mom told me even
a monkey could do it.

It takes so much,
and you never get it.

You're right. We are done here.

Hey! Plate, please!

Don't forget about
your school trip!

Alex! Alex!

What did Paige do now?

Did you see your sister
this morning?

Yes, she left around nine.

You were asleep.

♪ Don't hold your breath ♪

♪ For one second too long ♪

♪ You know one day We're here ♪

♪ And the next We're gone ♪

♪ There's a whole lot ♪

♪ Of world to see ♪

♪ Hold your breath ♪

♪ For one second too long ♪

♪ You know one day We're here ♪

♪ And the next We're gone ♪

Paige!

Get over here this instant!

I am not going to repeat myself.

Let's go!

Did I tell you to stop?
And! Plié!

Mom! Stop!

We're leaving right now, I-

don't even have words!
What are you even doing here?

I tried talking to you
last night.

You don't even listen to me!

I need to practice
for San Francisco.

I've never even heard about an audition
in San Francisco before last night.

And if I had,
I would've said "No".

Mom... You promised me!

You said if I improve my
grades, and I did.

I never promised, I said we'd
talk about it, and we did...

last night.

Talk?

You didn't even hear me out!

You lied to me.

Oh! Well you want
to talk about lying?

OK! Let's talk about lying.

Don't change
the subject!

Michael! Focus, please.

I told you I need
to practice for San Francisco!

I also need a lot of things
in this world! Do I get it? No.

You didn't get into the company,
you already auditioned for,

so why waste time on another!

That audition...
doesn't even matter!

I will get into the
San Francisco Ballet Theater.

Oh, honey.

This was very cute when you
were a kid, but now...

this is just pathetic.

Pathetic?

Not as pathetic as you...
controlling my life

because you have nothing left.

I'm in the middle of class,
this is not the place!

We're leaving. Now.

- We need to talk.
- No. We don't.

She's not allowed to be here.
End of conversation.

Paige has an important
audition, coming up Sunday...

Yes, in San Francisco, which
she will be not be attending!

Are you ready?

Grab your stuff,
drive straight home!

So nice to see you!

I need your keys!

Yeah, that's right. You're
losing your car privileges.

And how am I supposed
to get to school?

I'll drive you.

Great.

Whoops... sorry.

Paige, you were wrong.
You went behind my back.

At least I don't make promises
I can't keep.

No... Wait, you just
didn't want to keep them.

I'm not going to discuss
this with you again.

Dad promised me!

I honestly don't care
what Dad promised.

Dad's not here, and I am.

Hey, Paige! Good
to hear from you, hon.

Dad, I need your help.

Paige, I'm sorry.
I can't-

Paige? Paige!
Are you still there?

Paige? Breakfast.
Paige, I know you're awake.

How many times do we have to-

I'm sorry, Mom.
I had to go.

I have to follow my dream
because dance is my passion.

Please, just try to understand,
I'm not trying to hurt you,

but nothing else makes me feel
the same way when I'm on stage.

I'll see you when I get back
from San Francisco. Love you.

Where is Paige? She
doesn't want breakfast again?

Honey, shhh...
just eat your food.

Come on, Paige!

Mom, did Paige go somewhere?

Alex! Eat, please.

Derek, how dare you do
something without consulting me!

Lynda, if it's about
Paige, I totally took your side.

Look who's awake!

Thanks.

Good reflexes.

Where are we?

Oh you know...
just the middle of nowhere.

So that means...

A couple of hours away
from San Francisco.

Sweet.

♪ Blinking eyes
Streaming light fragments ♪

♪ Into a stained glass
Kaleidoscope ♪

♪ All the trees are ♪

♪ Set on fire ♪

♪ The place dancing
around them ♪

♪ Like a halo ♪

Call me when you're done.
I'll check in at the hotel.

All right!

♪ I wish the stars
Would take their time ♪

♪ And the world
Becomes a silhouette ♪

♪ I lose my breath
I lose my breath ♪

♪ When the sun sets
Low in the sky ♪

♪ I wish the stars
Would take their time ♪

♪ And the world
Becomes a silhouette ♪

♪ I lose my breath
I lose my breath ♪

♪ Sets low in the sky ♪

♪ I wish the stars
Would take their time ♪

♪ And the world
Becomes a silhouette ♪

♪ I lose my breath
I lose my breath ♪

♪ When the sun sets
Low in the sky ♪

♪ I wish the stars
Would take their time ♪

♪ And the world
Becomes a silhouette ♪

♪ I lose my breath
I lose my breath ♪

Five, six, seven, eight!

Luke, remember to connect
your passé-

Who do you think you are!

Keep doing what you're doing.
I'll be right back.

Christina Kilroy?

Let's go.

How can I help you, Lynda?

Paige is in San Francisco,
and it's all your fault.

How is it my fault exactly?
Paige made her own choices-

She's seventeen!
She doesn't know what she wants!

And she is not allowed to make
the choice to run away.

You're the one who put these ideas into
Paige's head about being a ballerina.

Deluding her into thinking that
she has a future in it.

When was the last time you
saw Paige dance?

When she was little.

Let me show you something.

I don't want to see anything.
I just came here to-

I don't even know why I'm here.

Since you're already here,
just watch it.

That was beautiful,
but it doesn't change anything.

Come with me.

We would like to see
how you look together.

Please take the stage.

I have many really
promising dancers.

Paige has the potential
to be great.

It's beautiful.

But I just don't want her
to be disappointed later.

We all have regrets.

I'm sorry I have to go.

So... how does it feel
to be so great?

Good. It feels really,
really good.

Well, you're not the only
one with some great news...

Oh yeah?

I got into a music program.

What? Where?

L.A.

Dylan! That's amazing!
Congratulations!

- Thank you.
- For what?

If it wasn't for you,
I wouldn't even be here.

I know.

I'm serious!

Looks like you owe me a trip
to the Grand Canyon.

Really? You are still going
on about that?

So... you're back.

Yes... I am.

Crap.

I thought you'd be at work.

Well, I took the day off,
since you said you'd be

home this morning.

Dylan just dropped me off.

The tutor?

He's a friend.

How did the audition go?

It went really well.

Did you get in?

Congratulations.

Thanks.

Glenn showed me your
audition piece-

You went to the studio?

Oh yeah, and I made a huge
scene. Not proud of it.

But he showed me your video,
and you're very talented, Paige.

Thanks, Mom.

Did you like California?

It was a bit colder, but I could
see myself living there.

So am I grounded for life?

No.

But there is some immediate
babysitting in your future

as punishment.

That sounds fair.

Do we have anything to eat?

Oh yeah. Go help yourself.

I actually have to get going,

so your punishment starts now,
and Alex is in his room.

Where are you going?

I have to meet someone.

I'm really glad you're home.

Paige!

- What's up?
- I missed you.

I missed you too.

Paige...

Yes?

Will you show me how you dance?

What?

Mom won't stop talking how good
you are. I wanna see.

All right! Let's go!

If you have any
questions, please just ask.

I think my client's offer
is more than fair-

I can read, you know.

I can't believe
this is finally happening.

Did you change your mind
because I backed you up?

I mean, I never really cared
about the ballet, I just-

Well, I guess after you leaving
and Paige running away,

I finally understood one thing.
I don't need someone in my life

or in my kids' lives who would
rather think about himself

than support his own children.

I am happy to be free of you,
Derek.

Have a great life.

First position.

Turning.

Not bad!

Oh gosh, oh gosh!

Ballet is difficult!

♪ When I was younger
I knew more than I do now ♪

♪ I could change
And I could turn ♪

♪ Turn myself around ♪

♪ These days
The seasons change ♪

♪ Oh so easily ♪

♪ But I can't keep up
My heart is tired ♪

♪ Won't you come
And set me free? ♪

♪ Oh oh oh ♪

♪ We're moving
At full speed ahead ♪

♪ But oh oh oh ♪

♪ We'll never know
What's coming next ♪

♪ So won't you take me
By the hand ♪

♪ And walk with me ♪

♪ Oh while we got a minute
And we're going a mile ♪

♪ Look up
The stars are falling ♪

♪ Around us as we speak ♪

♪ They tell the stories that
We'll never dare to breathe ♪

♪ The universe, it poses
Questions new and old ♪

♪ And we're searching But we don't
know when The answers will unfold ♪

♪ Oh oh oh ♪

♪ We're moving
At full speed ahead ♪

♪ But oh oh oh ♪

♪ We'll never know
What's coming next ♪

♪ So won't you take me
by the hand ♪

♪ And walk with me ♪

♪ Oh while we got a minute
And we're going a mile ♪

♪ So many places in my mind
I never knew ♪

♪ So suddenly
Is one becoming two ♪

♪ No returning to the past ♪

♪ So we can make
This moment last ♪

♪ Oh oh oh ♪

♪ We're moving
At full speed ahead ♪

♪ But oh oh oh ♪

♪ We'll never know
We'll never know ♪

♪ Oh oh oh ♪

♪ We're moving
At full speed ahead ♪

♪ But oh oh oh ♪

♪ We'll never know
What's coming next ♪

♪ So won't you take me
By the hand ♪

♪ And walk with me ♪

♪ Oh while we got a minute
And we're going a mile ♪

♪ We got a minute
And we're going a mile ♪