The Right Girl (2015) - full transcript

A young woman learns valuable lessons while developing a relationship with her new boss and his young son.

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[upbeat music]



- Cool. Okay.
- Have a good one.

- Bye.
- Bye.

Okay. Bye.



- Wash her for me?
- Oh, I'm really sorry, ma'am.

We don't have the facilities
to wash cars.

- We just park them.
- Do I need to take your name?

No, ma'am, I'll get it washed.

See? You can do anything
when you put your mind to it.



So how's your love life?

Love? Please.

Okay. Forget that.

Scott... is he still
in the picture?

- He got boring.
- Like all the others?

- Yes?
- Anything else today?

- Just the check, please.
- Thanks.

Let me.

Now, where were we?

Relationships.

How's Martin,
the perfect husband?

- Still perfect.
- Yeah.

Business is really good.

Cars are, like,
flying off the lot.



How much is he worth, anyway?

- Irrelevant.
- I love my husband.

There you go
with this love thing again.

You and me have been friends
since we were, what,

ten years old?

You used to be fun.
You used to be Kimmy.

I have redefined myself
as a sophisticated woman,

but one who is in total control
of herself and her life.

- Sorry, Ms. Howard.
- This card's been declined.

- Do you have another?
- It's perfectly good.

Try it again.

I've already tried it
twice, ma'am.

This is so degrading.

Try putting this one through,
correctly this time.

Hey, don't overreact.

To a rejected card from me?

I should sue them for slander.

- [device beeps]
- This one was declined also.

That is ridiculous.

You are just trying
to embarrass me on purpose.

- I've got this. Thank you.
- I can't believe this.

I'm sure
it was a computer error or...

It happens to everyone.

I am not everyone.

[device beeps]

Thank you.

[indistinct chatter]

Hey! My car!

Hey, bring back my car!

What are you doing with my car?

I told you to wash it,
not to tow it!

Here's the paperwork
from the repo man,

and there are your bags.

Thank you.

Can you believe this?

[scoffs]

[line trilling]

James, I pay you
to answer your phone!

What kind of a lawyer are you?

Meet me at my place immediately!

[dramatic music]



James, do you have any idea
what happened to me today?

I was humiliated.

Sit down, Kimberly,
and be quiet.

- Excuse me?
- The money's gone.

- How can the money be gone?
- I thought the business was...

If you think your massive,
unchecked spending

wasn't a big part
of this, you're wrong.

Those first-class trips
to Europe, the penthouse suites,

the beach house rentals,
this house.

Come on,
you could've warned me.

Didn't you read
the certified letters

- your mother and I sent you?
- What letters?

I have the records where you
signed for them, Kimberly.

[sighs]

You're broke.

How much do I have left?

Nothing.

This can't be happening.

[footsteps approaching]

Thanks for coming, Martha.

What are you
doing here, Mother?

But half the money Daddy
left us was mine.

What happened?

What happens to me?

Your father and I
didn't raise you this way.

How could you lose
all my money?

Oumoney.

I made some bad decisions.

- How will I live?
- Well, I hate to say this,

but you're both gonna
have to get jobs.

- A job?
- And a place to live.

No. No, I have a place
to live.

Get serious. You can't afford
to rent this house now.

I'm not moving.

I have to.

The bank is taking the house

and everything in it
to pay our debts.

And I'll do
whatever I can to help.

Martha, I think I can get you
a job in my office.

What about me?

I can't help with a job,
but I own an apartment building.

I can work something out to get
an apartment for you both.

- Oh, thank you, James.
- That's sweet.

- That's very wonderful of you.
- Sorry.

One apartment?

You... you want me
to live with Mother?

It's either that,
or you're out on the street.

Look, I can loan you
a couple thousand to get by on

while you're looking for a job.

Sure. I can survive
on a couple of thousand a week.

- I'll just cut back.
- $2,000 total.

What?

[car horn blares]

[upbeat music]



Can I get a job application?

I'm willing to accept anything
in upper management.

[scoffs, chuckles]

Well, that is the last time
I shop in your store!



Just look
at these awful tan lines.

Thank you, Gloria.

So are you gonna go
to the benefit on Saturday?

I hear there's gonna be
so many single guys there.

Rich, single guys.

No, I didn't get tickets
this year.

So what have you been
up to lately?

- Not much.
- Same old, really.

I have to go.
I'm meeting a friend.

Yeah.

We'll call you.

[giggles]
Yeah, right.

No one will hire me.

Hmm. Do you think
that maybe it has something

to do with your attitude?

If I don't find a job

that pays at least $10,000
a month in the next few days,

I am gonna lose all of this

and have to move in
with my mother.

- $10,000 a month?
- [scoffs]

You're expectations are
a little high, don't you think?

I mean,
you have zero work history.

You can't start off
expecting to be the boss.

I have an idea.

- You can hire me.
- To do what?

To be
your teacher's assistant.

You know how great
I am with kids.

Yeah, um, I'm not gonna be
able to help you with that.

But I'm poor and desperate.

I don't even have a car.

Ooh, I can help you with that.

One of the perks
of having a husband

who owns a car dealership...

He can give you a loaner.

Do I get to choose the color?

No. You take
what we give you.

And you know what?

I might be able to help
you find a real job.

It's not a boss job.

It's just a sales job,
but, I mean, it's something.

What's the job?

[rock music]



[indistinct chatter]

Ms. Howard?

I'm Dee.
Thanks for coming in.

You're welcome.

Are you familiar
with this model?

Yes. It's the latest
in ellipticals.

It applies open-stride
technology,

but in the bicycle format.

You know
your fitness machines.

Well, looking as good as I do

requires some gym time
every now and then.

Okay. Right.

So what about
other sporting goods?

Do you know anything
about football, basketball?

- Uh...
- What about golf?

Oh, so boring.

I do like
the pretty resorts, though.

- Oh.
- Ooh, excuse me.

This is cast iron,

and the grips are just
metal scorings.

You need one that's coated
in neoprene...

like this.

It makes for a better grip
when you sweat,

so it won't slip around so much

and ruin
that expensive manicure.

Nice, by the way.

- That was excellent.
- What was?

You sold her
a more expensive product,

but more importantly,
you helped her find

a better product for her needs.

I just hate to see
a good manicure go to waste.

- Michael?
- Hey, Dee. What's up?

I would like
you to meet Kimberly,

the woman I told you about.

- Hi.
- Hi.

Kimberly doesn't have
a lot of retail experience,

and she's gonna need some...
A lot of training,

but I think
she's also got potential.

- Are you wiling to learn?
- Absolutely.

She's hired.

Really?

Dee, thinks you got
what it takes, and I trust her.

- Okay.
- You heard the boss.

We can get you started
day after tomorrow.

Show up at 8:00, and we'll get
your paperwork all squared away.

- 8:00?
- In the morning?

Yes. 8:00 a.m.

Oh, is this one
of those negotiating things?

Am I supposed to counter?

No.

You're supposed to show up
day after tomorrow at 8:00.

Oh.

Okay.

Uh, thank you
for the opportunity.

- You're welcome.
- We'll see you soon, Kimberly.

8:00 a.m.

Mm.

[upbeat music]



[car door opens, closes]

Are you kidding me?

Where am I supposed
to park around here?

Anywhere on the street,

or there's spaces in the alley
around the corner, if you want.

- I mean, where's the garage?
- We don't have a garage.

Look, your mother's in unit 114.

She'll be happy to see you.

Well, park her for me,
will you?

Oh, sure thing.

Oh, you know,
it's Tuesday, right?

Tuesday?

Valet's off today.

Sorry.

[knock at door]

Come in.

Where's the rest of it?

The rest of what?

The upstairs, the master bath?

How many guest rooms are there?

Oh, come on, there's got
to be stairs somewhere.

Well, this is the bathroom,
and my bedroom's over here.

That's the living room,

and, well, you're standing
in the dining room.

You expect me to live here?

Oh, come on,
it's not that bad.

- James owns this?
- Uh-huh.

He couldn't have given
you anything better?

James isn't giving
me anything.

I am renting
this apartment from him,

and speaking of money,

how are you gonna pay the rent
for your half?

Oh, I'm gonna be just fine.

I just came from a job interview

where they hired me on the spot.

I start the day after tomorrow.

- Really? Doing what?
- Sales.

That's wonderful.

Now, are you going to be able
to use your degree for this?

Well...

it's sporting goods.

Go ahead and laugh, Mother.

I know it's pathetic
and ridiculous.

I'm not laughing.

I'm proud of you.

Yeah.

Well, I'll probably be a manager
or something pretty quickly.

[upbeat music]

You sure you want to work
in those shoes?

Yeah. Some of this outfit
needs to be stylish.

[chuckles] Okay.

It's all about making sure
that our customers leave happy.

If you have questions
about a sport

you're not familiar with,

feel free to ask any
of the salespeople

for help, hmm?

Oh, there's somebody.

Why don't you go give it a try?

Can I help you, sir?

- Yeah. Um...
- [clears throat]

Sorry. I haven't seen you
in here before.

- I'm new.
- So how can I help?

Jogging shoes?

I like to run.
Do you like to run?

- Yeah.
- Of course I do.

But are you sure
you just want the shoes?

You need to look really good

when you go running
to get noticed.

That's why you're running,
right?

[chuckles nervously] Yeah.

I guess, yeah.

What size are you?

- Thanks again.
- You're welcome.

Come back soon.

You not only sold
him running shoes,

but an entire workout
wardrobe as well.

Isn't that what
I'm supposed to do?

Hmm.

[acoustic guitar music]



Hey, bud.

Seat belt.

All right, what's wrong?

Garrett... he told everyone
today that he gets to go

to the Arizona Pro Baseball Camp
this summer.

Good for him.

You know that's the one
that I want to go to, right?

David, it's just
incredibly expensive.

Mom would let me go.

Buddy...

your mom loved you
more than anything in the world.

It's just not in the cards
this year, okay?

Hey, would a milkshake help?

Yeah.

[chuckles]

Hey, hey, it's payday.

Tom, Steve, Kimberly.

Thank you.

I know payday is everybody's
favorite day of the week,

but you're the most enthusiastic
person I've ever seen.

Yeah, well, let's just say

that this money
is already spent.

Oh, girl, I hear that.

[forlorn music]



Well, where's the rest of it?

- The rest of what?
- My paycheck.

This is only, like, $500.

Well, that sounds about right.

It might be
a little higher or lower,

depending on how much
they took out in taxes.

Taxes.

A whole week's work,
and I only got paid $500.

Well, that's a lot more than
some people make.

I'm gonna be stuck
living with my mother forever.

- Come stay with us. You can...
- You can sleep on our futon.

Thanks, Jackie,

but I don't think living
with a couple of newlyweds

is a good idea for either of us.

That's what friends are for.

- Friends.
- You are a genius, Jackie.

I am?

I am gonna call
Rebecca and Shana.

Their places are huge.

They'll have plenty
of space for me.

Maybe you should just
concentrate

on getting a second job.

I already have one job.

Now you want me
to get another one?

It's not exactly unheard of.

[upbeat music]



[car horn honks]



[line trilling]

- Um, yes, hello?
- [cell phone rings]

- No, we shouldn't.
- Don't be desperate.

[giggles]
[cell phone ringing]

- It's Kim.
- What should I do?

Uh...

Mm.

- Hey, Rebecca.
- It's Kim.

Not sure if you're getting
my messages.

I could really use a place
to stay for a wee while.

Call me.

[cell phone ringing]

Mm.

[ringing continues]

Welcome.

Oh, I'm tickled
that you're here.

- Don't rub it in, Mother.
- I had no choice.

Well, I love
that you're moving in.

Thank you for letting me
stay here for a while.

That almost sounded sincere.

Yeah, well, I'm trying to be.

Ugh, I cannot believe we're
gonna be sharing a bedroom.

- We're not.
- We're not?

- Heavens no.
- Bedroom is mine.

Your bed's there.

[sighs] Of course it is.

Coffee?

So the first thing
you need to figure out

is whether we're talking
about softball or baseball.

The biggest equipment
issue customers usually have

is knowing what gloves
and bats to buy.

Thankfully, whoever owns
this store had the good sense

to separate the softball
from the baseball equipment

to make it easy to find.

- [giggles]
- Okay, well, seems easy enough.

You know, sometimes
the best way to learn

is just to see it for yourself.

I mean, if you really want
to learn about this stuff,

I'm coaching a youth
baseball practice tomorrow

at Victory Park.

You can come out
and see a real team in action.

- Really?
- I'd love that.

I really do want to learn more
about all of this.

- Great.
- I'll get you the information.

[exciting music]



Grab it for me!

- Coming to you!
- Yeah! Heads up!

- Good man. That's it.
- That's it. It's all right.

I got it!

- Keep low, guys.
- Keep low.

Shortstop, pick it up
and throw to second.

Get one.

- Nice throw, man!
- And two.

- Hey, Jeffrey!
- Good one.

You got to back up a little!

- Wow.
- Who's that?

Cheeky, will you take over
for me?

- Thanks, man.
- Hi.

Hi. Wow.

That's quite an outfit
for baseball practice.

That's nice of you to say.

You guys know each other?

Why don't you go
warm up, David?

And, yes, this is Kimberly.

She works at the store.

And you invited her
to practice?

- You go warm up, okay?
- Please?

- Cute kid.
- How old is he?

Uh, 10 going on 30.

So how do I learn baseball?

Uh, the hard way?

I mean, you're gonna have
a difficult time

running in those heels.

Run?

You know, around the bases.

Bases?

On the diamond?

So what,
do you win them or what?

Where have you been hiding

that you know so little
about sports?

Look, I want to learn
as much as I can

so I can be the best
at my job as I can be.

I like that in a salesperson,

but next time, maybe wear
something a little more casual.

I had no idea what to wear.

You look great,

just not for baseball.

I think I have a spare T-shirt
in my car.

Let me get it for you.

[upbeat pop music]



It's a nice fit.

Eh...

So do you want to come
toss the ball with me?

Sounds great.

- Let's get you a glove.
- Okay.

- All right. You ready?
- Yeah.

So, here, I'm gonna give you
an infielder's glove.

- Okay.
- And I have a catcher's mitt.

- You see the difference?
- Yeah.

See all this extra padding?

- Yeah.
- Okay.

So pop that on your hand,
head up here,

and I'll toss you the ball.

- Uh...
- Little help?

Just on your left hand.
Slide that in there.

Make sure you get
your thumb in here.

- Nice and snug?
- Yeah.

- All right.
- Let's do it.

Okay.

- Here?
- Uh, perfect.

- Ready?
- Mm-hmm.

- [gasps]
- There you go.

- It's not that hard, right?
- [giggles] No!

Okay.

There you go.

- Sorry.
- Nope.

Nothing to be sorry about.
I don't catch them all either.

Let's try it again.

Wait a sec.

Oh, okay.

- Getting serious.
- Yeah.

- All right. Let's do this.
- All right, you ready?

- You ready for some heat?
- Yes.

- Yeah.
- You are a natural.

And you're telling me
you haven't done this before?

- Never.
- [giggles]

Three, two, one...

all:
Wolves!

[bat pings]

I had fun today.

Baseball
isn't as hard as I thought.

Well, what we did
wasn't exactly baseball.

It was more like getting
ready to learn baseball.

There's more?

- Oh, yeah.
- There's a lot more.

It's gonna take a little work
to understand it all.

I don't mind work.

That's what I like to hear.

I had so much fun.

How can I thank you?

Can I... can I buy you
dinner or something?

I-I got to get my son home,
do his homework...

Son?

You remember,
"10 going on 30"?

Oh, he's your son.

Yeah.
Of course, take your son.

Thank you again.

[upbeat rock music]



- [whistling]
- She's pretty and nice,

and you invited her to practice.

- Nathan, please.
- That was purely business.

Look, I get that
you're worried about me,

but you don't need to be.

Dad, I love you, and I don't
want you to be alone.

You guys are gonna
make-a me cry.

Are you sure
it's not the onions?

- Ha ha.
- How was the pizza?

Chester, you can experiment
on us anytime.

- That was great.
- What was the chewy stuff?

That was good.

- Squid.
- Are you trying to poison me?

[laughs]

[sighs] Look at us, Mother.

It's pathetic.
We're paupers.

Do you have your health,
a job?

Barely a job.

You should see
what I'm getting paid.

Then find another.

It's easier to find one
when you have one.

- Yeah?
- How would you know?

Your father and I had nothing
when we first got married.

We both worked full-time.
Your father worked two jobs.

We barely saw each other
the first few years.

You want to get paid more,
work hard.

Get a second job.

You know, I'm sorry, Mother.

This has got to have been
hard for you too.

Honey, it's not
the perfect situation,

but...

I love that you're here.

[dough thuds, door closes]

I saw your "help wanted"
sign out front.

Now, I can only work part-time,

but I could really use
the extra money.

Do you still need somebody?

How well do you know your way
around a restaurant?

Well, I used to eat
exclusively at them for years,

until recently,
when I can't afford it.

But I have been

in hundreds of them
all over the world.

So I guess that makes me
an expert.

Okay. You're hired.

- Really?
- Really.

Oops.

Anyway, I'm glad we're having
dinner together like we used to,

and this is delicious.

Well, the place
is kind of a dive,

and the owner, Chester...

He is a character.

But you're right.
This is fantastic.

You keep working there
and bringing this home.

Speaking of,
where's the money from your job?

James' company
pays once a month,

so I should be getting
a check soon,

and then I'll throw it
in the kitty.

- Hey, you work here?
- Yes, I do.

Let me put these down,
and I'll be right with you.

I'm in a hurry.

Okay.

How can I help you?

My nephew... he wants some kind
of skateboard for his birthday.

All right. Well, we
have a few different varieties.

Is he experienced?

- Is he just starting out?
- He's a kid.

He wants a board with wheels.
It's not rocket science.

Well, they vary in price
and size.

It'd help if I knew...

Does it look
like I care about price?

My shoes cost more
than you make in a week.

[sighs]

Okay, uh...

well, leopard's in.

What is that?

Your Chester's uniform.

You want me to wear that?

We must maintain
the Chester's standard.

You have standards?

[groans]

Yeah.

Two extra-large
pepperoni pizzas?

No. Extra cheese.
Okay.

Yeah. That'll be
about 20 minutes.

Thank you for calling Chester's.

[cell phone ringing]

Hey. Are you trying
to start a new fashion trend?

This is what I have been
reduced to.

Oh, honey, I know it's hard,

but hang in there.

It has to get better.

Excuse me?

- Hey. What can I get for you?
- Can I get a refill, please?

Go home. Go home.

Good throw. Good.

Roll it back.
Roll it back.

- Go, go.
- Left of the bag.

Toss it in.

Good. All right.
Hold that!

Bring it in, guys.
Bring it in.

Come on, hustle in.
Take a knee.

Come on, hustle in.

That's good, guys.
You look good out there.

Keep it up. Good things
are gonna happen for us.

All right? Have a good week,
and I'll see you at the game.

Come on, grab your gear.

[car alarm beeps]

We will get that right to you.

Thank you for calling Chester's.

We'll work on your swing
a little bit tomorrow.

- Okay.
- You'll get there.

Michael!

Kimberly,
what are you doing here?

- You're working here?
- Yeah.

Well, I was driving past,

and I saw
the "help wanted" sign.

Money's a little tight, so...

here I am.

Here you are.

Did I do something wrong?

- No, no.
- Absolutely not.

It's just...

Am I not paying you enough?

No, you've been wonderful,
and the store is great.

It's just...
Well, it's tough out there,

and Chester will flex my hours.

I think it's nice
she's working here.

Why don't you go
wash your hands while I order?

- Dad.
- Go.

[bell dings]

That's a nice shirt.

Oh.

Not my choice, but thanks.

Are you gonna order
or just flirt with the help?

Yeah, yeah, um...

one extra-large pepperoni
and two medium drinks.

Coming up.

[pinball machine pinging]

Hey, again?

Yeah. I'm thirsty.

More root beer, please.

What is this... another refill?

What do you like
to do for fun?

You ask a lot of questions.

Okay. Uh...

Well, I like the snow.

I like the beach.
I also love good food.

I like watching
you play baseball.

You could come see me
play this Saturday.

[pinball machine pinging]

Hey, hey, hey!

[indistinct chatter]

My dad says no more soda.

Could I have water, please?

What's your favorite color?

What's your favorite TV show?

Where are you
putting this all?

- How old are you?
- Whoa!

One question too many.

[pinging]

Oh, thank you.

Thank you for the pizza and
for the great customer service.

Not many people could've kept
smiling after refill number 81.

Ah, he seems
like a good kid... smart.

Asks a lot of questions.

[pinging stops]

You ready to go?

Are you?

I'll see you at work tomorrow?

You bet.

Am I not doing a good job?

- You're doing fantastic.
- Where'd that come from?

Well, it's just I waited on
those customers hand and foot,

and look at this tip jar.

It's nearly empty.
It's not fair.

Some people are just
like that.

They don't mind
paying for the food,

but they think service
comes free.

Sorry.

I guess I've known people
like that before.

Hey, what are you doing?

I thought we were open
for at least another 15 minutes.

Well...

the hours are flexible.

[knock at door]

Hi.

We're closed.

Hi. Not for me.

I want some of that pizza.

Mm-hmm.

And you are?

- My mother.
- Why are you here?

I needed to meet the genius
behind that unbelievable pizza.

You must be Chester.
I'm Martha.

Kimberly, you didn't tell me

your mama
was such a classy lady.

Mmm, what is this?

This is better
than the last one.

Duck breast, scallions,

shiitake mushrooms,
and hoisin sauce.

- Mmm, amazing.
- I didn't ask Kimberly.

Is there a Mrs. Chester?

I'm married to this place.

Well, it sounds like you and
Michael have a lot in common.

He wasn't always like that.

His wife died three years ago,

and all he cares about now
is work and his son.

That's awful.

Uh, Chester, everything's
prepped for tomorrow.

I'm gonna head home.

- Mother?
- I'm staying.

I'm gonna finish my pizza,

if that's okay with you,
Chester.

Of course.

Well, I'll see you at home.

- You live together?
- We do.

It's complicated.

Good night.

Good night.

[door opens]

How complicated?

[door closes]

[chuckles]

How many millions?

Ah. Enough.

All gone?

Yes, all gone.

Eh, enough about me.

What about you?

My papa's a pizza man.

I'm a pizza man.

We came here from Italy
when I was 15.

We couldn't speak English,
and we opened up a pizza place.

That's all I've ever known.

I love Italy.

My late husband and I
honeymooned in Venice.

I love everything Italian.

Good night, Chester.

Good night, Martha.

[crowd applauds, shouts]

- Let's go, David.
- [clapping hands]

[cheers and applause]

- Ah, come on, David.
- Strike!

- Eyes on the ball.
- Go, David.

Keep your eyes on the ball,
buddy... you got this.

Come on.

- Oh!
- Oh!

- Come on, buddy.
- Sorry.

- All right, David.
- Keep your eyes on the ball.

Come on.

[crowd shouting]

Come on, buddy.
Keep your head in the box.

You're all right.

Strike. You're out.

David.

Come on, David.
What happened out there?

Kimberly came to the game,
and I started waving to her.

- Really?
- Yeah.

Hi.

- Come on. Come on.
- Okay.

- Ready to get some lunch?
- Yeah, yeah.

You did great.

Really nice of you
to come watch the game.

Of course. I wouldn't have
missed it for the world,

and I learned
more about baseball.

Still don't know the rules yet,

but I'll get there.

I'm sure you will.

[indistinct chatter]

Michael, can I talk to you?

Sure. What's up?

- You, I hope.
- Up for dinner.

Yeah, sure.

Little late notice, but...

Not with me, with Laura...

A lovely,
eligible, single woman.

Dee, no.

I thought I was clear
about that.

I am not taking no
for an answer.

Meet the girl.

It can't hurt you,
and I will watch David.

You are not gonna
give this up, are you?

- Okay.
- You won't be sorry.

Just please,
give her an honest chance.

- I'll see her.
- That's all I'll promise.

Now, come on,
you've got checks to sign.

Let's go.

- Good afternoon.
- Welcome to Donner's.

Thank you.

So how are you
and your mom doing?

It's kind of scary.

We are talking without fighting

for the first time in...
years.

And your two jobs?

They're so much work
for hardly any money.

[sighs]
But I'm coping.

Who'd have thought?

Well, on behalf
of your fellow women,

welcome to the real world.

Oh, oh, um, okay,
I'll get one right over to you.

Okay. But not too much.

I don't want her
to get suspicious.

No problem. I'm happy
to pay you very little.

[laughs]

Thank you, James.
I mean it, I'm...

I'm seeing something in her

that I haven't seen
since her daddy passed,

and I love it.

Well, that's great, Martha.

Thank you.

- Hi.
- Can I help you?

- Maybe.
- Have you worked here a while?

Not too long, but I feel like
I know my way around.

Anything specific you wanted?

Yeah, some information.

I don't know
if they're hiring.

You'd have to talk to Dee.
I can go get her.

- No, no, no, no.
- This is about the owner.

- Michael?
- Yes, Michael.

I was just wondering
if you could tell me

a little bit about him.

I know it's weird.
It's just...

I have a blind date
with him, and...

Really? Michael?

He just seems too good
to be true.

You know what? Everything
you've heard probably is true.

He's a great boss,
a pretty amazing guy.

Thanks. That helps.

I'm sure
you'll have a great time.

- Great.
- I'm gonna take a look around.

Mm-hmm.

- Is everything okay?
- You seem a little down.

- I'm fine.
- Really?

Because I've known you
for a long time,

and you don't seem fine.

- Okay. It's just...
- You remember that guy, Michael?

- Your boss?
- Mm-hmm.

I haven't been around a guy
like him in a while.

You should see him with his son.

He is such a good dad.

- Aw.
- He sounds like a great guy.

- Let's talk about you.
- How's school?

It's okay.

I'm worried
about my students, though.

I mean, I talk to my friends
who work at private schools,

and they just seem to have so
many more resources than we do.

I'm sorry, Jackie.

I wish I still had my money.

I'd give some of it
to your kids.

Thanks, Kim.

We'll figure something out.

- That was a lovely dinner.
- Thank you.

Pleasure.

I'm sorry.
I'm not good at this.

I only dated one woman
my whole life

and married her.

Never even thought about being
with anybody else.

Well, you know,
you're gonna have to make room

for someone eventually.

Otherwise,
it'll be pretty lonely.

[chuckles]

Is that funny?

No, no. I'm sorry.

You just...
sound like my son.

Well, I'll take that
as a compliment.

You should.

So are we going
to try this again?

I would like to.

You're a really nice person,
you know, and I...

Believe or not, I enjoyed this.

And it proved that maybe I am
ready for a relationship again.

So thank you for that.

Wow.

That was the nicest brush-off
I've ever gotten.

That was a brush-off, right?

I'm... I'm sorry.

She's a lucky girl,
whoever she is.

But if you ever decide
to date anyone else,

I call dibs, okay?

[laughs]

I'm not really sure
how to answer that.

Thank you?
[both chuckle]

Come on, let's get you home.

[car alarm beeps]

Thanks.

You need to save me
from vegetables.

That's all Dee
wanted to feed me tonight.

I'll take any pizza
with meat on it.

Yeah. He's had a traumatic
vegetable experience.

Okay.

One all-meat pizza coming up.

Yes!

How was your night?

Have you had a break
yet tonight?

Chester, can I take a break?

Can I have some money for
some video game tokens later?

David.

Please?

Yeah, sure.

- One-time deal, okay?
- Wait a sec.

I'll be right back.

Don't blow this.

- What?
- Her, this.

She's great.
Ask her on a real date.

David, she still works for me.

If you can't change
the rule, then...

fire her and date her
and hire her back.

When did you get
to be so smart?

I think it's the Internet.

- Here are some tokens.
- [coins rattle]

- Whoa!
- Thanks, Kimberly.

Yeah.

That was nice.

You want to get some air?

Michael, I'm so sorry.

Claire was a champ.

But I think it's time
for a change.

Don't you?

What do you mean?

I've been struggling
with my own rules...

Dating employees.

Wait.

I'm the first girl you've wanted
to date in three years?

[scoffs]
Then I quit.

- What?
- I quit.

I resign.

But you need this job.

- Hey, Chester?
- Yeah?

Can I come work
for you full-time?

- Sure.
- When do you want to start?

Now.

Done.

Does that solve your problem?

Um...

yeah.

So...

when's our first date?

So did you fire her?

She quit on her own.

That's great.

If I have to stay at Dee's,

will you let me
bring my own dinner?

[laughs] Deal.

Yes.

Come on.

I'm proud of you.

Well, it's easier to find
another job

than it is to find a good man.

He told me about his blind date
and his life.

He was open and honest.

I've never met a man like that.

I'm happy for you.

I'm happy for him.
I'm happy for me.

I get to keep you full-time.

With a raise.

A raise?

Yeah.

Well, otherwise
I take a pay cut working here.

Are you forgetting
about the tips?

Okay. A raise.

Thank you.

Thank you.

- So this thing with Michael...
- That was unexpected.

- It just happened.
- It wasn't forced or planned.

You know, I'm starting to wish

you lost your money
a long time ago.

Why would you wish that?

Because now
I have my Kimmy back.

I hate to admit it,
but you're right.

I was horrible...

Entertaining, but horrible.

How could you still
be my friend?

Because...

I love who I know
you are deep down inside.

Need some help?

- Nope.
- I'm pretty much done.

Your little girl did all
the work before she went home.

You know, I can't believe
she quit her job

at the sporting goods store
to date her boss.

You never did anything
for love?

Not in a long, long time.

It's not too late, is it?

After seeing the changes
in Kimberly,

anything's possible.

Very true.

Yes, anything is possible.
That lightens my heart.

Kimberly
comes to work full-time,

and her mother
gets to visit more often.

[laughing]

Thank you
for a wonderful evening.

It's my pleasure.

It's not
often I get to spend time

with a beautiful woman.

[giggles] Stop it.

I worry about you
and Kimberly.

I want to help.

I want to give you money.

Oh, no.

No, no.

I wouldn't...
I wouldn't dream of it.

- I don't mean to offend you.
- I...

Chester...

I think that is
the sweetest offer

anyone has ever made me,

but I...

I can't take your money.

I had a really good time.

- Hey, James.
- Hey.

Nice to see you.

Hey, I was just here
to check on your mother.

Really? Don't you
see her all the time?

She works for you.

Oh, yes, of course she does.

But it's a big firm.

It's busy, and I don't get
to see her much at all,

and I like to look in
on my real-estate investments

once in a while.

- Mm.
- She's inside.

So how are you doing?

I couldn't be better.

Thank you so much
for your generosity.

Oh...

No, really,
the apartment, Mother's job...

You really stepped up
in our hour of need,

and for that, I just...

I want you to know
I really appreciate it.

There isn't much
I wouldn't do for your family.

You know that.

If I ever get the chance
to pay you back, I will.

That's a promise.

- I'm off to work.
- [laughs] Okay.

- I'll see you later.
- All right.

Huh.

Okay. You win.

I don't know
who that was out there,

but it sure looked
like Kimberly.

Didn't act like her.

It's wonderful, isn't it?

So maybe you've gotten
what you wanted.

Maybe it's time to end this
and get back into your home.

I'm kind of enjoying
it here with Kimberly.

Think we can stay
just a little bit longer?

Well, you own this building,
so you don't have to ask me.

I do think you should stop now.

Get back to real life.

- Mm.
- I'm afraid to.

Why? Are you afraid
she'll revert back?

- No, no, no, that's...
- That's the least of my worries.

I'm concerned
about the other person

that I like too.

[both laughing]

Every time.

I can't remember the last time
I laughed like this.

This picnic was a good idea.

Well, I had ulterior motives.

Oh?

It's time
to see how you are at batting.

You're gonna trust me
with a bat?

Yeah. Next logical step
in our relationship, I think.

[giggles]

So you've never done
this before?

No. I'm kind of nervous.

- Okay. You're gonna be great.
- Okay.

You're good
with throwing the ball.

- Yeah. That was all right.
- Are you left- or right-handed?

- Right-handed.
- You're right-handed. Yeah.

On the other side.
[both chuckling]

Wait. Switch your hands.
Yeah, that's it.

Right one down there.
Down, closer.

And you want to hit anything
that's right here,

so keep your weight
balanced on both feet,

and anything that's right here,
you swing for it.

- Okay.
- Okay. All right.

Well, we'll go easy on you.

- You ready?
- I'm ready.

You think this is funny?

- Just a little bit.
- [laughs]

I'm not as athletic as you.

Sorry. Here.

- Pitch it again.
- Okay.

You ready?

- Whoo-hoo!
- Whoa!

- Score!
- I made a point.

You got a point. Okay.

Let's try that again. See
if this is not beginner's luck.

Okay.

Ooh!

- You're a pro.
- More, more, more, more!

I had such a great time.

I got a lot of points.

[laughs] You sure did.

Oh, Chester said that I can
take tomorrow afternoon off

to watch David's last game.

That's great, but I hope
it's not his last game.

We win tomorrow,
we make it to the playoffs.

- I'm gonna hope you win.
- I'll be there, cheering.

[giggles]

Hey, thank you for today,
for everything.

I'm very grateful

Kimberly walked into
my fine-dining establishment.

If I didn't spot her potential,

I wouldn't have met you.

You're wonderful women.

Thank you.

You know, you wouldn't have
recognized Kimberly

before she started working here.

- She's a good kid.
- You should be proud.

I am very proud of her.

But, um...

Oh, Chester.

I'm not so proud of myself.

I did something.
I...

I lied...

To her and to you.

- Jackie, I had the best date.
- You were right.

Losing the money
was absolutely the best thing

that could've ever happened
to me.

Wow, I have never heard you
sound so happy.

I am. I really am.

I wish I could chat, but I'm
meeting Martin for dinner,

and I'm already late.

- Yeah, yeah. Go.
- Oh, and can you tell him

that I am beginning
to fall in love

with my new little car?
Bye.

- You never lost the money?
- That wasn't true?

No. I-I made it up,

and I feel terrible
about deceiving you,

especially since you
were so sweet,

wanting to loan me money.

I'm sorry.

I know what you were
trying to do.

- That I understand.
- Do you?

Sure I do.

Things like that
that are done from love,

they deserve
special forgiveness.

Really?

But don't do it again.

I promise.

You know,
you should tell her now.

I know you had
her best interests at heart,

- and it kind of worked.
- Kind of?

She's a different person.

Well, I never knew her before,

but maybe you should
tell her for you.

I mean,
if somebody did that to me,

I'd want to get back at them.

That's what I'm afraid of.

You want me to go with you?

No.

No, I-I have to do this myself.

Got it.

There is something
I wanted to ask you

way before I knew
you were loaded.

Ask me what?

For a date.

What took you so long?

[sighs]

We'll talk later.

Kimberly, we need to talk.

I'm off to work
and then David's baseball game.

Uh, let's talk tonight.

Love you.

Love you.

[door closes]

[sighs]

[crowd applauds]

Come on, Curtis.

All right, come on, buddy.
Come on, buddy.

[bat pings]

Yeah!

- Oh, yeah!
- Go, David!

- I got it!
- [overlapping shouting]

Good work, guys.

- Come on, let's go.
- We're going to the playoffs!

You guys did great today.

We won. We won.

- I know!
- It was such a good game.

I'm so excited
for you and your dad.

Hey, Garrett.

Nice game.

That was a really
nice thing to do.

He was probably
feeling a bit sad,

and you would've made him
feel a little better.

He's not sad.

He's one of the luckiest guys
I know.

- How's that?
- They lost.

He gets to go to the Arizona
Pro Baseball Camp this summer.

Is that a big deal?

Only everything, everything.

Dad says it's way too expensive.

I'm sorry you can't go.

It's the best baseball camp
in the world.

- Hey, you two.
- You think we should celebrate?

I do.

I think I could even get
a discount on the pizza.

And a cup of tokens?

With a team that's going
to the playoffs, absolutely.

[laughs]

Jackie,
you should have been there.

David made the last out,

and now his team
is going to the playoffs.

Oh, that's amazing.

And you should've seen
how nice David was

to the losing team.

- He is such a good kid.
- Okay.

I got to say, I have never
seen you this enthusiastic

about sports or kids before.

You know, his team's equipment
is, like, 15 years old?

I wish I could afford
to buy the team

all-new equipment
before the playoffs.

David doesn't need you
to buy him things.

He just needs you
to be there for him.

Besides, a lack of resources
builds character, right?

At least that's what
I tell my students.

Yeah, you're right.

[chuckles]

Kimberly.

- [sighs] Mother.
- You scared me.

What are you doing,
sitting here in the dark?

Waiting for you.

Michael's team won the game.

They're in the playoffs.

It was so great to be a part of.

Oh, that's wonderful.

I look at you and see
what I always knew you could be.

What?

You've changed so much,

and I'm very proud of you.

So I want to tell you
that what I did...

I did for love.

What did you do?

[light music]

[sighs]



[exhales deeply]

Are you feeling any better?

Oh, Kimberly, I...

I'm so sorry.

But I-I really believe

what I did was for the best.

Can you ever forgive me?

Forgive you?

Mother, I want to thank you.

If you hadn't have done this,

I never would've learned
how people live.

Most importantly,
I never would've met Michael.

That's true.

I never would've met Chester.

Is there something
going on there?

You really want to know?

No, not really.

I've had James
put all of your money

back into your accounts
and order you new credit cards.

You are a rich woman again.

I was rich
before he put the money back.

But...

I know exactly what
I want to do with it.

It really is
the top of the line.

So, whenever you're ready,
I got plenty in stock.

Okay. Thanks.

Guess who.

Exactly who I wanted it to be.

I'd hug you, but it's work.

You're not an employee.

Listen, I have to run.

I got to meet
a ski-equipment distributor,

but we're still on
for tonight, right?

- Yeah.
- That is exactly

what I wanted
to talk to you about.

I want to take you to dinner.

8:00 p.m., Donner's...
My treat.

- Your treat?
- Donner's?

Please?

- You know what?
- Okay.

I don't know about
the whole "your treat" part,

but for you, I wouldn't miss it.

But now I got to go.
So I'll see you tonight.

Yes.

- Dee?
- Hey.

I need your help
with something.

Okay.

I want to get this
for Michael's baseball team.

Uh, I'm confused.

This is thousands of dollars'
worth of merchandise.

You want to buy this?

Yeah, for the playoffs.

And if there's anything
that I've left off the list,

just add it.

Honey, how are you gonna
pay for this?

- I can write a check.
- I can use a credit card.

If you want, I can go get cash.

You're serious?

I have never been
more serious in my life.

Okay.

[soft music]



[indistinct chatter]

What's all this?

Just getting an order
ready for delivery.

This is all one order?

Yeah. I got it.

How could I not know
about this?

Can I see the invoice?

I got it.

Dee, may I see it?

Kimberly wanted to keep it
a secret.

[indistinct chatter]

Hey. I was hoping
you'd be working tonight.

You know what?
I-I don't even know your name.

It's Brad.

Brad.

Brad, I owe you
so many apologies.

I treated you so badly and said
so many awful things to you.

Please, forgive me.

I know I acted
like a complete monster,

but this is really important
for me.

Wow.

- You're not kidding.
- No, I'm not.

Then...

I forgive you.

You have no idea
how nice that is to hear.

- Can I get you anything...
- A glass of wine?

On the house.

I would like that.

Hi.

What's wrong?
Are you okay?

Can you... can you
explain this to me?

This was supposed
to be a surprise.

Well, it certainly is.

- Sit down, please.
- I will explain everything.

I know what you're thinking,
but I can afford it, okay?

I'm rich again.

- Again?
- Wait.

You see, I used to have a lot
of money... a lot.

And then it was gone.

My mother... she said
that we lost it,

but that was a lie,
which is actually okay,

because I never
would have met you

if she hadn't have done it.

Now I have my money back.

- I don't understand.
- Of course you don't.

This all happened
before I met you.

See, I got the job at your store

because I thought
that I had lost all my money.

Now that it's back,
I don't want it for me.

I want to use it
to help others...

Your sports team, to help David.

- David?
- Yes.

The Arizona Pro Baseball Camp.

I want to pay for it.

He can go now.

You did this
without asking me.

I told David that we
couldn't afford to go this year.

It's a gift.

Well, what does that teach him
about the value of things,

about how if we want
something bad enough,

we have to earn it
or work for it?

Look, I just wanted to give
him what he dreamed about.

Look, I...

I don't know what your story is
or even who you really are,

but it sounds
too complicated for me.

No, Michael, it's the truth.

I can't.

Michael.

[crying]

The money has ruined everything.

I don't want it anymore.

- You can keep it.
- No, you don't mean that.

You can't make that decision
when you're this upset.

I just want things
to go back to the way they were.

Okay, listen,
you'll never guess what I heard.

Uh, Amy's dad got a face-lift?

- No.
- Oh. Um...

Oh, Richard likes to play golf
on a public course?

- No.
- Oh.

It turns out
that Kim never lost her money.

It was all some elaborate scheme
by her mom

to make her more down-to-earth
or something stupid like that.

Oh, my gosh. I'd die.

I would die.

That's, like, child abuse.

I know, right?

We should call her.

[sighs]

The best way to get over a man
is to buy a new outfit.

Or six.

And now that you have
your money back,

you can buy as many outfits
as you need

until you are happy again.

Anyway, how did you guys find
out that I got my money back?

I haven't heard
from either of you in weeks.

Oh, sweetie,
I'm so sorry about that.

I was traveling, and then
I had this benefit thingy,

and I've just been,
like, really busy.

You know, you got to look at
this as a blessing in disguise.

Now you're free to date
whoever you want

now that you're rich again.

Jonathan. We have to set
her up with Jonathan.

- Oh, my God.
- You'd love Jonathan.

No. I am definitely not ready
to start dating again.

Nonsense. We're setting you up
with Jonathan,

and we will not take no
for an answer.

- Nope.
- Best idea ever.

Really good idea.

[soft rock music]



Kim?

- Hey.
- How are you?

- Good. How are you?
- What's going on?

- Yeah.
- Ready to go?



- Hello. Are you Kim?
- Yeah.

- I'm Jonathan.
- Hi.

I was wondering
why you chose this restaurant.



I cannot believe you dumped
a plate of fish on his lap.

He deserved it.

He was the rudest man
I have ever met.

I can't believe Rebecca and
Shana thought I would like him.

Well, maybe the old
you would've liked him.

You're probably right.

I was a horrible person.

You were not that bad.

- Oh, come on.
- Okay.

Do you think you're gonna move
back into your old place?

I heard they don't have
renters yet.

I don't know.

You know, the girl
who lived there feels

like such
a different person to me.

- Yeah. You're right.
- She does.

I like this girl.

Let's go.

[soft music]



[upbeat music]



- Chester?
- Hello, David.

Is Kimberly here?

Nope. Not here.

- I need to find her.
- Do you know where she lives?

What's going on?

Dad came home
and sat and stared at the wall.

He wouldn't tell me
what happened,

but I think it's got to be
about Kimberly.

Hmm.

Let Chester
take care of this, all right?

I'll fix it.

Thanks, Chester.

Thanks.

You okay?

Oh, Dee, honestly,
I don't know.

- I'm a bit of a mess right now.
- Kimberly?

Did you know
that she was rich?

Well, not before
she bought the equipment.

- I mean, did she win the lottery?
- No, no.

She fed me some story
about how she used to be rich,

and then she lost it all
and then became rich again.

- Good for her.
- Well, it's ridiculous.

Why is it ridiculous?

I'm sure it's happened before.
I've read about it.

Yeah. But not from one day
to the next.

Does she make you happy?

Do you like her?

Does her having money
make any difference?

I have nothing
in common with her.

You sure about that?

[indistinct chatter]

- Thank you.
- Thanks.

What are you doing here?

My job.

You don't need this job.

I assumed once you got
the money, you'd quit.

She told you?

Look, she did what she did
because she loves you.

Oh, did she tell you
she ruined my life?

I told her
to take the money back.

You what?

That money made me
an awful person.

The money made you...

It does sound kind of crazy.

Mm-hmm.

- You're right.
- It was me.

I was awful when I had it.

I don't want to be
that person anymore.

You're an excellent person,

and nothing's gonna stop you
from staying that way but you.

All I wanted was to give
Michael and David gifts

to make them happy.

What'd you do?

I got Michael
all-new equipment for his team

and tried to send David
to that camp that he wanted.

Michael wouldn't have it.

You didn't tell him
what your mother did?

- Yeah. I tried to.
- He wouldn't listen.

He's proud.

Give him some time,
and he'll cool off.

No, you didn't see him.

I think it's over.

I hope I can still
keep my job here.

- [chuckles]
- You always have a job here.

I love this place.

Chester, you always saw me
for who I was, rich or poor.

- You're good here.
- Believe it.

Does that mean I don't have
to wear this T-shirt anymore?

- Get back to work.
- [chuckles]

So you're really going
to stay here?

I mean, you have access
to your money.

At least find a better place.

No, this is where
I want to be.

Hey, I even have the bedroom
this time.

Okay, I think that you might
be taking this a little too far.

No, I am trying really hard
to build a whole new life.

I really need your support here.

Honey, I think you know that
you have always had my support.

Yeah, I do.

You stuck by me
when I was at my worst.

Now it's time
for me to pay you back.

Oh, no.

- I don't want your money.
- Yes, you do.

I want to outfit
your classroom this year,

supply you with anything

your students need to make
your life easier at work.

I-I don't know what to say.

[both chuckling]

- Ugh.
- Chester...

[sighs]
What have I done?

Kimberly has lost the only man

that she has ever really cared
about, and she hates me for it.

The law
of unintended consequences.

I feel awful.

- I have to fix this.
- Yes, you do.

But this time, you're getting
involved in your daughter's life

to put it back the way it was,
not to change it.

You're welcome.

[car horns honk]

[soft music]



Excuse me?

Maybe you can help me.

- Sure.
- What can I do for you?

I'm looking for Michael.

I'm Dee, the store manager.

I'm Martha Howard,
Kimberly Howard's mother.

Oh.

[chuckles]

Michael, there's a woman
here to see you.

- Not now, Dee.
- Can you take care of it?

- Nope.
- This one is all yours.

Michael, I'm Martha,
Kimberly's mother.

Well, you do look miserable.

I'll take that as a good sign.

What can I do for you?

Listen to me.

I've heard her
riches-to-rags-to-riches story.

- Did she send you here?
- Oh, no.

No, no, no, no.
She would be horrified

if she knew I was here,
and it's not a story.

It's true.

I-I made it all up.

I did it so she could turn
into the kind of woman

that I always knew she could be,

the kind of person
that she really is inside.

I have been going over
and over in my head

what she told me...

just trying to make sense of it.

She was...

the sweetest little girl
growing up,

and when her father
passed away suddenly,

she inherited
a great deal of money,

and she used that money...

to fill up her emptiness.

She became a person that you
wouldn't even want to know,

and I had to do something
about it.

She doesn't even want the money.

- She doesn't?
- No.

She said she was happier
without it.

She was happiest with you.

But you're gone,
and I'm here to try to fix it.

I don't even know what to say.

You two are crazy
about each other.

That's all that matters.

And now that you're armed
with the truth,

I am asking you
to give my daughter a chance.

You are miserable without her,
aren't you?

I am.

Okay.

[line trilling]

Hi, James.
I need you to do me a favor.

Just right this way.

- Here you go.
- Thank you.

Mm-hmm.

Menu?

Enjoy.

You feeling better?

- Not really.
- My lawyer called.

I'm meeting him here for dinner
to sign some lease papers.

I'm renting an apartment
from him.

Can I get you a glass of wine?

Now, that sounds perfect.

Okay.

Uh, Brad, I'm not in the mood
for champagne.

A gentleman had this sent
to your table, ma'am.

He did?

Was there a note?

No.

There was a message
he made me memorize, though.

He wanted me to tell you
that he's so very sorry

that he didn't listen.

He says he was misguided,

and he begs you for forgiveness
and another chance.

What brought about
this change of heart?

A visit from a wise woman
named Martha

who set him straight...

Which was just in time,

because he couldn't stop
thinking about you, anyway.

He said all of that?

Word for word.

Did he say anything else?

He said he's fallen
in love with you.

Can you get my chair?

I need to get up so I can give
you my answer for him.

[soft music]



So what do you want me
to tell him?



[cheers and applause]

All right.
Come on, David.

Come on, David.

- Yes!
- Go, go, go, go, go.

Hey!

Hey!
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!

Keep going. Go to two.
Go to two.

Go to two!
Keep going, buddy.

- Keep going. Yeah!
- Safe!

- Good running, David!
- Good running.

- Yes, David!
- Good running, David!

My man!

Great running!

David, watch me.

Let's go, Curtis.

[bat pings]

[cheers and applause]

Come on. Go, go!
Go home! Go home!

Keep going!
Keep going!

Safe!

- Yeah, good job!
- Yes! Yes!

We won.

[cheers and applause]

Yes!

[laughs]

Yeah!
Nice, buddy.

- Yes!
- Good job, David!

[laughs]

[soft music]



[upbeat music]