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Alex (Character)
from Wicker Park (2004)

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Wicker Park (2004)
Alex: Now you see me for who I am.
Matthew: Yes I do.

[Matthew is asleep after drinking late with Alex]
Matthew: [Matthew is startled by Alex and wakes up] What are you doing?
Alex: [smiles] I'm watching you sleep.
[Alex undresses for Matthew to make love to her]

Alex: Love makes you do crazy things, insane things, things in a million years you never thought you'd see yourself do. There you are doing it... can't help it.

Alex: You want a cup of coffee?
Matthew: Yeah, sure. Thanks.
Alex: [rummages around in the kitchen] No. No. No. No.
Alex: [comes back with coffee in two flutes of champagne glasses] He broke all my cups.
Matthew: That's original.

[the theatre director coaches Alex that she's not giving any love in her performance]
Alex: [Alex gives her line] Whoe'er I woo myself would be his wife.
Theater Director: [the theater director interrupts her] Alex, what's going on?
Alex: What do you mean?
Theater Director: Well, I'm sitting in the audience and I'm getting nothing. I figured maybe I'm missing something, so I come, I take a closer look. But you know what? I'm still not buying it.
[screams at her]
Theater Director: What the hell is a matter with you today? Look, the line,
[quotes]
Theater Director: whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife, defines your character. You're in love with this guy, and he is asking you to help him get another woman! You're upset, you're confused, it's tearing you up inside! We gotta see the love, but we've also gotta see the agony. You have been in love before, haven't you?
Alex: Yes. Sure.
Theater Director: Oh, good. Well, please. Share us a little something, huh?

[Matthew shows up to Lisa's home and finds Alex, who says she's Lisa]
Matthew: Lisa?
[Alex gasps and turns around, only to see Matthew before wrestling him to the ground]
Matthew: [Alex screams and bites Matthew's hand in the scuffle] Ow!
Matthew: [Alex and Matthew get up and face each other] Jesus Christ! I'm sorry. It's okay.
Alex: I'm calling the police! Where is the phone?
Matthew: No! Don't call the police! Don't call the police. I'm not gonna hurt you.
Alex: [Alex grabs a bronze statue for a weapon] Get away from me.
Matthew: Okay! Okay! Calm down! Calm down. It's okay. I'm you a friend of Lisa's?
Alex: A friend of Lisa's?
Matthew: Yeah.
Alex: Is that supposed to be funny?
Matthew: No. You can ask her when she comes, okay?
Alex: I'm Lisa. I live here.
Matthew: Your name's Lisa?
Alex: Yeah.
Matthew: And you live here?
Alex: Yeah.
Matthew: No...
Alex: I'm calling the cops.
Matthew: No, wait. Don't.

[Matthew and Alex make up with a few drinks after he startles her in the apartment]
Alex: [tipsy giggling] How's your hand?
Matthew: It's okay.
Alex: [laughs] I wasn't even hungry or anything.
[referring to the time she bit it]
Matthew: Actually, you know what? Thank you for everything. For the bandage, for not calling the cops. Not beating me to death with the little bronze ballerina, or...
Alex: [giggles] You're leaving?
Matthew: [downs his drink] Yeah. I'm late, you know. Very late, actually, for China, so...
Alex: [giggles] China. That's funny.
Matthew: That's what my friend said, too.
Alex: Well, maybe you should wait.
Matthew: I can't, I mean... I gotta go.
Alex: Do you really think planes are still taking off this late?
Matthew: What are you doing?
Alex: I'm scared.

[Luke drives Alex home after her Theater performance and tries to make a move]
Luke: So, I was thinking, maybe I could go upstairs with you and I'll make you a nice big cup of hot chocolate. Put a bunch of little marshmallows up on top. We'll watch TV and just hang out.
Alex: Do you love me?
[Luke pauses]
Alex: [Alex changes her expression and instead kisses Luke a cheek kiss goodnight] I just wanna be alone. I'll call you. I'll call you tomorrow.
Luke: Alex. Alex, wait a second. You gotta be kidding me. This girl's unbelievable.
[Luke gets out of the car]
Luke: Hey, you know what? Don't call me, okay? Don't call me until you figure out what you want to do with your life. 'Cause I can't deal with this. I mean every time, it's a different story with you, all right?
[Alex continues to walk backwards to her building away from Luke]
Luke: Wait, I... I'm sorry. I'll call you tomorrow. God!
[Luke gets back into his car]
Luke: This girl is ridiculous.

[Alex films Lisa with her new video camera]
Lisa: Come on, let me film you.
Alex: No, you first.
Lisa: Come on, Alex. Are you shy? You can't be shy if you wanna be an actress.
Lisa: [Lisa holds up a book] Here.
Alex: Shakespeare.
Lisa: [Lisa continues to hold the book up to Alex and the camera] This is your big break.
Alex: That's Shakespeare. I can't do that. That's too hard.
Lisa: [Lisa begins to quote Shakespeare at the camera] Haply, when I shall wed. That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry half my love with him, half my care and duty. Surely I shall never marry like my sisters to love my father all.
[Alex begins to grows jealous of Lisa's natural acting ability]
Lisa: So true, my lord. In life... Ah! I blew it. I'm sorry. That was bad.
Alex: No, that was amazing.
Lisa: [Lisa tells Alex through the camera] You know, the thing with acting is, Alex, you just have to commit. Otherwise, you're just a phony.

[Alex remembers the flashback of when she told Lisa that Matthew had been sleeping with another girl, which was a complete lie]
Alex: [Alex cries to realize how horrible of a person she is, with Luke on the other side of her dressing room door] Luke, I'm so sorry.
Luke: No. Shh. It's okay.
Alex: I'm so sorry.
Luke: No. Please, don't apologize. Please. God. I know you're doing the best you can. I just... I want to you to know that I... that I love you. All right? And I don't want to play games anymore. What's the point? I'm just terrible at them anyways.

[Matthew calls Luke on the phone while Alex is in bed with Luke]
Luke: [the phone rings] Do me a favor. Grab that, would you?
Alex: Hello?
Luke: [Matthew on the phone] Hello?
Alex: Who's this?
Luke: Who's this?
Luke: This is Matthew. Who is this?
[Alex sits up in shock and immediately hands the phone over to Luke]
Luke: Hello?
Luke: Hey, what's up, kid? I thought you left.
Matthew: No, uhh...
Luke: What are you still doing here?
Matthew: I'm over at the girl's apartment.
[Alex listens from the next room over]
Luke: You went back to the crazy girl's apartment? What the hell are you doing there? I'm starting to worry about you, man.
Luke: I'm starting to worry myself. It's not just that. I couldn't even get on the airplane.
[Alex leaves Luke's apartment]
Matthew: The thing is... There's something about this apartment. It's like Lisa's been here. I know this sounds insane, but I think this is her place, man.
[Alex tries to call Matthew and gets a busy signal, and Lisa tries to call Luke and gets a busy signal]
Luke: Well, maybe you're just hot for this crazy girl. First thing you gotta do is get out of her apartment and get over here. I'll tell you about some stuff, too. I've had the most amazing night of my entire life last night.
Matthew: Okay, I'll be over. Just give me a couple of minutes, okay?
Luke: All right. I'll wait. Later.

[the phone rings and Luke hopes that Matthew can fix things with Alex over the phone]
Luke: I hope, for our friendship, this is who I want it to be. Want to see how cool I am? Three rings.
[Luke answers the phone]
Luke: Hello? Hey, how's it goin'? Oh, I'm so sorry. Did you get my message-ges. No, I lent my car to my buddy Matt, and he was a little late coming home. No, sure. He's right here. Hold on a sec. She wants to talk to you.
[hands over the phone to Matthew]
Luke: Fix it. You have to fix it.
Matthew: [Luke hovers near the phone to listen in] Hello?
Alex: [Alex on the other end of the phone] He's full of shit, isn't he?
Matthew: Yeah, he's full of shit, all right.
Alex: Yeah, I knew it.
Matthew: He didn't lend me his car. I took it. I stole his keys.
Luke: [whispers] That's good.
Alex: Why would you do that?
Matthew: Because I'm a selfish idiot. And I had this whole thing going on that... I don't wanna bore you with it.
Alex: Please, I insist.
Matthew: Okay. Well, um... I was looking for somebody. A woman. I wasn't thinking. Got a little desperate.
Alex: Oh, I'm sorry.
Matthew: No. I should be apologizing to you. And I am apologizing to you. I'm very sorry that I ruined your evening.
Alex: Did you find her?
Matthew: I think so. Yeah. I found where she lives.
Alex: Well, you should go back, and you should look for her.
Matthew: I think I will. Thanks.
Luke: [whispers] Okay, you're boring now. Give me the phone.
Matthew: Okay, Alex. I gotta go.
Alex: Nice to talk to you.
Matthew: Nice to talk to you, too. Bye - bye.
Matthew: [looks at Luke handing him the phone] She's nice, man.
Luke: [smiles] Thanks.

[Lisa calls Luke's phone number that Matthew left with the bartender for her]
Luke: Hello?
Lisa: Hi, ummm... may I speak to Matthew, please?
Luke: Who is this?
Lisa: Um, this is Lisa? I'm a friend of his. I'm calling about my compact. I think he might have found it.
Luke: Uh, which Lisa is this?
Lisa: Pardon me?
Luke: [Luke grabs his head at how dumb of a question that sounded] Uh, I'll tell you what. He's actually supposed to be here in a couple of minutes.
Matthew: [At the same time, the camera goes to Alex calling Matthew so that he doesn't leave to go to Luke's home] Hello?
Alex: Hello!
Matthew: Hi.
Alex: Hi. I'm sorry I didn't come back. My, um... Double shift turned into a triple, and I just couldn't get away.
Matthew: It's okay. Don't worry about it.
Alex: Are you mad?
Matthew: No. Not at all. I had a great time. Where are you?
Alex: Well, I'm still at work but, um, I'm just leaving now, so why don't you wait?
Matthew: Yeah, I'll wait.
Alex: Okay, great. I'll see you soon.
[Matthew hangs up knowing something is strangely wrong]
Luke: [the camera goes back to Luke and Lisa on the phone] Let me, uh... Let me grab your phone number, and I will have him call you when he gets in.
Lisa: Um, you know, actually, could you just tell him to meet me at 3:00? He'd know where. Um, I'll be waiting for him.
Luke: 3:00. Okay.
[someone knocks at Luke's front door]
Luke: You know what, it can't be him already, but I'm expecting him. And someone's at my front door, so maybe it is him. So hold on one second.
[Lisa has a flashback of the last time she saw Matthew and when he asked her to move in with him]
Luke: Yeah, I'm sorry. It wasn't him, it was someone else. But I promise I will give him your message. Okay?
Lisa: Oh. Okay. Thank you.
[Lisa hangs up praying with tears in her eyes that she hasn't lost Matthew entirely]

[Alex arrives home to the apartment to find Matthew who awaits with a present for her]
[both have a nervous blank expression before putting on a smile and sayng hi to each other]
Matthew: [smiles] Hey.
Matthew: [smiles] Hey. How are you, Lisa?
Alex: Good. How are you?
Matthew: Good.
Alex: I thought you'd be in China by now.
Matthew: That makes two of us. Sit down.
[Alex sits on the couch beside Matthew noticing a box between them]
Alex: What's that?
Matthew: It's a present.
Alex: For me?
Matthew: Yeah. I saw that yours were... Yours were broken, so... Uh, wanna try them on?
Alex: That's very sweet. You didn't have to do that.
Matthew: Uh, that's okay.
[Alex takes off her boot and Matthew slips on the black shoe with the red sole, the exact same size that would fit Lisa's foot]
Matthew: They're a little big. What size shoe do you wear?
Alex: Seven.
Matthew: These are 8 and a half.
Alex: I would've told you what size I wear if I knew you were gonna get me shoes.
Matthew: It's okay. I could exchange them.
Alex: You don't have to do that. I...
Matthew: Anyway, I told a friend of mine I would meet him for coffee before I left, so...
[Matthew makes his way to the front door of the apartment]
Alex: What? You're leaving?
Matthew: Yeah. Bye.
[Matthew then leaves]

[Matthew let's Alex try and tell him and Luke the whole story]
Matthew: What do you think, Alex? I mean you know the whole story.
Alex: It's easy to stand back and judge. You don't now anything about this woman.
Matthew: I know that she has no conscience, and no regard for anyone but herself. I mean, what else do I need to know?
Alex: You make yourself into such a victim. Nobody made you be with her. You can't even see what a hypocrite you're being.
Matthew: I'm being a hypocrite? How am I being a hypocrite?
Alex: Yes, you are!
Luke: Whoa, whoa, whoa. You, guys. Hey, relax.
Matthew: No, Luke. Hey, hold on. Alex, I'd like for you to explain to me on how I'm being a hypocrite.
Alex: Who's to say, this woman hasn't been in love with you for a really long time? And now that she found you again, she wasn't about to let you go twice.
Matthew: What?
Alex: Maybe... The first time she saw you, maybe she felt the way you did the first time you saw Lisa. You remember that. Love makes you do crazy things. Insane things. Things in a million years you never thought you'd see yourself do. But here you are doin' it. Can't help it.
Luke: Jesus Christ. Lighten up, you guys. This woman... She's a nut. She's psycho. She's Cuckoo-Bananas, all right? End of story.

[Alex finally tells Matthew the truth]
Matthew: You knew she was here the whole time?
Alex: [Alex reaches into her bag and grabs the envelop she was suppose to give to Matthew two years earlier] This belongs to you. It's from her.
Lisa: [Lisa's words in the letter] Matt, please don't think that I'm running away from you. I was so overwhelmed when you asked me to move in, I couldn't speak. My answer, of course, is yes. I love you, and can't wait to come home.
Alex: [Alex in tears] I'm not going to apologize for what I've done. This is for me to live with now. Now you see me for who I am.
Matthew: Yes, I do.

[Matthew leaves off in a rush just before Luke returns back to Alex at the table]
Luke: That guy. He's, um... More drama than a Mexican soap opera.
Alex: Luke! This... This is over.
Luke: What's over?
Alex: Us.
Luke: How can it be over? We haven't even started yet.
Alex: I'm not who you think I am. I used you.
[Alex leaves Luke there by himself]