29. Jesus’ Son (1999) [Rated R for graphic drug use, strong language, sexuality and some violent images.]
summary from imdb.com:
A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
directed by: Alison Maclean
starring: Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Denis Leary, Jack Black, Greg Germann, Will Patton, Miranda July, Dennis Hopper, Holly Hunter, Mark Webber
Billy Crudup narration: I was 24… 25… or something like that. My fingertips were all yellow from smoking. We’d come to Chicago because Michelle was with child.
small group of abortion protesters: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women. Blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Holy Mary mother of God.
[Billy Crudup and Samantha Morton walk through protesters and enter clinic]
Billy narration: There was nothing stopping Michelle and me from having the baby, except ourselves.
Carol Florence: Name?
Samantha Morton: Sorry I’m late. Michelle. Michelle. My appointment was at 3:30.
Samantha: Somewhere around there.
Carol: Here you are. Come with me, hon. Let’s get you settled.
Carol to Billy: You can’t just stand there.
Billy: Then I’ll go sit down over there.
Carol: That’ll be fine.
Billy: I know that’ll be fine.
Carol: Or you can watch the film.
Billy: What’s the film?
[film narration:] Vasectomy is a very simple procedure. It’s performed right here in the office setting, as a rule. It is intended to be a permanent type of sterilization. And I would hope that that’s what you have in mind. If you are not satisfied that this is…
Billy: I’m not ever getting anybody pregnant again. I know that much.
Ron Van Lieu: Would you like to make an appointment?
Billy: Would you like to give me the money?
Ron: It won’t take long to save the money.
Billy: It would take me forever to save the money.
[Billy fiddles around in the waiting room with a small model of the female reproductive system]
Carol: Michelle is comfortable now.
Billy: Is she dead?
[Billy enters Samantha’s room:]
Billy: How are you feeling?
Samantha: I don’t know.
Billy: What did they stick up you?
Samantha: What? WHAT?
Carol: Hey, okay, out of here.
Billy: Just… just give me a minute… I’m sorry. Maybe we could… maybe we could try again?
Samantha: Something is wrong with you.
Carol: This man needs to leave the building.
Billy: I just, um… There…
Carol: Wait outside, please, sir.
[a guy comes and pulls Billy out of the room]
Billy: There just wasn’t enough time.
Carol: You wanna go wait outside, sir?
Billy: yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. yeah, YEAH, yeah, yeah, yeah.
[man escorts Billy through the protesters]
Billy: yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
[Samantha starts shrieking and then crying]
Billy narration: The Catholics splashed holy water on my cheek, and on the back of my neck, and I didn’t feel a thing. Not for many years.