Starring: Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Zosia Mamet, Jimmi Simpson, Luke Baines, Patrick Fischler
Story: Comedy crime thriller directed and written by David Robert Mitchell, in which the story follows Sam (Andrew Garfield), a disenchanted young man who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam becomes an unwitting detective and embarks on a surreal quest across L.A. to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, stumbling upon a larger, more sinister conspiracy than he ever imagined, involving billionaires, celebrities, urban myths, and even pop culture as we know it.
[to Sam as he sees Sarah in the pool]
Sarah: Come on in.
Sarah: I saw you spying on me earlier.
Sam: No, I wasn’t.
Sam: See you tomorrow.
[Sam knocks on Sarah’s door the next morning, as he gets no response he looks through a window and sees her apartment is empty]
Sam: What the…
Sam: Who moves out in the middle of the night?
Apartment Block Owner: Nothing strange about it. She wanted to leave. How does that not make sense?
Sam: I don’t understand why she didn’t tell me.
Apartment Block Owner: Maybe she didn’t like you. maybe she knows you’re poor and haven’t paid your rent.
Sam: I found some kind of code, or like a secret message in her apartment.
[he draws the symbol]
Sam’s Friend: It means stay quiet.
Sam’s Friend: Our world is filled with codes, subliminal messages from Silver Lake to the Hollywood Hills.
Sam: Could any of this be connected to Sarah?
[to Sam; referring to the photo of Sarah]
Mae: I know this girl.
Man: [to Sam] There’s a message in the music.
Sam’s Friend: [to Sam] Do you really think you’re going to find a hidden message in a pop song?
Sam: I can’t quite see it, but I’m close.
[on the phone]
Sam’s Mom: Honey, how are you?
Sam: Mom, I’m fine. Mostly fine.
Sam: Why do we assume that all this information is what we’re told it is? Maybe there are people out there who are more important than us, more powerful, communicating things in the world that are meant for only them and not for us.
Sam: Oh, you think that’s weird.
Girl: A little.
[Sam accepts drink from two Bikini top hat girls]
Bikini Top Hat Girl: Welcome to purgatory.
Sam: Good to be here.
Sam’s Friend: You’re living in a carnival, hoping to win a prize. What are you going to win?
Sam: Under the Silver Lake.
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