Elizabethtown Deleted Scenes – Tracey’s Restaurant

INT. TRACEY’S RESTAURANT – DAY

They sit across from each other. He continues, stressing this point:

DREW

I am serious. I’ve got nothing but problems.

CLAIRE

Alright. Let’s work through ‘em. One by one. I’m good at this.

DREW

I think there’s only one problem, and it’s everything.

CLAIRE

Come on – one by one -

DREW

For starters? My dad’s dead! And we were supposed to get to know each other better, as adults . . . next year.

CLAIRE

You’re dealing with it. It happens.

DREW

My mom wants cremation. They don’t do cremations in Elizabethtown.

CLAIRE

Not a problem.

Drew gets up to grab a missing utensil. She swivels and studies him, and his every word.

DREW

there’s an expensive Memorial coming up.
(unconvincing)

Not that money is an issue of course -

CLAIRE
(waves it away)

It’ll all work out.

He sits down.

DREW

And I can’t amke an attachment here because I’m
just going to disappoint you in a very profound way.
So I think today is pretty much the sum total of us.

They study each other’s faces.

CLAIRE

You’re right. It’s everything.
(leans forward with mock panic)
It’s a complete disaster. You have no choice but
to give up completely!
(beat)
But we do have tonight.

He looks at her. She’s immovably positive.