I Heart Huckabees

'I said I had to go
to the bathroom.

'I climbed out the window.
I went down the block.

'I saw Barney playing punch ball.
He said I look sad.

''I told him what happened to my cat.
He said, 'That's sad.'

''Then I cried, but I tried not to show.
Some of the kids laughed.

Barney said he cried when his dog died.
And the kids stopped laughing.''

His cat died. He was sad.
What's your point?

- Nothing strikes you as odd?
- See? It's nothing. Let's go.

[ Chuckling ]
These things happen.

Oui. C'est vrai.
The universe is cruel.

But tell me this, Mrs. Silver, this lady
you gave the coffee to--

Was Helen's sister. I don't remember her name.
I met her the once.

Was there some painful thing
about this stranger...

that required
your immediate attention?

No. Helen wasn't home,
so I offered her sister a cup of coffee.

But you agree that Purree
meant a great deal to Albert?

[ Chuckles ]
You can't make a federal case out of the cat.

Answer the question, please.
I don't know much about the cat.
I traveled a lot for work.

We're not talking about this anymore.
It's embarrassing me.

- [ Caterine ] Precisely the point.
- [ Brenda ] What?

You were embarrassed for feeling sad
about the death of your cat.

It's painful enough
to feel sad, but on top of it...

to feel embarrassed for feeling,
that is the killer.

How is that my fault?
I didn't tell him to be embarrassed.

But you did. It was more important
to have a cup of coffee...

with a perfect stranger
than to talk to Albert...

- about what for a small boy is a large tragedy.
- This is ridiculous.

He climbed out his window,
a criminal in his own house.

- Why?
- I don't know.

- I think you do.
- I don't.

- Yes, you do.
- Oh, stop it!

- I think you should go.
- No, I will not go.

Albert has a place here,
a place you have denied.

This is my home.
I can tell him what I want.

- Yes,your home is a lie.
- What does that mean? I gave
my life to this selfish bas--

So he could be
an ornament to you, not a person.

- [ Doorbell Rings ]
- God, what are you, a bitch?

You're a bitch.
How many kids do you have, bitch?

Listen. Listen.
This is your mother.