TIPS

Two different women despise the same man who pays their bills. 


GRACE

Nursing student, early twenties. She’s working at the diner to help pay for school. It’s not her dream job, but it’ll do for now. Plus she gets to study after the last customers leave.  She comes from a conservative background has done the right things in life. She’s going to school and working hard to make a life for herself. She’s naive though and a bit self-righteous for her own good. Turns out she’s as much a hot mess as the rest of the characters in the story. I mean really, who’d knowingly serve a severed finger tip to someone? Especially with her nursing background. 


PROSTITUTE

Mid- to late-twenties and wearing ‘less-than-modest’ clothing. There’s more to her than meets the eye. She’s educated, composed, and smart, but she doesn’t have to impress anyone. She’s a nurse during the day and a prostitute at night. She’s using the extra money to help pay off her student loans, plus she really likes sex. She doesn’t change throughout the film. She knows who she is and what she’s doing. Prostitution is only a means to an end. 

Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19


RICK

This guy... I mean really... Think walking, talking garbage fire. He’s never grown up, is not as successful as he thinks, and he treats people like trash. He’s a little boy playing at being a man. The only reason he has this manager job is because his mom knows Mrs. Decker. Besides those he answers to, the world and the people around him are only there to serve his purposes. 

Unshaven, unpleasant-looking, and shiny with sweat. He won’t admit it, but this diner is really the only thing he has going for him. 

His phone call with Mrs. Decker shows that he answers to other people.

Andy Bernard


COOKIE

Mid-forties, warm, and kind. It’s not much, but he’s happy with what’s come of his simple life. Each day he goes to work, does his job, and goes home. 


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