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SCENE OPENS as Sarah, a typical teenage girl, drives through a suburban neighborhood. Shes on her way to pick up Karen, her best friend, to celebrate the July 4th weekend at her parents house. She pulls up to the curb and finds Karen waiting at the end of her driveway. Tote bag in hand, she hops in the front seat and the pair drive off. The two 18-year-old girls have been close since they were kids and, now that they have both recently graduated from high school, this will be the last holiday they spend together before college. It has been a longstanding tradition that Karen spends the weekend with Sarahs family, since they always plan better Independence Day activities than her own. Sarahs father is particularly over-the-top about holidays . making sure his family has lots of fun things to do. Its part of the reason Karen has always looked up to Sarah. Her life seems so perfect. As the two girls small talk, they drive back to Sarahs house and pull into the driveway. Sarahs father is waiting for them on the landing, sporting a cheesy BBQ apron and waving. Oh god, how embarrassing, Sarah laughs. Karen laughs too, noting that at least it isnt as bad as the one he wore last year. They get out of the car and run up the stairs, each hugging Sarahs father, before heading inside. CUT TO TITLE PLATE That afternoon, the family spends time together in the backyard. Sarahs father is tending to the grill while his wife relaxes with the two girls. They chat about their college plans an…

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