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My name is Neil Truman,
and I have what every man in America wants.
An 80-inch 3D TV.
I watch SportsCenter on it...
the occasional fishing show if I see one...
and sometimes, when my wife is getting dressed,
I'll sneak in, find one of those soft-core movies
you can get on cable 24 hours a day.
Not that Grace doesn't satisfy me,
even after 18 years of marriage.
But with two busy schedules
and all the stress of raising a family,
we can never find the time to connect.
My daughter doesn't seem to mind.
But at 16, I know these are the years
she needs her dad the most.
I do all I can to be there for her,
but I'm almost never home
because I'm here: Bastian National Investments.
70 hours a week sometimes.
Feels like twice that when you're missing your daughter grow up.
Still, I know I'm a very lucky guy.
But when picking out what color tie
becomes the most exciting part of your day...
The yellow one, honey.
Brings out the eyes more.
Something's not right.
And I need to start figuring out what the hell is wrong with me.
I know why you're in such a funk.
No, this feels bigger. More universal.
You realize that 75% of the world is covered in water,
and we are running out of fish?
Not that it's safe to eat them anymore anyway.
But then you got rain forests are burning,
ice caps are melting,
frigging polar bears drowning.
What's the point of busting your ass every day,
paying a mortgage, when it feels like the world's coming to an end?
You need to chill out, man.
2012 is over.
Nostradamus was wrong.
What's it all mean?
You know, I wasn't raised with religion.
But I wanted to check it out for myself.
You know, get like a different perspective.
And I wanted to go outside the box.
Did you know that the Buddha was actually a prince
before he became his enlightened self?
Really? Yeah. He had a wife, a kid,
The American dream.
Yeah, and then one day, he just gave it all up.
Left his family to travel the world in search of meaning.
You know, like personal fulfillment.
You need a change, my friend.
You want to see my doctor?
He'll fix you right up.
It's better than drinking three Martinis every night.
Now I don't worry about any of that crap.
I think the problem is I need to feel more right now,
What do you think?
That had some good movement on it, right?
What are you looking at? That stock tips for dummies?
Can I help you with something?
Dude, I'm just trying to be friendly.
Big guy's called a meeting. We're all waiting on you.
We got a lot to cover this morning.
Truman, where are you?
Just saw your quarterlies.
And this time, I'm not the only one who noticed.
We're all familiar with Updike Pharmaceuticals, aren't we, gents?
They're trying to get FDA-approved on that new diet pill, right?
Not after two people just died in clinical studies.
Their stock just tanked. Which is great for us.
They just fired their current brokerage firm.
They're shopping around now,
trying to find somebody to plug in the holes of their sinking ship.
I told them we had just the man for the job.
Tomorrow, I want you to go to New York.
This is gonna be a lot of money for us, gentlemen.
What do you say, Truman? Can you close the deal?
Don't just stand there with your dick in your hand, Truman.
I don't know what to say, because I hate this job.
None of what I do really matters.
I don't even get to see what I'm trading on a daily basis.
It's just numbers on a screen. It's not real.
We don't contribute anything to the world in any meaningful way.
We just hoard money.
And I always thought you were an asshole
for making that a virtue.
You son of a bitch.
We all could learn a thing or two from this guy.
You could sell ice to an Eskimo.
You almost had me going there, Truman.
All right, next order of business.
**Purpose in life*
**And no one's supposed to*
**Get it right*
*No one's supposed to* That's beautiful.
It's still a little rough.
What's it about?
You'll see tomorrow night.
You forgot about the talent show, didn't you?
Sweetie, there's something that I have to do for work now--
You don't need to explain it to me if it's not a new excuse.
No, not by then.
No way, Frank. I can't get it done by then.
Fine, I'll make some calls and see what I can do,
but only because I love you.
How was your day?
I tried to quit my job.
Tell me about it.
Frank's got a house he wants to show this weekend.
He wants me to have it staged by tomorrow.
Can you believe that? Tomorrow?
I should have told him to go to hell.
You're home early.
I have to go to New York in the morning.
What's in New York?
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