- 1. MS-1, go ahead.
- 2. Activate the V-10 recorder.
- 3. Copy.
- 4. Quarter activation complete.
- 5. Copy. Thank you.
- 6. I know I'm not an ordinary
- 7. I mean, I do ordinary things.
- 8. Eat ice cream. Ride my bike.
- 9. I'm really good at playing sports.
- 10. Well... on my Xbox.
- 11. I love Minecraft, science
and dressing up for Halloween.
- 12. I love to lightsaber fight with my dad
- 13. and watch Star Wars movies with him.
- 14. And drive my big sister crazy.
- 15. And dream about being in outer space,
just like any ordinary kid.
- 16. I just don't look ordinary
when I'm doing these things.
- 17. Not even my birth was ordinary.
- 18. It was...
- 19. hilarious.
- 20. Now, how can a birth be hilarious,
- 21. A teenage doctor helps.
- 22. This is my first day.
- 23. Nate!
- 24. A massive video camera
also aids the situation.
- 25. But to really be funny,
you need what all the bestjokes have:
- 26. a punch line.
- 27. He's coming!
- 28. With the baby. Go with the baby.
- 29. - Go, sir.
- Go with the baby.
- 30. I've had 27 surgeries since then.
- 31. They've helped me to breathe, to see,
to hear without a hearing aid,
- 32. and some even helped me look a bit better.
- 33. But none of them
have made me look ordinary.
- 34. He said he doesn't want to go.
- 35. But he's ready.
- 36. No, he's not ready.
- 37. I cannot homeschool him forever.
- 38. Every year that we wait,
it'll just be harder to start.
- 39. This is the first year of middle school
- 40. He will not be the only new kid.
- 41. Okay, well, he's gonna be the only
new kid that looks like him.
- 42. Look, will you stop folding towels
for just one second and please listen?
- 43. It's like leading a lamb
to the slaughter...
- 44. and you know it.
- 45. I know I'll neverjust be an ordinary kid.
- 46. Ordinary kids don't make other kids
run away from playgrounds.
- 47. Ordinary kids don't get stared at
wherever they go.
- 48. But it's okay if you wanna stare too.
- 49. My name is Auggie Pullman.
- 50. Next week, I start fifth grade.
- 51. And since I've never been
to real school before...
- 52. I'm pretty much totally
and completely petrified.
- 53. Mrs. Pullman, so good to see you again.
- 54. And you must be Auggie.
What a pleasure to meet you.
- 55. I'm Mr. Tushman.
- 56. You can laugh about that. Tushman.
- 57. I've heard them all.
- 58. Tushy. Butt-man. Butt-face.
- 59. Mr. Tuchus.
- 60. And then in the spring,
we have a science fair.
- 61. And from what your homeschool teacher
tells me, you'll get first prize.
- 62. You hear that, Auggie?
- 63. Then right before graduation,
whole class takes a trip
- 64. to a nature reserve in Pennsylvania.
- 65. It is the highlight of the year.
- 66. I promise you.
- 67. - So, I went to the...
- Good, they're here.
- 68. being in it was super fun.
- 69. Who are they?
- 70. Well, I thought it would be helpful
for you to meet some of our students
- 71. before you start school, Auggie.
What do you think?
- 72. Other kids now?
- 73. They were in the elementary
school so they know their way around...
- 74. and they'll give you a nice tour.
- 75. It will be fine.
- 76. Auggie, this is Jack Will,
Julian, and Charlotte.
- 77. Guys, this is Auggie Pullman.
- 78. - Hi.
- 79. Hey.
- 80. Meeting kids is harder
than meeting adults.
- 81. Everyone makes the same face at first...
- 82. but kids aren't as good at hiding it.
- 83. So I usually look down.
- 84. You can learn a lot
about people from their shoes.
- 85. I think these three are:
- 86. trust fund kid,
- 87. hand-me-down kid...
- 88. Crazy kid.
- 89. I act in TV commercials.
- 90. Really?
- 91. Yeah. Tide.
- 92. Why don't you guys
take Auggie around the school a bit.
- 93. Just be back here in a half hour?
- 94. I started when I was two.
Local spots mostly.
- 95. Then, when I was three, I booked
my first national. Nestlé Quik.
- 96. It was hard,
because I'm lactose intolerant.
- 97. Anyway, have you ever heard
of a spit bucket?
- 98. So this is our homeroom.
We have Mr. Browne.
- 99. My mom says he's a little weird.
- 100. Then I was in the chorus
- 101. of the Radio City Music Hall
- 102. I auditioned for Annie on Broadway.
- 103. I got two callbacks for Molly, but I guess
they went in a different direction.
- 104. Hey, Charlotte?
- 105. Don't you ever stop talking?
- 106. So, this is the cafeteria.
- 107. The food here is okay for school food.
- 108. Or do you eat special food?
- 109. This reminds me
of my guest spot on Law & Order.
- 110. So, the science elective
is supposably really hard.
- 111. So you probably won't be
spending much time here.
- 112. No offense, but if you've never
been in a real school before...
- 113. Dude, he's been homeschooled.
- 114. Okay, I'm just saying.
- 115. Science is supposably really hard.
- 116. But you're taking it, too, right?
- 117. Hey, maybe you could fail together.
- 118. Why don't you get out of the way,
so he can check it out?
- 119. Okay.
- 120. I mean, there's nothing much to see.
- 121. The incubator. Bunsen burners.
- 122. Those are some
really gross science posters.
- 123. And this is an eraser.
- 124. He knows what an eraser is.
- 125. How am I supposed to know what he knows?
He doesn't say anything.
- 126. You know what an eraser is, right?
- 127. Dude, you have to say something.
- 128. Yeah, I know what an eraser is.
- 129. Is... is your name Jack or Jack Will?
- 130. Wait, you thought his name was Jack Will?
- 131. Yeah, a lot of people call me
by my first and last name.
- 132. I don't know why.
- 133. Got any other questions?
- 134. Actually, I've got a question for Auggie.
- 135. - What's the deal with your face?
- 136. I mean, were you in a car crash
- 137. - Julian!
- 138. Tushman said we could
ask questions if we wanted to.
- 139. Not rude questions. Besides, he was born
like that, Mr. Tushman said.
- 140. Yeah, I know. I just thought maybe he was,
like, in a fire, too.
- 141. Hey, Julian, shut up.
- 142. - You shut up!
- Why don't we all shut up?
- 143. No, I wasn't in a fire.
- 144. And the word's "supposedly."
- 145. What?
- 146. You said that science
is "supposably really hard."
- 147. Twice.
- 148. The word's "supposedly." With a "D."
- 149. Maybe my mom can homeschool you, too.
- 150. Do you wanna tell us yet
how you felt about the tour today?
- 151. Mr. Tushman went out of his way
to tell me how sweet those kids were
- 152. and that Julian
is apparently quite the dream.
- 153. No.
- 154. Not a dream?
- 155. Is he one of those kids that acts one way
in front of grownups
- 156. and then another way in front of kids?
- 157. Yeah, I guess.
- 158. Well, I know it's hard,
but you have to understand that
- 159. he probably feels badly about himself.
- 160. And when someone acts small,
- 161. you just have to be the bigger person,
- 162. - Right.
- 163. Via, I'll get the pizza.
Can you get the trivet?
- 164. Look at me, Auggie.
- 165. That kid sounds like a real jerk.
- 166. If somebody pushes you, you push back.
- 167. Don't be afraid of anyone.
- 168. Why are we whispering?
- 169. Because I'm afraid of Mom.
- 170. You just gotta be a bigger person
and rise above it. It's that easy.
- 171. Auggie, I do believe
- 172. this is the best year
for you to start school
- 173. because everybody is going to be new.
- 174. - But if you really don't wanna go...
- No. It's okay. I wanna go.
- 175. You do?
- 176. What changed your mind?
- 177. Well they have a really good
- 178. And I need a better science teacher.
- 179. Well, there's that.
- 180. Are you gonna take that, Mom?
- 181. Can I get some backup here? You gonna
let him talk to your wife like this?
- 182. I'm not gonna let him
talk to my wife like that.
- 183. - Please!
- Get him. Come on, Via.
- 184. Get in there. Get in there. Get in there.
- 185. I'll meet you right here after school.
- 186. Okay? Right here.
- 187. - I love you.
- Love you too.
- 188. I'll see you later.
- 189. Can you hear me?
- 190. We're gonna have a little man-to-man.
- 191. Now, I gotta stop here, because past this
point is a "No Dad Zone"
- 192. and you don't wanna walk up
with your parents because it's not cool.
- 193. But you're cool.
- 194. I know I am, but technically
most dads aren't, so...
- 195. And neither are these helmets.
- 196. Hey.
- 197. Two rules.
First, only raise your hand once a class,
- 198. no matter how many answers you know.
- 199. Except for science. Crush them all.
- 200. Check.
- 201. Second...
- 202. you're gonna feel like you're all alone,
Auggie, but you're not.
- 203. Check.
- 204. Should we lose this? Come on,
costumes are for Halloween.
- 205. Prepare for blastoff.
- 206. I love you.
- 207. I love you, too.
- 208. - Have fun.
- 209. Have an excellent mission and Godspeed.
- 210. We are ready to proceed at this time.
- 211. 10, 9, 8, 7...
- 212. Dear God, please,
make them be nice to him.
- 213. 4, 3, 2, 1.
- 214. My mom always said...
- 215. "If you don't like where you are...
- 216. just picture where you wanna be."
- 217. Auggie! Auggie!
- 218. Auggie! Auggie!
- 219. I can't wait till Halloween.
- 220. All right, let's settle down.
- 221. Everybody settle down.
- 222. Saved.
- 223. Sorry.
- 224. Everybody find your seats? Yes?
- 225. Finding our seats. Great.
- 226. All right, now some of us
are lucky enough to know each other.
- 227. Yeah? And... and others are new. Hi there.
- 228. Okay.
- 229. My name is Mr. Browne.
- 230. And you're late.
- 231. Yeah. I'm so sorry.
- 232. I was just helping set up chairs
for the assembly.
- 233. Don't worry about it.
Can anybody tell me what this word means?
- 234. Anybody? No?
- 235. Precepts are rules
for really important things.
- 236. Like mottos.
- 237. Like mottos or like famous quotes.
- 238. Or like, lines
from a fortune cookie. Right?
- 239. Precepts can help motivate us.
- 240. They can guide us
when we have to make decisions
- 241. about really important things.
- 242. "Okay, so why are you talking to me
- 243. this early in the morning, Mr. Browne?"
- 244. Well, let me tell you.
- 245. Because precepts, also,
can tell us a lot about ourselves.
- 246. "Who is it that I aspire to be?"
- 247. That is the question that we should
be asking ourselves all the time.
- 248. "What kind of person am I?"
- 249. So this is what we're gonna do.
- 250. Everyone's gonna come up
with two things...
- 251. that they think everybody else
should know about them.
- 252. All right? I'll go first.
- 253. Number one, I used to work on Wall Street.
For a long time.
- 254. And two, I left Wall Street
to pursue my dream and teach.
- 255. Who's next?
- 256. Yes.
- 257. Julian Albans.
- 258. And I think it's cool
how you're pursuing your dream.
- 259. Thank you very much, Julian.
Let's hear your two things.
- 260. Okay.
- 261. One, I just got Battleground Mystic
on my Wii and it's totally awesome.
- 262. And number two,
we got a ping pong table this summer.
- 263. Amazing. Any questions for Julian?
- 264. Yes?
- 265. Is Battleground Mystic
multiplayer or single player?
- 266. Let's... Not those kinda questions.
- 267. Okay...
- 268. Hi. My name's August Pullman.
- 269. "Auggie."
- 270. And...
- 271. I have a sister named Via
and a dog named Daisy.
- 272. I love Star Wars.
- 273. And I just said three things.
- 274. Yeah. Sorry.
- 275. Well, that sounds like a bonus
to me. Three things.
- 276. Thank you very much, Auggie,
that was perfect. Who's next?
- 277. I actually have a question for Auggie.
- 278. What's the deal with the braid
in the back of your hair?
- 279. Is it like a Padawan thing?
- 280. What's a Padawan thing?
- 281. It's from Star Wars.
Padawan is a Jedi apprentice.
- 282. Who's your favorite character, Auggie?
- 283. Boba Fett.
- 284. What about Darth Sidious? Do you like him?
- 285. Ouch.
- 286. Okay, can we talk
about Star Wars at recess? Yes?
- 287. All right. Who wants to read
this month's precept?
- 288. Me! Me! Me!
- 289. What about you? What's your name?
- 290. - Summer.
- 291. Wanna give it a shot?
- 292. "When given the choice
between being right or being kind...
- 293. choose kind."
- 294. Hey, can I sit there?
- 295. Sure.
- 296. You eat like the Sarlacc monster,
my young Padawan.
- 297. Newton's first law of motion.
- 298. An object in motion
will stay in motion unless...
- 299. It's okay, I didn't expect you
to know that on the first day.
- 300. Acted on by another force.
- 301. Acted on by another force.
- 302. Very good.
- 303. Here's how it works.
- 304. A moving object will only change
its speed or direction...
- 305. if something else causes it to do that.
- 306. Hey, Darth Hideous, did you hear?
- 307. Padawan braids were lame 15 years ago.
- 308. Supposedly. With a "D."
- 309. - Dude!
- More like they were always lame.
- 310. See you tomorrow.
- 311. Later, Barf Hideous.
- 312. - Hey.
- Hey, Mom.
- 313. Auggie, you're supposed to knock.
- 314. I'm serious this time.
- 315. Wait, did someone make fun of it?
- 316. I, for one, had a great day.
- 317. Just trying to lighten the mood.
- 318. Right, Daisy? Right. Good girl.
- 319. Well I went to, Kinko's today
- 320. to see if they could get
my thesis off this.
- 321. You're gonna finish your dissertation?
- 322. - What is that?
- It's a floppy disk.
- 323. A what?
- 324. Come on! You... It... A floppy...
- 325. These kids today.
It's basically an iPhone.
- 326. You know, it doesn't play music or,
you can't call, but...
- 327. They couldn't get the file.
- 328. That's okay. You'll find a place.
- 329. Well, I think it's great, Mom.
- 330. Maybe. Thank you.
- 331. So Auggie...
- 332. Yeah?
- 333. Hi.
- 334. How was your first day of school?
- 335. Earth to Auggie. We asked you a question.
- 336. - Come on, how was your day?
- 337. Good how? "Good," like it was good?
- 338. Or "good," like it was bad
and you just don't wanna tell us?
- 339. It was good, okay? I just don't know
what you want me to say! It was good!
- 340. Okay, hey!
- 341. If you're mad at Mom
about going to school,
- 342. it was my idea, too.
- 343. Why can't I just say "good"
like anybody else?
- 344. Batting a thousand today.
- 345. Are they gonna ask about my day?
- 346. That is not the way we leave the table.
- 347. Hey, come on. Talk to me.
- 348. Sit down.
- 349. Take that off, please.
- 350. - I'm sorry.
- It's okay.
- 351. It'll be okay.
- 352. Why do I have to be so ugly?
- 353. You are not ugly, Auggie.
- 354. You just have to say that
because you're my mom.
- 355. Because I'm your mom, it doesn't count?
- 356. Yeah.
- 357. Because I'm your mom, it counts the most
because I know you the most.
- 358. You are not ugly and anyone
who cares to know you will see that.
- 359. They won't even talk to me.
- 360. It matters that I look different.
- 361. I try to pretend that it doesn't,
but it does.
- 362. I know.
- 363. Is it always gonna matter?
- 364. I don't know.
- 365. Honey.
- 366. Listen...
- 367. Look at me. We all...
have marks on our face.
- 368. I have this wrinkle here
from your first surgery...
- 369. and have these wrinkles here
from your last surgery.
- 370. This is the map...
that shows us where we're going.
- 371. And this is the map...
that shows us where we've been.
- 372. And it's never... ever ugly.
- 373. But what about your gray hair?
- 374. That's compliments of your dad, I think.
- 375. And as though we summoned him.
- 376. How was your day?
- 377. My day is really good right now.
- 378. So they went to Florida,
where Gollum was living in Miami.
- 379. And...
- 380. You know what it is?
Daddy doesn't have his glasses on.
- 381. You're making this up.
- 382. August is the sun.
- 383. My mom and dad and me
are planets orbiting the sun.
- 384. But I love my brother and I'm used
to the way this universe works.
- 385. My mom says that on my fourth birthday...
- 386. I wished for a little brother.
- 387. And when he was born, it only took me
a few seconds and I was all over him.
- 388. Can you hear me?
- 389. If they stare, let them stare.
- 390. You can't blend in
when you were born to stand out.
- 391. I've never asked my mom
for help with my homework.
- 392. I never needed my dad to remind me
to study for a test.
- 393. I just did most of my studying
in waiting rooms and hospitals.
- 394. Mom and Dad would always say
- 395. I was the most understanding girl
in the world.
- 396. I don't know about that.
- 397. I just knew my family
couldn't take one more thing.
- 398. I know my family loves me,
but ever since my grandma died,
- 399. my best friend Miranda is the only person
who knows me.
- 400. Miranda!
- 401. Look at you.
- 402. Hey, Via.
- 403. I've texted you, like, 1,000 times.
- 404. When'd you get back from camp?
- 405. Two weeks ago.
- 406. Two weeks?
- 407. Sorry, it's been crazy. You know?
- 408. Yeah, no, that's okay.
- 409. What'd you do to your hair?
- 410. Do you like it?
- 411. Yeah. Yeah.
- 412. It looks wild.
- 413. Just trying something different, you know?
- 414. I'll catch you later.
- 415. - Hey, Ella.
- 416. Thinking about signing up?
- 417. - For what?
- The Drama Club.
- 418. They study theater in the fall
and do a play in the spring.
- 419. No, not really.
I'm... I'm not a theater nerd.
- 420. Well, that's too bad. I am.
- 421. I'm Justin, by the way.
- 422. Sorry, that was... That was rude.
- 423. I'm Via. Olivia.
- 424. First days suck, don't they?
- 425. Yeah. Yeah, they do.
- 426. My mom tried to walk me here
from the subway.
- 427. I literally had to ditch her
at the traffic light.
- 428. My mom still doesn't think
I can use a MetroCard.
- 429. Are you an only child too?
- 430. Yeah. Yeah.
- 431. They never listen.
- 432. This one time I told my mom
- 433. I wanted to take guitar lessons
and play like Jimi Hendrix.
- 434. What happened?
- 435. Well it was nice to meet you, Via. Olivia.
- 436. Yeah. It was nice to meet you too, Justin.
- 437. Maybe, I'll see you around.
- 438. Though not onstage, clearly.
- 439. Come in.
- 440. Good night, honey.
- 441. Wh... Where's Mom?
- 442. She fell asleep.
- 443. Okay.
- 444. How's Auggie?
- 445. There's some bully, you know, that...
- 446. How was your first day?
- 447. It was... It was really good.
- 448. It was good?
- 449. Yeah.
- 450. Say hi to Miranda for us.
- 451. I will.
- 452. Sweet dreams.
- 453. Good night.
- 454. My mom put her life
on hold for my brother.
- 455. She always wanted to be a children's book
illustrator and teach art.
- 456. She was one thesis shy of getting
her master's when Auggie was born.
- 457. Then... she stopped writing it.
- 458. She stopped a lot of things
when Auggie was born.
- 459. But she is still great at drawing.
- 460. I don't know if she even realizes that
- 461. she makes Auggie the center
of every universe she draws.
- 462. Miranda used to joke
that my house was like the Earth.
- 463. It revolved around the son...
not the daughter.
- 464. That doesn't change the fact
that my mother has a great eye.
- 465. I just wish that one time...
- 466. she would use it to look at me.
- 467. Yeah, good job, good job.
- 468. Miranda?
- 469. Via? What are you doing here?
- 470. Just trying something new. You?
- 471. Same.
- 472. All right, everybody, let's go.
Time for vocal warm up.
- 473. Bring it in!
Bring it in, people, let's go!
- 474. Everybody, hands up! Reach high! And...
- 475. Guys, can you please...
- 476. Okay. You, you... You guys, scooch.
- 477. Sit. Just be closer.
- 478. Ladies and gentlemen.
- 479. Stay. Stay, good.
- 480. Hey, hey. What's your name?
- 481. Auggie.
- 482. Nice boots.
- 483. Great. Thanks.
- 484. Okay, everybody, here we go.
We're scooching and say "Cheese."
- 485. Cheese!
- 486. School became... Well, I got used to it.
- 487. Except for dodgeball.
- 488. What evil man invented dodgeball?
- 489. But my least favorite zone
at school is courtyard.
- 490. Because the whole school's there.
- 491. No one does anything mean.
Or says anything. Or laughs.
- 492. They all just look, then look away,
then look back.
- 493. They're just being normal kids.
- 494. I kinda wanna tell them,
"Hey, I know I look weird, but it's okay."
- 495. I mean, if Chewbacca started
going to school here one day,
- 496. I'd probably stare at him a bit, too.
- 497. I'm sorry if my staring
made you feel weird.
- 498. In order for any of us to see,
we need light.
- 499. So right now light is bouncing off
this card traveling through the air,
- 500. through the glass, to your eye.
- 501. But what if we added water?
- 502. Indeed.
- 503. Any time light passes from one material
or medium to another, it bends.
- 504. This bending of light is also known as...
- 505. Refraction.
- 506. Very good, Auggie.
- 507. Jack, you okay?
- 508. Yeah, yeah, refraction.
- 509. Good. Clear your desks. Pop quiz.
- 510. Hurry.
- 511. Hey, Jack, come sit here.
- 512. In a sec.
- 513. Where's he going?
- 514. Hey. Thanks for your help today.
- 515. No problem.
- 516. And don't worry, I got a couple wrong
so Ms. Petosa wouldn't know.
- 517. I'm not worried.
The worst they can do is kick me out.
- 518. Not loving school either?
- 519. It's great.
- 520. I wanted to go to Wayne Middle.
- 521. The one with the great sports teams.
- 522. Then why'd you come here?
- 523. They gave me the scholarship.
- 524. Well, if you need help in science,
- 525. you can come to my house after school.
- 526. You know, if you want.
- 527. Great. Thanks!
- 528. What's wrong?
- 529. I just don't like eating
in front of people.
- 530. What do you mean?
- 531. It's a long story,
- 532. but when I eat, I think I chew
like some prehistoric swamp turtle.
- 533. No joke? Me too!
- 534. Now there's tuna on your face.
- 535. Yeah! Tuna-Man!
- 536. No, no, no, let me show you how it's done.
- 537. Dude, that's even more gross.
- 538. I'm going as Boba Fett this year.
- 539. I like Halloween,
but Christmas is still the best holiday.
- 540. No way. Halloween is the best.
- 541. A pillowcase of candy
versus two weeks off school?
- 542. You're nuts.
- 543. You see? Even your dog agrees.
- 544. Hey, Mom, is it okay if Jack comes over?
- 545. - Yes!
- Thanks, Mrs. P.
- 546. I mean, you get snow on Christmas.
- 547. But you can get snow on Halloween.
- 548. - How?
- If you live in Alaska
- 549. or there's a blizzard.
- 550. I've got to be cool.
- 551. You ever thought about
having plastic surgery?
- 552. No, I've never thought about it. Why?
- 553. Dude, this is after plastic surgery.
- 554. It takes a lotta work to look this good.
- 555. Oh, my God!
- 556. One, two, three, four,
I declare a thumb war.
- 557. Bow, kiss, begin.
- 558. Nate.
- 559. Fire.
- 560. Okay, everybody, if you can't see
the camera, the camera can't see you.
- 561. Now let's improv like
we know what we're doing.
- 562. Okay, everybody say, "Stella!"
- 563. Stella!
- 564. So I can't figure you out.
- 565. What?
- 566. I can't figure you out.
- 567. Well, most theater people
won't stop talking about themselves,
- 568. but you don't talk.
- 569. I... I listen.
- 570. - Me too.
- I know.
- 571. So you do pay attention.
- 572. Okay, that's a start.
- 573. I'm a good listener, so tell me something.
- 574. Who are you gonna audition for?
- 575. I'm not really the Our Town-type.
- 576. Come on. Don't be the "run lights girl."
- 577. Should be Emily.
- 578. The lead?
- 579. Look, your family can't cheer
for you in a booth.
- 580. They're... they're pretty busy.
- 581. I don't think they would
cheer for me anyway.
- 582. Come on, there... there's not one person
in your family who would applaud you?
- 583. My grandmother.
- 584. There you go. Bring her.
- 585. I can't.
- 586. Well, then I'll applaud you.
- 587. Why are you being so nice to me?
- 588. Because you're an only child.
- 589. We have to stick together.
- 590. Think about it. Okay?
- 591. And, your grandmother's
still cheering you on.
- 592. I know you.
- 593. And I love you more
than anything in the world.
- 594. Well... what about Auggie?
- 595. I love your brother.
- 596. But he has a lot of angels
looking out for him.
- 597. And you have me.
- 598. Yeah.
- 599. You are everywhere.
- 600. And...
- 601. you are my favorite.
- 602. You're my favorite too, Grams.
- 603. Mom, Daisy ruined my Boba Fett costume!
- 604. What? Where have you been? It's very late.
- 605. - She threw up all over it.
- I'm sorry.
- 606. Okay, well, you'll just have to wear
your costume from last year.
- 607. But I told Jack I was going as Boba Fett,
not Ghost Face.
- 608. Well, tomorrow is Halloween.
And all the shops are closed.
- 609. And my artistic hands are busy
- 610. So you do the math.
- 611. Fine!
- 612. - Do you need some help, Mom?
- 613. Some help.
- 614. Yes, thank you.
- 615. Mince that rosemary, please.
- 616. Where did you say you were?
- 617. I... I went to Coney Island.
- 618. How about you stay home
from school tomorrow?
- 619. It's Halloween. We can make it
a three-day weekend.
- 620. Spend some time together.
- 621. Yeah. Yeah, that would be really nice.
- 622. Yeah? Okay, good.
- 623. Peppers? I don't want peppers.
Peppers give Daddy gas.
- 624. I don't care what Jack Will says
- 625. Hey, Auggie!
- 626. For me, Halloween
is the best holiday in the world.
- 627. It's so awesome,
when I'm wearing the costume.
- 628. I usually walk with my head down
to avoid being seen.
- 629. But on Halloween,
I walk with my head up high.
- 630. I don't even know who that was.
- 631. He didn't even know who I was.
It's so cool.
- 632. Especially because people
don't like to touch me
- 633. because they think I'm contagious.
- 634. Oh, yeah, Chewie! Up high!
Boom goes the dynamite!
- 635. It really does look like him.
- 636. - This part right?
- 637. I mean, he's always reminded me of, like,
the shrunken head, you know?
- 638. - Or an orc.
- 639. If I looked like him I swear,
I'd put a hood over my face every day.
- 640. Yeah, if I looked like him,
I think I'd kill myself.
- 641. Why do you hang out with him
so much, Jack?
- 642. - Yeah.
- I dunno.
- 643. Tushman asked me to be his welcome buddy
- 644. and now he just
follows me around everywhere.
- 645. Well, that must stink! That must stink.
- 646. Oh, yeah. Just like him.
- 647. Nobody puts Baby in the corner.
- 648. Come on.
- 649. Always blows my mind how much Daddy
looks like Patrick Swayze in this movie.
- 650. No!
- 651. Hey, tell me what's going on with Miranda?
- 652. It's not... It's not just the pink hair.
- 653. She's just...
- 654. She won't even talk to me.
- 655. I had a friend in high school.
- 656. We went through this exact same thing.
- 657. And what I did, which fixed it
- 658. Yeah?
- 659. Was, to eat an entire jack-o'- lantern
bucket of candy.
- 660. Hello?
- 661. Yes, Mr. Tushman.
- 662. He's nauseous?
- 663. Does he have a fever?
- 664. What did the nurse say?
- 665. I'm so sorry, honey.
- 666. All right. Okay. Thank you.
I will be right there.
- 667. Honey, I have to go, your brother
just threw up at school.
- 668. Nate, do you know where his helmet is?
- 669. He's asking for it
and I've looked everywhere.
- 670. I don't know. Something at school.
- 671. He won't say.
He won't come out of his room.
- 672. And now he says he doesn't even
wanna go trick-or-treating.
- 673. I know. Okay. Thank you. Just get here.
- 674. Come on, get ready.
- 675. It's almost time for the Halloween parade.
- 676. You're supposed to knock!
- 677. Go away!
- 678. Mom says you won't say what happened.
- 679. Did someone say something?
- 680. Someone always says something!
- 681. Well, tell me what happened.
- 682. It's none of your business!
- 683. You took my day with Mom,
so it is my business.
- 684. I heard Jack Will talking
about me behind my back.
- 685. He said he'd kill himself
if he looked like me.
- 686. Jack Will?
- 687. Isn't he the nice one?
- 688. There are no nice ones!
- 689. I wish I'd never gone
to school in the first place!
- 690. But you were liking school.
I know you were.
- 691. I hate it, okay? I hate it.
- 692. Auggie, I'm sorry, but you're not
the only one who has bad days.
- 693. Bad days? Do people avoid touching you?
- 694. When a person accidentally touches you,
do they call it "the plague"?
- 695. - No.
- Jack Will was all I had.
- 696. So just don't compare your bad days
at school to mine, okay?
- 697. Okay.
- 698. Hey.
- 699. Did you notice that Miranda
doesn't come around anymore?
- 700. What?
- 701. You didn't. Shocker.
- 702. Yeah. She went away to camp this summer
and now she doesn't like me anymore.
- 703. Why?
- 704. Because...
- 705. school sucks.
- 706. And people change.
- 707. So if you wanna be a normal kid, Auggie,
then those are the rules.
- 708. So let's go trick-or-treating.
- 709. Okay?
- 710. Because right now...
we're each other's best friends.
- 711. Really?
- 712. Yes.
- 713. So... come on.
- 714. I'll let you have all my Halloween candy.
- 715. I'll trade you my apples.
- 716. Okay, no. I... I know that I said
that you could have all my candy,
- 717. but I was really just saying that
to get you out of the house.
- 718. What about the chocolate?
- 719. - No.
- And the Smarties?
- 720. Gummies, the licorice,
the Reese's, the Hersheys...
- 721. - No!
- And everything else.
- 722. All right, I'll let you have all my candy.
- 723. Okay, Via. You are next please.
Let's hear it for Via.
- 724. Daisy...
- 725. do you wanna help me
take back my corner office?
- 726. Hey, Auggie! You feeling better?
- 727. Are you okay, Auggie?
- 728. Yeah.
- 729. You sure?
'Cause you're acting really weird.
- 730. I'm okay, Jack, okay?
- 731. Okay.
- 732. They want me to do what?
- 733. Give a tour through the school.
- 734. But Mom, it's summer vacation.
- 735. I know.
- 736. But your teachers told Mr. Tushman
you're known as a good egg.
- 737. - No, I'm a bad egg.
- You're a good egg.
- 738. And I'm actually really proud
they thought of you for this.
- 739. Mom, enough with the guilt.
- 740. And you know they gave you
a scholarship, right?
- 741. Mom...
- 742. Who else is doing it?
- 743. Charlotte and Julian.
- 744. - No.
- Why, what's wrong?
- 745. Charlotte will just talk about Broadway
the whole time.
- 746. And Julian is the biggest
phony on the planet.
- 747. So I'm sorry, but no.
- 748. Jack, it's for that boy.
- 749. Who?
- 750. The one from the ice cream shop.
- 751. Yeah.
- 752. So if a nice kid like your little brother
cries when he sees him,
- 753. what kind of a chance
do you think he has in middle school?
- 754. Okay.
- 755. Thank you, kiddo.
- 756. Four things I've learned
about Auggie Pullman:
- 757. First of all, you do get used to his face.
- 758. Now, this is not like regular ice.
- 759. You can't touch it with your hands, okay?
- 760. Second, he's really smart.
- 761. He's ahead of me in everything.
- 762. In science, he's ahead
of the whole school.
- 763. Is everybody watching?
- 764. Third of all, he's actually pretty funny.
- 765. But fourthly, now that I know him,
- 766. I would say I actually do
wanna be friends with Auggie.
- 767. At first, I admit it,
- 768. I was only friendly to him
because my mom asked me to be nice.
- 769. But now I would choose
to hang out with him.
- 770. Like, he's a good friend.
- 771. Like, if all the guys in fifth grade
were lined up against a wall
- 772. and I could choose anyone
I wanted to hang out with...
- 773. I would choose Auggie.
- 774. Hey, what's wrong?
- 775. Go away.
- 776. Hey, Jack, come sit with us.
- 777. Yeah, come on, man.
- 778. I wonder what happened.
- 779. Maybe Jack touched Auggie
- 780. and couldn't wash his hands in time.
Jack finally got "the plague."
- 781. That's not very nice.
- 782. What? We didn't start it.
- 783. Where you going?
- 784. Hi. I'm Summer.
- 785. I know. We're in the same homeroom.
- 786. You don't have to do this.
- 787. Do what?
- 788. You don't have to be my friend.
- 789. I know Tushman talked to you.
- 790. I don't know what
you're talking about, Auggie.
- 791. I know Tushman talked to some kids
before school started
- 792. and told them they had to be
friends with me.
- 793. He didn't talk to me.
- 794. Yeah, he did.
- 795. - No, he did not.
- Yeah, he did.
- 796. No, he didn't, I swear on my life!
- 797. Okay, okay. You don't have to get mad.
- 798. I don't like being accused
of things, okay?
- 799. Okay. I'm sorry.
- 800. You should be.
- 801. - He really didn't talk to you?
- 802. Okay, I just...
Why are you sitting here then?
- 803. Because I want
some nice friends for a change.
- 804. Me, too.
- 805. Cool beans.
- 806. But you'll get "the plague."
- 807. Good.
- 808. Summer has "the plague."
- 809. Shut up!
- 810. So what happened with Jack Will?
- 811. Promise you won't tell?
- 812. I got it! I got the part!
- 813. - Congratulations.
- Thank you.
- 814. She got it! She got the part! Oh, my God!
- 815. - Bet she got Emily.
- 816. What'd you get?
- 817. Emily's understudy.
- 818. I'm not saying poison or anything,
- 819. but just a little Benadryl
to knock Miranda out before the show.
- 820. Okay, enough.
- 821. Look, just learn her lines and it'll give
us an excuse to hang out more.
- 822. We can start rehearsing
the kissing scene on page 110.
- 823. Wait. George and Emily?
- 824. There is no page 110.
- 825. So I'm thinking...
I really wanna kiss you right now.
- 826. But I don't know how you'll respond.
- 827. What's wrong?
- 828. I'm not an only child.
- 829. Mom?
- 830. One sec, Via. Auggie, let's go!
- 831. I thought you were at the library.
- 832. Yeah, change of plans.
- 833. Hi, I'm Justin.
- 834. Isabel.
- 835. Daisy threw up again. Bucket loads.
- 836. Bucket loads.
- 837. Justin, this is my little brother Auggie.
- 838. - Hey, dude!
- 839. What's that in your case? A machine gun?
- 840. No. It's a fiddle.
- 841. You should tell people it's a machine gun.
- 842. That's way cooler.
- 843. You know what?
- 844. That's a great idea, you're right.
- 845. We're on our way to the grocery.
- 846. Mom's making... What's it called?
- 847. - Feijoada.
- Feij... Mom's making feijoada.
- 848. It's Dad's favorite.
- 849. You're welcome to stay
if you want, Justin.
- 850. Thank you very much.
It was nice meeting you.
- 851. Nice to meet you too.
- 852. Bye, Auggie.
- 853. Nothing to see here.
- 854. It's a gene. Well, it's sort of two genes,
but two genes that are identical.
- 855. And the trouble is that both of my parents
- 856. carry the gene at the same time,
- 857. Well essentially... he won the lottery.
- 858. Backwards or something.
- 859. And... in another world,
I'd look like him.
- 860. I'm sorry for telling you
that I was an only child.
- 861. Sometimes it's nice to hide a little.
- 862. I get it. It's okay.
- 863. - Hello?
- Major Tom, is that you?
- 864. Miranda!
- 865. It's so great to hear your voice again.
- 866. Sorry, Via's not here.
- 867. I was actually calling
to say hello to you.
- 868. How have you been?
- 869. Good. Did you know I'm going
to a regular school now?
- 870. No way.
- 871. Do you like it?
- 872. Yeah, I guess.
- 873. It's not as hard as Mom's homeschool.
- 874. Yeah, I'll bet.
- 875. How are the kids? Are they nice?
- 876. No. But I made one friend.
- 877. Her name's Summer.
We started a summer names club.
- 878. Summer, August. Get it?
- 879. Good for you, Auggie.
- 880. Where's Via, anyway?
- 881. She's out with her boyfriend.
- 882. Really?
- 883. Yeah. We met him last week.
He's super nice.
- 884. I've missed you, Major Tom.
- 885. I miss you too, Miranda.
- 886. And can you tell Via
that I've missed her too?
- 887. Well, but why don't you just
tell her yourself?
- 888. Listen, I gotta go,
my mom's calling me, but,
- 889. you know that you can call me
- 890. Yeah.
- 891. Okay, so call me anytime.
- 892. I will.
- 893. Merry Christmas, Auggie.
- 894. Merry Christmas, Miranda.
- 895. - Get after it.
- Just open it. Rip it apart.
- 896. Via and I have been best friends
- 897. Oh, my God!
- 898. Her family's always
been like my second family.
- 899. Auggie's always felt
like my little brother.
- 900. How does it feel?
- 901. - Awesome.
- 902. And for a few years, even,
our family's spent Christmas together.
- 903. Everybody say "Merry Christmas!"
- 904. Merry Christmas!
- 905. But now my dad's busy with his new wife...
- 906. who was his old boss.
- 907. And my mom, well,
she's busy not getting over that.
- 908. I got a job at a summer camp...
- 909. just so I'd have somewhere
to go that wasn't home.
- 910. One day, and I swear
I didn't plan this but...
- 911. I started playing
this little make believe game...
- 912. with the girls in the camp.
- 913. I said I lived in a huge brownstone.
- 914. On a nice street...
- 915. with my two awesome parents
- 916. and my awesome dog, named Daisy.
- 917. And my awesome little brother...
- 918. with a facial deformity.
- 919. And, oh, my God, everyone went crazy.
- 920. "What do you mean, 'deformity'?
- 921. What does he look like?"
- 922. Suddenly, everyone wanted to talk to me.
- 923. And by the end of summer...
- 924. I was the most popular girl in camp.
- 925. When I got home, I wanted to call Via.
- 926. But she would've asked me
about my parents and about camp.
- 927. And then I saw Via audition for the play
- 928. and I remembered how cool she is.
- 929. And how I understood why everyone in camp
loved me more when I pretended to be her.
- 930. She used to let Auggie
hang out with us all the time.
- 931. I was the one who bought him
his astronaut helmet.
- 932. He was so into outer space.
- 933. And I wanted him to know that the world
was bigger than his room.
- 934. And now he's out there...
and I didn't even know.
- 935. I could've helped him.
- 936. Maybe he could've helped me.
- 937. I don't know.
- 938. But I could sure use some help right now.
- 939. That was awesome!
- 940. Hey, look, there's Jack Will.
- 941. Let's find another hill.
- 942. You can't just keep
avoiding him forever, Auggie.
- 943. Come on, let's go!
- 944. Eight, seven, six, five, four,
- 945. three, two, one! Happy New Year!
- 946. Happy New Year!
- 947. Thanks for the help, Daisy.
Way to put your back into it.
- 948. What about you?
- 949. Christmas was awesome.
We drove up into the mountains
- 950. where they had the most amazing snow
I've ever seen.
- 951. - It was like powder.
- 952. What about you, Jack?
- 953. I went up Skeleton Hill. It was the best.
- 954. - Skeleton Hill?
- I hate that place.
- 955. It should be called Garbage Hill.
- 956. I know, right?
- 957. I left my old lightning sled
there last time I was up.
- 958. It was the crappiest piece of junk.
- 959. Went back the next day
and someone had taken it.
- 960. Hey, maybe a homeless
guy wanted to go sledding.
- 961. - Yeah.
- 962. New precept.
- 963. Your deeds are your monuments.
- 964. Archaeologists found these words inscribed
- 965. on the walls of an ancient Egyptian tomb.
- 966. Can anybody tell me what they mean?
- 967. Summer?
- 968. I think it means that the things we do
are the things that matter most.
- 969. Excellent. Anybody else?
- 970. Hey, Summer.
- 971. Hey. You okay?
- 972. Yeah. Fine. Just...
- 973. This is gonna sound stupid, but...
- 974. do you know why Auggie stopped liking me?
- 975. You should ask him.
- 976. I have, but ever since Halloween,
he just won't talk to me.
- 977. I mean, you know what?
I don't care. Sorry.
- 978. Ghost Face.
- 979. Wait, wait, what?
- 980. That's all I can tell you.
- 981. Okay... Now that we've finished our tests,
- 982. I want you all to start thinking about
- 983. our fifth grade science fair project.
- 984. Which you will need to work on
to have ready after spring break.
- 985. Okay? Now it could be about anything.
- 986. Just make sure...
- 987. The point is...
- 988. to create something you're excited about.
- 989. Something you're proud to show.
- 990. Mr. Will?
- 991. Mr. Will?
- 992. Something more important to think about?
- 993. No.
- 994. So, it'll be teams of two.
- 995. Your partner will be your tablemate.
- 996. Ms. Petosa?
- 997. I know we're supposed to be in pairs,
- 998. Jack, Amos, and I
had this science fair project idea
- 999. that we wanted to work on together.
- 1000. - Okay, maybe we can switch...
- 1001. - Sorry?
- 1002. No, it's... it's okay.
I'll stay with who I've got.
- 1003. I'll stick with Auggie.
- 1004. Hey! What did you do that for?
- 1005. Dude, I don't want to switch.
- 1006. Why not? Do you really wanna
be partners with that freak?
- 1007. Dear Mr. Tushman,
I am very sorry for punching Julian.
- 1008. It was wrong of me to do that.
- 1009. I know you may need to expel me,
- 1010. but I'd still rather not say...
- 1011. why I did what I did.
- 1012. It might get Julian in trouble too
- 1013. - and that's not fair.
- 1014. Sincerely, Jack Will.
- 1015. Dear Mr. Will...
- 1016. one thing I've learned
in 20 years in education
- 1017. is that there are two sides
to every story.
- 1018. So I think I can imagine
what started the fight.
- 1019. While nothing justifies
striking another student...
- 1020. I know good friends are worth defending.
- 1021. So, after your two-day suspension...
- 1022. your scholarship will be waiting for you.
- 1023. I thought we were friends.
- 1024. Just keep up the good work.
- 1025. And keep being the fine boy
we all know you to be.
- 1026. Sincerely, Mr. Tushman.
- 1027. What's so wrong with me
not telling you about a stupid play?
- 1028. I'm not even in it,
I'm just doing the lights.
- 1029. Well, your boyfriend is in it
- 1030. and don't you think
we would like to see him?
- 1031. - No, I don't.
- Look, let's all calm down for a second.
- 1032. You know, you've been really good
at leaving me alone my whole life.
- 1033. So why are you suddenly so interested?
- 1034. Are you... Are you bored
now that Auggie's in school?
- 1035. Your thesis not going well?
- 1036. Nate, could you please excuse us?
- 1037. - Izzy, she doesn't mean...
- 1038. What are they saying down there?
- 1039. They, my friend,
are saying a lotta things.
- 1040. None of which concern us.
- 1041. Let's see your new Minecraft world,
- 1042. 'cause we might be moving to it.
- 1043. So, are we going to see the play?
- 1044. I hadn't realized what the play was
- 1045. and I don't think it will be
of any interest to a kid your age.
- 1046. Yeah, you'd... you'd get totally bored.
- 1047. Are you and Dad going?
- 1048. Daddy will go
and I'm gonna stay here with you.
- 1049. What?
- 1050. So now you're gonna punish me
by not going?
- 1051. Well, you didn't want me to go
in the first place, remember?
- 1052. Well, now that you know about it,
of course I want you to come.
- 1053. What are you talking about?
- 1054. - Nothing.
- 1055. You're lying.
- 1056. It's just something to do
with Via's school, honey.
- 1057. You just don't want your
fancy high school friends
- 1058. to know your brother's a freak?
- 1059. - Auggie!
- Auggie, that's not true.
- 1060. Stop lying to me. I'm not an idiot,
I know what's going on!
- 1061. Daisy girl?
- 1062. Auggie. Come on.
- 1063. It's okay, I don't wanna go
to your stupid high school anyway.
- 1064. I don't care.
- 1065. Auggie, not everything
in the world is about you.
- 1066. What's wrong?
- 1067. You're gonna be fine, girlie.
- 1068. Daddy's gonna meet me there.
Take care of your brother.
- 1069. - Yeah.
- Okay. All right.
- 1070. Did Daisy really bite Mom?
- 1071. Well... she was whimpering.
- 1072. And then Mom tried to pick her up
and Daisy bit her.
- 1073. Do you think the vet can fix her?
- 1074. She was in a lot of pain, Auggie.
- 1075. She's really old.
- 1076. Auggie?
- 1077. I want you to come to my play. Okay?
- 1078. Really?
- 1079. Really.
- 1080. Every time I came home
from the hospital, Daisy was here.
- 1081. She was a real friend.
- 1082. And real friends... are hard to find.
- 1083. - Excuse me.
- 1084. Thank you.
- 1085. This is perfect.
- 1086. Here we go. Good seats.
- 1087. See if you can find
Via's name in there, honey.
- 1088. Glasses. Oh, no!
I think I forgot my glasses.
- 1089. Auggie, you're missing a great episode
of Hoarders, right here.
- 1090. Starring your mom's purse.
- 1091. You ready?
- 1092. Are you supposed to be
in the girls' dressing room?
- 1093. Just wanted to wish you good luck.
- 1094. "Break a leg," not "good luck."
- 1095. You too.
- 1096. Anyone cheering you on tonight?
- 1097. Yeah...
- 1098. my mom invited the entire block.
- 1099. It's gonna be really embarrassing.
- 1100. You?
- 1101. My dad is on his belated honeymoon
and my mom's in a funk,
- 1102. but maybe she'll come tomorrow.
- 1103. Well, Via's family will cheer you on.
- 1104. You'll be great tonight.
- 1105. - Honey, just enjoy the play.
- 1106. All right, go get them.
- 1107. Mr. Davenport?
- 1108. I'm really sorry,
but I can't go on tonight.
- 1109. I don't feel well.
I think I might throw up.
- 1110. Okay, everybody gets nervous.
You know, when I did my Hamlet,
- 1111. I threw up every night.
You're gonna be fine.
- 1112. Just do it.
You'll have of spring break to recover.
- 1113. Mr. Davenport, you're not listening.
I'm not going on.
- 1114. Are you kidding me?
- 1115. I'm really sorry, but Via knows
all the lines. She can do it.
- 1116. Then go find her then.
- 1117. Thank you.
- 1118. - Hi.
- 1119. This play is called Our Town.
- 1120. It was written by Thornton Wilder.
- 1121. The name of our town
is Grover's Corners, New Hampshire.
- 1122. Just across the Massachusetts line.
- 1123. Is this... Is this really happening?
- 1124. Yes, you're going on as Emily.
We don't have much time.
- 1125. Well, I don't even know
if I'm gonna remember all of my lines.
- 1126. You'll be great.
Justin will help you through it.
- 1127. Where is she?
- 1128. Via, you're on in two minutes.
- 1129. Why... why are you doing this?
- 1130. - I told you... I feel sick.
- 1131. We've got a factory in our town too.
- 1132. You hear it?
- 1133. - Hey, it's okay.
- Makes blankets.
- 1134. Hey, break a leg.
- 1135. Cartwrights own it
and it brung them a fortune.
- 1136. Children, now I won't have it.
- 1137. Breakfast is just as good
as any other meal
- 1138. and I won't have you gobbling like wolves.
- 1139. It'll stunt your growth. That's a fact.
- 1140. Miranda looks so different.
- 1141. That's not Miranda, that's Via.
- 1142. - What?
- It's Via.
- 1143. Great.
- 1144. As for me, I'd rather have
my children healthy than bright.
- 1145. I'm both, Mama, you know I am.
- 1146. I'm the brightest girl in school
for my age.
- 1147. I have a wonderful memory.
- 1148. Eat your breakfast.
- 1149. Your stomach flu got better fast.
- 1150. Sorry, sir, just jitters.
- 1151. I'll be ready by tomorrow night.
- 1152. She's doing very well.
- 1153. I can't...
- 1154. I can't go on.
- 1155. It... It goes so fast.
- 1156. We don't even have time
to look at one another.
- 1157. I didn't realize.
- 1158. So all that was going on
and we never noticed?
- 1159. Take me back... up the hill...
to my grave.
- 1160. But first...
- 1161. wait... one more look.
- 1162. Goodbye... goodbye, world.
- 1163. Goodbye, Grover's Corners.
- 1164. Mama...
- 1165. and Papa.
- 1166. Goodbye to clocks ticking.
- 1167. And food.
- 1168. And coffee.
- 1169. And hot baths.
- 1170. And sleeping.
- 1171. And waking up.
- 1172. Earth...
- 1173. You're too wonderful
for anybody to realize you.
- 1174. Blow out the candles. Ready?
- 1175. Take a big breath.
- 1176. We did it.
- 1177. Did you make a wish?
- 1178. I wished for a brother.
- 1179. You did?
- 1180. Happy Birthday, honey.
- 1181. Via! Oh, my God!
- 1182. That was incredible!
- 1183. - It was just a play.
- It wasn't "just" anything.
- 1184. - You were amazing!
- You were great, Via! Amazing!
- 1185. Thanks, Auggie.
- 1186. - And then there was the nurse...
- 1187. who farted, and I don't use
that word a lot, about 100 times.
- 1188. Honey, that was you.
- 1189. To put it delicately.
I don't know how else to say it.
- 1190. It's... It's not true.
- 1191. - Busted now!
- No, it's not...
- 1192. Anyone? Raise your hand
if you wanna change the subject
- 1193. and save us from this story.
- 1194. All right, I will. I will. What is that?
- 1195. That is, Jack and Auggie's
science fair project.
- 1196. Not to be confused with an eyesore
in the middle of the room.
- 1197. No, but what is it?
- 1198. Well, I don't know.
I guess it's like a... yeah.
- 1199. Follow me, you'll see.
- 1200. - Okay.
- Come on!
- 1201. All right.
- 1202. - Sweet.
- 1203. Are you kidding me?
I cannot believe you just did that.
- 1204. - Go, go, go.
- 1205. But just no kissing.
- 1206. Seen a lotta horror movies end this way.
- 1207. We're gonna open the apertures in 3, 2, 1.
- 1208. It's a camera obscura.
- 1209. Yeah. He's ten.
- 1210. Oh, my God, that was so cool.
- 1211. Cinema history come to life.
- 1212. All right, people, single file.
- 1213. Step right up for an amazing
- 1214. Step right up to witness
Earth's greatest mystery, the volcano.
- 1215. Okay, we're gonna open the apertures in...
- 1216. - Three, two, one!
- Three, two, one!
- 1217. - Whoa!
- That's awesome!
- 1218. Jack and Auggie.
- 1219. - Dude!
- 1220. - See, you have to go...
- No, I did.
- 1221. Okay, now I'll go.
- 1222. I know, right?
- 1223. Let's go, let's go.
- 1224. Everybody get in here.
- 1225. Find your seats.
- 1226. We good today?
It's gonna be a good one, guys.
- 1227. All right. Everybody inside.
- 1228. Come on. New month, new precept.
- 1229. Look at him.
- 1230. Hey, where's Auggie?
- 1231. Right there.
- 1232. Hey, hey, hey.
Why are we running in the hallway?
- 1233. Auggie, you okay?
- 1234. Yeah. Everything's fine.
- 1235. I'm late for class.
- 1236. Hey. Hey, hey, hey.
- 1237. Auggie, you know if you need help,
you can ask for it.
- 1238. You're not alone.
- 1239. I know.
- 1240. Amos.
- 1241. You know something about this?
- 1242. You understand?
- 1243. We take bullying very seriously
at this school.
- 1244. There's zero tolerance.
- 1245. Excuse me, can you explain
what's going on here?
- 1246. Wasn't Julian the one
who got punched in the mouth?
- 1247. If there's any bullying
going on, it isn't my son.
- 1248. You wrote that, Julian?
- 1249. Yes, sir.
- 1250. That one note was on the back
of a class photo.
- 1251. Your son photoshopped Auggie out of it.
- 1252. No. No, he didn't. I did.
- 1253. Of course, I didn't think
that he would bring it to school.
- 1254. But when our friends come over
and they see that picture,
- 1255. I want them to ask about our son,
not the Pullmans'.
- 1256. Mrs. Albans.
- 1257. When we pressed Auggie,
he showed us these other notes...
- 1258. that your son left
in his locker and in his desk and...
- 1259. chair.
- 1260. Okay, look, if no one else is gonna have
the courage to say it,
- 1261. then I guess I will.
- 1262. These kids are too young to be dealing
with this sort of thing.
- 1263. Julian has had nightmares
because of that kid.
- 1264. - Sarah.
- Did you know that?
- 1265. We had to take him to a child psychologist
- 1266. to help him deal with his night terrors.
- 1267. It's just a two-day suspension.
- 1268. You'll stay home
from the nature preserve trip. That's all.
- 1269. Two days for a couple of notes from a kid?
- 1270. After all the money that we have poured
into this school?
- 1271. We have a lot of friends
on the school board, Mr. Tushman.
- 1272. Well, I have more.
- 1273. So what would you have us do?
- 1274. Bend over backwards
for every single person in the world?
- 1275. Nobody can get their feelings hurt ever?
- 1276. You are not doing these kids any favors.
- 1277. Mrs. Albans, Auggie
can't change the way he looks.
- 1278. So, maybe we can change the way we see.
- 1279. Yes. I will be sure to tell that
to the real world.
- 1280. Thank you for this.
We won't be back in the fall.
- 1281. Mom. I like this school.
- 1282. Mom, Mom. I have friends, Dad.
- 1283. Let's go, Julian.
- 1284. Come on.
- 1285. Mr. Tushman.
- 1286. I'm really sorry.
- 1287. I know you are, Julian.
- 1288. He's not even looking at us.
- 1289. This is gonna be epic. Race ya!
- 1290. The sound of joy!
- 1291. All right. I want you to close your eyes,
because I have a surprise for you.
- 1292. Do you take requests?
- 1293. Not before 9:45.
- 1294. Okay.
- 1295. Open your eyes.
- 1296. - No! You... you finished your thesis!
- Let's get drunk.
- 1297. Yes! Wait, wait, wait. Hold on.
- 1298. Wait a minute.
The double surprise, surprise.
- 1299. - Okay.
- Go ahead.
- 1300. - Nothing's gonna jump out at me, is it?
- 1301. Giving me the eyes.
- 1302. What's in here? I'm kind of scared...
- 1303. Good, right?
- 1304. I'm just gonna keep that
in the box for now.
- 1305. Does that merit a kiss? Come here.
- 1306. More than a kiss.
- 1307. Thank you.
- 1308. All right, kids! Let's give a big
warm welcome to the William Heath School,
- 1309. The Glover Academy and Beecher Prep!
- 1310. Last chance to get popcorn!
- 1311. - Hello.
- 1312. Well, welcome to the 23rd annual
- 1313. Big Movie Saturday
in the Broarwood Nature Reserve!
- 1314. Tonight's movie will be...
- 1315. The Wizard of Oz!
- 1316. Hey, dude. You wanna go outside?
- 1317. Why?
- 1318. We can watch this movie any time.
- 1319. Dude!
- 1320. Oh, man, I need to pee.
- 1321. Wanna go back?
- 1322. Nah, I'll just go over here.
- 1323. Like in the subways? That's gross.
- 1324. No. This is gross.
- 1325. Look at that.
- 1326. What? What are you looking at?
- 1327. I'm going up there someday.
- 1328. Well, I'm going down here right now, so...
- 1329. I gotta go too now.
- 1330. You go there. I'll go here. Don't look.
- 1331. What do we got here?
- 1332. Couple of losers stinking up the woods.
- 1333. Holy crap! Look at his face!
- 1334. He's a freak! Jesus, I've never seen
anything that ugly in my life.
- 1335. Maybe it's an orc.
- 1336. - Dude, let's go.
- Go where?
- 1337. Hey, talking to you, Gollum.
- 1338. Is this the one mask to rule them all?
- 1339. Hey, what's your problem?
- 1340. Your boyfriend's my problem.
- 1341. Hey! Leave him alone.
- 1342. What are you gonna do about it?
- 1343. - Get outta my way.
- 1344. I said get outta my way!
- 1345. I said no!
- 1346. Jack, what's up, man?
- 1347. What's this? More little freaks?
- 1348. What you call us, hick?
- 1349. Come on, prep boy.
- 1350. Guys, stop!
- 1351. Guys, stop it!
- 1352. Guys, stop!
- 1353. Just stop, please! Stop!
- 1354. Just go!
- 1355. Oh, man! Dude! Come on! Let's go!
- 1356. Let's get out!
- 1357. Are you okay?
- 1358. Dude, you're bleeding.
- 1359. What was that? Something's coming.
- 1360. - Amos?
- 1361. - Over here!
- Amos, come on!
- 1362. They following you?
- 1363. I think we lost them.
- 1364. How did you guys know we needed help?
- 1365. We saw them follow you out of the lodge.
- 1366. I think they were seventh graders.
They were huge.
- 1367. Thanks, guys.
- 1368. You totally saved our butts.
- 1369. Yeah, thanks, guys.
- 1370. You know, it was cool
how you stood your ground, little dude.
- 1371. Hi!
- 1372. Oh, my gosh, I missed you so much!
- 1373. See you later, Auggie!
- 1374. - Bye!
- How are you?
- 1375. Good. And guess what? I got in a fight.
- 1376. Oh my God, you're bleeding! Are you okay?
- 1377. What happened?
- 1378. - Auggie got in a fight.
- 1379. That's terrible. I'm sorry.
- 1380. - Did you win?
- 1381. Well, I'm getting a vibe
like maybe he won.
- 1382. Did you?
- 1383. Yeah. And guess what?
They were seventh graders.
- 1384. Yes!
- 1385. See you later, buddy!
- 1386. Bye!
- 1387. Fighting is bad, Auggie.
- 1388. - Bye, Mr. And Mrs. P.
- 1389. See you at graduation, Auggie.
- 1390. Looking sharp.
- 1391. - Thanks, Dad.
- I'm talking about me.
- 1392. Hey! You look good too.
- 1393. I think it's safe to say the Pullman men
are crushing it today.
- 1394. - You've come a long way.
- 1395. Auggie, I am proud of you
for sticking it out.
- 1396. You didn't think I would, did you?
- 1397. Of course I did.
- 1398. Okay, well, come on, you gotta...
- 1399. I mean, when you started
you were still wearing
- 1400. the astronaut helmet in public.
- 1401. I love that helmet.
I wish I knew where it was.
- 1402. It's in my office.
- 1403. What? Dad! That was a gift.
- 1404. You had no right to hide it!
- 1405. Auggie, Auggie, please, don't be mad.
- 1406. You gotta understand,
you were wearing it all the time.
- 1407. I never got to see you anymore.
- 1408. I missed your face.
- 1409. I know you don't always like it,
but I love it.
- 1410. It's my son's face.
- 1411. I wanna see it.
- 1412. Can you forgive me?
- 1413. No.
- 1414. Yes.
- 1415. Does Mom know?
- 1416. No. God, no, she'd kill me.
- 1417. But I can maybe find it,
if you need it back.
- 1418. That's okay.
- 1419. - Mom.
- 1420. Thank you.
- 1421. - For what?
- Making me go to school.
- 1422. I was so mad at you sometimes.
- 1423. But I'm really happy to be here.
- 1424. You really are a wonder, Auggie.
- 1425. You are a wonder.
- 1426. Follow the day
- 1427. Follow the day and reach for the sun!
- 1428. Thank you, choir. That was beautiful.
- 1429. Ladies, gentlemen,
boys and girls, graduates.
- 1430. Final award this morning
is the Henry Ward Beecher medal
- 1431. to honor students
who have been notable or exemplary.
- 1432. Usually, it's a "good works..."
a service award.
- 1433. But I came upon a passage that he wrote,
- 1434. which made me realize that good works...
come in many forms.
- 1435. "Greatness," he wrote,
"lies not in being strong,
- 1436. but in the right using of strength.
- 1437. He or she is the greatest...
- 1438. whose strength carries up the most hearts
- 1439. by the attraction of his own."
- 1440. Without further ado...
this year, I am very proud
- 1441. to award the Henry Ward Beecher medal
- 1442. to the student whose quiet strength
- 1443. has carried up the most hearts.
- 1444. So,
- 1445. will August Pullman please come up here
to receive this award?
- 1446. You're the best, dude!
- 1447. Walking up towards that stage,
I felt like I was floating.
- 1448. My heart was beating so fast.
- 1449. I didn't really understand
why I was getting a medal.
- 1450. It's not like I blew up the Death Star.
- 1451. All I did was get through fifth grade,
just like everyone else here.
- 1452. Congratulations.
- 1453. Here you go. That's for you.
- 1454. Then again,
maybe that's kind of the point.
- 1455. Maybe the truth is,
I'm really not so ordinary.
- 1456. Maybe if we knew
what other people were thinking
- 1457. we'd know that no one's ordinary.
- 1458. And we all deserve a standing ovation
at least once in our lives.
- 1459. My friends do.
- 1460. My teachers do.
- 1461. My sister does
for always being there for me.
- 1462. My dad does for always making us laugh.
- 1463. And my mom does the most.
- 1464. For never giving up... on anything.
- 1465. Especially, me.
- 1466. It's like that last precept
Mr. Browne gave us.
- 1467. Be kind, for everyone
is fighting a hard battle.
- 1468. And if you really wanna see
what people are,
- 1469. all you have to do...
- 1470. is look.