Bruno (Free Full Movie) Little boy overcomes bullying

(boy) “MISFIT: A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN ESTRANGED OR EXCLUDED; “UNLIKE ONE’S OWN “SPECIAL: DISTINGUISHED “OR DIFFERENT FROM WHAT IS ORDINARY OR USUAL “REBEL: TO RESIST OR DEFY AN AUTHORITY “OR GENERALLY ACCEPTED CONVENTION “PRODIGY: A PERSON WITH EXCEPTIONAL TALENTS “OR POWERS “DIFFERENT: NOT IDENTICAL; “SEPARATE OR DISTINCT “FATHER: THE BEGETTER OF A CHILD; “MALE PARENT; “ONE WHO FUNCTIONS IN A PATERNAL CAPACITY “WITH REGARD TO ANOTHER; “GOD; THE FIRST PERSON OF THE TRINITY; “A PRIEST OR CLERGYMAN “IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC OR ANGLICAN CHURCHES; “TO ACKNOWLEDGE RESPONSIBILITY FOR “SPELL: TO WRITE OR NAME IN THEIR CORRECT SEQUENCE “THE LETTERS THAT FORM A WORD OR WORDS; “WORDS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MAGIC POWER; “THE STATE OF BEING INFLUENCED BY THIS; “FASCINATION, ATTRACTION “SARTORIAL: OF OR RELATING TO A TAILOR, TAILORING, “OR TAILORED CLOTHING “SARTORIAL PULCHRITUDE: PHYSICAL BEAUTY AND APPEAL “AS IT RELATES TO TAILORED CLOTHING “ECCENTRIC: “DEVIATING FROM RECOGNIZED CUSTOMARY CHARACTER OR PRACTICE; “PECULIAR; QUEER; WEIRD “DRESS: CLOTHING; APPAREL; “A ONE-PIECE OUTER GARMENT FOR WOMEN; “OUTER COVERING OR APPEARANCE; “A STYLE OF CLOTHING “WORD: A SOUND OR COMBINATION OF SOUNDS “THAT SYMBOLIZES AND COMMUNICATES; “SOMETHING THAT IS SAID; “AN UTTERANCE, REMARK, OR COMMENT; “A COMMAND OR DIRECTION “VISION: SOMETHING THAT IS OR HAS BEEN SEEN; “THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE OF SEEING “AS IF WITH THE EYES OF THE SUPERNATURAL “OR A SUPERNATURAL BEING; “A PERSON OR THING OF EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY “GIRL: A FEMALE WHO HAS NOT YET ATTAINED WOMANHOOD; “AN UNMARRIED YOUNG WOMAN; “A DAUGHTER; A SWEETHEART “BOY: A MALE CHILD OR YOUTH; “A GROWN MAN; FELLOW “HOLY: BELONGING TO, DERIVED FROM, “OR ASSOCIATED WITH A DIVINE POWER; SACRED.” Captioning provided by Screen Media Ventures, LLC I USED TO HAVE A DREAM I WAS BEING CHASED BY AN ANGEL I NEVER KNEW WHAT SHE LOOKED LIKE, BECAUSE I WAS TOO BUSY RUNNING SHE COULDN’T HAVE LOOKED LIKE MY MOTHER, BECAUSE MY MOTHER IS VERY FAT THE ANGEL WAS MAD AT ME BECAUSE I SEIZED HER DRESS SHE TOLD ME THAT IF I KEPT IT, I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO GET INTO HEAVEN BUT I DIDN’T CARE I KEPT ON RUNNING YOU GEEK BRAINIAC HEY, THERE’S A FIGHT OVER HERE TAKE THIS, SMARTASS JACKOFF BUTT! WIMP! YOU LITTLE PANSY! WUSSY! YOU BOOKWORM! [whistle blows] FALL OUT HURRY UP! COME ON LINE UP TEN-HUT! BATTAGLIA, ON YOUR FEET CHINS UP, SHOULDERS BACK! AND ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS WHERE I AM. ♪ (all) ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS WHERE I AM. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL WILL MAKE ME A MAN. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL WILL MAKE ME A MAN. ♪ ♪ FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST. ♪ ♪ WE LOVE ST. ANTHONY’S THE MOST. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS WHERE I AM. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS WHERE I AM. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL WILL MAKE ME A MAN. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL WILL MAKE ME A MAN. ♪ ♪ FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST. ♪ ♪ WE LOVE ST. ANTHONY’S THE MOST. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS WHERE I AM. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS WHERE I AM. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL WILL MAKE ME A MAN. ♪ ♪ CATHOLIC SCHOOL WILL MAKE ME A MAN. ♪ ♪ (woman) MR. BATTAGLIA, YOU KNOW, IF YOU WERE MORE NORMAL, WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS SO OFTEN WHY CAN’T YOU ACT LIKE ALL THE OTHER LITTLE BOYS, HUH? THEN YOU WOULDN’T HAVE SO MANY ENEMIES YOU MIGHT MAKE SOME FRIENDS SO HERE WE ARE, ONCE AGAIN FACED WITH THE UNSAVORY PROSPECT OF HAVING TO CALL YOUR MOTHER I DON’T LIKE CALLING YOUR MOTHER, BRUNO TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH,

I DON’T REALLY LIKE YOUR MOTHER WHY DO THE TWO OF YOU ALWAYS INSIST ON INSPIRING SUCH HEARTFELT DISDAIN? CAN I USE THE BATHROOM? ALL RIGHT CONSOLATA! [bell jingling] YES? HAVE YOU FINISHED TYPING UP THE MEMOS FOR THE OTHER SISTERS REGARDING THE SPELLING BEES? I’M ALMOST DONE TYPE FASTER AND GET BRUNO A HALL PASS AND WHEN MRS. BATTAGLIA GETS HERE, I DON’T WANT HER WITHIN 50 FEET OF MY OFFICE AND THIS TIME, I MEAN IT BUT I CAN’T STOP HER– UNDERSTAND? BUT YOU SAID THAT– THAT’LL BE ALL, SISTER COME ALONG SHUT THE DOOR ON YOUR WAY OUT, SISTER OH, PAPI, PAPI ♪ YOU’RE THE POPE. ♪ ♪ YOU’RE THE TOP BANANA. ♪ ♪ LA-DA-DA. ♪ ♪ DA-DA-DA, DA-DA-DA. ♪ ♪ (Bruno) SOMETIMES WHEN I CLOSED MY EYES, I COULD PRETEND I WAS IN HEAVEN I COULD PRETEND I WAS WITH TWO ANGELS AND THEY WERE MY PARENTS WE HELD HANDS WE LAUGHED AND HAD FUN BUT THEN THE FATHER ANGEL LET GO WHY DID HE GO, MOM? MOM MOM! (woman) BRUNO, WHERE ARE YOU? COME ON, BABY LET’S GO MOMMY’S GOT BINGO TONIGHT COME ON [groans] SISTER WHAT’S WRONG, BRUNO? I DON’T KNOW WHERE’S YOUR MOTHER? I DON’T KNOW DID EVERYTHING COME OUT ALL RIGHT? NO IT DIDN’T? NO WELL, WHAT’S THE MATTER? IT’S–IT’S ALL PLUGGED UP AND CLOISTERED (Consolata) OH, MY GOD WHERE? SHOW ME HERE AND HERE MY GOD, YOU GOT TO SEE THE NURSE DON’T MOVE I’LL GET THE PASS YOU CAN’T GO IN THERE! YOU CAN’T GO IN THERE! [bell jingling] ANGELA, IF YOU THREATEN ME AGAIN, I’M CALLING THE POLICE THEN YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING MORE ABOUT THOSE KIDS PICKING ON MY SON I’M SORRY, BUT I’VE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN IF BRUNO WANTS PEOPLE TO STOP PICKING ON HIM, THEN HE’S GONNA HAVE TO START TAKING MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS HOW IS HE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT? BY NOT ACTING LIKE SUCH A LITTLE SISSY! HOW COULD YOU BE SO FRIGGIN’ HEARTLESS? I’M NOT HEARTLESS I’M A CATHOLIC NUN YOU DON’T HAVE A CATHOLIC BONE IN YOUR GODDAMN BODY IS THAT A THREAT? YOU’RE FRIGGIN’ RIGHT IT’S A THREAT THAT’S IT I’M CALLING THE COPS IF I WERE YOU, I’D DO MORE THAN CALL THE COPS I’D GET ON THIS BIG BLACK PHONE OF YOURS, AND I’D CALL THE POPE TA-TA [growls] [gasps] BYE (Bruno) SOMETIMES I PRAYED FOR A GOOD ANGEL TO COME AND TAKE ME AWAY BUT NO MATTER HOW HARD I PRAYED, IT NEVER HAPPENED (Boy) HEY BRUNO! ARE YOU A PUSSY? [laughter] IS THAT YOUR MOTHER, OR IS THAT A HOUSE? COME ON, MOM (Boys) COME ON, MOM PLEASE? IGNORE THEM (Boys) PLEASE? IGNORE THEM LITTLE MINDS, LITTLE BODIES (Boys) LITTLE MINDS, LITTLE BODIES LITTLE MIND, BIG BODY! WOAH, THEY LET THE FAT LADY OUT OF THE CIRCUS! COME ON MOM, LET’S GO LOOK AT HER WADDLE! [INAUDIBLE TAUNTING] LET’S WATCH THE CAR TILT LET’S SEE IF IT CAN MOVE WITH ALL THAT WEIGHT IN IT LET’S WATCH THE TIRES POP SHE’S GOING BACKWARDS! THE FAT FUCK CAN’T EVEN DRIVE! [tires squealing]

HOLY SHIT, RUN! SHIT, THAT BASTARD’S CRAZY! WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW, BRUNO! SO HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY? FINE LET’S GO FIND SOME BEAUTY OKAY CORONATION PINK JUST CAME IN TODAY WHAT DO YOU SAY, ANG? YOU WANT TO GIVE IT A SHOT? OKAY OH OH, MY GOD, THAT IS SO YOU WHAT DO YOU THINK? NOT BAD SO HOW’S THE DRESS BUSINESS TREATING YOU, ANG? I’VE GOT THREE DUE BY FRIDAY I HAVEN’T STARTED ONE REALLY? OH, LOOK WE HAVE LIPSTICK, TOO, THAT MATCHES CORONATION PINK LOOK AT THIS ISN’T IT A BEAUTIFUL COLOR? AND IT COMES IN A NICE GOLD-TONE COMPACT THAT’S ALL FACETED I JUST LOVE FACETS DON’T YOU? AND WE HAVE MATCHING NAIL POLISH GIVE ME YOUR HAND OH, NO, I DON’T WANT TO RUIN YOUR MANICURE DON’T WANT TO RUIN MINE EITHER HERE, KID, HOW ABOUT IT? SO GUESS WHO CAME IN THIS MORNING WHO? A CERTAIN TRAMP WHO HAPPENS TO BE DATING YOUR EX-HUSBAND HMM SHE BUY ANYTHING? SHE SURE DID WHAT’D SHE GET? NAIL POLISH WHAT COLOR? CORONATION PINK WHAT ELSE? OH, WELL, A LITTLE BLUSH WHAT COLOR? CORONATION PINK SHE BOUGHT THE POLISH, SHE BOUGHT THE BLUSH, AND SHE BOUGHT THE LIPSTICK I’LL TAKE TWO OF EVERYTHING IT’S TOO OVERPOWERING WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THAT AIN’T OVERPOWERING LET’S GO SO SOON? YEAH WHAT’S GOING ON? WHERE YOU GOING? WHERE YOU GOING? COME ON WHAT ABOUT THE BLUSH AND THE POLISH? CHARGE IT TO THE TRAMP HELLO, CAN I HELP YOU? FIVE DOUBLE BURGERS WITH CHEESE AND BACON, RARE EXCUSE ME, MA’AM, COULD YOU REPEAT THAT A LITTLE LOUDER PLEASE? FIVE DOUBLE BURGERS, RARE, WITH CHEESE AND BACON LOUDER! FIVE DOUBLE BURGERS RARE WITH CHEESE AND BACON SIX CLAM STRIPS, LOTS OF TARTAR SAUCE THREE LARGE FRIES, WELL DONE, EXTRA KETCHUP AND TWO LARGE ORDERS OF MOZZARELLA STICKS WHAT DO YOU WANT? I’M NOT HUNGRY YOU SHOULD EAT SOMETHING BEFORE YOU GO TO HOCKEY PRACTICE I DON’T WANT TO GO TO HOCKEY PRACTICE YOU HAVE TO GO YOUR FATHER’S DEPARTMENT IS THE TEAM SPONSOR BUT I’M NOT ANY GOOD! THAT’S ‘CAUSE YOU NEVER EAT I’M NOT HUNGRY EXCUSE ME MA’AM, MA’AM, ARE YOU FINISHED? ALSO, FOUR EXTRA CRISPY APPLE PIES A LA MODE, WARMED AND A LARGE DIET COKE THAT’LL DO THAT’LL BE $37.50 MA’AM PLEASE DRIVE AROUND. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER (boy) PASS THE PUCK AROUND! (man) WHERE’S OUR GOALIE? WHERE’S BATTAGLIA? (boy) TRISTAN! (Tristan) I’M OPEN! (boy) SLAP SHOT! NOW, WHEN YOU MENTION ME TO YOUR FATHER, I WANT YOU TO STUDY THE EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE AND MEMORIZE EVERY DETAIL AND REPORT IT BACK TO ME BUT HE DOESN’T MAKE AN EXPRESSION LOOK CLOSER IT’S SUBTLE [groans] NOW, WISH ME LUCK EVEN THOUGH I’M GONNA WIN TONIGHT GOOD LUCK YOU TOO BYE, BABY BYE (man) CAPRICCI HERE MAZZARATTI YO! TERGAZETTI HERE MALLORY HERE! BOCHANSKY HERE! LANDY HERE! HONEYWELL HERE! BATTAGLIA BATTAGLIA! HERE (man) COME ON, BRUNO [panting] OOF! [laughter] (boy) SUCH A DORK, BRUNO! OOH!

“G” 96 NO, “G”–“G” 69 (woman) SHE’S HALF IN THE BAG OH. GOD DAMN IT SHE’S DRUNK AGAIN? CAN’T YOU TELL? “I” 19 “O” 65 (woman) I DON’T HAVE IT YOU GOT THAT ONE, DAD, SEE? “O” 99 NO, “O” 66 “N” 31 EVERYONE, “N” 31 “O” 70 (Mother Superior) BINGO CARDS ARE $1.97, NOT $1.95 (man) GIVE ME A CIGARETTE, WILL YOU? “B” 15 (woman) HERE SHE COMES AGAIN “B” 6 HEY, DONNA MARIE UGH OH, CHRIST THANK YOU, MOTHER KEEP AN EYE ON HER I DON’T WANT ANY TROUBLE (woman) HEY, DONNA LOOK, JUST IN CASE SHE DOESN’T HEAR ME WHEN I YELL “BINGO,” I BROUGHT MY LUCKY BELL LET’S HEAR IT [bell ringing] [cowbell ringing] IS THAT BELL LEGAL? THAT BITCH IS WEARING CORONATION PINK! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOUR SON WAS MARRIED TO THAT YEAH, WELL, I GOT HIM NOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD HIM I DON’T THINK THAT BELL IS LEGAL ANGELA, THERE ARE NO COWBELLS ALLOWED IN THE BINGO HALL WHAT ABOUT HER? SHE’S GOT A BELL THE ONLY ONE I SEE IS THE ONE YOU’RE HOLDING I’M SURPRISED SHE AIN’T WEARING IT AROUND HER NECK ANOTHER CRACK LIKE THAT, AND I’LL USE IT TO WRING YOUR NECK ALRIGHT, THAT’S ENOUGH COME ON, COME ON GIVE ME THE BELL, ANGELA NO ANGELA NO SHE’S JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE DINO LEFT HER FOR ME DINO DID NOT LEAVE ME FOR THAT TRAMP (Donna Marie) OH YES HE DID, SWEETIE (woman) WELL, HE WAS ALWAYS MESSING AROUND AND WHO WOULD WANT TO BE MARRIED TO A FAT COW LIKE YOU WHEN HE COULD MARRY A BODY LIKE THIS? THAT WHORE STOP IT (Donna Marie) ELEPHANT THAT’S ENOUGH BITCH! I MEAN IT! TANK! STEP ASIDE MOTHER OF GOD UH-OH ANGELA OH, MY GOD! SHE’S GONNA KILL ME! (woman) BINGO! BLOCK IT! [whistle blows] (boy) SCORE! COME ON, BRUNO YOU THINK HE’S DEAD? I DON’T KNOW KICK HIM (Mother Superior) I THINK YOU BETTER LEAVE NOW BUT SHE FAINTED BEFORE I GOT TO HER JUST TAKE YOUR COWBELL AND GO! (woman) DONNA, DONNA, WAKE UP SIT DOWN SHOW’S OVER DONNA, WAKE UP UGH I’M GONNA KILL HER (Bruno) BYE, GUYS OOF! (boy) SEE YOU LATER, BRAINIAC [opera music playing] ♪ ♪ I’M SORRY I FELL AGAIN ♪ ♪ HI, BABY HOW WAS HOCKEY PRACTICE? FINE ARE YOU GONNA HELP ME TONIGHT? NOPE ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ HELLO DID BRUNO BLOCK ANY GOALS? NO HE DIDN’T BLOCK ANY GOALS WHAT’D HE DO?

I’D RATHER TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DID TODAY WHAT DO YOU MEAN? YOU KNOW DAMN WELL WHAT I MEAN SHE STARTED IT I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOUR LITTLE FIGHT WITH DONNA-MARIE AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON, A 1970 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE TRIED TO MOW DOWN A BUNCH OF KIDS IN FRONT OF ST ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC GRAMMAR SCHOOL THAT WASN’T ME PINK INTERIOR, PEACOCK FEATHER DOWN THE SIDE, LICENSE PLATE “D-I-V-A.” IT WAS AN ACCIDENT! CUT THE CRAP, ANGELA WHAT IS IT, ISN’T YOUR BRAIN– WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? WHY DO YOU CONSTANTLY HUMILIATE AND EMBARASS ME? YOU’RE ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOURSELF WHAT ABOUT US FOR A CHANGE? I DON’T WANT BRUNO ANYWHERE NEAR THAT HOCKEY ARENA ANYMORE AND IF YOU GO WITHIN A TWO MILE RADIUS OF THAT SCHOOL, I WILL PERSONALLY ARREST YOU BUT WE DIDN’T HIT ANYBODY! WHAT IS THAT? [sighs] WHAT? WHAT HE’S GOT ON IT’S A NIGHTSHIRT NO, IT’S NOT IT’S A DRESS (Angela) IT’S A NIGHTGOWN WH-WH-WH–WHAT’S HE DOING IN A NIGHTGOWN? GOING TO SLEEP (Dino) I THOUGHT WE SAID NO MORE OF THAT STUFF (Angela) YOU SAID NO MORE OF THAT STUFF WHAT KIND OF LITTLE BOY GOES TO BED IN A NIGHTGOWN? ONE WHO PLAYS HOCKEY [scoffs] HE DOESN’T PLAY HOCKEY AND HE’S NOT GONNA PLAY ANYMORE (Angela) WHY NOT? (Dino) ‘CAUSE HE STINKS HE’LL GET BETTER NO, NO, HE WON’T, ANGELA HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT? HE’LL NEVER GET BETTER WELL, MAYBE IF YOU WERE MORE OF A FATHER AND A HUSBAND– I’M NOT YOUR HUSBAND ANYMORE, GOD DAMN IT! I WISH I NEVER WAS YOU DIDN’T MEAN THAT YES, I DID LOOK AT YOU, ANGELA LOOK WHAT YOU’VE LET YOURSELF BECOME YOU’RE 450 POUNDS, AND YOUR LITTLE BOY IS SLEEPING IN A DRESS HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO FEEL? I AM THROUGH BEING EMBARRASSED AND HUMILIATED BY THE BOTH OF YOU (Bruno) I WAS TAUGHT WE WERE ALL BORN WITH ORIGINAL SIN AND WOULD NEVER ACHIEVE FORGIVENESS I WONDERED WHAT MY SIN WAS WHAT BOOK ARE WE GONNA READ TONIGHT? I DON’T WANT TO READ OH, COME ON. HOW ABOUT A COUPLE PAGES FROM THE DICTIONARY? NO, THANK YOU IT’S RANDOM HOUSE UNABRIDGED NO DON’T YOU WANT TO PREPARE FOR THE SPELLING BEE? I’M PREPARED MAYBE WE SHOULD GET YOU SOME PAJAMAS FINE I THINK I’M GONNA START MY DIET TOMORROW DO YOU THINK I SHOULD? YES HE USED TO READ TO US– POETRY AND HE USED TO SING OPERA HE SANG US TO SLEEP DO YOU REMEMBER? NO GOOD NIGHT, BABY NIGHT SWEET DREAMS, BABY [opera music playing] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

[sigh] [bell tower ringing] (Bruno) SOMETIMES, WHAT YOU WEAR CAN BRING GOD CLOSER TO YOU BUT SOMETIMES WHAT YOU WANT TO WEAR CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM PEOPLE MOVE IT! WATCH OUT! DON’T PUSH! HEY! REMEMBER ME? MY NAME IS SHAWNIQUA VAN ADAMS WHAT’S YOUR NAME? BRUNO I’M NEW HERE, BRUNO DO YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND? HEY, I SAID DO YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND? WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? WHAT ARE THE NUNS LIKE HERE, ANYWAY? ARE ANY OF THEM BLACK? (boy) GET HIM! (Shawniqua) HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? PUT HIM DOWN! STOP IT! [cap gun firing] STOP IT! HEY! [popping] STOP! [shouting and cap gun popping] WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO NOW, HUH BATTAGLIA? WITHOUT YOUR FATASS MOTHER HERE TO PROTECT YOU WE’RE REALLY GOING TO DROP YOU NOW, LITTLE KID (Shawniqua) HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? (boy) LET’S DROP THE LITTLE GEEK! HERE SHE COMES, GUYS, GUYS! (sister) HEY, HEY! WHAT IS GOING ON? (boy) HOLY CRAP, IT’S SISTER DRINK-A-LOTTA! HE WAS HANGING OUT THE WINDOW? NO I WASN’T YES YOU WERE THAT KID WAS HANGING HIM! NO HE WASN’T! YES HE WAS! I’M GONNA PUT YOU ON PUNISHMENT! THAT’S PLENTY, THAT’S ENOUGH FROM EVERYONE BRUNO, TAKE YOUR SEAT OKAY MAZZARATTI. YOU KNOW THE DRILL AND YOU, YOUNG LADY I KNOW YOU’RE NEW HERE AT ST ANTHONY’S, AND IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN PERMITTED AT YOUR OLD SCHOOL, BUT HERE, WE DO NOT PLAY COWBOYS AND INDIANS IN THE CLASSROOM GIVE ME THE GUNS NO WHAT DID YOU SAY TO ME? I SAID NO IF YOU DO NOT GIVE ME THOSE GUNS, YOU’LL HAVE TO SIT IN A CORNER FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, FACING THE WALL, AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPELLING BEE

GOOD. I HATE SPELLIN’ FIRST OF ALL, IT’S NOT “SPELLIN.” IT HAS A “G” ON THE END OF IT IT’S NOT SPELLIN’, IT’S SPELLING. “I HATE SPELLING.” WELL I AIN’T SPELL-ING BECAUSE I AIN’T GIVIN’ YOU MY GUNS A-I-N-T. AIN’T GIVE ME THE GUNS I SAID NO IF YOU DO NOT GIVE ME THOSE GUNS, YOU ARE GOING TO BE VERY, VERY SORRY NOT AS SORRY AS YOU LOOK OKAY [cap guns popping] (Mother Superior) Consolata! (Bruno) IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD I USED TO BELIEVE THAT IF I KNEW ALL THE WORDS, I COULD TALK TO GOD AND GOD COULD TALK TO ME BUT THE MORE WORDS I LEARNED, THE FURTHER AWAY FROM GOD I SEEMED TO GET “PREDACIOUS,” P-R-E-D-A-S-I-O-U-S, “PREDACIOUS.” THAT IS INCORRECT BRUNO, IT’S YOUR TURN THE WORD ONCE AGAIN, “PREDACIOUS.” [groans] “PREDACIOUS,” P-R-E-D-A-C-I-O-U-S, “PREDACIOUS.” THAT IS CORRECT [groans] PATRICIA, IT’S YOUR TURN YOUR WORD IS “APOCALYPSE,” AS IN FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA’S APOCALYPSE NOW “APOCALYPSE.” [loud banging] [laughter] (girl) YOU AIN’T NEVER GONNA CATCH ME [clattering] “APOCALYPSE,” A-P-P-O-C– (girl) HEY, STOP! [cap guns banging] I TOLD YOU SO KEEP YOUR HANDS UP (Patricia) L-Y-P-S-E, “APOCALYPSE.” THAT IS INCORRECT [cap guns banging] (girl) DON’T MESS WITH ME I MEAN IT MOVE IT [cap guns banging] [clattering] (Bruno) SOMETIMES ON EARTH, YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING THAT RESEMBLES A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN AND SOMETIMES ON EARTH, A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN CAN FIND YOU HI, BRUNO REMEMBER ME? YEAH DID YOU EAT YOUR LUNCH UP THERE? YEAH GUESS WHERE I ATE MINE MOTHER SUPERIOR’S OFFICE HEY, THAT’S RIGHT SHE TOOK MY HAT, BUT I HID MY GUNS UNDER MY SKIRT DO YOU LIKE GUNS? NO [grunts] HEY, HOW’D THE SPELLING BEE GO? FINE. I WON I KNEW IT I KNEW YOU WERE SMART THE MINUTE I LAID EYES ON YOU HEY, WHERE ARE YOU GOING? HEY, BRUNO, DO YOU WANT TO WALK A DOG WITH ME AFTER SCHOOL? NO WELL– DON’T YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND? NO, I DON’T WHY? ‘CAUSE YOU’RE TOO FLAMBOYANT I DON’T WANT ANOTHER FLAMBOYANT WOMAN IN MY LIFE I’M JUST EXPRESSING MYSELF WELL, DO IT SOMEPLACE ELSE WHAT ARE YOU DOING, YOU LITTLE FAGGOT? GOD DAMN IT I’M GONNA HAVE TO KILL YOU LEAVE HIM ALONE! BACK OFF, NIGGER DON’T CALL HER A NIGGER WHAT’D YOU SAY TO ME, FAGGOT? DON’T CALL HER A NIGGER! YOU’RE DEAD, FAGGOT THERE’S A FIGHT OVER HERE FAGGOT DROP HIM, EDDIE. DO IT MAN! [all yelling] HIT HIM WHERE IT HURTS, EDDIE HIT HIM GET OFF HIM! CUT IT OUT! GET OFF I MEAN IT! [whistle blows] (woman) FALL IN! SHIT, IT’S THE SARGE (boy) YOU STUPID WEIRDO MR. BATTAGLIA HERE WE ARE ONCE AGAIN AND MISS VAN ADAMS WHY DOESN’T THIS SURPRISE ME? DIDN’T THEY TEACH YOU WHERE YOU CAME FROM NEVER TO PICK ON KIDS WEAKER THAN YOURSELF? I WASN’T PICKING ON HIM

OH, NO? THEN WHAT WERE YOU DOING ON TOP OF HIM? I WAS PROTECTING HIM AND YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT? WHY NOT? AND WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS, YOUNG MAN? OKAY OKAY WHAT? OKAY, I’LL BE YOUR FRIEND OH, GOD DADDY PINECONE ANOTHER DAD PINECONE DO YOU LIKE DIANA ROSS? I LIKE MARIA CALLAS YEAH, SHE’S NICE, BUT WHEN I MOVE TO INDIA TO BE A COWBOY, I’M TAKING DIANA WITH ME YOU CAN COME TOO OKAY AND BRING MARIA ALL RIGHT HEY, DO YOU SING? NO, BUT MY DAD USED TO HE DID? BUT HE DOESN’T SING ANYMORE THAT’S TOO BAD (Bruno) DO YOU THINK THE TOPS OF TREES TOUCH HEAVEN? I DON’T KNOW NEVER BEEN UP THAT HIGH HEY, DO YOU SMOKE? NO DO YOU? NO, IT’S BAD FOR YOU MY MOM SAYS IT TURNS YOUR SOUL BLACK WHAT’S WRONG WITH A BLACK SOUL? NOTHING OOH, I’M COLD OOH YOU WANT TO WEAR MY PANTS? WHAT? YOU MEAN SWITCH? SURE I’LL TRADE YOU MY PANTS FOR YOUR SKIRT DO YOU WANT TO? OKAY COME ON THIS IS WHERE WE’RE GONNA MAKE THE SWITCH DO WE HAVE TO GO IN HERE? GRAVEYARDS SCARE ME WELL, THEY DON’T SCARE ME COME ON, BRUNO THERE’S NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF STICK CLOSE TO ME I’VE GOT YOU COVERED, BRUNO YOU KNOW, COWBOYS ARE VERY GOOD AT PROTECTING PEOPLE AND I’M THE BEST COWBOY THERE IS SO DON’T YOU WORRY, BRUNO IF ANYTHING JUMPS OUT AT YOU, I’LL GET ‘EM AND BESIDES, DEAD PEOPLE CAN’T HURT YOU AFTER THEY DIE, THEY BECOME ANGELS, AND ANGELS ARE NICE NOT ALL OF THEM HOW DO YOU KNOW? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ONE? YEAH YOU HAVE? YEAH, LOTS OF THEM ARE ANY OF THE ANGELS BLACK? WHAT? ARE ANY OF THE ANGELS BLACK? [bird cawing] I KNEW IT [owl hooting] HEY. HEY, LOOK THAT’S WHERE WE’RE GONNA CHANGE NO, NOT IN THERE COME ON I HATE DRESSES, EXCEPT FOR MY COMMUNION DRESS, AND THAT’S HOLY A HOLY DRESS? MM-HMM I HAVE DREAMS ABOUT HOLY DRESSES ANGELS WEAR THEM THOSE ARE HOLY VESTMENTS THEY ARE? I HAVE A HOLY DOLL IT’S AN ANGEL MY MOTHER MADE IT FOR ME I DON’T LIKE DOLLS BUT I WOULDN’T MIND IF IT WAS AN ANGEL OOH, IT’S FREEZING IN HERE COME ON NOW, LET’S GO HURRY UP WE GOT A DOG TO WALK WHY? GOT TO MAKE SOME MONEY I GET AN ALLOWANCE FOR HELPING MY MOM MAKE DRESSES THAT’S HOW I GET MY MONEY YOU DO? [doorbell rings] MRS. DRAGO, ARE YOU ALIVE? HELLO [dog barks] HEEL, BABY! HEEL! ABOUT-FACE, BABY! ABOUT-FACE! BAD DOG! NAUGHTY BABY! (Bruno) NO! NO, DON’T COME OVER HERE! NO! NO! WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? DID YOU SCARE MY BABY? NO, BABY TRIED TO SCARE MY FRIEND OH, DON’T BE AFRAID, PUMPKIN BABY IS AN ANGEL, AREN’T YOU, SWEETIE? OKAY, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE HIM PAST HIS FAVORITE FIRE HYDRANT OFF YOU GO THERE YOU GO OFF YOU GO BYE, GIRLS BYE HEEL, BABY! YOU CAN’T SHOW FEAR THEY SMELL IT, AND THEN THEY GET SCARED THAT’S WHY HE GROWLED HE DIDN’T SEEM VERY SCARED WELL, HE WAS HERE, TAKE THE LEASH NO IF YOU DON’T TAKE IT, I’M LETTING GO SEE, IF YOU DON’T SHOW FEAR, YOU COULD DO ANYTHING NOW TELL HIM TO LIFT HIS LEG [thunder booming] COME ON IN NOW DON’T YOU BE SCARED WOW, IS THAT YOUR MOTHER? YEAH HOW OLD IS SHE? 34 HOW’D SHE GET SO BIG? SURPLUS-AGE WHAT’S THAT? UM, SHE EATS A LOT WHAT DOES SHE EAT?

SHE’S ON A DIET NOW SHE IS? MM-HMM SHE’S GONNA BE SKINNY REAL SOON [opera music playing] ♪ ♪ WHAT’S YOUR MOM LIKE? WELL, MY MOM’S DEAD SHE IS? MM-HMM SHE DIED OF BREAST CANCER HER NAME WAS BRUDELLE SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL SO THEN WHO TAKES CARE OF YOU? YOUR DAD? NO, MY DAD LIVES IN CHINA THEN WHO TAKES CARE OF YOU? MY BROTHER HENRY HE RUNS A MAKEUP AND HAIR SALON HE LIKES MARIA CALLAS TOO HE DOES? MM-HMM CLOSE YOUR EYES AND HE OWNS A PONTIAC FIREBIRD IT’S MAGENTA LIPSTICK GO LIKE THIS MM, FIERCE DO YOU THINK IT’S OKAY THAT I WEAR DRESSES? WHY NOT? I WEAR PANTS BUT THAT’S DIFFERENT NO, IT’S NOT WE’RE BOTH JUST FREE SPIRITS TRYING TO EXPRESS OURSELVES WELL, THIS IS VERY FLAMBOYANT I’M A BAD ANGEL DISGUISED AS A COWBOY [both yelling] TAKE THAT, BABY! STAY, BABY THAT’S A GOOD DOG! BE GOOD! STOP! NO! [tires screeching] A LITTLE GIRL HIT BY A CAR SHE JUST RAN INTO THE STREET (man) GRANDMOTHER’S ON THE WAY (woman) I BARELY HAD ENOUGH TIME TO HIT THE BRAKES! WHAT DO YOU GOT? HEART RATE’S 100, B.P.: 80/50, 12 RESTS UNCONSCIOUS OKAY, LET’S PREPARE TO MOVE ON MY COUNT READY? ONE, TWO, THREE, GO THANK YOU VERY MUCH GET THIS OUT OF HERE BLOOD PRESSURE? IT’S DROPPING PUPILS ARE FIXED AND DILATED WE GOT A CONCUSSION SHE WEARING A WIG? TAKE THIS OFF GET THE DRESS OFF TOO OH, IT’S A LITTLE BOY PREP FOR C.T. SCAN CALL RADIOLOGY I WANT A FULL CERVICAL AND SPINAL SERIES (woman) RIGHT (man) MAKE IT PORTABLE (Mother Superior) WHY CAN’T YOU BE MORE NORMAL? NO SISSIES IN HEAVEN (Angela) BRUNO, WHAT’S GOING ON? (woman) VERY, VERY SORRY (Eddie) HEY, BRUNO, ARE YOU A PUSSY? (Van Adams) AS LONG AS YOU DON’T SHOW FEAR, YOU COULD DO ANYTHING (man) MS. BATTAGLIA? I’M DR. PIKE OH, MY GOD I THINK I’M GONNA FAINT WATCH OUT OH, NO SORRY HOW IS HE? HE’S GONNA BE OKAY OH, THANK GOD HEY, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? WIG THANK GOD HE WAS WEARING IT HE WAS WEARING A WIG? WE HAD TO DISCARD THE DRESS OH, MY GOD BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE WIG HELPED TO MINIMIZE THE BOY’S INJURY HE JUST HAS A MILD CONCUSSION IT’S NOTHING SERIOUS [scoffs] WHERE IS HE? CAN I SEE HIM? NO, HE’S RESTING RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO KEEP HIM OVERNIGHT FOR OBSERVATION BUT HE’LL BE ABLE TO GO HOME IN THE MORNING IF YOU WANT TO SEE HIM, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO IF YOU DON’T MIND HANGING AROUND FOR A WHILE OKAY, THANK YOU COME ON, LET’S GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE DINO, WHERE IN THE HELL ARE YOU GOING? HOME LISTEN TO ME! DINO! [coins clattering]

[coins clattering] [man over P.A.] 15 to I.C.U., please 15 to I.C.U MS. BATTAGLIA? IS HE ALL RIGHT? YOU CAN SEE YOUR SON NOW THANK YOU SO MUCH FOURTH DOOR ON THE RIGHT, OKAY? THANK YOU THANK YOU [sobbing] [dog barking] [whimpers] I’M GLAD YOU’RE OKAY MY DADDY TANNED MY HIDE REAL GOOD BECAUSE YOU GOT HIT BY THAT CAR I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOUR DAD WAS IN CHINA GIVE ME ANOTHER WORD “ABOMIN-ABLE.” “ABOMINABLE,” A-B-O-M-I-N-A-B-L-E, “ABOMINABLE.” THAT IS CORRECT DID IT HURT? YES IT ALWAYS DOES [dog whimpers] [Bruno laughs] HEY, DELORES HEY, KIDS HEY, DELORES WELL, IF IT AIN’T THE LITTLE RESURRECTED ACCIDENT VICTIM HOW WAS YOUR BRUSH WITH DEATH? FINE WHY, DID YOU SEE GOD? NO, BUT I SAW ANGELS DID YOU SEE MY AUNTIE FRANCIE? NO SHOULD HE BE WALKING AROUND? HE’S FINE HE’S GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW BUT I TOLD HIM HE CAN HAVE AN EARLY EASTER PRESENT OOH, A PRESENT FOR SURVIVING DEATH, HUH? YEAH WHAT ARE YOU GONNA GET? PAJAMAS AND A DRESS A DRESS? HE CAN ONLY WEAR IT IN THE HOUSE AND ONLY FOR A LITTLE WHILE, BECAUSE HE’S GETTING TO BE A BIG BOY I KNOW LOTS OF BIG BOYS WHO WEAR DRESSES YOU REMEMBER JOSE? HE WAS WEARING A DRESS AND– (man) YO, MR. MAZZARATTI, HOW YOU DOING? (Delores) YOU REMEMBER JOSE HE LIVED DOWN THE STREET FROM YOU HOLD ON, EDDIE HOLD ON (Delores) WELL, YOU KNOW, JOSE’S COLORFUL THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT I MEAN, EVERYBODY LIKES JOSE HE’S A GREAT GUY COME ON, DAD LET’S GO [laughter] HEY, BRUNO I THINK THIS CALLS FOR A LITTLE FRAGRANCE WHAT DO YOU SAY? WHAT IS IT? EAU DE CELESTE, THE SCENT OF HEAVEN YEAH DO YOU LIKE IT? YEAH [laughs] COME ON, MOM LET’S GO FIND SOME BEAUTY HEY, COME ON ALRIGHT UH, YEAH. IN HERE YOU’RE THE BOSS OH, COME ON, MOM THANKS, BARB OKAY, THAT SHOULD DO IT CALL IF YOU NEED ANYTHING OKAY ALRIGHT [dog groans] [dog barks] THIS IS THE ONE IS THIS WHAT YOU SAW IN HEAVEN? KIND OF, ALMOST, BUT IT’S THE CLOSEST GOOD [laughing] CASH OR CHARGE, ANG? CHARGE IT TO DINO AHH, GOOD NOW THIS IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE A LITTLE HIGHER, MAYBE ABOUT THAT SIZE WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO DRAPE IT OVER AND YOU READ MY MIND ABOUT THE SHOULDER, NOW– (Angela) I GOT THE PERFECT COLOR (Bruno) OKAY, NOW WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS SHORTER,

AND WE’RE GOING TO MAKE IT FLOW LIKE THIS, AND THEN WE’RE GOING TO CUT IT DOWN THE BIAS, BECAUSE THAT MAKES IT FLOW BETTER ND THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT, BUT THINK THIS IS THE WRONG FABRIC EASY OH, BUT I PICKED IT MYSELF NOW, WE’RE GONNA NEED, YOU KNOW, MORE SEQUINS HERE THAT’S GOOD. I LIKE THAT AND WE’RE GONNA HAVE THIS LIKE THIS, AND PULL THIS OUT, AND PUT IT OVER THERE IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT SHORTER THOUGH [sigh] OKAY! IF WE TAKE THIS AND MAKE THIS PART OF THE WINGS, WAIT, HOLD THIS LIKE THIS OH, THAT’S GOOD. DID DELORES HELP YOU PICK THAT OUT? [children yelling] [cap guns banging] [whistle blows] WELCOME TO ST. ANTHONY’S 58th ANNUAL SPELLING BEE THE WINNER OF THIS BEE WILL GO ON TO COMPETE IN THE REGIONAL COMPETITION NEXT MONTH THE WINNER OF THE REGIONAL WILL GO ON TO THE STATE COMPETITION THE WINNER OF THAT BEE WILL GO TO THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC SPELLING CHAMPIONSHIP IN WASHINGTON, D.C THE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC SPELLING CHAMPIONSHIP WILL FLY, ALL EXPENSES PAID, TO THE VATICAN CITY IN ROME, WHERE HE OR SHE WILL HAVE A PRIVATE AUDIENCE WITH POPE JOHN PAUL II [applause] SO LET’S ALL BOW OUR HEADS IN A SILENT PRAYER AS OUR LITTLE CANDIDATES STEP ONTO THE STAGE [laughter] THAT’S ENOUGH ALL RIGHT, THAT’S ENOUGH [laughs] THE NEXT ONE TO MAKE A SOUND WILL BE EXPELLED FOREVER– EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL AND HEAVEN FOREVER NOW, WILL OUR FIRST CONTESTANT PLEASE STEP UP TO THE MIKE? (woman) OUR FIRST WORD IS “PARSIMONIOUS,” AS IN “THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS NEVER PARSIMONIOUS.” [giggling] (boy) “PARSIMONIOUS,” P-A-R-S-I-M-O-N-E-U-S, “PARSIMONIOUS.” THAT IS INCORRECT NOW, WILL THE SECOND CONTESTANT STEP UP TO THE MICROPHONE? [laughter] [gasps] [gasps] GET HIM WHAT THE HELL’S HE DOING IN A DRESS? EXPRESSING MYSELF BESIDES, IT’S NOT A DRESS IT’S A HOLY VESTMENT SHUT UP NO, I WILL NOT SHUT UP I’M GOING TO CONTINUE TO EXPRESS MYSELF YOU SAY ANGELS HELP US WELL, I BELIEVE THAT THEY GIVE ME POWER WITH MY DRESSES BESIDES, SCOTSMEN WEAR DRESSES THEY’RE CALLED KILTS KING TUT WORE A SKIRT, AS MOST MEN IN EGYPT DID– A SKIRT OF TUFTED WOOL THE DALAI LAMA WEARS ROBE DRESSES, AS HAVE ALL HIS PREDECESSORS GREEK CHARIOTEERS WORE SHORT PANELED SKIRTS THE SIAMESE KINGS WORE DRESSES THE CHINESE EMPEROR YAO WORE A PAO-STYLED ROBE, MUCH LIKE THE KIMONO BUT MORE FLARED OUT AT THE BOTTOM NOW, THIS WAS ALSO WORN BY HIGH-RANKING WOMEN WITH FRINGES AT THE BOTTOM THAT’D BE GOOD FOR YOU, MOM EASY MUSLIM MEN WEAR DRESSES HUNGARIAN COWBOYS WEAR DRESSES MEN IN AFRICA WEAR DRESSES ANGELS WEAR DRESSES EVEN THE POPE WEARS A DRESS ALL GREAT MASTERS WEAR DRESSES ARE YOU GONNA CALL UP THE POPE AND TELL HIM NOT TO WEAR HIS DRESS? HE’S RIGHT THE POPE DOES WEAR A DRESS

YOU’RE PATHETIC, BOTH OF YOU GO SIT DOWN YOU KNOW, I USED TO THINK DINO LEFT YOU FOR THAT TRAMP DONNA MARIE BECAUSE YOU GOT FAT BUT YOU’RE MORE THAN FAT YOU’RE INSANE YOU’RE BOTH INSANE DINO DID NOT LEAVE ME FOR THAT TRAMP OH, YES, HE DID HE STILL LOVES ME NO, HE DOESN’T THEY’RE ENGAGED AND NOBODY LOVES YOU, ANGELA– NOBODY NOW, WHEN YOU GO TO THE REGIONALS, YOU’RE GOING IN A SUIT AND TIE HAVE I MADE MYSELF CLEAR? HE’S ENGAGED? I’M GOING TO THE REGIONALS? YOU’RE GOING ALL THE WAY TO THE POPE AND IF YOU TRY AND DO IT IN A DRESS, I’LL RIP IT OFF YOUR SWEET LITTLE ASS MYSELF [child whispering] Here they come Quiet, quiet, quiet (Bruno) COME ON, MOM [child whispering] Quiet, shh DID YOU HEAR THAT? LET’S GO, MOM (boy) GOTCHA! HAPPY EASTER, HOMO! COME ON, MOM! (boy) BULL’S-EYE! COME ON, COME ON! (boy) EGGS FOR THE EGGHEAD JUST GO GET IN THE CAR GO AHEAD OW! OW. GO! (Bruno) RUN FASTER, MOM! YOU’VE GOT TO RUN FASTER (girl) RUN FASTER, FATSO (boy) I HIT HER IN THE HEAD COME ON, YOU BITCH. COME ON! COME ON, MOM YOU JUST GOT TO START THE CAR (boy) FAT BITCH! COME ON, MOM! COME ON, YOU FAT PIG MOM, PLEASE, HELP! HELP! START IT! OKAY! GET OFF! GET OFF! YOU LITTLE FAGGOT MOM, JUST GO FASTER! GET OFF! [screams] [shrieks] HEY, MURPH, TOMORROW’S MY BOY’S BIRTHDAY NO KIDDING WHAT YOU GETTING HIM? THINKING ABOUT GETTING HIM A DRESS [woman over radio] Any unit respond ARE YOU GONNA BE ALL RIGHT? YEAH, FINE Hysterical female driver left the scene 1970 Cadillac, yellow convertible License plate D-I-V-A Parked at residence [opera music playing] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (woman) STOP THAT SISSY SINGING OH, MOM, I WANT TO SING WITH THE ANGELS NO SON OF MINE IS GONNA GROW UP TO BE AN OPERA SINGER YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF GIVE ME MY RECORD NO GIVE IT TO ME! NO, I SAID STOP IT STOP WHAT? YOU’RE A SISSY I’M NOT A SISSY YOU ARE A SISSY NO, DON’T SAY THAT DON’T CALL ME THAT ♪ ♪ ROGER THAT, THIS IS 4-2-2 BE THERE IN THREE MINUTES [sobbing] (woman) HERE YOU GO, MA’AM WHERE’S DINO? WHERE’S MY HUSBAND? I NEED DINO I NEED HIM! HE’S ON ANOTHER CALL I NEED DINO HE’S BACK AT THE STATION, ANGIE I NEED HIM, BENNY HE DIDN’T WANT TO COME I NEED HIM! I TRIED, HONEY PLEASE! ANGELA, CALM DOWN I TRIED I TRIED! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? YOU GOT TO GET MY HUSBAND YOU GOT TO GET HIM YOU GOT TO GET MY HUSBAND HE WON’T COME MRS. BATTAGLIA JUST GET HIM PLEASE, PLEASE, GET MY HUSBAND YOU GOT TO GET HIM PLEASE, PLEASE YOU GOT TO GET MY– [coughs] ANGELA MOM! MOM! DINO

[phone ringing] DIDN’T YOUR MOMMY GET YOU SHOES TO MATCH THE DRESS? SHUT UP (man) MR. BATTAGLIA? SHE’S HAD A MILD HEART ATTACK SHE’S OKAY, BUT WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO KEEP HER HERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE, ABOUT A WEEK WHAT ABOUT THE KID? COME ON I HAD ENOUGH WHERE THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING? HOME WHAT ABOUT HIM? WHAT ABOUT HIM? THIS BOY NEEDS A FATHER, DINO WHAT THE HELL WOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT WHAT A LITTLE BOY NEEDS? COME ON COULD I PLEASE SEE MY MOM? WELL, I’M SORRY, SON SHE’S SLEEPING RIGHT NOW MAYBE TOMORROW, OKAY? I’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN SHE’S STABLE NEXT THING WE’RE GONNA DO IS GET YOU THE HELL OUT OF THAT DRESS HEY! HEY, KID! [horn honks] (man) HEY, MOVE ALREADY! UP YOURS CHRIST YOU ARE GONNA BE SO SORRY WHEN I FINALLY GET MY HANDS ON YOU, KID I’M GONNA MAKE SUCH A MAN OUT OF YOU SLOW DOWN! SORRY, KID, BUT DON’T SCREW WITH ME [dog barking] (Bruno) WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WITH THAT? YOUR FATHER’S FATHER RAN THE STAR BARBERSHOP ON MARKET STREET WHEN HE DIED, I HAD TO TAKE OVER PEOPLE CAME FROM MILES AROUND FOR ONE OF MY HAIRCUTS MM-HMM HERE, I HAVE A FRESH SHIRT FOR YOU AND A PAIR OF PANTS FOR SCHOOL TOMORROW I’M GOING TO SCHOOL TOMORROW? OF COURSE YOU’RE GOING TO SCHOOL TOMORROW IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MANY WORDS YOU KNOW HOW TO SPELL THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN YOU’RE GONNA MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF GOOD NIGHT NIGHT, HELEN BREAKFAST WILL BE ON THE TABLE IN THE MORNING I’LL SEE YOU AFTER SCHOOL [opera music playing] ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ SON WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? WELL, YOUR KID–HE DIDN’T COME HOME FROM SCHOOL TODAY HE’S NOT AT ANGELA’S HOUSE, NOT AT MY HOUSE I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU WOULD KNOW WHERE HE WOULD BE TRY LOOKING IN THE GIRLS’ DEPARTMENT AT LEVY BROTHERS DON’T BE A SMARTASS I NEED YOUR HELP WHY SHOULD I HELP? BECAUSE HE’S YOUR BOY HE’S A SISSY! THAT’S WHAT HE IS HE’S A– HE’S A GODDAMN LITTLE SISSY JUST LIKE ME REMEMBER? YOU’RE NOT A SISSY, DINO FIND HIM YOURSELF [monitor beeping] YOU’RE LOOKING GOOD THANKS HOW ARE YOU FEELING? FINE ANYTHING I CAN GET FOR YOU? NO SO WHAT’S THE DOCTOR SAY? WHEN YOU GETTING OUT OF HERE? I DON’T KNOW NEXT WEEK MM-HMM SO HAS BRUNO BEEN AROUND? NOT TODAY YET WHERE DOES THE KID LIKE TO HANG OUT IN CASE HE’S SAD OR SOMETHING, YOU KNOW? HE DOESN’T HANG OUT ANYWHERE HE STAYS AT HOME OKAY, GOT TO GO HELEN I’M LETTING GO OF DINO I’M LETTING GO OF YOUR SON HELEN? I MEAN IT GOOD BYE [children yelling] (boy) HEY, YOU GUYS, THERE’S A FIGHT OVER HERE YOU BETTER COME LOOK AT THIS HEY! YOU LITTLE PANSY HEY! HEY, HEY! WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? YOU OKAY, KID? YEAH GO AHEAD NOW, DOES ANYBODY HERE KNOW A BRUNO BATTAGLIA? WHO WANTS TO KNOW? NEVER MIND HAS ANYBODY SEEN HIM LATELY? WHAT’S IT TO YOU, BUTCH? YOU LISTEN, YOU SHITTY DICKHEAD I ASKED YOU A QUESTION NO, I HAVEN’T SEEN HIM WHAT IS YOUR NAME, KID? EDDIE MAZZARATTI WELL, EDDIE MAZZARATTI, IF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN TO SEE BRUNO BATTAGLIA, YOU TELL HIM HELEN IS LOOKING FOR HIM YOU GOT IT? HAVE YOU GOT IT? YES OKAY. WHO’S NEXT? (boy) RUN, RUN! GUYS, GET ME DOWN FROM HERE! [rain falling] [owl hooting] [thunder booming] HEY, KID

COME ON, KID LET’S GO HOME COME ON WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A LITTLE GIRL? I DON’T WANT TO BE A LITTLE GIRL WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE, THEN? AN ETYMOLOGIST WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? “A SCIENTIST OF THE DERIVATION OF WORDS AS TO THE HISTORY OF LOGISTIC FORMS.” WHATEVER UM, WHY DO YOU WANT TO WEAR THESE DRESSES? WELL, THEY’RE NOT DRESSES THEY’RE HOLY VESTMENTS THEY GIVE ME POWER HMM, WHAT KIND OF POWER? WELL, THE KIND OF POWER THAT YOU HAVE– THE POWER TO BE MEAN BUT WHEN YOU WEAR THESE HOLY VESTMENT DRESSES, PEOPLE WANT TO KILL YOU I DON’T CARE YOU DON’T CARE NO I’M NOT AFRAID OF DEATH YOU’RE NOT NO HMM I LIKE THAT THAT I LIKE YOU KNOW, FOR A LITTLE BOY WHO WEARS DRESSES, YOU GOT A HELL OF A SET OF BALLS, KID I KNOW WANT A SHOT OF WHISKEY? OKAY OKAY HERE’S TO YOU WEARING YOUR HOLY DRESSES AND TO BEING YOU, WHATEVER THE HELL THAT MIGHT BE CHEERS CHEERS YOU MIND IF I SMOKE? NO BUT IT’S GONNA TURN YOUR SOUL BLACK WHATEVER LISTEN IF YOU’RE GONNA CONTINUE WEARING DRESSES, YOU AND I ARE GONNA HAVE TO TEACH YOU HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF MM-HMM THE POINT OF THIS GAME IS THAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO HIT ME BEFORE I HIT YOU OKAY? HAVE YOU GOT IT? WELL, PUT UP YOUR DUKES OW! AH HELLO OH, YOU’RE SHAWNIQUA VAN ADAMS WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS? WELL, MY MOMMY’S DEAD, AND MY DADDY LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN (Angela) WHO TAKES CARE OF YOU? (Shawniqua) MY BROTHER HE LIKES MARIA CALLAS OH, HE’S ONE OF US YOU’RE BIG YOU’RE BLACK (Helen) THE MORE GLITTER, THE BETTER (Henry) IT’S VERY DIANA IF WE’RE GONNA DO DIANA, WE’RE GONNA DO DIANA BIG (Bruno) THE MORE GLITTER, THE MORE GLAM (Henry) MISS ROSS, EAT YOUR HEART OUT HAND ME ANOTHER NEEDLE, AND GIVE ME THE BUTTONHOLE THREAD MOM, I HAVE TO SEW THE ZIPPER ON BY HAND

CAREFUL WITH THE SEQUINS, HELEN YOU GONNA CUT THE FABRIC ON THE CROSS GRAIN OR THE GRAIN? CROSS GRAIN GOOD, I CAN GET A CROSS GRAIN WE HAVE TO MAKE EVERY SINGLE BUCK I’VE INVESTED PAY OFF OH, THIS HAT’S JUST NEVER GONNA DO HMM, I WONDER IF I SHOULD RELAX THAT WIG DO YOU LIKE THE WIG, BRUNO? BRUNO, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE WIG? IT’S GOOD I THINK WE BETTER TEASE IT HIGHER GOOD FLUFF IT OKAY GOOD AFTERNOON, AND WELCOME TO THE MANHATTAN COMPETITION OF THE 33rd ANNUAL NATIONAL CATHOLIC SPELLING CHAMPIONSHIP [applause] ALL OF OUR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE WORKED VERY HARD TO REPRESENT THEIR SCHOOLS, AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THEM BUT ONLY ONE FROM THIS DISTRICT WILL GET TO GO ON TO COMPETE IN THE STATE COMPETITION NEXT WEEK SO LET’S GIVE A WARM ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO THE SMARTEST LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS FROM DISTRICT 79 [applause] [applause] IT’S A BOY YAY, BRUNO YOU GO [laughter] DON’T GET OUT OF MY WAY DON’T DO TO HIM WHAT I DID TO YOU HE WANTS TO SING LET HIM LET YOUR SON SING (woman) WHAT THE HECK DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING? COME OVER HERE [cap guns banging] LET HIM GO I SAID LET HIM GO YOU DON’T LET HIM GO, YOU BETTER START PRAYING, SISTER NOW, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T KNOW IT, THIS IS A LITTLE BOY, A LITTLE BOY IN A DRESS ANYBODY GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT CAN LEAVE MAY I PLEASE HAVE MY WIG BACK NOW? GIVE THE KID HIS HAIR (Bruno) SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, A MIRACLE HAPPENS, AND PEOPLE BECOME ELUCIDATED THEY UNDERSTAND NOW LET’S START THIS FRIGGIN’ BEE [cap guns banging] WILL THE FIRST CONTESTANT PLEASE STAND UP? (man) BRUNO, WAIT JUST A FEW QUESTIONS MAKE IT QUICK BRUNO, WHY DO YOU WEAR A DRESS? DON’T TELL HIM HOW DID IT FEEL TO WIN IN A DRESS? GOOD DO YOU PLAN TO WEAR A DRESS TO THE NEXT ONE? THAT’S ENOUGH OF THAT BRUNO, ONE PHOTO ALL RIGHT, ONE PHOTO HOLD UP YOUR TROPHY HIGHER, KID, HIGHER SHOW THEM WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF, KID GREAT, THAT’S IT ARE YOU FROM HARD COPY? OH, GOD, HELP ME (Helen) WE NEED TO MAKE YOU ROYAL MORE MERETRICIOUS YEAH, MORE OF THAT AND MORE REGAL AND MORE ROYAL TOO THAT’S WHAT I SAID YEAH, WHATEVER [laughs] [opera music] SOVEREIGN (Helen) GRAND (Bruno) SPLENDID, LIKE YOU, HELEN IMPERIOUS THAT’LL WORK MAGNIFICENT ♪ ♪ [laughter]

SUPERB (Bruno) LAVISH MUNIFICENT OUTRAGEOUS (Helen) I CROWN THEE BRUNO, QUEEN OF THE BEES BRUNO RULES (woman) HERE THEY COME! (man) LOOK THIS WAY, RIGHT INTO THE CAMERA, BRUNO BRUNO, WHERE’S YOUR FATHER? (man) DO YOU LIVE WITH A FAMILY? BRUNO, WHO MAKES YOUR DRESSES? ARE YOU READY FOR FAME, KID? WELL, IT’S READY FOR YOU LET’S MOVE OUT OF THE WAY OF THE KID DON’T MESS WITH THE KID OR THE DRESS ARE YOU FROM HARD COPY? WATCH OUT GIVE US SOME ROOM DO NOT TOUCH THE DRESS THAT’S MY SON! COME ON, COME ON ANGIE (woman) BRUNO, DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR AN INTERVIEW? ALRIGHT, QUICK OKAY, WOULD YOU MIND STEPPING UP? OKAY, HIKE IT UP I’M STANDING HERE WITH BRUNO BATTAGLIA THE 8 YEAR-OLD CROSS-DRESSING SPELLING BEE CHAMPION DRESSED LIKE A QUEEN, FORMERLY FROM QUEENS, SOME MIGHT SAY HE IS A LITTLE QUEEN NOPE OKAY, WELL BRUNO, COULD YOU AT LEAST TELL US, HOW DID YOU COME TO WANT TO WEAR DRESSES? UM, WELL, IT CAME TO ME IN A DREAM COULD YOU DESCRIBE THIS DREAM FOR US UH, NO (woman) MRS. BATTAGLIA! WHAT’S IT LIKE SEEING YOUR SON IN DRAG? I THINK IT’S ABSOLUTE BEAUTY HE LOOKS A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN YOU DO (man) CAN YOU WIN WITHOUT THE DRESS, BRUNO? BRUNO, AREN’T YOU AFRAID OF WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU KEEP WEARING DRESSES? NO KID, WHAT IF YOU LOSE? WILL YOU CONTINUE TO WEAR DRESSES? WELL I’M NOT GONNA LOSE YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT WHERE’S YOUR FATHER? NO. YOU DON’T ASK THAT KIND OF QUESTION THAT’S PRIVATE WELL, WHAT ABOUT THE PLANNED PROTEST? THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT SAYS THEY’RE GOING TO FORM A HUMAN BARRICADE IN WASHINGTON TO STOP YOU NOPE, NOBODY’S GOING TO STOP US NOBODY. GET THAT CLEAR HEY, BRUNO, ARE YOU GAY? I SAID ARE YOU GAY? YOU KNOW WHAT I TAUGHT YOU. GO GET THE LITTLE DICKHEAD [all yelling] HA! HA! THIS IS SHEILA RIBANDO-FIRE REPORTING THAT BRUNO BATTAGLIA HAS JUST WON THE RIGHT TO GO ALL THE WAY TO WASHINGTON, D.C., IN A DRESS BOB AND SUE, BACK TO YOU [jingling] [jingling] (Bruno) ARE YOU ALL RIGHT, MOM? (Angela) YEAH. YOU? YEAH [crowd chanting] GO TO HELL WEAR A DRESS, GO TO HELL WEAR A DRESS, GO TO HELL WEAR A DRESS, GO TO HELL WEAR A DRESS, GO TO HELL WEAR A DRESS, GO TO HELL WEAR A DRESS, GO TO HELL WEAR A DRESS, GO TO HELL [men arguing] (woman) CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS MADNESS? IT’S JUST A SPELLING BEE LET THE CHILD BE A CHILD! BRUNO IS OUR HERO! YOU GO, GIRL! MM, NICE OUTFIT LIKE IT YOU SHOULD GO HOME! BE ASHAMED! (man) BACK THOSE PEOPLE UP JUST WAIT, FOLKS HELLO, EVERYONE WELCOME HI WELL, HELLO, BRUNO WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU THANK YOU WHAT A VERY NICE OUTFIT THANK YOU RIGHT THIS WAY SISTER MARY VIVIANA WILL SHOW YOU IN SHE HAS SEATS FOR ALL OF YOU YOU COME WITH ME, BRUNO COME ALONG [applause] SIT DOWN I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS OKAY, CHILDREN WAIT HERE FOR THE CURTAIN (boy) WHERE’S HE GOING? OKAY

(woman) WELCOME TO THE 33rd ANNUAL NATIONAL CATHOLIC SPELLING COMPETITION WE HAVE WITH US TODAY 20 OF THE TOP CATHOLIC SPELLERS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY BUT ONLY ONE WILL WIN AN ALL-EXPENSE-PAID TRIP TO THE VATICAN CITY IN ROME AND PRIVATE AUDIENCE WITH POPE JOHN PAUL II SO HAVE A WARM WELCOME FOR ALL OF OUR CONTESTANTS [cheers and applause] (woman) OKAY, EVERYBODY GET BACK IN LINE HERE WE GO [applause] YAY! (woman) WILL THE FIRST CONTESTANT PLEASE STEP UP TO THE MICROPHONE? THE FIRST WORD IS “FILICIFORM.” (boy) “FILICIFORM.” DEFINITION, PLEASE? (woman) “SHAPED LIKE A FERN OR FERN FROND.” (boy) CAN I HAVE THE LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN? (woman) LATIN CAN YOU REPEAT IT? (woman) “FILICIFORM.” (boy) “FILICIFORM,” F-E-L-I-C-I-F-O-R-M, “FILICIFORM.” (woman) THAT’S INCORRECT “FILICIFORM” IS F-I-L-I-C-I-F-O-R-M NEXT CONTESTANT “PENURY.” DOES THIS WORD MEAN POVERTY? OR SCANTINESS WOULD YOU PLEASE USE IT IN A SENTENCE? EMMA COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY JANE CHOSE THE MORTIFICATION OF MRS. ELTON’S NOTICE AND THE PENURY OF HER CONVERSATION RATHER THAN RETURN TO THOSE WHO LOVED HER WITH REAL GENEROUS AFFECTION UM, “PENURY.” P-E– WHAT’S SHE DOING THAT FOR? (girl) N-U-R-Y, “PENURY.” (woman) CORRECT [applause] HMM, SHE’S GOOD (woman) NEXT CONTESTANT (boy) IS THAT THE CORRECT PRONUNCIATION? (woman) THAT’S INCORRECT [bell dings] NEXT CONTESTANT “LEDERHOSEN.” DO YOU NEED THE DEFINITION? “KNEE-LENGTH LEATHER TROUSERS WORN ESPECIALLY IN BAVARIA?” [laughs] “LEDERHOSEN,” L-E-D-E-R-H-O-S-E-N, “LEDERHOSEN.” (woman) THAT IS CORRECT [applause] YES (boy) COULD YOU USE IT IN A SENTENCE? (woman) NEXT CONTESTANT (girl) V-I-F-Y (boy) “POMPOUSNESS.” (woman) THAT IS CORRECT (boy) MAY I PLEASE HAVE THE LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN? (woman) NEXT CONTESTANT (boy) IS THAT WORD FROM THE GREEK LANGUAGE? (girl) “VOCIFERATE.” (woman) THAT’S INCORRECT (girl) MAY I HAVE THE PART OF SPEECH FOR THAT WORD? [bell dings] THAT IS INCORRECT BYE-BYE (woman) M-E-R-M-Y-D-O-N NEXT CONTESTANT (girl) VOCIFERATE (woman) THAT IS INCORRECT (boy) REPETITION OF THE WORD, PLEASE (girl) E-S-C-E? COULD YOU REPEAT THE WORD? (woman) THAT’S INCORRECT NEXT CONTESTANT “TYPHLOLOGY.”

“TYPHLOLOGY.” MAY I PLEASE HAVE THE DEFINITION? TYPHLOLOGY IS THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF BLINDNESS (girl) WOULD YOU USE IT IN A SENTENCE? (woman) RESEARCHERS IN TYPHLOLOGY HAVE FOUND THAT CERTAIN NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES CAN RESULT IN THE CLOUDING AND SOFTENING OF THE CORNEA AM I HEARING THIS WORD CORRECTLY? (woman) MM-HMM COME ON T-Y-P-H-L-O-G-Y, “TYPHLOLOGY.” [bell dings] (woman) THAT IS INCORRECT “TYPHLOLOGY” IS T-Y-P-H-L-O-L-O-G-Y FINAL CONTESTANT, PLEASE IF BRUNO BATTAGLIA SPELLS THIS WORD CORRECTLY, HE WILL BE THE WINNER AND CHAMPION OF THE 33rd ANNUAL NATIONAL CATHOLIC SPELLING COMPETITION THE WORD IS “MELANOCOMOUS.” WHOA “MELANOCOMOUS”? “HAVING DARK OR BLACK HAIR.” MELANOCOMOUS LIKE YOU YEAH COULD YOU PLEASE USE THAT IN A SENTENCE? (woman) FROM GREENLAND ALL THE WAY TO POLYNESIA, WE’VE ENCOUNTERED NOTHING BUT MELANOCOMOUS PEOPLE “MELANOCOMOUS”? CAN I PLEASE HAVE THE LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN? GREEK (Bruno) CAN I PLEASE HAVE THE PART OF SPEECH? (woman) THIS IS AN ADJECTIVE “MELANOCOMOUS.” M-E-L-A- N- CAN I PLEASE, UH, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I LEFT OFF? YOU MAY START OVER AGAIN, IF YOU LIKE I’LL START OVER [jingling] M-E-L-A-N- O-C-O-M-O-U-S, “MELANOCOMOUS.” (woman) THAT IS CORRECT [cheers and applause] BRUNO! [whistles] YOU’RE THE BEST THAT’S MY BABY (woman) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON A PLANE BEFORE? DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GONNA SAY TO THE POPE? (man) LOVE THE SUIT, KID (woman) CONGRATULATIONS, BRUNO YOU READY, BABY? ME AND MY MOM ARE GOING TO ROME OH, GREAT BE COOL, BRUNO YOU TOO, HENRY [Helen clears throat]

SO YOU’RE GONNA GIVE HIM HELL, KID YUP NOW, DON’T FORGET TO WEAR THE SASH I SEWED THAT MYSELF GIVE ME A HUG SEE YOU, GRANDMA [laughs] YEAH, WHATEVER GO (Angela) THANKS, HELEN COME ON WE’RE GOING TO ROME BRUNO, WAIT I WANT TO GIVE YOU THIS YOU LOOK FIERCE COULD I PLEASE HAVE A MOMENT ALONE WITH MY DAD? JUST WANTED TO SAY GOOD LUCK AND, UH, I’M PROUD OF YOU THANK YOU YOU’RE WELCOME THANK YOU YOU’RE WELCOME I’LL BE HERE WHEN YOU GET BACK ALL RIGHT COME ON (Henry) HE’LL BE BACK [choir singing Alleluia] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (Bruno) SOMETIMES WHEN WE FEEL WE’RE BEING CHASED IN OUR NIGHTMARES, WE FIND WE’RE REALLY JUST CHASING OURSELVES I USED TO HAVE A DREAM I WAS BEING CHASED BY AN ANGEL Captioning provided by Screen Media Ventures, LLC Captioning by CaptionMax www.captionmax.com (choir) ♪ KING OF KINGS. ♪ ♪ FOREVER AND EVER. ♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH. ♪ ♪ AND LORD OF LORDS. ♪ ♪ FOREVER AND EVER. ♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH. ♪ ♪ KING OF KINGS. ♪ ♪ FOREVER AND EVER. ♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH. ♪ ♪ AND LORD OF LORDS. ♪ ♪ FOREVER AND EVER. ♪ ♪

(Bruno) “GRACE: THE STATE OF BEING PROTECTED OR SANCTIFIED “BY THE FAVOR OF GOD “VOICE: THE SOUND PRODUCED “BY THE VOCAL ORGANS OF A VERTEBRATE, “ESPECIALLY THOSE OF A HUMAN BEING; “A MEDIUM OR AGENCY OF EXPRESSION; “THE RIGHT OR OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS A CHOICE OR OPINION “BEAUTY: A PLEASING QUALITY “ASSOCIATED WITH HARMONY OF FORM OR COLOR; “EXCELLENCE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP; “TRUTHFULNESS, ORIGINALITY, “OR ANOTHER OFTEN UNSPECIFIABLE PROPERTY “FAT: THE GLYCERIDE ESTER OF A FATTY ACID; “A SOLIDIFIED ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE OIL; “PLUMPNESS OR OBESITY; “THE BEST OR MOST DESIRABLE PART OF SOMETHING; “HAVING MUCH TOO MUCH FAT OR FLESH; “PLUMP OR OBESE; “ABOUNDING IN DESIRABLE ELEMENTS “FRIEND: A PERSON WHOM ONE KNOWS, LIKES, AND TRUSTS; “A PERSON WITH WHOM ONE IS ALLIED “IN A STRUGGLE OR CAUSE; “A COMRADE; “ONE WHO SUPPORTS, SYMPATHIZES WITH, “OR PATRONIZES A GROUP CAUSE OR MOVEMENT “HEAVEN: THE SKY OR UNIVERSE AS SEEN FROM EARTH; “THE ABODE OF GOD, THE ANGELS, “AND THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO ARE GRANTED SALVATION “PARENT: A FATHER OR MOTHER; “A GUARDIAN; PROTECTOR “VICTIM: ONE WHO IS MADE TO SUFFER LOSS “NUN: A WOMAN WHO BELONGS TO A RELIGIOUS ORDER “DEVOTED TO RELIGIOUS SERVICE OR MEDITATION, “USUALLY UNDER VOWS OF POVERTY, CHASTITY, AND OBEDIENCE “STRANGE: UNUSUAL; CURIOUS; ODD “ABOMINABLE: THOROUGHLY UNPLEASANT OR DISAGREEABLE “VIRTUE: MORAL EXCELLENCE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS; “GOODNESS; “CHASTITY, ESPECIALLY OF A GIRL OR WOMAN; “A PARTICULARLY EFFICACIOUS, GOOD, OR BENEFICIAL QUALITY; “ADVANTAGE; “ONE OF THE ORDERS OF ANGELS “DEVIATE: TO TURN OR MOVE INCREASINGLY AWAY “FROM A SPECIFIED COURSE OR PRESCRIBED MODE OF BEHAVIOR “QUANDARY: A STATE OF PERPLEXITY; “A DIFFICULT SITUATION “POPE: THE BISHOP OF ROME “AND THE HEAD OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, “ACTING AS VICAR OF CHRIST ON EARTH; “A FIGURE CONSIDERED TO HAVE UNQUESTIONED AUTHORITY “UNIQUE: BEING THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND; “BEING WITHOUT AN EQUAL OR EQUIVALENT; “UNPARALLELED “MOTHER: A FEMALE PARENT “FREAK: AN UNUSUAL OBJECT, PRODUCT, ANIMAL, OR PERSON “ON EXHIBITION AS AN EXAMPLE OF A STRANGE DEVIATION; “A SUDDEN AND APPARENTLY COSTLESS CHANGE “OR TURN OF EVENTS; “A PERSON OF UNWITTING COURAGE AND BRAVERY; “A REBEL; A WONDER; AN ANGEL.”