My Senior Year (2014) - full transcript

Brian Robertson is a home schooled child that comes from broken family. Brian's goal from a young age is to live a normal teenager's life. When he is finally able to make the dream a reality he is heaven. When tragedy strikes, his life is turned upside down. He feels taking his own life as being the only viable option to escape his pain. - stop by if you're interested in the nutritional composition of food
Brian Robertson,
speaking with us today

about his best-selling
book, "My Senior Year."

- 42!

Set, hike!

Yeah, that's me.

Not him.


That's my mom.

Well, at least at the time she was.

Are you okay?

- No sweat but,

yeah, I'm fine.
- Oh my goodness!

I kept asking
my dad where she went.

And he always said she
would be right back.

I wanted to be like most kids

and have recess to play
football with the guys.

I wanted to go biking in
the summer with friends

as if we were a pack of
birds with nowhere to go

but just fly 'cause we had the freedom to.

I wanted to be a part of something.

But for me,

it just seemed like a far
dream from being reality.

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday dear Brian ♪
- Whoa!

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ A succession was the
first lesson of my life ♪

♪ Had to walk on the darker side ♪

You see, when
I was nine years old,

life was, wonderful.

I had a mom, a dad, and I had friends.

♪ Feel like you're falling down ♪

Then, everything changed.

♪ Afraid to see the outcome ♪

- Hey mom, I'm home!

Hey mom!

At school today we got to...

- What?

- I'm just saying I'm gonna be in my room.

♪ Because I am free, yeah ♪

When my best friend Joey moved,

it was the worst day of my life.

♪ To stay satisfied ♪

I soon found out that

things would get much worse.

♪ Then I will survive ♪

- Why are you always drunk
when I come home from the road?

Every time I come through that door,

I found you laying on the couch

with a bottle of liquor in your hand!

What's Brian gonna think?

- You're never home!

- How to you expect me to earn money

to support you and Brian?

I have to be out on the
road driving all the time!

I never understood why my mom

and dad yelled so much.


the yelling just stopped.

Mom, please don't go!

- I'm sorry.

My mom disappeared for good.

- Please mom!

There's gotta be a way!
- Supposedly,

she went on a trip.

- I'm sorry, son.

- Please!

Don't leave me!

But that trip
was a one-way ticket.

It seemed like there was no return.

So then, me and dad, like
everything else in our lives,

just packed up and kept on trucking.

You see, my dad wanted me
and him to be very close.

This could never happen
with me going to school

and his career as a semi driver.

♪ 'Cause I am free ♪

So after my parents split up,

my dad took some classes so
he was able to be my teacher.

And from then on, I was home-schooled.

I always wondered what a
real life would be like.

What if my mom and dad
would have stayed together

and nothing changed
from when I turned nine?

Maybe I would have a good friend or two.

And even a girlfriend.

Every day I wonder about
that life I've never had.

I guess, right now, life isn't it.

♪ In the dark delirious morning ♪

♪ Colors gain in confidence ♪

♪ In the quiet of the morning ♪

♪ Rolling towards the light ♪

♪ Listen to the pavement
go on about the night ♪

♪ And it's still to early to see the sun ♪

♪ That old piece of
fruit's still hanging on ♪

♪ Some tangerine tree
somewhere in some orchard ♪

♪ On the other side of this little Earth ♪

♪ Well I need to make this silence stop ♪

♪ Yes I need to be sure ♪

♪ Well I need to make you understand ♪

♪ That I don't know where to go ♪

♪ Who to read or who to reference ♪

♪ To figure out how just to say this ♪

♪ Such a sure and simple sentence ♪

♪ La la la la la la la
la la la la la la la ♪

♪ In the dark delirious morning ♪

- What's wrong?

- We've been driving
for 10 hours straight.

- Why don't you go sleep in the bunker?

- You know I'll just get a
headache if I sleep on that.

- Well, it's seven o'clock now.

What do you wanna do?

- We haven't gone bowling in a while.

- Sure.

- You really need to cut
down on smoking, Dad.

What are you at, a pack a day?

Tom, what's your GGH?

- 20's about an hour
away from the Magic Mile.

keep the wheels spinning.

- Roger that.

After this shipment,
we'll head to the alleys.

- Sounds like a plan.

♪ You ♪

♪ And me ♪

♪ Dancing until-- ♪

♪ You ♪

♪ And me ♪

♪ Dancing in slow motion ♪

♪ You ♪

♪ And me ♪

♪ Here in these arms ♪

♪ And it's all that I want ♪

♪ And it's all that I need ♪

♪ If I could love you forever ♪

All I could think about was her.

She was,


Whatever I was working on,

my mind could not venture
away from that girl.

♪ You ♪

♪ And me ♪

♪ And all that we are ♪

- Dad!

There's something I
gotta talk to you about.

- How you owe me 10 bucks?

What do you want?

- Well,

I've been thinking.

I'm 17 now,

and I've only had two
friends since second grade.

I think it's time for me
to actually experience

a real teenager's life.

It's just...

Well, you went to college and high school.

I've seen the pictures.

You look like you enjoyed life.

I mean, if I go to a college,

which we're both planning on.

- Of course.

- Not only will I not know
how to act around kids my age.

I won't know what to do when I meet a girl

or meet a good friend.

And I love spending time
with you, don't get me wrong.

But don't you want me to enjoy my life?

- Okay.

Guess we'll have to figure out

your schedule for first quarter.

- Thanks, dad.


- Hey, man!

- Hey!

- You look pretty lonely.

You wanna come sit with me and the guys?

We love welcoming the new kid.

- Yeah, I would love to!

- Dude, don't worry.

This isn't "Mean Girls."

Instead of the new kid being popular here,

at this school, we couldn't
give a shit about you.

I'm joking, man.

My name's Jake.

- What's up?

I'm Brian.

You guys here sure like to
pull each other's chain.

- First off, you're gonna
have to use different slang.

- Different what?

- Different word usage!

- Oh.


I can do that.

- You'll find out every
group has their one-liner,

"That's whack!"

"That's cool!"

And the stoners are:

"Yeah, man."

"Stay high, stay fly."

- I think I can remember that.

- That's good to know.


do you know anybody at this school?

- No.

This is my first day.

- Come sit by me and the guys, then.

- All right.
- All right.

Guys, this is Brian.

This is Tim.

- What's going on, man?

One on the thumb, one on the elbow.

- And this is Eric.

- What up, bro-ski?


So, you new here, man.

- Yeah.

This is actually my first
day of regular school.

I was home-schooled by my dad.

- What?

Wait, I thought
home-schoolers couldn't talk.


- Don't mind Eric.

He was dropped on his
head when he was a baby.

- I'm sorry.

- I'm just kidding, man.

You're gonna fit in just right with us.

♪ Baby you left me ♪

♪ Told me that you'd never ever leave me ♪

♪ How the hell could you
tell me that you'd leave me ♪

How you doin' there, man?

- I'm good.

- Yeah, I noticed.

- What do you mean?

- Your dick's hard.

Come on, man.

Time to get in the pool.


Dude, help me up!

- I don't know, man.

You have a loaded pistol down there.

All right, you got me
feelin' like a jackass.


- Nice one, Barry.

Oh, good job, new kid!

- You little bastard!

♪ And where you go ♪

♪ I will follow ♪

♪ And where you drive I will tag along ♪

♪ And where the wind blows I will follow ♪

Please, God.

Let my son be happy.

I know this is a hard time for him, but,

just let him be healthy
and happy during this time.

- Boom!

- Are you kidding me, man?
- What's up?

- Any way you can, please
let him find a way to fit in.

I would love for him to experience
a normal teenager's life.

♪ The way she walks ♪

♪ I want to breathe her feel her ♪

I ask that you
keep our family strong

while Brian is on this mission.

♪ And on the streets we ♪

♪ We could dance and ♪

♪ Hit this bottle ♪

- In Jesus's name, amen.

♪ Live life rejoicing ♪

- Hey!

Guess what, man.

- What?

- My dad's gonna be gone
for the whole weekend.

- Dude, are you serious?

This is your chance to get known!

- What do you mean?

- Well, man, right now
your nickname is Boner.

I think you would rather
have it Brian Robertson.

That's just my opinion.

- I'm listening.

- This is your chance to
make some new friends and

maybe get a girl?

- Okay, you got me!

- All right, man.

I'll spread the word.

- Pshew!
- Pshew!

♪ Baby you left me ♪

♪ Told me that you'd never ever leave me ♪

♪ How the hell could you
tell me that you'd leave me ♪

- That's weird.

Are you familiar with
the term motor boating?

- No.

Motor boating?

- Yeah.

- Hey, man!

Can't wait for your party, dude.

It's gonna rock.

I know it.

- Yeah, it should be a good one.

- Oh yeah!

- Wait, when is this?

- On Friday, but ...

I mean, I can't believe the
word got around so fast.

I just told Jake yesterday.

- The thing about open house parties is

everybody knows about it.

All right?

You'll learn, Barry.

You'll learn.

- Oh, remember, we're out of toilet paper,

so don't forget to get some.

- Oh, yeah.

I'll get some later.

- All right.

See you on Sunday.

- Okay.

See ya.


- It's on!

- All right, hey, guys, how's it going?

You having a good time at the party?


I think we have a class together.

Anyway, what's up, guys?

Oh, Lordy, what is this called?

- What's up, man?

- Oh, Dan!

- How you doin'?

- I'm good man.

- I'm doin' great.

- Beer pong right here man.

Beer pong.
- Oh, beer pong.

Crazy game, man.

- I'll have to play later.

- We'll teach you later, man.

- Hey, guys.

- Hi!

- How's it goin'?


- Titty twister!

- All right, I'll teach you how to drive

the semi next Saturday, all right?

- Looking forward to it.

- All right.

Good talk, man.

- Hey!

What's up?

- I'm good, how you doing, man?

- Great.

- You having a good time?

- Great time.

Great time.

- That's what I like to hear, man.

She made it.

- Sara Anderson?

You're dreaming, brother.

Her and Brad have been together for years.

- Yeah?

I suppose.

- Yo, Jasmine!

What up, girl?

Take my breath away!

That's all me, man.

That's all me.

All right, man.
- All right.


- Do it!


- Oh!

- Shots.

You want one?

Or two?

- I don't know, dude.

- You said you came to our school

to experience the real teenage life.

Well this is it, buddy.

This is it.


- All right.

All right.

♪ This is it ♪

- All right, I'll do one?
- Oh yeah!


- All right.
- That's good.

Fill it up.




You take shots in shot glasses, Barry.

Shot glasses.

- Is it supposed to burn like that?

- Uh, yeah, it burns.

- All right.

Okay, here we go.

- I'll do one more.

One more.
- Let's do this.

I mean, I might
as well just throw this

in the garbage if you're gonna keep

drinking out of the bottle.

You are out of control, Barry!

- That burns.
- Yeah!

Is it supposed to burn?

- Oh, it burns.

- All right, I swear to God,

you two will never work
in this business again!

You're my Lucky Strikes, you bitch!

- Whoa!

What is that?

- What?
- Jerry Seinfeld, right?

- No, it was like a '30s film

acting like we're on the set.

- I don't get it.
- Cut.

Get outta here!

- '30s?
- No, that doesn't exist.

- Hey, what up guys?
- Oh!

- That's right!
- What's up, dude?

All right, so I got
some pot, I got some ladies,

and we are gonna get laid.

All right, with the ladies.

- You're gonna get laid

- with the ladies.
- I got it, I think I got it.

- Yeah, no, we all are.


- Yeah, you should come with.

Yeah, yeah.

- You should do it.

- I don't know about that.

I think I'm just gonna stay
here and dance it out, bitch!

- No, you're missing out, dude.

- What?

Oh, what, what?

- No, look at that.

Look at that little freshman over there.

- What?

- Yeah, yeah.

No, I gave him some Kool-Aid,
and he thinks it's vodka.

That is a dude.

- Dumb ass.

- Hey, stupid.
- Idiot!

What a fool, man!

You take the crown, take the crown.

- Take it, take it.

You're gonna need that.

Yeah, yeah!

What a great party.
- What an idiot!

What are you talking about, Tim?

- Oh, Lisa.

Simple Lisa.

Here, let me just,

I'll just show you, how about that?

Let's say I draw a nine.

And you draw a seven.

Well, like war, the higher card wins.

Lisa, since you lost,
you have three options.

You can either take a shot,
remove an article of clothing,

or you can make out with
the person that you lost to.

- All right.

Who's up?

- I'll play.

- All right!

Black jack for me, of course.

Am I right, am I right?

Yeah, of course I'm right.
- We get it.


And a six for you.

Ah, that sucks.


- It's rigged.

All right.

I guess.

- All right, that's what I thought.

My man!

- I can see my work here is done.

I gotta go piss.

- Now, who wants to get nasty, huh?

Who wants to get nasty
with Jake right here?

- Okay.


Bitches, please.

I shall return.

Just gotta,

take a piss.

Hey, guys, guys, I gotta pee.

♪ Ride on the pee train ♪

Am I right?

Time for papa bear to drain the main vein.

Look out below!

Oh yeah.

- Oh, oh my God!

- Only I can prevent forest fires.

Am I right, forest?

I'm looking at you.

- Tim!

- You all done, buddy?

Yeah you are.

- I'm gonna get that bastard.


The chosen one.

Meh, I'll do the whole thing.

Since I got pee in my mouth,

I think that is a fair trade.


All right.

Well this will teach Tim to mess with me.

Ah, Tim, the man of the hour.

Just in time.

♪ I'm on the time ♪
How you doing there, bud?

How you doing?

- Great.
- Yeah?

- I,

took a trip to tinkle town.

You know what I'm saying?
- Oh, yeah?

Oh, yeah, right all over my face.


I didn't say anything.

Hey, do you want a mixed drink?

- You are damp, my friend.
- I am damp.

- Moist!
- Yeah, what's that small.

Oh, okay.
- Yeah, that's weird.

Do you want a mixed drink?

- Yeah!

What's in it?

- All right, I've got
the ultimate hard drink.

151 mixed with Everclear.


- Yeah, no, you'd be the
most hardcore drinker

if you could finish that.

- This isn't anything, man.

It's not anything.

- Right?
- Ladies, where you going?

Watch me do this!

- Bottom's up.

- Ladies didn't even look.

- Right?

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

Down the hatch.

All right.


- Sure goes down hard.

Does it?

- Oh yeah, yeah.

- Yeah, yeah.

Well, you're the champ, bud!

- I'm the champ.

I'm the best!

A little more?

- Yeah.

- Uh-oh, what's going on?


I just popped my pants!

- Well.

That's unfortunate.

Nothing like 5 % vodka and 95 % Ex-Lax.

The perfect recipe for payback.

- Releasing the demons!

Get out of me, Satan!

This is not you!

This is not your home, sir.

Oh God.

That is refreshing.

Oh, that feels good.





Oh God.

- I'm tired.

Come on Sara, let's get out of here.

- Get off me!

- Hey, man!

What do you think you're doing?

- Hey, man, she's mine!

Why don't you back off before I make you.

Come on, Sara, let's go.

- I'm not going anywhere.

- Whatever.

Stay with this faggot.

- I think I'll be fine.


Thanks a lot.

You're a life saver.

Brian, right?


- Or is that Boner?

- You heard about that?

- Yeah, I think the whole
school heard about it.

- Yeah, I guess.

- So, you think you could
give me a ride home?

- No, I drank too much already.

- Well, I only live a few blocks away.

We could walk.

- Yeah, definitely.

So let me ask you this.

What do you see in that jerk?

- Well, Brad, when we first
met, was really sweet.

Then, beginning of last summer,

he really showed his true colors.

- So, why didn't you just dump him then?

- We've been daring about two years,

and our families are friends,

so I guess it just made
sense in that light.

- That's ridiculous, though.

I mean, has he ever been that
aggressive with you before?

- Yeah.

He's hit me in the face before.

Actually, a couple times.

I guess I felt like I
wasn't worth that much.

- Hey.

If I was even fortunate
enough to have you in my life,

I'd show you the true
princess you really are.

- You're so sweet.

- Smooth job, Brian.

You should've kissed her.

- Brian.

What's this?

- It's,


- It's a must-ground is what it is.

- Dad!

- What?

If one of those kids drove home drunk,

got in an accident, we'd be liable!

We'd lose everything!

- Well, I'm sorry!

- You're damn right you are.

No TV, no internet, no hanging
out with friends for a month!

- Dad, you can't do this!

I just started making friends!

- You should've thought of that

before you had the party, shouldn't ya?

- You know the misery you've put me in?

I mean, sure, at times it
was fun driving with you

all across the damn country,

but all I really wanted was

to have a normal teenager's life!

To be able to have friends,
and to play baseball,

something, you know?

You know what it's like to
not have anyone to talk to

besides you or maybe Fat Joe,

the local semi driver who tells
the same boring-ass stories

every god-forsaken time
you talk to the guy?

I mean, that's fine if you want that life.

But after mom left, all
I wanted was for her

to come back so we could have
a normal family life again.

Driving for 50 hours a week
for 52 weeks isn't normal!

Never having a first
kiss at 17 isn't normal!

So if I want to throw a party so I can try

to make some friends to make up for the

shitty life I've had, I mean,
I don't see the problem.

- You know what?

Life hasn't been anything near
normal for me either, Brian.

You know what it's like to love someone

only to have 'em leave ya?

You're the greatest thing
that's ever happened to me.

And son,

when your mother left, it was hard.

Hard for me to move on.

- Dad.

Don't worry, I'll always be there.

So does that mean I'm
not grounded anymore.

- One month, grounded!

♪ He's colored her haze that ♪

♪ I couldn't deny ♪

♪ As you weaved your way
in and out of my mind ♪

♪ I thought I'd never ♪

- Who's the guy?

Oh, Sara.


- He's nice.

He's good looking.

He's funny.

And I finally found a guy I could

actually see myself dating.

- Sara, you just broke up with Brad.

Don't you think it's a little soon?

- It's just different with him, you know?

He might not be my typical
guy, but I'm okay with that.

There's just something about him.

- Think about what you're doing.

You just broke up with Brad.

- I have.

And Brad and I are through.

- I hope you're making the right decision.

- Now that sounds like a friend.

- Yeah, I finally talked to Sara, dude.

I actually walked her
home after the party.

- Aw, how cute.

Did you guys hold hands?

- No, man.

I mean, she's perfect.

I just hope I get another
chance to hang out with her.

- I hear you, brother.

She is cute.

- Right?

- Hey, what up, Brian?

- Oh, what's up?

- Tight party, man.

What are you doing this weekend.

- I don't know.

What's going on?

- Party at my house, man.

Hit me up.

All right.

Good shit, homey.

- Sounds good.

- Aren't you Mr. Popular?

- Well, it comes at a price.

My dad found out about the party

and we got in a huge fight.

Now I'm grounded for a month.

- Shit, dude.

And I thought we were
gonna get away with it.

- Well we would have if some idiot

didn't leave liquor
bottles under the couch.

Dumb ass!

- What do you all think you're doing?

- Yo, Brad.


Sasha and I will go elsewhere.

- Nah, it's cool, man.

Ever since that new kid started
putting the moves on Sara,

all I can think about is
bashing that dude's head in.

- Shit, he deserves it.

- I don't get it, man.

I mean, that kid's poor.

Shit, I got a full ride to college.

Plus, I'm packing a summer sausage.

She'll find out.

Prom night.

- So what are you gonna do
about the new kid, then?

- I don't know.

But I'm gonna give him a
welcome he won't forget.

- Hey Brian, it's Sara.

- How did you get my number?

- I got it from Jake.

Did you not want me calling you?

- No, no, no.

I do.

- I just wanted to thank you again

for walking me home the other night.

It was really nice of you.

- Yeah, it was no problem.

Did you have fun at the party?

- Yeah.

Well, except for my ex-boyfriend

making a big scene in front of everyone.

- Ex-boyfriend?

- Yeah.

I split it off with him.

It was time.

- Sorry to hear about that.

- Are you?

- Honestly,


That guy seemed like a jackass.

Any guy that hits a girl
should probably be in jail.

- Yeah, you're right on that one.

- But, good news.

My dad's actually gonna be
gone next weekend out of town.

I was gonna ask if--

- Are you trying to ask me out
on a date, Brian Robertson?

- Sorry, I'm not real good
at talking to pretty girls.

- Well, how 'bout I pick you up at three?

- Yeah, sounds great.

- Hey.
- Hey.

Nice wheels.

- Thanks.

So glad you're not grounded anymore.

- I know.

Luckily my Dad isn't good
with sticking to punishments.

- Well that's good.

- Yeah.

♪ In the warmth ♪

♪ Oh it's what I needed ♪

♪ We battle winter til
the summer is born ♪

♪ And the warmth ♪

♪ Oh you know I feel it ♪

♪ There's no denying how
the West was won, yeah ♪

- Hey, there's someone I want you to meet.

- Yeah?

Who's that?

- My Dad.

I've told him a lot about you,

and he really wants to meet you.

- What have you told him?

- Just--

- Just what?

- Just that

I think

you're beautiful and

you have a really good personality.

I mean, you have no idea

how many times I've thought
about you on a shipment,

just wishing that I could talk to you.

- Really?

- Yeah.

- So how come you're not
taken, Mr. Robertson?

Seemed too good to be true.

- Well, I didn't really have a normal life

until a few months ago,

so I guess you kinda lucked out.

- I guess I did.

So what does the future
hold for Mr. Robertson?

- To be honest, I'd like to be a teacher.


- Yeah, I just like being around kids and

I just want to be able to help them.

And having the summers off
wouldn't be a bad gig either, so.

But what about you?

- I want to be a singer.

When I heard my aunt
perform, it was amazing.

I was blown away.

And since then, it's been my dream.

- That's really awesome.

I'd love to hear you perform sometime.

- I have a possible show
next month in Colorado.

They have the top high school singer

perform there every month.

It'd be amazing if they'd want me.

Well I'm sure they will.

- I hope so.

- Hey, Susie.

It's me, Tom.

I know it's been years
since I last called you, but

I wanted to let you know that Brian

finally talked me into
letting him enter high school.

He's got a pretty girlfriend now.

They remind me of us
when we were that age.

I miss how it used to be.

Me, you, and Brian.

Thought I'd let you know that
I'm working part-time now.

Imagine that.

20 hours compared to 70.

I hope everything's going good for you.

I'd really like you to see Brian now.

He's becoming a fine young man.

Call me soon.

We really need to patch this thing up.

And if not,

just do it for Brian.


- Yeah.
- Yeah.

- Sara, Brad's coming this way,

and he looks like he's
about to kill someone.

- Oh God.

Get out of my way!

What the hell are you
doing seeing the new kid?

- Brad, settle down.

You're making a scene.

- I don't care!

- Of course you don't care!

All you care about is you!

- Do you want me to stay?

- No, I'm fine.

- Okay.

- Yeah, you better walk
away, you chicken head bitch!

- See?

That's my exact point.

You're an asshole to everyone you meet!

You think the whole world
revolves around you?

You might have a scholarship for football,

but I couldn't care less!

- So if I act nice,

can I have you back?

- That's the thing.

You have to act, Brian doesn't.

- So you want to leave me?

After all we've been through?

- All we've been through
is bullshit, Brad.

What about our families?

- They can still be friends.

Doesn't mean I have to be
forced into dating you.

- Fine!

See the new kid.

I don't care.

Both your broke asses can watch me

score touchdowns on Sunday.

Thought I told you to get out of the way!

- Hello?

- Hey, Brian, it's Brad.

- Oh.


- So, you know, I've
decided I've been an asshole

about the whole situation with Sara.

- It's all right.

I understand it must be tough.

- Oh, it sure is, buddy.

So, I think we should talk, you know,

to be civil about things.

Would tonight work to meet?

- Sure.

- You know, 'cause I've dated
Sara for a few years now,

and I think I could give
you some good pointers

if you want to have a long-term
relationship with her.

- All right.

We can do that.

- Great.

Meet me at St. Charles church at 10 p.m.


Oh, I forgot to mention

some of the guys were coming along.

You know Tony and Brock?

- You don't have to do this.

- You don't steal my girl from me,

especially at a party,

and not expect to pay the consequences.

- Maybe if you weren't such an asshole

she'd still be with you.

- All right, listen, Brian.

I get what I want.

Plain and simple.

I wanted the football
scholarship, I got that.

I wanted a girl with a nice
ass so I could pound it

for a few years, and I got that.

And now, I want you to have a black eye

so the whole school knows you
don't mess with the Bradster.

♪ Haven't spoken so long ♪

♪ Back when it was me, gran, and reaper ♪

And I got that.

Let's roll, boys.

- That's what happens.

- Brian!

Oh my goodness.

I'm so sorry.

- It's okay.

Freakin' bitch didn't even
throw the first punch.

And his friend blindsided me!

- Where's your dad at?

- He's doing a few shipments in the south.

- Well, hopefully that'll be
enough time for it to heal.

- Yeah.

Man, that kid needs to get
a taste of his own medicine.

- It's gonna do no good.

Dad is super-protective.

If he finds out, he'll probably
take you out of school.

- Well, I'm gonna be 18 in about a month,

so then I'll do whatever I want to do.

I lived his life for 10 years!

It's my time now!

- What's wrong?

This was a good time in my life.

- How old are you there?

- I was eight.

You have no idea how many times
I've looked at this picture.

- Why is that?

- Well,

after this,

life was hell.

After this picture was taken,
my parents divorced and

I was basically stripped of my childhood.

- What's wrong?

- Did you see Brad the other day?

- Brian, I did, but it was nothing.

- So, what, you're gonna
leave me for that tool?

- No!

Of course not.

- So why are you seeing him, then?

I thought you liked me.

- I do like you.

Maybe a little too much.

Honestly, it was nothing.

He came up to me in the hallway
and was a complete jackass.

Don't worry.

I have no intentions on
ever seeing him again.

Let's go to bed.

- Oh my God, did you fight a bear?

- Nah, I got set up by my
girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.

- Oof.

You know, I could kill him if you like.

- I think I can handle him.

- All right.

So, what are you doing here?

- Well, I actually came
by to see if you knew

when my dad was getting
back from the South.

- Have you heard of this brand-new thing?

It's called a cellphone, Brian.

- Yeah, well, ever since that party,

me and him haven't really been that cool.

- Ah, don't worry about that, kiddo.

He loves you more than anyone I know.

In fact, if I got paid for
every time he talked about you,

shit, I wouldn't work here.

- You're a dork, Steve.

- Be that as it may,

I have a very serious
question for you, Brian.

Have you heard of this
shirt called the slim fit?

- The one that makes you look skinnier?

- Yes, that is the one.

The good news is is that
it does work as advertised.

I mean, look at me, right?

- Right.

- But with that it's like, boom!

I look buff as shit!

- You must have the ladies
rolling in then, right?

- Oh, yeah!

Yeah, absolutely.

As long as that shirt
stays on, we are good.

But when the shirt comes
off, shit hits the fan.

I mean, girls will
literally try to kill you

when the see the blubber
field coming at them.

They can't move it.

One girl, she got lost in it.

But that, it's a different
story for a different day.

- You're crazy, Steve.

- You know, a little birdie told me

that you have yourself a girlfriend.

- Yeah.

- Just don't fall in love.

- Why's that?

- Well, you love this girl
and she doesn't love you back,

ain't nothin' worse.

And I mean nothin'.

All right.

I better get back to work.

Make 'em think I'm doing something.

- Right.

See you later, Steve.

She sang like an angel.

I knew right there this
was the girl for me.

All those years staring into the stars,

wondering if I would find
somebody that could make me happy,

and now I found Sara.

♪ A storm can feel the canyon's breath. ♪

♪ The blowing dust can blind the best ♪

♪ And when the dust returns to stone ♪

♪ Remember that you're not alone ♪

♪ All the hopes that refuse to part ♪

♪ With healing hands upon your heart ♪

♪ When the pale moon sleeps at night ♪

♪ An angel falls from celestial light ♪

♪ She feels the tears
that fall like rain ♪

♪ And for a moment she
will lose the pain ♪

♪ As it becomes misunderstood ♪

♪ That all things evil once were good ♪

♪ And good things will never fall apart ♪

♪ With healing hands upon your heart ♪

- I can't believe you brought a megaphone

to the game last night.

I feel like you'd have such a fun Dad.

- Well, trust me, I mean,

there were times when we
were at each other's throats.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

- Dude, listen!

Leave Sara and me alone, or
next time I'll hurt you twice--

- Hey, Brian!

You're coming with me!

- This isn't over Robertson!

- Brian!

First you're throwing parties
when I told you not to!

Then your grades start slipping!

Now you're getting into fights
at school and making threats!

Where's my son at?

- Dad, he threw me into a locker

and was throwing a punch at me!

What do you expect, you know?

For me to shake his hand when
he's a no-good piece of shit

that hits girls and
that's actually hit Sara?

- He's hit Sara?

- Yeah!

That's a big reason why she dumped him!

Because he's so aggressive.

- Well, still, let the
law take care of itself!

Bad people always get what
they got coming to 'em!

- Well I'm not just gonna sit back

and watch a guy who's hit my girl

and who's throwing a punch in my face

and say, "Oh, geez, I think I'm gonna

"let the law work itself out."

That shit's not gonna happen!

- I'm not even gonna ground you.

You're 18 now.

Figure it out for yourself.

But if anything else happens,

I'm not gonna bail your ass out of jail.

And if you keep it up,

you can look for a new
roof over your head, too!

You got that?

- Hey, man.

You look like you need to, chill out.

- Dude, I know.

My dad and I got in another fight

after he found out what
happened between me and Brad.

- Man, he had it coming!

That's what I'm saying.

- Hey, man, we're about
to go out for lunch.

You wanna roll with us?

- Only if it's cloudy.

'Cause if it was nice out,

I was gonna play catch with Steve.

- Oh, it definitely will be cloudy.

That's right.

- All right, I'll come with.

- Oh, let's go.
- Let's go.

- Let's take my scooter.

- You want some of this shit, man?

- What is it?

- What?

Have you ever heard of Mary Jane?

- Like from Spider-man?

- Right, but this is called
Marijuana, as in the drug.

- Nah, you guys, I can't smoke.

If my Dad finds out, I'll have to move.

- Our parents don't care.

That's why we went to Highville High.

- Boner.

The smokin' Boner.

- That makes sense.

- Nah.

I'm kidding with you again, man.

You gotta stop being so gullible.

- All right, well, I'll
still hang out with you guys.

- No, get out of the car.


God dude, help me, I'm starving!

Well it just so
happens I've got some sweet,

sugary goodness in my pocket.

Do you?


It's a special brownie.

You know the one thing
I regret from high school?

That I didn't run for class president.

I mean, you guys just think
Tim's all about partying, but

I could've made some real changes.

Shit, shit, shit!

It's a cop!

Pull over, man!

We're already parked.



Wait, somebody get me some eye drops.


- Go, go, go, get out!

- Is there a problem, officer?

- License and...

I'm sorry, sir, are you crying?

- Yeah.

- I'm sorry, sir, are you crying.

- I'm not,

I just...

- Are you crying.

- Get emotional when I see you
boys in blue doing your job.

- Protect and serve.


- Live the dream.

- Right.

License and registration.

- Okay, yup.

- Oh, here you go, here you go.


- And believe this is what
you're looking for, man.

- Do I look like a man?

- Dude, it's a trick question.

He's a lady cop.

- Are you a lady cop?

- What's up, man?

- Do you need a ride?

- Yeah.

Yeah, I do need a ride.

- All right, let's go.

This is great.

Are you going back to school?

- Oh, yeah.

What are you doing on
the side of the road?

- Taco Bell receipt.


- I guess.

- Sir, get out of the vehicle.


- Get out of the car!

- We're on our way to school.

- School.

You're hindering our learning.

It'll be fine, it'll be fine.

- Put your hands on the vehicle.

And spread your legs.

Hands on the vehicle and spread your legs.

Getting frisked!

Ah, this is one of my...

- Stop moving.
- This is not how

first dates usually go.

- What have you guys been doing in here?

- Yeah, reading books.

Goosebumps Gang, that's what they call us.

♪ Real sexy lady ♪

♪ She's got me going crazy ♪

♪ And every time she goes a walking ♪

♪ The texts they keep on calling ♪

- Clarence?

History class, right?

I mean, for real, you realize.

That's what I'm talking
about, you realize.



Smack-uh, smack-uh, smack-uh-dee-smack.

San Diego, check it out!

Jackedy, South Park.

It's a great episode.

It's a great episode.

Oh my God.

I'm so thirsty.

David Letterman!

David Letterman!

What's up, man?


That's how they do it so fast.

David Letterman, see you later.

- Robertson!

Oh, man.

How you doing?

I heard you're banging Sara.

- What you talking 'bout, Brad?

- Oh my god, let me give
you some advice, dude.

This one time, I had
her on the kitchen table

with her leg on my shoulder,
and I was just like, oh!

- You look like a large wildebeest.

Oh shit I'm high.

- Dude, I still can't believe
you got away from that cop!

- Yes!

- How'd you get away?

- All right, Jabs, it's
kid of a crazy story.

For all of you.

But I saw the cop behind us.

And you saw it, I dipped out,
you closed the door, right?

So I booked it.

I was like sa, sa, sa, sa, down the road,

and guess who picked me up.

Jonesy, from history class.

Jonesy picked me up,
brought me back to school.

- Always there, always there, yup.

Picks me up!

He brought me back to
school and everything.

What was he even doing there?

- I don't know.

Who drives around like that?
- That's crazy man.

I completely made it out.

Too bad for Tim though.

- Yeah, Tim, fuck man, no, he's in jail.

- Well, I think we gotta head out.

- Me too man.

It's been fun,
you guys have a good time.

You guys have
a good night all right?

- Have a good night.

It was nice chatting.

See ya later Jabs.

All right man.

- Can we talk?

- Yeah.

- Just, things are getting serious

and I think we've gotten to
that stage in our relationship,

I just wanna know where things are going.

- What's up?

- Just freaking out with
college approaching.

- College isn't gonna break us up.

- I'm just glad we both got accepted to U.

- Don't worry, we're gonna be fine.

Trust me.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.


Dad, stop kidding around.


No, no, Dad.

Dad, Dad no!

No Dad!


Dad no!

I love you so much Dad.

I love you so much.

Dad, I can't do this alone!

Dad, please!

Please come back Dad, please come back!


♪ Oh please forgive me now ♪

♪ There ain't a thing left of this town ♪

♪ And there was never time ♪

- Does it hurt when you shave?

- Oh, every once in a while maybe.

You wanna give her a try?

- Sure.
♪ And I reside in you ♪

- Prime your face here.

- You got some in my nose.

- Just a little bit.

Razor down, curve of your face.

Go here and come on down.

♪ I felt your leather coat ♪

♪ Seeing you closed eyed ♪

♪ A knot in my throat ♪

♪ Such a helpless feeling ♪

♪ When you've got no cards to play ♪

♪ Well this can't be ♪

♪ All that there is ♪

♪ There's a silence I can't forget ♪

♪ But with a faint smile,
a tip of your cap ♪

♪ You said it's all right now ♪

♪ Well it could rain
down sheets in the dark ♪

♪ But I will never let you drown ♪

♪ And I know ♪

♪ I ♪

♪ Know ♪

♪ Tried to make the best ♪

♪ Where you've gone there's no ♪

♪ Pain in your chest ♪

♪ But 25 years ♪

♪ Well it was not long enough ♪

♪ If it were up to me ♪

♪ You'll be there on
the day I got married ♪

♪ Watch your grandchildren run ♪

♪ Circles around the yard ♪

♪ Well this can't be ♪

♪ All that there is ♪

♪ Well there's a silence I can't forget ♪

♪ With a faint smile, a tip of your cap ♪

♪ You said it's all right now ♪

♪ And it could rain down
sheets in the dark ♪

♪ But I would never let you drown ♪

♪ And I know ♪

♪ I know ♪

- How has my life gotten to this point?

I didn't tell Sara.

And I didn't tell my friends.


I stopped going to school.


- Brian.

Why haven't you answered any of my calls?

- I don't wanna talk about it.

- Well I'm your girlfriend.

I think I'm entitled to that.

- I'll tell you about it later.

- Okay.


Jake and Ashley are
coming over to my house

to watch a movie,

you wanna come over?

- I'm okay.

- Please, babe.

I really wanna see you.

- Okay.

Yeah, I'll be over in an hour.

- Okay.

See ya.

- Bye.

- So, what movie do you guys wanna watch?

- Let me see.

I don't really care.

What are you in the mood for Jake?

- Porno.

- At least he's honest.

- This looks pretty good.

Is everything all right Brian?

- Yeah, I'm fine.

I love you so much Dad!

I love you so much!

- What was that all about?

- He's dead.

- What?

Who's dead?

- My Dad.

- What?

- I always told him to stop smoking

and to eat right.

The last time...

I mean I was all that he had

and the last time I ever saw him

we got in a big fight.

Screw off!

I should've stayed the course with how

we were living our lives.

I was all that my Dad had!

And I abandoned him for a freaking bitch.

- Brian!

- I wish I would've never met you.

I'm sorry.

I just can't look at you right now.

- Brian.


- Fuck off!

Don't call me anymore, we're through.

- Brian, stop!

♪ I imagine you ♪

♪ Singing a song ♪

♪ One that I play along to in my head ♪

♪ I imagine you ♪

♪ Holding me close ♪

- Brian, you really messed it up!

Damn it!

♪ Have your pictures ♪

♪ And sweaters ♪

♪ Letters of words ♪

♪ Still I'd rather be ♪

- Brian, what the hell are you doing here?

- I couldn't sleep.

- Brian, you broke her heart.

I want her as far away
as possible from you.

It's okay.

- Okay.

If he's causing any troubles let me know

and I'll wake up Dad okay.

- I'll be fine.

Brian, why are you here?

- For you.

- You broke my heart.

- Just, hear me out.

It's all I'm asking you for.

- I'm really tired, can't this wait?

- No, it can't.

Just, I have to tell you now.

Or else, what do I have to live for?

- Don't say that.

I'm sorry, I'm just too hurt.

- Every time I think about you, I smile.

The sound of your voice makes my day.

I mean, I feel like the biggest idiot

in the world for what I said.

Sara, before I met you,

I didn't know what true happiness was.

And after what I did,

I never felt my heart hurt so much.

Words can't even describe.

Without you, my life is meaningless.

- I'm sorry Brian.

It's over.

♪ Take your time ♪

♪ Find your meaning ♪

♪ I showed up ♪

♪ When you were bleeding ♪

♪ And I want ♪

- I'll be joining you soon Dad.

♪ Then there was left to give ♪

♪ Find your light ♪

♪ Reclaim the feeling ♪

♪ Like a child ♪

♪ When they're dreaming ♪

♪ And I hope you know ♪

♪ I'll be your biggest fan ♪

♪ We have to learn to let go ♪

♪ In the end ♪

♪ Acknowledge somewhere ♪

♪ There's a better man ♪

♪ I thought of you ♪

♪ On this evening ♪

- Brian, where are you?
♪ Sometimes we ♪

♪ Just start spinning ♪

- This is my one spot I come to

to kinda just

get rid of everything you know,

when everything's going wrong.

I kinda just come out here

and let all my problems go.

♪ But we have to learn ♪
- Brian.

♪ To let go in the end ♪

♪ Acknowledge that ♪

♪ We cannot just be friends ♪

♪ In my memory where you wait ♪

♪ Hair is perfect and I ache ♪

♪ To brush your lips just one last time ♪

♪ And my conscience is to blame ♪

♪ For letting me hold on to my pride ♪

♪ In a thing, that's where I'll stay ♪

♪ In a truck on Christmas day ♪

♪ When you said you knew ♪

♪ You wanted to be mine ♪

♪ And I'm sure that I was right ♪

♪ When I suggested you take time ♪

♪ Before you left two weeks in the night ♪

♪ 33rd Avenue South ♪

♪ On the day I kissed the pain straight ♪

♪ Out of your mouth ♪

♪ And it's one that I carry ♪

♪ Til the day I get you out ♪

♪ Of my mind ♪

- Dad?

- What are you doing boy?

- Dad, it's all my fault for your death.

- No, don't say that for a second.

When it's your time, it's your time.

I taught you to be a strong young man son.

- I just, I just don't know what to do.

I feel like there's no hope.

- Son, don't blame yourself
for what happened to me.

I didn't take care of myself
as well as I should've.

Remember son,

I love you.

And if you ever need to
talk, I'm right here.

Now, promise me,

promise me that you'll make me proud?

Everything's gonna turn out fine.

Just let the light in son.

Just let the words light in.

- Dad!

Don't leave, I need you!

- Brian, what the hell are you doing?

- I thought my life was over.

- Don't say that.

- How did you know I was here?

- I saw the note that
you left at your house.

I knew you'd be here.

Thank God I got here in time.

- Yeah.

- I need to tell you something.

I keep thinking about what you said and,

the truth is Brian,

what you did, is messed up.

But I forgive you.

And I know after what you went through,

it must've torn you apart.

But I think we can get through this.

- You really mean it?

Of course I do.

I love you.

- I love you too.

♪ I imagine you ♪

♪ Spinning yours ♪

- You guys come over we
can do pigs in a blanket.

Absolutely, pigs in a blanket.

♪ I imagine you ♪

♪ Singing a song ♪

♪ One that I play along to ♪

♪ In my head ♪

♪ I imagine you ♪

♪ Holding me close ♪

90 % of how you
live the rest of your life,

is off the 10 % of failures and successes.

The important thing is
not getting knocked down.

It's how to get back up.

In life, we will cry, and we will die.

But the important thing,

is how you try to make this world better.

How to treat people with respect.

How to not take things for granted.

♪ She walked away ♪

♪ She walked away ♪

And to tell the
people you love the most

three words after every conversation.

I love you.

I hit rock bottom,

and I realize that in life,

there's always a way to find happiness.

There's always a way to live on,

find a hobby, join a church group,

find God.

Love the ones that matter

and forget the ones that don't.

Through this journey,
that was "My Senior Year."

I've had my ups and I've had my downs,

but through it all, I stood tall.

♪ She walked away ♪

♪ She walked away from me ♪

♪ Yeah ah ♪

♪ Yeah ah ♪

♪ Whatever you hide inside yourself ♪

♪ Still can be seen by the sun ♪

♪ Or by the moon ♪

♪ Or by the million stars between them ♪

♪ The light ♪

♪ Knifing through the sky ♪

♪ Open up your eyes ♪

♪ To be reminded ♪

♪ Whatever you whisper to yourself ♪

♪ Still can be heard ♪

♪ By the very highest bird ♪

♪ Up in the blue ♪

♪ Without a word she speaks to you ♪

♪ Her wings ♪

♪ Knifing through the sky ♪

♪ Open up your eyes ♪

♪ To be reminded ♪

♪ Whatever you keep within your soul ♪

♪ Still can be found ♪

♪ By the roots running
through the ground ♪

♪ Or by the world that they surround ♪

♪ Moving though the stars ♪

♪ Knifing through the sky ♪

♪ Open up your eyes to be reminded ♪

♪ Whenever you're thinking to yourself ♪

♪ Where should you be ♪

♪ Find the passage
underneath all the despair ♪

♪ Light on your feet
rising though the air ♪

♪ Knifing through the sky ♪

♪ Open up your eyes to be reminded ♪

♪ Whatever you hide inside yourself ♪

♪ Still can be seen ♪

♪ By the sun, or by the moon ♪

♪ Or by the million stars between them ♪

♪ The light ♪

♪ Knifing through the sky ♪

♪ Open up your eyes to be reminded ♪

♪ The light ♪

♪ Knifing through the sky ♪

♪ Open up our eyes to be reminded ♪

♪ Your love is like an avalanche ♪

♪ Pouring through my soul ♪

♪ It covers every single thing ♪

♪ That I had once known ♪

♪ Now all the things I've
done are left unseen ♪

♪ Covered by Your love that sets me free ♪

♪ You make all things new ♪

♪ In You ♪

♪ Your love ♪

♪ Is the answer to my soul ♪

♪ Your everything, that I could need ♪

♪ That I didn't have before ♪

♪ All that I was ♪

♪ You have made clean ♪

♪ You're everything, that I could need ♪

♪ That I didn't have before ♪

♪ All that I was ♪

♪ You have made clean ♪

♪ And made Your home ♪

♪ Inside of me ♪