The Book of Job (2019) - full transcript

The Book of Job is about a high school student who has trouble separating reality from fiction. Young Job falls "madly in love" with a new girl who catches his eye one Sunday mass. In the ...

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Um.

Forgive me, Father,
for I have sinned.

Uhh...

it's been...

I don't even know,
that's how long it's been.

I don't know if
I'm doing this right, am I...

Am I doing this right?

Um.

Hello?

Yes, my child?



Um, I should
probably start with, uh...

Is that you, Job?

Yes, Father Bentley.

Oh, well this is
a pleasant surprise.

You know, I haven't
seen you since that...

that weird play that I...

Uh, yeah, yeah, I was actually
gonna bring that up here.

Oh, okay.

So, um,

what sins have you
come to confess today?

Pride.

Lust.

Idolatry.

- Being an asshole.
- Eh, language!



Oh, I'm sorry, I...

Ha, I'm just joshing ya.

I really don't give a damn.

All right, so, uh,

let's have at it.

I'm all ears.

Well, we should probably go back
to the first day of school.

I mean, that's going back a bit,

so I might get some
of the details wrong, but...

The first day of school
was fantastic.

- And why is that?
- It was senior year.

I was done with all the tests
and college applications,

and crap like that,
so it would just be a year

of coasting along
and doing whatever I wanted.

I see.

Ah, Maria.

She's a wonderful mom.

That's my mom.

It looks great, Mom.

That's what moms do.

It seems pretty silly now
to actually

be excited to go to school,
but that's how I felt.

- Morning, Father Bentley!
- Morning, Job.

Hey, that's me.

It's Job.

Hey, mailman, keep on, uh,
delivering that mail, man.

That's my job.

- Yo, hold up, is that Job?
- It is!

- Job!
- Job!

Job! Job! Job! Job...

Oh, my God, it's Job!

Oh, my God, dude.

Oh, my God, Job.

- Oh, my God!
- Oh, my God!

Yo!

Benjamin, Benjamin,

the man with the plan...

jamin.

- How are you?
- Hi, Job.

- You ready for the day?
- Uh, yeah, let's do it.

This is your agenda for the day.

First class is AP English,
followed by European History.

Sounds good, sounds good.

Lunch is at 12:30
in the cafeteria.

- What do you wanna eat?
- Uhh, I think I'll just

have a little bit
of everything, yeah.

The day could not
have been going better.

I mean, what more
could I ask for?

Wait, did I mention
it was my birthday?

It's pretty crazy, right?

A little too crazy.

I assume you're...

embellishing things a bit?

Okay, I mean, well,
you get the point.

Well, I guess so.

So, was there anything else
important that happened?

Yeah, there was.

Okay, so who's this one...
is this one from you?

Oh, I know,
you always have the most...

Job Dugan.

Please report to
Principal Vanderbilt's office.

Job Dugan.

I can't make a decision
until I know more about it.

I'll advise the administration
to follow up on it.

Mhm.

Okay, bye-bye.

First day of school
and there's already drama.

Yes, well, speaking of drama,

your friend Sasha submitted this
for the fall theater production.

Catchy title.

What's the problem,
too many F-bombs,

little nip slip?

Became apparent that
all the characters in her story

were based on
various faculty members

and students at the school.

If you look at the cast list,

there's a Coach Titus,

a failed football player who
only succeeded as a tight end

- when it came to his rear end.
- I wonder

if I'm in here somewhere.

Knowing your history
with Ms. Berringer,

I wanted to know if you had
any part in writing this.

What? Uh, no, no,
this is all new to me.

- Is it?
- It is, I mean,

I wish I'd come up with
some of this stuff,

but I didn't.

Well, suffice it to say that

the school will not
be producing this.

I've already spoken to Sasha
and let her off with a warning.

Sweet, coolio.

Can I keep this?

Just don't let
Coach Midas see it.

Okay, awesome.

So,

who's happy to see me?

It was total bullshit.

Okay, yeah, I wrote about
everyone at school

and I shat all over them,
like, a lot.

But, that's not the point, it...

it's supposed to be
tongue-in-cheek.

I mean, it criticizes
that way of thinking,

that kind of negativity,
ya know?

- Who are you texting, huh?
- Oh, I was just texting Benjamin

about how you said Mr. Decklin

dreams of being in Dickland.

What, I thought
it was funny, what?

Look, I even wrote "LOL"
in all caps.

And I know Todd
is going to get it now.

Yeah, yeah.

Screw Todd, Todd sucks.

How did you work on this
all summer without telling me?

I mean, I could've ragged on
so many of these people.

Okay.

Why are you still
looking at that?

Haven't found my character yet.

Oh, that reminds me,
you egomaniac.

Whoa, I was just...

Here, take.

- Really?
- Happy birthday.

What? It's practical.

- You don't wanna come over?
- No, I will.

I'm just a little frazzled
right now.

Okay, just 'cause Vanderbutt
put the kibosh on your play

- doesn't mean it's bad.
- I guess.

I mean it, plus we can start
working on something

for the spring.

Yeah, maybe.

Jeez, yeah, you are frazzled.

Okay, yeah, go home
and unfrazzle yourself.

Okay, I'll call you.

Mom?

Hey, Chuck.

That's marvelous, Jim,
the same old form

but 10 years ago, eh?

Hey, Jerry, I want you
to meet Jim Thorpe.

- My nephew, Jerry Miner, Jim.
- Hello, Jerry.

Hello.

Good timing.

This is the best part.

Already?

Did you clean your room yet?

Nope.

Look, I know it's your birth...

What are you doing?

- I don't believe you.
- What, I was hungry, whoa!

Yeah, well now you're not
gonna eat your dinner.

I will, I will do that!

I will be hungry again.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

- If I doubt that you could...
- How about you hush?

No, I remember all this.

Yeah, I remember
how we almost died.

Hey, this was your idea,

and there wasn't even a ghost.

You were glad
there wasn't a ghost.

You would've pissed yourself.

Well, yeah, but,

so what?

My favorite part is just
how they look exactly like us.

Yeah, I spent a lot of time
getting that right.

This is really awesome,
thanks, man.

No problem.

- Well, I'm gonna dip.
- What?

It's my birthday,
you're not gonna stay?

Uh, as of 12 minutes ago

it isn't your birthday.

Besides, I've gotta get started
on my new script.

Shouldn't we wake her up?

Uhh,

she'll be fine.

Thanks for coming over,
drive safe,

don't let the bed bugs bite,
blah, blah, blah.

- Will do, dude.
- Bye, Job.

Hey, and see you guys
at church on Sunday.

Ha, funny.

So, yeah, I think that gives
a pretty good picture

of how things were at the time.

Hello?

- Oh, man.
- I absolve you of all your sins,

in the name of the Father
and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Father Bentley!

How much did you miss?

Oh.

Well, I remember the part
where you said hi to me.

Okay.

Okay, no, it's fine, it's fine,
we'll just, um,

we'll skip ahead.

So, we gonna get to
the juicy parts?

We're getting to
the part where...

I met her.

Mom, we're gonna be late.

What?

We'll just go
to a later service.

Okay, I planned ahead.

I knew we had church
this morning,

so I went to bed early,
and look at me,

I'm not tired at...

So, what do you remember?

Not much.

You've gotta give me something.

Penitence,
or something about penitence.

- I think.
- Penitence?

Um,

how only the penitent will pass.

Wait, isn't that a line from...

Maria.

Father Bentley.

Oh, it's so good to see you.

I got a little worried
when I didn't see you

at the first service.

Oh, well, we were just
running a little late.

Tell me,

what did you think
of my message?

Well, um, I...

Uh, I'm...

gonna go over there.

Oh, Job.

Well, didn't even
see ya there, sport.

Hey.

Hi.

How are you called?

Alice, and you?

Job.

So, you, uh,

been here long?

More or less.

What do you say we, uh,

get out of this place?

Yeah.

Whoa, whoa, whoa,
cut the bologna.

- What do you mean?
- First off,

that was not
how your conversation went.

What, how do you know?

Well, if I recall correctly...

Hey, I'm Job.

You know, like, from the Bible.

But, I mean, it's not like
there's a bunch of other Jobs

that you could, you know,
get it confused with.

I, um...

I mean... I mean,
I think it stands

for being persecuted,
but I don't really know

what I'm being persecuted for,
ya know?

I asked my mom and she was like,
"Oh, you gotta ask your father."

But, he was dead by that point,
so it wasn't like that was

really an option that, like,
she was considering...

- I mean, she was just...
- Oh.

I mean, I suppose
it's not the worst name,

you know, it's not like Judas,

or like, like, Adolf, you know?

But, at least people
know how to say those names.

So, are you, like,
from around here?

I moved here
a couple months ago.

What? Oh, that's awesome.

What... what school you go to?

Ridgeview High School.

What?

No way, I go to Ridgeview,
that's crazy!

Maybe... maybe we'll be in
a class together sometime.

Maybe.

Wow, tss.

Um, I should get going.

Oh, yeah, yeah,
just totally, yeah, no, uh...

I have to as well.

Yeah, see ya maybe tomorrow.

- Bye.
- At Ridgeview, 'cause we go

to the same school...
whoa, real quick,

what was your name?

Alice.

Alice, oh, that's crazy,
well, that's a great name.

Well, uh, congrats.

Really nice... nice job with the...
with the name.

Uh, I'll see...

I'll see ya, maybe tomorrow!

Okay, so that might be
just a little closer

to how things went.

- So, what next?
- Well, I mean,

I had to tell someone.

It shouldn't be a problem.

I thought of that
when I wrote the script.

You don't think
there are too many roles?

I wouldn't worry about it.

I think, once word
gets out about my play,

people are gonna
wanna be a part of it.

Sasha, Sasha, Sasha!

- Sasha!
- Okay, calm your butt cheeks.

Okay, ugh.

Job, hey, uh,
if ya haven't noticed,

we're in the middle
of a meeting.

Yeah, yeah, whatever, okay, so...

- I was at church yesterday...
- Are you an actor?

No, you're right, Todd,
I'm not an actor,

but you don't look
like one to me either.

I mean, leather jacket
and toothpick, yeah,

Freud would have
a field day with you.

Ha, sometimes a cigar
is just a cigar.

Yeah, and sometimes
it's a really, really big cigar.

- Ugh, let's go to the back.
- Suck it.

Suck it hard.

There's this girl,
and it's like, ahh,

I mean, I'm just like,
"Why haven't we met before?"

Ya know, like, why here, now,
at this time and place

out of all the beautiful things
in the world?

- So, there's someone you like?
- Like, what does that even mean?

We say that, like, like, like,
like, like, like, like, like,

all the time.

What are you on?

Okay.

- Do you know her name?
- Yeah, it's Alice,

and apparently she goes here.

Well, I'm sure
you'll see her again,

so there's no reason
for you to be

acting weird.

- You don't understand.
- Oh, my God, are you for real?

- What?
- You're being stupid.

Okay, so you like this person,
go do something about it.

I am, I am gonna ask her out.

Jesus Christ.

But, I need to know
a little bit more about her.

- Could... could ya help me?
- What did I just say

about not being stupid?

- So, yes?
- Hell no.

I'm not gonna help you
stalk some random girl.

Ooh, I can... I can pay you.

Okay, I am done
with this conversation.

No, you're right.

Enough time for talk,
now it is time for action.

All right, ooh, there she is.

For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Sounds spooky.

Why don't you go talk to her?

What? I don't wanna
come off as some creep.

I wonder what
she's listening to.

Hey, go ask her.

What... I'm not sure.

Oh, she's leaving.

- Maybe she saw us.
- All right.

Where are you going?

What's up?

So...

What, how could this be?

Here.

Well, I'll see you around.

- Have a good one.
- Thanks.

- Hello?
- What did she say?

- What?
- Alice.

Where the heck?

Oh, it's okay, there's
literally no way that she...

Oh, nuts... here, take that, okay.

You know you look
like a pedo creep

hiding in a bush, right?

Just give me... just need a...

Okay, I'm good.

Have you even considered

talking to her,
like a normal human being?

No, that's gross.

All right, look,
she just wanted to know

- more about the theater program.
- Theater, what?

No way, I... I love theater.

- How do I join?
- Did you read the book

I gave you?

- No.
- Then, no way.

Job, you can't do
any kind of public speaking.

When they call your name
during attendance,

you have a miniature stroke.

Okay, then I'll start
reading it then.

Oh, God.

Look, don't freak out.

- What are you doing?
- Look, I've been asking you

to clean your room
for two weeks.

I still need these things!

Really?

- Even these?
- No, no, no, these can't go.

You could give them
to your cousins.

Uh, no, these are
important to me.

All right.

If I leave, you're going
to clean your room, right?

Uh-huh.

Come on, just one more job.

Sorry, Mr. Ninja,
that life is behind me.

But, Peter, I can't steal
the Hope Diamond by myself.

I've got a wife and kids now.

Oh, I see that.

I guess there ain't much
I can say to convince ya.

Well, say hi
to the missus for me.

Wait!

Do ya wanna grab dinner...

one last time?

Yeah, let's do it.

Oh, my God!

"Joan of Arc Ate the Steak."

Hm.

Hey.

I didn't mean to
surprise you there, I just...

- Hello.
- How are you doing?

- Uh, I'm okay.
- That's good, that's good.

- What were you listening to?
- Just some...

- music.
- Music, oh.

I like music, too.

What are the odds?

Hey, I, uh, saw you
reading something earlier.

- What... what was it?
- It was, um, Hemingway.

Oh, wow, you're smart.

I'll... I'll probably be
reading this when I get home.

You know,
ever since my dad died,

I've just tried to, like,
throw myself into

a bunch of different things,
and, uh, so I'm really excited

to be a part of this production.

Oh, okay.

Are you waiting
on someone, or...?

- Someone's picking me up.
- Oh, all right, are they late?

'Cause, like, I could just
give you a ride if you...

Whaaat.

Bye.

Who was that?

That was Robert.

- What?
- Robert Fonda.

Football captain extraordinaire.

Humble servant of the Lord.

Um, what?

I suppose introductions
are in order.

Well, I'm Jim.

These are my mates, Tim and Bim.

- How do?
- My name's really Brandon,

but that doesn't actually fit.

We're Robert's best buds,
because we love Robert.

Robert.

Okay, so you guys are like

his fan club, or...?

- How'd you know?
- I guess word's getting around.

Yeah.

Well, it was nice
to meet you guys.

Oh, we'll meet again,

Bible boy.

We shall... psh.

Nice to meet you.

Bible boy, okay.

- Do you know Robert Fonda?
- Jeez.

Where did you come from?

He's Alice's boyfriend,
I think.

Yeesh, sorry.

He plays football, I think.

Uh, yeah, he's like
the best player on the team.

How do you not know him?

Do you wanna, like,
help me scope out this guy?

And his three goons,
or whatever they are.

Well, unlike you,
I have important things to do.

- Yeah, like what?
- Well, auditions are next week,

so I'll be
getting ready for that.

Also, I got this.

What, is this your new script,
can I read it, can I help?

If you have a cure
for writer's block,

that'd be a good start.

Well, just write about
what you know.

Yeah, but all I know
is petty high school drama.

No one wants to read that shit.

Is there anyone
you're interested in right now?

What? No.

Come on, what about Todd,
rekindle an old flame?

Okay, that was in the 7th grade,

and it was for like two weeks.

- Why are you bringing that up?
- I'm just saying,

maybe you need to
change things up a bit,

try something new, ya know?

Would you look at that,
it's half past bullshit.

- I gotta bounce.
- Okay, don't be butt hurt.

Are you... are you
actually butt hurt?

You need a hobby.

Uh, thanks for
helping me out again.

Anything for the Lord.

Can you draw me a dinosaur?

Yeah.

I don't know, what do you think?

Uh, I'm not sure.

I... I don't really
know her that well.

It's just she's dating
this dumb jock.

- Maybe look for someone else?
- Okay, I am looking for

- realistic solutions here.
- I'm sorry.

I'm sorry
I can't be more helpful.

I mean, it's not your fault.

- Here ya go.
- Thank you.

Hey, you should come over,
it's been a while

- since we hung out.
- Sure, I actually have

been working on a project
I wanna show you.

Okay, I'm down.

Just let me know.

I mean, like, I can't even
put it into words.

I wouldn't say it's,
like, love at first sight,

but there was definitely, like,
a connection there, ya know?

I just... I just feel like
we're always being targeted

because we're Christians, like...

I agree, I agree, we always
have a target on our back,

just like we always have
a cross around our neck.

Hey.

Hi.

Hey, you're in
my Chemistry class, right?

- I'm Robert.
- Uh, Job.

Wait, Job, like from the Bible?

- Yeah, that's... that's the one.
- Oh, that's sick, man.

Job is one
of my favorite stories

in the Bible.

- This is Alice.
- Yeah, we...

We know each other,
we actually met at church.

Oh, that's lit.

So, how are you liking theater?

Uh, I like it, um,
Sasha has really

been helping me a lot.

Sounds like you two
are good friends.

Yeah, yeah, I mean,
but we're just

friends, though, so.

Hey, I don't know
what your schedule is like,

but I run a Bible study.

We meet once a week
in Ms. Price's room.

I'm just throwing it out there,
if you're interested.

Okay, yeah, I'll, uh,

keep that in mind.

Well, we're gonna head out soon.

Oh, yeah, I gotta
do things as well, so,

I'm just gonna...

- Bye.
- Bye.

Oh, ha-ha, see ya.

Bye.

Sasha?

Are you there?

Are you dead?

You look really dead
right now, so...

...if you could say something...

...or, like,

move a little bit,
that would be reassuring.

Uh, you got something
on your... on your...

...purple on your face.

I bombed.

Oh, are auditions today?

I told you
like a gazillion times.

Whoops.

I tried for the part
of Grape Lady,

but I kept messing up.

I really want that part.

Okay, it is way too early
in this semester

for you to be
burning out already.

Are ya hungry?

Okay, let's start there.

Hello, my name is Job and I'll
be your server this evening.

Can I get you something
to eat or...?

- There's pizza in the fridge.
- A fine choice.

I'll, uh... I'll fix that up
for you right away.

Okay, it says that we...

So, Todd, how's the, uh,
play coming along?

- Swell, Job.
- Oh, yeah, yeah, I've heard.

Yeah, I've heard.

- I think we're supposed to...
- It's a shame

what happened to Sasha.

She could've made
an excellent director.

Oh, wow, wow, sounds like
you're still, uh, bitter.

Mm.

- Sour grapes?
- Oh, well at least

I'm not so... basic.

At least my jokes
aren't acid... nine.

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

Ah, I see we're at an impasse.

Give it up, Todd,
this pineapple is mineapple.

- Still at it with the puns, eh?
- Oh, yeah?

Well, at least my hair
isn't dumb.

Ooh-hoo,
seems I've struck a nerve.

My hair is cool!

Oh, yeah, well, what if I...
what if I just do it...

just a little bit of... like this?

Don't touch my hair!

I'm finished.

I'm finished!

Hey, can I see your answers?

Well, what about the play?

Oh, well, uh, Sasha told me
I could be a stagehand,

so, uh, there was still a chance
for me to be around Alice.

What, what?

Oh, I just decided I needed
to do more to impress her,

and I, um...
I guess I got desperate,

so I... I ended up doing something
I thought I'd never do.

Okay, reset!

Push yourself!

I've seen dead people
crawl faster.

I honestly thought
it wouldn't be too hard.

I thought I could
fake it till I...

Job, was it?

Yeah, you didn't make the cut.

But, we need
an equipment assistant,

and you can start by
getting all this stuff together.

- And if you'll turn to James...
- Hello, fellow Christians!

Okay, one sec.

Uhh, hi, Job.

How do ya do, Robert?

- Hope I didn't miss anything.
- No.

We were just
about to read a verse.

Great.

So, James 2:17.

"Even so faith,
if it hath not works,

is dead being alone."

What I like about
this passage is that...

I read the Bible
almost every day,

and I go to church every week.

Ever since my dad died, I...

...my mom and I

have never missed a service,

and I guess it's kinda...

our way of keeping
his memory alive.

Ya know?

So,

let's get back to the passage.

Right on.

- Who am I?
- There's that...

- What?
- Understudy?

- Jerk.
- I know.

Hey, congratulations.

- Hi.
- Oh, I, um... I brought you these.

There ya go,
you just take those,

- you're welcome.
- Thank you.

So, I, uh... I didn't wanna know...

I didn't know... I didn't know...
I didn't know if, you know...

if you wanted some help,
like, uh,

running lines or anything,
'cause I've read

the whole script,
so I know all the parts,

and, uh, I wanna know

if you wanted some help.

- Um.
- I mean, if not,

that's totally cool as well,
I just, you know,

wanted to...

Sure.

Cool.

What was that?

I mean, come on,
this is act three, people!

Act three, we have to feel it!

It comes from your toes.

You're all acting from up here.

It's all in your head,
get it out!

Get it out of your head!
All right, everyone,

come with me, we're gonna feel
from our feet this time,

and come on, tears, tears!

Your family has been...

Robert, Robert, Robert,

Robert, Robert, Robert, Robert!

It's Sasha,
there's a beep coming,

but I trust you know what to do.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Look at the stars.

In times of distress,
they will always be there.

Yes.

I can see them now.

How does it make you feel?

It makes me sad.

What else?

It...

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
what was that?

I... just I'm not
comfortable with...

But, you're acting.

- It doesn't matter.
- I... I just...

- But, you're acting.
- I just...

- It doesn't matter!
- I just can't.

It's not that hard, Alice.

Aw, are you kidding me?

Hey, hey, wait up.

Are you okay?

- Just leave me alone.
- Okay, that was messed up.

Sasha shouldn't have done that.

If you have a problem
with the play,

you should
talk to Todd about it.

I mean, I can... I can
talk to him if you want.

Hey.

I think you're
a really great actress.

Thank you.

- Yeah.
- Our Father,

who art in heaven,
hallowed by Thy name.

Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done

on Earth as it is in heaven.

That actually
sounds pretty good.

I like vanilla...

So, what about your place, Tim?

Sorry, Robert, but my parents
are home all week.

What's... what's wrong, guys?

We... we need a place
to throw a party

after the game on Friday.

But, we can't have it at
my place 'cause my parents

are having guests over.

Well, what about my place?

I mean, my mom works
in the evenings,

so the house will be empty.

That'd be great, yeah.

Wait, hold on.

Do you even know
how to throw a party?

Oh, I can throw a party.

Whoo!

All right.

That's so cute!

Hey! Welcome
to my humble abode.

That felt stupid, but okay.

Wow, you really went all out.

Yeah, I don't mess around.

It looks nice.

Thanks.

What is this?

Oh, what, you don't
like the decor?

It kind of reminds me of
Casablanca a little bit.

The old Hollywood movie?

That's real impressive
knowledge there, Bim.

Yeah, real impressive!

- Thanks!
- Hey, we'll always have Paris.

Hey, here's looking at you, kid!

Hey, Jim, go long!

Just make sure you don't
take someone's head off!

- So, how are you guys?
- Robert, hey!

Hey, Robert!

Yo, Rob, come over here!

I'll be right back.

Um, do you wanna go
out back or something?

Sure.

Yeah, it's been going great.

Funny enough, we're actually
talking about the Book of Job.

That's funny.

Yeah, it's hard
to read the stories

and not imagine myself
in all of them.

- You seem very busy.
- Yeah,

between homework
and theater and football,

I mean, it's a lot.

Thank you for helping me
practice my lines.

Yeah, yeah, of course, Alice.

Or should I say...

Grape Lady.

See, there are traitors
among us!

Traitors, oh, my heavens!

Yes. They are everywhere,

but fear not, my good lady.

I will protect you.

Anyway, enough of
that acting stuff.

You should be in the cast!

Yeah, well, stage fright
doesn't really jive well

- with the stage.
- You'd be good.

Thanks.

Hey, Benjamin, what's up?

How've you been?

Can I talk to you
someplace else?

Yeah, sure.

I'll see you later.

Singles, right?

Oh. Sorry for the mess.

What's up?

Why are you doing this?

Doing what?

All these people.

Hey, we're just hanging out.

Hey, whoa, what's wrong?

What? Come on.

What's going on?

I'm sorry.

It all makes sense.

What?

You're disgusting.

Wait, I'm not gay!

I mean, there's nothing wrong
with being gay.

I love gay people,
but not in a gay way,

'cause I'm not gay.

I'm just supporting the cause.

Yeah, fine.

We don't want
homophobes here anyway!

And yeah, I'm gonna say it,
you're just a dumb jock!

Oh, yeah, well,
at least I don't talk

about my dead dad all the time.

I need a drink.

Sasha!

Sasha!

Job, shut up!

What do you want?

What's wrong?

You're a real asshole,
you know that?

Jesus Christ.

Why are you so nice to me?

I have no clue.

It would just be
really nice if...

shit!

Oh.

- Dammit.
- I'm sorry, Sasha.

Goddamnit!

Oh, goddamnit.

What is going on?

What's going on?

Who's that?

And you're supposed to be
at work.

Why does that matter?

Actually, I don't know.

Have you been drinking?

Only water.

Where did you get this?

Uh, it was
in the storage room.

Just in some random box.

Take it off, Job.

What, you just want me
to strip down and...

Job!

I could maybe
make a suggestion...

Stay out of this.

All right.

I'll go.

You gonna be okay?

Yeah, um...

Can you just help me
get these kids out of here?

Yeah. Yeah.

Hey, Jim, go long!

- The football knocked her out.
- Oh, my gosh, is she okay?

- Did you see...
- You should go check on her.

- Is there ice around?
- What happened?

- He ran away.
- Someone go help her.

She needs help.

- Mom.
- Oh, my gosh.

- Someone call an ambulance.
- Ambulance is on its way, guys.

I'm...

I'm Lance, by the way.

Yeah.

I'm sorry, I just can't
really think right now.

I mean, it's...

I get it, I mean,
it's not like

- things could really be much...
- Oh, and the cops are here.

Oy vey!

Yup.

Well, as far as penance goes...

Sorry, I gotta take this.

You have one new message

from Sasha Berringer.

To play the message, press one.

Okay.

Where were we?

Um, talking about penance.

The next few days
were difficult.

I ended up getting suspended

and was required to do
community service.

My mom had a concussion,

so I figured
I could fill in for her

to kill two birds
with one stone.

Hey, Job-y boyo.

I hate to break it to you,

but since you're suspended,

you can't be part
of the play anymore.

I figured
you already knew that,

but I wanted to say it myself.

Anyway, ciao!

It's Sasha.

There's a beep coming,
but I trust you know what to do.

Hi, you've reached Benjamin May.

I can't come to the phone
right now,

but if you leave a message,

I'll call you back
as soon as I can.

Thanks!

- Hello?
- Hey, Jim!

It's Job, what's going on?

Oh, no.

Come on, come on, come on.

- Job!
- Chuck's dying.

To what do I owe the pleasure?

Oh, you're wrong.

Wait, he's okay?

No, he's dead.

What?

Come on in.

Well, I'm impressed.

You managed
to kill a succulent.

Are you sure he's dead,
there's nothing we can do?

Nope.

I'm afraid Chuck has
officially kicked the bucket.

Can we resurrect him?

That's funny!

I'll have to remember that one.

But Chuck...

Here.

Why don't you try this one?

No, I'll just ruthlessly murder
that one, too.

No, you won't.

Look, people think taking care
of plants is hard,

but it's really not.

Plants have
a very basic set of needs

and you just have to remember
what they are.

All right.

I'll give it a shot.

That's the spirit.

Hey, what are you
gonna name him?

I don't know, like, Bob or...

Well, that's perfect!

Rhymes with your name!

Yup.

Yeah, it does.

Initially, I didn't even know
how to do it.

I kept trying
to use my fingers and then...

Hey!

What are you doing here?

I was actually gonna ask you
the same thing.

I just volunteer here.

Whenever I can.

My mom actually works here,
so I help out sometimes.

I gotta go.

Richard, Liz.

Are you Maria's boy?

Uh, yeah.

You look like it.

Is it... is it Job?

Yeah, yeah, that's me.

You know, she talks about you
all the time.

- Really?
- Yeah.

And we're getting
pretty sick of it, to be honest.

What does she say?

You didn't think you were just
gonna sneak by me, did you?

What's going on?

It's a lot.

Okay.

No, like, it's so much,
I don't think

I can fill you in on everything.

Seems to me like
you're being evasive.

Okay.

First off,
I'm sorry for the party.

It was really, really stupid,

and I never should've done it.

I lied.

I talked to Sasha.

She told me a little bit...

- oh, come on!
- Mm, why?

She didn't tell me everything!

Oh, come on.

Oh, Job, quit being a baby.

- Come on, sit up!
- Mom.

Look, I don't know
all the details,

and really, I don't need to.

The details aren't important.

I know that you like
to... aggrandize.

I just want you to sit back

and take a look
at the whole picture

and think about
what really matters to you.

Yeah.

I guess sometimes
I just kinda

get lost in my head.

Life is dramatic enough.

Don't make it
any more than it needs to be.

Now go.

Naptime.

Okay, let's see
where the boys are.

Probably down here...

- Boo!
- Whoa, Job, what are you doing?

Where's your dad?

He's over there raking.

All by himself?

Yeah, with the wind,
it's not working.

Job, go and help him.

Oh, here,
I'll help you, honey.

A few sweeps, we're done.

After this,
I think I need a beer, okay?

What about with my hands
sweeping it?

Well, that's good.

You get the ones that blow away.

And Sasha, you've never been
to the fair before?

- Um, no, not really.
- No?

Maybe once when I was littler,

- but I can't remember.
- You don't remember it?

I love these chips.

- Do you want one?
- No.

Okay.

Hey, we're about to do
the Ferris wheel here!

- Our annual trip to the fair!
- Smile!

All right, wave again! Bye!

Come on, come on,
let's go, let's go, come on!

Wait up!

You out of breath?

No, I know, I know,
I need to cut back

on the nachos at night.

I'm not sure what those are.

You've gotta get this,
all right?

- What are you doing?
- He'd bite my entire arm off,

and I want it on the camera.

- Yup.
- Oh, no, no, no, no.

No, you're not gonna do that.

Do not do that.

At least do not
get your sleeve wet.

Oh, my gosh.

I can't believe
you're doing this.

Oh, my gosh, it's coming.

Oh, my gosh, it's...

Oh, he took it!

That was scary!

- Okay, I want to.
- Come on, Job.

You can do it.

Just take it, take it.

Oh, my God.

Where are you guys?

We're gonna be late for church!

What are you all doing?

I can't believe
you're wearing that.

You know, it's vintage.

Besides, it's cool!

Yeah, okay.

Come on, Job, let's go.

Come on, bring your Bible.

We've gotta go to church.
Come on.

Wake him up!

Honey!

Oh, yeah.

That's right, that's right,
you're right.

He's about to get hung,

and the guy up in the hill
with the gun

is gonna shoot the rope.

Here it is, look.

Hey.

Hi.

I, uh... I just wanted to see
how you're doing.

I'm okay.

Um, I brought you something.

How We Met.

Job, Benjamin.

Can I sit here? Sure.

The End.

This is really bad.

Oh.

But I like it.

I want to show you something.

I've been working on this
for a few weeks.

It's about this hero

whose home gets destroyed
in a flood.

Everything he's known,

it's gone now.

So he travels the wasteland

and battles all these obstacles

so that, in the end,
he can find a new place to live.

This is fantastic, Benjamin.

You should get this published
or something!

Thanks.

I'm sorry for being an asshole.

And I know there's
some awkwardness between us.

It'll probably stick around
for a while.

But...

I don't know, I thought
maybe if I brought it up,

it would make it less awkward,

but I think I just
made it more awkward.

I'm sorry.

Why are you apologizing?

You don't have anything
to apologize for.

- But I...
- Benjamin.

You're gay.

I'm not sure.

That's fine, too!

Have you told anyone else?

No.

- I don't...
- Hey.

You don't need to have
all the answers right now.

We'll figure it out together.

Okay?

Okay.

So, where does this hero
settle down?

You'll have to read the sequel
to find out.

There's gonna be a sequel?

Oh, sweet!

Hey! I have one of these, too!

Um...

I guess I wanted to apologize,

but, um, is there anything
you wanna say?

Look, I'm sorry for what I said,

but Benjamin is going through
a lot right now and...

Why do you care what I think?

My, um... mom said

she didn't start
going to church

until she met my dad.

And I've gone
ever since I was a kid,

I mean, it's all I've known.

But now I...

I don't know
what to believe in.

I've been figuring
a lot of things out.

But there are some things
I know for sure.

Well, I think I said
everything I wanted to,

so I guess I'll just leave.

Did you know my...

my dad's name was Robert?

Just a...

Just a fun fact.

- Why are you doing this?
- You're a real asshole,

- you know that?
- Well, at least I don't talk

about my dead dad all the time.

- Job!
- Dear God.

I'm so sorry.

It's all right, my child.

God?

Is that you?

Of course, Job.

That's not how you pronounce...

Go in peace
and follow the path of light

of what is right and not wrong,

so you may be a blessing
to all the good, uh,

good will that will change
the lives of those around you

for the better.

Amen.

Hey.

Stay outta my story.

I couldn't help myself.

And what a story it's been!

Yeah, I mean,
but there's only one part left,

and you already know
what that is.

I do?

Joan of Arc Ate the Steak.

Opening night.

It was a packed house.

Everyone was there.

My mom was able to make it out,
so that was nice.

Oh, yeah, Lance was there, too.

Who is Sasha playing again?

A head of broccoli.

There comes a time
where everyone must fight

for something good,
for something right,

for something they believe in.

We live in trying times,

and although the path forward
may seem unclear...

Jesus, this sucks.

Shh!

It's like VeggieTales, it's...

We should always look
towards the future.

Let us think ahead.

Yes, we must!

We'll all have to start
working together

sooner or tater.

With grape power
comes grape responsibility.

Or else we'll...

we won't be able
to live like this anymore.

Something's wrong.

Yeah.

Anything else would be
downright bananas!

There are traitors among us!

Traitors? Oh, my heavens!

I pray for the dawn
of a new era.

Full of love and happiness
and world peace.

I pray that everyone
can be happy.

No, no!

No!

Nooo!

Bravo!

Hey, that was good.

Is it over?

It's intermission.

Hey, where's Sasha?

I... I don't know.

Hey, hey, hey, hey,
what's wrong?

Don't touch me.

- I just want to make sure...
- Don't touch me.

Hey, hey, hey, hey,
what happened out there?

I screwed up, okay?

What do you want from me?

I just want to make sure
that you're okay.

Now you care?

- Okay...
- Now you want to know

how I'm doing?

I'm fantastic, Job.

- I've never been better.
- Sasha...

What are you doing
back here, anyway?

- Okay, listen to me.
- No!

I'm done.

I've had enough.

Okay?

But the show...

The show.

Where is Sasha?

This thing should've started
like ten minutes ago.

Yeah.

Oh, cruel fate!

Where dirt has come,
where dirt we shall return.

He was so young!

He didn't have to die this way.

Who would do this?

Are you kidding me, Sasha?

You're on!

Look at the stars.

In times of distress,
they will always be there.

Yes, I can see them now.

How does that make you feel?

It makes me sad.

Anything else?

It... it makes me lonely.

You don't have to be alone.

We'll make it
through this together.

What the hell are you doing?

Where is Sasha?

I harbor no resentments.

I only wish for the day
that we can break bread

and find a path to peace
together.

So that was that.

Well, I suppose so.

What happened
to Robert and Alice?

Really, not much.

Everything just
went back to normal.

And that's basically the story.

That's it?

We aren't on bad terms,
I think,

but we're not good friends
or anything.

We exist in separate worlds.

You know?

That's just how it is.

I see.

Well, what about Sasha?

Oh, I'm actually gonna
hang out with her right now.

Well, Job, this has been
quite the confession.

Yes, it has been.

But hey, I warned you!

Well, that's the joy of life,
is it not?

I mean, not having
all of the answers,

sometimes we think
we know what we're doing

and then God steps in
to correct us.

But I know you'll do fine.

Thanks, Father Bentley.

Hey, hey, hey, one more thing.

Is this yours?

I have never seen that pen
in my entire life.

Okay. I'll see you around.

Godspeed.

Hey, say hi to Maria for me!

Okay, what have you got?

First draft.

Ah, cool!

Interesting title.

Yeah.

Just take a look at it
when you get a chance.

Do you know why I think people

want to become
English teachers?

It's so they can
make their students

read Huckleberry Finn out loud

without telling them what to do
about the N-word.

I'm serious, they don't give
any guidance out there.

They just let some poor sap
run into an N-word

and just let him
figure it out, you know?

I can imagine them
rubbing their hands together

as some white girl
approaches an N-word,

holding back chuckles
and laughter

as she's drowning out there,
you know?

Thanks for filling in for me.

Yeah, no problem.

Look, I...

- Sasha, you don't have to...
- Just give me a second.

Look, I tried to keep it
together that night, I did,

but I just feel
like I've been burning out

the last few months, and...

...that was just
a little too much.

Sometimes I feel like
no one cares about what I want.

You remember when
we were lost at the fair?

Sure.

I was reminded of it recently.

Anyway, I was so scared that
we couldn't find our parents.

And I cried, as you know.

But...

...you were there.

And that made me feel
a lot better.

I hope I can do that for you.

Okay, Sasha, you were right
from the beginning.

I was wrong,
I should've listened to you.

- I am dumb.
- I know.

And there he is.

Hey, guys. Sorry I'm late.

No, you're actually
right on time.

Oh!

- Hey.
- Hi.

Any progress on the comic?

Just started the third issue.

Wow! That was fast.

- It's a lot of fun.
- I'm glad!

So.

Here we are.

Three high school kids.

Hanging out.

In a cemetery.

- Mhm.
- Yup.

You guys wanna get out of here?

- Yeah.
- Please.

Ooh, guys,
you guys are gonna want

to check out this pen I got.

- Ooh, a pen.
- Shut up.

- Can I see it?
- Yeah.

- It feels nice.
- Yeah, yeah,

there's like
a nice weight to it.

I was going to use it
on Sasha's scripts,

but since you seem
way more into it,

maybe you want to use it
for one of your comics.

Hey, you haven't even read
my script yet.

Yeah, yeah, whatever.

I could have some good ideas!

Noah Shark!

It's like Noah's Ark,

but there's sharks in it.

What?

There are just
sharks everywhere!

They're just gonna
eat the animals,

but the old man
has got to protect them.

Stupid.

- I think it's funny!
- Thank you!

See, Benjamin can appreciate
some quality concepts.