The clip All normal families from Parenthood (1989) with Dianne Wiest, Martha Plimpton
Hi, Garry. You're up so early.
Where are you going?
What's in the bag?
The whole family's coming tonight. There's a big surprise.
Grandma and Grandpa are gonna be here.
Uncle Gil and Aunt Karen are bringing their kids.
Aunt Susie's gonna be here and Uncle Nathan and their kids.
It was nice talking to ya.
Can I come in for a minute?
I really need your help. The whole family's coming tonight.
Could you just give me a hand?
Yeah, in just a few minutes.
Are you all right? I heard you moaning last night.
I had a stomachache, but it's fine now.
You hate me?
For making you study so much and giving up all your dates.
No, you were right.
Honey, I'm telling you, those SAT scores are your ticket.
And, sweetie, once you get to school...
you're gonna meet a lot of guys you like just as well as that Tod.
Why do you always say "that Tod"? It sounds so-
You're right. I'm sorry. It's been pleasant for a moment.
I'm just gonna give everybody spaghetti and salad...
and I better cook a steak for my dad.
See you later, honey.
The clip All normal families Part 2 from Parenthood (1989) with Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves
Man, your mother can talk!
Gosh, she hates my ass.
And it's such a cute ass.
Last night she heard the moaning. She thought it was me.
So you're gonna have to try and control yourself, Tod.
With you, it's impossible.
Wait. I brought something.
We can record our love.
Susan? Hi, sis. It's Helen.
Did I loan you my big platter?
Great. Would you bring it tonight? I just need it to serve.
Listen, Julie got 1291 on her SAT's.
The clip All normal families Part 3 from Parenthood (1989) with Dianne Wiest, Rick Moranis
I know. I feel so proud of her.
It's great. How's Patty?
We're a little disappointed with the effort...
she's been giving lately towards her work.
Math, French, everything's gone downhill.
Nathan's talking to her right now.
He's trying to figure out what's wrong.
Look, Patty, all I'm saying is...
if you want to have just an ordinary academic career...
and attend an ordinary university, that's your prerogative.
But I must tell you, I think you're selling yourself way short.
How's it going?
I don't know.
Sometimes I feel as though we want it more than she does.
Patty, you know we love you.
Could you just give your father that extra effort he's looking for?
That's all I ask.
The clip No cowboy for the party from Parenthood (1989) with Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen
I'm sorry I'm late.
Where should I do it?
Who are you, and what are you going to do?
I'm from Party Time Entertainment.
I'm your stripper.
What's the birthday boy's name, because I paint it across my breasts?
It was a mix-up. I got Cowboy Dan's card, and he got mine. I'm sorry.
Wait a minute. What about Cowboy Dan? He is coming?
He showed up at the Lodge Hall, and they were expecting me.
They beat him severely, so Cowboy Dan ain't coming.
Cowboy Dan's not coming?
Hold it together.
I knew it.
I told you.
All the kids are gonna hate me. It's gonna be just like Little League.
Cowboy Dan is coming.
He's coming! Cowboy Dan is coming!
You're Kevin's father. You're not Cowboy Dan.
That's right. They call me Cowboy Gil...
as in guilty.
I saw Cowboy Dan. I didn't like the look on his face.
It was like this, so I killed him.
I blew a hole in him this big.
Actually it was about this big.
You know, when I think about it, that hole was about this big.
The clip No cowboy for the party Part 2 from Parenthood (1989) with Steve Martin
And his guts were spilled out all over the floor.
As I was walkin' away, I slip around on his guts.
A couple of other people came by and started slippin' on his guts too.
After I blow a hole in somebody and slip around on their guts...
afterwards, I always like to make balloon animals.
That's mighty courteous of you.
Here we go!
What's he doing?
I don't know.
Your lower intestines.
Why, you little lily-livered-
Where's Cowboy Gil?
Ambush, ya little four-footers!
The clip No cowboy for the party Part 3 from Parenthood (1989) with Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen
And here it is.
It's made with a quart of milk, two cups of sugar and three cow pies.
Will you get down off the horse before you hurt yourself?
Honey, I gotta make a big exit.
That's Cowboy Gil's woman. Take a bow, little lady.
I sure hope that when I mosey back this way one day...
you don't mind if I stop in and say hello.
I gotta mosey on back to Abilene.
Keep your powder and your pants dry.
Kevin, I hope this is the best danged birthday you ever had.
Don't try and follow me to Abilene.
The clip The life lessons of baseball from Parenthood (1989) with Steve Martin
Okay, look lively. You're doing great.
Shortstop, here it goes. All right, pick it up.
Easy now, over to first. That's the way to play.
That's right. You're beautiful.
You're a bunch of wild, young Bohemians.
Let's go again. Second base, here we go.
Get down on it. Don't be afraid. It can't hurt you. Here we go.
Get down on it!
Wayne, get Ben some ice.
All right, we're gonna need a new second base man.
Which one of you outfielders wants to try second base?
How about you, Kevin? You want to try second base?
Oh, Matt, none of that. Let's be a team.
Get out there and hustle.
Remember, the word is "fun. "
So just go on out there...
and what you catch you catch and what you miss you miss.
Way to go, Kevin!
And now it is my great pleasure to introduce our valedictorian...
The clip The life lessons of baseball Part 2 from Parenthood (1989) with Paul Keeley, Steve Martin
When I was nine years old, I had kind of a rough time.
A lot of people thought I was pretty mixed up.
But there was one person who got me through it.
He did everything right.
And thanks to him, today...
I'm the happiest, most confident...
and most well-adjusted person in this world.
Dad, I love you.
You're the greatest.
One more out, guys! Let's go! Is your arm tired, Shaun?
Hey, Gil, our boys finally gonna win one game?
Way to be supportive, Lou.
That's right, Kevin!
Way to go, Tommy! All right!
We got bases loaded. We're only one run down.
You can do it. Get up there.
Please, God, let 'em win one game.
The clip The life lessons of baseball Part 3 from Parenthood (1989) with Claudio Jacobells, Rance Howard
You stink, Buckman!
He had no business being out there!
What's the matter with you?
Why'd you make me play second base?
Someone's climbed to the roof of the bell tower with a rifle!
It's Kevin Buckman. His father totally screwed him up.
What's he yelling?
You made me play second base!
Kevin, I'm sorry. I did the best I could.
Nice shot, son. It's important to be supportive.
Come on. Let's sing one of the old tunes.
When you're sliding into home and your pants are full of foam
The clip Awkward family gathering from Parenthood (1989) with Steve Martin, Rick Moranis
"The Penal Colony" by Franz Kafka.
Patty a doctor yet?
Mock if you will.
Our children are more capable of absorbing information than we are...
yet we insist on treating them like adorable little morons.
Are you saying Patty can learn things I can't learn?
Patty, which one of these...
is the square root of 8,649?
They're like sponges, Gil, just waiting to absorb.
I want this.
Take my advice. Forget about Kevin and Taylor.
It's too late. Work on Justin.
Actually, Justin is quite bright. In his preschool class, he was the only-
Slow down, Justin. I'll get you some dip.
You remember that guy you went out with in college, Jeffrey Sanders?
He always chased me out of the room when he came over.
I saw him today.
God, what a loser, huh?
In a Rolls.
I meant me.
What is that?
Oh, Nathan and Patty and I are "power eating. "
We bring our own food everywhere.
Nathan turned me on to it, and I never felt better.
Where do you get that stuff?
This is it.
Everybody in the living room. This is the big surprise.
You look great. Dad!
Oh, hi, son.
The clip Awkward family gathering Part 2 from Parenthood (1989) with Jason Robards, Steve Martin
Great to see you!
That's my kid brother Larry, your uncle.
Don't give him any money.
Just a little something for being the best dad in the world.
I found it a couple of months ago. It's for your collection.
A toy car!
Oh, this is great!
Yeah, if you've got it, spend it on the people you love.
Is this Grandma?
Yeah, she's still alive.
Jesus! Grandma, you got short.
How long has it been? Three years?
You stopped wearing your turban.
My God! Susan, you look great.
If you weren't my sister-
I know it's been hard.
You were supposed to wait outside so I could introduce you.
Well, why don't you do it now, Larry?
this is my son, Cool.
Did he say "Cool"?
It's a long story.
Keep Patty away from my brother. He'll suck the intelligence out of her.
The clip Awkward family gathering Part 3 from Parenthood (1989) with Eileen Ryan, Tom Hulce
Cool is adorable. Why didn't you ever write us you had a son?
I didn't know myself until a couple of months ago.
a few years ago I was living in Vegas with this girl.
A showgirl. She was in that show, "Elvis On Ice. "
Anyway, we drifted apart...
as people do in these complicated times...
and then a couple of months ago, she shows up with Cool, tells me...
"You watch him. I shot someone. I have to leave the country. "
That's a parent?
we're back in town because I've got something really huge cooking.
Enormous. Monster. Dad, this is it.
From now on, I'm gonna be taking care of all of you.
This isn't another get-rich-quick scheme, is it, Larry?
What's wrong with getting rich quick?
Quick is the best way to get rich. Look who I'm talking to.
You ever see her family?
They find a nickel, they huddle together and bury it like squirrels.
What's the deal, son? What do you have going?
Has anyone heard of hydroponics?
Well, that's great!
Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil.
What are you using? Coarse sand or suspension hydroponics?
There's a guy with a lab coat that makes that decision. I make the deal.
The clip Awkward family gathering Part 4 from Parenthood (1989) with Jason Robards, Rick Moranis
And I got to thinking, Cool's had no kind of life, no family.
So while I'm locking this down, I thought we would stay with you.
A couple of weeks.
The thing is, we don't have the big house anymore, you know.
We just have the one bedroom for us and one for Grandma.
Grandma's welcome to stay with us for a while.
It'd be valuable for Patty to have a multigenerational influence.
Fine with me.
Well, I'll have to give you a list of her medications-
and you'll have to pick up her shower chair.
There's her hearing aid batteries, magnifying glass for reading.
Your mouth used up all the power.
Don't worry, Dad. We can still find the bar.
I'll get a flashlight.
I'll get it, sis.
Where is it? In the bedroom?
It's in the nightstand.
Mom, Dad, what happened?
You know I don't like it in the dark.
This is a blackout.
It's a temporary interruption in the home's electrical supply.
Where's the switch?
Bring it here.
Oh, here it is.
What is this?
Mommy, what was that?
That was an electric ear cleaner.
It was kind of big.
It sure was!
The clip The wrong photographs from Parenthood (1989) with Martha Plimpton, Dianne Wiest
I need to see.
No, not in the street.
What is this?
It's the party celebrating my mother's promotion at the bank.
Excuse me. This is the wrong batch. This is my mother's.
There should be another envelope for Buckman.
That was picked up already.
I, I, I think this one is my favorite.
This is just-
It was just for fun, Mom.
Well, I'm glad to know it's not a job.
It's that Tod, isn't it? There's one where you can see his face.
Does it bother you that I did those things or that I did them with Tod?
Gee whiz, Julie. There's so many things that bother me about this...
I don't know how to separate them.
Whoo! Here's something for my wallet.
Tod is very important to me.
And we've got the pictures to prove it.
This is your room.
You did these things right here in my house?
Well, I thought someone in this house ought to be having sex.
I mean, with something that doesn't require batteries.
What did you say to me? Goddamn it! You get back here!
The clip The wrong photographs Part 2 from Parenthood (1989) with Dianne Wiest, Martha Plimpton
Open this door! Goddamn it to hell!
I would just like a little respect!
Not a lot, just a little!
Do you know why I'm having sex with machinery?
Because your father left to have a party and I stayed to raise two kids!
I have no life!
Goddamn it! What are you doing?
I'm leaving before we say things we'll regret.
You're gonna say something worse than the battery remark?
Tod and I are in love.
It's not "going steady" love. It's love.
I need him. He's my life.
He touches me, and I quiver.
Oh, would you give me just a small break?
See? You can't handle it.
Tod's working now. We'll find a place to live somewhere.
I'm moving out, Garry.
You've upset your brother!
Julie, I'm telling you...
if you walk out of this house, don't ever think about coming back.
Honey, I'm always here if you need me. Sweetheart!
Honey, be careful. If you want anything, just call me!
The clip The memory of childhood from Parenthood (1989) with Steve Martin
How about some red-hot peanuts?
Peanuts! Get your peanuts here!
Go! Go! Go! Go!
Now batting for the Cardinals, number 14, Stanley Boyer!
We missed four innings.
Well, like I said, I had to stop and do some business. Here. Sit down.
Hey, you usher, can I talk to you a second?
Gil, this is Stan. He's gonna watch you for a while.
I have some friends I'm meeting. I'll be back for the ninth inning.
Have fun, kid.
Get your programs!
So, Gilly, big baseball fan?
Dad bring you here a lot?
Once a year on my birthday. Then he pays an usher to watch me.
Oh, I see.
You have to understand, my father in his own childhood...
was without a positive male influence.
His own father kicked him out when he was 15...
so my dad was taught to see child raising as a burden-
a prison rather than a playground.
You understand what I'm saying?
You don't talk like a kid.
Well, I'm not really a kid.
You're not a duck.
I'm remembering when I was a kid.
I'm 35 now. I have kids of my own.
You don't really even exist.
You're an amalgam.