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Are you kidding us with this?

by Potes May 8, 2005
Riding the Bus with My Sister

And then...flashback in tinted Technicolor! A young Beth eats dirt as young Rachel looks on and laughs. Their mother comes out and yells at Rachel. She says that Beth is a person just like Rachel with fingers and toes and eyes and nose and ears. But she's different! Different! And Rachel needs to understand that and take care of her! "Forever?" young Rachel asks? "Yes, forever!" yells Technicolor mom. Way to plant the seeds for this particular bit of family awkwardness. We fade back to Rachel looking solemn and Beth still crying.

At the wake, Rick kindly approaches Beth. He says that one of the bus patrons gave him a casserole to bring. Beth tells Jesse that it's okay for him to eat, because his daddy didn't die. Rick offers to fix a plate but Beth says that no, she fixes for Jesse. Because she takes care of him! Because she's loving! When she's not screaming at you! Rick tells Beth that she has lots of friends and family there to support her, including her sister. Beth tells him to forget about Rachel, because she has a boyfriend. Slick Rick, on the make at a funeral! I like it. Beth then says quite hilariously, "You wanna deviled egg, Jesseeeeee?" And this is where these movies are the worst, because I totally laughed for three minutes and then felt bad about it because it was like I was making fun of the developmentally disabled. It's a lose-lose situation, kind of like watching the movie itself. But seriously, "You wanna deviled egg, Jesseeeeeeeee?" Awesome.

Meanwhile, Olivia (Beth's case worker) talks to the family and asks if any of them can be there next week for Beth's plan of care meeting. Rachel is off on a shoot in Mexico. The brother has to fly back to Tucson. You know he won't get stuck with her because the men in the family never have to deal with that kind of stuff. The stepmother says that she wouldn't know what to do because she's not Beth's mother. And that's a crap excuse considering that she's local and has been privy to whatever stuff Beth's father has done with her. Ass. Olivia asks if their real mother can be involved and Rachel says, "Forget it." Olivia says that Beth has been living independently but with considerable involvement from her father. Stepmother hates Beth and thinks she should get a job, and Olivia replies that Beth has trouble with authority, and also her clothes stand up on their own, which is not considered an employable trait. Olivia is doing what she can, but someone has to make the sacrifice. Stepmother then calls out Rachel to stay over the weekend and sort out her father's things, and thus also take care of the Beth situation. Olivia says that Beth has been deserted by everyone, and Rachel says that she has no right to judge them, and that it wasn't their fault. Flashback to young Beth having some sort of seizure. Their mother screams that she doesn't know what to do, and Rachel sticks a wooden spoon in Beth's mouth. So did the seizures cause her disability, or vice versa, or are they not even related? I have no idea what's going on.

Back in the present, Rachel huffs away. The brother follows and says he'd stay if he could. Lies. Rachel hugs him and says with fear that she's trapped, and that Beth is just a dead weight. A lot of dead weight, in this case. Later, the brother leaves and Beth asks if he will take the Christmas presents that she bought for her niece and nephew last year. She can't go to the post office? He says he'll get them next time and she asks when he'll bring the kids to see her. He says he will someday soon, which is liar shorthand for "Never. And you're a freak." Rachel tells Beth to be strong, but Beth says she doesn't have to be strong. Beth is in touch with her emotions! We all can learn something from Beth. Brother says he'll call and write, and perhaps this means he cares enough to send the very best. Then he leaves. Bastard.

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Are you kidding us with this?

by Potes May 8, 2005
Riding the Bus with My Sister

And then...flashback in tinted Technicolor! A young Beth eats dirt as young Rachel looks on and laughs. Their mother comes out and yells at Rachel. She says that Beth is a person just like Rachel with fingers and toes and eyes and nose and ears. But she's different! Different! And Rachel needs to understand that and take care of her! "Forever?" young Rachel asks? "Yes, forever!" yells Technicolor mom. Way to plant the seeds for this particular bit of family awkwardness. We fade back to Rachel looking solemn and Beth still crying.

At the wake, Rick kindly approaches Beth. He says that one of the bus patrons gave him a casserole to bring. Beth tells Jesse that it's okay for him to eat, because his daddy didn't die. Rick offers to fix a plate but Beth says that no, she fixes for Jesse. Because she takes care of him! Because she's loving! When she's not screaming at you! Rick tells Beth that she has lots of friends and family there to support her, including her sister. Beth tells him to forget about Rachel, because she has a boyfriend. Slick Rick, on the make at a funeral! I like it. Beth then says quite hilariously, "You wanna deviled egg, Jesseeeeee?" And this is where these movies are the worst, because I totally laughed for three minutes and then felt bad about it because it was like I was making fun of the developmentally disabled. It's a lose-lose situation, kind of like watching the movie itself. But seriously, "You wanna deviled egg, Jesseeeeeeeee?" Awesome.

Meanwhile, Olivia (Beth's case worker) talks to the family and asks if any of them can be there next week for Beth's plan of care meeting. Rachel is off on a shoot in Mexico. The brother has to fly back to Tucson. You know he won't get stuck with her because the men in the family never have to deal with that kind of stuff. The stepmother says that she wouldn't know what to do because she's not Beth's mother. And that's a crap excuse considering that she's local and has been privy to whatever stuff Beth's father has done with her. Ass. Olivia asks if their real mother can be involved and Rachel says, "Forget it." Olivia says that Beth has been living independently but with considerable involvement from her father. Stepmother hates Beth and thinks she should get a job, and Olivia replies that Beth has trouble with authority, and also her clothes stand up on their own, which is not considered an employable trait. Olivia is doing what she can, but someone has to make the sacrifice. Stepmother then calls out Rachel to stay over the weekend and sort out her father's things, and thus also take care of the Beth situation. Olivia says that Beth has been deserted by everyone, and Rachel says that she has no right to judge them, and that it wasn't their fault. Flashback to young Beth having some sort of seizure. Their mother screams that she doesn't know what to do, and Rachel sticks a wooden spoon in Beth's mouth. So did the seizures cause her disability, or vice versa, or are they not even related? I have no idea what's going on.

Back in the present, Rachel huffs away. The brother follows and says he'd stay if he could. Lies. Rachel hugs him and says with fear that she's trapped, and that Beth is just a dead weight. A lot of dead weight, in this case. Later, the brother leaves and Beth asks if he will take the Christmas presents that she bought for her niece and nephew last year. She can't go to the post office? He says he'll get them next time and she asks when he'll bring the kids to see her. He says he will someday soon, which is liar shorthand for "Never. And you're a freak." Rachel tells Beth to be strong, but Beth says she doesn't have to be strong. Beth is in touch with her emotions! We all can learn something from Beth. Brother says he'll call and write, and perhaps this means he cares enough to send the very best. Then he leaves. Bastard.

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