Simon Birch

Synopsis: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many things. Their friendship is put to the test when some unfortunate events happen.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Mark Steven Johnson
Production: Buena Vista
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

- I was just thinking.

- Yeah?

- Last year we played

in the squirt league, right?

- Uh-huh.

- And this year we're in the peewees.

- So?

Do they want us

to play baseball or urinate?


I was just thinking.

My mom got pregnant

during her senior year at high school.

The fact that she refused

to divulge my father's identity...

- upgraded it to a full-fledged scandal.

- Hi, Joe!

Hi, Miss Wenteworth.

Hi, Simon.

How's my little doll?

Your mother has the best breasts

of all the mothers.

- Yeah.

- And she smells the best too.

- I know.

- She's so sexy that...

sometimes I forget

she's someone's mother.

- Okay! Okay!

- I was just being honest.

Well, what if I said

the same thing about your mother?

I'd have you committed.

Nobody knew her secret. Not even me.

- And I wouldn't know it to this day,

if it wasn't for Simon Birch.

- Ooh!

Birch, on deck.

Go get 'em, Simon.

You go, Simon.

You'll be wonderful.

Simon loved baseball.

I'm not sure why.

He rarely got to play and when he did,

he was ordered not to swing.

His strike zone

was minuscule.

Holy shit!

Ha! Look at this kid.

- It's the friggin' hobbit.

- Nah, it's Thumbelina.

- You're both wrong.

It's a pinch-hitting munchkin.

- Okay, all right.

- Let's play ball.

Do your thing, Simon.

- Show 'em how it's done.

- Okay, Foster, he's yours.

- 0-1.

- Good eye, Birch.

- Good eye, son.

- Foster, easy.

- You don't need your fastball

on this guy.

- 0-2.

- All right. Lay it in easy, now.

I'm trying. Shit!

- Zero, three.

- That was great!

- Way to watch.

- Thank you, Miss Wenteworth.

All right. Let's go Foster,

buddy. Right in there, buddy.

- Ball four!

- Shit!

Take your base.

- Whoa!

- Take a look at that!

Be waiting for you next time.

Your head's bigger

than your strike zone, pal.

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Mark Steven Johnson

Mark Steven Johnson (born October 30, 1964) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. Johnson was born in Hastings, Minnesota and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. He has written and directed the two comic book based films Daredevil and Ghost Rider as well as the film Simon Birch. His early writing credits are for the film Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men. Most recently he directed the film Finding Steve McQueen. more…

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