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.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
39
Rotten Tomatoes:
44%
PG
Year:
1998
114 min
918 Views


Pitchers always threatened

to hit Simon, but it rarely happened.

I think they were afraid

of killing him.

Hi! How's it going?

Six, seven,

- eight, nine, ten.

- Timber-r-r!

Race you to the quarry.

I'm gonna beat you. I know a shortcut.

- No, you don't.

One year good luck.

- One year good luck.

Told you I knew a shortcut.

- Oh, man, that's cold.

- It's freezing.

Oh, man, my balls

just turned into marbles.

My balls just turned

into BBs.

- Time me.

- Simon!

- Please!

- Why does it matter how long...

- you can hold your breath?

- I don't know. It just does.

One Mississippi.

Two Mississippi.

Three Mississippi.

Four Mississippi.

- Hi, Joe!

- Hi, Ann.

Hi, Marjorie!

What are you guys up to?

- No good.

- Where's Simon?

He's around.

- He's so adorable.

- Like a little doll.

Time! Time! Time!

- Thirty Mississippi.

- Thirty Mississippi?

Thirty Mississippi?

I counted 34 Mississippi.

You know, why do you have me count it

if you are just gonna count yourself?

I want a verification.

- Hi, Simon.

When did they get here?

- About 14 Mississippi.

- Marjorie's got breasts.

- Yeah.

- And soon they'll be boobs.

- I know.

Maybe she'll let us

touch them sometime,

- if we paid her.

- Why don't you ask her?

- Oh, uh, Marjorie?

- Stop it! Stop it!

Uh, Simon has a question

for you.

- What is it, Simon?

- Nothing. Good-bye.

He wants to know, uh,

maybe if he paid you...

could he touch your bre...

- He wants to know

if he could touch your bre...

- Quiet! Okay?

He wants to know if...

- He wants to know...

He just wants to know...

- I think Marjorie likes you.

- She likes you.

- She said you were cute.

- She means cute

like a baby turtle is cute.

- Girls don't kiss baby turtles.

- How do you know?

I just know.

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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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