A Walk in My Shoes

Synopsis: Ever judge someone just by looking at them? Of course, we've all made snap judgments about people. But what if we really got to know them...
95 min



Come on, come on! Come on!

Stop, stop, stop, stop! Stop!



- It must be a fuse.

- Fuse?

Yeah, it's probably a 20 amp.

Check the instrument cluster.

- I don't... I don't even know...

- No worries, Jake.

How did you know my name?

Come on. Come on, Tucker.


- Morning, Toby.

- Good morning, Dad.

Hey, pal, how you doing?

- Catch any bad guys last night?

- Not really.

- Where's your mom?

- Upstairs.


- What you got, huh?

- How about this?

Dana, let's go,

come on out of the bathroom.

- Hi, Daddy.

- Morning, kiddo.

Hey, Dad. Like this or that?

- That.

- Okay.

- Hey.

- Whoever came up with 24 hours a day

really blew it.

Papers, committees, meetings.

Thirty is a number

that makes a lot more sense.

- So, how was your shift?

- It was a banner night...

Dana, come on, we got to go!

- Let's go.

- Chill, Mom. You'll get heartburn.

So, this guy's robbing a liquor

store on 22nd when we show up.

You know,

we tell him to put his weapon down.

Anyway, they take him to the hospital,

and then we found

his 86-year-old grandmother...

His 86-year-old grandmother's

sitting in the car.

I mean, she watched him get shot.

Can you...


Is there someone you can talk to

at the precinct?

Oh, by the way,

I've got my Italian cooking class tonight.

We're making fettuccine Alfredo

and prosciutto di Parma.

- Dana! Come on!

- Coming!

I'll be working an extra shift,

so you boys will have to fix your own supper.

And no fighting. You hear me, Justin?

I'm going to school now!

Did you eat?

I can't, Mom.

Honey, you need to eat.

- I can't. I'm gonna be late.

All right, come in here

and give me a kiss before you go.

Okay, I'm coming.

- Hey, punk.

- Love you, too.

- Morning.

- Morning.

- I love you.

- Love you, too.

- See you later.

- Where did you get this backpack?

Oh, my...

It looks expensive. And where did you...

Is this a newjacket?

Yeah, my friend had extras.

Does his mom know?

Yeah. Moms know everything.

- Mikey.

- I got to go.

- Bye, Mom.

- Toby, stop.

Why are you wearing that ratty old coat?

Where's the new backpack

I just bought you?

I loaned them to a new friend.

He's really cool and he really needs it.

Oh, no, honey,

we can't afford to buy clothes for friends.

- Why not?

- Well, because... Just get the coat back.


Every morning, this house is,

like, totally insane.

- How's calculus?

- You're relentless, Mom, you know that?

Honey, why don't you

just go to the tutoring center?

I will, I will.

Maybe she shouldn't be in calculus.

Honey, she needs to challenge herself.


Where is my prosciutto? It was right here.

You know,

calculus might just be too advanced.

- Nonsense.

- Maybe for you, Mom, but I'm not you.

- Hey, "Bye, Dad"?

- Bye, Daddy.

- Bye, hon. Have a good day.

- Next time, be my backup.

- Love you.

- Love you, too.

Good morning, honey

- Let me make you some breakfast.

- Morning. No, I'm fine.

Okay. Let me pour you

a bowl of cereal, at least.

- No, I'm fine.

- All right.

- Will you eat at school then?

- No.

I love you.

I could sure

use some help right now.

Yeah, I need some help.

Hey, Toby! Toby!

Oh, so, what is it this time?

Some kind of meat. Just don't smell it.

Okay, let's go. We're gonna be late.

How's the new backpack?

It's cool, thanks.


Watch out, man!

- Hey, hey, watch it!

Hey, Jake.

Did you see my ad? In the paper?


They did put it in, didn't they?

Right there. "Handyman needed. "

You interested?

Well, of course you are, you need a job.

Can I have some, please?


I wouldn't think such a tough guy

would use so much sugar.

Okay, okay, stop, stop. What's up with you?

We don't have time for that,

but if you take this job,

we will get to know each other.

And it starts today.

Right now, as matter of fact, if you want it.


Morning, Mrs. Fahey.

- Good morning, ladies.


Hey, Jonesy, what's up?

Ready for the big game?

Yeah. Yeah.

Man, you don't sound so ready.

I got stuff on my mind.

Like that paper

in Mrs. Fahey's class?

Yeah, just whatever, okay.

Did you do it? You've got to do it, man.

If you don't do that,

you know what's gonna happen.

I know. I got it. Just leave it alone.

- Hey, Kaylin Maclntyre!

- Hey, Jonesy.

- Hey.

- Hey.

Hey, what's up?

- You got plans for Spring Formal?

- No, not really, you know...

- You can dance, right?

- He's a dancing fool.

Dude, do you have to? Seriously.

So, you want to go? With me, I mean.

- See, the thing about Justin is he's...

- Jones!

Yeah. No, I'll go with you. It'll be great.

Okay. Great.

"An incident that changed your life. "

Did you learn anything

from this assignment?

Was it easy to write? Difficult?

Very nice, Ryan. Keep it up.

Did it change how you thought about

what happened to you?

- Anna?

- It was hard, but it made me

figure out how my parents' divorce

kind of affected everything in my life.

Good. Excellent.

Susan, thank you.

Hey, Mrs. Fahey,

like, what's the point of all this?

The point, Mr. Wallace,

is to understand that self-reflection

is a good thing, a healthy thing.

Okay, you can get your grades online.

And some of you still owe me a final draft.

Justin, I don't even have your rough draft.

- I'll get it done.

- Well, when?

You've been saying that for three weeks.

- I know, but it's hard, okay?

- Why don't you pick something else?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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