Synopsis: Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised (along with the rest of the school) that he is chosen to dance with her at the Winter Ball. The only one not surprised is the cool-kid who set him up to fail, but Angus' best friend is going to help him win the heart of Melissa by developing a new look for him.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Turner Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min


My mother named me after my father:

Angus. A cow's name.

Which didn't help matters much, because...

I was a big kid!

My mother was in labor with me for two days.

But it was my father who died during childbirth.

He had a heart attack waiting for her to deliver.

But this wasn't really my problem.

In fact, I perceived my family's situation

as relatively normal

until I began collecting expert

feedback around Kindergarten.

Angus Bethune is a fat kid.

He's so hungry he eats his boogers!

This was my problem:

Rick Sanford.

Hey, Angus,

wanna play Pin the Tail on the Donkey?

You could be the donkey!



You broke his nose, Angus!

You wanna see it?

Five cents.

I met my best friend, Troy Wedberg,

the day he charged five cents to see...

My cousin's pubic hair!



Ahem. No way.

You are such a liar.

Give him his pubic hair back...Rick!

Angus, isn't "Angus" a cow?



You broke his nose, Angus!

I was incredibly quick for a fat kid

and grades came pretty easily to me.

But I was sure willing to swap it all

for a little physical beauty.

Take it back! Take it back!

I don't have hairy legs!

I fell in love with Melissa Lefevre

the day she threw Alex Zimmerglock

across Tarlo's Roller Rink.

Whoa! Uh!

Melissa Lefevre was that girl

that just made you ache

because you know she was

put on this earth out of your reach

only to make you feel bad.




Rick Sanford got more popular...

Wanna play some football?

Yeah, sure.

Good. You could be the field!



and much better looking

every time I broke his nose.

You broke his nose, Angus!

What's Melissa doing?

Rick, are you okay?

But worse, he got Melissa Lefevre.

She's making sure Rick's okay.

What's Melissa doing?

She's trying to see if Rick's okay.

- You okay?

- Yeah, I'm fine.

I hate that guy.

A little bit...

Golden Rick Sanford.

He had everything:

looks, smarts, and Melissa.

I had Troy, and he had...

Jock itch!

Let's go!

[ Music playing:

"Am I Wrong?" by Love Spit Love ]


Now back on the field,

the quarterback. The ball is set.

Growing up you wait for that one moment

that's truly yours;

for something to happen that makes you believe

maybe once in a while, the good guys can win.

And I was still waiting.

Go, fight! C'mon, Huskies, let's play!

Let's go over the play again:

Mike, you gotta make sure you wait 'til the line

clears out there somwhere before you cut, all right?

Else I got nothin' to throw to.

All right, this is what it is:

It's split back right, flag post flag on one.

- Ready? Break!

- Break!

Watch my ass!

I'm watching it right now!

I bet you are!

It was nearly impossible for a

defensive lineman to shake me.

I was a wall.

Red 34!

Red 34! Set... hut!


- He's going long!

Somebody block it!

- I got it!

Dang it!

In addition, I was equipped with tracking radar.

I needed only to lock in on a cornerback's hips

to zero in on the tackle.

I, Angus Bethune, had caused a fumble!

The ball, MY ball, soared through the air,

free like an eagle. And then...

It landed in Rick Sanford's hands!

Go! Go, Rick! Go!

Go, go, go!

Go, Rick! Go, Rick!


Yes! Yes! Yes!

Touchdown, Huskies!

I had caused the fumble that won us the game.

I was sure any minute now

they would come running toward me

cheering "Angus! Angus!"

Rick! Rick!

Rick! Rick! Rick! Rick!

Yeah! Whoo!

All right!

So there he was

with my victory.

And just once, I wanted to know

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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