Elephant

Synopsis: A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Gus Van Sant
Production: Fine Line Features
  8 wins & 11 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
70
Rotten Tomatoes:
73%
R
Year:
2003
81 min
$1,189,207
Website
87 Views

Hike.

Stop it!

Go!

What's up, boys?

All right, let's go.

Let's go. Break.

Hike.

- What? Where are you going? Come here.

- Oh, my God, Dad.

Get in the car.

You're gonna be late for school. Come on.

- Mom's gonna kill you.

- What?

What are you doing?

Dad, I'm driving. No.

Get out of the car, Dad.

- What?

- Get out of the car.

- Seat belt.

- Yeah.

- What's the big deal?

- Can you just get in the car, please?

Let's go hunting.

Wanna go hunting this weekend?

Okay, let's go. Where are we going hunting?

You can use that old Jap 243

that Grandpa brought back from Truk.

- From where?

- Truk Islands, the South Pacific.

- Admiral Halsey, World War II.

- Yeah, right.

I was there.

You've been there, right, Dad?

No.

- Can I take your guys' picture?

- Why?

I'm just developing my portfolio right now,

doing random projects.

What's a portfolio?

It's when you put together pictures

to present your work.

- Get into galleries, stuff like that.

- What kind of work?

Anything. Like, portraits mainly.

- Like, naked people?

- No.

Want us to get naked with you,

take our picture?

No. I'm not for the outdoor-naked thing.

Public nudity is... No.

- No, we won't do that.

- All right, man.

Yeah? Okay, good.

You're too kind.

All right, let's go.

Be a little happier. Come on.

There you go.

Kind of look away.

Make a funny face.

One more.

Yeah, good. Keep walking.

Maybe one kiss.

Perfect. All right,

I actually gotta get to school.

- My name's Caroline.

- Nice to meet you. I'm Eli.

- Nice to meet you, too.

- What's up?

I'll give you guys a print

the next time I see you, or whenever.

- I'll try and make one today.

- All right. See you later, man.

All right, Dad, you stay here.

Paul will come pick you up.

Dad, just stay in the car. I gotta go.

Just stay in the car, please.

Hey, Paul? Yeah, it's John.

Dad's drunk again.

So, Mr. McFarland...

Hi, Mr. Luce. I'm sorry I'm late.

My dad took me out to lunch.

- I mean, breakfast.

- Meet me in my office.

I'm in trouble now.

Will you pick him up?

I'll leave the keys in the office.

Can you do it soon?

'Cause I don't know if he's gonna stay.

Set. Hike!

He's so cute.

- How are you?

- Good, and how are you?

I'm doing pretty good. How was Math?

- How do you think?

- That good?

That's all right, you know, it happens.

How's Sara doing?

Is everything okay with her?

She seemed a little off lately.

Yeah, I guess so. How's school for you?

It's about as good as it could be.

- Is P.E. Treating you all right?

- Yeah.

- Excuse me, miss?

- Yes?

- We need to sign out.

- Okay.

That picture was taken in Hawaii,

on the island of Maui.

What do you need, hon?

Get to class.

Don't be late for detention.

- Excuse me, miss? We need to sign out.

- Where was that picture taken?

That picture was taken in Hawaii,

on the island of Maui.

- That's real pretty.

- Isn't that cool? What do you need?

I need to leave these keys for my brother.

He's gonna come pick them up, 11:30-ish.

Put the keys in the envelope,

and put your brother's name on there.

His name's Paul.

By the way, what time will you be back?

Right around 1:
30 p.m.

- 11:
30 you said?

- Yeah, about.

- Okay, great.

- All right, thanks.

And don't forget to bring your own steaks.

- I'll see you then.

- Yeah, okay.

I'm saving for my car.

I'm paying it off this month.

Surprise!

Hello.

Hi.

What's wrong?

Nothing.

- You were crying.

- Yeah.

- Is it something bad?

- I don't know.

I'll see you later. I have to go

to a Gay-Straight Alliance meeting.

Okay.

Hi, Acadia, how you doing?

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