Miss Stevens

Synopsis: When Miss Stevens chaperones three of her students - Billy, Margot and Sam - on a weekend trip to a drama competition, she discovers that coming of age stories aren't just for teenagers. Exploring the fine line between being a grown up and being a kid, MISS STEVENS looks at the moment you realize maybe you're the responsible adult in the room, and what comes after you find out you're not who you thought you'd be.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Julia Hart
Production: Beachside Films
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

Are you, uh,

waiting for someone?


Sorry, I was...


No worries.

Take your time.

When the sun's too hot

And my old man's not

Well I stumble

Outside the door

And I'm asking myself

If I haven't been

Through all this

Too darn many times before

I gave up singing

My half-done songs

And the money

Ran out before the months

And I gave up love

In my lone-sided love

But I couldn't believe

In their lies

I used to think it was easy

I used to think

It was all right

I used to think

It was simply love

Till scratching my way

Became my way of life

I used to think

It was easy...

The thing that

really spoke to me

was the idea

of emotional freedom.

Like leaving yourself,

being free.

'Cause most people aren't

in institutions, obviously,

but we're all locked up

in some way.

We are, aren't we?

- So when--

- School is an institution.

It's not an institution.

But it's still a place

that we have to go,


and it can feel like...

you're stuck.

Like you're not allowed

to be yourself

all of the time, right?

What are some other places

that can feel like that?

- Sorry, Miss Stevens?

- Yes, Margot.

Can we get back

to the ending?

Sure. Yes, the ending.

You were saying that when

McMurphy has--

What do you think?

Excuse me?

What did you think

of the ending?

Nice try, man.

- Calm down, I read it.

- Guys--

Oh, really? Really?

Just like you read

The Great Gatsby?


Why don't you just

watch the movie?

Actually, watching movies aren't

really a safe way to cheat.

Just 'cause someone

doesn't talk

every time

they feel like talking,

doesn't mean

they didn't read the book.



Let's get back to the book.

What did you think?

Of the ending?


I love it.

This is what I wanna do.

So I checked with

the front office,

and they have the petty cash

all ready to go,

and they double checked

and all our permission slips

are in.

So we're all set

for the drama competition.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

And we're leaving after

third period, yes?

That's the plan.

And thank you

for taking us.

I had to ask

three other teachers

before you

volunteered to come.


- Hi, Margot.

- Hi, Billy.

Billy, when are we doing

the Gats make up?



- Oh, right. See you both at--

- 12:

First of all, no cursing.

Second of all,

did you finish the book?

Yes, I did.

It's been two weeks.

I don't wanna fail you.

What's going on?

I'm just having trouble

caring about a lot

of things right now.

Are you talking to anyone?



Are you?

Just 'cause people

are the people

you're supposed to talk to,

it doesn't mean you can

talk to them.

So, just a few

things before you go.

I'm sure your kids are all caught

up in their class work, yes?

Uh, why?

They can't go on the trip

if they're missing assignments.

School policy.

I already spoke to

the other teachers.

And so I'm just checking--

Oh, yes. No. Of course.

Yeah, of course.

Okay. Good, good.

Our main concern is, uh,

William Mitman.

- Billy?

- Yeah, Billy.

I don't know if you're

aware of his issues.

But we wouldn't be

letting him go

unless he was 100%.

But Legal just wants

to make sure

that I discuss this with you,

just to keep your eyes open.

What he has is

a behavioral disorder.

And he will be taking his

medication with him on the trip.

He's allowed to administer

the medication himself.

Between you and me,

I think there's just

some tension at home,

so they just wanna show

him a little trust

by letting him go on this trip.

But you have my number,

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Julia Hart

Julia Hart is a writer and director, known for The Keeping Room (2014), Miss Stevens (2016) and Madame X. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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