Pumpkin

Synopsis: Perky, perfect Carolyn and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters plan to win Sorority of the Year by impressing the Greek Council with a killer charity: coaching mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games. When Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin she's terrified at first, but soon sees in him something she's never seen before: a gentle humanity and honest clarity that touches her soul. To the horror of her friends and Pumpkin's overprotective mother, Carolyn falls in love, becoming an outcast in the process. As Carolyn's "perfect life" falls apart, Pumpkin teaches her that perfect isn't always perfect after all.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: MGM
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
46
Rotten Tomatoes:
36%
R
Year:
2002
113 min
£107,838
Website
170 Views


It's so exciting, Pumpkin!

Everybody is here.

So, I want you to smile

and try to pay attention.

Don't daydream.

You look so handsome!

Here's your discus.

Are you ready?

Let's go, sweetheart.

Carolyn, yes.

Courtney, Anne Chung, yes.

Carolyn, an emphatic yes, yes, yes!

Bye.

Oh my God, Julie.

Our first day under your presidency.

Guess what, Carolyn.

We are gonna beat those Tri Omegas

for Sorority Of The Year.

Oh, Look at them. Those mastodons!

There isn't one under 5' 8".

But Julie, how on earth will we beat them?

They've won SOY for 22 straight years.

Well, we have the best girls coming in for rush

our formal is with the Kappa house

and the coup of all coups

I chose a killer charity.

The Challenged Games!

We're gonna be helping a lot of

special people this semester.

My God, that's great!

We will beat the Tri Omegas.

- Hello.

- Hello, mom? I made it safe.

What a relief!

Dad waited for the call.

He's setting off now.

Hope dad breaks par.

Carolyn, sweety...

you've got to be careful this year.

I read in the newspapers

how they're letting all these

people in from God knows where.

Kent! No boys above the first floor.

I gotta go, mom.

Hey, just a moment!

No boys on the grounds during rush

Or above the first floor,

ever, thank you.

Off, boys! Yes, yes, you. Thank you.

Wow! Thank you, Jungle Dancers.

And thank you especially, Carolyn McDuffy.

New rushees have just

witnessed A-O-Pi perfection.

And now you are going to taste A-O-Pi perfection

in the shape of hot sausages

of all sizes and ethnicities

now barbecueing succulently

in our back yard

to which you should all repair immediately.

Oh, look who we're about to snag.

Merle Fenza, 5' 7"...

...1600 on her SAT's

and her father is the CEO of something.

I forget what, but it's big.

Very big. She's our blue chip.

Over there we have what I call

our diversity girls.

Just what the Greek Council was

ordered to consider this year.

Loquata Jefferson.

I dunno about you, but I think she's

the spitting image of Whitney Houston.

Next to her is Fidelia Lagos.

A Filipina, indeed.

Yet, with really light skin

and cute cauasian features.

No offense, Anne Chung.

None at all.

She's just as cute as a bug's ear.

You should be very proud, Julie.

We all should be proud.

Our spirit this year--and Carolyn, you've

really been a catalyst for this--has been,

oh, convincing.

We are gonna out-recruit those Tri Omegas.

Go on, Carolyn, tell her.

Tell Julie what we've been talking about.

What is it, Carolyn?

We have no secrets between us.

Jeanine and I wanna beat

the Tri Omegas for SOY

as badly as any girl in the house.

It's just...

Go on, Carolyn, you promised.

Jeanine and I don't think the charity

you've chosen is quite right.

What do you mean?

We don't think it's appropriate

to bring those 'challenged' people on campus,

right out in the open like that.

They're really different.

Jeanine and I don't think it's

the image A-O-Pi should convey.

Oh, my God!

I certainly didn't expect this

from you, Carolyn.

What next, Carolyn and Jeanine?

You wanna get rid of our Filipina the

black girl and then me, before we graduate?

No, Anne Chung, you misunderstand.

That's not what Jeannine and I meant at all.

Don't be so PC girls. You have

no idea what these people are like.

I have this cousin, Vince...

I can't believe I am hearing

this from a sister!

What kind of people are you?

Let's go down to our rushees,

I wanna forget I ever heard this.

You two...

have got a lot of serious thinking to do.

Trust me, Julie could care less

about those 'unfortunates'.

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