Raising Izzie

Synopsis: The touching story of two orphaned sisters and the caring teacher who changes their lives forever.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Roger M. Bobb
Production: Image Entertainment
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
89 min
Website
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( "Safe" by Britt Nicole plays )

Girl:

FOR YEARS, MY MOTHER

WOULD WAKE MY SISTER, IZZIE,

AND I UP IN THE MORNING.

BRIGHT AND SHINING,

LIKE A HUMAN SUNRISE.

YOU KEEP TRYING:

TO GET INSIDE MY HEAD

THOSE ARE THE HAPPIES MEMORIES OF MY LIFE.

THEN MOM GOT SICK.

NOW WHEN I LOOK AT SUNRISES,

WELL, THEY AREN'T AS

BRIGHT AND SHINY ANYMORE.

I'M GERTIE NASH.

I'M 14-YEARS-OLD.

OH, NO

MY WALLS ARE GONNA BREAK

SO CLOSE:

IT'S MORE THAN I CAN TAKE

I'M SO TIRED OF TURNING

AND RUNNING AWAY

( whispers )

Izzie.

Sleep is for sleepy heads.

Open your eyes.

COME ON, IZZIE, GET UP.

COME ON, GET UP.

WE GOT TO GO TO SCHOOL.

ISN'T IT SATURDAY?

IT'S WEDNESDAY.

ISN'T IT A HOLIDAY?

WHAT HOLIDAY?

PICK ONE. MAKE ONE UP.

BE CREATIVE.

HMM... HOW ABOU NATIONAL GO TO SCHOOL DAY?

NOPE.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

THAT'S A GREAT HOLIDAY.

I DON'T LIKE IT.

( scoffs )

COME ON, IZZIE.

GET UP. NOW.

OKAY. OKAY.

YOU GOTTA SIGN THIS.

WHAT'S THIS?

REPORT CARD.

I HAVE TO HAVE MOM SIGN IT,

SINCE SHE DIDN'T COME TO THE

PARENT CONFERENCE MEETING.

GOOD JOB.

THANKS.

HERE YOU GO.

( low electric hum )

( sighs )

( hum stops )

IZZIE!

YOU HAVE GOT TO REMEMBER

TO TURN OFF THE HEATER

BEFORE WE LEAVE, OKAY?

WHAT?

( imitating ) WHAT?

COME ON.

( "I Gotchu"

by Gabbie Rae plays )

ARE YOUR GRADES:

AS GOOD AS MINE?

ARE YOU KIDDING?

NO.

YOU GET TO SEE MY REPORT CARD,

BUT WHO CHECKS YOURS?

AND YOU WANT TO CHECK

MY REPORT CARD?

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL SHOW YOU

WHEN WE GET HOME.

CAN I SIGN YOURS, TOO?

NOPE.

WHY NOT?

BECAUSE YOU CAN'T.

THAT'S NOT FAIR.

IT'S NOT ABOUT FAIR, IZZIE.

DON'T POUT.

YOU JUST DON'T KNOW

HOW TO DO IT RIGHT.

YOU COULD TEACH ME.

WHEN YOU'RE

A LITTLE OLDER, OKAY?

YOU THINK OUR:

TEACHERS KNOW?

NOT IF WE KEEP QUIE ABOUT IT.

I'M KEEPING QUIET.

GOOD.

AS LONG AS WE GET STRAIGHT As

AND KEEP BEHAVING IN CLASS,

NO ONE WILL NOTICE

ANYTHING, OKAY?

OKAY.

RACE YA!

I GOT YOU:

YOU YOU:

I'VE GOT YOU

SORRY YOU HAVE TO GE TO SCHOOL SO EARLY.

IT'S OKAY.

I LOVE YOU,

THOUGH.

I LOVE YOU, TOO.

HAVE A GOOD DAY,

OKAY?

OKAY.

BYE.

BYE.

Woman:
YOU'RE REALLY

NOT GOING TO TELL ME?

Man:
NO, NO WAY.

I'M NOT TELLING YOU.

BABE.

NO.

HEY, I WOULDN' BE A SURPRISE IF I TOLD YOU, RIGHT?

BUT YOU KNOW HOW

PATIENT I AM.

ALL RIGHT.

FINE. FINE.

I'M JUST GOING TO SURRENDER,

AND, UM...

PLAY ALONG.

I ALREADY LET YOU TALK

ME INTO LEAVING MY CAR,

SO THIS BETTER BE GOOD.

OH, WAIT A MINUTE.

THIS IS ME WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT HERE.

I KNOW. THAT'S EXACTLY

WHY I'M SAYING IT.

( chuckles ) OKAY.

NOW, SEE THAT WAS COLD.

WHOOP.

I GOTTA GO TO SCHOOL.

UH-HUH.

( laughs )

I WOULD HAVE BEEN

ON HONOR ROLL:

IF I HAD TEACHERS

THAT LOOKED LIKE YOU.

OH, AREN'T YOU SWEET.

MM-HMM.

BABE, I WISH

IT WERE THAT SIMPLE.

I'M STILL TRYING TO FIND WAYS

TO INSPIRE THESE KIDS.

IT'S ONLY BEEN

TWO WEEKS, BABY.

JUST GIVE 'EM SOME TIME.

THEY'LL WARM UP TO YOU.

I LOVE YA.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

MM-HMM.

NOW, HONEY...

REALLY, 4:
30,

DON'T BE LATE.

YES MA'AM.

BYE.

BYE.

YES. THAT'S WHA I'M TALKING ABOUT.

WORK IT OUT, MAMA.

OKAY, SO TWO X PLUS FIVE

EQUALS FIFTEEN.

WE'RE GOING TO SOLVE FOR "X."

OKAY.

WHO AMONG YOU WOULD

LIKE TO DAZZLE US

WITH YOUR MATHEMATICAL GENIUS

AND SOLVE THE EQUATION?

WELL, DON'T EVERYBODY RUSH UP

HERE AT ONCE.

DON'T WORRY WE WON'T.

( class laughs )

OH, MR. STEVENS,

YOU WON'T HAVE TO WORRY

WHEN YOU GO TO DETENTION.

AGAIN.

Class:
OOH.

SORRY.

COME ON, PEOPLE.

MISS NASH.

I APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS,

BUT LET'S GIVE SOME

OF YOUR OTHER CLASSMATES

AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE.

COME ON.

THIS PROBLEM:

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