The Confirmation

Synopsis: Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house, and the theft of his toolbox, which he needs for an upcoming job. As Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Bob Nelson
Production: Lighthouse Pictures, Inc.
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


(starter sputters,

engine chugs briefly)

(distant train whistle blows)

(starter sputtering)

(engine screeches, then fails)

(engine sputters to life,

then fails)

Anthony, what are you

doing down there?

Just praying.

Well, pray properly.

Have you thought

about your sins?

I think I thought

about them enough.

Well, go get

in the confessional, then.

Be quick, 'cause we have to go.

Skip some sins if you have to.

He'll get the point.

Look out, boys

'Cause I'm a rollin' stone

That's what I was

when I first left home

(truck fires up)

I took every secret

That I'd ever known

And headed for the wall

Like a wrecking ball

Started down

On the road to sin

Playin' bass

under a pseudonym

The days were rough

and it's all quite dim

But my mind

cuts through it all

Like a wrecking ball

(screen slides and thuds)

Bless me, for I have sinned.



"Bless me, Father."

for I have sinned.

I think it's been eight weeks

since my last confession.

These are my sins.


What are your sins?

I can't think of any.

Are you trying to tell me

that you haven't even

dishonored your mom

or your dad

in the last two months?

I don't see my dad enough

to dishonor him.

Well, must've lied to them?


- Must've lied to somebody?

- No.

You're lying to me now.

No, I'm not.

A boy can't go that long

without a falsehood.

Maybe once.

This girl in school,

she asked me

if I liked her cookies,

and I said yes.

Was that wrong?

How about impure thoughts?

You must have had some of those.

What's an impure thought?

Maybe you wished bad things

for someone?

Why would I do that?

Maybe thoughts about sex?

What do those thoughts

look like?

(sighs) Listen.

No one is waiting.

You think about it for a moment.

Hey, Bonnie.

Walt. Running a little

late, aren't we?

Yeah, the truck's

been stalling on me.

Those shit

after-market parts.

Are you sure you're up to

taking Anthony this weekend?

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Yeah. I got it.

When are you back?

Uh... about

four tomorrow.

Where you going?

The church is having

a marriage encounter weekend.

(chuckling lightly)

No, no.

That's good.

So, um... (sniffs)

you're, uh, you're back

with the church again?

Kyle and I thought

it would be good for Anthony,

so we're getting him

caught up... next week,

he is doing First Communion

and Confirmation.

You mentioned that.

That's a lot of church

for a boy in one week.

Well, Anthony seems to like it.

Oh, and make sure he gets here

for mass tomorrow.

Jesus. Poor kid.

And he has to stay clean

before the sacraments next week,

so please keep him

out of trouble, okay?

Well, I don't know

what kind of trouble

he can get in in a day.

Getting hot already.

How's the house?

Anything needs work,

I can always come by and fix it.

Kyle doesn't really

do that stuff, does he?

No. Kyle doesn't have to.

He pays people to do it.

Remember any sins yet, son?

I'm not your son.

You're God's son.

You're not God.

I am God's representation

here on Earth.

I thought Jesus was God's son.

Say five Our Fathers

and three Hail Marys.


"Bless you, Father."


I absolve you of your sins

in the name of

the Father and the Son

and the Holy Spirit.

Go in peace

to love and serve the Lord.

Thanks be to the God.

Promise me...

No drinking this weekend.

I don't drink anymore.

And even when I do,

it's not that much.

I'm serious.

We've been through this before.

One more time,

and that's it,

you don't see him.

So promise me.

I don't have to promise.

I just won't do it.

Our Father

who art in Heaven...

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