The Wise Kids

Synopsis: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters - Brea, an introspective pastor's daughter experiencing debilitating doubt, the hyperactive Laura, Brea's best friend and a devout believer, and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father, confronting his homosexuality for the first time. Tensions and buried feelings abound, as colleges are chosen and adults behave badly, as Brea, Laura and Tim attempt to hang onto what they have, all the while yearning to break free.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Stephen Cone
Production: Wolfe Releasing
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min


Whoa, whoa, whoa!

It's not the Olympic torch, Ryan.

Slow it down a little bit.

It's lighter than the

original is all.

The orig... Oh, the one Jesus used?

Well, let's pretend it's not.


OK, OK...

Can you maybe gimme

a little more than that?

- Oh, yeah?

- Yeah, it's gotta be real.

You gotta be real...

Fierce. Real fierce.



OK, let's lift him up.

Careful, careful...



- Um, whoa.

- Are you OK?

- You OK?

- Yeah.


Uh, yeah, we should...

we should fix this.


All right, so you have the address?

Yep, that's it.

And we'll have cash for you.

Thank you, sweetheart.

Oh, wait, you have the

veggie pizza, right?

OK, yes, thank you, I'm sorry.

All right, bye bye.


Dad's makin' an E-vite

and everything.

That's too cute.

Are you gonna invite Amanda?

- Who?

- Amanda, from school.

I thought you liked her.

Um, as a friend.

We've gotta find you a woman.

It's just gettin' so good.

It's just gonna be so good, Austin.

That should do it.

Thanks, Harry. That's nice.

That was crazy, huh?

So, are we still having ladies

meeting at the same time next week?

We actually moved it,

um, to Wednesday.

Instead of 7:
30, it'll be 8.

- OK.

- If that's OK.

Hmm... Uh...

Where's Ryan?

Oh, shoot.

Tim, do you mind

getting on the cross?

- Awesome.

- Yep.

So, yeah, just...

Like this?

Uh, yeah...

I guess it... works.

So, that's probably

long enough, right?



Yeah, let's get you down.



Hey, guys...

Brea, did you wanna

work on our duet later?

- Sure.

- Cool.

Dear Heavenly Father, It's such an

amazing pleasure and an amazing honor

to be worshipping Your name

through song and dramatic art.

We ask that You bless this

pageant so that others

might see You and want

to know You more.

And we ask that You bless

the food we're about to eat

to the nourishment of our bodies

so that we might better serve

Your awesome, incredible,

amazing name.

In Your awesome, holy, amazing,

awesome, awesome name, we pray, Amen.


So, what are the

college plans, guys?

Brea and I are going

to Weatherford.

I mean, we applied.

But we'll get in,

it's not like it's hard.


Fabulous school. Very


Tim's goin' to New York.

He already got in.

Wait, what?

Yeah, I got into the New School.

It has a pretty great

film program, so...

I have family in New Jersey.

You should look them up...

At your own risk.

That's a bit far away,

don't you think?

Well, I mean...

From where, you know?

What about Savannah?

Doesn't Savannah have

a good film program?

Hey there, thespians!

How we doin' today?

Hey there.

Hey, I know there's a

lot of youth here,

and I just wanna introduce

you guys to a couple folks.

This is Dylan All and

his lovely wife Erin.

Dylan's up for consideration

for Youth Minister,

so we're gonna be doin' kind

of a trial period for him

over the next couple of weeks,

and we're gonna see how

everything works out, and

everybody gels and whatnot.

You're gonna do Sunday

School with him on Sunday,

and he's gonna be around for this glorious

pageant that Austin is creating for us.

It's just gonna be an

all-around great time.

Woo hoo!

I like your style.

All right, now y'all

go back to eatin'.

Brea, can I see you for a sec?

I need you to pick up your

brother and Haley at the mall.

Are they on a date?

Can you do that for me?

I need to make a visit.

Where are your keys?

I've just been praying so hard that God

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Stephen Cone

Stephen Cone (born August 10, 1980) is a Chicago-based filmmaker, educator, and actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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