I love The Ringer. It is an incredibly funny movie from 2005 about a guy (Johnny Noxville of Jackass fame) that tries to fix the Special Olympics in order to pay off a huge accumulation of debt. There are some amazing one liners and features many actors with disabilities. I didn't think I would like the movie... I assumed it was making fun of adults with disabilities, but it ended up being very uplifting and completely hilarious. Link here.
A few of my favorite one liners from the movie:
Mark: I've seen better acting in a porno.
Steve: I can count to potato.
David: We stopped off for ice cream.
Winston: When the fuck did we get ice cream?
My favorite scene from this movie though has got to be when Steve goes to see the priest to confess his sins.
Steve is kneeling in a confessional.
Father, I've been doing something bad. Really bad. I... I'm a terrible person.
There are no terrible people, son. Only poor, misguided souls. Now please, son. Unburden yourself.
See my uncle's house was going to be taken away and another guy, a buddy from work needed some fingers and I... I...
Please, son. Continue.
Look you know what, Father, just give me a prayer for the worst sin there is.
Son, please. What is it? You can tell me.
I... can't say the words.
My son, I've heard it all. I've had rapists and murderers kneel before me. There is no sin unforgivable in God's house.
Steve takes a deep breath.
Okay... the thing is, Father, I've been pretending to be mentally handicapped. So I can win the Special Olympics. And make money off it --
Pardon. I'm sorry, son. Could you repeat that please?
Yes, Father. I've been pretending to be retarded so I can win the Special Olympics... and make some dough--
You sick fuck.
CUT TO-- The priest throws Steve out of the church onto his ass.
That just cracks me every time I watch it. That the priest then turns around and bets a grand on "Jeffy" to win the S.O. makes it even more hysterical. The dance scene in the sauna is top notch. :)
Alright, I've been working on this post pretty much all day as I've been in and out from 2 different Christmas parties and I am beat. Good night everyone!
Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS