The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Noah Schnapp: Charlie Brown
Little Red-Haired Girl : Oh, hi, Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown : You remembered my name?
Little Red-Haired Girl : Of course I did.
Charlie Brown : Before you leave, there's something I really need to know. Why, out of all the kids in our class, would you want to be partners with me?
Little Red-Haired Girl : That's easy. It's because I've seen the type of person you are.
Charlie Brown : An insecure, wishy-washy failure?
Little Red-Haired Girl : That's not who you are at all. I like the compassion you showed for your sister at the talent show. The honesty you had at the assembly. And at the dance, you were brave and funny. And what you did for me, doing the book report while I was away, was so sweet of you. So when I look at you, I don't see a failure at all. You have all the qualities I admire.
[bus horn honks]
Little Red-Haired Girl : Sorry, I have to go now.
Charlie Brown : Wait.
[gives her her pencil]
Charlie Brown : I think this belongs to you.
Little Red-Haired Girl : Oh, thank you! I've been looking everywhere for this!
[gets on the bus]
Little Red-Haired Girl : I'll write to you, pen pal.
Charlie Brown : You've got to help me, Linus! I'm not sure I can handle being partners with the Little Red-Haired Girl! How will I support her? I can't afford a mortgage! What if I'm put into escrow?
Linus : Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who can turn a book report into a lifelong commitment.
Little Kid : [stammering] What are you in for?
[he scoots away]
Charlie Brown : Have you ever had that feeling when you can't stop smiling?
Little Kid : Huh?
Charlie Brown : Your heart pounds inside your chest? You try to stand, but your knees become weak?
[he falls; the little kid gasps]
Charlie Brown : And then that Little Red-Haired Girl glances at you
[he starts to float up, surrounded by hearts]
Little Kid : Whoa!
Charlie Brown : And all of life's possibilities become so clear. And then you realize...
[he falls back into the chair]
Little Kid : [flies out of his chair and falls on the scale] Ah!
Charlie Brown : ...she has no idea you're alive.
Nurse : Wah wah wah?
Charlie Brown : Why am I here?
Charlie Brown : Because I just came down with a serious case of inadequacy.
Charlie Brown : Whenever I feel really alone, I just sit and stare into the night sky. I've always thought that one of those stars was *my* star, and at moments like this, I know that *my* star will always be there for me. Like a comfortable voice saying, "Don't give up, kid."
[the star Charlie Brown is looking at literally falls from the sky]
Lucy van Pelt : Oh, Charlie Brown, I'll hold the football and you kick it.
Charlie Brown : You *say* you'll hold it, but what you really mean is you'll pull it away and I'll land flat on my back and I'll kill myself.
Lucy van Pelt : But I feel I have really come to know you. I now understand that you are kind, compassionate, brave, and funny. No one would pull a football away from someone with all *those* qualities.
Charlie Brown : [to himself] She's right. I would never pull a football away from someone with all *those* qualities. I am gonna kick this ball all the way to the moon.
[He starts running up and, as expected, Lucy pulls the football away from him]
Charlie Brown : AAUGH!
Lucy van Pelt : And gullible. I forgot to mention gullible.
Sally Brown : It's the last day of school! Well, big brother, can you believe it? My last day of school. No more reading, writing, arithmetic! No more learning forever!
Charlie Brown : What are you talking about? This is just the start of summer vacation. You have eight more years of grammar school, four more years of high school, plus four more years of college.
Sally Brown : [muttering while trying to do the math] Carry the one, over the extra one...
Sally Brown : That gives us 36 more years of school! I'll be bald and wrinkly by then!
Charlie Brown : I can't believe I'm about to talk to the Little Red-Haired Girl.
Charlie Brown : It's moments like this when you need your faithful friend.
[Charlie Brown walks up to the door, but hesitates and walks away. Snoopy goes after him and pushes him back to the doorway]
Charlie Brown : Yup. If there's one person you want at your side at a time like this, it's your loyal dog. Uhh... Uhhh... Ohhh.
[as he is about to ring a doorbell, he sighs, then Snoopy also sighs, then Snoopy rings the doorbell]
Charlie Brown : Aaaahhhhh!
Little Red-Haired Girl : [opening her front door to find no one here] Hello? Hello? Hmm.
Charlie Brown : [hiding in a tree bush] She said, "Hello!"
Snoopy : Ehh...
Charlie Brown : [to the Little Red-Haired Girl] Hi, I'm Brown Charlie! I mean, Barney Clown!
Charlie Brown : The whole world seems to be conspiring against me. I'm just asking for a little help for once in my life.
Charlie Brown : Before I begin, I'd like to thank all of you for your support. You have all been so kind. It is not often that I get this sort of recognition. But... um, there's been a mistake. This is not my test.
Lucy van Pelt : [wearing a Charlie Brown shirt] HA! I knew it!
[sits down covering her shirt]
Charlie Brown : [thinking] I just hope this new kid has never heard of me. He would know nothing of my past imperfections. It's not often you get the opportunity to start over with a clean slate. THis time things will be different.
[Charlie Brown falls down a piece of wood of a fence, then the whole fence collapsed down]
All : He did it!
[They all run away]
[as Charlie Brown takes a peek through his shades, Sally opens his shades]
Sally Brown : What are you looking at, big brother?
Charlie Brown : [Closing down his shades] Are you crazy?
Sally Brown : [as they are opening up and closing down his shades over and over again] Hey! I want to see!
Charlie Brown : Wooaah!
Sally Brown : Ohhh, you're in love.
Charlie Brown : These cupcakes don't look half-bad, if I do say so myself. This time, I've come totally prepared. I couldn't have done it without you, Snoopy. The old Charlie Brown would still be lying in bed with a stomachache.
[He realizes that Snoopy ate all the cupcakes]
Charlie Brown : Good grief.
[when he chooses a book-report partner name out of the bowl and reads it]
Charlie Brown : [in his thoughts, imagining] Little Red-Haired Girl. My lucky day! This changes everything. She will see the new me. And together, we'll win the gold star! After that, anything is possible. We could be the first kids to land on the moon!
Charlie Brown : [imagining himself as an astronaut] One small step for kids, one giant leap for Charlie Brown!
[suddenly, Miss Othmar says something and we see Charlie wearing the bowl as an astronaut helmet, the students laughing as he looks nervously at them]
[Charlie Brown stands up for himself until the music stops]
Charlie Brown : Huh?
[Snoopy pops in and waves at the audience as the theme song starts]
Charlie Brown : Hey!
Snoopy : Hehehe.
Charlie Brown : Snoopy!
[Snoopy walks away, then as Charlie Brown is about to say something in the audience, Snoopy jumps up in front of him]
Snoopy : Hahaha!
[He runs away, then he appeared on the right side]
Snoopy : Hehe!
[Snoopy spins around Charlie Brown, making him dizzy]
Charlie Brown : Woah, woah, woah! Woah.
Snoopy : Hahahahahahahaha!
Charlie Brown : Good grief.
Sally Brown : [leading a guided tour of Charlie Brown's house] And this is where it all began. As a youth, he passed many hours just sitting in that chair, keeping his deep thoughts to himself. And here we have his early kites, used in many aerodynamic studies. If we are lucky, we will see him in his natural habitat. And this is the actual bed where he lies and ponders life's greatest questions.
Charlie Brown : [waking up] Hey! What are you doing?
Sally Brown : I'm trying to cash in on your celebrity.
[Linus and Charlie Brown are at the iconic brick wall]
Linus : Charlie Brown, where have you been? It's the first day of summer. You should be down there having fun with everyone else.
Charlie Brown : I can't stop thinking about it, Linus. After all the humiliating disasters she witnessed this year, why would she choose me? Was she feeling sorry for me? I don't want her to choose me just because she was feeling sorry for me. I have slightly more dignity than that.
Linus : Charlie Brown, it might be time to consider the wild possibility that you're a good person and that people like you. But you know, you'll never really know the answer, unless...
Charlie Brown : I just go up to talk to her! I should have listened to you all along!
[Charlie Brown, carrying two buckets of popcorn, is blocking the screen]
Charlie Brown : Excuse me. Sorry.
Lucy van Pelt : Augh! Charlie Brown, you blockhead!
Charlie Brown : Wooah!
[He tries to get the popcorn bucket, but falls, then the other popcorn bucket fell inside his head. They all laugh, and Charlie Brown tries to take the popcorn bucket out of his head, but could not]
Charlie Brown : [sighs] Good grief.
Charlie Brown : It's going to be a long winter.
Charlie Brown : You can't come to school Snoopy. Now be a good dog and go home.
Charlie Brown : Stupid kite-eating tree! Good grief.
Charlie Brown : I don't care what Lucy says. I may have had troubles in the past, flying a kite. I may have never won a baseball game. But, it's not for the lack of trying!
Charlie Brown : My pitching has to improve if I come out here to my trusty mound every day. Charlie Brown is not a quitter!
Lucy van Pelt : Charlie Brown, what brings you out here so late in the day?
Charlie Brown : [sigh] I need your advice on girls, Lucy. You're a girl, right? Let's just say there's this girl I'd like to impress. But, she's something and I'm nothing. If I were something and she was nothing, I could talk to her. Or, if she was nothing and I was nothing, I could talk to her! But, she's something and I'm nothing. So I just can't talk to her.