Faith, Hope & Love (2019) Movie Script

I can almost guarantee you,
at some point in your life,
you will be asked the following question:
Do you believe in God?
Now for me, the answer
is undoubtedly, yes.
How did I come to that conclusion?
Well, it involves some faith,
some hope and some love.
Oh yeah, and some dancing.
What, you don't believe me?
Sit back, 'cause we about
to hit ya, one time.
I've been trying so hard
To read my tarot cards
It's been runnin'
round, goin' up and down
Looking like modern James Brown
What I really, really need is
A crazy shot of gin fizz
Shakin' my booty
Yeah like a big black beauty
Let's shake
Shake it, shake it,
shake it, let's move
Shake it, shake it,
shake it, let's move
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Let's dance, let's move, lets go
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it, shake it
I'm not ready to settle down
Don't care if I'm the talk of the town
All I want is to cut loose
And dance away my blue suede shoes
What I really, really need is
A crazy shot of gin fizz
Shakin' my booty
Yeah, like a big black beauty
Let's go
Oh, Demetra.
Well, is everything all right?
I'm fine, I'm just worried about my dad.
Well, he seems okay to me.
Big doll, hey, hit me one time.
- Over here.
- Time is running out.
Oh, he's gonna pass!
Oh, yeah, I guess I
wasn't too good, was it?
I woke up on Sunday and
saw him crying downstairs.
That was your mom's three
year memorial service.
I've seen him cry other times too.
Well, you want me to talk to him?
No, I need you to talk to God.
Well, what would you
like me to tell God?
Well, this studio I dance at
is having a fundraiser tonight.
It's for a pro and schmo dance contest.
I want my dad to enter.
So you want your father
to enter this contest
so he starts to get out a bit, huh?
Well, yeah, and my dance instructor
would be the person he'd be dancing with.
I think he'd be happy
if he gets to know her.
I'll say a prayer and we'll leave
everything else up to God, okay?
Hey, hon, I was
wondering where you went.
Ah, she's all set.
Okay, come on sweetie.
Everything okay?
Hey, hey, gang.
Sorry, I can't make it tonight.
I gotta go to a school fundraiser.
You know, I'm not
keeping track or anything,
but you missed the last
two days of bible studies.
How would you know, Harry?
We didn't go either.
Ah, I got my sources, people talk.
All right, Mr. Keratas.
I'll make sure I'm here next week, okay?
Just saying.
He keeps attendance.
All right, all right.
Who was that?
I must confess when
our world is stressed
I feel like dancing
The whole night with you
And when I do, do, do, do, do, do
So, I hear your studio
needs to be rescued.
Well, we have to get the building
retrofitted or the city
will close us down.
If we win the contest,
the $25,000 will help us
retrofit the building.
So, you and me tangoing
for a couple of months.
Whatever anyone bids, put
me down for 100 over it.
Mm hm.
It's Gerald Hogwood II.
He's Daddy Hog One.
- Hi.
- Howdy.
Yeah, I'm his Daddy and his dance advisor.
Why don't you show her a
little something, Hog II.
Okay, check this out.
It's like 180 degrees,
that split right there.
Left leg pointing towards Los Angeles,
right foot to New York.
Grand plie, whoa, whoa, didn't
even spill a drop of wine.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- And we've got
killer choreography.
Great, thank you.
Thank you so much.
I'm Jimmy Elpidas.
I'm Demetra and Gia's dad.
Right, right, I'm Faith.
Oh, nice to meet you.
I think I've waved to you a couple times
when I drop them off at their classes.
Demetra wanted me to sign up for this.
So I'm, you know.
She's a wonderful girl.
Ah, thank you.
Oh, guess dinner's starting.
Anyway, good luck with this.
- Thank you.
- Oh.
You came to wife's funeral, didn't you?
I did, I was sorry for your loss.
Thank you, it was very kind of you.
I meant to write you a note, but just.
It was a beautiful service, so.
Anyway, good luck.
Thank you.
You got it.
Gia, it's daddy.
I need to finish
proofing my personal statement.
No, no, come on, go
to bed, I'll do it for you.
Hi, Daddy, did you win the prize?
Ah, no I didn't honey.
I tried, but somebody
else beat me out for it.
No, no, that's not the way
it was supposed to happen.
Come on, get some sleep, okay?
Good night you guys, I love you.
All right.
A little tweaking won't hurt, would it?
Gia, let's go, we're
gonna be late for school.
I hate my makeup, I don't even know
why I try putting it on.
Ah, good morning, Gia.
All right, guys, come on.
Quick prayer before we go.
Hold on.
Oh, okay.
Yeah, yeah, I know, thanks, thanks.
Who was that?
The guy who won the dance
contest, his wife told him that
she didn't want him being in
it, so he had to give it back.
So who won it then?
They're gonna have a dance off,
tomorrow between me and the other guy,
that were the two top bidders.
I can't believe I'm a senior
and you're still dropping me off.
Ooh, there's Gia's boyfriend.
- Don't.
- Oh, really?
- Goodbye, Dad.
- Oh, my gosh.
Hello, George.
Hello, George.
Bye, anybody say I love you to Dad?
No, no, they forget that I guess, okay.
Bye, sweetie.
Every morning at drop off,
I watch a beautiful ballet,
where the ballerinas are
the mothers with tenderness,
love and grace, they move
across the parking lot.
As they remember lunches,
tuck away homework and dispense love.
Yes, father's do their part,
but it's the mothers who are the stars.
They know the steps.
They hear the music.
They don't miss a beat.
I miss my ballerina.
It's me.
I can see you, you don't
need to pound like that.
I'm sorry, you ready?
For what?
For the presentation?
That's Thursday, isn't it?
Oh, my gosh, Jimmy, are you kidding?
Oh, no, I'll get it changed.
I've done it before,
no worries, no worries.
Okay, okay, I got it, I got it.
Okay, come on, let's go.
All right then, anybody else?
- Yeah.
- Jimmy?
Can we move the Crown Guitar
presentation to next week?
The date's already
been moved, thank you.
Oh, cool.
So, unless there's
anything else, anybody?
All right, thank you.
- All right.
- Thank you.
Uh, Jimmy.
You wanna hang back for a minute?
What's up?
All right, listen.
Look, I've taken a look at your numbers
and the, well the truth is,
you haven't made your numbers
for the last couple of years.
Your court is a lay down
and you're even messing
up the bloopers that I've been giving you.
I am super appreciative of everything
that you've done around here.
But, I'm gonna have to let you go.
You need to let me go?
I've been here 22 years,
Brian, you're gonna let me go?
Security will walk you to your desk.
And you're gonna make me
do a perp walk on top of it?
- It's protocol.
- Are you kidding me?
Really, Brian, really?
Good afternoon,
how can I direct your call?
Brian, Brian.
Ah, come on, Jimmy.
Come on, what are you doing here?
Give me one more chance.
I don't have anymore chances.
Look, I know I haven't been
on top of my game lately.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, on top of your game?
You haven't been in the game for years.
Look man, we all feel bad
about what happened to Debbie,
but that was three years ago.
Three years, Jim.
Give me one account.
- I can't.
- Anything.
Jimmy, come on.
I got two girls, okay?
Give me your worst account.
The worst account, if
I don't make the sale,
you get rid of me no questions asked.
You're not gonna like it.
Try me.
Soul 2Soul.
Ugh, I hate it.
Of course you do.
It's a dating website, me?
After our last presentation
they canceled on us.
It's all I got.
You get them to come back in
here, commit to a campaign,
and we can talk about
your future around here.
That's it.
- Brian.
- It's a take it
or leave it, Jim.
Demetra, what's up?
Daddy, where are you?
I'm at work, what's going on?
Did you forget the dance off?
Oh, no, no, okay.
I'll be right there,
sweetie, I'll be right there.
Hurry, the other guy is starting
and he looks really prepared.
All right, show 'em the magic, son.
- Jimmy?
- Yeah.
I'm Coretta, go on it.
Okay, thanks.
Come on, man, come on.
The show already began.
I lost my concentration.
I'm gonna take it from the top.
You know, I've seen
Baryshnikov stop a ballet dead in
its tracks because somebody
in the audience sneezed.
Don't be the sneeze.
Papa, cue music.
You don't know
Come on, come on.
Whoa, whoa
What I need
What I need
Get it up.
Woo, yeah.
No, not yet!
Oh, yes!
Oh, they don't make 'em like that anymore.
- Good luck topping that.
- Ooh, yeah.
Wow, that's a tough act to follow.
Um, I didn't bring any music.
For the competition,
the partners cannot have
had any prior dance experience, okay?
I have no prior dance experience.
Although, in college, they
did call me Funkenstein.
Frankenstein, you mean?
No, no, no, Funkenstein.
Everyone, I'm Greek, but everyone
thought that I was Jewish,
and so they called me stein
and then I took second place
in my fraternity dance contest.
So they started calling me
funk and stein, Funkenstein.
That's a great story, can
you tell it again longer?
Okay, listen, I just
need to see how you move.
Okay, let 'er rip.
Hey Baryshnikov.
How about the twist?
The twist.
Good, anything else?
Anybody remember the Charleston?
My dead grandmother.
Grandma's dead?
- You stay focused.
- Yeah.
Who remembers this bad boy?
Have you got any kicks?
I got kicks all day
long, are you kidding me.
Ho, hey, ho.
I'm like a regular Rockette.
That was on purpose.
It was intentional.
- Back here, stay focus.
- It was premeditated.
Okay, are you okay?
Crud, crud, yeah, just a little cramp.
Okay, um, all right.
Listen up guys, this is my decision.
Will you accept this rose?
- Thank you.
- That's very nice of you.
Thank you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
They're gonna become great
dance partners and fall in love.
Thank you.
Dad, can I have a sleepover
at the Henderlinds tomorrow?
Oh, honey, you know the rules.
No sleepovers.
Everyone does sleepovers.
You're the strictest parent.
Aw, man.
How am I doing?
You made it all look so easy.
I'm in trouble at work.
I don't feel it anymore.
I miss you.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
You're not gonna do that,
you're not gonna do that.
Hey, morning, Jimmy.
Are you hurt?
Oh, no, I think I just pulled something.
Doing what?
Uh, squats.
Squats, oh, not a fan.
Yeah, I probably went
a little too heavy.
Hey, you start working
on that Soul 2Soul ASAP,
you got it?
Yeah, yeah.
I'm totally focused on it.
Hey, Coretta.
Oh, hey Jimmy.
And she's finishing up her last class.
Oh, okay.
You know, if you ever
get here before she does,
there's a key under the mat in the front.
All right, thank you.
Who's that?
Ben, her ex.
Great dancer, lousy husband.
You know when they got divorced,
the only thing she asked
for was this studio.
The most important thing that
I will ever, ever teach you
is to let the pure joy, the
happiness, the heartache,
the sorrow, whatever you
are feeling for that day,
pour out of your souls when you dance.
Because that is why we dance, okay?
Now, did everybody bring
their sunglasses today.
Get those shades ready, ladies.
We are going across the floor.
Time is now to live your life
Put your worries to the side
Starting now you're moving now
Don't curse the things
you've never done
'Cause life is too short
Don't let it pass you by
Don't think about the road
Just enjoy the ride
One, two, three, four
What you waitin', what you waitin' for
No hesitating
Big wide world outside your door
What you waitin', what you waitin' for
It's amazing
Big wide world outside your door
Man, that was great.
Are all your classes like that?
Once a week we cut loose.
It's kinda my favorite day.
Cool shirt.
- Oh.
- What do you letters mean?
This changed the world.
Do you wanna know what it means?
No, no, no, I'll figure it out.
I'll figure it out.
All right.
Okay, so this is how
the competition works.
All right.
Each couple submits their best dance.
Off tape the judges narrow
it down to 10 couples,
and they'll dance the finals live.
- Okay.
- Okay?
Typically the man leads,
but given you're the schmo
in the partnership, I'll
be doing the leading.
All right.
Is that hard for you to do?
No, not at all.
I always lead every one of my partners.
So, do you feel this?
That's how I'm gonna be leading you.
- Okay.
- It's that push and pull.
- Okay.
- Okay.
Now, let's start with
some basic moves, okay?
Very, very basic.
All right.
This is called a pique turn.
Pique turn.
Okay, I can give that a shot.
I'll give it a shot.
I'll give it a shot.
Have a go.
No pressure.
Posture, elbow.
Posture, elbow, okay.
How was that?
Good, you know.
- Honestly?
- Horrible.
- Oh gee, that looks ominous.
- Okay, this is going
to help with your posture.
All right.
Um, up and over, okay.
I feel like a scarecrow.
Well, we'll need to get you into
some tight clothing too, okay?
You know, I'm kinda a
sweatshirts and jeans kinda guy.
Well, the judges like
to see clean lines, so.
All right.
How do you feel about
taking some ballet classes?
Yeah, I'm gonna be
totally honest with you.
I'm not gonna take ballet classes,
I'm probably never gonna
wear this thing, you know?
Anything else?
Uh, no spray tans and none of those
you know, butt shakin'
moves that you guys do.
Hey, I won many a contest
with those butt shaking moves.
So what's your favorite dance?
I love them all, you
know, when I can do it.
Really, oh that's impressive.
Okay, whatever dance we
do, you have to sell it.
The judges love the push
and the pull of the dance.
- Uh huh.
- Okay?
So that means that we get close,
we go apart, we get close again.
That is close.
That's the whole point of it.
Dancers get close, but we never kiss.
The judges love it.
We're gonna get higher scores,
you just gotta really sell it, okay?
Just give a little bang, pow, what!
You know what I mean?
Bang, pow, what.
Yeah, okay, hold on, hold on.
You know, I think with all this stuff,
it's just kinda like a
little information overload.
Okay, all right.
- Maybe.
- Well, let's take
a dinner break.
Yeah, let's do that.
And I'll go over everything with you.
Okay, so I think the IC on your shirt
is roman numerals for 101.
Am I right?
You're not even close.
You're not even close.
Come on.
Okay, I'll figure it out.
But first thing's first.
- Okay.
- We need to come up with
a great team name.
Next, we need to practice
as much as possible.
So what's your schedule like?
Uh, well every Friday I
have bible study and then Gia
has prom next month, so
that'll be kinda busy.
Oh, that'll be so much fun.
I never went to my prom.
Really, why not?
I had issues and kinda
wasn't meant to be.
But, actually they just announced
the high school reunion
is gonna be next month.
Oh, cool.
But, I'm probably not gonna go though.
Why not?
Bad memories.
There was this girl Susie and she
made my life hell in high school.
She was on the dance squad.
I got cut from the dance squad,
so she just always thought she
was a better dancer than me.
Anyway, what's your work schedule like?
Uh, well I just got this huge new
client presentation I gotta work on.
Oh, what's it for?
It's a dating website called Soul 2Soul.
Oh, I've never heard of that one
and I'm on every single site.
You're on every dating website?
Mm hm.
I got divorced a year ago.
So, I thought I should get back out there.
Oh, good for you.
Any, any luck?
Well, I get asked out
on a lot of first dates,
but not a lot of second dates.
I am just horrible at dating.
And I'm super shy.
But you know the problem
with dating websites?
What's that?
They never really let
you get to know the person.
It's all about checking a ton of boxes,
and what they should have
are videos of the people,
you know, answering
questions about themselves.
Hm, thank you.
Not a bad idea.
Do you mind if I say a quick prayer?
Oh, no, go ahead.
Heavenly Father, we
thank you for this food
and Lord, I thank you for
this fellowship with Faith,
and in particular, Father,
I ask that whatever's
on Faith's heart that you grant it.
In your son's name I pray, amen.
Did I just totally mess that up?
Was I meant to hold your
hands during the prayer?
Oh, no, no, no.
See, some of my friends when
we pray they hold hands,
some don't, I never know
which it's gonna be,
so I put my hands out
there, duck the head,
I don't know what's gonna happen.
I just, I just say the pray.
Phew, okay, yeah.
No, no, you're fine,
you're fine, enjoy your food.
Thank you.
Hey, hey, I came up with your team name.
The premonitions.
The premonitions?
Like when you see the future?
Like when I was 19, I
was gettin' my hair done
and the stylist told me
that she had a premonition
that one day a man would walk in the room
and the moment I saw him,
that I would pass out.
And bam, it would be my husband.
It never happened.
Well, wait, wait, wait, I
guess that was a bad example.
But it would have been a premonition.
The premonitions.
I'm gonna think about that one, Coretta.
Hey, when you go to church and
they say the word fellowship,
what exactly does that mean?
Well, it just means spending time
together and forming friendships.
It doesn't mean like
dating or anything, right?
Oh, no, no, no.
I just don't wanna give Jimmy
any mixed signals, you know?
I don't need another dance romance.
I know that's right.
Well, well, why?
What did Jimmy say?
Well, he was praying before we ate
and he said something about fellowship
and God helping me with
whatever's on my heart.
You know that voice inside you?
Some people call it conscience.
We call it God.
And God puts something on
your heart and you know it's
the right thing to do, but
you may be afraid to do it.
That's when something's on your heart.
Okay, well, I just wanted to make sure.
Well now remember, you
only have one month left
to get your submission dance in.
Okay, okay,
I'm gonna get on that.
All right.
I'm been trying so hard
To read my tarot cards
It's been runnin'
round, going up and down
Looking like a modern James Brown
What I really, really need is
A crazy shot of gin fizz
Shakin' my booty
Yeah, like a big black beauty
Let's shake, shake
it, shake it, shake it
Let's move
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Let's move
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Let's dance, let's move, let's go
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Shake it, shake it, shake it
I'm not ready to settle down
Don't care if I'm the talk of the town
All I want is to cut lose
And dance away my blue suede shoes
Okay, it could be
better, but it'll be fine.
It'll be fine.
It's all right?
- Yeah.
- Sure?
- Over.
- Coretta?
Uh huh?
Can you please submit this?
Oh, yeah.
Hey, Gia, what's up?
Hey, Dad, since I'm
not sleeping over at the
Henderlinds, can I stay
out till midnight tonight?
No, no, 11:30 as usual.
It's not the greatest,
but the deadline is tonight.
- No, Gia, no, no
- Everyone else's parents
don't have a problem with it.
Honey, listen, but wait.
It's saying try again later.
Everyone must be trying
to upload at the deadline.
Oh, don't worry about it, I've got it.
I'm gonna be here, I'll make
sure that it goes through.
No, it's okay, I'm gonna
stick around tonight.
I'll do it.
Well, aren't you going to
your high school reunion?
- No, no.
- Why not?
It feels weird going alone.
I don't wanna do it.
You can go with my daddy.
Oh, I don't think he's gonna want to.
Your sister just hung
the phone up on me.
She is so grounded.
Daddy, if I asked you for
a favor, would you do it?
Coretta even got us a driver
in case we wanted to drink.
I love ya darlin'
- I'm so glad you're here.
- Oh, my God, Faith.
How are you, I almost
didn't recognize you.
Hi, Susie.
Um, this is my husband, William.
You from our class?
No, no, I'm just here with Faith Turley.
- Oh, really?
- Yeah.
Man, I used to think she was so pretty.
She wasn't around much.
Really, why?
Oh, she had one of those
eating disorders or something.
She dropped out at one point.
That girl, Susie, she used to pick on her.
Are you and Ben still?
No, we're divorced, last year.
Oh, that is so sad.
Any kids?
No, no.
That makes it easier.
Ooh, they're pullin' the time capsule.
Gotta do my thing.
Nice to meet ya man.
Yeah, nice to meet you too.
All right, time to do this time capsule.
Hey, so uh, whatever happened
to that little dance studio you had?
I heard they're closing it.
It's still open, we're
just retrofitting it.
Oh, okay.
Yeah, let's go.
Okay, bye.
Susie wrote, Faith will finally admit
that I was a better dancer than she was.
Oh, and they're supposed
to have a dance off
for this here trophy.
I hear ya say, Susie, Faith.
Hey, somebody get Susie and Faith.
Hey, you leaving already?
They just challenged her to a dance off.
Faith, are you sure you
don't wanna go back in there?
Nah, she'll just do something
to embarrass me again.
Let's see what you got.
Back a lack a lack a dingo
Back a lack a lack a dingo
Back a lack a lack a zingo
Let me see ya swingo
Back a lack a lack a
dingo, bango, bongo
Hold it, hold it.
Okay, I just wanna say one thing.
I think that we can do our routine better.
No, it's too late.
We've already submitted the tape.
No, no, no, I mean here and now.
Funkenstein is funkin' ready.
- Really?
- Yes.
I'm about to bring it.
Nah, if something goes wrong,
I'd have to live with
it for another decade.
All right, go on.
Wait, wait.
Shouldn't you be saying
something religious here like,
what would Jesus do?
I don't know, I don't think Jesus
had a high school reunion.
Oh, no, no, you're right.
You're, no, you're right,
I know exactly what to do.
Back a lack a lack a lingo
Back a lack a lack a zingo
Let me hear you singo
Back a lack a lack a dingo, bango
Y'all been drinking?
No, no, we just wanna
say a quick prayer.
There's a passage in the Bible
that says where two or more
are gathered in his name,
that he'll be there.
So I figured we'd quick prayer.
Heavenly Father, we
thank you for this day...
- Jimmy.
- What?
I haven't been baptized.
I don't know if I count
as one of those two.
I think you would.
I don't wanna mess this up.
This is really important.
What do you wanna do?
It's hoppin' time, it's jumpin' time
Clap your hands
It's funnin' time, it's runnin' time
As fast as you
Heavenly Father, we ask you
for guidance at this moment
as we're unclear what to do.
Joshua 1:9, "Have I
not commanded you to be"
"strong and courageous?"
I have no idea where that came from.
Oh, look at Faith Turley comin' in,
taking the challenge, y'all.
All right, Faith, what you
got to say to the people.
Yeah, Faith is about to knock
the plastic surgery right
out of Susie's keister.
Go bulldogs!
We're the Lancers, man.
Oh, sorry about that.
We're about to, we're
about to do this on you.
Oh, Susie, oh, Susie.
- You ready?
- Yeah, I'm so ready.
- You ready?
- Do me a favor.
- I'll lead.
- Hit me one time.
I've got a crazy symptom
I'm gonna right down now
Ah, work that Faith.
Straight to Memphis
Rock, roll, rip and river
A blue suede shoes,
y'all straight in Memphis
Red dress, high heel sneakers
Watch out, Daddy,
I'm a mean mistreater
Take care, up my business
What you got girl?
That plane y'all
Straight down to Memphis
Hip, hip, hey, Mama gimme some
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Hip, hip, hey, Mama gimme some
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Hip, hip, hey, Mama gimme some
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Hip, hip, hey, Mama gimme some
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Hey I might think of you, man
collard greens, Lima beans
I'm about to do this.
I'm about to do this.
In my tight tress
Singin' the blues down in Memphis
Hip, hip, hey, Mama gimme some
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Yeah, break it off on 'em.
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Hip, hip, hey, Mama gimme some
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Hip, hip, hey, Mama gimme some
Hey I took it from a hoop,
bobble, gibble, gobble
Hey, hey, I don't know.
I don't know.
What do we think, who we thinkin'?
- Oh yeah.
- Susie, Faith?
- I know what we're thinkin'.
- What do y'all think?
See ya next decade,
this is for Faith Turley.
We outta here, go Bulldogs!
Again, it's the Lancers, man.
Sorry about that, sorry about that.
Again, it's the Lancers, man.
- We outta here.
- Bye.
- My gosh.
- Hit me one time.
That was awesome.
It was so great.
Not bad, you too.
And you did the butt shakin' move.
Took one for the team there.
Oh, my gosh, we
should've got that on tape.
I tape everything.
I'll download a copy and email it to you.
Did you upload our dance?
Well, I've been trying for hours.
I finally got it to work.
Well, what are you doing?
You gonna miss the deadline.
No, no, no, no.
Did she just die?
Oh, my goodness, what happened?
Give me your cellphone.
Is she okay?
She's fine, she's fine.
You two are probably gonna get married.
Her name is Coretta and she had
a premonition about you years ago.
You know, I'm thinkin' we don't use
the premonition name for our team.
It's kinda freaking me out a little bit.
- We did it.
- Yes!
We're gonna know in 24 hours.
Hit me one time.
Hit me one time.
Hi, Mr. Elpidas.
I just wanted to go over
Gia's personal statement
for her college application with you.
Oh, okay.
First of all, Gia needs to explain
why she got a C in
geometry her freshman year.
Wow, I think that's the only
C she got in all high school.
Top tier schools don't
wanna see even one C.
Also, some of this
didn't sound like Gia.
When I ponder the awe inspiring
decision to attend college
and consider the
cataclysmic and deleterious
possibilities I am
overwrought with consternation
until I realize the
euphoric journey I am on.
Bro, come on.
Dad, I'm so embarrassed.
Why would you change
my personal statement?
I thought I was helping.
I just changed a few words
here and there, that's it.
We learned a word for
that in class last week.
You changed the whole paper.
Oh, I remember the word.
It's not plagiarism, I
didn't use anyone's thoughts.
I just used a couple
words to help Gia out.
Remember what you always say, Dad?
If it walks like a duck
and talks like a duck,
it's got to be a duck.
Why couldn't you just trust that I wrote
a good personal statement on my own?
I have to text you wherever I go,
I have the earliest curfew,
and now I can't even
write a personal statement
without you looking over my shoulder.
Okay guys, I'm gonna change
and head off to bible study.
The babysitter should be
here in about 15 minutes.
I'm a senior, I don't need a babysitter.
I'll read the next verse
and then we can discuss.
Come to me all of you who
are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light
Haven't we all felt
like this at some point?
Oh, I'm so sorry.
I just had to come by
and tell Jimmy some
great news face-to-face.
We did it.
Seriously, are you sure?
Positive, double checked.
What, are you kidding?
That's great.
Oh, boy.
Sounds like somebody's having a baby.
I didn't know you had
taken a new wife, Jimmy.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no,
we're not like that, no.
You don't say husband and wife anymore.
- I don't?
- They call each other
life partners now.
- They do?
- No, no, no.
This is Faith, she's my dance partner.
Dance partner?
What happened to calling
each other husband and wife?
Now we call each other dance partners?
Oh, in that case, I'm Fred
Astaire and this is Ginger
Rogers and we've danced
together for 53 years.
Faith, how would you like to join us?
Uh, sure.
Come on, take a seat.
You're carrying a child.
So, we're officially top 10.
Oh, could you do a
favor, hit me one time.
We did it, we did it.
I samba'd at the reunion,
what, what, what, what, what.
I was just as excited when I found out
I was pregnant for the first time.
Just don't overdue it.
- All right.
- Come on, Harry.
So, the next steps of the competition,
we dance a little in front of the judges
to get preliminary scores.
Then the finals are live.
Jimmy, you have to know five dances, okay?
All right.
Waltz, tango, hip hop,
quickstep and the samba.
At the finals, they're
gonna draw one out of a hat
and that's the one that we do.
They love us, they
love us, they love us.
You wanna go get a beer at Bronco Billy's?
- Why not.
- Hit me one more time.
This is Bronco Billy's.
Ah, look what the cat dragged in.
Oh Mary Sue.
Hey, this is Faith.
Well, aren't you a pretty little thing.
Well go on over, kick your heels up.
I'll be right there.
All right.
Hey, I think I figured it out.
Figured what out?
It means Jesus Christ, right?
Whoa, you figured it out.
- Thank you.
- So does that NIKA stand for?
Come on, just give me one clue.
All right, here's your clue.
It was 300 A.D. and there
was these two emperors,
Maxentius and Constantine.
They basically were fighting
for control of the western
world and they met at this
place called the Milvian Bridge.
Whoever won that would
control the western world.
And when they got together,
they used to have these fortune tellers.
And these fortune tellers would
say who was gonna win the battle.
And on that day, they told
Constantine he was gonna lose
the battle and he was depressed
and he started walking
back towards his soldiers
and he looked up in the sky
and he saw these words,.
And he told his soldiers,
take those initials,
put it on your shield,
that's a message from God.
And they did and they won the battle.
And Constantine was so grateful
that from that point on,
he made a decree that no one
could ever kill a Christian again.
- Wow.
- And that changed the world.
So, that's your clue.
What do you think the
message from God was?
What do you think NI KA means?
Honestly, that's a tough one, I still...
I can't help you anymore than that.
I'm gonna go get us some drinks.
Well, darlin', you must
be one special woman.
Why is that?
He's never brought anyone here before.
He's been coming here every Friday night
for, oh, a couple years.
This is his table.
That poor man's cried a
lot of tears at this table.
It's good to see him smile.
Hey, I got you one too.
Well, you know that's my job.
Come on, a little
sittin' never hurt anybody.
I want you to know, that
you are in the presence
of two people who are in the finals
of a pro and schmo dance contest.
Well, come on, let's go see some
of this dancin' you're talking about.
- You want to?
- Let's go.
While it didn't work out
so that I've been through
Disappeared the night that I met you
Watched you walk around the room
Just had to get close to you
And I knew right then
Ah, took a chance asked you dance
Time went fast, we talked
and laughed till 2:00 a.m.
When you walked in I saw
a reason to love again
You made me feel all cute
and a care in the stars
So sweet like a chocolate bar
Force was like a song that
lifted me off the ground
I'm still spinning around
Heartache walked out
There you go.
Good job, go get 'em again.
All right, let's give it
up for that young couple.
Coming up next, we've got a slow song.
Uh, uh, uh, you stay out there you two.
Food won't be ready for a bit.
No use sittin'.
Well I'm a little weak and tired
Of being alone
My heart needs someone
My love needs a home
I'm allowed to be loved
And I know that you'll
soon be loving me
I'm alone now, but
not lonely I've found
'Cause my love has a home
And that home is inside of me
Well I'm a little bit
taken by who you are
There's something about you
Like I've known you before
Well I'm alone now, but
not lonely I've found
'Cause my love has a home
And that home is inside of me
I can't.
Hey, when you get out there, remember,
Soul 2Soul
It's big, it's big, 'cause you know...
Conference room in five,
I wanna see brilliance.
- Okay, we'll be right there.
- Okay.
- Yeah, yeah.
- All right, let's go.
Okay, let's go.
Okay, guys, guys,
before I forget one thing.
I got a friend who's
in a dance competition
and they're trying to
come up with a team name.
I told 'em I'd throw it out to you guys.
Any of you that comes up
with a great team name,
I'll give you my parking space
for the next six months...
Whoa, whoa, whoa,
wait, you're not talking
about the one next to
the elevator, are you?
Yeah, Sean, that's the only one I have.
- I got this.
- What do you think,
I got five parking spots?
Yeah, that's my only one.
Oh, that's mine, mine.
- I got this.
- Anyone got one?
- I got this.
- No, I got it.
- Go, go, go, go.
- What do you got?
The Killers.
- No, what?
- The Killers, what?
It's a dance competition.
No, because you're killing.
You're killing the competition.
No, no, it's not, that's no.
Sean, Sean, hit me,
hit me, hit me, go, go.
So you're ready, are you ready?
- Yeah, I'm ready.
- Sit down, sit down.
Sit down, no you're up.
Yeah, yeah.
I can't sit, I got no chair.
No, no, it's cool.
You ready, check this out, right?
Fire and Ice.
That sucks, go.
Hit me one time.
Seriously, that's it?
Hit me one time, Jake, hit me.
Uh Apocalhips.
- What?
- What?
'Cause it's like you're
gonna bring down hellfire.
Yeah, that went right over my head.
Hocus Pocus, 'cause
together they're magic.
- Really, come on, no.
- What, go.
How about Law and Order.
- Clank, clank.
- Objection.
'Cause they're the
justices of the dance.
No, it's not a-
- Objection, objection.
All right, guys, go.
Let's go, come on.
I got it!
- Come back to it.
- What are you kidding me?
Hey, what are you doing?
40 day notice.
This building's being condemned.
Wait, but please, just listen.
No one is gonna come to this dance studio
if you keep putting up those notices.
I teach little kids here.
I got over 70 buildings
I gotta put notices on.
All right, I moved you
to the back on the list.
That'll give you another month.
It's the best I can do.
Thank you so much, thank you.
Yeah, yeah, no it would be great,
it would be great.
I would love to do it.
Uh huh, tell Fred I say hi.
All right, all right, buh bye.
Hey, who is Jimmy Hope?
Oh, that's my business name.
I'm on the phone all day long and people
can never pronounce or write down Elpidas.
So I just go by Hope.
Well how'd you end up with Hope?
That's what Elpidas
means in Greek, hope.
- Oh.
- So, I'm Jimmy Hope.
Nice, okay.
Sorry I couldn't make it
down to the studio today.
Bad day?
Yeah, my presentation tanked.
What, the dating website?
I told you how you should do it.
Remind me?
Instead of checking all
those boxes, you should have
videos of the person
talking about themselves.
- Hm.
- So watch, I'll write down
some questions that you would
just normally check boxes for.
All right.
Go ahead.
All right, Faith Turley.
Do you believe in God?
Well, I wasn't raised
in a religious family.
I never went to church or got baptized
or anything like that.
My dad split right before I was born,
so I remember asking my mom,
why did you name me Faith if,
you know, we weren't a religious family?
And she told me that when she
was in hospital delivering me,
she was really alone and scared,
but the first time she held
me in her arms, she said she
knew there had to be God,
and I gave her a little faith.
She passed away though,
a couple years ago.
Ugh, but all these years
I haven't been religious,
I've never gone to church again,
so I just really think
it's too late for me.
No, no, I don't think that's true.
Well, I hope my mom is up
there putting in a good word for
me 'cause down here I'm still
trying to figure it all out.
Okay, one last question
we have to rehearse.
All right.
Um, what do you think is the
happiest day of your life
and what was the saddest day of your life?
Uh, the saddest day of my
life, that would have to have
been when I found out my
ex was having an affair.
Well, actually he had a couple of them.
You know, I left Australia
when I was 16 to study dance
in the states and I fell in love.
I fell in love with my dance teacher.
We were really young.
We were 19 when we got married.
When I found out he was
having all the affairs,
I was absolutely crushed.
I still am, you know?
I just don't know how one human being
can do that to another human being.
Anyway, when the divorce
was final, I sat him down
and I asked him why did
you have the affairs?
And he said to me that it
was because he wants kids.
I can't have kids.
When I was in high school
I had an eating disorder
and I really think that
that messed my body up.
The doctors all told me
that that was the reason
why I couldn't have children, so.
So instead of just asking for a divorce,
he went out and had all
these affairs with everybody
and expected for me to get
mad at him and divorce him,
and that's exactly what I did.
All right, um, what was the
happiest day of your life.
When I got rid of him.
You know, I've been thinking about
something you could help me with.
Oh, sure.
I'm on the phone all day talking
to clients and everything.
And I've been thinking,
what if started talking
with an Australian accent.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Don't you think that would make me sound
like more sophisticated and charming?
- Okay.
- We can start with
something small like,
how would you say goodbye
to a friend in Australia?
Cheers, mate.
Cheers, mate.
Whoa, that was pretty good.
That's good, isn't that?
Don't you think that's great.
That was very good.
Ah, mate, what kinda
dance are we doing tonight?
I think we should do the hip hop.
Oh, hit me one time.
- Are you ready for it?
- I'm so ready for that.
You know why?
'Cause I'm about to
bring the hip to the hop.
- Come on.
- To the hip to the hop.
'Cause we got this place to ourselves.
May I always keep my
feet upon the ground
May I always keep my
feet upon the ground
Trip the mine, trip the mine
Burn the floor, burn the floor
Baby's dancin', baby's dancin'
Got no more, got no more
Hi, hi, this is Brian
Fuller, I'm up in my offices
and we have a security breach.
Crucify, crucify
No more pain
There's a couple of, I
don't know, they're thugs,
they look like they're high or something.
May I always keep my
feet upon the ground
Trip the mine, trip the mine
Gotta burn the floor, burn the floor
Baby's dancin, baby's dancin'
Got no more, got no more
March to the desert,
march to the desert
Pray for the rain, pray for the rain
They're tearing up the
place, could you get up here?
Hurry, hurry, hurry!
May I always keep my feet
Upon the ground
Brian, I can explain.
No, no, no, no, no, I'm
not here to judge you.
Look, my wife and I, we did
the whole dress up thing.
Really goosed our love lives.
Truth be told, I'm happy to
you back in the saddle again.
You know what I mean?
Don't worry, this stays between us.
Oh, boy.
Look who's starting to show.
You got a nice round
baby bump going there.
Okay, everybody.
Grab your bibles and lets get started.
- God!
- It's me!
No kidding, I would've never known that.
Tommy, can you see me?
I can see you.
If you just a little of that, I'm good.
I got your good, ready for this?
Go ahead.
Ebony and Ivory.
No, no, they're both
white, that's not gonna work.
You didn't tell me that.
Just rid of the guy, I
mean he's expendable.
I say, no, no, I say we go big with this.
Make it a social statement.
Big Tommy, we can't get rid of the guy.
I got it, Ebony and Ivory.
Did he steal my?
Yeah, he.
Did you just steal my line, bro?
- I got it.
- Ebony and Ivory.
Not gonna work, thanks.
Whatever, which one
of y'all stole my line?
No, get out.
- It's not Ebony and Ivory.
- What is it, go ahead.
It's Peanut butter and Jelly.
The tasty dance team.
- Oh my God, I love that one.
- Yeah, right!
That's so good, get outta here.
Yes, come on, I love it.
Yeah, yeah, okay.
Are you sure you guys work in advertising?
Aren't we practicing?
Just be honest with me,
how do I look in this suit?
What, what am I missing here?
The second date curse happened again.
I went on a date two weeks
ago with a guy named Vinny
and I never heard from him.
Two weeks?
Well, how did the date go?
It was okay, I guess.
Just okay?
What happened when you got to the door
with Vinny what's his name?
Vinny D'Augustino.
I mean, nothing, he just dropped me off.
Ooh, ouch, that hurt.
He just dropped you off?
No door action?
No, I'm telling you,
it's because I'm too shy.
Listen, you've got to get
rid of this too shy thing.
It's killing all your dates.
Ah, you're right.
Let's say Vinny from the mafia
had walked you up to the door, all right?
Show me like, what would
have been your go to move?
My what?
You know, your, , go to move.
Why are you giving me dirty looks for?
Don't you have any moves?
Moves, me?
I'm a dancer, I got more moves
than I know what to do with.
Hello, bang, that's what you, see!
You've gotta have a little of
that swag on your dates, okay?
All right, here's what we do.
Pretend I'm Vinny the hit man
and I walk you up to the door.
I'm like, hey, whoa, hey,
Faith, what a night that was.
When you ordered that chocolate souffle,
man that was unbelievable.
It's souffle, actually.
Faith, when you start speaking French
like that, forget about it.
You're like the coolest chick I ever met.
You wanna go upstairs and see
what's left in the doggie bag?
- Oh, my God.
- You know what I'm sayin'.
And you would say?
Oh, I love it, that's brilliant.
- Do you?
- Call him by his full name.
His mom's probably the only one that does.
You're tugging on the whole mom issues.
That's great, what are
you, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
Go ahead, go ahead, let me hear it.
Vincent, what a
beautiful night this was.
And you know what?
You're a special man.
And by the time I get home,
I hope to my first message from you.
And by the way, I love FaceTime.
Ba bam, there you go!
- Was that good?
- That's great.
Guy's love that stuff.
I'm really trying.
You've got it in you,
you just gotta let it out.
All right, here's what you need to do.
You're gonna hit Vinny
with a revenge post.
A revenge post, what is that?
Go in the back, put on one
of those red tango dresses.
Come on back out, I'll explain it to you.
- All right, okay.
- I love FaceTime, what.
Okay, how does this look?
Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about.
Next time you go out with
Vinny, you wear that red dress.
Give him a little bang, pow, what.
Oh, this little old red thing?
Yeah, let me see you
work it out a little bit.
There you go.
And when you go to the
restaurant you park your car,
you toss the keys to the valet.
What you gonna say to the valet?
Mr. Valet, I ain't mad at
ya, that's just how I walk.
That's how you walk
and when you go inside
the restaurant and you see the waiter,
what are you gonna stay to the waiter.
Mr. Waiter, can I get some
fries to go with my shake?
And when you see Vinny the hit
man D'Augustino and he looks
at you and you look at him,
you know what you gotta do?
Hit 'em one time, Faith.
Hit 'em two times, Faith.
Bang, pow!
Oh, don't hurt 'em now, Faith.
Oh, I'm about to hurt him.
Don't hurt 'em.
Hit 'em three times, Faith.
Bang, pow, what!
Goodbye, shyness,
hello Miss Faith Turley.
There you go.
Now you're ready for a revenge post.
Hold on, what is this revenge post?
You and Vinny are friends
on the internet, right?
You get a guy friend of yours.
You two of you go out on a
fake date on the town, okay?
You take a bunch of fake
selfies of the two of you having
dinner, canoodling, dancing
up a storm, feeding him food,
sitting on his lap, you
wrap it all up at the end
of the night with a short
little kiss at the door.
I'm telling you, Vinny will be calling
you the next day for a date.
I like it.
I just don't have
anybody to do it with me.
And it needs to be done tonight
because I wanna be asked
out on Valentines Day.
I can do it.
I can fake canoodle with the best of 'em.
You said you can do
any kinda dance, right?
Yeah, of course, yeah.
When you dance Greek,
you have to say yiasou and
then person's first name.
Like yiasou Faith.
Yiasou Jimmy.
But you gotta say it like a Greek.
Yiasou Jimmy.
Yiasou Jimmy.
There you go, you
sound like a Greek now.
Yiasou Jimmy.
Isn't that same wine we've
been serving all night?
Yiasou Jimmy.
Aw, man.
Well, thank you.
I'm gonna post the pictures tonight.
I'm telling you, he's
gonna be one jealous guy.
So uh, I guess I'll see
you at practice tomorrow.
What about the kiss?
Oh, that's right.
The kiss.
Are you ready?
I don't think I got that one.
Probably should do it again.
Yeah, you try.
I think we got it.
I think we did too.
Yiasou Jimmy.
Cheers, mate.
- Demetra, look.
- What?
Dad and Miss Turley went on a date.
And they made out.
I can't believe it.
Oh, my gosh.
This is so crazy.
I can't even believe this.
- Like this is insane.
- Dad and Miss Turley.
- Like, so weird, like why.
- I can't even understand why.
This is insane.
So how was your night?
A little late, don't you think.
Oh, you guys.
Welcome to
the preliminary trials
of the pro-schmo dance competition.
Okay, so this is how today's gonna go.
We're gonna get to see who the judges are,
do a little dancing,
get preliminary scores,
which only count for 1/3
of the total score, okay?
The other 2/3 are from the finale.
By the way, I think our game plan worked.
I got a text from Vinny, asking
me out on Valentines Day.
- Oh, really?
- Mm hm.
Hey, mission accomplished.
Oh, is there a stunned
silence over the room suddenly?
Yeah, nobody thought little
Gerry Hogwood II could dance.
Everyone counted out the little kid
from Kansas with a big dream in his heart.
Well let me tell ya.
This is America where every
dream has the right to live.
So I'll be dancin' my heart out tonight
for every dancer who ever
dreamed the American dream.
Dream the dream, son.
I love you, Papa.
Now if you'll excuse me,
I believe your dressing room time is done.
Couple number seven,
what's your team name?
Oh, my fault.
We haven't come up with one yet.
Come on, guys, it takes five minutes
to come up with a team name.
I'll just call you out as
couple number seven for now.
- Okay.
- Okay.
First up is the tango.
We have to come up with a team name.
I'm working on it, I'm working on it.
What's the matter?
The male judge, it's my ex.
- Seriously, all right.
- Next up, starting out
- Can we talk not about it?
- With the tango is
couple number seven.
It's scary.
Judges are you ready to cue music?
I'm sorry, I let you down.
It's only 1/3 of our total score.
We're in last.
Even Hogwood's in front of us.
So do you still wanna practice tonight?
If you still want me as your partner.
I'm kinda stuck with you now, huh?
Listen, let's just get outta
the studio, get some fresh air.
I have a great place we can go, okay?
Sounds good.
Rough day out there.
We'll be better.
You'll see.
He's a great dancer.
It's really hard to tell
with you doing all the leading.
Hey, if he's that good, why don't you just
trust him to do the right thing?
Maybe I'm just a little short
on trusting anyone these days.
One, two, three, left, right, no.
You did it wrong.
I got it, I got it, I got
it, got it, got it, got it.
Five, six, seven, eight and go.
One, two, three, left,
right, no, you did it again.
- It's that, it's just that.
- It's left, right, left.
- All right.
- Jimmy, what's
wrong with you?
Haven't you ever done a tango before?
Yeah, I mean, I did it a
couple times with Debbie,
but other than that, you know.
Oh, I am so sorry.
I didn't even think.
Oh, no, no.
No, no, no, no that's, it's totally fine,
totally fine, totally fine.
Let's go again.
No, no, listen, let's just take
a break for a minute, okay?
Come on.
Have you ever talked to
anyone about losing her?
Uh, no.
I probably should've, but no I never have.
We made out our wills a couple
months before Debbie passed
away and we put in a letter
to each other in case one
of us died suddenly and
I've never been able
to open her letter that she wrote me.
You know...
I loved that woman, you know
and I loved talking to her,
and I feel like if I open that letter,
it'll be like the final
conversation that we ever have,
and I'm just not ready for that.
She died in a car accident, right?
Yeah, yeah.
Did you have a chance to
talk to her before she passed?
Well, she made it to the
ICU and then the doctor,
they tried to help her, she
was in a coma, and they just,
there was nothing they could do for her,
but her vital signs kept going.
She was a tiny little
thing, but just so strong.
And I cleared everybody out
of the room and I brought
in Gia and Demetra and I had
them say their final goodbyes
and then it was just her
and I alone in the room
and I talked about the first
date that we ever went on.
Went to this Latin music
festival and then afterwards
we watched the sunset and
she said, do you wanna get up
and tango and I said, you know, okay yeah.
So, but I did, and uh, I was
horrible and she said to me,
you know if you ask me out
on a couple more dates,
I'll teach you how to do this.
I said sure.
So every year we would go back there
for our anniversary and we would,
we would dance and you
know, enjoy the sunset.
When we were there in
the hospital I, I um,
I took her hand and I told her
we were back at that sunset
dancing, and I told her,
I said hey, you know,
when two people dance, it's okay if one
of their hands slips away.
Because, you know, dancers
always come back together.
Their hands join again when
they finish that dance.
I said to Debbie, it's okay if your
hand slips away from mine.
Just keep staring at
that sunset and it'll set
and a moment later, I told
her the sun will rise.
And I'm telling you,
Faith, when the run rises,
oh man, it's gonna be beautiful.
It's gonna be beautiful.
I told her we're gonna
be back together again,
and we're gonna finish that dance
and will be together forever.
Couldn't have been more than a
minute or so and I could feel
her hand slip away and,
and then she was gone.
How did you ever get through that?
I never prayed so hard in my life.
Were you always that religious?
I don't know what you would call it.
A casual Christian, that's
what I would call myself.
Somebody who went to
church every so often,
prayed every so often, took his kids
to Sunday school every so often,
but I told God if he
could get me through that,
you know, I would never be,
I would never be casual about
being a Christian again.
So that's why you pray all the time.
Mm hm.
Anyway, ugh, I know, how
do we get off all this?
We got some dancin' to do here.
Why don't we take one last run
through and see what we got.
Jimmy, I know you miss her, okay?
You are gonna see her again.
You are gonna have that
final dance with her.
And whenever that day comes,
however far off it is in the
future, you're gonna be ready
for the dance, Jimmy Hope.
And if you would do me the
honor, I would love to be
the one who gets you ready for that dance.
Thank you.
Thank you.
I missed a lot of those steps.
I don't know, are you
sure you can train me?
I promise I can.
One of these days, you and me
We're gonna sail across
the deep blue sea
We're gonna sail across
the ocean, you and me
Oh, one of these
nights honey, you an I
We're gonna float up to
heaven in the deep blue sky
We're gonna look down
on creation, you and I
So if you wanna make it
rain, you make it pour
You started flying toward the sun
You wanted more, more, more
And you're my only one
The only one for me
You're my only one
The only one I need
You're the only one
One of these days, the two of us
We're gonna go downtown,
we're gonna take a bus
We're gonna go downtown
together, the two of us
Oh, one of these
nights, honey, you an I
We're gonna be the
ones that float on by
We're gonna float until
forever, you and I
So if you wanna make it
rain, you make it pour
You started flying towards
the sun, you wanted more
More, more
And you're my only one
The only one for me
You're my only one
The only one I need
You're the only one
My mom always wished we had a brother.
Not for my sister and I, but for my dad.
Someone he could've thrown a baseball
with or gone to a football game with.
Why is one side of my face so much easier
to makeup than the other side?
Everyone's face is like that.
One side is always
different from the other.
But when you put them together, they work.
Its what you call perfectly imperfect.
I like that.
Perfectly imperfect.
Come on, let's go show your dad.
Oh, wow.
Wow, look at you.
That's George.
What's my curfew tonight, Dad?
Uh, you know, midnight.
The after party doesn't
even start till 11:30.
Uh, 12:30.
12:45, 12:45, that'll, yeah.
You know, why don't we say one o'clock.
- That would be awesome, Dad.
- Okay, let's hug it out.
Have fun, honey.
Be safe.
Be safe.
Thank you, by the way.
I appreciate you coming over
and helping with the makeup.
You know, I'm not good with that stuff.
Very welcome.
Did you forget something?
No, I was just wondering.
Do you think mom would be proud of me.
Oh, I know she would be proud of you.
I just wish I hadn't
argued with her so much.
I hope I don't argue with you too much.
That's what teenagers do.
Go have some fun.
Not too much fun, but fun.
- How cute.
- That's Gia.
She has her mom's eyes.
Can we watch a movie with Miss Turley?
Sure, yeah.
I think it's time I head out.
What are you doing home?
Some kids were doing some
stupid stuff at the party.
So, we just called it a night.
Oh, Faith, I didn't know
you were still here.
Oh, I was just leaving.
Can Faith help put us to bed tonight?
Uh, um, Faith, I mean, if you want?
I'd love to.
Just the girls.
Okay, so, what
do you guys usually do?
We usually talk about
anything that's on our mind,
say a prayer and Dad
gives us a hug goodnight.
Well, what's on your mind?
Do you like our Dad?
Oh, of course I do.
No, I mean, do you like, like him?
Like, like?
I hope you do.
That's what I think about all the time.
Your dad and I are dance partners,
but, and we've become
really great friends.
I think he like, likes you.
I pray about it every night.
Well speaking of praying.
I'm gonna head out to let you
guys say your prayers, okay?
Can you pray with us?
Of course, yeah.
Dear God, thank you
for a great prom tonight.
Please watch over our
dad, our family and Faith.
Thank you for having
Faith come over tonight.
Please help Daddy and Faith
win the dance contest.
Please watch over Mommy
in heaven, I love you.
Your turn.
Oh, um, thank you for
this beautiful moment
I just shared with these
two incredible young women.
You've truly touched my heart.
You really do have amazing girls.
Well, thank you.
So um, no rehearsal tomorrow?
Right, it's Valentines Day.
Oh, right, yeah.
But you know, finals are Tuesday,
so let's try and get one
last practice in before then.
Yeah, yeah, of course, sure.
Okay, uh, goodnight.
- Hi, long time no see.
- Yeah.
Um, do you have a few minutes?
Yeah, sure sure.
I would love to talk
to you about something.
I've been thinking about this for a while.
Go ahead.
I'm thinking about getting baptized.
- Really?
- Yeah.
You're kidding.
What made you decide that?
Well that first night
I came to bible study,
they were reading a bible passage about
if you were tired or weary,
God would give you rest.
I just felt like crying 'cause
that's exactly how I feel.
I'm just tired and when
I heard that verse,
it just got me thinking, you know?
What do you think is holding you back?
Throughout my life, men
have always let me down.
Whether it be my dad,
my ex, my boyfriends.
I've had to learn to
really just rely on myself.
Maybe that's why I always
lead on the dance floor.
And getting baptized, it feels like
I'm being asked to trust
someone else with my life.
Who also happens to be a man,
and that never worked out for me.
All those guys you mentioned,
your ex, your boyfriends,
your dad, they're imperfect, but him,
that's a different story.
Like I said, I'm thinking about it.
Good deal.
By the way, I figured out another part
of the shirt you're wearing.
In between those letters is
a cross and it means believe.
- Oh, that's pretty good.
- Nice, I told you.
Now I just need to figure
out what NI KA stands for.
It's me.
Oh yeah, Tommy, I
can't see you, is that you?
No kidding.
- All right, I got it.
- Go ahead.
He's thunder, she's lightning.
Together they're the thunderstorms.
- No, no, no, no, no, no.
- I got it, I got it.
It's like this.
She's flirty, he's gangster,
together they are hoodwent.
No, they're dancers,
they're not gangsters.
There's not a thunderstorm, it's...
- All right, Paul.
- He's snap, she's crackle,
together, they pop!
Oh, it's like cereal.
Hey guys, hey guys.
- Joey...
- Did you do your fantasy
football picks this week?
Oh I forgot.
No guys, let's not.
You guys are pitching without me.
- Okay, here we go.
- That's not fair.
We're gonna get it, we're gonna get it.
Good stuff guys, good stuff...
The dancing thing.
What is that?
That's your A game?
Yeah, Jake?
What is it Jake, what?
What, I can't hear you.
I was uh, I actually can't drive
so I don't need the parking spot.
Oh, I love you.
But I wanna help.
Okay, go get rid of
those four and we'll talk
- Okay, great.
- Okay, good.
- I'll keep thinking.
- Love you Jake, love you.
Get that license.
Good, you're good, Jake.
Okay, okay, okay.
Thanks, watch the door.
I'm good.
All right.
I'm gonna run out for a little bit.
I'll be back in like an hour or so, okay?
All right.
What are you doing?
Driving home.
Well don't tell me that
your date is over already.
Well, what happened?
My heart just wasn't in it.
Your heart is in love with someone else.
- No way.
- What?
- No way.
- What?
- No way.
- You're killing me, what?
It's Funkenstein.
It's Jimmy.
He's at the studio.
Well, I thought I heard
something down there.
What are you doing down there?
Well I'm in Studio B,
having a romantic dinner with Harold.
Well, what is he doing?
He's actually practicing.
Whoa, busted.
What am I gonna do with you Jimmy Hope?
Have you been practicing here every night?
No, just you know, a couple nights.
You wanna win that bad, huh?
Yeah, this place grows on ya.
What happened to your date?
It ended.
I guess Vinny didn't have
enough bang, pow, what for me.
So, do you want a partner?
Mm hm.
Despite what's best
I move closer and closer
And the room, it gets smaller
As I get weaker
And now I'm there on your shoulder
And I look up at you
And I wanna kiss you
I wanna kiss you
In my heart, it says I wanna kiss you
And we are met with heat
We are met with a sweet
A knowingness
Of what to do next
And we roll
Until we slow
To a stop
We're not supposed to kiss here, right?
Oh, bad timing on my part.
Well I just wanted to say that
y'all have the music up too loud.
You know I got business upstairs.
I'll see you at
the finals on Tuesday, okay?
Yeah, I'll see ya there.
All right, first of all
I wanna thank you, Pete,
for being here representing
the Soul 2Soul board
and I want you to know that
we're grateful that you're
giving us another chance
to win this account.
All right, Jimmy, the show is all yours.
We think that Soul 2Soul
can redefine the entire dating
market and we'd be happy to show you that.
Oh, oh, no, no, that's the wrong slide.
Hold on a second, guys.
Yeah, it's guitars.
That's guitars.
Those are guitars.
Oh, no, wait.
Ah, Jimmy, it's totally
That's broken.
Uh, that's uh.
Hold on, hold on.
Here, let me help you.
My two week notice.
Anything else?
Brian, I don't have it anymore.
Sure you do.
Something's holding you back.
I wish I was a shrink, I
could help you figure it out.
But, my gut tells me, you still got
a great presentation in you.
Is there any chance you can
get Soul 2Soul to come back?
I'm working on it.
You just figure out what's
holding you back, huh?
You'll be aces again.
Or not.
Mr. Elpidas, I read
Gia's personal statement
and I thought it would be a
good idea for you to hear it.
In talking to many
college administrators,
I've been told that my GPA is great,
my test scores are great,
but it was important to me to explain
that one C I got during high school.
It was in geometry, my freshman year.
Three years ago, during my freshman year,
my mother was killed in a car accident.
My life was turned upside
down and slowly, over time,
I've been getting it
turned right side up again,
but that's not the real
reason I got a C in geometry.
The real reason is, I'm
no good in geometry.
Geometry doesn't like me
and I don't like geometry.
That's just the way life is sometimes.
You see what I learned
from losing my mother
is that life is imperfect.
Mother's aren't supposed to
die before they see their girls
go to prom or go to
college or get married.
But like I said, life is imperfect.
And for those who told me
I really needed to explain
why I got that one C in high
school, I kept thinking,
you're looking for someone who's perfect.
That's just not me.
I make mistakes sometimes,
I'm not crazy about the way
I look sometimes, I talk
back to my dad sometimes,
sorry dad.
I'm also hard working, honest,
loving and I do really,
really good in school, except in geometry.
In other words, I'm perfectly imperfect.
If that sounds interesting
to you, then we should talk.
Sincerely, perfectly imperfect, Gia.
That's my daughter.
Perfectly imperfect, I love that.
- I'm glad.
- That's great.
Are you gonna miss me
when I go to college?
Oh, of course.
I'll miss you fighting with your sister,
you throwing all your
clothes on the ground,
you talking back to me...
- Oh, okay.
- Oh, my gosh.
Hey man, what's up?
Yeah, hey, Jimmy,
I got the Soul 2Soul execs
to meet us again next Tuesday at 6:00.
Oh, no, but you gotta move
the meeting from Tuesday.
Hey, I can't.
After what happened we're lucky
they're giving us another chance.
Come on, there's no way
we're changing this.
All right, okay.
Come on.
But, Jimmy, you've known for months
that the finals are this Tuesday.
I'm telling you, it's
completely out of my hands.
There's nothing I can.
There is nothing you can do?
No, they'll fire me.
Why did I think this
would end any differently
than anything else in my life?
kidding me, I died first?
Oh, man.
This stinks.
Well, come to think of
it, I'm probably having
a really good time up
in heaven at this point.
Now knowing you, you've probably been
in absolute agony missing me.
Okay, I'll give you a year.
But come on, Jimmy,
what good does that do?
Are you going to be like the grandmas
and wear a black shawl for 40 years?
Get on with it.
Listen, there's a reason why we keep
the casket open at funerals.
We don't fear death.
The king has already paid the price.
The victory has already
been granted to us.
Remember Easter?
Oh death, where is thy sting?
Now, I'm figuring at some point,
and it better not be too soon,
God will put another woman in your life.
Yes, God will put her in your life, Jimmy.
And you'll be wondering what to do.
So here's the checklist.
One, does she love our daughters?
Two, does she make you laugh?
Three, is she a good person?
Four, does she believe in God?
If she covers those four bases,
that's probably God talking to you.
You're my boy, Jimmy, forever and ever.
But never use my death as an excuse
for not living your life to the fullest.
Now, if you'll excuse me, my
friend Jesus is calling me.
He has some incredible
assignments for me to do.
I love you and don't forget our dance.
I'll be waiting for you.
Love, Debbie.
P.s. get on with it, Jimmy.
Get on with it.
All right.
Let's check in with some
of our other contestants.
Make that turn, yeah.
That's it.
So you're Gerald Hogwood II's dad?
Gerry Hog one, and that's
on my license plate.
- Oh.
- Mention that.
It's on his license plate.
That's right.
So, what do you think
of his chances tonight?
Oh, this is a done deal.
You know, we got a saying in the south...
Oh you're from the south, what part?
Detroit, Michigan, yeah!
I think that's the north.
Well, that all depends on
how you're holding the map.
But we got a saying down
there and it goes like this.
If anybody
could, a Hogwood could,
if anybody should a Hogwood should,
if anybody would, a Hogwood would.
Roll Hogwoods, yeah!
Yeah, woo, yeah!
All right, well, good
luck to you tonight.
Well, luck ain't got
nothing to do with it.
That boy is all skill.
Skill, skill, skill!
Come on, go!
The Hogwoods, ladies and gentlemen.
Good evening everyone.
I have a short video
presentation for all of you,
and I'd be happy to answer any questions
that you have afterwards.
When babies are born, parents hope for all
that is good to come their
way, but the vagaries
of life leave no man or woman untouched.
And oftentimes, a person
can feel that they
are nothing more than
a check mark in a box.
We think your life is
much more than a box.
What's more interesting to you,
a box with a check mark in it, or this?
I do believe in love at first sight.
I think that when you meet your true love
for the first time, that fuse is lit.
And that flame of love eventually
makes its way into your
heart and soul, and that's
where it stays forever.
And we believe
one thing is for certain,
somewhere out there is another soul
that is destined to unite with your soul.
You'll know it by looking at
that person, laughing with that
person and falling in
love with that person.
Wherever you're from,
whether you say yiasou
or cheers, mate or simply I love you.
There's a soul destined
to connect with your soul.
I hope that there is a man
out there somewhere who would
look at me and know that
even though there are certain
things I'll never be, there
is a lot that I still am.
I'm a kind, loving, passionate
woman who loves to dance.
So, if you think that type of person
is for you, let me know.
Soul 2Soul.
- Nice, very nice.
- Nice, nice now.
There we go.
Jimmy Hope is back.
And here are your scores.
We have an eight, a nine and an eight.
Give it up.
Wow ladies and gentleman,
that was fantastic.
And now it's time for
the last contestants.
Where's your partner?
I don't think he's making it tonight.
Uh, if he's not here
in the next 30 seconds,
you'll forfeit your spot.
10 seconds.
Hold on, my dad's in house.
I got a spray tan from
the neck down, I'm all in.
- Hey.
- Come on.
Hold on.
Father, thank you for this moment.
I will never forget this time.
But I especially thank you for
what you've put on my heart.
In Jesus name, amen.
You've been on my heart.
From the moment you first
prayed in that restaurant.
God put you on my heart.
And I don't know what's on
your heart, but I hope it's me.
Time for the last contestants.
Come on.
One more thing.
You lead.
Oh, no.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no...
- I'm serious.
- No, no, no, no.
Don't joke around about that.
You lead.
- We are gonna lose, no.
- I'll follow, I'll follow.
- Oh.
- Dancers take your positions.
Now, I'll pick the dance
you'll be asked to perform tonight.
The final dance you'll
be dancing is, the tango.
Ugh, the tango?
It's fine, it's fine.
It means victory.
What means victory?
NI KA, it means victory.
Believe in him and you'll have victory.
That was the message in the sky that day.
How did you figure that out?
I Googled it.
You Googled it?
- I know, I know.
- And now, ladies
and gentlemen, I present
to you couple number seven.
Uh, what name did you guys choose?
- Oh that.
- Could you give us a moment?
Oh, you're killing me.
How hard is it to pick a name.
Just give me your names.
Faith Turley.
Jimmy Hope.
And now I present to you Faith Hope.
And love!
It's me!
I get the parking space!
Faith, Hope and Love everybody.
Cue the music.
I can't believe you
Googled it of all things.
No, no, I earned this, you Google that.
Okay, yeah, I'm gonna Google this dance.
Go, Dad!
You're at the top of the world
You look for boys and pretty girls
A taste of magic in the air
Living a life without a care
But then your world
comes crashing down
You're well acquainted with the ground
Eating dirt with a silver spoon
But boo, boo, what you gonna do
Let's talk about love
Let's talk about love
Love, love, love, oh
Love, la la la la la love
I know I wasn't supposed to do that.
Oh, hit me one time.
You've been on my heart, too.
Let's turn
to the judges scores.
We have a 10, and another 10, and a one.
- No!
- And another 10!
Well, we won that night.
And I didn't think I
would ever see a happier,
more joyous look on Faith's
face, but I was wrong.
There were a couple more times that
I would see her beautiful face overjoyed.
Like the day she had the
grand reopening of her studio.
What a moment that was.
And there was another day when
her face absolutely beamed.
The day Faith was baptized.
She had a look of pure joy,
love, peace and understanding.
There were a few other times I'll
never forget the look on Faith's face.
Like the day we got married
and the day our baby was born.
Yeah, it was a boy.
There is no question that
life can deal every one of us
some painful moments that
can overwhelm us at times.
But I've come to know, there
is a God in heaven whose mercy,
love, compassion and tenderness
pours down from heaven
and is available to each
and every one of us,
to heal our broken hearts.
St. Paul had it right.
In our lives, three things will endure:
Faith, hope and love.
But without a doubt, the
greatest of these truly is love.
The time is now to live your life
Put your worries to the side
Starting now you're moving on
Don't curse the things
you've never done
'Cause life is too short
Don't let it pass you by
Don't think about the road
Just enjoy the ride
One, two, three, four
What you waiting, what you waiting for
No hesitating
Big wide world outside your door
What you waiting, what you waiting for
It's amazing
Big wide world outside your door
Leap of faith up to the sky
Is all you need to get you by
Follow your heart, follow your dreams
Things are better than they seem
'Cause life is too short
Don't let it pass you by
Don't think about the
road, just enjoy the ride
One, two, three, four
What you waiting, what you waiting for
No hesitating
Big wide world outside your door
What you waiting, what you waiting for
It's amazing
Big wide world outside your door
Start your light while love is burning
Oh oh
Oh yeah
Now I'm not
Open your eyes, let your light in
Let it in, let it in, let it in
Come on now
Oh let it in now
Come on now
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
One, two, three, four
What you waiting, what you waiting for
No hesitating
Big wide world outside your door
What you waiting, what you waiting for
It's amazing
Big wide world outside your door