Into the Spotlight (2023) Movie Script

(crowd cheers)
(upbeat, funky music)
Is this thing on
Ooo, whoa
(singer chuckles)
Time ticks, never stops
World moves, and there's no rewind
Gotta stay true to yourself
- [Narrator] That's me, Laura Banks,
and those are my besties,
Riley, David, and Ben.
Made by design
(upbeat music)
- [Singer] Gimme those drums.
- [Laura] Yeah, that's my dad.
Pretty cool, huh?
I mean, as cool as a dad can be.
Come on
Love, change, lose your way
Then bam, you're back on track
- [Laura] It's always fun
to see him in concert,
but my mom and I miss him
so much when he's on tour.
And he leaves again tomorrow.
But as dad says, stay in the moment,
and tonight is going to be epic.
It is time
Made by design
Whoa, yeah
(audience cheers and applauds)
- [Singer] Thank you.
Let's go.
(chants) Luna, Luna, Luna
(soft, bright music)
- Hey, look at you, all lit
for the first day of school.
- [Laura] Okay, I take
back the cool statement.
- You look lovely.
Maybe lose the hoodie.
- [Laura] And that's my mom.
She's smart, gorgeous, and
yes, a little bit controlling,
but we'd be lost without
her keeping us on track.
- And what's this?
- A few suggestions for the bridge.
A better hook, if I do say so myself.
- Aw.
(Laura chuckles)
- Dad, don't get so emotional.
It'll go by in no time.
(Dad sighs)
- I'm just gonna miss you so much.
- I'm gonna miss you.
Oh, wait right there.
(car horn honks)
You cannot forget to take Bobble with you.
- Uh, never.
(Dad chuckles)
Okay, listen, I want four new
songs by the time I get home.
- Yeah, right.
- I'm serious.
High school gives you tons of material.
- And writing songs does
save you a ton on my therapy.
(Dad mocks)
(Laura giggles)
- Hey, new beginnings for both of us.
Just trust in yourself, okay?
You are wonderfully made.
- Got it.
(kiss smacks)
(car horn honks)
(Mom sighs)
Love you, ladies.
- Love you, Dad.
- Ditto.
(door shuts)
(soft, tender music)
- He'll be back before you know it.
- Don't hold your breath.
Maybe you should just
brush your teeth again,
before Riley comes.
Coffee breath, it's real.
Oh, and you know what?
This place is gonna be a
pastry-free zone while he's gone.
I mean it.
Oh, it's good.
- This is gonna be so much fun.
(upbeat music)
Welcome to Hanna High.
I cannot believe we are all juniors.
I think we're all hoping
it's better than last year.
- Good morning, ladies.
- I hate morning people.
- Hey, David.
- Hey.
(David sniffs)
Hey, you have coffee this morning?
It smells like Costa Rica--
- [Laura] Seriously?
Okay, not what I had in mind.
(drink splashes)
- David.
(students laugh)
- I'm so sorry.
- Hey.
Yeah, go spam someone else.
Go away.
Oh, my God.
- The whole
tsunami look over here.
- Hey, it's not a tsunami, okay Ben?
Listen, tsunamis travel 500 miles an hour
and you have a 29.9% survival--
- Thank you, thank you so much.
- Great.
- Hey
this could have been avoided,
if you just walked with me.
- [David] So weird.
- We can still see you, you know.
- Hey, you can't be invisible, Laura.
- Wish you were invisible, Riley.
- Sports tryouts.
- I don't do balls.
- You know, you got a little,
(soft, playful music)
I'm gonna go.
I'll see you later.
David, why don't you.
- Go work on that, go work on that.
- I would love to.
- See you at lunch.
(Riley giggles)
Unrequited love.
- Maybe on his part.
- Laura?
- Not mine.
- Okay, queen of denial, whatever you say.
- Ew.
- Let's go get you cleaned up.
(school bell rings)
- Settle down.
Settle down.
Today, we are actually gonna
study something significant.
We'll be learning about sound waves,
So, for the next few minutes,
I need you all to just be very, very quiet
so that we can kill all of
the sound waves in the room.
- Mr. Wilson, I--
(Mr. Wilson hushes)
- You're messing with
the sound waves, capiche?
Thank you.
(David shushes)
- You're messing with the sound waves.
(Riley chuckles)
(Mr. Wilson shushes)
- David, look.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
(Mr. Wilson snores)
(intercom chimes)
(camera clicks)
- Students, welcome back.
I hope you're ready to learn,
because we are ready to teach.
We are committed to helping
each and every one of... achieve your
greatest academic potential.
There's greatness in all of you.
(button clicks)
Under a heap of failures.
- Must be talking about us.
- Ma'am, it's still on.
- Oh. Um.
- Say something.
- Uh.
(Principal chuckles)
success only comes on top
of a heap of failures.
(button clicks)
(intercom chimes)
(Principal sighs)
- Okay, okay.
Back to the sound waves, please.
- Oh man, it's so lame.
- What did you say?
- Sorry.
I said it was really lame.
- That's detention, Riley.
- Man.
(students chuckle)
Bummer, wow.
- Up top.
- Oh.
- Got 'em.
- Laura, Ben, love you both.
Love you, too, Mr. Wilson.
My absolute favorite teacher.
(students chuckle)
- Whoo!
- [Mr. Wilson] Anyone else?
- So, why did you want
detention this time?
- Obviously.
To get out of PE.
- Running isn't that bad.
- It ruins my eyeliner.
- You do know that the
odds are in our favor
to graduate before you, right?
(slow, dramatic music)
'Sup, Violet.
- I hate her.
I can't stand that she is at
the top of the food chain.
- Well, this is where being
a nobody really pays off.
We're not even on her radar.
- Eh, speak for yourself.
- [Riley] Looks like you are now.
- [Laura] Wait, what?
- Okay, I'm over it.
I need to go to detention,
so you need to watch David for me.
- I don't wanna babysit him.
- I don't need a babysitter.
- How many times she been in detention?
- 12.
- I don't know,
but I'm pretty sure she holds a record.
- [Student] Hey, Laura.
- Do I look like a jock?
- [Student] This one's
for the talent show.
- She will definitely sign up for that.
- No, she will not.
- What?
You're a great singer.
- Actually, she classifies
herself as a songwriter.
But you're gonna do it.
- No, I'm not.
- Yes you are.
- No.
- You're interested.
- Nope, nope.
- You are, yep.
(Ben chuckles)
- You cannot tell me
that you are not interested in the least.
- Ben, I already told you,
I'm not doing it, okay?
- Oh, okay, okay.
- Just quit it, please.
- Miss Denial.
- [Student] Phone any time,
I can't talk to people.
- There's your target.
10 points for the redhead.
(suspenseful music)
(students groan and laugh)
- Nailed it.
- Yeah, you did.
- Laura.
- [Basketball Player] Is she okay?
- She's fine.
Come, let's go, come on.
- Looks like someone's gonna need a nurse.
- Nurse, nurse.
I'm goin'.
- Hello.
I need Laura.
- Laura got hit in the
head by a basketball,
at a 90 degree angle, and
based on the sheer velocity
coming from this freakishly
large man by Jacob,
she's not doing so hot.
- Can you get that to
me in English, please?
- What he's trying to say is,
Jacob hit Laura on the
head with a basketball,
and now she's at the school nurse.
- Okay.
But where is he now?
- Riley, it's not that big of a deal.
- Riley.
He's three times your size.
- Oh, okay.
I don't care.
- Oh, look, it's a little Miss Detention.
- Yeah.
I heard your little pet Jacob
took out my friend Laura.
- Aw.
- Tragic, wasn't it?
- If you or any of your
little pests mess with one
of my friends ever again,
you deal with me, okay?
Spend your time getting a
personality instead of--
(students giggle)
You're a bunch of mindless drones.
Every single one of you.
Just a menace to society.
- Not the victory you were hoping for.
- Shut up.
I'm coming to check on you right now.
- No, Riley, I'm completely fine.
- [Riley] I don't buy it.
David and I will be right over.
- Riley.
Come on.
Oh, I gotta get out these sticky clothes.
(spray can oozes)
- Riley.
- Can you stop being annoying?
- I just don't understand why
you have to drive so fast.
You're like a freaking speed demon.
- Well, at least I not drive like a snail.
Hi, how's my patient?
- Oh, hey guys.
- No, no, no, no.
Sit down.
- Sit.
- Riley, there's nothing
wrong with my legs.
- Yeah, but there's something
wrong with your head,
and your head is what
tells your legs to move.
So just take a load off.
- What's up, bro?
(spray can oozes)
- Why are you here?
- Riley invited me.
- You didn't say anything
about inviting him.
- I invited him, now I've said something.
- Thanks.
- [David] What's up, dude?
- I can totally leave
if you want me to, or--
- No, it's fine, stay.
- Cool, I will definitely stay.
- It's your choice.
- Okay.
- Fine.
- For sure.
Good stuff.
- Okay,
I can't do this anymore, I can't handle
the rom-com moments
between the two of you.
- Oh, no.
- Yeah, this is
really awkward you guys.
- No.
Yo, David, David.
(spray can oozes)
Can I see that real quick?
- What?
- How you spray this?
It's almost--
- No.
(spray can oozes)
That's good stuff.
That's good, I like that.
- You're asking for it.
- No, no, no, no.
Wait, wait, wait, wait,
wait, wait, no, no.
(bright, playful music)
(owl hoots)
(soft acoustic music)
Under the moon, under the stars
Look at the world from where we are
Someday soon
Probably not that far
We're gonna wanna come
back to where we are
Under the moon
Under the stars
- They are so talented.
- Yeah, so are you.
- Not like that.
- What are you talking about?
I've heard you sing.
You crazy, girl.
From where we are
Someday soon
- You miss your dad, don't you?
- How did you know?
- I don't know, Banks.
It's not like I've known you
since third grade, or anything.
- Yeah, when you took the
Cheeto outta my lunchbox.
- Are you still onto that?
- Yeah, I'm scarred by it.
- You're still holding
onto that?
- Okay,
if you think you know me that well,
then let's test it, okay?
So, what's my favorite color?
- Okay, turquoise.
- Okay, um, what's my favorite food?
- Ah,apioca pudding.
- Okay, what's my favorite flower?
- Ooh, this is unfair.
You've only told me once.
- No, keep going.
10, oh no, not ten, five,
four, three, two--
- Let's see here, red rose?
- No.
Water lilies.
Okay, I told you on the boat.
- The boat.
- Yes, I did.
I did.
- I forgot that one boat time.
- Mmhmm.
My turn.
- All right.
Favorite color.
- Green.
- Okay, what's my
favorite smoothie flavor?
- Ooh.
- Strawberry, banana, mango.
- And?
- And a splash of milk.
- You got it, all right.
Favorite season? Five, four,
- Winter.
- But why?
Eh, too late.
- That's not fair.
(Ben chuckles)
You're so mean.
You still owe me a Cheeto.
Under the stars
- That was so good, you guys.
- Oh, thank you.
- Thank you.
- Wonderful.
- Why'd you get
so good at ukulele?
- I was born magical.
- Okay, that's not true.
You practiced--
- She practices in detention.
She practiced in detention.
- No, it's not necessary.
Just file the papers, okay?
Just file them.
I will be there soon.
Okay, bye-bye.
Oh, honey, thank you so much.
You are such a doll, love you.
- No problem.
Another difficult case?
- Yes.
You would not believe this guy.
Woo, he's a piece of work.
(cellphone vibrates and chimes)
Translation, they're extending the tour.
- You don't know that.
(cellphone chimes and vibrates)
(Mom sighs)
I should just file my own papers.
Do you need a ride to school?
- No, I'm walking.
- Great, okay.
Yeah, have a nice day too.
(cellphone vibrates)
Hey, Dad.
- Oh, hey, thanks sweetie.
So, listen, I've been
trying to get in touch
with your mom, and she's not picking up.
So, on a scale of one
to 10, how mad is she?
- Let's just say you broke the scale.
- [Dad] Yikes.
- Maybe next time, you
shouldn't do it over text.
- Good point.
So, how's school?
- Torturous, humiliating.
Yeah, it's a real kick.
- [Dad] Hey, you got this, you're a Banks.
- Hey, can I ask you a question?
- [Dad] Mmhmm.
- Why is mom so mad about
the whole touring thing?
- Listen, sweetie, that's a conversation
for another day, all right?
I'll make it up to you both, I promise.
- Yeah, you better.
You're the one who married
a divorce attorney.
(Dad mocks)
- Listen, sweetie, I gotta jump, okay?
Hey, I love you, and I'll
call you soon, all right?
- Okay.
Love you.
- Bye.
(cellphone chimes)
(soft, warm music)
(cellphone clicks)
(slow piano music)
Eyes closed tight
Afraid of what I might see
Never took a good look
At what was inside me
It's time to have my moment
I can't
(door knocks)
(Laura gasps)
- Nice look.
- Oh, my gosh.
Oh, my gosh.
- Laura, I can hear you.
- Oh my gosh, oh my gosh.
- So, you gonna let me in?
(bright, playful music)
Do you wanna walk to school, or,
are you having a Bueller's Day Off?
- What?
- Ditching school, going AWOL?
Bugging off, playing hooky, cutting glass?
- No, okay?
My head.
- Looks fine to me.
- Okay, yeah, fine, I'm skipping.
- Nice.
Okay, I'm gonna join you.
So, what are we gonna do?
- Uh-uh, no, you're leaving.
- Harsh.
I'm not gonna leave you alone today.
It's a gorgeous day out.
Let's go ice skating.
- Yeah, like that would end
better than yesterday's debacle.
- Okay.
I got an idea.
- What?
- Do you trust me?
- No, not really.
Don't look at me like that.
- Okay.
Please, come on.
- Okay, fine.
Give me 10 minutes.
- Okay.
(Mr. Wilson snores)
- There you are.
- Thank you, Steve.
- Yes, ma'am.
- Mmhmm.
- All right, in three, two, one.
- Okay.
(intercom chimes)
Bonjour, students.
That's French.
Our very own soul-sound music
has generously offered to not only sponsor
zees year's talent show,
but also give $5,000
in prize money to this year's winner.
We are all committed to promoting the arts
and helping each of you
reach your potenzial.
- Dude, let's win this thing.
- Duh.
(hands clap)
We give the best high fives.
- We really do.
It's, like, the best
part of our friendship.
- I know, it's kind of sweet.
- Okay, then.
Do you actually think this is fun?
- Yeah.
You're not having a good time?
- No, I mean, like, I
really am, but it's slow.
Like, I thought we were actually
going to be catching fish.
- Well, that's why it's called
fishing and not catching, so.
- Thank you for solidifying that for me.
- Mmhmm.
(ominous, playful music)
Okay, fine.
You show me your idea of a fun time.
- Gladly.
- What right now?
Come on, get up.
Come on, let's go, come on.
- Right now?
- Okay.
- You offered. You can't...
Come on.
- We're just gonna
leave the fishing poles?
Okay, okay, okay
My heart's still young
While I'm still young
(upbeat, funky music)
Everybody tells you
that it goes so fast
Doing everything try to make it last
Hundred miles an hour,
and I won't slow down
Living in the moment,
and it starts right now
My heart's still young
Gonna have some fun
Do things I've never done
I can be anyone
My heart's still young
I'm livin' loud
I'm showin' out
Gonna start right now
My heart's still young
Gonna have some fun
Do things I've never done
I can be anyone
My heart's still young
I'm livin' loud
I'm showin' out
I'm showin' out, gonna start right now
My heart's still young
Gonna have some fun
Do things I've never done
I can be anyone
My heart's still young
I'm livin' loud
I'm showin' out
I'm showin' out, gonna start right now
My heart's still young
Gonna have some fun
Do things I've never done
I can be anyone
My heart's still young
I'm livin' loud
I'm showin' out
(soft, warm, bright music)
(bell chimes)
(bright, upbeat music)
- OK
- I still think I should
have gotten that 70's shirt.
- That was fun.
- The collar was--
- Okay, okay,
but that piddle skirt was to die for.
- It was, it was.
I would've dared you--
- [Laura] Oh my gosh, my mom.
- What?
- All right, go, go.
Go, go, go.
- What do you mean, what?
(bright, playful music)
- Yeah, she wants half of everything.
Don't give in.
Do not, ask for me.
(Laura softly chuckles)
- Ice cream.
(Laura sighs)
- Oh, you're eating ice cream.
That looks so good.
- Have you heard from dad today?
- I may have missed a few of his calls.
- Mom, don't make him miserable
just because he's on tour.
- You think that's what I'm doing?
- Yes, I think that's
exactly what you're doing.
(Mom sighs)
That's exactly what I'm doing.
Ugh, you're smarter than you look.
(Mom sighs)
- I just scooped it.
- Come on, give it up, toots.
You'll thank me when you're older.
I'm a lost cause.
- Call dad.
- Yeah.
I'm eating ice cream.
- And I'm eating an apple.
- I've missed you.
(Laura laughs)
(phone vibrates)
(phone chimes)
(camera clicks)
(Laura chuckles)
(bright, mystical music)
(Laura giggles)
- Well, what happened?
- No idea what you guys are talking about.
(David chuckles)
Guys, come on, we just hung out.
- Yeah, you did.
- It was not like that.
- It was exactly like that.
- Yeah, it was.
- Hey, look who decided to show up.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- Did you hear about the talent show?
- Nope, what about it?
- They added a $5,000 prize.
- What, are you serious?
How come I didn't know about this?
- Well, they actually
announced it yesterday
while you two were on your date.
- I wasn't on a date.
- It wasn't a date.
- Guys, it was a date, okay?
- But like, we're all in, right?
- Mm, yeah girl, you know it.
Here's the thing, though.
I kind of put the group together,
so 50%'s mine, y'all can split
the other 2,500.
- Out of my way,
coming through.
- Hey, no running.
You have to listen to me,
I'm the hallway monitor.
- I gotta backup Jack, y'all talk.
- All right.
(bright, playful music)
- [David] It was a date.
(soft acoustic guitar music)
- [Dad] What d'ya think of that?
- Nice.
I would just try the fifth on
the A, and the seventh on D.
(soft acoustic guitar music)
- Good Call.
So, what are you up to?
- I just finished "Spotlight."
- [Dad] Atta girl.
- We're actually going to be performing it
at the talent show this Friday.
And no, I'm not singing.
- Why not?
You'd crush it, and I can come watch you.
- No way.
- Yes-way, we're playing
right down the road.
What, you think you're
gonna upstage your old man?
- Never.
- So, if you're not gonna be
singing, what you gonna do?
Play keys?
- No.
- [Dad] Guitar?
- No.
Okay, how about this?
(maraca rattles)
- No.
No, no, no.
(maraca shatters)
- Well, backstage it is.
- Why do you have to be so violent?
- [Principal] I can't find my phone.
Where's my phone, have you seen it?
- You had it a few minutes
ago when you were on that app.
- Huh?
- The dating app.
Old Time.
- Mr. Wonderful right now is waiting.
- Yeah, I don't see it anywhere.
- Look at the copier.
(soft, playful music)
(pages rustle)
- Oh, here it is, I got it.
- Oh, thank you.
Thank you, Steve.
Oh, thank you.
(phone chimes)
Every time I get my lip filler,
my phone won't recognize me.
(phone chimes)
He has a hard out at 6:00.
It's probably his bedtime.
- No doubt.
- I'm gonna have to
drive like a bat outta--
(intercom chimes)
(students laugh)
- All right, all right, that was fun.
Pull it together, people.
- Hey, I need some space.
Can you please, don't cross this line.
- We're gonna go from the top.
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Let's have fun
Gotta take a break
Gonna grab my band
And just enjoy the day
'Cause we've only got this moment
Just name a time and place
The rhythm takes us over
'Cause we can feel that place
(upbeat, bright music)
(music continues, no dialogue)
Dance, dance, dance for me
Let's keep moving
You're feeling oh, so free
No, we don't have no worries
Don't you look back, keep moving
Dance, dance, dance, dance
Just keep moving your feet
Dance, dance, dance, dance
Ooo, yeah
(upbeat pop music)
Ooo, yeah
Dance, dance, dance with me
Let's keep movin'
You're feelin' oh, so free
No, we don't have to worry
Don't you look back, keep moving
- Guys, I think I'm
suffering from exhaustion.
- Me, too.
What are the signs, David?
- Okay, we got decline in productivity,
lack of motivation,
agony, pain, suffering.
Really, everything that's bad.
- Thank you, David.
(David pants)
(Laura sighs)
Snack time, snack time.
- What, you got a snack over there?
- Looks really good.
- Are you gonna share that with us?
- I had 25 cents, guys.
Are you serious?
Riley, how do you always end up
getting the same candy bar?
- I'm sorry.
I eat when I'm stressed.
I'm sorry.
(soft, mystical music)
- You got left, son.
- Good round, guys.
- You are so slow.
- Hey, are you seriously
just eating the green ones?
- Mmhmm.
'Cause I'm a diva.
- We knew that.
- Hey, Laura, while we're
at it, get your notepad.
We're gonna write all this down.
- Okay, write what down?
- My rider.
- Oh.
- Oh yeah.
Her rider.
- Wait, hold on, actually.
She has a valid point, okay.
A rider is a very
important document, okay?
If all the demands aren't
met, the artist can walk.
She's gone.
- Thank you, I really appreciate it.
For starters, only the green ones.
This applies to Skittles, jelly
beans, M&Ms, all the above.
- All right, obvi, next.
- Everything in the green
room must be yellow,
because I need to feel
the energy from the sun.
- Oh, brother.
- You are so high-maintenance.
- Mmhmm.
- Okay, come on, next.
- Bottled water from Scandinavia, only,
with bendy straws, only the paper ones.
Save the turtles.
- Yeah, turtles.
- And the finest cappuccino machine,
and don't you dare forget
my caramel macchiato.
- Hey, hold on.
- [Riley] Hey, I'm on a roll, baby.
- What about a private jet?
- Um
I like where you're going,
but I think I want a stretched limo,
with a stocked junk food bar.
- Yes.
- And a purple carpet that
rolls out as I walk out.
- Uh, purple?
- Mmhmm, red's too over-done.
- I get that, I'm with that, okay.
Hey, I actually gotta go.
I gotta get some sleep, and
you're my ride, so let's go.
Come on, get the jelly beans.
Serious. I gotta study
tomorrow, so come on.
- Are you, are you luring
me with jelly beans?
Am I a dog?
- You gotta come.
- Am I a dog?
- [David] No, seriously, let's go.
Night, guys
- Am I a dog?
- I love you,
but I need to sleep.
- Come on, friend.
- One more time.
One more time.
- Make sure they don't kill each other.
(keyboard clicks)
- Hey, honey.
- Hey.
- Everybody gone?
- Yeah.
I think they're ready for tomorrow.
- I'm so sorry I can't make it.
- It's okay.
Dad said that he'll be there.
- Yes, he did, and I know
that he means really well,
and he will try his best,
but please don't be
disappointed if he doesn't.
- What happened to you guys?
I mean, really, you guys
used to be such a team.
Mom, we don't even have fun anymore.
(soft, ominous music)
- Oh, Laura.
(Mom sighs)
Sometimes, life just isn't fun.
And your dad's routine is getting old.
I need him to grow up.
- As in, let go of his dreams?
- No, I don't wanna kill his dreams.
I just want him to find a way
to make it work for the whole family.
Getting late.
I gotta get back to this, and
you need to get some rest.
Big day tomorrow, okay, sweetie?
- All right.
- Okay.
- Good night, Mom.
- Good night, sweetie.
(keyboard clicks)
(soft, tense music)
- I got the goods.
- Did they turn out okay?
- Yeah, they taste really good.
- Jacob, you're an idiot.
You are not supposed to eat them.
How many did you have?
- Like, one or five?
(Violet sighs)
- And how are you feeling now?
(stomach gurgles)
Now that you mention it.
(Jacob farts)
- Oh, poor Riley.
(Violet chuckles)
- One more time.
- Okay.
(hands clap)
- I messed it up.
- Again, seriously?
- Okay.
- Hey.
- Hi.
- Are you ready?
- I'm so ready, dude.
Of course I am.
- You look great.
- Thank you, I worked
extra hard on my eyeshadow.
(Violet clears throat)
- You guys have been practicing
really, really hard lately,
so I made you some break-a-leg cupcakes.
- Wow.
This is the nicest thing
anyone's ever done for me.
(Violet sighs)
- I know.
Give her 15 seconds until
she's racing to the bathroom.
- Violet, wait up.
- Here we go.
I'll just have one
- Hey, stars.
- Well look who decided to show up.
- Yeah, I just wanna come
wish you guys good luck.
- You know, you can still join us
on stage, if you wanted to.
- Oh my gosh, I am so going to.
- Yes.
- What?
- No.
- Oh.
- No, I was kidding, y'all.
- That's okay. I didn't
care that much anyway.
- Hey.
- Oh yeah, we're gonna, Riley.
- Mmm, we're gonna go warm up.
We're over here.
- So, you excited to see your song,
your very own song be performed tonight?
- Are you trying to make me throw up?
(Ben chuckles)
- Yes, that is my goal in life.
- Thanks.
That's awesome.
You should probably get ready.
- Yeah.
I should.
- It's almost time.
You guys are gonna do great.
- Oh, thank you.
- Group hug.
- I love you, guys.
I love you guys.
- You are my best friends.
- Wait.
No, nope, nope.
Mm-mm, no.
- What?
Are you okay?
- Mmm.
- Riley, no, Riley.
- What?
- Riley, stop.
(Riley groans)
- Just hold together.
- It's gonna be okay.
- Guys, what are we supposed to do?
Hey, all right, if she
doesn't come back in time,
I can do it.
Into the spotlight
- No, no, no, that's not gonna happen.
- We need to find another singer.
Riley's not gonna make it out there.
- Okay, well, no one else
knows the song, so great.
- Except for.
(suspenseful music)
- No, no.
- Yes, yes.
- No, no.
- Yes, yes, yes,
yes, yes, yes.
- I am not singing.
- You're perfect.
- I am not singing.
- What's the worst that could happen?
- Well, I could be completely humiliated.
I could be un-liked.
I could ruin everything, Ben, okay?
- Laura, we're teenagers, okay?
That kind of stuff happens
to us on a regular basis.
I mean, David, you know about
that, you know, all the time.
No offense.
- None taken.
- Laura.
- No.
- Please?
We need you.
Please, please, please.
- Please, Laura.
- Please, please.
- Please, please, please.
- Please, please, please, please.
- You know what, fine.
- Yes, okay.
- But just look at me,
I am a complete mess.
- Oh, we can fix that.
Leather, rock stars wear leather.
Ready, guys?
Pizza on three.
One, two, three, pizza.
- Okay.
(soft, mystical music)
(audience applauds)
- Hi, everyone.
Now, as you all know, my name is Violet.
- [Student] Woo, I love you Violet.
- Oh, stop, stop, stop, stop.
(Violet giggles)
I just wanted to come out here
and personally introduce
your next act to you.
Laura Banks, herself, will be singing.
(audience applauds)
And who doesn't wanna hear her sing?
I mean, I know I do.
(Violet chuckles)
And here she is now, folks.
Can we give her a big,
big round of applause?
(audience applauds)
Film this, and then post her humiliation.
Tumbling around in the darkness
Eyes closed tight, afraid
of what I might see
Never took a good look
at what was inside me
It's time to have my moment
Can't just keep standin', hopin'
Dreams don't just happen on their own
There's a voice inside
It's callin' me
There is a voice inside
It's callin' me
Step out
Into the spotlight
I can see what they have seen
Be what's in my dreams
Step out the darkness
Step out
Into the spotlight
I can hold my head up high
Turn to the morning sky
Feel the light around me
And now, the world sees me
And now, the world sees me
(audience applauds and cheers)
- Okay, quiet down, quiet down.
Wasn't that good.
I've got someone way better for you.
Give it up for my girl, Rae, woo.
(audience applauds)
- Yo, we absolutely slayed it.
Guys, that was so epic.
- It was amazing.
- Laura, your voice sounded so good.
- It's incredible.
- Dad, oh my gosh.
- Oh my gosh, sweetheart, you were great.
Actually, you were all great.
- Yo, thanks dawg.
I mean, Mr. Banks, sorry.
(Dad chuckles)
Hey, so do you need a ride?
I think Ben's gonna walk me home.
- Oh, okay.
Well, come here, I'm so proud of you.
(kiss smacks)
All right, have fun, kids.
I'm out, see ya.
- I'm a huge fan.
- See you.
- Love you, Dad.
- Dude, your dad is so cool.
He's probably the best
musician I've ever met.
Oh, hey, sorry.
What's up?
- How are you feeling?
- What'd I miss?
- You missed a lot, we'll talk about it.
Coffee's on me, guys.
That was incredible.
I'm so proud of you guys.
(soft, bright music)
- [Dad] She was phenomenal.
I hope you get a chance to see it.
- [Mom] I'm so jealous, I
really wish I could have gone.
- I'm done, thank you.
(Dad sighs)
(plate clanks)
(door bell rings)
I'll get it.
Thank you.
(kiss smacks)
- [Lee] Hi, hey, hey, hey.
- Lee.
- Hi, yes.
- Is Luna okay?
- Oh, Luna's fine.
I am here about your daughter.
- My daughter?
- You could have at least given
me the heads up about her.
Look, there are over one million views
on her performance last night.
Step out
- Wow.
Honey, hey, look at this.
Be what's in my dreams
- You posted a video of Laura?
- No, no, no.
Some girl named Violet did.
can I meet the prodigy?
- Of course.
- I'm sorry, why do you
wanna meet our daughter?
- Kim, this is Lee Knight.
- Oh, hello.
- Owner and manager
of Rising Star Entertainment.
She reps Luna.
- I made Luna.
And I can do the same for Laura.
I've got one spot in my agency
for a recording artist, and I want her.
- We're not interested.
- Fantastic.
- I need an answer.
- Laura is a kid, right?
She's a teenager, and she has a life here,
and you know, she has school.
- And a teacher will be provided.
Now, this is not my first
rodeo with young talent.
Honestly, I don't understand the pushback.
Now, William, you know how this works.
So, Jerry is going to email the offer.
I expect first refusal, and I'll give you
until 15 days to sign the contract.
See you in Phoenix.
- Okay.
Hey, thank you so much for coming, Lee.
Oh, hey, and I'll handle it,
(William chuckles)
(William sighs)
That is amazing.
- You'll handle it?
You'll handle it, you'll handle me?
Is that what you're saying?
Wow, yeah, that is a wow.
- Whoa, what are you talking about?
This is a great opportunity for Laura.
We can't let her pass this up.
- Okay, forgive me that I
don't share in your enthusiasm,
but our daughter needs
stability and structure.
She doesn't need to be traipsing
around on tour like you.
- Oh, so that's what this is really about.
It's not really about her,
it's about me, what, being on tour,
not what not putting the family first,
is that what this is about?
- Hey, your words, not mine, Will.
- Oh, come on, Kim.
Are you serious?
You would deny her this opportunity
to make something of herself?
- For her, I want--
- What opportunity?
What are you guys talking about?
(soft, tense music)
- Take a seat, sweetie.
Someone posted a video
of you singing last night
and it now has over a million views.
- What?
That's crazy, oh my gosh.
- That's right, that's crazy,
she's right.
- Kim.
- She's right, they should take it down.
We should take it down.
- Kim, please,
could you just please--
- She didn't give permission
they should take it down.
- Let me finish.
- Finish what?
- Lee Knight just left here.
She has one opening, and
she wants to sign you.
- As a songwriter?
- No.
Recording artist.
- Oh my gosh, shut up.
- Yeah, and I know we can trust her,
because, well, she's been
repping Luna since she was a kid.
- Okay, that's enough.
Just stop it, this is not happening.
- Mom, don't you even
care about what I want?
- Honey, of course I
care about what you want.
But this is a life-changing decision,
and you're too young to make it.
- Well then, why don't I go with her?
Why don't I quit the tour,
and I'll go with her?
- Wow.
That is just unbelievable.
Yeah, you are so noble, that now,
you wanna quit the tour, right?
Why is it that every decision you make
tears this family apart?
- Mom, please.
It's not fair.
- Kim, I'm just trying
to find a solution here.
That's it.
- Mom.
- Honey.
(soft, sad music)
(door slams)
It's okay.
She just feels ambushed, that's all.
Hey, let me ask you something.
Is this something that you want?
I mean, deep down inside, is
it something you wanna do?
- I don't know.
I just don't even know if
I could ever be like that.
- Yeah, I get it.
- I gotta clear my head.
- Yeah.
Hey, one more thing.
You know the only way you're
ever really gonna find out?
If you just go through that door.
- I love you, Dad.
- I love you, too.
(slow, warm music)
- So, this manager wants to sign you.
- Yeah.
- What exactly does that mean?
- I don't know.
I really wasn't included
on the conversation.
- Right.
- They've just been at war
with each other recently.
And now this, I mean, it's
making everything worse,
and I feel like I'm being
put right in the middle.
- Hey.
Hey, your parents love you.
Like, I know it might seem
bad and confusing right now,
but I really can't imagine
either one of them walking away.
- They both just want
such different things.
I mean, I know that this
would make my dad proud.
I mean, beyond proud.
It would make him so ecstatic, but
my mom, it would devastate her.
There's no winning, someone
is going to get hurt.
- I guess just be sure,
and look up, not out.
- Okay, wise one.
- What?
I'm giving you good advice.
- Okay, thank you.
- Do you want to go back to fishing,
or should I pretend to be
Dr. Phil a little bit longer?
- Yeah, that would be a hard pass.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
(Ben humming)
Yeah, thank you.
Yeah, now I'm finally being
saved from your commentary.
Oh, peace.
(cellphone rings)
(Kim groans)
(cellphone beeps)
- William, I am not ready
to talk about it yet.
- All right, okay.
I'm sorry, I was just
calling to check in on you,
and let you know that I know
you're feeling bombarded.
And Kim, I'm just gonna
give you space, okay?
But you do have to recognize
that music is part of her life.
- Okay, is this part
of you giving me space?
Is that what this looks like?
- Right, sorry.
- Let me tell you something.
I get it, okay?
I am very clear on the fact
that you two have this
amazing, creative bond
that I will just never be a part of,
and that I will always
come across as the bad guy.
- Okay, stop.
You're not the bad guy, all right?
You're the heart and soul of this family.
You're the one that keeps us together.
I mean, actually, Kim,
you're the one that should
probably make the decisions--
(car horn blares)
(glass shatters)
- William.
(cellphone beeps)
Please answer, please
answer, please answer,
please answer, please, God.
Please answer.
- Hey, this is William Banks.
(Kim sobs)
You know what to do.
(cellphone beeps)
- [Dispatcher] You've reached
911, what's the emergency?
- I need help, I need your help.
(ambulance siren blares)
(slow, ominous music)
- [Laura] One moment, my life was soaring.
The next, crashing.
I didn't know where I
belonged, or what to feel.
I just knew that I wanted to disappear,
to be somewhere else,
to be someone else.
- Dad had a good day today.
- Looks the same to me.
your dad is a fighter,
and he is going
to move heaven and earth
to come back to us.
- Mom, I need him.
- Aw.
- I just need to tell me what to do.
I don't know what to do, and I need him.
- I think we both know what he would say.
(soft, gentle music)
(cellphone clicks and beeps)
(upbeat, bright music)
- Hey-hey.
Welcome to the new abode.
- Nice.
- You bet you're sweet 16 it's nice.
- Laura, this is Jerry.
- Hey.
- And Jerry is here,
well, he's here for you.
- No way.
- Yes-way, but don't get crazy.
(Lee chuckles)
Do you wanna see your new apartment?
- There's more?
- There's more.
Follow me.
- Whoa.
- Yes, darling, this is
what fame will get you.
- Sick.
- So, we've got 24 hours
to turn this look into a pop star.
- But I like the way I look.
- Oh yes, of course.
But no one wants to see this look,
you know, up on a billboard.
Tell Kalena and Selena we are on that way.
- On it.
- All right.
Come on, baby, let's go.
There you are.
Ooo, mmmm
(soft, upbeat music)
Should I change my look
Change up my style
Have some fun and just
let go for a little while
A brand new me
Trying something new
Can't wait to see me shine through
I can't believe this is happening
But it feels a lot like destiny, yeah
This is my moment
And I'm running through the doors
That he's gonna open to me
Turn into a butterfly
No doubt that I'm flying free, ooo
Running through the doors
That he's gonna open for me
I am running to the
Running to the doors
That he's gonna open for me
I am running to the, ooo
This is my moment
And I'm running to the
doors that he's gonna open
- Now, there is my new protege.
(Lee chuckles)
Somebody get her changed for rehearsal.
- Seriously?
I like this outfit.
- All right, so we got
about six more hours,
and then we'll be wrapped.
- Six?
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- That's a long time.
- It is, but you'll be great, I promise.
It's great, welcome.
- [Laura] Whoa.
(cellphone beeps)
- Yeah, it's good, right?
Can I hold that?
Lee's not gonna be into your phone out.
It's okay, come on.
Hey, Zac.
- [Zac] What's up, man?
- Got your new sidekick.
- Oh, snap.
What's up?
I'm Zac Wills.
- Hi, I'm Laura.
- Nice to meet you.
She's the girl from the video, right?
- [Jerry] She's the one.
- That's me.
- You sound amazing.
It's, like, phenomenal.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- And speaking of amazing and phenomenal,
you guys have a hit song to write.
Then, we gotta get to dance rehearsal.
- Sure.
- So,
let's go ahead and get started, all right.
- All right.
- I'll be back.
- You ready?
- Oh, oh, oh.
Lee wanted me to get a picture
of y'all before I leave,
so can you just scoot in there?
Laura, scoot in.
Come on, Zac.
- All right.
- That's what's up.
All right, one-two-three, one-two-three.
(phone clicks)
Okay, got it.
- That work?
- Yeah, looks great, it's a vibe.
- What's Lee's play this time?
- I just work here, Zac.
- Yeah, I know so?
- Doing what I'm told.
- Jerr-bear.
- Get to work.
- Come on.
- Don't try it.
I'll see you.
That's all, yep.
- All right.
All right, Thank you.
- [Jerry] Okay, see you.
(door creaks)
- So, I have tremendous
writers block right now.
You wanna get outta here?
- Can we?
- Sure.
Let's do it.
- Yeah, let's go.
- Yeah, let's have some fun.
- Lead the way.
- Let's go.
Come on.
Is that as fast as you can go?
Come on, we're gonna have some fun.
Let's go, let's go.
- Okay, bring it on.
- I hate when you,
- Hi.
- Hey.
- I just talked to Laura's mom.
- Yeah, and?
- She made it to Nashville,
but no updates on how it's going.
I just can't believe
she's not updating us.
- Sounds like she's
experiencing some trauma.
Well, okay, look.
(David clears throat)
When someone, statistically,
goes through trauma,
aka, her dad's accident, they
tend to do one of two things.
- Okay?
- Freeze or flight.
Now, in this case,
Laura is going through the flight emotion.
But the next one is separation, so.
- What, from us?
- Yes, prepare yourselves to be ghosted.
- Gosh.
Come on.
- Just, it is what it is.
How can you eat the corn?
Tater Tot Tuesday is way
better, and you know it.
- You're a tater tot, shut up.
(Zac sighs)
- No, no, no.
What are y'all doing?
It's time to get up, it's time to dance.
Let's go to the stage, pronto.
Let's go, we got work to do.
(upbeat music)
You got it.
- Thank you.
- You got it?
- Yeah, got it.
- You're giving me
NSYNC vibes today.
- Okay, you guys ready?
Hit it, nail it.
Hit this lick, it's really important.
One, two, three.
Start over, start over, stop, stop.
Guys, listen to music.
Five, six, seven, eight,
one, two, three, four, on.
You, shoot your leg, and
don't be scared of this jump.
Listen up, you wanna get it?
You wanna get it, yeah?
You gotta practice.
You gotta do this every single
day so you can get it right.
(soft, playful music)
- Knock-knock.
(door knocks)
You hungry?
I hope so, because dinner is served.
- What if I want a burger with fries?
- Don't be ridiculous.
- My phone, please.
- Gladly.
You know, your friends are obnoxious.
I'll see you tomorrow.
- What's on the schedule?
- The same.
Work, rest, repeat, and
then again and again.
You know, you got it.
- Your video is up to 98 million views,
and the media is going crazy.
Now, it's time to surprise them all.
- What do you mean?
- Oh, tomorrow night, you and
Zach are gonna take the stage,
and you're gonna take
the heart of America.
Oh, here's your script
for your first interview.
And now, it is time to post
the photos of those love bugs.
(ominous music)
- What just happened?
- What's up, dude?
How's it going?
- Hey, did you see the text?
I don't know, I think she just wants fans.
- Hey, we need to give Laura
the benefit of the doubt, okay?
She did reach out to us.
- If you go all Dr. Phil on us again,
I'm going to go crazy on you.
- David's right.
- I am?
- He is?
- I am?
- He is?
- Yes.
Guys, Laura needs compassion right now.
I can't imagine all that she's
going through by herself.
(school bell rings)
- Good luck.
- Bye.
(locker clangs)
(dial tone rings)
Hey, Laura, it's Ben.
Leaving you the 10,000th voicemail.
Listen, I know you're probably busy,
and you got a lot on your plate right now,
but just wanna let you know
that I'm here for you, if you need me.
All right, bye.
(suspenseful music)
- It's so good to know that Laura
has someone to lean on during this time.
- Are you talking about, Violet?
- You haven't seen Zac Wills' post?
Looks like they've gotten pretty close.
(acoustic guitar music)
Ben, it was bound to happen sometime.
She's somebody now.
(Violet sighs)
- And a-one, and a-two,
and a-one, two, three.
(intercom chimes)
- Good morning, students.
This is how they talk in England.
It's fundraising time
again, and yesterday,
you should have received your
gift-wrapped order forms.
It goes without saying,
in these challenging times,
(paper crinkles)
that you need to be careful,
stay within your circle,
do not engage with
strangers, and do not solicit
near retail stores, as we do not
want to be fined again this year.
Honestly, you should just hit up
your parents, and be done with it.
Remember, these funds will go
towards our new glorious refreshment bar.
Thank you.
(button clicks)
- Complete,
with personal mini-bar.
(Principal grunts and sighs)
How do you go, Watson?
(intercom chimes)
- Um, uh... great.
- We finally got it right.
- Oh, uh.
(machines softly beep)
(cellphone vibrates)
- Hey.
Wow, look at you.
You look so grown up.
- Hey, any changes on Dad?
- Not today.
But we are
still hopeful.
- Still hopeful.
Yeah, I know.
Hey, make sure you watch the
livestream tonight, okay?
- Are you kidding?
I wouldn't miss it.
Hey, how's school going?
- We haven't really gotten to that yet.
It's been super hectic.
Mom, I gotta go.
Okay, I love you.
Love you, Dad.
- Love you, too.
Hey, would you just please have me--
(soft, mystical music)
(door knocks)
- [Zac] Hey, you ready?
Well, look at you.
You look,
- Oh, do I need to change?
- No.
I was gonna say, you look gorgeous.
- Thank you.
You look pretty good, yourself.
- Thank you, I know.
- Hey, guys.
Per Lee, tell Zac and Laura
to get their butts to the studio.
Get ready to make me look good.
- Are you ready to rock
this thing, rockstar?
- Oh yeah, are you?
- Go right ahead.
- Okay.
You better not drop me.
- I'm not gonna drop you.
- Good evening, everyone.
Thank you for joining us
for our live streaming Rising Star Reveal.
I am so excited to introduce you
to our new rising stars,
Zac Wills
and Laura Banks,
the girl who has taken the world
by surprise with her enchanting voice.
Without further ado, here they are.
(soft, upbeat music)
So, here we are
Welcome to the pressure
Looking for the right words to say
So here we are
Stuck in this together
Gonna push my doubts away
Was that a spark, was that a spark
Inside a melody, inside a melody
Is this the start, is this the start
Of some kind of chemistry
I can't deny it, even if I tried it
No, my eyes can't help but see
Are you thinking,
thinking what I'm thinking
Maybe this was meant,
this was meant to be
- Hoo!
Now, didn't I say that
they were rising stars?
(Lee laughs)
And thank you all for the
outpouring of your heart emojis
and all of the amazing comments.
Yes, we love our fans, and you will always
be the first to hear any upcoming
and exciting news about Zac and Laura.
So, you stay tuned.
(Lee chuckles)
(emojis softly pop)
(kiss smacks)
- [Director] And we're out.
(Zac sighs)
- That was amazing.
- It's a rush, right?
(audience applauds)
- Good job, kids.
Great job.
I'm gonna head out.
- Any messages for me?
- Okay, and a diva is born.
Just one from your mom.
- Anyone else?
- No, there's no other messages,
and the diva needs her
sleep, so come with me.
What's going on with you?
(soft acoustic guitar music)
(cellphone rings)
(cellphone vibrates)
(cellphone beeps)
- Laura?
- Hi.
- [Ben] You okay?
- Yeah, I'm great.
I've just been busy adjusting to it all.
- Great, yeah, that's great.
And you, um.
You were great also, tonight.
- Thanks.
- Yeah, so was your boyfriend.
- Zac?
No, we're not dating.
We're just friends.
- Really?
Because it didn't seem
like you were just friends.
- It's just for press.
Are you mad?
- No.
No, I'm not mad. I guess, um...
I guess I'm just disappointed.
Well, I gotta go. Um...
But hey, you know, I hope you
find what you're looking for.
Bye, Laura.
(cellphone beeps)
- Bye, Ben.
(fans cheer and shout)
- Come on over here, guys.
Here they are, our love birds.
Oh Laura, you're becoming
so popular, it's insane.
I set another concert for you tonight.
- Tonight?
(camera click)
- Yes.
Do you have something else to do,
rather than make me famous?
(Lee chuckles)
Who wants an autograph?
(fans shout)
- Laura.
- Hi.
What's your name?
- Harper.
- That's such a pretty name.
- Thank you.
I wanna be a singer, just like you.
Into the spotlight
I can see what they have seen
Be what's in my dreams
Step out the darkness
- That was beautiful.
(people applaud)
That was so good.
- I bet your family's so proud of you.
- It was nice to meet you.
(cameras click)
- Come on, smile.
There you go.
- I wanna get outta here, now.
- What did you say to her?
- I didn't say anything.
- Just smile, darlings.
There you go, smile.
Here we go, we're having
such a wonderful time.
(audience cheers and applauds)
(fans cheer and shout)
(slow, ominous music)
(door knocks)
- Morning, princess.
Time to get up, put on your tiara.
Let's go, gotta go again, come on.
Got you a kale smoothie, it's yummy.
Laura, up, we gotta go, come on.
Come on, let's go.
(soft, ominous music)
(Laura sighs)
(water splashes)
- (reporters clamoring) Laura, Laura
- [Reporter] Laura, what's
your process for writing songs?
- I just write what I feel.
(reporters clamoring)
- [Reporter] Who do you get
your amazing voice from?
- Well, I get my songwriting
and love for music from
my dad.
- [Reporter] And how is he?
- We're hopeful that he'll recover.
- (reporters clamor) Laura, Laura.
- Yes.
- [Reporter] Will you
be going on tour soon?
- That would be my scoop to share.
How about a question for the
incredible Zac Wills here.
- (reporters clamor) Zac, Zac.
- How does it feel to have
Laura Banks as your girlfriend?
(reporters chuckle)
- Okay,
that is enough for today.
Just pay close attention to
our Insta for breaking news.
- [Photographer] Just a
few pics of the couple.
(reporters clamor)
(cameras click)
(Lee chuckles)
- Houston, we have a problem.
(Lee sighs)
- Laura is clearly the star here.
- [Jerry] Mmhmm.
- [Lee] You know, I
think it would be perfect
if we kicked off her tour
in her hometown, don't you?
- Yeah, but what do we do with him?
- Oh, nothing for the time being.
He's in all the ads.
(ominous ambient music)
(sirens blare)
You're missing your family.
- Yeah.
There's still no changes on my dad.
- Well, I think you've earned
a trip home, don't you?
- I would love that.
- Well, it would have to be a work trip,
so we would throw in a hometown concert.
Maybe use it to announce your solo tour.
- Solo?
Wait, what about Zac?
- The fans tell us what they want,
and they want you, Laura Banks.
So, you get some rest,
and I will see you first
thing in the morning.
(bright, upbeat music)
- Hey, stranger.
- Laura?
What are you doing here?
- I'm doing a concert tonight.
Oh yeah, you guys should come.
- Wow.
- [Laura] VIP.
- We'll be there.
- Oh yeah, they're gonna be announcing
that I'm going on tour.
- Wait, tour?
Laura, wait, wait.
- Later, bye.
(bike rattles)
(intercom chimes)
- Good morning, students.
It's an exciting day
for Hannah High School,
as our very own Laura Banks
returns for a hometown concert.
And let's not forget that it
was our very own talent show
which propelled her to
greatness, which basically means
that I discovered this
diamond in the rough.
You're welcome.
The press will inevitably
be swarming around our campus today,
so remember to be on your best behavior.
You filthy animals.
(Principal sighs)
(Steve sighs)
(intercom chimes)
(playful music)
- [Zac] Hiding from Lee?
- Yes.
That woman is nonstop.
- Oh, tell me about it.
I mean, that's what it takes, right?
- How do you do it?
- Do what?
- Like, deal with all of this.
- You just.. I mean, eventually,
you just get used to it.
(Zac sighs)
- I mean, the fame
thing is pretty awesome.
(Zac chuckles)
- I mean, I guess, but it's
not really real, you know?
(slow music)
At least to me, the only real
part of this is the music,
and that's just raw and exposed and
nothing to hide.
- Yeah, I get what you're saying,
But the fans, and the... the crowd,
it, like, just gives you like this rush.
- Oh yeah, for sure.
But I mean, if you just
want to get into this
'cause of the fans and the rush,
it's just my opinion, but um...
it's not all that it's cracked up to be.
- There you are.
You're needed in hair and makeup.
This is our big night.
Come on.
(hands clapping)
(soft, playful music)
(door knocks)
- You're on in 10.
You got a guest.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- You look great.
These are for you.
- Thank you.
I gotta go soon, but you can
hang out here, if you want to.
- Sure, yeah.
- Where's my microphone?
- The one from the junk store?
- Yes.
- It's gotta be around
here somewhere, it's okay.
It's not like it has
any special abilities,
or anything like that.
- I need it, okay?
- Hey, here's this.
It made some weird sound, but
here ya go.
- Yeah.
Too much kale smoothie
for you today.
- Hey, hey hey.
Can we talk about this maybe?
- Please let go.
(magic zaps)
(ominous music)
- You do need this to sing.
This microphone
makes you sing the way you do?
- Yes.
- So, all this is just a lie?
- Yeah.
- How could you do this?
- Ben. it has this type
of hold on me, okay?
I can't explain it.
- The Laura I knew would
never lie like this,
or fake a relationship
with some famous dude, or
or ignore the people that
she really cared about.
This isn't you.
- [Jerry] Laura, it's time.
We're walking, let's go.
(warm, tender music)
- Ladies and gentlemen,
your hometown girl
and our rising star,
Laura Banks.
(audience cheers and applauds)
(soft, slow music)
Never thought I was brave enough to be
Who I am when everyone
is staring at me
This is the moment, this is the time
This is where every dream comes alive
This is the place I've
been trying to find
Where the spotlight shines
What if this melody
Living inside of me
Is there for the reason?
Does somebody need it?
What if this song I sing
Is meant to be heard
by more than just me
But if I share it, give it away
What if I find that I
have something to say
Have something to say
Something to say
(audience applauds and cheers)
- Laura Banks, everyone.
(Lee laughs)
- Let go, please.
(soft, warm music)
- But this is what you wanted.
- This is what I thought I wanted.
This whole time, I've been
trying to find my purpose
by pretending to be
something that I'm not.
I threw away who I really was
'cause I wanted people to finally see me.
- Oh, that's good
Now, I can use that.
And see you they will.
Ah, come on, come on.
Let's go make this exciting announcement.
There you go, sweetheart, uh-huh
Oh, guess who's going on national tour?
- Give it up to Zac Wills.
(audience cheers and applauds)
- What are you doing?
- What I should have done a long time ago.
- Zac Wills, everyone.
(Lee chuckles)
Don't disappoint me.
- All right, how we doing tonight, guys?
(audience cheers and applauds)
All right.
- You are gonna wanna see this.
- Mom?
- Hey, sweet girl.
Got somebody who wants to say, hey.
(soft, tender music)
- Hey there, baby girl.
- Dad, oh my gosh.
Oh my gosh, I love you so much.
I'm coming right now.
- Just be careful, okay?
- Thank you.
- Yes, you go.
- Don't you run away from me, young lady.
After all I've done for you?
You get back here, young lady.
Oh, this is a thankless job.
- Oh, it is?
Welcome to my world, Lee.
(soft, playful music)
- What about me?
What about my world?
(bright music)
- You guys are here.
I've missed you guys so much.
- So, you've missed
all of my amazing jokes
and perfect timing?
- Oh yeah, even that.
Will you forgive me?
I've missed you guys so much.
- We love you.
- We missed you, too.
- I love you a lot more than she does,
but that's just--
- Shut up.
You look gorgeous.
- Okay, I'd love to catch
up, but my dad's awake.
- Whoa.
- What?
- Are you serious?
- Well, let's go.
- Come on.
- Are you serious?
Wait, no, I know it's not a
limo, but I can make it work.
- You're the best.
- Wait, which one are
we going to hospital?
- The hospital.
- Which hospital?
- Just drive, 8496 Hospital Way.
- Okay, okay, okay.
(Riley gasps)
- Wait, no.
(Riley screams)
- I'm so sorry.
- Riley, just learn
how to drive.
- I'm trying.
- Thank you so much for coming with me.
I've been a terrible friend.
- We love you, boo.
- We forgive you, it's okay.
Okay, don't let it happen again.
David, stop.
(Kim gasps)
(William grunts)
- Take it easy, baby girl.
I'm trying to stay alive.
- I'm sorry.
- You look so beautiful.
Listen, Jerry FaceTimed
us, and I saw everything.
I'm so proud of you.
- Aw, thank you, I love you so much.
(soft, tender music)
Everything I need is
in this room right now.
- Almost everything.
- Wait, but we're here, so everything is.
Oh, Ben.
You're talking about Ben.
- Yes, I'm talking about Ben.
- We should give them their moment.
- Okay, yeah.
- I love you, Mr. Banks.
I hope you get better.
- I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry.
(soft, acoustic music)
- Hi.
- Hey.
Shouldn't you be at some, like,
fancy after party, or something?
- No.
I'm right where I want to be.
- Little overdressed
for fishing, aren't we?
- You think?
- Mmhmm, I do.
Look Laura, I...
I really don't have
anything to say right now.
I mean, I guess I just don't understand
the choices that you're making.
- Not even this one?
- Oh wait, what are you doing?
Are you sure?
There's no going back.
- And I'm done pretending.
It's time to go back to being the real me.
(climactic music)
(water splashes)
- Wait, so what does this mean?
- I guess I'm back to being
the boring girl next door.
- Well, first of all, you are
anything but boring, okay?
Look, you're
you're smart,
you're brave,
you're absolutely hilarious.
I'm absolutely crazy about you.
- Okay, what did you say?
- Don't make me say it again.
- No, I wanna hear it, please.
- I said that I'm absolutely
crazy about the girl next door.
- Well, I think you have a problem,
because I hear she's pretty
crazy about you, too.
(Ben sighs)
- Don't lie.
We both know you are
absolutely obsessed with--
- You are so annoying, you know that?
- And you love it.
- Yeah.
Yeah, I do.
So in the end, I guess you
can say it all worked out.
And I learned that we
are all better together.
(upbeat rock music)
(hands clap)
(hands clap)
(hands clap)
If I had to walk through
this craziness all by myself
I would go insane if there
was only me and nobody else
But God has given me you,
no matter what I go through
I know you'll be by my side
I gotta tell you the truth
I don't know what I would do, yeah
Without you in my life
Don't you know that
we're better together
Can't you see you and
me, we'll always be
Better together
Thick and thin, in the end
We're stronger if we
stick together forever
Whoa, oh, oh
Don't you know that
we're better together
Can't you see, you and me
We'll always be better together
Thick and thin, in the end,
We're stronger if we
stick together forever
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Better together
(teens laugh)
- And cut
(soft, tender music)
(magic chimes)
(soft piano music)
Never thought I was brave enough to be
Who I am when everyone
is starin' at me
This is the moment, this is the time
This is where every dream comes alive
This is the place I've
been tryin' to find
Where the spotlight shines
What if this melody
living inside of me
Is there for a reason
Does somebody need it
What if this song I sing
Is meant to be heard
by more than just me
What if I share it, give it away
What if I find that I
have something to say
(slow ballad music)
Funny how
I was blinded by all
the lights in my eyes
Couldn't even see
Everything I ever wanted, ever needed
Got replaced inside of me
This is the moment, this is the time
This is where every dream comes alive
This is the place I've
been tryin' to find
Where the spotlight shines
What if this melody
living inside of me
Was there for a reason
Does somebody need it
What if this song I sing
Was meant to be heard
by more than just me
What if I share it, give it away
What if find out I
have something to say
Have something to say
Something to say
(soft, bright acoustic music)
Under the moon, under the stars
Look at the world from where we are
Someday soon, probably not that far
We're gonna wanna come
back to where we are
Under the moon
Under the stars
Under the moon, under the stars
Look at the world from where we are
Someday soon, probably not that far
We're gonna wanna come
back to where we are
Under the moon
Under the stars
Under the stars