State of Grace (TV series)
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The Force of Fun
- Adult Hannah (narrating): Even now, years later, I find myself dreaming about...wigwams. And my parents are inside one, buying souvenirs.
- Evelyn: (to Hannah on first day of school) You sure you don't want me to come with you?
- Evelyn: (handing Hannah various notes) Okay, this is for lunch, sharp objects, water, running, jumping--emergency phone numbers.
- Adult Hannah: You remember those ads for Kraft Foods? Well, that was what we had for lunch that day. A perfectly balanced meal including ham...and shrimp...and milk. What can I say? It was a trayf still-life. (takes a note from her pocket; we hear Evelyn's voice) Hannah is not allowed to eat ham, shellfish, or any combination of milk and meat. Sincerely, Mrs. David Rayburn.
- Adult Hannah: But let's focus on the big-ticket item. The thing with cloven hooves.
- Grace: So, you gonna eat that ham or put it on a leash and keep it as pet?
- Adult Hannah: So I picked up my fork and turned my back on 5,000 years of history.
- Adult Hannah: Sister Bernice. Imagine Boris Karloff, in a skort.
- Sister Bernice: Whatsa matter, Rayburn? You don't have a note, do you?
- Adult Hannah: Oh, please. I had more notes than a piano. But every fiber of my being cried out, DON'T SHOW THEM TO BORIS!
- Grace: (dueling with archery arrows) Ha! I challenge you to a duel!
- Hannah: (whispering) Where are we?
- Grace: Enemy territory. I'll go in first. The element of surprise! Cover me.
- Grace and Hannah (on sneaking into the boys' locker room) AUUUUUGGGGGGH!
- Grace: (after diving into the Pines' pool) Oh come on in, we're dead anyway!
- Adult Hannah: Okay, this was bad. Why had I followed this girl? She was bossy, a troublemaker...but she did have a point. I was dead. And all the notes in the world couldn't save me.
- Hannah: Oh, heck! (jumps into pool, fully clothed)
- Adult Hannah: Did I mention I couldn't swim? As a matter of fact, I had a specific note for that. It was there, with all the others, floating up to the top--unlike me. Yes, the worst had happened. I was drowning. I guess death was the ultimate emergency. But as I floated downward, oddly, I felt no fear. I felt reborn. As if all my history, all of my family's restrictions, were floating up and away. And I was becoming something else, something free--and yet, something very important was missing. A little thing called AIR!
- 'Grace: (pointing to Hannah's necklace) What's that?
- Hannah: It's a Jewish star. My Grandma Ida gave it to me.
- Grace: Really? Look! (pulls out crucifix) I'm Catholic.
- Hannah: (on Grace's room at school) This is like having your own apartment!
- Grace: Not really.
Cast and characters
- Alia Shawkat: (12-year-old Jewish-American girl Hannah Rayburn)
- Mae Whitman: (12-year-old Emma 'Grace' McKee, Hannah's best friend)
- Dinah Manoff: (Evelyn Rayburn, Hannah's mother)
- Michael Mantell: (David Rayburn, Hannah's father)
- Faye Grant: (Tattie McKee, Grace's mother)
- Jason Blicker: (Uncle Heschie, Hannah's uncle)
- Erica Yohn: (Grandma Ida, Hannah's grandmother)
- Frances McDormand: (Narrator, voice of Adult Hannah)
- Bryan Neal (Walker Adams, Grace's older half-brother)
- Bonnie Bailey-Reed (Shirley, Rayburn's receptionist)
- Carl M. Craig (Greer, the McKees' chauffeur)
- Patricia Forte (Cookie, the McKees' maid)
- Tom Varica (Tommy Austin, Tattie's fiancé)
- Adrian Neil (Nigel Grenville III, Tattie's friend)