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Adele August (Character)
from Anywhere But Here (1999)

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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Ann: You don't have a job in the Los Angeles school district.
Adele: I have an interview, and a great outfit.

Ann: This is like being kidnapped, you don't understand that do you?
Adele: I wish someone had kidnapped me when I was your age
Ann: So do I

Adele: [to Ann] Providence, Rhode Island? Couldn't you have gotten any farther away from me?

Adele: [singing] Be optimistic, don't be so grumpy, when the road gets bumpy, just smile, smile, smile, be optimistic

Adele: Where are you going?
Ann: Japan.

Ann: He said not to ever do that to me again. He said that if you do he'll have you taken off to prison and locked up and you'll never ever see me again, and you'll have to eat ice-cream on your own.
Adele: You went too far with the ice cream business. He did not say that.
Ann: Yes, he did.
Adele: No, he did not.
Ann: And he wants to adopt me. He finds me very attractive.
Adele: ...Thank you Ann, Thank you. And your fiance will be back here in 2 minutes to see if we moved the car.

Adele: You're not having sex with anybody are you?
Ann: What?
Adele: You know?
Ann: No, I don't know.
Adele: [Looks at her and tilts head, staring]
Ann: [Tilts head back, staring]

Adele: [to Ann] You are a beautiful girl with great potential. I'm not going to see your future as some nothing girl in a nothing factory in a nothing town! You are 14-years old. You have always had enough to eat. You have always had a roof over your head and if you stick with me you always will because I am your mother. I know what is best for you because that is my job. Plus, you're going to go to school in Beverly Hills which is only the best school district in the United States! And you'll be a child actor while you're still a child!

Adele: You live in Beverly Hills?
Gail Letterfine: No, I live in Santa Monica. Formerly from Bel Air. Formerly Brentwood. I've had a lot of formerlies in my life!
Gail Letterfine: But I'm fine now. I'm single, I'm free, and I love it! Well, most of the time.
Ann: Excuse me.
Adele: She wants to be an actress.
Gail Letterfine: [gasps] Don't they all?

Adele: When you were four years old your father left you in the middle of the night!
Ann: So what! You left my stepfather in the middle of the afternoon.

Adele: Ann! Come here, sweetie. This is Dr. Spritzer. This is my daughter, Ann.
Josh Spritzer: Ahh, a big girl.
Adele: Oh yes! We're more like sisters.
Josh Spritzer: So you're the actress, I hear.
Ann: Oh no! Not me, her. My mom. My mom's the actress.
Adele: Silly girl, don't be shy. Dr. Spritzer's an orthodontist and he works with the actresses. He did Heather Locklear. Her teeth.

Adele: You never were a small-town girl.
Ann: Thanks for knowing that, Mom.