CHRISTINE: Your dad never even had a chance to
  meet you...so how could he not like you?
WALTER   : Then why did he leave?

CHRISTINE: Well, the same day you were born,
   something else arrived. It came in
   the mail, in a box just slightly
   bigger than you. You know what was in that box?
   Something called responsibility.
  Now, to some people, responsibility
  is fun, it's what you live your
   whole life for. Other people think
  it's the scariest thing in the world.
WALTER   : So he ran away because he was scared
   of what was in the box?

CHRISTINE: Yup.
WALTER   : That's dumb.
CHRISTINE: That's what I thought.

CHRISTINE: Walter, I decided a long time ago
   that I would always tell you the
   truth, that I would treat you like
 a grown-up. I can't expect you to
   respect me unless I respect you.
   I've never lied to you. Your father
   leaving had nothing to do with you,
   and everything to do with what was
   in the responsibility box.


<CHANGELING, A True Story>
Original Screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by Clint Eastwood, 2009


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