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?
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