Homer (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a burgeoning scientist whom his coal-miner father (Chris Cooper) deeply disapproves of. Which leads to this staggering monologue:
“Dad, I may not be the best, but I’ve come to believe that I got it in me to be somebody in this world. And it’s not because I’m so different from you either, it’s because I’m the same. I mean, I can be just as hard-headed, and just as tough. I only hope I can be as good a man as you. Sure, Wernher von Braun is a great scientist, but he isn’t my hero.”
If They Were Mother And Daughter:
Homer would have to be renamed Marge, naturally.