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[the witch brews up a potion in her cauldron]
The Witch: Now, let’s see. What have we here?
[the witch fishes out a tart from the potion]
Merida: Uh…a cake?
The Witch: You don’t want it?
Merida: Yes! I want it! You’re sure if I give this to my mom, it will change my fate?
The Witch: Oh, trust me! It’ll do the trick, dearie.
[as Merida walks out of the cottage]
The Witch: Expect delivery of your purchase within a fortnight.
[to herself as Merida walks off]
The Witch: Oh! Oh! What was that thing about the spell?
Merida: Did you say something…about…the spell?
[as Merida turns to face the witch she sees the cottage and the witch have disappeared]
[as Merida returns to the castle she prepares a tea tray for her mother and places the tart on the tray]
Merida: Mom! Oh…uh…I…um…
Elinor: Oh, I’ve been worried sick!
Merida: You…you were?
Elinor: I didn’t know where you’d gone or when you’d come back! I didn’t know what to think! Oh, look at you dress!
Merida: Oh, Angus threw me. But I’m not hurt.
Elinor: Well, you’re home now. So that’s the end of it.
Elinor: I’ve pacified the lords for now. You’re father’s out there ‘entertaining’ them.
Elinor: Of course, we both know a decision still has to be made.
[Merida turns and picks up the plate of tart]
Elinor: What’s this?
Merida: It’s a peace offering. I made it, for you!
[Elinor takes the plate of tart]
Elinor: You made this for me?
[she takes a bite of the tart]
[Elinor’s face suddenly screws up]
Merida: How do you feel?
Elinor: What…what is that?
Elinor: Tart, and um…gamy!
[Elinor starts to feel sick and puts the plate of tart down]
Merida: Have you changed your mind at all about the marriage and all that?
[Elinor takes a drink and gargles it in her mouth to get rid of the taste of the tart]
Elinor: Now, why don’t we go upstairs to the lords and put this whole kerfuffle to rest?
[she takes Merida out of the kitchen]
[as they walk towards the hall Elinor suddenly starts to feel sick]
Elinor: I’m woozy suddenly. Oh, my head’s spinning like a drop!
[Merida catches Elinor as she’s about to fall]
Elinor: Oh! Suddenly I’m not well.
Merida: Uh…how do you feel about the marriage now?
Elinor: Merida! Ah! Will you take me to my room?
[as Elinor is feeling sick from eating the tart, Merida helps take her to her room, the three lords spot them as they pass]
Lord MacGuffin: Queen! We’ve been waiting, patiently.
Elinor: My lords, I am out of sorts at the moment. But you shall have your answer…
[suddenly Elinor does a massive burp]
Elinor: …presently. Now, if you’ll excuse us.
[as Merida helps her mom get into bed]
Merida: Just take all the time you need to get yourself right, mom. And maybe in a bit you might have something new to say on the marriage?
Elinor: What was in that cake?
[suddenly Elinor rolls of the bed in pain]
Merida: Mom? So, I…I’ll just tell them the wedding’s off then?
[Merida hears a growling noise from where Elinor rolled of down the bed]
[Merida walks round to see if Elinor is fine, she sees a giant shape rise from the floor and as it turns we see Elinor has transformed into a bear making Merida scream with terror]
[Elinor starts freaking out and tearing up the room]
[after Elinor has transformed to a bear]
Merida: Mom, you’re…you’re a bear! You’re a bear! Oh, that scatty witch gave me a gammy spell!!
[Elinor, now unable to speak, gives Merida a shocked look at her revelation]
Merida: It’s not my fault! I didn’t ask her to change you into a bear. I just wanted her to change…you.
[realizing what Merida has done, Elinor growls at Merida in anger]
[Elinor paces around and growls in frustration as if telling Merida off]
Merida: There’s no point in having a go at me! The witch is to blame! Googly eye!
[Elinor finds her crown and puts it on]
Merida: I’ll go over to her place. Unbelievable! I’ll get her to fix this.
[as Elinor decides to leave her room]
Merida: Mom, you can’t go out there! Mom! What are you doing!
[Merida tries to stop her mom from leaving]
Merida: Dad! The Bear King! If he so much as sees you, you’re dead!
[suddenly Merida hears Fergus, who’s heard the commotion and is heading towards them followed by the lords, Elinor heads the other way and Merida follows her]
Merida: Mom! Wait!
[trying to stop Elinor from sneaking out, Merida snatches off Elinor’s bed sheet that she’s wrapped around herself]
[Elinor feeling embarrassed tries to cover herself]
Merida: You’re covered with fur! You’re not naked! It’s not like anyone’s gonna see you!
[at that moment they see the triplet’s nanny standing in the hallway looking at them in shock, Elinor waves at her and she screams and runs off]
Merida: Now you’ve done it.
[after Elinor tries to get away from Fergus hunting her down and she stumbles into a room to hide but finds the triplets playing]
Merida: A witch turned mom into a bear. It’s not my fault. We’ve got to get out of the castle. I need your help!
[the triplets cross their arms and stare at her]
Merida: Oh, alright! You can have my deserts for two…three weeks!
[the triplet in the middle indicates with his hand that Merida needs to increase the offer]
Merida: Fine! A year!
[the triplets nod their heads and agree to help Merida get Elinor out of the castle]
[after the triplets help Merida and Elinor sneak out of the castle, Elinor turns and gives a worrying look towards the triplets]
Merida: They’ll be fine. Won’t you, boys? Mom, we’ve got to hurry!
[Merida pushes her mom out the door and turns to the triplets]
Merida: Now, I’ll be back soon. Go on and help yourself to anything you want, as a reward.
[Merida closes door, the triplets turn and see the half eaten witch’s tart and head towards it]
[after leaving the castle, Merida and her mother head out to the forest]
Merida: Where are these wisps? Come out wisps. Come on out! Lead me to the witch’s cottage! I’m here. Fine, don’t come out now that my mom’s watching!
[Elinor looks at Merida questioningly]
Merida: I was standing right here, and the wisp appeared right there! Then a whole trail of them led me off into the forest
[Elinor starts walking off into the forest]
Merida: Does she think that I just happened upon a witch’s cottage?
[after walking a while in the forest Merida suddenly stops and looks around her]
Merida: Oh, mom! I know this place. The witch’s cottage is this way! Come on! Hurry!
[Merida starts running ahead and finds the witch’s cottage]
Merida: I can’t believe it! I found it!
[she opens the cottage door but finds it completely empty]
Merida: No! She was here! No, really! She was just here! Oh, wait.
[she snaps her finger like the witch had done before and goes back to open the cottage door, but it’s still empty]
[she keeps shutting and opening the cottage door]
Merida: No! No! No!
[in the witch’s cottage, Merida accidently sets off a Rube Goldberg machine which brings up the witch’s cauldron with a ghostly image of the witch appearing above it]
The Witch: Welcome to the Crafty Carver, home of bear carvings and novelties. I am completely out of stock at this time, but if you’d like to inquire about a portrait or wedding cake toppers, pour via; one into the cauldron. If you’d like a bedouin garlic, vial two. If you’re that red-haired lass, vial three.
[Merida quickly pours the contents of vile three into the cauldron]
The Witch: Princess, I’m off to the Wickerman’s festival in Stoneleigh. I won’t be back till spring. There’s one bit I forgot to tell you about the spell. By the second sunrise, your spell will be permanent, unless you remember these words; ‘Fate be changed, look inside. Mend the bond torn by pride.’
Merida: Fate be changed? Mend the bond? What does that mean?
The Witch: One more time. ‘Fate be changed, look inside. Mend the bond torn by pride.’ That’s it! Ta-ta! Oh, and thank you for shopping at the Crafty Carver!
[and suddenly the witch’s ghostly image disappears]
Merida: No! No! Where did you go!
[suddenly the witch’s ghostly image appears again and starts giving the same message, Merida starts pouring in all the vials into the cauldron in panic and accidently blows the cauldron and the cottage disappears]
[after the witch’s cottage disappears, it starts to rain, Merida builds a shelter for Elinor and turns to her]
Merida: We’ll sort it out tomorrow.
[as they sleep, Merida has flashback to when she was little and was afraid of thunder her mother would hold and comfort her]
Elinor: Hey, wee lassy. I’m here. I’ll always be right here.
[Merida wakes in the morning to find Elinor has laid out a table for breakfast]
Merida: Uh…good morning. So, what’s all this supposed to be?
[Elinor growls trying to communicate]
Merida: Sorry, I don’t speak bear.
[Elinor mimes that Merida should remove her bow from the table]
[Merida removes her bow and Elinor starts eating the berries she’s gathered for breakfast]
Merida: Find those by the creek, did you? They’re Nightshade berries. They’re poisonous.
[suddenly Elinor spits out the berries she’d just put in her mouth and in panic drinks some water]
Merida: Where did you get this water? It has worms!
[Elinor quickly spits out the water she was drinking and sits in defeat, Merida smiles and gets up]
Merida: Come on.
[Merida and Elinor head to a creek and Merida uses her bow to catch a fish]
[Merida holds the fish up and Elinor claps]
Merida: Oh, wait! A princess should not have weapons, in your opinion.
[Elinor nods in agreement and Merida holds the fish out for Elinor]
Merida: There you go. Go on.
[the fish flaps as it’s still alive and Elinor turns away in disgust]
Merida: How do you know you don’t like it if you won’t try it?
[Merida then cooks the fish over a fire and Elinor tries to eat with decorum but quickly chomps it down, as Elinor is still hungry Merida then teaches Elinor how to catch fish from the creek and they start bonding]
[after bonding over catching fish Elinor walks off into the forest]
Merida: Mom, come back!
[Elinor turns and starts to act more like a bear]
Merida: Mom, is that you?
[Elinor growls and goes to attack Merida but suddenly stops as she remembers who she is]
Merida: Mom? You changed! Like you were a…I mean, like you were a bear on the inside.
[suddenly they notice a wisp and Elinor jumps to get hold of it]
[after following the trail of wisps which leads them to the ruins of a castle that bears the symbol of the crossed axes]
Merida: Mom, look! Why did the wisps bring us here?
[they walk around the ruins]
Merida: Whoever they were, they’ve been gone for a long long time..
[suddenly Merida falls through the floor and after landing she shouts to Elinor]
Merida: I’m fine, mom! Fine!
[Merida looks around her]
Merida: It’s a…throne room. Do you suppose this could have been the kingdom in that story you were telling me? The one with the princes?
[Merida sees a stone with three figures and a split stone with the fourth figure]
Merida: One, two, three, four. The oldest. Like…like the tapestry. The spell! It’s happened before!
[Merida sees bones all over the floor, and she remembers what the witch said about the prince]
Merida: The strength of ten men. Fate be changed. Changed with fate.
[she realizes that the one-eyed bear is actually the prince, transformed]
Merida: Oh, no! The prince became…
[suddenly she sees the bear come up behind her]
[the bear goes to attack Merida but she starts shooting arrows at it and it starts chasing after her, Elinor then helps her to escape and they make a run for it]
[after escaping from Mor’du]
Merida: Mom, we need to get back to the castle. If we don’t hurry, you’ll become like Mor’du! A bear! A real bear! Forever! Mend the bond torn by pride. The witch gave us the answer. The tapestry!
[Merida and Elinor sneak back into the castle and as they peak into the Great Hall they see that Fergus and the lords are fighting again, Merida tries to stop them and walks into the middle of the room and tells them the story of the ancient kingdom and the selfish prince]
Merida: Yours was an alliance forged in bravery and friendship and it lives to this day. I’ve been selfish. I tore a great rift in our kingdom. There’s no one to blame but me. And I know now that I need to amend my mistake and mend our bond. And so, there is the matter of my betrothal. I decided to do what’s right, and…
[as she looks around the room she notices Elinor in the background trying to stop her]
Merida: And…and break tradition.
[she looks over at Elinor, who is miming what Merida should say]
Merida: My mother, the queen, feels…uh, in her heart, that I…that we be free to…write our own story. Follow our hearts, and find love in our time.
[we see the lords are all now crying]
Lord Dingwall: Beautiful.
Merida: The queen and I put the decision to you my lords. Might our young people decide for themselves who they will love?
Lord Dingwall: Huh?
Lord Macintosh: Well, since you’ve obviously made up your minds about this, I have one thing to say. This is…
Young Macintosh: A grand idea! Give us our own say in choosing our fates?
Lord Macintosh: What?
Young Dingwall: Aye! Why shouldn’t we choose?
Lord Dingwall: But she’s the princess!
Young Dingwall: I didn’t pick her out. It was your idea.
[MacGuffin turns to his son]
Lord MacGuffin: And you, do you feel the same way?
[young MacGuffin speaks but as his accent is so thick no one understands him and Merida laughs]
Lord MacGuffin: Well, that’s it. Let these lads try win her heart before they win her hand, if they can!
Lord Dingwall: I say the wee Dingwall has a fighting chance!
Lord Macintosh: Fine then! Seems for once we agree! It was my idea in the first place.
[after the lords have decided that their sons try and win Merida’s heart]
Fergus: Just like your mom, you devil.
[Merida turns and notices a guard staring at Elinor’s frozen pose as a stuffed bear and tries to distract everyone]
Merida: Everyone! To the cellar! Let’s crack open the king’s private reserves to celebrate!
everyone cheers and start heading for the cellar
Fergus: Woh! Woh! Woh!
[Fergus turns to one his servants and whispers]
Fergus: Bring them tiny glasses.
[they all leave the Great Hall and Merida goes to Elinor and does a little dance of joy before realizing they have to mend the tapestry]
Merida: The tapestry!
[in the tapestry room Merida touches the tear in her mother’s tapestry]
Merida: Mend the bonds. Mend the bonds! Stitched up! This will change you back, we just needle and thread.
[as Elinor goes to look for needle and thread she suddenly turns wild and bear-like again]
Merida: Mom! Mom, not now! No! Please, not now! Mom!
[Merida hears Fergus’ laughter outside the room and tries to quieten Elinor]
[after Fergus thinks that Elinor has been attacked by a bear, he goes to look for her and finds Merida in the tapestry room with Elinor who’s turned wild]
Merida: Dad, no! It’s not what you think!
Fergus: Merida, get back!
[Fergus goes to attack the bear, not realizing that it’s Elinor]
[Fergus starts attacking Elinor with his sword]
Merida: No, dad! Don’t hurt her!
[Merida struggles with Fergus to stop him hitting Elinor but he pushes her aside]
Fergus: Merida! No!
[as Fergus goes to strike Elinor and she hits him and knocks him out]
[at that moment Elinor snaps out of her wild behavior]
[Elinor notices the claw mark on Merida’s dress and feels ashamed]
Merida: It’s alright. I’m alright. It’s nothing. It’s just a little scratch!
[Elinor runs out of the room]
[after Elinor runs off and gets spotted by the lords, she quickly makes it out of the castle grounds as they start to attack her, back in the castle Fergus comes to]
Fergus: Oh, count your stars, lass. It almost had you. Are you hurt?
Merida: It’s your wife, Elinor!
Fergus: You’re talking nonsense!
Merida: It’s the truth! There was a witch and she gave me a spell. It’s not Mor’du!
Fergus: Mor’du or not, I’ll avenge your mother! I’ll not risk losing you!
Merida: No, dad! Just listen to me!
[Fergus locks her in the tapestry room and goes after Elinor]
Fergus: Listen, you can’t! It’s your wife, Elinor!
[after getting locked in the tapestry room and finding no way out, Merida starts crying and tries to call out to Maudie for help, then she notices three little bears coming out of the shadows]
Merida: Oh, no!
[she realizes the triplets have been turned into little bear cubs after eating the witch’s tart]
[suddenly Maudie notices the three little bears and screams with terror and Merida instructs the triplets]
Merida: Get the key.
[Maudie hides the key down her dress and then runs off in terror as the triplets go after her]
[after the triplets help her escape, they find Fergus and the lords have captured Elinor and just as Fergus is about to strike Elinor, Merida stops him by shooting her arrow at his sword]
Merida: Get back! That’s my mother!
Fergus: Are you out of your mind, lass?
Merida: Mom, are you hurt?
[suddenly Fergus knocks Merida out of the way and goes to strike Elinor again when Merida grabs hold of a sword and stops him]
[she pushes her father back]
Merida: I’ll not let you kill my mother!
[suddenly the triplets jump on top of Fergus]
[at that moment Mor’du appears]
[Fergus shouts to the lords]
Fergus: Kill it!
[they all go after Mor’du and start attacking him, the bear then captures Merida, when Elinor notices this she breaks free from her bonds and attacks Mor’du, she smashes him against a stone pillar which then cracks and crushes him to death, then the spirit of the prince is released and he nods to Elinor and Merida to thank them before disappearing]
[after Mor’du is killed, Merida notices the sun has risen]
Merida: The second sunrise!
[she runs and grabs the tapestry that she’s mended and throws it around Elinor, but realizes nothing’s happening]
Merida: Oh, no! I don’t understand. I…
[Merida begins to cry and kneels in front of Elinor]
Merida: Oh, mom, I’m sorry. This is all my fault. I did this to you, to us.
[she tearfully hugs Elinor]
Merida: You’ve always been there for me. You’ve never given up on me. I just need you back. I want you back, mommy. I love you.
[as the sunrise washes over them, Merida feels her mother’s touch on her hair and looks up to see Elinor had turned human again]
Merida: Mom! You’re back!
[Elinor hugs Merida and kisses her face repeatedly]
Merida: You’ve changed!
Elinor: Oh, darling. We both have.
[Elinor kisses Merida again and Fergus comes up running towards them]
[he hugs both Merida and Elinor, then grabs Elinor and kisses her on the mouth]
Elinor: Oh, dear!
[as the lords come towards them, Merida notices her mom is naked under the tapestry]
Merida: Oh, mom!
Elinor: Ooh! Um…dear?
Elinor: I’m naked. Naked as a wee baby.
[Fergus just stares at her]
Elinor: Well don’t just stare! Do something!
[Fergus turns and notices the lords have comes upon them]
Fergus: What the…?
[he quickly holds his hands in front of Elinor]
Fergus: Back your eyes, lads! Show some respect!
[the lords turn their backs, suddenly the three triplets, now human again, run over to them, naked, Fergus laughs and catches one of them, holding him up]
Fergus: Now that’s what I call a wee naked baby!
[last lines; Elinor, Merida, and Fergus are bidding the lords farewell]
Merida: [voice over] Some say fate is beyond our command, but I know better. Our destiny is within us. You just have to be brave enough to see it.
[we see Merida rides off through the forest with her Elinor, making their bond stronger]
[after credits scene; the guard in front of the castle is awakened by the witch’s crow]
The Crow: Delivery! Sign here, sign here.
[a scroll and feather hover in front of the crow, then we see the whole of the witch’s massive collection of bear sculptures which Merida had bought earlier behind the crow]
The Crow: Come on, Bird-brain. I haven’t got all day.
[in shock, the guard just drops his spear]
Total Quotes: 62
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