Sometimes, we all need that one person to believe in us if we ever want to change our lives. Thankfully, one homeless man’s note was about to get found by someone willing to help turn his life around.
Leaving His Note
Anthony Johnson is a 36-year-old who had been living without a home in England. Sadly, his time on the streets meant that Anthony struggled to find work. He soon decided to leave a note at a bus shelter asking anyone to give him a chance so he could make his life worth living.
A Long Struggle
It turned out that Anthony had once got caught up with the wrong crowd. Although he has since turned his life around, Anthony had no way of making money and couldn’t afford a home. To top it off, Anthony had also been battling his mental health in the last few years and just needed a chance to make it for himself.
It wasn’t until 16-year-old Charlotte Howard saw the note that everything started to change. Charlotte wanted to help Anthony in his quest to turn things around and decided to start a GoFundMe page. Here, the teen hoped to raise almost $400 – $130 to buy a trailer and the rest to cover the cost of the repairs.
An Incredible Response
It didn’t take long for Charlotte’s post to take the nation by storm, and the page soon had more donations than the teen ever imagined. In just six days, Charlotte had blown her initial goal out of the water as the page had received more than $2,300 in donations. It was way more than either of the pair ever expected.
Incredibly, the generosity didn’t end there. The money was only the beginning as Anthony soon found himself with a brand new job offer from Nelson Smith. Now, Anthony will be able to put his skills to good use as a landscape gardener. This is merely the beginning of a huge change for Anthony – all thanks to Charlotte’s generosity.
Starting the page might have been a small thought by Charlotte, but it was about to change Anthony’s life forever. Sometimes, those small acts of kindness really can change the world.
40 Bizarre Movie Scenes That Felt Out of Place
Sometimes, even in our favorite movies, there’s something that leaves us scratching our heads. These are 40 bizarre movie scenes that felt wildly out of place.
The Room is known for being laughably bad. This scene when Lisa’s mother, Claudette, makes an abrupt announcement that she been diagnosed with breast cancer – and it’s terminal as well – is possibly the weirdest scene. Even more strange, the concept is never mentioned again at any other point in the movie.
Animated films have a lot of room to get creative and do things that wouldn’t work out quite as well in a live-action sequence. That doesn’t mean that they’re completely free of scrutiny, though. One of the weirder ones that fans picked up on was in this oh-so-famous sequel when the character, Kristoff, sings a song called “Lost in the Woods.” While the musical sequence itself wasn’t out of place, odd details such as his singing into a pinecone and a reindeer ensemble were odd.
Honestly, almost any scene from the movie Cats probably seems bizarre to most viewers. This has to be one of the most memorable out of them all, however. In one scene, the titular cats make a snack out of some passing cockroaches. In the weird stylistic options this movie made, these couldn’t just be regular cockroaches, of course. Instead, they’re a line of cockroaches with human forms and distinctly human faces. It’s no surprise people were confused and shocked.
This movie stuck out to audiences because not only was the scene not exactly in line with the movie’s theme, but it also changed the movie altogether – although it’s not so surprising if you followed the comics. The main theme of the movie, in the beginning, is clear and a unique concept for the genre: a man with multiple personalities who just so happens to serve as the primary villain. Spoiler alert: at the end of the movie they reveal him as not a character with mental illness, but a scary monster ready to scale walls.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This series is well-known for its intense moments, fantastical setting, and cult following, but that doesn’t mean that every second of the films is perfect. While some fans were immersed in the battle for Hogwarts, many were taken out of the suspense by the inclusion of a rather awkward dance scene between Harry and Hermoine. Not only was the scene a confusing one, but it caused some cringe just by the subpar dancing alone.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
This movie was a product of a period of time where bizarre situations went hand-in-hand with making a best-selling comedy movie. It managed to outdo itself, though, by the end of the picture. While the movie is one that puts characters in one wacky situation after the next – including one of the most memorable scenes where the main character gets his chest waxed – everyone dancing to “The Age of Aquarius” left everyone a little lost as to what was going on.
Grease is a classic. Whether you love it for the nostalgia it brings, the catchy musical numbers, or the love story, there’s no denying it’ll never go out of style – even if leather jackets do. However, the end scene is a little bizarre. Good-girl Sandy suddenly becomes the bad girl, biker chick of Danny’s dreams, seemingly out of nowhere, and they fly off together…in a car? This makes no sense.
Mission Impossible 3
This is a franchise that, for the most part, takes itself fairly seriously as an action film meant to keep us on the edge of our seats. That doesn’t mean it left humor out of the equation, though. One such scene in the third installation was a single line from Tom Cruise. His job in the scene is to scale the Vatican wall. When it came time to send a signal down to his team that he made it, he chose an odd line: “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.”
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
For all intents and purposes, this is a movie made for the whole family. After all, a candy factory – especially one this fantastical – seems like every kid’s dream. Yet, the scene when all of the kids, parents, and Mr. Wonka himself take a ride on a boat through the tunnel is so terrifying that even adults will cover their eyes. Complete with flashing lights, terror on the faces of the riders, and Wonka’s maniacal grin, it’s a scene that we won’t forget anytime soon.
As far as teen comedies go, there are few movies that reach the same caliber of widespread recognition as the movie Mean Girls. There are plenty of wild scenes in the movie. In fact, there are quite a few imagining life as a teenager if it was handled as it would be amongst wild animals. Yet, the most shocking imagery we got out of the movie was definitely the scene where head popular girl Regina George is struck by a bus mid-monologue.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2
There’s something interesting where you see the momentum of the movie take off in seconds. It’s a completely disappointing feeling when that shocking momentum is snatched out from under you. This fight sequence in the movie would have been emotional and climatic – if only it had been real. Right when fans were ready to experience the battle of a lifetime between some of their favorite characters, they found out that it was nothing more than a vision that would be avoided.
If you were a fan of the TV show Glee, as many people were, it was probably exciting to see the concept of an acapella group on the big screen. Overall, this movie kept most of the audience in stitches laughing, as well as in awe of how talented the actors and actresses were at singing. What we probably could have done without was one chaotic scene involving a character getting sick and another character making “puke angels” in the resulting mess.
This isn’t a movie for everyone. In fact, the Eli Roth movie became a cult classic, in part, for its unapologetic depiction of body horror imagery. Although, there is one scene that made us cringe in a different way. Aside from the horror of the main plot, the audience also gets to see the character, Dennis, make quite the scene as he screams “Pancakes!” in Burt’s face. Even better, the action is accompanied by ridiculous karate choreography.
Jurassic Park III
Sequels tend to leave something missing compared to the original in a series – especially when that list of sequels grows longer over time. By the third movie in this series, fans were used to a few goofy moments here and there breaking up the primary sense of suspense and real danger. When Alan Grant had the dream that a velociraptor was talking to him, many fans felt like this out-of-place scene went a little too far with the goofy jokes.
This scene is interesting because if you were a big enough fan to delve into the lore, you might understand what’s going on. There is a scene in the movie where the skeleton of Elvis Presley is shown as a part of a shrine containing everything else from pictures to guitars. Weirder, the standard movie doesn’t even attempt to explain it. As it turns out, a collection of deleted scenes reference Cain’s passion for The King himself.
No one expected anything short of bizarre when The Lonely Island announced they were making this movie, and it’s easily become a cult classic. One scene that struck many audience members as odd was the scene in which two of the characters start reciting the phrase “cool beans” back and forth at each other over and over. We’re lucky to have it too – it was almost cut out of the movie until initial screenings raved about its unique charm.
Booksmart is one of the best coming-of-age stories that the silver screen has seen in a while, and it was met with general success. However, not everyone found the humor and meaning that they did in other scenes during the scene when one of the teachers, Miss Fine, seemingly got together with a former student at a graduation party – before the actual graduation even happened! It just felt a little too inappropriate to laugh about like other scenes in the movie.
P.S. I Still Love You
For a while, this movie was hot talk on the internet. It seemed to be another modern-day masterpiece that the world sorely needed. But that doesn’t mean the world made it through the full run time without at least one eye-catching scene. For this movie, that was the extended image of Lara Jean floating through a hallway. To make it extra odd, she spends the whole scene lip-syncing to the track playing as well. All in all, it’s pretty odd.
The Polar Express
For the most part, this movie is a family-friendly ride. As with any movie, it has its suspense and tense moments, but it isn’t designed to be overtly scary. This scene left many children a little more frightened than they expected, though. It’s definitely a rough transition to go from a train full of free hot chocolate to a train car filled with terrifying puppets ready to attack at any moment. It definitely made for one of the most memorable scenes in the movie.
While this movie didn’t shy away from dark humor in the slightest, it was one monologue, specifically, that left viewers gaping at their screens. Young Kate, the girlfriend of the main protagonist, Billy, launches into a mid-movie monologue about her hatred for Christmas and the gruesome tale associated with that for her. It seems that the scene was intentionally supposed to seem shocking and out-of-place and Joe Dante definitely pulled it off. If nothing else, it’s a memorable scene that no one will forget soon.
Written to feel like a hallucinogenic fever dream, there’s no surprise that this movie left fans wondering what was going on. The best example of this was a scene in which the Narrator is instructed to picture a cave with his spirit animal. As a result, the audience gets to see the appearance of a CGI penguin waddling around in a film that was designed to make us, as viewers, question everything. Well, it’s a goal that they achieved.
Dawn of the Dead
It often seems to be horror movies that do their best to make every scene count, but sometimes go a little over-the-top in their execution. For some fans, this included the pie fight in the middle of this classic zombie movie. It had a purpose – showing how easy it was to outwit and outrun a zombie – but it was such a weird way to reconsider a fact that the film had already established earlier on in a more standard way.
One of the more surprising films out of Hollywood featured this unlikely duo fighting crime, but without a lot of the overused cliche. All in all, the film was a comedy movie made so that everyone could have a good laugh. That’s why everyone was surprised when one scene took a more gruesome turn. The comedic team changed from fighting crime to performing a tracheotomy right there on the big screen. It definitely wasn’t there for the more squeamish audience members.
The Last Jedi
The Star Wars franchise is so large now that it’s almost impossible to not notice a weird decision here or there, but still, some stick out more than others. For instance, the creative decision to show a scene of Kylo Ren shirtless mid-movie. Not only was it unexpected, but it detracted from the scene by how distracted viewers were. Within days of the film’s release, the internet was flooded with memes making fun of everything from his clothes to the concept.
When it comes to out-of-place scenes in movies, it’s often the product of a very serious movie trying to give audiences a moment of levity. The Expendables turned this concept on its head. While the movie was more of a free-for-all action movie than a comedic event, it was still shocking to audiences when Mickey Rourke’s character gave an honest, personal monologue that gave this film another layer. Who knew that a movie like this might bring a tear to your eye?
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
There’s already something a little eerie about a serious, live-action, adventure movie based on a character that taught most people the basic skills of preschool. That being said, the movie performed surprisingly well and most people were impressed with the end result. Many viewers did mention that they could have lived without the scene in which the characters see themselves as cartoons thanks to some hallucinatory pollen. Not only is it an intense watch, but it’s a disturbing juxtaposition of the style all the same.
This movie was based on a Shakespeare play and, as far as historical fiction goes, it wasn’t a bad movie to watch. There was one thing that left viewers stunned, and it wasn’t even a part of the storytelling itself, but rather the casting. While Robert Pattinson is great in many of the roles he played, no one in the audience seemed quite prepared to hear his attempt at a French accent as he played the Dauphin.
If you were looking for a great science fiction movie, this option probably popped up on your list of things to watch pretty soon after its release. To viewers, though, there was one scene that stuck out like a sore thumb. That was when two of the characters break out into a dance party that seems to break from the tone of the rest of the movie. Plus, it was just an odd decision to make at that point in the film.
This movie is an odd premise that’s nearly reminiscent of a movie like Back to the Future but without quite as much mass appeal. In general, though, it’s a funny take on what it’s like to be an adult looking back on being a teenager. What wasn’t so funny was the scene in which we have to watch the main character Mike handle the fact that his teenage daughter, who just thinks he’s another teenager, try to put the moves on him.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
While this was a spectacular movie, this scene was out of place for an interesting reason. It didn’t actually stand out as a weird plot point, but rather just an awkward scene. The entirety of the movie was well-written and well-shot, but this scene just lacked the same appeal as the rest of the film. Fans were quick to note that the dialogue seemed awkward and the acting seemed stinted. It was one part of the movie that left many viewers cringing.
Batman v. Superman
Know as the “Martha scene”, this scene became known for being ridiculous. As Batman is about to kill Superman, he hears him whisper “Martha”. Martha was Bruce Wayne’s mom’s name, and it was his father’s last word. It just so happens, too coincidentally for some fans, that Clark Kent’s mother is also named Martha. And why would he call out his mom’s name instead of saying”mom”? This is enough to get Batman to stop, but it makes no sense.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Once again, there are certain franchises that are known for their cult-like following and high-quality sequences. Yet, they aren’t immune to the odd scene. In this addition to the blockbuster series, there’s a scene in which Ginny ties Harry’s shoelace. The scene seemed like it was meant to be a touching moment in their relationship, but many fans thought that it came off forced and was, in general, pretty awkward to watch.
The Good Dinosaur
This is another example of a kids’ movie that included a scene that left many parents confused and even some children covering their eyes. While the art style of the movie is pretty cutesy and it’s aimed at the whole family – with parental guidance, according to the rating system – one scene, in particular, was oddly out-of-place. It features the characters eating fermented fruit and hallucinating creepy versions of themselves with features such as additional eyes and otherwise distorted anatomy.
Captain America: Civil War
There isn’t much that Captain American can’t do. One of these things that he might not be able to do is make a full movie without an awkward moment. If you’re at all familiar with the story, you already know that Captain America was in love with a woman back before he was encased in ice and eventually rediscovered years later. It was a sad storyline that stole many fan’s hearts. What didn’t quite catch on as well was a weird scene in which he kissed Peggy’s niece.
If there’s one director that you can depend on for weird scenes in movies, it’s Stanley Kubrick. In fact, he and Stephen King argue about his adaptation of this famous horror novel. One of the scenes that left many fans watching in wonder was the scene featuring the mascot. While the movie left us expecting the unexpected – as many Stephen King tales do – this was one scene that still remains odd but iconic over the years since it was first shown to the public – particularly for those only interested in the film.
When the crazy clown got his own movie, fans were thrilled to see one of their favorite villains with a piece dedicated solely to him as the main character. What stands out about this movie expands across more than one scene, though. While the world has seen the Joker do a variety of wacky things over the years, this movie advertised itself as a gritty answer to the character. So, we weren’t quite expecting to see him spend so much time dancing around the city.
This is a fairly new movie that took the internet by storm when Netflix released it on their platform. For the most part, it’s emotional and touching. Although, this doesn’t exempt it from the odd, out of place scene from time to time. The weirdest one for many viewers was when Charlie decided to voice his feelings at one of the most awkward possible moments – during a karaoke night out with friends. We aren’t here to judge how people process things, but it was weird to watch.
This is a children’s movie that probably scarred most children in more ways than one. Even the scenes with Dumbo’s mother are too heartbreaking to forget years later. As for the most bizarre scene, that award goes to the scene “Pink Elephants on Parade.” The scene occurs thanks to the character’s hallucinations, but the neon pink elephants with a wild animation style on a purely black background is a scene that almost anyone can recognize with a little fear.
The Matrix Reloaded
When it comes to this series, most fans are used to a specific presentation. From Neo’s long black coat or the mind-blowing action sequences, it’s become a sci-fi classic for a reason. By the time this sequel rolled around, though, the creators of the movie took extra steps to ensure that these sleek visuals noticed a break. That meant that audiences didn’t get exactly what they were expecting when they saw a slow-motion rave scene that lasted five whole minutes.