Monday, April 4, 2011

The Holiday

Iris: I like corny. I'm looking for corny in my life
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Ethan: You didn't really wanna be a couple! You resist it in your own way. And it's hard to detect how you even do it, because nobody's quite as smart as you! So you're hard to catch at it. But it always surfaces and this is what happens.



[back inside the house, up on the balcony]


Amanda: What happened?


Ethan: Things end. Just like you knew they would!
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Amanda: Sex makes everything more complicated. Even not having it, because the not having it... makes it complicated.



Graham: That's why it's better to have it... some say.

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Arthur Abbott: Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in and both go to the same men's pajama department. The man says to the salesman, "I just need bottoms," and the woman says, "I just need a top." They look at each other and that's the 'meet cute.'
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Arthur Abbott: Iris, in the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason, you're behaving like the best friend
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Iris: I've found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said "Journeys end in lovers meeting." What an extraordinary thought. Personally, I have not experienced anything remotely close to that, but I am more than willing to believe Shakespeare had. I suppose I think about love more than anyone really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter and define our lives. It was Shakespeare who also said "love is blind". Now that is something I know to be true. For some quite inexplicably, love fades; for others love is simply lost. But then of course love can also be found, even if just for the night. And then, there's another kind of love: the cruelest kind. The one that almost kills its victims. Its called unrequited love. Of that I am an expert. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space! Yes, you are looking at one such individual. And I have willingly loved that man for over three miserable years! The absolute worst years of my life! The worst Christmas', the worst Birthday's, New Years Eve's brought in by tears and valium. These years that I have been in love have been the darkest days of my life. All because I've been cursed by being in love with a man who does not and will not love me back. Oh god, just the sight of him! Heart pounding! Throat thickening! Absolutely can't swallow! All the usual symptoms



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Iris: This was a really close call. You know, I never really though I'd say this, literally never, but I think you were absolutely right about us. Very square peg, very round hole.



Jasper: You cannot mean that.


Iris: The great thing is I actually do. And I'm about three years late in telling you this, but nevertheless I need to say it. Jasper. Wait, I need the lights on. Jasper, you have never treated me right. Ever.


Jasper: Oh, babe.


Iris: Shush. You broke my heart. And you acted like somehow it was my fault, my misunderstanding, and I was too in love with you to ever be mad at you, so I just punished myself! For years! But you waltzing in here on my lovely Christmas holiday, and telling me that you don't want to lose me whilst you're about to get MARRIED, somehow newly entitles me to say, it's over. This - This twisted, toxic THING between us, is finally finished! I'm miraculously done being in love with you! Ha! I've got a life to start living.


[Picks up Jasper's jacket, walking to the door]


Iris: And you're not going to be in it.


Jasper: Darling.


Iris: Now I've got somewhere really important to be, and you have got to get the hell out.


[Opens the door]


Iris: Now!


Jasper: What exactly has got into you?


Iris: I don't know.


[Pushes Jasper out the door]


Iris: But I think what I've got is something slightly resembling, gumption.


[Slams door shut in Jasper's face. Lifts hands up and screams with joy]


 
 
I LOVE THIS MOVIE (THE HOLIDAY) .
 
Though a Jude Law would be awesome -- i think , Jack Black is perfect.
and both their holidays are so awesome !! i would love to have both kinds - though , initially atleast, Jude law , really takes precedence

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