Friday, October 16, 2009

If you really love christmas...

love, actually.

no other movie can make me laugh and cry so much in such a short space of time.

'Tell me, if you were in my position, what would you do?'

'What position is that?'
'Imagine your husband bought a gold necklace, and come Christmas gave it to somebody else...'
'Oh, Karen...'
'Would you wait around to find out if it's just a necklace, or if it's sex and a necklace, or if, worst of all, it's a necklace and love? Would you stay, knowing life would always be a little bit worse? Or would you cut and run?'
'Oh, God. I am so in the wrong. The classic fool!'
'Yes, but you've also made a fool out of me, and you've made the life I lead foolish, too!'

oh gosh...
tearful, seriously tearful stuff.

That's the thing about that doesn't all end happy.
Like the chick with the mentally disabled brother, who calls her all the time. she picks him over the love of her life and she goes to go see him on christmas eve or whatever it is...
and he tries to hit her... he says the nurses are trying to kill him, and he tries to hit her.
That story doesn't end happy.

And the married woman with the adulterous husband. like, he doesn't actually sleep with the chick, but it becomes an emotional thing you know, he buys her stuff for christmas, flirts and whatnot, but its so incredibly incredibly sad...

That joni mitchell song plays that says 'i really don't know love at all', i think its called clouds...
but its damn sad...



  1. That is one of my favourite movies. It's so good. I don't think I'll ever get sick of watching it. It has some of the most brilliant lines ever. Yeah, it is sad though. That bit that you were talking about above, it always makes me cringe.

    'Tis a good movie indeed.

  2. The song is called Both Sides Now. And yes, it is a very sad movie, and yet, so hilariously hilarious at the same time. (L)