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Thelma & Louise
Every time I watch Thelma & Louise I think of how much fun these two would have in prison. I can see them forming a gang and bossing everyone around. When I was a teenager, I suffered from depression and I was infatuated with thoughts of suicide and truly contemplated it, which is why this film means so much to me. I love the ending so much even though it leaves me depressed for days every time, but it’s a shame they didn’t get to enjoy more of their time together.
‘You let her go, you fuckin’ asshole, or I’m gonna splatter your ugly face all over this nice car!’
‘Looks like you got a real fucked-up idea of fun. In the future, when a woman’s crying like that, she isn’t having any fun!’
‘You be sweet to ’em, especially your wife. My husband wasn’t sweet to me. Look how I turned out.’
‘I think I fucked up. I think I got us in a situation where we both could get killed. Damn, I don’t know why I just didn’t go to the police right away.’
‘You know why. You already said.’
‘What’d I say again?’
‘Nobody’d believe us. We’d still get in trouble, we’d still have our lives ruined. You know what else?’
‘That guy was hurting me. If you hadn’t come out when you did, he would’ve hurt me a lot worse. And probably nothing would’ve happened to him ’cause everybody did see me dancin’ with him all night. They would’ve made out like I’d asked for it. My life would’ve been ruined a whole lot worse than it is now. At least now I’m havin’ some fun. And I’m not sorry that son of a bitch is dead. I’m just sorry it was you that did it and not me.’
‘Well, you get what you settle for.’
‘You’ve always been crazy. This is just the first chance you’ve ever had to really express yourself.’
‘Well, we’re not in the middle of nowhere, but we can see it from here.’
‘I don’t remember ever feeling this awake.’
‘Louise, no matter what happens, I’m glad I came with you.’
‘Louise, shoot the radio.’
‘The Police radio, Louise!’
‘Now, I swear three days ago neither one of us would’ve ever pulled a stunt like this, but if you was ever to meet my husband, you’d understand why.’
‘You said you ‘n’ me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well, darlin’, look out, ’cause my hair is comin’ down!’
‘OK, then, listen. Let’s not get caught.’
‘What are you talkin’ about?’
‘Let’s keep goin’!’
‘What d’you mean?’
I’ve worked for the mail before and though I’ve only visited the warehouse a few times during my year there, after watching Eagle Eye, I wish I had taken a ride down the parcel sorting machine, it sure looks fun! Never even crossed my mind this was possible and I probably would have broken my neck falling down the chute, but this is honestly the only scene worth seeing. Also, Julianne Moore lends her voice to a robot and doesn’t really sound like herself as a result, which is a bummer since I’ve only watched this film because of her.
Red Nose Day Actually
I’ve had this on my DVR for 3 years and finally watched it today, only to realise Laura Linney isn’t in the UK version! I had to watch it online and Laura’s character is now married to, and has kids with Patrick Dempsey?!
Finally, a Chaplin short where Charlie doesn’t fight with men over random women he met in the park.
Missi Pyle really missed out on playing a likeable character for once.