Sunday, February 10, 2013

Take This Movie

I don’t often watch a movie twice, but I was stuck on a plane with nothing to do and I still had Take This Waltz on my iPod. I love it when characters dispense home truths in naturalistic dialogue, encapsulating the whole movie, as when the drunken Geraldine tells Margo, who has left her husband for a sexy neighbor, “You think everything can be worked out if you just make the right move … I don’t agree … Life has a gap in it. It just does. You don’t go crazy trying to fill it like some lunatic.” Or as when Margo’s ex-husband Lou rejects an overture from Margo: “Some things you do in life—they stick.”

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