Monday, March 10, 2008

Fun Monday #56: the wish I'd thought of that edition

IT guy is our host for this week, and he is continuing the movie theme that I began last week with this challenge:

I need YOU (yes, the wonderful YOU!) to pick 5 memorable lines from 5 different movies (if you could tell us which character said it and to whom, would be a bonus)...and tell us to WHOM (who in the people in your life) you could have said those lines.

Hmmm, she said, hmmmmmm. This required some serious thought here. Not so easy, Mr. IT Guy ... You're making me think. Not nice for someone who has recently had trauma of the work and carpool kind!

But nevertheless, I persevere. I presented a difficult challenge last week that some of our steadfast Fun Monday'ers bailed on, so I feel an obligation to press past my fears and move forward.

So ... here we go.

1. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn ..."

I hate to be totally obvious, but Rhett Butler's throw-away "hell with ya" line to Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" is the perfect comeback to so many situations in my world that I have trouble narrowing them down.

If I had to pick, though, I think I would have said it to the Roo-girl's father, the evil one who shall not be named. It would have fit sooo many situations in that relationship and could have saved me a lot of grief!

2. "Look, in my opinion the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what-have-you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with."

This is spoken by Juno's dad to Juno in (ahem) "Juno." I wish I could have had the forthrightness to say this to the Drama King, in the midst of all his bad-boy choices.

3. "You need a license to buy a dog, or drive a car. Hell, you need a license to catch a fish! But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father."

Spoken Tod (played by Keanu Reeves) to the mom in "Parenthood." Truly, though, my favorite line from that movie is Gil (Steve Martin) to his kid: "You feel like you wanna throw up?" To which the kid answers, "OK," and proceeds to puke all over his dad. Priceless.

Who would I have spoken this to? Hmmm. I have a couple of ex-husbands who could have fit this description.

4. "Make me an offer I can't refuse ..."

Obviously "The Godfather" -- though this is slightly paraphrased from the reel deal. I wish my employer would make me that offer I couldn't refuse, and then I could have felt free to get out with my dignity and my stomach lining intact.

I couldn't come up with a fifth line that I wish I had said to a specific person. So, sorry, IT Guy, I'm gonna pull a Swampy and break the rules for the end.

Because I found two movie lines that I loved loved loved. No specific circumstances. I just wish I'd said it first!

"Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty."
-- Derek Zoolander

"You know, once you muscle your way past the gag reflex, all kinds of possibilities open up."
-- Emile the rat, "Ratatouille"

I rest my case.

Now go see what the other Fun Monday'ers are up to. Possibly they followed ALL the rules. Or not.

30 comments:

Peter said...

4.5 for Frankly my dear.....
thats 4 who used it and .5 for a different line from Gone with the wind.

Mariposa said...

I knew it...that fankly my dear line will top! And ha for your quote on wetness and moisturizer...LOL

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Good choices Janet!

JennV said...

Great set of Quotes! Gotta love a woman that quotes Rhett Butler, Zoolander and a Rat all in the same post! LOL!

mjd said...

Great choices Janet. Your quotes make me smile. I look forward to seeing the Juno movie.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the one from Ratatouille!!!

If you haven't stopped by my blog for the FUN MONDAY movie quotes I hope you can find time. I'd love to have you pay me a visit.

SwampAngel65 said...

Great!LOL!!! I think for sheer weirdness, I like the Zoolander quote the best!

nikki said...

Great movie lines. Your #3 choice is so the truth.

jennifer said...

YEA you! This was a great FM. I broke the rules too, in advertantly. Anarchists Unite!!


Be Blessed - Jen

I.T. Guy said...

I like the 2nd one. :-) Sorry for the late comment. Just got home from a badminton tournament. We won this round. Got another game coming tomorrow. :-) Happy FM!

Kaytabug said...

OH! I just love them all but #3 sticks out for me. I have used Frankly my dear a lot!!!

Sayre said...

I love "Parenthood"! In my opinion, the entire movie is quotable. "You never cross the finish line..." We live that one everyday.

Heather said...

These were great quotes! I forgot how much I loved "Parenthood". There are so many amazing lines from that movie. Also reminded me how much I like "Father of the Bride", too. Thanks for sharing these and taking a tripo down memory lane.

Faye said...

Agree with your second favorite line from Parenthood--"Do you want to throw up. . ." Object lesson in that is be careful for what you give permission--or to whom. How's that for a totally bad sentence, but you get my thought, right?

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Oh #2 is so good! :)

Janet said...

I posted a similar Movie meme awhile back (just name the movie by the line), but I have to say that I have used almost all those lines more than once in my life. Especially, "our situation has not improved."

Alison said...

great job Janet!!! I have not seen Juno yet...really want to though. Unfortunately I bailed on this one also...boo me!! I'll be back next week!!

Robin said...

Great quotes, Janet. I too unfortunately bailed this week and last week. Couldn't get my creative juices going nor had the time (ie privacy and quiet from my two guys) enough to think.

Happy Monday

Robin

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Yay for Scarlett. I'm always a fan of a GWTW fan.

And, I love Parenthood, too.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I really need to watch more movies. Really.

Huckdoll said...

I love that line from Ratatouille. Actually, that's my favorite movie currently, I love every line :)

Sandy said...

Who knew that Ratatouille could make me snort Crystal Light?

Thanks.

Tracey said...

One of these days I will use the line, "Make me an offer I can't refuse." I just don't know when
:0p

Melanie said...

Love your choices!

Jeanna said...

Don't think I've seen a Juno quote yet, and that's a good one. Good movie, good quote.

Mr Lady said...

The Zoolander one just proves to me that I am right in loving you so.

As for Ratatouille, I would have gone with the, "One can get TOO familiar with vegetables, you know!" And I would totally have had someone to point it at.

Patience-please said...

Loved the "wanna throw up" line. Great quotes, all!

Jettie said...

Love your no 2!!! I just said something similiar to our soon to be 13 yearold daughter!!!

thefoodsnob said...

I really want to see Juno!
That quote about parenthood applies to mothers, too (sadly.)
Good choices, and of course I love The Godfather one!

Lisa

Sauntering Soul said...

I love all of your choices, but #2 is my favorite!

 
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