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.