Tuesday, April 05, 2011

2 days in paris

i watched "2 days in paris" again tonight - this time with mom. i forgot how much i love this movie. its genuine, sharp, funny, hilariously realistic, tender, heartbreaking and redeeming all at once. this quote below is my favorite part. it is how the movie ends. marion, the girl main character, narrates the following overtop an argument you see happening between the couple, played by julie delpy and adam goldberg. *spoiler* hint: they make up at the end of the movie and stay together as you can probably tell from the end of the quote below.

"It always fascinated me how people go from loving you madly to nothing at all, nothing. It hurts so much. When I feel someone is going to leave me, I have a tendency to break up first before I get to hear the whole thing. Here it is. One more, one less. Another wasted love story. I really love this one. When I think that its over, that I'll never see him again like this... well yes, I'll bump into him, we'll meet our new boyfriend and girlfriend, act as if we had never been together, then we'll slowly think of each other less and less until we forget each other completely. Almost. Always the same for me. Break up, break down. Drunk up, fool around. Meet one guy, then another, f*ck around. Forget the one and only. Then after a few months of total emptiness start again to look for true love, desperately look everywhere and after two years of loneliness meet a new love and swear it is the one, until that one is gone as well.... There's a moment in life where you can't recover any more from another break-up. And even if this person bugs you sixty percent of the time, well you still can't live without him. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well you love his sneezes more than anyone else's kisses." - Marion from '2 Days in Paris'

warning: now this movie is rated 'R' and for good reason - there is dialogue and language throughout - so if you are squeemish, you may not want to give this one a try. otherwise, i highly recommend it. 

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