Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Young Adult (2011)

Mavis: Hey, do you know this girl named Beth?
She married Buddy Slade from school.
 Sandra: Yeah, I know that Beth.
Mavis: What do you think of her?
Sandra: I don't really like her. I mean, I think
you're way prettier than she is. What happened to your dress?
I'm sorry, did I say something wrong? Shit.
What's wrong? What did I say?
Mavis: I have a lot of problems.
Sandra: Can't you get a new dress?
Mavis: It's really difficult for me to be happy.
And then for other people it just seems so simple. I know.
They just grow up and they're so fulfilled.
Sandra: I don't feel fulfilled. And frankly,
if you don't feel fulfilled with all the stuff that you have...
Mavis: I need to change, Sandra.
Sandra: No you don't.
Mavis: What?
Sandra: You're the only person in Mercury
who could write a book or wear a dress like that.
Mavis: I'm sure there's plenty of other people who could.
Sandra: Everyone here is fat and dumb.
Mavis: Don't say that. I mean, you think so?
Sandra: Everyone wishes that they could be like you.
You know, living in the big city all famous
and beautiful and all that.
Mavis: I'm not really famous.
Sandra: Well, you know, special or whatever. I mean,
some days when I have a slow shift at work
I'll sit and think about you living in your cool apartment,
going out and stuff. It seems really nice.
Mavis: Yeah, but most people here seem so happy with so little.
It's like they don't even seem to care what happens to them.
Sandra: That's because it doesn't matter what happens to them.
They're nothing. Might as well die. Fuck Mercury. 

This scene is one of the best things ever.
Happy 37, Charlize!

1 comment:

Derreck said...

Ah, i love this scene. This marked the point where she went from an insecure, prom queen bitch to a completely in control and confident Bitch. I don't know whether that arc was more sad or hilarious.