Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Dirk's Mother: Does it make you feel like a stud to see
trash like that? Huh? What is she? Your girl-friend? 
Dirk: She's not my girlfriend.
Dirk's Mother: She's a little whore and a little piece of trash...
I know you're not the only one that she sees.
Dirk: What... what're you... you don't know.
Dirk's Mother: I've heard things about her. That girl.
Don't think I don't know what goes on when I'm not here...
I wash your sheets, kid. I know she's been here.
Or are you doing some other thing in there?
With your music and your posters on the wall? 
Why don't you go to your little whore Sheryl Lynn. 
Your little girlfriend
Dirk: Maybe I will. 
Dirk's Mother: Oh yeah? Yeah, what are you gonna do? 
Dirk: I dunno, I'll do something. 
Dirk's Mother: You can't do anything. You're a loser. 
You'll always be a loser -- you couldn't even finish 
high school because you were too stupid.

This kinda goes on for awhile longer but I'll spare y'all the endless awfulness. This scene's so painful! Joanna Gleason just GOES for it, doesn't she? A great small overlooked performance in a film stuffed to the gills with them. Today is Gleason's 65th birthday - a very happy one to her. Last thing we saw her in was The Skeleton Twins and hey whaddya know there she was playing yet another godawful mother and being amazing at it.

1 comment:

DancerInDC said...

I guess I've thought that Joanna Gleason veers towards these roles because she was such a good mother in the original cast of Into the Woods, right?

Love her!