domingo, outubro 28, 2007

O Amor Não Tira Férias

The Holiday(2006)
Elenco: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Rufus Sewell, Edward Burns.
Direção: Nancy Meyers

Amanda: You know Graham, I just broke up with someone and considering you just showed up and you're insanely good-looking and probably won't remember me anyway... I'm thinking we should have sex... If you want.
Graham: Is that a trick question?


Mais um filme certeiro da diretora de Alguém Tem Que Ceder. Novamente Myers reune um elenco do primeiro time de Hollywood e conta a estória de duas mulheres, Iris e Amanda, que trocam de casas no feriado de natal para tentar dar uma outra perspectiva para suas vidas.

O filme fica no meio do caminho entre uma comédia romântica simples e um drama bem humorado sobre o amor nos tempos atuais. Não por acaso, o filme faz uma homenagem à antiga Hollywood como forma de contraponto a tudo que se vê hoje. Winslet, como sempre, está muito bem. O casal Diaz e Law mostra boa boa química. Apenas Black parece fora de tom quando recorre ao seu tradicional maneirismo. Nas cenas em que atua de forma mais contida, funciona bem melhor.

Um filme de qualidades, que foge um pouco da receita de uma hora e meia (tem quase duas horas e meia de duração), e trata de forma agradável os relacionamentos. Nota 8.

Quotes

Arthur Abbott: Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend.
Iris: You're so right. You're supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for god's sake! Arthur, I've been going to a therapist for three years, and she's never explained things to me that well. That was brilliant. Brutal, but brilliant.

Iris: The great thing is I actually do. And I'm about three years late in telling you this, but nevertheless I need to say it. Jasper. Wait, I need the lights on. Jasper, you have never treated me right. Ever.
Jasper: Oh, babe.
Iris: Shush. You broke my heart. And you acted like somehow it was my fault, my misunderstanding, and I was too in love with you to ever be mad at you, so I just punished myself! For years! But you waltzing in here on my lovely Christmas holiday, and telling me that you don't want to lose me whilst you're about to get MARRIED, somehow newly entitles me to say, it's over. This - This twisted, toxic THING between us, is finally finished! I'm miraculously done being in love with you! Ha! I've got a life to start living.
[Picks up Jasper's jacket, walking to the door]
Iris: And you're not going to be in it.
Jasper: Darling.
Iris: Now I've got somewhere really important to be, and you have got to get the hell out.
[Opens the door]
Iris: Now!
Jasper: What exactly has got into you?
Iris: I don't know.
[Pushes Jasper out the door]
Iris: But I think what I've got is something slightly resembling, gumption.
[Slams door shut in Jasper's face. Lifts hands up and screams with joy]

Graham: I have a cow and I sew. How's that for "hard to relate to"?

Amanda: Are you D-I-V-O-R-C-E-D?
Graham: No W-I-D-O-W-E-R.

Miles: -Holds up a copy of "The Graduate" on DVD- Uh oh...”Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio...”? I bet you didn't know, it was all written for the movie, it was a score, technically.
Dustin Hoffman: I can't believe this... I can't go anywhere.

Graham: Call me old fashioned but one doesn't have sex with women who are unconscious.

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