Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Is All Around

Capitol Swell's recent post reminded me about a great Christmas move Love Actually. It's a fun movie about falling in love around Christmastime and has one of my favorite quotes.

Daniel and his son, Sam, have recently suffered the loss of their wife and mother. Sam's been acting a bit odd and Daniel's been worried that he might be getting into depression or, worse, drugs. They're spending some time together and finally have a chat:

DANIEL
So, what's the problem? Something odd?
Is it just mum or something else? Hmm?
Maybe school? Are you being bullied? Or
is it something worse? Can you give me
any clues, you know?

SAM
You really want to know?

DANIEL
I really want to know.

SAM
Even though you won't be able to do
anything to help?

DANIEL
Even if that's the case, yeah.

SAM
Okay. Well, truth is, actually...
I'm in love.

DANIEL
Sorry?

SAM
I know I should be thinking about mum
all the time and I am. But the truth is
I'm in love, and I was before she died and
there's nothing I can do about it.

DANIEL
(laughs with relief)
Are you a bit young to be in love?

SAM
No.

DANIEL
Oh, okay, yeah, well... I'm a little relieved.

SAM
Why?

DANIEL
Well, because I thought it would be
something worse.

SAM
Worse than the total agony of being in love?

DANIEL
(realizing)
Ah, no, you're right. Yeah, total agony.



Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

TL said...

I just love how you guys love this movie!!! Its nice to know that it isn't just a "chick flick".