Monday, May 16, 2011

Memorable Monologue: The Kids Are All Right

"I need to say something. It's no big secret, your mom and I are in hell right now. The bottom line is... marriage is hard. It's really fuckin' hard. It's just two people slogging through the shit, year after year, getting older, changing. It's a fucking marathon, okay? So, sometimes, you know, you're together for so long, that you just... you stop seeing the other person. You just see weird projections of your own junk. Instead of talking to each other, you go off the rails and act grubby and make stupid choices, which is what I did and I feel sick about it because I love you guys and I love your mom. And that's the truth. And sometimes you hurt the ones you love the most and I don't know why. You know if I read more Russian novels, then... anyway, I just wanted to say how sorry I am for what I did. I hope you'll forgive me eventually. Thank you."

~ Julianne Moore as Jules in The Kids Are All Right (2010)


M. Carter @ the Movies said...

Good choice. Lots of people have focused only on Annette Bening's dinner table scene -- which is wonderful -- but I absolutely adored Julianne Moore's speech on marriage. It cuts through all the bullshit romantic comedies feed us and gets to the harsh reality of the matter.

Angie said...

Absolutely, it felt so real! Although the dinner scene with the Joni Mitchell conversation was awesome too.

inMovies said...

What a great movie, and a powerful monologue. Julianne Moore never ceases to amaze! The passion in her voice is part of what makes this speech so memorable.