Date created: April 2010
Release date 2007
Duration 106 min
Producer(s) John Calley, Julie Lynn, Jonathan McCoy...more
Director(s) Robin Swicord...more
Writer(s) Robin Swicord, Karen Joy Fowler...more
Cast Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker...more
Okay, he'd kill me for saying this, but my brother likes you. I'm figuring he'll never tell you. And this way it's up to you. My sisters and me, I wouldn't say we ruined him, but he's just way too considerate to make the first move.
Women never go for the nice guys.
Please, men say that, but when you get to know some of these men who complain the most, you find out they're not as nice as they think they are.
I was thinking just this morning about this book club we're in, Allegra and me. The first meeting was right after we separated, 'cause Allegra had just moved in. And I was realizing how different I feel. I don't think I'm the same woman that you left.
I can see that. I so see that.
Well, it's probably the same for you. I guess that's what happens when you let go. We did a good job taking things apart. I'm kinda proud of us.
What about me? Am I your friend? Or am I just some widget to help you make Sylvia feel better about herself? Why did you invite me to be part of your book club? What went through your mind the first time you saw me? "There's a man who is dying to read every book Jane Austen ever wrote." Is that what you thought?
But I thought, "What a beautiful woman. I hope she looks over at me." I thought if I read your favorite books that you would read mine. But, no, no, no, no... You just want to be obeyed. That's why you have dogs.
Dear Ms. Corrine Mahern, we regret that we must decline to publish the three short stories you sent to us. 'Benny's Basketball' is strong narratively, but the depiction of your penis-waving retarded boy felt a little unkind. And isn't the title 'Separating Eggs For Flan' a bit obvious as a metaphor for your parents' divorce? Yet we confess that 'Skydiver' puzzled us most. Why would a beautiful, self-centered young lesbian jump out of a plane?
One day, I'm like 10 years old, my dad takes me back to the shed and he shows me some magazines that he keeps back there. He says, "This is strictly guy stuff. It's top secret. Very private. Tell no one." [he shows a sci-fi magazine and laughs]
So from then on... It was like... I don't know... It's like me and my dad and science fiction. These were the first books I fell in love with, and I never got over it.