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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tuesday Dialogue #5 - Jack Taylor, The Therapist & Maggie Taylor

Jack Taylor (George Clooney) is having a nightmare day. His job is in jeopardy, his career is on the line, and he's stuck with his daughter for the day. To make matters worse, he's met a woman, Melanie Parker (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is a "real piece of work".

There's only one way to make sense of it all. Go see your therapist. Things get a bit complicated due to his daughter being with him - hence Jack and the therapist are forced to talk in code. 


JACK
She, um, she just drops of the uh uh, bag of cookies and tells me to keep them for a week.

THERAPIST
How do you feel about the cookies Jack?

JACK
Love the cookies, have a big problem with the um, uh..

THERAPIST
Cookie maker?


JACK
That's right. 'Cause the cookie maker thinks that all I'm interested in, or all I'm capable of handling with respect to the cookie in question is uh--

THERAPIST
Is the frosting?

JACK
Exactly, exactly.
(pause)
And just because the frosting is my speciality doesn't mean that I can't do more. I have many layers to me. And they're not all vanilla, either. I have chocolate in me. I have a deep dark chocolate--

MAGGIE
I'm still hungry Daddy.


JACK
But, uh-- I'm sorry, Doc Martin and I are finishing--

MAGGIE
But what about the cookies?

JACK
Just a little while, okay? ----- It's uh, I'm uh, I'm sick of angry, resentful, uh------ fish, who uh think that you, that you owe them, but who won't trust you for a second to do anything for them.

THERAPIST
There are other fish in the sea, Jack.

JACK
Yes, I know. It's just I, I wish I could find a fish who wasn't afraid of my dark chocolate layer, and she'd have to love my cookie too. Y'know, I think that my ex-cookie maker has turned me off to fish entirely. I met a real piece of work this morning.

THERAPIST
Tell me about her Jack.

JACK
This fish was a fox. She had her own cookie too. What a female dog. She shoved her fish in my face.

THERAPIST
In front of the cookie? What's she doing with another fish anyway? She AC/DC?

JACK
What you talking about?

THERAPIST
Fish with other fish, in front of cookies.

JACK
Fish? Fish fish.

THERAPIST
Oh. I see.

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4 comments:

  1. Can someone please decipher this code? :P

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  2. Ha! ha! ha! Love that scene, and love that movie too. Thanks, Kid! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. Very funny!!
    One Fine Day is one of my favourites, although I've always had a problem with Jack Taylor, mainly because I find Melanie Parker so appealing.
    Melanie is wonderful. Whether she's a fish or a fox, I can't think of any other movie character that I would rather spend one fine day with.

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  4. Why I love this movie? It ends with that last scene, of them lying asleep on each other's shoulders. Maybe they'll wake up and move on, maybe they'll snuggle a little closer. I love it!

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