In Comedy, Movies on May 16, 2013 at 6:52 PM
Kinky Boots (2005) is a comedy directed by Julian Jarrold about Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton), a man who inherits his father’s failing shoe factory and decides to save it by finding a niche market with the help of Lola/Simon (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a drag queen.
Accept others for who they are, even if you don’t understand them.
Don (a factory worker who’s just won an arm-wrestling match against Lola): Why’d you stop?
Lola: “Well, I wouldn’t want you to walk into the factory and feel that people didn’t respect you Don. I wouldn’t want anyone else to know what that feels like. … Change your mind about someone.”
In Comedy, Movies on May 14, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Tootsie (1982) is a comedy directed by Sydney Pollack about Michael Dorsey/ Dorothy Michaels (Dustin Hoffman), a temperamental, struggling actor who decides to impersonate a woman in order to get a part on a soap opera, then learns firsthand what it is like to be treated like a woman, all while falling in love with a co-star, Julie (Jessica Lange).
“You never truly know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”
Michael: “I just did it for the work. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody, especially you.”
Julie: “I miss Dorothy.”
Michael: “You don’t have to. She’s right here. And she misses you. Look, you don’t know me from Adam. But I was a better man with you as a woman than I ever was with a woman as a man. You know what I mean? I just gotta learn to do it without the dress.”
In Fantasy, Movies on May 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is a fantasy directed by Frank Capra about a kindly bank executive, George Bailey (James Stewart), who has always tried to help others, even at the cost of his own dreams and ambitions, until a financial setback plummets him to despair when he realizes that he is worth more dead than alive, but a stranger, Clarence (Henry Travers), helps him see how valuable his life is by showing him what it would have been like had he never been born.
Be grateful for your life; it beats the alternative.
Clarence: “Strange isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. And when he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he? [...] Your brother Harry Bailey broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine.”
George: “That’s a lie! Harry Bailey went to war. He got the Congressional Medal of Honor. He saved the lives of every man on that transport.”
Clarence: “Every man on that transport died. Harry wasn’t there to save them, because you weren’t there to save Harry. You see George, you really had a wonderful life. Don’t you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?”