Monday, September 21, 2020

One small adjustment away.

 Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

I love when movie dialogue touches on something weighing on my mind. Such was the case while watching How Do You Know (2010).

In a heartfelt scene, George (Paul Rudd) gives Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) a birthday gift. She carefully unwraps it and discovers a can of Play-Doh. She's a bit confused.

George explains that part of the gift is the story, which is... the dough was originally sold as a wallpaper cleaner for getting soot off the walls, but when people switched to natural gas (instead of coal), the product sales dropped and the company floundered. A relative who taught at a nursery school suggested they market the squishy substance as a child's toy... Play-Doh.

And then comes the profound line:

GEORGE
So... I have kept this for a long time
...as proof that we are all just one small
adjustment away from making our lives work.

Just one small adjustment away! I love that.

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