Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I'm On My Way....

Claudia (Holly Hunter): (Flying home for the holidays, Claudia picks up phone to call her brother and leaves confession on his answering machine.) "Hi little brother!  It's your big, bad sister.  Where are you?  I'm on my way to Henry and Adele's, which I know is the last place on earth that you'd want to drive a million miles in holiday traffic to be at and I don't blame you. Have Thanksgiving with your friends. I would, if I had any but then I'd have to send them birthday cards. Which is a lie of course because you know I'm only looking for pity. Jesus, my, my, my. (silent pause) Shit! (change in tone)I really wish you were going to be there, kiddo because I'm sick as a dog, I made out with my boss, and my kid is going to have sex with another teenager, and then I got fired or the other way around! Whatever! Oh my God! I can't believe I just left this on your answering machine. I hate machines! Get rid of this tape.  It's nothing.  It's no big deal. I'm fine.  I just miss you, guys!  Happy Thanksgiving! Give Jack a big, big hug from me.  That's it from me. Love Claud. (hangs up phone and sighs) God, that was moronic!"

Home for the Holidays (1995)

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