Wednesday, July 1, 2009

One Conversation Gone Bad

I believe we come across many English comedies that leave us in splits. But this one is from a Hollywood film. Stanley Tucci's directed and acted alongwith Oliver Platt in this class comedy which is about two struggling theatre/ film actors who have to scamper for their daily bread.

This particular situation made me roll in laughter like a child. Just check the dialogues out. All this effort by the starving duo was to have creampuffs for free.

Maurice (Oliver Platt): [has just finished eating a pastry; part of a scheme to get free pastries] I hate them.

Baker in Kramer's Pastries: Oh, I'm sorry; to each his own. There's another bakery shop down the block whose wares might be more to your liking. Thank you for coming in.
[to Arthur (Stanley Tucci)]
Baker in Kramer's Pastries: May I help you, sir?

Arthur: Yes, would you excuse me a moment? I'm sorry,
[to Maurice]
Arthur: I couldn't help but overhear, excuse me, sir, um, but may I say that your rudeness to this hard-working gentleman is uncalled for.

Baker in Kramer's Pastries: Please, sir
Maurice: I beg your pardon.
Arthur: No, I beg yours, sir. I happen to know that this gentleman
[refers to the baker]
Arthur: is one of the finest pastry chefs on the Eastern seaboard.
Baker in Kramer's Pastries: Well, thank you.
Arthur: You're welcome.
Baker in Kramer's Pastries: Do I know you?
Arthur: Of course you do.
Maurice: What's your point?
Arthur: My point is, sir, that you would not know a good creampuff if it jumped up and licked you on the ass.

Maurice: Well...
Baker in Kramer's Pastries: Sir, it's just a difference in taste.
Arthur: No, no. this man is clearly an imbecile.
Maurice: Ah, an insult!
[quietly to Arthur]
Maurice: I'm in-I'm insulted?
Arthur: Yes.
Maurice: I'm insulted! Well, I am!
Arthur: Oh, well good-good-good-good! Well, I'm glad you are! But I'm sure you're not as insulted as this gentleman!

Baker in Kramer's Pastries: Oh, I'm not insulted.

Arthur: Oh, yes you are! The man works all day like a mule to support his miserable family.

Baker in Kramer's Pastries: Well, here now, my family isn't miserable. We're all quite happy!

Arthur: No, you're not! You're miserable and pathetic, look at you!
[ignoring his protest]
Arthur: All day, working like a lackey from rise to set sweating in the eye of Phoebus!

Baker in Kramer's Pastries: I love my work!
Arthur: No, you don't!
Arthur: What a fool you are!

Baker in Kramer's Pastries: I am *not* a fool!
Arthur: Oh, yes you are!

Maurice: Sir, you really sholdn't talk to this gentleman that way. You like the cream puffs. I *don't* like the cream puffs.


I'm sure many of us have been in such similar catch-22s in our lives!


Indian PjBoy said...

the name of the movie?

...Demonos said...

ohh dear i din't mention that it seems...

The Imposters (1998)
you can lookup for more details...