Audrey Davis: Aunt Jenny? What are you doing here? How did you find me?
Jenny Portman: You have ten seconds to get your things together and get in the car.
Jenny Portman: Stay! Ten -…
Audrey Davis: You’re not my mother, if you haven’t noticed!
Jenny Portman: No! But I love you very much, and I will be your worst nightmare if you don’t get in that car now! Seven, six…
BZ: But we’re not ready to go yet.
Jenny Portman: Oh, you’re not ready? Well… Well, are you ready for this?
[Jenny who is pregnant motions to her stomach]
Jenny Portman: I don’t think so. Are you ready to be a parent? I don’t think so!
Jenny Portman: [to Audrey] Four, three…
Audrey Davis: Are you happy? You’ve just ruined my entire life!
Jenny Portman: Well, we’ll fix it later! Two…
[back to BZ]
Jenny Portman: You!
BZ: Chill out, Mommy.
Jenny Portman: Hey!
BZ: It’s all good.
Jenny Portman: Don’t you talk to me like that!
BZ: It’s just a prom.
Jenny Portman: You listen to me. If you ever so much as blink in her direction again, I can and will bury you so far in the ground that the heat from the earth’s core will incinerate your sorry ass! Do you understand me?
BZ: Yes, ma’am.
Jenny Portman: By the way, you’re not a bad person, but this is very bad behavior. Very bad behavior.
I really love this movie. I’m pretty sure I first saw it when I was about 6 or 7 years old and for the longest time I couldn’t wait to go and work in an office (not the case so much anymore, haha). I loved everything about it. The story is a pretty basic David vs. Goliath kind of deal, but set in an office, with a dash of Shakespearean mistaken identity thrown in as well. It’s also a romantic comedy, albeit one that is slightly more serious than most. There’s broken hearts and bad relationships, real friendships, ambition, a bit of women’s lib and office politics. It’s very much a movie of its time, but because it has some basic archetypes at its core, as dated as its costumes, etc are, the story and therefore the film is timeless. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one: Best Song (won), Best Supporting Actress Joan Cusack, Best Supporting Actress Sigourney Weaver, Best Actress Melanie Griffith, Best Director Mike Nichols and Best Picture. It was up against The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Mississippi Burning and winner Rain Man.