Doug: You know, it takes a lot of nerve to spend a beautiful evening with someone and then never call them again.
Peter: Doug, I can explain.
Doug: I just wish I could take back that kiss.
Doug: Because I felt something that I haven’t felt in years, and now I know it was the taste of betrayal.
Peter: It wasn’t the taste of betrayal!
Doug: It was the taste of betrayal.
Peter: No, it really wasn’t.
Doug: It was the taste of betrayal, you fucking whore.
Doug: Good day.
I first saw this film on an airplane on my way back from London in 2000 and I loved it immediately. I didn’t see it again for a few years, but when I finally did watch it again I still loved it as much as I did then. At the time of its release it was up for seven Oscars – Best Score, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Director, Best Picture and won two: Best Adapted Screenplay John Irving and Best Supporting Actor Michael Caine. Best Picture-wise it was up against The Insider, The Green Mile, The Sixth Sense and winner American Beauty.