Freddie: So, how is she?
Allen: How is she? She’s a. . .she’s a mermaid. I don’t understand. All my life I’ve been waiting for someone and when I find her, she’s a fish.
Freddie: Nobody said love’s perfect!
Allen: Oh, Freddie, I don’t expect it to be perfect, but for God’s sake, it’s usually human! Every day people meet and they fall in love. Look what I got.
Freddie: Look what you got. Yeah, let’s look at what you got. Let’s take a good look at what you got. People fall in love every day, huh? Is that what you said?
Freddie: Yeah? That’s a crock! It doesn’t work that way. Do you realize how happy you were with her? That is, when you weren’t driving yourself crazy. Every day? Come on. Some people will never be that happy! I’ll never be that happy. What am I talking to you for? You don’t know nothing.
I can’t even remember the first time I saw this film, but I know I was very young. I’m not a big baseball fan. I never have been. But I love this film. I love what it represents and I love this history that is showcases. I love the characters and I love the costume design and I love the story and basically, I just love this movie.
Andrew Beckett: Congratulations, Counselor.
Joe Miller: Congratulations?
Andrew Beckett: You’ve survived what I assume to be your first gay party intact.
Joe Miller: Let me tell you something, Andrew, when you’re brought up the way I am, the way most people are in this country, there’s not a whole lot of discussion about homosexuality or what do you call it, alternate lifestyles. As a kid you’re taught that queers are funny, queers are weird, queers dress up like their mother. That they’re afraid to fight, that they’re a danger to little kids and that all they want to do is get into your pants. [beat] That pretty much sums up the general thinking out there if you want to know the truth about it.
Andrew Beckett: Thank you for sharing that with me.
Joe Miller: You’re very welcome.