The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that?

The excellent among you will recognize that quote from Pretty Woman. It’s a movie I still have to like because Julia Roberts is tremendous. Honestly, she just seems so nice. Like what I assume Tom Hanks is like. Okay, enough celebrity worship.

Every once in a while, I think about this line – the truth of it. Do we go looking for profundity in ’90’s romantic comedies? Likely no (at least, I don’t. I’m sure there’s a course of study out there somewhere dedicated to just that).

Honestly, I didn’t even remember that it was from Pretty Woman – Google helped me with that – but who cares? If I remembered it, it means J.F. Lawton, the movie’s writer, captured something that resonates beyond the context of the screenplay. Insecurity. Though some of his other choices are… ludicrously rose-coloured is the nicest way to put it.

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