“Inventing the Abbotts” quotes(1997)
Plot – Illinois, 1950s. Two brothers, Jacey and Doug Holt, are fascinated by the rich Abbotts' family life and especially by their three beautiful daughters. Jacey is obsessed with the idea of being able to marry one of them, while Doug begins an unlikely friendship with Pam, the youngest of the three. The two discover that the lives of the Holts and the Abbotts are closely linked by a secret guarded by their mother.
All actors – Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup, Will Patton, Kathy Baker, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sutton, Liv Tyler, Joanna Going, Barbara Williams, Alessandro Nivola, Nicole M. Vassallo, Amanda Shermanshow all
“Inventing the Abbotts” Quotes 21 quotes
“- Pamela Abbott: Who do you look more like, your mother or your father?
- Doug Holt: Oh, I don't know.
- Pamela Abbott: What did your father look like?
- Doug Holt: Like a photograph.”
“Jacey pretended to care for Alice so well, the illusion became so complete that even he was fooled.”
“Backyard nudity is hypocritical. It's insincere. People should do and say exactly what they feel and think and not try to hide things.”
“My mother once told me that if the Abbotts didn't exist, my brother would have had to invent them.”
“I know all there is to know about screwing your way into a wealthy family and there's no way I'm gonna let you screw your way into mine.”
“The end of my innocence and childhood began in 1957. It is remarkable to me now just how little I knew then about the people around me. It took me years to figure out exactly what the truth was, especially given my brother's knack at inventing facts.”
There's different kinds of love, darling. Some people you love no matter what, and others you love if the situation is right. To me, the best kind of love is the "No matter what" kind.
“- Doug Holt: You always loved me no matter what I did, right?
- Pamela Abbott: Yeah.
- Doug Holt: Maybe that's how I love you. No matter what. It's the best kind of love.”
“Alice is the good daughter, Eleanor's the bad one, and I'm the one that sort of gets off the hook. It's just the way it works.”
“I have plans for my daughters, Mr. Holt; they don't include you. I know you: I know you better than you know me.”
“- Doug Holt: I'm not like you, Jacey. I don't want to be.
- Jacey Holt: I'm sorry.
- Doug Holt: Yeah, you are.”
“- Co-ed: I'm engaged.
- Jacey Holt: So am I.
- Co-ed: You are?
- Jacey Holt: Sure. I'm engaged in conversation with you.”
“- Doug Holt: Either you're mad at me because you're mad at me, or you're mad at me because you like me, because that's how girls act. I don't know much but I know that. So, which is it?
- Pamela Abbott: Both.”
“The truth about our mother and Lloyd didn't comfort Jacey, because the truth seemed to him just as unfair as the lie he had always believed in.”
“- Alice Abbott: I'm married.
- Jacey Holt: I thought you were getting a divorce.
- Alice Abbott: I am, but it's not final yet.”