“Playing by Heart” quotes(1998)
Plot – Paul and Hannah, now a middle-aged couple, have been fighting for a while over an alleged affair that he is supposed to have had years earlier. Memories and resentments alternate between pain, nostalgia and regrets. Meanwhile in a hotel, Gracie meets a man with whom she is having an affair: he would like for them to meet more often, but she is strongly against it. Meredith, a theater director, after several bad experiences refuses to date again, but then she finds herself surrendering under the insistence of the witty and convincing Trent. At the Disco Joan, a beautiful and exuberant young woman, breaks up with a guy over the phone and immediately afterwards she meets Keenan, to whom she is attracted but who refuses to date anyone. Hugh hangs around bars and restaurants all night long: he approaches different women and tells them different terrifying stories about his private life. Young Mark is dying of AIDS assisted by his mother who, through her tears, is trying to alleviate his suffering.
All actors – Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Gillian Anderson, Madeleine Stowe, Ryan Phillippe, Dennis Quaid, Christian Mills, Kellie Waymire, April Grace, Anthony Edwards, Ellen Burstyn, Jay Mohr, Tim Halligan, Michael Emerson, Jon Stewart, Patricia Clarkson, John Patrick White, Amanda Peet, Joel McCrary, Alec Mapa, Worthie Meacham, Michael B. Silver, Hal Landon Jr., Marc Allen Lewis, Ron Boussom, Daniel Chodos, Mark Lewis, Jim Abele, Chris Conner, Marcus Printup, Larry Antonino, Tom Chuchvara, Robert English, Ryo Okumoto, Heath Castor, David Clennon, Hilary Duff, Nastassja Kinski, Matt Malloy, Marilyn Monrovia, Louis E. Rosas, Jeremy Sisto, Daniel Spink, Alison Trowe, Rainbow Underhillshow all
“Playing by Heart” Quotes 15 quotes
“- Meredith: I'll tell you what I don't want. I don't want all this calculated artificiality. This dress, these stupid little bows in my hair, they aren't me. I mean, look at you. You... you don't sit around your house in an Armani suit, do you?
- Trent: No. My house is black-tie.”
“- Keenan: This may sound corny, but... you don't want me. I'm damaged goods.
- Joan: So? We're all damaged goods.”
“You know, I never knew what happiness was until I married your mother. And by then it was too late.”
“- Keenan: That's the ugliest cat I've ever seen.
- Joan: She's an angel.
- Keenan: She only has one eye.
- Joan: Yeah, but it's her good one.”
“Why is my life so complicated? Gee, I don't know. Why is your life so fucking simple?”
“- Trent: You know I'm not just asking you to dinner as a pre-emptive strike against litigation. I'm asking because...
- Meredith: I'll have dinner with you.
- Trent: What changed your mind?
- Meredith: Anyone who can say 'preemptive strike against litigation' with a straight face deserves a dinner companion.”
“- Max: I uh... I like your tight body. It looks like it would do what I tell it.
- Joan: What?
- Max: I said...
- Joan: No, I heard what you said. And I'll admit 'What?' was a rather banal, cliché, noncolorful response. What I really meant to say was: 'Why don't you do the world a big fat fucking favor and crawl back into your mother's womb?'.”
“Talking about love is like dancing about architecture.”
“- Meredith: I have a hard time trusting men.
- Trent: I'm not men. I'm not a group. I'm just me.”
“- Hugh: I lost my wife and kids..
- Allison: Ask the bartender, he can find anything.”