I don’t have to leave the theater whistling, but would it kill you once in a while to make a movie that doesn’t make me want to take a bath with the toaster. Academy nominations used to say, 'Look what great movies we make.' Now they say, 'Look what good people we are.' It’s not about entertainment, it’s about suffering, specifically yours.
By: Bill Maher
From: Real Time with Bill Maher
Bill Maher made the point on his show Real Time with Bill Maher, that we could use more escapism in movies during this year of plague and tumult. The statement was discussed in an article about cultural shifts in the art of moviemaking and the shrinking audience of The Academy Awards by Maureen Dowd.
Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. He's justifying the extended length of one of the groups songs in a scene from the trailer of the movie.
Paul Gleason (as Clarence Beeks) says to two train baggage handlers, played by Senator Al Franken and Tom Davis, after they walk in on him just as Gleason is about to kill Dan Aykroyd ( as Louis Winthorpe III), Eddie Murphy (as Billy Ray Valentine), and Jamie Lee Curtis (as Ophelia). Gleason has figured out they are attempting to steal a top secret crop report from him before he can hand it over to Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche (as Randolph & Mortimer Duke), so they can corner the stock market.
British gangster 'Brick Top' (Alan Ford) isn't happy after 'Turkish' (Jason Statham) let's him know of his failure to get Mickey O'Neil (Brad Pitt) to fight in a fixed boxing match.
Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is lying in bed one morning when suddenly the radio comes on and wakes him up with a jolt after having slept with his associate Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger) the night before. Maguire has been challenged with the direction of his life while attempting to start his own sports management agency. The screen flashes to Dickey Fox (Maguire's mentor) in his office, where Fox utters these words.
Last lines of the movie Jerry Maguire.