High Fidelity (2000)
Iben Hjejle: Laura
Rob : That other girl, or other women, whatever... I mean, I was thinking that they're just fantasies. You know? And they always seem really great because there's never any problems. And if there are, they're cute problems like, you know, we bought each other the same Christmas present, or she wants to go see a movie that I've already seen, you know? And then I come home, and you and I have real problems... and you don't even want to see the movie I want to see, period. There's no lingerie and...
Laura : I have lingerie!
Rob : Yes, you do. You have great lingerie, but you also have the cotton underwear that's been washed a thousand times, and it's hanging on the thing and, and they have it too! It's just I don't have to see it because it's not in the fantasy. Do you understand? I'm tired of the fantasy because it doesn't really exist. And there are never really any surprises, and it never really...
Laura : Delivers?
Rob : Delivers. Right. And I'm tired of it. And I'm tired of everything else, for that matter. But I don't ever seem to get tired of you.
Laura : Listen, Rob, would you have sex with me? Because I want to feel something else than this. It either that, or I go home and put my hand in the fire. Unless you want to stub cigarettes out on my arm.
Rob : No. I only have a few left, I've been saving them for later.
Laura : Right. It'll have to be sex, then.
Rob : Right. Right.
Laura : I knew there was a reason I wore a skirt today.
Laura : [Reading] Top Five Dream Jobs.
Rob : Hey, that's private.
Laura : Number One: Journalist for Rolling Stone magazine. 1976-1979. Get to meet the Clash, Chrissie Hydne, Sex Pistols, David Byrne. Get tons of free records. Number Two: Producer. Atlantic Records. 1964-1971. Get to meet Aretha, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke...
Laura : And a shitload of money.
Rob : Yeah.
Laura : Number Three: Any kind of musician.
Rob : Besides classical or rap.
Laura : Settle for being one of the Memphis Horns or something. Not asking to be Jaggar or Hendricks or Otis Redding. Number Four: Film Director.
Rob : Any kind except German or silent.
Laura : And Number Five: we have architect.
Rob : Yeah.
Laura : Seven years training.
Rob : I'm not sure I even want to be an architect.
Laura : So you've got a list here of five things you'd do if qualifications and time and history and salary were no object.
Rob : Yeah.
Laura : All I'm saying is, you have to allow for things to happen to people, but most of all to yourself. And you don't Bob, so what's the use?
Rob : Do you want to get married - to me?
[Laura burst out laughing]
Rob : I'm serious.
Laura : Yes, I know.
Rob : Well, thanks a frickin' bunch!
Laura : I'm sorry, it's just two days ago you were making tapes for that girl from the Reader. Well, forgive me if I don't think of you as the world's safest bet.
Rob : Would you marry me if I was?
Laura : What brought all this on?
Rob : I don't know. I'm just sick of thinking about it all the time.
Laura : About what?
Rob : This stuff. Love and settling down and marriage, you know. I want to think about something else.
Laura : [sarcastically] I change my mind. That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard. I do. I will.
Laura : Look, I know it's not very romantic, Rob; but, there will be romance again at some stage.