From My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 2002
Toula: Ian is a vegetarian. He doesn’t eat meat.
Aunt Voula: He don’t eat no meat?
Toula: No, he doesn’t eat meat.
Aunt Voula: WHAT YOU MEAN HE DON’T EAT NO MEAT? (silence, as everyone looks shocked)
Aunt Voula: Oh that’s ok. That’s ok; I make lamb.
I love this movie because of Toula’s crazy, over-the-top family. If you replace “meat” with “pork,” a similar conversation probably happened in my family. I am from the “Dirty-Dirty,” and my mother was quite confused by my husband not eating pork. She explained that when she made collard greens, he could just pick out the hamhock if he didn’t want to eat it. Then, I had to explain that he neither ate pork nor pork-flavored foods.
Da Hype 1
Nina Mosley: You always want what you want when you want it. Why is everything so urgent with you?
Darrius Lovehall: Let me tell you somethin’. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That’s urgent like a motherf*ck*r.
In 1997, Larenz Tate transformed himself from the dorky kid in The Inkwell to the guy that so many black women wanted to be with in Love Jones. I fell in love with his character’s poetic style, but most of all, I fell in love with Tate and Nia Long as a couple. They were convincing, charismatic, and they were characters my girlfriends and I could identify with. And, Tate was the man we all wanted to be with.
So, 2 Dope readers, what’s your favorite movie line?
*Movie lines checked via IMDb