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White Oleander (2002)
109 min – Drama
A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Writers: Janet Fitch (novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright |
"The best part of me is well-hidden"
Astrid: Everybody asks why I started at the end and worked back to the beginning, the reason is simple, I couldn't understand the beginning until I had reached the end. There were too many pieces of the puzzle missing, too much you would never tell. I could sell these things. People want to buy them, but I'd set all this on fire first. She'd like that, that's what she would do. She'd make it just to burn it. I couldn't afford this one, but the beginning deserves something special. But how do I show that nothing, not a taste, not a smell, not even the color of the sky, has ever been as clear and sharp as it was when I belonged to her. I don't know how to express the being with someone so dangerous is the last time I felt safe…
-You're still beautiful.
-Looks don't interest me.
That's easy for you to say, You've never been ugly.
I give you everything you ask for and it's not enough.
Ingrid: Don’t do it again.
Astrid: Do what?
Ingrid: Attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention…because you’re lonely.
"Love humiliates you. Hatred cradles you."
Maybe it's not such a bad thing to believe in something.
Life is easier without friends.
"Never apologize, never explain."
"No matter how much she’s damaged me…no matter how flawed she is…I know my mother loves me."
Davey: It’s better to know things.
Astrid: Why? What does it get you? Does it tell you the difference between right or wrong?
"Stay away from broken people."
Ingrid: Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself. Know what you want.
"You don’t know what I can do."
"Just don’t mind her. She’s hormonal. The problem is she hasn’t been saved."
"I know that men don’t like women who try to own them."
"We’re both in prison, you and I, punished for our strength and our independence."
Astrid: Do they hurt you?
Ingrid: Not as much as I hurt them.