Worn and restless after a night of shouting through NCAA tourney games, I channel-surfed for something punchy enough to hold my attention and long enough to lull me to sleep. I eventually came across A Good Woman. The frilly 1930s Euro-American romantic wasn't an immediate first choice, but it met the requirements: Scarlett Johnansson provides enough punch wherever, however, in whatever. And at worst, lengthy old-English discourse is as good as a pillow and some Compoz.
I watched. I laughed. I made it through the whole thing. The inter-generational exchanges between men regarding the opposite sex drew some gems:
On Infidelity: "I find the best way to keep my word is never to give it."Words to live by. And to be used sparingly.
Marriage: "You know why they call it the alter Tommy? Because it's where they make human sacrifices."
Listening: "9 times out of 10 men don't give two pence about why. They just feel obliged to seem so."
The "One": "Devilish women are a bother. The good ones are a bore. That's the only difference."