Friday, September 30, 2011

Favorite Scene Friday! Drowning Mona: When Life Gives You Potatoes

I’m sure, like me, there’s been a moment in your lifetime when things were going really bad and without fail some optimistic, upbeat, glass half full, jerk off says something like, “Well it could always be worse” or “Look on the bright side, at least you’re not poor Bob over there.” Come on man! Can’t you just let me wallow in my pool of pity for one damn minute? Be positive somewhere else jack ass, because your kind is not needed at this moment. Today’s Favorite Scene is a perfect example of this very situation.

The selection comes from one of the most underrated comedies of the 2000’s, “Drowning Mona.” In this scene, Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) and Chief Rash (Danny DeVito) are discussing Mona’s hard times. DeVito’s character attempts to share some of his mother’s wisdom with Mona. However as usual, the hateful, bad tempered Mona gives the sheriff a nasty comeback to which her husband Phil (William Fichtner) responds to with one of his funniest lines of the movie. I hope you enjoy the clip and your Friday!