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Sonny's heartfelt speech


This scene takes my heart away:

Sonny: I'm gonna see you through gettin' tired... gettin' sick... gettin' old. I'm gonna see you through anything that comes up. And there's nobody else in my head. Just you.

Why ain't you at the garden party you heathen?

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I absolutely LOVED that speech! I know that Sonny seemed like a simple country bumpkin, but every time I watch that part, I fall inlove with him all over again =).

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I loved that speech too! He was so kind.It made up for the ludicrous things he said to Norma about not shopping, cleaning, or making love lol!

I was rather surprised he said that after she admitted that the union organizer was in her head. He must have realized that the other man offered her something mentally, and wasn't too offended because he loved her. And knew she loved him back.



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I agree - I LOVE that speech!

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Considering the sheer brevity of it, I'm not sure I'd go so far as to refer to it as a "speech", but I totally agree that it was very heartfelt and eloquent. I was very impressed by the choice of words that the writers came up with.


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I was surprised, too. In my mind, they would divorce and she would engage with the union guy. That would've been SO cliché.

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That was a great scene and Beau Bridges nailed it. I was really impressed with his performance here, very underrated IMO.



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