50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Synopsis: Events after an earthquake convince Owen, a writer of hack "as told to" autobiographies, to leave L.A. He burns his bridges telling people what he really thinks, quits his current client (a randy astronaut), and heads for the airport. Waiting for his flight to New York, he sees Val, a friend of his latest ex; they chat, and Owen postpones leaving just to make sure she's not for him. For a week, he accelerates courtship: asks to meet her parents, introduces her to Allison his best (and only) friend, and takes her to a party where a hound he knows will try to seduce her. What if she passes all the tests? Can Owen still find a way to divorce his life and get out of L.A.?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Jordan Hawley
Production: New Line Cinema
  1 win.
95 min

a pretty special woman...

to make you feel that shitty,

so, yeah, I might.

I'm sorry.

We can't let you do that.

Dude, she's right.

We're going with you.

Let's go.

I've been thinking

a lot about us lately...

and we can't just

keep on standing still.

I totally agree.

Yeah. I--I mean,

it's been a whole year...

since we've been going out...

and I still haven't found

anybody that I liked.

Me, neither. I--I think

it's time we moved forward.

Oh, God. I am so glad

to hear you say that.

I mean,

I was sitting here tonight...

and watching the walls

crack around me...

and waiting for the pool

to fall through the roof...

and obliterate me...

and suddenly,

it was all very clear to me.

I saw my future--the house...

the white picket fence,

the kids...

but I didn't see you.

Uh, w-well, maybe I was at work.

Or the hardware store.

Was it a Saturday?

I was probably out

buying fertilizer.

No, no. I didn't see you...

because you're not

a part of my future.

I'm sorry, but I just--

I can't meet anybody...

with you

just waiting around for me.

Look, I mean,

this is obviously...

just a stress reaction

to a scary event...

Iike when your mother

got remarried...

and you went out

and bought a kiln.

Ohh! Owen, stop spinning this.

I'm not spinning this!

I'm simply saying that

the lies and the cheating...

and the name-calling,

it's made us stronger.

OK, stop it!

This is not one of

your stupid biographies...

where everybody gets

what they want.

I am never

going to become a D.A...

and you are never

going to become a novelist.

And we are never, ever going

to move back to New England...

and get married. It's over.

It is all over.


God, I feel so much better,

don't you?

How could she break up with you?

You weren't even going out.

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