Garbo Talks

Synopsis: Estelle is a one-person protest army: she goes to jail over grocery prices, shames construction workers for catcalls to passing women, and won't cross a picket line for her son's wedding. She also loves Garbo films: when she learns she has a brain tumor and six months to live, she decides she must meet Garbo. Her dutiful son Gilbert, a Manhattan accountant named for Garbo's co-star, hires a paparazzo to show him Garbo's flat, stakes it out, gets a job delivering food there, seeks her on Fire Island, and tracks her to a Sixth Avenue flea market. As his obsession distances him from his wife, he's drawn to a struggling actress he meets at work. Can he find Garbo; if so, will she talk?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

not a drop to drink!

What did you do?

I stole frozen zucchini.

They took me when I left.

Why did you do that?

They were changing the prices of

lettuce that was already on the east.

I said to the director, "Have you

made a mistake on the price?"

He said, "No, it froze in

Arizona and prices went up."

I said, "But not for the one

who is already on the sea."

I wanted to buy two lettuces.

The difference was 64 cents.

The zucchini costs

exactly 64 cents.

- How much was the deposit?

- $ 500.

I'll make you a little bit.

What does it do for the ghetto?

For God's sake...

Do they affect you in the ghetto?


Of course, when there is

an arrest to be made.

They use you for your race.

It is unfair.

You should not tolerate it.

They make you think of being a

traitor to your own people.

Let's go.

- Will not stop ever?

- What will never stop?

Walking on Washington,

be stopped, lie down in

front of the cars...

Gilbert, I'm like that.

You are you, I am me.

Since I was 6, still in

crusade, looking for trouble.

You did not allow

me to visit steel!

There was a fight against her.

All the others went there.

They all brought a box

of nails, except me.

- What did you miss?

- It's not a...

Gilbert, I like what I do.

I do not care to go to jail for my

convictions. It is a privilege.


You have suffered?

I have always been there for you.

The meal waiting for you?

Have you ever been ill alone?

I was just saying, why

not relax a little?

I am released.

- Let things go.

- It does not happen like that.

Calm down..

If your generation was

a little more active,

I could calm down.

You are hungry?

A beef and broccoli, please.

How's Lisa?

She is fine.

And his dad, the Beverly

Hills entrepreneur?


- He's cheating on his tax.

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