Big Business Page #2

Synopsis: In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths following a big business deal to closedown the Jupiter Hollow factory.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Jim Abrahams
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

I'm not centred in the way

I should be, because last night...

Dr Jay and I, we were having

this... this candlelight dinner...

and, you know, too much wine.

I started opening up, and,

I mean, he started closing up

like he usually does.

But I started talking about

getting married and-and having kids...

and maybe a goat

and some ducks...

and a little garden

with fresh veggies.

- You know how I love to chop and...

- What happened?

- Oh, we broke up.

- Good riddance.

You are so completely out of sync.

You are dreaming about

growing old in the country

while other women your age...

- Our age.

- Don't interrupt!

Are thinking about tummy tucks.

I tell you, it's not normal.

Now, stop it. Stop it.

Do you want one of the board

members to see you?

They'll say you're a snivelling...

hysterical, pre-periodic twit!

I have a right

to my own feelings, Sadie,

and I am not a twit.

I may be pre-periodic,

and I may be hysterical. So what?

So there are drugs for those things,

and we make most of them.

Now get in there.

I could just kick myself

when I act this way, Sadie.

Splash some water

on your face and maintain.

- Oh, Rose!

- DrJay for Rose.

Put him on. Look, Jay...

- Rose, Rose,

I'm so glad I reached you.

- I'm not...

I'm sorry, honey.

It's not that I haven't thought

of the-the M word.

I have. I have.

No, l-I maybe, uh, uh, might.

It's just...

You know what it is?

Well, I'll be honest with you.

It's your goddam family!

The idea of your blood-sucking

sister Sadie...

as a permanent

fixture in my life...

is so inexpressibly nauseating...

Well, take a purge.

I'm just gonna throw myself

into your work. Who was that?

A heavy breather

with intestinal woe.

- Oh, dear. Paw prints.

- Look, I'm fed up with you.

You're a senior vice president...

and the window washer knows more

about this company than you do.

You're so wispy, wispy, wispy.

Why can't you focus?

- I'm going to.

- And these weird attacks

of domesticity.

- Where do they come from?

- I don't know.

You're going to have to see

Dr Sullivan, I insist.

As soon as possible.

- He didn't stop you

from getting married.

- That was a brief girlish fiasco.

Well, uh, this, uh, fiasco would

like to have a few words with you.

- I tried to tell him.

- Hi, Michael.

What are you doing here?

I'm going into a board meeting.

Well, that's certainly

more important than your son.

Yo, Ma. It's me, Sly.

It's your day with him.

You're not dumping him on me

five minutes before a board meeting.

I am not dumping him on you.

I just want to know

the meaning of this.

- He said you gave it to him.

- I did.

- Do you mind telling me why?

- He earned it.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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