Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
Jacob Coote: Two things happened to me yesterday. The first was I received all this shit about voting for the first time, which I chucked in the bin, cos I reckon all politicians are a bunch of dickheads. And the other thing was my old man was watching a documentary about insects rooting on fig leaves, so I caught the end of the world news. And I saw this guy who was being chased by his own government, and I didn't understand anything about it except that he was wearing a Nick Cave t-shirt. And then I wondered how a guy my age, with my taste in music, had gotten himself into a situation where his own government was trying to have him shot, just because he had something to say. And I realised I'm lucky because in this country, I can rant and rave and call the Prime Minister a dickhead without the army coming in and shooting me, and stopping you all from listening. And I figured that in this country, we don't vote to keep the best party in - cos there's no such thing - but we vote to keep the worst party out. Because I don't want to end up being watched by some bloke at the other end of the world who thinks that this can't happen to him.
Josie Alibrandi: Dear Guiness Book of Records: I've just been out on a ten minute date. Is that a record?
Josie Alibrandi: I swear, the phone companies'd go broke if it weren't for the Italians!
John Barton: If I could be anything but what I am, I would be tomorrow. If I could be what my father wants me to be, then maybe I could stay for that, too. If I could be what you want me to be, I'd want to stay. But I am what I am, and all I want is freedom.
Christina Alibrandi: I wonder what I did to deserve you.
Josie Alibrandi: Would you like me to refresh your memory?
Jacob Coote: You get into punch-ups with aspiring models, you wipe your nose with your sleeve... you're my kind of chick. Why are we such a disaster together?
Jacob Coote: Do you want to go out with me?
Josie Alibrandi: You'd have to meet my mother.
Jacob Coote: I don't meet mothers.
Josie Alibrandi: Well, I don't go out with guys who don't meet mothers.
Jacob Coote: All right, forget it, it was a stupid idea anyway.
John Barton: I'm joining the Young Libs.
Josie Alibrandi: I didn't know you were political.
John Barton: My father's into job security.
Josie Alibrandi: What? Being the leader of the Liberal party?
Christina Alibrandi: Now! This very minute! This very second!
Josie Alibrandi: Are you sure you don't mean in an hour?
Josie Alibrandi: I have the dubious honour of being Vice-Captain, which is kind of like being runner-up at the Miss Universe beauty pageant. I get to take over if Miss St Martha's becomes ill or gets involved in a sex scandal.
[Before getting on a motorbike]
Jacob Coote: You ready?
Josie Alibrandi: Just let me check my bag for ID. I don't want to be named Jane Doe at the morgue.