Kingdom Come (2001)
Royce: Look, Mama, you right, okay? Them unemployment checks ain't gonna keep comin' in. I know you don't think I think about that, but I do. And when they do stop comin' in, I'ma go ahead on an' find me a nice gal... a good Christian gal... gon' 'head on an' settle down. Quit all this foolishness. Mama, I know you always wanted grandbabies. You always said that. Figure I'd gon' and have me a couple a' kids. One or two of 'em...
[Royce's mother smiles]
Royce: ...so I can get on welfare.
Charisse Slocumb: Bernice Talbot? My-my husband done did it wit' that child in that "Shop-Well" parking lot? LORD TAKE ME NOW.
Charisse Slocumb: My husband done did it with that child in the Shopwell parking lot? Take me now, Lord!
[falls to the floor screaming in hysterics]
Marguerite Slocumb: Don't nobody mind her, she just likes attention.
[Reading what his aunt wants on her husband's headstone]
Royce: "Mean and surly." Damn.
Juanita Slocumb: Charisse, honey, where is Junior?
Charisse Slocumb: I don't know, ask Bernice Talbot.
Juanita Slocumb: [laughs] Girl, you so funny. You want some gum?
Charisse Slocumb: [Coldly] No thank you.
Juanita Slocumb: I always crave a pack of sweet gum before weddings and funerals. I think it's something about the rhythm of it that sort of lulls me, helps my mind wander. You wanna know what I think about when my mind wanders?
Charisse Slocumb: Well I'm sure you gon tell me.
Juanita Slocumb: I think about my life. How at the end of each day I tuck my precious boy into bed. Turn off the lights in my $80,000 home. Crawl into my king-sized bed. And lie there and wonder. Where the hell my husband is.
Juanita Slocumb: You sure you don't want a piece?
Charisse Slocumb: [Surprised. Takes a piece of gum] Why don't you leave him?
Juanita Slocumb: And go where? Charisse, I got everything I ever asked for.
Charisse Slocumb: But if he really loves you...
Juanita Slocumb: Then I might be forced into that God-awful position of having to love him back.
Juanita Slocumb: Do you love Junior?
Charisse Slocumb: I just...
Juanita Slocumb: [Interrupts] No. Do you want him back?
Juanita Slocumb: You don't have to answer that honey. Just sit back and let the sweet gum take its effect. It'll come to you.
Juanita Slocumb: Whew. Hot in here.
Marguerite Slocumb: [to Charisse] You think you're the only one with heartache? You think you're the only one with problems? I got a boy in the penitentiary and another one on the way! You don't see me huddled up on the floor or hiding in somebody's closet!
Marguerite Slocumb: Welfare? That's your plan?
Royce: Yep, pretty much.
Marguerite Slocumb: Well you know what I say to that?
[hits Royce with her Bible]
Marguerite Slocumb: It's 7 in the morning, why aren't you out looking for a job?
Royce: I'm not out looking for a job because IT'S 7 IN THE MORNING!
Raynelle: [reading Marguerite's letter] I didn't see you in church this Sunday, I guess there must've been something good on TV, again... I know how you like that wrestling program.
Woodrow 'Bud' Slocumb: Damn straight.
Raynelle: [reading] I wonder if they'll have TV in Hell?
Rev. Hooker: In my experience, it's best to remember the happier times.
Raynelle: Well, they were few and far between...
Ray Bud Slocumb: [to Raynelle] Mama, Antoine told me what you wanted on Daddy's headstone. I'm not having it. It's going to say, "Rest in Peace", That's 11 letters, so Antoine's gonna give us a $2 credit.
Junior Slocumb: [to Bud] You always wondered how I was going to turn out, well you don't have to worry anymore, we're going to be just fine. Charisse is going into the music business, and I'm going to be her manager!
Ray Bud Slocumb: [describing Lucille's last pregnancy] I just wish she'd quit trying, the last one was the absolute worst. The doctor told her if she didn't want to lose it she'd have to lay flat on her back, not move for nothing. So we talked about it, decided to give it one more try. She fell asleep, I went to Rexall to get a prescription filled, got her a bedpan, got one of those chicken buckets incase she had to go while I was gone, took a little longer than I thought. When I got back, she'd lost it and didn't even know it.