Enough (I) (2002)
Ginny: You have a divine animal right to protect your own life and the life of your offspring.
Slim: [Slim has just finished explaining to Gracie why they need to run away and change their identity] ... but you cannot call me Slim.
Gracie: But I never call you Slim. I don't think you are that slim.
Slim: Oh, thanks a lot.
Gracie: I like going by Grandma's, but do we have to drive for 55 hours, just to reach some phone booth? Can we call Daddy this time?
Gracie: PLEASE, PLEASE...
Slim: Stop begging, you look like a dog.
[Fighting with Mitch]
Slim: Self-defense is not murder.
Slim: [to Joe] I tried to remember the last time I felt safe... and I thought of you.
Slim: Hi, I have a friend whose husband beats her up.
Desk Sergeant: She should come in here and file a complaint. If there's physical evidence of the abuse on her part, we'll come out and arrest him.
Slim: And if he has money, he can bail himself out, right?
Desk Sergeant: That's correct.
Slim: And then he's free 'til it goes to trial?
Desk Sergeant: If it goes to trial. It's up to the district attorney whether to prosecute.
Slim: So... she comes in here, has him arrested, and... pisses him off, and there's no guarantee that he won't come after her?
Desk Sergeant: She could get a restraining order.
Slim: What's that? A little piece of paper that says he can't come around?
Desk Sergeant: [nods]
Slim: And when he comes around... what does she do? Throw it at him?
Desk Sergeant: She calls us.
Slim: [pauses] And what about the kid? Is the paper good for the kid, too?
Desk Sergeant: [looks concerned] There's a child involved?
Desk Sergeant: Well that's a matter for the family courts to decide, but unless she can prove he's a danger to the child, she cannot legally bar him access...
Slim: [walks out]
Desk Sergeant: ...Miss... Miss!
Slim: [Tearing up] I'm not the kind of girl who's husband beats her up!
Waitress: Hi sweetie, what's your name?
Gracie Hiller: [after Slim tells her to drop her chosen name "Queen Elizabeth] I don't know.
[Slim has just talked to Mitch's mother]
Mitch: Whatever happened to privacy?
Slim: Well, I guess it's dead, along with chivalry and fidelity.
Slim: So do we like it here?
Gracie: Why? Are we moving again?
Gracie: GOOD! 'Cause I'm sick, and tired to death, of moving!
Slim: I'm your wife and you cannot do this to me anymore!
Mitch: [slaps her] What? I can't hit you?
Slim: No you can't!
Mitch: [punches her in the face] You want to fight? I'm a man, honey. It's no contest. You have to understand, Slim, and I thought you did. I make the money here, so I set the rules, right? It's my rules. You with me?
Slim: It's your rules.
Slim: What if I don't like the rules?
Mitch: If you don't like them? Well come on Sweetie, life isn't just stuff we like, is it? We have to take the good with the bad, don't we? That's what marriage is. So today for you, maybe it's a bad day, but tomorrow may be great.
Slim: Tomorrow will be great.
Instructor: Can you lose?
Instructor: Can he hurt you?
Instructor: Even though he's bigger...
Slim: He's a lot bigger...
Instructor: Even though he's stronger...
Slim: He's a lot stronger...
Mitch: You know, love is a scary thing. How powerful it is, what it does to you. That's what happened here. You see, if I ever think of... I just, I can't... I *refuse* to live without you. I think you understand what I'm saying.
Slim: You know, I've gotta make you a promise, Grace. You know ever since you were born, well, just one day I started thinking about all the awful things that could happen. People who you'd love would die, or leave you, or betray you, or break your heart, or a guy would hurt you in some way. And I thought to myself, if I could protect you from that, even once... If I could just absorb any of that myself... Here it goes.
Instructor: So how do you win? How?
Slim: I attack.
Instructor: And what do you do after you attack?
Instructor: Why nothing?
Slim: Because I never stop attacking.
Mitch: Do you have any idea how bad things can get?
Slim: Educate me.
Mitch: Slim, I'm a determined man. I was determined to have you, and I did. This house. My company. I am, and always will be, a person who gets what he wants.
Instructor: You're down, lying there seemingly beaten. Hear me. Hold onto my voice. He's standing over you. He thinks he's won. And as sure as he's a coward, he will try to kick you. But because you know what he'll do, you're smiling inside.