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[Everett is in the kitchen having coffee, Sybil put the ring down next to him]
[Everett is silent]
Don't be a jerk. I said Merry Christmas.
Dad put you up to this.
I think you and I need to get something straight.
Here we go.
[Kelly has just walked in]
Not now, Kelly.
All right, OK.
Jesus, Kelly! Not now.
OK... all right. Hey Everett.
[Everett nods towards Kelly while Sybil takes a stool and talks to Everett]
You've had a charmed life, kid.
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Having seen the previews on a number of occasions I went to see this film because I was in the mood for a comedy. I guess the preview were all of the funny scenes. However, this turned out to be one of the most touching and sensitive movies I have seen in quite some time. The family stone could be almost anyones family and especially mine. The funny scenes were truly that, funny and very believable, one liners you wish you had said. The acting was first rate, I most enjoyed Diane Keaton and Craig Nelson. The movie moves along well with no dead time and while it is predicable in its storyline with no big surprises it is a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. You get your moneys worth.
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