Coming home on the train the morning after graduation, Jim Swanson meets Mary - the girl he liked from university. He invites her back to his place where they are shocked to find somebody already in the house. The intruder runs off and Jim pursues him in his dad's car. He finds him and runs him over - only then does he discover that the intruder is Jeff, his slacker best friend from university. Throughout the rest of the morning they wait for a taxi to take Jeff to the hospital and on the way they talk about university, girls and movies until they finally get to the root of the problems that have plagued their friendship for years. Written by
Breaking into your house, running you over ... should these things really affect our friendship?
5 December 2008 (USA)
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The joke Jim finishes telling Mary when they emerge from the kitchen is the 'Aristocrats' joke, which is a famous joke amongst comedians about a family performing a dirty act called 'The Aristocrats' for a talent agent. It was the subject of the documentary The Aristocrats
(2005), where dozens of comedians performed their own version of the joke, the point being that the telling of the joke (the description of the act itself) is what provides the impact, rather than the punch-line. Hence when Mary says she doesn't get the joke, Jim replies "Neither do I. I think it's the way you tell it." See more
Jeff limps after Jim runs him over, but when Jeff gets out of the taxi and walks away his limp is gone. But since we never actually see Jeff getting hit the by the car, we can never be sure of the severity of his injury. He could have exaggerated his limp to gain sympathy from Jim. This is also hinted at during the closing credits when Jim says "ever since we got out of the taxi, your limp's been pretty much ... gone", to which Jeff sheepishly replies "well ... it comes and goes". See more
[over P.A. system
The next stop is Weybridge. Change here for Addlestone, Chertsey, Virginia Water, Egham and Staines. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform edge.
The two classical piano pieces Jim listens to on the radio are credited as being performed by Peter Anno. In actuality they are demo pieces taken from an electric piano (Peter Anno - P. Anno - piano) See more
References The Dark Knight
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Peter Anno See more