Book Club (2018) Poster

(I) (2018)

Jane Fonda: Vivian



  • Sharon : If women our age were meant to have sex God wouldn't do what he does to our bodies.

    Vivian : Speak for yourself.

    Sharon : Well, that was not God, that was Dr. Nazaria

  • Vivian : I don't sleep with people I like, you know that. I gave that up in the 90's.

  • Carol : Since when is sex not a good enough reason for a man?

    Vivian : Honey, you're not dealing with a man, you're dealing with an older man. Different animal.

  • Diane : We're not eighteen anymore.

    Carol : No. We're sure not spring flowers.

    Vivian : No. More like potpourri.

  • Vivian : Emotional connection is highly overrated.

  • [Sharon enters the house] 

    Sharon : My son is engaged and my husband is in Maui with a tartlet named Cheryl.

    Diane : Oh.

    Sharon : I need a drink.

    Carol : Your 'husband'?

    Diane : You can't possibly still care about what Tom is doing.

    Sharon : I don't care. But the guy gets seasick in a swimming pool. I mean, what the hell is he doing in Maui?

    Vivian : Sounds like he's doing Cheryl in Maui.

    Sharon : Oh, please. Who gets involved in a relationship at 67? I mean, what is the point?

    Vivian : Oh, the point is to get laid. It's always the point.

    Sharon : Don't make me sick.

    Carol : Who still says, 'get laid'?

    Diane : Who still has any interest?

    Vivian : Ah, no, no, no, no, no. I am not gonna let us become those people.

    Diane : What people are you talking about?

    Vivian : You know what people. The people who stop living before they stop living.

    Sharon : I haven't had sex since my divorce, and it's been the happiest 18 years of my life.

    Vivian : What? That must be some kind of... record. I mean, what even happens to a vagina after 18 years?

    Diane : You know, I think Werner Herzog did a documentary on that.

    Carol : Yeah. It's called The Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

    [Vivian, Diane, and Carol laugh] 

    Sharon : Okay, will you stop it? Moving on. Let's talk about the book.

    Vivian : Oh, God. The hiking book? Really?

    Carol : Come on. I liked it! It's such a remarkable undertaking. Can you imagine?

    Sharon : No, I cannot. I don't even like walking to my mailbox.

    Carol : It's just an amazing story. I mean, so many layers. I wouldn't even know how to break it down.

    Vivian : Well, I'll break it down for you. She hikes, she lost her boot, she did heroin.

    Diane : Did you only read the back cover?

    Vivian : [gulping her wine]  I wish. I kept wanting to shout at her, 'Oh, wait ten years, honey. Dry shampoo is coming.'

    Sharon : You know, if you would ever connect with something on a more emotional level...

    Vivian : Emotional connection is highly overrated.

    Carol : You have not had an emotional connection for 40 years.

    Sharon : Wow, that must be some type of record.

    Diane : Yeah, but what happens to emotions after 40 years?

    Vivian : Okay, okay, are you guys having fun? Really?

    Diane : Oh, come on. You know we love you.

    Carol : Maybe it's time you did take a hike and try to reconnect with your own true self.

    Sharon : I'll buy you a backpack.

    Vivian : I'll tell you how to reconnect with your own true self...

    [gets up] 

    Vivian : and it ain't by walking alone in the desert.

  • Sharon : Your husband just died.

    Diane : Harry. Yeah. Oh, my goodness. Oh, he was such a good man.

    Vivian : I always thought that was the best thing that ever happened to you.

    Sharon : Harry dying was the best thing that ever happened to her?

    Vivian : Yeah, because now she can have sex with somebody who's not an accountant.

  • Vivian : Someone make a bad wish?

    Arthur : Oh, you should know I rescue wishes all over town.

  • Vivian : I don't care what society says about women our age, sex must not be taken off the table.

  • Vivian : [grabs copies of Fifty Shades of Grey from bag]  I would like to introduce you to Christian Grey.

    Diane : Oh...

    Sharon : Oh, no.

    Vivian : [passes books to the other ladies]  Why? It was a bestseller made into a movie.

    Carol : Oh, and that is our theme this year.

    Diane : Oh, wow.

    Sharon : We are not reading this.

    Vivian : It's my month! When it's your month, you can choose whatever boring, depressing book you want.

    Sharon : I'm not sure this qualifies as a book.

    Vivian : Well, 50 million people can't be wrong.

    Sharon : To... to even be holding this book is embarrassing.

    Vivian : Who's judging you? Your cat?

    Carol : I do like the idea of a romance.

    Sharon : We are too old.

    Carol : But it does say right here 'for mature audiences'.

    Diane : Yeah, that certainly sounds like us.

    Sharon : We started this book club to stimulate our minds.

    Vivian : Well, from what I hear, this book is quite stimulating.

    Diane : Oh, God.

    Vivian : [grabs her wine glass and gets up]  So... come on! Let's toast to our new book.

    Carol : All right.

    [the ladies get up to toast] 

    Vivian : Drink up. Hoist that glass. Happy reading, ladies.

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