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Miles: What? Maggie! Why do I always fall for the bad girl?

Iris1: You didn't know she was a bad girl.

Miles: I knew she wasn't good. So you have anything a little bit stronger? Thank you. Let me rephrase this. Why am I attracted to a person I know isn't good?

Iris: I happen to know the answer to this. Because you're hoping you're wrong, and every time she does something that tells you she's no good, you ignore it, and every time she comes through and surprises you, she wins you over and you lose that argument with yourself that she's not for you.

Miles: Exactly. And on top of that, there's the old standby, "I can't believe a girl like that "would actually be with a guy like me." You know what she said to me tonight? She said she finished in Santa Fe after two days and has been staying with whatever-his-name-was, which means she's been right here in town, which means when I spoke2 to her this morning on her cell, and she said, "I'm looking out my window and it's snowing," she was in Santa Monica. What did she do? Go to weather.com? That must've made them both scream with laughter. And in the meantime3, I sent her Christmas gift to Santa Fe yesterday. I stood in line at FedEx to make sure she got it on time. Classic4, right? Look, I don't want to ruin your Christmas Eve. You don't have to listen to this.

Iris: It's okay. I like the company. So how about some food? Shall I make us a little Christmas fettuccine?

Miles: Sure.

Iris: Listen. I know it's hard to believe people when they say, "I know how you feel," but I actually know how you feel. You see, I was seeing someone back in London. We work for the same newspaper and then I found out that he was also seeing this other girl, Sarah, from the circulation5 department on the 19th floor. It turned out that he wasn't in love with me like I thought. What I'm trying to say is, I understand feeling as small and as insignificant6 as humanly possible, and how it can actually ache in places that you didn't know you had inside you, and it doesn't matter how many new haircuts you get or gyms you join or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends, you still go to bed every night going over every detail, and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood. And how in the hell7, for that brief moment, you could think that you were that happy? And sometimes you can even convince8 yourself that he'll see the light and show up at your door. (Sighs) And after all that, however long all that may be, you'll go somewhere new and you'll meet people who make you feel worthwhile again, and little pieces of your soul will finally come back. And all that fuzzy stuff9, those years of your life that you wasted, that will eventually begin to fade.

Miles: Well, fuck. You need this more than I do. That's what you're doing here? You're getting over somebody?

Iris: Yeah. This is me in good shape.

Miles: Is this the guy who sent you pages from his novel?

Iris: Yeah. He needs me.

Miles: So he stays in touch?

Iris: All the time.

Miles: So that makes it impossible to forget him, which is great for him but sucks for you.

Iris: You see how great your life is compared to mine?

Miles: Okay, let's go. I'm making you some fettuccine. It is Christmas Eve, and we are going to sit out on that patio10, gonna make ourselves a little fire, gonna pop some bubbly, and we are gonna celebrate being young and being alive. You with me, Simpkins?

Iris: Miles. You really are an incredibly decent11 man.

Miles: I know. So that's always been my problem.

妙语佳句 活学活用

1. fall for: 迷恋。看一下例子:He really fell for the new girl in school.(他深深地被学校新来的女生吸引住了。)

2. rephrase: 重新措辞,换一种方式表达(以使意思更清楚)。

3. come through: 安然渡过。看一下例子:I hope he will come through all right.(我希望他能安然无恙。)

4. win somebody over: 赢得某人的支持;说服某人;把某人争取过来。请看例子:She wanted to marry, but her mother could never be won over.(她想结婚,可她母亲说什么也不同意。)

5. standby: 后备人员;备用物品。影片中指的是备用句子。

6. classic: 愚蠢(或令人讨厌)而又不足为奇的。

7. fettuccine: 意大利宽面条。

8. chardonnay: 霞多丽白葡萄酒。

9. go over: 重温。例如:He went over the article again.(他把文章从头至尾又读了一遍。)

10. fuzzy: 糊涂的;含混不清的。

11. get over somebody: 把某人忘怀。看一下例子:He never got over losing his first girlfriend.(失去第一任女友一直不能叫他忘怀。)

12. bubbly: <英俚>香槟酒。


1 iris Ekly8     
  • The opening of the iris is called the pupil.虹膜的开口处叫做瞳孔。
  • This incredible human eye,complete with retina and iris,can be found in the Maldives.又是在马尔代夫,有这样一只难以置信的眼睛,连视网膜和虹膜都刻画齐全了。
2 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
3 meantime gChxx     
  • I continued working,meantime,he went out shopping.我继续工作,这期间他出去买东西。
  • In the meantime we pressed on with the airlift.与此同时,我们加紧进行空运。
4 classic gVpyK     
  • The novel is regarded as one of the classic works.这篇小说被公认为是最优秀的作品之一。
  • The football match was a classic.那场足球比赛堪称典范。
5 circulation TXpz2     
  • There is a large circulation in the musical public.在音乐界销路很广。
  • The ideas have been in circulation for some time.这些想法已经流行了一段时间。
6 insignificant k6Mx1     
  • In winter the effect was found to be insignificant.在冬季,这种作用是不明显的。
  • This problem was insignificant compared to others she faced.这一问题与她面临的其他问题比较起来算不得什么。
7 hell Tduzg     
  • It's a hell of a hike from Sydney to Perth.从悉尼到珀斯的徒步旅行简直苦死了。
  • The boss really gave me hell today.老板今天着实数落了我一通。
8 convince MZ1yL     
  • It requires a lot of talking to convince him.要说服他很费口舌。
  • I have given over trying to convince him.我已经不再试图说服他了。
9 stuff Itsw1     
  • We could supply you with the stuff in the raw tomorrow.明天我们可以供应你原材料。
  • He is not the stuff.他不是这个材料。
10 patio gSdzr     
  • Suddenly, the thought of my beautiful patio came to mind. I can be quiet out there,I thought.我又忽然想到家里漂亮的院子,我能够在这里宁静地呆会。
  • They had a barbecue on their patio on Sunday.星期天他们在院子里进行烧烤。
11 decent mx6xr     
  • We want to raise our children to be decent men and women.我们盼望把孩子们培养成优秀人才。
  • There isn't even a decent table in this room.这屋里连张像样的桌子也没有。
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