In AS GOOD AS IT GETS, the first scene we see Jack Nicholson with Helen Hunt is at the restaurant where she’s a waitress. He’s been eating there a long time, but this day doesn’t go well. He’s loud, pushy, and obnoxious, yelling to her “I’ve got JEWS at my table!” At first she defends Jack to the restaurant manager and then Jack insults her customers regarding the size of their noses. And (as the scene changes direction!) she sits down at Jack’s table and YELLS at him, “Are you listening to me, YOU SICK FUCK?!”
“You sick fuck.”
Nice language, honey. Surely not the beginning of a love affair, is it?
Her fiery language, hatred of him, and everything else she feels at that point gives them a hell of a journey to have to go on through the entire movie. They begin the movie VERY FAR APART and finally kinda get together at the end. Sorry if I’m giving away the finale for you.
If she’d said, “You’re not a nice man are you?” their journey would not have been as interesting. But because she insults him savagely and beats him down like a cur dog (Jack’s humiliated acting at the end of that scene is worth the price of the DVD) it pushes them as far apart as they can possibly be (and still be believable) therefore making the path they are about to walk for the next hour or so, much more interesting.
“You sick fuck!”
Wow. Unique pickup line! Never thought of that one!