Showing posts with label The Good Mother. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Good Mother. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Arletta






The Man :
Hey, Loudmouth!
Come on, get up there.
Your mama's waiting for you.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
She never leaves me alone!
Be glad you got somebody, kid.

Luke, visitor for you.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
Coming out here, Boss.

The Man :
Come out, Luke.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
How did you find me?


Arletta:
That Helen...
...she sent your things along
with a note...
...and then John here,
he wrote to the police.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
Goin' around here, Boss?
Well, Arletta, I've got to stay here.


I always hoped to see you well-fixed...
...have me a crop of grandkids to fuss around with.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
I'd like to oblige you, Arletta, but...
...right off, I just don't know
where to put my hands on 'em.

Arletta :
You know, sometimes...
I wish people was like dogs, Luke.

Comes a time, a day like when...
The Bitch just don't recognize the pups no more, so...
She don't have no hopes,
nor love to give her pain.

She just don't give a damn.

They letting you smoke here?

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
Smoking it up here, Boss?
You done your best, Arletta.
What I've done with myself is my own problem.

Arletta :
Oh, no, it ain't, Luke.
You ain't alone.
Everywhere you go, I'm with you.
And John, too.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
You never thought maybe that's a heavy load?

Arletta :
Why, we always thought you
were strong enough to carry it.
Was we wrong?

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
I don't know.
Well, things are just
never the way they seem, Arletta, you know that.
A man's gotta go his own way.

Arletta :
Guess, I've just got to...
...got to love you and let go.
I guess.

I ain't asking what you're going to do
when you get out because...

l'll be dead and it don't matter.
Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
You never did want to live forever.

Arletta :
I mean, it wasn't such a hell of a life.
I had me...some high old times.

Your old man, Luke...
He wasn't much good
for sticking around...
But, dammit, he made me laugh.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
I would have liked to have known him, the way you talk about him.

Arletta :
He'd have broke you up.
What went wrong?

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
Nothing. Everything's cool as can be.
Arletta, I tried.
I mean to... live always free and above board like you, but...

I don't know, I just can't seem to find any elbow room.

Arletta :
You always had good jobs.
And that girl in Kentucky.
Oh...l'd taken a shine to her.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
She sure took off with that convertible fella.

Arletta :
Well, why not?
Idea of marrying got you all, all bollixed up.
Trying to be respectable.
You was boring the hell out of all of us.

I'm leaving the place to John.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
That's good. He earned it.

Arletta :
Ain't nothing to do with it.
I just never gave John...
...the kind of, you know, feeling that I gave you.
So, I'm going to pay him back now.

Don't feel you have to say anything.

The way it is, you see...
Sometimes you just have a feeling for a child... 
Or else you don't.

With John, I just didn't.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
I gotta go, Arletta.

Arletta :
Laugh it up, kid.
You, you'll make out.

John, Son of John :
Uncle Luke, why can't you have chains?

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
John-Boy, let me tell you something —

You know them chains ain't medals.
You got them for making mistakes.

And you make a bad enough mistake,
then you've got to deal with The Man.

And he is one rough old boy.

Luke Skywalker,
The Ultimate Uncle :
So long, Arletta. 
Take care.

Arletta :
You know it, kid.
Now there ain't nothing
to come back for.