The best compliment (from “As Good as it Gets”)

Melvin: Now, I’ve got a real great compliment for you. And it’s true.
Carol: I’m so afraid you’re about to say something awful.
Melvin: Don’t be pessimistic, it’s not your style.
Melvin: Here I go, clearly a mistake. I’ve got this… what? Ailment… My doctor, a shrink that I used to go to all the time, he says that in fifty or sixty percent of the cases, a pill really helps. I hate pills. Very dangerous things, pills. Hate, I’m using the word hate here about pills. Hate. My compliment is, that night when you came over and told me that you would never…
Carol: (closes eyes) Yeah…
Melvin: Eh… uh… All right, well… uh, you were there and you know what you said. Well, my compliment to you is: the next morning I started taking the pills.
Carol: …I don’t quite get how that’s a compliment for me
Melvin: You make me want to be a better man.


Autor: Andy

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