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Drab & Wonderful & Everyday

Posted on | November 22, 2006 | 4 Comments

I just finished watching Yours, Mine and Ours (the good one, for probably the 100th time) and was struck once again by this quote:

Life isn’t a love in, it’s the dishes and the orthodontist and the shoe repairman and… ground round instead of roast beef. And I’ll tell you something else: it isn’t going to a bed with a man that proves you’re in love with him; it’s getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful everyday world with him that counts.



4 Responses to “Drab & Wonderful & Everyday”

  1. Karen of Scottsdale
    November 22nd, 2006 @ 9:07 pm

    I was watching it too — it’s one of my favorite films and I watch it every time it’s on.
    The remake that came out last year was a big disappointment. I didn’t see it because I could tell from the previews that they didn’t stick to the story.

  2. Vox
    November 22nd, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    I saw it, and it sucked. The only thing close to the original was his military background and the enormous blended family.
    None of the sweetness or subtlety of the first.

  3. 3rdtimesacharm( 3T )
    November 27th, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    I don’t think I ever saw the original version, only the remake from last year. We watched it as a family, and enjoyed it for what it was.
    I LOVE this quote though Vox! It’s beauty is in its truth. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

  4. Vox
    November 27th, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    I think I may have been able to enjoy the new one as just a screwball comedy if they hadn’t made it as a remake. Knowing the original story made the ‘remake’ disappointing.
    I had the same problem with Cheaper By The Dozen. There was no reason to use the title of the great old movie since there was no connection to it. The comparisons are inevitable, and the new versions can only disappoint – unless you have no reference to the classic versions, I guess.