This is one of my favorite lines from one of my all-time favorite movies – Fargo. I could watch it over and over. I’m not sure why I love it so much. Maybe because it takes place in the Midwest. Maybe because I love Frances McDormand and William H. Macy. Maybe because my ex-boyfriend thought the relationship that Frances McDormand had with her husband in the film was “boring.” I always thought their relationship was sweet and reflective of what marriage can really be like in real life. What’s so horrible about safety and stability?

But I digress.

There’s just something about that scene at the buffet that gets me. The loading up of artery-clogging food, the way they carry their trays to the table, the eating in silence. And then there’s the line:

“Hi Margie. How’s the fricassee?”

“Pretty darn good. You want some?”

I just love that movie…

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