MovieFilter - Help me remember this movie...
November 16, 2016 8:16 PM   Subscribe

Okay, I need help remembering what movie this partly remembered scene is from... A kid has done something wrong (I think) and another parent goes over to talk to the kid's parents about an incident (?)...but nothing but coddling begins....the mother has had enough and says something along the lines of, "Oh for Christ's sake! Who runs this house? Who's the parent around here!?!" She then takes charge and...whatever... (More inside)

I may have the plot all twisted around. It may be divorced parents appalled at how the other is coddling...I just don't know.

Can anybody decipher my muddled description, possibly remember the scene and what movie this is from?

As always, in advance, thank you!!
posted by Gerard Sorme to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
It MIGHT be Deceived starring Goldie Hawn.

I think a kid found Goldie's necklace, and the kid's mom is trying to gentle-talk her into returning it. Goldie then says the line and grabs the necklace,

(Important note: I could be 100% wrong. Haven't seen it in ages, but I have certainly seen the scene you describe.)
posted by The Deej at 8:51 PM on November 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yep, there it is:

Adrienne Saunders: [grabs the necklace] Oh, for Christ's sake! Isn't anybody in charge around here?
posted by The Deej at 8:53 PM on November 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Here's the whole scene from IMDB:

Adrienne Saunders: I- I really do apologize, I wouldn't bother you normally, but I just have to have that necklace tonight.
Carol Gingold: No! She said I could have this!
Mrs. Gingold: I know, honey, but the necklace isn't a toy, and...
Carol Gingold: Daddy!
[runs from the room]
Carol Gingold: She said I could have it, and now she wants it back!
Mr. Gingold: This is very confusing for Carol, Mrs. Saunders.
Adrienne Saunders: I'm sure it is Mr. Gingold, but this happens to be a very valuable piece of jewelry.
Mr. Gingold: I know how you feel, Carol. It's very confusing when grown-ups do things that aren't fair.
[gives Adrienne a dirty look]
Mr. Gingold: But you have to accept that these things happen in life...
Adrienne Saunders: [grabs the necklace] Oh, for Christ's sake! Isn't anybody in charge around here?
posted by The Deej at 8:54 PM on November 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


Wow! Quick work. That's the movie and I would have never remembered. Thank you MeFites!
posted by Gerard Sorme at 9:02 PM on November 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I just realized The Deej wrote all three posts. Thank you!
posted by Gerard Sorme at 9:08 PM on November 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


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