Name This Movie
May 19, 2020 8:37 AM   Subscribe

I remember this quote, from a woman, about parenting. It was something along the lines of "We all damage them somehow. You just hope it's not too bad." What was this from?

She was in a conversation with another person, and commenting on parenting. I think it was a movie, but could've been a show, and it's not anything from too long ago. That line really resonated with me and I'm just itching to remember it.
posted by monologish to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a vague recollection of this I think, maybe from Six Feet Under?
posted by phunniemee at 8:40 AM on May 19 [2 favorites]

How sure are you it is from a movie? I think it would be right at home in Better Things, for example.
posted by soelo at 8:43 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]

This sounds like it could be from Marriage Story (aka the recent Very Sad Adam Driver movie) but I'm not positive.
posted by esoterrica at 10:18 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]

StokerĀ (2013)

Evelyn Stoker: You know, I've often wondered why it is we have children in the first place. And the conclusion I've come to is... At some point in our lives we realize things are screwed up beyond repair. So we decide to start again. Wipe the slate clean. Start fresh. And then we have children. Little carbon copies we can turn to and say, "You will do what I could not. You will succeed where I have failed." Because we want someone to get it right this time. But not me... Personally speaking I can't wait to watch life tear you apart.
posted by M Edward at 1:29 PM on May 19

Not a movie, but This Be The Verse.
posted by squink at 6:55 PM on May 19

I have a vague recollection of this I think, maybe from Six Feet Under?

We're just making our way through Six Feet Under and when I first read the question this is what I immediately thought but no quote lists from it online get at it. We're just about done Season 3.
posted by urbanlenny at 9:10 PM on May 19

Thanks everyone. The memory finally just surfaced and it's actually from an interview in the documentary I just finished editing. I will show myself out now.
posted by monologish at 12:18 PM on May 20 [2 favorites]

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