Punch Drunk Love
written by Paul Thomas Anderson
(Barry runs up to Lena's door and rings the bell. She answers it. Barry is panting and out of breath throughout the following speech.)
Barry: Hi, Lena. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry I left you at the hospital. I called a phone sex line. I called a phone sex line before I met you. And four blonde brothers came after me, and they hurt you, and I'm sorry. And then I had to leave again because I wanted to make sure you never got hurt again. And...and I have a lot of pudding...and...in six to eight weeks it can be redeemed; so if you could just give me that much time, I think I can get enough mileage to go with you wherever you have to go, if you have to travel for your work because I don't ever want to be anywhere without you. So could you just let me redeem the mileage?
Lena: You left me at the hospital.
Barry: I'm sorry.
Lena: You can't do that.
Barry: Okay. (pause) If you just give me six to eight weeks, I can redeem the mileage, and I can go with you wherever you have to travel.
(A long pause. Finally, Lena kisses Barry.)
Kudos and much thanks go to Benjamin for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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