Betty: Hurt me. I should have known after seeing Breaking the Waves, thank you very little; I knew what this Von Trier guy was capable of and still I subjected myself.
Jamie: Sure, it’s depressing, but there’s also something immensely hopeful about it…the world coming to an end in such a hauntingly beautiful way.
Betty: They were blown to bits.
Jamie: …the way the sisters were holding hands in that cave made of sticks with the son. And it was quick.
Betty: It was a dream. That’s how I’ve decided to interpret it. The planet Melancholia was in Claire’s mind, her way of dealing with her depression; she obliterated it.
Jamie: I’m going with real. When they discovered Melancholia’s doomed approach, Claire began to function again. It was as if she’d entered this state of calm; maybe she was even happy.
Betty: And Justine became unhinged, she, the sister who supposedly had it together.
Jamie: She couldn’t face death, so she panicked.
Betty: I suppose you think I’m her.
Jamie: The sister who had it together? No, not really.
Betty: And you’re Claire.
Jamie: No, I’d panic. I’d want the wine on the terrace. That probably would have been my idea. Plus, I’ve never been depressed to the point where I can’t move or eat or sleep.
Jamie: Keifer Sutherland was hilarious.
Betty: OMG his quirky irony was the only thing that got me through the film…
Betty: I know, what was up with that?
Jamie: I guess you never really know someone…until they’re staring death in the face.
Betty: I liked the fact that the sisters were together…in the end.
Jamie: Even though it wasn’t really the end…
Betty: You know what I mean.
Jamie: I know. I’m glad they were together too.