MARIO [in italian]: This is delicious! This is delicious!
WAITER: 12 still not ready? Get a move on!
[Mario hands his pasta to Lina]
MARIO: Leave me some.
MARTHA: I thought I was never going to get… Thank you.
— Mostly Martha (2001), written by Sandra Nettelbeck
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Mealtime. Today’s recommendation by Gisela Wehrl.
Trivia: The movie, “No Reservations“ (2007), is a remake of “Mostly Martha“ (2001). It stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Kate/Martha, Abigail Breslin as Zoe/Lina, and Aaron Eckhart as Nick/Mario.
Dialogue On Dialogue: If you watch somebody eating, you get hungry. And if you watch somebody eating with pleasure, makes your mouth watering. That’s the trick Mario uses to get Lina to eat. He doesn’t mention it, that she should eat. He assumes that she will it, therefore he asks her to leave him some pasta.