Strangers Are Easy

Photo: Albert Finney and Diane Keaton in Shoot the Moon

[George and Faith, an estranged couple, are in bed, lying next to each other after making love. She talks about how much she used to love him and then:]

FAITH: Just now for an instant there – I don’t know – you made me laugh, George – you were kind.

GEORGE: You’re right, I’m not kind anymore.

FAITH: Me neither.

GEORGE: You’re kind to strangers.

FAITH: Strangers are easy.

From Bo Goldman’s screenplay Shoot the Moon (1982)

Photo: Albert Finney and Diane Keaton in Shoot the Moon