Na primeira noite de Iris (Kate Winslet) em LA, ela convida Arthur Abbot (Eli Wallach), seu vizinho, para jantar. Após contar parte da sua vida, ele dipara:
AA: “Iris, in the movies we have the leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lading, but for some reason you are behaving link the best friend”.
I: “You’re so right. You’re supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for god’s sake! Arthur, I’ve been going to a therapist for three years ans she’s never explained things to me that well. That was brilliant. Brutal, but brilliant.”