Characters in This Scene
Secretary Cleary
Christopher Walken
Claire Cleary
Rachel McAdams
John Beckwith
Owen Wilson
Christina Cleary
Jenny Alden
Claire's Toast Full Transcript
Secretary Cleary
Well, the guy wants to run for president.
Claire Cleary
Oh, so you're hiding, I see.
Secretary Cleary
He thinks Moby Dick is a venereal disease. Well, that's what I need. Claire.
Claire Cleary
Sorry to interrupt. Christina wants to talk to you.
John Beckwith
Fun's over.
Claire Cleary
Yeah.
Secretary Cleary
Funny. Franklin!
John Beckwith
What a great guy.
Claire Cleary
You are a big hit at this wedding.
John Beckwith
Well, everyone's so nice. It's easy.
Claire Cleary
They're all full of shit.
John Beckwith
What?
Claire Cleary
Half of these people are here because of my dad. They're all just, you know, suckling at the power teat.
John Beckwith
No, no. Come on, they're here because they want to believe they're in the presence of true love. That's why people come to weddings. Because they wanna believe in true love.
Claire Cleary
What's true love?
John Beckwith
True love is your soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another.
Claire Cleary
Well, it's a little cheesy, but I like it.
John Beckwith
I saw it on a bumper sticker. So you gonna give a toast?
Claire Cleary
Yes.
John Beckwith
You nervous?
Claire Cleary
Mmm, little bit, um.
John Beckwith
What are you gonna say?
Claire Cleary
Would you...?
John Beckwith
You keep it in your cleavage.
Claire Cleary
Nowhere else to put it. Normally, I'm not very good at these things, but I think this one's pretty good.
John Beckwith
"I never thought my sister would find someone who cared about what other people thought as much as she did until I met Craig"?
Claire Cleary
Yes. That's funny. That's funny because it's true. You know, people like funny.
John Beckwith
I know. But the whole funny-because-it's-true bit only works if the truth is a small thing. Like, "Everyone knows Jennifer likes to shop, ha, ha, ha. " You're better off going with something from the heart honestly.
Claire Cleary
I think that people are gonna like this.
John Beckwith
I think you're gonna hear crickets.
Claire Cleary
I think you're wrong.
John Beckwith
Sounds of silence.
Claire Cleary
Nope.
John Beckwith
Okay, go walk the plank.
Claire Cleary
Mm-mm. I'm sticking to it.
John Beckwith
Go ahead. Hey, meet me at the back of the room. I'll be waiting to say, "I told you so. " Good luck.
Best Man
And so, after my ninth stint in rehab, um, Craig Oh, Craig. Craig was the only one who still believed in me. Been sober now for eight months. And, uh, I thank God every day... for sending me a friend like Craig. I love you, man.
Claire Cleary
I never thought my sister would find someone who cared about what other people thought as much as she did until I met Craig. Uh... As you all know, my sister and Craig are both lawyers... at big law firms in New York. But that's not the only thing they have in common. Um They both like the color green like Craig's eyes and money. Um, heh... You know, someone once told me that... true love is... the soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another. And I think that that's a very rare thing in this world. And I think it's something to be valued. And I'm just really happy that my big sister's found it. Congratulations, Chris.
Christina Cleary
Thank you.