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Family Man Monologue

The Family Man by David Diamond & David Weissman
Character: Arnie
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 2 minutes


Arnie: Just keep saying it over and over again, Jack, like a mantra. Keep saying it. (they go outside together) You know, you fit the profile exactly -- in your 30's, house, kids, financial responsibilities. You start thinking, this isn't the life I dreamt about. Where's the romance, you know? Where's the joie de vivre? Suddenly every lingerie ad in the Newark Star-Ledger represents a life that you can't have. All right, sometimes it feels like you gave up the whole world. I know that. But look what you got! Look at that: four bedrooms, two and a half baths, a partially finished basement. And good kids. Look. You know what? You probably don't wanna hear this right now. But remember last summer when I almost had that thing with Arnie Jr.'s speech therapist? You remember what you said to me? You said, "Don't screw up the best thing in your life, just because you're a little unsure of who you are." Okay? Go get 'em, tiger.