“That’s like saying an understated Nicolas Cage movie”

Season 2, Episode 4. The Road Trip to Harvard

Rory and Lorelai escape Stars Hollow because Lorelai decided not to marry Max.

They’re on the roading it, talking about where they’re gonna sleep that night. Lorelai mentions a friend who owns a B&B and they argue over the coolness of it.

LORELAI: Donald moved there a couple of years ago and opened a B&B.
RORY: Ughhh.
LORELAI: No, it’s actually supposed to be pretty cool.
RORY: A cool B&B?
RORY: That’s like saying an understated Nicolas Cage movie.
LORELAI: Listen, I myself am not usually a fan of the B&B, but Donald’s place is different.
RORY: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
LORELAI: I’m serious.
RORY: ‘Bella bambina at 2 o’clock.’



To me, it’s one of the funniest moments in Gilmore Girls!

Rory’s so cute, saying that last phrase. And I love how the dialogue makes no sense if you don’t know the reference.

I’m still amazed at the popularity of Gilmore Girls, considering how obscure and fast the dialogues are. It’s awesome.

Anyhoo, personal note over!

“Bella bambina at 2 o’clock”

So the movie, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is where the line “Bella bambina at 2 o’clock” is from. It stars Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz.

Apparently, to Rory, it is not an understated movie.

The “Bella bambina” line might be the perfect example of a lack of subtleness from the script… As well as a testimonial of Nicolas Cage’s famous overplaying type of acting.

Enjoy this wonderful line of cinema here:

Talk to you later Cutie Pie,

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