Funny: Burn After Reading

  • The entirety of the conversation between Osbourne Cox and Chad Feldheimer (and later Linda Litzke) over the phone.
    Chad Feldheimer: I thought you might be worried...
    Osbourne Cox: Worried?
    Chad: About the security...of your shit.
    Chad (late in the conversation, after he has already confirmed several times): Osbourne Cox?
    Chad (after hanging up on a very angry Osbourne Cox): I am very fucking surprised he did not give us that reward.
  • "I'm not here representing Hardbodies."
    • 'I know you. You're in LEAGUE with that moronic woman. You're part of a LEAGUE of morons.'
  • "You think it's a Schwinn!"
  • Chad's "Hi, please don't kill me" smile before Harry shoots him.
  • That scene one of the very few truly sympathetic characters in the plot is having his head hacked to pieces, it's all very upsetting... and then the scene cuts to the security guy trying to explain the incident to his boss. I saw the movie in the cinema and it was the most impressive control of audience emotions I've ever seen. The whole audience went from distraught to cracking up simultaneously.
  • Any scene where Chad tries to blackmail Osbourne Cox.
  • The chair.
    • In addition to the gag, it's set up amazingly well as the movie sets up what Harry is building as something important.
  • The entire final conversation between the Director and Palmer (from 1:37).
    Director: What did we learn, Palmer?
    Palmer: I don't know, sir.
    Director: I don't fuckin' know either. I guess we learned... not to do it again.
    Palmer: Yes, sir.
    Director: ...I'm fucked if I know what it was we did.
    • Also:
    Palmer: He...shot the analyst. He shot Cox.
    [long pause]
    Director: Good. Great. Is he dead?
  • And four words that sum up the movie perfectly:
    Director: Jesus, what a clusterfuck.
  • This bit:
    Cox: Give me the CD!
    Chad: As soon as you give us the money, dickwad!
    (Cox punches Chad in the nose; Chad wipes some blood away)
    Chad: You fuuuuck! *runs out of the car in tears*