Funny / Now and Then

The film

  • Possibly the funniest dialogue in the film is between our first scene with adult Chrissy and adult Roberta:
    Roberta: Chrissy, 'breast' is not a dirty word.
    Chrissy: *reading magazine* Can't hear you.
    Roberta: Breast.
    Chrissy: Can't hear you.
    Roberta: Breast.
    Chrissy: Can't hear you.
    Roberta: *sing-song* Bre-east!
  • Roberta taping her boobs.
  • Chrissy's mom having The Talk with her, comparing sex to gardening. Funnier is when Sam adds: "Chrissy would spend the majority of her adult life obsessed with gardening."
  • Sam's grandma and her friends crazy speeding away to get to their bingo game.
  • A lot of what Chrissy says is hilarious, whether she intends to be funny or not:
  • "Come on, Roberta! Touchdown!"
  • "Why don't you go home and with your dolls?" "The only doll Roberta's got is a GI Joe."
  • Wiladene: I feel a strong spiritual presence around us.
    Chrissy: For ten treehouse dollars I'd feel it too.
  • Chrissy successfully scaring the others into thinking Dear Johnny possessed her. After them not being that nice to her for most of the movie, it could also be seen as a little Moment of Awesome.
  • The little smirk Chrissy has when Wiladene hams up the medium thing during their visit to her like she's trying hard not to laugh.
  • "My mom says all hippies are sex fiends."
  • "If this baby doesn't come out soon I'm gonna reach in and yank it out myself!"
    Roberta: Oh, that'll be pretty!
  • "You know, it's true what they say, Roberta: the longer they're gone, the weirder they get."
  • Sam makes a depressing speech on raising children and Chrissy whispers "She's crazy!" to Roberta while doing the cuckoo gesture.
  • Chrissy marrying the nerd she thought was gross as a kid. And him still doing the "Yes, dear/hello dear" thing.
  • Chrissy's screaming birth and Samantha absolutely freaking out the entire time, even before the baby comes.
    Sam: Oh, get it out of her, GET IT OUT OF HER!
    Roberta: YOU are gonna have to calm down!