‘About Schmidt’ (Roberta Talks About Randall)

ROBERTA: Larry is like a little boy. Ever since our divorce, he thinks the only way he can get my attention is to cause a fuss. I understand it. I do. I feel sorry for him. I just… My first husband was the same way.

It lasted nineteen months. He turned into a real horse’s ass.

But I’m sure things will be different for Jeannie and Randall. Now Randall — he really knows how to treat a woman. Honestly, don’t you think Randall is something special?

You know, when I had my hysterectomy, that boy did not leave my side for one minute. Not one minute. People used to raise their eyebrows because I nursed him until he was almost five, but I think the results speak for themselves. I raised a very sensitive, devoted boy who has turned into a sensitive, devoted man. And he’s also quite easy on the eye, if I do say so myself. Don’t you agree?

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