Shirley Valentine
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Shirley Valentine: So, just think how exciting it'll be if for once you had it at a quarter past six. It'd make headlines. "World exclusive: Joe eats late."

Shirley Valentine: I have allowed myself to lead this little life, when inside me there was so much more. And it's all gone unused. And now it never will be. Why do we get all this life if we don't ever use it? Why do we get all these feelings and dreams and hopes if we don't ever use them?

Shirley Valentine: I'm not sayin' she's a bragger, but if you've been to Paradise, she's got a season ticket. She's that type, Gillian, you know. If you've got a headache, she's got a brain tumor.

Shirley Valentine: I think that marriage is like the Middle East - there's no solution.

Costas Caldes: Boat is boat, fuck is fuck.

Shirley Valentine: Jane divorced her husband. I never knew him, it was before I met her. Apparently she came home from work unexpectedly one morning and found him in bed with the milkman. Honest to God, the milkman! But from that day forward I've noticed she never takes milk in her tea.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shirley and her daughter Milandra argue about Shirley going on holiday, Milandra gets out of bed and dresses quickly, her shirt is tucked into her jeans. She walks out and the camera angle changes to a view of her front, her shirt is now loose outside her jeans.

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Question: At the end, does Shirley go back to her old life or does she stay?

Answer: That's what you're meant to be left wondering. I get the feeling that she will eventually go back to her life in England but her husband will have to do some serious listening first about the changes that have to be made.

Answer: Shirley stays. You can see that she has found herself and has fallen in love with herself and the life she created. After a life changing moment like that, she realises she can never go back again. She simply doesn't want to. At the end as she watches her husband walk toward her, you see that she observes him from a different perspective. She feels compassion, and she feels sorry for him even mentioning she hopes he stays a while to feel the sun on his face. You can sense the compassion she has for him in a more detached way and in that moment, you know without a doubt that she stays.

Answer: My thoughts are he stays for a while, loves it, so they fall in love again and stay together in Greece.

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