In America

In America (2002)

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Ariel: I'm scared.
Johnny: Don't be scared.
Ariel: Everyone's dying.

Ariel: What are transvestites?
Christy: A man who dresses up as a woman.
Ariel: For Halloween?
Christy: No, all the time. All the time.
Ariel: Why?
Christy: It's just what they do here, OK?

Mateo: When luck comes knocking on your door, you can't turn it away.

Mateo: You the kids from upstairs?
Christy: Yeah.
Mateo: Is this Halloween?
Christy: Yeah.
Mateo: Hm. Where you from?
Christy: Ireland.
Mateo: You came all the way to America to trick or treat?

Johnny: What's wrong with me Mateo? I can't laugh, I can't cry, I think I'm going insane.

Immigration Officer #1: How many children do you have?
Johnny: Three.
Sarah: Two.
Johnny: Two.
Immigration Officer #1: Says three here.
Johnny: We lost one.

Mateo: You don't believe.
Johnny: In what? In God? I asked him a favor once. I asked him to take me instead of him. But he took both of us. And look what he put in my place.

Johnny: Are you in love with her?
Mateo: No... I'm in love with you. And I'm in love with your beautiful woman. And I'm in love with your kids. And I'm even in love with your unborn child. I'm even in love with your anger! I'm in love with anything that lives.

Johnny: Do you want me to lie?
Sarah: You're the only actor in the world who can't lie, Johnny. Even for the sake of your kids.
Johnny: What does that mean?
Sarah: If you can't touch somebody you created, how can you create somebody that'll touch anybody?
Johnny: What are you going on about?
Sarah: Acting, Johnny. And bringing something to life, it's the same thing. That's why you can't get a job acting, Johnny, because you can't feel anything.
Johnny: This baby's not Frankie, Sarah.

Mateo: What was Frankie like?
Johnny: A warrior.
Mateo: Maselu masela.
Johnny: What does that mean?
Mateo: A warrior who is not afraid to go to the other side.
Johnny: The other side of what?

Ariel: Cool.
Christy: Cool? Where'd you hear that?
Ariel: I don't know, I just heard it.
Christy: Ugh, you're already American, it's disgusting.

Factual error: The movie takes place in New York City, yet a sign on the ice cream store where the mother works says "Take Away." I know they call it "take away" in Britain and Ireland, but in New York it is called "take out." The movie was filmed in New York and Ireland, so that shot was probably filmed in Ireland. (00:09:45)

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Trivia: Samantha Morton plays Sarah Sullivan, the mother of Christy Sullivan (Sarah Bolger). In real life, Morton is only fourteen years older than Bolger .

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