In real life, you don't always get to have the ideal final conversation with your ex—you might get flustered or angry or ghosted. But in rom coms, characters have the benefit of a screenwriter to plan their dialogue and a first act to snappily reference. Here are seven perfect goodbyes said to an ex before walking away.

1. Bridget in Bridget Jones's Diary when Daniel says if he can't make it with her, he can't make it with anyone:

That’s not a good enough offer for me. I’m not willing to gamble my whole life on someone who’s not quite sure. It’s like you said: I’m still looking for something more extraordinary than that.

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2. Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You while hitting Joey three times in a row: 

That’s for making my date bleed. That’s for my sister. And that’s for me.

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