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.
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.
3. Elle in Legally Blonde echoing Warner's break-up speech about wanting to be a senator by the time he's 30:
But if I'm going to be a partner in a law firm by the time I'm 30, I need a boyfriend who's not such a complete bonehead.
4. Torrance in Bring It On playing on her cheating boyfriend Aaron's words ("You're a great cheerleader, Tor, and you're cute as hell. Maybe you're just not 'captain' material."):
You're a great cheerleader, Aaron, and you're cute as hell, but maybe you're just not 'boyfriend' material. Buh bye.
5. Summer and Tom negotiating their split in 500 Days of Summer:
Summer: We’ve been like Sid and Nancy for months now.
Tom: Summer, Sid stabbed Nancy seven times with a kitchen knife. We have some disagreements but I hardly think I’m Sid Vicious.
Summer: No, I’m Sid!
6. Lucy in While You Were Sleeping coming clean about pretending to be Peter's fiancé when he was in a coma:
I might have saved your life on the tracks that day, but you know what? You really saved mine. You allowed me to be a part of your family, and I haven’t had that in a really long time. And I just didn’t want to let go of that. So even though it was just for a little while, I will love them always. I’m very sorry. Oh, and I’m very sorry about your carpet.
7. Robbie in The Wedding Singer saying goodbye to Linda:
I realized I was never really in love with you cause now I’m really in love with someone else.