Last Wednesday was the 4th of July. While I’m disappointed in the current president, I am still proud to be an American.
Today’s movie clip is from “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) , starring Tom Cruise.
It’s a true story about a Vietnam War veteran. Tom Cruise gives one of his best performances, and was nominated for a best actor academy award.
I raised my rifle three times… and… shots… The body fell in the dunes God, this is… this is very difficult for me to say.
We don’t have to hear this, Ron.
But I think I was the one that killed your son. I was the one. I was the one. I was the one.
What’s done is done, sir. I can’t ever forgive you… but maybe the Lord can.
We understand, Ron. We understand the pain you’ve been going through.
Let’s pick up a few phrases.
What’s done is done. （終わったことは終わった。）
The election is over, what’s done is done.
I took the test, what’s done is done.
This is a simple useful phrase. We also say:
No use crying over spilled milk.
Next, I can’t ever forgive you… but maybe the Lord can.
I can’t ever remember all my nieces and nephews names, but maybe my wife can.
I can’t ever teach you enough English, but maybe these movies can.
And finally, We understand the pain you’ve been going through.
I think this phrase speaks for itself. If you have any good stories about this, please tell me this week.