"And our need and our desire for story is so powerful that it will work. If you’re truthful in it. If you don’t do this real, as yourself, I’ll come beat the crap out of you. You have to really love each other. As soon as an audience recognizes that, they laugh their ass off and they’re perfectly happy. They have a story and it has a happy ending. And that’s all of us who want nothing more. And it’s pretty difficult to achieve without love. And love and its consumation, is the ending of most happy stories."

Mike Nichols