Struck (Love at First Sight)
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On his way to work one day, Joel (Bodhi Elfman) is impaled through the chest by a three-foot arrow. But it doesn’t harm him. And it won’t come out. So Joel has to learn to deal – both with his newfound protrusion, and his own painful loneliness. He tries to go to work, to date women, but no one seems ready to accept his strange flaw. Little does he know, his life is about to change forever...

See a humorous approach to the filming: Behind the Scenes.

The song you hear at the end is Over the rainbow, from the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939), originally sang by Judy Garland, but here interpreted by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.


(girls on the beach): look at that!

(TV): The way you treat a love cookie is you bite it.

- Wow, you need a girlfriend. Ok. --- well, consider it an intervention.

- Hey, Joel? I'm Jimmy, nice to meet you. Daddy's told me so much about you. Not that we talk about you or anything like that, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, this is so awkward, isn't it? I know. I'm coming across completely +++++...

- Don't worry ++, ok, it's just one girl. Gotta get your head back in the game. There's plenty of fish in the sea. You're gonna do great.

- Yea, I don't really want a natural relationship, I just wanna have some fun. Nothing serious, please. God! You're up for that? Can you excuse me a second? I just had +++++
- Yea.

- Joel, that is amazing. Can I touch it? Let the monsoons begin!
- I'm-I'm-I'm I'm sorry.
- Joel, I was just kidding, come back!... damn it!

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
and the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly.
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true.

Some day I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly.
And the dream that you dare to...
Oh, why, oh why can't I?

Some day I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me.


INTERVENTION= A surgical intervention, an operation.

NOT THAT WE TALK…= We don't talk... We use the phrase NOT THAT when we want to be more precise about what we say because we think they may misinterpret it. So, in a way, we contradict partially (or even totally) what we just said.
- Susan is so ugly. And she is blond. Well, not that I have anything against blond girls but… I think Susan might be nicer if she were brunette, but blond… just doesn’t suit her.
- No rice for me, thanks. Not that I don’t like rice, I do, but I’ve had rice for three days in a row and I’m a bit tired of it now.

AWKWARD= /ɔ:kwə*d/ An awkward situation is clumsy, uncomfortable, it feels wrong or embarrassing.

COMING ACROSS= Giving an impression.
- When you meet Ellen, she comes across as a nice and happy person, but when you get to know her better you see that she’s not really happy.

GOTTA= (coll. esp. AmE) You’ve got to, you have to, you must.

GET YOUR HEAD BACK IN THE GAME= Focus/think again in “the game” (finding a lover).

THERE’S PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA= There are more girls out there who may be a good girlfriend for you.
PLENTY OF= A lot, and more than enough.
We often use this expression when we want to encourage a person who is sad because they can’t find the right lover or because the person they love doesn’t love them too or broke up with them.
- Mary broke up with you? Oh, sorry about that. But don’t worry, she was not the right person for you. There are many fish in the sea, and you’ll find a better one.

GONNA= (coll.) Going to.
- I’m gonna make you happy = I’m going to make you happy.

DO GREAT= If you do great, you manage the situation wonderfully, you do what you have to do perfectly well, or things are going to be great and you’ll be happy.

WANNA= (coll.) Want to.

YOU’RE UP FOR THAT?= Do you think that is a good idea? Are you willing to do it? Do you want to be part of this? Do you agree with my proposal?

MONSOONS= The monsoons are very heavy rains, sometimes accompanied with strong winds, that fall during the rain season in India and south Asia in general.

I WAS JUST KIDDING= I was just joking.

DAMN IT!= (sometimes also spelled: damit) A colloquial expression of anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment. You can also simply say “damn”.

WAY UP HIGH= Very very high.

LULLABY= A soft and relaxing song you sing for babies to sleep.

WISH UPON A STAR= A traditional belief says that if you see the fist star of the night appear, you can make a wish, or if you see a shooting star, you can make a wish before it disappears. From this, to wish upon a star means to make a wish.
UPON (old fashioned)= On.

FAR BEHIND= Behind, but far away.

MELTS= If ice melts, it becomes water. If something solid melts, it becomes liquid. If troubles melt, they disappear.

LEMON DROPS= A kind of lemon sweet (candy) very popular among children. (see picture)

CHIMNEY TOPS= The part of the chimney that you can see on top of the roof. Also, the top piece that crowns the chimeny stack (see picture)

DARE= If you dare to do something, you find the courage to do it even if it is difficult or dangerous.