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    Thanks for the presents

    Alex Le Domas says to his future wife Grace about his brother Daniel view on his marriage:

    Alex Le: You know, Daniel's right. We could just... leave.
    Grace: Oh, sure, yeah. "Thanks for the presents. Go f*ck yourselves."
    Alex Le: No. I'm serious, I'm serious, honey.

    What "presents" is Grace referring to?
    Does it refer to the collective windfall they've gotten from the family?

    Source: Ready or Not (a 2019 American action horror black comedy film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett)

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    Re: Thanks for the presents

    I have moved your thread to the General Language Discussions forum as questions of this sort are of little interest to our general student/learner membership.

    Please post them here yourself in future.

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    Re: Thanks for the presents

    Without watching the film, it's impossible for us to know. We all know the general definition of the noun "present" but without the full context, we don't know what presents they're referring to. Are you aware that Grace's line is sarcastic?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Thanks for the presents

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you aware that Grace's line is sarcastic?
    YES, that's so clear.

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    Re: Thanks for the presents

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hussey View Post
    Alex Le Domas speaks to his future wife Grace about his brother Danie'sl views on his marriage:

    Alex Le: You know, Daniel's right. We could just... leave.
    Grace: Oh, sure, yeah. "Thanks for the presents. Go f*ck yourselves."
    Alex Le: No. I'm serious, I'm serious, honey.

    What "presents" is Grace referring to?
    Does it refer to the collective windfall they've gotten from the family?

    Source: Ready or Not (a 2019 American action horror black comedy film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett)
    I'm thinking they might be at the wedding reception. (Everybody leaves eventually.) But "future wife" tells me they're not married yet. So I'm a bit confused.
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: Thanks for the presents

    It sounds like future wedding presents to me, but, as others have said, we're short on context. Can you link to the scene?

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    Re: Thanks for the presents

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It sounds like future wedding presents to me, but, as others have said, we're short on context. Can you link to the scene?

    You need to download the movie.

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    Re: Thanks for the presents

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hussey View Post
    You need to download the movie.
    That's not something anyone here is likely to do (and I trust you weren't suggesting that anyone download it illegally).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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