Being a middle aged male, of course I love** The Godfather **and The Godfather, Part II. And I also adore Diane Keaton and will always see her as Annie Hall. But I couldn’t stand her or her character in the Godfather movies. Keaton plays a dumb, blind bunny, and given a dumb part with dumb lines that she delivers in a dumb fashion.
In Godfather, Part II, Kay(her character) FINALLY gets that her husband is an evil man (gee, it only took her 10 years to figure that one out),and expresses it to Pacino in her biggest scene in either of the first two movies.
“Oh, oh, Michael; Michael, you are blind. It wasn’t a miscarriage, it was an abortion. An abortion, Michael. Just like our marriage is an abortion – something that’s unholy and evil. I didn’t want your son, Michael. I wouldn’t bring another one of your sons in this world. It was an abortion, Michael. It was a son; a son, and I had it killed cuz this must all end. I know now that it’s over; I knew it then. There would be no way, Michael. No way you could forgive me. Not with this Sicilian thing that’s been going on for 2000 years.”
If I were Michael Corleone, I would have sent her to the bottom of Lake Tahoe to be with her brother-in-law Fredo.