“Somehow heartbreak feels good in a place like this.”
Chloe Fineman hilariously mimicked Nicole Kidman’s now-famous AMC ad in a segment for the Season 48 premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”
The comedian’s impersonation of Kidman was spot on, poking fun at the 2021 commercial that has inspired countless memes and boasted a cult-like following.
“We come to this place for magic,” Fineman, 34, said, sticking largely to the original script as she impersonated Kidman’s hand gestures.
“We come to AMC Theaters to laugh, to cry, to care. Because we need that. All of us.”
She then recited the most iconic line from Kidman, 55, in the ad – “heartbreak feels good in a place like this” – which has truly cemented its place in pop culture history.
Comedian Kenan Thompson then entered the frame, playing a regular theatre-goer who wasn’t entirely sold on the message.
“Our heroes feel like the best part of us,” Fineman continued, in character, as her eyes lit up and she began lying above the cinema.
“What the f–k just happened,” Thompson hilariously concluded the skit.
Fans were quick to react to the video on social media, which the official “SNL” Twitter account captioned, “Stand for the national anthem.”
“Lol, so good,” one fan tweeted, while another wrote, “I love Chloe! She’s so talented!”
A third viewer chimed in, “Chloe Fineman is one the funnies [sic] talented performers on SNL!”
Fans also jumped into the comments section of the NBC show’s Instagram page, writing things like, “Wait this is actually really funny.. good job SNL,” and “I WAS IN TEARSSSSS.”
The original viral ad featured Kidman waltzing through an empty movie theater, gazing into the camera lens while earnestly delivering her lines.
The “Big Little Lies” star not only charmed movie-goers but also AMC execs as she recently extended her contract to be the chain’s spokesperson for another year.
“As Nicole Kidman reminds us in AMC’s now iconic and revered advertising campaign, ‘Given that Hollywood has great stories to tell,’ it’s clear that movie fans are ever so eager to enjoy those dazzling images on AMCs huge solo screens,” AMC CEO Adam Aron said in August.
Kidman, for her part, was still a little puzzled as to what made the TV spot such a hit.
“I can’t tell you why it worked or why it’s gone viral,” Kidman told GQ. “But what I can tell you is that the reaction is a direct result of the amount of people going back to theaters to enjoy the movies. And that is exciting.”