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15th Apr '15 4:21:31 PM NWolfman
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* SmallNameBigEgo: It's easier to list the characters who ''aren't''.
15th Apr '15 4:18:48 PM NWolfman
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* KafkaComedy: The filmmakers' tongues were ''firmly'' in their cheeks.
6th Apr '15 2:05:19 PM NWolfman
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* AintTooProudToBeg: Jerome ''literally'' gets on his hands an knees and begs the curator of an exhibit to allow him to attend just so he can see Audrey. The curator complies by letting him work the bar.



* ButtMonkey: The movie makes a grand effort to see how much it can make Jerome's life a living hell: his artistic talents get him beaten up as a child, taken advantage of as a teen. He spends a majority of the film having his passion and love for art destroyed by pretentious students, apathetic professors, alumni who tell him he's wasting his time, successful artists who treat him like a pest and a family who are only happy for him when they discover he isn't Gay. Worst of all, he's repeatedly shown up by the the most mediocre student in the class, [[spoiler: who isn't even a student, but an undercover cop]]. And at his lowest point, he's [[spoiler: arrested for a crime he had nothing to do with, in the middle of [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide attempt, no less!]]]].

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* ButtMonkey: The movie makes a grand effort to see how much it can make Jerome's life a living hell: his artistic talents get him beaten up as a child, child and taken advantage of as a teen. It's also implied that his family are secretly ashamed of him because they assume that he's Gay. He spends a majority of the film having his passion and love for art destroyed by [[SmallNameBigEgo pretentious students, students]], apathetic professors, alumni who tell him he's wasting his time, time and successful artists who treat him like a pest and a family who are only happy for him when they discover he isn't Gay.pest. Worst of all, he's repeatedly shown up by the the most mediocre student in the class, [[spoiler: who isn't even a student, but an undercover cop]]. And at his lowest point, he's [[spoiler: arrested for a crime he had nothing to do with, in the middle of [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide attempt, no less!]]]].


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* TheUnfavorite: Not explicitly shown, but it's implied that Jerome's parents are none-too-happy about his career choice.
6th Apr '15 2:01:26 PM NWolfman
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* AggressiveCategorism: Bardo invokes this on Jerome's first day by pointing out exactly what stereotype each student falls into, including himself as "The Guy Who Keeps Dropping Out Because He's Too Afraid To Try Anything New."
6th Apr '15 1:53:17 PM NWolfman
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* MyGirlisNotASlut: Jerome is desperate to meet cute girls once he gets to college, but only someone he's in love with.
26th Feb '15 2:17:30 PM NWolfman
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* KickTheDog: Jerome's [[spoiler: suicide attempt is ruined when he gets arrested for a crime he didn't commit]].



* MeaningfulName: Strathmore College is named after an art supply company of the same name, who provided the production with sketchbooks.



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26th Feb '15 2:14:16 PM NWolfman
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: With the exception of Audrey, there isn't a single character in the film who isn't abhorrently selfish, narcissistic or hostile. Even Jerome seems to at least partially want to become an artist to meet girls.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: With the exception of Audrey, Audrey and one girl in Jerome's high school he draws a portrait of, there isn't a single character in the film who isn't abhorrently selfish, narcissistic or hostile. Even Jerome seems to at least partially want to become an artist to meet girls.



* ButtMonkey: The movie makes a grand effort to see how much it can make Jerome's life a living hell: he's bullied as a child, taken advantage of as a teen, and spends a majority of the film having his passion and love for art destroyed by pretentious students, professors who don't give a shit, has-beens who do nothing but tell him to give up, successful artists who treat him like a pest and a family who's only joy he gives them is getting a girlfriend because [[MistakenForGay they thought he was Gay]]. Worst of all, he's repeatedly shown up by the childish and clearly rushed paintings of the laziest student in the class, [[spoiler: who isn't even a student, but an undercover cop]]. And at his lowest point, he's [[spoiler: arrested for a crime he had nothing to do with, in the middle of [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide attempt, no less!]]]].

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* ButtMonkey: The movie makes a grand effort to see how much it can make Jerome's life a living hell: he's bullied his artistic talents get him beaten up as a child, taken advantage of as a teen, and teen. He spends a majority of the film having his passion and love for art destroyed by pretentious students, professors apathetic professors, alumni who don't give a shit, has-beens who do nothing but tell him to give up, he's wasting his time, successful artists who treat him like a pest and a family who's who are only joy he gives them is getting a girlfriend because [[MistakenForGay happy for him when they thought discover he was Gay]]. isn't Gay. Worst of all, he's repeatedly shown up by the childish and clearly rushed paintings of the laziest most mediocre student in the class, [[spoiler: who isn't even a student, but an undercover cop]]. And at his lowest point, he's [[spoiler: arrested for a crime he had nothing to do with, in the middle of [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide attempt, no less!]]]].



* OnlySaneMan: Jerome is the only one in his class who realizes how pretentious and meaningless his peers' artwork is. He also seems to be, with the exception of Jimmy, the only artist shown who can ''actually draw!''

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* OnlySaneMan: Jerome is the only one in his class who realizes how pretentious and meaningless (see: lazy) his peers' artwork is. He also seems to be, with the exception of Jimmy, the only artist shown who can ''actually draw!''



1st Feb '15 3:36:01 PM NWolfman
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* OnlySaneMan: Jerome is the only one in his class who realizes how pretentious and meaningless his peers' artwork is. He also seems to be, with the exception of Jimmy, the only artist he knows who can ''actually draw!''

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* OnlySaneMan: Jerome is the only one in his class who realizes how pretentious and meaningless his peers' artwork is. He also seems to be, with the exception of Jimmy, the only artist he knows shown who can ''actually draw!''
18th Jan '15 7:04:44 PM NWolfman
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* BittersweetEnding: Jerome [[spoiler: finally becomes a famous and well-respected artist]], but only because [[spoiler: he's in jail for a crime he didn't commit and his peers are desperate to protest anything]] and can't leave, or else he'll see a steep decline in popularity. At least [[spoiler:he and Audrey get together]].

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* BittersweetEnding: Jerome [[spoiler: finally becomes a famous and well-respected artist]], but only because [[spoiler: he's in jail for a crime he didn't commit and [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity his peers are desperate to protest anything]] anything]]]] and can't leave, or else he'll see a steep decline in popularity. At least [[spoiler:he and Audrey get together]].
18th Jan '15 7:00:00 PM NWolfman
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: With the exception of Audrey, there isn't a single character in the film who isn't abhorrently selfish, narcissistic or hostile. Even Jerome, the only sincere artist in the entire film, seems to at least partially want to become an artist to meet girls.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: With the exception of Audrey, there isn't a single character in the film who isn't abhorrently selfish, narcissistic or hostile. Even Jerome, the only sincere artist in the entire film, Jerome seems to at least partially want to become an artist to meet girls.
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