History Film / ASeriousMan

1st May '16 11:12:33 AM pratchettgaiman
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* CloudCuckoolander: Arthur
1st May '16 10:51:20 AM pratchettgaiman
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* KarmaHoudini: Clive and his father [[spoiler: get away with their scheme to force Larry to change Clive's grade, although Larry does give Clive the lowest possible passing grade]]
1st May '16 10:49:08 AM pratchettgaiman
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Although he is almost absurdly courteous to Larry's face, it is heavily implied that Sy Ableman [[spoiler; was the one writing the anonymous and defamotory letters to the tenure board about Larry]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Although he is almost absurdly courteous to Larry's face, it is heavily implied that Sy Ableman [[spoiler; [[spoiler: was the one writing the anonymous and defamotory defamatory letters to the tenure board about Larry]]
1st May '16 10:48:34 AM pratchettgaiman
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Although he is almost absurdly courteous to Larry's face, it is heavily implied that Sy Ableman [[spoiler; was the one writing the anonymous and defamotory letters to the tenure board about Larry]]
14th Dec '15 5:40:19 AM SomeRandomBastard
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* CatchPhrase: Larry's "I haven't *done* anything!", showing his desperation in the face of having his traditional "actions and consequences" worldview challenged. He simply can't understand why things keep happening to him unprovoked.

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* CatchPhrase: Larry's "I haven't *done* ''done'' anything!", showing his desperation in the face of having his traditional "actions and consequences" worldview challenged. He simply can't understand why things keep happening to him unprovoked.
14th Dec '15 5:40:00 AM SomeRandomBastard
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* AsianAndNerdy[=/=][[EducationMama Education Papa]]: Both these Asian stereotypes are subverted; Clive, aiming for a scholarship, failed his physics exam because he ''didn't know it would have math'' and his father prefers to offer bribes to his teachers rather than to get his son to study harder.



* AsianAndNerdy[=/=][[EducationMama Education Papa]]: Both these Asian stereotypes are subverted; Clive, aiming for a scholarship, failed his physics exam because he ''didn't know it would have math'' and his father prefers to offer bribes to his teachers rather than to get his son to study harder.


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* CatchPhrase: Larry's "I haven't *done* anything!", showing his desperation in the face of having his traditional "actions and consequences" worldview challenged. He simply can't understand why things keep happening to him unprovoked.
30th Nov '15 11:34:51 AM teenalphabro
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* MsFanservice: Mrs.Samsky, sunbathing in the nude.

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* MsFanservice: Mrs. Samsky, sunbathing in the nude.
20th Oct '15 11:03:57 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* GodIsEvil: Or at least appears that way as a result of being [[EldritchAbomination completely incomprehensible]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternately]], He is just, but harsh to Old Testament levels.

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* GodIsEvil: Or at least appears that way as a result of being [[EldritchAbomination completely incomprehensible]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternately]], He is just, but harsh to Old Testament levels. Or maybe he is just working in mysterious ways. The short term format of the film means that the consequences of our characters actions are left ambiguous. And that is assuming that God exists/is involved in the plot at all.
4th May '15 11:03:46 AM Aquila89
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* InMysteriousWays: Invoked by Rabbi Natchner.
-->'''Rabbi Nachtner:''' These questions that are bothering you, Larry - maybe they're like a toothache. We feel them for a while, then they go away.
-->'''Larry:''' I don't want it to just go away! I want an answer!
-->'''Rabbi Nachtner:''' Sure! We all want the answer! But Hashem doesn't owe us the answer, Larry. Hashem doesn't owe us anything. The obligation runs the other way.
-->'''Larry:''' Why does he make us feel the questions if he's not gonna give us any answers?
-->'''Rabbi Nachtner:''' He hasn't told me.
18th Apr '15 1:08:52 AM kyeo
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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: No sooner does Larry [[spoiler:accept the bribe]] then he gets a call stating [[spoiler: he might have a serious health condition]].


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* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''Film/BartonFink'', another movie about an [[TheEveryman ordinary]] [[ThisLoserIsYou shmoe]] who [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin suffers a parade of]] [[ButtMonkey events ranging from unfortunate to terrifying]] [[TheChewToy for no discernible reason]].
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