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27th Feb '16 12:13:47 AM Antwan
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It stars Emile Hirsch as Johnny Truelove, an impulsive and cocky PsychopathicManChild marijuana dealer in Southern California in the late 1990s. Johnny, alongside best bud Frankie Ballenbacher (Music/JustinTimberlake), suckup Elvis (Shawn Hatosy), and a host of other tagalongs, friends, and business associates, spends his day-to-day life partying, getting high, and generally living the hip-hop thug life he idealizes from music, movies, and video games, much to the dismay of Johnny's father, Sonny (Creator/BruceWillis). Where Johnny goes, the money, the friends, and the girls follow.

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It stars Emile Hirsch Creator/EmileHirsch as Johnny Truelove, an impulsive and cocky PsychopathicManChild marijuana dealer in Southern California in the late 1990s. Johnny, alongside best bud Frankie Ballenbacher (Music/JustinTimberlake), suckup Elvis (Shawn Hatosy), and a host of other tagalongs, friends, and business associates, spends his day-to-day life partying, getting high, and generally living the hip-hop thug life he idealizes from music, movies, and video games, much to the dismay of Johnny's father, Sonny (Creator/BruceWillis). Where Johnny goes, the money, the friends, and the girls follow.






* ChekhovsSkill: Averted. Zach's Tae Kwon Do skills are displayed in a throwaway scene [[spoiler: yet they have no practical application as Zach is led to his death.]]

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* ChekhovsSkill: Averted. Zach's Tae Kwon Do skills are displayed in a throwaway scene [[spoiler: yet [[spoiler:yet they have no practical application as Zach is led to his death.]]



* DawsonCasting: Averted. Zach is fifteen and Anton Yelchin was seventeen at the time.
* DownerEnding

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* DawsonCasting: Averted. Zach DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Zach is fifteen and Anton Yelchin was seventeen killed at the time.
* DownerEnding
end of his kidnapping and Johnny's gang completely falls apart as a result.]]



* SmallNameBigEgo: Johnny Truelove.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Johnny Truelove. He slings some weed around and suddenly he thinks he's the king.
5th Sep '15 1:06:57 AM JB0187
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* ButtMonkey: Elvis

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* ButtMonkey: ElvisElvis.
1st May '15 2:51:20 AM unclejack
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* SkinnyDipping: Alma (AmberHeard) and Julie (Creator/AmandaSeyfried) do this in a swimming pool, and encourage Zach to join them.

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* SkinnyDipping: Alma (AmberHeard) (Creator/AmberHeard) and Julie (Creator/AmandaSeyfried) do this in a swimming pool, and encourage Zach to join them.
27th Apr '14 2:05:19 AM TrollBrutal
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* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: Things quickly begin to spiral out of control and an impulsive kidnapping leads to a shocking conclusion.
25th Apr '14 6:18:27 AM Wayward1122
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->'''''Sonny Truelove''': You wanna know what this is all about? You can say it's about drugs or guns or disaffected youth, or whatever you like. But this whole thing is about parenting. It's about taking care of your children. You take care of yours, I take care of mine.''

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->'''''Sonny Truelove''': You ->''"You wanna know what this is all about? You can say it's about drugs or guns or disaffected youth, or whatever you like. But this whole thing is about parenting. It's about taking care of your children. You take care of yours, I take care of mine.''
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-->-- '''Sonny Truelove'''



But when a drug deal goes awry, a friendly meeting in Johnny's flat between him and Jake Mazursky (BenFoster) turns into a violent dispute. Jake owes Johnny $1,200, but Jake won't pay; in response, Johnny and his friends impulsively kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother Zach (AntonYelchin).

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But when a drug deal goes awry, a friendly meeting in Johnny's flat between him and Jake Mazursky (BenFoster) (Creator/BenFoster) turns into a violent dispute. Jake owes Johnny $1,200, but Jake won't pay; in response, pay. In their eagerness to get revenge on Jake, Johnny and his friends impulsively kidnap Jake's his 15-year-old brother Zach (AntonYelchin).
(Creator/AntonYelchin).



* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: Largely the main point of the movie.



* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: This movie is pretty much the definition.
29th Mar '14 8:42:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* AntagonistTitle: The title refers to the kidnapping's ringleader Johnny Truelove, or rather what [[FakeUltimateHero he imagines himself to be]]. He's actually an idiotic PsychopathicManchild who sets up an [[StupidCrooks astoundingly bad criminal scheme]] and ends up paying for it.
29th Mar '14 8:37:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* KnightTemplarBigBrother: When Jake Mazursky learns that Johnny Truelove has kidnapped his little brother Zack to get back at Jake, he promises his estranged stepmom that he will do anything to get Zack back. Jake immediately goes on a rampage, crashes a local house party held by some of Truelove's friends by beating up half the people in the room and when Truelove calls him up, Jake threatens Truelove with enacting brutal and painful vengeance unless he releases Zack. Subverted however, as it doesn't help Zack's return at all and prompts Truelove to relocate with his victim.
29th Mar '14 8:29:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: As screwed up as Jake Mazursky's life is, he's a very brutal fighter. As soon as he finds out his brother has been kidnapped by Johnny Truelove, he busts into a house party regularly frequented by Truelove, and when the party goers get hostile at his confrontational tone, he beats up half the room.

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* {{Badass}}: As screwed up as Jake Mazursky's life is, he's a very brutal fighter. As soon as he finds out his brother has been kidnapped by Johnny Truelove, he busts bursts into a house party regularly frequented by Truelove, and when the party goers get hostile at his confrontational tone, he beats up half the room.
26th Feb '14 11:15:08 PM Shaorai217
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* AffablyEvil: With the exception of Johnny, all of the gangsters. This goes a long way to explaining why Zack doesn't want to leave.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Zach had a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter on the gangsters, and thinks that they were nice people. In reality, they were planning to kill him, should things not go their way.
9th Dec '13 8:16:35 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: Largely the main point of the movie.
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