History Film / AmericanDreamer

30th Dec '15 7:35:37 PM NeonFox
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* NotWhatItLooksLike - Alan carrying a very drunk Rebecca, bridal-style, into his apartment, where his girlfriend Jacqueline is waiting. It's a very short break-up.
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* NotWhatItLooksLike - Alan carrying a very drunk Rebecca, bridal-style, into his apartment, where his girlfriend Jacqueline is waiting. [[GroinAttack It's a very short break-up.break-up]].

* UnresolvedSexualTension - Although Dimitri is gay, Cathy thinks this is going on between him and Rebecca.
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* UnresolvedSexualTension - Although Dimitri Dmitri is gay, Cathy thinks this is going on between him and Rebecca.

* YouHaveToBelieveMe - Alan tries his best to explain to the police chief that "Rebecca" is insane, yet someone is trying to murder her. It goes badly.
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe - Alan tries his best to explain to the police chief that yes, "Rebecca" is insane, yet but someone is ''still'' trying to murder her. It goes badly.
14th Oct '15 11:58:42 PM DragonQuestZ
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Rebecca Ryan, a [[DistaffCounterpart Lady]] Film/JamesBond {{Expy}} (although she seems to be more of a private detective than a secret agent), is the main character in a popular series of novels by Margaret [=McMann=]. Her son, Alan, has been living the life of a playboy, until one day a woman shows up claiming to be Rebecca, and causing all sorts of trouble.
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Rebecca Ryan, a [[DistaffCounterpart Lady]] Film/JamesBond {{Expy}} (although she seems to be more of she's a private detective than instead of a secret agent), is the main character in a popular series of novels by Margaret [=McMann=]. Her son, Alan, has been living the life of a playboy, until one day a woman shows up claiming to be Rebecca, and causing all sorts of trouble.

* AmericanTitle * AscendedFanboy - Fangirl in this case. * AssholeVictim - [[spoiler:Victor Marchand suffers a lot in this movie (poisoning, multiple broken bones) after meeting Rebecca. However, he's the leader of a drug ring and a murderer, and at least some of his injuries were his backfired attempts to kill Rebecca]]. * BigBad - Count Reneleau in the books, who Cathy unconsciously imagines as her husband, Kevin. [[spoiler:Victor Marchand is the villain in the actual movie.]] * BondOneLiner - The page quote. Would be a great parody if straight versions weren't just as cheesy.
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* AmericanTitle AmericanTitle - "American Dreamer" * AscendedFanboy - Fangirl in this case. case. [[spoiler:Cathy becomes a co-writer for the books.]] * AssholeVictim - [[spoiler:Victor Marchand suffers a lot in this movie (poisoning, multiple broken bones) after meeting Rebecca. However, he's the leader of a drug ring and a murderer, and at least some of his injuries were caused by his backfired attempts to kill Rebecca]]. * BigBad - Count Reneleau in the books, who Cathy unconsciously imagines as her husband, Kevin. [[spoiler:Victor [[spoiler:Drug dealer Victor Marchand is the villain in the actual movie.]] * BondOneLiner - The page quote. Would be Cathy finishes off her story with one, but has a great parody if straight versions weren't just as cheesy.few false starts.

* DeconstructiveParody
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* DeconstructiveParodyDeconstructiveParody - This movie is a spoof of such stories that Rebecca would have appeared in, by having the hero be a housewife who doesn't actually have the knowledge and skills of such a character.

* TheEighties

* ManicPixieDreamGirl - A lot of the movie is actually kind of like this.
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl - A lot This is an UnbuiltTrope example. Cathy as Rebecca has many of the movie is actually kind traits of like this.the trope, but her actions are living out the life she always wanted instead of just enriching Alan's life.

* OnlySaneMan - Alan [=McMann=], though that starts to break down. * PrettyInMink - Several, including the furs Cathy buys when she's Rebecca.
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* OfficialFanSubmittedContent - InUniverse Cathy wins a contest to write a Rebecca Ryan story and come to Paris. * OnlySaneMan - Alan [=McMann=], [=McMann=] is this when trying to explain Rebecca's antics, though that starts to break down. * PrettyInMink - Several, including the furs Rebecca's glamorous wardrobe includes several furs, so Cathy buys some in her shopping trip. The film even starts out with Rebecca wearing a red fox jacket and hat as she catches the bad guy. * SeparateSceneStorytelling - It turns out the opening scene is this when she's Rebecca.Cathy can't think of a good one liner.

* TheUnfairSex - Yes and no. Cathy does sleep with Alan, but as Rebecca, and she still thinks he's Dimitri, her sidekick. Plus lovemaking isn't Cathy and Kevin's problem. It's just that he's a condescending, controlling jerk.
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* TheUnfairSex - Yes and no.This is downplayed. Cathy does sleep with Alan, but as Rebecca, and she still thinks he's Dimitri, her sidekick. Plus lovemaking isn't Cathy and Kevin's problem. It's just that he's a condescending, controlling jerk.

* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle - An apparent ending really isn't.
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* UnwillingSuspension - When Cathy and Alan are kidnapped by drug dealers, they are tied up and left upside down from the ceiling. * YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle - An apparent ending really isn't. [[spoiler:After Cathy and Alan realize they love each other, they get kidnapped by drug dealers why Cathy had run into as Rebecca.]]
25th Mar '14 5:41:10 PM erforce
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Rebecca Ryan, a [[DistaffCounterpart Lady]] JamesBond {{Expy}} (although she seems to be more of a private detective than a secret agent), is the main character in a popular series of novels by Margaret [=McMann=]. Her son, Alan, has been living the life of a playboy, until one day a woman shows up claiming to be Rebecca, and causing all sorts of trouble.
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Rebecca Ryan, a [[DistaffCounterpart Lady]] JamesBond Film/JamesBond {{Expy}} (although she seems to be more of a private detective than a secret agent), is the main character in a popular series of novels by Margaret [=McMann=]. Her son, Alan, has been living the life of a playboy, until one day a woman shows up claiming to be Rebecca, and causing all sorts of trouble.
28th Aug '13 10:35:29 AM DragonQuestZ
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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]] - Victor Marchand suffers a lot in this movie (poisoning, multiple broken bones) after meeting Rebecca. [[spoiler:However, he's the leader of a drug ring and a murderer, and at least some of his injuries were his backfired attempts to kill Rebecca]].
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* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]] AssholeVictim - Victor [[spoiler:Victor Marchand suffers a lot in this movie (poisoning, multiple broken bones) after meeting Rebecca. [[spoiler:However, However, he's the leader of a drug ring and a murderer, and at least some of his injuries were his backfired attempts to kill Rebecca]].
28th Aug '13 10:34:26 AM DragonQuestZ
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* CurtainCamouflage - Subverted. It was just shoes Alan had left there.
26th Feb '13 8:54:08 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy - Victor Marchand is a very young [[Film/CasinoRoyale Rene]] [[Film/QuantumOfSolace Mathis]].
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