History Film / BillyElliot

29th Aug '16 3:14:25 AM thezoraidude
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* AbusiveParents: Jackie Elliot to his children at some points, possibly due to depression.
** During a heated argument with Jackie and Billy, the latter calls him a bastard. This causes Jackie to snap, after a few seconds of silence, and '''beat Billy'''.
** He later smashes Tony in the face with a hammer, breaking his nose.

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* AbusiveParents: Jackie Elliot to his children at some points, possibly due points.
** He wants his younger son Billy
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do "manly" things, but when he learns Billy wants to be a dancer, he barely accepts it, leading to an heated argument with Jackie and Billy, the latter argument. Billy calls him a bastard. This causes bastard, causing Jackie to snap, after a few seconds of silence, and '''beat Billy'''.
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** He later smashes punches Tony in the face with after catching him heading to a hammer, breaking his shop to steal. The result: Tony has a broken nose.
11th Apr '16 10:20:20 AM thezoraidude
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* AbusiveParents: Jackie Elliot to his children at some points, possibly due to depression.
** During a heated argument with Jackie and Billy, the latter calls him a bastard. This causes Jackie to snap, after a few seconds of silence, and '''beat Billy'''.
** He later smashes Tony in the face with a hammer, breaking his nose.
23rd Oct '15 11:27:48 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* PrecisionFStrike: From Debbie to Billy: "You look like a right dickhead to me." Even the PBS broadcast version, which censors the F and S words on a regular basis, left this one in.
23rd Oct '15 11:22:55 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* {{Meganekko}}: Tracy Anderson, if the live cinema version is to be believed.
5th Jul '15 2:01:55 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* DownerEnding: By the end of the film, its likely that Billy's grandmother would have died, its hinted at that Jackie and Tony haven't seen Billy for a long time, and more worryingly Jackie's addled behaviour on the tube hints that its possible he may share his mother-in-laws fate.
16th Mar '15 6:25:43 PM grendalhopper
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* DownerEnding: By the end of the film, its likely that Billy's grandmother would have died, its hinted at that Jackie and Tony haven't seen Billy for a long time, and more worryingly Jackie's addled behaviour on the tube hints that its possible he may share his mother-in-laws fate.
6th Mar '15 5:03:24 PM mlsmithca
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Described by some as "a {{Coming Out Story}} without the gay", this film has spawned its own trope: The {{Billy Elliot Plot}}, where young boys in a coming-of-age story learn an important lesson -- {{Be Yourself}}. Even if it does involve leotards.

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Described by some as "a {{Coming Out Story}} ComingOutStory without the gay", this film has spawned its own trope: The {{Billy Elliot Plot}}, BillyElliotPlot, where young boys in a coming-of-age story learn an important lesson -- {{Be Yourself}}.BeYourself. Even if it does involve leotards.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Billy seems to be feeling an attraction to Debbie in the pillow fight scene, but he does not reciprocate her later interest in him. Billy also can't return Michael's love for him.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Billy seems to be feeling an attraction to Debbie in the pillow fight scene, but he does not reciprocate her later interest in him. Billy also can't return Michael's love for him.



* DistantFinale: In the final sequence, Billy's father and brother make the journey down to London (they are seen riding the then-new extension of the Jubilee Line, putting these scenes at least fifteen years after the rest of the film) to see Billy dance in a production of ''Swan Lake''.



* DistantFinale: See above.



* MissingMom: BillyElliot suffers from dead mother syndrome.



* MissingMom: BillyElliot suffers from dead mother syndrome.



* UnconfessedUnemployment: Inverted. The Father can't tell his son [[spoiler: he's going back to work as a scab.]]

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* UnconfessedUnemployment: Inverted. The Father can't tell his son [[spoiler: he's going back to work as a scab.scab to earn the money Billy needs to audition for ballet school.]]



* DisneyAcidSequence : In "Expressing Yourself", the song ends with a tapdancing sequence featuring giant moving dresses.
* DreamBallet : After Michael leaves in the Christmas scene, [[MyFutureSelfAndMe Billy dances with his future self]], to the Pas de Deux from Theatre/SwanLake, before his older self fades away to reveal he is still in the miners' welfare.

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* DisneyAcidSequence : DisneyAcidSequence: In "Expressing Yourself", the song ends with a tapdancing sequence featuring giant moving dresses.
* DreamBallet : DreamBallet: After Michael leaves in the Christmas scene, [[MyFutureSelfAndMe Billy dances with his future self]], to the Pas de Deux from Theatre/SwanLake, ''Theatre/SwanLake'', before his older self fades away to reveal he is still in the miners' welfare.
6th Mar '15 4:42:10 PM creader
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* BlackSheep: Billy

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* BlackSheep: Billy Billy.



* DawsonCasting: Eleven-year-old Billy is played by a boy of thirteen and a half who was clearly going through puberty. Michael, also eleven, is played by a seventeen-year-old who can pass quite convincingly for a thirteen-year-old but not for an eleven-year-old.
28th Feb '15 3:34:24 PM sboy
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* DisneyAcidSequence : In "Expressing Yourself", the song ends with a tapdancing sequence featuring giant moving dresses.
* DreamBallet : After Michael leaves in the Christmas scene, [[MyFutureSelfAndMe Billy dances with his future self]], to the Pas de Deux from Theatre/SwanLake, before his older self fades away to reveal he is still in the miners' welfare.
21st Dec '14 3:35:10 PM eroock
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