History Film / BillyElliot

25th Apr '17 12:05:06 AM shadowmanwkp
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* JerkassBall: Billy, believe it or not. His slap to the other boy was utterly unprovoked; the boy was merely comforting him for not having got into the dance school. Granted, the other boy was InnocentlyInsensitive by not recognising that a working class boy like Billy wouldn't get another chance, but the fact that Billy never apologised or was punished for being a brat there never sat right with this troper.

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* JerkassBall: Billy, believe it or not. His slap to the other boy was utterly unprovoked; the boy was merely comforting him for not having got into the dance school. Granted, the other boy was InnocentlyInsensitive by not recognising that a working class boy like Billy wouldn't get another chance, but chance. On the fact that other hand, Billy never apologised or was punished for being a brat there never sat right with this troper.brat.
23rd Apr '17 9:13:27 AM nombretomado
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Then again, there are people who think the movie can be convincingly read both as a subtle tale of a Billy coming to terms with his sexuality. [[spoiler: After all, he is clearly uncomfortable when Debbie tries to touch him, but he kisses Michael on the cheek before he leaves.]] The ending of the movie is perhaps deliberately left open to allow viewers to decide for themselves. (There's possibly a bit of FridgeBrilliance in the fact that the ballet we see grown-up Billy in at the end is Matthew Bourne's gay interpretation of ''SwanLake''.)

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Then again, there are people who think the movie can be convincingly read both as a subtle tale of a Billy coming to terms with his sexuality. [[spoiler: After all, he is clearly uncomfortable when Debbie tries to touch him, but he kisses Michael on the cheek before he leaves.]] The ending of the movie is perhaps deliberately left open to allow viewers to decide for themselves. (There's possibly a bit of FridgeBrilliance in the fact that the ballet we see grown-up Billy in at the end is Matthew Bourne's gay interpretation of ''SwanLake''.''Theatre/SwanLake''.)
12th Apr '17 8:37:40 PM TroperBeDoper
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* JerkassBall: Billy, believe it or not. His slap to the other boy was utterly unprovoked; the boy was merely comforting him for not having got into the dance school. Granted, the other boy was [[InnocentlyInsensitive]] by not recognising that a working class boy like Billy wouldn't get another chance, but the fact that Billy never apologised or was punished for being a brat there never sat right with this troper.

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* JerkassBall: Billy, believe it or not. His slap to the other boy was utterly unprovoked; the boy was merely comforting him for not having got into the dance school. Granted, the other boy was [[InnocentlyInsensitive]] InnocentlyInsensitive by not recognising that a working class boy like Billy wouldn't get another chance, but the fact that Billy never apologised or was punished for being a brat there never sat right with this troper.
25th Mar '17 5:53:41 AM caringguy
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* JerkassBall: Billy, believe it or not. His slap to the other boy was utterly unprovoked; the boy was merely comforting him for not having got into the dance school. Granted, the other boy was [[InnocentlyInsensitive]] by not recognising that a working class boy like Billy wouldn't get another chance, but the fact that Billy never apologised or was punished for being a brat there never sat right with this troper.
7th Feb '17 9:32:59 PM Mdumas43073
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''Billy Elliot'' is the story of an eleven-year-old boy who escapes the harshness of his existence by discovering his passion for Ballet. Inspired by A. J. Cronin's novel ''The Stars Look Down'', this 2000 film spawned a highly successful West End musical, a collaboration between the film's original screenwriter Lee Hall and EltonJohn. ''Billy Elliot'' is both a gritty historical drama and a heart-warming feelgood movie.

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''Billy Elliot'' is the story of an eleven-year-old boy who escapes the harshness of his existence by discovering his passion for Ballet. Inspired by A. J. Cronin's novel ''The Stars Look Down'', Down'' and directed by Stephen Daldry, this 2000 film spawned a highly successful West End musical, a collaboration between the film's original screenwriter Lee Hall and EltonJohn. ''Billy Elliot'' is both a gritty historical drama and a heart-warming feelgood movie.
10th Nov '16 1:02:06 PM rjd1922
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* MissingMom: BillyElliot suffers from dead mother syndrome.

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* MissingMom: BillyElliot Billy Elliot suffers from dead mother syndrome.
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
to depression.
** During
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'''.
beat Billy.
** 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.
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