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12th Sep '15 9:51:54 PM NWolfman
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This was Zemeckis's only live-action film made during the 2000s, the rest of which he spent making MotionCapture films before returning to live-action eleven years later with ''Film/{{Flight}}''.
9th Aug '15 7:05:44 PM OnTheHillside
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* AccidentalAdultery: Confusingly, Chuck's long-term partner Kelly says that she "always knew" he was alive, but [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder marries a dentist anyway]]. [[spoiler: She offers to divorce her new husband to get back together with Chuck, but he refuses.]]
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* AccidentalAdultery: Confusingly, Chuck's long-term partner Kelly says that she "always knew" he was alive, but [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder marries a dentist anyway]]. after everyone pressures her to move on]]. [[spoiler: She offers to divorce her new husband to get back together with Chuck, but he refuses.just changes her mind about a minute later.]]
19th Jul '15 10:10:24 PM OnTheHillside
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Interestingly, [[spoiler:Kelly was fully willing to drop her new husband for Chuck, but [[DidNotGetTheGirl both Chuck and Kelly realize that doing so would be impossible]].]] It's an interesting bit of trivia that according to the commentary that the scene [[spoiler: was the part of the movie that confused watchers between the ages of 14 and 20 in the test audience. They were either too accustomed to the idea of the protagonist [[HappilyEverAfter getting the girl in the end]] or weren't yet emotionally ready to grasp the sheer complexity of adult relationships.]]
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Interestingly, [[spoiler:Kelly was fully willing to drop her new husband for Chuck, but and they were seconds away from running off together, only for [[DidNotGetTheGirl both Chuck and Kelly realize that doing so would be impossible]].to reconsider]].]] It's an interesting bit of trivia that according to the commentary that the scene [[spoiler: was the part of the movie that confused watchers between the ages of 14 and 20 in the test audience. They were either too accustomed to the idea of the protagonist [[HappilyEverAfter getting the girl in the end]] or weren't yet emotionally ready to grasp the sheer complexity of adult relationships.]]
14th May '15 10:36:48 AM HighCrate
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Interestingly, [[spoiler:Kelly was fully willing to drop her new husband for Chuck, but [[DidNotGetTheGirl both Chuck and Kelly realize that doing so would be impossible]].]] ** It's an interesting bit of trivia that according to the commentary that the scene [[spoiler: was the part of the movie that confused watchers between the ages of 14 and 20 in the test audience. They were either too accustomed to the idea of the protagonist [[HappilyEverAfter getting the girl in the end]] or weren't yet emotionally ready to grasp the sheer complexity of adult relationships.]]
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Interestingly, [[spoiler:Kelly was fully willing to drop her new husband for Chuck, but [[DidNotGetTheGirl both Chuck and Kelly realize that doing so would be impossible]].]] ** ]] It's an interesting bit of trivia that according to the commentary that the scene [[spoiler: was the part of the movie that confused watchers between the ages of 14 and 20 in the test audience. They were either too accustomed to the idea of the protagonist [[HappilyEverAfter getting the girl in the end]] or weren't yet emotionally ready to grasp the sheer complexity of adult relationships.]] * AccidentalAdultery: Confusingly, Chuck's long-term partner Kelly says that she "always knew" he was alive, but [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder marries a dentist anyway]]. [[spoiler: She offers to divorce her new husband to get back together with Chuck, but he refuses.]]
21st Feb '15 7:30:35 PM keyree
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** One popular theory is that the wings on the package were a symbol of hope for Chuck.
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** One popular theory is that the wings on the package were a symbol of hope for Chuck. Seemingly corroborated when he [[spoiler: paints the symbol on the makeshift sail.]]
4th Feb '15 12:16:19 AM R.G.
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* {{Robinsonade}}
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* {{Robinsonade}}{{Robinsonade}}: See SettingUpdate below.
19th Jan '15 6:36:44 PM maxwellsilver
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* MusicVideoSyndrome: [[RealityHasNoSoundtrack Rejected.]] While Tom Hanks's character is stranded on the desert island (the bulk of the movie), there is no background music at all. ** Possible FridgeBrilliance, since it really hits home the fact that a deserted island is both much quieter ''and'' much noisier than your average city.

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* MusicVideoSyndrome: [[RealityHasNoSoundtrack Rejected.]] RealityHasNoSoundtrack: While Tom Hanks's character Chuck is stranded on the desert island (the bulk of the movie), there is no background music at all. ** Possible FridgeBrilliance, since it really hits home the fact that a deserted island is both much quieter ''and'' much noisier than your average city.
8th Jan '15 11:11:02 AM maxwellsilver
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-->"Gotta love crab. In the nick of time too. I couldn't take much more of those coconuts. Coconut milk is a natural laxative. That's something [[GilligansIsland Gilligan]] never told us."
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-->"Gotta love crab. In the nick of time too. I couldn't take much more of those coconuts. Coconut milk is a natural laxative. That's something [[GilligansIsland [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan]] never told us."

* MusicVideoSyndrome: Rejected. While Tom Hanks's character is stranded on the desert island (the bulk of the movie), there is no background music at all.
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* MusicVideoSyndrome: Rejected. [[RealityHasNoSoundtrack Rejected.]] While Tom Hanks's character is stranded on the desert island (the bulk of the movie), there is no background music at all.
25th Nov '14 6:46:31 PM LTR
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Chuck is startled to find out his friends held a funeral for him.
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Chuck is startled to find out his friends held a funeral for him.him, including a casket, which prompts him to ask what was ''in'' it.
12th Sep '14 6:52:39 PM plcthecd
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Chuck escapes the island and became a celebrity with an upcoming autobiography, but his lover Kelly is already married, and agreed to be BetterAsFriends. However, time till tell if either of them are happier about it and Chuck still feels alone.]]
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