History Film / Crooklyn

4th Jan '18 11:28:52 AM waters20
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* GratuitousSpanish: Briefly, with Minnie and the bodega owner

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* GratuitousSpanish: Briefly, with Minnie and the bodega ownerowner.
* HarsherInHindsight: InUniverse example: "Man I'd rather have a father than a mother any day!"



* IronicName: Peanut is noted to be a big girl and she is

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* IronicName: Peanut is noted to be a big girl and she isis.
23rd Jun '17 7:58:16 AM Minni128
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*BilingualBonus: "Puta" is Spanish for "Whore"
23rd Jun '17 7:55:59 AM Minni128
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* EpistolaryStory: Some parts of the story are narrated by Carolyn's letters

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* EpistolaryStory: *{{Epistolary}}: Some parts of the story are narrated by Carolyn's letters
23rd Jun '17 7:55:10 AM Minni128
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*AwfulTruth: Troy finding out her mother is sick with cancer and she asks, "Why didn't anyone tell me?"



*EpistolaryStory: Some parts of the story are narrated by Carolyn's letters



** Snuffy and Right Hand Man terrorize the neighborhood when they aren't high.

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** Snuffy and Right Hand Man terrorize the neighborhood when they aren't high.high (or, at times, when they are).


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*KilledOffScreen: We don't see [[spoiler: Carolyin's]] death, just the aftermath.


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*PromotedToParent: Troy, after [[spoiler: Carolyn's death]], elevates herself up to maternal figure, especially due to being the only girl child.
5th Oct '16 11:55:36 AM Mdumas43073
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''Crooklyn'' is 1994 film by SpikeLee, which takes place during 1973 in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The primary characters are Troy and her family. Over the film's course, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, mother, and father, along with many others.

Also another film where SpikeLee acts


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''Crooklyn'' is 1994 film by SpikeLee, Creator/SpikeLee, which takes place during 1973 in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The primary characters are nine-year-old Troy (Zelda Harris) and her family. Over the film's course, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, mother, and father, along with many others.

Also another film where SpikeLee acts


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14th Oct '15 10:48:38 AM evilwillhunting
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* PerpetualPoverty: The family is down, but not out. But barely not out. Carolyn is a teacher who is overworked and underpaid, and Woody is a classical pianist and composer who doesn't want to compromise his artistry and play more marketable music. This causes a lot of friction between the couple.
14th Oct '15 10:41:33 AM evilwillhunting
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* DreadfulMusician: Tommy La-La

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* CrankyNeighbor: Tony Eyes isn't just cranky, he's annoying and a pretty lousy neighbor overall.
* DreadfulMusician: Tommy La-LaLa-La. Also Tony Eyes.



* JerkAss: There's plenty.
** Clinton is not only selfish, he picks on his siblings quite a lot.
*** Wendell can have his moments too.
** Tony Eyes is a bitter, unpleasant jerk.
** Snuffy and Right Hand Man terrorize the neighborhood when they aren't high.
** Peanut and Nate both are bullies who make life difficult for Troy.



* TalkToTheFist: Vic wallops Tony Eyes when the later won't stop screaming in his face... when all Vic was trying to do was get everyone to calm down.

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* TalkToTheFist: Vic wallops Tony Eyes when the later Tony won't stop screaming in his face... when all Vic was trying to do was get everyone to calm down.
14th Oct '15 10:26:57 AM evilwillhunting
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* TalkToTheFist: Vic wallops Tony Eyes when the later won't stop screaming in his face... when all Vic was trying to do was get everyone to calm down.
14th Oct '15 10:25:26 AM evilwillhunting
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* FishEyeLens: The whole episode at Aunt Song's is filmed in this manner, to capture the surreal feeling Troy haves about this upscale suburb living.


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* ShellShockedVeteran: Vic.
14th Oct '15 10:21:34 AM evilwillhunting
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* PetTheDog: After being a total creep for most of the movie, Clinton holds his sister's hand to comfort her at [[spoiler: their mother's funeral]].
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