History Film / DoubleJeopardy

7th Feb '16 7:32:45 PM DrOO7
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* ApatheticCitizens: A bartender shreds Libby' s "Wanted" poster, declaring, "No reward. Screw 'em"
10th Jan '16 3:41:08 PM DrOO7
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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Nick is about to shoot Lehman for a second time and finish him off when Libby manages to grab her own gun and put several bullets into him.

* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: [[spoiler: Nick grabs her and knocks her out (during the cemetery scene), where he had said she'd meet their son]].
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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: [[spoiler: Nick grabs her and knocks her out (during the cemetery scene), where he had said she'd meet their son]].son. Nick is also about to shoot her when Lehman manages to get up and jump on him]].

* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's essentially a female version of it. To the point where there's a misleading 911 call, Libby wails "I didn't kill my husband", and she's chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.
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* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's essentially a female version of it. To it, right down to the point where there's a misleading 911 call, Libby wails wailing "I didn't kill my husband", and she's later being chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.

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* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued OnlyAFleshWound: Lehman is shot in the shoulder in the scuffle between him, Nick, and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), Libby, but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's essentially true to form, is wearing only a female version of it. To sling in the point where there's a misleading 911 call, Libby wails "I didn't kill my husband", and she's chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.final scene.
11th Nov '15 12:25:30 PM Morgenthaler
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Cut natter.
** Killing someone who you were already convicted of murdering would simultaneously prove that prior conviction false, thus having it reversed, and make you eligible to be prosecuted on a new charge of murder. So, meta-irony. ** Moral of the story: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't take "legal" advice on how to murder your husband who framed you for his murder from anyone who's an ex-lawyer disbarred for murder.]] Chances are that character just wanted to wreak havoc by proxy, so fed her that line. ** Lehman' s just as bad, as he backs up what the other woman told Libby (during the confrontation with Nick), stating, "as an ex law professor, (presumably once a lawyer himself) I can assure you, she's right". ** Thus, while her (actual) shooting of her husband in the end was justified, she'd probably still be going to prison for equal or greater time than she was originally sentenced to (though they might give her a deal for time served if she agreed not to sue for millions over wrongful conviction. It would be a big "if" though).

** Of course then the Police and justice system would have to admit they convicted a woman for killing a man who was still running around alive. *** Not to mention she could just get credit for time served.
7th Nov '15 4:55:31 PM DrOO7
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Libby wails this verbatim while testifying at her trial.
22nd Apr '15 8:23:14 AM Peridonyx
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*** Not to mention she could just get credit for time served.
11th Apr '15 5:50:59 PM DrOO7
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* AssholeVictim[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: Angie being killed by Nick. Could she really have expected any better from a guy who cheats on his wife and plans to frame her for murder?
5th Apr '15 11:23:16 PM DrOO7
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* BaitAndSwitch: Nick and Libby are snuggling outside when Angie comes to join them. She and Nick exchange a look, then solemnly declare, "We should tell her before someone else does", almost making the viewer think they're about to confess to an affair. . . only to have it turn out that Nick bought Libby a boat and that Angie was helping him arrange the surprise. Then it's subverted in that it's just as we expected--they WERE having an affair and those furtive looks were about them putting their dastardly plan into action.

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* ChekhovsGun: At the beginning of the movie, Nick is discussing a Kandinsky print with a houseguest. The identical print is visible in a picture of the house destroyed in the gas explosion and Libby tracks the buyer of a replica to find Nick in New Orleans.

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* CryIntoChest: As an infuriated Libby storms towards Jonathan's hotel, having escaped from the coffin he stuffed her into, she's snatched and pulled into an alleyway by Lehman, who sternly tells her "It's over, Libby." Exhausted and overwhelmed, she finally breaks down in tears and collapses into his arms.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Even if the trailer hadn't already told you everything, the little look exchanged between Nick and Angie just before he reveals that he bought Libby a boat should tip off even the most GenreBlind viewer to the fact that something's going on between them.
29th Mar '15 12:36:35 AM DrOO7
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* CharityBall: Where Libby confronts Nick.
18th Feb '15 8:22:32 PM DrOO7
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* TheAlcoholic: Lehman

* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's essentially a female version of it.
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* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's essentially a female version of it. To the point where there's a misleading 911 call, Libby wails "I didn't kill my husband", and she's chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.

* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued HeroicBSOD: Libby after Nick is supposedly killed, then after she realizes he's alive and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's essentially that the beloved husband she's been mourning is a female version of it.deceitful bastard.

** Moral of the story: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't take "legal" advice on how to murder your husband who framed you for his murder from anyone who's an ex-lawyer disbarred for murder.]] Chances are that character just wanted to wreak havoc by proxy, so fed her that line.
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** Moral of the story: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't take "legal" advice on how to murder your husband who framed you for his murder from anyone who's an ex-lawyer disbarred for murder.]] Chances are that character just wanted to wreak havoc by proxy, so fed her that line. ** Lehman' s just as bad, as he backs up what the other woman told Libby (during the confrontation with Nick), stating, "as an ex law professor, (presumably once a lawyer himself) I can assure you, she's right".

** Moral * ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: Not specifically stated, but Libby crashes a charity gala then later walks through one of New Orleans' perpetual street parties. Presumably, both are being held to celebrate the story: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't take "legal" advice on how to murder your husband who framed you for his murder from anyone who's an ex-lawyer disbarred for murder.]] Chances are that character just wanted to wreak havoc by proxy, so fed her that line.holiday.

** Moral of * MotiveEqualsConclusiveEvidence: The prosecution claims Libby killed Nick for the story: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't take "legal" advice insurance money, harping on how to murder your husband who framed you for his murder from anyone who's an ex-lawyer disbarred for murder.]] Chances are the fact that character just wanted to wreak havoc by proxy, so fed her she's the beneficiary, ignoring the fact that line.(a) given that she was his ''wife'', she would naturally be this, and (b) as a wealthy couple, the payout would be larger than average. When she tries to explain to her own lawyer that Nick got the policy to make sure that she and their son would be okay in the even of his death, he counters with "there's a big difference between "okay" and one million dollars". Libby is shocked as she was genuinely unaware the amount was so large. * NeverFoundTheBody: Nick. Justified as he isn't even dead, but even if he were, the natural assumption is that his body was swept out to sea after having been thrown overboard.

** Moral of the story: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't take "legal" advice on how to murder your husband who framed you for his murder from anyone who's an ex-lawyer disbarred for murder.]] Chances are that character just wanted to wreak havoc by proxy, so fed her that line.* SceneryPorn: Washington, and New Orleans.

** Moral of * WhamLine[=/=]TheReveal: Matty cheerfully greeting "Daddy!" as he comes home. ..while on the story: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't take "legal" advice on how phone with Libby. It takes two seconds for the shocked Libby to murder your realize that the beloved husband who she's been mourning is a duplicitous bastard who's been cheating on her and framed you her for his a murder from anyone who's an ex-lawyer disbarred for murder.]] Chances are that character just wanted to wreak havoc by proxy, so fed her that line.didn't even happen.

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* YourCheatingHeart: --> "How long were Angie and you fucking before you decided to get rid of me?"
9th Dec '14 4:52:15 PM aoirann
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** Of course then the Police and justice system would have to admit they convicted a woman for killing a man who was still running around alive.
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