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18th Mar '16 8:17:17 PM DrOO7
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* ApatheticCitizens: A bartender shreds Libby' s "Wanted" poster, declaring, "No reward. Screw 'em"

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* ApatheticCitizens: A bartender shreds Libby' s "Wanted" poster, declaring, "No reward. Screw 'em"'em.", then advises her that they will be posted all over town, then caps it off by giving her an umbrella and urging her to get out of there before the cops show up. The viewer knows that Libby is innocent, but he doesn't and for all he knows, he's happily aiding and abetting a fugitive all because there's nothing in it for him if he turns her in.


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** She outright says to Nick, "I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras. . .", indicating that it ''is'' that time of the year.
3rd Mar '16 7:12:15 PM DrOO7
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Matty is remarkably calm to be greeted by a mother he not only hasn't seen in six years, but was told was dead.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Matty blows the whole scheme with one word--"Daddy!"--cheerfully greeting his father as he returns home. At the end, he is remarkably calm to be greeted by a mother he not only hasn't seen in six years, but was told was dead.


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* TheNotLoveInterest: Travis and Libby. Most movies would have had them hook up or at least hint at it by the end, but there isn't a shred of attraction or sexual tension between them.
1st Mar '16 10:59:28 PM DrOO7
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Matty is remarkably calm to be greeted by a mother he not only hasn't seen in six years, but was told was dead.



* KidsAreInnocent: Matty is remarkably unfazed to be greeted with a mother who he not only hasn't seen in six years



* MotiveEqualsConclusiveEvidence: The prosecution claims Libby killed Nick for the insurance money, harping on the fact that she's the beneficiary, ignoring the fact that (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.

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* MotiveEqualsConclusiveEvidence: The prosecution claims Libby killed Nick for the insurance money, harping on the fact that she's the beneficiary, ignoring the fact that (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 event 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.
28th Feb '16 11:13:14 PM DrOO7
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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, right down to the misleading 911 call, Libby wailing "I didn't kill my husband", and later being chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.
* FakingTheDead: Nick. And Lehman and Libby threaten to pull the same stunt on Nick, regarding ''her'', if he does not turn over their son.
* {{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.

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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 basically a female version of it, right down to the misleading 911 call, Libby wailing "I didn't kill my husband", and later being chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.
* FakingTheDead: Nick. And Lehman and Libby threaten to pull the same stunt on Nick, regarding ''her'', if he does not turn over their son.
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** Nick has already been doing this with Libby--when she and Matty are reunited at the end, he tells her that he was told that she was dead.
* {{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.them (one of the few things that ''was'' left out of the trailer).


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** Her lawyer should also have been able to get her acquitted or a mistrial the first time. As bad as things may have looked (her covered in his blood and holding the knife, the hefty insurance policy), there should have been a myriad of people to testify to their (ostensibly) happy marriage. Surely, even ONE juror would have harbored enough reasonable doubt to cause a hung jury.


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* KidsAreInnocent: Matty is remarkably unfazed to be greeted with a mother who he not only hasn't seen in six years


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* MamaBear: The sole thing that keeps Libby going is her desire to be reunited with her son. She's even willing to leave Nick alone and not blow his cover story as long as he gives him to her.


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* OffToBoardingSchool: What Nick has done with Matty. Granted, it seems to be a very nice place and he looks happy there, but it seems to add another layer of Jerkassery to Nick for sending him away rather than keeping him with him.
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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* OnlyAFleshWound: Lehman is shot in the shoulder in the scuffle between him, Nick, and Libby, but true to form, is wearing only a sling in the final scene.
11th Nov '15 12:25:30 PM Morgenthaler
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** 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?
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