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23rd Jun '17 4:08:55 AM BalrogKick
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* InNameOnly: The sequel, so much that it was released as ''Confessions of a Trickbaby'' in certain regions. The only connections are that it's the same director and a small clip from the first film appears at one point.
3rd Jan '17 11:56:37 AM HBarnill
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* BookDumb: Vanessa may be illiterate but she's still smart.
11th Dec '16 9:16:54 PM Fireblood
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Mrs. Wolverton.]] is DrivenToSuicide when she realises the truth.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Mrs. Wolverton.]] is DrivenToSuicide Wolverton]] shoots herself when she realises realizes the truth.truth about Bob.



* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. There are therapists but they're either malicious or unhelpful. Mr. Wolverton is a deliberate TakeThat to a lot of the quack pop-psychologists you'd find in Oprah-ish talk shows. Think [[DonnieDarko Jim Cunningham.]]

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted.{{Averted}}. There are therapists but they're either malicious or unhelpful. Mr. Wolverton is a deliberate TakeThat to a lot of the quack pop-psychologists you'd find in Oprah-ish talk shows. Think [[DonnieDarko Jim Cunningham.]]
18th Jul '16 5:06:52 AM Silverblade2
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A wildly hilarious take on juvenile delinquency, the film actually manages to make some [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped excellent points]] about the flaws of criminal investigations. But presumably because of Matthew Bright's friendship at the time with ChurchOfHappyology member [[Music/OingoBoingo Richard Elfman]], ''Freeway'' seems to preach on a ''little'' too much about the evils of psychiatry. Other than that, though, it's an excellent BlackComedy, full of clever dialogue and ''[[DannyElfman awesome]]'' music.

A sequel, ''Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby'', was made without any connections to... [[InNameOnly well, anything]]. It's actually pretty good [[LesYay and has more lesbians]]. And VincentGallo as a wicked witch.

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A wildly hilarious take on juvenile delinquency, the film actually manages to make some [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped excellent points]] about the flaws of criminal investigations. But presumably because of Matthew Bright's friendship at the time with ChurchOfHappyology member [[Music/OingoBoingo Richard Elfman]], ''Freeway'' seems to preach on a ''little'' too much about the evils of psychiatry. Other than that, though, it's an excellent BlackComedy, full of clever dialogue and ''[[DannyElfman awesome]]'' music.

A sequel, ''Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby'', was made without any connections to... [[InNameOnly well, anything]]. It's actually pretty good [[LesYay and has more lesbians]]. And VincentGallo as a wicked witch.
anything]].
15th Mar '15 6:59:57 PM harveytwh
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* LittleDeadRidingHood: Vanessa goes through the first half of the movie with a red jacket; later she wears a red skirt. A deliberate {{shout out}} to Little Red Riding Hood which the movie is partially based on.

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* LittleDeadRidingHood: Vanessa goes through the first half of the movie with a red jacket; later she wears a red skirt. And of course she carries her things in an honest-to-god wicker basket. A deliberate {{shout out}} to Little Red Riding Hood which the movie is partially based on.
7th Jan '15 7:59:48 PM nombretomado
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A 1996 dark comic thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland and ReeseWitherspoon.

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A 1996 dark comic thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland and ReeseWitherspoon.Creator/ReeseWitherspoon.
27th Oct '14 8:50:06 AM bluehedgehogjunkie
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* GirlsBehindBars: Played with. On one side, you have the typical lesbian inmate Rhonda who hits on Vanessa. On the other hand, the [[AlphaBitch dominant]] Mesquita, who immediately provokes Vanessa to a physical fight over who's the baddest bitch, thus the one in command.

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* GirlsBehindBars: Played with. On one side, you have the typical lesbian inmate Rhonda Rhonda, who hits on Vanessa. On the other hand, the [[AlphaBitch dominant]] Mesquita, who immediately provokes Vanessa to a physical fight over who's the baddest bitch, thus the one in command.
27th Oct '14 8:49:43 AM bluehedgehogjunkie
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* GirlsBehindBars: Played with. On one side, you have the typical lesbian inmate Rhonda (Brittany Murphy) who hits on Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon). On the other hand, the [[AlphaBitch dominant]] Mesquita (Alanna Ubach), who immediately provokes Vanessa to a physical fight over who's the baddest bitch, thus the one in command.

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* GirlsBehindBars: Played with. On one side, you have the typical lesbian inmate Rhonda (Brittany Murphy) who hits on Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon). Vanessa. On the other hand, the [[AlphaBitch dominant]] Mesquita (Alanna Ubach), Mesquita, who immediately provokes Vanessa to a physical fight over who's the baddest bitch, thus the one in command.
27th Oct '14 8:42:00 AM bluehedgehogjunkie
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* GirlsBehindBars: Played with in Freeway. On one side, you have the typical lesbian inmate Rhonda (Brittany Murphy) who hits on Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon). On the other hand, the [[AlphaBitch dominant]] Mesquita (Alanna Ubach), who immediately provokes Vanessa to a physical fight over who's the baddest bitch, thus the one in command.

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* GirlsBehindBars: Played with in Freeway.with. On one side, you have the typical lesbian inmate Rhonda (Brittany Murphy) who hits on Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon). On the other hand, the [[AlphaBitch dominant]] Mesquita (Alanna Ubach), who immediately provokes Vanessa to a physical fight over who's the baddest bitch, thus the one in command.
27th Oct '14 8:41:31 AM bluehedgehogjunkie
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* GirlsBehindBars: A rather classical set-up of the trope when Vanessa goes to jail with the token lesbian inmate (Rhonda) and the domineering, aggressive chola AlphaBitch (Mezquita).

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* GirlsBehindBars: A rather classical set-up of the trope when Vanessa goes to jail Played with in Freeway. On one side, you have the token typical lesbian inmate (Rhonda) and Rhonda (Brittany Murphy) who hits on Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon). On the domineering, aggressive chola AlphaBitch (Mezquita).other hand, the [[AlphaBitch dominant]] Mesquita (Alanna Ubach), who immediately provokes Vanessa to a physical fight over who's the baddest bitch, thus the one in command.
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