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31st Jan '16 12:35:02 AM shamblingdead2
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fixed a minor spelling error
** Angela (the anoxeric girl) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.
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** Angela (the anoxeric anorexic girl) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.
31st Jan '16 12:33:05 AM shamblingdead2
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* ShoutOut : Several, to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. According to the [[WordOfGod commentary]], the director wanted to avoid the inevitable comparisons to ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and used the ''Oz'' books and film as beats in the film.
31st Jan '16 12:18:39 AM shamblingdead2
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* RiddleForTheAges: Since Georgina is a pathological liar, it's not clear if the story she tells Susanna on Polly's burn scars is the real version or not.
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* RiddleForTheAges: Since Georgina is a pathological liar, it's not clear if the story she tells Susanna on Polly's burn scars is the real version or not. Particularly when Polly seems to have no allergies to the cat.
20th Jan '16 1:43:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Hannibal Lecture can only be done by captives.
* TheBully: Lisa, mainly to Daisy, but she also makes Polly cry at one point for eavesdropping on Susanna when she's with her boyfriend and gives M.G a HannibalLecture for seemingly no reason.
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* TheBully: Lisa, mainly to Daisy, but she also makes Polly cry at one point for eavesdropping on Susanna when she's with her boyfriend and and, when in solitary confinement, she gives M.G a HannibalLecture for seemingly no reason.HannibalLecture.

* HannibalLecture: After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement, she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket. ** She gives a ''brutal'' one to Daisy that drives the latter into [[spoiler: hanging herself.]]
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* HannibalLecture: HannibalLecture: ** After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement, she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket. ** She gives a ''brutal'' one to Daisy that drives the latter into [[spoiler: hanging herself.]]straitjacket.

* AHouseDivided: Susanna's confrontation with Lisa, Georgina and Polly in the tunnels underneath the hospital.
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* %%* AHouseDivided: Susanna's confrontation with Lisa, Georgina and Polly in the tunnels underneath the hospital.

* InterruptedIntimacy: Susanna and Toby.
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* %%* InterruptedIntimacy: Susanna and Toby.

* InterruptedIntimacy: KirkSummation: Susanna gives one to Lisa that doubles as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech near the end of the film. --> '''Lisa:''' You know, there's too many buttons in the world. There's too many buttons and Toby.they're just - there's way too many just begging to be pressed, they're just begging to be pressed, you know? They're just - they're just ''begging'' to be pressed, and it makes me wonder, it really makes me fucking wonder, why doesn't anyone ever press mine? Why am I so neglected? Why doesn't anyone reach in and rip out the truth and tell me that I'm a fucking whore, or that my parents wish I were dead? --> '''Susanna:''' ''Because you're dead already, Lisa!'' No one cares if you die, Lisa, because you're dead already. Your heart is ''cold''. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's ''pathetic''.

* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-A-Lot]]: Whenever Lisa starts talking, she ''will'' drop f-bombs like there's no tomorrow.
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* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-A-Lot]]: LadySwearsALot: Whenever Lisa starts talking, she ''will'' drop f-bombs like there's no tomorrow.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lisa to Daisy [[spoiler:(which is what finally tips Daisy over the edge)]], and later Susanna to Lisa (see ShutUpHannibal below). Even earlier, Valerie gives one to Susanna after the latter refuses to leave her bed and starts acting increasingly like Lisa. Susanna gives her one back, however.
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lisa to Daisy [[spoiler:(which is what finally tips Daisy over the edge)]], and later Susanna to Lisa (see ShutUpHannibal below).Lisa. Even earlier, Valerie gives one to Susanna after the latter refuses to leave her bed and starts acting increasingly like Lisa. Susanna gives her one back, however.

* ShutUpHannibal: Susanna gives one to Lisa that doubles as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech near the end of the film. --> '''Lisa:''' You know, there's too many buttons in the world. There's too many buttons and they're just - there's way too many just begging to be pressed, they're just begging to be pressed, you know? They're just - they're just ''begging'' to be pressed, and it makes me wonder, it really makes me fucking wonder, why doesn't anyone ever press mine? Why am I so neglected? Why doesn't anyone reach in and rip out the truth and tell me that I'm a fucking whore, or that my parents wish I were dead? --> '''Susanna:''' ''Because you're dead already, Lisa!'' No one cares if you die, Lisa, because you're dead already. Your heart is ''cold''. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's ''pathetic''.

* TitleDrop: In Susanna's opening narrative.
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22nd Oct '15 4:54:40 PM Discar
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-->'''[[Creator/KurtwoodSmith Dr. Crumble]]''': ''"Susanna, four days ago you chased a bottle of aspirin with a bottle of vodka."''\\ '''Susanna''': ''"I had a headache."''
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-->'''[[Creator/KurtwoodSmith ->'''[[Creator/KurtwoodSmith Dr. Crumble]]''': ''"Susanna, Susanna, four days ago you chased a bottle of aspirin with a bottle of vodka."''\\ \\ '''Susanna''': ''"I I had a headache."'' headache.
6th Oct '15 1:45:59 AM pvsage
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* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: Susanna's diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.
11th Aug '15 3:44:10 PM TheLuckyCat
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* BrokenBird: Despite her haughty attitude, Daisy is this. [[spoiler: And it doesn't take much for Lisa to push her over the edge.]]

* TheBully: Lisa, mainly to Daisy, but she also makes Polly cry at one point for eavesdropping on Susanna when she's with her boyfriend and gives M.G a HannibalLecture for seemingly no reason.

** Daisy is quite foul-mouthed, especially towards Lisa.

** Angela (the anoxeric girl) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.

** She gives a ''brutal'' one to Daisy that drives the latter into [[spoiler: hanging herself.]] * HeroicBSOD: Susanna has a big one following [[spoiler: Daisy's suicide]], and it's what allows her to finally realise she needs to get out of Claymoore.

* LivingEmotionalCrutch: It's implied that Jamie was one for Lisa- Lisa is ''furious'' when she sees Susanna in Jamie's room, which is especially notable considering Lisa's LackOfEmpathy.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lisa to Daisy [[spoiler:(which is what finally tips Daisy over the edge)]], and later Susanna to Lisa (see ShutUpHannibal below). Even earlier, Valerie gives one to Susanna after the latter refuses to leave her bed and starts acting increasingly like Lisa.
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lisa to Daisy [[spoiler:(which is what finally tips Daisy over the edge)]], and later Susanna to Lisa (see ShutUpHannibal below). Even earlier, Valerie gives one to Susanna after the latter refuses to leave her bed and starts acting increasingly like Lisa. Susanna gives her one back, however. * ReplacementGoldfish: It's implied that Lisa sees Susanna as one for Jamie, as she calls Susanna by the wrong name when dragging her out of Claymoore. * RiddleForTheAges: Since Georgina is a pathological liar, it's not clear if the story she tells Susanna on Polly's burn scars is the real version or not.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: WrongNameOutburst: When trying to break out of Claymoore, Lisa to Daisy [[spoiler:(which is what finally tips Daisy over the edge)]], and later calls Susanna to Lisa (see ShutUpHannibal below). Even earlier, Valerie gives one to "Jamie." Susanna after the latter refuses to leave her bed and starts acting increasingly like Lisa.herself is visibly shaken by this.
10th Aug '15 9:10:09 PM Angeldeb82
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* BreakingSpeech: Lisa's speech to Daisy, [[spoiler:which proves to be the latter's breaking point]].
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* BreakingSpeech: BreakThemByTalking: Lisa's speech to Daisy, [[spoiler:which proves to be the latter's breaking point]].

* CuteKitten: Ruby, Daisy's cat, who's later adopted by Susanna [[spoiler:and later by Polly.]]
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* CuteKitten: Ruby, Daisy's cat, who's later adopted by Susanna [[spoiler:and later by Polly.]]Polly]].

* FlashBack: Susanna has several, with some depicting the events that drove her to overdose on aspirin, and others introducing characters that show up later.
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* FlashBack: {{Flashback}}: Susanna has several, with some depicting the events that drove her to overdose on aspirin, and others introducing characters that show up later.

* GrayRainOfDepression: Occurs during Susanna being driven back to Claymoore by Dr. Potts following [[spoiler:Daisy's suicide.]]
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* GrayRainOfDepression: Occurs during Susanna being driven back to Claymoore by Dr. Potts following [[spoiler:Daisy's suicide.]]suicide]].

* LackOfEmpathy: Lisa, as befitting a sociopath. The crowning example would probably be when she scoffs "What an idiot." after discovering [[spoiler:Daisy's corpse, and then proceeding to root through said corpse's pockets for money.]]
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* LackOfEmpathy: Lisa, as befitting a sociopath. The crowning example would probably be when she scoffs "What an idiot." after discovering [[spoiler:Daisy's corpse, and then proceeding to root through said corpse's pockets for money.]]money]].

* NeverTrustATrailer: [[BlatantLies It's a heartwarming feel-good story]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHHUBZf7y4 Honest]].
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* NeverTrustATrailer: [[BlatantLies It's a heartwarming feel-good story]]. story.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHHUBZf7y4 Honest]].Honest.]]
30th Nov '14 10:40:20 PM IchigoMontoya
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* {{Jerkass}}: To call Lisa unpleasant and rude would be like referring to an ocean as a really big lake, though she does have her PetTheDog moments.
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* {{Jerkass}}: To call Lisa unpleasant and rude would be like referring to an ocean as a really big lake, understatement, though she does have her PetTheDog moments.
30th Nov '14 10:32:26 PM IchigoMontoya
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* BlatantLies: Given that Georgina is a pathological liar, it's natural that she lets slip a few of these.
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* BlatantLies: Given that Georgina is Georgina's a pathological liar, it's natural that she lets slip a few of these.

%%* ClusterFBomb
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%%* ClusterFBomb* ClusterFBomb: Lisa seems unable to open her mouth without dropping at least one f-bomb.

* CuteKitten: Ruby, Daisy's cat, who is later adopted by Susanna [[spoiler:and later by Polly.]]
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* CuteKitten: Ruby, Daisy's cat, who is who's later adopted by Susanna [[spoiler:and later by Polly.]]

* DoubleStandard: Not the film, but the morality of the time. Susanna's promiscuity is considered pathological and she asks if the reaction would have been the same, had she been male.
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* DoubleStandard: Not the film, but the morality of the time. Susanna's promiscuity is considered pathological and she asks if the reaction would have been the same, same had she been male.

* HannibalLecture: After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket.
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* HannibalLecture: After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement confinement, she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket.

%%* {{Jerkass}}: Lisa, although she does have her JerkWithAHeartOfGold moments. * LackOfEmpathy: Lisa - the crowning example would probably be when she scoffs "What an idiot" after discovering [[spoiler:Daisy's corpse, and then proceeding to root through said corpse's pockets for money.]] * LadySwearsALot: Lisa. * LawyerFriendlyCameo: Claymoore Hospital for [=McLean=] Hospital. Does not apply in the book (and seeing as it's a memoir, it doesn't have to).
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%%* * {{Jerkass}}: Lisa, although To call Lisa unpleasant and rude would be like referring to an ocean as a really big lake, though she does have her JerkWithAHeartOfGold PetTheDog moments. * LackOfEmpathy: Lisa - the Lisa, as befitting a sociopath. The crowning example would probably be when she scoffs "What an idiot" idiot." after discovering [[spoiler:Daisy's corpse, and then proceeding to root through said corpse's pockets for money.]] * LadySwearsALot: Lisa. [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-A-Lot]]: Whenever Lisa starts talking, she ''will'' drop f-bombs like there's no tomorrow. * LawyerFriendlyCameo: Claymoore Hospital for [=McLean=] Hospital. Does not Doesn't apply in the book (and seeing as book, given that it's a memoir, it doesn't have to).memoir and all.

* MoodSwinger: Lisa. Her opening scene best illustrates this trait - she goes from cheerful and cocky upon returning to Claymoore, to a frightening rage when she discovers Susanna is Georgina's new roommate.
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* MoodSwinger: Lisa. Her opening scene best illustrates this trait - she goes from cheerful and cocky upon returning to Claymoore, to a frightening rage when she discovers that Susanna is Georgina's new roommate.

* ThePollyanna: Polly is almost always cheerful and friendly in spite of her situation.
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* ThePollyanna: Polly is Polly's almost always cheerful and friendly in spite of her situation.

* RaceLift: Valerie is white in the book. In the movie, she is played by WhoopiGoldberg.
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* RaceLift: Valerie is Valerie, who's white in the book. In the movie, she book, is played by WhoopiGoldberg.Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.

* SelfHarm: Susanna repeatedly bangs her inner wrist until it bruises in the novel (this is also implied at the beginning of the film), and Daisy cuts her arms in the film. In addition, a deleted scene shows that Lisa uses lit cigarettes to burn the image of a cat onto her arm - this is the reason she is always seen wearing a band over her forearm. It's also alluded to even further in the finished film when Daisy snaps "Look at your ''own'' arm, asshole!". * ShutUpHannibal: Susanna to Lisa near the end of the film.
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* SelfHarm: Susanna repeatedly bangs her inner wrist until it bruises in the novel (this (which is also implied at the beginning of the film), and Daisy cuts her arms in the film. In addition, a deleted scene shows that Lisa uses lit cigarettes to burn the image of a cat onto her arm - this is the reason she is she's always seen wearing a band over her forearm. It's also alluded to even further in the finished film when Daisy snaps "Look at your ''own'' arm, asshole!". * ShutUpHannibal: Susanna gives one to Lisa that doubles as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech near the end of the film.

* SpoiledBrat: Daisy is darker example than most as [[spoiler:her father, who spoils her so much, is also sexually abusing her. It is this that drives Daisy to self-harm and, eventually, suicide.]] * TheShrink: This is a mental hospital so of course there are these. There are several varieties. The two most notable in the film are Dr. Potts and Dr. Wick.
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* SpoiledBrat: Daisy is Daisy's a darker example than most as [[spoiler:her father, who spoils her so much, is also sexually abusing her. It is It's this that drives Daisy to self-harm and, eventually, suicide.]] * TheShrink: This is Several varieties, given that it takes place in a mental hospital so of course there are these. There are several varieties. institution. The two most notable in the film ones are Dr. Potts and Dr. Wick.
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