History Film / Heartbreakers

7th Mar '16 10:20:06 AM fearlessnikki
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** Ultimately ends up being played straight by Page.

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** Ultimately ends up being played straight by Page. And technically [[spoiler: Max with Dean, though they don't make things official until he knows about the con]].



* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Discussed by Max, since she and Paige give off this contrast. Paige thinks she'll be fine on her own, but Max reminds her that she's only played the easy role of the Whore - since a brief seduction is easy - while getting someone to marry you is trickier.



* {{Tsundere}}: Paige for Jack. Initially she's ''tsuntsun'' as he keeps bugging her, then she pretends to bring out a ''deredere'' side and [[spoiler: then she's no longer pretending]].

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* {{Tsundere}}: TrueBlueFemininity: Max keeps talking about "the blue dress" that Paige should wear for seductions, presumably because of this trope.
* {{Tsundere}}:
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Paige for Jack. Initially she's ''tsuntsun'' as he keeps bugging her, then she pretends to bring out a ''deredere'' side and [[spoiler: then she's no longer pretending]].
6th Mar '16 5:25:29 PM fearlessnikki
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* AbusiveParent: Max isn't exactly Joan Crawford but...

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* AbusiveParent: Max isn't exactly Joan Crawford but...but she's willing to trip her daughter on a concrete floor just to gain a free hotel room.



* BitchAlert: The TropeNamer, courtesy of this line:

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* BitchAlert: The TropeNamer, courtesy of this line:the below line. She's referring to Ms Madress, Tensy's housekeeper.



* BrickJoke: A twofer in the one gag. When looking at potential Palm Beach husbands, the second option is a playboy entertaining several girls on a yacht - Max implying they'd likely have to have a fivesome with him. Later when Paige meets Jack with his telescope, she assumes he's using it to spy on people on boats (when he's stargazing). After Paige leaves he goes back to his telescope - and we can now see a yacht in the distance - where he exclaims "is that ''five'' people!"



* ChainedToABed: Dean

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* ChainedToABed: DeanDean gets tied to the bed by Max, thinking they're going to do it.



* TheCon: Naturally.

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* TheCon: Naturally. The most common one is to marry a rich man and then get Paige to seduce him so Max can clear him out in a divorce settlement. They know other cons as well - such as putting glass in their food to get free dinner, faking an accident to get a hotel room and distracting a guy so they can use his credit card to pay for gas.



* {{Fanservice}}: Remains Jennifer Love Hewitt's hottest movie (most telling critical comment: "Wonderful performance by Hewitt's breasts").

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* {{Fanservice}}: Remains Jennifer Love Hewitt's hottest movie (most telling critical comment: "Wonderful performance by Hewitt's breasts"). Sigourney Weaver's no slouch in this department either - getting a LingerieScene and several very flattering dresses.



* TheHecateSisters: Paige is the Maiden, Max is the Matron and [[spoiler: Barbara]] is the Crone.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Paige

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: PaigePaige who's rude and abrasive but does come to genuinely love Jack. Max might be a terrible mother but she does love her daughter. Dean likewise might be a criminal, but he was really in love with her too.


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* NiceGuy: Jack is, though Max feels she can seduce him. [[spoiler: She's wrong]].
2nd Mar '16 7:31:17 AM fearlessnikki
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* ChekhovsGag: The statue of the man with the erection.

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* ChekhovsGag: The statue of the man with the erection. Tensey draws special attention to him having the penis repaired. [[spoiler: He hits his head off the penis and it dies]].



* OhCrap: Max has a small one when she accidentally orders steak tartar in Russian. Has an even bigger one when Dean shows up at the hotel to win her back.



* SensualSlavs: Invoked by Max, when she poses as a sultry Russian called Olga.



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Max, we're looking at you. She gets better, eventually.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Max, we're looking at you. She gets better, eventually. Notably the people she and Paige con are even more vile - since Tensey is a DirtyOldMan, Dean was in shady deals, and even the housekeeper is said to be waiting for Tensey to die so she can get an inheritance. The lone exception is NiceGuy Jack.
2nd Mar '16 7:13:40 AM fearlessnikki
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* BaitAndSwitch: When Max runs into Dean again he reaches into his coat pocket seemingly to whip out a gun...instead it's an engagement ring.
** And then it turns out he ''did'' have a gun in his trousers.

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* BaitAndSwitch: When Max runs into Dean again he reaches into his coat pocket seemingly to whip out a gun...instead it's an engagement ring.
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ring. And then it turns out he ''did'' have a gun in his trousers.



%%* DeathAsComedy

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%%* DeathAsComedy* DeathAsComedy: [[spoiler: Tensey dying just as he's proposed to Max is PlayedForLaughs]] - as is their attempt to dispose of the body.



* FootFocus: Max invokes this, having her shoe fall off at the bar and getting a man to help her put it back on.



* FrenchMaidOutfit: Invoked by Paige when she poses as 'Allison' - a potential maid for Tensey. But she gives Allison an English accent rather than French, presumably to avoid being too obvious.



* InLoveWithTheMark: Discussed by Max:

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* InLoveWithTheMark: InLoveWithTheMark:
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Discussed by Max:



* {{Joisey}}: Dean.
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Max

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* {{Joisey}}: Dean.
Dean. When Max asks if he can help them move the body, he responds "I'm from Jersey, aren't I?"
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: MaxMax's runs out when [[spoiler: her old partner Barbara cons her out of every penny ''she'' ever stole]].



%%* LoveRedeems

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%%* LoveRedeems* LoveRedeems: Max's love for her daughter is her one redeeming quality and [[spoiler: brings about a HeelRealization, letting Paige go live her life]].



%%* MrsRobinson

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%%* MrsRobinson* MrsRobinson: Max acts as this to Jack, trying to seduce him before his wedding. However elsewhere she strictly targets older men to con - presumably because "cute is dangerous" and older men are more likely to have a fortune saved up.
8th Aug '15 11:55:49 PM maxwellsilver
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* LoveRedeems

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* MrsRobinson

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* RichPeople

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8th Aug '15 11:53:11 PM maxwellsilver
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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount

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* DeathAsComedy

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* FakeNationality: Max pretends to be Russian and Paige pretends to be English. HilarityEnsues when Tensey takes Max to a Russian restaurant.

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* FakeNationality: {{Fauxreigner}}: Max pretends to be Russian and Paige pretends to be English. HilarityEnsues when Tensey takes Max to a Russian restaurant.
30th Jul '15 5:33:15 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Paige subtly implies Max is becoming this as her record for getting men to marry her is three months but the recent con with Dean took four months. It's also likely that Max hasn't actually had sex since she got pregnant with Paige.
17th Jun '15 5:41:27 AM Folamh3
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted as Max is [[spoiler: revealed to have drugged Jack and got him into bed so Paige can get money from a divorce. Dean reacts with disgust and Paige nearly strangles Max when she finds out]].

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted as Max is [[spoiler: revealed to have drugged Jack and got him into bed so Paige can get money from a divorce. Dean reacts with disgust and Paige nearly strangles Max when she finds out]].out, although she still more or less gets off scot-free]].
22nd Jan '15 3:25:40 AM blueranger
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* ChekhovsGunman: Max makes several references to her old partner Barbara. [[spoiler: Turns out Barbara was actually 'Gloria Vogel', the supposed IRS agent - actually part of a scam to stop Paige going out on her own. And she ends up conning ''them'' out of their money]].



* FourthDateMarriage: Paige and Jack.

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* FourthDateMarriage: Paige and Jack. This also seems to be the raison d'etre for the whole con - since Max claims her record is three months.



* HypocriticalHumour: Dean says to Max, "if you're gonna be my wife then you're gonna lead a respectable life...chopping cars".



** A straighter example in the mother of a billionaire Paige considers conning.



* OutWithABang

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* OutWithABangOutWithABang: [[spoiler: Tensey, though more like out just before the bang. He dies with an erection]].


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* UglyGuyHotWife: Invoked by Max. A) because they're easier to seduce and B) it puts them off actually sleeping with them and risking pregnancy. As Max puts it "Cute is dangerous. Cute leads to feelings, which leads to screwing, which leads to screwed". Of course Max still remarks that "Dean was kind of cute" [[spoiler: and they do end up together]].
21st Dec '14 1:29:50 PM ANTMuddle
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!!''Heartbreakers'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* BitchAlert

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!!''Heartbreakers'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* BitchAlert



* BitchAlert: The Trope Namer, courtesy of this line:

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* BitchAlert: The Trope Namer, TropeNamer, courtesy of this line:
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