History Film / ICouldNeverBeYourWoman

17th Feb '16 4:28:56 AM fearlessnikki
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* DoubleEntendre: Nathan claims his ass is his best feature.
--> '''Rosie:''' You know what, you're right. That's what everyone says: 'there goes Nathan. What an ass.'
* EurekaMoment: Rosie has one where she finally realises that Jeannie has been manipulating her.



* IAmNotPretty: Izzie thinks this in one scene.

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* IAmNotPretty: Izzie thinks this in one scene. It seems to run in the family, judging by how hard Rosie is on her own appearance.
--> "Things are falling down, ''everything'' is drying out. I am hurdling towards Cloris Leachman..."



* MayDecemberRomance: Parodied. Rosie treats her relationship with Adam like it's this but it's shown how silly she's being. The age difference is his twenty nine to her forty.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Parodied. Rosie treats her relationship with Adam like it's this but it's shown how silly she's being. The age difference is his twenty nine 29 to her forty.40.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Nathan believes this, and Rosie advises everyone to say he looks 32 to spare his feelings. Rosie is a straight example - being 40 and passing for 37 initially. Her actress was ''47'' at the time. The movie parodies this with Stacey Dash and Paul Rudd playing 20-somethings who play teenagers on a sitcom.



* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Nathan tells Rosie to stay with Adam, saying he's trying to be Bruce Willis to Adam's Ashton Kutcher. They get sidetracked wondering how Demi Moore's name is meant to be pronounced.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Izzie, to an extent; though in many ways she's quite typical of her age.

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Izzie, to an extent; though in many ways she's quite typical of her age.age.
* YourCheatingHeart: The network executive is married but sleeps with a lot of the women on staff. Jeannie tries to make Rosie think Adam is cheating on her with Brianna.
5th Feb '16 4:21:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* ButNotTooWhite: Taylor is incredibly over-tanned.


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* CharacterTics: Rosie's voice going all high and squeaky when she's really mad.


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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Mother Nature's reactions to what Rosie is doing in a lot of her scenes.


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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted where Izzie gets hers early on and excitedly shops for tampons with Rosie.


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* PetHomosexual: Taylor, the TV show's stylist.


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* UglyGuyHotWife: Well they're divorced now but it was still Jon Lovitz married to Michelle Pfeiffer.
5th Feb '16 4:02:26 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash play adult actors who play teenagers in [[ShowWithinAShow You Go Girl!]], referencing their both previously having been in Film/{{Clueless}}, which was, like this movie, written and directed by Amy Heckerling.



* AsHimself: Henry Winkler

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* AsHimself: Henry WinklerWinkler, who Izzy prank calls.
* BerserkButton: Jeannie gets Rosie ''really'' mad when she breaks the necklace Izzy made for her.
* BettyAndVeronica: Jeannie fancies herself as the Veronica to Rosie's Betty, with Adam as Archie. But Adam has no interest in Jeannie, going after Rosie from the start.
* BitchAlert: Jeannie establishes herself as the below trope in her first scene by being a GracefulLoser when Rosie gives her bad news, but then immediately saying nasty things about her once she's gone.



* DawsonCasting: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]



* FakeNationality: Aside from Ronan, there are several other Irish and British actors in the film.

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* FakeNationality: Aside DisproportionateRetribution: Jeannie tries to sabotage Rosie's relationship with Adam just because her scene was cut from Ronan, there are several other Irish and British actors in the film.an episode of Rosie's sitcom.



* HollywoodOld: Subverted. Rosie is forty but believably passes herself off as thirty seven to Adam. And in real life, Michelle Pfeiffer was seven years older than her character.



* MayDecemberRomance: Parodied. Rosie treats her relationship with Adam like it's this but it's shown how silly she's being. The age difference is his twenty nine to her forty.



* RelationshipSabotage: Jeannie tries to do this to Adam and Rosie.
* SadistTeacher: Appears to be the case with Izzy's math teacher, who fails her for not showing her work in the same way as everyone else - despite getting the questions right.



* TotallyRadical: Parodied by Rosie's attempts to write teenage slang for her show.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Izzie, to an extent; though in many ways she's quite typical of her age.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The plot was inspired by Heckerling's experience working on a show like the one Rosie writes in the movie, while raising a young daughter.

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* TheTalk: Initiated by Izzy.
--> '''Izzy:''' When can I have sex?
--> '''Rosie:''' When you get your Masters Degree.
--> ''They haggle over the number. Izzy wants fifteen and Rosie insists seventeen.''
--> '''Izzy:''' But mom, fifteen is the new seventeen.
* TotallyRadical: Parodied by Rosie's attempts to write teenage slang for her show.
show. One of her {{Establishing Character Moment}}s is asking her daughter if people still say "gee" anymore.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Izzie, to an extent; though in many ways she's quite typical of her age.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The plot was inspired by Heckerling's experience working on a show like the one Rosie writes in the movie, while raising a young daughter.
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5th Jan '15 11:53:45 AM nombretomado
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A romantic comedy written and directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Creator/MichellePfeiffer, PaulRudd, and SaoirseRonan. Rosie Hanson is a divorced woman in her 40s who writes and produces a teen sitcom. She becomes involved with a 29-year-old man named Adam Pearl, who is cast in a guest role on her show. While she worries about their age difference, as well as ExecutiveMeddling and possible cancellation, her daughter Izzie stresses over her first crush, on a boy named Dylan. Meanwhile, Rosie's secretary, Jeannie, tries to break up Rosie and Adam, by manufacturing evidence to suggest Adam is secretly seeing Brianna Minx, the star of Rosie's show.

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A romantic comedy written and directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Creator/MichellePfeiffer, PaulRudd, Creator/PaulRudd, and SaoirseRonan. Rosie Hanson is a divorced woman in her 40s who writes and produces a teen sitcom. She becomes involved with a 29-year-old man named Adam Pearl, who is cast in a guest role on her show. While she worries about their age difference, as well as ExecutiveMeddling and possible cancellation, her daughter Izzie stresses over her first crush, on a boy named Dylan. Meanwhile, Rosie's secretary, Jeannie, tries to break up Rosie and Adam, by manufacturing evidence to suggest Adam is secretly seeing Brianna Minx, the star of Rosie's show.
21st May '13 8:27:51 PM ultimomant
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A romantic comedy written and directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, PaulRudd, and SaoirseRonan. Rosie Hanson is a divorced woman in her 40s who writes and produces a teen sitcom. She becomes involved with a 29-year-old man named Adam Pearl, who is cast in a guest role on her show. While she worries about their age difference, as well as ExecutiveMeddling and possible cancellation, her daughter Izzie stresses over her first crush, on a boy named Dylan. Meanwhile, Rosie's secretary, Jeannie, tries to break up Rosie and Adam, by manufacturing evidence to suggest Adam is secretly seeing Brianna Minx, the star of Rosie's show.

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A romantic comedy written and directed by Amy Heckerling, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, PaulRudd, and SaoirseRonan. Rosie Hanson is a divorced woman in her 40s who writes and produces a teen sitcom. She becomes involved with a 29-year-old man named Adam Pearl, who is cast in a guest role on her show. While she worries about their age difference, as well as ExecutiveMeddling and possible cancellation, her daughter Izzie stresses over her first crush, on a boy named Dylan. Meanwhile, Rosie's secretary, Jeannie, tries to break up Rosie and Adam, by manufacturing evidence to suggest Adam is secretly seeing Brianna Minx, the star of Rosie's show.
16th Feb '13 12:34:32 PM JIKTV
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* ActorAllusion: Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash play adult actors who play teenagers in [[ShowWithinAShow You Go Girl!]], referencing their both previously having been in {{Clueless}}, which was, like this movie, written and directed by Amy Heckerling.

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* ActorAllusion: Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash play adult actors who play teenagers in [[ShowWithinAShow You Go Girl!]], referencing their both previously having been in {{Clueless}}, Film/{{Clueless}}, which was, like this movie, written and directed by Amy Heckerling.
9th Jun '12 3:08:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GreenAesop: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. MotherNature rants about the Baby Boomer generation disrupting the natural order of things (though some of what she says comes off as [[YourMileageMayVary a bit sexist]]). But her main concern in this movie is not the environment, but people's refusal to accept their own aging.

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* GreenAesop: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. MotherNature rants about the Baby Boomer generation disrupting the natural order of things (though some of what she says comes off as [[YourMileageMayVary a bit sexist]]).sexist). But her main concern in this movie is not the environment, but people's refusal to accept their own aging.
30th Jan '12 1:41:09 PM teknomage
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* CatFight: Rosie and Jeannie.


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* FirstKiss: Take a wild guess. (Cue [[StandardSnippet Romeo and Juliet Love Theme]].)
30th Jan '12 1:08:14 PM teknomage
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Jeannie (or as [[{{Malaproper}} Izzie]] called her, "past aggressive").



* DeadpanSnarker: Rosie and Adam.



* IAmNotPretty: Izzie thinks this in one scene.



* JerkAss: Jeannie



* ShoutOut: TheGraduate; Adam jokingly calls Rosie "MrsRobinson."

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* ShoutOut: TheGraduate; Adam jokingly calls Rosie "MrsRobinson.""MrsRobinson" in one scene (he and Rosie quote lines from the movie as foreplay). In a later scene, Rosie and Mother Nature watch a scene from the movie.
30th Jan '12 12:29:21 PM teknomage
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* CoolestClubEver: Where Adam and Rosie go on their first date.


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* FakeNationality: Aside from Ronan, there are several other Irish and British actors in the film.
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