History Film / Kalifornia

24th Sep '16 7:38:39 PM Mdumas43073
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24th Sep '16 7:35:37 PM Mdumas43073
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''Kalifornia'' is a 1993 thriller / road film starring Creator/BradPitt, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/JulietteLewis, and Creator/MichelleForbes.

Brian Kessler works as a journalist who specializes in serial killers. He and his long-term girlfriend, professional photographer Carrie Laughlin, are anxious to get away from the midwest and move out west. Since they can't afford to do this on their own, Brian posts an ad on a college bullitin board to find someone else to come along and share the expenses. His ad is answered by Early Grayce, who, along with his girlfriend Adele Corners, also want to leave the area and move to California. Early and Adele are polar opposites to Brian and Carrie; the latter are college educated professionals, whereas the former are incredibly uneducated, impoverished, unemployed, and low-brow. Unknown to Brian and Carrie, Early is, coincidentally, a serial killer himself. The foursome drive cross-country, making pit stops at famous serial killer locations to help Brian with his upcoming book. Meanwhile, Early leaves a trail of blood in their wake.

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''Kalifornia'' is a 1993 thriller / road thriller/road film directed by Dominic Sena, starring Creator/BradPitt, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/JulietteLewis, and Creator/MichelleForbes.

Brian Kessler (Duchovny) works as a journalist who specializes in serial killers. He and his long-term girlfriend, professional photographer Carrie Laughlin, Laughlin (Forbes), are anxious to get away from the midwest and move out west. Since they can't afford to do this on their own, Brian posts an ad on a college bullitin board to find someone else to come along and share the expenses. His ad is answered by Early Grayce, Grace (Pitt), who, along with his girlfriend Adele Corners, Corners (Lewis), also want to leave the area and move to California. Early and Adele are polar opposites to Brian and Carrie; the latter are college educated professionals, whereas the former are incredibly uneducated, impoverished, unemployed, and low-brow.lowbrow. Unknown to Brian and Carrie, Early is, coincidentally, a serial killer himself. The foursome drive cross-country, making pit stops at famous serial killer locations to help Brian with his upcoming book. Meanwhile, Early leaves a trail of blood in their wake.
5th Sep '16 9:30:26 PM Cleaningcaptain
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* OffscreenVillainy: From what Adele says, her relationship with Early is loaded with DomesticAbuse.
5th Sep '16 9:27:17 PM Cleaningcaptain
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* AStormIsComing: [[spoiler: Played straight shortly before Carrie sees Early on the news and Early stops hiding his crimes from everyone else.]]



* ShootTheDog: Early tries to get Brian to do this, and to a cop no less.

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* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: Early tries to get Brian to do this, and to a cop no less.less. He even quotes the trope name twice.]]
28th May '16 2:55:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Early.
26th Jul '15 3:37:04 AM ST89
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Subverted. [[spoiler: Early deliberately guns Adele down after she helped one of Early's victim to escape.]]
8th Jun '15 1:30:36 PM Morgenthaler
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''Kalifornia'' is a 1993 thriller / road film starring Creator/BradPitt, Creator/DavidDuchovny of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fame, and Creator/JulietteLewis.

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''Kalifornia'' is a 1993 thriller / road film starring Creator/BradPitt, Creator/DavidDuchovny of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fame, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Creator/JulietteLewis, and Creator/JulietteLewis.
Creator/MichelleForbes.
28th Dec '14 12:14:19 AM ProfessorTomNook
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* FreudianExcuse: Parodied, played straight or defied depending on your interpretation. Its never made all that clear, but Early clearly mocks Brian for bringing it up.

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* FreudianExcuse: Parodied, played straight or defied depending on your interpretation. Its It's never made all that clear, but Early clearly mocks Brian for bringing it up.



* LackOfEmpathy: Early in general, expecially [[spoiler: when he kills Adele, her longtime girlfriend and the only one person who ever loved him.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy: Early in general, expecially especially [[spoiler: when he kills Adele, her his longtime girlfriend and the only one person who ever loved him.]]
22nd Dec '14 5:54:06 PM randomtroper89
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* ManChild: Adele is incredibly naive and childish. She still plays with a yo-yo, for one, and when Carrie tries to reason with her about Early, [[BlahBlahBlah she turns up the radio.]]
** It is mentioned in the film that Adele was raped as a teenager and spent three months in a coma. She could very likely be brain damaged as a result, which would explain her childish behavior.

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* ManChild: Adele is incredibly naive and childish. She still plays with a yo-yo, for one, and when Carrie tries to reason with her about Early, [[BlahBlahBlah she turns up the radio.]]
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]] It is mentioned in the film that Adele was raped as a teenager and spent three months in a coma. She could very likely be brain damaged as a result, which would explain her childish behavior.



* ReplacementGoldfish [[spoiler: Once Early kills Adele in a fit, he dresses up Carrie in Adele's clothing and treats her similarly (by not allowing her to smoke etc).]]
** [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]: [[spoiler: And when Brian finds Carrie chained to a bedpost, it's enough to send him in a rage, postpone the rescue and attempt to kill Early first.]]
*** A less terrifying version: when Adele loses her purse-cactus ("Lucy"), she finds another one.

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* ReplacementGoldfish RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler: Once Early kills Adele in a fit, he dresses up And when Brian finds Carrie chained to a bedpost, it's enough to send him in Adele's clothing a rage, postpone the rescue and treats her similarly (by not allowing her attempt to smoke etc).kill Early first.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish
** [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]: [[spoiler: And when Brian finds Once Early kills Adele in a fit, he dresses up Carrie chained to a bedpost, it's enough to send him in a rage, postpone the rescue Adele's clothing and attempt treats her similarly (by not allowing her to kill Early first.smoke etc).]]
*** ** A less terrifying version: when Adele loses her purse-cactus ("Lucy"), she finds another one.
2nd Sep '14 10:41:08 AM AM89
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* AutoErotica: Early and Adele with Carrie taking pictures. [[CoitusUninterruptus Early himself doesn't mind after he spots her doing so.]]

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* AutoErotica: Early and Adele with Carrie taking pictures. [[CoitusUninterruptus Early himself doesn't mind after he spots her doing so.]] ]]
* AxCrazy: Early.


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* LackOfEmpathy: Early in general, expecially [[spoiler: when he kills Adele, her longtime girlfriend and the only one person who ever loved him.]]
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