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20th Jul '17 7:36:42 AM NhazUl
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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Sarah does not love her husband, but only cheats after discovering his obsession with a porn star. Brad does it as an escape from feeling neglected by his controlling workaholic wife and underappreciated as a parent. The one who has his affair portrayed negatively is Richard, who starts obsessing over Slutty Kay.
18th Jul '17 8:16:39 PM NhazUl
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Sarah is described as plain in the novel, but is portrayed by Kate Winslet. This causes the HollywoodHomely trope in the film as Sarah is still angsting over her perceived inferiority to her lover's stunningly attractive wife.
18th Jul '17 8:10:53 PM NhazUl
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* AdaptationalHeroism: ''Very'' donwplayed. In the novel, [[spoiler: Ronnie kills a girl after his mother's death. In the film he directs his pain inward, castrating himself]].
12th Jul '17 5:00:26 PM NhazUl
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on, [[AlphaBitch Mary Ann]] and [[KnightTemplar Larry]] both suggest that Ronnie be castrated. [[spoiler: He does it himself at the end and Larry has to drive him to the hospital]].
11th Jul '17 8:38:50 AM NhazUl
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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: To everyone else in the lit club it seems as if Sarah and Mary Ann discuss whether Madame Bovary's affairs could be considered a feminist act. In reality, Mary Ann is slut-shaming Sarah who defends her pursuit of happiness in her relationship with Brad.
14th Jun '15 11:11:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Discussed in the Book Club scene where the members read MadameBovary and [[SlutShaming Mary Ann sees the titular character as a slut]], the other book club members try to take a more neutral approach when they weren't confused about the sex acts described, and Sarah takes a more diplomatic approach suggesting that the main character was trying to take control of her life.

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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Discussed in the Book Club scene where the members read MadameBovary Literature/MadameBovary and [[SlutShaming Mary Ann sees the titular character as a slut]], the other book club members try to take a more neutral approach when they weren't confused about the sex acts described, and Sarah takes a more diplomatic approach suggesting that the main character was trying to take control of her life.
27th May '15 4:09:36 PM eroock
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* TraumaSwing: Ronald McGorvey does this at the end.

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* TraumaSwing: Ronald McGorvey Ronnie does this at the end.
27th May '15 4:08:37 PM eroock
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Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. It stars Creator/KateWinslet, Patrick Wilson, Creator/JenniferConnelly, Creator/JackieEarleHaley, Creator/NoahEmmerich, Gregg Edelman, Phyllis Somerville and Will Lyman. The original music score is composed by Thomas Newman.

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Little Children [[quoteright:345:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/3e127b2a6d7657bd886f2cdc610bf08d.jpg]]

''Little Children''
is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. It stars Creator/KateWinslet, Patrick Wilson, Creator/JenniferConnelly, Creator/JackieEarleHaley, Creator/NoahEmmerich, Gregg Edelman, Phyllis Somerville and Will Lyman. The original music score is composed by Thomas Newman.






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* TraumaSwing: Ronald McGorvey does this at the end.
12th Mar '15 9:57:32 AM BadSplice
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* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:At the end, Ronnie castrates himself.]]


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* NoEnding: [[spoiler:Brad injures himself in a vain attempt to feel young, Ronnie castrates himself and all the other plotlines are unresolved.]]
28th Sep '14 9:11:15 AM Aquila89
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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Sarah and Brad first have sex on a countertop in a basement.
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