History Film / LittleSweetheart

22nd May '16 2:10:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Thelma.
11th May '15 3:44:31 AM erforce
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** Thelma watches many B movies, including ''NightOfTheLivingDead'', which seems to be airing extremely out of order.

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** Thelma watches many B movies, including ''NightOfTheLivingDead'', ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', which seems to be airing extremely out of order.
24th Apr '14 3:36:34 AM gallium
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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]

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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]TheBadGuyWins



* [[spoiler:RedemptionEarnsLife: Elizabeth survives getting shot in the arm and chest, as well as being face down in ocean water for several minutes... somehow]].

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* [[spoiler:RedemptionEarnsLife: Elizabeth RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:Elizabeth survives getting shot in the arm and chest, as well as being face down in ocean water for several minutes... somehow]].
9th Dec '13 8:36:50 AM AmericanArwen
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Little Sweetheart is a 1989 film [[FilmOfTheBook very loosely adapted from a novel]], starring John Hurt, Karen Young, Ellie Raab (who hasn't done any acting work since besides for playing a blow-up doll since the 1990s) and Cassie Barasch, who, as far as IMDB knows, only ever was in this film (which is kinda odd for a child actress playing the main character).

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Little Sweetheart is a 1989 film [[FilmOfTheBook very loosely adapted from a novel]], starring John Hurt, Karen Young, Ellie Raab (who hasn't done any acting work since besides for playing a blow-up doll since the 1990s) and Cassie Barasch, who, as far as IMDB knows, only ever was in this film (which is kinda odd for a child actress playing the main character).
29th Jul '13 11:10:17 AM Terrie
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* AdultFear: In droves. [[spoiler:Elizabeth goes missing (due to attempted murder), her clothing is found on the beach wrapped in her clothing (while you're on vacation in Texas, no less).]] Both Elizabeth and Thelma are associating with strangers, who turn out to be criminals. Thelma is a unique adult fear: the fear that your child is going to turn out to be a monster (something people like the parents of the Aurora, CO shooter and the Columbine killers must live with every day). On top of that, you have the adult fear that only some adults have, kids learning about sex (some adults are a bit more open-minded, while some adults think school should only teach abstinence).

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* AdultFear: In droves. [[spoiler:Elizabeth goes missing (due to attempted murder), her clothing is found on the beach wrapped in her clothing (while you're on vacation in Texas, no less).beach.]] Both Elizabeth and Thelma are associating with strangers, who turn out to be criminals. Thelma is a unique adult fear: the fear that your child is going to turn out to be a monster (something people like monster. And the parents of the Aurora, CO shooter and the Columbine killers must live with every day). On top of that, you have the adult fear that only some adults have, kids learning about sex (some adults are a bit more open-minded, while some adults think school should only teach abstinence).sex.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[spoiler:Elizabeth, of course. So, you've just taken a bullet to the arm, a bullet to the gut and then spent at least several minutes face-down in either the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico. Your best friend thinks she's killed you, you're being moved by the ocean, you're not moving. Of course, a band-aid to the head is all you need!]]

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[spoiler:Elizabeth, of course.[[spoiler:Elizabeth. So, you've just taken a bullet to the arm, a bullet to the gut and then spent at least several minutes face-down in either the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico. Your best friend thinks she's killed you, you're being moved by the ocean, you're not moving. Of course, a A band-aid to the head is all you need!]]



* {{Blackmail}}: Thelma blackmails her brother as well as Robert. In fact, the entire plot is about blackmail.
* BlondesAreEvil: We've got five blondes in this movie. One is pure evil, one is an easily manipulated idiot, one is an idiot and neglectful and one's the girlfriend of a bank robber.

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* {{Blackmail}}: Thelma blackmails her brother as well as Robert. In fact, the The entire plot is about blackmail.
* BlondesAreEvil: We've got five blondes in this movie. One is pure evil, one is an easily manipulated idiot, one is an idiot and neglectful and one's the girlfriend of a bank robber.Thelma.



* CaliforniaDoubling: The film is filmed in Florida, but set in Texas. Why they didn't just set it in Florida (it's a small beach town, and it just SCREAMS Florida) is something to ponder.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film is filmed in Florida, but set in Texas. Why they didn't just set it in Florida (it's a small beach town, and it just SCREAMS Florida) is something to ponder.



* ConsummateLiar: Thelma. She tricks pretty much everybody right up to the end of the film. [[spoiler:Even after he's been tricked by her many times before, Robert is '''still''' able to be tricked by her.]]

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* ConsummateLiar: Thelma. She tricks pretty much everybody right up to the end of the film. [[spoiler:Even Even after he's been tricked by her many times before, Robert is '''still''' able to be tricked by her.]]



* CowboyCop: [[spoiler:Is it generally legal for the police to shoot someone with a shotgun when she's unarmed? Because if not, the entire police force.]]



* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Robert tries to do this, but gets the wrong person. Then he doesn't have a chance to do it to the right one.]]
* EnfantTerrible: Thelma. Dear god, Thelma.

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Robert Robert tries to do this, but gets the wrong person. Then he doesn't have a chance to do it to the right one.]]
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* EnfantTerrible: Thelma. Dear god, Thelma.



* FanDisservice: A close-up of Elizabeth's skimpy panties? Err, movie, that's just a bad plan in general.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Elizabeth is still alive, but then again, the police are hardly going to want to have to deal with the fact they killed an unarmed bank robber, not murderer, and who's going to believe her?]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Seemingly averted, but followed.]]
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: After Thelma decides to kill Elizabeth, Elizabeth tries to talk her down by saying that they're friends. Cue Thelma purposely invoking this trope, as Elizabeth had said they weren't friends after the last time Thelma pointed a gun at her.]]

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* FanDisservice: A close-up of Elizabeth's skimpy panties? Err, movie, that's just a bad plan in general.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Elizabeth is still alive, but then again, the police are hardly going to want to have to deal with the fact they killed an unarmed bank robber, not a murderer, and who's going to believe her?]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Seemingly averted, but followed.]]
*
IronicEcho: [[spoiler: After Thelma [[spoiler: decides to kill Elizabeth, Elizabeth]], Elizabeth tries to talk her down by saying that they're friends. Cue Thelma purposely invoking this trope, as Elizabeth had said they weren't friends after the last time Thelma [[spoiler:Thelma pointed a gun at her.]]her]].



* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Thelma. For a nine year old who tricked the police, blackmailed and robbed two people, got one killed by the police to shut him up, tried to kill her only friend and blackmailed her brother, she gets ice cream]].
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Thelma does it, we're just not sure when the first, seeing as she's practically kicking the dog back and forth.]]

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Thelma. For a nine year old who tricked the police, blackmailed and robbed two people, [[spoiler: got one killed by the police to shut him up, tried to kill her only friend friend]] and blackmailed her brother, she gets ice cream]].
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Thelma does it, we're just not sure when the first, seeing as she's practically kicking the dog back and forth.]]
cream.



* LittleMissBadass: [[spoiler:Thelma, of course. Her aim is horrible, but she still manages to shoot Elizabeth twice.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: Thelma gain. She mentions that Elizabeth is her only friend, and seems to prefer watching TV over most other things.

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* LittleMissBadass: [[spoiler:Thelma, Thelma, of course. Her [[spoiler:Her aim is horrible, but she still manages to shoot Elizabeth twice.]]
* LonersAreFreaks: Thelma gain.again. She mentions that Elizabeth is her only friend, and seems to prefer watching TV over most other things.



* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Elizabeth. Nobody likes having their "friend" aim a gun at them.]]
* TheNewRockAndRoll: Being 1989, an elderly side character switches a music video of some rock star (if you know who it is, change it to that) and switches to a televangelist. It's not completely certain if the creators themselves are of this opinion, however.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: [[spoiler:Thelma will shoot you if you're ruining everything. Or get you shot by the cops. On the other hand, Robert doesn't seem to do anything right. He's willing to trust that Thelma will do the right thing after she's ruined his life. Really now, is he that stupid? He likely knows that she killed Elizabeth, so why should he think she would let him live?]]
* PaedoHunt: Completely averted.
* PantyShot: From the front. With a close-up. Done again from the back when [[spoiler: Elizabeth is running for her life]].
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:Robert tries to do this to Thelma, just planning on scaring her (after he hurt her brother, thinking he was the blackmailer). He never gets a chance, though.]]

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler:Elizabeth. Nobody Elizabeth. [[spoiler:Nobody likes having their "friend" aim a gun at them.]]
* TheNewRockAndRoll: Being 1989, an elderly side character switches a music video of some a rock star (if you know who it is, change it to that) and switches to a televangelist. It's not completely certain if the creators themselves are of this opinion, however.
televangelist.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: [[spoiler:Thelma will Thelma [[spoiler:will shoot you if you're ruining everything. Or get you shot by the cops. On the other hand, Robert doesn't seem to do anything right. He's willing to trust that Thelma will do the right thing after she's ruined his life. Really now, is he that stupid? He likely knows that she killed Elizabeth, so why should he think she would let him live?]]\n]]
* PaedoHunt: Completely averted.
* PantyShot: From the front. With
Averted. No one seems to blink at a close-up. Done again from the back when [[spoiler: Elizabeth is running for her life]].
grown man giving an expensive camera to a young girl he just met.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler:Robert Robert tries to do this to Thelma, just planning on scaring her (after he hurt her brother, thinking he was the blackmailer). He never gets a chance, though.]]Thelma.



* TheSociopath: Thelma. You know, this feels like a running gag at this point.
* {{Tagline}}: ''"She's spying on two strangers, [[spoiler:she's about to murder her best friend]] and she's only 9 years old!"''

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* TheSociopath: Thelma. You know, this feels like a running gag at this point.\n
* {{Tagline}}: ''"She's spying on two strangers, [[spoiler:she's she's about to murder her best friend]] friend and she's only 9 years old!"''
28th May '13 4:52:13 PM Eagal
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* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Passes with flying colors.
16th Mar '13 10:55:51 PM DemonWhelp
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[[caption-width-right:284:Needles to say, the title comes from a sarcastic line in the movie.]]

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[[caption-width-right:284:Needles [[caption-width-right:284:Needless to say, the title comes from a sarcastic line in the movie.]]
1st Dec '12 12:29:17 AM Specialist290
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John Hurt's character, Robert Burger, is a former bank employee who, after robbing his place of work, ran off with his mistress, Dorothea (Karen Young). They arrive in a small Texas beach town on the same day as a family who have a daughter, Elizabeth (Ellie Raab). Elizabeth quickly becomes friends, after being forcibly introduced by her father, with Thelma (Cassie Barasch), a local girl with a dead father, a photographer brother who is screwing a local house-cleaner and a mother who is as good at paying attention to her kids as Casey Anthony. Thelma is a fan of old B movies, rock n roll and violent news stories. While nowadays she would just become an internet reviewer, there was no internet in 1989. Thelma and Elizabeth end up meeting Robert and Dorothea, and while Dorothea is paranoid and distrusting, Robert quickly befriends the two girls. This is a huge mistake. The two girls end up guiding them to their rental house (this being pre-PaedoHunt, nobody sees a problem with young girls getting in a stranger's car). After Robert tells them that Dorothea is his wife, Thelma points out to Elizabeth that Dorothea is not his wife, as she lacks a wedding ring (he has one, though). That night, they try to spy on them, but get caught. The next day, at Thelma's ninth birthday party, which a fair portion of the extremely small town is at, Robert shows up and tries to not only trick Thelma into thinking he's secretly a secret agent, but bribes her with a camera, which she had said she wanted. This is one of the biggest mistakes in the history of John Hurt characters. From there, [[ItGetsWorse it just keeps on going downhill]].

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John Hurt's character, Robert Burger, is a former bank employee who, after robbing his place of work, ran off with his mistress, Dorothea (Karen Young). They arrive in a small Texas beach town on the same day as a family who have a daughter, Elizabeth (Ellie Raab). Elizabeth quickly becomes friends, after being forcibly introduced by her father, with Thelma (Cassie Barasch), a local girl with a dead father, a photographer brother who is screwing a local house-cleaner and a mother who is as good at paying attention to her kids as Casey Anthony. Thelma is a fan of old B movies, rock n roll and violent news stories. While nowadays she would just become an internet reviewer, there was no internet in 1989. Thelma and Elizabeth end up meeting Robert and Dorothea, and while Dorothea is paranoid and distrusting, Robert quickly befriends the two girls. This is a huge mistake. The two girls end up guiding them to their rental house (this being pre-PaedoHunt, nobody sees a problem with young girls getting in a stranger's car). After Robert tells them that Dorothea is his wife, Thelma points out to Elizabeth that Dorothea is not his wife, as she lacks a wedding ring (he has one, though). That night, they try to spy on them, but get caught. The next day, at Thelma's ninth birthday party, which a fair portion of the extremely small town is at, Robert shows up and tries to not only trick Thelma into thinking he's secretly a secret agent, but bribes her with a camera, which she had said she wanted. This is one of the biggest mistakes in the history of John Hurt characters. From there, [[ItGetsWorse [[FromBadToWorse it just keeps on going downhill]].
2nd Oct '12 7:09:45 PM MagBas
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* {{Tagline}}: ''"She's spying on two strangers, [[spoiler:she's about to murder her best friend]] and she's only 9 years old!"'' Yes, [[DarthWiki/WallBanger those morons put a huge plot twist in the damn tagline]].

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* {{Tagline}}: ''"She's spying on two strangers, [[spoiler:she's about to murder her best friend]] and she's only 9 years old!"'' Yes, [[DarthWiki/WallBanger those morons put a huge plot twist in the damn tagline]].
23rd Aug '12 11:30:01 PM Watergirl909
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[spoiler:Elizabeth, of course. So, you've just taken a bullet to the arm, a bullet to the gut and then spent at least several minutes face-down in either the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico. Your best friend thinks she's killed you, you're being moved by the ocean, you're not moving. Of course, a band-aid to the head is all you need!]]
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