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16th May '18 9:35:48 AM LyricalPorcupine
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Chris murders Chloe, their unborn child (probably), and Chloe's neighbour; he gets away with all of this scott free, due to luck]].

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Chris murders Chloe, Nola, their unborn child (probably), and Chloe's Nola's neighbour; he gets away with all of this scott free, due to luck]].
9th May '18 1:07:30 AM Vorpoler
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Chris gets away with murdering his mistress Nola and successfully hides his affair from his wife and in-laws, thereby keeping his cushy lifestyle and avoiding all consequences for his heinous actions.''

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Chris gets away with murdering his mistress Nola and successfully hides his affair from his wife and in-laws, thereby keeping his cushy lifestyle and avoiding all consequences for his heinous actions.'']]
9th May '18 1:07:30 AM Vorpoler
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9th May '18 1:07:16 AM Vorpoler
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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Chris gets away with murdering his mistress Nola and successfully hides his affair from his wife and in-laws, thereby keeping his cushy lifestyle and avoiding all consequences for his heinous actions.''
8th Dec '17 9:46:51 AM NickHunter26
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%%ZCE * ThePerfectCrime
* RecycledInSpace: Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors without the comedy which reflects Allen's regrets for not making that movie with only Martin Landau's storyline.

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%%ZCE * ThePerfectCrime
ThePerfectCrime: What Chris tries to achieve [[spoiler:And he ultimately does]].
* ThePhilosopher: Chris believes that sacrifices can be justifed if they're made for a higher goal and makes several references to scientific discovery and philosophers, namely Sophocles and Dostoevsky and also has a [[StrawNihilist philosophy of his own]].
* RecycledInSpace: Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors ''Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors'' without the comedy which reflects Allen's regrets for not making that movie with only Martin Landau's storyline.
11th Nov '17 1:38:15 PM NickHunter26
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--> '''Chris''': Sophocles said [[spoiler: ''to never have been born may be the greatest boon of all'']].

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--> '''Chris''': Sophocles said [[spoiler: ''to "to never have been born may be the greatest boon of all'']].all"]].
11th Nov '17 1:16:13 PM NickHunter26
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%ZCE * HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.

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%ZCE * HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.



* StrawNihilist: The main character, who sees the world as completely amoral, and at one points admits that getting caught might actually at least demonstrate that there's some justice in the world. [[spoiler:He isn't.]] The idea of turning himself in doesn't seem to have come up...
--> '''Chris:''' It would be fitting if I were apprehended... and punished. At least there would be some small sign of justice - some small measure of hope for the possibility of meaning.

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* StrawNihilist: The main character, who sees the world as completely amoral, amoral and random, and at one points admits that getting caught might actually at least demonstrate that there's some justice in the world. [[spoiler:He isn't.]] The idea of turning himself in doesn't seem to have come up...
--> '''Chris:''' '''Chris''': It would be fitting if I were apprehended... and punished. At least there would be some small sign of justice - some small measure of hope for the possibility of meaning.
--> '''Chris''': Scientists are confirming more and more that all existence is here by blind chance. No purpose, no design.
** [[spoiler: That's also how he justifies killing his unborn baby]]:
--> '''Chris''': Sophocles said [[spoiler: ''to never have been born may be the greatest boon of all'']].



* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:Chris ''does'' feel some regret for his atrocious crime, and is visibly haunted by what he's done. Still, he claims that "You can learn to sweep the guilt under the rug and go on. Otherwise it overwhelms you." So he's still edging pretty close to monster territory.]]

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* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:Chris [[spoiler: Chris ''does'' feel some regret for his atrocious crime, and is visibly haunted by what he's done. Still, he claims that "You can learn to sweep the guilt under the rug and go on. Otherwise it overwhelms you." So he's still edging pretty close to monster territory.]]
10th Nov '17 12:01:37 PM NickHunter26
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* BrokenBird: Nola already isn't happy at the beginning of the movie: she doesn't come from a loving family, is struggling with her career and finances, her in-laws look down on her and she is dumped by Tom. Then she gets into an affair with the married Chris and her life turns even worse, as she wants/expects him to leave his wife for her but he doesn't, and she gets unintentionally pregnant with him (or at least she says so). By the end of the movie, she is desparate about her situation.

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* BornLucky: [[spoiler: How Chris ultimately escapes justice]].
* BrokenBird: Nola already isn't happy at the beginning of the movie: movie she doesn't come from a loving family, is struggling with her career and finances, her in-laws look down on her and she is dumped by Tom. Then she gets into an affair with the married Chris and her life turns even worse, as she wants/expects him to leave his wife for her but he doesn't, and she gets unintentionally pregnant with him (or at least she says so). By the end of the movie, she is desparate about her situation.
4th Sep '17 12:01:21 AM LB7979
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* YourCheatingHeart: Chris starts an affair with Nola when he's engaged with Chloe, and keep pursuing Nola after he marries Chloe.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Chris starts an affair with Nola when he's engaged with Chloe, and keep keeps pursuing Nola after he marries Chloe.
3rd Sep '17 11:54:59 PM LB7979
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: For Chris and Chloe.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Chloe (Betty) and Nola (Veronica). [[spoiler:A very dark take on the trope, resolved with Archie murdering Veronica]].
* BrokenBird: Nola.
* CatapultNightmare: Investigative cop upon DreamingTheTruth (see below).
* TheCutie: Chloe.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than most Woody Allen movies.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Chris begins an affair with Nola, getting her pregnant, and then murders her to keep things quiet. He gets away with it by pure luck.]]
* DreamingTheTruth: [[spoiler:An investigating cop figures out what Chris did, but a lucky break leads to him dismissing the idea.]]
* FakingAndEntering

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: For Chris and, especially, Chloe are desparate to get pregnant. They [[LawOfInverseFertility don't succeed in getting pregnant]] [[spoiler:during most of the movie, but at the very end, Chloe has given birth to their baby and Chloe.]]
it's hinted they are already thinking about having another baby]]. The Trope is both played straight and subverted, because [[spoiler:while Chloe is extremely happy with the baby, Chris seems to have mixed feelings when looking at the baby]].
* BettyAndVeronica: Chloe (Betty) and Nola (Veronica). [[spoiler:A Chris (Archie) is married to the former (whom he openly says he actually finds boring/annoying) and cheats with the latter (who is sexier). A very dark take on the trope, resolved [[spoiler:resolved with Archie murdering Veronica]].
* BrokenBird: Nola.
Nola already isn't happy at the beginning of the movie: she doesn't come from a loving family, is struggling with her career and finances, her in-laws look down on her and she is dumped by Tom. Then she gets into an affair with the married Chris and her life turns even worse, as she wants/expects him to leave his wife for her but he doesn't, and she gets unintentionally pregnant with him (or at least she says so). By the end of the movie, she is desparate about her situation.
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* CatapultNightmare: Investigative cop upon DreamingTheTruth (see below).
%%ZCE * TheCutie: Chloe.
%%ZCE * DarkerAndEdgier: Than most Woody Allen movies.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Chris Chris begins an affair with Nola, getting [[spoiler:gets her pregnant, and then murders her to keep things quiet. He completely gets away with it this, by pure luck.]]
luck. Meanwhile, his wife Chloe has his baby and doesn't have a clue even about his affair, let alone he murdered Nola, and his in-laws still love him]].
* DreamingTheTruth: [[spoiler:An The cop investigating cop figures out what Nola and her neighbour's murder, dreams about [[spoiler:that Chris did, but a lucky break leads to him dismissing murdered Nola, which is what happened (but then the idea.]]
ring Chris stole is found on a deceased homeless man, so he and his partner dismiss Chris as a suspect)]].
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* FakingAndEntering



* GoldDigger: Chris.
* HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.
* IAmVeryBritish: Greatly so. Chris is supposed to be Irish, but even though his actor is Irish, he himself doesn't sound it.

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* GoldDigger: Chris.
Chris openly says he doesn't even really like Chloe but doesn't want to leave her because his very rich in-laws give him access to a luxurious lifestyle.
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* HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.
* IAmVeryBritish: Greatly so. Chris is supposed to be Irish, but even though his actor is Irish, he himself doesn't sound it.speaks with a British accent and tries as hard as he can to be like his upper-class London in-laws and co-workers.



* KarmaHoudini: Big time.

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* KarmaHoudini: Big time.[[spoiler:Chris murders Chloe, their unborn child (probably), and Chloe's neighbour; he gets away with all of this scott free, due to luck]].



%%* ThePerfectCrime

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%%* %%ZCE * ThePerfectCrime



* RomanticRain: Chris and Nola first have sex in a wheat field during a storm.

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* RomanticRain: Chris and Nola first have sex in a wheat field during a storm.in heavy rain.



* UpperClassTwit: Tom, though more subdued than other examples of the trope.



* YourCheatingHeart

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* YourCheatingHeart
YourCheatingHeart: Chris starts an affair with Nola when he's engaged with Chloe, and keep pursuing Nola after he marries Chloe.
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