History Film / MonaLisaSmile

7th Mar '18 7:14:17 PM WillBGood
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* VillanousBreakdown: Betty lashes out at Giselle after Giselle returns from sleeping with her new lover. Betty screams how hard it must be to pine from a man who hates her, Giselle knows Betty is upset about Spencer and gives her a Cool down hug, comforting her over her failing marriage.

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* VillanousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown: Betty lashes out at Giselle after Giselle returns from sleeping with her new lover. Betty screams how hard it must be to pine from a man who hates her, Giselle knows Betty is upset about Spencer and gives her a Cool down hug, comforting her over her failing marriage.
9th Feb '18 1:26:11 PM tv1995
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* ChekhovsGun: Betty's mother would grab and shove her when she wanted Betty to conform to her standards. When she tries this at graduation, Betty breaks free just before telling her she was divorcing Spencer, symbolizing her freedom from her mother and her mother's expectations.
7th Feb '18 7:53:24 PM tv1995
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* AbusiveParents: Betty's mother. She forces her daughter into this marriage, even forcing her to do as she wants for the wedding, refuses to let her come home so that Betty will be unable to leave Spencer even when he abuses her and tries to pressure her to stay in the marriage so she won't damage family reputation. Betty eventually stands up to her by divorcing Spencer anyways and moving to New York.


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* SexlessMarriage: Betty and Spencer. Betty made the excuse before their marriage that it was because Spencer was too much of a gentleman but it turns out that he hates Betty and cheated on her the whole time. She later breaks down to Giselle over this, who comforts her.
6th Feb '18 6:06:07 PM tv1995
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* VillanousBreakdown: Betty lashes out at Giselle after Giselle returns from sleeping with her new lover. Betty screams how hard it must be to pine from a man who hates her, Giselle knows Betty is upset about Spencer and gives her a Cool down hug, comforting her over her failing marriage.
27th Jan '18 9:08:22 PM tv1995
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* YourCheatingHeart: Sadly [[spoiler: Betty's husband doesn't turn out to be so reliable to her]].

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* YourCheatingHeart: Sadly [[spoiler: Betty's husband doesn't turn out to be so reliable to her]]. Katherine to because she carried on a relationship with Bill while she was already in a relationship with Paul.
27th Jan '18 9:06:36 PM tv1995
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* ArrangedMarriage: It is implied that the marriage of Betty and Spencer is this. It's clear Spencer does not love her as he never sleeps with Betty and spends his time in New York having an affair. Betty divorces him within a few months of the marriage and completely changes her tone about her traditional values.



* BreakTheHaughty: Betty and her journey as a Stepford Wife after a lavish wedding ceremony and a FairytaleWeddingDress [[spoiler: only for her hubby to neglect her and eventually cheat on her]].

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* BreakTheHaughty: Betty and her journey as a Stepford Wife after a lavish wedding ceremony and a FairytaleWeddingDress [[spoiler: only for her hubby to neglect her and eventually cheat on her]]. She later divorces him and moves on with her life.



* HotForTeacher: Giselle had an affair with Mr. Dunbar, and clearly she's still quite smitten.

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* HotForTeacher: Giselle had an affair with Mr. Dunbar, and clearly she's still quite smitten. She has an affair with a married man who is said to be a psychoanalyst but it isn't stated whether or not he's a teacher.
11th Jan '18 9:12:03 AM SusanMar192
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* BrainyBrunette: Both Katherine and Gisele, respectively.

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* BrainyBrunette: Both Katherine and Gisele, Giselle, respectively.
11th Jan '18 9:11:40 AM SusanMar192
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* BrainyBrunette: Both Katherine and Betty, respectively.

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* BrainyBrunette: Both Katherine and Betty, Gisele, respectively.
11th Jan '18 9:11:10 AM SusanMar192
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* BrainyBrunette: Both Katherine and Betty, respectively.
24th Nov '17 10:57:18 AM nombretomado
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* {{Feminism}}: Pre-Second Wave, more specifically.
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