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2nd Dec '16 12:21:17 AM KingClark
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he is badly shaken by [[spoiler Grace's suicide]], and [[spoiler:beats Uncle Bully to a bloody pulp in a blind rage when he finds out he raped her.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he is badly shaken by [[spoiler Grace's [[spoiler:Grace's suicide]], and [[spoiler:beats Uncle Bully to a bloody pulp in a blind rage when he finds out he raped her.]]
2nd Dec '16 12:19:03 AM KingClark
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* AllegedCar: Beth and her remaining family [[spoiler: drive away from Jake]] in one at the end. It takes about ten seconds before it even starts up.

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* AllegedCar: Beth and her remaining family [[spoiler: drive [[spoiler:drive away from Jake]] in one at the end. It takes about ten seconds before it even starts up.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Uncle Bully is usually polite and rather nice, especially when compared to Jake. He never shouts and is nice to Grace [[spoiler: before raping her]].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Uncle Bully is usually polite and rather nice, especially when compared to Jake. He never shouts and is nice to Grace [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before raping her]].



* DrivenToSuicide: Poor [[spoiler: Grace]] ends up hanging herself on a clothing line tied to a tree after [[spoiler: her rape at the hands of Uncle Bully.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Poor [[spoiler: Grace]] [[spoiler:Grace]] ends up hanging herself on a clothing line tied to a tree after [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her rape at the hands of Uncle Bully.]]



* EmpathyDollShot: When [[spoiler: Uncle Bully comes in to rape Grace]], there’s an overturned teddy bear lying near the door.

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* EmpathyDollShot: When [[spoiler: Uncle [[spoiler:Uncle Bully comes in to rape Grace]], there’s an overturned teddy bear lying near the door.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he is badly shaken by [[spoiler: Grace's suicide]], and [[spoiler: beats Uncle Bully to a bloody pulp in a blind rage when he finds out he raped her.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he is badly shaken by [[spoiler: [[spoiler Grace's suicide]], and [[spoiler: beats [[spoiler:beats Uncle Bully to a bloody pulp in a blind rage when he finds out he raped her.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out [[spoiler: a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...]]



* HopeSpot: The moment after [[spoiler: Beth is savagely beaten and raped by Jake]] has them seemingly re-unite and go to family picnic, before drunkenness and beatings continue.
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Beth does this [[spoiler: over Grace’s body]].

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* HopeSpot: The moment after [[spoiler: Beth [[spoiler:Beth is savagely beaten and raped by Jake]] has them seemingly re-unite and go to family picnic, before drunkenness and beatings continue.
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Beth does this [[spoiler: over [[spoiler:over Grace’s body]].



* MamaBear: Beth. Especially after [[spoiler: Grace's death]].

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* MamaBear: Beth. Especially after [[spoiler: Grace's [[spoiler:race's death]].



* OnlySaneWoman: Grace seems to be the only one who realises how bad things are for them and attempts to do something positive for her siblings. [[spoiler: it doesn’t work out well for her.]]

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* OnlySaneWoman: Grace seems to be the only one who realises how bad things are for them and attempts to do something positive for her siblings. [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:It doesn’t work out well for her.]]



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Child rape certainly is, as [[spoiler: Grace is driven to suicide because of it]] and the perpetrator is called out on it and beaten to bloody pulp. However, Beth’s rape at the hands of Jake is not treated as anything different from the regular abuse she endures at the hands of Jake and when she forgives him for it, the film no longer comes back to it again.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Child rape certainly is, as [[spoiler: Grace [[spoiler:Grace is driven to suicide because of it]] and the perpetrator is called out on it and beaten to bloody pulp. However, Beth’s rape at the hands of Jake is not treated as anything different from the regular abuse she endures at the hands of Jake and when she forgives him for it, the film no longer comes back to it again.



* SoundtrackDissonance: “What have you done to my baby” is played by Jake and his friends when outside [[spoiler: Grace goes to kill herself.]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: “What have you done to my baby” is played by Jake and his friends when outside [[spoiler: Grace [[spoiler:Grace goes to kill herself.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: Jake finally undergoes one when [[spoiler: Grace hangs herself]], unable to hit Beth when directly confronted by her and reduced to smashing furniture and pointlessly attempting to chop down a tree.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Jake finally undergoes one when [[spoiler: Grace [[spoiler:Grace hangs herself]], unable to hit Beth when directly confronted by her and reduced to smashing furniture and pointlessly attempting to chop down a tree.
9th Aug '16 10:53:14 PM youwhat
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* BadassGrandpa: The instructor in the traditional Maori ways is at least 50 and he easily takes a stick from Jake and does some pretty impressive martial arts with it.

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* BadassGrandpa: The instructor in the traditional Maori ways is at least 50 and he easily takes a stick from Jake Boogie and does some pretty impressive martial arts with it.
19th Jun '16 5:26:46 AM Mightymoose101
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he finds it too far that [[spoiler: Bully has raped Grace]] and beats the bloody pulp out of him.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he finds it too far that is badly shaken by [[spoiler: Grace's suicide]], and [[spoiler: beats Uncle Bully has raped Grace]] and beats the to a bloody pulp in a blind rage when he finds out of him. he raped her.]]
9th Mar '16 5:39:15 AM hibiwareta
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* AbusiveParents: Jake, so very much.



* BestFriend: Dooley to Jake, Mavis to Beth, Toot to Grace.



* TheCaretaker: Grace consoling her younger siblings as they cry listening to Jake beating up Beth.



* EightiesHair: Mavis has some pretty big, puffy curls.



* FantasyForbiddingFather: Jake, who criticises Grace for always writing stories. Towards the end of the film he even rips her diary in half.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played straight with Grace and Boogie. Grace is the older of the pair, is responsible and stays out of trouble. Younger brother Boogie smokes, runs with gangs, and is apparently no stranger to the police.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played straight with Grace and Boogie. Grace is the older of the pair, is responsible and stays out of trouble. Younger brother Boogie smokes, runs with gangs, and is apparently no stranger to the police.


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* KissKissSlap: Grace does not react well to getting a surprise kiss from Toot.


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* WorkoutFanservice: It's short, but in the start of the film Nig and his buddies are shown working out in an improvised gym.
9th Mar '16 5:03:27 AM hibiwareta
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* CoolBigSis: Grace to her younger siblings.


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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played straight with Grace and Boogie. Grace is the older of the pair, is responsible and stays out of trouble. Younger brother Boogie smokes, runs with gangs, and is apparently no stranger to the police.


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* MamaBear: Beth. Especially after [[spoiler: Grace's death]].
9th Mar '16 4:46:49 AM hibiwareta
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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Mavis.
6th Mar '16 5:18:39 PM GrammarNavi
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Due to its success it became something of an icon for the New Zealand film industry of the 90s, creating a number of persistent NZ [[MemeticMutation cultural memes]] and adding to the cult status of TemueraMorrison.

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Due to its success it became something of an icon for the New Zealand film industry of the 90s, creating a number of persistent NZ [[MemeticMutation cultural memes]] and adding to the cult status of TemueraMorrison.
Creator/TemueraMorrison.
29th Jan '16 1:31:22 AM Amelon1
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out [[spoiler: a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...]]
28th Jan '16 4:20:05 AM Amelon1
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* TheFilmOfTheBook:

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* TheFilmOfTheBook:TheFilmOfTheBook
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...
-->'''Grace:''' I'd love to go see them.\\
'''Beth:''' Not before me, you don't.
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