History Film / PainAndGain

1st Oct '17 6:48:31 PM Khrunwahl02
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** Doorbal and his wife, the nurse, were happily married [[spoiler: until Doorbal is arrested and she becomes ''very'' unhappy]].

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** Doorbal and his wife, the nurse, were happily married [[spoiler: until Doorbal is arrested and she becomes ''very'' unhappy]].testifies against him in court]].
1st Oct '17 1:51:33 AM Khrunwahl02
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* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: Paul and Sorina's bill for their hotel room is $40,000 and that's not even getting into Paul's cocaine habit and Sorina's shopping.

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* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: Paul and Sorina's bill for their hotel room is $40,000 $47,000 and that's not even getting into Paul's cocaine habit and Sorina's shopping.



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Adrian marries a fat white nurse, [[spoiler: who eventually divorced him]].

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Adrian marries Robin, a fat white nurse, [[spoiler: who eventually divorced him]].


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* YouAreFat: A waitress who works at Kershaw's sandwich deli took fat shaming from her boss on a daily basis. When she forgot to put baloney inside a customer's sandwich, Kershaw [[SarcasmMode mocks that she must have ate the baloney herself]].
2nd Sep '17 3:49:58 PM eroock
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->''My name is Daniel Lugo, and I believe in fitness.''

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->''My ->''"My name is Daniel Lugo, and I believe in fitness.''
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* TrashLanding: In the opening scene Daniel escapes police by jumping off a rooftop and into a dumpster.
2nd Sep '17 12:01:20 PM ZeroDozer
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** Brazil used the same phrase, but in its own language: "Sem Dor, Sem Ganho".
28th May '17 3:49:05 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: While averted in Kershaw himself, who is from Colombia (based on a man from Argentina), he still addresses his rabbi in Yiddish.

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: While averted in In spite of Kershaw himself, who is being from Colombia (based on a man from Argentina), he still addresses his rabbi in Yiddish.
28th May '17 3:47:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The end credits gives a WhereAreTheyNow overview with pictures of the actual people involved, both Lugo and Doorbal are significantly more average looking than Wahlberg and Mackie. Although Sorina (whose name was changed from the real life counterpart) looks remarkably similar.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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The end credits gives a WhereAreTheyNow overview with pictures of the actual people involved, both Lugo and Doorbal are significantly more average looking than Wahlberg and Mackie. Although Sorina (whose name was changed from the real life counterpart) looks remarkably similar.



** OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler: The toe is still dripping blood however long it was between it getting shot off and Paul giving it to the dog, plus the next morning when it's found by Griga's maid.]]

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** OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler: The toe * AllJewsAreAshkenazi: While averted in Kershaw himself, who is from Colombia (based on a man from Argentina), he still dripping blood however long it was between it getting shot off and Paul giving it to the dog, plus the next morning when it's found by Griga's maid.]]addresses his rabbi in Yiddish.



** {{Greed}}: The other one. Lugo doesn't just want Victor's stuff, he wants to Victor to "''not have it''". He even steals [[spoiler: the contents of Victor's safety deposit box ''after'' declaring his disappointment that it was just old photos and a pair of bronzed baby shoes]].



* AssholeVictim: Victor Kershaw, which is part of the reason why cops don't believe his story at first (he was so unpleasant that not one person reported him missing). Ed even says that he is a "very difficult victim to like". Subverted with the later victims who are certainly sleazy, but are nowhere near the jerk levels Kershaw is. It is also subverted in that as the movie proceeds, Kershaw [[LesserOfTwoEvils ends up]] ''far'' more sympathetic than Lugo.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Kershaw states that he is "half Jewish," in spite of being obviously observant. While it's common for nonreligious people with Jewish ancestry to describe themselves as being a portion Jewish, in religious terms there is no such thing as being "half Jewish." One is either Jewish or not.
* AssholeVictim: The film keeps the tone lighter by making the Sun Gym's victims as obnoxious as possible. It's a plot point with Victor Kershaw, which is part of causing the reason why cops don't believe police to disregard his story at first (he was so unpleasant that not one person reported him missing). Ed even says that he is because he's a "very difficult victim to like". Subverted with the later victims who are certainly sleazy, but are nowhere near the jerk levels Kershaw is. It is also subverted in that as the movie proceeds, Kershaw [[LesserOfTwoEvils ends up]] ''far'' more sympathetic than Lugo. like."



** IronButtMonkey / MadeOfIron: Parodied: Kershaw is essentially immortal -- he takes a truly staggering amount of punishment as the main trio tries to off him, but ''survives'' every turn.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: Paul's attempt to steal money from a bank guard which [[spoiler: gets him splattered with green security dye, chased and shot at by cops who take off his big toe]] leads to...

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: GoneHorriblyWrong:
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Paul's attempt to steal money from a bank guard which [[spoiler: gets him splattered with green security dye, chased and shot at by cops who take off his big toe]] leads to...



* [[GuileHero Guile]] [[HeroAntagonist Hero Antagonist]]: Ed Du Bois is the only individual in this movie who can be even remotely described as clever.

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* [[GuileHero Guile]] [[HeroAntagonist Hero Antagonist]]: {{Greed}}: Lugo doesn't just want Victor's stuff, he wants to Victor to "''not have it''". He even steals [[spoiler: the contents of Victor's safety deposit box ''after'' declaring his disappointment that it was just old photos and a pair of bronzed baby shoes]].
* GreedyJew: Kershaw's Jewishness is emphasized in the first half of the film, where he spends a lot of time talking about his various sleazy business dealings. He wears a Star of David necklace, hosts a Sabbath dinner and makes a call to his rabbi, saluting him in Yiddish: "Gut yontiff!"
* GuileHero:
Ed Du Bois is the only individual in this movie who can be even remotely described as clever. clever.



* HappilyMarried: A minor subplot shows Ed Du Bois relationship with his wife and we last see them enjoying the sunset on their back porch, which adds meaning when he talks about enjoying the small things in life in contrast to what the Sun Gym Gang had done for easy money.

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* HappilyMarried: HappilyMarried:
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A minor subplot shows Ed Du Bois relationship with his wife and we last see them enjoying the sunset on their back porch, which adds meaning when he talks about enjoying the small things in life in contrast to what the Sun Gym Gang had done for easy money.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Victor Kershaw shows moments of sympathy towards Paul to get him to care only to drop the act at the right moment. This is what causes Paul to snap and beat Victor.
** Subverted, however, as it's very understandable that Victor would try to escape.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Victor sounds sincerely worried when he's telling his wife to get their son and leave; Lugo is disappointed to discover [[spoiler: Victor's top-secret off-shore safety deposit box is only filled with old family photos (possibly the only things left of his father's life in Germany) and a pair of bronzed baby shoes. He takes it anyway]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Victor Kershaw shows moments of sympathy towards Paul to get him to care only to drop the act at the right moment. This is what causes Paul to snap and beat Victor.
** Subverted, however, as it's very understandable that Victor would try to escape.
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JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Victor sounds sincerely worried when he's telling his wife to get their son and leave; Lugo is disappointed to discover [[spoiler: Victor's top-secret off-shore safety deposit box is only filled with old family photos (possibly the only things left of his father's life in Germany) and a pair of bronzed baby shoes. He takes it anyway]].



* LackOfEmpathy: Lugo. See TheSociopath.

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* LackOfEmpathy: Lugo. See TheSociopath.Lugo has absolutely no regard for the suffering he causes.



* MadeOfIron: Kershaw takes a truly staggering amount of punishment as the main trio tries to off him, but ''survives'' every turn. This more or less follows the real story.



* MetaCasting: A director version: the writers said they loved MichaelBay taking on the script because they felt like the characters believed they were in a Michael Bay movie.

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* MetaCasting: A director version: the writers said they loved MichaelBay Creator/MichaelBay taking on the script because they felt like the characters believed they were in a Michael Bay movie.



* ObliviouslyEvil: Adrian and Daniel are so stupid that they seem to be totally unaware that they have done several horrible things over the course of the movie. Paul is just about as stupid, but he eventually grew a conscience.



* ObliviouslyEvil: Adrian and Daniel are so stupid that they seem to be totally unaware that they have done several horrible things over the course of the movie. Paul is just about as stupid, but he eventually grew a conscience.


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* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler: The toe is still dripping blood however long it was between it getting shot off and Paul giving it to the dog, plus the next morning when it's found by Griga's maid.]]
25th May '17 10:24:41 AM DaveE
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** "This is still a true story" appears while Paul is grilling a ''human hand'' in broad daylight and happily waving at pedestrians.
25th May '17 10:22:22 AM DaveE
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** "This is still a true story" appears while Paul is grilling a ''human hand'' in broad daylight and happily waving at pedestrians.
20th Mar '17 1:34:20 AM mojo72400
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* ChainsawGood: Zig-zagged. It gets jammed by hair rather easily, but then Daniel complains it's a cheap piece of crap.

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* ChainsawGood: Zig-zagged. It gets jammed by hair rather easily, but then Daniel complains it's a cheap piece of China crap.
2nd Mar '17 11:47:20 PM MrSeyker
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* NeverTrustATrailer: Part of the reason for the above controversy (under DudeNotFunny) is that the trailers for the film made it appear as if the Sun Gym Gang were pulling off some wacky heist against an unscrupulous crime boss. The movie, however, does not present the [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]] on the whole as even remotely sympathetic, portrays the victims sympathetically and has the Sun Gym Gang do some fairly gruesome things.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: Part of the reason for the above controversy (under DudeNotFunny) is that the The trailers for the film made it appear as if the Sun Gym Gang were pulling off some wacky heist against an unscrupulous crime boss. The movie, however, does not present the [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]] on the whole as even remotely sympathetic, portrays the victims sympathetically and has the Sun Gym Gang do some fairly gruesome things.
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