History Film / Parenthood

23rd Jan '16 11:19:49 AM nombretomado
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The flashback at the start of the movie reveals Gil is supposed to be 35, which to be fair to SteveMartin is ludicrous - he looks way older and was 45 at the time.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The flashback at the start of the movie reveals Gil is supposed to be 35, which to be fair to SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin is ludicrous - he looks way older and was 45 at the time.
28th Dec '15 12:53:06 PM DrOO7
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* BaitAndSwitch: The movie ends with a woman giving birth. Given the two pregnancies mentioned--Karen and Julie--and that Susan has expressed a desire for another child, it's reasonable it's one of them. Only for it to be Helen, who not only wasn't pregnant, but whose new relationship was still in the beginning stages.


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* TheWoobie: Nearly everyone to an extent, but Cool in particular, who has been abandoned by ''both'' of his parents by age four.
11th Oct '15 1:09:08 PM Psi001
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* KindheartedSimpleton: Tod, in spite of his air headed personality and allegedly crappy childhood, is a pretty pleasant and laid back teen. The ending implies that, despite Helen's predictions, he's become a responsible husband and parent.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After Larry leaves for another poorly conceived scheme, he is not mentioned again, nor whether he managed to pay up his debts and escape with his life.
5th Jul '15 2:10:21 PM DrOO7
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* TheUnfavorite: Frank and the Buchman siblings polar opposite reactions to Larry showing up imply that they were all this in comparison to him. Ironically, Larry is a ne'er do well screwup while the remaining siblings, despite their own problems, are relatively successful and functional adults. Frank finally realizes his error when he not only notes this, but that Larry will probably never get his act together.
27th Jun '15 2:07:28 PM DrOO7
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** The grandparents looking after Cool, which indicates, in the grandfather's case, his softening--he and Gil have had a prickly relationship due to his abrasive ways and favoritism of Larry.
28th Mar '15 9:39:57 PM DrOO7
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* NoAntagonist: There is no villain in this movie: Even Larry, who is selfish enough to sell his father's car to pay off gambling debts, is clearly a slave to his own vices, just as all the other characters are slaves to their own failings.

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* NoAntagonist: There is no villain in this movie: Even Larry, who is selfish enough to try to sell his father's car to pay off gambling debts, is clearly a slave to his own vices, just as all the other characters are slaves to their own failings.
5th Mar '15 4:12:06 PM redandready45
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* [[CoolBigSis CoolBigBrother]]: Todd for Garry. He reassures him that [[spoiler: his pornography bag]] is nothing to be ashamed of, and helps bring him out of his shell.


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* LonersAreFreaks: Helen fears Garry maybe this. His father ignores him, and in his spare time, he usually walks out of the house carrying a mysterious paper bag, without interacting with this. [[spoiler: After Garry trashes his father's office, Helen tears up his room, and finds the bag contains pornography, which Tod assures her is normal for a kid his age to be interested in]].


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* NoAntagonist: There is no villain in this movie: Even Larry, who is selfish enough to sell his father's car to pay off gambling debts, is clearly a slave to his own vices, just as all the other characters are slaves to their own failings.
22nd Oct '14 8:47:17 PM DrOO7
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* TheGhost: Helen's ex, only seen briefly in a family picture just before it's smashed.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Helen's ex, who ditched his wife and kids for another woman. To make matters worse, dialogue indicates he's a loving and attentive father to the children he's had with the new wife, meaning it isn't a case of him of just up and deciding that he doesn't want the responsibility of fatherhood anymore, he just genuinely doesn't give a damn about his first two children--Helen implies that it's been very difficult to get any financial support from him as well.
13th Jul '14 9:55:03 AM Sheora
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* ThereAreNoToddlers: Averted with Gil's youngest, Justin.
23rd Feb '14 2:46:48 PM DrOO7
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* AutoErotica: Karen impulsively leans over to give Gil oral sex in an attempt to relax him. RealityEnsues--he crashes the car, though they're not injured, fortunately. It does make for quite the awkward moment when the cop asks how the accident happened.
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