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1st Feb '16 10:11:57 AM fgenzo159
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* InvoluntaryDance: [[spoiler: Ruby doing her creepy teasing, during the climax.]]
22nd Jul '15 3:39:04 PM eroock
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-> ''She's out of his mind.''

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-> ''She's ''"She's out of his mind.''
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22nd Jul '15 3:38:22 PM eroock
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* NoAntagonist: Calvin is up against himself.
14th Jun '15 4:32:11 AM eroock
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* HardWorkMontage: After his WritersBlock is broken, we get a montage showing Calvin working hard on his story about Ruby.

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* HardWorkMontage: After his WritersBlock Calvin, in a fit of inspiration, is broken, we get a montage showing Calvin shown working hard hours on end on his story about Ruby.typewriter, carving out his MagicalGirlfriend character on paper.



* MagicRealism

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* MagicRealismMagicalGirlfriend: An ideal, though fictional, LoveInterest coming to live for Calvin.
* MagicRealism: about a writer who dashes off twenty pages about his perfect woman in a fit of inspiration. When said perfect woman appears in the flesh in his apartment, at first he freaks out, but soon he accepts it as a bona fide miracle.



* MeetCute: Happens to Calvin with both Ruby and her ReplacementLoveInterest at the end. Apparently the shrink's advice to usie the dog as a way of making contact worked out after all.

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* MeetCute: Happens to Calvin with both Ruby and her ReplacementLoveInterest DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest at the end. Apparently the shrink's advice to usie the dog use Scotty as a way of making contact worked out after all.



* PowerPerversionPotential: When Calvin and his brother Harry find out that [[RewritingReality anything he writes about Ruby comes true]], Harry immediately suggests Calvin write that Ruby has bigger boobs, likes blowjobs, etc. Calvin is disgusted and refuses. Calvin eventually resorts to rewriting Ruby to obey him and be sexier in an attempt to stop her from leaving him, which is incredibly disturbing and plays off like a rape scene, as she's moving against her will and clearly terrified. Calvin realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone how low he's sunk]] and permanently frees Ruby from his control.



* PygmalionPlot: Literally. Thinking about ''Pygmalion'' is what inspired Zoe Kazan's story.



* RunningGag

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* RunningGagRomComJob: He is a writer, she is a painter.
* RunningGag:



* PygmalionPlot: Literally. Thinking about ''Pygmalion'' is what inspired Zoe Kazan's story.
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!!Tropes

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!!Tropes!!This film provides examples of:



* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: The girl Calvin meets at the end of the movie, played by Kazan but now with shorter hair.



* ReplacementLoveInterest: The girl Calvin meets at the end of the movie, played by Kazan but now with shorter hair.
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* RewritingReality

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* RewritingRealityRewritingReality: Calvin writes about a beautiful woman who comes to life. He finds that anything he writes about her affects her.
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* TomatoInTheMirror: Ruby. Calvin breaks it to her with the WhamLine: You're not real. I made you up."

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* TomatoInTheMirror: Ruby. Calvin breaks keeps it a secret that Ruby was a fictional character who came to her with the WhamLine: You're life. When she finds out, it is not real. I made you up."pretty.
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* BilingualBonus: Ruby's French line in the kitchen.

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* BilingualBonus: Ruby's French line lines in the kitchen.



* ConversationCut: When Calvin find Ruby with the party host in the pool, he pulls her away and they drive home. Cut to his apartment door where he finally asks her what was going on.

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* ConversationCut: When Calvin find finds Ruby with the party host in the pool, he pulls her away and they drive home. Cut to his apartment door where he finally asks her what was going on.



** On their first morning Calvin tries to leave the apartment alone but Ruby asks if she could tag along. He refuses. Cut to them driving off together in his car.

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** On their first morning Calvin tries to leave the apartment alone unnoticed but Ruby spots him and asks if she could tag along. He refuses. Cut to them driving off together in his car.



* ItsAllAboutMe: There's no denying Calvin is very self absorbed. [[spoiler: His ex Lila attempts to call him out this, unintentionally describing most of his relationship problems with Ruby in the process.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: There's no denying Calvin is very self absorbed. [[spoiler: His ex Lila attempts to call him out on this, unintentionally describing most of his relationship problems with Ruby in the process.]]



* MeetCute: Averted. Ruby's initial manifestation is rife with awkwardness, as she acts like a very confused and concerned girlfriend/roommate, and Calvin acts like it's the beginning of his nervous breakdown.

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* MeetCute: Averted. Ruby's initial manifestation is rife with awkwardness, as she acts like a very confused and concerned girlfriend/roommate, and Happens to Calvin acts like it's with both Ruby and her ReplacementLoveInterest at the beginning end. Apparently the shrink's advice to usie the dog as a way of his nervous breakdown. making contact worked out after all.



* [[spoiler: ReplacementLoveInterest: The girl Calvin meets at the end of the movie, played by Kazan but now with shorter hair.]]

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* [[spoiler: ReplacementLoveInterest: The girl Calvin meets at the end of the movie, played by Kazan but now with shorter hair.]]



** Calvin: "I started seeing her this morning. It's like that movie ''Theatre/{{Harvey}}."

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** Calvin: "I started seeing her this morning. It's like that movie ''Theatre/{{Harvey}}."''Theatre/{{Harvey}}''.



* YouNeedToGetLaid: Calvin brother's opinion at the start of the movie.

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* YouNeedToGetLaid: Calvin brother's opinion about his lacking love life at the start of the movie.
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* ActingForTwo: [[spoiler: Kazan played both the titular character and said character's IdenticalStranger that Calvin met at the end.]]



* BilingualBonus

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* BilingualBonusBilingualBonus: Ruby's French line in the kitchen.



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Calvin wrote Ruby as a completely isolated and orphaned character. Apparently her parents died when she was young.
* ConversationCut: When Calvin find Ruby with the party host in the pool, he pulls her away and they drive home. Cut to his apartment door where he finally asks her what was going on.



* GilliganCut:
** On their first morning Calvin tries to leave the apartment alone but Ruby asks if she could tag along. He refuses. Cut to them driving off together in his car.
** Calvin doesn't want the chair offered by his step dad. Cut the the next scene with them driving off with the chair in the backseat.



* GoodTimesMontage: Scenes of Calvin and Ruby enjoying themselves at an arcade and a disco club.



* HardWorkMontage: After his WritersBlock is broken, we get a montage showing Calvin working hard on his story about Ruby.



* MickeyMousing: The first morning Calvin encounters Ruby in his apartment, the music punctuates his "stealthy" walk down the stairs.



* OrbitalKiss: Interesting variant with the camera steady while Calvin and Ruby are kissing on his rotating swivel chair.



* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Ruby has never heard of the writer Creator/FScottFitzgerald.



* RealLifeRelative: Real-life sweethearts Creator/PaulDano and Creator/ZoeKazan plays the film's OfficialCouple. [[spoiler: [[DoubleSubversion Well]], [[IdenticalStranger sort]]-[[ReplacementLoveInterest of]].]]



* ShoutOut: Several to Creator/BillyWilder movies and possibly one to ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Alia Shawkat plays a girl named Mabel. In ''Arrested Development'', her character was called Maeby.

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* ShoutOut: SexyShirtSwitch: The first morning Calvin sees Ruby in his kitchen, she wears a shirt of his.
* ShoutOut:
** Calvin: "I started seeing her this morning. It's like that movie ''Theatre/{{Harvey}}."
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Several to Creator/BillyWilder movies and possibly one to ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Alia Shawkat plays a girl named Mabel. In ''Arrested Development'', her character was called Maeby.Maeby.
* TheShrink: Of the helpful type.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Ruby. Calvin breaks it to her with the WhamLine: You're not real. I made you up."



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Calvin spends the majority of the film being self-absorbed and expecting the relationship to revolve around him. Once Ruby starts expressing the desire for space and her own friends [[spoiler: Calvin attempts to start re-writing her into someone more dependant on him.]]. And it's not just Ruby, either: he spends the entire time visiting his mother's house sulking and writing and obviously dislikes his mom's boyfriend.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Calvin spends the majority of the film being self-absorbed and expecting the relationship to revolve around him. Once Ruby starts expressing the desire for space and her own friends [[spoiler: Calvin attempts to start re-writing her into someone more dependant dependent on him.]]. And it's not just Ruby, either: he spends the entire time visiting his mother's house sulking and writing and obviously dislikes his mom's boyfriend.


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Discussed by Calvin's brother in-universe as the proper way of writing.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Calvin brother's opinion at the start of the movie.
9th Jan '15 11:23:04 AM poi99
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Kazan wrote the screenplay for herself and her boyfriend, playing respectively a fictional character made real and the author who created her. [[RealitySubtext Very meta.]]

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Kazan wrote the screenplay for herself and her boyfriend, playing respectively a fictional character made real and the author who created her. [[RealitySubtext Very meta.]]
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