History Film / SevenPsychopaths

17th Nov '16 1:23:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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''Seven Psychopaths'' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, and starring Colin Farrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.

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''Seven Psychopaths'' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, and starring Colin Farrell, Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.
8th Nov '16 4:59:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Billy again.
6th Nov '16 4:30:53 PM BadSplice
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''Seven Psychopaths'' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, and starring Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.

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''Seven Psychopaths'' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, and starring Creator/ColinFarrell, Colin Farrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.
5th Jun '16 10:12:12 AM haloinsider
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* BrickJoke: [[spoiler:Zachariah's phone call to Marty during the end credits.]] See TheStinger.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
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[[spoiler:Zachariah's phone call to Marty during the end credits.]] See TheStinger.TheStinger.
** [[spoiler: Charlie's gun jamming at inopportune moments.]]
22nd May '16 10:05:06 PM Ghilz
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*** There's several hints to the identity of the Quaker Psychopath prior to its unveiling: [[spoiler: Billy mentions the reason Hans is holding up is that he's christian, Hans' scar on his neck from his botched suicide. He does not drink. His first action after his wife's death is to stare down her killer to creep him out.]]
11th Apr '16 1:40:34 PM TheLuckyCat
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* {{Jerkass}}: Billy is probably the worst offender.



* TakeThat: When Hans eats Peyote and gets a vision of a woman in purgatory:
-->'''Marty''': Maybe you've just eaten too many hallucinogenic cactuses tonight, Hans.\\
'''Hans''': Nothing to do with the hallucinogens.\\
'''Marty''': But you've just seen [a woman] on a chair with a bullet through her head.\\
'''Hans''': In some gray place.\\
'''Marty''': ''England?''\\
'''Hans''': It seemed a lot worse than that.\\
'''Marty''': [shocked] Wow...
29th Mar '16 5:50:30 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Seven Psychopaths''''' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, and starring Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.

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'''''Seven Psychopaths''''' ''Seven Psychopaths'' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, and starring Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.
9th Oct '15 8:43:00 PM Angeldeb82
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'''''Seven Psychopaths''''' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/{{Martin McDonagh}}, and starring Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.

Marty (Farrell) is a struggling screenwriter, currently attempting to get his next screenplay, titled ''[[TitleDrop Seven Psychopaths]]'', past the title. Struggling at the first hurdle of ''who'' and ''what'' the seven psychopaths are, especially so as he doesn't want it to be a stock SummerBlockbuster thriller about men with guns. Thus, Marty starts hanging out with his best friend and dog-kidnapper Billy (Rockwell), who does his best to help him out. Unfortunately for Marty, Billy isn't happy enough helping with writing, and attempts to get things moving by putting out a personal ad ''[[TooDumbToLive asking psychopaths to contact them.]]''

Meanwhile, Billy's partner-in-crime Hans (Walken) soon learns the hard way that a Shih Tzu they recently took named Bonny belongs to Charlie Costello (Harrelson), an excessively-violent, [[HairTriggerTemper short-tempered]] gangster with a rather creepy obsession with his dog. Naturally, [[FirstLawOfTragicomedies things soon go to hell very quickly]] and Marty soon finds himself trapped in a very difficult (albeit script-inspiring) situation and [[CaptainObvious surrounded by several psychopaths.]]

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'''''Seven Psychopaths''''' is a 2012 dark comedy written and directed by Creator/{{Martin McDonagh}}, Creator/MartinMcDonagh, and starring Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/SamRockwell, Creator/ChristopherWalken, and Creator/WoodyHarrelson.

Marty (Farrell) is a struggling screenwriter, currently attempting to get his next screenplay, titled ''[[TitleDrop Seven Psychopaths]]'', past the title. Struggling at the first hurdle of ''who'' and ''what'' the seven psychopaths are, especially so as he doesn't want it to be a stock SummerBlockbuster thriller about men with guns. Thus, Marty starts hanging out with his best friend and dog-kidnapper Billy (Rockwell), who does his best to help him out. Unfortunately for Marty, Billy isn't happy enough helping with writing, and attempts to get things moving by putting out a personal ad ''[[TooDumbToLive asking psychopaths to contact them.]]''

them]].''

Meanwhile, Billy's partner-in-crime Hans (Walken) soon learns the hard way that a Shih Tzu they recently took named Bonny belongs to Charlie Costello (Harrelson), an excessively-violent, [[HairTriggerTemper short-tempered]] gangster with a rather creepy obsession with his dog. Naturally, [[FirstLawOfTragicomedies things soon go to hell very quickly]] and Marty soon finds himself trapped in a very difficult (albeit script-inspiring) situation and [[CaptainObvious surrounded by several psychopaths.]]
psychopaths]].



* ArcWords: Billy repeatedly asks the [[MacGuffin Shih Tzu]] for "Paw. Paw. Paw." These are not unexplained, but rather unrequited [[spoiler: until after Billy has a bullet in the head.]]

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* ArcWords: Billy repeatedly asks the [[MacGuffin Shih Tzu]] for "Paw. Paw. Paw." These are not unexplained, but rather unrequited [[spoiler: until after Billy has a bullet in the head.]]head]].



* BetterThanABareBulb: Being a film about writing a script, tropes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], {{discussed|Trope}} and {{deconstructed|Trope}} rather often. This becomes more apparent as it gets further into the film, as Marty talks more about his work with Hans and Billy, they make more suggestions (which include common tropes).
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Billy and Hans are both dead, but Charlie is locked up and Marty has finished his screenplay. Whether Marty is actually in a better place is a bit ambiguous]].

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* BetterThanABareBulb: Being a film about writing a script, tropes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]], {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, {{discussed|Trope}} and {{deconstructed|Trope}} rather often. This becomes more apparent as it gets further into the film, as Marty talks more about his work with Hans and Billy, they make more suggestions (which include common tropes).
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Billy and Hans are both dead, but Charlie is locked up and Marty has finished his screenplay. Whether Marty is actually in a better place is a bit ambiguous]].ambiguous.]]



** [[spoiler: Before thinking of the Quaker psychopath, Marty originally planned on making a Buddhist psychopath. At the end, thanks to Hans' suggestion, the Vietnamese psychopath is reimagined as a buddhist monk.]]

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** [[spoiler: Before thinking of the Quaker psychopath, Marty originally planned on making a Buddhist psychopath. At the end, thanks to Hans' suggestion, the Vietnamese psychopath is reimagined as a buddhist Buddhist monk.]]



* ComedicSociopathy: A {{Black Comedy}}-esque take of "comedic." Largely {{Deconstructed}} with Billy, who can barely put forward a veneer of superficial charm and who eagerly lies and endangers his friends and lovers in hopes of getting along with them.

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* ComedicSociopathy: A {{Black Comedy}}-esque BlackComedy-esque take of "comedic." Largely {{Deconstructed}} {{Deconstructed|Trope}} with Billy, who can barely put forward a veneer of superficial charm and who eagerly lies and endangers his friends and lovers in hopes of getting along with them.



* TheDeterminator: Charlie

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* TheDeterminator: Charlie{{Determinator}}: Charlie.



** At one point, Hans flat out refuses to put his hands up during a stick up, to which the {{mook}} points out ''[[SubvertedTrope it doesn't make any sense]]''.

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** At one point, Hans flat out refuses to put his hands up during a stick up, to which the {{mook}} {{mook|s}} points out ''[[SubvertedTrope it doesn't make any sense]]''.



** Billy also tips Marty that, even in the most violent of movie genres, it's always fine to kill off women ''[[KickTheDog but you can't even harm animals.]]''

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** Billy also tips Marty that, even in the most violent of movie genres, it's always fine to kill off women ''[[KickTheDog but you can't even harm animals.]]''animals]].''



* NoKillLikeOverkill: How Billy's proposed shoot out sequence plays out.



* OnlySaneMan: Marty

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* OnlySaneMan: MartyMarty.



* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: [[spoiler:Hans intentionally does this so that the hitmen will draw the attention of the police]].

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* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: [[spoiler:Hans intentionally does this so that the hitmen will draw the attention of the police]].police.]]



** The two hitmen in the beginning are talking about a scene from ''TheGodfather'', specifically the TropeNamer for the MoeGreeneSpecial.
** There's no way Billy Bickle's surname isn't a reference to ''TaxiDriver'', especially since we first hear it during his MirrorMonologue.

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** The two hitmen in the beginning are talking about a scene from ''TheGodfather'', ''Film/TheGodfather'', specifically the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} for the MoeGreeneSpecial.
** There's no way Billy Bickle's surname isn't a reference to ''TaxiDriver'', ''Film/TaxiDriver'', especially since we first hear it during his MirrorMonologue.



* StockUnsolvedMysteries: The reason the RealLife serial killers the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texarkana_Moonlight_Murders Phantom Killer]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer Cleveland Torso Murderer]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer Zodiac Killer]] were never caught? They were killed by [[SerialKillerKiller Zach and Maggie]]. [[UnreliableNarrator Maybe]].

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* StockUnsolvedMysteries: The reason the RealLife serial killers the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texarkana_Moonlight_Murders Phantom Killer]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Torso_Murderer Cleveland Torso Murderer]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer Zodiac Killer]] were never caught? They were killed by [[SerialKillerKiller Zach and Maggie]]. [[UnreliableNarrator Maybe]].Maybe.]]



* TropesAreTools: InUniverse; since Marty is writing a film, several tropes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]].

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: How Billy's proposed shoot out sequence plays out.
* TropesAreTools: InUniverse; since Marty is writing a film, several tropes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]].{{deconstructed|Trope}}.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Billy]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Billy]][[spoiler:Billy.]]
8th Sep '15 1:05:45 PM chucknormie
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* CastFullOfCrazy: It's in the title, what do you expect?

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* CastFullOfCrazy: It's in Well yeah, the title, what do you expect?title hints pretty heavily at this.
8th Sep '15 1:05:01 PM chucknormie
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* CastFullOfCrazy: It's in the title, what do you expect?
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