History Film / TheCommitments

10th Mar '17 2:45:35 PM 3rdStringPG
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Instead of signing a deal with Eejit Records, the Commitments are no more after isolated arguments come together and escalate quickly into a massive band meltdown. But on the plus side, most of the ex-Commitments are revealed to be doing well after the breakup -- possible exceptions Outspan and Derek, while reduced to busking, at least appear to be happy, and have mended their briefly-fractured friendship. And Jimmy, even if he no longer has a band to manage, is left with some good memories. And may or may not be in a relationship with Natalie.]]


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Everyone at the end of the film, even the normally-tight Outspan and Derek. [[spoiler:They become friends again in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.]]
6th Mar '17 12:37:56 PM 3rdStringPG
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* DoNotCallMePaul: In-universe. Declan Cuffe doesn't like using his given name onstage -- it has to be Deco.
6th Mar '17 12:35:32 PM 3rdStringPG
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* GenderBlenderName: Bernie, though as the novel confirms, this is short for Bernadette.
25th Feb '17 7:46:46 PM nombretomado
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* MilesGloriosus: In the film, Joey claims to have played with ElvisPresley, FrankSinatra, Music/TheBeatles and an array of famous soul artists, although he doesn't have much evidence. At the end of the film [[spoiler: he disappears, leaving a postcard explaining he is on tour with the long-dead Joe Tex]]. This is less ambiguous in the novel, where he is able to provide photographs of himself playing with Otis Redding and others and quickly departs at the conclusion [[spoiler: because he was tricked into thinking he's impregnated one of the girls, the climax of a sub-plot not included in the film.]]

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* MilesGloriosus: In the film, Joey claims to have played with ElvisPresley, FrankSinatra, Music/ElvisPresley, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/TheBeatles and an array of famous soul artists, although he doesn't have much evidence. At the end of the film [[spoiler: he disappears, leaving a postcard explaining he is on tour with the long-dead Joe Tex]]. This is less ambiguous in the novel, where he is able to provide photographs of himself playing with Otis Redding and others and quickly departs at the conclusion [[spoiler: because he was tricked into thinking he's impregnated one of the girls, the climax of a sub-plot not included in the film.]]
25th Feb '17 5:12:37 AM 3rdStringPG
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* LighterAndSofter: The film, while pretty edgy itself in terms of language as explained under ClusterFBomb, removes every character from the novel's casual use of the N-word.
22nd Feb '17 4:32:02 AM 3rdStringPG
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* OneSteveLimit: Ironically enforced in the film as a "One James Limit." In the novel, the keyboardist's name is James Clifford. But since Jimmy (Rabbitte) is a nickname for James, the keyboardist was renamed ''Steven'' Clifford.
19th Feb '17 1:54:45 PM 3rdStringPG
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Outspan Foster. In the novel, his real first name is Liam, but he's strictly referred to as Outspan in the film.
19th Feb '17 1:42:43 PM 3rdStringPG
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** Deco sees himself as the [[IAmTheBand star of the band]], accidentally-on-purpose pushes the girls aside while singing Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" at the band's first gig, makes lewd and crude jokes and remarks, especially in front of the girls, and generally enjoys doing things to get a rise out of people. Ironically, he meets his match in the much smaller Mickah and his headbutt of doom.

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** Deco sees himself as the [[IAmTheBand star of the band]], accidentally-on-purpose pushes the girls aside while singing Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" at the band's first gig, makes lewd and crude jokes and remarks, especially in front of the girls, and generally enjoys doing things to get a rise out of people. Ironically, Despite his size, he's generally all mouth and no fists, and he meets [[spoiler:does meet his match in when he gets beaten to a pulp by the much smaller Mickah and his headbutt of doom.during the final band meltdown.]]
19th Feb '17 1:37:45 PM 3rdStringPG
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** Deco sees himself as the [[IAmTheBand star of the band]], accidentally-on-purpose pushes the girls aside while singing Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" at the band's first gig, makes lewd and crude jokes and remarks, especially in front of the girls, and generally enjoys doing things to get a rise out of people. Ironically, he meets his match in the much smaller Mickah and his headbutt of doom.



* OnlySaneMan: As the manager, Jimmy fits this trope. Except when he kicks Billy's truck in frustration and rants at him for leaving the band on extremely short notice.

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* OnlySaneMan: As the manager, Jimmy fits this trope. Except when he kicks Billy's truck van in frustration and rants at him for leaving the band on extremely short notice.
19th Feb '17 1:32:24 PM 3rdStringPG
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* MoodWhiplash: Despite the notable absence of Wilson Pickett, everyone seems thrilled at their performance after their final encore. Then the simmering tensions boil over and all hell breaks loose among almost all band members. Except Steven, that is, as he watches the band disintegrate before his eyes, and Jimmy, who's busy talking to the guy from Eejit Records, only to find that he no longer has a band to present to the label.



* OnlySaneMan: As the manager, Jimmy fits this trope. Except when he kicks Billy's truck in frustration and rants at him for leaving the band on extremely short notice.



* SirSwearsALot: EVERYBODY in the Commitments. Except maybe Steven, who is portrayed as not only the smartest, but also the most religious of the band. He does get a good share of F-words in, though.

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* SirSwearsALot: EVERYBODY in the Commitments. Except Joey. And maybe Steven, who is portrayed as not only the smartest, but also the most religious of the band. He does get a good share of F-words in, though.
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