History Film / TheFamilyMan

13th Dec '14 8:14:09 PM maxwellsilver
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The film is similar to ItsAWonderfulLife because it starts on Christmas Eve. Moreover, by the end, Jack learns that living a quiet [[HappilyEverAfter happy family life]] is preferable to achieving [[LonelyAtTheTop success and wealth at work]].

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The film is similar to ItsAWonderfulLife ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' because it starts on Christmas Eve. Moreover, by the end, Jack learns that living a quiet [[HappilyEverAfter happy family life]] is preferable to achieving [[LonelyAtTheTop success and wealth at work]].
8th Dec '14 9:13:54 AM firejewel
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* ActorAllusion: It's probably not a coincidence that Nic Cage was in both this and PeggySueGotMarried.
10th May '14 7:48:49 PM TheShadow
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*ActorAllusion: It's probably not a coincidence that Nic Cage was in both this and PeggySueGotMarried.
24th Dec '13 8:02:21 AM firejewel
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The film is similar to ItsAWonderfulLife because it stars on Christmas Eve. Moreover, by the end, Jack learns that living a quiet [[HappilyEverAfter happy family life]] is preferable to achieving [[LonelyAtTheTop success and wealth at work]].

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The film is similar to ItsAWonderfulLife because it stars starts on Christmas Eve. Moreover, by the end, Jack learns that living a quiet [[HappilyEverAfter happy family life]] is preferable to achieving [[LonelyAtTheTop success and wealth at work]].
26th Aug '13 3:39:12 PM ndboy
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* ItsAWonderfulPlot

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* ItsAWonderfulPlotItsAWonderfulPlot: An [[InvertedTrope Inversion]].
26th Aug '13 3:36:54 PM ndboy
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* LonelyAtTheTop: Jack's life after moving to London in 1986.

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* LonelyAtTheTop: Jack's life after moving to London in 1986.1987.
26th Aug '13 3:35:54 PM ndboy
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* LonelyAtTheTop: Jack's life after moving to London in 1988.

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* LonelyAtTheTop: Jack's life after moving to London in 1988.1986.
27th Jun '13 2:40:55 PM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_family_man_815.jpg]]



Not to be confused with the ''FamilyGuy''.

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Not to be confused with the ''FamilyGuy''.''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.



!!Includes examples of:

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!!Includes !!This film includes examples of:of:



* WhatTheHellHero: Jack gets one from his alternate-universe buddy Arnie when Jack wants to have a fling with another woman coming onto him (Jack thinks this is OK because this isn't his life, so Kate isn't really his wife). Arnie reminds him how much all of his friends are envious that Jack is happily married to someone like Kate and that he shouldn't "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck up]]" the best thing to ever happen to him.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Jack gets one from his alternate-universe buddy Arnie when Jack wants to have a fling with another woman coming onto him (Jack thinks this is OK because this isn't his life, so Kate isn't really his wife). Arnie reminds him how much all of his friends are envious that Jack is happily married to someone like Kate and that he shouldn't "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck up]]" the best thing to ever happen to him.him.

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4th Apr '13 7:54:58 PM SomeDeadGuy
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* TheScrooge: Jack Campbell, he got better.

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* TheScrooge: Jack Campbell, before he got better.
1st Dec '12 10:26:56 AM Opunaesala
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Subverted by the end of the film.]]

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler:Subverted [[spoiler: Subverted by the end of the film.]]
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