History Film / TheJerk

16th Jun '16 4:24:29 PM wyattte
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* BettyAndVeronica

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* BettyAndVeronicaBettyAndVeronica: Marie and Patty.



* ContrivedCoincidence: Played for laughs by the ending;

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs by the ending;



* CucumberFacial

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* CucumberFacialCucumberFacial: Seen during Marie's stint selling face cream.



* TheDitz: Navin to extreme levels.

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* TheDitz: Navin Navin, to extreme levels.



* DownerEnding: Subverted. It seems like the movie would end with Navin languishing alone and forgotten in poverty, until Marie and his adoptive family show up.

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* DownerEnding: Subverted. It seems like the movie would end with Navin languishing alone and forgotten in poverty, [[spoiler: until Marie and his adoptive family show up.up for a more proper HappyEnding.]]



* HowWeGotHere

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* HowWeGotHereHowWeGotHere: Navin is introduced as a bum living in an alley, and then back we go to his old house for the story proper.



* NWordPrivileges: Played for laughs as Navin beats the crap out of racist developers.

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* NWordPrivileges: Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs as Navin beats the crap out of racist developers.developers.



* RandomEventsPlot: The story switches gears several times, but it's tied together by Navin gradually finding love, money and fame.



* VisualPun: Navin's family had to tear down their old house, but they built a bigger house in its place. If you look closely, you'll notice that it's the exact same hovel as before, only scaled up about 40%. Hey, he said "bigger," not necessarily "nicer."

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* VisualPun: Navin's family had to tear down their old house, but they built a bigger house in its place. If you look closely, you'll notice that it's the exact same hovel as before, only scaled up about 40%. Hey, he said [[ExactWords He did say "bigger," not necessarily "nicer.""]]
17th Mar '16 11:00:01 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Jerk'' is an American comedy film from 1979, directed by Carl Reiner and featuring Creator/SteveMartin in his first starring role.

The film follows Navin R. Johnson (Martin), a bum, who tells his life story. After finding out that he is not a natural born child of his black parents, Navin decides to leave home and make it for himself in the world. Despite the fact that he is woefully unprepared, Navin manages to land himself a job, escape a decidedly random psychopath, run away with a traveling carnival, find the woman of his dreams (Creator/BernadettePeters), and hit it rich, before finally losing everything and ending up a bum in the street.

Along the way, the film details Navin's interactions with the people and world around him, where his common misunderstandings of every-day situations often [[HilarityEnsues lead to hilarious results]].

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''The Jerk'' is an An American comedy film from 1979, directed by Carl Reiner and featuring Creator/SteveMartin in his first starring role.

The film follows Navin R. Johnson (Martin), a bum, who tells his life story. After finding out that he is not a natural born child of his black parents, Navin decides to leave home and make it for himself in the world. Despite the fact that he is woefully unprepared, Navin manages to land himself a job, escape a decidedly random psychopath, run away with a traveling carnival, find the woman of his dreams (Creator/BernadettePeters), and hit it rich, before finally losing everything and ending up a bum in the street. \n\n Along the way, the film details Navin's interactions with the people and world around him, where his common misunderstandings of every-day situations often [[HilarityEnsues lead to hilarious results]].
17th Mar '16 10:54:16 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Mar '16 10:54:01 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Mar '16 10:53:47 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Mar '16 10:53:34 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Mar '16 10:53:01 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Jerk'' is an American comedy film from 1979. It was Creator/SteveMartin's first starring role in a feature film, and was directed by Creator/CarlReiner.

The film follows Navin R. Johnson, a bum, who tells his life story. After finding out that he is not a natural born child of his black parents, Navin decides to leave home and make it for himself in the world. Despite the fact that he is woefully unprepared, Navin manages to land himself a job, escape a decidedly random psychopath, run away with a traveling carnival, find the woman of his dreams (Creator/BernadettePeters), and hit it rich, before finally losing everything and ending up a bum in the street.

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''The Jerk'' is an American comedy film from 1979. It was Creator/SteveMartin's 1979, directed by Carl Reiner and featuring Creator/SteveMartin in his first starring role in a feature film, and was directed by Creator/CarlReiner.

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The film follows Navin R. Johnson, Johnson (Martin), a bum, who tells his life story. After finding out that he is not a natural born child of his black parents, Navin decides to leave home and make it for himself in the world. Despite the fact that he is woefully unprepared, Navin manages to land himself a job, escape a decidedly random psychopath, run away with a traveling carnival, find the woman of his dreams (Creator/BernadettePeters), and hit it rich, before finally losing everything and ending up a bum in the street.
17th Mar '16 10:52:17 PM Mdumas43073
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11th Mar '16 4:32:38 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''The Jerk''''' is an American comedy film from 1979. It was Creator/SteveMartin's first starring role in a feature film, and was directed by Creator/CarlReiner.

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'''''The Jerk''''' ''The Jerk'' is an American comedy film from 1979. It was Creator/SteveMartin's first starring role in a feature film, and was directed by Creator/CarlReiner.
29th Nov '15 9:54:14 AM morenohijazo
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* MovingBuildings: Navin attempts to prevent a car full of thieves from escaping before he can call the cops by tying a rope between their car and the side of a building. When they drive off anyway, they end up dragging half the building away with them. And it's a church. With a wedding being celebrated, and the groom and bride trapped in different parts.
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