History Film / TheLastSeduction

2nd May '17 1:25:41 PM DocWildNole
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* MiscarriageOfJustice: [[spoiler:The ending implies that Mike will spend the rest of his life in prison for Bridget's crimes.]]

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* MiscarriageOfJustice: [[spoiler:The The ending implies that [[spoiler: Mike will spend the rest of his life in prison for Bridget's crimes.]]



* TheSociopath: Bridget could be a textbook case study. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions -- including at least one murder and ruining another man's life -- requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.

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* TheSociopath: Bridget could be a textbook case study. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, gain; expresses no remorse for any of her actions -- including (including at least one murder two murders); brilliantly fakes a galaxy of emotions, while sincerely feeling nothing except greed and ruining another man's life -- requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, the desire for revenge; and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.
29th Apr '17 8:53:56 PM DocWildNole
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Bridget Gregory is the bored wife of Clay, a drug dealer. One day, she swipes a bag of money from him and skips town to Chicago. On her way there, she meets Mike, a divorced man who immediately falls for her. When Clay sends goons to track down his wife and stolen cash, Bridget decides to use Mike in an elaborate scheme to get her past off her back.

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Bridget Gregory is the bored wife manager of a direct marketing call center; she is also married to Clay, a drug dealer. One day, she swipes medical student. Clay is so smitten with her that, at her suggestion, he illegally sells pharmaceutical painkillers for a bag of money from him cash. Then Clay makes a big mistake; in the emotional aftermath of his first crime, he slaps Bridget. She coolly steals the cash and skips town. Stopping in a small town to Chicago. On her way there, for a drink, she meets Mike, a divorced man who immediately falls for her. When Clay sends goons to track down his wife and stolen cash, Bridget decides to use Mike in an elaborate scheme to get her past off her back.



* AssholeVictim: Clay's abusiveness doesn't exactly make the viewer ''help'' but root for Bridget...a little.
* BerserkButton: For Mike, any mentions of his ex-wife Trish, since it turns out that she is [[spoiler: actually a he.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Clay's abusiveness doesn't exactly make the viewer ''help'' but root for Bridget...a little.
little. Bridget also uses this justification to draw Mike further into her scheme.
* BerserkButton: For Mike, any mentions of what pushes him over the edge in the final scene is Bridget mocking him for his ex-wife Trish, since marriage to Trish; it turns out that she is [[spoiler: actually a he.]]



* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Bridget invokes this to her husband's (black) private investigator to distract him while she's driving the car they're in. He blows her off at first but is eventually tempted to show her, [[spoiler:taking off his seatbelt to do so.This results in his death when she intentionally crashes the car.]]

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* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Bridget invokes this to her husband's (black) private investigator to distract him while she's driving the car they're in. He blows her off at first but is eventually tempted to show her, [[spoiler:taking off his seatbelt to do so. This results in his death when she intentionally crashes the car.]]



%%* ConArtist: Bridget
* CulturedBadass: Bridget has a high powered job, is well qualified and is mentioned to enjoy the theatre.

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%%* ConArtist: Bridget
* CluelessDetective: In contrast to Harlan, Bert, the above-mentioned local detective, is only comic relief.
* CulturedBadass: Bridget has gets a high powered job, job in her getaway town, for which she is well qualified and is qualified; it's also mentioned to enjoy she enjoys the theatre.



* DefectiveDetective: Harlan is [[spoiler: or rather, ''was'']] one of these; apparently, with serious issues regarding certain racial & sexual stereotypes (see above).



* DontAsk: Mike's reaction whenever his failed marriage (see above) come up; since Mike is constantly pressing Bridget to talk about serious things and get closer emotionally, this tips her off that this is something else she can use against him.



* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler:Bridget puts a pretty good one on Mike.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Mike is busted for murder and rape, while Bridget goes off scot-free.]]

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* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler:Bridget In the final sequence, [[spoiler: Bridget puts a pretty good one on Mike.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Mike By the last scene, life without parole is the absolute best [[spoiler: Mike, busted for murder and rape, rape,]] can hope for, while [[spoiler: Bridget goes gets off scot-free.]]scot-free]] -- and, apparently, independently wealthy to boot.



* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Mike and Bridget have sex in a car and against the wire fence outside a bar. Deleted scenes show them doing it on the floor and in a school gym they broke into
* ManipulativeBastard: Bridget will stop at ''nothing'' to escape Clay, and then have her revenge on him, and then get away with it. Even to the point of sweet-talking Mike into helping her in a massive phone scam (if it ''is'' a scam...)--and eventually, [[spoiler: into ruining Mike's life completely.]]

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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Mike and Bridget have sex in a car and against the wire fence outside a bar. Deleted scenes show them doing it on the floor and in a school gym they broke into
into.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Bridget will stop at ''nothing'' to escape Clay, and then have her revenge on him, and then get away with it. Even to the point of sweet-talking Mike into helping her premeditated murder, in a massive phone scam (if it ''is'' a scam...)--and eventually, the process ruining the life of someone whose biggest fault is being incredibly naive -- [[spoiler: into ruining Mike's life completely.]]Mike]].



%%* ThePerfectCrime



%%* PrivateDetective: Harlan and Bert.
%%* SmokingIsCool
* TheSociopath: Bridget shows pretty much all of the classic traits. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions -- including at least one murder and ruining another man's life -- requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.

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%%* PrivateDetective: Harlan and Bert.
%%* SmokingIsCool
* TheSociopath: Bridget shows pretty much all of the classic traits.could be a textbook case study. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions -- including at least one murder and ruining another man's life -- requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.



* StupidGood: Mike embodies this to a great extent, especially the bit about not understanding evil in others.



* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Happens to [[spoiler: Mike]] ''on his wedding night.''



%%* VillainProtagonist: Bridget
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Bridget pulls this first at the hospital with the cop and then in the final scene to put the rap on Mike.]]

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%%* * VillainProtagonist: Bridget
Bridget is, as noted throughout, a vamp, a femme fatale, and a (relatively) high-functioning sociopath -- but [[MagnificentBastard she's so damned good at it.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Bridget Bridget pulls this first at the hospital with the cop and then in [[spoiler:in the final scene to put the rap on Mike.]]
21st Nov '16 9:17:32 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Bridgets favorite color.
11th Nov '16 9:33:08 AM Dancedom
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A 1994 Neo-Noir film directed by John Dahl, ''The Last Seduction'' starred Linda Fiorentino and Peter Berg. Itís perhaps best known for being disqualified from Oscar consideration that year due to it showing on {{Creator/HBO}} just before premiering in theaters.

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A 1994 Neo-Noir film directed by John Dahl, ''The Last Seduction'' starred Linda Fiorentino and Fiorentino, Peter Berg.Berg and Creator/BillPullman. Itís perhaps best known for being disqualified from Oscar consideration that year due to it showing on {{Creator/HBO}} just before premiering in theaters.
24th Apr '16 6:07:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AmoralAttorney: Bridget's lawyer, played by the original HeyItsThatGuy, J.T. Walsh.

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* AmoralAttorney: Bridget's lawyer, played by the original HeyItsThatGuy, J.T. Walsh.
19th Dec '15 3:10:23 PM DavidCowie
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* TheSociopath: Bridget shows pretty much all of the classic traits. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions-including at least one murder and ruining another man's life-requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.
* StepfordSuburbia: Bridget stays in one of these when she's on-the-run.

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* TheSociopath: Bridget shows pretty much all of the classic traits. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions-including actions -- including at least one murder and ruining another man's life-requires life -- requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.
* StepfordSuburbia: Bridget stays in one of these when she's on-the-run.on the run.
27th May '15 10:06:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Bridget invokes this to her husband's (black) private investigator to distract him while she's driving the car they're in. He blows her off at first but is eventually tempted to show her, [[spoiler:taking off his seatbelt to do so.This results in his death when she intentionally crashes the car.]]
27th May '15 9:43:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheSociopath: Bridget shows pretty much all of the classic traits. She lies, manipulates, and discards others for her own gain, expresses no remorse for any of her actions-including at least one murder and ruining another man's life-requires stimulation by mentally toying with people out of boredom or rather shamelessly using them to get off, and the only time she ever discusses morality she seems to regard it as some alien concept.
5th Apr '15 12:26:48 PM Morgenthaler
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30th Dec '14 12:15:25 PM nombretomado
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A 1994 Neo-Noir film directed by John Dahl, ''The Last Seduction'' starred Linda Fiorentino and Peter Berg. Itís perhaps best known for being disqualified from Oscar consideration that year due to it showing on {{HBO}} just before premiering in theaters.

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A 1994 Neo-Noir film directed by John Dahl, ''The Last Seduction'' starred Linda Fiorentino and Peter Berg. Itís perhaps best known for being disqualified from Oscar consideration that year due to it showing on {{HBO}} {{Creator/HBO}} just before premiering in theaters.
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