History Film / TheLedge

2nd May '16 12:23:14 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* WhiteKnighting: Gavin rationalizes his actions and attempts to seduce Shana as saving her from an oppressive life.
2nd Jan '16 1:25:39 AM Fireblood
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* BigotVsBigot: Joe is a StrawPolitical, Gavin is a DesignatedHero.
2nd Jan '16 1:17:12 AM Fireblood
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* OutGrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Gavin has, and tries to convince Shana of doing the same.
2nd Jan '16 1:12:55 AM Fireblood
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* AffablyEvil: Joe, other than being a fundamentalist Christian and some CondescendingCompassion, he is shown as being a very nice, affable and easy-going fellow... except when he loses his patience when [[BerserkButton debating religion]].

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* AffablyEvil: Joe, other than being a fundamentalist Christian and some CondescendingCompassion, he is shown at first as being a very nice, affable and easy-going fellow... except when he loses his patience when [[BerserkButton debating religion]]. Then, after discovering his wife's affair, he goes [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope off the deep end]].



* HeroicSuicide: It turns out this Gavin's motivation be up on the eponymous ledge. [[spoiler: He's been blackmailed by Joe into killing himself, in return for Shana living. In the end, he does.]]



* HowWeGotHere: The movie starts with Gavin climbing over the ledge and Hollis trying to convince him to step down. Gavin then starts telling Hollis the story of the love triangle.

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* HowWeGotHere: The movie starts with Gavin climbing over onto the ledge and Hollis trying to convince him to step down. Gavin then starts telling Hollis the story of the love triangle.



* PoorCommunicationKills: {{Lampshaded}} by Hollis: [[spoiler: If Gavin had just told him about the reason he was on the ledge from the beginning, he would have been able to inform the other police and stop Joe.]]

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* PoorCommunicationKills: {{Lampshaded}} by Hollis: [[spoiler: If if Gavin had just told him about the reason he was on the ledge from the beginning, he would have been able to inform the other police and stop Joe.]]



* ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta: Gavin argues that Shana's inner strengths and weaknesses comes from herself, not from God or the Devil.

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* ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta: Gavin argues that Shana's inner strengths and weaknesses comes come from herself, not from God or the Devil.



* VillainousBreakdown: Joe starts acting unhinged only when he realizes that his wife Shana, has been cheating on him with Gavin.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Joe starts acting unhinged only when he realizes that his wife Shana, Shana has been cheating on him with Gavin.
29th Sep '14 4:28:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TakeThat: The opening shot shows a cross with a polluting oil refinery in the background... gee [[FauxSymbolism I wonder what it could possibly mean?]] Bonus points for revealing that Joe works in said refinery.

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* TakeThat: The opening shot shows a cross with a polluting oil refinery in the background... gee [[FauxSymbolism I wonder what it could possibly mean?]] Bonus points for revealing that Joe works in said the refinery.
29th Sep '14 4:28:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** DownerEnding: Although [[WordOfGod the director says]] they were aiming for a BittersweetEnding, this was the end result. See EsotericHappyEnding.

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** * DownerEnding: Although [[WordOfGod the director says]] they were aiming for a BittersweetEnding, this was the end result. See EsotericHappyEnding.
20th Aug '14 7:53:33 AM matruz
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Added DiffLines:

* DrivenToMadness: Joe, mostly because of Gavin's actions.
5th Aug '14 7:07:22 AM matruz
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Added DiffLines:

* VillainousBreakdown: Joe starts acting unhinged only when he realizes that his wife Shana, has been cheating on him with Gavin.
5th Aug '14 7:00:32 AM matruz
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* ManipulativeBastard: Gavin feels that he has been this.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Gavin feels that he has been this.straight out admits (and is shown) using emotional manipulation on Shana in order to make her fall for him.
30th Jul '14 9:37:00 AM KizunaTallis
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* BigotvsBigot: Joe is a StrawPolitical, Gavin is a DesignatedHero.

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* BigotvsBigot: BigotVsBigot: Joe is a StrawPolitical, Gavin is a DesignatedHero.



* CryfortheDevil: Despite the fact that the movie intended to portray Joe as AlwaysChaoticEvil, it is hard not to feel a little bad for the guy. Being cheated on is a bad feeling, especially not when you rescued your wife from hardship and the person she cheated on you with was someone she just met.



* DesignatedHero: The movie try's to portray Gavin as heroic, but he just comes off as a bigot who purposely breaks apart a marriage and drives Joe to insanity. See DisproportionateRetribution below.



* TakeThat: The opening shot shows a cross with a polluting oil refinery in the background... gee [[FauxSymbolism I wonder what it could possibly mean?]]. Bonus points for revealing that Joe works in said refinery.

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* TakeThat: The opening shot shows a cross with a polluting oil refinery in the background... gee [[FauxSymbolism I wonder what it could possibly mean?]]. mean?]] Bonus points for revealing that Joe works in said refinery.
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