History Film / TheLedge

25th Jul '16 2:56:17 PM Malady
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* EsotericHappyEnding: The director states that the ending was meant to be a BittersweetEnding as even though [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Gavin dies at the end]], Hollis at least has reconciled with his family, Shana has [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions outgrown the silly superstitions of religion]] and the [[TheFundamentalist dangerous maniac Joe]] is now in jail where he belongs. But Shana herself is now emotionally broken and all alone in the world, with her marriage destroyed, her husband in jail and her lover Gavin dead. It will be a damn miracle if she doesn't end up going back to her previous life of prostitution and drug abuse.
* TheFundamentalist: Gavin doesn't see Joe as having much personality beyond this trope. Shana does, however.]]

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* EsotericHappyEnding: The director states that the ending was meant to be a BittersweetEnding as even though [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Gavin dies at the end]], Hollis at least has reconciled with his family, Shana has [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions outgrown the silly superstitions of religion]] and the [[TheFundamentalist dangerous maniac Joe]] is now in jail where he belongs. But Shana herself is now emotionally broken and all alone in the world, with her marriage destroyed, her husband in jail and her lover Gavin dead. It will be a damn miracle if she doesn't end up going back to her previous life of prostitution and drug abuse.
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* TheFundamentalist: Gavin doesn't see Joe as having much personality beyond this trope. Shana does, however.]]
25th Jul '16 2:55:49 PM Malady
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* TheFundamentalist: Gavin doesn't see Joe as having much personality beyond this trope. Shana does, however.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: The director states that the ending was meant to be a BittersweetEnding as even though [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Gavin dies at the end]], Hollis at least has reconciled with his family, Shana has [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions outgrown the silly superstitions of religion]] and the [[TheFundamentalist dangerous maniac Joe]] is now in jail where he belongs. But Shana herself is now emotionally broken and all alone in the world, with her marriage destroyed, her husband in jail and her lover Gavin dead. It will be a damn miracle if she doesn't end up going back to her previous life of prostitution and drug abuse.
* TheFundamentalist: Gavin doesn't see Joe as having much personality beyond this trope. Shana does, however. ]]
24th Jul '16 10:44:32 AM nombretomado
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* AuthorTract: Pre-release marketing touted this film as atheist-friendly, since it was going to be one of the few movies to have an openly atheist hero that averted the HollywoodAtheist trope; also the director, Matthew Chapman, is the great-great grandson of CharlesDarwin.

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* AuthorTract: Pre-release marketing touted this film as atheist-friendly, since it was going to be one of the few movies to have an openly atheist hero that averted the HollywoodAtheist trope; also the director, Matthew Chapman, is the great-great grandson of CharlesDarwin.UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin.
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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* DrivenToMadness: Joe, mostly because of Gavin's actions.
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