History Film / TheLedge

13th Dec '17 8:33:41 PM MagBas
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* DownerEnding: Although [[WordOfGod the director says]] they were aiming for a BittersweetEnding, this was the end result. See EsotericHappyEnding.
16th Jul '17 9:41:44 PM Fireblood
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* YourCheatingHeart: Shana is seduced by Gavin and starts having an affair with him. This utterly devastates her husband Joe, who is driven over the edge by it.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Shana is seduced by Gavin and starts having an affair with him. This utterly devastates her husband Joe, who is driven over the edge by it.it. Hollis is also cheating with his mistress, and discovers that he's actually sterile this way (as he'd been trying to have a baby with her). It also means his kids with his wife aren't his.
16th Jul '17 9:35:21 PM Fireblood
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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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* YourCheatingHeart: Shana is seduced by Gavin and starts having an affair with him. This utterly devastates her husband Joe, who is driven over the edge by it.
27th May '17 9:16:16 PM Rabukurafuto
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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 the 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?]] background. Bonus points for revealing that Joe works in the refinery.
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.
abuse.]]
* 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.
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