History Film / ThePlaceBeyondThePines

28th May '17 1:48:39 AM creader
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* BettyAndVeronica: The wandering biker thief Luke is the "Veronica" and the responsible, family-man Kofi is the "Betty" to Romina's "Archie". At one point, Romina had an affair with Luke despite being with Kofi, but after the former assaulted the latter for a minor reason, she decided to dump him. By the time skip, she is HappilyMarried with Kofi.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Avery was elected as the new D.A. with the implications of him and A.J.'s relationship improving in the future. But, Luke decides to leave to parts unknown and sends a letter to his mother with the picture of her, him as a baby, and Luke in front of the ice-cream store.]]



* DeadStarWalking: [[spoiler:Ryan Gosling]]

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* DeadStarWalking: [[spoiler:Ryan Gosling]]Gosling.]]



* DisappearedDad: Luke was unaware he even had a son. [[spoiler:Becomes a permanent one when he is shot by Avery.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Avery, who mostly gets away with shooting (and killing) Luke first.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
** Robin has committed in the past, but never gets caught.
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[[spoiler: Avery, who mostly gets away with shooting (and killing) Luke first.]]



* SmallRoleBigImpact: Robin has the shortest amount of screen-time, but moves the plot along. First, he introduces Luke to doing thefts for money which would indirectly lead to [[spoiler:Luke's death]]. And after the TimeSkip, Robin shows Jason the picture of [[spoiler:his father's killer, Avery which leads to the climax.]]



* TimeSkip: A fifteen-year timeskip.



* YourCheatingHeart: Romina is with Kofi, but still has feelings for Luke.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Romina is with Kofi, but still has feelings for Luke.Luke and even sleeps with him at one point.
9th May '17 11:09:44 PM Golondrina
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''The Place Beyond the Pines'' is a 2013 crime drama directed by [[Film/BlueValentine Derek Cianfrance]]. RyanGosling plays Luke Glanton, a motorcycle stunt driver in Upstate New York who gives up his carefree life on the state fair circuit after finding out that he fathered a child with a one-night-stand (Creator/EvaMendes). Unfortunately, the child's mother has moved on and started a new relationship, and Luke's desire to become a part of his child's life, and provide financially for him, leads to him embarking on a life of crime, robbing banks and escaping via his motorcycle.

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''The Place Beyond the Pines'' is a 2013 crime drama directed by [[Film/BlueValentine Derek Cianfrance]]. RyanGosling Creator/RyanGosling plays Luke Glanton, a motorcycle stunt driver in Upstate New York who gives up his carefree life on the state fair circuit after finding out that he fathered a child with a one-night-stand (Creator/EvaMendes). Unfortunately, the child's mother has moved on and started a new relationship, and Luke's desire to become a part of his child's life, and provide financially for him, leads to him embarking on a life of crime, robbing banks and escaping via his motorcycle.
26th Mar '17 1:48:05 AM RoyFlowers
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* TheAtoner: Avery. [[spoiler: After he kills Luke and unwittingly joins DeLuca and the other dirty cops in taking the stolen money from Romina, his conscience eventually gets the better of him. First, he tries to give his cut of the money back to Romina, but is rejected. Next, he brings the money to his superior, hoping to expose the corruption, only to find that his superior was well aware of the corruption and isn't going to do anything about it.]]

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* TheAtoner: Avery. [[spoiler: After he kills Luke and unwittingly joins DeLuca and the other dirty cops in taking the stolen money from Romina, his conscience eventually gets the better of him. First, he tries to give his cut of the money back to Romina, but is rejected. Next, he brings the money to his superior, hoping to expose the corruption, only to find that his superior was well aware of the corruption and isn't going to do anything about it.]] He then suspects his life is in danger, and provides information to the District Attorney that exposes DeLuca and his men in exchange for an Assistant D.A. position.]]



* ConsummateProfessional: Surprisingly, Robin. At least, as far as bank-robbing goes. He knows how to be cautious and not to get greedy. He also knows when to stop. In the end, after fifteen years, he is never arrested or even suspected of being involved.



* FromBadToWorse: Luke's last bank robbery goes wrong in so many ways. [[spoiler: First, Robin dismantles his beloved motorbike, forcing him to buy a newer, less efficient one. As soon as he arrives at the bank, Luke realizes he forgot his sunglasses, leaving the tattoo near his eye exposed. Upon entering the bank, he discovers that there are now tall security barriers between him and the tellers (likely as a result of his previous robberies). Then the tellers keep having trouble tossing the bag of money over the barriers. When he finally gets outside, the bike won't start. By the time it does start, the police arrive and begin chasing him across town. Eventually, Luke gets a flat tire and wipes out, forcing him to invade some poor family's suburban home, where he gets shot and killed before he even has the chance to give himself up.]]

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* FromBadToWorse: Luke's last bank robbery goes wrong in so many ways. [[spoiler: First, Robin dismantles his beloved motorbike, forcing him to buy a newer, less efficient one. As soon as he arrives at the bank, Luke realizes he forgot his sunglasses, leaving the tattoo near his eye exposed. Upon entering the bank, entering, he discovers that there are now tall security barriers between him and the tellers (likely as a result of his previous robberies). Then the tellers keep having trouble tossing the bag of money over the barriers. When he finally gets outside, the bike won't start. By the time it does start, the police arrive and begin chasing him across town. Eventually, Then Luke gets a flat tire in the middle of the chase and wipes out, forcing him out. He's forced to invade some poor family's suburban home, where he gets shot and killed before he even has the chance to give himself up.]] ]]



* GuileHero: Avery, [[spoiler: by using the police corruption scandal in his precinct to bag himself an Assistant District Attorney's position.]] Though, given the way the he achieved this, one might consider him a ManipulativeBastard.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Avery experiences this after killing Luke Glanton. The horrifying memory of his death, the fact that he may have shot him when he didn't have to, and the knowledge that he had an infant son as well all weighs heavily on Avery's mind.



* TooCleverByHalf: Invoked by the D.A., Bill Killcullen when Avery tries to shake his hand after [[spoiler: pressuring him into making him Assistant District Attorney by betraying his friend and fellow cop to expose police corruption in his department.]]
-->'''Killcullen:''' I'm not shaking your hand. I'll make you Assistant DA, but I won't shake your fucking hand. You're too smart for your own good.
* TroubledButCute: Luke Glanton, in a nutshell.



* VillainProtagonist: Luke himself is a motorcycle rider and subsequently, a bank robber who pull off bank heists alongside Robin. [[spoiler:Though he is technically a DecoyProtagonist when he is killed off by Avery.]]

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* VillainProtagonist: Luke himself is a motorcycle rider and subsequently, a bank robber who pull pulls off bank heists alongside Robin. [[spoiler:Though he is technically a DecoyProtagonist when he is killed off by Avery.]]
25th Mar '17 11:34:42 PM RoyFlowers
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* Didn'tThinkThisThrough: A lot of Luke's problems are a result of his acting on impulse.

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* Didn'tThinkThisThrough: DidntThinkThisThrough: A lot of Luke's problems are a result of his acting on impulse.
25th Mar '17 4:29:51 PM RoyFlowers
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* TheAtoner: Avery. [[spoiler: After he kills Luke and unwittingly joins DeLuca and the other dirty cops in taking the stolen money from Romina, his conscience eventually gets the better of him. First, he tries to give his cut of the money back to Romina, but is rejected. Next, he brings the money to his superior, hoping to expose the corruption, only to find that his superior was well aware of the corruption and isn't going to do anything about it.]]
* BadassBiker: Luke Glanton.


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* Didn'tThinkThisThrough: A lot of Luke's problems are a result of his acting on impulse.


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* FromBadToWorse: Luke's last bank robbery goes wrong in so many ways. [[spoiler: First, Robin dismantles his beloved motorbike, forcing him to buy a newer, less efficient one. As soon as he arrives at the bank, Luke realizes he forgot his sunglasses, leaving the tattoo near his eye exposed. Upon entering the bank, he discovers that there are now tall security barriers between him and the tellers (likely as a result of his previous robberies). Then the tellers keep having trouble tossing the bag of money over the barriers. When he finally gets outside, the bike won't start. By the time it does start, the police arrive and begin chasing him across town. Eventually, Luke gets a flat tire and wipes out, forcing him to invade some poor family's suburban home, where he gets shot and killed before he even has the chance to give himself up.]]


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Luke Glanton and Avery Cross. They are both deeply flawed men, who nevertheless mean well and want to provide for their loved ones.


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* NotSoDifferent: Luke and Avery. Avery even realizes this himself [[spoiler: after he kills Luke.]]


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* YourCheatingHeart: Romina is with Kofi, but still has feelings for Luke.
25th Sep '16 3:33:59 PM missmoon
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''The Place Beyond the Pines'' is a 2013 crime drama directed by [[Film/BlueValentine Derek Cianfrance]]. RyanGosling plays Luke Glanton, a motorcycle stunt driver in Upstate New York who gives up his carefree life on the state fair circuit after finding out that he fathered a child with a one-night-stand (EvaMendes). Unfortunately, the child's mother has moved on and started a new relationship, and Luke's desire to become a part of his child's life, and provide financially for him, leads to him embarking on a life of crime, robbing banks and escaping via his motorcycle.

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''The Place Beyond the Pines'' is a 2013 crime drama directed by [[Film/BlueValentine Derek Cianfrance]]. RyanGosling plays Luke Glanton, a motorcycle stunt driver in Upstate New York who gives up his carefree life on the state fair circuit after finding out that he fathered a child with a one-night-stand (EvaMendes).(Creator/EvaMendes). Unfortunately, the child's mother has moved on and started a new relationship, and Luke's desire to become a part of his child's life, and provide financially for him, leads to him embarking on a life of crime, robbing banks and escaping via his motorcycle.



* ClusterFBomb: Luke speaks almost entirely in shrill obsceneties while robbing banks, showing that he's hardly a pro at this sort of thing.
* DawsonCasting: Emory Cohen (22) and Dane [=DeHaan=] (25) played 16 year old highschoolers.

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* ClusterFBomb: Luke speaks almost entirely in shrill obsceneties obscenities while robbing banks, showing that he's hardly a pro at this sort of thing.
* DawsonCasting: Emory Cohen (22) and Dane [=DeHaan=] (25) played 16 year old highschoolers.
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* TattooedCrook: Luke is covered in tattoos, most notably a creepy dagger dripping blood in the corner of his eye. His bank-robbing outfit is designed to cover up all of his distinguising tattoos.

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* TattooedCrook: Luke is covered in tattoos, most notably a creepy dagger dripping blood in the corner of his eye. His bank-robbing outfit is designed to cover up all of his distinguising distinguishing tattoos.
29th Jul '16 10:12:58 PM SemioticTitan
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** Jason, arguably.
29th Jul '16 9:55:15 PM SemioticTitan
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** Jason, arguably.
11th Mar '16 10:04:10 PM Scoutstr295
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Unfortunately for him, a rookie police named Avery Cross (played by Creator/BradleyCooper) shoots and kills Luke after Luke makes one last heist without his partner/mentor. The film then switches protagonists, as we follow Avery Cross as he struggles with the guilt of killing a fellow young father and the wholesale corruption of his local police department. Avery ultimately decides to burn his bridges with the department, exposing his corrupt colleagues and launching a new career for himself, as he becomes a prosecutor for the local DA's office.

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Unfortunately for him, a rookie police cop named Avery Cross (played by Creator/BradleyCooper) shoots and kills Luke after Luke makes one last heist without his partner/mentor. The film then switches protagonists, as we follow Avery Cross as he struggles with the guilt of killing a fellow young father and the wholesale corruption of his local police department. Avery ultimately decides to burn his bridges with the department, exposing his corrupt colleagues and launching a new career for himself, as he becomes a prosecutor for the local DA's office.
14th Jan '16 6:41:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler: Well to be fair, compare [[VillainProtagonist Luke]] to [[HeroAntagonist Avery]].]]
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