History Film / TheTruthAboutCharlie

26th Nov '15 7:20:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: [[spoiler: Carson Dyle]]
** TheDragon and DarkChick: Lola
** EvilGenius: [[spoiler:again, Carson Dyle]]
** TheBrute: Emil "Zad" Zadapec
** MinionWithAnFInEvil: [[spoiler: Il-Sang Lee - in this version, he even gets a HappilyEverAfter, of sorts - unlike his counterpart in the 1963 film.]]
23rd Aug '15 9:08:50 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Monk}} Ted Levine's]] line in the trailer "Has he laid his tango routine on you?" gets changed to "Aznavour routine" in the film.

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** [[{{Monk}} [[Series/{{Monk}} Ted Levine's]] line in the trailer "Has he laid his tango routine on you?" gets changed to "Aznavour routine" in the film.
5th Apr '14 12:14:25 PM MarkLungo
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A 2002 remake of the 1963 film, ''Film/{{Charade}}'', directed by Creator/JonathanDemme. Starring [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Thandie Newton]] as Regina "Reggie" Lambert, [[PlanetOfTheApes Mark Wahlberg]] and [[BobRoberts Tim Robbins]].

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A 2002 remake of the 1963 film, ''Film/{{Charade}}'', directed by Creator/JonathanDemme. Starring [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Thandie Newton]] Creator/ThandieNewton as Regina "Reggie" Lambert, [[PlanetOfTheApes Mark Wahlberg]] Creator/MarkWahlberg and [[BobRoberts Tim Robbins]].

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21st Feb '14 1:36:21 PM m8e
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A 2002 remake of the 1963 film, ''Film/{{Charade}}'', directed by [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Jonathan Demme]]. Starring [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Thandie Newton]] as Regina "Reggie" Lambert, [[PlanetOfTheApes Mark Wahlberg]] and [[BobRoberts Tim Robbins]].

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A 2002 remake of the 1963 film, ''Film/{{Charade}}'', directed by [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Jonathan Demme]].Creator/JonathanDemme. Starring [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Thandie Newton]] as Regina "Reggie" Lambert, [[PlanetOfTheApes Mark Wahlberg]] and [[BobRoberts Tim Robbins]].
6th Feb '14 11:42:35 AM m8e
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** Reggie is played by Thandie Newton; in the original, she was played by Audrey Hepburn.
** Il-Sang Lee (played by Joong-Hoon Park) is the Asian counterpart of the James Coburn character in the original film.
** Lisa Gay Hamilton's Lola has a RaceLift and a GenderFlip (originally played by George Kennedy).

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** Reggie is played by Thandie Newton; in the original, she was played by Audrey Hepburn.
Creator/AudreyHepburn.
** Il-Sang Lee (played by Joong-Hoon Park) is the Asian counterpart of the James Coburn Creator/JamesCoburn character in the original film.
** Lisa Gay Hamilton's Lola has a RaceLift and a GenderFlip (originally played by George Kennedy).Creator/GeorgeKennedy).
20th Oct '13 7:22:31 PM Wyvern76
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Mr. Bartholomew, aka the ''real'' Carson Dyle.]] Regina even calls [[spoiler: him]] "sweet".

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Mr. Bartholomew, aka the ''real'' Carson Dyle.]] Regina even calls [[spoiler: him]] him "sweet".
15th Feb '13 10:22:06 AM erforce
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A 2002 remake of the 1963 film, ''Film/{{Charade}}'', directed by [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Jonathan Demme]]. Starring [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Thandie Newton]] as Regina "Reggie" Lambert, [[PlanetOfTheApes Mark Wahlberg]] and [[BobRoberts Tim Robbins]].

!!This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Mr. Bartholomew, aka the ''real'' Carson Dyle.]] Regina even calls [[spoiler: him]] "sweet".
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Lola dies saving Regina from being run over by Charles' psychotic mother.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: done twice by [[spoiler: Il-Sang Lee - first, when he realizes that the stamps are what they're looking for; at the end of the film, when he goes off with the girl Charlie was sleeping with at the beginning of the film. He even winks at the camera!]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: initially played straight with gritty scenes of Paris, then subverted with [[spoiler: the fact that Carson Dyle's team had no idea that he'd been left for dead, and each are shocked to find him alive. His sudden reappearance accidentally leads to the deaths of two of his former teammates.]]
* DesignatedGirlFight: [[spoiler: averted in that Lola and Regina start to become friendly, which leads to Lola saving Regina's life.]]
* DirtyCoward: Charlie through and through - [[spoiler: first, he leaves Dyle for dead, then he screws his remaining teammates out of their share of the stolen diamonds.]]
* EqualOpportunityEvil
* EvilMatriarch: Charles's mother blames Regina for [[spoiler: her son's death and tries to run her over with a car, killing Lola by mistake.]]
** [[spoiler: later in the [[CreditsGag credits]], she poisons the real killer, Carson Dyle, while he awaits trial.]]
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: [[spoiler: Carson Dyle]]
** TheDragon and DarkChick: Lola
** EvilGenius: [[spoiler:again, Carson Dyle]]
** TheBrute: Emil "Zad" Zadapec
** MinionWithAnFInEvil: [[spoiler: Il-Sang Lee - in this version, he even gets a HappilyEverAfter, of sorts - unlike his counterpart in the 1963 film.]]
* FriendsWithBenefits: Commandant Dominique and her (male) partner.
* GenderFlip:
** Lola is the DistaffCounterpart of the the character played by George Kennedy in the original.
** Commandant Dominique is played by Christine Boisson; in the original by Jacques Marin as Insp. Edouard Grandpierre
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: the tango scene between Lola, the female member of the FiveBadBand; Regina; and Jeanne, the female Commandant Inspector.
* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler: Commandant Dominique]]
* InspectorJavert: Commandant Dominique, a rare female example.
* MagicalRealism: Charles Aznavour shows up to sing to the lovers once while a recording of his is playing, and at the end of the film. How this happens is never explained.
* MexicanStandoff: between [[spoiler: the ''real'' Carson Dyle, the ''real'' Mr. Bartholomew, the Paris Police dept., and the "United States Office for Defense Cooperation". Unlike most examples, this ends peacefully.]]
* MoodWhiplash: between the claustrophobic and paranoid feeling one gets while Regina is walking through Paris, and things like Charles Aznavour showing up, and [[spoiler: the murder of Carson Dyle in the end credits played for laughs]], the film can't figure out if it's a dark comedy or a straight thriller.
* OneWomanWail: on the soundtrack during the MexicanStandoff.
* RaceLift:
** Reggie is played by Thandie Newton; in the original, she was played by Audrey Hepburn.
** Il-Sang Lee (played by Joong-Hoon Park) is the Asian counterpart of the James Coburn character in the original film.
** Lisa Gay Hamilton's Lola has a RaceLift and a GenderFlip (originally played by George Kennedy).
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler: Charlie.]]
* SceneryPorn: No matter how gritty the streets, it's still Paris!
* TrailersAlwaysLie: where to begin?
** The trailer makes it look like more of a straightforward {{thriller}}, and leaves out all the MagicalRealism.
** [[{{Monk}} Ted Levine's]] line in the trailer "Has he laid his tango routine on you?" gets changed to "Aznavour routine" in the film.
** Lola [[spoiler: pulls a knife on Reggie in the trailer, at the flea market]]; but not in the movie.
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