History Film / ThrowMommaFromTheTrain

15th Jun '18 11:41:10 AM AnotherGuy
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* NoAntagonist: Margaret and Momma are just {{MacGuffin}}s; the plot revolves around Larry learning to get over the past and Owen learning to cope with his mother.
15th Jun '18 11:39:33 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Owen:''' It's cryptic!

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-->'''Owen:''' It's cryptic!cryptic![[note]]Beth ends up agreeing with Owen.[[/note]]
15th Jun '18 11:38:38 AM AnotherGuy
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* GainaxEnding: InUniverse, [[spoiler:the way Larry ends his book ''Throw Momma From the Train'']]: "Fate makes you impotent, love makes you crazy, somewhere in the middle you can survive."
-->'''Owen:''' It's cryptic!
15th Jun '18 11:35:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{TheParanoiac}}: Momma, thanks to her dementia. In separate occasions, she thinks Owen's book writing are "letters to ''her''" or to have people come to "take her away".

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* {{TheParanoiac}}: TheParanoiac: Momma, thanks to her dementia. In separate occasions, she thinks Owen's book writing are "letters to ''her''" or to have people come to "take her away".
15th Jun '18 11:35:17 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{TheParanoiac}}: Momma, thanks to her dementia. In separate occasions, she thinks Owen's book writing are "letters to ''her''" or to have people come to "take her away".
15th Jun '18 11:32:14 AM AnotherGuy
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* WhatAnIdiot: InUniverse, Larry's literary agent blames Larry for not telling anyone about the book he was writing, making it easy for Margaret to steal it.
15th Jun '18 11:31:26 AM AnotherGuy
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Larry's ex-wife gets away with stealing his book, and all the accolades with it, and at the end is set to make more money with the story of how she survived falling off the ship. Larry's victory is simply that he learns to stop obsessing over her, which lets him write another great book.]]
** Then again, [[spoiler:her success may not last; she seems intent on milking the book for all it's worth, ie. benefiting from the film rights, but it's tough to follow an act that wasn't yours in the first place, and now that Larry's found success he would have an easier time proving she stole his work.]] Adding to that, even if [[spoiler:Larry weren't successful in writing a new book, Margaret's plan still has 2 fatal flaws in it. 1: She's blowing through the money faster than you could say "bankruptcy", without a plan to make more once the hype of "her" book dies down. And 2: She keeps constantly saying in interviews that she not only has an ex-husband who was also a writer, but one in the same genre who has been published before, meaning sooner or later people are going to read Larry's work and find out they're a little too similar. It's not even wishful thinking to conclude that Margaret's only a KarmaHoudini because of where the movie ended.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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[[spoiler:Larry's ex-wife gets away with stealing his book, and all the accolades with it, and at the end is set to make more money with the story of how she survived falling off the ship. Larry's victory is simply that he learns to stop obsessing over her, which lets him write another great book.]]
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]] (Then again, [[spoiler:her success may not last; she seems intent on milking the book for all it's worth, ie. benefiting from the film rights, but it's tough to follow an act that wasn't yours in the first place, and now that Larry's found success he would have an easier time proving she stole his work.]] Adding to that, even if [[spoiler:Larry weren't successful in writing a new book, Margaret's plan still has 2 fatal flaws in it. 1: She's blowing through the money faster than you could say "bankruptcy", without a plan to make more once the hype of "her" book dies down. And 2: She keeps constantly saying in interviews that she not only has an ex-husband who was also a writer, but one in the same genre who has been published before, meaning sooner or later people are going to read Larry's work and find out they're a little too similar. It's not even wishful thinking to conclude that Margaret's only a KarmaHoudini because of where the movie ended.]])
** A straighter example is Larry's literary agent, who ''knew'' Maragret stole his book and signed ''her'' as a new client -- [[spoiler:then after the InUniverse book ''Throw Momma From the Train'', he's once again Larry's agent.
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15th Jun '18 11:29:39 AM AnotherGuy
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* TheCameo / AsHerself: Creator/OprahWinfrey.

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* TheCameo / AsHerself: Creator/OprahWinfrey.TheCameo:
** Creator/OprahWinfrey AsHerself.
** Creator/RobReiner as Larry's once and future literary agent.
15th Jun '18 11:19:03 AM AnotherGuy
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* StrangersOnATrainPlotMurder: The entire plot revolves around Owen being inspired by the ''actual film'' to kill Larry's ex-wife in exchange that Larry kill his mother. RogerEbert even noted that while stealing from other movies was common, this one was at least blatantly honest about it.

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* StrangersOnATrainPlotMurder: The entire plot revolves around Owen being inspired by the ''actual film'' to kill Larry's ex-wife in exchange that Larry kill his mother. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert even noted that while stealing from other movies was common, this one was at least blatantly honest about it.
14th Jun '18 10:41:14 AM hullflyer
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* StrangersOnATrainPlotMurder: The entire plot revolves around Owen being inspired by the film to kill Larry's ex-wife in exchange that Larry kill his mother.

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* StrangersOnATrainPlotMurder: The entire plot revolves around Owen being inspired by the film ''actual film'' to kill Larry's ex-wife in exchange that Larry kill his mother.mother. RogerEbert even noted that while stealing from other movies was common, this one was at least blatantly honest about it.
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