History Film / ThrowMommaFromTheTrain

2nd Feb '17 2:21:48 PM steveskinner
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* ProductPlacement: There are several obvious close-up shots of brand names throughout the film, including a Zenith TV remote (when Larry turns on the TV to see Margaret on ''Oprah''), Scotch tape (when Larry starts putting tape on his face out of boredom), and a Pepsi bottle (during Owen's aborted attempt to poison Momma).
2nd Feb '17 2:11:37 PM steveskinner
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* GoshDangItToHeck: One of Larry's students who overheard Larry screaming, "That '''slut''', I wish she were dead!" tells the police, "I heard him call her a very bad name, and that he wished she were dead."

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* GoshDangItToHeck: One of Larry's students who overheard Larry screaming, "That '''slut''', '''slut'''! I hate her, I wish she were was dead!" tells the police, "I heard him call "He called her a very bad name, and that he wished screamed, 'I hate her, I wish she were dead."'"
4th Jan '17 11:47:22 PM DivineDeath
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** Momma's not much better, being at best abusive of Owen. However, she's also suffering dementia.

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** Momma's not much better, being at best abusive of Owen. However, she's also suffering dementia. [[spoiler:Also subverted, because while she ''does'' die, it's from natural causes.]]
4th Jan '17 11:41:35 PM DivineDeath
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* CaneFu: Momma uses her cane to good effect beating up Larry.
4th Jan '17 11:38:31 PM DivineDeath
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* AmbiguousInnocence: Owen's a really naive ManChild, but he is eerily casual about murdering a complete stranger.
4th Jan '17 11:35:30 PM DivineDeath
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* ButtMonkey: The universe is not kind to Larry. His ex-wife gets rich off a story she stole from him, he's stuck in a dead-end job teaching a creative writing class to the worst aspiring authors out there, gets wrangled into a crime due to his student's stupidity, and suffers all kinds of pain and humiliation along the way. As if to illustrate this point, Momma hangs her shawl up on a basement door that's been rigged to fall and send her tumbling to her death down the stairs, and even knocks on it for good measure, to no effect. But when Larry tests it out, it collapses immediately and sends ''him'' hurling down the stairs!



-->'''Pinsky:''' It's.. a coffee table book.
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-->'''Larry:''' That's it, and that's all!

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-->'''Pinsky:''' It's.. a coffee table book.
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-->'''Larry:'''
book.\\
'''Larry:'''
That's it, and that's all!
14th Dec '16 6:36:59 AM AnotherGuy
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**
-->'''Larry:''' That's it, and that's all!
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Beth thinks Larry had one with Owen.
-->'''Beth:''' What did you say? "Please don't kill my wife, wink wink?"
14th Dec '16 4:24:21 AM StFan
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--> "Oh, great. Margaret's dead, I have no alibi, and now you're mad because I've upset your stomach."
* AssholeVictim: Larry's ex-wife, Margaret. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted in that she didn't die.]]

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--> "Oh, -->'''Larry:''' Oh, great. Margaret's dead, I have no alibi, and now you're mad because I've upset your stomach."
stomach.
* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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Larry's ex-wife, Margaret. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted in that she didn't die.]]



** ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Margaret is able to have sex and carry on an intelligent telephone conversation with her agent at the same time.



* EvilOldFolks: Momma to the End.
** Averted. See RealityIsUnrealistic.
*** She's also an EvilMatriarch.

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* EvilOldFolks: Momma to the End.
** Averted. See RealityIsUnrealistic.
***
End. Aversion: see RealityIsUnrealistic. She's also an EvilMatriarch.EvilMatriarch.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: Margaret is able to have sex and carry on an intelligent telephone conversation with her agent at the same time.



-->'''Larry:''' ''(listening to the news)'' Oh, poor, poor, Margaret... '''''that SLUT! SLUT! SHE IS A SLUT SLUT!'''''... I'm gonna fry!

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-->'''Larry:''' ''(listening ''[listening to the news)'' news]'' Oh, poor, poor, Margaret... '''''that SLUT! SLUT! SHE IS A SLUT SLUT!'''''... I'm gonna fry!



* ShoutOut: ''Film/StrangersOnATrain''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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''Film/StrangersOnATrain''.



-->'''Larry:''' And your metaphors... "His face oozed nice like a melted malted"...
-->'''Mrs. Hazeltine:''' Too harsh?
-->'''Larry:''' A tad.
* StalkerWithACrush: Owen, and how.[[note]]Considering the [[StrangersOnATrain source material]], it's pretty appropriate.[[/note]]

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-->'''Larry:''' And your metaphors... "His face oozed nice like a melted malted"...
-->'''Mrs.
malted"...\\
'''Mrs.
Hazeltine:''' Too harsh?
-->'''Larry:'''
harsh?\\
'''Larry:'''
A tad.
* StalkerWithACrush: Owen, and how.[[note]]Considering the [[StrangersOnATrain [[Film/StrangersOnATrain source material]], it's pretty appropriate.[[/note]]
21st Oct '16 10:42:03 PM steveskinner
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Larry suggests that Owen go see a Hitchcock film to better understand how mystery/thriller stories are written. Owen does so the very next day, and ''Strangers on a Train'' just happens to be the film that is playing.
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