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15th Aug '16 3:01:01 AM TMK
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* IfICantHaveYou: Julie to David.
30th Jul '16 10:14:34 PM lipranzer
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* GoodCopBadCop: When David begins to become rowdy and aggressive during his first session with McCabe, the supervising police officer in the next room comes inside and yells at him, before the mild-mannered McCabe intervenes and asks him to leave, before resuming his line of questioning. David lampshades the "good cop, bad cop" approach immediately afterwards. [[spoiler:Makes sense: the entire encounter is part of David's dreams which he's constructed from the popular culture he's experienced - of course the cops act like the cops in the movies, because he ''expects'' them to.]]

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* GoodCopBadCop: When David begins to become rowdy and aggressive during his first session with McCabe, [=McCabe=], the supervising police officer in the next room comes inside and yells at him, before the mild-mannered McCabe [=McCabe=] intervenes and asks him to leave, before resuming his line of questioning. David lampshades the "good cop, bad cop" approach immediately afterwards. [[spoiler:Makes sense: the entire encounter is part of David's dreams which he's constructed from the popular culture he's experienced - of course the cops act like the cops in the movies, because he ''expects'' them to.]]
27th Jul '16 1:32:12 PM haloinsider
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: David jokingly evokes this trope following the [[spoiler: car crash]], only he substitutes in "mildly" for "greatly".
10th Jul '16 1:32:09 PM gewunomox
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Frequently when licensed music is used. Special note go to [[spoiler: Sofia's death]] and the sequence in which [[spoiler: David realizes he's dreaming]] - to the sounds of "Good Vibrations" by the Music/BeachBoys.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Frequently when licensed music is used. Special note go to [[spoiler: Sofia's death]] and the sequence in which [[spoiler: David realizes he's dreaming]] - to the sounds of "Good Vibrations" by the Music/BeachBoys.Music/TheBeachBoys.
9th May '16 3:08:01 AM Folamh3
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* AllJustADream: An unusual example, in that different interpretations of the film tend to boil down not to whether the film is [[spoiler:a dream or not, but rather to how ''much'' of it is.]] The most basic interpretation is that offered by [[spoiler:tech support: after the nightclub scene, David never saw Sofia again, signed a contract with Life Extension and put himself into a coma in which he dreamed the events of the latter half of the film. The bizarre occurrences were glitches due to his repressed guilt over Julianna. In the end, David decides to wake up from the dream.]]

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* AllJustADream: An unusual example, in that different interpretations of the film tend to boil down not to whether the film is [[spoiler:a dream or not, but rather to how ''much'' of it is.]] The most basic interpretation is that offered by [[spoiler:tech support: after the nightclub scene, David never saw Sofia again, signed a contract with Life Extension and put himself into a coma in which he dreamed the events of the latter half of the film. The bizarre occurrences were glitches due to his repressed guilt over Julianna. In the end, David decides to wake up from the dream.]] Alternate interpretations argue that [[spoiler:the entire film is a dream, or that the latter two-thirds of the film are David's dream during his coma.]]
10th Jan '16 4:28:56 AM FallenDelf
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* TomatoInTheMirror: Dr. [=McCabe=] finds out that [[spoiler:he is an artificial construct in David's dream]] when David asks him an ArmorPiercingQuestion.

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* TomatoInTheMirror: Dr. [=McCabe=] finds out that [[spoiler:he is an artificial construct in David's dream]] when David tech support asks him an ArmorPiercingQuestion.



--> David: What are their names?

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--> David: Tech Support: What are their names?
15th Nov '15 1:34:49 PM eroock
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-->''The sweet is never as sweet without the sour.''

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-->''The ->''"The sweet is never as sweet without the sour.''
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15th Nov '15 1:34:26 PM eroock
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!!Tropes related to the film:

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* ArcWords:
** "Open your eyes."
** "I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats."
** "Every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around."
** "What is happiness to you, David?"
** "The sweet isn't as sweet without the sour."
** "This is a revolution of the mind."



* [[spoiler:AllJustADream:]] An unusual example, in that different interpretations of the film tend to boil down not to whether the film is [[spoiler:a dream or not, but rather to how ''much'' of it is.]] The most basic interpretation is that offered by [[spoiler:tech support: after the nightclub scene, David never saw Sofia again, signed a contract with Life Extension and put himself into a coma in which he dreamed the events of the latter half of the film. The bizarre occurrences were glitches due to his repressed guilt over Julianna. In the end, David decides to wake up from the dream.]]

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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream:]] AllJustADream: An unusual example, in that different interpretations of the film tend to boil down not to whether the film is [[spoiler:a dream or not, but rather to how ''much'' of it is.]] The most basic interpretation is that offered by [[spoiler:tech support: after the nightclub scene, David never saw Sofia again, signed a contract with Life Extension and put himself into a coma in which he dreamed the events of the latter half of the film. The bizarre occurrences were glitches due to his repressed guilt over Julianna. In the end, David decides to wake up from the dream.]]



* ArcWords:
** "Open your eyes."
** "I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats."
** "Every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around."
** "What is happiness to you, David?"
** "The sweet isn't as sweet without the sour."
** "This is a revolution of the mind."



* [[spoiler: DreamWithinADream :]] [[spoiler: David has several dreams during the movie.]]
** And in the end, we cannot say for sure that [[spoiler: David has woken up]]. After all, he [[spoiler: wakes with Sofia telling him to "open his eyes" - and we didn't see him hit the ground (he is terrified about the impact, not about the heights). Maybe the entire movie was [[EpilepticTrees just the tech support fixing the glitch?]]]]
*** According to IMDB, the voice at the end was provided by Creator/LauraFraser, not Cameron Diaz or anyone else from the rest of the film. Not that it invalidates the above argument, but it does lose one of its legs.



* DrivenToSuicide: Julianna [[spoiler: and David.]]



* [[spoiler:DyingDream]]

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* [[spoiler:DyingDream]]DreamWithinADream: [[spoiler: David has several dreams during the movie.]]
** And in the end, we cannot say for sure that [[spoiler: David has woken up]]. After all, he [[spoiler: wakes with Sofia telling him to "open his eyes" - and we didn't see him hit the ground (he is terrified about the impact, not about the heights). Maybe the entire movie was [[EpilepticTrees just the tech support fixing the glitch?]]]]
*** According to IMDB, the voice at the end was provided by Creator/LauraFraser, not Cameron Diaz or anyone else from the rest of the film. Not that it invalidates the above argument, but it does lose one of its legs.
* DrivenToSuicide: Julianna [[spoiler: and David.]]
* DyingDream



* AGlitchInTheMatrix: Becomes increasingly common as the movie progresses.



* [[spoiler:AGlitchInTheMatrix]]: Becomes increasingly common as the movie progresses.



* [[spoiler:LotusEaterMachine: The most valid interpretation of most of the film's setting: David was actually in [[DeadAllAlong a coma]] [[AdventuresInComaland the whole time]], and what was happening around him was part of his dream, a lucid dream sustained by a machine he agreed to be hooked on to before leaving the realm of the living.]]

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* [[spoiler:LotusEaterMachine: The LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler:The most valid interpretation of most of the film's setting: David was actually in [[DeadAllAlong a coma]] [[AdventuresInComaland the whole time]], and what was happening around him was part of his dream, a lucid dream sustained by a machine he agreed to be hooked on to before leaving the realm of the living.]]



* [[spoiler: MyGreatestSecondChance :]] Maybe?

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* [[spoiler: MyGreatestSecondChance :]] MyGreatestSecondChance: Maybe?



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Not only does Julianna destroy her own life and David's, her memory also [[spoiler:destroys a certain universe]].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Not only does Julianna destroy her own life and David's, her memory also [[spoiler:destroys a certain universe]].
15th Nov '15 1:30:07 PM eroock
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* DreamIntro: The film opens with David recounting a dream to his psychologist in which he woke up to find New York completely abandoned.
25th Oct '15 12:17:00 AM KJMackley
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* RoleReprisal: Creator/PenelopeCruz played the exact same role in the Spanish original.
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