History Literature / GoneGirl

10th Feb '16 2:53:10 PM ChrisDen
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* {{Jerkass}}: Amy and her parents. The family, stereotypical [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], continuously sneer at "shit-smelling" Missourians; Amy in particular is called a ''bitch'' by no less than three characters [[spoiler:even before she turns their whole shit upside down.]]; her parents even modeled the character of ''Amazing Amy'' in everything the real Amy fell short in achieving. Understandably, Amy wasn't just simply not thrilled by this; [[spoiler:it made her insane.]]
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* {{Jerkass}}: Amy and her parents. The family, stereotypical [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], continuously sneer at "shit-smelling" Missourians; Amy in particular is called a ''bitch'' by no less than three characters [[spoiler:even before she turns their whole shit upside down.]]; down]]; her parents even modeled the character of ''Amazing Amy'' in everything the real Amy fell short in achieving. Understandably, Amy wasn't just simply not thrilled by this; [[spoiler:it made her insane.]]

** James Gilpin also counts. Throughout the movie he constantly believes Nick is guilty and is always pushing Rhonda into arresting him. At the end, when Nick [[spoiler: makes the very valid point that Amy couldn't have accuired a box-cutter if she was tied up the whole time,]] Gilpin just says, [[spoiler: "Can't you just be happy your wife is back?"]] Also, unlike Rhonda, Ellen Abbot, and Amy's parents, [[spoiler: he doesn't even attempt to apologize to Nick for painting him as guilty.]]
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** James Gilpin also counts. Throughout the movie he constantly believes Nick is guilty and is always pushing Rhonda into arresting him. At the end, when Nick [[spoiler: makes the very valid point that Amy couldn't have accuired acquired a box-cutter if she was tied up the whole time,]] Gilpin just says, [[spoiler: "Can't you just be happy your wife is back?"]] Also, unlike Rhonda, Ellen Abbot, and Amy's parents, [[spoiler: he doesn't even attempt to apologize to Nick for painting him as guilty.]]
5th Feb '16 5:24:58 PM LancelotG
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* IfItBleedsItLeads
5th Feb '16 5:07:26 PM LancelotG
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* [[spoiler:FakePregnancy]]

* FalseRapeAccusation: A favorite trope of Amy's. She did it once with a former boyfriend of hers and again with Desi.
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* FalseRapeAccusation: A [[spoiler:A favorite trope of Amy's. She did it once with a former boyfriend of hers and again with Desi.]]
5th Feb '16 5:04:32 PM LancelotG
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* ImperiledInPregnancy: Amy [[spoiler:deliberately [[InvokedTrope invokes this trope]] to create the media frenzy surrounding her disappearance]]. --> [[spoiler:I knew the key to big-time coverage, round-the-clock, frantic, bloodlust never-ending ''Ellen Abbott'' coverage, would be the pregnancy. Amazing Amy is tempting as it is; Amazing Amy knocked up is irresistible. Americans like what is easy, and it's easy to like pregnant women; they're like ducklings or bunnies or dogs.]]
4th Feb '16 3:49:43 PM eroock
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* ShowerScene: Both protagonists together in a shower towards the end for fanservice.
10th Dec '15 8:04:11 PM AdelePotter
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Nick speaks directly to the audience in his narration, occasionally outright referring to the viewer as "you." This helps us feel like we're along for the ride with him, and helps us sympathize with him (even in moments when he may not actually deserve it). [[spoiler:From Part Two on, Amy does the same thing, and it's ''creepy as all hell''.]]

* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Nick gives his sister the game Mastermind for her birthday.]]
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}: ** [[spoiler: Nick gives his sister the game Mastermind for her birthday.]] ** Nick admits, "I'm a big fan of the lie by omission." [[spoiler:A couple chapters later, we find out he conveniently didn't tell us he was cheating on Amy.]] * TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: [[spoiler:Not only was Amy playing the cops like a fiddle, she was playing the reader, too. The moments when she's talking directly to the audience in her narration are also quite creepy.]]
10th Dec '15 2:07:17 AM eroock
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* EvidenceDungeon: The woodshed behind Margo's house, filled with evidence against Nick.

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Detective Boney never really buys the accusations against Nick, even [[spoiler: once she finds the fake diary]] and assumes that his blunders are just a result of stupidity and shock. She immediately voices her suspicions so that Nick has a chance to provide his own context. Since Nick doesn't do that and antagonizes her by being uncooperative, [[spoiler: it leads to his arrest after the police gets Amy's "anonymous" tip about the woodshed. Once Amy returns, she starts questioning the holes in her story, but is shut down by the FBI.]]
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Detective Boney never really buys the accusations against Nick, even [[spoiler: once she finds the fake diary]] and assumes that his blunders are just a result of stupidity and shock. She immediately voices her suspicions so that Nick has a chance to provide his own context. Since Nick doesn't do that and antagonizes her by being uncooperative, [[spoiler: it leads to his arrest after the police gets Amy's "anonymous" tip about the woodshed.[[EvidenceDungeon woodshed]]. Once Amy returns, she starts questioning the holes in her story, but is shut down by the FBI.]]
6th Dec '15 8:12:54 AM AdelePotter
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19th Nov '15 10:22:49 AM Baeraad555
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* IncriminatingIndifference: Nick has a major problem with this. [[spoiler: Just as Amy knew he would.]]
14th Nov '15 8:04:37 AM AdelePotter
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%%* ClingyJealousGirl: Andie.
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%%* * ClingyJealousGirl: Andie.Andie. [[spoiler:Seriously, girl, your boyfriend is ''under investigation for a murder''. You can't stay away for a few weeks?]]

%%* ClingyJealousGirl: Andie.* FemaleMisogynist: Go, to a small extent. She doesn't seem to hate women, but she definitely considers herself to be one of the dudes, and makes a conscious effort to avoid "feminine" things like displaying her emotions in public. Nick blames their [[HeManWomanHater incredibly misogynistic]] father and the way he raised them for having this effect on her.

* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Amy threatens to kill their unborn son if Nick doesn't marry her]].
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* WouldHitAGirl: Jeff has no problems assisting his girlfriend Greta when [[spoiler:they rob Amy]]. Also, [[spoiler:Nick nearly kills Amy for what she did to him, but stops himself at the last minute.]] * WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Amy threatens to kill their unborn son if Nick doesn't marry stay married to her]].
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