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22nd Sep '17 8:09:28 AM mack
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** Diane's high intelligence and great potential as a writer contrasts with her job ghostwriting celebrity memoirs and tweets, and even her relatively stable love-life is full of bad communication. Her family treated her awfully when growing up, and her inability to be let go and "just be happy" in her marriage takes a continual mental toll on her.

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** Diane's high intelligence and great potential as a writer contrasts with her job ghostwriting celebrity memoirs and tweets, and even her relatively stable love-life is full of bad communication. Her family treated her awfully when growing up, and her inability to be let go and "just be happy" in her marriage takes a continual mental toll on her. She also suffers [[spoiler:Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after moving to a warzone for a job, and witnessing young children being killed. Upon her return, her failure to do something that matters also weighs heavily on her mind.]]
22nd Sep '17 8:02:52 AM mack
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'''s heavy focus on Hollywoo mental complexes results in this. The title character is a deeply depressed and unpleasant man who is discovering that having AbusiveParents, substance abuse issues and fundamentally good intentions doesn't justify his unlikeable behaviour - and that's just the beginning of his problems. Princess Carolyn's career makes her miserable and lonely, but she can't leave it due to her addiction to pulling other people out of crises. Diane's high intelligence and great potential as a writer contrasts with her job ghostwriting celebrity memoires and tweets, and even her relatively stable love-life is full of bad communication. Todd and Mr Peanutbutter are the more well-adjusted members of the main cast, but Todd's a directionless millenial whose achievements are systematically sabotaged by [=BoJack=] out of terror Todd will ever leave him, and Mr Peanutbutter is able to thrive in Hollywoo simply because it's as shallow, superficial, attention-deficit and cynical as he is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'''s heavy focus on Hollywoo mental complexes results in this. The title character is a deeply depressed and unpleasant man who is discovering that having AbusiveParents, substance abuse issues and fundamentally good intentions doesn't justify his unlikeable behaviour - and that's just the beginning of his problems.
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Princess Carolyn's career makes her miserable and lonely, but she can't leave it due to her addiction to pulling other people out of crises. She also suffers from an inability to have kittens, which has ruined several of her relationships.
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Diane's high intelligence and great potential as a writer contrasts with her job ghostwriting celebrity memoires memoirs and tweets, and even her relatively stable love-life is full of bad communication. Her family treated her awfully when growing up, and her inability to be let go and "just be happy" in her marriage takes a continual mental toll on her.
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Todd and Mr Peanutbutter are the more well-adjusted members of the main cast, but Todd's a directionless millenial millennial whose achievements are systematically sabotaged by [=BoJack=] out of terror Todd will ever leave him, and Mr Peanutbutter is able to thrive in Hollywoo simply because it's as shallow, superficial, attention-deficit and cynical as he is.
22nd Sep '17 8:00:04 AM mack
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** Summer somehow manages to be least dysfunctional of the family, even though she's a typical teenage girl. Even then, weirdness of Rick's dealings does cause her a fair bit of ache.

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** Summer somehow manages to be least dysfunctional of the family, even though she's a typical teenage girl. Even then, weirdness of Rick's dealings does cause her a fair bit of ache. As did the revelation that her parents were going to have an abortion, but didn't go through with it because they got a flat tyre on the way to the clinic.
21st Sep '17 6:19:05 AM CosmicFerret
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* BlissStage, what with all the adults but one having vanished, imminent alien attacks, and a bunch of teenagers way over their heads knowing that they are dead at 18.

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* BlissStage, TabletopGame/BlissStage, what with all the adults but one having vanished, imminent alien attacks, and a bunch of teenagers way over their heads knowing that they are dead at 18.
19th Sep '17 5:12:20 PM Scorntex
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** Elsewhere, there's the Wreckers. Aforementioned Whirl isn't even the ''worst'' example present. There's three ways of leaving the Wreckers: Death, dishonourable discharge and dementia. There's Sandstorm, who [[spoiler:went insane after the war and started killing people he thought had escaped justice]], Guzzle, [[spoiler:who only joined so he could murder Kup, and then went insane and started violently killing enemies]], Impactor, Megatron's former drinking buddy who caused the big guy's StartOfDarkness, and got thrown in prison for summarily executing all of Squadron X, and Roadbuster, who [[spoiler:used to be a drill instructor who heard a voice telling him to push his trainees to the point of death, sometimes even giving them a nudge over the edge.]] And those are just the big names.
17th Sep '17 11:13:12 PM PaulA
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* Exaggerated and also played for laughs in "My Home Town" by Music/TomLehrer: although the singer has no complaints and is actually rather nostalgic for his home town, it is apparently completely populated with crazies, perverts, and psychos.

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* Exaggerated and also played for laughs in "My "[[Music/SongsByTomLehrer My Home Town" Town]]" by Music/TomLehrer: although the singer has no complaints and is actually rather nostalgic for his home town, it is apparently completely populated with crazies, perverts, and psychos.
21st Aug '17 6:42:40 AM KanekiKun
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A character with flaws is more interesting than [[BoringInvincibleHero a character without flaws]]. Ergo, a cast of characters with flaws is more interesting exponentially. QED.

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A character with flaws is more interesting than [[BoringInvincibleHero [[MarySue a character without flaws]]. Ergo, a cast of characters with flaws is more interesting exponentially. QED.
4th Aug '17 9:13:51 PM thispartystinks
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** Kirk Lazarus is an uber-talented Australian [[MethodActing Method Actor]] who actually [[{{Blackface}} dies his skin black]] so he can play an African-American soldier, and spends the movie seemingly convinced he is black (to the chagrin of the actually black Alpa China), [[spoiler: and then suffers a short identity crisis]].

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** Kirk Lazarus is an uber-talented Australian [[MethodActing Method Actor]] who actually [[{{Blackface}} dies dyes his skin black]] so he can play an African-American soldier, and spends the movie seemingly convinced he is black (to (much to the chagrin of the actually black Alpa China), Chino), [[spoiler: and then suffers a short identity crisis]].



--> '''Kevin Sandusky''': The security level with you guys, IS RIDICULOUS!

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--> '''Kevin Sandusky''': The security insecurity level with you guys, IS RIDICULOUS!
21st Jul '17 12:00:18 PM FuzzyBoots
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* This idea is deconstructed in ''Film/{{Mental}}''. The movie is about Shaz, a violent, drug-using ex mental doctor. In order to wrangle up a team to get a shark that killed and ate her daughter, she finds 6 kids: The loneliest, least talented, and most mentally unstable children in all of Australia with a recently rehabilitated mother who went to hospital after believing her husband won Family Fortune and bought tons of furniture, and an unfaithful father who hasn't eaten dinner with them since Coral, the eldest child, tried to kill herself by jumping off the roof [[BlackComedy and landing on his car while he was pulling in, knocking him unconscious for five minutes]], and tricks them into her scheme. However, it all falls apart when the children realise that they are sane; in fact, everyone who Shaz presented as insane was actually sane, just to different degrees, but all of them were huge assholes who simply presented Hollywood archetypes of these illnesses, and Shaz was simply suffering from horrible illusions from the shark. The same goes for her ex husband, who simply wants her to suffer for being such a horrible mother.

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* This idea is deconstructed in ''Film/{{Mental}}''. The movie is about Shaz, a violent, drug-using ex mental ex-mental doctor. In order to wrangle up a team to get a shark that killed and ate her daughter, she finds 6 five kids: The loneliest, least talented, and most mentally unstable children in all of Australia with a recently rehabilitated mother who went to hospital after believing her husband won Family Wheel of Fortune and bought tons of furniture, and an unfaithful father who hasn't eaten dinner with them since Coral, the eldest child, tried to kill herself by jumping off the roof [[BlackComedy and landing on his car while he was pulling in, knocking him unconscious for five minutes]], and tricks them into her scheme. However, it all falls apart when the children realise that they are sane; sane ([[spoiler:well, Michelle has legitimate schizophrenia, but reacts well to the medication]]); in fact, everyone who Shaz presented as insane was actually sane, just to different degrees, but all of them were huge assholes who simply presented Hollywood archetypes of these illnesses, illnesses (with one of them eventually committed after a combination of OCD and racist attitude causes her to go on a violent rampage), and Shaz was simply suffering from horrible illusions from mental illness caused by the shark.death of her daughter. The same goes for her ex husband, who simply wants her to suffer for being such a horrible mother.
8th Jul '17 2:24:12 PM RaygunJustice
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* This idea is deconstructed in ''Film/{{Mental}}''. The movie is about Shaz, a violent, drug-using ex mental doctor. In order to wrangle up a team to get a shark that killed and ate her daughter, she finds 6 kids: The loneliest, least talented, and most mentally unstable children in all of Australia with a recently rehabilitated mother who went to hospital after believing her husband won Family Fortune and bought tons of furniture, and an unfaithful father who hasn't eaten dinner with them since Coral, the eldest child, tried to kill herself by jumping off the roof [[BlackComedy and landing on his car while he was pulling in, knocking him unconscious for five minutes]], and tricks them into her scheme. However, it all falls apart when the children realise that they are sane; in fact, everyone who Shaz presented as insane was actually sane, just to different degrees, but all of them were huge assholes who simply presented Hollywood archetypes of these illnesses, and Shaz was simply suffering from horrible illusions from the shark. The same goes for her ex husband, who simply wants her to suffer for being such a horrible mother. Despite the premise, or because of it, it's a very intelligent but underrated movie with a surpisingly indepth look at this trope.

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* This idea is deconstructed in ''Film/{{Mental}}''. The movie is about Shaz, a violent, drug-using ex mental doctor. In order to wrangle up a team to get a shark that killed and ate her daughter, she finds 6 kids: The loneliest, least talented, and most mentally unstable children in all of Australia with a recently rehabilitated mother who went to hospital after believing her husband won Family Fortune and bought tons of furniture, and an unfaithful father who hasn't eaten dinner with them since Coral, the eldest child, tried to kill herself by jumping off the roof [[BlackComedy and landing on his car while he was pulling in, knocking him unconscious for five minutes]], and tricks them into her scheme. However, it all falls apart when the children realise that they are sane; in fact, everyone who Shaz presented as insane was actually sane, just to different degrees, but all of them were huge assholes who simply presented Hollywood archetypes of these illnesses, and Shaz was simply suffering from horrible illusions from the shark. The same goes for her ex husband, who simply wants her to suffer for being such a horrible mother. Despite the premise, or because of it, it's a very intelligent but underrated movie with a surpisingly indepth look at this trope.
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