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28th Jun '17 8:34:04 AM mirisu92
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* MsFanservice -- Tanita, the supermodel, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment involves a TV commercial for a bank, and who's been a swimsuit cover. She's actually shown in the nude several times.

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* MsFanservice -- In-universe and out, Tanita, the supermodel, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment involves a TV commercial for a bank, and who's been a swimsuit cover. She's actually shown in the nude several times.
28th Jun '17 8:32:09 AM mirisu92
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** Then again, what guy wouldn't pass up the chance to be sat upon by a supermodel, [[spoiler:even as a literal chair]]?

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** Then again, what guy wouldn't pass up the chance to be sat upon by have a supermodel, supermodel in his lap, [[spoiler:even as a literal chair]]?
28th Jun '17 8:31:12 AM mirisu92
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* LineOfSightName -- The Hearing-Range Name version. The boy names his PiggyBank "Kweller" after the Angel shouts the old guy's name [[spoiler:on the way down, after Kweller pushed him off the roof]].

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* LineOfSightName -- The Hearing-Range Name version. The boy Zacky names his PiggyBank "Kweller" after the Angel shouts the old guy's name [[spoiler:on the way down, after Kweller pushed him off the roof]].roof]].
* MacGuffin -- Dave's book on the meaning of life, whose price comprises the movie's title.
28th Jun '17 8:27:17 AM mirisu92
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* BodyHorror -- Oddly enough, ''it's not treated as scary''. [[spoiler:Lenny discovers that Tanita likes her men super-smooth and super-soft—to the point of being ''boneless''; her very ''furniture'' consists of her boneless "exes", and they're entirely cool with it. He goes out & does the same "deboning" operation they had, and she loves him better for it.]]

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* BodyHorror / [[spoiler:RubberMan]] -- Oddly enough, ''it's not treated as scary''. [[spoiler:Lenny discovers that Tanita likes her men super-smooth and super-soft—to the point of being ''boneless''; her very ''furniture'' consists of her other boneless "exes", boyfriends, and they're entirely cool with it. He goes out & does the same "deboning" operation they had, and she loves him better for it.]]
28th Jun '17 8:21:30 AM mirisu92
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* TheAlcoholic -- Ron.
* BodyHorror -- Oddly enough, ''it's not treated as scary''. [[spoiler:Lenny discovers that Tanita likes her men super-smooth and super-soft—to the point of being ''boneless''; her very ''furniture'' consists of her boneless "exes", and they're entirely cool with it. He goes out & does the same "deboning" operation they had, and she loves him better for it.]]
** Then again, what guy wouldn't pass up the chance to be sat upon by a supermodel, [[spoiler:even as a literal chair]]?
* ChalkOutline -- Played straight, marking where [[spoiler:the Angel fell to his death—the second time, if he was also the homeless man]].



* IgnoredConfession -- The old guy fairly demands the police to arrest him for the angel's murder, but the cop lets him off, saying that, if he's a believer, God probably forgives him anyway.

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* IgnoredConfession -- The Kweller, the old guy guy, fairly demands the police to arrest him for the [[spoiler:the angel's murder, murder]], but the cop lets him off, saying that, if he's a believer, God probably forgives him anyway.anyway.
* JadedWashout -- Jim Peck, and Ron to a degree.
* LineOfSightName -- The Hearing-Range Name version. The boy names his PiggyBank "Kweller" after the Angel shouts the old guy's name [[spoiler:on the way down, after Kweller pushed him off the roof]].



* MsFanservice -- Tanita, the supermodel, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment involves a TV commercial for a bank. She's actually shown in the nude several times.

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* MsFanservice -- Tanita, the supermodel, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment involves a TV commercial for a bank.bank, and who's been a swimsuit cover. She's actually shown in the nude several times.
28th Jun '17 8:05:36 AM mirisu92
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* MagicalRealism / UnusuallyUninterestingSight -- In some ways. There's an angel with actual wings, Ron's inch-or-so-tall [[TheStoner stoner]] mates who do FartsOnFire, and [[spoiler:Tanita's presumed prior boyfriends, who are now literally her beanbags]], but no one seems to show shock or surprise—at best, just good old curiosity. One of Ron's mates, for instance, even goes to university (or so he claims), presumably like normal six-foot people.

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* MagicalRealism / UnusuallyUninterestingSight -- In some ways. There's an angel with actual wings, Ron's inch-or-so-tall [[TheStoner stoner]] mates who do FartsOnFire, and [[spoiler:Tanita's presumed prior boyfriends, who who've somehow had their bones zapped out of them and are now literally her beanbags]], but no one seems to show shock or surprise—at best, just good old curiosity. One of Ron's mates, for instance, even goes to university (or so he claims), presumably like normal six-foot people.
28th Jun '17 8:02:34 AM mirisu92
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* ManipulativeBastard -- The homeless guy/angel. And everyone else too. This movie is about all kinds of manipulation, some more subtle than others. The only person who's not a manipulative bastard is Dave, and it's not really for lack of trying. He really wants to share the meaning of life, he just doesn't communicate well.

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* MagicalRealism / UnusuallyUninterestingSight -- In some ways. There's an angel with actual wings, Ron's inch-or-so-tall [[TheStoner stoner]] mates who do FartsOnFire, and [[spoiler:Tanita's presumed prior boyfriends, who are now literally her beanbags]], but no one seems to show shock or surprise—at best, just good old curiosity. One of Ron's mates, for instance, even goes to university (or so he claims), presumably like normal six-foot people.
* IgnoredConfession -- The old guy fairly demands the police to arrest him for the angel's murder, but the cop lets him off, saying that, if he's a believer, God probably forgives him anyway.
* ManipulativeBastard -- The homeless guy/angel. And everyone else too. This movie is about all kinds of manipulation, some more subtle than others. The only person who's not a manipulative bastard is Dave, and it's not really for lack of trying. He really wants to share the meaning of life, he just doesn't communicate well. well.
* MsFanservice -- Tanita, the supermodel, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment involves a TV commercial for a bank. She's actually shown in the nude several times.
10th Jan '16 5:44:27 PM phoenix
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* TheBeautifulGame -- The kid really wants a Soccer Jack doll. He's got some good moves himself, as Dave's brother attests.
14th May '12 7:21:31 AM movie007
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''$9.99'' is a stop motion film which was a collaboration between an Australian and an Israeli. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 4, 2008, and since then was selectively released in theatres.

The story follows a man named Dave Peck, who is searching for the meaning of life, instead of employment, specifically in his father's moving business (to the dismay of said father). One day, Dave sees an advertisement for a book that says it will tell him the meaning of life for the price of $9.99. He begins to read this novel, and wishes to spread this message he has received to everyone else, who is uninterested. Along the way, other people and their problems are intertwined with Dave's story, such as a woman who likes "smooth men", to quite an extreme, literal sense.

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!!''$9.99'' provides examples of:

* TheBeautifulGame -- The kid really wants a Soccer Jack doll. He's got some good moves himself, as Dave's brother attests.
* JerkAss -- The homeless guy at the beginning. The Angel, later. [[spoiler:Still later, he qualifies as an AssholeVictim.]]
* ManipulativeBastard -- The homeless guy/angel. And everyone else too. This movie is about all kinds of manipulation, some more subtle than others. The only person who's not a manipulative bastard is Dave, and it's not really for lack of trying. He really wants to share the meaning of life, he just doesn't communicate well.
* PiggyBank -- The smartest character in the movie. Put a $0.50 coin in, he smiles! Put a $0.25 in, he smiles! Put in nothing at all, he still smiles!
* StopMotion
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