History YMMV / ChasingAmy

23rd Jun '16 10:38:26 PM KingZeal
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* CluelessAesop: "It's useless to try to change someone; orientation is fixed and can't be altered to suit your convenience." Wait, no, turns out she's [[BiTheWay bisexual]] after all. How about, "true love knows no barriers?" Wait, no, that's not it, because of course some people really ''are'' 100% gay. "Don't get all worked up because your girlfriend has an adventurous sexual past?" Well, no, that doesn't work, because she also lied about it every step of the way and then got indignant and DARVO about it and pretended her past had been an open book that he'd just never bothered to read. You know what, let's just give Silent Bob an awkward, tangentially-related monologue, [[TheUnfairSex blame the straight white guy for everything]], and call it a day.

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* CluelessAesop: "It's useless to try to change someone; orientation is fixed and can't be altered to suit your convenience." Wait, no, turns out she's [[BiTheWay bisexual]] after all. How about, "true love knows no barriers?" Wait, no, that's not it, because of course some people really ''are'' 100% gay. "Don't get all worked up because your girlfriend has an adventurous sexual past?" Well, no, that doesn't work, because she also lied about it every step of the way and then got indignant and DARVO about it and pretended her past had been an open book that he'd just never bothered to read. You know what, let's just give Silent Bob an awkward, tangentially-related monologue, [[TheUnfairSex blame the straight white guy for everything]], monologue and call it a day.
21st Jun '16 9:30:53 PM HighCrate
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* CluelessAesop: "It's useless to try to change someone; orientation is fixed and can't be altered to suit your convenience." Wait, no, turns out she's [[BiTheWay bisexual]] after all. How about, "true love knows no barriers?" Wait, no, that's not it, because of course some people really ''are'' 100% gay. "Don't get all worked up because your girlfriend has an adventurous sexual past?" Well, no, that doesn't work, because she also lied about it every step of the way and then got indignant and DARVO about it and pretended her past had been an open book that he'd just never bothered to read. You know what, let's just give Silent Bob an awkward, tangentially-related monologue, [[TheUnfairSex blame the straight white guy for everything]], and call it a day.
14th Jun '16 7:58:53 AM NWolfman
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* CluelessAesop: "It's useless to try to change someone; orientation is fixed and can't be altered to suit your convenience." Wait, no, turns out she's [[BiTheWay bisexual]] after all. How about, "true love knows no barriers?" Wait, no, that's not it, because of course some people really ''are'' 100% gay. "Don't get all worked up because your girlfriend has an adventurous sexual past?" Well, no, that doesn't work, because she also lied about it every step of the way and then got indignant and DARVO about it and pretended her past had been an open book that he'd just never bothered to read. You know what, let's just give Silent Bob an awkward, tangentially-related monologue, [[TheUnfairSex blame the straight white guy for everything]], and call it a day.
10th Jun '16 6:16:51 PM HighCrate
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* CluelessAesop: "It's useless to try to change someone; orientation is fixed and can't be altered to suit your convenience." Wait, no, turns out she's [[BiTheWay bisexual]] after all. How about, "true love knows no barriers?" Wait, no, that's not it, because of course some people really ''are'' 100% gay. "Don't get all worked up because your girlfriend has an adventurous sexual past?" Well, no, that doesn't work, because she also lied about it every step of the way and then got indignant and DARVO about it and pretended her past had been an open book that he'd just never bothered to read. You know what, let's just give Silent Bob an awkward, tangentially-related monologue, [[TheUnfairSex blame the straight white guy for everything]], and call it a day.
7th Jun '16 11:40:02 AM NWolfman
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* AwardSnub: The film was apparently a nose away from an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
7th Jun '16 11:38:47 AM NWolfman
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* ValuesResonance: For better or worse, there are still plenty of men who believe that, just because they're nice guys, they automatically deserve the affection of the people they're attracted to, so the film's message of not forcing someone to love you on their terms is still relevant.

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* ValuesResonance: For better or worse, there are still plenty of men people, but especially men, who believe that, just because they're nice guys, they automatically deserve the affection of the people they're attracted to, so the film's message of not forcing someone to love you on their terms is still relevant.
5th Jun '16 2:53:59 AM NWolfman
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* AccidentalAesop: Just because you're a nice guy doesn't mean you deserve a girlfriend.


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* ValuesResonance: For better or worse, there are still plenty of men who believe that, just because they're nice guys, they automatically deserve the affection of the people they're attracted to, so the film's message of not forcing someone to love you on their terms is still relevant.
26th May '16 1:50:34 PM NWolfman
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*** Even moreso in 2015 when it was revealed that Jughead was canonically [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]]
26th May '16 1:47:38 PM NWolfman
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* FridgeHorror: While Banky's statement about lesbians "needing a good dicking" most likely wasn't ''intended'' to imply [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape corrective rape]], the fact that that's exactly what he's describing when he says that is unnerving to say the least.



* MoralEventHorizon: For most of the movie, Holden is a fairly likable, if thoughtless, person who succeeds in making himself look like an idiot when he confesses his love to Alyssa and insists that she "give it a try." We'll call him lucky on that one. However, when he outs her about her devious sexual past ''in public'' and proceeds to follow and continue to verbally abuse her, you will stop feeling sorry for him.

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* MoralEventHorizon: For most of the movie, Holden is a fairly likable, if thoughtless, person who succeeds in making himself look like an idiot when he confesses his love to Alyssa his lesbian friend and insists that she "give it a try." We'll call him lucky on that one. However, when he outs her about her devious sexual past ''in public'' and proceeds to follow and continue to verbally abuse her, you will stop feeling sorry for him.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Getting angry at your partner about their sexual past just because that past makes you feel sexually inadequate is petty, and can destroy an otherwise good relationship if you don't deal with it the right way.
* TearJerker: Arguably, the entire last third, beginning with Holden verbally abusing Alyssa to the point of tears and ''continuing'' to do so after she apologizes for not being more honest with him, continuing on through Holden's intervention with her and Banky which ultimately ends up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroying his relationships with both of them]] to [[spoiler: their unspoken make-up in the epilogue]].
* UnfortunateImplications : That most people, gay or straight, just "need serious, deep dickin'." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape Uh-oh]].

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Getting angry at your partner about their sexual past just because that past makes you feel sexually inadequate inadequate, and expecting them to love you on your terms, is petty, and can destroy an otherwise good relationship if you don't deal with it the right way.
* TearJerker: Arguably, the The entire last third, beginning with Holden verbally abusing Alyssa to the point of tears and ''continuing'' to do so after she apologizes for not being more honest with him, continuing on through Holden's intervention with her and Banky which ultimately ends up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero destroying his relationships with both of them]] to [[spoiler: their unspoken make-up in the epilogue]].
* UnfortunateImplications : That most people, gay or straight, just "need serious, deep dickin'." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape Uh-oh]].
epilogue]].
16th Feb '16 3:44:01 PM shamblingdead2
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* UnfortunateImplications : That most people, gay or straight, just "need serious, deep dickin'." [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape Uh-oh]].
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