History YMMV / Irreversible

11th Apr '17 9:46:30 PM CoolPopper
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%%* NightmareFuel* NightmareFuel: The rape scene. ''Nine minutes'' of horrifying, uninterrupted, and graphic rape. Holy shit.
** Let's not forget the fire extinguisher scene as well.
25th Mar '17 3:15:58 PM MagBas
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Understandably, the film has received both high praise and harsh criticism. It was both booed and given a standing ovation at Cannes.
25th Feb '17 12:47:46 PM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The infrasonics used in Club Rectum, as well as "The End", the screeching noise that plays over the final scene.
9th Feb '17 1:56:52 AM Scifimaster92
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Understandably, the film has received both high praise and harsh criticism. It was both booed and given a standing ovation at Cannes.


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* UnfortunateImplications: The movie has come under fire for having potential homophobic and misogynistic implications [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2003/03/irreversible_errors.html in this article]].
6th Jan '17 6:57:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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%%* FreudWasRight: See VisualInnuendo
30th Jul '16 4:31:10 PM Morgenthaler
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** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: RoaringRampageOfRevenge movies are pretty common, and it's rare to show what that'd actually be like in real life.



* HarsherInHindsight: Something revealed towards the very end -- [[spoiler: namely that Alex was pregnant]], makes the events shown at the beginning of the film seem even worse.
** After the rape, the movie becomes increasingly lighter and happier, which makes the contrast with the disturbing start of the movie even nastier.
*** In particular, the main characters have a slightly kinky sex scene near the end of the movie that's completely cringe-inducing, knowing how their day ends.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Something revealed towards the very end -- [[spoiler: namely that Alex was pregnant]], makes the events shown at the beginning of the film seem even worse.
** After the rape, the movie becomes increasingly lighter and happier, which makes the contrast with the disturbing start of the movie even nastier.
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nastier. In particular, the main characters have a slightly kinky sex scene near the end of the movie that's completely cringe-inducing, knowing how their day ends.


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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: RoaringRampageOfRevenge movies are pretty common, and it's rare to show what that'd actually be like in real life.
10th Aug '15 9:11:01 AM Silverblade2
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* FreudWasRight: See VisualInnuendo

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20th Nov '14 3:57:00 PM Thurisaz314
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26th Sep '14 3:43:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: The film was accused of being filled with homophobia, as the gay characters featured in the Rectum Club are perverts who hit on Marcus, and one of them tries to rape him. While the almost-rapist is beaten to death, another gay man watches and masturbates. Played by [[CreatorCameo Gaspar Noé himself.]]
4th Jun '14 10:53:33 AM TexaCaliDeeDub
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* CompleteMonster: Le Tenia is a twisted and sadistic pimp who assaults the main character Alex in an underpass at night after she tells him to stop beating up his whore, leading to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil a horrifying, prolonged and uninterrupted rape scene that lasts for]] '''nine minutes''', after which Le Tenia expresses his satisfaction by kicking Alex in the head repeatedly. As a result, she goes into a coma; made even more gut wrenching upon the reveal she was pregnant. [[spoiler: Alex's husband Pierre tracks down a guy he thinks is Le Tenia and beats his head in so hard [[{{Squick}} his skull is crushed]] - with the real Le Tenia looking on all the while, faintly amused by it all, indicating he gets a kick out of violence.

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* CompleteMonster: Le Tenia is a twisted and sadistic pimp who assaults the main character Alex in an underpass at night after she tells him to stop beating up his whore, leading to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil a horrifying, prolonged and uninterrupted rape scene that lasts for]] '''nine minutes''', after which Le Tenia expresses his satisfaction by kicking Alex in the head repeatedly. As a result, she goes into a coma; made even more gut wrenching upon the reveal she was pregnant. Marcus and Pierre track Le Tenia to the Rectum nightclub, where Marcus gets into a fight with [[spoiler: Alex's husband a guy they believe is Le Tenia. When Marcus looks like his arm is going to get broken by this guy, Pierre tracks down a guy he thinks is Le Tenia and beats his rescues him by savagely beating in the other guy's head in so hard that [[{{Squick}} his skull is crushed]] - with crushed]]. Meanwhile, the real Le Tenia looking on all the while, looks on, faintly amused by it all, indicating he gets a kick out of violence.]]
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