History YMMV / North

26th Apr '16 3:24:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** It's impossible to watch this movie now and not briefly think, "Wait, [[{{Series/Seinfeld}} George and Elaine]] [[JustForFun/RoleAssociation got married?]]"[[note]]At the time the actors were already famous for ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'' (made by Castle Rock Entertainment, which also produced this movie), also making it an example of WTHCastingAgency.[[/note]] And they gave birth to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]], no less!

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** It's impossible to watch this movie now and not briefly think, "Wait, [[{{Series/Seinfeld}} George and Elaine]] [[JustForFun/RoleAssociation got married?]]"[[note]]At married?"[[note]]At the time the actors were already famous for ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'' (made by Castle Rock Entertainment, which also produced this movie), also making it an example of WTHCastingAgency.[[/note]] And they gave birth to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]], no less!
23rd Apr '16 7:49:59 AM twilicorn
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* HilariousInHindsight: It's impossible to watch this movie now and not briefly think, "Wait, [[{{Series/Seinfeld}} George and Elaine]] got married?"
** And gave birth to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]], no less!
** Even when the movie was being produced, they were already famous for ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'' (made by Castle Rock Entertainment, which also produced this movie), also making it an example of WTHCastingAgency.
** JustForFun/JohnMunch has somehow made his way to the Arctic and is taking tickets for the Eskimo elders' abandonment on the ice floes.
** To say nothing of Kathy Bates being sprayed brown and given a cheap black wig and pretending to be an Eskimo.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
**
It's impossible to watch this movie now and not briefly think, "Wait, [[{{Series/Seinfeld}} George and Elaine]] [[JustForFun/RoleAssociation got married?"
** And gave birth to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]], no less!
** Even when
married?]]"[[note]]At the movie was being produced, they time the actors were already famous for ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'' (made by Castle Rock Entertainment, which also produced this movie), also making it an example of WTHCastingAgency.
** JustForFun/JohnMunch has somehow made his way
WTHCastingAgency.[[/note]] And they gave birth to the Arctic and is taking tickets for the Eskimo elders' abandonment on the ice floes.
** To say nothing of Kathy Bates being sprayed brown and given a cheap black wig and pretending to be an Eskimo.
[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]], no less!



* HilariousInHindsight: This was Creator/ScarlettJohansson's movie debut (in case you're wondering, she plays the daughter in the family who North eventually chooses as his new one). ''Film/{{Lucy}}'', in which she starred, thrashed ''North'' director RobReiner's ''And So It Goes'' at the box office twenty years later (almost to the day, since ''North'' opened on July 22, 1994 and ''Lucy'' bowed on July 25, 2014).

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* HilariousInHindsight: ** This was Creator/ScarlettJohansson's movie debut (in case you're wondering, she plays the daughter in the family who North eventually chooses as his new one). ''Film/{{Lucy}}'', in which she starred, thrashed ''North'' director RobReiner's ''And So It Goes'' at the box office twenty years later (almost to the day, since ''North'' opened on July 22, 1994 and ''Lucy'' bowed on July 25, 2014).



* MemeticMolester: The film portrays the ''entire populace of the state of Hawaii'' as this, thanks to the tourist ad.

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* MemeticMolester: MemeticMolester:
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The film portrays the ''entire populace of the state of Hawaii'' as this, thanks to the tourist ad.
11th Apr '16 3:02:46 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]HeyItsThatGuy: It's impossible to watch this movie now and not briefly think, "Wait, [[{{Series/Seinfeld}} George and Elaine]] got married?"

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* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]HeyItsThatGuy: HilariousInHindsight: It's impossible to watch this movie now and not briefly think, "Wait, [[{{Series/Seinfeld}} George and Elaine]] got married?"



** HeyItsThatVoice: Mrs. Ho is played by Lauren Tom, a voice actress known for playing characters like Amy Wong (and her mother) on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' and Minh Souphanousinphone from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
8th Apr '16 4:24:29 PM twilicorn
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Arguably, Elijah Wood was the only one to actually do so, and despite the character he played and the fact he was in, ''Film/TheGoodSon'' (which wasn't too well received) with Creator/MacaulayCulkin only months prior, he was able to escape the StarDerailingRole trap (though he wouldn't be very visible until ''Deep Impact'',) and came back in ''The Lord Of The Rings''.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Arguably, Elijah Wood was the only one to actually do so, and despite the character he played and the fact he was in, ''Film/TheGoodSon'' (which in ''Film/TheGoodSon'', another film that wasn't too well received) received, with Creator/MacaulayCulkin only months prior, he was able to escape the StarDerailingRole trap (though he wouldn't be very visible until ''Deep Impact'',) and came back in ''The Lord Of The Rings''.
30th Mar '16 5:23:21 AM Arivne
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* AssPull: [[spoiler: The fact that the whole movie is a dream]] may come across like this if the viewer [[spoiler: didn't think about the movie's events being the products being a kid's dream beforehand]].
18th Mar '16 1:44:03 PM twilicorn
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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing Abe Vigoda's character being shoved off on an ice floe to die is pretty hard to view now after his death.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Seeing While it was rather harsh anyway thanks to the UnfortunateImplications, seeing Abe Vigoda's character being shoved off on an ice floe to die is pretty hard even more uncomfortable to view now after his 2016 death.
18th Mar '16 1:37:53 PM twilicorn
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* DarknessInducedAudieneApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([spoiler: and North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]]) is either TooDumbToLive, vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.

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* DarknessInducedAudieneApathy: DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([spoiler: ([[spoiler: and North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]]) is either TooDumbToLive, vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.
18th Mar '16 1:37:38 PM twilicorn
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* DarknessInducedApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([spoiler: And North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]) is either [[TooDumbToLive]], vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.

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* DarknessInducedApathy: DarknessInducedAudieneApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([spoiler: And and North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]) plot]]) is either [[TooDumbToLive]], TooDumbToLive, vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.
12th Mar '16 2:01:11 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* DarknessInducedApathy: One of the biggest complaints with the movie. Nearly everybody North meets ([spoiler: And North himself given the unfortunate subtext of the plot]) is either [[TooDumbToLive]], vulgar, raunchy, self-absorbed, or just plain racist. The utter lack of good sense or empathy shown by the vast majority of them, among many examples the infamous scene with the elder Eskimos will most likely have most in utter awe at the CrapsackWorld North seemingly inhabits, rather than feeling anything for his quest to find the perfect family.
11th Mar '16 3:15:34 PM jameygamer
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* WTHCastingAgency: Most of the cast could fit into here. The most unexplainable is probably [[{{Literature/Misery}} Kathy Bates]] and [[Film/TheGodfather Abe Vigoda]] with their faces painted brown playing Eskimos, which was criticized as racially insensitive by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and labeled a "new low in bad taste" by Ebert at the end of the year (Bates also got a Razzie nom for that appearance).

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* WTHCastingAgency: Most of the cast could fit into here. The most unexplainable is probably [[{{Literature/Misery}} Kathy Bates]] and [[Film/TheGodfather Abe Vigoda]] with their faces painted brown playing Eskimos, which was criticized as racially insensitive by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[note]] He called the film as a whole "an ugly piece of [[TheOldestProfession cinematic prostitution]]" [[/note]] and labeled a "new low in bad taste" by Ebert at the end of the year (Bates also got a Razzie nom for that appearance).
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