History YMMV / North

24th Apr '17 11:21:05 PM Kid
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-->'''Mother:''' Well needless to say it was a mighty big loss.

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-->'''Mother:''' -->'''Father:''' Well needless to say it was a mighty big loss.
24th Apr '17 11:20:35 PM Kid
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-->'''North:''' What happened to Buck?

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-->'''North:''' What happened to Where is Buck?
24th Apr '17 11:20:00 PM Kid
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-->'''Father:''' Then you'll be like Buck.

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-->'''Father:''' -->'''Mother:''' Then you'll be like Buck.
24th Apr '17 11:16:50 PM Kid
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* DudeNotFunny: The first family North meets want a new son because their last son, Buck, ''died in a stampede''. This doesn't stop them from making not one, but ''two'' jokes in the scene and following it up with an up-beat musical number. The fact that their child ''died'' in what was probably a very painful and traumatic incident for everyone involved is glossed over at best.
-->'''Father:''' Then you'll be like Buck.
-->'''North:''' Who?
-->'''Father:''' Our first son. The biggest boy this big state's ever seen. Why he could eat more in one day than anyone else could eat in a whole month.
-->'''Mother:''' That's why Buck hated February.
-->'''North:''' What happened to Buck?
-->'''Father:''' He died in a stampede.
-->'''North:''' Oh, I'm so sorry.
-->'''Mother:''' Well needless to say it was a mighty big loss.
24th Apr '17 11:07:43 PM Kid
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* MoralEventHorizon: Winchell using North's unique situation (''extremely'' unique-pretty sure other parents that were forced to fight in court for their right to ''be'' parents wouldn't be rendered comatose beforehand) as leverage to create a "Children Supremacy" movement and when North decides to go back to his parents, [[spoiler: sending out a hit-man to kill him in order to keep his power]].

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* MoralEventHorizon: Winchell using North's unique situation (''extremely'' unique-pretty unique--pretty sure other parents that were forced to fight in court for their right to ''be'' parents wouldn't be rendered comatose beforehand) as leverage to create a "Children Supremacy" movement and when North decides to go back to his parents, [[spoiler: sending out a hit-man to kill him in order to keep his power]].
18th Apr '17 10:51:26 AM ooh
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''North'', the Rob Reiner film, is one of the most notorious Bad Movies ever made, yet the 1984 novel by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' writer Alan Zweibel, which was adapted into this film, has fallen into obscurity.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''North'', the Rob Reiner film, is one of the most notorious Bad Movies ever made, yet ''North'', the 1984 novel by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' writer Alan Zweibel, which was adapted into this film, has fallen into obscurity.
18th Apr '17 10:51:00 AM ooh
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''North'', the Rob Reiner film, is one of the most notorious Bad Movies ever made, yet the 1984 novel by ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' writer Alan Zweibel, which was adapted into this film, has fallen into obscurity.
25th Mar '17 2:48:11 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* UnreliableNarrator: North recalls things said of him by other parents that he probably shouldn't known to have been said, possibly feeding to his own ego in bringing up the praise he claims to receive. Additionally, North's mysterious mentor recalls North's entire story, also speaking of things he should not know about and all happening to narrate the things that happen to all be in his ''dream''.
18th Mar '17 11:38:28 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CringeComedy: Infamously so, often regarded by critics as one of the worst comedy movies of all time.


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* KarmaHoudini: Winchell easily would've been this, had it not been for the fact that the whole thing was a dream.


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* SignatureScene: The moment when North's Eskimo parents send his new grandfather off to die on the ice floes along with the other elderly members of the tribe as a "dignified" way to die after they've outlived their value to society. Many a critic and viewer have singled out this scene as symbolic of the film's reputed insensitivity.
18th Mar '17 11:29:21 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TheScrappy: ''Virtually every character in the movie''. North however probably takes the cake for the many UnfortunateImplications regarding his fantasy as seen all across the page.
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