History YMMV / TheDeparted

18th Nov '16 6:22:40 PM kquinn0830
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* MemeticMutation: Thanks to this film, many people's first response to hearing someone ask for cranberry juice is "What is it, your period?"
23rd Aug '16 2:01:56 PM JulianLapostat
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** We briefly see Sullivan as an Altar Boy in the opening montage and hints about his sexual trouble as well as the frequent jokes about "Catholic priest as pedophiles" suggest that maybe he was molested as a child. In an interview with the French magazine, Positif[[note]]Positif December 2006, interview by Michael Henry Wilson: "Il nous revenait de lui donner un tour d'écrou supplémentaire en imaginant, par exemple, qu'ils sont tous liés sexuellement, Billy, Matt, Madolyn et même Costello. Qui sait ce que Costello a fait à Colin enfant?"[[/note]], Scorsese implied that he was molested by Costello as well. The character is in fact TheWoobie who is trying to make it out of the ghetto, go to Harvard and become a good guy and overcome his childhood, which means he's as much of a TragicHero as Costigan. Think of his final line to Costello, who Scorsese said might also have been a pedophile himself:

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** We briefly see Sullivan as an Altar Boy in the opening montage and hints about his sexual trouble as well as the frequent jokes about "Catholic priest as pedophiles" suggest that maybe he was molested as a child. In an interview with the French magazine, Positif[[note]]Positif December 2006, interview by Michael Henry Wilson: "Il ''"Il nous revenait de lui donner un tour d'écrou supplémentaire en imaginant, par exemple, qu'ils sont tous liés sexuellement, Billy, Matt, Madolyn et même Costello. Qui sait ce que Costello a fait à Colin enfant?"[[/note]], enfant?"''[[/note]], Scorsese implied that he was molested by Costello as well. The character is in fact TheWoobie who is trying to make it out of the ghetto, go to Harvard and become a good guy and overcome his childhood, which means he's as much of a TragicHero as Costigan. Think of his final line to Costello, who Scorsese said might also have been a pedophile himself:
23rd Aug '16 2:01:24 PM JulianLapostat
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** We briefly see Sullivan as an Altar Boy in the opening montage and hints about his sexual trouble as well as the frequent jokes about "Catholic priest as pedophiles" suggest that maybe he was molested as a child. In an interview with the French magazine, Positif, Scorsese implied that he was molested by Costello as well. The character is in fact TheWoobie who is trying to make it out of the ghetto, go to Harvard and become a good guy and overcome his childhood, which means he's as much of a TragicHero as Costigan. Think of his final line to Costello, who Scorsese said might also have been a pedophile himself:

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** We briefly see Sullivan as an Altar Boy in the opening montage and hints about his sexual trouble as well as the frequent jokes about "Catholic priest as pedophiles" suggest that maybe he was molested as a child. In an interview with the French magazine, Positif, Positif[[note]]Positif December 2006, interview by Michael Henry Wilson: "Il nous revenait de lui donner un tour d'écrou supplémentaire en imaginant, par exemple, qu'ils sont tous liés sexuellement, Billy, Matt, Madolyn et même Costello. Qui sait ce que Costello a fait à Colin enfant?"[[/note]], Scorsese implied that he was molested by Costello as well. The character is in fact TheWoobie who is trying to make it out of the ghetto, go to Harvard and become a good guy and overcome his childhood, which means he's as much of a TragicHero as Costigan. Think of his final line to Costello, who Scorsese said might also have been a pedophile himself:
7th Aug '16 2:15:33 PM Lightysnake
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* CompleteMonster: Costello, he is a mob-boss who might even have raped Sullivan and is totally psychotic no matter how affable he seems onscreen ([[{{Jerkass}} which is not much anyway}}]]).
21st Jul '16 7:00:51 PM k410ren
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* CompleteMonster: Costello, he is a mob-boss who might even have raped Sullivan and is totally psychotic no matter how affable he seems onscreen.

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* CompleteMonster: Costello, he is a mob-boss who might even have raped Sullivan and is totally psychotic no matter how affable he seems onscreen.onscreen ([[{{Jerkass}} which is not much anyway}}]]).
27th May '16 4:59:45 AM erforce
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* FollowTheLeader: ''The Departed'' started [[http://www.themovienetwork.com/article/rise-boston-movies-departed-black-mass a wave of urban dramas set in South Boston]], including ''Film/TheFighter'' and ''Film/GoneBabyGone'' alongside Tv shows like ''The Black Donnellys'' which borrowed the Dropkick Murphys music track for the film.



* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: The last time a gangster movie or crime drama won Best Picture was in 1974 for ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'', and that film was a hybrid of gangster movie with period drama/family drama and HistoricalFiction, as opposed to a violent contemporary set film with several times the amount of profanity in all three Godfather films combined. Scorsese noted that he was surprised that this film won Best Picture.
* NarmCharm: Alec Baldwin is tremendously over the top in his usual way but is all the more funny and enjoyable because of it.
** Also, Nicholson's performance. His unbelievable acting is completely hilarious, but it serves to make him so entertaining that the audience is forced to root for both him and the police.

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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: The last time a gangster movie or crime drama won Best Picture was in 1974 for ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'', ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', and that film was a hybrid of gangster movie with period drama/family drama and HistoricalFiction, as opposed to a violent contemporary set film with several times the amount of profanity in all three Godfather ''Godfather'' films combined. Scorsese noted that he was surprised that this film won Best Picture.
* NarmCharm: NarmCharm:
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Alec Baldwin is tremendously over the top in his usual way but is all the more funny and enjoyable because of it.
** Also, Nicholson's performance. His unbelievable acting is completely hilarious, but it serves to make him so entertaining that the audience is forced to root for both him and the police.
3rd May '16 8:25:52 PM JulianLapostat
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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: The last time a gangster movie or crime drama won Best Picture was in 1974 for ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'', and that film was a hybrid of gangster movie with period drama/family drama and HistoricalFiction, as opposed to a violent contemporary set film with several times the amount of profanity in all three Godfather films combined. Scorsese noted that he was surprised that this film won Best Picture.
28th Feb '16 11:25:27 AM JulianLapostat
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* WriterInducedFanon: [[spoiler:The idea that Costigan was molested as a child by PedophilePriest and possibly Costello is one Scorsese has discussed in interviews. The film does suggest and imply it but it's not stated overtly.]]

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* WriterInducedFanon: [[spoiler:The idea that Costigan Sullivan was molested as a child by PedophilePriest and possibly Costello is one Scorsese has discussed in interviews. The film does suggest and imply it but it's not stated overtly.]]
28th Feb '16 11:24:56 AM JulianLapostat
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* WriterInducedFanon: [[spoiler:The idea that Costigan was molested as a child by PedophilePriest and possibly Costello is one Scorsese has discussed in interviews. The film does suggest and imply it but it's not stated overtly.]]
26th Nov '15 2:37:50 PM Beavizz81
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* CompleteMonster: Costello, he is a mob-boss who might even have raped Sullivan and is totally psychotic no matter how affable he seems onscreen.
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