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->''"Explicitly summing up the moral of the story, \\
awkwardly working in... the Movie Title."''
-->-- '''Page quote'''

Wealthy, Successful Protagonist (Who Is Handsome) seemingly has it all: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin wealth, success, good looks]], a gorgeous metropolitan home, the works. But, as his [[TheCassandra Insightful Best Friend]] points out, he doesn't have [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife something to live for that's bigger than himself]].

In comes Social Worker, who informs Wealthy, Successful Protagonist that due to various circumstances, he has been [[SinkOrSwimFatherhood assigned custody]] of [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy]], a CatchPhrase-spewing, mentally handicapped young man whose presence radically changes Wealthy, Successful Protagonist's comfortable status quo.

Things start looking up once Wealthy, Successful Protagonist meets [[LoveInterest Lead Female]], [[ManicPixieDreamGirl a quirky, daring young woman]] [[DelinquentHair who rejects social norms by dyeing her hair]], and admires him for undertaking this responsibility. The two of them soon start dating, and Wealthy, Successful Protagonist learns to appreciate the [[ChildrenRaiseYou positive impact Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy has on his life]], and all seems well.

[[ShockingSwerve Then things get...]] [[KudzuPlot complicated.]] Aside from dealing with his increasingly-rocky relationship with Lead Female and Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy's failing health, Wealthy, Successful Protagonist must also confront the machinations of a [[FalseFriend traitorous associate]], [[WhiteMansBurden inspire a young Latino boy]] [[SaveOurStudents to do well in school]], [[ClearMyName defend an innocent black man]] [[CourtroomEpisode in court]], [[GoingNative fight with]] [[NobleSavage the Native American metaphor]] [[MightyWhitey against]] [[ArmiesAreEvil the American military metaphor]], and help a [[UnderdogsNeverLose local high school basketball team]] win the BigGame.


The latest cinematic masterpiece from Famous And/Or Foreign Director, ''Movie Title'' features an all-star cast including Academy Award-Winning Actor, Academy Award-Winning Actress, [[OscarBait Actor Desperately Trying For An Academy Award]], [[WhiteDwarfStarlet Older Actress in a Comeback Attempt]], and [[DeadArtistsAreBetter Beloved Actor Who Died This Year]] in his final role.

On the meta side of things, it's a hilarious send-up of OscarBait movies in general by the folks at [=BriTANicK.com=]. [[TropeName Given how its entire purpose is to]] [[BetterThanABareBulb hang a gigantic lampshade]] on such films, it's not surprising how incredibly {{Troperrific}} it is for a video that's only three and a half minutes long.

First posted on Website/{{Cracked}}. Watch it [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18156_a-trailer-every-academy-award-winning-movie-ever.html there]], or [[http://www.britanick.com/videos/?id=WAG9Xn5bJwQ on the creators' website]].
!!"Movie Title" contains examples of:

* AnAesop: "[[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Explicitly stating the moral of the story]]". As to what the Aesop even is... take your pick. Overcoming your character flaws, inspiring others to excel, racial equality, [[BeYourself accepting one's sexual identity]], treating handicapped people with dignity, finding true love... It's such a big pile-up of inspiring morals that it's not even clear what the message '''is''' anymore, befitting its Anviliciousness.
* TheAlcoholic: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist is implied to be one.
* AllStarCast: [[invoked]] Academy Award Winning Actor, Academy Award Winning Actress, Actor desperately trying to win Academy Award, Beloved Actor who passed this year and once famous Actress trying to revive her career.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Delivered by Lead Female to the Protagonist: "'''''PASSIONATE PLEA!!!'''''... ''whisper of repetition''."
* {{Anvilicious}}: Invoked and parodied.
* BetterThanABareBulb: It's ''all'' LampshadeHanging.
* TheBigBoard: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy writes on whiteboard.
* BigGame: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist inspires a basketball team with his RousingSpeech.
* BiTheWay: Both Wealthy, Successful Protagonist and Lead Female. Their same-gender love interests may be either this or gay.
-->'''Lead Female:''' Accusations about your sexuality!
* BoundAndGagged: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist is treated to this after getting abducted by Traitorous Associate.
* BoyMeetsGirl
-->'''Girl''': My name.\\
'''Boy''': ''My'' name.
* BrokenSmile: In the parking lot, Wealthy Successful Protagonist tries to control his temper and forces a smile while uttering "Frustration with these new circumstances!"
* CampfireCharacterExploration: The last scene is showing an intimate discussion between Protagonist and Lead Female by a fireplace.
* CaptainMorganPose: Protagonist is in this position while he's giving his RousingSpeech to the basketball team. He rests the ball on his uplifted knee.
* TheCassandra: Insightful Best Friend, whose attempts to make Wealthy, Successful Protagonist face up to his personal shortcomings or warn him about imminent danger are usually met with dismissal, overreaction, or a FlatWhat.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy:''' My catchphrase!
* CaughtInTheRain: Protagonist and Lead Female seek shelter in the car when it's pouring heavily outside.
* CerebusSyndrome: What starts out as a self-absorbed guy frustrated with having to take care of an impaired person gradually turns more and more intense and (melo)dramatic.
* ChildrenRaiseYou: Or perhaps Inspirationally Disadvantaged Wards Raise You. Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy not only brings meaning to Wealthy, Successful Protagonist's life, but he's also the reason that Wealthy, Successful Protagonist and Lead Female meet.
* ClosetKey: Lead Female accuses Wealthy, Successful Protagonist of being gay which seem to help her come to terms with her own bisexuality as she is later seen {{orbital kiss}}ing Older Actress In A Comeback Attempt. Unless Lead Female knew about her true sexual nature all along, which would make her a {{Hypocrite}}.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist (Who Is Handsome) gets tortured at the hands of Traitorous Associate.
* CourtroomEpisode: "Also, I must [[ClearMyName prove innocent]] this [[GoodLawyersGoodClients incredibly humble human male]]."
* CrisisCatchAndCarry: Protagonist is seen running while carrying unconscious Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy in his arms.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: At one point Wealthy, Successful Protagonist is seen [[ShirtlessScene shirtless in the snow]], arms outstretched, [[RedemptionInTheRain eyes closed and face towards the sky]]. [[FauxSymbolism What do you mean, it's not symbolic?]]
* DarkenedBuildingShootout: Right after the MatchlightDangerRevelation, a character points a firearm at the camera from the top of a dark stairway.
* DeadArtistsAreBetter: "Beloved actor who died this year".
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Two shots towards the ending. With a SplashOfColour. [[Film/SchindlersList Red, to be specific.]]
* DelinquentHair: Lead Female, who "rejects social norms" by dying blue and red streaks into her hair.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist, even if he isn't aware of it. He feels relieved after having found his purpose.
* DramaticShattering: The wine glass dropped on the floor.
* DrugsAreBad: Social Worker, who is seen snorting crack between puffing on a cigarette.
* EEqualsMCHammer: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy's whiteboard filled with mathematical scribblings, and an English Lit variant appears on the blackboard in Latin-American Teenager’s classroom.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
-->'''Protagonist:''' A toast establishing me as the Wealthy, Successful Protagonist (Who Is Handsome).
* EverybodyLaughsEnding / MoodWhiplash: "It's not going to be entirely a dramatic film. Because we laughed there."
* FalseFriend / ParanoiaFuel: "Suspicion that a character, once thought trustworthy, may not be trustworthy!"
* FutileHandReach: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist reaches for Lead Female and [[SayMyName screams her name]] while being dragged away.
* GenreMashup: A {{tearjerker}} drama with elements of crime, romance, comedy and sports.
* GoodTimesMontage: Right after BoyMeetsGirl. They are running in the city and laughing together under bedsheets.
* GraveMarkingScene: Performed by Wealthy, Successful Protagonist, but it's not shown whose stone it is (although it's implied to be Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy).
* GrayRainOfDepression: Gloomy rain during the [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Passionate Plea]] scene in the car.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist and Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy are shown to become very close.
* TheHilariousTable: Just so you know [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the protagonist is wealthy and successful]].
%%* IdiotSavant: see subtrope TheRainman
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy is cuffing in his hospital bed.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy, "a character suffering from the most topical disability of the present year".
* {{Jerkass}}: Social Worker. Flat-out calling Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy a "retard"? In ''her'' line of work? She's also seen snorting cocaine and kissing Lead Female, implying that Lead Female is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on Wealthy, Successful Protagonist with her.
* KudzuPlot: "Friendly concern that a string of heightened and seemingly unrelated plots may now arise."
* LostAesop: Parodied, where one inspiring aesop after the other is thrown at the audience until you can't really tell anymore what the message actually is.
* LoveDodecahedron: Overlaps with EveryoneIsBi — Wealthy, Successful Protagonist x Lead Female; Wealthy, Successful Protagonist x Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy; Lead Female x Social Worker; and Lead Female x Insightful Best Friend.
* MagicalNegro: "Friendly black, optimistic advice."
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Lead Female.
* MatchlightDangerRevelation: Half-way through the trailer, Wealthy, Successful Protagonist strikes a match in the dark which illuminates the SlasherSmile of Insightful Best Friend.
* MightyWhitey: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist decides to fight with the Native American metaphor against the American Military metaphor.
* MissingTrailerScene: [[invoked]] Insightful Best Friend spills wine on himself in the bathtub.
-->''"This scene doesn't make it to the final cut of the movie."''
* MistakenForGay: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist is taken for gay by Lead Female, which causes a SecondActBreakup.
* TheMole: "Suspicion that a character once thought trustworthy may not be trustworthy!"
* OrbitalKiss: Visual effect during the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot Lesbian Kissing]] scene.
* OscarBait: Actor Desperately Trying for an Academy Award as Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
* {{Parody}}: Of OscarBait movie trailers in general and [[https://youtu.be/bcfvpJvbYyU?t=123 this one]] in particular.
* PstandardPsychicPstance: Protagonist touches his temples with both hands after he learned that Character once though trustworthy may not be trustworthy.
* PsychologistTeacher: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist functions as this towards Latin-American teenager.
* TheRainman: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy writes a [[EEqualsMCHammer Big Equation]] on a whiteboard.
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: The entire thing.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Specific outlining of your major character flaws!"
* RecycledSoundtrack: The music playing in the final part of the trailer is the [[https://youtu.be/cHthbtSbGLM?t=258 main theme]] from ''Film/DragonTheBruceLeeStory''.
* ResentfulGuardian: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist...at first. He gets better after Lead Female expresses an attraction to him due to his "seeming selflessness" in looking after Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
--> '''Wealthy, Successful Protagonist''': Frustration with these new circumstances!
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy's disability is "the most topical disability of the present year".
* RomanticRain: Wealthy Successful Protagonist and Lead Female have a tense romantic scene in a car while it's pouring.
* RousingSpeech: "Inspiring final lines of a speech that douchebags will quote in their FACEBOOK PROFILES!"
-->'''Basketball Team:''' "CHEER!!"
* SaveOurStudents: "Also, I've got to use tough love to help this Latin-American teenager believe in himself."
* ScriptWank: "Explicitly summing up the moral of the story."
* SecondActBreakup: "Differences are surfacing between us!"
* ShutUpHannibal: "'''''Overreaction!'''''"
* SingleTear: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist sheds a {{Manly Tear|s}} during his UnbrokenVigil at Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy's hospital bedside, when Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy whispers his "naive, yet inspiring, statement".
* SinkOrSwimFatherhood: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist being forced into the caretaker role for Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
* SittingOnTheRoof: Protagonist is seen sitting on the roof twice, once with Female Lead and also with Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Insightful Best Friend plays chess. Doubles as CrazyPeoplePlayChess as we later see Insightful Best Friend unhinged with a slasher smile during the MatchlightDangerRevelation.
* SnowMeansDeath: Protagonist is seen standing at a cemetery on a winter day.
* SplashOfColor: Lead Female's actress's introduction has her filmed in black-and-white but her skirt is bright red. Also Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy is in color with [[Film/AmericanBeauty red rose petals falling on him]] on black-and-white background.
* {{Sting}}: Sound effect right before the naive yet inspiring statement.
* SweepsWeekLesbianKiss: Parodied with Lead Female and Social Worker's kiss, especially given that Social Worker is credited as "Older Actress In A Comeback Attempt."
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist (Who Is Handsome)
* TemptingFate: "Reassurance that my good fortune will not waver."
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Almost every line as a result of the characters explicitly voicing their feelings.
-->'''Lead Female:''' Admiration of your seeming selflessness.
* TitleDrop: "Explicitly stating the moral of the story and awkwardly working in (''{{beat}}'') the Movie Title."
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy. [[{{Anvilicious}} Just in case it wasn't obvious enough]], there's a shot of him smiling peacefully as he stands in a shower of rose petals.
* ToughLove: How Wealthy, Successful Protagonist has to help the Latino student.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: "This scene doesn't make it into the final cut of the movie."
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer gives away the movie's key points, like revealing the FalseFriend or the death of Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
* TropeName: Every single line.
* {{Troperiffic}}: As this page should well demonstrate.
* UnbrokenVigil: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist keeps vigil at Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy's hospital bed.
* UnsoundEffect: "Laugh, laugh, laugh"; "CHEER!"; "Murmur of agreement"; "Ambient background noise."
* VertigoEffect: Visual effect towards the end, in the scene with Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy in front of a puddle.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: "Older actress trying for a comeback".
* WhiteMaleLead: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist.
* WhiteMansBurden: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist ends up single-handedly saving a Latin-American teenager, an "incredibly humble human male" (namely, an African-American), and [[MightyWhitey the Native American metaphor]].
* WhoopiEpiphanySpeech: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy delivers one of these from his hospital bed.
* YouJustHADToSayIt:
-->'''Insightful Best Friend''': "Friendly concern that a string of heightened and seemingly unrelated plots may now arise."
-->'''Wealthy, Successful Protagonist''': ''[{{beat}}]'' "Dude!"
* YourCheatingHeart: When their relationship's [[SecondActBreakUp breaking down]], Lead Female sleeps with Insightful Best Friend.