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  • Cliché Storm
  • Mary Sue: Slim.
  • Narm Factor Nine, Captain!:
    • Although it's apparently intended to be serious, as Roger Ebert noted, Mitch is a completely absurd, Flanderized caricature of an abusive husband; not just a hybridization of Germaine Greer's worst nightmare, and Godzilla in human form, he's also, for the purposes of the plot, practically omnipotent. The scene where he rampages through the house of Slim's terrified parents is particularly amusing. Mitch himself may not necessarily be in it For the Evulz (he's generally shown to be angry), but that's no reason for us in the audience not to be.
    • Slim suddenly has a self-defense coach, who teaches her and her alone, and even briefly narrates the final fight as if to say "use the force".
    • Jennifer Lopez and Juliette Lewis' joint-catchphrase. "Piece of cake" "Piece of Pie". Repeated numerous times throughout the film, towards the end they even abbreviate it to the non-sequitur "Cake" "Pie"
  • The Scrappy: Gracie.
  • Unfortunate Implications: J-Lo — sorry, "Slim" — says she's "not the kind of woman whose husband beats her up." So, wait, there is a kind of woman whose husband beats her? And that woman should probably just take it, because that's the kind of woman she is?
    • It's the kind of "how did my life end up here" thought that battered women would have, but it's executed as terribly as everything else in this film.
    • Let's not forget how this movie takes Domestic Abuse, a very sensitive topic, and treats as few more than a Film version of a Revenge Fic. It's such a caricaturesque, insensitive and ridiculous handling that it makes the movie very hard to watch... Suuuuure, that will help the cause of battered women so very much, J-Lo. After all, women can only be ~truly empowered~ after being abused, beaten, raped, etc.!

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