YMMV / Malice

The Film

  • Genius Bonus: A plot point in the film involves an ornate ballerina statue. Tracy claims to have created said statue as a gift to her husband. While visiting his mother-in-law for the first time, Andy notices a duplicate statue. Further indication of Tracy's constant deceit. Mrs. Kennsinger explains that you can buy those statues in any store. If you already knew that the statue was a replica of "Little Dancer at Fourteen Years" by Edgar Degas, you wouldn't have been surprised by the twist...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Of admittedly a very Black Humor variance, but it turns out Tobin Bell had a formidable history of violence even before Saw...
  • Memetic Mutation: Most people know this Film based solely on Jed's "God complex" monologue.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Anne Bancroft as Tracy's mother. She's amazing as she leads Andy in a series of questions that allow him to figure out what really happened and then smiles with some pride when he gets it.
    Mrs. Kennsinger: Welcome to the game, kid.
    • George C. Scott as Jed's former professor during the deposition scene.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Gwyneth Paltrow as one of Andy's students, and later, victim of the campus serial rapist.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Tracy is annoyed when Andy invites Jed to live with them without talking to her first and later is angry at Jed and his fling's loud lovemaking. It seems pretty typical and understandable, but once it's revealed that they've been in cahoots all along, it really makes sense.

The Novel

  • Paranoia Fuel: Anyone could have been through Malice at some time. Anyone. Even you.

The Video Game

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