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%% * AmicableExes: Dan and Miriam, who fight a lot sometimes about their daughter but still manage to interact on good terms. [[spoiler: Eventually, they get back together.]]

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%% * AmicableExes: Dan and Miriam, who fight a lot sometimes about their daughter but still manage to interact on good terms. [[spoiler: Eventually, they get back together.]]


%% * AmicableExes: Dan and Miriam.

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%% * AmicableExes: Dan and Miriam.Miriam, who fight a lot sometimes about their daughter but still manage to interact on good terms. [[spoiler: Eventually, they get back together.]]



* BitchSlap: Gretta delivers to Dave after listening to a song he wrote and discovering that he's cheated on her.

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* BitchSlap: Gretta delivers one to Dave after listening to a song he wrote and discovering that he's cheated on her.



* EyesNeverLie: Gretta can simply tell that Dave has cheated on her simply just by looking into his eyes.

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* EyesNeverLie: Gretta can simply tell that Dave has cheated on her simply just by looking into his eyes.eyes while listening to his new song "A Higher Place".



* IntercourseWithYou: Dave's song "A Higher Place" which Gretta immediately interprets as this and slaps him across the face when she realizes she's not the girl in the song he's singing about.

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* IntercourseWithYou: Dave's song "A Higher Place" which Gretta immediately interprets as this and slaps him across the face when she realizes [[YourCheatingHeart she's not the girl in the song he's singing about.about]].



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Violet, who's only fourteen but dresses inappropriately and acts beyond her years, much to her father's shock and confusion. This is also Lampshaded by Gretta later in the film.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Violet, who's only fourteen but dresses JailBait: During an argument, Dan and Miriam express fear that their daughter Violet is becoming this, due to her dressing inappropriately and acts beyond how boys her years, much age won't talk to her father's shock and confusion. This is also Lampshaded by Gretta later in but older guys will because they want to sleep with her. Then they proceed to blame the film.other for it.



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Violet's outfit which [[BareYourMidriff exposes her stomach]] and also comes with [[WhoWearsShortShorts very short shorts]]. Her dad clearly doesn't approve of the wardrobe choice and Gretta Lampshades it when Violet comes to her asking for advice about a boy she likes.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Violet's outfit which [[BareYourMidriff exposes her stomach]] and also comes with [[WhoWearsShortShorts very short shorts]]. Highly inappropriate since she's 14. Her dad clearly doesn't approve of the wardrobe choice and Gretta Lampshades it when Violet comes to her asking for advice about a boy she likes.


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* UnusualEuphemism: [[spoiler: "I was inspired in L.A."]]


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Violet, who's only fourteen but dresses inappropriately and acts beyond her years, much to her father's shock and confusion. This is also Lampshaded by Gretta later in the film.


[[caption-width-right:300:''[[TagLine You're only as strong as your next move.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:300:''[[TagLine [[caption-width-right:259:''[[TagLine You're only as strong as your next move.]]'']]


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--> '''Dan''': You want to go to the park and get ice cream or what?
--> '''Violet''': Why would I want to do that? I'm not ten.
* BettyAndVeronica: Gretta eventually finds herself torn between nice guy Dan and her bad boy ex, Dave.

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--> '''Dan''': You want to go to the park and get ice cream or what?
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'''Violet''': Why would I want to do that? I'm not ten.
* BettyAndVeronica: BettyAndVeronica:
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Gretta eventually finds herself torn between nice guy Dan and her bad boy ex, Dave.


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* BondingThroughSharedEarbuds: Dan keeps a headphone splitter in his car as a memory of his first date with his ex-wife -- they shared it listening to her CD as they walked around New York City. He and Gretta later do the same thing with the headphone splitter, and they walk around the city in a montage that culminates in a romantic moment.


* NeverLiveItDown: Dave's affair with his producer Mim comes back to bite him when he tries to reconcile with Gretta, who brings up the name every chance to spite him.

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* BlatantLies: Dave tells Gretta that he wrote a new song dedicated to her while he was "inspired in L.A". Then Gretta listens to it and things go downhill from there.

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* EyesNeverLie: Gretta can simply tell that Dave has cheated on her simply just by looking into his eyes.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Dave's affair with his producer Mim comes back to bite him when he tries to reconcile with Gretta, who brings up the name every chance to spite him.

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*BitchSlap: Gretta delivers to Dave after listening to a song he wrote and discovering that he's cheated on her.


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* CannotTellALie: Dave finds it hard to keep a straight face during the listening to the song, making it that much easier for Gretta to figure out he cheated on her.


* IntercouseWithYou: Dave's song "A Higher Place" which Gretta immediately interprets as this and slaps him across the face when she realizes she's not the girl in the song he's singing about.

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* IntercouseWithYou: IntercourseWithYou: Dave's song "A Higher Place" which Gretta immediately interprets as this and slaps him across the face when she realizes she's not the girl in the song he's singing about.


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* PrecisionFStrike: In "Like A Fool":
--> ''And you have broken every single'' '''''fucking''''' rule''
--> ''And I have loved you like a fool''

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** Gretta is this (Betty) to Dave (Archie) before he cheats on her with Mim (Veronica).


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* IntercouseWithYou: Dave's song "A Higher Place" which Gretta immediately interprets as this and slaps him across the face when she realizes she's not the girl in the song he's singing about.

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* DaddysGirl: Violet becomes this to Dan, even if their father-daughter bond doesn't take off very well.


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* PedoHunt: Dan and Miriam discuss this in an argument as Miriam points out to him that one of the problems is that nobody wants to talk to Violet and the only guys who do are "older guys who want to f--k her".



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[[caption-width-right:300:''[[TagLine You're only as strong as your next move.]]'']]


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* DidNotGetTheGuy: [[spoiler: Gretta doesn't take Dave back after he breaks his promise to her and she finally sees him as a lost cause and leaves. Also, despite the tension building up between her and Dan earlier, she sees that Dan has reconciled with his ex-wife and she's okay with that.]]


* ActorAllusion: Costars Adam Levine (Dave) and CeeLo Green (Troublegum) who starred in the film, were judges on The Voice (2011) together.



** The Electric Lady recording studio was also featured in Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist (2008).
** In the film, Dave Kohl's debut album is titled "Jane's Last Day". The title of the album parodies the debut album "Songs About Jane" by Adam Levine's band Music/Maroon5.

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** The Electric Lady recording studio was also featured in Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist'' (2008).
** In the film, Dave Kohl's debut album is titled "Jane's ''Jane's Last Day". Day''. The title of the album parodies the debut album "Songs ''Songs About Jane" Jane'' by Adam Levine's band Music/Maroon5.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After seeing Dave's award speech, Gretta calls him out on his selfishness in song, via the track "Like A Fool".

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After seeing Dave's award speech, Gretta calls him out on his selfishness in song, ''in song'', via the track "Like A Fool".

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** The Electric Lady recording studio was also featured in Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist (2008).
** In the film, Dave Kohl's debut album is titled "Jane's Last Day". The title of the album parodies the debut album "Songs About Jane" by Adam Levine's band Music/Maroon5.

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