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** Whatever became of Cindy's mother in the present timeline is unknown, either she died or divorced her abusive home.

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** Whatever became of Cindy's mother in the present timeline is unknown, either she died or divorced her abusive home.husband.



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Cindy is quite attractive and have not helped her. First, ex-boyfriend Bobby (with his friends) beat up Dean out of jealousy and her boss only gave her a promotion in an attempt to sleep with her.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Cindy is quite attractive and have that has not helped her. First, her ex-boyfriend Bobby (with his friends) beat up Dean out of jealousy and her boss only gave her a promotion in an attempt to sleep with her.


* SoBeautifulItACurse: Cindy is quite attractive and have not helped her. First, ex-boyfriend Bobby (with his friends) beat up Dean out of jealousy and her boss only gave her a promotion in an attempt to sleep with her.

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* SoBeautifulItACurse: SoBeautifulItsACurse: Cindy is quite attractive and have not helped her. First, ex-boyfriend Bobby (with his friends) beat up Dean out of jealousy and her boss only gave her a promotion in an attempt to sleep with her.


* MissingMom: Dean's mother walked out on him and his father.

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* MissingMom: MissingMom:
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Dean's mother walked out on him and his father.father.
** Whatever became of Cindy's mother in the present timeline is unknown, either she died or divorced her abusive home.


* BitchInSheepsClothing: Cindy's boss comes off as a NiceGuy who cares about her in a professional friendly manner, even helping her get a promotion. However, it's soon revealed that he's a slimeball who only gave her the said promotion because he was hoped it would lead to them having sex, despite being aware that she's married.



* DaddysGirl: Frankie isn't Dean's child, but he loves and spends lots of time with her, and they clearly have a close and affectionate relationship.

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* DaddysGirl: Frankie isn't Dean's child, child ([[MamasBabyPapasMaybe possibly]]), but he loves and spends lots of time with her, and they clearly have a close and affectionate relationship.



* HelloNurse: Cindy is an attractive medical student who works at a hospital.



* KarmaHoudini: Bobby and his friends never get in any trouble for beating up Dean.



* SoBeautifulItACurse: Cindy is quite attractive and have not helped her. First, ex-boyfriend Bobby (with his friends) beat up Dean out of jealousy and her boss only gave her a promotion in an attempt to sleep with her.



** When Cindy and Bobby were together he was her college intructor.

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** When Cindy and Bobby were together he was her college intructor.instructor.





* AwfulWeddedLife:
** Dean and Cindy's marriage is a rocky one that only gets progressively worse by the end. They married only presumably after a few weeks or months after dating, their conflicting personalities, and poor communication all come to a head, and by the end it's heavily implied they're headed for divorce.
** Cindy's parents had this relationship with the father being emotionally abusive and the mother being too passive to fight back.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Bobby doesn't react well at all to Cindy moving on after their breakup, leaving angry messages over the phone for her and beating Dean up after stealing his business card from Cindy. No wonder Dean reacts badly to hearing Cindy nonchalantly recount meeting him by chance and talking with him.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: CrazyJealousGuy:
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Bobby doesn't react well at all to Cindy moving on after their breakup, leaving angry messages over the phone for her and beating Dean up after stealing his business card from Cindy. No wonder Dean reacts badly to hearing Cindy nonchalantly recount meeting him by chance and talking with him.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Dean's the poster child for this trope in the flashbacks.



* DisappearedDad: [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe Maybe]]. Give that Cindy had unprotected sex with both Bobby and Dean within weeks of each other, there's a strong possibility that Bobby is Frankie's biological father and is likely unaware of her existence.



* FourthDateMarriage: Deconstructed. Dean and Cindy marry each other despite only dating for a weeks or months, but the hasty marriage doesn't allow them to ''really'' get to know each other and their conflicting personalities that causes more problems in their already strained marriage.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dean, in the present. He can be quite immature but he does genuinely care for Cindy's daughter as if it were his.
*** None of which kept Cindy from [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys getting involved with both of them]].

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dean, in the present. He can be quite immature but he does genuinely care for Cindy's daughter as if it were his.
*** None of which kept Cindy from [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys getting involved with both of them]].
his.



* MissingMom: Dean's mother walked out on him and his father.



* ReallyGetsAround: While at the abortion clinic, Cindy states that she ''maybe'' had sex with 25 people.



* [[TitledAfterTheSong Titled After the Album]]: by Music/TomWaits.

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* [[TitledAfterTheSong Titled After TeacherStudentRomance:
** When Cindy and Bobby were together he was her college intructor.
** Invoked by Cindy's boss who only gave her a promotion so they could be together instead of for her own experience and despite
the Album]]: by fact he's aware that she's married.
* TitledAfterTheSong: Well, after the album. By
Music/TomWaits.


The film features a score composed by the indie rock band Music/GrizzlyBear. Michelle Williams was nominated for a 2011 Best Actress AcademyAward for her role as Cindy.

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The film features a score composed by the indie rock band Music/GrizzlyBear. Michelle Williams was nominated for a 2011 Best Actress AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for her role as Cindy.

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* BlackComedy: Cindy's [[ItMakesSenseInContext child molester joke]].


* PoorCommunicationKills: Dean and Cindy's marriage erodes to the point where it's almost impossible for them to talk without bickering or taking potshots at each other, with deep-seated resentment on both sides.



* ShotgunWedding: Subverted. Dean and Cindy get married after she becomes pregnant, but Dean is well aware the baby likely isn't his and is the first to suggest marriage.

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* ShotgunWedding: Subverted. Dean and Cindy get married after she becomes pregnant, but Dean is well aware the baby likely isn't his and is the first to suggest marriage. It's also something of a FourthDateMarriage given that they've only known each other for a few weeks at most, which comes back to bite them when it's clear they have radically different expectations for the marriage.


* TheAlcoholic: Hinted at with Dean.

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* TheAlcoholic: Hinted at with Dean.Dean, who drinks in the mornings before work and falls asleep on the couch.



* CerebusCallback: Dean jokes to Cindy that she's so beautiful that people will never treat her sincerely. Later in the film, it's revealed that the reason Cindy's boss wants her to relocate is so they can spend more time together, rather than for her experience.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Bobby doesn't react well at all to Cindy moving on after their breakup, leaving angry messages over the phone for her and beating Dean up after stealing his business card from Cindy. No wonder Dean reacts badly to hearing Cindy nonchalantly recount meeting him by chance and talking with him.
** Dean himself becomes this in a drunken rage at the end of the film, attacking Cindy's boss for emailing her outside of work.
* DaddysGirl: Frankie isn't Dean's child, but he loves and spends lots of time with her, and they clearly have a close and affectionate relationship.



* DownerEnding
* ForegoneConclusion: The doomed marriage of Dean and Cindy.

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* DownerEnding
DirtyCoward: Bobby brings a couple of his buddies along when he beats up Dean.
* DownerBeginning: The film opens with Dean discovering that Cindy left the gate open, leading their dog to run away and get hit by a car.
* DownerEnding: Dean and Cindy are on track to divorce, leaving a tearful Frankie chasing after him to try to stop him from leaving.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The opening of the film quickly establishes that Dean is a likely alcoholic who doesn't sleep with Cindy anymore, and while he has a good relationship with Frankie, his marriage with Cindy is cold and marred with her annoyance with his childish antics.
* ForegoneConclusion: The doomed marriage of Dean and Cindy.Cindy, the impending threat of divorce all but stated within the first few minutes of the film.


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* HappierTimesMontage: The credits, which shows a younger and happier Dean and Cindy over fireworks.


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* LoveAtFirstSight: Dean says this word for word about Cindy.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Cindy has unprotected sex with both Bobby and Dean and notes that either could be the father, though Bobby is the far more likely candidate, especially when a doctor confirms the baby is at least 11 weeks old. Dean doesn't care and loves Frankie as much as if she were his own daughter.


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* ShotgunWedding: Subverted. Dean and Cindy get married after she becomes pregnant, but Dean is well aware the baby likely isn't his and is the first to suggest marriage.


* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Cindy and Bobby.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Cindy and Bobby.


The film features a score composed by the indie rock band Grizzly Bear. Michelle Williams was nominated for a 2011 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Cindy.

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The film features a score composed by the indie rock band Grizzly Bear. Music/GrizzlyBear. Michelle Williams was nominated for a 2011 Best Actress Oscar AcademyAward for her role as Cindy.


* PetTheDog: While Dean has many flaws, his interactions with Frankie show that he does genuinely love her and is a very affectionate father. In the flashbacks, his behavior towards Walter (taking his time to move in his stuff and set it up to be comfortable for him, telling him where all his things are, at the risk of getting in trouble for delaying his next assignment) also counts.

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* PetTheDog: While Dean has many flaws, his interactions with Frankie show that he does genuinely love her and is a very affectionate father. In the flashbacks, his behavior towards Walter (taking his time to move in his stuff and set it up to be comfortable for him, telling him where all his things are, at the risk of getting in trouble for delaying his next assignment) also counts.


* PetTheDog: While Dean has many flaws, his interactions with Frankie show that he does genuinely love her and is a very affectionate father.

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* PetTheDog: While Dean has many flaws, his interactions with Frankie show that he does genuinely love her and is a very affectionate father. In the flashbacks, his behavior towards Walter (taking his time to move in his stuff and set it up to be comfortable for him, telling him where all his things are, at the risk of getting in trouble for delaying his next assignment) also counts.


* {{Jerkass}}: Bobby.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Bobby.Bobby, as well as Cindy's father.


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* PetTheDog: While Dean has many flaws, his interactions with Frankie show that he does genuinely love her and is a very affectionate father.

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