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* AbusiveSpouse: TheReveal about Maggie's disordered life comes when Richie takes her back home. She has a black eye, and there is a restraining order on the coffee table.



* DomesticAbuse: TheReveal about Maggie's disordered life comes when Richie takes her back home. She has a black eye, and there is a restraining order on the coffee table.



* SpontaneousChoreography: Sophia starts dancing to her favorite pop song when it plays at the bowling alley. Everyone else in the bowling alley starts dancing to the beat in a choreographed routine, much to Richie's astonishment. It turns out to be an ImagineSpot.

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* SpontaneousChoreography: Sophia starts dancing to her favorite pop song when it plays at the bowling alley. Everyone else in the bowling alley starts dancing to the beat in a choreographed routine, much to Richie's astonishment. It turns out to be an ImagineSpot.ImagineSpot.
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* BathtubSuicide: Richie has already started his when the phone rings; there's already enough blood in the water to turn it pink.

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* BathtubSuicide: BathSuicide: Richie has already started his when the phone rings; there's already enough blood in the water to turn it pink.



* OrbitalCam: Used for Richie as he goggles in amazement at everyone else dancing at the bowling alley.

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* OrbitalCam: OrbitalShot: Used for Richie as he goggles in amazement at everyone else dancing at the bowling alley.

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''Curfew'' is a 2013 film written by, directed by, and starring Shawn Christensen.

Richie (Christensen) is a despondent young man who, as the film opens, has sliced his wrist in a bathtub. There is already a fair amount of blood when his estranged sister Maggie calls. Maggie makes quite clear that she is loath to call Richie, but that evening she is in desperate need of a sitter to watch over her daughter, Sophia. Richie manages to bind up the wound on his wrist and makes it over to pick up his niece, a 4th grader. They begin to form a bond.

Later adapted by Christensen into a feature film, ''Film/BeforeIDisappear''.

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* AbusiveSpouse: TheReveal about Maggie's disordered life comes when Richie takes her back home. She has a black eye, and there is a restraining order on the coffee table.
* BathtubSuicide: Richie has already started his when the phone rings; there's already enough blood in the water to turn it pink.
* BigShutUp: Richie gets extremely annoyed when two loud women are having a loud argument outside a restroom that Sophia is using. Eventually he starts screaming at them.
--> '''Richie''': Shut up! SHUT UP! Shut your fat cow mouth!
* DrugsAreBad: Richie has a generally strung-out look and seems to be trying to kick a drug habit. He says he takes drugs when Sophia notes how bad he looks. At one point he takes her to what looks like a [[OpiumDen heroin den]] and it looks like he's going to do something very bad--but he's only going there to retrieve the cartoons he drew as a child.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Richie nearly killed himself, and it's revealed that Maggie has suffered from an abusive partner. But the ending of the film has her make a more heartfelt call to Richie asking him to come over and look after Sophia more often.
* InterruptedSuicide: Maggie calls at the last possible moment, if all the blood in the water is any indication. Then he's about to do it ''again'' at the end when the phone rings a second time, again with his sister on the line.
* OrbitalCam: Used for Richie as he goggles in amazement at everyone else dancing at the bowling alley.
* SpontaneousChoreography: Sophia starts dancing to her favorite pop song when it plays at the bowling alley. Everyone else in the bowling alley starts dancing to the beat in a choreographed routine, much to Richie's astonishment. It turns out to be an ImagineSpot.

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