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* MeaningfulName: "Rain", named after poet Creator/RainerMariaRilke.

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* MeaningfulName: "Rain", named after poet Creator/RainerMariaRilke. The climax of the film between Rain and Gabe is during a thunderstorm.

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* RealityEnsues: Jack dates a perky aerobic instructor in her twenties -- then finds out she doesn't fit in with his middle-aged friends and becomes an embarrassment.


* RecycledInSpace: ''Film/ScenesFromAMarriage]'' [[AC: but DarkerAndEdgier]]!

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* RecycledInSpace: ''Film/ScenesFromAMarriage]'' ''Film/ScenesFromAMarriage'' [[AC: but DarkerAndEdgier]]!


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* RecycledInSpace: ''[[Creator/IngmarBergman Scenes From a Marriage]]'' [[AC: but DarkerAndEdgier]]!

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* RecycledInSpace: ''[[Creator/IngmarBergman Scenes From a Marriage]]'' ''Film/ScenesFromAMarriage]'' [[AC: but DarkerAndEdgier]]!

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* PerfectlyCromulentWord: Played with in the film. Gabe says he looked up "epucious" in the dictionary and couldn't find it. Rain tells him she made up the word for the character in her story, and that it ''sounded'' like it would fit his personality.

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* NoEnding: The film doesn't end so much as ''stop'' (deliberately).
-->'''Gabe:''' Is this over now? Can I go?

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* RecycledInSpace: ''[[Creator/IngmarBergman Scenes From a Marriage]]'' [[AC: but DarkerAndEdgier]]!

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* BadassBoast:
-->'''Gabe:''' Boy, I'd hate to be your boyfriend! He must go through hell.\\
'''Rain:''' Well, I'm WorthIt.


* GilliganCut: A few subtle ones. For example, Jack claims he'd ''never'' sleep with a hooker. Turns out, he caves in, sleeps with her, then not only has a regular thing with her, but starts having her ''bring hooker friends'' for some MenageATrois.

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* GilliganCut: A few subtle ones. For example, Jack claims he'd ''never'' sleep with a hooker. Turns out, he caves in, sleeps with her, then not only has a regular thing with her, but starts having her ''bring hooker friends'' for some MenageATrois.[[ThreeWaySex Menage A Trois]].

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* GilliganCut: A few subtle ones. For example, Jack claims he'd ''never'' sleep with a hooker. Turns out, he caves in, sleeps with her, then not only has a regular thing with her, but starts having her ''bring hooker friends'' for some MenageATrois.


A 1992 {{Dramedy}} film directed by (and co-starring) Creator/WoodyAllen.

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A 1992 {{Dramedy}} film {{Mockumentary}} directed by (and co-starring) Creator/WoodyAllen.


* RealitySubtext. ''And HOW''.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Everything seems to be headed that way for Gabe and Rain, but [[spoiler: he changes his mind after kissing her at her birthday party]]. Doesn't make him happier in the long run, though.
* TypeCasting: In 1992 Creator/JulietteLewis was better known as a precocious, provocative young woman type - ''CapeFear'' had been released the year before.

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* RealitySubtext. ''And HOW''.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Everything seems to be headed that way for Gabe and Rain, but [[spoiler: he changes his mind after kissing her at her birthday party]]. Doesn't make him happier in the long run, though.
* TypeCasting: In 1992 Creator/JulietteLewis was better known as a precocious, provocative young woman type - ''CapeFear'' had been released the year before.
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* IceQueen: Jack sees Sally as one, of the "bossy neurotic wife" variety; a major source of trouble throughout their marriage has been [[spoiler: Sally's apparent frigidity]], combined with her upper-class tastes.

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* IceQueen: IceQueen:
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Jack sees Sally as one, of the "bossy neurotic wife" variety; a major source of trouble throughout their marriage has been [[spoiler: Sally's apparent frigidity]], combined with her upper-class tastes. Subverted in that it's revealed Jack goes for that kind of woman.


* MeaningfulName: "Rain", named after poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

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* MeaningfulName: "Rain", named after poet Rainer Maria Rilke.Creator/RainerMariaRilke.

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