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* PetTheDog: Benji's sister [[spoiler:Agatha]] is the only person he does not act like a complete asshole towards. While he does still occasionally insult towards her, it comes off more as typical brother-sister teasing than the snide condescension he displays towards everyone else.


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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: 13-year-old child actor Benji has already been to rehab for substance abuse, goes to adult nightclubs, and is implied to already be sexually active with other child starlets.


* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler: Stafford and Cristina Weiss. In their defense, they'd been separated at an early age, and only found out after they'd met, married, and raised a family.]]

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* BrotherSisterIncest: BrotherSisterIncest:
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[[spoiler: Stafford and Cristina Weiss. In their defense, they'd been separated at an early age, and only found out after they'd met, married, and raised a family.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: Benji tries to strangle his young scene-stealing costar, thinking it's the ghost of the cancer patient who's haunting him.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Benji tries to strangle his young scene-stealing costar, thinking it's the ghost of the cancer patient who's haunting him.him.
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** FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: When Agatha and [[spoiler:Benji]] were young, she would feed him sleeping pills and perform a mock wedding ceremony with him. During one such ceremony, the house caught on fire, badly burning Agatha in the process.

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** FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: When Agatha Benjie and [[spoiler:Benji]] his sister were young, she would feed him sleeping pills and perform a mock wedding ceremony with him. During one such ceremony, the house caught on fire, badly burning Agatha her in the process.


* VomitIndiscretionShot: Benji pukes in a men's room urinal after a fruitless meeting with a casting agency. For added {{Squick}}, his mom is in there to comfort him.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Benji pukes in a men's room urinal after a fruitless meeting with a casting agency. For added {{Squick}}, his mom is in there to comfort him.


* SelfImmolation: [[spoiler: Cristina.]] Unfortunately, comes across as SpecialEffectFailure.

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* SelfImmolation: [[spoiler: Cristina.]] Unfortunately, comes across as SpecialEffectFailure.]]


* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler:When Havana fires Agatha, the latter grabs one of Havana's acting trophies and bloodily bashes her head in. As an added GeniusBonus, the award in question is a Genie Award, given to Canadian movie talent. Cronenberg has several...]]

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* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler:When Havana fires Agatha, the latter grabs one of Havana's acting trophies and bloodily bashes her head in. As an added GeniusBonus, the award in question is a Genie Award, given to Canadian movie talent. Cronenberg has several...]]


* CaliforniaDoubling: Played straight (like most Cronenberg projects, the bulk of the film was shot in his native Toronto), but also averted (some scenes were actually shot in Hollywood - the first time in his career that Cronenberg has filmed on American soil).


** When Stafford finds [[spoiler:Agatha]] in his home, he physically attacks her, punching her repeated in the stomach before throwing her out.

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** When Stafford finds [[spoiler:Agatha]] in his home, he physically attacks her, punching her repeated repeatedly in the stomach before throwing her out.


Forty-something actress Havana Segrand (Creator/JulianneMoore) is trying to jump-start her stagnant career by remaking the signature film of her late mother, Clarice Taggart (Sarah Gadon). Havana is also under the care of TV psychologist Stafford Weiss (Creator/JohnCusack), who, along with wife Cristina (Olivia Williams), oversees the movie career of their spoiled, ill-mannered 13-year-old son Benji (Evan Bird). And Jerome (Creator/RobertPattinson) dreams of being an actor or screenwriter, but makes his living as a limo driver.

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Forty-something actress Havana Segrand (Creator/JulianneMoore) is trying to jump-start her stagnant career by remaking the signature film of her late mother, Clarice Taggart (Sarah Gadon). Havana is also under the care of TV psychologist Stafford Weiss (Creator/JohnCusack), who, along with wife Cristina (Olivia Williams), (Creator/OliviaWilliams), oversees the movie career of their spoiled, ill-mannered 13-year-old son Benji (Evan Bird). And Jerome (Creator/RobertPattinson) dreams of being an actor or screenwriter, but makes his living as a limo driver.


cars on her arms.



* OperaGloves: Agatha wears them throughout the film, to hide the burns.

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* OperaGloves: Agatha wears them throughout the film, to hide the burns.burn scars on her arms.


cars on her arms.
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler: Stafford and Cristina Weiss. In their defense, they'd been separated at an early age, and only found out after they'd met, married, and raised a family.]]
** FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: When Agatha and [[spoiler:Benji]] were young, she would feed him sleeping pills and perform a mock wedding ceremony with him. During one such ceremony, the house caught on fire, badly burning Agatha in the process.



* OperaGloves: Agatha wears them throughout the film, to hide the burn scars on her arms.
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Stafford and Cristina Weiss. In their defense, they'd been separated at an early age, and only found out after they'd met, married, and raised a family.]]
** FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: When Agatha and [[spoiler:Benji]] were young, she would feed him sleeping pills and perform a mock wedding ceremony with him. During one such ceremony, the house caught on fire, badly burning Agatha in the process.

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* OperaGloves: Agatha wears them throughout the film, to hide the burn scars on her arms.
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Stafford and Cristina Weiss. In their defense, they'd been separated at an early age, and only found out after they'd met, married, and raised a family.]]
** FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother: When Agatha and [[spoiler:Benji]] were young, she would feed him sleeping pills and perform a mock wedding ceremony with him. During one such ceremony, the house caught on fire, badly burning Agatha in the process.
burns.


** When Stannis finds [[spoiler:Agatha]] in his home, he physically attacks her, punching her repeated in the stomach before throwing her out.

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** When Stannis Stafford finds [[spoiler:Agatha]] in his home, he physically attacks her, punching her repeated in the stomach before throwing her out.



** Stannis refers to his daughter as this.

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** Stannis Stafford refers to his daughter as this.



* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Stannis and Cristina Weiss. In their defense, they'd been separated at an early age, and only found out after they'd met, married, and raised a family.]]

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* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Stannis Stafford and Cristina Weiss. In their defense, they'd been separated at an early age, and only found out after they'd met, married, and raised a family.]]

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