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* AdultFear: The film doesn't really address this until they go to see George's mother but think about it. George is convinced into not telling his mother where he's going. The audience knows that the kids are planning on pushing George in the lake and forcing him to walk home naked. Imagine being a parent and your child arrives home from the trip in ''that'' condition. [[spoiler: What actually happens is much worse]] - when the kids show up on her doorstep she has clearly been worried sick [[spoiler: and rightfully assumes the worst when she sees the expressions on their faces]].



->''[[{{Tagline}} Beneath the surface, everyone has a secret.]]''

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\n->''[[{{Tagline}} [[caption-width-right:237:''[[{{Tagline}} Beneath the surface, everyone has a secret.]]''
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* BigBrotherBully: Subverted. Sam's older brother Rocky is good and kind while Marty fits the stereotype perfectly, despite not actually being related to Sam.

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* BigBrotherBully: BigBrotherBully:
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Subverted. Sam's older brother Rocky is good and kind while Marty fits the stereotype perfectly, despite not actually being related to Sam.



* BitchAlert: Male example - Marty.

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%% * BitchAlert: Male example - Marty.



* CountryMatters: [[spoiler:During his tirade, George calls Millie "a JAP[[note]] [[JewishAmericanPrincess Jewish American Princess]], meaning a Jewish Woman who is incredibly selfish and materialistic. It's been mostly overshadowed for its other meaning as an Anti-Japanese Slur. [[/note]] Cunt. What makes his use of the word particularly shocking is that Millie is arguably the most sensible and innocent one here.]]

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* CountryMatters: [[spoiler:During his tirade, George calls Millie "a JAP[[note]] [[JewishAmericanPrincess Jewish American Princess]], meaning a Jewish Woman who is incredibly selfish and materialistic. It's been mostly overshadowed for its other meaning as an Anti-Japanese Slur. [[/note]] Cunt. cunt." What makes his use of the word particularly shocking is that Millie is arguably the most sensible and innocent one here.]]



* EveryoneHasStandards: Everyone except Marty wants to call off the original plan once they find George to be a relatively nice guy who obviously doesn't have social skills.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards:
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Everyone except Marty wants to call off the original plan once they find George to be a relatively nice guy who obviously doesn't have social skills.



* FreudianExcuse: It's stated that George has Dyslexia, and he also has an AmbiguousDisorder which makes socializing hard for him.

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* FreudianExcuse: FreudianExcuse:
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It's stated that George has Dyslexia, dyslexia, and he also has an AmbiguousDisorder which makes socializing hard for him.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: George, for obvious reasons.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: TheFriendNobodyLikes:
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George, for obvious reasons.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: Saying that is quite the understatement.

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%% * GoneHorriblyWrong: Saying that is quite the understatement.



* LIsForDyslexia: George.
* MoodWhiplash: The trailer caught a ''really'' bad wind of it halfway through. The first half makes the movie seem like an innocent, light-hearted comedy of sorts. [[spoiler:Then we see the scenes depicting George's death]], and everything converts to extremely depressing.

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%% * LIsForDyslexia: George.
* MoodWhiplash: The trailer caught a ''really'' bad wind of it halfway through. The first half makes the movie seem like an innocent, light-hearted comedy of sorts. [[spoiler:Then Then we see the scenes depicting George's [[spoiler:George's death]], and everything converts to extremely depressing.



* OnlySaneWoman: Millie and Clyde fill these roles.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Marty's rationalisation of the plan.

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%% * OnlySaneWoman: Millie and Clyde fill these roles.
%% * PayEvilUntoEvil: Marty's rationalisation of the plan.



* SceneryPorn: Especially when they go out on the lake.

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%% * SceneryPorn: Especially when they go out on the lake.



* ShrinkingViolet: Sam.

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%% * ShrinkingViolet: Sam.



* ThreeAmigos: Marty, Rocky, and Clyde.

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%% * ThreeAmigos: Marty, Rocky, and Clyde.


* AmbiguousTimePeriod: There really isn't any indication that the movie takes place in the 2000s. Especially when Rocky and Sam play would you rather, they talk about Creator/ShannenDoherty and Creator/HeatherLocklear who were popular in the early to mid nineties. They also use pagers and landlines instead of cell phones, and George gets Sam a Super Soaker as a present.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: There really isn't any indication that the movie takes place in the 2000s. Especially when Rocky and Sam play would you rather, they talk about Creator/ShannenDoherty and Creator/HeatherLocklear who were popular in the early to mid nineties. They also use pagers and landlines instead of cell phones, phones[[note]]Granted, they were still used even in 2004, but cellphones are just becoming more popular, so it still somewhat counts[[/note]], and George gets Sam a Super Soaker as a present.


* CountryMatters: [[spoiler:During his tirade, George calls Millie the c-word and prefaces it with an anti-Asian slur (which doesn't make sense because Millie is white). What makes his use of the word particularly shocking is that Millie is arguably the most sensible and innocent one here.]]

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* CountryMatters: [[spoiler:During his tirade, George calls Millie the c-word "a JAP[[note]] [[JewishAmericanPrincess Jewish American Princess]], meaning a Jewish Woman who is incredibly selfish and prefaces it with materialistic. It's been mostly overshadowed for its other meaning as an anti-Asian slur (which doesn't make sense because Millie is white).Anti-Japanese Slur. [[/note]] Cunt. What makes his use of the word particularly shocking is that Millie is arguably the most sensible and innocent one here.]]


* TheBully: George and Marty. The film explores the reasoning behind both cases:

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* TheBully: George and Marty. The film explores the reasoning behind both cases:cases while never excusing either:

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* TheBully: George and Marty. The film explores the reasoning behind both cases:
** George is actually a mostly nice kid, but seems to have some sort of disorder that makes it hard for him to comprehend that what he's doing is wrong. When he and Clyde discuss a previous incident where George hurt Clyde, George genuinely can't comprehend the idea that he may have attacked Clyde for no good reason and asserts that Clyde must have done ''something'' to warrant it.
** Marty comes from a DysfunctionalFamily with a drug-addicted mother and an abusive older brother. He also has a lot of lingering trauma resulting from [[spoiler:his father's suicide]].

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Downplayed. While Marty's brother Kyle is an abusive asshole, he seems genuinely concerned for Marty when he finds out about [[spoiler:his role in George's death]] and [[spoiler:agrees to not say anything about it to protect Marty]]. During their final scene together, Kyle tries to say something heartfelt to Marty but gives up after either he can't think of anything or can't bring himself to say it.


* CountryMatters: [[spoiler:During his tirade, George calls Millie the c-word and prefaces it with an antisemitic slur. What makes his use of the word particularly shocking is that Millie is arguably the most sensible and innocent one here.]]

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* CountryMatters: [[spoiler:During his tirade, George calls Millie the c-word and prefaces it with an antisemitic slur.anti-Asian slur (which doesn't make sense because Millie is white). What makes his use of the word particularly shocking is that Millie is arguably the most sensible and innocent one here.]]


* TresAmigos: Marty, Rocky, and Clyde.

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* TresAmigos: ThreeAmigos: Marty, Rocky, and Clyde.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Rocky goes into detail on what he thinks about while jerking off during Truth or Dare.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: George, for obvious reasons.
** Clyde also seems to be this, with Marty's constant cruel remarks about him. Though, Rocky at least tries to include him and comforts him after they plan the initial prank.


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* TresAmigos: Marty, Rocky, and Clyde.


* AerithAndBob: The siblings are named Rocky....and Sam.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Rocky's main motive for getting back at George.



** Rocky, Sam, and Millie are the only characters who don't mock Clyde for having two gay dads.



* HasTwoMommies: Clyde has two dads, which is something he's mocked mercilessly for.



* OnlySaneWoman: Millie and Clyde fill these roles.



* TheSmurfettePrincipal: Millie is the only female in the main cast.

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* TheSmurfettePrincipal: TheSmurfettePrinciple: Millie is the only female in the main cast.

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* FreudianExcuse: It's stated that George has Dyslexia, and he also has an AmbiguousDisorder which makes socializing hard for him.
** Marty obviously comes from an abusive home and to add insult to injury, his dad AteHisGun.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Pretty much everyone ships Sam and Millie together.

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