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''Mean Creek'' is a 2004 indie drama film starring Rory Culkin, Carly Schroeder and Creator/JoshPeck. It tells the story of a bully called George (Peck) who beats up a fellow classmate Sam (Culkin) regularly. Sam's older brother and his friends decide to [[PayEvilUntoEvil get revenge on George]] for the bullying and invite him on a boating trip for the weekend, [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen planning to make him strip naked and jump into the river, before abandoning him and forcing him to walk home naked]]. Also tagging along is Sam's friend Millie (Schroeder) who urges Sam to call the plan off. Divided opinions in the group cause the plan to [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfire horribly]].

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

''Mean Creek'' is a 2004 ComingOfAge psychological indie drama film starring Rory Culkin, Carly Schroeder and Creator/JoshPeck. Creator/JoshPeck.

It tells the story of a bully called George (Peck) who beats up a fellow classmate Sam (Culkin) regularly. Sam's older brother and his friends decide to [[PayEvilUntoEvil get revenge on George]] George for the bullying bullying]] and invite him on a boating trip for the weekend, weekend.

They plan to
[[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen planning to make him strip naked and jump into the river, before abandoning him and forcing him to walk home naked]]. Also tagging along is Sam's friend Millie (Schroeder) (Schroeder), who urges Sam to call the plan off. off.

Divided opinions in the group cause the plan to [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfire horribly]].
horribly]], and they are forced to deal with the consequences of their actions.



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: George drowns, the kids bury his body but then decide to come clean to the police. They'll likely be treated sympathetically but will be forever haunted by the experience. Marty also begins a life of crime as he runs off to Mexico]].

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: George DownerEnding: [[spoiler:George drowns, the kids bury his body but then decide to come clean to the police. They'll likely be treated sympathetically but will be forever haunted by the experience. Marty also begins a life of crime as he runs off to Mexico]].



'''Marty''': Going to jail and getting raped every night, for the rest of your cute little fucking lives is nuts.

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'''Marty''': Going to jail and getting raped every night, night for the rest of your cute little fucking lives is nuts.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: George gives one to Millie, Sam, Clyde, and Marty, [[spoiler: when he finds out about the prank.]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: George gives one to Millie, Sam, Clyde, and Marty, Marty [[spoiler: when he finds out about the prank.]]



* TotallyRadical: Averted to a degree. There's no eighties slang from the kids (the creator is an '80s kid), but for some reason they act as if, Super Soakers are the best thing ever, and reference fantasizing about Creator/HeatherLocklear and Creator/ShannenDoherty, who would have been in their 40's when the film came out.

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* TotallyRadical: Averted to a degree. There's no eighties slang from the kids (the creator is an '80s kid), but for some reason they act as if, if Super Soakers are the best thing ever, and reference fantasizing about Creator/HeatherLocklear and Creator/ShannenDoherty, who would have been in their 40's [=40s=] when the film came out.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Even though Marty was acting out of line after George's death, he was right about no one showing sympathy for people who throw fat kids in the river, and about the possibility of the kids getting in trouble for what had happened.


* DeadHandShot: One of the posters depicts [[spoiler:a dead George's forearm]] with plants growing on it.

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* DeadHandShot: One of the posters depicts [[spoiler:a dead George's forearm]] covered with plants growing on it.dirt and leaves.


* JerkassFacade: On the surface, George is an obnoxious, vulgar bully. However, his status as a bully masks a deep loneliness.


* AmbiguousDisorder: George says he has a learning disability. He says he can't read words right which hints at dyslexia while also displaying some characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: George says he has a learning disability. He says he can't read words right which hints at dyslexia while also displaying some characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome.autism.


* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, "''Mean Creek'' joins a small group of films including [[spoiler:"[[Film/RiversEdge The River's Edge]]" and "Film/{{Bully}},"]] which deal accurately and painfully with the consequences of peer driven behavior."

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* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, "''Mean Creek'' "'Mean Creek' joins a small group of films including [[spoiler:"[[Film/RiversEdge [[spoiler:'[[Film/RiversEdge The River's Edge]]" Edge]]' and "Film/{{Bully}},"]] 'Film/{{Bully}},']] which deal accurately and painfully with the consequences of peer driven behavior."


* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, "''Mean Creek'' joins a small group of films including [[spoiler:''[[Film/RiversEdge The River's Edge]]'' and ''Film/{{Bully}},'']] which deal accurately and painfully with the consequences of peer driven behavior."

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* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, "''Mean Creek'' joins a small group of films including [[spoiler:''[[Film/RiversEdge [[spoiler:"[[Film/RiversEdge The River's Edge]]'' Edge]]" and ''Film/{{Bully}},'']] "Film/{{Bully}},"]] which deal accurately and painfully with the consequences of peer driven behavior."


* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:George drowns, the kids bury his body but then decide to come clean to the police. They'll likely be treated sympathetically but will be forever haunted by the experience. Marty also begins a life of crime as he runs off to Mexico]].

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:George [[spoiler:DownerEnding: George drowns, the kids bury his body but then decide to come clean to the police. They'll likely be treated sympathetically but will be forever haunted by the experience. Marty also begins a life of crime as he runs off to Mexico]].


* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, "''Mean Creek'' joins a small group of films including [[spoiler:''[[Film/RiversEdge The River's Edge]]'' and ''Film/{{Bully}}'']], which deal accurately and painfully, with the consequences of peer driven behavior."

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* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, "''Mean Creek'' joins a small group of films including [[spoiler:''[[Film/RiversEdge The River's Edge]]'' and ''Film/{{Bully}}'']], ''Film/{{Bully}},'']] which deal accurately and painfully, painfully with the consequences of peer driven behavior."


* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, [[spoiler: "''Mean Creek'' joins a small group of films including ''The River's Edge'' and ''Bully,'' which deal accurately and painfully, with the consequences of peer driven behavior."]]

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* RealityEnsues: As Creator/RogerEbert put it, [[spoiler: "''Mean Creek'' joins a small group of films including ''The [[spoiler:''[[Film/RiversEdge The River's Edge'' Edge]]'' and ''Bully,'' ''Film/{{Bully}}'']], which deal accurately and painfully, with the consequences of peer driven behavior."]]"


''Mean Creek'' is a 2004 indie drama film starring Rory Culkin, Carly Schroeder and Josh Peck. It tells the story of a bully called George (Peck) who beats up a fellow classmate Sam (Culkin) regularly. Sam's older brother and his friends decide to [[PayEvilUntoEvil get revenge on George]] for the bullying and invite him on a boating trip for the weekend, [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen planning to make him strip naked and jump into the river, before abandoning him and forcing him to walk home naked]]. Also tagging along is Sam's friend Millie (Schroeder) who urges Sam to call the plan off. Divided opinions in the group cause the plan to [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfire horribly]].

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''Mean Creek'' is a 2004 indie drama film starring Rory Culkin, Carly Schroeder and Josh Peck.Creator/JoshPeck. It tells the story of a bully called George (Peck) who beats up a fellow classmate Sam (Culkin) regularly. Sam's older brother and his friends decide to [[PayEvilUntoEvil get revenge on George]] for the bullying and invite him on a boating trip for the weekend, [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen planning to make him strip naked and jump into the river, before abandoning him and forcing him to walk home naked]]. Also tagging along is Sam's friend Millie (Schroeder) who urges Sam to call the plan off. Divided opinions in the group cause the plan to [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfire horribly]].


* BittersweetEnding: Bordering on DownerEnding. [[spoiler:George drowns, the kids bury his body but then decide to come clean to the police. They'll likely be treated sympathetically but will be forever haunted by the experience. Marty also begins a life of crime as he runs off to Mexico]].


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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:George drowns, the kids bury his body but then decide to come clean to the police. They'll likely be treated sympathetically but will be forever haunted by the experience. Marty also begins a life of crime as he runs off to Mexico]].


* TotallyRadical: Averted to a degree. There's no eighties slang from the kids (the creator is an '80s kid), but for some reason they act as if, Super Soakers are the best thing ever, and reference fantasizing about Heather Locklear and Creator/ShannenDoherty, who would have been in their 40's when the film came out.

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* TotallyRadical: Averted to a degree. There's no eighties slang from the kids (the creator is an '80s kid), but for some reason they act as if, Super Soakers are the best thing ever, and reference fantasizing about Heather Locklear Creator/HeatherLocklear and Creator/ShannenDoherty, who would have been in their 40's when the film came out.


* TotallyRadical: Averted to a degree. There's no eighties slang from the kids (the creator is an '80s kid), but for some reason they act as if, Super Soakers are the best thing ever, and reference fantasizing about Heather Locklear and Shannen Doherty, who would have been in their 40's when the film came out.

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* TotallyRadical: Averted to a degree. There's no eighties slang from the kids (the creator is an '80s kid), but for some reason they act as if, Super Soakers are the best thing ever, and reference fantasizing about Heather Locklear and Shannen Doherty, Creator/ShannenDoherty, who would have been in their 40's when the film came out.


'''''Mean Creek''''' is a 2004 indie drama film starring Rory Culkin, Carly Schroeder and Josh Peck. It tells the story of a bully called George (Peck) who beats up a fellow classmate Sam (Culkin) regularly. Sam's older brother and his friends decide to [[PayEvilUntoEvil get revenge on George]] for the bullying and invite him on a boating trip for the weekend, [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen planning to make him strip naked and jump into the river, before abandoning him and forcing him to walk home naked]]. Also tagging along is Sam's friend Millie (Schroeder) who urges Sam to call the plan off. Divided opinions in the group cause the plan to [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfire horribly]].

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'''''Mean Creek''''' ''Mean Creek'' is a 2004 indie drama film starring Rory Culkin, Carly Schroeder and Josh Peck. It tells the story of a bully called George (Peck) who beats up a fellow classmate Sam (Culkin) regularly. Sam's older brother and his friends decide to [[PayEvilUntoEvil get revenge on George]] for the bullying and invite him on a boating trip for the weekend, [[GoneSwimmingClothesStolen planning to make him strip naked and jump into the river, before abandoning him and forcing him to walk home naked]]. Also tagging along is Sam's friend Millie (Schroeder) who urges Sam to call the plan off. Divided opinions in the group cause the plan to [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfire horribly]].

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