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** HalloweenEpisode: Ellen and Kate attend a Halloween carnival dressed as a witch and a fortune teller, respectively.


* AMinorKidroduction: The movie opens on Ellen and her brother Brian when they're 8 and 4 year old.

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* AMinorKidroduction: The movie opens on Ellen and her brother Brian when they're 8 and 4 year years old.



* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: George]] is implied as this to Ellen after she discovers that [[spoiler: he has slept with his younger students]].

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* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: George]] is implied as this to Ellen after she discovers that [[spoiler: he has slept with his younger students]].students]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: Ellen confronts her father about [[spoiler: his dalliances with his students]] and his selfish attitude towards her [[spoiler: dying]] mother.
* ChristmasEpisode: One scene takes place shortly before Christmas.
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* AMinorKidroduction: The movie opens on Ellen and her brother Brian when they're 8 and 4 year old.



* BigScrewedUpFamily[=/=]DysfunctionalFamily: The Guldens in spades, for starters Ellen's father George [[spoiler: is sleeping with his female students]], her mother Kate [[spoiler: is suffering from terminal cancer]] and her younger brother Brian [[spoiler: is flunking out of college]].

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* BigScrewedUpFamily[=/=]DysfunctionalFamily: The Guldens in spades, for starters Ellen's father George [[spoiler: is sleeping has affairs with his female students]], her mother Kate [[spoiler: is suffering from terminal cancer]] and her younger brother Brian [[spoiler: is flunking out of college]].college]].
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: George]] is implied as this to Ellen after she discovers that [[spoiler: he has slept with his younger students]].



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* TheEighties: The movie takes place between summer 1987 and March 1988.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Guldens in spades, for starters Ellen's father George [[spoiler: is sleeping with his female students]], her mother Kate [[spoiler: is suffering from terminal cancer]] and her younger brother Brian [[spoiler: is flunking out of college]].

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: BigScrewedUpFamily[=/=]DysfunctionalFamily: The Guldens in spades, for starters Ellen's father George [[spoiler: is sleeping with his female students]], her mother Kate [[spoiler: is suffering from terminal cancer]] and her younger brother Brian [[spoiler: is flunking out of college]].


* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Goulds in spades, for starters Ellen's father George [[spoiler: is sleeping with his female students]], her mother Kate [[spoiler: is suffering from terminal cancer]] and her older Brian [[spoiler: is flunking out of college]].

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Goulds Guldens in spades, for starters Ellen's father George [[spoiler: is sleeping with his female students]], her mother Kate [[spoiler: is suffering from terminal cancer]] and her older younger brother Brian [[spoiler: is flunking out of college]].


Ellen Gulden (Creator/ReneeZellweger) works as a journalist for ''New York Magazine'' and has a great boyfriend, at the request of her father George (Creator/WilliamHurt), Ellen returns home to New Jersey to care for her cancer-stricken mother Kate (Creator/MerylStreep)

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Ellen Gulden (Creator/ReneeZellweger) works as a journalist for ''New York Magazine'' and has a great boyfriend, at the request of her father George (Creator/WilliamHurt), Ellen returns home to New Jersey to care for her cancer-stricken mother Kate (Creator/MerylStreep)

(Creator/MerylStreep), Ellen soon realizes that her parents aren't what that they seem to be.

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* BigApplesauce: Most of the film is set in New York City where Ellen works.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Goulds in spades, for starters Ellen's father George [[spoiler: is sleeping with his female students]], her mother Kate [[spoiler: is suffering from terminal cancer]] and her older Brian [[spoiler: is flunking out of college]].


[[caption-width-right:350:{{Tagline}} Love what you have]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:{{Tagline}} [[caption-width-right:350: Love what you have]]


Ellen Gulden (Creator/ReneeZellweger) works as a journalist for ''New York Magazine'' and has a great boyfriend, at the request of her father George Ellen returns home to New Jersey to care for her cancer-stricken mother Kate (Creator/MerylStreep)

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Ellen Gulden (Creator/ReneeZellweger) works as a journalist for ''New York Magazine'' and has a great boyfriend, at the request of her father George (Creator/WilliamHurt), Ellen returns home to New Jersey to care for her cancer-stricken mother Kate (Creator/MerylStreep)(Creator/MerylStreep)

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[[caption-width-right:350:{{Tagline}} Love what you have]]
Ellen Gulden (Creator/ReneeZellweger) works as a journalist for ''New York Magazine'' and has a great boyfriend, at the request of her father George Ellen returns home to New Jersey to care for her cancer-stricken mother Kate (Creator/MerylStreep)

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