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* AmbiguouslyGay: When Alma asks Reynolds why he's not married, he says he's a "ConfirmedBachelor" and doesn't want to "live a lie". In the time period in which the film takes place, he's pretty much spelling it out for her. Later events may be a case of [[spoiler:IfItsYouItsOK]].

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* AmbiguouslyGay: When Alma asks Reynolds why he's not married, he says he's a "ConfirmedBachelor" and doesn't want to "live a lie". In the time period in which the film takes place, he's pretty much spelling it out for her. Later events may be a case of [[spoiler:IfItsYouItsOK]].[[spoiler:IfItsYouItsOkay]].



** [[ThePowerOfLove The importance of communication and relationships]].

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** [[ThePowerOfLove The importance of communication and relationships]].relationships.]]



* InterclassRomance: Reynolds is already a well established and wealthy dressmaker by the time he meets Alma, an immigrant waitress.


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* UptownGirl: Gender-inverted: Reynolds is already a well established and wealthy dressmaker by the time he meets Alma, an immigrant waitress.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: When Alma asks Reynolds why he's not married, he says he's a "ConfirmedBachelor" and doesn't want to "live a lie". In the time period in which the film takes place, he's pretty much spelling it out for her. Later events may be a case of [[spoiler:IfItsYouItsOK]].


* MayDecemberRomance: Between Reynolds and Alma. The Countess he designs a wedding dress for appears to be slightly older than her husband also.

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* MayDecemberRomance: Between Reynolds and Alma.Alma (Creator/DanielDayLewis is 27 years Vicky Krieps' senior). The Countess he designs a wedding dress for appears to be slightly older than her husband also.

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* GenderBlenderName: Reynolds' sister is named Cyril, which is typically a masculine name.


* RealitySubtext: It's difficult not to see parallels between Reynold's perfectionist tendencies and how seriously he takes his work and Daniel Day-Lewis' own attitude towards acting.


* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:Let's be blunt here; if the genders of this story were reversed, women would be ''screaming'' hate about this film for presenting a relationship in which one party poisoning the other to make them vulnerable and assume control is a twisted-yet-sincere romantic relationship. Because it's a woman poisoning a man in a ''literal'' act of toxic love mixed with sadomasochistic overtones, people adore it; the complaints are universally claims that the film is celebrating "toxic masculinity".]]

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:Let's be blunt here; if [[spoiler:Alma poisoning Reynolds would play out quite differently were the genders of this story were reversed, women would be ''screaming'' hate about this film for presenting a relationship in which one party poisoning the other to make them vulnerable and assume control is a twisted-yet-sincere romantic relationship. Because it's a woman poisoning a man in a ''literal'' act of toxic love mixed with sadomasochistic overtones, people adore it; the complaints are universally claims that the film is celebrating "toxic masculinity".reversed.]]


-->-- '''Alma''' to '''Reynolds Woodcock'''.

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-->-- '''Alma''' to '''Reynolds Woodcock'''.
Woodcock'''



* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Kiss me, my girl, before I'm sick."]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Kiss me, my girl, before I'm sick."]]"]]

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* NoAntagonist

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* RealitySubtext: It's difficult not to see parallels between Reynold's perfectionist tendencies and how seriously he takes his work and Daniel Day-Lewis' own attitude towards acting.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: [[spoiler:Let's be blunt here; if the genders of this story were reversed, women would be ''screaming'' hate about this film for presenting a relationship in which one party poisoning the other to make them vulnerable and assume control is a twisted-yet-sincere romantic relationship. Because it's a woman poisoning a man in a ''literal'' act of toxic love mixed with sadomasochistic overtones, people adore it; the complaints are universally claims that the film is celebrating "toxic masculinity".]]


-->-- '''Alma''' to '''Reynolds Woodcock''' on their first encounter.

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-->-- '''Alma''' to '''Reynolds Woodcock''' on their first encounter.
Woodcock'''.


* ShoutOut: The shot of Reynolds looking at Alma through a peephole during the fashion show is one to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The shot of Reynolds looking at Alma through a peephole during the fashion show is one to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
** Shots of Reynolds' car zooming through the English countryside look like a nod to ''Film/{{A Clockwork Orange}}''.


* BeserkButton: Do '''not''' use the word "chic" around Reynolds. See ClusterFBomb.

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* BeserkButton: BerserkButton: Do '''not''' use the word "chic" around Reynolds. See ClusterFBomb.

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* BeserkButton: Do '''not''' use the word "chic" around Reynolds. See ClusterFBomb.


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* ClusterFBomb: Reynolds goes into a flurry of dropping f-bombs when the word "chic" is used to describe current fashion.
--> '''Reynolds Woodcock''': Chic? Oh, don't you start using that filthy little word, Chic! Whoever invented that ought to be spanked in public. I don't... I don't even know what that word means! What is that word? Fucking chic! They should be hung, drawn, and quartered. Fucking chic.

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