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* DisabledLoveInterest: Eric, for Milly

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* DisabledLoveInterest: Eric, for MillyMilly.



* {{Flight}}: Played with as to whether Eric can fly or not. He can.

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* {{Flight}}: Played with with, as to whether Eric can fly or not. He can.



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Eric is autistic but in many ways the ManicPixieDreamGirl to Milly and, oh yeah, that flying thing isn't some derangement but an actual superpower that triggers eventually.

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Eric is autistic autistic, but in many ways ways, he's the ManicPixieDreamGirl to Milly and, oh Milly. Oh, yeah, and that flying thing isn't some derangement derangement, but an actual superpower that triggers eventually.



* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. Milly suffers a concussion after trying to pick a rose for Eric while standing on a bridge during a field trip. In the hospital, she has a dream sequence where Eric takes her flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into her room... where she finds the sheet being pulled over the head of her father's corpse by an AlphaBitch seen earlier in the film badmouthing Eric. She then produces a dodgeball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expecting it, it will terrify you.



* PuppyDogEyes: Eric & Milly's sad-puppy faces would be right at home in an ASPCA advert.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Louis is played by Fred Savage, a year before Film/ThePrincessBride and two years before Series/TheWonderYears. Milly's friend Geneva is played by [[Series/TheFactsOfLife Mindy Cohn]].

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* PuppyDogEyes: Eric & and Milly's sad-puppy faces would be right at home in an ASPCA advert.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Louis is played by Fred Savage, a year before Film/ThePrincessBride and two years before Series/TheWonderYears. Milly's friend Geneva is played by [[Series/TheFactsOfLife Mindy Cohn]].
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* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: Eric is ignored at school, Louis is attacked by local boys.
* SuicidalGotcha: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.

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* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: Eric is ignored at school, school and Louis is attacked by local boys.
* SuicidalGotcha: Sort-of.Sort of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.


* PuppyDogEyes: Eric's sad-puppy face would be right at home in an ASPCA advert.

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* PuppyDogEyes: Eric's Eric & Milly's sad-puppy face faces would be right at home in an ASPCA advert.


[[caption-width-right:350: ''Love is never where you find it. All you need is that very first kiss and you're walking on air.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Love is never where you think you'll find it. All you need is that the very first kiss and you're walking on air.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Love is never where you find it. All you need is that very first kiss and you're walking on air.'']]


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[ButNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[ButNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]



* DisabilitySuperpower: [[spoiler: Eric REALLY can fly...]]

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* DisabilitySuperpower: [[spoiler: Eric REALLY can fly...]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:It's revealed that Milly and Louis's father did not die from cancer, but killed himself shortly after the diagnosis.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:It's It's revealed that Milly and Louis's father did not die from cancer, but killed himself shortly after the diagnosis.]]



* {{Flight}}: Played with as to whether Eric can fly or not. [[spoiler: He can.]]

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* {{Flight}}: Played with as to whether Eric can fly or not. [[spoiler: He can.]]



* SuicidalGotcha: [[spoiler: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.]]

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* SuicidalGotcha: [[spoiler: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.]]



* UrineTrouble: [[spoiler: Louis defeats the neighborhood bully with a squirt gun full of piss.]]
* TheVoiceless: Due to his refusal to socialize with others, Eric never speaks. [[spoiler: The first actual words he says are his LoveConfession to Milly.]]

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* UrineTrouble: [[spoiler: Louis defeats the neighborhood bully with a squirt gun full of piss.]]
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* TheVoiceless: Due to his refusal to socialize with others, Eric never speaks. [[spoiler: The first actual words he says are his LoveConfession to Milly.]]


* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. In a dream sequence, Eric takes Milly flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into what she thinks is her window... only to reveal it as a hospital room, where she finds the sheet being pulled over the head of her father's corpse by a [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Nurse Ratchet]]-esq orderly who then produces a medicine ball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expect it, it will terrify you.

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* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. Milly suffers a concussion after trying to pick a rose for Eric while standing on a bridge during a field trip. In the hospital, she has a dream sequence, sequence where Eric takes Milly her flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into what she thinks is her window... only to reveal it as a hospital room, room... where she finds the sheet being pulled over the head of her father's corpse by a [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Nurse Ratchet]]-esq orderly who an AlphaBitch seen earlier in the film badmouthing Eric. She then produces a medicine ball dodgeball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expect expecting it, it will terrify you.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Louis is played by Fred Savage, a year before Film/ThePrincessBride and two years before Series/TheWonderYears.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Louis is played by Fred Savage, a year before Film/ThePrincessBride and two years before Series/TheWonderYears. Milly's friend Geneva is played by [[Series/TheFactsOfLife Mindy Cohn]].


* HollywoodAutism: Eric
%%* InspirationallyDisadvantaged

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* HollywoodAutism: Eric
%%* InspirationallyDisadvantaged
Eric, starting with the obvious fact that it somehow gave him superpowers.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Eric is autistic but in many ways the ManicPixieDreamGirl to Milly and, oh yeah, that flying thing isn't some derangement but an actual superpower that triggers eventually.


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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: After Eric disappears, Milly and Uncle Hugo and their families are all taken by the government and experimented on for a while to see if there's something in them that can say how Eric got his flying powers. Aside from an extended period of annoyance until they're let go, nothing bad comes from it.


* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. Eric takes Milly flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into what she thinks is her window... only to reveal it as a hospital room, where she finds the sheet being pulled over the head of her father's corpse by a [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Nurse Ratchet]]-esq orderly who then produces a medicine ball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expect it, it will terrify you.

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* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. In a dream sequence, Eric takes Milly flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into what she thinks is her window... only to reveal it as a hospital room, where she finds the sheet being pulled over the head of her father's corpse by a [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Nurse Ratchet]]-esq orderly who then produces a medicine ball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expect it, it will terrify you.


* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. Eric takes Milly flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into her window... only to find her father's corpse in her bed, the sheet pulled over his head by a [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Nurse Ratchet]]-esq orderly who then produces a medicine ball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expect it, it will terrify you.

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* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. Eric takes Milly flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into what she thinks is her window... only to find reveal it as a hospital room, where she finds the sheet being pulled over the head of her father's corpse in her bed, the sheet pulled over his head by a [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Nurse Ratchet]]-esq orderly who then produces a medicine ball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expect it, it will terrify you.

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* NightmareFuel: Believe it or not, there is a definite dash of MoodWhiplash. Eric takes Milly flying, out towards the clouds, dodging a shooting star, all very romantic. Milly then floats back into her window... only to find her father's corpse in her bed, the sheet pulled over his head by a [[Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Nurse Ratchet]]-esq orderly who then produces a medicine ball and sends Milly back down to Earth. If you weren't expect it, it will terrify you.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Louis is played by Fred Savage, a year before Film/ThePrincessBride and two years before Series/TheWonderYears.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Louis's dog, Max, chasing off one of the neighborhood bullies dog is one of the most triumphant examples of this trope.

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* UrineTrouble: [[spoiler: Louis defeats the neighborhood bully with a squirt gun full of piss.]]


* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[ButNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[ButNowIMustGo Eric flies away and disappears]], and Milly stays while living her life and [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for his return]]. (In the meantime Louis stands up to his bullies, Milly's mom adapts herself to work, and Uncle Hugo stops drinking). But the last scene all but states that Eric comes back to her.]]



* [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower: Eric REALLY can fly...]]

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* [[spoiler: DisabilitySuperpower: [[spoiler: Eric REALLY can fly...]]



* [[spoiler: InspirationallyDisadvantaged]]

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* [[spoiler: InspirationallyDisadvantaged]]%%* InspirationallyDisadvantaged



* [[spoiler: SuicidalGotcha: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.]]

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* [[spoiler: SuicidalGotcha: [[spoiler: Sort-of. When Eric and Milly find themselves cornered at a rooftop by the mental hospital people, they jump off together... and then they start ''actually'' flying.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Milly's real name is Amelia. In a movie about flight. On top of this, Milly was also Nick Castle's mother's name.

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