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* BecomingTheMask: Reconstructed. While Matt [[spoiler:certainly becomes the mask by the end of the film]] the question is exactly when this turns from being a performance to being reality. [[spoiler:Was he always serious about the shooting? If he and Owen had stayed as close as in the beginning and/or Owen hadn't been successful with Chrissy, would it have all remained as theory?] Is he actually aware that he's serious prior to losing his relationship with Owen?]]


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* CreepyCrossdresser: Matt dresses up as one for the movie, apparently just because they can't find a real girl to do it. He watches it repeatedly, though, implying that it hits a ''lot'' deeper for him than that.


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* DepravedHomosexual: Heavily implied to be part of Matt's deal, although he never talks about it directly. He's ''extremely'' jealous of Owen's burgeoning relationship with Chrissy, never shows any interest in girls at school, and only really goes off at the deep end when [[spoiler:his and Owen's friendship gets torpedoed by his escalating violence, bitterness, and jealousy.]]


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* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Downplayed but still present with Matt. While he isn't as effeminate as other examples, he becomes obsessed with the video of himself dressed up as a woman, loudly and repeatedly mocks Owen for showing interest in girls, either isn't gay or refuses to admit it to himself, and mocks Chrissy for being "stupid" to Owen.


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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The first half of the story is a black comedy about a pair of kids dealing with bullying. About halfway through, it becomes increasingly obvious that it is about a [[TheSociopath possible sociopath]] plotting a mass shooting.


* Narcissist: Matt begins the movie by quoting famous films and TV shows, but as it goes on, he begins to quote himself.

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* Narcissist: {{Narcissist}}: Matt begins the movie by quoting famous films and TV shows, but as it goes on, he begins to quote himself.


* HoYay: Matt's reaction to Owen getting closer to Crissy, coupled with his rather longingly watching the "Malkovich, Malkovich" footage.

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* HoYay: Matt's reaction to Owen getting closer to Crissy, coupled with his rather longingly watching the "Malkovich, Malkovich" footage.


* CannotTellFictionFromReality: As Matt's plan to get revenge on the Dirties becomes [[SanitySlippage more important]] to him, he loses his grasp on reality. Owen gets very upset with him for this.

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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: As Matt's plan to get revenge on the Dirties becomes [[SanitySlippage more important]] important to him, he loses his [[SanitySlippage grasp on reality.reality]]. Owen gets very upset with him for this.


* CanadaEh: Even though it's never explicitly stated, the film takes place in Canada.
** That didn't stop a few film festivals from programming ''The Dirties'' as [[CanadaDoesNotExist an American film]], though.

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* CanadaEh: Even Averted, though it's never explicitly stated, the film takes place in Canada.
** That didn't stop
they do drop a few film festivals "eh"s from programming ''The Dirties'' as [[CanadaDoesNotExist an American film]], though.time to time.


Matt and Owen are two [[HighSchoolRejects high school students]] making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen loses interest in making the film and instead tries to woo the girl he likes, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the shooting ''for real''.

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Matt and Owen are two [[HighSchoolRejects high school students]] making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen loses interest in making the film and instead tries to woo the girl he likes, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the movie, complete with a shooting ''for real''.
scene, for ''real''.


Matt and Owen are two [[HighSchoolRejects high school students]] making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen loses interest in making the film and instead tries to woo his childhood crush, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the shooting ''for real''.

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Matt and Owen are two [[HighSchoolRejects high school students]] making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen loses interest in making the film and instead tries to woo his childhood crush, the girl he likes, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the shooting ''for real''.


Matt and Owen are two high school students making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen loses interest in making the film and instead tries to woo his childhood crush, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the shooting ''for real''.

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Matt and Owen are two [[HighSchoolRejects high school students students]] making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen loses interest in making the film and instead tries to woo his childhood crush, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the shooting ''for real''.


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* AdultsAreUseless: At the beginning of the film, real-life students and teachers are briefly interviewed about bullying. One of the students says the adults don't do a thing, and even when one tried to intervene once, they got punched.


** This is what Matt's mom defines as crazy when he asks her if she thinks he's nuts.

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** This is what how Matt's mom defines as crazy "crazy" when he asks her if she thinks he's nuts.

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** This is what Matt's mom defines as crazy when he asks her if she thinks he's nuts.


* BewareTheSillyOnes: Matt is constantly trying to be funny and make Owen (or anyone) laugh. [[spoiler:Even when he's setting up the [=GoPros=] to capture the shooting, he's singing to himself.]]

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Matt is constantly always trying to be funny and make Owen (or anyone) laugh.funny, which he does more desperately as the film goes on. [[spoiler:Even when he's setting up the [=GoPros=] to capture the shooting, he's singing to himself.]]


* BewareTheSillyOnes: Matt is constantly trying to make Owen (or anyone) laugh or trying to be funny. [[spoiler:Even when he's setting up the [=GoPros=] to capture the shooting, he's singing to himself.]]

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Matt is constantly trying to be funny and make Owen (or anyone) laugh or trying to be funny.laugh. [[spoiler:Even when he's setting up the [=GoPros=] to capture the shooting, he's singing to himself.]]



* CannotTellFictionFromReality: As Matt's plan to get revenge on the Dirties becomes [[SanitySlippage more important]] to him, he loses his grasp on reality. Owen gets very upset with Matt for this.

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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: As Matt's plan to get revenge on the Dirties becomes [[SanitySlippage more important]] to him, he loses his grasp on reality. Owen gets very upset with Matt him for this.



* DescriptionCut: Many subtle ones--the movie is cut together so one thing happens after another--but a more obvious one when Matt mentions the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1XzxOQWrA "wicked Best Coast song."]]

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* DescriptionCut: Many subtle ones--the movie is cut together so one thing happens after another--but a more obvious one is when Matt mentions the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1XzxOQWrA "wicked song by Best Coast song.Coast."]]



* Narcissist: Matt begins the movie by quoting famous films and TV shows, but [[spoiler:as it goes on, he begins to quote himself.]]
* NoFourthWall: "You're going to need to put these in yourself."

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** His walls are covered with movie posters, too.
* Narcissist: Matt begins the movie by quoting famous films and TV shows, but [[spoiler:as as it goes on, he begins to quote himself.]]
himself.
* NoFourthWall: "You're Matt talks directly to one of the cameramen at several points.
-->"You're
going to need to put these in yourself."



* WhosLaughingNow:
-->[[spoiler:''"Sweatpants are out."'']]

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** Plus, one of the aims of the movie was to portray teens in a realistic, non-Hollywood way.
* WhosLaughingNow:
-->[[spoiler:''"Sweatpants
WhosLaughingNow: [[spoiler:''"Sweatpants are out."'']]


Matt and Owen are two high school students making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen tries to woo his childhood crush, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the shooting ''for real''.

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Matt and Owen are two high school students making a movie about shooting the bullies that torment them daily. They finish their movie, show it to their film teacher, and discover they must completely rework it in order for it to be appropriate for class. While Owen loses interest in making the film and instead tries to woo his childhood crush, Matt becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of doing the shooting ''for real''.


* AttentionWhore: Matt is constantly, ''constantly'', doing things for the camera.



* FeudEpisode: Owen gets more and more fed up with Matt's antics, and [[spoiler: explodes at Matt when he's doing kung-fu on the cliff.]]

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* FeudEpisode: Owen gets more and more fed up with [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex Matt's antics, antics]], and [[spoiler: explodes at Matt when he's doing kung-fu on the cliff.]]



* Narcissist: Matt begins the movie by quoting famous films and TV shows, but [[spoiler:as it goes on, he begins to quote himself.]]



* OnlyFriend: Lampshaded by Owen.

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* OnlyFriend: Lampshaded by Owen.Owen when he [[spoiler:storms out of Matt's house.]]



* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: [[spoiler:Boy is this ever subverted. Matt and Owen are practically tortured daily.]]

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* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: [[spoiler:Boy Boy is this ever subverted. Matt and Owen are practically tortured daily.]]

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