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* SharingRoomStrife: John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga's characters have to share a motel room.

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* SharingRoomStrife: John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga's characters have to share a motel room.


-->'''Gib:''' *{{Beat}}* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Will you excuse me just one minute? I have to kick the shit out of someone.]]

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-->'''Gib:''' *{{Beat}}* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Will you excuse me just one minute? I have to kick the shit out of someone.]]

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: ZigZagged -- in the bar scene, a double bourbon and a beer is enough to get Gib [[ARoundOfDrinksForTheHouse buying his new-found friends troughs of spritzer]] and joining in impromptu Christmas caroling. At the frat party, however, he seems to deal with the heavily-spiked punch just fine.


* Ride/DisneyThemeParks: At one point Allison wants to go to Disneyland, only to be brutally rebuffed with "Disneyland is for children."
* [[DisposableFiance Disposable Boyfriend]]: Jason, Type 1/2: He's an achiever, studying to be a lawyer, wants to find and restore an old farmhouse with Alison, and [[HeroesLoveDogs even shares her love of basset hounds.]] On the other hand, he is so prematurely stuffy he's incapable of enjoying any fun... except maybe [[CardGames gin rummy]]. His last line implies they end on an IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy note.



* Ride/DisneyThemeParks: At one point Allison wants to go to Disneyland, only to be brutally rebuffed with "Disneyland is for children."
* [[DisposableFiance Disposable Boyfriend]]: Jason, who's a total nerd and hates all fun... except maybe [[CardGames gin rummy]].

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* {{Incoming}}: How Lance alerts Gib to the beer he, Lance, has just tossed to him. He's also fond of referring to Gib as "Private Gibson."


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* ToxicFriendInfluence: Comedic, but neither Gib's high-school best bud Lance nor his college roommate Jimbo are anything but this.


* ImagineSpot: A couple where Gib fantasizes about the Sure Thing.

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* ImagineSpot: A couple where Gib fantasizes about the Sure Thing.Thing in a luxurious California beach condo; later, same setting, [[spoiler: but with Alison taking her place]].



* MistakenForCheating: Allison, who didn't, but you could reasonably guess by what she says about Gib's sleeping habits that she did.

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* MistakenForCheating: Allison, who didn't, but you could reasonably guess deduce by what she says about Gib's sleeping habits that she did.

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* DontTryThisAtHome: Said almost verbatim by Gib to the imaginary audience in a motel TV set when he is teaching Alison to shotgun a beer.


* BusesAreForFreaks: After Gib gets into the shared-ride car and finds Allison, she says "I knew I should have taken the bus", and he says "What, and get stuck sitting next to some scumbag?" Sure enough, when they do go to a bus station, there are dirty homeless people sleeping on the benches.

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* BusesAreForFreaks: After Gib gets into the shared-ride car and finds Allison, she says "I knew I should have taken the bus", and he says "What, and get stuck sitting next to some scumbag?" sleaze bag?" Sure enough, when they do go to a bus station, there are dirty homeless people sleeping on the benches.



* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Played with in the PillowPregnancy sequence; when asked what they'll name the baby, obviously neither Alison nor Gib has given it an instant's thought. Alison is thinking Cynthia or Elliot. Gib seems OK with the former, but vehemently disagrees with the latter, believing "Elliot is a fat kid with glasses who eats paste." Gob much prefers Nick, who, after all, is "the kind of guy who doesn't mind if you puke in his car." This leads to the Not In Front of the Lady moment below.

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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Played with in the PillowPregnancy sequence; when asked what they'll name the baby, obviously neither Alison nor Gib has given it an instant's thought. Alison is thinking Cynthia or Elliot. Gib seems OK with the former, but vehemently disagrees with the latter, believing "Elliot is a fat kid with glasses who eats paste." Gob Gib much prefers Nick, who, after all, is "the kind of guy who doesn't mind if you puke in his car." This leads to the Not ''Not In Front of the Lady Lady'' moment below.



* [[NotInFrontOfTheKid Not In Front of the Lady]]: Gib has a moment of this when he says "puke" to the nice motherly woman who's giving them a ride, quickly correcting himself with "Oh, vomit. I'm sorry. Vomit." The nice lady responds with a tolerant nod.
* NutritionalNightmare: Gib occasionally breakfasts off of [[DeepFriedWhatever pork rinds]] and beer. He also begins to expound a theory junk food that borders on InsaneTrollLogic before Alison cuts him off.

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* [[NotInFrontOfTheKid Not In Front of the Lady]]: Gib has a moment of this when he says "puke" to the nice kind, motherly woman who's giving them a ride, quickly correcting himself with "Oh, vomit. I'm sorry. Vomit." The nice lady responds with a tolerant nod.
* NutritionalNightmare: Gib occasionally breakfasts off of [[DeepFriedWhatever pork rinds]] and beer. He also begins to expound a theory of junk food that borders on InsaneTrollLogic before Alison cuts him off.


* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Played with in the PillowPregnancy sequence; when asked what they'll name the baby, obviously neither Alison nor Gib has given it an instant's thought. Alison is thinking Cynthia or Elliot. Gib seems OK with the former, but vehemently disagrees with the latter, believing "Elliot is a fat kid with glasses who eats paste." Gob much prefers Nick, who, after all, is "the kind of guy who doesn't mind if you puke in his car." This leads to the Not In Front of the Lady moment below.



* NutritionalNightmare: Gib occasionally breakfasts off of pork rinds and beer.

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* [[NotInFrontOfTheKid Not In Front of the Lady]]: Gib has a moment of this when he says "puke" to the nice motherly woman who's giving them a ride, quickly correcting himself with "Oh, vomit. I'm sorry. Vomit." The nice lady responds with a tolerant nod.
* NutritionalNightmare: Gib occasionally breakfasts off of [[DeepFriedWhatever pork rinds rinds]] and beer.beer. He also begins to expound a theory junk food that borders on InsaneTrollLogic before Alison cuts him off.



-->'''Gibb:''' *{{Beat}}* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Will you excuse me just one minute? I have to kick the shit out of someone.]]

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-->'''Gibb:''' -->'''Gib:''' *{{Beat}}* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Will you excuse me just one minute? I have to kick the shit out of someone.]]

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** [[JustifiedTrope Reasonable in-universe]]; in 2017, there were at least ten days between the end of finals at different US colleges, so Alison & Gib could've made it across the country in that time. Further, about 70% of UCLA students are from California, which means they wouldn't have as far to travel after exams -- not that [[{{Fratbro}} Lance and most of his friends]] care about exams anyway.


* {{Beergasm}}


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* DrowningOurRomanticSorrows: Gib, thinking he and Alison are establishing a relationship, walks out of the bathroom to find Alison on the phone to her long-distance relationship, again. So Gib heads to the nearest bar. Gib and two newfound friends rapidly descend to the point that they're singing an [[DrunkenSong inebriated version]] of [[ChristmasSongs "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire"]].


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* FatComicRelief: one of Gib's drinking buddies in the bar scene is extremely obese, but with a personality roughly equal parts WarmHeartedWalrus and CaptainObvious.


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* NutritionalNightmare: Gib occasionally breakfasts off of pork rinds and beer.


* AttemptedRape: The cowboy hitchhiker who picks up Allison.

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* AttemptedRape: The cowboy hitchhiker in the pickup truck, who picks up Allison.Allison when she's trying to hitchhike away from Gib.



* CueTheRain: Gib is engaging in a river of complaints when the two of them are stuck by the roadside without any money. An irritated Allison says "Can't you look on the bright side?" This is followed by a clap of thunder and a Biblical rainstorm.

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* CueTheRain: Gib is engaging in a river of complaints when the two of them are stuck by the roadside without any money. An irritated Allison says "Can't you look on the bright side?" This is followed by a clap of thunder and a Biblical rainstorm.rainstorm of monsoon proportions.



* ExactEavesdropping: in the cab

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* ExactEavesdropping: Alison overhears part -- the worst part, of course -- of Gib and the trucker who picks them up, while they think she's asleep in the cabtruck cab's bunk.



* RoadTripPlot



* ThunderEqualsDownpour: See Gilligan Cut above.

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* ThunderEqualsDownpour: See Gilligan Cut CueTheRain, above.


* ReallyGetsAround: The Sure Thing. Her promiscuity doesn't come from an EthicalSlut standpoint but from an apparent mixture of ExtremeDoormat and extreme emotional neediness. When Gib asks her to sit down she says "Do you want me to?", and as his composition for English class reveals, she needs hm to say that he loves her before they can have sex.

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* ReallyGetsAround: The Sure Thing. Her promiscuity doesn't come from an EthicalSlut standpoint but from an apparent mixture of ExtremeDoormat and extreme emotional neediness. When Gib asks her to sit down she says "Do you want me to?", and as his composition for English class reveals, she needs hm him to say that he loves her before they can have sex.


* AManIsNotAVirgin: And Gib is very offended when he's mistaken for one.

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