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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: Takes place over the course of a single day.

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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: Takes The film takes place over the course of a single day.



* PottyFailure: Steven suffers from urinary incontinence as he was born with two urethras, but only the ability to control one of them.

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* PottyFailure: Steven suffers from urinary incontinence as he was born with two urethras, urethras but only the ability to control one of them.


* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:Marcus raped his sister Melody.]]

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* BrotherSisterIncest: We find out that [[spoiler:Marcus raped his sister Melody.]]Melody before the events of the film]].


* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler:Melody is pregnant with her brother Marcus' child.]]

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* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler:Melody is pregnant with her brother Marcus' child.[[spoiler:Melody's pregnancy.]]


* LawOfInverseFertility: [[spoiler:Neither Melody nor her brother Marcus wanted her to get pregnant when he raped her.]]


* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Melody is pregnant with her brother Marcus' child.]]

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* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Melody [[spoiler: Melody is pregnant revealed to be pregnant, the implication being that the child may have been conceived when she was raped by her brother. However, the rape occurs the day before she takes the pregnancy test, in which case it would be far too early for a positive result to come up. Early in the film it's hinted that she had a sexual affair with her brother Marcus' child.Luke behind Sarah's back, meaning that Luke is more than likely the father.]]

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''2:37'' is a 2006 [[AustralianMovies Australian]] HighSchool film directed by Creator/MuraliKThalluri. It shows the events of a single school day from the perspectives of six troubled students, leading up to a suicide at 2:37 p.m.

The six students/viewpoint characters are:
* Melody (Creator/TeresaPalmer), who deals with a troubled family life. Marcus' sister.
* Marcus (Creator/FrankSweet), who struggles to meet his father's high demands of academic achievement. Melody's brother.
* Luke (Creator/SamHarris -- [[NamesTheSame no, not]] ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Harris that one]]''), a jock with a porn addiction. Sarah's boyfriend.
* Steven (Creator/CharlesBaird), a victim of bullying.
* Sean (Creator/JoelMackenzie), who suffers the social consequences of being openly gay.
* Sarah (Creator/MarnieSpillane), who struggles with an eating disorder. Luke's girlfriend.
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* AnAesop: [[spoiler:It's not always obvious when somebody's suicidal. Or as Luke puts it: "Sometimes, you just get so wrapped up in your own problems that you just don't notice anybody else."]]
* ArmouredClosetGay: [[spoiler:Luke's crew pick on Sean for being gay, and when Luke mentions an interest in trying anal sex with his girlfriend to a friend of his, he denies there being anything gay about it. However, the porn Luke watches is gay porn, and he has at least a casual relationship with Sean. When Steven finds out about the latter, Luke punches him in the face and threatens him with further violence if he tells anyone.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:Marcus raped his sister Melody.]]
* CessationOfExistence: Sean explicitly rejects the notions of heaven, hell and reincarnation, instead subscribing to this view of death. He also notes that he doesn't fear dying.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler:Melody is pregnant with her brother Marcus' child.]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The "interview" segments are in black and white.
* DrivenToSuicide: The premise of the movie is that one of the characters commits suicide at 2:37 p.m.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Uneven Steven". He walks with a limp.
* EruditeStoner: Sean smokes cannabis, and is fairly prone to philosophical musings.
* {{Exposition}}: Done in a highly unusual way; the film periodically cuts to one of the viewpoint characters detailing background information or their thoughts on various subjects to someone slightly off-camera, as if being interviewed.
* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: Takes place over the course of a single day.
* HighSchool: The setting of the movie.
* HowWeGotHere: The movie begins with one of the teachers discovering that someone committed suicide in a school lavatory. The movie then flashes back to that morning and shows the events leading up to the suicide.
* HyperlinkStory: The different viewpoint characters' stories are more interconnected and overlapping than they appear at first glance. This is reinforced both by tracking shots switching to track a different character mid-shot and by showing the same events more than once when following different characters.
* LawOfInverseFertility: [[spoiler:Neither Melody nor her brother Marcus wanted her to get pregnant when he raped her.]]
* MarketBasedTitle: Called ''2:37 PM'' in several markets.
* TheOner: The camera often follows a character through the school for extended periods of time, sometimes switching which character it follows mid-shot.
* PottyFailure: Steven suffers from urinary incontinence as he was born with two urethras, but only the ability to control one of them.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The film uses multiple public domain compositions, such as Music/AntonioVivaldi's ''The Four Seasons'' and Music/ErikSatie's ''Gymnopédie No. 1.'' (the latter being used both diegetically and non-diegetically).
* TheReveal:
** [[spoiler:Marcus raped his sister Melody.]]
** The one who committed suicide was [[spoiler:Kelly, who up to this point had not been a viewpoint character.]]
* StartsWithASuicide: At 2:37 p.m., and then shows HowWeGotHere.
* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler:Melody is pregnant with her brother Marcus' child.]]
* TitleByNumber: 2:37 p.m. was the time of the suicide.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The events of the school day--leading up to the suicide at 2:37 p.m.--are shown from the viewpoint of six different students, whose stories overlap and intersect fairly often.
* TheUnreveal: We never find out [[spoiler:''why'' Kelly committed suicide. This is the point of the movie; we see that the six viewpoint characters all had reason to do so, but since we don't get to see things from Kelly's perspective, we don't understand what drove her to end her life.]]
* VirginShaming: Luke teases his friend for being a virgin. It's clearly a sore spot for his friend.
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