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* OutdatedOutfit: The film is set in TheEighties, but Carlos' mother (and Ivan's ex) still has TheSixties tipical clothing style and heavy make-up. It's justified since she doesn't adjust weel to the fact she spent 20 years in an asylum while her youth and beauty faded.

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* OutdatedOutfit: The film is set in TheEighties, but Carlos' mother (and Ivan's ex) still has TheSixties tipical clothing style and heavy make-up. It's justified since she doesn't adjust weel to hasn't taken well the fact that she spent 20 years in an asylum while her youth and beauty faded.

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* LoveMartyr: A common theme is the LoveHurts. Candela falls in love with a man that is revealed to be a Shia terrorist, Pepa has been hurt and stood up by Ivan (a narcissist and a deadbeat dad) countless times.

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* GoodStepmother: Pepa is thrilled to learn that Ivan has a son and is very warm towards him when he unexpectedly shows up at her apartment. After all, she almost was his stepmother [[spoiler: and is pregnant with Carlos' half-brother.]]


** The daily news showed in Pepa's television report some Shia terrorists captured by the police but a Spanish accomplice still unknown. [[spoiler: Said accomplice is Pepa, although unwillingly.]]

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** The daily news showed in Pepa's television report some Shia terrorists captured by the police but a Spanish accomplice still unknown. [[spoiler: Said accomplice is Pepa, Candela, although unwillingly.]]



* PsychoExGirlfriend: Lucia is a textbook example. She lost her sanity after being dumped by Ivan and was committed to an asylum. She decides that the only way she can forget about him is having him murdered.

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* PsychoExGirlfriend: Lucia is a textbook example. She lost her sanity after being dumped by Ivan and was committed to an asylum. She decides that the only way she can forget about him is having him murdered.killing him.


* YourCheatingHeart: Pepa knows Ivan has another lover, although she doesn't know who. Also Carlos kisses Candela twice while his girlfriend is asleep.

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* BreakupBonfire: Pepa sets in fire a goddamn ''bed'' with hers and Ivan's memorabilia on it.

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* CampStraight: The Mambo taxi driver. You'd bet he is gay because of his fixation with Mambo, the leopard-printed car seats and his general mannerisms. Then he ask an autograph from Pepa for his girlfriend.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done several times during the film:
** The daily news showed in Pepa's television report some Shia terrorists captured by the police but a Spanish accomplice still unknown. [[spoiler: Said accomplice is Pepa, although unwillingly.]]
** Pepa is shown fainting several times and retires her test results from her doctor, which Carlos eventually reads and thus becomes more caring towards her. [[spoiler: She is pregnant, as she reveals in the last scene.]]
** Paulina Morales, the lawyer, is extremely rude towards Pepa although they never met. [[spoiler: She's Ivan's new girlfriend,and while she is aware of Pepa's identity, Pepa isn't aware of hers.]]


* YourCheatingHeart: Pepa knows Ivan has another lover, although she doesn't know who. Also Carlos kisses Candela twice while his girlfriend is asleep.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Pepa knows Ivan has another lover, although she doesn't know who. Also Carlos kisses Candela twice while his girlfriend is asleep.asleep.
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* ChekhovsBoomerang: The sleeping pills that an anxious Pepa mixes up in her gazpacho to help her sleep. She never does get a chance to sleep, but when Marisa finds the gazpacho in the fridge and eats some, she passes out in Pepa's kitchen. Then later, when Pepa needs to get the cops out of the way so she can stop Lucia at the airport, she feeds them the gazpacho as well.

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* ChekhovsBoomerang: The sleeping pills that an anxious Pepa mixes up in her gazpacho to help her sleep. gazpacho. She never does get a chance to sleep, not drink it, but when Marisa finds the gazpacho in the fridge and eats some, she passes out in Pepa's kitchen. Then later, when Pepa needs to get the cops out of the way so she can stop Lucia at the airport, she feeds them the gazpacho as well.


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* SlippingAMickey: Pepa mixes up sleeping pills in her gazpacho. Later, Marisa finds the gazpacho in the fridge and eats some. She passes out in Pepa's kitchen. Still later, Pepa uses it to get the cops out of the way.

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* SpeechImpediment: Carlos has a stammer.


* ContrivedCoincidence: Madrid's a big city but Carlos can still arrive completely at random at his father's lover's apartment.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: ContrivedCoincidence:
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Madrid's a big city but Carlos can still arrive completely at random at his father's lover's apartment.apartment.
** Pepa calls a taxi three time. She always comes across the same driver.



* FollowThatCar: Pepa gets into a cab and says "Follow that cab." The driver replies, "I thought this only happened in the movies."

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* FollowThatCar: Pepa gets into a cab and says "Follow that cab." The driver replies, "I thought this only happened in the movies."" Later, she asks the same driver to follow the bike that Lucía has hijacked.


* OutdatedOutfits: The film is set in TheEighties, but Carlos' mother (and Ivan's ex) still has TheSixties tipical clothing style and heavy make-up. It's justified since she doesn't adjust weel to the fact she spent 20 years in an asylum while her youth and beauty faded.

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* OutdatedOutfits: OutdatedOutfit: The film is set in TheEighties, but Carlos' mother (and Ivan's ex) still has TheSixties tipical clothing style and heavy make-up. It's justified since she doesn't adjust weel to the fact she spent 20 years in an asylum while her youth and beauty faded.


* OutdatedOutfits: The film is set in TheEighties, but Carlos' mother (and Ivan's ex) still has TheSixties tipical clothing style and heavy make-up. It's justified since she doesn't adjust weel to the fact she spent 20 years in an asylum while her youth and beauty faded.



* PsychoticLover: Lucia is revealed to be as crazy as she ever was. She decides to go to the airport to murder Ivan.

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* PsychoticLover: PsychoExGirlfriend: Lucia is revealed a textbook example. She lost her sanity after being dumped by Ivan and was committed to be as crazy as she ever was. an asylum. She decides to go to that the airport to murder Ivan.only way she can forget about him is having him murdered.



* YourCheatingHeart: Pepa knows Ivan has another lover, although she doesn't know who.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Pepa knows Ivan has another lover, although she doesn't know who. Also Carlos kisses Candela twice while his girlfriend is asleep.

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