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** Additionally, the Christian-themed horror film entitled ''Film/{{Thr3e}}'', which has the [[TheKillerInMe exact plot twist]] that Donald uses. ''Film/{{Identity}}'' was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.

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** Additionally, the Christian-themed horror novel and film adaptation entitled ''Film/{{Thr3e}}'', ''Literature/{{Thr3e}}'', which has have the [[TheKillerInMe exact plot twist]] that Donald uses. ''Film/{{Identity}}'' was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.


** [[spoiler: Donald's death, especially the tragic way Charlie sings to him to try to keep him awake.]]
** John Laroche's entire life [[spoiler: and death.]]
* TheWoobie: John Laroche loses his mother, uncle, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and front teeth]] in a car accident that also puts his wife in a coma, which she wakes from only to immediately divorce him. His remaining possessions are then lost in a hurricane. [[spoiler: Then he's killed by alligators.]]

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** [[spoiler: Donald's [[spoiler:Donald's death, especially the tragic way Charlie sings to him to try to keep him awake.]]
** John Laroche's [=LaRoche=]'s entire life [[spoiler: and death.]]
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* TheWoobie: John Laroche [=LaRoche=] loses his mother, uncle, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and front teeth]] in a car accident that also puts his wife in a coma, which she wakes from only to immediately divorce him. His remaining possessions are then lost in a hurricane. [[spoiler: Then he's killed by alligators.]]


* BrokenBase: The film's third act was incredibly polarizing among both audiences and film critics. While some people say that it thematically makes sense and was the perfect way to conclude it, others said it has so little to do with the rest of the film that it drags the excellent first two acts down.



* TheWoobie: John Laroche loses his mother, uncle, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and front teeth]] in a car accident that also puts his wife in a coma, which she wakes from only to immediately divorce him. His remaining possessions are then lost in a hurricane. [[spoiler: Then he's killed by alligators.]]

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* TheWoobie: John Laroche loses his mother, uncle, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and front teeth]] in a car accident that also puts his wife in a coma, which she wakes from only to immediately divorce him. His remaining possessions are then lost in a hurricane. [[spoiler: Then he's killed by alligators.]]


** The "Car.... versus horse" subtext Donald places in his script makes the climactic battle in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' so much funnier, as this is pretty much ''exactly'' the subtext Creator/JamesCameron was going for.

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** The "Car...."Technology.... versus horse" subtext Donald places in his script makes the climactic battle in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' so much funnier, as this is pretty much ''exactly'' the subtext Creator/JamesCameron was going for.


* HilariousInHindsight: The "Car.... versus horse" subtext Donald places in his script makes the climactic battle in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' so much funnier, as this is pretty much ''exactly'' the subtext Creator/JamesCameron was going for.
** Additionally, the Christian-themed horror film entitled ''{{Thr3e}}'', which has the exact plot twist Donald uses.
** [[spoiler: {{Identity}}]] was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Donald's death, especially the tragic way Charlie sings to him to try to keep him awake.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The "Car.... versus horse" subtext Donald places in his script makes the climactic battle in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' so much funnier, as this is pretty much ''exactly'' the subtext Creator/JamesCameron was going for.
** Additionally, the Christian-themed horror film entitled ''{{Thr3e}}'', ''Film/{{Thr3e}}'', which has the [[TheKillerInMe exact plot twist twist]] that Donald uses.
** [[spoiler: {{Identity}}]]
uses. ''Film/{{Identity}}'' was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.
* TearJerker: TearJerker:
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[[spoiler: Donald's death, especially the tragic way Charlie sings to him to try to keep him awake.]]


* HilariousInHindsight: The "Car.... versus horse" subtext Donald places in his script makes the climactic battle in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' so much funnier, as this is pretty much ''exactly'' the subtext JamesCameron was going for.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The "Car.... versus horse" subtext Donald places in his script makes the climactic battle in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' so much funnier, as this is pretty much ''exactly'' the subtext JamesCameron Creator/JamesCameron was going for.

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* TheWoobie: John Laroche loses his mother, uncle, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and front teeth]] in a car accident that also puts his wife in a coma, which she wakes from only to immediately divorce him. His remaining possessions are then lost in a hurricane. [[spoiler: Then he's killed by alligators.]]


** [[spoiler:John Laroche's death.]]

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** [[spoiler:John John Laroche's entire life [[spoiler: and death.]]


** [[spoiler: {{Identity}} was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.]]

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** [[spoiler: {{Identity}} {{Identity}}]] was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.]]

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** [[spoiler: {{Identity}} was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.]]


** Additionally, the Christian-themed horror film entitled ''Thr3e'', which has the exact plot twist Donald uses.

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** Additionally, the Christian-themed horror film entitled ''Thr3e'', ''{{Thr3e}}'', which has the exact plot twist Donald uses.


* CharacterDerailment: Parodied with the Susan Orlean character, who starts out as a mildly ruthless but still kind and caring reporter, develops into someone who longs for some sort of passion in her life and envies Laroche for having so many, but eventually goes OffTheRails by the end into a homicidal, lustful drug addict who regrets her entire life. It's a tribute to the movie's screenplay (not to mention the performance of Meryl Streep) that despite being clearly insane, this development somehow ''never seems forced''.



** [[YourMileageMayVary Possibly subverted]] too if [[FridgeBrilliance you realize]] [[spoiler: Charlie's singing breaks the tension of the prior chase and crash, one of many clichés he specifically states he wants to avoid.]]

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