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Freeze Frame is a 2004 psychological-thriller starring comedian starring Lee Evans.

After being acquitted of a crime he was framed for, Sean Veil (Evans) becomes paranoid and does his best to film himself everyday so that he has an alibi. Unfortunately, the one time a tape goes missing and he's been accused of the murder of a prostitute. Sean sets out to find his proof and learn who framed him and why.

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Freeze Frame contains examples of:

  • Bittersweet Ending: Sean is able to prove his innocence, but at the cost of so many lives. And Katie, whom he tried to help despite that she framed and raped him, commits suicide out of guilt despite his efforts. Not to mention, he's still if not more paranoid than ever.
  • Death by Sex: Kate commits suicide because her guilt towards framing Sean became too much after she raped him.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted, the rape is not treated as sexy or okay in anyway. After being knocked out, Sean wakes up to find Katie has tied him up, then scratches her own face with his hand in order to frame him for murdering Seger and raping her. She pulls his pants down and slowly lowers herself down to rape him. She takes her time, taunting him and admitting her role in his frame up. Sean is visibly in pain and can only whimper as it ends. Katie, in a different twist on this trope, becomes ashamed of what she's done.
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  • Easily Forgiven: Despite the fact that Katie had just raped him, Sean tries to talk her out of committing suicide.
  • Frame-Up: Sean was framed for a triple murder years prior, and is now finding himself framed for the murder of a prostitute.
  • Innocent Bystander: Sean was just in the wrong place in the wrong time.
  • Properly Paranoid: As it turns out, Sean wasn't wrong to try and film himself everyday of his life.

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