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Film / Garage Days

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Garage Days is a 2002 Australian movie directed by Alex Proyas. It's about an unnamed garage band in Sydney and their conflicts as they work toward finding their big break. Each band member (and several secondary characters) get plot arcs as the movie builds toward its climax.

Garage Days uses the following tropes:

  • Bondage Is Bad: Averted when Lucy and Tanya have sex. It turns out that being tied to the bed and given electric shocks during the act was his perfect 10.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Tanya's reaction when she discovers that Lucy accidentally gave them LSD: “I'm going to rip open your skull and piss in the cavity where your brain is supposed to be!”
  • Egg Sitting: Joe takes care of a cantaloupe to demonstrate to Kate that he'd be a good father. It gets weird.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Inverted with Lucy. He has a perfectly serviceable first name, Lucius, but goes by “Lucy” instead.
  • Exact Words: Lucy won't sell the drugs he makes, because that would be pushing. He will, however, give concertgoers the drugs under the guise of “research”, and ask for “donations”.
  • Fauxlosophic Narration: Occasionally. The film has the occasional “arty” sequence where it goes into slow-mo, the color palette shifts, and we're treated to a character's internal monologue.