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Just Married is a 2003 romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and the late Brittany Murphy.


This film provides examples of:

  • The Ace: Peter Prentiss is rich, is a martial arts black-belt and is very charismatic. Deconstructed when it's made clear that he's a Stalker with a Crush on Sarah and, as Tom makes clear when they try to fight at the climax, he knows perfectly well that Sarah is married because he was right there at the wedding and he still is chasing them around Europe hoping to bang her.
  • Black Comedy Pet Death: When Tom and Sarah first move in together, he has to deal with her dog Bags, which took an instant dislike to him when they met. Eventually he loses his temper when the dog starts gnawing on his ankle, and randomly throws its ball to distract it... straight through the open window. Bags leaps after the ball and straight into the road, and is hit by a car. To cover for this, Tom later lies to Sarah that Bags was chasing a pigeon. While some animals do survive being hit by cars, the next scene has them standing over Bags' grave.
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  • Brick Joke: The stewardess who gets her nose broken by an airplane lavatory door when Tom and Sarah try to join the Mile-High Club.
  • Butt-Monkey / Chew Toy: Tom. He gets hit in the head with a 10 lb ashtray and receives a cavity search in an Italian airport, among other things.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Sarah's dad (and pretty much her entire family) hates Tom.
  • Eagleland: Tom acts like a very stereotypical American tourist who only cares about sports and beer.
  • How We Got Here: The film opens with the couple splitting up after the disaster of a honeymoon and then it returns to show the events leading up to this.
  • Forceful Kiss: Peter plants one on Sarah.
  • I Know Karate: Peter tells Tom this. He also pronounces it "ka-ra-TAY".
  • Jerkass: Tom. Also, pretty much everyone in Sarah's family, except her mother.
    • The European lady who pushes Tom and Sarah's rental car off a cliff, then flips them off.
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  • Kafka Komedy: Everything that could go wrong for these two, goes absolutely wrong.
  • Mile-High Club: Tom and Sarah try to join it on their way to Europe. It doesn't go well.
  • The Millstone: Kyle, Tom's immature and loud-mouthed best friend.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Tom and Sarah accuse each other of this towards the end, although to be fair, neither of them were completely innocent.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Sarah's family is a picture-perfect example. Their hatred of Tom feels flat-out irrational at times.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Tom gets one from Sarah's father and from the snooty manager of the ritzy French hotel they go to.
  • Rich Bitch: Sarah, although her sister is a much better example of this trope.
  • You Can Always Tell a Liar: Tom's flared nostrils are a dead giveaway for Sarah.

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