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Tear Jerker / Fargo

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The film:

  • The scene where Jerry finally gets arrested at the end. You've grown to hate him, but the sheer pathetic nature and cries he makes makes you feel bad for him.
  • Jerry talking to his son, in tears, about his kidnapped mom. It shows how Jerry had no idea about how his scheme would affect those around him.
    • The Dramatic Irony makes it so much worse.
    • It only gets worse for his son; now his mom and grandfather are dead, and his father in jail for his part in that.
  • Marge's speech.
    "There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don't you know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well, I just don't understand it."
    • "I just don't understand it." Marge keeps a stoic expression as she says it, but there's a hint of grief in it. Likewise and before it, how she asks "doncha know that?" to Gaear — who's remained stony-faced to the line preceding it — in such genuine, saddened incomprehension at the things Gaear does.
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    • The feeling that the murder could be over a billion dollars and she'd still feel the same about this case.
    • Marge's final expression at the end of the scene reveals that although she had faced so much brutal police cases, she still feels grief for such existence of evil.
    • The sad realization that such similar and simple statements could be told to the worst of criminals, and that those words would still not mean a damn thing to them. That's why we can't comprehend such evil indeed.
    • The Lonely Piano Piece of the main theme accompanying it adds to the pathos.


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