MPDG

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MPDGManic Pixie Dream Girl (film character type)
MPDGMadison Planting & Design Group (Mississippi)
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Max's Manic Pixie Dream Girl sidekick (the lovely, tragic, and pink-haired Fish) is likewise hard to take too seriously; she is rather flat despite her role as muse.
Nanjiani and Kazan are also a likeable leading couple, the latter managing to shake off the manic pixie dream girl trope she's usually stuck with in tiresome indie dirge such as Ruby Sparks and What If .
As a thought experiment, we might close our eyes and imagine that the contemporary pop trope known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG) consists of a type of time travel.
Some see these kinds of characters as a pendulum swing away from archetypes--like the girl next door, brought to you by nearly every romantic comedy ever produced, or the manic pixie dream girl, a trope made famous first by Elizabethtown and often seen in dramas with a "sensitive" male protagonist, such as Garden State and Almost Famous.
Get Happy is about a perpetually miserable man who finds happiness when he starts dating a manic pixie dream girl, to the befuddlement of his cynical best friend.
THERE exists in the mind of Hollywood scriptwriters - and nowhere else - a creature known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan try to ignore the laws of attraction Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan try to ignore the laws of attraction TTHERE exists in the mind of Hollywood scriptwriters - and nowhere else - a creature known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
To win him back, she becomes Trixie, a manic pixie dream girl, who happens to be a lot like the new girl but with slightly different quirks.
ELIZABETH Olsen joins Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine, Natalie Portman in Garden State and Zooey Deschanel in just about every movie she's ever been in, playing the manic pixie dream girl who exists only in the minds of middle-aged scriptwriters.
Elizabeth Olsen joins the ranks of Natalie Portman in Garden State, Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine and Zooey Deschanel in just about every Movieshe's ever been in, playing the sort of manic pixie dream girl which seems only to exist only in the imagination of middle-aged scriptwriters.
INVENTORY: 16 FILMS FEATURING MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS, 10 GREAT SONGS NEARLY RUINED BY SAXOPHONE, AND 100 MORE OBSESSIVELY SPECIFIC POP-CULTURE LISTS offers an entertaining gathering of lists from film, music, TV and more and is based on THE A.