Watching the Detectives

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Watching the Detectives is a 2007 comedy-mystery film starring Lucy Liu and Cillian Murphy.

Tropes used in Watching the Detectives include:
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: The main character, Neil, is a Manic Pixie Dream Guy who aggravates everyone with his strange antics and quirks, but then Violet comes along and out–Manic-Pixies him by taking the reckless and unusual behaviour to quite troubling extremes.
  • Modesty Bedsheet
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: The guys at the rental store discuss how to keep a secret password secret if they had an underground casino. Later on, it turns out Violet works for an underground casino and when the owners find out he got in by saying the secret password, they have an argument similar to the earlier scene.