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Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters In Movie History
The luckless individuals who at least make our lives better
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Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters In Movie History
Charlotte Vale
Now Voyager (1942)

Why she's so miserable: Despite being born into a wealthy family, Charlotte Vale has lived her whole life under the thumb of her domineering mother, who uses emotional blackmail and illness that we suspect is largely psychosomatic to keep her daughter close. Oh, and she continually derides her daughter's appearance and character, and suggests that she'll never find a man who loves her.

Why she's inspiring: A quick break at a health farm and a makeover later and Charlotte suddenly finds her backbone. And promptly sets off on a cruise where she falls in love with a married man. Now admittedly this may leave something to be desired (eligibility, say), but selflessly she sends him back to his loveless union and spends her time ensuring that his unhappy daughter cheers up instead. Cue inner harmony and a big 'up yours' to her nasty mum - you go girl!





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1 Dobby in the Movies
Posted on Friday January 29, 2010, 20:34 by BLOODSUCKING LEECH
I've never read the books but love the movies-so I always looked at Dobby as the Jar Jar Binks of HP-totally annoying and unnecessary. Based on the movies alone obviously I didn't know his character at all. Read More

2 ...I'm going to burn the building down...
Posted on Friday January 29, 2010, 11:50 by captainamazing
And put strip9 in the water cooler. Read More

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