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Manic Pixie Dream Girls

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Elizabethtown (2005)
Claire Colburn



"I'm impossible to forget, but I'm hard to remember."

"To have never taken a solitary road trip across country? I mean everybody's got to take a road trip, at least once in their lives. Just you and some music."

"Sadness is easier because its surrender. I say make time to dance alone with one hand waving free."


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Garden State (2004)
Sam



"This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and that no one will copy throughout human existence. And if nothing else, you will be remembered as the one guy who ever did this. This one thing."

"You don't realize, this is good, this doesn't happen often in your life. We can work this stuff out. I want to help you, you know? We need each other..."

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Sara Deever



"What are you more afraid of: spending more than two consecutive nights with the same woman, or finding out this thing might not be as crazy as it seems?"

"Why a month?"
"Because it's long enough to be meaningful, but short enough to stay out of trouble."
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Charlotte Fielding



"Well, look at it this way. We can have it real, which we both know is way better, and you wouldn't have to pay full price because like in a year or so I'd be just this sob story you could use to bag more chicks."

"What's the use of being young and beautiful if not to keep a man waiting?"
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Maude



"A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They're just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room."

"You know, at one time, I used to break into pet shops to liberate the canaries. But I decided that was an idea way before its time. Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing... oh my, how the world still dearly loves a cage."

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Holly Golightly



"It's the mistake you always made, Doc, trying to love a wild thing. You musn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky."

"I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's."
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Up (2009)
Ellie



"Thanks for the adventure. Now go have one of your own."

"Charles Muntz, explorer. When I get big, I'm going where he's going. South America. It's like America, but south."
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Summer Finn



"This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he'd never truly be happy until the day he met the one. This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total mis-reading of the movie 'The Graduate'. The girl, Summer Finn of Shinnecock, Michigan, did not share this belief. Since the disintegration of her parent's marriage she'd only love two things. The first was her long dark hair. The second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing. Tom meets Summer on January 8th. He knows almost immediately she is who he has been searching for. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story."
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The Last Kiss (2006)
Kim



"Everyone I know is having a crisis. I know you're not supposed to get them until midlife but I think something's happening to our metabolism. I mean the world is moving so fast now, we are all chasing something so fast that we start freaking out long before our parents did. Feel my heart.Feel how fast it is? 'Cause we don't ever stop to breathe anymore..."

"Did you know that the institution of marriage was created when the average person lived to the age of 30?"
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Almost Famous (2000)
Penny Lane



"I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriosuly, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."

"I've made a decision, I'm gonna live in Morocco for one year. I need a new crowd. Do you wanna come?"

"We are not Groupies. Groupies sleep with rockstars because they want to be near someone famous. We are here because of the music, we inspire the music. We are Band Aids."


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Skins (2007)
Cassie Ainsworth



"I like the things that I like, but I love everything."

"I'll love you forever, Sid."
"You will?"
"Yes. That's the problem."

"I stopped eating and everyone had to do what I said. That was powerful. I think it was the best time of my life, but I had to stop before I died because otherwise it wasn't fun."
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Mary



" I want a guy who can play 36 holes of golf, and still have enough energy to take Warren and me to a baseball game, and eat sausages, and beer, not lite beer, but beer. That's my ad, print it up."

"I'd be happiest with you!"
"But what about Brett Favre?"
"What did I tell you the first time we met? I'm a Niner's fan!"
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Enchanted (2007)
Giselle



"Why are you staring at me?"
"I don't know. It's just that... it's like you escaped from a Hallmark card or something."
"Is that a bad thing?"

"But dreams do come true. And maybe something wonderful will happen."

"I'm sure that Edward is already searching for me. No doubt by morning he'll come and rescue me from this strange land. Take me home so that the two of us can share a true love's kiss."
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My Sassy Girl (2008)
Jordan Roark



"We have to stay alive, because we have to see how the story ends."

"That's why human beings exist... to save each other from ourselves."

"I hope that I've healed during our year apart, and that I'm sitting with you while you read this. But if I'm not, it's not because I don't love you... Because I do. And it's not because I don't miss you, because I miss you already. It'll just mean that I'm not better. And the story isn't over yet."
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L.A. Story (1991)
SanDeE



"I don't think we should make love, all right?"
"Okay, we'll just have sex."

"But then I'd just be using you to get back at her!"
"I don't mind."
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Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall



"You're incapable of enjoying life, you know that? I mean you're like New York City. You're just this person. You're like this island unto yourself."

"Sometimes I ask myself how I'd stand up under torture."
"You? You kiddin'? If the Gestapo would take away your Bloomingdale's charge card, you'd tell 'em everything."
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Delysia Lafosse



"Men are so untrusting. I can't think why."

"Do you know what my name is, Guinevere? Sarah Grubb. One of the Pittsburg Grubbs. My father is a steelworker. No one else in the world knows that apart from Michael. And he doesn't judge me."

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Chasing Amy (1997)
Alyssa Jones



"You know, I didn't just heed what I was taught, men and women should be together, it's the natural way, that kind of thing. I'm not with you because of what family, society, life tried to instill in me from day one. The way the world is, how seldom it is that you meet that one person who just *gets* you - it's so rare. My parents didn't really have it. There were no examples set for me in the world of male-female relationships. And to cut oneself off from finding that person, to immediately halve your options by eliminating the possibility of finding that one person within your own gender, that just seemed stupid to me. So I didn't. But then you came along. You, the one least likely. I mean, you were a guy. And while I was falling for you I put a ceiling on that, because you *were* a guy. Until I remembered why I opened the door to women in the first place: to not limit the likelihood of finding that one person who'd complement me so completely. So here we are. I was thorough when I looked for you. And I feel justified lying in your arms, 'cause I got here on my own terms, and I have no question there was some place I didn't look. And for me that makes all the difference."
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Clementine Kruczynski



"I can't see anything that I don't like about you."
"But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I'll get bored with you and feel trapped because that's what happens with me."

"Look man, I'm telling you right off the bat, I'm high-maintainance, so... I'm not gonna tip-toe around your marriage, or whatever it is you've got goin' there. If you wanna be with me, you're with me. Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a fucked-up girl who's lookin' for my own peace of mind; don't assign me yours."
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Amélie (2001)
Amelie Poulain



(In English, because that's what we started with...)

"Amélie still seeks solitude. She amuses herself with silly questions about the world below, such as 'How many people are having an orgasm right now?'"

"Any normal girl would call the number, meet him, return the album and see if her dream is viable. It's called a reality check. The last thing Amélie wants."

"It's better to help people than garden gnomes."
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Ana Pascal



"It's my weekly evil-conspiracy and needlepoint group. You wanna come?"

"No I didn't steal from the government. I just didn't pay you entirely."

"Listen, I'm a big supporter of fixing potholes and erecting swing sets and building shelters. I am *more* than happy to pay those taxes. I'm just not such a big fan of the percentage that the government uses for national defense, corporate bailouts, and campaign discretionary funds. So, I didn't pay those taxes. I think I sent a letter to that effect with my return."
"Would it be the letter that beings 'Dear Imperialist Swine'?"
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Audrey Hankel



"I was just admiring your bike."
"Oh, do you like motorcycles?"
"No, I just like big things between my legs."

"Look, if you don't turn around and take me back, you're gonna make me do something that I don't wanna do."
"I can hardly wait, Charlie."
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Nancy



"Kiss me, my butterfly!"
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Jill Tanner



"I don't have anything, but it manages to wind up all over the place. hmm. I'm afraid I'm a slob."

"Well, at first I hated the idea of getting completely undressed, but there were, like, twenty or thirty actors all around me, all naked, and I was the only one with clothes on! How would you feel?"
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Dede/Angelica/Patricia



"My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement."

"Nobody knows anything, Joe. We'll take this leap, and we'll see. We'll jump, and we'll see. That's life, right?"

"I'm soul sick."
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Danielle



"What's the craziest thing you've done lately?"

"Why didn't you just tell me?"
"Because I didn't want to! Because I loved the way you looked at me."

"Just go with it."
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Polly Prince



"I've been living my life, okay? I've been in good relationships and I've been in shitty ones... and I've moved alot... and I've been happy, and I've been sad... and I've been lonely... and that is what I've been doing. Which is a lot more then I can say for some freak, who thinks he's gonna get the Ebola virus from a bowl of mixed nuts."
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Sofia Serrano



"Open your eyes."

"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around."

"I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats."

"But I just think good things will happen, if you are a good person with a good attitude, don't you think?"
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Twilight (2008)
Alice Cullen



"I didn't know there was another way...until I found Alice. Now she saw me coming of course."
"You kept me waiting long enough."
"My apologies, ma'am. I don't know what I'd have become without her."

"You worry too much, Bella. You’re going to go prematurely gray."
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Yes Man (2008)
Allison



"The world's a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it."

"Have you met my friend Ian? He's a computer hacker. He helped me erase your MySpace page, and your band's MySpace page, and your FaceBook page. Happy networking asshole!"
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When manic pixies grow up

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Luisa Cortés



(In English again...we started that way and we'll finish that way!)

"Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea."

"Play with babies and you'll end up washing diapers!"
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Fight Club (1999)
Marla Singer



"I've got a stomachful of Xanax. I took what was left of a bottle. It might have been too much."

" My God. I haven't been fucked like that since grade school."

"You're not getting this back. I consider it asshole tax."

"Condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip one on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night... then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger."
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Straight out of Wikipedia: (from critic, Nathan Rabin)

"that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures."

Some typical characteristics:
1. Eccentric personality quirks
2. Unabashedly feminine
3. Serve as romantic interest for an often brooding male lead.
4. Usually serve little purpose other than to change the life of the male lead.
5. Tend to either die or end up with the guy.

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Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Apr 23 12:05
This is, by far, one of THE most brilliant lists I've seen on here to date! Great work!
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Apr 23 15:38
You should add Sheeni Saunders from Youth in Revolt.
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O tipo de mulher por quem você VAI se apaixonar.
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Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Jan 17 5:41
Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is literally the anti-manic pixi dream girl. She states this in the movie, that she is not just there to inspire some guy and that she is her own person. I think the main characteristic of the MPDG trope is that they have no lives of their own and really only work to drive the other character's life forward.
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Posted: 7 months, 1 week ago at May 8 0:06
On a list of manic pixie dream girls, it is safe to assume there would be at least one character played by Zooey Deschanel.

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