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Wealthy, Successful Protagonist (Who Is Handsome) seemingly has it all: wealth, success, good looks, a gorgeous metropolitan home, the works. But, as his Insightful Best Friend points out, he doesn't have something to live for that's bigger than himself.

In comes Social Worker, who informs Wealthy, Successful Protagonist that due to various circumstances, he has been assigned custody of Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy, a Catch Phrase-spewing, mentally handicapped young man whose presence radically changes Wealthy, Successful Protagonist's comfortable status quo.

Things start looking up once Wealthy, Successful Protagonist meets Lead Female, a quirky, daring young woman who rejects social norms by dyeing her hair, and admires him for undertaking this responsibility. The two of them soon start dating, and Wealthy, Successful Protagonist learns to appreciate the positive impact Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy has on his life, and all seems well.

Then things get... complicated. Aside from dealing with his increasingly-rocky relationship with Lead Female and Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy's failing health, Wealthy, Successful Protagonist must also confront the machinations of a traitorous associate, inspire a young Latino boy to do well in school, defend an innocent black man in court, fight with the Native American metaphor against the American military metaphor, and help a local high school basketball team win the Big Game.


The latest cinematic masterpiece from Famous And/Or Foreign Director, Movie Title features an all-star cast including Academy Award-Winning Actor, Academy Award-Winning Actress, Actor Desperately Trying For An Academy Award, Older Actress In A Comeback Attempt, and Beloved Actor Who Died This Year in his final role.

On the meta side of things, it's a hilarious send-up of Oscar Bait movies in general by the folks at Given how its entire purpose is to hang a gigantic lampshade on such films, it's not surprising how incredibly Troperrific it is for a video that's only three and a half minutes long.

Watch it here.

This "film" contains examples of:

  • Affectionate Parody: From the film students at Biola University, The Trailer for Every Christian Movie Ever.
  • An Aesop: "Explicitly stating the moral of the story". As to what the Aesop even is...take your pick. Overcoming your character flaws, inspiring others to excel, racial equality, accepting one's sexual identity, treating handicapped people with dignity, finding true love... It's such a big pile-up of inspiring morals that it's not even clear what the message is anymore, befitting its Anviliciousness.
  • The Alcoholic: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist is implied to be one.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: "PASSIONATE PLEA!!!... whisper of repetition."
  • Big Game: Wealthy, Successful Protagonist inspires a basketball team with his Rousing Speech.
  • Bi the Way: Both Wealthy, Successful Protagonist and Lead Female. Their same-gender love interests may be either this or gay.

 Lead Female: Accusations about your sexuality!

 Girl: My name.

Boy: My name.

 Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy: Catchphrase!

  • Cerebus Syndrome: What starts out as a self-absorbed guy frustrated with having to take care of an impaired person gradually turns more and more intense and (melo)dramatic.
  • Clear My Name:

 Also, I must prove innocent this incredibly humble human male.

 Protagonist: A toast establishing me as a wealthy, successful protagonist, who is handsome.

 Protagonist: Interest in your bold rejection of social norms as evidenced by your dyed hair.

 "This scene doesn't make it to the final cut of the movie."

  • The Mole: "Suspicion that a character once thought trustworthy may not be trustworthy!"
  • Multicolored Hair: Lead Female, who "rejects social norms" by dying blue and magenta streaks into her hair.
  • Oscar Bait: Actor Desperately Trying for an Academy Award as Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
  • Psychologist Teacher: Wealthy, Succesful Protagonist functions as this towards Latin-American teenager.
  • The Rainman: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
  • Real Trailer, Fake Movie: The entire thing.
  • Resentful Guardian: Wealthy, Successful first. He gets better after Lead Female expresses an attraction to him due to his "seeming selflessness" in looking after Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Inspirationally Disadvantaged Guy's disability is "the most topical disability of the present year".
  • Rousing Speech: "Inspiring final lines of a speech that douchebags will quote in their FACEBOOK PROFILES!"

 Basketball Team: "CHEER!!"

 Wealthy, Successful Protagonist: Frustration with these new circumstances!

 Insightful Best Friend: "Friendly concern that a string of heightened and seemingly unrelated plots may now arise."

Wealthy, Successful Protagonist: (Beat) "Dude!"

  • Your Cheating Heart: When their relationship's breaking down, Lead Female sleeps with Insightful Best Friend.
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