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In most mediocre romantic comedies, the protagonist isn’t like “other girls.” No, she’s chill. She’s cool, like guys — she slams beers and watches sports and laughs too loud at crude jokes and eats an entire pizza without gaining a pound, maintaining her supermodel physique with ease. It’s a tired and frustrating trope, one that Gone Girl calls out in one of the most unflinchingly accurate paragraphs of fiction ever written.

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