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Cool Videos: 75 Years of Manic Pixie Dream Girls

07.25.2012

Who doesn't love a Manic Pixie Dreamgirl? She's like a unicorn. Film critic, Nathan Rabin first coined the term describing the stock character as, "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." While I feel like there are women like that out there, they also have their own flaws-- hence the "unicorn" remark.

Flavorwire put together a supercut of 75 years of Manic Pixie Dreamgirls. Some of my most notable favorites are here. However, I would like more Jeff Daniels dancing in SOMETHING WILD. I would watch a gif of that for hours. Check out the video below and let us know which dreamgirls are missing.

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Extra Tidbit: "Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a f*cked-up girl who's lookin' for my own peace of mind; don't assign me yours."
Source: Flavorwire

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