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I imagine that Jacob is referring to some aspect of himself. It could either be his 'past self' - i.e. Jacob before he learned to be a stylish womanizer, perhaps - or it could be the nice and sentimental part of him that still exists in his character. (We know that some part of him like that exists because he falls in love with Cal's daughter.) I imagine it ...


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That's called phony accent. Ryan Gosling told to W magazine about his infamously slurry speech, "As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn't sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can't shake, so it's not phony anymore. I'm going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing--a phony ...


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It's a common expression to say that if you're gonna try something, try your best or otherwise don't even bother. There are several theories on the Internet to explain the origin but nothing seems to point to specific quotes/song titles/...


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This is something I too pondered, however thanks to DVR and rewind/replay you can see that Gossling's character Jacob actually answers Carrell's character Cal's question "Why are you doing this?" with "Maybe you remind me of ME" - the Audio track was edited in post production to what we all hear, "Maybe you remind me of SOMEONE". Because Gossling's facial ...


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If I remember right, Jacob once said that his dad was kind of too honest, too fair or something. That is why his wife (Jacob's mom) treated him not in a good way (maybe cheated too) Maybe it was the scene where Hannah and him are chatting in his bedroom.


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Nobody realises this, but Jacob fell in love with Hannah instantly and helps Cal because he reminds Jacob of Hannah. Jacob never thinks "you remind me of Hannah," but he just feels some sort of connection to him. Hannah doesn't display any qualities of Cal but it's some sort of psychic thing.


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Cal reminds Jacob of his father. The qualities of being kind and sweet he describes to Hanna in the bedroom are traits that I believe Cal has. Proof of this is when the kids stay up and Jessica talks to Emily. Jessica told Emily "That when she babysits most kids will stay up late for moms but not for dad." He also said his father was very successful in ...


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It's not Hannah, it's Jacob's father. He describes Cal when he is in the bedroom with Hannah. He calls him for fatherly advice when he is about to meet Hannah's mother. Cal gives off a fatherly vibe. From the moment that Jacob meets him he's devastated about his family falling apart, showing Jacob how important family is to him. Jacob was looking for a ...


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I too also pondered this, I even found this website looking for the answer. However, I think I've solved it. Jacob describes his parents at one point in the evening with Hannah, he says his mother was cold and vain and his father couldn't handle her. It makes for a strong argument that Jacob's parents got a divorce, and his father either died shortly after ...



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