Manic Pixie Dream Girls: A History In Film

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Thought you were the first one, Kirsten Dunst? You thought wrong. Manic Pixie Dream Girls, aka indie darlings with bangs and commitment issues that eventually allow their leading men to realize their real-life dreams, have been around for a long time. This revelatory article covers the epidemic from Annie Hall ("patient zero") to the newest installment, Ruby Sparks (played by Zoe Kazan in the eponymous film). Check it out on the Sundance blog, but beware – plenty of these cuties can cause serious eye-rolling (Garden State, anyone?). (Sundance Now)

Tell us your thoughts on the Manic Pixie trope – are these girls as lovely as they're meant to be, or have you had enough?

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