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When critic Nathan Rabin coined the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” in 2007, there was something perfect about it. Rabin used it for the first time in his review on The AV Club of the Cameron Crowe flop Elizabethtown, as a way to describe how the character Claire, played by Kirsten Dunst, seemed to be more sprite than person, a hyper-adorable lady whose sole design is to coax the male protagonist out of his...