Manic Pixie Dream Boy?

So last night in a conversation that was sort of all over the place, I ended up explaining the concept of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl to a friend1.

Intrigued, he apparently googled it at home, and found out that it’s been subverted—or at least lampshaded—in a few movies.

Which made me wonder. Hollywood loves being “creative” by doing the obvious inversion of a trope. So is there a movie with a Manic Pixie Dream Boy? And if not, why not?


  1. The Zooey Deschanel show was on. It was contextually relevant, if only just.