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When a character in a film/tv show has little to no income, yet lives in a place that would cost them thousands of dollars in real life. This also applies to material possesions i.e. a character driving a brand new car whilst working as a bouncer at a local bar. The phrase was originally coined by TJ Kirk a.k.a. The Amazing Atheist.
Person 1: How does Patrick Swayze's character in Road House afford a Mercedes solely by working as a doorman?
Person 2: He suffers from movie poverty bro.
by HotPcktz July 26, 2017
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