* HeyItsThatGuy: Massive amounts in the 2007 movie. [[Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb Leslie]] is [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Violet Beauregard]], her dad is [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]], the school bus driver is [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Mr. Burley]], the principal is [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Colonel Mason Truman]], Jess' dad is [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]], and his music teacher is [[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Trillian]].
** Series/HannahMontana and [[{{Series/Heroes}} Claire Bennet]] perform on the soundtrack (as does Violet).
* RetroactiveRecognition: Jess is a young [[Film/TheHungerGames Peeta]].
** And Leslie is [[Film/SoulSurfer Bethany Hamilton]]. In fact, the real-life Bethany saw [=AnnaSophia=] in this film and decided she wanted Robb to play herself.
** She is also [[Series/TheCarrieDiaries a teenage Carrie Bradshaw]].
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