* ActorAllusion: Trent is played by the same actor who played the Beefy Guy in ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist''. Nick's father's girlfriend is the actress who played Caroline. And his friend Lefty is played by the guy who was Crash of Crash and the Boys (''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'').
* DawsonCasting: Both Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday play 14 year old characters despite being in their early twenties.
* TalkingToHimself: Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) interacts with his alter ego Francois Dillinger (Michael Cera with a silly mustache).