* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some have theorized that Donald is actually just Charlie's alternate personality.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The "Car.... versus horse" subtext Donald places in his script makes the climactic battle in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' so much funnier, as this is pretty much ''exactly'' the subtext Creator/JamesCameron was going for.
** Additionally, the Christian-themed horror film entitled ''Film/{{Thr3e}}'', which has the [[TheKillerInMe exact plot twist]] that Donald uses. ''Film/{{Identity}}'' was also close enough that you could be forgiven for wondering if they hired Donald to write it.
* TearJerker:
** [[spoiler: Donald's death, especially the tragic way Charlie sings to him to try to keep him awake.]]
** John Laroche's entire life [[spoiler: and death.]]
* TheWoobie: John Laroche loses his mother, uncle, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and front teeth]] in a car accident that also puts his wife in a coma, which she wakes from only to immediately divorce him. His remaining possessions are then lost in a hurricane. [[spoiler: Then he's killed by alligators.]]