* CriticalDissonance: The film has quite a fanbase for a movie with a 36% rotten on Website/RottenTomatoes. It was also a favorite of Roger Ebert.
* HarsherInHindsight: In-story. Angus' offhanded comment that Melissa is "Probably off somewhere puking her guts out" at the thought of dancing with him becomes a lot darker after she confides in him that she's suffering from bulimia.
* OneSceneWonder: [[Film/WestSideStory Rita]] [[Series/TheElectricCompany1971 Moreno]] as dance instructor Madame Rulenska.
* TheWoobie: Even though he doesn't take much shit from Rick, it's hard to not feel sorry for Angus at times, especially the times when he pours his heart out to his grandpa. Angus' best bud Troy moreso, because he's a little guy and can't fight back (though he's [[TheNapoleon somewhat mouthy]]).