* AdaptationDisplacement: Based on a novel that seems to be largely forgotten today.
* EarWorm - ''many'' of the songs used in the film, but especially ''Addicted to Love''
-->Might as well face it, you're addicted to love!
** What, no ''Kokomo''?
-->''Aruba, Jamaica, uuuuh I wanna take you to / Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama...''
* HoYay - Brian and Doug's relationship is more of a driving force in the plot than the love story - by the end, Doug even says that Brian is the only person he's ever cared about. [[spoiler: And his suicide note starts off "My Dearest Brian..."]]