* AwesomeMusic : Of course.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: A FreezeFrameBonus example - if you pause the film on Rob sticking Marie's CD in his player, you'll get a track listing which includes in amongst some funny ones which must've been added purely as Easter eggs (Ghostbusters? Mmm Bop?) a song called ''911 Is A Joke''. Eek.
** ItMakesSenseInContext: It has nothing to do with 9/11: it's a PublicEnemy song from 1990, and is actually about poor response times from paramedics called to black neighborhoods.
* OneSceneWonder: Tim Robbins gets one or two scenes as Rob's pompous, arrogant hippie neighbor Ian, and steals every one.
* TheWoobie : Both the sad and damaged Sarah and the marginally stronger Penny. The latter gets a moment of awesome when she [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells Rob off]]. Of course, he [[ComicallyMissingThePoint misses the point]].
--> I was crazy about you, and I wanted to sleep with you one day, but not when I was sixteen. When you broke up with me, ''you'' broke up with ''me'', because I was, to use your charming expression, [[NatureAbhorsAVirgin ''tight'']]...I cried and I cried and I hated you. When that little shitbag asked me out and I was too tired to fight him off! [[DateRape It wasn't rape]] because [[QuestionableConsent I said okay]], but it wasn't far off. You know, I couldn't have sex until after college because I hated it so much? That's when you're supposed to have sex, Rob. In college! Now you want to have a little chat about rejection? Well, [[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]], Rob!