!! The band:
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Kiss the Bottle", "Want", "Fine Day", "Shield Your Eyes", "Chesterfield King", "Boxcar", "Condition Oakland", "I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both", "Fireman"; the list goes on...
* EpicRiff: Four whole albums worth, thankfully.
* FaceOfTheBand: Undoubtedly Blake Schwarzenbach.
* SignatureSong: "Boxcar".
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The main reaction to ''Dear You'' upon its release in 1995, due to the slicker production and Blake singing much more smoothly in comparison to the previous three Jawbreaker records.
* VindicatedByHistory: As mentioned above, ''Dear You'' wasn't received very warmly during its original release for a few reasons; however, fans started reconsidering their views of it after Jawbreaker broke up. When Adam Pfahler re-released it in 2004 after successfully licensing the publishing rights from Creator/GeffenRecords, the response was much more positive all-around.
!! The movie:
* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: Courtney's responsibility for Liz's death is revealed to the school as she's crowned Prom Queen. All the girls begin pelting her with their corsages, screaming vulgarities at her and calling her a murderer as [[LaserGuidedKarma every horrible thing she's done in the movie has finally caught up with her.]] By the time she gets to the front of the gym, she meets Julie standing there with a camera.
-->'''Julie''': Smile pretty, Courtney.
* FoeYay: The more Courtney pisses off Fern and Julie the more they seem to like getting up in her face, and in one confrontation Courtney says the experience is turning her on.
* HollywoodHomely: Proven by her in-story transformation, all that made Judy Greer a.k.a. Fern/Vylette ugly was hair that needed some grooming and some non-flattering clothes.
* IdiotPlot: To quote [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19990219/REVIEWS/902190302 Roger Ebert]]: "Julie could end it all by speaking out, but she delays, because that would not be convenient for the plot." And the police officer who completely ignores the fact that a ''woman'' called the school and not some random male rapist. In defense to Julie, it would've been her word against Courtney, Marcie, and Fern/Vylette, and Julie didn't exactly have any evidence to prove Courtney was responsible.
** Also, Courtney was a vicious little liar and manipulator. If Julie had gone to the police Courtney probably would've tried to spin the whole thing around and make it look like ''Julie'' killed Liz and threatened the others into compliance.
* LesYay: Fern/Vylette really comes off as a StalkerWithACrush towards Liz Purr. She obsesses over her, describes her as perfection and spends all her class time gazing at the beauty marks on the back of Liz's neck.
** Jeff Conaway as Mr. Fox, Marcie's father. Even as the sensitive father who watches Oprah and his perceived [[InformedWrongness "corniness"]] (by Marcie, anyway), in his all too brief encounter with his daughter, he was completely right [[BetaBitch about her position in life (and in the movie).]]
** Marilyn Manson himself makes a cameo as the creep that Courtney seduces and hooks up with in Liz's bed. Of course it probably helped that he and Rose McGowan were dating at the time of filming.
** Tatiana Ali from TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir briefly makes an appearance as a student attending senior prom looking visibly distraught when the truth behind Liz's death is brought to light.
* TearJerker: Even with all of the movie's [[BlackComedy darkness]] and [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensibility]], the scene where Julie sees Liz's ghost emerging from her pool is rather sad, especially for those who lost a friend in childhood.
** The scene where the school learns of Liz's death would count, too.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: For the kind of movie it is, there are some ''very'' surreal moments. Like the scene showing Fern's transformation into Vylette immediately.
* WhatAnIdiot: Invoked in-universe, as this is pretty much Julie's reaction to Courtney upon learning she gagged Liz with a jawbreaker.