* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Loretta falling in love with Ronny, in spite of her engagement to Johnny, is portrayed as a love story.[[note]]To be fair, 1) Loretta's not married, and 2) Loretta isn't exactly pleased with the situation.[[/note]] Cosmo cheating on his wife Rose with Mona… not so much.
* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]RealitySubtext: Ronny, Cher's on-screen beau, and Rob Camiletti, Cher's real-life beau at the time the movie was shot, were both bakers.
* MemeticMutation: "Snap out of it!"
* [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct They Really Can Act]]: Cher and even Nic Cage to a certain extent. While Cher is more obvious with her Oscar, Cage up to that point had been known for very odd and off kilter roles until this film (where he still plays such a character) which showed his range and got him a Golden Globe nomination.