* AcceptableTargets: Younger women, almost every one of whom is portrayed or referred to badly. And men, of course.
** Annie's daughter is portrayed pretty positively and Annie's therapist is only a few years younger than Annie. Diane Keaton and Marcia Gaye Harden are not that far apart in age.
* AwesomeMusic: "You Don't Own Me".
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: ALL of the four lead actresses (playing women who had been cheated on and dumped) were considered for the role of the ultimate "Other Woman"--Alex Forrest of ''Film/FatalAttraction''.
* HilariousInHindsight: As of 2013, all the Younger Women are in their forties and even their fifties, the same age our dumped protagonists are.
** The cougar/MILF phenomenon of recent years means that today, it's the older women who would be considered the sexy and desirable ones.
* HollywoodPudgy: Brenda obsesses over her weight in several scenes and is taunted about it by her ex's new girlfriend, when she couldn't be anymore than a size 10 or 12. It's particularly glaring in one scene where's she's thrilled at finally losing some weight, yet looks precisely as she has throughout the movie.
** She is seen wearing much baggier clothing near the beginning of the movie, seemingly trying to hide it.
* HollywoodThin: Shelly. Brenda snidely comments that "the bulimia has certainly paid off" in reference to how slim she is. While she certainly is slim, she isn't unhealthily so.
* MemeticMutation: "I beat Meryl!" When JenniferLawrence quoted this after winning a Golden Globe over Meryl Streep, some people (including LindsayLohan) thought she was insulting the other actress; she had to explain the joke on a late night show. This is especially funny since Goldie Hawn [[ActorAllusion had previously starred]] with Meryl in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer''.
** Cynthia's suicide. Before jumping off that balcony, she gazes at her college photo clearly regretting those happy years of her life, when she was an ambitious [[GoGetterGirl straight-A student]] who didn't now yet [[BreakTheCutie what life had in store for her]].
** Elise learning about Cynthia's suicide from a newspaper. She was before introduced as a self-centred WhiteDwarfStarlet but that time she looks genuinely distraught.
** The very premise of the film is quite sad - four women once [[TrueCompanions best friend at college]] end up parting ways as they take different roads and meeting again only when one of them [[DyingAlone commits suicide out of loneliness]].