Also the implication that behind the fabricated parts of the story, he was in the war, he became MIA, he managed to get back and help two twins escape to the USA.
The funeral at the end: everyone from Edward's stories shows up. And we find out that he never embellished a thing to make himself look better, but to make everyone else around him just a little more extraordinary.
Edward is determined to marry Sandra, but she's also makes him promise not to hurt her Jerk Jock fiancee. So he doesn't. He gets floored repeatedly but keeps getting back up, smiling.