Dangerously Genre Savvy: When it comes time for Charles to kill Andy, he makes sure that the latter is weakened, that he knows how to turn off the heart monitor before attaching said heart monitor equipment to himself, then after smothering Andy, reattaches the equipment to his corpse.
IKEA Erotica: The opening sex scene is played with such passionless blandness that it's almost painful. Arguably a case of Tropes Are Not Bad, though, as it's utilized to offer a window into Andy's psyche rather than simply being boring.
Ironic Echo: Andy being shot by Bobby's widow while threatening to shoot Hank is similar to the beginning where Bobby is shot by Nanette during the robbery.
Jerkass: Most characters can qualify, but Hank's ex-wife (Amy Ryan) is more obvious than others.
Tragic Mistake: In the overall scheme of things, the robbery, and within that, brigning in Bobby Lasorda to do the actual robbery.
Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Andy and Gina. Strangely, she's the insecure one in need of his assurance that he loves her. And with good reason, as he's so pre-occupied with his problems that he's completely oblivious to how unhappy she is— and that she's having an affair with his brother.