- Dueling Movies: Deliberately averted by the producers. Beastly was originally scheduled to be released in 2010 around the same time as Charlie St. Cloud, but since Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron were still dating, Beastly was moved up to avoid competition between the then-couple. In hindsight, this might have been a moot point, as neither movie appears to have been very successful.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Number Four is cursed by Michelle Tanner and redeemed by Gabriella.
- Review Ironic Echo: Many negative reviews latched onto the line "Get ready to embrace the suck".