Billing Displacement: Perhaps one of the most extreme example ever. Amanda Seyfried, who is the film's protagonist and appears onscreen at least as often as Megan Fox, is scarcely mentioned in many reviews, which (whether approving or disapproving) wish only to talk about Fox and Diablo Cody.
Creator Killer: Arguably for Diablo Cody. Along with Megan Fox's performance, reviewers zoned in on Cody's writing as the major flaw of the movie. She hasn't had any major budget films since.
Dawson Casting: 23-year-olds Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, and 22-year-old Johnny Simmons.
Unintentional Period Piece: In a way this movie captures the 2000s in the same way a John Hughes movie capture sthe 80s. The swooping, fringe haircuts, the skinny clothing style, the subtly mocking horror comedy tone, the omnipresent soundtrack of emo music and indie rock (not to mention posters of them every bedroom). In addition the main antagonists are a satanic inde/emo band.