* ActorAllusion: This isn't the [[Film/TheNuttyProfessor first time]] that Larry Miller portrayed a JerkAss school administrator, or being humiliated by a rodent, for that matter.
* BoxOfficeBomb: Due to having the misfortune of being released only a month after TooSoon/SeptemberEleventh, which impacted the amount of money it made as most advertising during that time period was pulled and replaced with PublicServiceAnnouncements.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Brooke Anne Smith, the actress who plays Jenna, is a nice girl in real life, as some of her friends will tell you, and she also is willing to answer questions regarding characters.
** NoelFisher (Troy McGinty) is also a sweetheart.
* MissingTrailerScene: In the trailer, Jindrake falls out of his chair during the scene where he has Max in his office. The scene still appears in the film, but the part with Jindrake falling out of his chair is absent.
* ThrowItIn: [[Creator/AlexDLinz Alex Linz]] was originally supposed to portray Max as being flustered when he meets Jenna at school, but he flubbed up and chuckled. The creators thought this was better, so they kept it in.
** A lot of Jindrake's personality was ad-libbed by Larry Miller, basing it on the dean from Animal House.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A deleted scene that was originally intended to be used during the first day of school had Dobbs stealing Megan's clarinet in retribution for not only denying him money, but also being sarcastic in the process. Portions of the scene were kept in the flashback when Max plans on getting retribution on [[LastDayToLive Last Day before the move]], more specifically her statement that she "keeps it all in a piggy bank, it just looks like [Dobbs]."
** Also, it was originally intended that they actually show Max being dumped in the dumpster by [=McGinty=], but they decided that was going too far, so they cut it out, and also was not willing to put it in the deleted scenes.
** Max, when given the swirlie, was originally screaming in pain and anguish, but they toned it down.