- Crowning Moment of Awesome: When Brennan finally junk-punches his idiot tormentor, Frigo.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: When Bobby wards off the angry bully who was chasing Brennan. Also doubles as Crowning Moment of Awesome. See also Ax-Crazy.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law" during the confrontation between Bobby and the bully. Also "Bastards of Young" by The Replacements.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Em's liking for married men on light of Kristen Stewart's affair with the married director of Snow White & the Huntsman.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Brennan, played by Jesse Eisenberg, says that his parents would rather have him "create a fortune 400 company or something" than be a journalist. Close enough...
- She Really Can Act: This film is often cited as proof that Kristen Stewart actually can do more than just Dull Surprise, as she infamously is in the Twilight films.
- Values Dissonance: Em and Mike Connell have an affair even though the latter is married. Em is the one who everyone seems to blame.