YMMV: Fatal Attraction

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: He Says She Says all over the damn place. Is he to blame for cheating... or her, for stalking? Which is worse? Does one merit the other as a punishment?
  • The Catch Phrase Catches On: After this movie, "bunny boiler" became a popular term for a crazy woman.
    • And the title of the film, "Fatal Attraction", has become a popular term for somebody who becomes obsessed with their love interest.
  • Designated Hero: Dan Gallagher.
  • Fridge Logic: The Mad parody points out that Alex, when she kidnaps Ellen, somehow manages to find an amusement park open during school days in the off-season.
    • The amusement park is Rye Playland. If the movie takes place in May, the amusement park would be open during the school days during the week.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Glenn Close played a pregnant woman on a murderous-rampage in the re-shot ending that we all know and love; she didn't find out she actually was pregnant with a little girl during the filming of said-murderous rampage until after she was rushed to the hospital with a concussion during a botched take. Needless to say, she does not like watching the finale to this day, having (unknowingly) risked her daughter's life filming it.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Glenn Close is quite popular in Japan. Also, the Japanese version keeps the original ending. See Focus Group Ending.
  • Memetic Mutation: These days, "bunny boiler" refers to deranged women.
    • As well as: "I'm not going to be ignored!" Especially interesting in that, like so many famous movie lines, the original delivery is actually pretty understated. (Alex actually sounds more amused at Dan than anything else when she says it.)
  • Moral Event Horizon: The "bunny boiler" incident.
    • There's also when Alex kidnaps Dan's daughter several days later, terrifying her parents — and the viewer — with the very real possibility that she could have harmed her if she wanted to, and indirectly leading to Dan's wife being injured in a car accident. It's not hard to see why this is the last straw for Dan.
  • Retroactive Recognition: A 16-year-old Jane Krakowski is babysitting for the Gallaghers in the beginning of the film.
  • Special Effects Failure: Douglas' stunt double is clearly visible throughout the fight scene in Alex's apartment.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: A lot of viewers think that Ellen is a boy.