- Colbert Bump: The film launched heavy interest in what became of the two girls, and resulted in the very quick discovery that Juliet was none other than mystery writer Anne Perry.
- Les Yay: How the film interprets the girls' friendship. After being outed as Juliet, Anne Perry started this wasn't true, and the filmmakers had completely misunderstood her diary entries that are portrayed as suggesting it.
- Nightmare Fuel:
- The people of Borovnia, giant, unpainted plasticine figures that talk, sing, dance, and make love.
- The murder scene at the end of the film. Closing your eyes does absolutely no good and may even make it worse.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: The film closes with "You'll Never Walk Alone," a moving and heartbreaking ballad from Carousel, playing over scenes of the girls being torn apart after committing the grisly murder—somehow, you feel sorry for them despite everything.