* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Is Donald Sutherland really a CoolOldGuy, or a neglectful father who spent all his time building his company to the detriment of his son, who seems like a {{Jerkass}} but has actually just turned to HookersAndBlow to fill the void left by his parenting?
** Julia is generally regarded as the comic relief villain, but she could actually be considered the worst of the three bosses. Bobby wasn't evil, just selfish and irresponsible, and prior to [[spoiler:killing Bobby]], the worst thing Harken did was lead Nick on about a promotion he never intended to give him. Compared to ''rape'', that's nothing. Not to mention, if the genders had been reversed, her actions would've been cast in a much darker light.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: For all the [[ButtMonkey shit that they give Dale]] (and boy, do they), the sequel has several moments that show that Dale is TheHeart of their group, and that Nick and Kurt do actually care about him:
** When Stacy and the triplets visit Dale at the guys' new warehouse near the beginning of the movie, we see Nick and Kurt both kiss Stacy on the cheek, and each of the guys holds one of the triplets. It's a very brief moment, but cute.
** When [[spoiler:Stacy shows up at the hotel room and [[MistakenForCheating incorrectly suspects Dale of having an affair]], Kurt and Nick both immediately try to help Dale fix the problem (though, in typical fashion, they only end up [[CrowningMomentOfFunny making things worse]])]].
** When [[spoiler:Dale gets shot by Rex]], Nick and Kurt are both clearly horrified, and immediately rush to Dale's side to check on him. Nick even strokes his hair and [[spoiler:tells him he'll be all right]], though Kurt, as usual, is [[{{Troll}} a bit of a]] [[BrutalHonesty dick about it]].
** On the same note, when [[spoiler:Dale wakes up in the hospital, his two best friends are the people in the room with him. Nick has his hand on Dale's shoulder and strokes his hair, and both of them are very visibly happy to see Dale awake]].
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Julia. Probably because she's played by a rather [[PlayingAgainstType sexually aggressive]] Creator/JenniferAniston.
* FridgeHorror: As stated above, we find out in the sequel that Julia is sexually attracted to 14 year old boys. Considering that she's not above taking advantage of patients after gassing them, God only knows how many underage patients she's molested in the past.
* IdiotPlot: Recording their conversations with their bosses right from the start would have solved a lot of the main characters' problems to varying degrees, but it takes them the entirety of the movie and a tip from a petty gangster wanna-be to figure that out. When they try it the normal way they're thwarted by their own constantly increasing stupidity.
** The ironic thing is the recording actually ''would'' have worked, [[spoiler: but Kurt choose to bail on the job to have sex with Harken's wife.]]
** And two of them already had ample evidence to convict their bosses as it is. Julia had recorded evidence of herself molesting someone under anaesthetic, and Bobby wasn't exactly being discreet about his cocaine use.
** In the sequel, the gang is rather astonishingly quick to jump to criminal actions after what happened in the first film was the result of years of pent-up rage.
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Rex Hanson]].
* MisaimedFandom: A large number of males would love to be in Dale's position and have Creator/JenniferAniston rape them.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Harken killing Bobby because he thought he was sleeping with his wife. Its quite an accomplishment that he crosses it while also invoking the KickTheSonOfABitch trope.]]
** Bobby crosses it so many times in his first scene as Kurt's boss. The big one however is being willing to kill thousands of people in Bolivia out of greed, by not paying extra to properly dispose of the chemicals.
** Julia almost crosses it when she [[spoiler:threatens to lie and tell his fiancee that he's a (false) sex offender]] and finally crosses it [[spoiler:in the sequel when she rapes Dale while he's in a coma]].
** Rex crosses it in the sequel when he [[spoiler:kills his father]].
** Bert crosses it when he [[spoiler:calls the police even after the trio threatens to kill Rex if he does, confirming that he loves money more than his own son]].
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler: Harken's murder of Bobby.]] It's the only scene in the movie that's not PlayedForLaughs, and it's surprisingly realistic. Not unexpected if you've been paying attention in the coming seconds, but still a bit of a shock when it comes.
* OneSceneWonder: [[Film/FantasticFour Ioan Gruffudd]] as a [[spoiler: male prostitute Dale mistakes for a hitman]].
** Kenny Summerfeld.
* RewatchBonus: If you missed it the first time, it's blatantly obvious the second time that [[spoiler: Motherfucker Jones is up and phoning it in through the entire movie.]]
{{Unfortunate Implications}}: The second movie received a lot of backlash for this, along with the endless {{Black Comedy Rape}}. It is clear that the screenwriters do not know how to write non-white characters. The non-white characters who get screen time are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things. Not because their characters are funny. It is simply because they ''aren't white.'' In the first film, a typical {{Scary Black Man}} in a bar announces his blackness to the white protagonists in a bit of stereotypical humor. The second movie sees the boys as so inept that they don't even realize their company name is a racial slur, which is also played for laughs, in front of a black anchor no less! Rex is very mean to his Asian maid and when he "fires" her as a joke, puts on a contrived and offensive accent. Dale does the same, when thinking of a criminal to imitate, but doing a horrid impression of a Latino gangster. ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The Spanish-speaking woman who they hire is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue and they don't understand her. Motherfucker Jones is the only one who seems to deviate from the norm although barely, as he is the only one to call the protagonists out and even ends up saving them in the end. Though he is small exception to the rule, this is essentially how most popular films write non-white characters. White characters are funny because their characters are funny. Non-white characters are funny because they are not white, and therefore not "normal."
* WhatAnIdiot: Kurt and Dale full-stop, especially in the second movie. In both, the BigBad had been given more than enough rope to hang himself, were it not for their idiotic decisions, such as [[spoiler:letting it slip to Rex that they were recording his confession and that he was wearing bloodstained jeans]]. Of course, everything worked out eventually.
* TheWoobie: All three characters to an extent though Dale qualifies most.
** JerkassWoobie: Rex in the second movie. It's obvious to everyone that his dad doesn't give a shit about him or anything besides his own bank account, and he's pretty visibly upset over this.