!! The movie:
* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: Courtney's responsibility for Liz's death is revealed to the school as she's crowned Prom Queen. All the girls begin pelting her with their corsages, screaming vulgarities at her and calling her a murderer as [[LaserGuidedKarma every horrible thing she's done in the movie has finally caught up with her.]] By the time she gets to the front of the gym, she meets Julie standing there with a camera.
-->'''Julie''': Smile pretty, Courtney.
* HoYay: Fern/Vylette really comes off as a StalkerWithACrush towards Liz Purr. She obsesses over her, describes her as perfection and spends all her class time gazing at the beauty marks on the back of Liz's neck.
* HollywoodHomely: Proven by her in-story transformation, all that made Judy Greer a.k.a. Fern/Vylette ugly was hair that needed some grooming and some non-flattering clothes.
* IdiotPlot: To quote [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19990219/REVIEWS/902190302 Roger Ebert]]: "Julie could end it all by speaking out, but she delays, because that would not be convenient for the plot." And the police officer who completely ignores the fact that a ''woman'' called the school and not some random male rapist. In defense to Julie, it would've been her word against Courtney, Marcie, and Fern/Vylette, and Julie didn't exactly have any evidence to prove Courtney was responsible.
** Also, Courtney was a vicious little liar and manipulator . If Julie had gone to the police Courtney probably would've tried to spin the whole thing around and make it look like ''Julie'' killed Liz and threatened the others into compliance.
* OneSceneWonder: Jeff Conaway as Mr. Fox, Marcie's father. Even as the sensitive father who watches Oprah and his perceived [[InformedWrongness "corniness"]] (by Marcie, anyway), in his all too brief encounter with his daughter, [[GenreSavvy he was completely right]] [[BetaBitch about her position in life (and in the movie).]]
* TearJerker: Even with all of the movie's [[BlackComedy darkness]] and [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible incomprehensibility]], the scene where Julie sees Liz's ghost emerging from her pool is rather sad, especially for those who lost a friend in childhood.
** The scene where the school learns of Liz's death would count, too.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: For the kind of movie it is, there are some ''very'' surreal moments. Like the scene showing Fern's transformation into Vylette immediately.
* WhatAnIdiot: Invoked in-universe, as this is pretty much Julie's reaction to Courtney upon learning she gagged Liz with a jawbreaker.

!! The band:
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Kiss the Bottle", "Want", "Fine Day", "Shield Your Eyes", "Chesterfield King", "Boxcar", "Condition Oakland", "I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both", "Fireman"; the list goes on...
* EpicRiff: Four whole albums worth, thankfully.
* FaceOfTheBand: Undoubtedly Blake Schwarzenbach.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The main reaction to ''Dear You'' upon its release in 1995, due to the slicker production and Blake singing much more smoothly in comparison to the previous three Jawbreaker records.
* VindicatedByHistory: As mentioned above, ''Dear You'' wasn't received very warmly during its original release for a number of reasons; however, fans started reconsidering their views of it after Jawbreaker broke up. When Adam Pfahler re-released it in 2004 after successfully licensing the publishing rights from Creator/GeffenRecords, the response was much more positive all-around.