YMMV: Pay It Forward
- Fridge Brilliance: The downer ending is just to ask the viewer if they are willing to Pay It Forward, even if it means sacrificing their own life.
- Also, Jon Bon Jovi as the abusive husband and father gives love a bad name.
- Glurge: Tearjerker + An Aesop unintentionally broken by the tearjerking event = glurge.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Haley Joel Osment, known for getting popular by seeing dead people plays a kid that dies.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The kid Trevor was stabbed protecting was played by Marc Donato. Ten years later, Donato played a bullying victim who decides to violently torture his bullies.
- Romantic Plot Tumor: This is a movie about an alcoholic single mother falling in love with a well-educated social studies teacher…oh, and something about a kid who tries to change the world.
- Tear Jerker: Natch.