YMMV / St. Vincent

For the film:

  • Jerkass Woobie: Vincent behaves like a grouchy old drunk, but opens up to young Oliver, who eventually learns of the deteriorating elements in Vincent's life (his debt, addictions, post-war outlook, sick wife, etc.).
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The ramifications of Vincent losing all of Oliver's previous winnings at the racetrack are never addressed.
    • The loan sharks who come after Vincent are also completely forgotten after they leave Vincent lying on the floor while he is having a stroke. Maybe they thought he was dead?

For the musician:

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Her social-media "press junket" released ahead of the Masseduction campaign, a series of vignettes featuring Annie reiterating bog-standard interview questions with a heavy dose of withering sarcasm:
    "What's it like being a woman in music?"
    *folds hands, each nail decorated to spell "FUCK OFF"*
    "Very good question."
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Kept up white hair for the entirety of her self titled album cycle, even though it was obviously damaging her hair to do so. As of 2017 she's back to either dark brown or black.
  • Ear Worm: Quite a few. "Cruel", "Actor Out of Work", "Birth in Reverse", "Digital Witness"...
  • Tear Jerker: "Happy Birthday, Johnny", the third (and to date, final) song about her old self-destructive friend Johnny, now a homeless heroin-addict desperately calling Annie to ask for money for food. When she hesitates, he misinterprets it as her having gotten high and mighty off her fame and forgotten all about their friendship, so he storms off, never to be seen again.
    "What happened to blood, our family? Annie, how could you do this to me?"
    Of course I blame me

    When you get free, Johnny
    I hope you find peace