!! For the WebSerialNovel.

* ArchiveBinge: Even updating with only one chapter (4-6 chapters making up an issue), the main series has fifty issues in it before you even get to the minis, ones shots and other content.
* NightmareFuel: Fellgaze's power places anyone that looks into his eyes under the effects of this. While under the effects of it, Cyn sees all her loved ones slaughtered messily while Vorpal experiences her parents and herself dying of a plague.

!! For the Film:

* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Did Elizabeth truly love Brian? She was an adrenaline junkie who abruptly cheated on Matt and then seemed to immediately ask Brian to leave his wife. Was she really in love, or did she just love the drama a divorce would create?
** Matt's kiss to Julie after he has had it out with Brian - is that his little bit of revenge? Or is it a gesture of sympathy after getting to know how sweet Julie is? Or possibly an attempt to clue her in that something is wrong without having to be the one to tell her (and therefore force Brian to confess)?
* AwardSnub:
** Both the film and George Clooney were defeated by ''Film/TheArtist'' in Best Picture and Best Actor categories.
** Creator/ShaileneWoodley was seen as a contender for the Best Supporting Actress category, but just missed out.
* AdaptationDisplacement: The movie was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2011. The book didn't even have it's own Wikipedia page until after the movie came out.
* BrokenBase: George Clooney as Matt is very divisive. Some loved the PlayingAgainstType and felt he pulled it off incredibly well. Others felt he wasn't at all believable as a normal family man
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Shailene Woodley got a lot of great press for her performance as Alex, with many considering her to be the standout. When the movie is headlined by George Clooney, that's saying something.
* HarsherInHindsight: Shailene Woodley unfortunately makes a habit out of [[{{Literature/Divergent}} family]] or [[Literature/TheFaultInOurStars loved ones]] dying in front of her.
* HilariousInHindsight: In the novel, Scottie is described as wearing a shirt that reads "MRS. CLOONEY" (yes, in all caps) when she first visits the hospital.
* OneSceneWonder: Matthew Lillard and Judy Greer have much less screen time than you'd expect, given how highly praised their scenes are. Lillard is only seen in a picture and in passing on the beach for the first two acts - before getting one long scene towards the end. Greer has two smaller scenes before her big scene in the climax. Both equally memorable in their own ways.
* [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct She Really Can Act]]:
** Creator/ShaileneWoodley more then earned her stripes becuase of this film. It earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
** Creator/JudyGreer impressed quite a lot of people with her performance as Julie.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The movie tries to play Elizabeth and Matt as equally messed up people, with plenty of characters implying that their marriage had been failing for a while. But as the couple never get scenes together, Elizabeth comes across as incredibly unsympathetic given that she had an affair with a married man. By all accounts, she was the one who initiated it and kept it going. Brian at least shows remorse for what he did to Julie, but Elizabeth is in a coma for the whole movie, so we never find out if she regretted what she did. About the only redeeming thing about her is that she was at least intending to get a divorce rather than carrying on behind Matt's back.
* TheWoobie:
** Poor Scottie is clearly a troubled kid - her father not having been paying much attention to her. She has no idea how to process her mother's condition and she spends the whole movie hoping in vain that she'll wake up. Matt and Alex can't bring themselves to tell her the truth about the affair because it would break her so much.
** Julie seems to be a kind, friendly woman and loving wife. Look at how warm and affectionate she is with Alex after only just meeting her. Then remember that Brian cheated on her with a woman he didn't even love. Julie screaming that she wants to forgive Elizabeth even though she should hate her is heart-breaking.
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