YMMV / The Ref

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: After watching B.D. Wong deal with rapists, pedophiles and soulless murderers for several seasons on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, it's extra funny that Lloyd and Caroline's nonstop squabbling is what gets him to really tear his hair out in frustration.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Lloyd's mother is irredeemably awful, but she's not wrong about Gus being a "scared little boy" unable to deal with the real world underneath his aggressive exterior. Gus knows it, too; it's why he gets so mad.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The movie pulls no punches in showing some of the more damaging aspects of an overly-privileged lifestyle.
    • Also, communication is extremely important, not just in a marriage, but in a family. If you don't communicate properly, than you can find yourself in a toxic environment and unable to escape it.