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Samantha James

Played by Anna Faris
  • All Women Are Lustful
    • She is very lewd and wanton.
  • Brainless Beauty
    • Samantha is beautiful and she is very sexy. However, her first scene showcases her stupidity and the film never stops.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
    • Almost every scene with Samantha features her being crazy. Chris even alludes to it.
  • Depraved Bisexual
    • Implied; Samantha accidentally kissed a woman on the lips and later admitteds to liking girls.
  • Everybody Loves Blondes
    • Averted; Her blondeness is part of her overall appearance, but not specified.
  • Evil Is Sexy
    • Downplayed; Her selfishness and egotism boarders on malevolence and seems to enhance her appeal.
  • Femme Fatale
    • Samantha is, for better or worse, a gorgeous sociopath. She exploits her body to promote her work and exudes a creepy charisma. When being seductive she sounds and looks slightly intimidating. Samantha used Mike's crush on her to her advantage and had likely done this to multiple others.
  • Lecherous Licking
    • Samantha's immediate response to seeing Chris is to pounce on and obnoxiously French kiss him and saying she wants to lick his skin off. Then, in a heavily drugged state, Samantha licked Chris's check with a toothpaste filled mouth. She later Frenches Mike like she did Chris.
  • {{Mrs. Robinson}}
    • Downplayed, as she showed minor interest in eighteen year old Mike.
  • Obviously.
  • Proud Beauty
    • Samantha is aware she's hot, to the point she says "I know" when informed.
  • The Hedonist
    • Samantha is very rich, famous, and indulgent.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter
  • Smells Sexy
    • Implied and downplayed; Upon meeting her, Mike seems to sniff Samantha's hair.
  • Stalker with a Crush
    • To Chris; crashing his friends Christmas party in spite and letting herself into his L.A house.
  • Yandere
    • It's implied heavily that Samantha, in her own psychotic way, thinks she's in love with Chris. Chris not feeling the same defenitly drives her to fury.

Mike Brander

Played by Chris Marquette.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms
    • To Samantha's sluty posters, multiple times daily.
  • A Man Is Always Eager
  • All Men Are Perverts
    • This is true for most men of the film, possibly more so for Mike, based on the extent of his perversion.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me
    • Samantha and Chris are the only two characters Mike interacts and while the former makes advances on him, the latter is usually beating him up. Naturally, Samantha got Mike to betray Chris easily.
  • Celeb Crush
    • Aside from fighting Chris, Mike' infatuation with Samantha is basically his whole character. Almost all his scenes are him attempting intimacy with her in some fashion.
  • Did Not Get the Girl
    • Parodied somewhat; Mike's ultimate goal is to bed Samantha and despite failing, receives a steamy makeout session instead.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager
    • Mike is exceptionally hot-blooded towards his celebrity crush bordering on obsession.
  • Likes Older Women
    • Downplayed; he's attracted to a pop-star roughly ten years his senior.
  • Pizza Boy Special Delivery
    • The scene where Mike brings Samantha snacks, magazines and flowers, his motivation was clearly sex.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia
    • Shown for a second after Samantha kisses him, he's clearly in a stunned euphoria that makes him collapse.
  • Sibling Rivalry
    • With Chris. Thier physical and verbal assaults on each other provide lots of the films comedy.
  • Stalker Shrine
    • Not only does Mike have Samantha's poster on his wall, he seems to have them all. Photos too, which he's clearly cut from magazines.
  • The Schlub Pub Seduction Deduction
    • Samantha's interest in Mike was utterly self-serving. Funnily enough, he didn't care so long as he got the intimacy.

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