- Acclaimed Flop: Made just under its $10 million budget but was praised highly. Roger Ebert heaped praise on it.
- Irony as She Is Cast: Dodge's wife who leaves him at the start is played by Nancy Carell, his actor's wife.
- Playing Against Type: Keira Knightley, she of coming of age period dramas, plays a ditzy slacker. Steve Carell to a lesser extent is playing the Only Sane Man, when he's usually better known as a Large Ham or Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist.
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