- Actor Allusion: Grigg talks about Buffy fans at a sci-fi convention. Marc Blucas (Dean) had played Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- California Doubling: Just about. The movie is both shot and set in California. But the story takes place in Sacramento, and it was shot in various locations in Southern California.
- Dawson Casting: Kevin Zegers plays a high school student while in his early twenties.
- Enforced Method Acting: All the actresses were required to read the books their characters were assigned.
- Fake American: Brits - Emily Blunt as Prudie, Hugh Dancy as Grigg and Lynn Redgrave as Sky. Canadian Kevin Zegers as Trey.
- Playing Gertrude: Despite playing Trey's teacher, Emily Blunt is only a year older than Kevin Zegers.
- Reality Subtext: Marc Blucas plays a character obsessed with SA Spurs. In reality he had played college basketball with the star player Tim Duncan. This was a complete coincidence.
- What Could Have Been: Kathy Baker was originally cast as Prudie's mother Sky, but ended up playing Bernadette instead.
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