- Uncanny Valley: Seeing 69-year-old James Coburn with dyed hair and makeup to make him look younger in the flashback scenes is very odd, since he doesn't look anything like how he actually looked when he was middle-aged. But it works, since it lets Coburn disappear into the character and emphasizes the discomfort we feel watching Glen Whitehouse be an abusive jerk to his family.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Sure, Wade was a difficult person to have around, but it's like his daughter Jill wasn't even trying.
- The Woobie: Margie.
- Jerkass Woobie: Wade. Hot-tempered and aggresive, but seeing the mistreatment he (and his brother Rolfe) suffered from Glen, it's understandable.
YMMV / Affliction