- Ensemble Dark Horse: Brown, despite (or perhaps in part because of) his Historical Villain Upgrade.
- Foe Yay: The prickly verbal sparring and hostility between Brown and Brawne is similar to the stereotypical Belligerent Sexual Tension in many romantic comedies. Brown even writes and sends Brawne a (rather nasty) Valentine's Day card.
- Ho Yay: Brown is truly obsessed with Keats.
- Tear Jerker: The movie doesn't skimp on them, but most of all the scene in which Brawne learns that Keats has died in Italy. Also the scene in which Brown admits he's failed Keats, his one true friend.
YMMV / Bright Star