- Alternate Character Interpretation: How much of Finnegan's charmer ways are actually just an act? He is desperate to get laid and tries to be a chameleon instead of just being himself - so does he have secretly low self-esteem that he won't be accepted for who he is?
- Awesome Music: It's to be expected since this is a nostalgic look at 1980, and includes many classic songs from various genres.
- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- Heartwarming Moments: Finn and Dale catching Jake saying goodbye to Beverly at the end. Finn turns out to be a Shipper on Deck and is clearly very happy that Jake has made a love connection. It also qualifies as a Funny Moment at the same time.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- Ryan Gurzman (Roper) had played Rio in Jem and the Holograms, a cartoon set in the 80s but the film adaptation in the present day. Jem fans now get to see the live action Rio with '80s Hair.
- Blake Jenner is married to Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl (2015). He starred in one episode as a love interest. Tyler Hoechlin, who plays McReynolds, eventually joined the show as Superman himself.
- Glen Powell had starred alongside Oliver Hudson in Scream Queens (2015). He stars alongside his brother Wyatt Russell here, once again in a college setting.
- For this film, Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch going on to star as the love interests of Set It Up.
- Ho Yay: There's plenty of it between the guys. They slap each other's asses plenty of times and Jake is tricked into doing a sit-up onto Brumley's face. Critics have certainly pointed out the homoerotic subtext of the movie, even going as far as to say the movie at times seems like an 80's gay porn without the sex scenes.
- Just Here for Godzilla: A few Scream Queens (2015) fans tuned in just to see Glen Powell in a starring role.
- Narm Charm: The guys line dancing in the country bar to "Cotton Eye Joe". They get so into it, it's both hilarious and adorable. The song itself is also a huge Ear Worm.
- One-Scene Wonder: Debra Kedabra, the girl in the dominatrix outfit at Beverly's party. She pops up to whisk Plummer away and only reappears to whack a couple of other people with her whip, but you sure remember her.
- Rewatch Bonus: Willoughby's Be Yourself speech makes more sense once it's revealed he's actually thirty. He's speaking from experience.
- Tough Act to Follow: Dazed and Confused is a cultural phenomenon that put Richard Linklater on the map. This was also his first film after the Oscar winning sensation that was Boyhood. While well-received by critics, the film made very little money at the Box Office and doesn't seem to have made much impression on the general public yet.
- Vanilla Protagonist: In contrast to the more exaggerated characters in the house, Jake is almost quite generic. If he weren't the protagonist, he probably would be very forgetful. His status as The Quiet One is even a plot point.
YMMV / Everybody Wants Some!!