- Jerkass Woobie: Victor falls into this as well. Abusive alcoholic dad: check. Parental Abandonment: check. Poverty stricken: check.
- Narm: In the introduction of the film when Arnold saves baby Thomas from the fire. It's meant to be dramatic and it could have worked effectively. But for some reason when Arnold moves in slow motion to catch baby Thomas when he is flying out of the window, it just looks awkward.
YMMV / Smoke Signals