Despite a large part of the plot, and the last word of the title, being related to American football fandom, there is actually very little football to be seen in the film. The only time that the viewer gets to see the game actually being played on screen is on a small screen while the dance competition is going on.
Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Steven Schlozman was interviewed about this film and its depictions of mental illness for the December 3, 2012 edition of Vulture. He diagnosed Tiffany's unnamed condition as Borderline Personality Disorder.
Jennifer Lawrence does not appear until about 25 minutes into the film.
Angelina Jolie was considered for a role.
When Tiffany runs out of the diner and Pat chases her on their raisin bran "date" and they stop in front of the movie theater on Halloween to argue; the movie on the marquee is "Midnight Meat Train." This is a 2008 horror film starring Bradley Cooper based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name. |