Interesting Details In the Movie
Just wanted to start a list of things in the movie that I found interesting, I really enjoy the subtle details and parallels presented in the movie:
1) When Devon first visits Trent's trailer, she picks up a small dish with black pellets and swirls them around. Those look like shotgun pellets, which are likely the pellets from his gunshot wound that were recovered after he was shot by the police.
2) When the little boy ambushes Devon and has his own gun turned on him, Devon tells him he'd be doing the community a favor (by shooting himself). Without even knowing about his crimes, she was actually right about him being a "menace" to the community, since he's the true culprit stealing lamp shades and CDs.
3) Before Trent and Devon become good friends, Devon actually refers to Trent as the witch Baba Yaga and she calls his trailer Baba Yaga's trailer. As their friendship progresses, he comes a boy in the story instead of the villain. This transition seems to symbolize how if anyone bothered to get to know Trent like Devon did, they'd know he's a good person, and not a villain. And since no one else has bothered to befriend him except for Devon, he ends up being victimized and hunted down like a witch.
4) This was mentioned by another poster: When Devon's dad kindly offers food to Trent, he doesn't offer the outsider a steak that he was grilling, but tells Devon to get some hot dogs/cheap food to feed the guest.
5) An interesting parallel/comparison, along the same lines as #4, when Devon offers Trent water, the mom tells Devon to use an old dirty cup from under the sink. In contrast, Trent's mom is the opposite, wanting to offer guests the finer quality by telling Devon to use the nicer glasses with horses on them. Interestingly, the same dirty old cup from Devon's home ends up at Trent's parent's place, on a little table next to where Trent's dad sits. The old cup could be an movie prop coincidence, but I think it's likely meant to show how Trent/the poor can value something that the rich take for granted/neglect/throw away.
6) When Brett performs oral sex on Devon's mom, she drops lettuce from the salad bowl she is holding. I thought it was pretty funny when the husband cleans up the kitchen after the party, he picks up that piece of lettuce and throws it away. The piece of lettuce just cements the image of Devon's dad being a total clueless cuckold. Ironically, the dad holds Brett up as this shining example of the type of guy that Devon should date when she's older, despite Brett molesting/"tickling" his daughter.
7) Another contrasting parallel can be drawn between contrasting scenes involving Brett/Devon's mom and Trent/Devon. Brett fondles and performs oral sex in separate scenes, whereas Trent merely picks Devon up, sits her down on his truck and "shines" her shoes.