Continuity In the first scene at the water park, Owen is eating a pop-tart. Throughout the scene, the amount of pop-tart eaten and the direction it is facing in his hand changes several times.
Continuity On the morning Susanna follows Duncan to the water park and winds up spending the day with him they are each riding their own bicycle. But when returning home that evening there is only one between them as they walk.
Crew/Equipment Visible Microphone visible inside Owen's shirt when he and Duncan are on top of slide.
In an interview, writer/director Jim Rash said the script's main inspiration was the opening scene, inspired by a similar conversation he had with his own stepfather when he was 14.
Jake Gyllenhaal was considered for the lead role but he dropped out.
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