Names matter. The names of the protagonists, Alvin and Lance, in "Prince Avalanche" reveal a lot: old-fashioned Alvin plays by the rules -- even his overalls are strait-laced. He can skin a squirrel and set up a tent, neither of which Lance can -- or wants to -- do.
Do not expect to find the quirky character that Tina Fey usually plays in the admissions director she plays in “Admission.” This is not a role that depends on silliness as much as it does on the pedestrian, on figuring out who you are after years of following the textbook.
Debbie and Pete were the secondary characters in "Knocked Up." Debbie served as the older, married sister to the character who became preggers after a one-night stand. Now, Debbie and Pete, and their two irrepressible daughters, are the main characters of "This Is 40," another film by Judd Apatow.