Ive gotta disagree about the female characters. Whilst I do think Deborah is underwritten, I dont think she dreams of a man to take her away. When Baby first speaks to her, they both have the same fantasy, but see it as just that, a fantasy. When they both realise it is shared, then they realise it is a possibilty. I cant remember anything suggesting she needed a man to do it.
Also with the couple, if anything I think she ( i cant remember either characters name!) Is shown to be the stronger of the two - it is her who stands up and warns Jamie Foxx in the diner. i also thought Jamie Foxxs death with the tree going throigh him was more gratuitous
I saw it a few weeks ago so may be mis remembering though