* When Ray hastily makes a sandwich with peanut butter for Rachel (his daughter), she explains to him that she's allergic to it.
--> '''Ray:''' Since when?
--> '''Rachel:''' ''Birth.''
* When Rachel announces she has to go to the bathroom:
--> '''Ray:''' Stay where I can see you.
--> '''Rachel:''' Are you crazy? I'm not going in front of you guys!
--> '''Ray:''' I'm not gonna look, just stay in sight!
--> '''Rachel:''' THAT'S LOOKING!
* It's a pretty dark moment, but Ogilvy's "dead set on living" line is ActuallyPrettyFunny.
* "Okay, now come up with a plan that doesn't involve your ''ten-year-old sister'' joining the ''Army!''"
* Meta example. While shooting the scene where Ray and the kids are in the water, while the Tripods are plucking civilians one by one, StevenSpielberg and John Williams pulled a prank on Cruise, Fanning, Chatwin and the extras in the water at the time, by playing the theme from {{Jaws}} over the loudspeakers.