* AcclaimedFlop: Despite critical and awards love, the film failed to break even (grossing $32.5 million on a $60 million budget). In fact, the film's box office failure may have led to the decline of Cameron Crowe's career until his 2011 comeback.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Kate Hudson is not the main character. Patrick Fugit is.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** I didn't know [[Series/TheOfficeUS Dwight Schrute]] worked at ''Rolling Stone'' in the 70's.
** Or that ZooeyDeschanel had a brief career as a flight attendant then.
** Or that [[TrueBlood Sookie]] followed Stillwater.
** Or that [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby]] was a DJ.
** [[LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] as Stillwater's new manager.
** Since when was [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Earl]] in a band? I thought he was some songwriter raising [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks six talking/singing chipmunks]]?
** When did [[Series/ModernFamily Cameron]] work at a hotel?
** Why is that guy from the Music/RedHousePainters and Music/SunKilMoon a bassist? Isn't he a singer-songwriter?
* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right.