* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: It won a Grammy. The soundtrack was the breakthrough for the then otherwise obscure indie band The Shins.
* DeaderThanDisco: While quite popular at the time, it's now becme the poster child for insufferably quirky indie films that try to grab your attention with weird situations far more than a compelling story. In fact, feelings towards the movie are [[OldShame shame]] from those who liked it, or [[SnarkBait mockery]] from those who didn't.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: As [[http://www.cracked.com/article/232_6-movies-with-uplifting-messages-that-can-kill-you/ this]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article points out, "Medicine prescribed by a psychiatrist does more harm than good" isn't exactly the safest message to apply to your life.
** Although (and the Cracked article does mention this) Andrew's case was rather different than that, given that he was prescribed the medication by an individual with malicious ulterior motives.
* FridgeBrilliance: Sam's house is a bit of a mess, but you still wonder why there are spots all over the TV, until you realize that Tetembe was dusting for fingerprints moments earlier.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: How many people nowadays will admit they ''loved'' this movie when it first came out? Not many. But they did.