* 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 of its initial release, general perception soured considerably over the next ten years. Many now regard it as the textbook example of overly "quirky" indie dramedies.
* 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.