* HarsherInHindsight: The movie was pulled out of its run in Japan due to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Later, the studio donated profits from the film's DVD sales to humanitarian aid.
* {{Narm}}: The scene with Creator/MattDamon allegedly channeling the dead twin isn't particularly convincing and kind of hilarious if you're in the right mood.
** Many people believe [[spoiler:Damon wasn't ''really'' reading the twin's brother (by the end at least)]], so the fact that it's "unconvincing" could very well be the point.
* OneSceneWonder: Richard Kind, Bryce Dallas Howard, and several others. The smaller parts are extremely well cast.
* TearJerker: Several, but a prevalent one is Melanie's breakdown after George reads her.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The opening with the tsunami. Despite being all CGI, the effects are very realistic. The film went on to get a well-deserved (if controversial) AcademyAward nomination for its visual effects.