* TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn: Many, including "Help me help you", "You had me at 'hello'", "You complete me", and most notably "Show me the money".
** Two well-earned spots on AFI' s "100 Quotes" List, with the "hello" line ranked at #52 and the "money" line at #25.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: As with most Cameron Crowe films, it has an excellent and aptly-assembled soundtrack.
** Special mention must go to "Shelter From the Storm" by Bob Dylan over the end credits.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcrxiDWyeVI hug that Jerry and Rod give each other]], the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhVuXKypPs0 touchdown celebration Rod does]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of73UiXUvjA Rod's subsequent breakdown]] during his final interview are all heartwarming in the moment, but become even more so when one sees how Cuba Gooding, Jr. perfectly emulated each of them during his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnCMqr1QRQw Oscar acceptance speech]].
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Summed up nicely at the very end of the movie.
--> '''Dicky Fox''': Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.