* AmericansHateTingle: The film was panned by American critics but got better reviews over in Britain.
* HilariousInHindsight: Since this was before both actors had really made it big, it's hilarious to see [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Nick Fury]] teaming up with [[Series/OnceUponATime Rumpelstiltskin]] and selling drugs to [[Film/HarryPotter Xenophilius Lovegood]].
** Elmo's life of crime as a result of being arrested for marijuana possession is darkly hilarious in light of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_policy_of_Colorado 2012 legalization of marijuana in Colorado]] - which was an unmitigated Good Thing™ for the state both socially and economically.
* LoveToHate: Kane who's so crooked and yet so {{Adorkable}} you almost want to see him succeed. Being played by Sean Pertwee helps too.
* PlayingAgainstType: Emily Mortimer as a FemmeFatale?
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Kane is played by Sean Pertwee, who's now more fondly remembered as [[Film/DogSoldiers Sgt Wells]]. Or else [[{{Series/Gotham}} Alfred the Butler]].
** Dawn is likewise more recognisable as [=McKenzie=] Hale from ''Series/TheNewsroom''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The film never mentions it again after the introduction, but Elmo would have spent his life as a legitimate chemist(with perhaps a small sideline growing pot) if not his nascent career being ruined by a ''single'' arrest for marijuana possession. Instead, he became a comedic version of [[Series/BreakingBad Walter White]]. See also HilariousInHindsight.