* AwardSnub: Creator/AngelaBassett had the very bad luck of going up against Creator/HollyHunter in ''Film/ThePiano'', another incredibly acclaimed performance (and one that was even bigger on Oscar's radar due to being a Best Picture nominee). While Hunter's Oscar win is a very heralded one, there are many fans of Bassett who opine that it's unfortunate she wasn't able to win for such a perfect showcase.
* AwesomeMoment: Tina's payback NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Ike is made as cathartic as possible in the movie.
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/LaurenceFishburne and Jennifer Lewis play a divorced couple in ''Series/{{Blackish}}''.
* {{Narm}}: When Tina overdoses, and Ike accompanies her to the hospital, he says "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment If you die, I'ma kill you, you understand?]]"
** Also, when Ike attacks Tina's sister in the restaurant for defending Tina after attacking her for splashing water on him after forcing cake in her face, you can clearly hear two variations of a StockScream from the restaurant patrons.
* NeverLiveItDown
** Creator/LaurenceFishburne allegedly got mean looks from women for a long time following his portrayal as tall order DomesticAbuser Ike Turner. ''Film/TheMatrix'' saved him a little face, but it wouldn't be surprising if this was why he mostly does voiceover work now.
** To say nothing of the ''real'' Ike Turner, who accused the film of exaggerating his violent history and destroying his career. Even the reports of his death made evident he would likely be remembered more as Tina Turner's BastardBoyfriend than for his music career (one infamous headline read "Ike [[IncrediblyLamePun Beats Tina To Death]]").
* NightmareFuel: You probably won't be able to listen to "Nutbush City Limits" for a while...