* AwardSnub: Many feel that Angela Bassett should have won the Best Actress Oscar for this role, though they would grant that Holly Hunter was a deserving choice for ''Film/ThePiano''.
* AwesomeMoment: Tina's payback NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Ike is made as cathartic as possible in the movie.
* HilariousInHindsight: Laurence Fishburne 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: Laurence Fishburne allegedly got mean looks from women for a long time following his portrayal as tall order DomesticAbuser Ike Turner (though a few hit roles such as ''TheMatrix'' helped soften this). 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.
* NightmareFuel: You probably won't be able to listen to "Nutbush City Limits" for a while...