* CriticalDissonance: Critics were divided on the film, while audience reception was more forgiving. It became Jim Carrey's second highest-grossing film, though not able to out-gross his highest-grossing film ''Film/BruceAlmighty''.
* [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Moment]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny of Everything]] ([[CrowningMusicOfAwesome even that]]): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n4Vb91aJQg&feature=related "Wish you would step back from that ledge my friend..."]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Carl cheering up the tearful and grumpy lady in the wedding caterer's parlour, simply by speaking to her in her mother tongue (Korean) thus proving that he would listen to her. After she vents to him about how uncared-for she feels and Carl reassuring her, she is more than happy to help him pick everything.
* MemeticMutation: The cover of the movie.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Critics felt that the film was too similar to Carrey's 1997 film ''Film/LiarLiar''.