* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people have not heard of the original novel, and Joanne Harris herself has described the film as "milk chocolate" while the novel is along the lines of "dark chocolate".
* HarsherInHindsight: The plot about Serge (Creator/PeterStomare) abusing his wife Josephine (Creator/LenaOlin), considering what recently came out about [[Creator/JohnnyDepp one of the main stars]].
* LesYay: Between Vianne and Josephine. Much.
-->'''Vianne:''' ''(to Josephine)'' It's alright to feel this way. It's allowed.
* OvershadowedByControversy: The film is remembered more for its ridiculously aggressive Oscar campaign than for its actual quality.