YMMV / 8 Mile

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Jimmy wins the rap duel not only be dissing Papa Doc's heritage, but commenting on his own failings - giving PD no ammunition to fire at him and causing him to choke.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Future whispers to Cheddar Bob "Yo man, fuck The Free World" in Papa Doc's presence, which leads Cheddar Bob to yell "YEAH! FUCK THE FREE WORLD!" The look on Future's face is absolutely hilarious.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Jimmy defending his gay co-worker Paul during a lunch line battle rap against a homophobic plant worker (a cameo by Xzibit).
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Lose Yourself". It won an Oscar for it.
  • He Really Can Act: Eminem.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "1, 2, 3 to the four / 1Pac, 2Pac, 3Pac, 4 / 4Pac, 3Pac, 2Pac, 1 / You're Pac, he's Pac, no Pacs, none!" As spit by Eminem directed at Papa Doc. Anthony Mackie went on to play Tupac Shakur in The Notorious B.I.G. biopic "Notorious".
    • Not only is Papa Doc's "secret shame" of Cranbrook a real school, it was also attended by that paragon of financial-sector wealth, 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Mom's Spaghetti".
    • With Anthony Mackie's casting as Falcon, many on the internet has taken to altering one of the final rap's verses to "This guy's an Avenger? His real name is Clarence!"
  • One-Scene Wonder: Xzibit as the trash-talking rapper at the lunch truck.
  • Squick: Jimmy's reaction to his mother trying to discuss her sex life with him.
  • Tear Jerker: Jimmy getting beat up by Tha Free World wouldn't be as devastating if his baby sister wasn't watching and sobbing.