- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglova's Oscar acceptance speeches (and Jon Stewart letting Markéta come and speak later in the night).
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The entire movie.
- Meta example with how the Guy is constantly questioning whether his music is good enough and one of his songs ends up winning an Oscar.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: Pretty much all of it.
- Falling Slowly deserves its own mention, because it won an Oscar.
- As does When Your Mind's Made Up, especially in the Broadway version. The Uncommon Time alone is enough to give it a mention.
- Ear Worm: As hilariously bad as it is, you gotta admit, the song "Abandoned in Bandon" from the stage version is pretty damn catchy.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Try watching this film after listening to The Swell Season's Strict Joy, about the end of Hansard and Irglova's real life romantic relationship.