These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Harsher in Hindsight: Roger, after hearing that Peter is HIV positive suggests that they might find a cure for AIDS. This can get really depressing when you realise it's been twenty years since this film came out and, while the prospects of HIV positive people have improved, we're still long way away from a cure.
Hollywood Pudgy: This is probably what the filmaker's were getting at with all of Maggie's sack-like dresses, but it doesn't hide the fact that Emma Thompson is utterly stunning.