YMMV / Porco Rosso

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Courtesy Joe Hisaishi as usual, most notable in the scene where Porco does aerobatics for Gina and Gina's resulting flashback.
  • Fridge Brilliance / Stealth Pun: The whole movie is about when pigs fly.
    • The scene in the movie theater where Porco watches the cartoon that depicts an evil, overweight pig (meant to evoke Bluto from the Popeye cartoons) kidnapping a Betty Boop lookalike and then the evil pig is beaten down and then knocked into the sky by a heroic Mickey Mouse lookalike becomes an incredibly painful Tear Jerker when you realize that the cartoon is a symbolic reflection of how Porco sees himself - as a vile, despicable fiend who doesn't deserve any happiness.
    • Porco's self-image is further implied when he punches Curtis in the face for saying that Gina loves him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Gina laughing at the prospects of a "President Donald".
  • Not So Crazy Anymore: Gina bursts out laughing when Curtis "modestly" confides that becoming a famous Hollywood star is merely the first step towards his real goal: The President!
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: "I'd rather be a pig than a fascist."