- Awesome Music: Being a Wes Anderson film there are a few to choose from. But perhaps the most memorable are The Creation's Making Time over the opening montage and The Who's A Quick One While He's Away during the revenge tit-for-tat sequence.
- The Faces' "Ooh La La" over the ending and credits.
- Never Trust a Trailer: Trailers make the film look like a comedy rather than a dramedy. They also focus on the Escalating War, which is just a brief point in the plot. This was before people knew what to expect from Wes Anderson's films.