* EndingFatigue: First, scrapped version of the ending. It drags for almost 10 minutes of {{Padding}} to drive exactly the same point home - that the uncles' stories were true. Even the Sheik personally shows up in it, just for the sake of being there.
* MoralEventHorizon: Walter's mother crosses this when she decides to [[spoiler:have Stan stay with her, even though he almost killed her own son]]. She possibly crossed it even earlier, when she allowed Stan to take Walter out to the barn. She clearly knew what was going to happen, but let it happen anyway. Mitigated a ''little'' by the following scene where [[spoiler:she relents and allows Walter to stay with his great uncles. While it by no means redeems her, it at least shows that she is aware of how terrible a mother she is and that letting Walter go is best for everyone.]]
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Jasmine]]'s death while trying to protect Walter.
%%** The second half of the movie. They're [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming happy tears though]].