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.
YMMV: The Cell
Bondage Is Bad: Subtle, but particularly reinforced in the menagerie scene; every woman in a scene shown is a real life fetish people have and do with consent.
Canon Sue: Catherine is a beautiful, successful woman. She is The Only One who can use the mind-sharing technology properly - others just went in and observed and reported, but Catherine used her empathy to blow the doors off everyone else (in the original script, she even had "A highly evolved area in her cerebral cortex" which enabled her to do this), reducing the rest of the psychiatrists to standing in the control room taking notes and talking about how great she is. She loves children, only sees the good in everyone, and redeems the evil sadistic serial killer by turning into a warrior princess and slaying his inner demon.
Idiot Plot: The whole "enter into a Serial Killer's mind to discover clues in order to locate his latest victim and save her before it is too late" is actually useless and the case would have cracked by the police without Catherine's help if they correctly made their job. The manufacturer logo's clue that Novak eventually finds during his own mental travel to Carl's mind near the end of the movie? It is a replica of one that was in Carl's basement the whole time (yes, the basement of the house in which he is arrested). It even appear on the screen during the scene when police are searching through the house, during the arrestation sequence!