- Awesome Music: A given for a Wes Anderson Film
- Best Known for the Fanservice: Natalie Portman shot her first nude scene for the companion piece to this film, Hotel Chevalier. She was so disappointed that "half of every review" was about the nudity that she hasn't done any nude scenes since.
- Squick/Nightmare Fuel: When Francis finally takes off his bandages and we see the none of his wounds have healed yet. Anyone watching the film in HD would also have seen all the pus that had built up.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: The three brothers leaving behind their father's baggage to catch the train.
Francis: I guess I still got some healing to do.