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 Soloist
Award Snub: Despite all that Oscar bait (true story, based on a book/series of articles, Oscar-winning actor playing mentally troubled) it was barely nominated and didn't win anything.
Except that Jamey Foxx didn't go full retard in the film. There were many positive responses about the film from the real-life carers and relatives of the mentally ill people. In nearly every case, Foxx's performance was praised as one of the best portrayals of schizophrenia and mental illness in general on celluloid.
Visual Effects of Awesome: when Nathaniel is at the concert hall, we get to see his perception of the music as someone with synesthesia. The resulting aura whirls of color are difficult to describe but they certainly look great.