Award Snub: While Farnsworth earned a well-deserved Best Actor nomination, this movie didn't earn any other nomination for the Oscars, which is a darn shame considering this was David Lynch directing an acclaimed and accessible film that still deployed his unique visual style. Got snubbed for Cinematography, musical score, screenplay, and for Sissy Spacek's performance.
Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Alvin's encounter with a crazily distraught woman who keeps on accidentally running over deer. The only thing it really adds to the film is that Alvin eats the deer and mounts the antlers on his tractor.
Mind Screw and Logic Bomb: The Mind-Screwy aspect is that by the time this film was made, pretty much the only way David Lynch could be strange and weird is by making an unstrange, unweird, flat-out straight and sane film.
What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Okay, it's a G-Rated Disney flick. But it's still not for kids, many of whom would be bored to tears. As a story of a sick old man, traveling hundreds of miles on his lawnmower to reconcile with his estranged brother, it's been described as a David Lynch film one could take one's parents to.