YMMV: Waking Ned Devine

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: See: Tear Jerker below.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • The fiddler in the pub, juxtaposed brilliantly with the climax of the movie, while the villagers in the pub all go quiet and focus intently on the music. When Lizzy's phonebox hits the ground on a long high note, a string finally breaks, and the villagers cheer the fiddler.
    • The soundtrack is filled with fantastic traditional Irish music, but the piece that truely fits is the rendition of "The Parting Glass" at the end of the movie.
  • Fridge Horror: The climax of the movie. Lizzie Quinn is an Asshole Victim, to be sure, but imagine the guilt the priest is going to have to live with now.
  • Retroactive Recognition: James Nesbitt of The Hobbit fame is Finn the pig farmer.
  • Strawman Has a Point: While Lizzie is an awful human being and did try to extort the town out of the money before she tried to call the lotto people until she was killed, what the townspeople are doing is committing fraud and cheating the lotto people out of millions of dollars that is not rightfully theirs.
  • Tear Jerker - Jackie's eulogy at the funeral (which could double as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming). He's unable to speak about Ned because the lotto man is in the church, so instead he eulogizes Michael—who is sitting in the front row and is able to hear just how much he means to Jackie.