* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** One child's BatmanGambit to save his [[spoiler: mom from Hell.]]
** Did Chris Nielsen's attempts to communicate with the living after death do [[NiceJobBreakingItHero more harm than good?]]\\
Why didn't his SpiritAdvisor warn him about the dangers of making contact with those who knew him before he did it?
* AwesomeMusic: Michael Kamen is at his best here.
* HarsherInHindsight: Suicide victims end up in {{Hell}}? One hopes that's not really true, given Creator/RobinWilliams' suicide.
** Some of the voices in Hell were played by Creator/MaryKayBergman, who also committed suicide.
** The whole movie has become this, although the redemption of the suicidal character in the film may help ease the pain of grief-stricken viewers.
** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1n41x1/robin_williams_its_time_for_a_convoluted_stream/ccf6i6h Seeing Williams discuss the movie one year prior to his death]] is also unsettling, specially as he mentions that it was a difficult experience "dealing with death and being in hell literally".
** When Chris is with his dog Katie and comes across Albert Lewis, who is standing in the water, Chris recognizes him in his youth. Albert exclaims, "You last saw me when I was 63 stretched out on a cardiac ward....who wants to be 63 throughout eternity?!" Robin Williams passed away at age 63.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Robin Williams' daughter is very androgynous, and it's perfectly possible to go through most of the movie thinking she's a boy.
* VindicatedByHistory: The film didn't do that great in the box office when it first came out, and certainly wasn't a film that would come to anyone's mind when they think of Creator/RobinWilliams. In 2014, it [[https://www.yahoo.com/movies/robin-williams-fans-turn-toward-visions-of-him-in-94564567702.html rose to the top of the charts on iTunes and Amazon.]] Sadly, the main reason for this is [[DeadArtistsAreBetter because of Robin Williams' own passing]], which caused fans to turn to this movie for comfort due to its themes of love and sacrifice.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Such a gorgeous movie! It even won the Visual Effects UsefulNotes/AcademyAward over the SceneryGorn of ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' and the intricate animatronics of ''Film/MightyJoeYoung''.