- Say what you will about the rest of the movie, but when Jimmy tells his brother "Corey, I don't want to quit", it shows that Jimmy is still dedicated to doing what he has decided to do. It Makes Sense in Context.
- The entire plot of the movie is so that Jimmy can make it to the Cabazon Dinosaurs in California so that he can leave a photo of his dead sister at the exhibit in the Stegosaurus that they loved.
- Everyone is shown cheering for Jimmy after he wins the contest, especially Mr. Bateman and Mr. Putnam, characters who were mostly Jerkasses until now.
- The ending also shows where Jimmy's heart truly lies when it concerns family. Without any hesitation, he goes to hug his birth father, Sam.
- The scene where Haley kisses Corey and then starts giggling uncontrollably is very cute, especially since the laughter is obviously genuine.
Heartwarming / The Wizard