- Actor Allusion: This wouldn't be the last time Abigail Breslin comforts Joan Cusack on losing a family member. Or Hayden Panettierre was almost the victim of statutory rape.
- Dawson Casting: Averted. All the children were the same ages as their characters.
- Hide Your Pregnancy: Kate Hudson ironically enough throughout filming. There is one shot towards the end where she can be seen subconsciously rubbing her belly.
- Real-Life Relative: Spencer Breslin and Abigail Breslin are indeed brother and sister in real life.
Trivia / Raising Helen