- The Alleged Car: Annie is often seen driving a Delta 88 Oldsmobile. It's also the same car that has appeared the Evil Dead franchise and almost all of Sam Raimi's movies.
- Fake American: Australian actress Cate Blanchett plays American Annie Wilson.
- Name's the Same: As stated, the movie shares a name with another released in 2015, but its not a remake.
- Playing Against Type: Keanu Reeves as a wife-beating redneck who, in case he wasn't unlikable enough, casually drops the N-word. It'd be ridiculous if he weren't so effective in the role. Sam Raimi must be some kind of savant.
- Unintentional Period Piece: The costumes and use of pay phones are clearly late 1990s/early 2000s.
- Write What You Know: The movie was largely inspired by writer Billy Bob Thorntons mother and her reputed psychic abilities.
Trivia / The Gift (2000)