- Awesome Music: The whole film has an amazing, often rather pep and easy-going soundtrack that often contrasts seemingly quite inappropriately with its general theme of angst. Surprisingly, it works with the very weird, uneven mood of the film.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Too many to count!
- Crosses the Line Twice: The way Kitten imagines her conception.
- Ear Worm: Every freaking song on the soundtrack. Seriously.
- Fair for Its Day: The portrayal of being transgender is a little iffy, as is the casting of a cisgender man as a trans woman — but Kitten is a sympathetic and lovable heroine, and she's not portrayed as a one-dimensional stereotype. Far from it, in fact. So the movie comes off as less offensive and more a well-intentioned product of its time.
- Retroactive Recognition: Ruth Negga, who plays Kitten's childhood friend Charlie.
- Tear Jerker:
- Lawrence's death.
- When Kitten fantasizes about being a spy, and then imagines magically un-exploding the bomb, and we see that in her mind she was dancing with her childhood love. And at the thought of it all...
- Kitten finally tracking down her real mother, but being unable to reveal herself.
- The Woobie: Kitten.
YMMV / Breakfast on Pluto