- Ho Yay: Dos Passos and Paco, about which that the openly homophobic Hemingway is quick to torment him.
- Jerkass Woobie: We never lose a sense that Hemingway's worst qualities come from a well of deep pain, leading to his suicide.
- WTH, Casting Agency?: Lars Ulrich (yes, the drummer of Metallica) as Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens.
YMMV / Hemingway & Gellhorn