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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The girls stop the bus to pee in the bushes and run into a crew of aliens who want tickets to their show but it's sold out. The girls are completely unfazed by this and even sign autographs for the aliens.
  • Cult Classic: Mainly for Spice Girls fans - especially those who were there for the mania of their peak - and 90s pop culture aficionados.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • The sisterly conflict between Geri and Mel B (Geri possibly deliberately wearing Mel's boots and them arguing over a chess game) are toned down versions of the real-life personality clashes the two often had.
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    • The girls are annoyed at their manager for not giving them time off, to the point where they (temporarily) walk out of their tour. The group would later sack their manager, partially for this reason.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: The Actor Allusion references to Ginger's topless model days aren't quite as funny after her surgery to remove a benign tumour. Halliwell avidly supports breast cancer charities.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The scene where the girls imagine what they'd be like as mothers, now that all of the girls have their own children (a total of nine, in fact). Especially the case with Victoria Beckham, who says "Thank God for boarding school" in this scene, but by all accounts is a very hands-on mother to her four kids.
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    • Tomorrow Never Dies, the James Bond film that came out that same year, also deals with an evil media mogul. Spice World's titles also kind of look like a parody of the typical James Bond opening titles.
  • It's Not Supposed to Win Oscars: In the Giving You Everything documentary, Victoria said that nobody was expecting to win Oscars for the film, they were just having a good time.
  • Narm Charm: No one disputes it's a terrible movie but for nostalgic reasons, any young'un now cannibalizing their youth in search of amusement can still reasonably enjoy the trip back through the 90s with the girls.
  • Nightmare Fuel: That scene with the aliens qualifies. They looked creepy and their voices sounded almost like the deadites from the Evil Dead trilogy. Whose idea was that? Turns into a bit of Nightmare Retardant once they start fanning out over the girls.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Dominic West is the photographer.
    • Toshiko Sato is the girl's pregnant friend.
    • Fans of English football may recognize an unusually lanky young man who appears in a concert audience early in the film as Peter Crouch, who would go on to play for the English national team a decade later.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Perhaps not as notorious as The Room or Plan 9 from Outer Space (to the point that it can almost feel like a Forced Meme), but it's not uncommon for people in The New '10s to jokingly refer to this movie as a "cinematic masterpiece," usually accompanied by a purposefully unflattering clip.
  • Uncertain Audience: The Nostalgia Chick comments on how she has no idea who it was being marketed towards, given that some of the jokes were clearly meant for adults (such as men in thongs and Victoria suggesting that Geri take her top off for a young boy in the hospital), but other jokes seemed more geared for kids, or at least would be unfunny to adults. Of course, you could make much the same point about the band themselves, so maybe the target audience was just "Spice Girls fans".
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Any viewer outside the demographic will laugh or weep at the sight of so many great British actors in this film.


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