Fetish Retardant: Some of the sexy scenes with Cherie slip into this since she is a fifteen-year-old girl being exploited for Fanservice - and Dakota Fanning was the same age during filming.
Funny Moments: When another band behaves like jerks to Joan and Cherie, Joan gets revenge by pissing on their guitars...then slipping in it and tripping over her own pants when they almost catch her in the act.
Les Yay: Played between Joan and Cherie. Apparently, it was Truth In Film that they experimented together, but they were never a couple.
Most critics' reactions to Kristen Stewart, especially considering how she did all of her own singing and learned how to play the guitar. Even the lady herself was fooled when listening to a recording of Stewart, thinking she was just listing to one of her old tapes.
Not that Dakota Fanning's acting talents were ever in doubt - but she had been doing mostly children's movies and critics called this a step in the right direction to establishing herself as an adult actress.
Uncertain Audience: Not the film itself, which was received moderately well by critics. But the studio didn't know whether to market it towards the now aged fans of the band from their heyday - or else the teenage fans of the two leads.