1. Anton choking on the peanuts during the â€œso, you married into itâ€ exchange.
2. Tasteful use of the transponder.
3. Itâ€™s not near as violent as the reviewers, especially the ninnie that wrote about it for Slate, would have you believe.
4. Itâ€™s a tour of proto-sprawl motels circa-1980.
5. (Goof) Mid-80â€™s K-Car in motel parking lot.
6. This poorly-written volunteer entry in the â€˜Parentâ€™s Guideâ€™ section of the filmâ€™s IMDB entry:
Strong, graphic, grim violence throughout. It has a longer-lasting effect than a normal R-rated movie. It is the most violent movie that the Coen Brothers have done yet. A man uses a cattle gun to shoot his victims (a few at point blank). These shootings (there are many) are quite graphic and bloody. A man gets strangled with handcuffs (blood spurts as an artery bursts). A man comes across many dead bodies (and a dead dog). These dead bodies are shown graphically. A man shoots a dog thatâ€™s attacking him. A man gets shot at (he gets hit in the arm). A man is in a car crash and a bone is sticking out of his arm. A man is shot in the head and neck, blood pours out. This happens during a shootout. A man is shot in his side, but gets into a hospital. It is implied that a completely innocent woman gets shot. A man shoots an antelope while hunting, and the antelope limps away. The list goes onâ€“violence is one of the movieâ€™s main themes.
7. It is indeed the Coen Brothersâ€™ return to glory.