Apparently, to prepare himself for the cross-dressing scene, Jason Isaacs wandered the drag clubs, picking up on behavior of people there. He wanted to bring Keanu Reeves along, but it would be hard to go undercover with the star of the newly-released The Matrix (1999), so he went alone.

One of the dogs rescued by Charlize Theron in this film (the one she re-homed and later took back) also played Verdell in As Good as It Gets (1997).

Charlize Theron turned down the role of Evelyn in Pearl Harbor (2001) to star in this movie.

This is a remake of Sweet November (1968).

The footage of the radio-controlled submarine under the water was taken from The Hunt for Red October (1990). The first scene of the sub shows a Soviet Alpha class attack submarine captained by a former student of the Red October's skipper (Sir Sean Connery) and now hunting Red October with orders to destroy it, while the second scene is of the U.S.S. Dallas.

This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.

Jan Sverák refused to direct it.

This is the second time Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron team up to be a couple, the first being The Devil's Advocate (1997), where they are married and doomed. In the next, this movie, they play a doomed couple.