Best comedy movie mistakes of 2016
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Plot hole: Prior to the final show, when the horsemen are performing separately at different locations in London. [Scene X] Jack is busy with his card swap trick. While others are doing their tricks too, [Scene Y] McKinney is believed to be tricked once again by his face sharing brother at another location... Dylan gets a call and then he calls everyone to wrap up and meet somewhere. [Scene Z] Jack also wraps up and leaves the place... OK. Later after the expose in final show McKinney tells the story about how Jack successfully hypnotized his brother [in the Scene Y]. How could Jack be at two different locations at the same time? He was performing somewhere else when he did hypnotism at another location and then wraps up his trick back where he started.
Other mistake: Duke is running through the city while dragging Max by his leash. A close-up shows Max being pulled between the bars of a metal fence, but the gap is much too small for Duke to have passed through.
Factual error: Women's stockings had seams in 1944. When people are dancing at the party in Bayfield's apartment, the backs of women's legs appear in enough shots to show that their stockings, anachronistically, are seamless.
Continuity mistake: While travelling with the novelties salesman, a passing car's occupants yell about the bag of groceries on top of the car. As the camera faces the salesman's car, he puts up the window advertising the fake bag gag. As the camera faces out towards the passing car, the window goes up again. Later, a truck passes by, and the salesman does the same thing, but the message is now in Spanish, without the man stopping to change it. A moment later, the window advertisement (seen from inside) appears to be in English during the same scene.
Continuity mistake: After the meeting with the ghost of the mansion Erin hugs Abby and she gets the ectoplasm from her, but in the next shot it disappears.
Continuity mistake: When Justin Bieber takes out his phone after being shot, the time on the phone is displayed as 1:48AM, but seconds later, when the camera pans down on the phone before the scene ends, the time displayed on the phone is now 1:51AM. Three minutes did not pass during this time.
Visible crew/equipment: When the duo discover the bird, you can see what looks like a crew member moving behind a tree trying to get out of shot.
Continuity mistake: In the car-chasing scene with the Jaguar, the pursuer drive three different cars, In real-life they drive BMW e92 M3 coupes, in game-graphic BMW M4 coupes. And that one which crashes right into the Volvo is a BMW e46 coupe.
Factual error: Kim is seen using a first generation iPhone in the 2006 scenes. The iPhone was not released until summer 2007.
New this month Factual error: The Fleming family flies home on a United 727. The movie is set in 2016, but United retired the last of their 727 fleet in 2003.
Continuity mistake: When Kevin Hart spills his coffee on the ground off the scanner, the next shot the trash can is moved back and there is no spill.
Audio problem: In the final conversation between Limus and Bardot, the robotic effect usually applied to her voice is missing.
Factual error: The limo shown is a 1990 (or later) Cadillac. It has large halogen headlamps and not the dual headlamps of a 70-71.
Continuity mistake: When Mike draws the line in the sand, a woman walks up in close proximity behind Dave. In subsequent shots in the same scene, she is gone, although there was not nearly enough time for her to move out of view in any direction.
Continuity mistake: While Eddie performs "Hot Patootie", he's seated on the motorcycle with Columbia for a bit, and when Eddie stands up he's holding the mic in his left hand, but as he walks up the steps it's in his right hand, then next shot when he's facing Frank-N-Furter the mic is in Eddie's left hand, and next shot it's back to his right hand again.
Continuity mistake: In the 3 wheeled vehicle, Bennie is driving and Conner says "Women do not go for that whole constipated Debbie Downer look." A shot shows Bennie's hair blowing wildly in the wind, then cuts to a view from Conner and suddenly Bennie's hair is straight and still, then cuts again and once again his hair is blowing.
Factual error: The main character is being wooed by Lockheed - an aircraft company, whose representative then gives him gifts for his kids - one of which is a desk model of an aircraft, however it is of an aircraft produced by one of Lockheed's competitors - Grumman, which would be akin to a GM rep giving a toy Ford Mustang as a gift. Both companies continue to remain competitors as Lockheed-Martin and Northrop-Grumman since the government vetoed a proposed merger back in 1998, and at no time have the two companies collaborated on a major project.
Continuity mistake: When Lady Susan is counseling her daughter Frederica in her bedroom, the shot shows an unlit candle on a dresser behind Lady Susan. The shot changes back and forth between Frederica and Lady Susan. When the shot changes back to Lady Susan, the unlit candle is gone, though there is no one else in the room.