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Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors (1998)

Top 10 mistakes

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Hannah

Genres: Drama, Romance

Continuity mistake: When Helen arrives home after being sacked (in the version where she doesn't catch Gerry in bed) he calls out to see if it's her. She replies "No, it's your bit of stuff. Wednesday, shag day, remember?" However it's been made clear from Helen's attempted replacement of the booze she took from work on Friday that it's actually a Monday.

Continuity mistake: Just before Helen gets hit by a car, it is pouring with rain, and she and James are soaked, although when she is about to cross the road, the rain has stopped and they are both suddenly dry.

Continuity mistake: In one scene when Helen has short hair, she is talking to Gerry. As the camera cuts between her and Gerry, her fringe alternates from being behind her ear to hanging down her face.

Continuity mistake: When Helen catches her boyfriend in the act, we see very briefly that there is a gap between the bedside cabinet on which the radio cassette player is sitting and the wardrobe. This is more clear when her boyfriend switches off the music. Later when the other Helen comes home and her boyfriend leaps onto the bed to hide the earring we see they are much closer. Granted Helen now has two parallel lives but that can't explain the change.

Factual error: At the beginning, when Helen is running for her train, the station signs clearly say Embankment. However the type of train that she misses/catches is specific to the Waterloo & City Line, which only runs between Bank and Waterloo - it doesn't go anywhere near Embankment!

Continuity mistake: When Gerry spots Helen at the post rowing activities he peers through the window. We can see 3 glasses from his side, one half pint glass partly hidden by the window frame and 2 pint glasses visible through the pane beside the one he is looking through. The shot from inside only shows two pint glasses in different positions.

Continuity mistake: On the train when Helen is speaking with James, her hair goes from being behind her ear to being in front.

Continuity mistake: When Helen kisses Gerry before she leaves for work, we can see considerably more of the face of the alarm clock than we can a few seconds later, when he "wakes up" and takes the phone off the hook even though the camera angles are the same.

Continuity mistake: When Helen's friend arrives in the bar to find her drinking alone, the Grolsch bottle is empty but when she gets up close and starts talking to her it is suddenly half full. When the shot moves in closer the cigarette packet also moves.

Continuity mistake: When Gerry reveals to Russell that Lydia may be pregnant there is a shot when he is leaning his right cheek on his clenched fist. When the shot changes, his jaw is cupped in his hand.

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Quotes

Lydia: Gerry, I'm a woman! We don't say what we want! But we reserve the right to get pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating! And not a little bit scary.

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Mistakes

When Helen arrives home after being sacked (in the version where she doesn't catch Gerry in bed) he calls out to see if it's her. She replies "No, it's your bit of stuff. Wednesday, shag day, remember?" However it's been made clear from Helen's attempted replacement of the booze she took from work on Friday that it's actually a Monday.

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Trivia

The scene with Helen and James on the boat where he describes losing his 8 yr old girlfriend to Gary Glitter has a certain unplanned tastelessness to it now since Mr Glitter was convicted of possessing child porn a few years later.

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