Best romance movie mistakes of 1999
Continuity mistake: In the bedroom scene the girl is holding a clear cup full of beer. The camera goes off her and when it comes back she is holding a blue cup. The camera goes back off her then on her and the cup is clear again. [This mistake does not appear in the unrated version - the blue cup scenes were shot specifically to secure an R rating from the MPAA because the contents are obscured.].
Revealing mistake: In the scene where the kids are shooting arrows and the coach gets hit by one, they send a girl to call 911. If you look closely and follow her in the background, after she runs a few yards, she slows down and eventually stops and stands there playing with her hair. Talk about help...
Continuity mistake: During the first scene set in a prison cell, as Martin Luxford (played by Hugo Speer) is about to be released, there is a glitter ball made from an orange covered in tin foil. It is rotating first one way and then the other, as it has been spun by hand. As the film action cuts between the two characters, the ball mysteriously changes direction without having slowed down and at one point appears stopped, having previously been rotating rather fast.
Continuity mistake: In the very last scene of the movie where Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zellweger are on the terrace taking their vows, Renee is holding a bouquet. In one shot it is a bouquet of pink flowers, then it changes to a bouquet of yellow flowers and keeps switching back and forth throughout the scene.
Other mistake: During the scene where the Japanese are being rounded up and taken to the Internment Camp, the camera is panning over the crowds of people walking down the street. Half way through this scene, there is a woman and a little girl, who seems to be carrying a stuffed Elmo! I rewound the tape several times to get a better look, but it looks a LOT like a furry red stuffed animal with white googly eyes! Has anyone else noticed this?
Continuity mistake: The first time Matthew Perry's in Neve Campbell's apartment before he realises she thinks he's gay, he fills two glasses of wine in two very different glasses. He hands one to her and holds the other himself, in the next shot they hold different glasses, then again in the third.
Factual error: Early in the movie when the interior of the downed aircraft is shown (underwater in Chesapeake Bay), with the eerie picture of Dutch's wife and the congresswoman's husband sitting underwater in first class with their hair waving slowly in the current, they are shown on the right side of the aircraft (the left side as we are looking at them, but the right side of the plane proper). Yet, when the airline representative is discussing this "problem" (non-married-to-each-other people apparently flying as a couple), they are announced as sitting in row X (don't remember), seats A and B. Aircraft seating is always done from left to right - i.e., the A and B seats would be on the other, or left, side of the aircraft.
Continuity mistake: At the Unicorn Bar Evie takes a photo of "Drumstrings" Casey performing as Faye-Jean dances in front of him. Both Drumstrings and Faye-Jean are facing Evie with Faye-Jean holding a beer bottle over her head in her left arm. Later when Evie looks at the photo, it has been taken from the side and Faye-Jean is facing a different direction, no arms above her head and is not holding a beer.
Continuity mistake: In the fox hunt scene Hippolyta is initially shown riding a horse with her dress firmly tucked under her. The following shot of her has the dress flying partially up around her waist and exposing a fair amount of flesh. The subsequent shots again have her dress firmly tucked under her.
Continuity mistake: When Christine comes to Dr. Keener's door her hair is parted in the middle. The camera shows her from behind when she walks in, and we can see that the front hair is tied back over the parting, also in the next shot when she sits at the table. Then, after she drinks a glass of water, her hair is loose again.