Continuity mistake: When Warren's daughter, Jeannie, fixes him a sandwich for lunch, while on camera, Warren is seen taking two bites from the sandwich. The sandwich is shown with a bite missing and then appears later to have been uneaten. (00:37:25)
Continuity mistake: When at his house, the first crew member Michael kicks with a camera. He puts that camera on the ground, tripod closed and laying down. When the people first walk into the house they switch to a camera view that's up the stairs and you can see that the camera that was laying on the floor is now propped up against the wall.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shaun is talking to his Mom in her bedroom before the man on the Stanford board comes over Shaun's Mom takes the same pillow off the bed three separate times. In each shot where it cuts to Shaun then back to his Mom she takes the pillow off the bed.
Continuity mistake: When the oldest son, Patrick, is in the back yard with his father, Patrick is shown with a beer in his hand. The next shot is Patrick's dad offering him a beer and telling him not to act like it's his first time.
Continuity mistake: During the General Patton speech before the football game, "Gill Harris" approaches a player wearing the number 19 on his jersey, who is black. During the football game you notice the player wearing number 19 on his jersey is now white. (00:45:45 - 00:47:00)
Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Claire's husband is shot once in the back. However, when we see him from the front, he has TWO exit wounds.
Continuity mistake: When they bring in the car crash victim (future heart donor), the victim is in perfect condition. No blood, broken bones or anything. Pretty good to have been hit by a truck. (01:32:20)
Continuity mistake: The chain and collar vanishes from Mailer's neck as he runs into the mansion. (01:33:45 - 01:35:20)
Continuity mistake: When the Owls are playing for their district championship, the other team's best batter comes up in the last inning. As he is walking to the plate, he is wearing Nike shoes, but when he digs into the batter's box, his shoes are Reebok.
Continuity mistake: When the guys and girls are running through the airport, Taylor (Ashley) tips her pop can completely sideways, which proves she wasn't really drinking.
Continuity mistake: That must be some damn good string that Mercedes wraps around her finger - 16 years and it's not even dirty or frayed. (00:15:00 - 01:51:15)
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Santa is getting married, just after they kiss and Santa looks like Santa again, you can see in the bottom left hand corner Bernard and Curtis giving each other the thumbs up. In the very next shot, it repeats them doing this again only in a close up. (02:33:00)
Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when Owen Wilson stops Eddie Murphy from leaving after they see that Carlos has taken credit for saving the day and is telling him about the hover gel there is a black car outside behind Eddie that people get in and leave, then the car is back, disappears and reappears when the camera is going back and forth from Eddie to Owen.
Continuity mistake: When Natalie first meets Kevin, the strap of her black dress goes from up, to down, then up again. (00:20:40)