Best romance movie mistakes of 2002

About a Boy picture

Continuity mistake: During the Xmas day scene, Markus receives a Sony portable CD player as a gift from Will. However, before the gift's unwrapped, the Sony box is visible on the table.

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Blue Crush picture

Continuity mistake: At the "Big Pipe" contest the star gets trapped under water when her leash gets caught on some rocks. You see her undo the velcro on her ankle and then abandon the board (with the leash attached). About 20 seconds later when she is diving below the oncoming waves you can clearly see the leash re-attached to her ankle.

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Crossroads picture

Continuity mistake: Toward the beginning of their drive, while the girls are singing "Bye, Bye, Bye" the position of the window behind Mimi keeps changing. Sometimes it is all the way up, then it is part-way down, then back up again.

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Far from Heaven picture

Factual error: At the art exhibition, Eleanor wears a plastic name badge which looks rather modern for this period.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding picture

Continuity mistake: When Toula goes to meet Ian at the school where he works, and they are talking in the hallway, her arms occasionally move from behind his neck to the front of his shoulders. The continuity is correct at the bgeinning of the scene, but at the end it happens a few times.

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The Rules of Attraction picture

Continuity mistake: In the split screen scene when Lauren removes Sean's sunglasses, you can see that after the shot pans outward where both are facing each other, they are actually several feet apart. There is no way she could have reached his face from where she is standing.

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Sweet Home Alabama picture

Revealing mistake: When Jake is driving Andrew to Melanie at the battlesite, Jake is driving with the truck in the park position.

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The Scorpion King picture

Continuity mistake: When Memnon is talking to the sorceress in his palace, he talks about the dangers of her being outside "his care." Memnon takes some meat and throws it to the tigers. The next shot shows his hand empty, then holding meat again, and then empty again.

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The Guru picture

Factual error: At the end of the film, when Ramu is on the Sally Jesse Raphael show, even if it was being broadcast live in New York, it certainly wouldn't be broadcast live in India for his family to watch. Also, India is 9 1/2 hours ahead of New York. If Ramu's family are watching the show when it's daytime in New York, it's awfully light outside!

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Two Weeks Notice picture
Two Weeks Notice mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Sandra and Hugh are trying to get to the RV, a door opens and Sandra slips. She stands up with the help of Hugh and her skirt is completely clean. But in the next shot there is dirt on her skirt, supposedly from falling.

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Mr. Deeds picture

Continuity mistake: During the scene in which the homeless character portrayed by Steve Buscemi is having a conversation with Longfellow, he is eating a slice of his favourite pizza; French Fries & Oreos. In shot in the scene Buscemi takes a bite out of the slice of pizza, and there is one Oreo on the slice, toward the front of it. Then the shot goes to Longfellow for a moment, and in the next shot of Buscemi, the Oreo is suddenly at the other end of the slice. The Oreo continues moving from the front to the back of the slice throughout the scene.

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Drumline picture

Continuity mistake: When Shawn is teaching the new drummers not to look at their drums while they play, he and Devon play together until Shawn drops a stick. At this point, Dr. Lee comes over and starts playing with Devon, until Devon drops a stick. The drum stick falls from Devon's hand and bounces around on the field. In the next shot, Dr. Lee is talking to Devon, neither has moved, but now Devon has both sticks in his hand.

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Killing Me Softly picture

Continuity mistake: Before Alice enters the building, you can see part of her newspaper sticking out of her bag - the area that is visible just contains text. After she enters the building, there is another shot of her from behind, and now the paper is showing part of a picture and the barcode.

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40 Days and 40 Nights picture

Visible crew/equipment: After Matt finds out that Nicole is engaged, he goes running through the streets. When he goes running past a glassed store display, you can see the reflection of a white van with the sliding passenger door open and a cameraman.

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The Santa Clause 2 picture

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.

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Van Wilder picture

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Van and his friends are riding in Van's golf cart, just after Van has sex with the secretary, the guy in the back is seen being licked on the face by the bulldog. When the camera cuts to Van he's not being licked. When the camera cuts to Van's assistant he's being licked again. This happens over and over.

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Maid in Manhattan picture

Continuity mistake: When Marisa is going to the gala, she is wearing a peach chiffon wrap. When she enters the gala, it is gone and never to be seen again, (even when she leaves the gala and Chris follows her out).

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In America picture

Factual error: The movie takes place in New York City, yet a sign on the ice cream store where the mother works says "Take Away." I know they call it "take away" in Britain and Ireland, but in New York it is called "take out." The movie was filmed in New York and Ireland, so that shot was probably filmed in Ireland.

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Swept Away picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Amber Leighton and Giuseppe Esposito are stranded in the dinghy in the middle of the ocean, they show them from far off in the middle of the ocean, but when they move in for a close up you can clearly see the pier that the cameras are filming on, towards the bottom of the screen.

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Treasure Planet picture

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Doppler and Jim first observe their ship, Dr. Doppler is right next to Jim when he points it out. When the shot changes to a long shot, they're much farther apart.

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Punch-Drunk Love picture

Continuity mistake: Sandler's tie changes from yellow (on the flight) to red in Hawaii. He doesn't have any luggage.

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El Crimen del Padre Amaro picture

Continuity mistake: Amaro gets beaten up by Ruben and receives some bruises in his face. A little later, when he meets Amelia in the church, the bruises are gone.

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Pumpkin picture

Factual error: When the upset boyfriend ends up driving off the cliff, his car explodes into flames magically and the fire doesn't even start at the engine. The entire interior of the car is consumed and when the car crashes, its explosion is on par with a missile. The character, when seen next, doesn't have a burn on him at all ignoring the fact that there was no humanely possible way to survive that fall and explosion.

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Moonlight Mile picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joe Nast goes to the post office to get back the wedding invitations, Bertie invites him to come through the little window into the back to help her find them. As he crawls through he accidentally kicks the bell off the counter. However when the shot changes to the interior of the mail room, the bell is still on the counter. The DVD commentary states that this shot was done on a stage in a studio, and the former shot was an actual store. Jake Gyllenhaal admits to having purposefully tried to knock the bell off, so it seems that when the studio shot was being made this detail was forgotten, or it was shot beforehand.

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Tuck Everlasting picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Winnie and Jessie are going swimming, when Winnie takes off her dress, you see that her right foot was not completely out of the dress. Then in the next shot, you see Winnie jump in without moving her dress at all, and it is far away from her on the rock.

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Dragonfly picture

Continuity mistake: When Joe is leaving the dinner party after talking to the grief counselor, he puts on his jacket and the collar of his sweater is flat underneath it. The camera cuts away and when you see him again his collar is standing up closer to his neck. Then the camera cuts away and his collar is flat under his jacket when it comes back to him again.

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Bend It Like Beckham picture

Continuity mistake: About 35-40 minutes into the film, Jules and Jess are at the bus stop. Pinky's future in-laws drive by in the Jaguar with nothing in front of them. When the camera shot moves back as they enter the bend, another car has appeared in front of them.

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A Walk To Remember picture

Continuity mistake: When Belinda says "nice sweater" to Jamie, Jamie has a backpack on and when all of Landon`s friends are laughing it shows Jamie walking away and she doesn't have a backpack on.

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The Sweetest Thing picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Christina decides not to be afraid anymore and runs after Peter, she comes out of the house and first shouts while facing in the wrong direction. She knew that he went the other way, because she saw him leave. (Shot at different times, confirmed on DVD commentary.)

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Life or Something Like It picture

Continuity mistake: When Lanie is talking to her sister at her sister's house, they are seated across from each other on sofas. Her sister has a plate of cookies in front of her on the coffee table. As Lanie and her sister are talking and her sister gets up towards the end of the scene, the plate of cookies have moved across the table in front of Lanie.

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