Best romance movie mistakes of 2004

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Troy (2004)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Achilles' ship nears the Trojan shores, Agamemnon snidely asks, "What's the fool doing? He's going to take the beach of Troy with fifty men?" At the start of the next shot, as the camera begins to pan down, on the far right, just beside a person's (who is dressed in blue) head is a metal bullhorn (ie. used to give instructions to cast/crew, and which definitely doesn't belong in this time period).

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Ron throws the burrito at the biker, you can see from the shot in the car that it falls to the ground. After it falls, the biker swivels for a while, and then slides down the street, however, in the shot of him once he stopped, the burrito was in front of him.

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Continuity mistake: When the guy goes to get in Danielle's car after he strips for her, he opens the door and the window is up; but when he closes the door, the window is down.

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Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is waiting while Rico makes a sale, he checks his watch to see how much time he has before the dance. The first time he checks it, the date on the watch indicates Thursday July 17. When he checks it again a few minutes later, it shows Monday July 21.

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Visible crew/equipment: While passing the frat-house bus, in the close-up, as the two girls are about to flash, the reflections of the camera and two crew members moving on the crew's vehicle are visible on the glass window.

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Super Grover
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Visible crew/equipment: As Sam and Rhonda have Fiona's car confiscated, when Fiona runs out shouting, "I can pay for those parking tickets!" the crew's black mat is laid out on the walkway, but in the overhead shot when she tries to run away that mat is gone. (Visible on fullscreen DVD.)

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: At the end when Meg steps out of the water, her pants are wet. However, when she enters the bedroom and finds the Phantom's mask, her pants are perfectly dry.

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Revealing mistake: In the changing room before the Final, Peter leans against a dark wooden pillar several times. It moves on each occasion.

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film, Mattie hands Jenna the dream house he made for her 13th birthday. There is hardly any "wishing dust" on the roof. However, when she goes outside and sits on her front porch, there is plenty of wishing dust all over the roof of the toy house now.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Terri sits down to talk with her aunt after Paul's graduation, you can see between her shirt and his pants on her right side there is a 1/8" wire used for the wireless mic.

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Continuity mistake: Tad Hamilton is speaking to his agent on the phone in his motel room. While he is lying on the bed he takes off right shoe, leaving his left one on. Then the camera cuts away for a second, and when it comes back, Tad has his right shoe on and his left off.

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Continuity mistake: When everybody in the airport is saying goodbye to Viktor before he steps into New York, one shot shows Dolores and Enrique with their arms around each other. But in the next shot, Dolores is walking towards Enrique and then they put their arms around each other.

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Continuity mistake: When Henry is leaving the dock, Alexa waves with her right hand. Notice the watch. When Alexa grabs some butt from Doug, The watch is now on left arm.

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Closer (2004)

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Other mistake: When Alice asks Dan to make her some tea (after he tells her about him and Anna), he walks into the kitchen for just a moment, and comes back to find her gone. He also doesn't see her as he runs downstairs and looks outside. She couldn't have quietly gone down the stairs and out of the building in the short moment that Dan was in the kitchen. If she had moved quickly, there should have been a lot noise from her footsteps.

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Visible crew/equipment: At Barbara and Phil's house, just as the hooded zombie bites a chunk out of Phil's neck (before Shaun leaps over the car hood) the black mat with two long white marks is visible on the pavement, behind the second zombie (beside the car). It's gone in following shots.

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Super Grover
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Factual error: Flynn says that the chamber in the Mayan temple is "an exact replica of their great temple of Teotihuacan." But Teotihuacan was not a Mayan city, but rather the hub of a separate civilization (themselves called the Teotihuacan). It was in central Mexico, hundreds of miles from the Mayan area in the Yucatan Peninsula.

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DavidK93
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Continuity mistake: When Howard's wife is leaving Joel's apartment, the first two shots show her trench coat belt hanging from the bottom of the driver's door. In the third shot the belt is no longer hanging from the door.

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Revealing mistake: When Noah and Allie meet outside the movie theatre and later dance in the intersection of the streets, the viewer can see their breath. It is very cold outside and Noah is wearing a heavy jacket. Summer in South Carolina is oppressively hot, even at night.

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Factual error: One day the prince accompanies his father to a meeting to solve an upcoming worker strike. This should not be possible, since Denmark's constitutional monarchy has no influence on the workings of the government.

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Continuity mistake: When Flor and Bernice hug at the end of the movie, Bernice is wet from swimming in the pool, getting Flor's shirt very wet. In the next shot when Flor is waiting for Christina by the car in the driveway, her shirt is completely dry. And finally, when she then goes to hug and say good-bye to John, it is wet again.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Katey and James are in his car after leaving La Rosa Negra, James locks the car door on the passenger side but after he makes a move at her, Katey opens the door without unlocking it.

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Continuity mistake: When Reuben and Sandy are talking in the street after the play disaster, and Sandy is telling Reuben about the fake E! True Hollywood Story, Reuben's tie keeps changing. In one shot, the tie has a dimple and is in a full windsor knot, and in other shots, the tie has no dimple and appears to be in a half-windsor knot.

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Factual error: In the scene that takes place in Ollie's office after the death of his wife, he is talking to Arthur Brickman who is sitting in front of a plaque for the band Songs:Ohia's album, "Ghost Tropic." We know that the scene is happening 7 years in the past, because Gertie is a baby. "Ghost Tropic" wasn't released until November of 2000.

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Continuity mistake: During the "Echo game", Jin throws the full bowl at the targets and all of the shells fall on the floor. Yet in all shots afterward, they are nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: When Helen takes the kids to the fashion show, they walk past Paris Hilton, who is sitting just to the left of the stairs. A minute later, when the little girl sees Paris' dog, Paris is now sitting on the opposite side of the runway.

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Mark Bernhard
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Continuity mistake: When Princess Mia takes the chicken out of the basket and it gets loose, we see the chicken run away, followed by Princess Mia running after the chicken, and finally the palace guard falling amid a number of boxed, gift-wrapped presents. The only boxed presents that were visible in any of the previous shots were already on the floor and there were none anywhere close to the palace guard that he could have knocked down as he fell.

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Sheri Hartman
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Continuity mistake: In a profile shot, Largeman and Sam sit close together in a bathtub talking about Largeman's mom. Largeman begins to tear up and when the film cuts to Sam saying "Largeman" we see she is suddenly leaning against the back of the tub. When it returns to the profile she is kneeling close to him again.

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Continuity mistake: When Jesse and Celine are walking along, there is a man in a red shirt who is just getting ready to pass them (with the camera shot looking from their backs). The scene shifts to a frontal shot, but the man in the red shirt does not pass immediately as he should have. There is too long of a time gap before he finally appears in the shot and passes Jesse and Celine.

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Wayne C.
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Factual error: When they show the Nelson Eddy song 'I Love You', the set/movie shown is Rose-Marie. But that number is from Rosalie not Rose-Marie. Two totally different movies - one set in West Point not with the Canadian Mounties. There are no Cole Porter songs in Rose-Marie, likewise there are no Mounties in Rosalie. Rose-Marie's music was by Harbach / Hammerstein II / Friml / Stothart.

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Audio problem: When Lola is on stage performing Eliza Rocks, she turns her head away from the audience and quickly whips it back. As she is turning her head away her lips are not moving, but the song continues.

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