Best comedy movie mistakes of 2009
Continuity mistake: When the house first becomes detaches from its foundation and becomes airborne, Russell is nowhere to be seen, although every angle of the house is shown, including underneath, the front porch and the back porch. He knocks on the door and tells Carl he chased a "snipe" under the porch - but he cannot be seen after liftoff and prior to knocking. The same thing happens near the end, when Dug claims to have hidden under the porch.
Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the scene where Evan is racing to the school to get to the choir, you see some buildings. If you look down when the angle is turning to the right, it focuses on some cranes, a camera, and a wire holding it up, and a crew member is visible in the reflection of a red window.
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Continuity mistake: In the dream scene where Larry writes on the blackboard in front of the student audience, when Larry writes on the blackboard he writes the wrong formula "delta p = square root of <p>^2 - <p>^2". The bell rings, the students leave and you see Larry again in a close-up and above his shoulder you see the the first 2-squared moves from outside the bracket into the bracket.
Character mistake: In the film, five items are stolen: the Magna Carta, the Turin Shroud, the Imperial Sword of Japan, the Pope's ring and the Pink Panther diamond. When Alfred Molina's character is challenged that they had found everything but the Pink Panther, he protests that 3 out of 4 is not bad, that's 75%. In fact, they had found 4 out of 5 or 80%.
Other mistake: At Paul's wedding, Paul gives a speech saying that Connor was always there for him, "ever since our parents died when I was 2 and Connor was 7". However, in the scene showing when Connor and Jenny were just kids and she gives him a camera for his birthday, Jenny and Connor appear to be at least 10 years old - certainly not 7. Connor tells his ghost, "that was the summer before my parents died". The scene that follows shows the parents funeral, with Paul sitting next to Connor, and Paul appears to be about 5 or 6 years old - but much older than 2.
Continuity mistake: When the crane breaks, it only drops one end of the cable with the hook into the hole. However, later on Mary makes a contraption which the cable snapped and both ends are in the hole, going up over the pulley on the crane. The number of cables going into the hole from the crane varies for the remainder of the movie from 1 to 2 cables - and is not to be confused with the string of lights.