Best comedy movie mistakes of 2009

The Informant! picture

Factual error: The movie takes place during the 1990s, but throughout the movie cars are shown with Illinois license plates with "Illinois" written in cursive. These plates were not introduced until 2001.

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Up (2009)

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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.

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MovieFan612
Paul Blart: Mall Cop picture

Continuity mistake: When Paul Blart puts on his Hello Kitty bandaid on his arm in the next shot it has disappeared.

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Epic
17 Again picture
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Continuity mistake: After Mike and Ned fight with lightsabers, when they are in the kitchen Mike's wedding ring moves from his left hand to his right hand and back again, depending on the angle of the shot.

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marfbody
Fired Up! picture

Character mistake: When the two main characters are approached by the coach in the school, they make a bet on how many times the coach will say sh*t, the coach says it 9 times, but Nick says that there were ten.

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He's Just Not That Into You picture

Character mistake: About 3/4 of the way through the movie, when Jennifer Aniston (Beth) was talking to Ben Affleck (Neil) she accidentally called him "BEN" instead of his character name "NEIL."

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The Proposal picture

Other mistake: During the sequence where Margaret proposes to Andrew on the street in New York, the same woman in a green sweater walks by three times.

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Low Cow
The Hangover picture

Continuity mistake: The scratches on Phil's neck have completely disappeared by the time they're back for the wedding.

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Land of the Lost picture

Continuity mistake: When Rick is lying in the back seat of the convertible in the desert, the speaker hanging next to him goes from being flush against the door when viewed from the front shot, to being crooked when viewed from behind.

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jerimiah
Dead Snow picture

Revealing mistake: After Martin cuts his arm off, there are several scenes where you can see the bulge of the actors real arm under his jacket. This is most noticeable when he is running through the birch wood, and when rooting through the ruins of the burned cabin.

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Twotall
Dadnapped picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Melissa and the hotel manager drive up to the car wash, the camera points at the car as they're getting out. Look at the point where the hood and the side car connect: you should seen either a boom mic or camera.

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Death Killer
Race to Witch Mountain picture

Continuity mistake: After the car chase, the front plate of the taxi is hanging on one side. Moments later, while driving the cab and fighting the other "alien," the plate on the taxi is in a different position (semi-fixed).

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene with Darth Vader and Oscar the Grouch, watch Darth Vader's eyes. You can see the light screens and crew reflected in his eyes in every shot.

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Kikia
Bride Wars picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Emma goes to crash Liv's wedding ceremony, as she crashes through the glass doors you can see film crew reflected in the glass panes.

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Imagine That picture

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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Low Cow
Miss March picture

Factual error: In the scene where Tucker is talking with Hugh Hefner, the chess board in the background is set up backwards. The pieces are basic Stanton style, and the kings and queens are obviously in the wrong positions.

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A Serious Man picture

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.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel picture

Continuity mistake: When Ian films the Chipettes during the sing-off, he says, "If you like what you see then call Ian Hawke." But when someone else plays the video back later, he says, "If you're interested, then call Ian Hawke."

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Gavin Jones
Adventureland picture

Factual error: After James leaves the bar and is driving, you see a dealership in the background and you can see new trucks and a new model yellow mustang. The movie takes place in 1987, so the vehicles are about 20 years too new.

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leethedeuce

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Bruno (2009)

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Other mistake: After Bruno and Lutz had been arrested and are outside the police station arguing, in the background in the left corner, there is a gold Ford Mustang. Then as Lutz is walking away, the same gold Ford Mustang is seen driving in to park in that same place.

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The Pink Panther 2 picture

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%.

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past picture

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.

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nannykins
Hannah Montana: The Movie picture

Visible crew/equipment: During Lilly's sweet 16 party at Santa Monica Pier, when she is skateboarding and catches hold of Drew, in the two shots facing Lilly the reflector screen and boom mic are reflected on the helmet to Drew's left.

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3 Idiots picture

Character mistake: Just after the birth of Mona's child, Farhan recollects "uss waqt agar Virus kehta kay mera pouta engineer.". In fact the child is not his "pouta" but his "nata"

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Zombieland picture

Continuity mistake: When Tallahassee first appears, driving the Escalade, he smashes into a car, which badly dents his "snow plow" (very easy to see). In the next and subsequent shots, it is as nice and straight as before.

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xanado
Planet 51 picture

Revealing mistake: After Chuck steps on the toy duck, he looks up to see the alien family and their house behind them. However, there is no reflection of this on his visor, just an empty field and the trees beyond.

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MrNelg
Up in the Air picture

Character mistake: When Anna Kendrick is singing Karaoke she sings "almost left behind" which are the words to the song. However, the Karaoke screen says "almost left me blind."

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All About Steve picture

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.

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jerimiah
Fanboys picture

Continuity mistake: When they go into the garbage chute Hutch goes in head first, but comes out at the bottom feet first yet had no room to swivel round.

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Repo_Man
The Joneses picture

Continuity mistake: During Kate and Steve's day off, while talking by the kitchen counter, Steve's hand is either up or down without any continuity at all.

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