Best comedy movie factual errors of 2009
Factual error: At the start in 1989, when Mike is dancing with the cheerleaders and also just before he goes after Scarlet, in close-ups of the crowd cheering there is a man (with a white baseball cap) wearing a Paramore t-shirt. However, Paramore (a Grammy-nominated American pop rock band) formed in 2004. The style of t-shirt he is wearing is actually one of the officially licensed Paramore merchandise.
Factual error: Many of the songs featured in the film, almost all of which are portrayed as being singles actually being played by the disc jockeys, came out after the 1966 setting of the film, including Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (June 1967), Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover" (November 1968), The Who's "I Can See For Miles" (October 1967), Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cried Mary" (May 1967), the Turtles' "Elenore" (November 1968) and Herb Alpert's "This Guy's in Love with You" (April 1968) among several others.
Factual error: When Dr. Marshall and team launch the tank of nitrogen into the mouth of the dinosaur, there's absolutely no reason why the tank would explode as it was swallowed whole and didn't experience any sort of impact that could have punctured, ruptured or broken the valve off the tank.
Factual error: Kevin and his buddies go to graduation in Army dress. While the ribbons displayed are hard to identify, several things are sure. They don't have a Washington National Guard ribbon, so they're regulars, and they have no Middle East service ribbons. So just where did they acquire so much fruit salad?
Factual error: At 01:29:08 we see Carys lying despondent on the couch in her living room surrounded by balled up tissues, empty food containers/soda cans and trash - all the signs of going through a bad break up. She gets up to answer the door for her mom, who has brought by a plate of cookies. Carys sits on the couch again, looks down, looks up, and by 1:29:40 the entire room is clean; we see her mom fluffing a pillow. There is no way her mom could have cleaned the living room in less than 32 seconds.
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