Best drama movie mistakes of 2009
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Other mistake: As Viggo Mortensen narrates, it's been years since every crop and animal has died. Trees have been dead so long they're rotting where they stand and falling over with a stiff wind or slight tremor. Yet, in the woods, there are always fallen leaves on the ground which ought to have long ago decomposed, rain or no rain. Obviously, they can't sweep out the whole forest to make a movie.Phixius
Continuity mistake: During the volleyball game scene, after Sara has been put into the game, when the shot goes to the sideline she is still there too. (01:03:50)
Continuity mistake: Throughout the scene where the SUV crashes in the woods, Sadie is wearing large dangling earrings. In one quick shot where she is seen sitting in the back of the vehicle after the crash, her left earring is missing. It reappears in the next shot.
Factual error: The license plate on the sheriff's car when he arrives at the factory is 5Q49926. In California - where the film seems to take place - that is a "Commercial" license plate issued to trucks and commercial vehicles, but law enforcement are issued "Exempt" plates which are 7 numbers.DaveT319
Continuity mistake: When the tour bus stops at Home Depot, the position of the front wheel changes between shots. Watch the lug nuts and 5 holes around the perimeter of the rim to see how the wheel rotates even though the bus didn't move.
Plot hole: There is a scene when Terrence tricks Big Fate into touching his "lucky pipe". Terrence then plants it at the murder scene in order to rightfully implicate Big Fate in the murders. Terrence then goes to the police station and tells Beniot about his strange feeling that the perpetrator smoked crack while committing the murders, and suggests Beniot comb the scene again. Terrence's fingerprints were all over the pipe as well. He couldn't wipe his fingerprints off without wiping Big Fate's off as well. Since it is a requirement that all police officers have their prints on file and since Terrence isn't the officer to locate the "evidence", how can he explain his fingerprints being all over the pipe? After all that has happened, I would think he would have implicated himself.RareJewel
Plot hole: Every ghost that we see in the house looks the way they did when they died, for example the girl from the film's intro is seen without skin on her face, which happened to her before she died. However, in the final scene when we see Simon's ghost joining them, he looks completely normal, when he should have had a throat slit wound and the carved markings on his skin. (01:31:20)Purple_Girl
Plot hole: Mr. Cranston asks Denise to be the accompanist for the school's production of "Chicago". This is an error. In the year 2009, in which the film is set, this would be impossible since the licensing company which has the theatrical rights for "Chicago" restricts the show from being produced (even by amateur groups and schools) anywhere in the greater New York area while there is an open-ended production running on Broadway.
Factual error: The part of the movie where they have had the morning updates at the police station, Richard Gere later walks on the sidewalk and stares deliberately at a pair of Muslims praying. The sun is shining on the backs of the Muslims heads indicating that they are facing west even though Mecca would be off to a much more easterly direction from Brooklyn.