Best comedy movie mistakes of 2015
Factual error: The main character from the video game "Paperboy" is among the alien invaders in the final battle; since that game was first released in 1984, he shouldn't be there, because the probe the aliens received featuring video game footage was launched into space in 1982.
Plot hole: Joy and Sadness are stuck outside of the control center. They are trying to figure out how to get back, and encounter maintenance workers who are discarding old memories. The maintenance workers show that they have the power to send memories back up to the control center to be played. Why couldn't they send the core memories that Joy had back up the same way? Better yet, why not use that method to send Joy and Sadness back up to the control center? The director of the film is even aware of the plot hole, and said "Yeah, well then we wouldn't have a third act," before explaining how the idea of recalling memories was added in later, "box[ing] [the screenwriters] in a corner a little bit."
Continuity mistake: When the Bellas just got told that they are not allowed to compete any more they walk outside and Beca gets a call. When the camera is zoomed in on her you see her calling and moving a lot. When the camera is focusing on the other Bellas she is standing completely still in the background. When the camera is back on Beca she is moving again.
Continuity mistake: When Will Ferrell comes home to find the tree house built, Mark Wahlberg crashes into him from the zipline, knocking him to the floor. He gets up with his jacket half off his right shoulder, where it stays throughout the scene until he corrects it, except for one shot partway through the conversation where his jacket is on properly.
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Continuity mistake: Spot finds four other humanlike creatures and goes to them. Arlo is standing several feet in front of them. He begins to push some dirt by using his nose. A close-up then shows him using his nose to draw a circle around the five others but he is standing much too far away to be able to do this.
Factual error: When Amy is fired from S'Nuff magazine she takes her story on Aaron Connors to Vanity Fair, who run with it. That is not going to happen. Amy wrote the article while a paid employee of S'Nuff magazine and that means the copyright in the article resides with them, not with her. It isn't hers to sell. No magazine editor of any standing is going to buy an unsolicited article without checking its provenance backwards and forwards, and that would mean checking with Amy's previous employers - after all, what would happen if they changed their minds and ran the story themselves?
Continuity mistake: In the scene with the fireworks, the Deputy driving the vehicle has his outside mirror knocked off by a firework. You then see the same and only Deputy in the car, in the mirror getting out of the passenger side of the vehicle to confront the misfits. The change isn't due to the reflected image.