Best drama movie mistakes of 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey picture

Continuity mistake: When Anastasia returns home with the contract in her hand, she enters her flat and the computer guy is just finishing fixing her laptop. During this scene her brown leather jacket disappears, but she is still holding the contract in her hand - this is a continuous scene with no time for her to remove the jacket.

Straight Outta Compton picture
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Factual error: Eazy-E sports a black Chicago White Sox hat with a white logo early in the movie in 1986, but the logo didn't officially rollout until 1991.

Grant Kneble
Cinderella picture
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Continuity mistake: After they tear her dress before the ball, Stepmother gets into Cinderella's face and points her right finger at her, but in the next shot it's her left finger pointing up at Cinderella's face.

Super Grover Premium member
Everest picture

Factual error: On the bus ride in Nepal, they're playing a Hindi song from an Indian movie (Kabhi Khushiyan Kabhi Gham) that was released in 2001. The time frame on the bus is 1996.

Sicario picture

Character mistake: After Macer shoots the shotgun man during the house raid, she checks his pulse without removing the weapon from his hands first.

Movie Medic
The Revenant picture

Factual error: The firearms of that era did not use smokeless propellant (i.e. gunpowder). None of the shots fired in this film produced anywhere near the black smoke that would have been realistic.

Bruce Trestrail Premium member

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Creed (2015)

Creed picture

Revealing mistake: A man is taking a picture of his family in front of the Rocky Balboa Statue but his disposable camera is facing the wrong way. (00:16:00)

The Age of Adaline picture

Continuity mistake: Ellis leaves in in his dad's jeep (model year 2005-2007) and in the very next scene he is driving a newer model.

San Andreas picture

Factual error: In the film, the San Andreas fault produces the largest, most sensational earthquake in earth history that levels both Los Angeles and San Francisco, also creating a massive tsunami that also floods the latter. In reality, and according to many earthquake experts, the biggest quake that this fault could produce is an 8.3 and, being a land and not ocean fault, cannot cause a tsunami. Or as consultant to the film Tom Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center stated, "I gave (the filmmakers) free advice, some of which they took... But much of which they didn't - magnitude nines are too big for the San Andreas, and it can't produce a big tsunami."

Black Mass picture

Factual error: In the early part of the movie, there is a shot of the outside of Triple O's bar. The scene takes place in 1975 and "Coors" is advertised on the outside of the bar. Coors beer was not available in Boston/East Coast in 1975. It was only available from the 1980's.

Bridge of Spies picture

Factual error: When the exchange is made in Berlin it is bitter winter with snow on the ground. But Donovan returns to New York (the TV newsmen is reporting that Powers has been returned "earlier this morning") so it is within hours, and yet the leaves on the trees in NY are green, the grass is green, people are in shirtsleeves. Berlin and NY share the same seasons.

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Burnt (2015)

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Continuity mistake: Bradley Cooper has dried blood running down his face just after he sends the meals out to the star diners. Then in the next shot he rubs his sore eye - all the blood is cleaned up and it's a tiny smudge. (01:14:20 - 01:14:55)

Concussion picture

Factual error: During the Mike Webster autopsy, Dr Omalu asks Gracie for Mike's CT Scan of the brain again, but what she holds up is a MRI film, not CT. Then after interpreting the displayed MRI Dr. Omalu tells Gracie that this brain should be a mess, but it looks completely normal. Whereas the MRI shown by Gracie reveals several abnormalities like brain atrophy and degeneration due to complications of previous disease process. (00:27:45 - 00:28:30)

Ganesan Krishnan
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Factual error: Einar walks away from his wife in Paris to go to a peep show, then there is suddenly a scene where he walks the streets of Copenhagen. It's clear that the marble church of Copenhagen is in the shot.

Mark Barner

Revealing mistake: After Jesus saves the woman from being stoned to death, members of the crowd drop their stones, but the stones bounce back up when they hit the ground.

Scott215
Woman in Gold picture

Factual error: During the arbitration supposedly set in Austria, we can see at first glance a British Coat of Arms in the top of the wall of that beautiful room. No official Austrian building would display a foreign coat of arms - the scene was filmed in Britain.

Crimson Peak picture

Factual error: The 'Post Office' is nothing like an English one would have been, even in a remote rural location in Victorian times. It seems to have been transposed from the American Wild West.

Ex Machina picture
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Continuity mistake: After signing the non-disclosure agreement, Caleb drops the pen on the right of the pad on the desk. In the next shot the pen is almost in the center of the pad. (00:10:10)

Teo
Brooklyn picture

Factual error: The year is 1952. In an exterior scene, Saoirse Ronan is seen on a street in Brooklyn. In the far background, a red "WALK/DON'T WALK" sign is flashing. This type of sign was only introduced across NY in the late 50s.

Brian Brennan
Blackhat picture

Factual error: When he is in the restaurant and looking at the security feed, he does a who command when it should be "whois". Also the IP is incorrect - the 3rd octet is 265, despite the maximum possible value being 255.

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Focus (2015)

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Continuity mistake: When Nicky and Jess are seated at the small table, the amount of wine in his glass keeps changing up and down.

Spotlight picture

Continuity mistake: When Rachel McAdams is interviewing Joe in the coffee shop, she starts off with a couple of lines written on her notepad, then half a page, then back to a few lines, then a full page, etc. It changes in almost every shot.

Jon Sandys Premium member

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Carol (2015)

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Factual error: As they drive through the tunnel out of NYC the radio is playing. Radio waves can't travel in either the Holland or Lincoln tunnels.

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Revealing mistake: Right at the beginning of the film "rain" is falling on the car the camera shows before it moves to focus into the tunnel. However, look at the cars behind it, they aren't wet at all and it's visibly sunny. It's water being poured onto the car directly in front of the camera.

Liam D
In the Heart of the Sea picture

Factual error: Herman Melville interviews whaling survivor Thomas Nickerson in Feb. 1850. Nickerson tells him "I heard a man from Pennsylvania drilled a hole in the ground recently and found oil." Oil was discovered in Titusville PA in 1859.

Astoria Red
A Walk in the Woods picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Bryson and Katz are getting onto the Greyhound bus, a guy in a fluorescent jacket can be seen holding traffic up in the distance whilst the scene is filmed.

Far from the Madding Crowd picture

Continuity mistake: Near to the end Gabriel Oak leaves the farm and as he leaves his cottage he is dressed in a white shirt, cream trousers and a dark waistcoat. When Bathsheba Everdene catches up with him on the road he has completely changed his clothes and is now dressed predominantly in blue.

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Factual error: The film is set in Nairobi. It's all wrong, from the local language, not using Swahili, the car registration numbers are the wrong format, Kenya plates are like British, yellow at the back, not white. The skyline is wrong, and the drone view of the city map is wrong, the golf course is not the correct layout.

Do You Believe? picture

Continuity mistake: During USG examination of Maggie, on the screen you can see the whole child, which, given the advanced stage of pregnancy is impossible, because the child would be too large. Regardless, on the USG screen, at the top in the middle, you can see the size of the child as 15.4cm, then a few scenes later Maggie births a full-size 55cm or more child. (01:11:25)

Spare Parts picture

Continuity mistake: The full table of scores for the contestants is visible before the Carl Hayden High School students actually did the task (they were the last group to do it). (01:25:20)

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