Best family movie character mistakes of 2016

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them picture

Character mistake: In her speech outside the bank, Mary Lou Barebone mentions "the wireless" as one of the wonders of modern technology, which is the British term. A New Yorker in 1926 would more likely use the Americanism "radio."

Cubs Fan Premium member

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: Not necessarily they could have heard someone say the wireless.

Ssiscool Premium member

Possibly, but is it probable? Big difference between hearing someone else use it and using it oneself. Just as an example, if I ever were to travel to Britain, it would be an instinctive habit to use words like "elevator" instead of "lift", or "apartment" instead of "flat", simply because to me, as an American, that's what they're called.

More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them character mistakes
Nine Lives picture

Character mistake: When Tom goes into cardiac arrest, the doctor uses the defibrillator paddles on him, but she uses them whilst the hospital gown is still on him. A defibrillator must be used on bare skin if the electricity is supposed to get through to his heart. (01:08:55)

Casual Person

More Nine Lives character mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.