Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice (1982)

4 mistakes

Continuity mistake: There is a long scene wherein Meryl Streep is sitting in a bay window going on about something. When we first see her, her eyes are brown. Moments later, they are blue. At the end of the scene they are brown again.

Plot hole: In the scene in Hess's office, he agrees to save Sophie's son and remove him from the concentration camp. He also tells Sophie that he'll bring her son to see her the next day. In the very next scene, Sophie attempts to steal Hess's daughter's radio which would completely jeopardize the saving of her son if she was caught. It is unlikely that she would jeopardize the wonderful situation she arranged for her son, by stealing a radio. Later, Hess does not save her son, but Sophie didn't know this would happen, so she would not have attempted to steal the radio at that time.

Continuity mistake: Meryl Streep as Sophie emotionally describes the loss of her children and rubs her eye, smudging her eyeliner which makes a small black line out to the side of her face. In the next shot, the smudge has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When they are having the outdoor picnic celebration, Nathan gives Sophie a dress and a shoebox containing a pair of new shoes. When Sophie puts the shoes on it is obvious that the undersoles are stained and worn.