There's Something About Mary

Continuity mistake: When we're introduced to Mary's neighbor sunbathing, the Kool packet next to her changes positions between shots.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Ted confronts Tucker and Healy at Healy's apartment, three piles of dog feces are visible on the floor (next to the door,) when he enters. Several minutes later, when Ted leaves, only one pile is visible.

tylersill

Factual error: When Magda uses her police scanner to listen to Healy's conversations, she explains it just picks up cellular phones, This is incorrect - in the 90s, police scanners picked up conversations on "cordless" landline phones (in a short range), but not cell phones.

Pat Healy: My real passion is my hobby.
Mary: Really, what's that?
Pat Healy: I work with retards.
Mary: Isn't that a little, uhm, politically incorrect?
Pat Healy: Well, heh, to hell with that... No one's going to tell me who I can and can't work with, right?

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Trivia: When Mary is golfing and she meets Matt Dillon's character for the first time, the woman that walks by is the director's mother. (00:27:35)

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Question: Healy tries to impress Mary by pretending to be an architect, drugging the dog, getting new teeth, liking the same movies, and by saying he works with handicapped children. Why then would he call them "retards" and say he keeps one in a cage and puts him on a leash like a dog?! Wouldn't he think this would piss Mary off? I never understood that scene and why he would say this.

Carl Missouri

Answer: Because he is ignorant and doesn't know anything about disabled people, he actually doesn't realise what he is saying is offensive.

Chosen answer: Apparently he didn't consider that - either he's just being an idiot or he's trying to make an extremely ill-considered joke. Either way, that's a character mistake, not a movie mistake.

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Answer: The scene is to further show what a phony Matt Dillon is.

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