What Women Want

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the bar, Helen Hunt and Mel Gibson are talking. During the dialogue, the camera cuts from one face to the other. Helen Hunt's hair is sometimes in front of her shoulder, and sometimes behind. (01:22:30)

Continuity mistake: When Mel is kissing the girl from the coffee shop outside her house, she tilts her head to the her left. In the next shot, she is to the right. (01:00:50)

Continuity mistake: When Helen Hunt first gives Mel Gibson a tour of her new apartment, she shows him the bedroom, where you can clearly see brown paper taped on the floor where the head of her bed would be. While they are dancing, there is no paper there. (01:38:00 - 01:38:55)

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Nick Marshall: There's way too much estrogen on television these days.

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Trivia: The fictional childhood of Nick, growing up in a burlesque club surrounded by beautiful, nearly naked women who adored him, is bizarrely similar to the actual childhood of Alan Alda, who plays the boss character. Alan Alda's father ran a burlesque club, and apparently the strippers and dancers treated the young Alda as a mascot, even keeping him in the changing room as they got dressed. However, as an adult Alda became an activist for feminist causes, rather than the chauvinist effect it had on the fictional Nick.

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Question: Why is the Apple logo on Nick's laptop upside down?

Answer: Apple PowerBooks of the time (around 1999 to 2001) had the logo the right way up to the user when closed, supposedly to prioritise the experience of the user over that of onlookers. According to former Apple employee Joe Moreno, Steve Jobs later changed his mind and after 2001, Apple notebooks had the logo right way up when opened.

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