Continuity mistake: When Nick first enters Sloane Curtis and is talking to one of his male co-workers, in the background there is a man in the typing away at his computer. He gets up and walks off, then the camera angle changes for a few seconds. When it returns, the man returns to his computer. It cuts away and returns a few more times, rather quickly, each time showing the man returning to his computer.
Continuity mistake: When Mel is watching TV on the sofa and serving himself from a bottle of champagne you can see a front view of him using his right hand and tilting the bottle toward his right side, then there is a change of scene (from the back of the sofa) and his right hand his tilted to this left side.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mel Gibson is in the department store trying to listen to womens' thoughts (to see if he has successfully rid himself of his "gift"), you can clearly see he is standing on a white marble floor. A couple of shots later (when he discovers that he still has his "gift"), the camera angle moves above his head as he looks toward the ceiling; you can clearly see that he is now standing on an inlaid marble star in the floor.
Revealing mistake: When Mel Gibson is in Marisa Tomei's apartment he goes to the WC to talk with his "little friend". He just got out of her bed and he is supposed to be naked. While sitting on the toilet he is filmed from the waist up but you can clearly see on the left corner of the screen that he is wearing a dark piece of underwear.
Factual error: I live in Chicago, and live near where they filmed the outside shots. Every time we see Mel coming out of his apartment, the address says 2400 Lakeview Drive. However, anyone who lives by here knows that this particular building has no balconies, and Mel repeatedly went out, or looked over his balcony.
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Continuity mistake: When Mel Gibson And Helen Hunt are in the bar having drinks, Helen has a Martini with two olives on a toothpick. When they start talking, she takes the olives out of her drink. In the next shot, she takes a sip of her drink without the olives. They talk for a few more seconds, then Helen goes for another sip and she is taking the olives out of her drink again.
Continuity mistake: When Darcy arrives at Sloane Curtis and is passing out the boxes with the marketing ideas for the people to take home and come up with ideas, she slides a box down to Nick at the end of the table. When he grabs it, his thumb is on the top of the box and his fingers are on the back of the box. The next shot his thumb and index finger are on top and the other three fingers are on the back.
Continuity mistake: When Mel Gibson is in the doctor's office and he comments on the lamp that she bid for on Ebay by reading her mind, she also has the auction page up on her computer. If you look closely you will notice that the auction is not an Ebay auction, but rather a Yahoo! auction.
Audio problem: When Mel Gibson is writing the letter to Helen Hunt after the Nike deal is done, he closes the laptop part way and a clicking sound is heard even though he has already removed his hand from the laptop. However, the Powerbook G3 he's using doesn't click at half way. Then, at the next shot, a few seconds later, the laptop is closed but there was no clicking sound while the camera was looking at Helen, even though there should have been one.
Continuity mistake: Two totally different locations are used for the exterior of Darcy's new apartment. When Nick stands outside trying to get Darcy to answer, the building has no steps leading up to it and has a rectangular art deco style front door, flanked by two window panels. In the closing scene, which takes place the same day/evening, Nick is supposedly visiting the same building as earlier, but this time it has steps leading up to an arched front door and has a completely different facade. This can't be explained by one apartment being her old place, the other her new place, as not nearly enough time has elapsed in this sequence to make such an explanation possible.
Factual error: When Nick is in the psychiatrist's office and tells her he can read women's minds, Bette Midler's character says, "Sigmund Freud spent his entire life trying to understand what women want," or something to that effect. Actually, Freud didn't care much about the psychology of women, he simply passed them off as having "penis envy". Most psychologists today recognize that Freud was a little off base. It seems like the writers just used Freud's name because he's the only psychologist the general public would know by name.
Continuity mistake: After Nick has tried on the pantyhose, there 2 small towels on top of 2 bigger ones on the towel rack. They appear to be neatly folded and even. The scene cuts to his daughter walking in then back to Nick. The small towel on the left side is now shorter in length and not neatly placed.
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