Mrs. Doubtfire

Continuity mistake: In the pool scene where Mrs. Doubtfire picks up and throws a lime at the back of Stu's head, when Stu walks away and the camera goes back to Mrs. Doubtfire at the bar, the lime that she threw is still on the top of the stack of fruit.

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Suggested correction: There might have been another lime in the back that Mrs. Doubtfire put in the previous spot.


This correction is too much of a stretch to be valid. There's nothing to suggest Daniel did this and he's not really off camera long enough to reset a lime (of the same exact size) and then get back into the position he's in when the camera is back on him.


Continuity mistake: At the end when the children learn that their dad is their new baby sitter, look at Chris' tassels on his coat from when they get to door to when Daniel says 'Go get your stuff' and he runs up stairs - between shots, his tassels are both hanging down, then hanging to the right, then hanging down etc. indicating this scene was shot at least twice.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mrs. Doubtfire and the family go to the pool to meet with Stu, you see the same two women in bikinis cross in front of the gate a few times in less than a minute, always going in the same direction.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the social worker is at Mr. Hillard's house and his so-called "sister" (Mrs. Doubtfire) is trying to find a face in the kitchen, one moment the wig is all messed up from being caught on the door. In the next scene, where she is looking in the fridge to find the face, her wig is perfectly in place.

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Suggested correction: It was in place because at one point, Daniel even moved his wig and fixed it.


You must be confusing which part of the scene the mistake is talking about. Right before Daniel opens the fridge door, when he has the towel over his face, his wig is messed up, there's even a strand of hair hanging down. When we see from inside the fridge, the wig is perfect without Daniel touching his wig.


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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the kitchen while Daniel is looking for a face, his robe is not closed completely at the top, but as soon as Mrs. Stelner enters, the robe is done all the way up and quite tightly. After the face cream in the coffee, Mrs. Doubtfire leaves but quickly sticks her head back in the kitchen and her robe is again loose at the top.

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the pool, when Pierce Brosnan dives into the pool and comes out look at his hairline, and look at it again in the next shot after his hair stylist intervened.

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Continuity mistake: Daniel (disguised as Mrs Doubtfire) is cooking and knocks the cap of the pepperpot into the frying pan. In the following shot, Daniel hasn't removed the cap, but it's not there any more. (00:52:00)

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant scene when Daniel puts the cayenne pepper on the jambalaya, Stu takes a shrimp and starts chewing it before he chokes on it. When Daniel comes and performs the Heimlich maneuver on him and the shrimp is coughed out, it's whole and unchewed.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mrs. Selner inspects Daniel's apartment after meeting Mrs. Doubtfire, Daniel is tidying up the place a bit. He picks up some articles of clothing, and then goes off to get his "sister". Before leaving down the hall, his pile of clothing is completely covered by a blue skirt or dress. But the next shot shows Daniel with a white article of clothing on top.

Continuity mistake: When Harvey Feirstein's character is talking on the telephone to his mother about Daniel's divorce, he says "I love you, too." You then hear her say "I love you" afterward.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel is in the bathtub, speaking in a German accent while on the phone with Miranda, he asks her how many children she has. At this point Daniel's chest is clean. It then cuts to Miranda who says, "I have two girls and a boy." In the next shot, however, Daniel's chest is suddenly covered in bubbles.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Doubtfire and Miranda are talking in the kitchen, Miranda's necklace' beads are crooked. In the next shot after Mrs.Doubtfire is seen, Miranda's necklace is astoundingly perfect.

Continuity mistake: When Chris and Lydia discover that Mrs. Doubtfire is really their father, he explains Uncle Frank's and Aunt Jack's part in it. When it cuts back to Lydia, she has a long length of hair down the front of her right shoulder, but in the next shot, when she says, "It's really you in there," the hair is suddenly behind her shoulder.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs Doubtfire is pouring the cayenne pepper into Stu's dish of jambalaya, you can see that the container has nothing on the side, but when Mrs Doubtfire has finished, a label has suddenly appeared.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel (dressed as Mrs Doubtfire) is at the pool bar drinking, the bartender is wearing a black suit jacket. In the next scene, he is wearing a white suit jacket.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Daniel and his kids are having dinner, when he's 'domesticized', the first pan shot is mirrored, because his daughter is looking to her left to congratulate him, but in the next shot and all the ones after that, he would be on her right, and the table would be flipped.

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Suggested correction: If you look the scene carefully you see the camera moving through the room (showing how correct everything is). This movements ends indeed in a view in a mirror. So it is a shoot in the mirror and therefore no error.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel/Mrs Doubtfire goes to the bathroom after his false teeth fell out in his wine glass, you can see he is holding the teeth before entering, but when he is in the bathroom, the teeth have disappeared.

Continuity mistake: When he's in the empty studio playing with the dinosaurs there is a picture of a spider on the wall behind him that keeps moving.

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Continuity mistake: In the restaurant scene, just after Miranda takes Natalie to the bathroom, Lydia picks up her menu and opens it just a crack. Then Mrs. Doubtfire starts talking and the camera cuts to a closer shot, and the menu is suddenly all the way open. (01:33:00)

Visible crew/equipment: When Mrs. Doubtfire is cooking in the kitchen, sets her fake breasts on fire, then hits them with the pan lids to put them out, you can see the camera crew in the reflection of one of the pan lids.

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Trivia: Adding to the 'carpe dentum' contribution, if you look at Pierce Brosnan when Mrs Doubtfire gets up from the table, he is moments away from bursting out laughing. According to the commentary track on the dvd, it was this reference to Dead Poets Society that tickled Brosnan but he managed to keep a straight face and so they didn't need to reshoot.

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Question: When Daniel learns that Stu is allergic to pepper he sneaks into the kitchen and spikes his food. Later when Stu starts choking Daniel seems surprised. What did he think was going to happen?

Answer: Well when someone's allergies act up, typically people associate that with sneezing and coughing, etc. Daniel didn't think there'd be a much more serious reaction.

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Answer: Likely especially since Daniel was drunk, he didn't think it through, and the fact that Stu could die from his "prank."

Answer: Maybe just faking it as Mrs. Doubtfire to avoid being caught smiling to himself?

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