Bridget Jones's Diary
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Continuity mistake: When Bridget is getting dressed for her big date with Daniel, her tights are over her undies; later, when he's going up her skirt, the tights are clearly under her big ugly undies. (00:17:50 - 00:26:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver fight in the street and Bridget goes to comfort Cleaver, Mark Darcy flings his jacket over his shoulder as he walks off. You can see very clearly that the white lining of the sleeve, flapping around as he walks. When the camera cuts to his receding back, the jacket is perfectly flat and smooth down his back, and the lining is no where to be seen. (01:12:20)

Continuity mistake: When Shazzer talks about introducing people with thoughtful details, Jude taps off her cigarette ash. Seconds later, she's seen with at least half an inch of ash on her cigarette. (00:16:55)

Factual error: After all the running about at the end in the snow, no one's breath seems to be condensing.

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Continuity mistake: Tom is changing the fascia of his mobile phone. When we first see him, he is holding the phone up to his shirt and the fascia is blue, he then puts the phone down near to Bridget. It then cuts back to Tom and the phone has moved nearer to Jude and the fascia is green. Tom then opens the box in front of him and hold the blue fascia up so it falls out of the plastic wrapping completely, just before a man comes up to ask him if 'he's the bloke who sang that song' he is getting the blue fascia out of the plastic wrapping again. (00:10:50)


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Revealing mistake: When they're driving back to the Darcys' in the snow, you can see that as they pass through the village near the house, the snow on the ground is in fact a white ground sheet and has not been pulled up to the edges of the wall surrounding the green. (01:17:25)

Continuity mistake: When Bridget and Mark prepare the blue soup, Mark stirs the soup with his right hand. In the close-up you can see a left thumb holding the spoon. (01:02:25)

Continuity mistake: After Bridget has given the appalling introduction to Mr. Fitzherbet, he comes on stage with the author. Mr. Fitzherbet says "I'll just switch this on" and turns the microphone on, but his voice is being transmitted over the mike before he flicks the switch

Continuity mistake: When Bridget is searching in the fridge for tuna, she wipes her face, and really big smears of her cooking spread across her cheeks. Then when she goes to answer the phone, the smears are practically gone.

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Factual error: When Bridget is walking to work (this occurs twice in the film, where I noticed the mistake) she goes through Piccadilly Circus. The next frames show her crossing Tower Bridge, as if it was just over the road. As anyone familiar with London will know, this could take the better part of an hour to walk this far.

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Suggested correction: Assumes the camera should be filming the whole walk, which would be plain stupid. If a film shows someone going to bed and then it's morning in the next shot, you don't call that an error.

Agreed, this is a simple case of cutting the journey short for the purpose of saving film time. As the correction says, no different from seeing a character go to bed and wake up.

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Continuity mistake: After Bridget has chased Mark Darcy in the snow, when the scene initially focuses on Bridget, she has some large concrete barriers behind her, they suddenly disappear from the scene after awhile, just before the big kiss.

Continuity mistake: Mark Darcy is in Bridget's flat and he notices the diary under a folded newspaper and some magazines. In this front shot, he puts the magazines down next to the newspaper and pulls the diary out from under the newspaper. In the next close-up looking down at the table when he holds the diary, the folded newspaper is no longer there. When Bridget walks into the room after Mark leaves, in this front shot of the table, the newspaper is under the diary that Mark had put down. When Bridget comes back from the window, in the close-up looking down at the table, once again the newspaper is not under the diary. (01:27:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Bridget is making her resolutions, she says, 'Put last night's knickers in the laundry basket.' But if you read her diary as she's writing in it, she doesn't mention this resolution, it says 'Lose 30 pounds,' then goes on to the third resolution. (00:08:00)

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Bridget goes to see her mom when the mother is selling the egg separator, her sweatshirt strings are crossed, when the shot cuts to her again they are crossed the other way. After the demonstration, when she is talking with her mother, they are back the same way again.

Factual error: Bridget gets a screen notice ('One new email message') from MSN Hotmail. Hotmail does not give screen notices except for notices through MSN Messenger (which is not what Bridget gets).

Continuity mistake: When Bridget and Daniel have gone back to his apartment and they are kissing on the floor and he discovers her enormous panties, she is trying to keep him from checking them out again. In one shot the strap of her dress is up over her shoulder, then it's down off her shoulder, then back up again. (00:26:15)

Continuity mistake: When Bridget and her parents are driving to the Darcys' house, you can see that the road already has fresh tyre tracks on it. But once Bridget and her dad switch places, the road ahead hasn't got any tyre tracks.

Continuity mistake: At the tarts and vicars party, Bridget and Mark almost start arguing about Daniel and 'Mark's past behaviour'. Look at Bridget's hair between when she says 'I think he would say the same about you given your past behaviour' and when Natasha calls Mark over - Bridget's fringe changes shape in the three different shots. (00:39:30)

Continuity mistake: When Mark and Daniel are having their big fight, Mark punches Daniel really hard, causing him to fall to the ground. In the shot of the punch Daniel falls face down towards the ground, however in the next shot he lands flat on his back. It would've been impossible for him to have turned around-especially being knocked out.

Continuity mistake: When Bridget is quitting her job and Daniel is trying to convince her to stay, you can see a woman behind him, hanging at the door of his office. She's already half inside, but there was no other person in Daniel's office apart from him and Bridget, and she wasn't seen coming into the office. (00:49:50)

Mark Darcy: I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences... But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.

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Question: I never understood the joke about the scene where Bridget was wearing the black dress and white undies. Everything looked fine to me, but she looked all embarrassed in front of the guy she was with when the two were fooling around. What joke did I miss?

Answer: The type of underwear she was wearing was larger than he expected a young woman to wear. They appeared to be what one might call "granny panties."


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