Bubble Boy

Continuity mistake: When Chloe visits Jimmy's room for the first time, he reaches for his guitar and Chloe is seen from behind, at right, pulling her hair over and onto her right shoulder, leaving her left shoulder without any hair resting on or near it. When the shot reverses to show her from the front, her hair hangs freely down onto both shoulders again. (00:08:55)


Continuity mistake: When Chloe's boyfriend Mark is in Jimmy's room, he is smoking a cigarette and it is starting to burn the rubber, turning it black. But in the next shot it's fine again.

Continuity mistake: When Jimmy first leaves his house and starts running down the street, the curb is straight as he passes in front of two houses and falls forward. The shot changes to show him getting back up, and the house at left is the house at right in the prior shot - meaning he's now run past at least three homes along this straight curb. The shot then changes to show Jimmy running away from camera, beginning in a cul de sac, which has a continuously curved curb, and he can't have past more than one house yet. (00:19:35)


Continuity mistake: After Jimmy goes aboard the 'Bright and Shiny' bus, his mother discovers he is missing and screams. Several quick exterior shots follow as her scream continues. One of these shots is an overhead of the street Jimmy ran along earlier, and is actually the end of the very same footage. If you look hard, you can see Jimmy in his bubble at the end of the street, turning and looking left and right. Since he's on the bus already, he can't be here, too. (00:24:10)


Continuity mistake: When Chloe visits Jimmy's room for the first time, he glances at her chest and a close-up shows she has a purse hanging from her left shoulder. In all the wider shots before and after, the purse is on her right shoulder. (00:08:00)


Continuity mistake: When Jimmy gets to the bus stop after getting out the house, the reflection on his bubble shows it's not very sunny. But when he turns around and gets hit by the 'Bright And Shiny' bus, it's very sunny.

Continuity mistake: When Chloe is going up the stairs to Jimmy's room, the tubes on the stairs are shaking but when they go to the next shot the same tube in his room isn't moving. (00:07:25)

Continuity mistake: When Chloe visits Jimmy's room for the first time, he glances at her chest and a close-up shows she has a very ample endowment- very high, very round in the open area of her top. In the wider shots that follow, the open area of her top displays a very flat area, with her braless breasts settled much wider apart and lower. (00:08:05 - 00:09:10)


Continuity mistake: Once the freaks are on their own, the Jewish guy and woman joined by the head disappear. They're shown walking along the railway tracks with the others but are gone after that.


Visible crew/equipment: When Jimmy is first in his movie bubble, he turns the corner in his room and sees the stairs. As he turns the corner a crewmember's head is visible for a moment then he crouches.

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Jimmy: Supper time was the best! Nothing could beat Mom's homemade, vitamin-rich, soy-based, germ-free, fat-free fiber cookies.

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Trivia: During the audio commentary, Jake Gyllenhaal actually spots some continuity mistakes, and points them out. The director then proceeds by telling him he's not doing the film any justice.

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Question: The soundtrack for this film is only of the score. Can anyone tell me the names and artists for some of the other songs?

Answer: 'Dammit (Growing Up)' By Blink 182, The Offspring 'Come out and Play.'

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