Other mistake: In one scene, Janey's brother Cody is being picked on by a group of guys, and Janey is trying to get rid of them. When Jake breaks up the group, Cody throws a punch and accidentally hits Jake. If you watch closely in the next shot, Cody makes the mistake of looking directly into the camera for about a half-second. This is also pointed out by the director on the DVD commentaries. (00:30:29)
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jake sings "Janey's got a gun," the people in the crowd behind her scatter. One girl (in a tan coat) is carrying her painting. In the close-up shot the painting has fallen from one of the clips holding it, but in the wide-angle shot the painting is on securely. There is also a girl in blue jeans and a blue sweater and purple shirt sitting to Janey's right. She runs past Janey off the screen. In the next shot (a wide angle) the girl is seen again running behind Janey. Just watching it I think the same could be said about the other people in the class as well. (00:32:40)
Continuity mistake: During the scene after the football game when Janie, Jake, and Austin are talking in the parking lot, they are standing in front of the back of the bleachers and an ambulance. However, whenever Jake or Austin talk on a close-up shot you can see school buses in the background. When the shot widens, no school buses are there, just the bleachers and the ambulance.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jake takes his first snap, you can see on his left sleeve a Wilson "W". However, the shot changes once the ball is snapped and the Wilson logo is no longer there (it looks like they might have painted blue over it). Nice product placement? (00:57:35)
Factual error: When the foootball teams are playing matches, watch the football and youll see it spin like its not supposed to. If you're rightie, the ball spins to the right but various times it spins to the left.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the football game against the North Compton Wildcats, the team runs out on the field. It cuts to a scene of Jake waving at Janey and in the background the team is going through some drills. It then cuts to another shot of the team running onto the field. (00:51:25)
Continuity mistake: When the boys are watching the girl use the loo, it shows a shot of the ceiling in Janey's classroom (just before the vent falls) and the ceiling is smooth, but when they fall you can see a part of the ceiling has been replaced by some loosely placed white bricks, which would fall easily. When they're on the floor with the turd all over them there are no bricks in sight.
Continuity mistake: The stupid fat guy's supposed to die because he had so many concussions, but in the scene after the football game when he's on a stretcher and it collapses in the background you see him putting his hands out to make sure he doesn't get hurt during the fall.
Continuity mistake: When Catherine is taking off Janie's glasses she leans right in, but when the camera angle changes it shows this to be a larger gap. when the camera flicks around again she appears to be leaning in again.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jake walks into the cafeteria and Austin makes fun of him ("he has a thing for butt ugly girls") there are a stack of wrapped sandwiches on sliced bread in front of the fat guy. A moment later, they are unwrapped sandwiches on hoagie buns. (00:49:20)