Sweet Home Alabama
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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Melanie is on the beach with Jake and she goes to kiss him she has her hands on his face, but in the next shot her arms are stretched out and she wraps them around his neck. (01:36:20)


Continuity mistake: When Reese Witherspoon is walking down the main street after the street party almost all the lights have been put out, yet the next shot as she is walking into the cemetery you can see the street behind her and it is lit up again. (01:01:35)


Continuity mistake: When Jake and Melanie kiss on the beach at the end of the movie, she leans in to kiss him with her head tilted to the right. It then cuts to a different angle and she is tilting her head to the left. In the third and final shot, her head is tilted to the right again as they kiss. (01:36:20)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie and Jake are sitting at the dog cemetery, Melanie begins to cry. In one shot you can see tears running down her cheeks, in the next shot her face is dry. (01:04:05)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Melanie's models are walking down the runway, the first model is wearing a dark blue suited dress with white -slightly large- buttons. The shot then goes backstage, and as the second model goes, the first model is behind her, waiting to go. (00:06:00)

Continuity mistake: When Melanie's parents are arguing about the volume on the television while on the phone, Pearl says, "They could have heard it all the way at Joe and Lurlynn's house" but Lurlynn is married to Clinton, not Joe.

Continuity mistake: In different scenes throughout the movie, the eyeshadow on Melanie's left eye keeps on disappearing, then reappearing.

Continuity mistake: For some strange reason Melanie changes clothes prior to chasing Jake to the bar where he's on a date.


Revealing mistake: When Reese is leaving the dog cemetery, she brushes against one of the tombstones that has a stone dog on the top of it, yet as she walks past the dog begins to rock back and forth - clearly this is not a stone headstone. Pet cemeteries, just like human, have sturdy stone headstones to withstand the elements, not plastic. (01:06:40)

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Jake: The only reason I ain't signing is cause you've turned into some hoity-toity Yankee bitch, and I'd like nothing better right now than to piss you off.

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Trivia: During the film's original outdoor reception Jake carries Melanie, who feigns death after having supposedly been struck by a lightening bolt, towards the wedding guests. Jake announces, "Melanie Carmichael is dead" but then a few seconds later he says, "Long live Felony Melanie." Jake and Melanie do this as a practical joke. The reaction of Melanie's mother at the supposed death of her daughter apparently upset the test audiences so much, that the production crew reshot the whole reception scene, minus the practical joke.

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Question: How old was Melanie when she married Jake?

Answer: We can assume 17 or 18. Jake tells Andrew that she 'got pregnant and married some loser right out of high school'.

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