Continuity mistake: NBA Finals-Game 1. Andie wants Ben to buy her a Coke. During this scene, the camera cuts back and forth between Andie and Ben, and the basketball game. When Ben first looks at the game clock there is a little over a minute left in the game. He rushes to get her soda, and when he gets back, she says she wanted Diet Coke. There is a shot in this sequence where the camera is filming the basketball action, and you can see the game clock with over 7 minutes remaining, even though they are supposed to be nearing the 30 second mark.
Continuity mistake: When Andie brings the dog into Ben's office, Ben, Thayer and Tony are standing around listening to Ben complain about how Andie is driving him crazy. Tony is holding a white mug with black writing on it, and he hands Ben a plain black mug. Just as Andie walks in, the shot changes to her, then back to Ben and his friends. However, now Ben has a gray colored mug and Tony has a black one.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ben is changing his shirt in his office, and the women outside are watching him, when he puts a new shirt on, the left side of the collar is tucked into the inside of the shirt. The camera cuts to a side angle, and the collar has mysteriously corrected itself.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Andie is trying to get Ben to look at the photo album and Andie starts to cry, Ben covers his mouth with his fist. In Andie's close up, you can see that Ben has his hand beside his beer bottle. When it shows a close up of Ben again, his fist is still on his mouth.
Continuity mistake: When Ben walks into his office, just before he says, "What's up kitty cat?" in this shot in the background the woman with a black sleeveless top is leaning over a desk speaking with someone. In the next shot as Ben asks, "Where were you man?" that woman is standing by the coffee machine at the wall at the right. Yet, in the next shot, she's back where she was in the first shot.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ben and Andie are in the bathroom together, after they have been splashed by the truck outside, Ben's shirt is almost dry and only a faint line of wetness is visible. In the next shot of them in the bathroom, his shirt looks as if has been just drenched a few seconds before.
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie when Michelle and Andie are watching the Final Game at Michelle's apartment, the doorbell rings. Michelle assumes it is the Chinese food they have ordered. As she walks to the door she picks up her wallet. When she answers the door and realizes it is not Chinese food but Mike, she slams the door and puts her wallet back down on the table. Before she re-opens the door to talk to Mike she has her wallet back in her hand and puts it back on the table, again.
Continuity mistake: When Andie first goes back to Ben's apartment and they kiss by the mirror, she is suddenly wearing rings on her wedding finger, when previously she only had rings on her right hand middle finger (these are still present as well). These then disappear again when they reach the bed. They then make another appearance in the scene in her friend's flat when she has the cat on her lap.
Continuity mistake: When Andie walks in and surprises Ben at work, Ben shouts, "Andie!" and he places his light mug down and then it is seen next to the side pocket on the pool table. In the close-up of the dog on the pool table, the light mug is closer to the corner pocket, with the black mug.
Continuity mistake: At his office, when Ben starts removing his tee shirt, three women, holding their coffee mugs, are huddled together glaring at him in two shots. After he flicks the ad with his fingers, two of those women are walking around at the other end of the office, doing their work. Yet when Ben says, "No way!" he turns and sees the three women, still huddled together holding their coffee mugs, glaring at his body.
Continuity mistake: When Andie and Ben leave the first game of the NBA finals and Andie is climbing into the cab, she is holding the cup of Diet Coke and hands it to Ben. In the next shot Ben is holding the cup. Then in the next shot Andie is holding the cup yet again and in the other hand and hands it to Ben yet again.
Plot hole: The scene where Andie comes over for dinner and moves a bunch of frilly stuff into the bathroom, happens at least one day before she comes over with the wedding album she made. In that scene, Ben goes into the bathroom to splash water on his face and discovers the pink hand towel and other stuff - that means he would not have gone into his bathroom for at least a day, or two, since she put the stuff in there, or he would have noticed it sooner.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when Ben and Andie have met for the first time and they are outside of the restaurant, Ben gives her the 'goofy' helmet he threads the strap through the clip only once, in the next shot it is threaded perfectly in the clip to fasten the helmet.
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Andie is learning how to play Bullshit from Ben's dad, you can see before they start that she has three 7's and two 8's (and many more cards of course). Then when she looks at her cards to see if he really did put down two aces, she does not have any 7's or 8's in her hands.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ben makes the lamb with cherry glaze for Andie, he is about to put carrots on Andie's plate when she says she is a vegetarian; you can see him drop the carrots back on his serving dish. When Andie makes him take the plate away before she gags, there are carrots on her plate.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Andie is sitting next to the married guy at the bar, when his wife comes along, the shot changes to Andie's friends laughing. It then very quickly changes back to Andie and you see she is now standing up, and the guy's wife is sitting down. There would not have been enough time for the two women to swap places.
Continuity mistake: When Tony is trying to get Ben to read Andie's article about him in Composure, the title of the article changes from shot to shot. In the first shot, when Tony is reading some quotes to Ben, the title is in blue across the top of an all white page. In the next shot, when Ben is holding the magazine with Andie's article, the title is in red and black with a big pink heart in the background. The magazine also shows the same paragraphs on different pages when Ben turns a page.
Continuity mistake: When Kate Hudson is eating the hamburger, she takes one big bite. And in the few shots after that it can be seen that one perfect bite has been taken out of the burger. In the last shot you see of the burger from behind Kate Hudson nearly 1/4 of the burger has been eaten.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ben is on stage and getting the two guys to stop Andie for her to also come sing with him, Ben has the microphone he is using plus another in his hand. The second microphone goes away and comes back several times before he finally picks one up on the piano to give to her.
Factual error: In the scenes where Andie and Ben are at the NBA Finals games, it always shows a shot of the basketball players. When the clock is winding down, and it is supposedly a very close game, it shows the bench players of the Sacramento Kings on the court. Players such as Lawrence Funderburke, Gerald Wallace, and Scot Pollard only play when there is a huge difference in the scores of the teams, but in the movie, they are supposedly playing a very close ball game. Also, this movie takes place in 2003, which is the year that the Kings got new uniforms, so they wouldn't be playing in the ones that they were wearing. Also, when a team in the NBA enters a finals game, they wear new jerseys that have the NBA Championship Trophy stitched onto them. In the movie, neither team had this on their jerseys.
Other mistake: When Andie goes over to the diamond display (at the party) she isn't wearing any jewelry, and touches her ears a couple of times, demonstrating there's nothing on them. Later on she is seen wearing 'Isadorra' (the yellow diamond necklace) and a pair of matching earrings, which are certainly large and sparkly enough that they would have been visible if she was wearing them earlier. When security chases after Andie after she leaves, they only take back the necklace. I guess that the diamond earrings weren't that important.
Continuity mistake: When the ladies exit the meeting and are walking down the stairs after deciding that Andie will be writing the column on how to lose a guy, right before they meet the two executive ladies, Andie is seen starting to open up her bag to put her daytimer in. The camera angle changes to a wide shot and the daytimer is gone and the bag is closed.
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