Down With Love

Factual error: When Renee Zellwegger arrives in New York, she exits her cab in front of the United Nations. The Canadian flag is visible. The movie is set in 1962, and the form of Canadian Flag in the shot was not adopted until 1965.

Factual error: David Hyde Pierce mentions the Cuban Missile Crisis, which took place in October 1962. The time of year in the movie isn't entirely clear, but given the weather conditions it's almost certainly spring or summer, or several months before the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Factual error: At the end of the movie mention is made that Catcher gave Barbara his publisher's Celestron telescope, shown earlier in a scene where the two are looking at the moon. This was probably product placement, but the C10 design shown in the movie was not offered by Celestron until 1964 (the film is set in 1962) and it sold for a price of around $2000, not $6000 as stated in the movie.

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Factual error: The last scene has the lit-up Verrazano Bridge in the background as Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor swoop over Manhattan. The movie is set in 1962, and the bridge wasn't built until 1964.

Continuity mistake: At the start of the movie, when Barbara crosses the road from Grand Central Station to catch the taxi, there is a blue car parked in front of it. Then when the shot is shown from the rear of the taxi, the blue car is gone. When the shot moves back to the side view, the blue car is back there again. In addition when the shot is taken from the side of the taxi, there is no green fence visible, however, when the shot is from the rear of the taxi, there is a shoulder-high green tubular fence on the footpath. (00:03:40)

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Vickie Hiller: At one point, I had even convinced myself that life was all one big zany sex comedy and you had switched keys with the lead to use his swinging pad to snare me.
Peter MacMannus: I did! I did switch keys with the lead.

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Trivia: The MAD Magazine Catcher Block reads with a parody of 1960s feminist Barbara Novak on the front was created specifically for the movie. A special 1960's-style cover was drawn by one of the MAD artists.

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