Corrected entry: After Evan has convinced Kaylee's father not to make the "Robin Hood" Movie his next intervention is when he gives the shard to Lenny, who kills Kaylee's brother with it. In the alternate reality resulting from this killing the "Robin Hood" strangely exists again (as "prostitute" Kayley tells when talking to Evan), although this intervention earlier in the timeline should not have been affected by the second intervention. And strangely, after the third intervention that makes Evan lose his arms (and that is again placed after the basement intervention) Kayley seems happy again as if the movie has not been made.
Corrected entry: After Evan goes back in time and accidentally causes the death of Kayleigh with the blockbuster, he ends up being placed in a mental institution for the remainder of his life. When he awakes in this timeline and asks for his journal, the doctor explains that he has asked for them before, but that they did not exist. However, the Evan that grew up in that mental institution shouldn't have any memory of traveling in time, and using those journals to do so. After a blackout, young Evan never remembers what happens during the blackout or why those journals are so important so the doctor should be hearing about these non-existent journals for the first time.
Corrected entry: Evan lives his childhood and has several blackouts in which events happen that he does not remember. We later find out that as an adult he goes back in time with the use of his journals and live out said blackouts. Ignoring the problem with his hand scars, he goes back and relives each blackout, except for one. When Kayleigh's father makes Kayleigh and Evan presumptively have sex with each other (thereby scarring Kayleigh in the first timeline), we never see Evan actually go back in time and sleep with her (for good reason). He goes back to that blackout, but he never has sex with her. So how did that happen? Did he live that blackout as a child? He never did that for the others; it was the older Evan acting during those times. Perhaps he accidentally went back while sleeping, thought it was a dream, and had sex with her. And they just gloss over it.
Corrected entry: When Evan is in the prison, he goes back to when Tommy burns his dog. He wakes up a few minutes before the incident and finds something for Lenny to cut open the sack with, however Evan had not blacked out at this point at the beginning of the movie; he had only blacked out later after he lunged for Tommy.
Corrected entry: After Evan wakes up and falls off Kayleigh's bed, he has white boxers on. He then wraps a towel around him and proceeds down the hallway. Yet when he's in the girl's showers you can notice that when he discovers the naked girl behind him, he shows a little too much of himself to be wearing much of anything below it.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Evan, now in prison, heads towards the gang leaders cell to "make a deal", you can see him walking past several gang members outside, obviously watching over the leaders. Yet when he stabs one of the leaders, picks up his journal and calls for Carlos to help, Carlos runs into the cell from the same side as Evan went in. Surely the gang members outside the cell would have seen Carlos follow Evan towards the cell and stopped him from entering after seeing Evan stab their leader?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Evan wakes up as a frat boy in bed with Kayleigh he falls out of bed; as he hits the ground and in the following second his white boxer shorts move to the side and the result for a second is quite revealing. This was noticed on the DVD and is even more obvious if the film is slowed down slightly.
Corrected entry: According to Tommy's tombstone, he died in April 1995. However, the movie they saw days before his death, Se7en, was not released until September 1995.
Corrected entry: When Evan is awakened from his hypnosis session, he has a nosebleed, which is trickling down his face and around the left side of his chin. When the nosebleed began, he was lying on his back, so the blood should run back towards his ear, rather then straight down his chin. As the doctor is trying to wake him, blood is seen to be moving in this direction, so even if more blood had run down his chin after he sat up, the other path should still be visible.
Corrected entry: There are two sorts of black outs in Ashton's youth. Ones that are caused by strong traumatic situations (the exploding mailbox, the burning of the dog) and the others are caused by returning to that spot from the future (the kitchen knife, the interview with the father). So, in the first sort of black outs, Ashton alters the past by returning to them (like in Back to the Future), in the second kind, the past is already altered since it's gone, and it contains Ashton's return and its causes from the very beginning (like in 12 Monkeys). Doesn't this seem weird?
Corrected entry: Evan is in his prison cell trying to convince Carlos to help him. He goes back in time to when he got in trouble for the picture, to smash his hands on the teachers note holders giving him the stigmata marks needed to convince Carlos. Before, when Evan 'does' get in trouble for the picture when he was 'actually' younger, stabbing his hands never happened. Evan only blacks out when he is young because he goes back in time at that moment in the future when he is older; at no point did Evan go back in time just to draw a picture.
Corrected entry: When the children are 13, they go to the cinema to see the film "Se7en". When "Se7en" was released it was given an "R" rating, meaning no-one under 17 would be permitted entry without an accompanying adult. Thus, they should not have been able to see that film.
Corrected entry: When Evan and Thumper are in their dorm room, Evan decides to try going back in time using his journal and Thumper warns him not to because he says that he "might wake up more f*cked up than he already is." Then later in the movie he goes to visit prostitute Kayleigh and tells her that she is the first and last person he has ever told. He must have told Thumper, otherwise he wouldn't have known that Evan could "wake up" after reading his journal.
Corrected entry: In the scene in the basement when Evan is confronting Kayley's father (when he goes back in time), the camera keeps switching shots back and forth between Evan and Kayley's father. The red light on the camera is on the whole time until the end, when he Evan threatens Kayley's father (when he says he is going to castrate him if he messes up).
Corrected entry: Evan manipulates people's actions, but nothing in the world around them changes. The only people who seem to be affected are the protagonists. If their lives had changed, even if it was minor. When in the film, it seems to be major lifetime changes that occur. Then there would be a large number of differences to the world that Evan eventually ends up in.
Corrected entry: Every time Evan blacks out, it's a time when he could go back in time and change things. However, he didn't go back until AFTER he was grown up (e.g. the scene in the basement with Kayleigh's dad, the first time he didn't call him a f****ag). However, he blacked out just before he got the knife in the kitchen, and he was getting the knife to stop the firework from blowing his arms off. And, when he blacked out with his dad in the hospital, it was because he had gone back and told him he was going back, which is why the dad attacked him. Seems it's one rule one minute and a different one the next.SexyIrishLeprechaun
Corrected entry: In the Director's Cut DVD version, in the scene after Evan's mother took Evan to see the fortune teller, she told him about two still-births occurred before he was born. However at the end of the movie, when Evan travelled back to the time when he was about to be born, the voice of his mother mentioned about three still births before him.
Corrected entry: When we first see Evan with the knife in his kitchen his mother says "Evan, Evan what are you doing with that knife?" When he goes back to this point his mother says his name only once. This cannot be said to be an alternative reality because nothing before this sentence has been altered.
Corrected entry: After Kayleigh's suicide, Evan travels back to time to the part when he's in Mr. Miller's basement. When young Tommy appears on the steps, he leaves a small opening on the door, but when Mr. Miller argues with him about keeping the door shut, you can see that the door is wide open, which it wasn't on the shot before.
Corrected entry: After the romantic dinner with Kayleigh, Evan ends up killing Tommy in self defense. The next scene shows Evan in jail. Given the rich crowd he was with and Tommy's criminal past, Evan would have most certainly been able to get out on bail. Even if they held him without bail, he would have been in a holding cell for a few days, where his mother could have easily given him his notebooks.
Corrected entry: After the initial scene when we see the "crazy" Kutcher the next scene is said to take place "13 years earlier". This cannot be true because if this would be 13 years before Kutcher tries to get back a last time Kayley would die in her father's basement.
Corrected entry: In the scene in prison, when Evan goes back in time in order to prove to Carlos that Jesus talks to him, he stabs his palms so hard that the bruises remain in his adulthood. Wouldn't something as substantial as that also change his future rather unpredictably? At the very least because of all the therapy they'd sent him into. He couldn't be sure to return to the cell with Carlos.
Corrected entry: When the kids put the dynamite in the mail box, young Evan's friend is afraid that he'll get blown up, so Evan uses his cigarette as a delay. When older Evan goes back for the first time, his cigarette falls out his mouth causing the nasty burn on his abdomen. This can't be possible because it's in the mail box. He returns to the past ONLY during his blackouts and he only blacks out after the dynamite is in the mailbox with the cigarette attached.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Evan wakes up in Kayleigh's bed at the sorority house, he gets another nosebleed. Kayleigh tells him to go clean up, and as he's walking through the halls, you can hear some sorority sisters singing a little cheer. They say "C-H-I P-H-I B-E-T-A." It sounds like they are doing a sorority cheer, but the Greek letters they actually are cheering are those of Evan's fraternity, Chi Phi Beta (his letters can be seen on the green t-shirt he wears in later scenes). Isn't it a bit odd for the sorority girls to be saying a cheer for a fraternity?
Corrected entry: After the opening scene, the next scene begins with two boys riding their bikes down a steep hill and through a "+" intersection toward the camera. The intersecting street on the right has a stop sign on the wrong side of the street. It looks like the filmstrip has been reversed.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Even gets in jail, he is trying to get back by reading his papers about the day he had to draw picture but it doesn't make sense because he started to write in the diary only some days after this event.
Corrected entry: During the movie the young Ashton character blacks out just before traumatic events happen. We find out later in the film that those blackouts are a result of the older Ashton character travelling back in time to change the course of history. However if the older Ashton had travelled back in time to change history causing the blackouts then why did the young Ashton awake from the blackouts having experienced the same bad events that the older Ashton was trying to change?
Corrected entry: If Evan goes back in time and changes the course of events, then wouldn't that change what's written in the journals? When Evan "wakes up" in a new reality, each time he doesn't really know what type of person he is currently or what type of life he leads, yet when he reads his journals, he knows right where to find what he's looking for. If he had changed everything that had happened in his life up until then, wouldn't what was written in the journals change also?