The Perfect Score

The Perfect Score (2004)

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Corrected entry: This movie takes place after applications have been sent in and Mattie has even received a letter back. At this point, it is too late for new SAT scores to even matter.

Correction: They took the PSAT, not the real SAT, and schools do allow you to reapply under these circumstances.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Anna sits with her parents to talk to the rep from Brown University, in one of the shots from behind Anna you can see a red camera light on the wall over the rep's right shoulder. (00:18:45)

Correction: It's not a camera light, it's the tail/brake light of a car that's passing the front of the house. And it's not "on the wall", it's seen (very, very briefly) through the front window.

Tax Dude

Corrected entry: Kyle (in the white-haired mask) tosses a rope ladder down the ETS skylight. In the shot from above, he is wearing a black glove; in the following shot from below, he is barehanded. (00:47:10)


Correction: This is a trick of lighting. The shot from above is backlit (from below) causing Kyle's entire arm to look black. The silhouetted hand shows articulations at the knuckles that wouldn't show with a glove.

Tax Dude

Corrected entry: Kyle and Francesca both have 3.7 GPAs, yet Francesca ranks 34th out of 281 and Kyle ranks 105th.

Correction: They may be rounding off, Francesca may have a 3.749 while Kyle really has a 3.651. There can be other factors than GPA in class rank. For example, I went to a school where it was possible to take 7 credits per year but you only needed 22 credits to graduate so you could take study halls or only go half the day your senior year. If you had the same GPA but took more classes, your class rank was higher, 28 A's is better that 22 A's.


Corrected entry: Kyle has a 3.7 GPA and ranks 105/281 in his class. His friend Matty has a 2.3 GPA and ranks 179/281. There's no way only 74 students out of 281 could have grades between 2.3 and 3.7 - it would destroy the grading curve. (00:01:45 - 00:04:15)

Correction: Not all schools grade on a curve, and the ones that do can grade on different curves. In any case, grading curves are used for individual tests, not the class as a whole, much less the average of all classes over all 4 years. How would it be if the school announced to the parents that there was a mandatory percentage of the students that would never be allowed to graduate?


Continuity mistake: In Desmond's car, Roy puts on his left sock first, then crosses his right foot over his lap. The shot switches behind him and he is putting his left knee up into the frame. The angle changes again and he puts the sock on his crossed right foot. (00:34:15)


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