Continuity mistake: When Ronald is in the store talking to Cindy about renting her and the salesman is looking at them through the telescope, Ronald has the money in his hand fanned out. When the camera cuts to the store, the money is not fanned out in his hand anymore.
Revealing mistake: At the New Years Eve Party, Cindy gets drunk and starts looking for a bedroom to lay down in. As she opens bedroom doors, she interrupts couples making out. When she interrupts one couple there is a shoe thrown at the door, supposedly from inside the room. If you look closely you can see that the shoe is actually thrown from behind Cindy's head outside the bedroom door.Tina Gilliam
Continuity mistake: When Ronald has his first lunch with Cindy, the Coke can on this tray hops all over the place between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Cindy has given Ronald a ride home from school, they arrive at her house and as she exits her car, her purse is on her shoulder. In the next shot, her purse is hanging on her arm and she lifts it up to her shoulder.
Revealing mistake: In each of the school lunch scenes, you can observe that all the food items and soda cans are glued to the trays by the way the students are carelessly carrying the trays around.
Factual error: This movie centers around characters attending a Tucson, AZ High School, yet Patrick Dempsey has his own neighborhood lawn service. Anyone who has lived in/near Tucson knows that large lawns (especially containing big, thick trees like that of love interest Amanda Peterson) don't exist in Tucson and it's laughable that he would own a riding mower or have a feasible business with it.edep12
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ronald is fixing his tie, telling his parents and brother about his date with Cindy(while the mom and brother are playing Battleship), the Papasan Chair behind Ronald changes position from the beginning of the scene to the end of the scene. In the beginning and end the chair is in an upright position, during the scene with Ronald, the chair is in a flatter position.
Continuity mistake: In the scene at the New Year's party, when Ronald and Iris come out of the bathroom and into the living room, Big John offers them both a beer, and it is a yellow can (Miller). Right after that when Bobby shows up, they are now all holding Budweiser cans.