Mean Girls

Continuity mistake: When Cady is starting her first day of school and her parents are saying goodbye, she starts to walk up to the high school. Her dad starts to walk away while her mom stays standing there. In the next shot where it shows Cady's face, her mom and dad are still watching her together.

Continuity mistake: Cady breaks up her Spring Fling tiara that she receives. On stage, she breaks it up into many pieces and throws them out into the crowds; it is clear that the amount we see being thrown into the crowds is a major amount of pieces - almost too much from just one tiara. However then when she leaves the stage, we see her holding approximately half of the tiara still. This would not be possible from the aforementioned amount that Cady has already snapped off and thrown into the crowd.

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Continuity mistake: After the Halloween party, when Cady walks into Damian and Janis' house, Damian gets scared and tosses all of the popcorn out of his bowl. In the next shot of Damian his bowl is full again.

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Continuity mistake: When Cady is confronted by Aaron in her room, she puts her drink on a pile of CDs, the CD pile starts to fall in the background as there is a shot of him, a split second later the cup is on the table next to the CDs, and the CDs are piled differently.


Continuity mistake: When the principal is introducing Cady to the class, the amount of donuts on the desk changes between shots. In some shots there are two donuts on top of the donut box, and other shots there are no donuts.

Continuity mistake: When the Plastics are explaining to Cady the "rules" at lunch, an extra in a red shirt walks directly in front of the camera, and then a couple of seconds later, she walks in front of the camera again walking the same direction that she was walking the first time she passed the camera.

Visible crew/equipment: Before Cady enters the house, when one of her best friends is watching a movie the reflection of a crew member is visible on the TV.


Continuity mistake: While the girls go wild in the hallway, the principal breaks the glass with a bat making the sprinklers come on. When he yells, "All junior girls report to the gymnasium immediately," in the following shots all their shirts are dry.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Santa comes in with the candy cane gram, as the camera cuts on and off of Cady, you will notice that her hands move from on top of her desk to in her lap a couple of times.

Revealing mistake: When Ms. Norbury spills coffee all over her shirt, you can see the hand that is to the left is pulling her shirt up with her sweater and rapidly lets go.

Continuity mistake: When Cady, Janice and Damian are in class talking about different things, like watching a movie, and Cady tells Janice she can't see her art show because she going to Madison etc., Cady is applying lip gloss. She holds a pocket mirror and in shots of the mirror you can see Cady holding the pink tube of lip gloss in the same hand, then when it cuts to wideshots, the tube isn't in her hand. The pink tube of lip gloss also has no lid on it, yet near the end of the scene a blue long lid appears on the pink tube.


Continuity mistake: In the wake of the candy-cane grams, Gretchen's arms change from above her shoulders to on the desk.


Continuity mistake: In the winter talent show scene, you see Gretchen go to kick the boom box in hopes of fixing the skipping CD, but when she kicks it you see it start to just fall off the stage. Yet in the next shot the CD player shoots forward and hits Gretchen's boyfriend, as if she had kicked it a lot harder than she actually did.

Continuity mistake: At the start of the film as Cady's Dad gives Cady her lunch bag, he has nothing round his neck. But in the next shot the camera is around his neck.


Audio problem: When Janis shouts at Cady out of Damian's car, Cady says "It's not my fault you're like in love with me, or something." After she says this, her mouth visibly moves saying more words, but no audio is heard.

Revealing mistake: Regina writes comments about herself in the Burn Book, at the top of the page in red marker. Later, when Mr Duvall has the book, he opens in saying "Why would Regina refer to herself..." and he then looks at the page and reads "As a Fugly Slut?" However, watch as Mr Duvall opens the Burn Book - the page he has it opened at is blank at the top and there is no writing on it at all.


Continuity mistake: When the girls are rioting a boy gets on his mobile phone asking his mother to come and get him because he is frightened. The same girl in the stripy top and denim skirt runs down the stairs behind him twice within a few seconds.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Mrs George is taking pictures of the girls for the Christmas concert you can see that the camera is turned off.

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Continuity mistake: When we see the first shot of Regina throw a pile of Burn Book sheets to the floor, they fall and all spread out. Then she sticks a sheet about Trang Pak up and then in the next shot as she continues to walk, the sheets she first dropped behind her on the floor are all much closer together in a different position.

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Continuity mistake: When Cady runs into her teacher on the first day of school and spills coffee all over her, look at Tina Fey's pants. It looks like she is wearing rubber pants when the coffee is spilling down her front. The color of the pants also change during this shot.