Monster-in-Law (2005)

24 mistakes

(1 vote)

Continuity mistake: When Charlie looks across the street and notices Viola and Ruby sitting for lunch and that Dr. Chamberlain is in fact a waiter, in the first shot Chamberlain hands Viola and Ruby a menu each. In the next shot he's holding them again. (01:02:35)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: During the scene where Viola and Charlie are talking about the wedding plans at lunch, Viola has her glasses off, in her hand. When Charlie says "being that I'm more spiritual that religious," the glasses jump back onto Viola's face between shots. She then removes them, and leaves them off, however after she pulls out one of Charlie's hairs, they reappear on her nose again. (00:43:25)

Hamster Premium member

Other mistake: During the scene where Charlie is watching the horror movie on TV and Viola sneaks up behind her wearing the costume with the long finger nails and scares her. They show a shot from Viola's point of view and you see Charlie sitting on the couch from the back, but the TV is not on.


Continuity mistake: When Jennifer Lopez and her mother-in-law are talking in the kitchen, at one point the mother-in-law puts on her glasses to read the book and in the next shot we see a slight side view of the mother without glasses. The next shot shows her wearing the glasses.

Continuity mistake: When Charlie gives Viola the plate of tripe, the amount and position of the strips of tripe on the plate and the vegetables around it differ between consecutive shots. (01:05:45)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Viola, Kevin and Charlie are having lunch, the woman get emotional and Charlie asks Kevin to leave the table so she and Viola can have a moment. Viola reaches for a green cloth napkin to dab at her fake tears. Once Kevin leaves the table, Viola whips around to speak to Charlie and she has a paper napkin.

Bonita Kilpatrick

Continuity mistake: There are significant differences between the tape that Viola's therapist plays back, of the scene where Viola attacked the pop singer, and that of which actually happened on set. When Viola leapt out of her chair on set, she held her glasses in her hand, but on the tape her hand is empty, for example. (00:19:10)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: Charlie goes to pick up 2 dobermans to walk, then she is seen walking along the beach with 5 or 6 dogs. The dobermans are not with her. The next scene, she is sitting on the same beach, and the dobermans are with her.


Continuity mistake: When we see Remy, Morgan and Charlie in Viola's room, going through her drawers and cupboards, Charlie is looking through the third drawer down of a big cabinet. Yet in a closeup of her turning to look over at Remy, she is suddenly in the fourth drawer down. (01:01:10)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: In the opening shots of Charlie sitting at her desk by the window, sketching a woman in her paper-pad, the pens, pencils and paintbrushes in the pots and jars on the desk in front of her change position and some paintbrushes vanish out of one of the pots too. (00:01:30)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Kevin approaches Charlie on the beach he is carrying two cups of coffee. He takes a drink and then when he chokes, after Charlie makes a comment about thinking he is gay, the second cup of coffee is gone from his hand and is then back again in following shots as they continue to walk along the beach. (00:11:50)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Viola is spooning a piece of steak-and-kidney pie out of the oven dish for Charlie, she holds the side of the dish with a cloth in her hand. In the next shot the cloth is down on the counter. (00:54:15)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Kevin has proposed to Charlie and she says "It is the perfect moment", Kevin place his hand on Charlie's head. When it cuts it's on her shoulder. (00:28:30)

Mortug Premium member

Continuity mistake: Whilst Viola is preparing the nut-gravy in order to make Charlie get an allergic reaction, and in the following shots as Viola and Ruby fight, the pestle on the worktop repeatedly changes position and between shots it jumps in and out of the mortar, without no-one touching it. (01:16:40)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: After Charlie had scrunched her sketch of a woman into a paper ball, she threw it into the air and Remy caught it, still as a tightly scrunched ball. In the next shot the paper is now spread out, unfolded. (00:01:50)

Hamster Premium member

Visible crew/equipment: When Charlie walks past Remy, saying "I gave you that key for emergencies," on the bedroom wall opposite the shadow of the boom mike is visible, on the picture frame. (00:01:50)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Viola's therapist pauses the tape of Viola attacking the pop singer, the paused picture on the television screen is different. Between shots it becomes more zoomed in. (00:19:35)

Hamster Premium member

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, just prior to the wedding, Kevin is shown clean-shaven. After the ceremony he is shown with very clear whiskers.

Other mistake: When Viola and Charlie are watching "A Nightmare On Elm Street", the scenes on the TV are out of sequence (noticeably when Freddy is running with long arms, then he shows up).

Visible crew/equipment: When Ruby is loading Viola's suitcases into the car, after staying at Charlie and Kevin's place, crew members are visible at the back of the car.

Viola Fields: I cannot believe she compared me to Gertrude.
Ruby: I know. Now that's just wrong.
Viola Fields: Thank You.
Ruby: You are far worse. I don't recall Gertrude ever trying to poison you. And I'm pretty sure she wore black to your wedding.
Viola Fields: Black. Yeah, she said she was in mourning. I just want my son to be happy.
Ruby: Whatever made you think he wasn't?

More quotes from Monster-in-Law

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.