Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown (2005)

67 mistakes

Continuity mistake: After his father's funeral, when Drew turns on the ignition and in following shots, the leather band that he wears on his right wrist (not the watch) is clasped with its strap facing his thumb, yet when he passes the sign for 60B, the band goes round the opposite way. Then, when he listens to The Hombres the leather band is flipped back, but when he picks up Global Business Today magazine it's switched yet again, and so on.

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Continuity mistake: In Kentucky, when Drew parks the car across the street from the Brown Hotel, in this nice clear close-up the rearview mirror is gone. It disappears in various other shots as well, such as when he pulls into the funeral home parking lot.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Drew is on the flight to Kentucky, there is an exterior shot of the airplane, which shows a massive jumbo jet, that accommodates hundreds of seats. In the interior shots of the airplane, there are 10-12 rows, totaling at most 72 seats in economy, and about 12 seats in first class, which makes for a very small airplane, similar to a Boeing 737-200. There is a very big difference in airplane size.

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Continuity mistake: When Hollie takes the stage she passes the huge photo of Mitch, beside the stage. When facing the opposite side of the ballroom from the stage, near the wet-bar on the left, there is another huge photo of a younger Mitch. Later, when the sprinklers go off, those two framed photos have actually switched places. Connie grabs the photo of Mitch which was originally near the stage and exits near the bar, and in the last shot of Ruckus playing to an empty ballroom, the other photo is beside the stage.

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Visible crew/equipment: There are numerous moments where the reflector screens are reflected in characters' eyeglass lenses, such as when Dale tells Jessie, "You can't be buddies with your own son," there are clear reflections in Dale's lenses.

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Continuity mistake: During Mitch's memorial, in the shot from behind Hollie, she places the mic on the stage floor directly in front of the multi-lamp borderlights, mounted at the edge of the entire stage. In the next shot facing Hollie from the audience POV, all four borderlights - each is 6-7 feet long - are actually gone and the entire stage's wood edge is clearly seen. They are back in all following shots, except one, from the same angle, and they were also gone when Hollie said, "Something huge," earlier.

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Visible crew/equipment: Before Claire changes into her uniform, in the shot of her back as she walks through the terminal, two crew members and the camera are reflected in the glass door in front of her.

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Visible crew/equipment: While on the road trip, just before the close-up of Drew's fingers raising the CD volume for The Hombres, there is a shot facing the windshield as the car is moving and the shadow of the camera equipment mounted on the car is visible to the left of the hood, moving along with the car.

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Continuity mistake: After Drew says, "And that's the decision from California....sh*t....Oregon," Lena takes Dale's mug and refills it with coffee. Two shots later, she reaches for his mug again to refill it. Two shots after that Dale holds his mug up to drink, while Lena stands behind him. Then, in the next shot Lena is still refilling Dale's mug. Even Dora's actions are inconsistent in these shots.

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Continuity mistake: On his way to Etown, Drew pulls over to the side of the road because he missed 60B. In the two exterior shots of the car, the right front passenger headrest is attached to the seat. However, in all other shots it has been removed. Additionally, when Drew pulls his car alongside Claire's car to say goodbye, both of the front seats' headrests have been removed from her car just for that shot, as she looks out the back window.

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Continuity mistake: When Hollie walks onto the stage at Mitch's memorial, she is wearing pretty black pumps with pointy toes and thin heels; these pumps are also seen in two more shots as she walks around on stage discussing life without Mitch. When Hollie places the mic on the stage floor to begin her tap dance, she is wearing tap shoes with wide flat heels and large silver taps at the toe. Hollie never changed shoes.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the road trip in Memphis, there is a close-up of Drew wearing Elvis sunglasses, and the camera and reflector shield are reflected in the lenses.

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Continuity mistake: After Drew's little fit over actually missing 60B, in the interior car shot when he continues driving, the concrete barrier dividing the highway is on his left, as he sees the huge Elizabethtown sign. In the next exterior shot of the sign, the road is entirely different with no concrete barrier, but when it cuts back to Drew getting all giddy, the barriers are back, etc.

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Continuity mistake: On the airplane, when Claire walks into the cabin and spots Drew, to her left and right are large vertical white magazine racks mounted on the walls. When they land, as Drew is about to leave, the right magazine rack is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew shows Claire the location of Mitch's memorial, he places the urn on the table in the ballroom. Other things on that table such as glasses, napkins, beer bottles, etc., keep changing position in the following shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Claire draws the map on the airplane, Drew lifts his glass, which has no ice and is more than half empty, and sighs. A few shots later, Drew's glass is filled and has plenty of ice.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew looks out the window of his apartment, in the first shot the four men load the pickup with Drew's things, yet, two shots later, many of the bulky items are back on the sidewalk stacked up.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew is sitting on the couch in his hotel room, after checking in, the coffee table in front of him has a few items on it. In the following shots their positions change, and new things appear, disappear and then reappear.

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Continuity mistake: After just passing the Wichita sign during the road trip, there is a shot of Drew from the passenger side and both armrests are up, as he glances down at the urn. It cuts to a close-up of the urn and the armrest is down, but when it cuts back to Drew starting to pour his heart out, it is back up, and when it cuts back to the urn it's down again. These specific four shots are consecutive time-wise.

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Factual error: Near the end of the movie a fire accidentally starts in the center of the ballroom. It activates a fire sprinkler but every other sprinkler also activates. Fire sprinklers are activated by heat so only the one(s) nearest the fire would have activated.

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Continuity mistake: At the cemetery, when Jessie and Drew walk over to Dale and Charles Dean, who are standing at the burial plot, the men's positions move a few feet between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During Mitch's memorial, after Claire tells Drew, "I want you to get into the deep beautiful melancholy of..." there is a shot of the audience as Ruckus plays Freebird, and Hollie and Heather have their backs to the stage as they speak to someone, while everyone else is going wild. When it cuts to close-ups, both face the stage and Heather is jumping up and down yelling, and Hollie is laughing.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew is standing over his father's coffin, the position of his bangs keeps changing every time they cut back to him. Throughout the film his hair changes position in consecutive shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Jessie hugs Drew in the parking lot, there is an outline of the suit within the garment bag, which hangs from the single hanger that Drew holds. However, when Drew greets Dale and Charles Dean the bag is thicker and he holds two hangers.

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Continuity mistake: When the sprinklers go off, Mitch's ex-fiancée grabs his portrait and runs out, but in the next shot of guests running out of the ballroom, you can still see it in the background.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew stands in front of the Lorraine Hotel holding the photograph, the way he grips it noticeably differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Drew rescues Samson from the car, when everyone stands together in the house "discussing" it, Bill Banyon walks in, and everyone's position changes, especially Samson's.Every time it cuts, either Jessie has his arms around Samson or Samson stands beside Dora, with her arms around him.

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Audio problem: In Drew's hotel room, while he sleeps, when Claire and her red sandals stomp over towards the TV to try and wake Drew, she is making loud stomping noises as if she and her heels are stomping around on a bare wood floor, but there's carpet on the floor. Obviously deliberately done for the humor.

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Audio problem: Outside the hotel, Drew tells Claire about the "fiasco" and says, "And by the way, I didn't say million. I said billion!" In the next shot facing Claire, he is still talking though nothing is heard.

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Continuity mistake: When the airplane lands in Kentucky, Claire hands Drew the hotel coupon with her phone numbers written on the back, which he looks at as he walks through the terminal. When Drew phones Claire from his hotel room, he holds up the coupon and everything differs, even the cute dotted line around "don't miss 60B!!" is now a solid line.

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Continuity mistake: In Drew's hotel room, when Claire tries to rouse him from his sound sleep, he doesn't wake, but Drew's position, blanket, pillows, etc., change in the following shots.

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Factual error: In the scene where Drew begins his road trip to Elizabethtown, you see him traveling across a bridge into the city of Louisville. Elizabethtown is located south of Louisville as is the airport. Unless he was already lost, there's no way that he would have traveled that particular route. (The scene was obviously used to highlight the city in the movie).

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Continuity mistake: In the hotel we see Drew, while on the phone with Claire, as he washes his garish orange-white socks, and hangs them to dry. A few shots later he is wearing them, and later (still on the phone with Claire) he wears dark green socks.

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Continuity mistake: When Claire greets Drew and then takes a seat beside him on the airplane, the part in her hair repeatedly differs between shots. Later, when Drew and Claire run back to the ballroom, where they left Mitch, her hair is pulled into a barrette, and some of her hair alternates between loose or not. This type of thing occurs numerous times in the film.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew was standing over his father in his coffin, there is a wide shot of Drew, and his mouth is slightly open. It then cuts to a head shot of Drew, and his mouth is suddenly closed, with no time to change between shots.

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Continuity mistake: A wireless microphone was laid down near the front of the stage so the speaker could dance. In many subsequent shots the microphone changed orientation and location.

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Wayne C.

Audio problem: On the flight to Kentucky, Claire tells Drew, "Cause the roads around there are hopelessly and gloriously confusing." When she says the words, "There are hopelessly" it cuts to Drew's close-up as she pats his arm and smiles broadly, obviously not saying the words we hear.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: At Mercury Headquarters, when Phil speaks of "Sh*t hitting the fan globally," and reads the memo from the DCS CEO, in Drew's close-ups he has a bruise on his upper lip, which is gone in previous and following close-ups.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In his hotel room, when Drew phones his sister and leaves a message, in the shot from behind him the box in front of him is open, but in the next shot from the front it is closed, and so on.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew shows Claire the site of Mitch's memorial, there are tables, chairs, balloons etc., set up in the ballroom from Chuck and Cindy's rehearsal. Balloons' and chairs' positions change, disappear or reappear between shots here and when Drew and Claire run back to get Mitch.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew is discussing funeral plans with Dale, Bill and Charles Dean, Bill is holding up a pen, pointing, but when Dora shouts, "Bill Banyon, how can you even say such a thing?" the pen is lying on the pad.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Drew first arrives at Aunt Dora's, she's cooking at the stove. Many things on the counter, on the stove, etc., change between all the following shots. Things such as: mashed potatoes disappearing, bottle of olive oil appearing, pancakes changing, bowls and pans moving around, and so forth.

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Continuity mistake: At Aunt Dora's, when Samson walks into the dining room eyeing the platter of ham, the amount of greenery on the platter changes in following shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew gets off the elevator after he registers at the Brown Hotel, there is a blonde girl wearing all green talking to a guy in the corner, beside the elevator. In the next shot, that girl is walking down the hallway from the other end, talking to another guy.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew sits on the couch in the hotel lobby with the urn, Claire joins him. Claire's coat and orange handbag repeatedly change their position throughout this scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Hollie tap dances during Mitch's memorial, both Dale and Drew stand up clapping, as Drew is wildly woo-hoo-ing. However, in the next shot facing the audience, both Dale and Drew are still sitting, until they both stand again in the next shot.

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Continuity mistake: At the funeral home parking lot, when Drew asks, "Jessie?" he holds the garment bag with the zipper facing out and the clear plastic inset facing his back – note the blue suit. Then, when Jessie hugs Drew in the first shot, the garment bag faces the opposite way, yet in the next shot, it's turned round again.

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Continuity mistake: At the funeral home, when Charles Dean places the box of tissues on the casket, the tissues change between shots. Additionally, the position of Drew's hand changes when he lays it on Mitch's hand, later on.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Claire is putting her shoes on in Drew's hotel room, the TV is on the left side of the dresser and there is a large filled snack bowl on the right. In the next shot, the snack bowl is gone, and the TV is on the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew, Dale, Bill and Charles Dean are sitting at the table discussing cremation plans, Charlie Dean is cleaning his eyeglasses, but in the next shot he's wearing them.

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Continuity mistake: After Drew reads Global Business Today during the road trip, there is a close-up of Claire as she writes "here is a river..." in the map, which cuts to a close-up of Drew holding the map. The handwriting differs in the close-ups.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew reaches the "World's 2nd Largest Farmers Market" on the road trip, there is a shot of him walking up to the large entrance sign, with a small crowd walking around him. Then, a few shots later he's walking towards the entrance again, but now he's much farther away with an even greater crowd.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: On the way to Elizabethtown, when Drew pulls over and has a bit of a fit in the car, in the two exterior shots there is a fence that runs the length of the field on the car's right, and open field on the left. However, in the interior shots there is a fence on the car's left.

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Continuity mistake: In his apartment, when Drew empties the closet, in the third shot there are different items stacked on the shelf and the style of some hangers change, etc. Then by the sixth shot, when two boxes fall, they're back up on the shelf in the next shot, and so forth.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew is in his apartment, and receives the call from his sister, the lighting and shadows cast on the walls and floor distinctly differ, where it is applicable in consecutive shots, during this scene.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Claire joins Drew on the couch in the hotel lobby, and says, "Hey, Mitch," she touches the urn with her right hand while holding the glass in her left. However, in the next shot it's vice versa.

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Continuity mistake: In Drew's hotel room, in the shot from under the bed Claire is lying on her right side – note the position of her leg, as she reaches for her shoe and pulls it out. However, in the next shot as she pulls it out from under the bed (which she already did in the previous shot), she is on her knees.

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Continuity mistake: When Mitch's car "eats" Hollie, the front tire is parked directly on the split in the concrete driveway. When Hollie gives Heather the thumbs up, the car is over four feet farther down the driveway, though it did not move.

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Continuity mistake: The wheels rotate about 30 degrees between shots when Susan Sarandon is working on the car. Watch the spokes to see the change.

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Continuity mistake: At Dora's, when Drew is discussing cremation with Dale and the others, things on the table such as glasses, mugs, etc., repeatedly move around between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In Drew's apartment, after Heather tells him of their father's sudden death, when Drew gets off the bike, the right closet door is nearly closed, as he heads towards the window. In the next close-up, that door is wide open.

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Continuity mistake: After Drew first enters his hotel room there is a close-up of the "Chuck & Cindy" gift basket. In the next shot as Drew picks it up, things are arranged differently in the basket, and even the black and red ribbons are twisted differently.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew pulls into Clark Funeral Home's parking lot, it is sunny and there are short shadows cast. In a following shot, as he walks toward Jessie, there are very long shadows cast.

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Continuity mistake: When Claire and Drew talk on the phone while she is in the tub, as she says, "I'll get there (Hawaii) and sleep," there are bubbles on her and all around. In her next close-up as she says, "I'll let you go," all the bubbles differ. However, after Drew asks, "When will you be back?" as she gushes in this shot, all the bubbles are identical to the first shot.

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Continuity mistake: In Drew's hotel room, in the shot of him removing his pants while he is telling Claire about the volume of Samson's voice, there is a huge potted plant beside the doorway to the bedroom. When he tells Claire, "They met in an elevator," that 6 ft tall plant is gone. Yet, in the shot of Drew lying on the bed wiggling his foot, that plant is back.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Drew and Claire are in the ballroom near the end of the scene, Claire sets her glass on the table, then Drew comes behind her and hugs her with no glass in her hand, then they go to the next shot and she has the glass in her hand.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Drew finally arrives in Elizabethtown he sees townspeople waving and a sign in the window mourning his dad. As he drives past the glass storefronts, on his left the reflection of his moving car is seen with equipment mounted on the hood and back bumper.

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