Corrected entry: Grandpa is wrapped in the hospital sheet from the time the family sneaks him out of the hospital until the funeral home picks him up out of the VW. He would have also been dressed in a hospital gown and wearing an ID bracelet which would have contradicted Richard's story that he died while they were driving.throcko
Corrected entry: When Dwayne is listening to his mom and Richard argue at the motel, he is on the left side of the bed. After Frank gives him the remote, he turns the tv back off. Then we see him from the bathroom angle and he is on the right side of the bed. When they show him from the top view again, he is back on the left.
Corrected entry: When the family first has to push the van, there is one yellow bumper sticker that says "Honor Student". Whenever we see the back of the van from that point on, there are 3 bumper stickers, none of which are yellow.
Corrected entry: In the scene in the motel when Grandpa is putting Olive to bed, when she first gets in, there is only one pillow lying flat. When the camera shows her again, she is propped up with two pillows. There was not enough time for her to rearrange the pillows, at least in my view.Ellen Ricketson
Corrected entry: When Richard is at the hotel looking for Stan Grossman, Richard calls Stan's cell and proceeds to locate him in the entrance hall. Stan picks up his cell, looks at it, and then hangs up (as demonstrated by the beep his cell makes before he puts it back in his pocket). However, Richard's phone keeps ringing, which should not happen if Stan has already hung up.
Corrected entry: Right at the beginning of the film, Dwayne is bench pressing. In one shot, taken from above, his hands are close to each other and in another, from behind him, he holds the bar wider.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the boy speaks for the first time in 9 months and he has left the family car to cry about 30 metres from them, the shadows formed by the boy and his sister (when she joins him to offer comfort) point in a direction completely opposite to the rest of the family back at the van when there is a close up on them. So as they move from one group to the other, it's obvious one group was filmed at different times of day.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the family watches the son screaming his first words in nine months, the shadows are elongated to the point where it must be early morning or late afternoon. However, the family has already been in the hospital for much of the morning and they don't get to the beauty contest until 3pm, so the scene should be occurring around midday.
Corrected entry: (WARNING - BIG PLOT SPOILER.) Near the film's end, the alienated teenaged kid makes the traumatic discovery that he's colorblind, therefore spoiling his chances for his big dream of the air force. But it defies all credibility that nobody would have noticed in 15 years. Yes, it's possible that he was always as isolated and alienated as the film shows him to be, and therefore not have paid much attention in school or had many close friends. But it's not possible that at no time in 15 years would someone - teacher, parent, relative, etc - have asked him what color something was, or that in some other way colors would not have come up in conversation.
Corrected entry: A part of a sheet that Grandpa was wrapped in is apparently trapped in a back van door and is visible as the van pulls away from the hospital. Later when we again see the back of the van, the sheet is no longer there.