The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

8 mistakes - chronological order

(2 votes)

Factual error: When the tug leaves Russia, after the US declares war, all its lights, including a searchlight, are on. During war time, ships of nations at war sail under complete blackout. (01:20:00)

Continuity mistake: When Daisy, now in her 20s, is dancing for Benjamin at night, after their dinner, in a gazebo, she's dropped her coat right by her shoes approximately in the middle of the gazebo. They can be seen as dark silhouettes near Daisy's feet. Cut to a long shot, the pile has moved to her right, way off center. Cut back to a medium shot and it has returned to its first position. (01:34:00)


Factual error: When Benjamin and Daisy are sailing "into the Gulf" and "along the Florida keys", the background shows mountains which do not exist in Florida. (02:05:00)

Factual error: Benjamin leaves his family at some point after his daughter's first birthday (1970), and definitely before her second birthday. But a 1973-1977 El Camino is parked in front of their house as he rides away on his motorcycle. (02:24:15)

Factual error: When Benjamin comes back to visit Daisy at her dance studio, she says that their daughter is 12. Her first birthday was in 1969, so that makes the current year 1981 or 1982, but their family car is a 1986 Jeep Wagoneer.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Benjamin drinks tea with a woman every night and they have a conversation, the woman's tea glass has varying levels of tea in it between every cut during this scene.

Factual error: When Daisy is called to the nursing home by the child welfare worker in about 1991, a brief shot of the home's exterior includes a 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV driving by.

Continuity mistake: In one of the scenes where the daughter and mother are in the hospital room, the nurse enters as the daughter is taking off her vest. In the next shot, her vest is back on.


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