Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Continuity mistake: When passing the lion in Trafalgar Square approx one hour in, the motorcycle sidecar swaps sides.

Continuity mistake: When Cyril holds the jar of Dad's jam he pulls off the lid along with the ribbon, but the ribbon is back on the jar in the following shots. (00:16:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Miss Topsey and Miss Turvey first confront Phil, Topsey holds up the I.O.U. with her left hand, but in the next shot it's being held up with her right hand. (00:08:00)

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Deliberate mistake: After the intro, the first shot of Isabel as she starts shouting about not fighting is a flipped shot. Note everything is backwards compared to the following shots. (00:01:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Megs reads Norman's note in the barn about going to London, the message on the piece of paper starts off in portrait orientation and folded in half; then it becomes written in landscape orientation and folded into thirds; and then back again.


Continuity mistake: The side car is on the left of the bike. When they go past the lion the kids are on the right.

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Factual error: Farmer MacReadie tells Phil he knew of a pig that could play Scrabble. However Scrabble was not released until 1948, three years after the war ended.


Factual error: When Nanny Mcphee is riding her motorbike and sidecar with the children towards Chelsea we see Battersea Power Station with four chimneys. Since the film was set in World War II, the station would only have had three chimneys - the B building being in the middle of being constructed.

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Celia: Where are we?
Cyril: We are in the land of poo. Duck poo, cow poo, goat poo.

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Question: Why would Phil even gamble away the farm to Mrs Biggles in the first place? If he didn't neither him or Isabel and her kids would have gotten in that awful mess in the first place?


Answer: Clearly he is not a very responsible person. This was to create a storyline to add to the film.

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