Despicable Me

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Perkins tells Gru to get their money back, he crushes an apple in his hand and drops the remains onto the floor. When the angle changes, the remains of the apple have disappeared.


Other mistake: When the ride finishes, there is no sign of a safety bar in Gru's cart.

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Continuity mistake: When the three girls are walking away from Gru, they are about to walk past Fred's driveway. In the next shot, they have already walked past the driveway within a split second.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where they're in the air close to the end of the movie, when Margo tries to jump to Gru's plane, Vector grabs her and points the squid launcher at Gru, then the moon hits Vector, knocking him and Margo off his ship. When Vector climbs back up to his ship, the moon's gone. It couldn't have rolled away because Vector's ship didn't move in that short time.

Continuity mistake: Gru and two minions run through the air vent and fall through a hatch. There was no sign of the hatch in previous shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Perkins crushes the apple, it switches from his left to right hand between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the very end of the movie the 3 girls are performing on stage. Agnes is wearing white tights, but after the platform raises them all above the house she no longer has tights, just bare legs.

Plot hole: When Gru and his minions step out of the vault with the shrink ray he notices Vector walking by. Even if they managed to get inside the air duct before being seen by Vector in those few short seconds they didn't have the time to close the vault door as well without being noticed.

Continuity mistake: When Agnes is in bed, she sees the three minions who got the unicorn for her. The minion dressed as a baby is empty handed until he reaches Agnes's bed, where he gives her the unicorn that appeared in his hand.

Factual error: The Times Square Jumbotron has a ticker-tape message beneath it. Some of the letters have sections missing, presumably to represent broken bulbs. If this is the case, the missing parts would not scroll with the message, as it's only the constant switching on and off of the bulbs that gives the impression of movement.

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Continuity mistake: In the very first shot of inside the orphanage, the tape mark on the floor is at least 3 feet away from the desk. The three girls stand behind it and 2 shots later we can see they are standing about an inch away from the desk. Then when Miss Hattie stands up, the tape is now a foot away from the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Gru takes the girls to his house just after adopting them, there is a newspaper on his lawn, lying completely on the grass. In the next shot, part of it is on the dirt pathway.


Continuity mistake: When Gru is hit by all of the missiles and guns that pop out of Vector's fortress he is standing right outside the large door, but in the next shot after he emerges from the crater he is in the middle of the street.

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Perkins is looking at a picture of him and Vector, he sets the picture frame down. In a few shots, the frame disappears.

Continuity mistake: After Dr. Nefario uses the fart gun on a minion, the minion falls off the table after being knocked out. Several shots later, the minion is gone without getting up and moving.

Continuity mistake: During one of Gru's attempts to break into Vector's house, he is targeted with many bombs. In the first shot, only one of the bombs is colored red on the end. In the next shot, at least half of the bombs are colored red on the end.

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Continuity mistake: When Gru tells the minions what he's going to do, one of the minions take out a torpedo. The angle of the torpedo changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Justin, the boy with the toy aircraft running away from his mother, towards the pyramid in the beginning of the movie, has the toy in his left hand while going up the ramp, while falling and as he begins traveling up through the air but when the angle of view changes it is in his right hand until he lands on his father.


Continuity mistake: When Gru enters his place with the girls, the dog bites the newspaper he holds and leaves pieces of paper scattered on the floor. When the angle changes the floor is clean.


Continuity mistake: When Gru gets shot with all those guns at the end of his attempts to get in Vector's house before he first sees the girls, his goggles are at the top of his head. After he gets shot, the dust is not over his eyes, indicating that his goggles were over his eyes, shielding them from the dust.