Other mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when she is speaking to the viewers on her web cam, Olive says something about whatever book you're reading in class always relates to whatever teen drama you have going on, except Huckleberry Finn. As most of the movie is in flashback, this scene takes place chronologically near the end of the story. However, in one scene shown later (ie. before the webcam comment), a girl runs up to Olive and say something along the lines of, "Did you hear about Brandon? He left his parents a note that says, 'I'm gay, bitches!' and ran away with some hulking black guy!" and Olive says, "My apologies to Mark Twain." In the film continuity Olive's comment makes no sense, as she hasn't referenced Huckleberry Finn yet. And/or her webcam comment is out of place, as at the time she makes that comparison she now knows that even Huckleberry Finn is relevant to teen drama.
Olive Penderghast: Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.
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