O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Plot hole: Near the beginning of the movie, one of the characters states that it is the 17th and the valley would be flooded on the 21st. Yet, throughout the movie, there are too many nights that go by for it to just be the few days when the valley finally floods.

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Suggested correction: This might be a character mistake by Pete, a by-product of Everett's lies (after all, he was not actually after his loot, or in prison for any kind of loot-taking crime), or simply explained by sundry delays at the actual construction site (happens all the time even without all the turmoil in the movie); but it also could be that the day and night sequences in the "Flyaway" musical number are simply not spliced perfectly chronologically, and caused the illusion of several days when in fact it may have been less.


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