Parenthood

Parenthood (1989)

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Corrected entry: Right after Gil Buckman tells the parent "Way to be supportive," a ball is hit out into the field, it bounces and the outfielder catches it and throws it infield. However next to the outfielder, there is a ball on the field already. There are never two balls on the field at the same time.

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Corrected entry: When the the daughter walks out to go and live with her boyfriend (Keanu Reeves), the mother slams the door, looks out of the window at her daughter, and then goes running out of an OPEN door.

Correction: Although you don't see her open the door (it's around a corner), you hear it open and see the patch of light on the floor from the outside as she opens it.

Continuity mistake: During the family dinner, the level of the wine in all the characters' glasses changes from one shot to the next.

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Julie: I can't do this! This is too intense.
Helen: This is marriage.

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Trivia: On the promotional movie poster, a frazzled Steve Martin is shown holding 2 children upside down by their ankles. On the set, sometimes the children would get unruly, so as a joke, Steve Martin once grabbed 2 of the unruly children and actually held them upside down by their ankles. Director Ron Howard saw this and decided it would make a funny promotional picture, so that's where he got the idea for it.

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Question: Is the timeline in this movie supposed to be somewhat non-linear? For example - in the scene where Karen and Gill go to Kevin's school to talk to the principal and psychologist, it is specifically mentioned that the new school year is 4 months away meaning it is approximately April since kids typically began school in August. Later, when Larry comes to visit and is talking to the dad in the garage, he mentions the Super Bowl (which you reasonably would have assumed they just watched) but that takes place in January. Plus, Larry's mom tells them that Cool (Larry's son) has just finished eating lunch. How? If they just watched the Super Bowl, it would be dinner since the game is always played in the afternoon. And despite being in "St. Louis" (we know they actually filmed in Florida), it never seems to be winter. The end is really the most confusing with the birthing order. We learned earlier in a scene that Karen is pregnant and is due in February. At some point around this time, we find out that Julie is also pregnant. At this point, Julie's mom Helen has just gone on her first date with Mr. Bowen (Garry's biology teacher) but the end, Helen is having a baby, Julie and Tod's baby barely looks a month old and Karen's baby looks to be about 4 months old. Did Helen marry Mr. Bowen immediately and get pregnant right away?

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