Continuity mistake: In the scene where Chris takes the temperature of a sick Marie, in the very first shot look closely at Marie's forehead. In the next shot and throughout the remainder of the scene, sweat covers her entire forehead. Many of the beads are large and are absolutely missing in the first shot.
Continuity mistake: When Chris first arrives in his heaven he squeezes a blue flower and blue paint oozes within his fist, between his fingers and some gets to the back of his hand. Additionally, there is a mark of blue paint on his nose and some green paint on the back of his coat. Some of the paint from his hands transfers to his dog, Katie, when he pets her, then he jumps up and runs to the edge of the hill where he spreads his arms out from his sides in joy and laughs. We see green paint remains on his coat, but his hands and nose are now clean.
Trivia: The special edition DVD shows an alternate ending: the ending from the novel in which the reincarnation is not a choice, but part of the natural order. Chris and Annie will meet again in their new lives, but Annie must atone for killing herself. Her new incarnation will die young, and Chris will spend the remainder of this life as a widower before the two are again reunited in Heaven. The film then goes to Sri Lanka where a woman is giving birth to a girl, presumed to be Annie. In Philadelphia, a boy is born, presumably Chris.
Question: Does the color blue have any symbolic significance in this film? I've noticed that blue flowers are pretty prominent throughout the film as well as Annie's blue dress and Chris' blue suit in the last few scenes. It seems like the cinematographers took special care to make all the blues really stand out.Steph_Jared