Pay it Forward

Continuity mistake: At one point late in the movie, Arlene McKinney is at the kitchen sink. If you look through the window it is daylight out. She then goes outside and it is night.

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Continuity mistake: Early in the movie after Haley Joel Osment befriends a bum they are sitting at the kitchen table and the bum pours Haley a bowl of Captain Crunch and fills it over the rim of the bowl. In the next wide shot the bowl of cereal is below the bowl's rim level as they pour milk into it.

Continuity mistake: When Helen Hunt is in the kitchen, while Haley Joel Osment is eating sweets for breakfast, her hair is in a mess, but in the next shot it is noticeably neater at the front.

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Eugene: OK. You know, I'm going to have to consult my spirit guides here, because you tell me that Trevor is withholding from you, but you won't tell me anything specific and you still want me to sit here and divine why.
Arley: Divine why? You always talk like that?
Eugene: Yes.
Arley: You go to some big, fancy school?
Eugene: Yes.
Arley: Think you can stop rubbing my nose in it?

Arley: I want to wear the green dress.
Trevor McKenney: You look like a vampire in that.

Arley: Jesus, you are really somethin'.
Eugene: Thanks. I appreciate the euphemism. I always wanted to be somethin'.

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Question: I might be mistaken, but I think I saw the bullies at Arlene's house at the end. Were they there, and if so, why?

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Chosen answer: The one who stabbed him was not. The others were there because they did not mean for Trevor to get stabbed and killed so now they feel guilty. They were showing Arlene they were sorry.


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