Other mistake: Near the end of the movie when Mara is driving away in Dylan's milk truck, she looks into the driver's side mirror and sees a perfect image of her parents standing in the driveway. Considering her parents were standing on the passenger side of the milk truck before she pulled out and given that she is driving away from a cul-de-sac, Mara could not possibly be able to see her parents in her mirror as shown. (01:32:30)
Trivia: Despite having outspoken Mara as a student in his classes for at least two consecutive years, Mr. Spiros mispronounced her name as "Mare-ah" instead of "Mar-ah." I don't think it is an accident in the movie that Mr. Spiros also mispronounced Dylan's last name as "Hove-meyer" instead of "Huv-ah-meyer." These may serve as examples of how "distant" or "disinterested" some teachers are in getting to know (or truly care about) their students. (00:17:55 - 01:20:19)
Trivia: Any significance to the C-4 jukebox song? Was it a Springsteen song about a milk truck? Did it represent the blood component test (Component C4) used to diagnose diseases such as lupus (suggesting a possible cause for "popping")? Low C4 levels are associated with liver disease from drinking alcohol - a hint that drugs/alcohol were to blame? There is a plastic explosive C-4. A detonator is required to explode a stick of C-4 - FBI Agent Rosetti asked Mara and Tess if they were blowing up people. (00:58:25)
Continuity mistake: The amount of Mara's cocktail [called "All of My Friends and Boyfriend Are Dead"] in the martini glass changes. She initially adds grenadine to almost the rim, but when she raises the glass, it is not as full. There also appears to be somewhat more in the glass when she sets it on the table for her dad. (01:07:50)
Trivia: FBI Special Agent Rosetti responded to Mara's joke - "It could be worse, right? We could be Republicans" - by saying, "That was funny." Republicans probably don't agree and viewers favoring various political parties might not "get" the joke. Basically, New Jersey (movie's setting) has been a "Democratic trifecta" for about the last thirty (30) years (since 1992). (Ha Ha?). (00:29:07)
Trivia: It might seem unusual to use a high school pre-calculus class to introduce most of the main characters (which include several football players) and the phenomenon of "popping" or spontaneous combustion, but New Jersey Public Schools are either at THE top or among the top best public schools in the U.S. New Jersey also has a high percentage of college graduates (~ 40% ages 25+) and a high per capita income (i.e, is a wealthy state).
Other mistake: It obviously rained during Mara's 10-mile overnight walk to Tessa's house (the road in front of Tessa's house was wet), but Mara (clothes, shoes, etc.) was dry. Mara somehow miraculously and totally avoided getting wet (or even splashed) while walking long distance, unprotected in the rain! (Carrying a bottle of alcohol and drinking heavily did not affect her ability to keep her shoes from getting muddy). (01:09:00 - 01:09:26)
Other mistake: Mara wore a light - (white or pale pink?) colored gown to the prom. Dylan's relatively "fresh" grave is still a mound of dirt with some leaves/debris scattered on it. Despite lying on his grave for some time (overnight), Mara's gown does not get wrinkled or soiled; her gown looks totally clean, dry, and wrinkle-free when she gets home. (01:23:30 - 01:29:20)
13th Mar 2021
Billy: You know, I've never lost a science competition. Did you know a circuit is only as good as its ground?
Christine: Billy, I-I thought that your science proj-
Billy: Twelve-volt car battery. Might not kill you, but it'll make your teeth chatter. You're gonna return the First-Place ribbon and tell how you were unfairly helped with the train project. You cheated. You don't deserve to win. Am I being clear? [Christine nods]. Get her out of here. (00:17:22)
12th Mar 2021
12th Mar 2021
Ellis: We're not just stealing. We're leaving a message. (00:20:03)
12th Mar 2021
Paul: See, history is either a lie or a bore... History can't compete with video games, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Vine, Kik, Burn Note, Whisper, Yik Yak, Skype, Tinder, Grinder, texting, sexting, porn, and that shitty, shitty, shitty orgy of mind numbing mistake called Hollywood. You see, kids, history can't compete. History is over. Everything is happening in this second. (00:36:41)
Gigi: You know what this is, Alex? For every gallon of crude oil sucked from this Earth comes 15 gallons of...? Water. No good to any living thing.
Alex: What's wrong with it?
Gigi: Besides the fact that it's radioactive?
Alex: You're joking.
Gigi: Is cancer a joke?
Alex: What's it doing here?
Gigi: Evaporating, percolating, and it travels. (00:08:26)
Fred: You know how much money they made poisoning my water? $2.1 billion - and that's just one year
Aegis: Over 10 years?
Fred: At least
Aegis: Hmm... I'd say they owe you at least one year. (00:33:25)
12th Mar 2021
[Tyler enters the room and sees a woman bound and gagged on the floor, making mumbled screams].
Don: Bud, listen to me. I'd never hurt anyone. This woman and I are having an affair. We're a little kinky, that's all. I know, I know, this is a lot for you to take in, but your mother knows all about this. She and I-
Kassi: Are you serious with this bullshit? (01:33:30)
12th Mar 2021
Tyler: The truth is, bad things happen to good people. Our only defense is to come together like we've done today. That's what my dad taught me through how he lived. Let's remember how he impacted our lives. (01:43:40)
5th Mar 2021
Continuity mistake: The tent Marcus had the first night he spent in the woods was a small, basic triangle. The support poles were under the fabric (except for a few inches near the ground) and there was no zippered mesh door. A little later, his tent had largely exposed poles, a zippered mesh door, was a lighter shade or green (or blue), and had "Eureka!" written near the bottom of the door. (00:59:15 - 01:02:41)
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