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Igby Goes Down (2002) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Ollie leaves Igby, Igby says "Say hello to Sookie for me" on the soundtrack, but his mouth is saying something else.
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Continuity 

Russel's vest is alternately buttoned and unbuttoned in the loft.
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When Igby checks in to the O'Hare Hilton, the desk manager takes his credit card but never returns it, yet in the next shot it's back in front of Igby.
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Oliver's drink when he is in Sookie's Mother's apartment.
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Amount of whipped cream on Sookie's spoon in the diner.
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Igby's shirt collar is alternately up/down between shots as he and Oliver discuss Igby's leaving.
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While talking to Igby in a cafe, the amount of white wine in Mimi's glass fluctuates.
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The length of the Igby's cigarette when Oliver puts it in his drink
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When Igby meets Sookie on the beach, she is wearing white socks and shoes. Later on the beach she is wearing black flats and no socks.
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In the Empire Diner, Igby is in the same position in his seat and plays with his straw the same way throughout the entire scene except in the one far shot where his glass is pushed aside and out of reach (from his changed position). The salt and pepper shakers also move around (in some shots they are closer to Sookie, in others, to Igby) and seem to be absent in some shots.
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Rachel's position when she is lying in the bathtub in Russell's apartment.
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Rachel takes Igby's glass away after he spits back the sip he has just taken. In the next shot Igby is holding the glass, but the cigarette has gone.
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In several scenes in the diner between Igby and Sookie, the continuity of the parked cars outside change in the various shots.
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When Igby is outside Sookie's apartment and they are talking through the door, we see Sookie sitting up against the door as Ollie walks towards her to open it, and milliseconds later he opens the door with ease as if she weren't blocking it at all.
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When Oliver comes into the loft and finds Igby and Sookie sleeping side by side, Sookie sits up slightly and the camera makes a quick cut to Oliver. The camera quickly cuts back to Sookie and Igby, and Sookie's head is back on the pillow again (as in the first shot) and then she sits up again.
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When Sookie meets Igby in the street and invites him to the park, it's very overcast and looks like it's starting to snow. When they're in the park in the next scene, it's much brighter, almost sunny, and there's no snow.
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In the opening scene, Ollie says at one point, "It's almost six." The scene takes place in the fall, so by then it would be dark outside, but it's as light as earlier in the afternoon in the same scene.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Sookie enters the loft for the first time, she doesn't close the door all the way, and the door dramatically swings open, and then is shut by and unseen crewperson.
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Revealing mistakes 

Despite talk throughout the film of a passage of time, the coming of summer, the advent of fall, and the approach of Christmas, the entire film was clearly shot over a very short time in the fall. In the scene outside the campus where DH tells Igby his mother is having a mastectomy, for example, DH talks about staying with him "this summer," yet there are dead leaves on the ground and bare trees.
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When Igby is outside Sookie's door asking her to leave with him, the side of the door Sookie is on has a peephole, yet the side Igby is on is smooth and clearly does not have a peephole.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

At the start of the film, the spoon with the strawberry poison concoction falls to the floor of Mimi's room bowl-side down. At the end of the film, the spoon is seen on the floor of the room bowl-side up.
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Revealing mistakes 

After she has suffocated, Mimi blinks her eyes while Ollie removes the plastic bag.
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