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Ella Enchanted (2004) Poster

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Character error 

Brunnhilda blames the "stupid Grimm Brothers" for "Jack and the Beanstalk", but Jack is an English tale not found in the German collections of Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm.
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Continuity 

During Ella's "Somebody to Love" number at the giant wedding, the cut and bloodstain on Char's left shirtsleeve appear and disappear between shots.
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After her stepsisters order Ella to steal, at the end of the chase one of the guards yells "freeze". She freezes and hangs in the air with her mouth closed. In the next shots her mouth is wide open.
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When Char takes Ella to the hall of mirrors, he holds both of her hands. Later, when the clock reaches 12, Ella has the dagger though there were no places in which she could have kept the dagger without Char seeing.
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While Ella's family shown seated together in tight shoots, they are not seen in pans of the crowd in the hall.
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When Slannen the elf frees Ella from prison, Ella opens Benny to find out where Edgar is. When she opens the book she opens to the first page. In the next shot the book's pages have been opened to the middle.
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When Char cuts Ella free from the ogre pot, she falls. In the next shot, she's still upright and he grabs her onto his horse.
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While Ella is talking to Areida on moving staircase, her hair is behind her on her back, but when they start to argue her hair is in front.
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Plot holes 

Ella's enchantment fails on at least two occasions: when Prince Charmont says "Allow me" and she continues to refuse his help, and when Slannen says "Forget it" and she continues to discuss his legal aspirations. The earlier "bite me" scene established that Ella's enchantment takes colloquial "commands" literally, thus she should have allowed Char to help her, and literally forgotten about Slannen's peeves.

Revealing mistakes 

During the final fight, Ella starts to drop before Char tells her to "duck".
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

At the end, when Hattie tells Ella to never kiss Char, Ella's hair is behind her back. Then when she goes to kiss Char, her hair is suddenly in front again.
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Continuity 

During the fight at Char's coronation, most of the curl has fallen out of Ella's hair. But when the fight is over it is neat and curly again.
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Revealing mistakes 

At the wedding, just before two tables part to allow all to stand up and start dancing, the pulling-wire can be seen attached to the left hand table.
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