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The Room (2003) Poster

(2003)

Goofs

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Character error 

Mark asks Lisa "what's going on" with "the candles [and] the music", but neither music nor candles are present.
Johnny claims that he couldn't cash a check because it was "out of state." However, it is entirely possible to cash an out of state check. Johnny, a banker, should know this.

Continuity 

When Lisa and Claudette walk in on Mike and Michelle making out, Mike is wearing pants. A minute after Mike and Michelle leave, Mike goes back to get his underwear.
Lisa orders a pizza that is "half Canadian bacon with pineapple, half artichoke with pesto, and light on the cheese." The half-eaten pizza seen later is a plain cheese pizza.
Lisa's mother say that Lisa and Johnny have known each other for 5 years. Yet later Tommy says that they have been together for 7 years.
After Denny's drug altercation, Johnny and Denny switch sides while walking to the roof door.
Denny is eating an apple while Johnny and Lisa are upstairs. Denny climbs the spiral staircase with the apple in one hand. In the next scene, Denny climbs to the top of the stairs without the apple.
The lighter on the rooftop moves on its own.
Freshly-lit candles are beside the bed during the second love scene. However, Johnny and Lisa had been drinking for several hours before they went upstairs, and they were supposed to be so drunk they could barely stand.
In the first love scene, Lisa takes her hair out of a clip. In the next shot, it's back in the clip. In the next shot, it's out again.
The wine glass moves in and out of Lisa's hands.
Johnny buys Lisa the roses, and denies that he didn't get the promotion. In the next scene, she is carrying a vase, which she didn't have before she got the roses.
In the scene with Peter and Mark on the roof, the blue box on the wall keeps changing position. In the shots with both Peter and Mark on screen, the front of the box is shown (easily seen by its yellow/golden decoration) and in the close ups of Mark, the back of the box is shown.

Miscellaneous 

Carolyn Minnott's surname is misspelled "Minnot" in the closing credits. (It is spelled correctly in the opening credits).

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

At the coffee shop, Johnny, Mark, and other customers don't pay for their orders at the counter. However, as Johnny leaves, Mark says to him, "It's on me." Presumably, at this shop, customers are supposed to pay before leaving. Mark is not shown leaving.

Revealing mistakes 

All of the living room furniture in Johnny and Lisa's apartment is positioned in such a way that obscures the view of the TV.
During Johnny's rampage, when he knocks over pictures on the fireplace, the closest picture falls and leans on the camera.
When characters leave the roof via the stairs, they turn left. However, the stairs can't go anywhere because of the layout. This is best highlighted when Mark leaves the roof.
The second love scene includes several obvious shots from the first love scene.
The coffee shop scene begins with 2 clips of steaming coffee and pouring milk. The dialogue that plays over the clips is exactly the same as the last customer to order, before Johnny and Mark.
When Johnny and Denny throw around a football while talking on the roof, one cut makes it appear that the ball is in the air for several seconds, even though they are only standing about four feet apart.
None of the glass of the window Johnny breaks hits the ground.
The TV that Johnny throws through the window hits the ground straight down, which is impossible given the angle at which he throws it.
When Lisa calls Mark when Johnny is locked in the bathroom, she dials 8 digits, not 7.
When Chris-R stands in the doorway leading to the roof, the camera is positioned behind his feet and pans to the right. When it pans right, the wall has no "back". The roof entrance goes from having four walls to three, then back to four.

Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

When Denny discovers Johnny's dead body, he screams "Tommy!" instead of "Johnny!" Tommy Wiseau played Johnny.

See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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