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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During Anna and Larry's big fight, Anna walks across the apartment to the couch and the sound of her footsteps are out of sync.
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Continuity 

When we see Anna photographing Alice weeping, she is using a 35mm Leica camera. At the gallery exhibition however, the picture of Anna is a full frame, medium format print complete with black borders, therefore taken with a medium format camera - a much more wieldy instrument.
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When Larry is talking with Dan at his office his tie changes between shots.
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When Dan is cybersexing with Larry he types "I want to suck you senseless" in the typing area of the chatbox but when it appears in the box for Larry to read it says "I want 2 suck u senseless".
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In the Park which Dan and Alice walk through at start of film scaffolding with plastic covering can be seen in the background. At the end of the film when Dan is there the same scaffolding can still be seen even though 4 years have passed.
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The direction that Dan is facing after Larry calls him back into the office changes without Dan moving.
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When Anna first begins photographing Alice, she is using a Leica 35mm range-finder camera with a manual film advance. However, when Anna takes the last few photographs of Alice weeping, the shots are rapid fire and you hear the sound of an automatic film advance.
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When Dan is cybersexing with Larry, the laptop computer he is using is a Sony Vaio. When you see the screenshot, it is clearly Mac OS X (therefore must be an Apple laptop).
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As Dan talks to Anna in the bar, his glass of Guinness appears full in one shot but in the next, quite a few sips have been taken.
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In the opening scene when Alice is walking down the street, the front of her hair is dyed a very bright red but in the next scene when she in the hospital waiting room with Dan, there are only a few streaks.
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At the strip club when Larry is in the Paradise Suite with Alice, he asks her if she has ever desired a customer. In one shot she is standing but in the next, she is kneeling on the platform.
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While Larry and Anna are having lunch to sign divorce papers, Larry is wearing his wedding band, when Anna reaches for her pen, and Larry's hand is on his leg, he isn't wearing his ring, nor when he grabs her hand on the table, and in the next scene he is wearing the ring.
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When Dan and Alice are fighting, and she is packing her stuff, her hair change between shots.
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When Alice and Dan are entering the garden at the beginning of the film, a woman in a khaki coat is seen leaving the garden as they enter but in the next shot is nowhere to be seen but is then seen walking away in the following scene.
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When Dan is cybersexing with Larry, and begins to simulate an orgasm, he type a full line of $%$^&^&*&()*()*_)( but in the next shot he is only adding the first line of $%^&*^(*^&^ $%$#$%#@%^&&*^&*(*&(
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At the opera, Anna's bottle of tonic changes position when different angles are shown.
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Alice's arm changes position when Larry pays a tip to her.
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In the photograph exposition, when Larry is talking with Alice, his glass change from his left to his right hand between shots,
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When Larry and Dan are talking in Larry's office you can clearly see the bed sheet in the bed behind Dan. When Larry walks to the bed it has no sheet and he pulls one out of the roll.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Reflection of camera and cabling during US immigration scene.
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The camera is reflected in the ring when Larry and Anna are having dinner and the ring is put on the table.
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Gaffer tape actor marks on the white rug when Dan is in Larry's office.
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Errors in geography 

When Alice and Dan sit on the 109 bus, the destination is for Westminster Station. However, the bus travels east along Victoria Embankment past Blackfriars - the opposite direction to Westminster.
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Factual errors 

When Dan and Anna are at the opera (the English National Opera in London), the soundtrack is playing a recording of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" in the original Italian. All productions at the ENO are always sung in English.
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Brazilian composer and rock singer Cazuza, Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto's name is misspelled in the credits as Araugo.
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Plot holes 

The opening action has Dan taking Alice to the hospital, staying with her in the waiting room, and the two leaving together. Unless a patient is unconscious, hospital intake always involves an interview procedure where the patient has to give their name, insurance information, and relevant medical history. To call a patient out of the waiting room, the hospital staff uses the name on the intake records, rather than shouting "hey you" to the next person to be seen. Yet, when Dan and Alice are getting ready to part ways after the bus trip away from the hospital, he says, "I don't even know your name."
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Revealing mistakes 

Larry, when smoking, never exhales his cigarette smoke. Either he didn't actually smoke or the editing was badly done. When Dan smokes, the smoke is visible in his mouth, but he also never exhales.
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