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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the group is leaving the first party, Eleanor Johnson talks to Sophie Maes before getting into the car. The shot then turns back to Sophie with her saying "Yea" when clearly her lips were not even moving.
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At the stately home, the band resumes playing after Sidney Young falls off the top of the stage's wooden frame. In a following shot facing the band, the keyboardist removes his right playing hand from the keyboard placing it in his lap with his left hand prior to the last keyboard chord being played.
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Character error 

In the competitor magazine's article on Sophie Maes that Sidney reads, the word "epitome" is spelled "epitomy."
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Continuity 

Alison vomits in Sidney's lap while in the car on the way to Sidney's apartment yet when they arrive his pants are perfectly clean.
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At the party, Sophie Maes (Megan Fox) gathers her hair in her right hand, holds it above her shoulders and lowers herself into the pool. She walks across the pool in water that is just deep enough to wet her bust and as she climbs out of the pool we can see a distinct "tide mark" on her halter-necked dress, above which her shoulders and neck are dry. In the next scene, Sophie emerges from a lift/elevator with wet shoulders and neck.
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At the stately home, when Sydney says, "Do you want another drink?" and she says, "Yeah, I'll have a half of lager.", he gets up and touches her on the shoulder, with his fingers pointing down the front of her dress. In the next shot, with his hand still on her shoulder, his fingers are now pointing down her back.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During a scene in which Sidney and Alison are walking along a street in New York together, in one of the shots a shadow of the camera equipment and operator is clearly visible.
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When Sidney is looking at Lawrence from inside an office, the camera and lighting kit is clearly visible in the reflection of the glass while trying to create Sidney's point of view.
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Errors in geography 

Sidney's limo drives westbound past B.B. King's but the next shot is of Times Square which is to the east.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When we first meet Sophie Maes (Megan Fox), she says she is a vegetarian and would never wear fur, yet we see her at the party towards the end of the movie wearing what looks like a real fur shawl. However, this is most likely a testament to how movie stars sell out their beliefs when they become famous.
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Revealing mistakes 

A printed interview with Sophie Maes says "psychophants" instead of "sycophants."
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When "La Dolce Vita" is playing in the park, there are no subtitles. Since the film is in Italian, it would be very odd to show the film to an English-speaking language without translation.
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In the opening crane-down shot at the open air party (about half way through the movie) you can see a tiny "hair in the gate" at the bottom-center of the screen. It is still there in the subsequent shot, but has obviously been removed in time for the next one.
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