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Character error 

At one point in the movie, instead of being called by the fictional name Kate, Kate is called by her actual real name, Sophia.
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Continuity 

At about 29 minutes into the movie, when they first show Joan Cusack's character, Judge De Salvo, on the bench, the name plate shows her name as "Joan De Salvo," with a space between the De and Salvo. As Alec Baldwin is walking toward the lawyers table, there is a quick flash of the name plate, where you can see that there is no space between the De and the Salvo in her name. The next time the name plate is shown, the space is back. The next time it is shown, right after she says, "You're going to jail,", it says "Joan Desalvo," and the space is again missing. When it is shown again, it is back to "De Salvo."
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The phone number that Taylor writes on his hand changes position from shot to shot.
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When they are at the beach, Anna is in the water barefoot, the next shot we see her wearing shoes, and then in the next shot she again is barefoot.
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In the scene where Kate is getting chemo and she's talking to Taylor her hair switches from behind her ear to in front and back depending on the camera angle.
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Factual errors 

Campbell Alexander's commercial "I'm Campbell Alexander. I have a 91 percent success rate. What can I do for you?" violates Rule 7.1 of ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Comment 3 of Rule 7.1 states a lawyer may not make statements that create an "unjustified expectation" that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances, even if the statements are literally true. This applies to Campbell Alexander's statement about his 91% success record, which is a violation of the rules.
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Just after the court case the lawyer drives to the family's home, yet he had just had an epileptic seizure and was known to have regular seizures - hence the dog. In California, and most of USA, your epilepsy must be controlled for at least 3 months before you are allowed to drive.
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Anna's lawsuit starts with cross examination from the defendant and lawyer-turned-nursemaid mother Sara Fitzgerald followed by Anna's lawyer. The order of proceedings is incorrectly inverted since a plaintiff like Anna would present her lawsuits underlying claims by Direct before scrutinized by Sara's cross.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Several of the characters have lost their hair and eyebrows, this usually happens as a consequence of chemotherapy. In reality chemo would cause the loss of eyelashes as well, not so in the film.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the scene were Kate and Taylor are kissing there is spirit gum visible on Kate's left eyebrow. This is because although the brown hair and eyebrows Kate has in this scene are supposed to be her own they are not. Sofia Vassilieva had her head shaved for the part.
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When the family is at the beach, Kate is wearing a nose cannula for oxygen but there is no oxygen tank visible anywhere.
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Toward the beginning of the movie where the family is outside jumping on the trampoline and blowing bubbles Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is seen blowing bubbles, but if you look at the bubble stick nothing is coming out.
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In the scene where Cameron Diaz cuts off her hair and goes to the photo booth. The cap Diaz is wearing to make it look like she shaved her head is clearly visible as she enters the booth.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

Doctors don't usually break major bad news to a family in the waiting room.
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Factual errors 

Kate's date of birth is August 22nd 1990. After Kate dies and Anna says "Each year on Kate's birthday we take a family trip to her favorite place [Montana]" - they show the family presumably in Montana bundled up in warm jackets and scarves, but summer weather in Montana tends to be in the 70s-90s. Snow is rare in Montana's summertime.
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