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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Poster

Goofs

Factual errors 

When Dodge and Penny get in the Smart car lent to them by Speck the radio is tuned to 107.2 - US stations are spaced 200khz on odd frequencies. A correct frequency would have been 107.1 or 107.3.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Dodge is listening to the LP record and the power goes out you can hear the audio as the record slows down. The audio should have gone off immediately with the small receiver shown.
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Continuity 

When Dodge and Penny go to Olivia's parents' house, Penny breaks the window. They then enter the house, and you can see the window in the background, unbroken. Then a few seconds later, another shot occurs and the window is broken again.
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When Penny and Dodge are sitting at the table in Olivia's house, Penny's arm changes position inconsistently between shots.
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When they are eating at Olivia's parents' house, the position of Dodge's fork changes position.
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Errors in geography 

This is supposed to take place in NJ, but when they go to Camden, they show a very suburban, upper middle class area. Camden NJ is totally urban, and one of the poorest and most crime ridden cities in the US.
The movie is supposed to be set on the east coast of the US but it is clearly being shot in California.
There are no ocean beaches at the base of cliffs, like the one Penny and Dodge visit, in the New Jersey / Delaware region.
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Factual errors 

Dodge's cleaning lady is at his home on the day the asteroid is going to hit. She says it's a Thursday, and yet the news announcer tells everyone to set their clocks forward that night for Daylight Saving Time - which always happens on a Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Miscellaneous 

Dodge grabs the dog from his apartment during the riot and carries him down the fire escape, when they flee Penny's apartment the dog is on a leash.
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Plot holes 

Speck has several Smart Cars for his fleet for use after the post-apocalyptic world. However, these vehicles are parked above ground, in the open, outside his shelter and Speck should know that all these vehicles would be incinerated by the effects of the meteor.
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Revealing mistakes 

Dodge pulls out the vinyl album "Scott", Scott Walker's first solo album. He takes record out of sleeve puts it on turntable but "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" plays. This was by The Walker Brothers and was not on the album in question. Additionally, the following song that plays "Stay With Me Baby" does not appear on the album "Scott." Nor does it appear on the album "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore." The two tracks only appear together on later released compilation albums.
When Dodge is driving the truck, the gear shift is still in Park.
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Spoilers

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Factual errors 

The plane Dodge loads a sleeping Penny into is a Cessna 2-seater (either a 152 or a 150). Both models have a max range of around 400 miles. Neither would make it to England from anywhere on the east coast of the US.
The announcer on the TV at the end says that the asteroid Matilda is arriving one week earlier to Earth than expected. If this were the case, then due to the trajectory of an asteroid and the velocity at which the planet moves in orbit, the two would no longer collide with that great of a mistake in timing unless either there was a mass conspiracy to lie about the timing of the asteroid or for some reason the planet stopped moving in orbit for some undetermined reason.
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