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Anachronisms 

The opening credits show a TI-83 Plus calculator, which was released in 2001.
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Pavement's "Cut Your Hair" was released as a single on January 7, 1994.
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The movie is set in 1993, but poster in Brandy's room is from the 22nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival (butterfly with a mandolin as the body) which was in June of 1995.
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In the theater, the Pepsi logo on a cup wasn't used until the late 90s.
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When Cameron and Amber kiss on the couch "Fade into You" by Mazzy Star is playing in the background, a song which didn't premier on MTV until late October 1993, whereas the movie takes place in the summer of '93.
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When Brandy (Aubrey Plaza) sings The Wind Beneath My Wings, to get back her friends, Wendy (Sarah Steele) makes a reference to the famous Jerry Maguire "You had me at hello" line, which was only released in 1996.
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The phrase "Shut the front door!" was not in popular usage in 1993. That phrase originated with radio personality Jason "Buckethead" Bailey on his show "The Buckethead Show" on WJRR in Orlando, Florida, which didn't begin airing until 2000.
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Character error 

When Brandy tells Fiona that Fiona missed the turn, Brandy points forward and continues to point forward. If Fiona had missed the turn, they would have already passed it, so Brandy should be pointing backwards.
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Continuity 

When Brandy gets out of the pool after "saving" Willy, he grabs her ankle. In the next few shots, the ankle he is holding changes from left to right several times.
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When Brandy does a keg stand at the party her underwear is visible, showing that it is Saturday, but when she goes into work at the pool the next say she tells Willy that it is Monday.
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The entries on Brandy's list appear, disappear and change order between shots as she writes it.
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Factual errors 

Chip calls Amber from Las Vegas where he is seeing Phish. Phish did not play their first Las Vegas show until 1996.
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Brandy's original to-do list mentions "stationary" for writing to her friends. A language geek like her would not make that mistake.
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