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Character error 

When Kenneth and Darius are at the camp and Darius asks what kind of musical instrument Kenneth has, he responds that the instrument is a zither. The instrument they are using is a mountain, or Appalachian, dulcimer. Mountain dulcimers do fall into the general zither category, but typically when people refer to zithers they mean instruments that have shorter scale lengths and many more strings, or courses, than mountain dulcimers. Calling a dulcimer a zither is like calling a viola or cello a violin simply because they fall into the general "violin family" category.
When the ad for time travel is shown in the magazine office, the ad below the time travel ad is for a 1979 Hornet Wagon. AMC produced the Hornet from 1970 to 1977.
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Continuity 

Throughout the movie, Kenneth Calloway's Datsun alternates between being freshly painted with rear window louvers and having visible patina with a plain rear window.
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When Jeff is giving Arnau the get-lucky pep talk outside the motel room Arnau's collar is down/up/down between shots before Jeff actually turns it up after giving him his sunglasses.
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In the beginning of the film when Jeff Garlin and Aubrey Plaza are having Chinese food at the table, Jeff is seen eating food with a fork, but as the scene goes on he is eating with chopsticks.
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When Darius and Arnau are sitting and watching the mailboxes, you can clearly see a Stock Sticker and a "Safety Checked" sticker on the windshield of the Escalade. Later at 14 minutes, when Jeff is going to meet Kenneth, the stock sticker is missing, but the safety check one is still present.
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Jeff gives Arnau the "Are you gay?" talk. Jeff re-shapes Arnau's collar BUT between walking into the room and sitting on the bed, the shape of Arnau's collar inexplicably changes.
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Factual errors 

When Darius reverses the van into the laser place there is the squeal of tyres (as though braking) AND the van stops BUT the brake lights do not come on.
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When Darius drives the van out of the laser place there is the squeal of tyres (as though braking) AND the van slows BUT the brake lights do not come on.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Darius is backing up the van to pick up Kenneth during the laser robbery, it is obviously a shot of the van driving forward (used a few shots later), but run backwards - exhaust goes into the tailpipe.

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