Game Night

Continuity mistake: When they're trying to bribe the "pregnant corpse" lady, in shots from the front the $10 bill is perfectly flat on the table, but from the back the front half is noticeably kinked upwards. Then when he starts sliding more money over, the $10 is flattened out.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Factual error: Max could not have been accidentally shot when Annie drops the revolver. She dropped it when she was startled by firing it into the ceiling so the hammer would still be sitting on the spent/empty shell casing. The trigger or hammer must be pulled back in order for the cylinder of a revolver to rotate to the next live chamber.

Continuity mistake: Right after Max kisses the hand of Ryan's ditzy date, the shot cuts. In the first shot, her hand is still up, but instantly in the next shot, it's down by her side.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Brooks is telling the embarrassing story about Max trying to give himself oral sex, at one point you see Kevin reach up and start to scratch his chin. The shot cuts, and suddenly both of his hands are down, and he's no longer scratching his chin.

TedStixon

Deliberate mistake: When Michelle brings up the photo of "Fake Denzel" on her phone, she says she put it into a hidden folder. Problem? She only presses on her phone once (based on the sound you hear), and has the photo up and filling the screen within about one second. Totally preposterous. Obviously, it was done that way to keep the scene moving quickly... but there's no way a single button press and a timespan of about one second is going to bring up and maximize a photo from a hidden folder on her phone.

TedStixon

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: The very faint click you hear could be her phone unlocking, so we don't know how often she taps the screen. That said, yes, it's unlikely she'd be able to access the photo that fast.

I don't understand this correction, because it literally just seems to reinforce the original mistake. Unlocking her phone wouldn't instantly bring up a photo in a hidden folder.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Michelle tells the kidnappers "We got you the list!" right before Gary shows up, she goes from facing down at the ground to facing up at the kidnappers instantly between cuts.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Max and Brooks are having their heart-to-heart conversation on the bridge (while they are being held at gunpoint), the directions they are facing instantly changes between edits a few times. Sometimes they are facing forward... sometimes they are facing each other... etc.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: After Max says "That's great... now they're gonna kill my brother," he turns to face Annie and then starts turning his again right as the shot cuts. The scene cuts to a different angle, and he is instantly facing straight forward and not moving at all.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When the group is playing Jenga to distract Gary, and Ryan snaps at Annie to make a decision, pay attention. In the first shot, Annie has her hand on her chin like she's thinking, but instantly between cuts, her hand is down on the table.

TedStixon

Revealing mistake: During the car chase, there are a few brief moments where you can get a look at the stunt-drivers who are driving the cars in the wideshots. They look similar to the actors... but not exactly the same.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: During the car chase, there are a few moments where the background we see outside of the car windows doesn't quite match the background we see outside when we get wideshots of the cars driving. It usually matches, but there's 2 or 3 moments where it doesn't scatter throughout the scene.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When the two actors playing the "kidnappers " (who are part of the actual "game") break in and realise Ron the "FBI agent" was punched, pay attention. Between shots, the actors playing the "kidnappers" go from practically being shoulder-to-shoulder to suddenly being about 4 feet apart between cuts. (It happens when the one actor lifts off his mask).

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Ryan is explaining fight clubs, Annie starts to munch on a carrot. Right before the shot cuts, about half the carrot is sticking out of her mouth, and she's holding it with both hands. Instantly between cuts, she's eaten almost the entire carrot and is only holding it with one hand.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: At Brooks' house, when Sarah makes a joke about Ryan believing in "everything he reads", she goes from smiling to pouting instantly between cuts.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Max and Annie are kissing and talking about having kids on the plane, the way they are holding each other changes instantly between shots a few times. (Ex. In some shots, Max's hands are on Annie's shoulders, while in other shots, he's holding her face, etc).

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: The size, shape and location of the smear of blood on the Bulgarian's forehead changes slightly a few times from when he wakes up to the point he is knocked out again a few minutes later.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Max is telling Annie about his plan to crash the car into the plane, Annie goes from facing sideways at Max to facing forward instantly between edits.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Gary is explaining that he set up the kidnapping, throughout the scene, the directions the various characters are facing and the positions they are standing in change repeatedly between shots depending on the angle.

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: The two streaks of "blood" coming out of Gary's mouth change size and position repeatedly throughout the remainder of the scene after he is "shot" by the kidnappers. (Sometimes the streaks are thinner... sometimes thicker... sometimes close together... sometimes further apart... etc. It depends on the camera angle).

TedStixon

Continuity mistake: When Annie points to the bridge and says "There it is! Fourth street!" her arm is lifted and pointing to the window. The scene then cuts to Kevin, and you can see in the background that Annie's arm has instantly gone down between cuts.

TedStixon

Ryan: You're like a double threat. Brains... and you're British.

More quotes from Game Night

Trivia: In the scene where Max and Annie talk about their potential future child, there's a throwaway line about child-actors not amounting to much later in life - a bit of an inside joke, as Max is played by Jason Bateman, the rare child-actor whose career actually improved after he became an adult.

TedStixon

More trivia for Game Night

Question: Was any of the movie shot on film? IMDb has Arri and RED digital cameras listed, but there are couple scenes (especially early on) that seem to have noticeable graininess that looks much more like traditional film grain than the digital "noise" you sometimes get in modern movies.

TedStixon

More questions & answers from Game Night

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.