Christmas Inheritance

Christmas Inheritance (2017)

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Continuity mistake: When Gray mentions "Karen from accounting" to Ellen during the first call, she has two fingers reaching around the microphone in the side view, but she is grasping the handset with all fingers together in the previous shot. (00:33:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Ellen's dad is heading to his office in the morning, his assistant is reading out loud to other employees the article dealing with her party hijinks (the only sentence on that prop that talks about that subject, by the way). Behind her in there's a woman holding a blue clipboard - she is holding it with the right hand on the corner in the close-up, while it was the left hand in the shot before. (00:04:35)

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Continuity mistake: After her display of gymnastic (and underwear), Ellen receives the charity donation from the party guest. She says "Toys for Tots thanks you for your generosity"; at the first word she is switching hand position from the top corner of the check to the bottom corner. But at the cut, she is holding it again by the top corner. (00:03:00)

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Continuity mistake: Ellie is about to tell Jake the truth about her, but he is called away to help fix some part of the stage. The woman with the cap is screwing the mock house roughly at the point where Jake is holding the column. At the cut her hand moved at the top of the archway. (01:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: Gray blurts out at the bar Ellen's real name. Jake realises who she is, and there's a reaction shot of Gray realizing he messed up. The olive stick in his martini is in a different position than in the rest of the scene, so is the level of the drink. (01:20:05)

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Continuity mistake: Ellen squeals, scared by the hot water bottle. Fellow hotel patrons poke their head in. A guy is the first and only one, but in the next shot a woman is next to him already. (00:31:00)

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Continuity mistake: Ellen's boyfriend across the phone call at the inn the second day is walking down a road, but 3 times is back at the same crossroads with a Christmas tree and a taxi. (00:33:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Ellie is cleaning up the room, at the very beginning of the scene the candles on the table are close in the sideview and more far apart in the birdseye view. (00:37:10)

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Continuity mistake: Ellen and the charming taxi guy lift a blue robe of hers. The robe is more dirty with fake snow in the close-up than it was in the wider angle. (00:16:25)

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Continuity mistake: At the bus terminal, Ellen opens the envelope with the money with three fingers on the outer side in close-up, four fingers before and after. (00:11:55)

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Continuity mistake: During the lunch scene with Ellen and her dad, the shadows cast on the table change rather obviously depending on the camera angle. (00:07:15)

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Continuity mistake: Debbie hands Ellie the oven mitts with her right hand, at the cut she is holding them in her left hand. (01:25:35)

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Continuity mistake: Ellie hands the first leaflet picking it by the right side, but in close-up she's holding it from the top. (01:04:00)

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Plot hole: The gag about Ellen not find the 'seat number' on the bus is fun, but it makes zero sense that it happens on the moving bus, after an establishing shot of the road, even. She didn't board the bus on the fly, luggage was being loaded still. What was she doing, making still her way into the bus minutes later? (00:13:00)

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Plot hole: Snow Falls is a minuscule town with no cell phone signal, one cab, a couple buses going in and out all day. A huge snowstorm has been announced, to the point that the Sheriff had to round people up and bring them to the shelters and Jake is housing real refugees from the storm. Later the same night, Jake and Ellie go for a walk in town, which has activity, all stores open, other people taking a nice stroll in the nice foamy fake snow. There shouldn't be a soul in that kind of small town in the middle of the night regardless, but after a storm even? (00:56:10)

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Other mistake: Jake walks up to "Ellie"'s room to take her to the cafe that is just around the corner. It is plain day, but when they get to the place, it's dark. She does comment that it gets dark fast - but we talk about a day-to-night difference; his aunt even offers him dinner. (00:22:30)

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Continuity mistake: Jake hears Silent Night at the diner, and stands up. Look at the menu in front of Ellen as she asks him if he's okay; it has the right corner pointed towards her. When he walks away, the menu is tilted the exact opposite way, left corner down. (00:27:30)

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Continuity mistake: During the lunch break with dad, Ellen pitches him the idea of a Valentine party fundraiser. In one shot she has her fingers on top of her smartphone but, before and after, her hand is just in another spot on the table, by the dish. (00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: Ellen is surprised by Gray while she is hugging Jake. Eliza Taylor turned around in the first shot, head and body too, which moves to the side noticeably. But in the reverse shot she is still literally in Jake's arms. (01:07:40)

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Continuity mistake: Jim Langford meets his daughter in the boardroom; as the scene begins, when the camera is behind Neil Crone he is standing with his arms folded towards the centre, but in between he is shown from the front and his arms are straight down his side. (00:05:05)

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