The Gourmet Detective

The Gourmet Detective (2015)

31 mistakes - chronological order

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Continuity mistake: Maggie arrives home and puts the shopping bags and her handbag on the kitchen isle, next to her daughter. The handbag rolls sideways, but in the following shot it is straight and with its strap adjusted differently. (00:03:00)

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Continuity mistake: Henry's assistant mentions Duquette calling; she has her arms lowered seen from behind, but when she replies that he didn't say the reason, she is holding the phone in front of her chest. (00:03:20)

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Continuity mistake: Maggie's clumsiness burnt the tasty dish, but the gourmet detective hands her and her unlikely date a spare portion. During the sequence that follows, her fork switches hand and is lowered or raised without continuity between cuts. (00:06:25)

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Continuity mistake: Henry does the whole Sherlock Holmes thingy deducing specific aspects of people's lives based on observation. Easy one with Maggie, guessing she's divorced. When he explains how he guessed it, her hand holding the glass from above changes position between shots. (00:07:55)

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Continuity mistake: Henry accepted the case and is in the kitchen talking to the chef. Throughout the conversation, the movement of the various extras is in compartments; when they get out of frame, they do not appear in the next shot. (00:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: Dinner is served, the first dish at least. The person at the head of the table makes a remark to Raymond saying they should have the same bold choice; during this exchange, Henry reaches for his glass. Next shot, not a split a second has passed, and yet in the foreground you can spot to the very right of the frame that he's already drinking. (00:15:30)

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Continuity mistake: Ian Jenkin stands to make an announcement. In the wide shot, the man at headtable has his right hand on the table, but in the next close-up he's putting down a coffee cup. (00:17:10)

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Continuity mistake: Ian Jenkin dies taking the tablecloth with him. During this sequence, the bistro owner grabs his glass of wine twice in two different shots, in one of which Pauline Duquette is still sitting down; she got up promptly just in the previous shot. (00:17:40)

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Continuity mistake: Inspector Maggie Price arrives on the crime scene; the first time we see the coroner near the body, the left hand of the deceased has just a tiny bit of tablecloth underneath it. It has a much larger portion in the overhead shots that follow. (00:18:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Henry meets Maggie, in official capacity this time, the conversation has continuity errors in the hand position of Brooke Burns. She points the finger at him, lowers the hand as he says "I know you!", but the hand is back up and pointing in the next shot. Likewise, when she asks him if he's a witness, her hand goes from closed to open to closed again. (00:19:20)

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Revealing mistake: The protagonist is in the interrogation room. The clock on the wall shows 10:10, and stays that way throughout the scene, which lasts longer than a minute, close to two. (00:19:40 - 00:21:30)

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Other mistake: Captain Forsyth is looking at the dossier about The Gourmet Detective; the interrogation happens in the evening with everyone still dressed for the formal dinner, but the file was printed at 9 AM. There's no reason why the police would have printed that file at that time of the day. (00:23:15)

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Continuity mistake: Captain Forsyth tosses on the table the dossier with Henry's data. The position on the table changes between shots - just look at how the corners of the folder stick out from the stacked papers underneath it. (00:23:20)

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Character mistake: During their bickering about the coffee, the idea is that the officers just drank some coffee made from beans coming from excrements of rhesus macaque. That's how the civet coffee is made; macaques merely chew and spit the beans, they do not 'process' them (that'd be the kopi luwak that he references immediately after). (00:27:00)

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Continuity mistake: Maggie's hand position on the wheel is inconsistent between shots in the scene when Henry is bagging some of the junk piled up in her car. (00:29:15)

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Revealing mistake: In the close-up with Maggie ending the call to the office ("Bailey's Office"), the display indicates that the call lasted a whole 8 seconds. That is, needless to say, disproportionately short. (00:32:05)

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Continuity mistake: Henry tells Maggie that his assistant will look into the name "Todd Armand" from the note. In the background, a production assistant character is walking about - but he is coming from a different direction in foreground when Maggie starts getting salty about the gourmet detective's proactivity. (00:34:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the dynamic duo finds Oliver lying on the carpet, he changes position between shots - the tie is under his outstretched arm in the second one. (00:37:20)

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Continuity mistake: At Raymond's house, the detectives talk with him and with Peter. When Peter says that business was benefitting from the perceived rivalry, the wine in his glass suddenly goes down an inch between shots. (00:47:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the gourmet detective tells Maggie that those are the best ribs she'll ever have, his hands go from fists to open at the cut. (00:49:40)

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