Corrected entry: When Jake shows Sy the action figure he picked up in the store, there is a shot of the figurine in the box. The title and text on the box is almost all in Japanese writing, including a little yellow text box, on the top right of the plastic covering, and in the shot of the back of the box, most of the writing is in Japanese as well. It's unlikely that a product that was released in a major American mall, would leave most of the writing on the product it was selling, in a foreign language. While many stores import products and leave the writing in the foreign language, malls like the one in the film would never import items like this, unless it was on special request. It wouldn't see much profit from importing an product like that.
Corrected entry: During the brief scene when Sy is taking pictures of his boss's daughter, he is hand holding the camera. Later, when his boss is flipping through the pictures causing them to come in closer with each print, the pictures are in focus AND the overall exposure stays consistent. Handholding a Point & Shoot Camera with a Telephoto zoom will decrease the f-stop, causing it to let in less light and produce a fair amount of camera shake.
Corrected entry: When the son brings in his "gift" disposable camera to be developed, he places it on the counter. When he does this, the green "flash ready" light is on. The camera then cuts to Sy, then back to the camera on the counter. The "flash ready" light is no longer on. (00:44:05)
Corrected entry: In scene 27 When Sy enters Room 511 he puts a sticker with the word 'Glossy' on it over the peep hole - in the next shot when he bursts into the room you can see that the sticker is not on the door anymore.
Corrected entry: In the car scene where the mother discovers that the husband is having an affair, the son looks in the passenger side wing mirror and sees Sy's car. This would have been impossible as the mirror would have been adjusted for the mother to see out of, plus a child of his size would barly been able to see the mirror. (00:54:15)
Corrected entry: Jake Yorkin wants to buy an action figure from Neon Genesis Evangelion, he explains to Sy that it's a good guy and that it is about 20 feet tall, however if you have watched the movie "The End Of Evangelion" you'd know that it's one of about 12 similar bad guys that bring forth the apocalypse and kill Asuka, also these "Eva's" are more likely to be about 200 feet tall.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Sy is getting fired, Sy states something to the effect that he has never messed up anyone's film the entire time he has worked there. Unfortunately, a short time before, Yoshi reminded him that he had cut directly through a negative once again. Sy acknowledges this and recommends giving the customer a free roll of film for their trouble.
Corrected entry: When Bill is firing Sy, he tells Sy to finish out the week. No manager is going to tell a flaky, unstable, unpredictable employee suspected of stealing, etc. to finish out the week.
Corrected entry: It seems that Sy gets fired because the counter on the machine that prints the photos was out of sync with what the photo booth had actually charged customers for because Sy had been making extra copies of the photos for himself. We know from the photos on his wall at his apartment that he had been doing this for many years, why did the store only just notice?
Corrected entry: I don't understand why a photo developer at a store would have the key to the knife case. Also wouldn't the knife case be watched by a clerk or even a camera in case someone did try to steal one?
Corrected entry: There are several shots of the SavMart that show a lot of wide, open floor space at the front of the store. Stores like that never waste floor space that can be used for special displays of soda cases, holiday merchandise, bargain bins, etc. Usually it's hard to even maneuver around them.
Corrected entry: The black-and-white photo Sy picks up at a flea market and passes off as a picture of his mother appears to be a high school graduation photo from the late 1950s or early 1960s. This would make Sy and his mother approximately the same age.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Robin Williams is calling Maya Burson's hotel room, (he first asked for Will Yorkin but there was no room for him, so he asked for Maya Burson's room). Robin Williams calls Room Service and says he would like to cancel the lunch order for Will Yorkin. If the room is under Maya Burson's name how did they know which room Will Yorkin was in?