Corrected entry: When Melanie outs Bobby Ray at the honky-tonk by saying that he should go to a gay bar, one of the other characters uses the wrong name when he asks why "Billy Ray" would go to a gay bar.
Corrected entry: When Melanie and Jake meet in the house for the first time in the film, he jerks the phone cord out of the wall. Later, when he doesn't want to talk to her, he unplugs the phone cord from the back of the phone to keep it from ringing. We never see the phone cord repaired from the rip out of the wall.
Corrected entry: The movie's Southern location is in Southern Alabama, near Greenville, Alabama to be exact. But when Jake goes to get into his truck to go to the beach to do the lightning/sand thing, an inspection sticker for the state of Georgia is visible in the truck window behind the driver' seat. Georgia, outside Atlanta, is where that segment was filmed. Somebody forgot to take the sticker out of the window when the film company rented the truck.
Corrected entry: When the caterers start arriving for Melanie and Andrew's southern wedding, one of the trucks is a big red one with the name "3 Cheers Party Rentals" on it with several big cities named where it has offices. A quick check of this company on the Internet shows the company began in 2007. "Sweet Home Alabama" was released in 2002, five years BEFORE the company was started.
Corrected entry: When Melanie wakes up and sees the divorce papers signed by Jake, it's just his signature. There's a visible place for the witness to sign and it isn't signed by anybody. Later, when Melanie is about the sign the papers, there again is no witness to his signature. (00:54:20)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Melanie's dad is re-enacting the civil war battle, notice in the background the Union Soldiers are carrying a 50 state flag. At that point in time the U.S. didn't quite have that many states. (01:08:25)
Corrected entry: Every time you see Melanie's engagement ring from Andrew, look closely, it doesn't fit. If she picked out her own ring, why would she get one that looks to be about three sizes too big?
Corrected entry: During the scene when Melanie shows up on Jake's front porch, his jaw drops when she asks him to sign the divorce papers and he realizes who she is. Are we to believe that she's changed so much that even her husband can't recognize her?
Corrected entry: When Melanie is walking down the street in Alabama when she first gets there and is talking to Bobby Ray, he says he'd been reading about her on the internet. If this were true, Melanie would have to be using either her last name Smooter, or he would have to know her 'Melanie Carmichael' alias, which he doesn't know about until later in the movie. (00:30:15)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Melanie is in the backyard at the Carmichael plantation looking for Bobby Ray, Colonel Murphry says he cant find the fuse, Bobby Ray then pulls it out of his back pocket but he wouldn't have had time to put it there between the time when he sees Melanie and runs around the bushes to her.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Pearl is helping Melaine get ready for her wedding, Pearl's hair is clipped back on the right side and in the next shot it is clipped back on the left side
Corrected entry: When Melanie first arrives in town, she sees Bobby Ray and asks about the "Little woman". If she knew he was gay, why bother asking, it's not as if she was trying to cover because they were in public. If you look in the background, no extras are anywhere near the two.
Corrected entry: When Melanie is talking to Josh's mother at her bar, the mother in law raises a box with her left hand, but in the next shot she is holding the box with her right arm. (00:37:40)
Corrected entry: When Melanie first goes to Jake's house the dog is barking while they're talking. They say shut up Aaron but at the end of the movie when they are at the reception the dog starts barking and they say shut up Brian instead of Aaron.
Corrected entry: Melanie's clothes get increasingly "countrified" the more time she spends in Alabama, but where did these frilly flowered blouses and cowboy boots come from? It seems unlikely that she would buy them (if she had we should have been allowed to witness it, as it would have been a major plot point,) and even more unlikely that she would have brought them with her.
Corrected entry: When Melanie's parents are arguing about the volume on the television while on the phone, Pearl says, "They could have heard it all the way at Joe and Lurlynn's house" but Lurlynn is married to Clinton, not Joe.
Corrected entry: After Melanie goes to Alabama and uses her key to get into Jake's house, Wayne comes to arrest her and they start naming off crimes she has done. Jake talks about the stockyard and Melanie says "Like I could tip a cow by myself!" It is in fact impossible to tip a cow, and growing up in a small rural town, they would know that.