Continuity mistake: During the scene between Piper Perabo and Melanie Lynskey, outside Violet's apartment in Chinatown, Melanie's character, Gloria, is wearing sunglasses on her head. Looking closely, you can notice the overhead lighting reflecting in her sunglasses. Apparently, the sunglasses were not dirtied enough for the light to disappear. (00:07:25)
Continuity mistake: When Violet goes to talk to Lil for the first time to ask for a job, Lil asks to see her arms. Violet holds out both arms, and Lil takes Violet's right arm in both hands, commenting on her burn scar (you see a close-up). In the very next scene, Lil is holding both of Violet's arms, one in each hand. (00:21:45)
Continuity mistake: When Gloria is saying goodbye to Violet outside Violet's new apartment and they hug, Violet has her arm up around Gloria's head, but a second later the camera shows the pair of them from a different angle and their arm positions have changed. (00:08:20)
Continuity mistake: When Gloria is talking to Violet just after they have arrived in New York, when they are standing' outside the car, Violets hair is curly and a lot of it is flowing over the front of her shoulders. Whenever there is a shot from the back, her hair is not so curly and pushed behind her shoulders. It continues to do this throughout the scene.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Violet and Kevin are getting intimate, Violet starts taking Kevins jacket off. The jacket is only half way down but in the next shot his jacket is already off and she starts taking his shirt off.
Audio problem: When Violet is singing on her rooftop, her song sounds exactly like a studio-recording, with vocal-effects and all. How could this be when she isn't even singing into a microphone?
Factual error: In the scene where Violet gets her tapes back outside her apartment, she looks at an envelope with HER name as the sending address and the company as the return address. This is possible, however, the envelope would not be stamped "unsolicited mail" if it was re-packaged by the company. An unsolicited stamp would be there, like all the other envelopes, if it was being returned to her in the original envelope, with her name as the RETURN address, instead of the sending address. (01:19:25)
Continuity mistake: On Violet's first night at "Coyote Ugly," the girls are on the bar dancing to "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." Lil and Violet are behind the bar. Violet says to Lil "I can't do that dance." The scene then goes back to the girls on the bar and Lil is the only one behind the bar dancing. In the very next scene, Lil gives Violet her coat and some money. The scene went from Violet and Lil standing together, to Lil being the only one behind the bar, back to Violet and Lil standing together in three seconds. (00:28:30)
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Violet writes "Right Kind of Wrong," she plays the first two chords of the song backwards on the keyboard. The chords in the song go from a higher chord to a lower chord, and she plays as if it was the other way, moving her right hand from the lower notes to the higher notes on the keyboard. (00:08:50)
Factual error: In the opening scene, Violet says "hero", but they're called "subs" in Jersey. Heroes are a Pennsylvania term.
Continuity mistake: When Violet (Jersey) is singing at the dome palace the microphone is in her left hand first, then the camera changes angles and it's in her right and very quickly changes to her left again. (01:30:10)
Continuity mistake: When Piper leaves her apartment to go to the open mike and when she returns from the open mike, she's got two sets of her hair braided. However, at the open mike, her hair isn't braided. (00:15:55)