Along Came Polly

Continuity mistake: When Reuben and Sandy are talking in the street after the play disaster, and Sandy is telling Reuben about the fake E! True Hollywood Story, Reuben's tie keeps changing. In one shot, the tie has a dimple and is in a full windsor knot, and in other shots, the tie has no dimple and appears to be in a half-windsor knot.

Visible crew/equipment: When Reuben is playing racquet ball with Leland van Lew, you can see the camera crew in the reflection of the glass wall. Also, the reflection of the lighting rig with a crew member standing beside it can be seen in Leland's glasses. (00:52:15)

Continuity mistake: When Reuben and his client are playing racquetball, the client smashes against the wall and his tooth falls out. He shows the tooth to Reuben and the hole in in his teeth where it used to be, but in the next shot, Reuben's client smiles and all his teeth are in place. (00:53:30)

Continuity mistake: When Sandy is dressed as Judas Iscariot, he is wearing a wig and a fake beard. He is clean shaven. The very next scene he has a three-day shadow, but only minutes have elapsed. (01:12:40)

Other mistake: The scenes that are supposedly located in St. Bart's have Chinaman's Hat in the background, which is a distinctive Hawaiian landmark.

Visible crew/equipment: When Reuben and Stan have a joint pee, there is a front shot near the end of the scene where the rectangular stage lights are reflected in Stan's glasses, which looks quite awkward because the white bars cover his irises. (00:14:20)


Continuity mistake: In the bathroom scene Reuben turns on the shower. A little later a bewildered Polly is looking at the bottom of the door door, from where thick steam clouds emanate. When it cuts back inside to Reuben, the steam is moving up and nowhere near the door. (00:34:00)


Continuity mistake: When Reuben "accidentally" bumps into Polly at her apartment for the first time, he sees her crouching on the floor trying to find her keys in her purse. Next to her is a shopping bag with a loofah in it, whose handle keeps dramatically changing position in each shot. (00:24:50)

Continuity mistake: When Reuben makes his toast at his wedding Lisa is holding her hands in front of her belly, but when the camera angle changes when he says "I knew she's the one" her arms are hanging down. (00:04:25)


Continuity mistake: When Lisa comes back and sits on the sofa, her hair is hanging straight down her back, but it suddenly falls over her shoulder between shots. (00:57:20)


Continuity mistake: While talking in the parking lot, Polly's shawl changes from wrapped loosely around her shoulders to tight around her neck. When tighter, her purse strap is also more prominent. (00:41:10)


Continuity mistake: When Reuben and Lisa lie on the beach he goes through the real-estate page of his newspaper. He draws a circle around one of the ads at the top of the page, but when we see a close-up of the page the circle is somewhere down towards the middle. (00:05:35)


Continuity mistake: For the arrival at St. Bart three different planes are used: The shadow on the ocean belongs to a single-propeller machine, the following close-up shows two engines and an antenna on top of the cockpit, and when the plane lands the antenna is gone and the engines are much smaller. (00:04:45)


Continuity mistake: When Reuben and Sandy are playing basketball for the first time, Sandy's t-shirt is tucked under in one shot, and the next it is fine and untucked.

Continuity mistake: When Polly meets Reuben for the first time, the napkin switches form her left to her right hand between shots when the camera angle changes. (00:19:05)


Continuity mistake: After Reuben's arrival in Los Angeles, where he is supposed to meet Leland van Lew, he sees him entering the service elevator. They go up to the rooftop together from where Leland does a base jump, using a parachute that he is wearing under his jacket. However, when we saw him at the ground floor there was nothing under his jacket: in the front the belt should have been partly visible, and also the bulge in the back wasn't there. (00:35:40)


Continuity mistake: While Polly is showing Reuben her ideas for the children's book, her arm and bracelet positions change as the view switches from behind to in front of her, and back. (00:52:50)


Continuity mistake: In one of the salsa club scenes, when Polly asks Reuben when kind of guy he really is, a group of chatting people appears in the background behind Reuben between shots. (00:42:45)


Continuity mistake: When Reuben returns from St. Bart he removes the throw pillows from the bed, which has a bent wooden back with sharp edges. In the next shot, when he goes to bed, the wooden back is flat and has round edges. (00:11:45)

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Suggested correction: It does not change.

Continuity mistake: When Reuben and Polly go to that Latin club to dance, after he's had salsa lessons, you see the guitarist pointing to encourage him. Now, he looks as if he's a left-handed guitar player, but a minute later you see him in the background playing right-handed. If you look for it, you can see that his guitar is a Gibson, and on the "lefty" scene the logo on the headstock is obviously reversed, which means the shot got mirrored in post-production.

Reuben Feffer: Ahh... rat in the house.
Polly Prince: That's not a rat, that's my ferret.

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Trivia: Polly explains to Reuben that she's travelled to many exotic places (Singapore, Costa Rica, etc.). The last place that she lists is Buffalo, New York, which is the city that Jennifer Aniston's (Polly) last movie, Bruce Almighty (2003), took place in.

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