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6 Movie Mistakes to Spot in Marley and Me

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Movie mistakes are fun to spot—there are even entire websites dedicated to detailing every little mistake to be found in thousands and thousands of films! Movie mistakes are common because they are almost inevitable to avoid, no matter how much attention to detail is paid during production.

Marley and Me (2008) comedy-drama film which tells the story of a rambunctious dog who is adopted by a married couple. The film, like all films, contains its share of mistakes. The following are 6 interesting movie mistakes you can spot in Marley & Me.

Audio Mistake
During the scene where Josh and Jenny’s young infant is crying, the child’s face is visible as Jenny hands him over to Josh. However, once you see the infant’s face, it is very obvious that the child isn’t crying. The audio was likely added in post-production, but their facial expression creations a visual error.

Continuity Mistake
During the scene where Sebastian and John meet in the beach bar to discuss their problems, there are numerous people walking by in the background. In every shot change, however, the people who are walking by are clearly different.

Continuity Mistake
In the scene where Josh and Marley visit the beach together, Josh is shown with visible sweat marks on the front of his t-shirt. In the first shot where the sweat marks appear, they are shown as a single line down his shirt. However, during the scene, the shape of the sweat marks changes several times–first to various sweat marks scattered across the shirt, back to the single line, and so on.

Continuity Mistake
In the scene where John is driving home with Marley in the car, Marley can be seen sitting without his collar on. However, when John pulls into the driveway and Marley is shown, his collar is suddenly around his neck.

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Historical Mistake
The film is set during the 1990s. However, there are many noticeably modern cars visible in many shots.

Continuity Mistake
In the scene where John takes Marley to the Obedience School, the dogs in the background continually change with each shot. For example, a distinct Husky can be seen behind John and Marley in one shot; however in the next shot, the Husky is gone and replaced by a different dog. The Husky continually disappears and reappears throughout the Obedience School scene.

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Why Cheers is One of the Best Sitcoms Ever Made

Thanks to popular streaming services, I had the recent pleasure of re-watching one of my favorite TV programs from my childhood, the wonderful series known as Cheers. I almost felt a little apprehensive.  Would it hold up after not having seen it for the last fifteen years?  I hadn’t seen more than a handful of episodes in that time and I wondered if it was as good as I remembered.

Not to worry, it was as good as I remember.

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The best thing about Cheers is the well defined characters and their interactions and of course the chemistry with each cast member.  It’s such a simple set-up: a Boston bar, owned by former Major League relief pitcher Sam Malone, a little whole in the wall that’s nothing special, with a zany bunch of regulars that more or less spend their entire lives sitting and drinking.  Who needs to work and pay bills?

Sam Malone was a booze hound, ladies’ man, and local hero turned bar owner.  He’s not the brightest but he’s a tough minded man who knows what he wants.  The best counter to him is Diane Chambers, an over educated college drop out who finds herself trapped at Cheers working for tips and having to duke it out with the heathens.  Of course she and Sam fall madly in love.

Carla Tortelli can’t stand Diane and lets her know how she feels.  Carla works at Cheers as a waitress, has a gazillion kids and is pregnant most of the time in the early season and has an acerbic wit that can match any tough guy that comes in; in fact, she is the resident tough guy!

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Clive Clavin, US postal worker and proud of it, anchors the end of the bar along with Norm Peterson.  Cliff can never shut up, he’s always spouting off useless information even when no one is listening.  Everyone knows Norm, he is the pillar of Cheers, the one who has been there since they invented beer, and is either looking for another job or another beer.

In later seasons, we see Coach, the dumb but good natured bartender, get replaced by Woody, the dumb but good natured farm boy from Indiana.  And when Diane leaves, she gets replaced by Rebecca, who takes over management duties of the bar, much to the chagrin of Sam.  We also see the development of psychiatrist Frasier Crane, who gets his own spin-off when Cheers leaves the air, and his disaster of a marriage to Lilith, who is robotic yet beautiful.

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I spent a lot of this text on the characters of Cheers and not the actual show on purpose.  This show is the characters.  And that’s why I love it so much.