Film Buff Points Out Fails in Our Favorite Movies, Including 'Pretty Woman'

A film fan has pointed out some wild bloopers in blockbusters that may have gone unnoticed for years, including in Pretty Woman and Gladiator.

TikToker Donfarelli posted a clip to his account earlier this month, which has since gone viral, amassing more than 12 million views. It can be seen here.

The movie buff records his reactions as he spies inconsistencies in popular films, starting with the 1990 romance starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

The now-familiar plot, which saw Roberts nominated for a slew of awards, tells the story of prostitute Vivian falling for wealthy millionaire, Edward, as he treats her to shopping trips and fancy restaurants.

One scene sees the pair chatting over breakfast in a luxury hotel, where Edward reveals he's buying a company for $1 billion.

As Vivian tells him she didn't make it past the 11th grade, she switches from eating a croissant to a pancake.

The continuity error has been picked up by fans before, and while unconfirmed, on the IMDB page for the film it seemingly cites the reason for the gaffe.

The page says: "The pancake Vivian is eating was, for most of the scene, a croissant.

"Director Garry Marshall said he liked the performance she gave in the latter part of the scene better, so the croissant magically becomes a pancake, which she began to eat as they did more takes.

"While this may be the case, there is still a continuity issue. In the first scene with the pancake, she takes a second bite. In the next scene with the pancake in her hand, there is only one bite missing.

"Not only that, but the pancake with one bite missing has a different bite pattern and is clearly a different pancake."

Numerous people commented on the food fail in the comments, with Vis4vicious admitting: "How have I not noticed the croissant?! I've seen that movie so many times."

Chaosinbodyform wrote: "Obviously she can transform a croissant into a pancake, duh, she's Julia Roberts she can do anything."

Ashleigh Davis said: "The croissant that becomes a pancake has annoyed me since I was a child!!! Lol."

While Amanda Rains thought: "I feel like the Pretty Woman one is explainable. She was just grabbing random breakfast items Edward ordered for her."

Next up is Mel Gibson, starring in one of his most well-known roles, as William Wallace in the 1995 film Braveheart.

The excerpt shows the actor chatting, but Donfarelli pauses and zooms in on the background, where it seems a man is wearing a very modern baseball cap.

The next movie being dissected is the 2000 Roman Empire-inspired movie, Gladiator, starring Russel Crowe.

Not one, but two gaffes appear to have made the final edit, as Donfarelli films his bemused reaction.

Among the crowds in the amphitheater appears to be a man wearing a pair of jeans, while another extra in the audience seems to move a plastic water bottle out of shot.

Finally the 1985 flick Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox, appears to have an embarrassing blunder, also from an audience member.

As Fox, playing Scott Howard, dunks a basketball to win the match, the auditorium bursts into cheers and applause as fans storm the court.

In the crowd, Donfarelli spots a man in the bleachers who realizes his fly is undone, as he tries to cover his pants with his shirt.

Commenting on the compilation, Ya Heard said: "I love me a good constituency error."

Zelayazenobi admitted: "You broke me with the Pretty Woman one."

While Laineemcintyre wrote: "So much attention to detail."

However, potentially explaining some of the gaffes, Olive and Peach pointed out: "Braveheart original screen size wouldn't have had that guy visible."

Changes in TV sets and how we view media nowadays has led to previously unseen footage—at the edges of the screen—being seen by the audience due to differing aspect ratios.

When filmed and originally played, these objects, such as microphones, cables, crew members and even parts of the actor were originally off-screen.

Review blog Deep-focus.com went into more detail, saying: "This means that strips of image at the top and bottom of the frame are masked during projection—they won't be seen on a 1.85:1 screen, and they're not meant to be seen by an audience.

"The exception to the general rule about that "extra material" not being seen by an audience is television.

"Rather than cropping both sides of the 1.85:1 image to fit it on your screen, it can be more attractive to pull back from the image a little bit during the telecine—the process of transferring a film print to video tape—and reveal a little bit of the extra image on the top and bottom.

"This works best, of course, if the director and cinematographer have managed to keep that "unseen" part of the frame free of sound equipment that can dip into the top of the picture, or of camera tracks, cables, and the like that can stretch across the bottom."

Newsweek reached out to Donfarelli for comment.

Gladiator and Pretty Woman movie posters.
Gladiator and Pretty Woman movie posters. A film fan has pointed out bloopers in some blockbusters. IMDB