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Birdcage, The - Daddy's Little Girl Grows Up.......In 1 Hour and 59 Minutes.
Go to the first of the movie when Gene Hackman says his first lines. One of the first things he says is "Certainly not! You're not even 18!" later toward the end of the movie when Robin Williams and him are talking Robin Williams asks Gene Hackman what he thought about the marriage.
He says "Well he's 21 and she's only 18...." This is obviously a slipup.
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Victoria on 03-19-2000
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Comments:
Damian Lowflower writes:
This probably isn't a slip-up. When a dad is hollering at his daughter about a maturity issue, a two-week difference means that "she's not 18." But when he's trying to make a point to another adult, she can be rounded off to 18 as far off as three and four months.
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xfmad writes:
If you check the film, he actually says, "You're not even 19," not 18. That's what I heard him say, but if anyone has the DVD version to get subtitles, then please help verify this for me.
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seraph writes:
Or he could have just been estimating the second time. She may have been close enough to 18 that he just considered her that age. I've seen it done.
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Purple writes:
There's an inconsistency about the son's age as well. When Robin Williams goes to Val's mother at the ad agency to say Val's getting married, the mother asks, "How old is he?" And Robin Williams replies, "20."
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bunnystew writes:
The movie may have been an hour and 59 minutes, but it covered more time than that. It covered a few days. It does sound like poor scripting, but not impossible that she had a birthday.
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Bluebrit writes:
I agree with Damian. Even if you're a month away from your 18th birthday, someone who is talking about you and wanted to state your age, wouldn't say, "well, she's 17 and 10 1/2 months, or she's 18 in 2 weeks". Obviously, they would round it off to the closest age. Which would be 18 in this case. I know when I'm talking about my two teenagers, I always round their ages off to the closest year.
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Christine writes:
Think about it..I know that at least in a case with my dad if I was under 18 he would say 17. Being 18 or under 18 is a BIG difference..ESPECIALLY to parents.
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Dave writes:
Don't you think that they would have shown something as important as a birthday party?
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