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You've Got Mail - Reappearing Caviar
Fairly early in the movie, at the party, Kathleen Kelley (Meg Ryan) finds out that the "Joe" she met earlier is really Joe Fox of the Fox bookstore chain. They get to arguing while they're going around the buffet table at this party.
Joe takes a big scoop of caviar while they're going at it, and Kathleen corrects him, "What are you doing? That caviar is a garnish!" He gives her a defiant look and takes another heaping spoonful of the caviar...which is now completely whole and restored. There is no sign of where he took his last serving from. (There is a close up of the caviar plate both times.)
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andrewmccarthyfan writes:
Actually, you are all wrong. The original scoop never goes away. I just watched the movie and looked for this "slip-up." But it isn't there. Tom scoops some caviar, and then Meg says, "That caviar is a garnish," and then he scoops more. But, you CAN see the original scoop. This isn't a slip-up.
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leatla68 writes:
Actually, you are both wrong. Joe Fox takes a scoop of caviar garnish. Kathleen Kelly starts ranting about it being a garnish so he takes another bigger scoop of garnish. The original scoop has not reappeared on the platter. That is the last time you see the platter. Kathleen then scoops some off of Joe's plate and replaces it but we never see the platter again.
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kris writes:
I am one of the biggest fans of this movie and I examined this scene earlier today. It shows him take a scoop and then she states that the caviar is a garnish. It then shows him take another scoop but the caviar never reappears. It is very clear in the scene that the scoop that he took out earlier is still missing.
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Sha writes:
There is no slip-up, but everyone is confused about which "plate" they are talking about. He first takes a spoonfull of caviar and puts it on his own plate. After her objection, he again uses the spoon to scoop more caviar and put it on his plate with the first scoopfull. At a glance, it does sort of look like all the caviar is still on the buffet table plate, but it's not. He's taking such large spoonfulls that some of it is falling back onto the plate and may look like it's full. Only after the second spoonfull does Meg come over and start to spoon it back off his plate and onto the buffet plate. Chapter 11 on DVD.
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KyraRune writes:
I saw this when the movie first came out. What you need to do is watch Meg. She removes the caviar from his plate and puts it back while he is not looking.
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