Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son's birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn't tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher!Written by
Anthony Pereyra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There are two celebrity cameos within the first two minutes of the film. 1) Chris Darden - As Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is leaving the court building, he is asked "Hey Fletcher! How did it go in there?" by the real-life Chris Darden, the lawyer that prosecuted O.J. Simpson. Fletcher replies "Just another victory for the wrongfully accused!" to which Darden comments "Yeah right!" which is a cynical play on O.J. Simpson being "wrongfully accused" for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson. 2) Randall Craig "Tex" Cobb, who was in the original Ace Ventura as "Gruff Man" is seen going into the court building and asking if Fletcher wants his coat back See more »
The airport's call-sign should be "Los Angeles Tower" or "Los Angeles Ground" instead of "Control 19". As for the airline, Tower Air, its radio call-sign in real life is "Tee Air", and not "Tower". See more »
[the lights turn on after Max makes a wish and blows out the candles]
[Audrey and Fletcher are kissing]
MAX? Did you wish for your mom and I to get back together again?
No. I wished for rollerblades!
Uh... wanna cut the cake... Dad?
I would love to... but I have this horrible pain in my arm...
Oh no... run IT'S THE CLAW!
NOTHING CAN STOP THE CLAWWWW!
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Randall 'Tex' Cobb's role (as "Skull) was considerably shortened prior to release. Originally filmed was a courtroom prologue where Fletcher successfully defends Skull using his usual, less-than-truthful tactics. Also filmed was a sequence in the jail where Fletcher meets Skull again in jail. The courtroom prologue was dropped entirely, but remnants of it still remain in the original theatrical trailers. The jail-cell scene was shortened, so much so that Cobb only has one line in the entire film, despite a prominent billing. The prologue is featured in the 'deleted scenes' section of the Special Edition DVD release. See more »
I have to admit, I'm probably a little biased with this movie, as it contains two of the things I love the most in any movie; court scenes and Jim Carrey. I'll try my best to be objective in this review, though. The plot is good, and as the film barely takes 90 minutes it's fairly fast-paced(well, for a Jim Carrey comedy, anyway); I don't think there ever passes 5 minutes without one single joke. The acting is fairly good; Jim Carrey is in his element, so it's no surprise that he's good, but I did find both Maura Tierney and Cary Elwes pretty good too. I know that Elwes is English, not American, and after seeing another movie in which he has a strong English accent(Robin Hood: Men in Tights), I was impressed at how well he does American parts as well. The characters are well-written and credible. The humor is great, partly because it's, well, Carrey, but also because unlike some of Carrey's previous roles, this is fairly "clean", so teenagers and some kids will be able to enjoy it as well. The theme of the film is great; I mean, we all know that we lie several times a day(heck, it's even been scientifically proved), but what about if we, for one whole day, couldn't tell one single lie? Great theme, provokes some thought and is executed fairly well in the film, though I do think it could have been done a tad better. Overall, I don't have any major complaints with the film though; I guess it could be argued that most of what Carrey does in this film, the comedy and all, is stuff he's done before, but that's OK; it's not any less entertaining here, regardless of the fact that we've seen it(or something similar to it) earlier. The dialog is great, with some very memorable and quotable lines. All in all, a typical Carrey film, which can be a good thing as well as bad; Carrey does exactly what you expect him to, and he's very entertaining and all, but it never transcends the standard level of the typical Carrey comedy. On a final note, I think this(as well as his other work) proves that Tom Shadyac is the best there is at bringing out Carrey's talents(he also directed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Bruce Almighty). I recommend it to any fan of Jim Carrey and/or Tom Shadyac. 7/10
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