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
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When he was interviewed about the film, Jim Carrey jokingly lied what the film was about and stated it was about a Ex navy seal turned cook who is trapped on a ship, which was the plot of Under Siege (1992) starring Steven Seagal. This is in keeping with Fletcher Reede (Carrey), a compulsive liar. See more »
When Audrey tells Jerry about "the Claw", she's holding her right arm when seen from behind, but her left arm (almost at the wrist) when seen from the front. See more »
Mrs. Cole, is this a copy of your driver's license?
It says here you are a blonde, are you? If you don't remember, perhaps Mr. Faulk will.
Maybe if we play the tape again, maybe it's on there...
I'm a brunette!
Thank you. Now let's see... weight, 105? Yeah, in your bra.
Your honor, I object.
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When aired on ABC, these changes were made: In the conference room, Fletcher's insult of "You couldn't get a porn star off" was altered to remove the word Off; the tape recording played in court of Samantha Cole and Mr. Falk was toned down; Fletcher saying "I'm such a shit" was changed to "I'm such a snot"; Fletcher's sentence of "I just proposed a settlement to dick with them" was altered to change dick to deal; At the repo lot when Fletcher complains about the scratch on his car, his last sentence of "I'm gonna bend over and take it up the tail pipe" was changed to "I'm gonna bend over and take it like a grown man!"; When Fletcher tries unsuccessfully to lie about a blue pen, his yelling of "The God damn pen is blue!" is removed. See more »
Carrey is an unreliable, chronic liar of a divorced father, skills which alienate his lonely young son but benefit him greatly in his career as an attorney. Circumstances eventually force him to be incapable of telling a lie for a period of twenty-four hours, a definite burden as he prepares for one of the biggest cases of his career. The premise is formulaic, but it's made worthwhile by a perfectly cast Carrey who pulls out all the stops, taking viewers and his first-rate supporting cast along for the ride. There are plenty of genuine laughs, classic moments, and a premise that works even better for fans who dislike lawyers. ***
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