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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The original screenplay by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur was rewritten from scratch by director Tom Shadyac and Mike Binder, with further rewrites being performed by Steve Oedekerk during filming. Though the basic concept of a man being unable to tell a lie for 24 hours and having to rebuild his relationship with his young son was retained from Guay and Mazur's draft, nearly everything else was scrapped. See more »
During the impound scene you can clearly see that the windshield of Audrey's Jeep has been removed in between exterior and interior shots. See more »
[having been charged a huge amount to get his car back. He reaches for an air freshener]
I'm taking this!
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The US network TV version of this movie not only corrects bad language, but also removes all Tower Air titles from the Boeing 747 appearing in the "chase" scene in the end. The only remains on the aircraft are the word "Air" on the fuselage! 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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