History Film / LiarLiar

25th Apr '17 9:36:38 AM tromag
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* VillainHasAPoint: In an interesting example, Fletcher realizes that ''he's'' the villain at the end, when he wins millions for his client through LoopholeAbuse. Putting aside the fact that this wouldn't work in real life (see HollywoodLaw, above), the fact remains this was a case of a rich, older guy marrying a 17-year-old girl (apparently thinking she was 18). She ''was'' too young to make an informed decision about either marriage or a pre-nup (and the case could arguably constitute statutory rape), so it's hard to feel especially bad for the guy.
9th Apr '17 12:02:56 PM MoonHot97
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** The car pool attendant. When Fletcher rants that he won't do anything about the scratch on his car, which the attendant dismissively said was already there, because even if he sues the car pool company will ignore the court's ruling, the attendant just replies matter-of-factly "You've been here before, haven't you?" indicating that he knows this is the company's modus operandi and has no problem with it.
30th Mar '17 4:49:16 AM lilithmercy
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** However, when one of Fletcher's clients robs an ATM and asks for legal advice, Fletcher does manage to give him the perfectly valid legal advice of "Stop breaking the law, asshole!"
12th Mar '17 2:30:18 PM Fireblood
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* {{Geas}}: The main character is placed under a 24 hour geas that makes it so he Main/CannotTellALie. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out as gibberish. If he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.
10th Feb '17 6:47:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: While Fletcher can't lie, he realizes that he can tell the truth in a deceptive way. The WoundedGazelleGambit he attempts below shows his sole attempt at this.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Averted with the main story, which is clearly ''some'' sort of magic, but in the epilogue [[spoiler:Audrey and Fletcher kiss at Max's next birthday, implying that they're going to get back together. After what happened the last time he had a birthday, they're GenreSavvy enough to immediately ask if he wished for them to get back together. He ''says'' he wished for rollerblades, but he's not under any magical compulsion to tell the truth so this may or may not be BlatantLies]].

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Averted with the main story, which is clearly ''some'' sort of magic, but in the epilogue [[spoiler:Audrey and Fletcher kiss at Max's next birthday, implying that they're going to get back together. After what happened the last time he had a birthday, they're GenreSavvy savvy enough to immediately ask if he wished for them to get back together. He ''says'' he wished for rollerblades, but he's not under any magical compulsion to tell the truth so this may or may not be BlatantLies]].
6th Feb '17 2:00:42 PM ngh93
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-->'''Fletcher''': Well, that's because you have big jugs! I mean...your boobs are huge! I mean, I want to squeeze them.....mama! ''(puckers up)''

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-->'''Fletcher''': Well, that's because you have big jugs! I mean...your boobs are huge! I mean, I want to squeeze them.....mama! ''(puckers up)''up)''\\
''(A big SMACK is heard and, Fletcher exits the elevator, holding his face in pain)''
19th Jan '17 8:21:07 PM Mdumas43073
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''Liar Liar'' is a 1997 comedy starring Creator/JimCarrey.

Lawyer Fletcher Reede is both career-focused and (as his profession demands) an expert in lying. His son Max (Justin Cooper) gets frustrated at his father always breaking his promises and not spending time with him, the breaking point coming when his father misses his birthday party (his father says he's working; his boss is actually [[DoubleEntendre working him]]). Disillusioned once again, Max [[MakeAWish wishes while blowing out his cake candles]] that Fletcher couldn't tell a lie for just one day.

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''Liar Liar'' is a 1997 comedy comedy-fantasy film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Creator/JimCarrey.

Lawyer Fletcher Reede (Carrey) is both career-focused and (as -- as his profession demands) demands -- an expert in lying. His son Max (Justin Cooper) gets frustrated at his father always breaking his promises and not spending time with him, the breaking point coming when his father misses his birthday party (his father says he's working; his boss is actually [[DoubleEntendre working him]]). Disillusioned once again, Max [[MakeAWish wishes while blowing out his cake candles]] that Fletcher couldn't tell a lie for just one day.



...on the day that not only Fletcher has one of the most important cases of his life, with defenses built mostly on lies, but Audrey (Maura Tierney), Fletcher's ex-wife (and Max's mom) is interested in moving with her boyfriend to Boston, and bringing Max along! HilarityEnsues.

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...on the day that not only Fletcher has one of the most important cases of his life, with defenses built mostly on lies, but Audrey (Maura Tierney), Fletcher's ex-wife (and and Max's mom) mom, is interested in moving with her boyfriend to Boston, and bringing Max along! HilarityEnsues.
18th Jan '17 2:28:14 PM xrayman66
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*NecktieLeash: Miranda grabs and pulls Fletcher by the tie, [[ForcefulKiss bringing his lips to hers]].


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* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Samantha kisses Fletcher in the courtroom after they win the case.]]
31st Dec '16 12:59:19 AM KJMackley
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* MagicAIsMagicA: The rules of the truth curse is that Fletcher is incapable of any direct or indirect lie, no matter how big or small. It is a little shaky on how he can use MetaphoricallyTrue, in some cases he cannot withhold information as his silence would be a lie in and of itself (such as the [[UncomfortableElevatorMoment elevator scene "It was me!") and even could not ask a rhetorical question knowing the answer to be a lie, but he was nearly able to stall the divorce proceedings via subtle deception (describing his attacker with his same physical characteristics and psychological profile, leaving out that he beat himself up). Of course, some of this could be explained in that Fletcher is naturally a MotorMouth and LargeHam, making it less that he can't play with the truth and more that he can't keep a straight face long enough before blurting something out, which has to be the truth.

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* MagicAIsMagicA: The rules of the truth curse is that Fletcher is incapable of any direct or indirect lie, no matter how big or small. It is a little shaky on how he can use MetaphoricallyTrue, in some cases he cannot withhold information as his silence would be a lie in and of itself (such as the [[UncomfortableElevatorMoment elevator scene "It was me!") me!"]]) and even could not ask a rhetorical question knowing the answer to be a lie, but he was nearly able to stall the divorce proceedings via subtle deception (describing his attacker with his same physical characteristics and psychological profile, leaving out that he beat himself up). Of course, some of this could be explained in that Fletcher is naturally a MotorMouth and LargeHam, making it less that he can't play with the truth and more that he can't keep a straight face long enough before blurting something out, which has to be the truth.
31st Dec '16 12:58:47 AM KJMackley
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* MagicAIsMagicA: The rules of the truth curse is that Fletcher is incapable of any direct or indirect lie, no matter how big or small. It is a little shaky on how he can use MetaphoricallyTrue, in some cases he cannot withhold information as his silence would be a lie in and of itself (such as the [[UncomfortableElevatorMoment elevator scene "It was me!") and even could not ask a rhetorical question knowing the answer to be a lie, but he was nearly able to stall the divorce proceedings via subtle deception (describing his attacker with his same physical characteristics and psychological profile, leaving out that he beat himself up). Of course, some of this could be explained in that Fletcher is naturally a MotorMouth and LargeHam, making it less that he can't play with the truth and more that he can't keep a straight face long enough before blurting something out, which has to be the truth.
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