History Film / LiarLiar

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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[[caption-width-right:300:His
pants clearly aren't on fire.]]



''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.
8th Nov '16 9:44:57 AM Kalaong
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Reede, ''Reede'', '''Reede.''' Story of his life; he finds ways to weasel out of his responsibilities and avoid punishment for his wrongdoings, and is so good at it he helps others do it for a living.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Reede, ''Reede'', '''Reede.''' Story of his life; he finds ways to [[KarmaHoudini weasel out of his responsibilities and avoid punishment for his wrongdoings, wrongdoings]], and is so good at it he helps makes his living helping others do it for a living.it.
4th Oct '16 10:29:43 PM RayAP9
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-->'''Fletcher:''' (''strains'') "...'''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! CAN'T! LIE!]]'''''"

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-->'''Fletcher:''' (''strains'') "...''[strains]'' ...'''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! CAN'T! LIE!]]'''''"LIE!]]'''''



-->'''Fletcher:''' New in the building?\\
'''Busty brunette:''' Yeah, I just moved in Monday.\\
'''Fletcher:''' You like it so far?\\
'''Brunette:''' Mmm-hmm. Everybody's been real nice.\\
'''Fletcher:''' Well... that's because you have big jugs.\\
'''Brunette:''' ''[gives Fletcher a look of disgust]''\\
'''Fletcher:''' I mean... your boobs are huge. I mean... I wanna squeeze 'em! ''[begins to hyperventilate]'' Ma-ma! ''[makes baby-like suckling sounds]''\\
''[{{beat}}]''\\
''[the sound of a slap is heard from outside the elevator, and the doors open to reveal Fletcher holding his face in pain]''



* DivorceIsTemporary: [[spoiler:Fletcher and Audrey share a kiss in the final scene, at Max's sixth birthday party. They of course ask their son if he made another birthday wish to cause them to get back together - and he replies that he wished for roller blades, meaning Audrey and Fletcher's romance is rekindling on its own.]]

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* DivorceIsTemporary: [[spoiler:Fletcher and Audrey share a kiss in the final scene, at Max's sixth birthday party. They of course ask their son if he made another birthday wish to cause them to get back together - and he replies that he wished for roller blades, meaning Audrey and Fletcher's romance is rekindling on its own.]]own]].



-->'''Fletcher:''' Owie! ... (turns to a mirror) '''''OWIE!'''''

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-->'''Fletcher:''' Owie! ... (turns ''[turns to a mirror) mirror]'' '''''OWIE!'''''



* FaceFault: Only JimCarrey can get away with doing one in live-action and make it look funny.
* FalseReassurance: He does manage to pull this off once, though. In order to get an extension on the trial without lying he beats himself up in the bathroom, stumbles into the court and truthfully describes his attacker (himself).

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* FaceFault: Only JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey can get away with doing one in live-action and make it look funny.
* FalseReassurance: He does manage to pull Fletcher pulls this off once, though. In in order to get an extension on the trial without lying he lying. He beats himself up in the bathroom, stumbles into the court and truthfully describes his attacker (himself).(himself).
-->'''Judge:''' Who did this?\\
'''Fletcher:''' A madman, your honor! A desperate fool on the end of his pitiful rope!\\
'''Judge:''' What did he look like?\\
'''Fletcher:''' About 6'2'', 180 pounds, big teeth, kinda gangly.



-->'''Fletcher:''' No! [{{beat}}] I'd have got him ten.

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-->'''Fletcher:''' No! [{{beat}}] ''[{{beat}}]'' I'd have got him ten.



* {{Gasshole}}: "It was me!" [[spoiler: as Fletcher retreats from an elevator whose other passengers are holding their noses and looking daggers at him.]]

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* {{Gasshole}}: "It was me!" [[spoiler: as Fletcher retreats from an elevator whose other passengers are holding their noses and looking daggers at him.]]him]].



--->'''Carrey:''' 105 pounds! Yeah... in your BRA!
--->'''Kurtz:''' Your Honor, I object!
--->'''Carrey:''' You would!
--->'''Kurtz:''' [[ChewingTheScenery Overactor!]]
--->'''Carrey:''' JEZEB-- (begins laughing uproariously as everyone else cracks up and can't continue) THEY'RE ON TO ME!!!
--->'''Kurtz:''' (still laughing) I'm sorry, he (pointing to director Tom Shadyac) made me do it!

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--->'''Carrey:''' 105 pounds! Yeah... in your BRA!
--->'''Kurtz:'''
BRA!\\
'''Kurtz:'''
Your Honor, I object!
--->'''Carrey:'''
object!\\
'''Carrey:'''
You would!
--->'''Kurtz:'''
would!\\
'''Kurtz:'''
[[ChewingTheScenery Overactor!]]
--->'''Carrey:'''
Overactor]]!\\
'''Carrey:'''
JEZEB-- (begins ''[begins laughing uproariously as everyone else cracks up and can't continue) continue]'' THEY'RE ON TO ME!!!
--->'''Kurtz:''' (still laughing)
ME!!!\\
'''Kurtz:''' ''[still laughing]''
I'm sorry, he (pointing ''[pointing to director Tom Shadyac) Shadyac]'' made me do it!



--->'''Carrey:''' It's working! I feel sorry for them already!
--->'''Carrey (water pitcher voice:''' For this...you will pay...a terrible price!

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--->'''Carrey:''' It's working! I feel sorry for them already!
--->'''Carrey (water
already!\\
'''Carrey:''' ''[water
pitcher voice:''' voice]'' For this...you will pay...a terrible price!



* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: "You slammed her! You dunked her doughnut! You gave her dog a Snausage! ''YOU STUFFED HER LIKE A THANKSGIVING TURKEY!''" [Makes gobbling noises]

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* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: "You HurricaneOfEuphemisms:
-->'''Fletcher:''' You
slammed her! You dunked her doughnut! You gave her dog a Snausage! ''YOU STUFFED HER LIKE A THANKSGIVING TURKEY!''" [Makes TURKEY!'' ''[makes gobbling noises] noises]''



-->'''...'''

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-->'''...''' -->''[{{beat}}]''



-->(''Fletcher skeptically waits'')

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-->(''Fletcher -->''[Fletcher skeptically waits'') waits]''



* InsultBackfire: Fletcher hurls a metric ton of verbal abuse at his boss who finds it hilarious. He then goes all the way and insults everyone in the room who all laugh at his insults, thinking it's a [[TheRoast roast]].

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* InsultBackfire: InsultBackfire:
**
Fletcher hurls a metric ton of verbal abuse at his boss who finds it hilarious. He then goes all the way and insults everyone in the room who all laugh at his insults, thinking it's a [[TheRoast roast]].



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Jerry lets Audrey stay in Los Angeles so Max doesn't have to be away from his father.]]

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Jerry lets Audrey stay in Los Angeles so Max doesn't have to be away from his father.]]father]].



'''Fletcher:''' Depends on how long you were following me! [winces] \\

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'''Fletcher:''' Depends on how long you were following me! [winces] \\''[winces]''\\



'''Fletcher:''' [sighs] Here goes...I sped, I followed too closely, I ran a stop sign, I almost hit a Chevy, I sped some more, I failed to yield at a crosswalk, I changed lanes at the intersection, I changed lanes without signaling ''while running a red light'' '''and speeding'''!\\

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'''Fletcher:''' [sighs] ''[sighs]'' Here goes...I sped, I followed too closely, I ran a stop sign, I almost hit a Chevy, I sped some more, I failed to yield at a crosswalk, I changed lanes at the intersection, I changed lanes without signaling ''while running a red light'' '''and speeding'''!\\



'''Fletcher''': [groaning] No... [gestures with his eyes; when the cop doesn't get it, says] I have unpaid parking tickets. [Opens his glove compartment and there are so many tickets they spill out; whimpers] Be gentle.

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'''Fletcher''': [groaning] ''[groaning]'' No... [gestures ''[gestures with his eyes; when the cop doesn't get it, says] says]'' I have unpaid parking tickets. [Opens ''[opens his glove compartment and there are so many tickets they spill out; whimpers] whimpers]'' Be gentle.



'''Greta:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Yeah, those've been going around.]]

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'''Greta:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Yeah, those've been going around.]]around]].



'''Fletcher''': Pardon me?

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'''Fletcher''': Pardon me?me?\\
'''Mrs. Cole:''' ''Seven'' single acts of indiscretion.



-->'''Max:''' If I keep making this face (makes a face) will it get stuck that way?\\

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-->'''Max:''' If I keep making this face (makes ''[makes a face) face]'' will it get stuck that way?\\



--> '''Fletcher''': What's wrong with me?! ''(suddenly monotone)'' I'm getting what I deserve. I'm reaping what I sow, I--''(claps both hands heavily over his mouth, while involuntarily ranting)''

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--> '''Fletcher''': What's wrong with me?! ''(suddenly monotone)'' ''[suddenly monotone]'' I'm getting what I deserve. I'm reaping what I sow, I--''(claps I--''[claps both hands heavily over his mouth, while involuntarily ranting)''ranting]''



--> '''Judge''': [[DeadpanSnarker Well, you're still young. It'll happen more and more.]] In the meantime, what do you say we get down to business?

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--> '''Judge''': [[DeadpanSnarker Well, you're still young. It'll happen more and more.]] more]]. In the meantime, what do you say we get down to business?



--> '''Fletcher''': ''(on phone)'' Hello? Mom! Hi! I wasn't really on vacation. (...) Because I didn't want to talk to you! (...) Because you insist on talking about Dad's bowel movements: Size, color, frequency!

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--> '''Fletcher''': ''(on phone)'' ''[on phone]'' Hello? Mom! ''[panicking]'' Hi! ''[...]'' I wasn't really on vacation. (...) ''[...]'' Because I didn't want to talk to you! (...) ''[...]'' Because you insist on talking about Dad's bowel movements: Size, color, frequency!



--> '''Fletcher:''' (angry) Now you listen to me - I'm a bad father! I... I mean... (horrified) I'm a bad father...

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--> '''Fletcher:''' (angry) ''[angry]'' Now you listen to me - I'm a bad father! I... I mean... (horrified) ''[horrified]'' [[HeelRealization I'm a bad father...father]]...



--> '''Fletcher:''' About 6'2'', 180 pounds, big teeth, kinda gangly. ''[closes mouth to cover teeth]''

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--> '''Fletcher:''' About 6'2'', 6'2, 180 pounds, big teeth, kinda gangly. ''[closes mouth to cover teeth]''
4th Oct '16 9:34:55 PM Fireblood
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Reade, ''Reade'', '''Reade.''' Story of his life; he finds ways to weasel out of his responsibilities and avoid punishment for his wrongdoings, and is so good at it he helps others do it for a living.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Reade, ''Reade'', '''Reade.Reede, ''Reede'', '''Reede.''' Story of his life; he finds ways to weasel out of his responsibilities and avoid punishment for his wrongdoings, and is so good at it he helps others do it for a living.



**
17th Aug '16 5:59:20 PM SuperSauce
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--->'''Fletcher:''' Thank you. Now let's see, weight 105? Yeah, in your bra.
--->'''...'''
--->'''Samantha''': 118.
--->(''Fletcher skeptically waits'')
--->'''Samantha''': All right, fine, I'm 127.

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--->'''Fletcher:''' -->'''Fletcher:''' Thank you. Now let's see, weight 105? Yeah, in your bra.
--->'''...-->'''...'''
--->'''Samantha''': -->'''Samantha''': 118.
--->(''Fletcher -->(''Fletcher skeptically waits'')
--->'''Samantha''': -->'''Samantha''': All right, fine, I'm 127.
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