YMMV: Liar Liar

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: When Miranda overhears Fletcher talking about how he's unable to tell a lie, does she take advantage of this to get Fletcher to admit what he thinks of his boss and possibly get fired because of what he said after they had sex, because she's just mean, or because the firm needs to win this case and if he gets in trouble, he'll get replaced with a lawyer who can tell lies?
  • Fountain of Memes: Considered one of Jim Carrey's best comedies; appropriately, Fletcher Reede is endlessly quotable.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Just think about how Fletcher Reede getting through airport security, hijacking equipment, and throwing his shoes to stop a moving plane would've gone over if the film had been made more recently.
  • He Really Can Act: The scenes with Fletcher and his son are rather poignant at times (especially at the end), showing some dramatic depths Carrey hadn't really shown before. The next year, he'd demonstrate he could range far into the dramatic side.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The girl in the elevator.
  • The Scrappy: Max, he was presumably supposed to be cute but he's a bit whiny and it's easy to find him annoying.
  • Shipping Goggles: You'd be surprised to discover that there are some people who think Fletcher and Miranda would have made for an interesting couple... at least before Max's wish took effect.
  • The Untwist: In the ending, when Max makes his second birthday wish in the film and turns the lights back on, Fletcher and his ex are kissing romantically, which prompts the following exchange.
    Fletcher: Max! Did you wish for your mother and I to get back together again?
    Max: Nope. I wished for rollerblades!