Release Date: March 21, 1997 (USA)
Running Time: 86 minutes.
This is my very first movie review ever on my favorite comedy ever. So please, cut me some slack here.
The movie is about Fletcher Reede is a particularly career-focused lawyer and divorced father. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and breaking promises to be with his young son Max, and then lying to Max and his ex-wife Audrey about the real reason he missed the date. Fletcher lets Max down once too often, missing his birthday party, and has to deal with the consequences when Max makes a wish while blowing out the candles on the cake and it comes true. The wish is that Fletcher cannot tell a lie for 24 hours. This movie is halarious. It stars Jim Carey as Fletcher Reede, Maura Tierne as Audrey Reede, and Justin Cooper as Max Reede. Anyway, from beggining to end it's halarious really. He can't tell a lie so in certain situations where it's seemingly you just have to tell a lire(pulled over by a cop for instance) he has to tell the truth. I'm telling you, you wouldn't BELIEVE the stuff he says. Really Jim Carey makes the entire movie. I thought the movie was at JUST the right time, and I loved the ending also. There isn't much else you can add to this movie only saying it's the funniest movie ever. Well that's all I have to say really. I would reccomend this to an audience of 13 and up, and people who love SLAPSTICK comedy rather then dry humor. Here are some interesting facts about the movie.
-The film was the last screen role of Jason Bernard and the first screen role for Cheri Oteri.
-Tom Shadyac and Jim Carrey decided to pay homage to Carrey's days on In Living Color by having him appear as his "Fire Marshal Bill" character in the background of a scene. Look for the character in one of the film's closing scenes, donning sunglasses and firefighter gear, when Maura Tierney's character attempts to tell an airport official that Fletcher is/was her husband.
The song "Five Candles (You Were There)", by Jars of Clay, was originally written for the soundtrack but it was cut from the credits in favor of a blooper reel.
-Jim Carrey turned down the role of Dr. Evil in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery to be in this movie.
-In the last scene, one can see that Jim Carrey's watch says 12:45 (instead of 8:45, as he said in the movie)
-When Jerry, Audrey, and Max are at the airport, after the intercom said "Flight 1511 to Boston is now boarding" and they head to the gate; one can faintly hear on the
intercom "Jim Carrey, please report to airport security".
-Max asks his father if sitting too close to the television will damage his eyes, which earns him a "not in a million years" reply from Carrey's character. In The Cable Guy, Carrey's character sat very close to the television set throughout his childhood and adult life. Max also asks if he made a face would his face get stuck like that. Fletcher responds, "No, in fact some people make a great living that way." Carrey was referencing himself.
-When Fletcher hastily lists his recent traffic offenses to a police officer, he does so in the same breathless, fast-talking manner exemplified by Carrey