Corrected entry: Fletcher realizes that he cannot lie in court. So he decides to ask for a bathroom break so that he can beat himself up to buy more time. When he returns the judge asks him what his attacker looks like. Fletcher is able to lie by providing a full description of what this "mystery man" looks like. Not a minute after the judge asks if he can continue despite having been attacked, now Fletcher is back under the spell of not being able to lie as he replies that he indeed can proceed with the case.milleras
Corrected entry: When Fletcher proves his client was underage at the time of the prenup making it void he also proved she was underage when signing the marriage license. This was previously corrected by stating "An underage person has a certain amount of time to invalidate a contract once the person turns 18 after which it then becomes valid". So fair enough - the marriage then becomes valid as they were married for longer than this period. However under the same law the pre nup would ALSO become valid at such time, making it a valid contract.Simpsonholic
Corrected entry: If Samantha Cole had lied about her age on her pre-nup, that would constitute a fraud committed on both her husband and the court. Her husband would not be held liable to pay the money, given that fraud. She wouldn't get 11 million dollars. What she would get would be multiple felony convictions, as she has obviously perpetuated her lie on other official documents (i.e. the driver's license).
Corrected entry: When Fletcher is chasing the plane on the flight of stairs and is trying to get the pilot's attention, the pilot says that they are clear for take-off. But wouldn't the control tower have informed them prior to that statement that they can't take off yet because someone is chasing them on a flight of stairs which would delay the take-off?
Corrected entry: When Jim Carey's ex is helping him get his impounded car out of the tow yard, she pays with a check, but as she is handing the check in, a sign can be seen hanging above the counter that states that checks aren't accepted.
Corrected entry: Whenever Fletcher makes fun of Mr. Allen he has to end his insult with "figuratively speaking" or else it would be a lie (his boss isn't actually cow dung). How come this rule doesn't apply to the other people he insults at the board meeting, such as "you have your head so far up Mr. Allen's ass I can't tell where you end and he begins"?Piemanmoo
Corrected entry: In the scene where Fletcher is sitting outside the courthouse (court is in recess following Fletcher's self-battery), Samantha and her lover approach him to discuss their testimony. They agree that Fletcher will "walk them through the tape" and that they will give the explanation that he came up with. Problem is, Fletcher had never heard the tape before that day (or he would have known how it could be proved that the voice on the tape wasn't Cole himself). That being the case, he wouldn't have had the time to come up with a rationale for the tape, and even if he had, he couldn't have proposed any lies for them to tell. (Also, I'm not sure, but aren't the rules of discovery being violated, since Fletcher was apparently unaware of the contents of the tape and it was not being used for witness rebuttal?).Chanteuse66
Corrected entry: It is established that Fletcher is totally incapable of lying, even if he doesn't want anyone to believe the lie (e.g. the scene with the blue pen). That being the case, when he sarcastically remarks that Samantha Cole weighs 105 'in her bra', he shouldn't be able to say it as it's not true.
Corrected entry: After the "The pen is blue" scene, Greta comes into Fletcher's office and says that the people from the case wanted to know if he had any intentions to settle when he yelled it in court. Flecter says "I just proposed a settlement to dick with them," which would be a lie. He proposed a settlement to try to get out of the case without ruining his career, not to mess with them.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jim Carrey goes to his son's school he takes him out of class when his teacher is reading a book, but 5 minutes later she is telling the boy to come in from recess. How could the class be at recess when 5 minutes earlier she was reading a book in class? That is the shortest recess ever.
Corrected entry: In the morning court session, the Judge calls the case of "Samantha Cole v Richard Cole." This indicates that Samantha, who is listed first in the case caption, is the Petitioner and that Richard is the Respondent. However, when the case goes to trial in the afternoon, Richard presents his case first, meaning that he is the Petitioner, and Jim Carrey, Samantha's lawyer, states, "the Respondent calls Kenneth Faulk." Accordingly, the Petitioner and the Respondent flip-flop from the morning to the afternoon session.
Corrected entry: After Fletcher writes BLUE all over his face, he wraps his head in a towel and magically his face is clean again, but just moments before, when he was talking to his secretary, we saw him scrubbing his face with water and he could not get the ink off. That must have been some towel.
Corrected entry: When Jim Carrey's wife is lighting the candles on their son's birthday cake towards the end of the movie, in one shot while she is talking to Carrey on the phone, she is about to light the candles on their son's birthday cake. In the next shot, all of the candles are lit, and the match is burnt out.
Corrected entry: At the end when Fletcher is going to stop Max from leaving on the plane it is supposed to be at 8 something pm at night but when he arrives at the airport and the plane is just leaving and the sun is clearly out and it appears to be about 2 in the afternoon and then after he crashes off the staircase it is completely dark.
Corrected entry: After Carrey returns from the bathroom after having beaten himself up, the judge says that he has no choice but to suspend the hearing "unless, of course, you feel as if you can continue", to which Carrey, not being able to lie, must respond yes. However, Carrey had been asking all day for a continuance without the spell stopping him from doing so. It's not a lie that Carrey couldn't have continued with his case considering the spell he was under, so he should've been able to answer "no"
Corrected entry: In the scene where Fletcher is on the courthouse steps after beating himself senseless, Max calls Fletcher on his cell phone and tells him about the kids that want to play ball with him now. Max asks if Fletcher is still coming and if he still wants to be Jose Canseco and Fletcher replies, "Of course. Who else is going to hit that famous Nomo slider". Baseball enthusiasts know that Nomo is famous for his "splitter" or split-finger fastball not a slider.
Corrected entry: When Max is having his fifth birthday party at the beginning of the movie, there is a clown and a bunch of adults hanging around having a good time. If this party was for a 5 year old and had a clown present, why were there no other children the same age? There were only a group of adults. What child wants to have a party like that?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Fletcher is bashing himself up in the bathroom, he rubs soap in his eyes and bashes himself up pretty bad. I mean he even faints when he smashes himself into the wall. He shouldn't have to lie to the judge about whether he feels well enough to finish the trial. He should be able to tell the judge 'no' because it looks like he beat himself up pretty bad.
Corrected entry: At the end, Fletcher proves that since his client was underage at the time she signed the prenuptial agreement, the contract was null and void, and she won the money. BUT... the reason she lied about her age was so that she could get married... but a marriage license is a legal contract, too, which would mean that since she was underage, the marriage was null and void also. Therefore, she would not be owed one cent, because she was never legally married to the guy. Can't be a common law marrige, as they only exist in 15 states. I think they were supposed to have lived during their marrige in California, which isn't one of them. See: http://marriage.about.com/cs/commonlaw/ht/commonlaw.htm.
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