|Can you trust that sad face? - Carrey's I mean|
The only problem to the writing is the wish that Fletcher's son, Max makes. Up and until the wish is made and takes full effect, the audience gets the idea that the world they are in is the real world. However, when the wish is made Fletcher can't control himself. By what means made this come true and what's keeping him from making a lie? Most would consider this very nitpicky and too critical but it is a giant question in the film's story. Who has the power to grant these wishes? Do they apply to other children or people in general? All unanswered questions that probably the writers had no time to think about. The best supporting element to the story however is Jim Carrey's comedy. These are the moments that allow Jim Carrey to be himself and be spontaneous with his responses were which many are sure most lines were unscripted. But it's also not just the lines, the actions Fletcher takes to make sure that he doesn't get himself into trouble is hilarious too. Some of which situations are so extreme it makes the viewer wonder if one would go to such measures too.
|"The pen is,.....Rrrrrrr---oyal blue!"|
The dated sounding music and visual appearance of the actors don't let it age well. Plus the reasoning behind how Max's wish came true weren’t explored. But for the most part, the writing is spot on with well-developed characters, downright laugh out loud scenes, and the story's subtext commentaries it addresses.
Point Earned --> 7:10