The Four-Faced Liar

The Four-Faced Liar/ 2010

The movie is as underwhelming as the title screen.

Summary:

The Four-Face Liar explores commitment and relationship by following five people living in New York City: two couples and one lesbian. They met at a bar, the Four-Faced Liar, which is also the name of a clock that display a different time on each of its face but none of the time is correct. This meeting at the bar tied the lives of these five people together and through the duration of this movie, the characters discovered more about what they want out of a relationship versus what they thought they want out of a relationship. The main message is that you don’t truly know what you want until you either find it or lose it.

Featuring:

Emily Peck as Molly (not-so-straight girl)

Marja Lewis Ryan as Bridget (the lesbian)

Daniel Carlisle as Greg (the boring guy)

Todd Kubrak as Trip (entitled white dude)

Liz Osborn as Chloe (the dancer girlfriend)

 

 

LGBTQ+ Positivity
Entertainment Value

2 thoughts on “The Four-Faced Liar

  1. Entertainment value

    0.00

    LGBT positivity

    1.00

    Cinematography

    3.00

    Acting

    6.00

    Review:

    Meaningful but forgettable. By following the events that the four main characters goes through, the movie send the message that we might think that we know what we want from a relationship, but in reality, we cannot be sure of what we want until we find/ lost it.

    This is the essence of their relationship. Or how I feel watching the movie.

    Molly thought what she wanted out of a relationship is someone like Greg- planner, by the book. He is boring and predictable, does what he supposed to do, and wants to be with Molly because he is supposed to have a normal life with a wife. She didn’t realize she wants to be push against the wall and kissed until she met Bridget, who is spontaneous and fun, but also noncommittal and believes that she is more similar to the guys than the girls. Trip, Bridget’s roommate and best friend, is a spontaneous, do first apologize later kind of guy. He flirted with other girls in front of his girlfriend Chloe because he could get away with it.

    The plot is non-exciting, the characters are a tad annoying, and the flirting is a little lame. So what I meant with the characters being annoying is that they are predictable, and stereotypical. The not-so-straight girl is with a boring and insensitive guy who tries to understand her but just couldn’t. The lesbian is charming, funny, but noncommittal. And then, there is the typical entitled white guy who is thrown into the mix because every movie obviously needs one. It is like they are characters casted out of a mold. A boring, aged, mold. On top of that, there are some gender stereotyping. The guys play games in the living room while the women gossip in the kitchen. The entitled white guy and the lesbian objectifying women by rating how attractive they are. Stereotypical.

    Who knew bookcases can be so comfortable?

    The redeeming thing is that they put attention to the little stuff. There is a lot of little details in the movies that tell you about the relationship status between the characters. There are little gestures that speak the closeness between the two characters, looks and eye contacts that tell about the attraction. And as the relationship changes, the behavior and gesture also changes.

    Just best buds brushing teeth together.

    Bottom line is that it is a movie that makes you rethink about what you want out of a relationship but is nothing memorable. The most memorable thing about it is the weirdness of certain scenes that makes you take a second look. Like there is a scene of two girls making out in a bathroom with urinals behind them. Why?

     
    1. Entertainment value

      0.00

      LGBT positivity

      6.00

      Cinematography

      6.50

      Acting

      5.00

      Well jeez, I thought the sex scene was kind of hot?

       

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