The Four Faced Liar
A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a seemingly perfect couple meet at a local Irish pub tucked in the winding streets of the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bond and over time all of their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak for all.
“The Four Faced Liar” is the name of a bar that a bunch of 30-somethings are frequenting. The Four Faced Liar is the name of, apparently, a clock in Ireland under which a pub rests. The idea is that there is a clock tower and it has four different clock faces. Each of them are wrong; they’re all different. Hence the Four Faced Liar. The idea is that none of these people really know what time it is. Nobody knows if they are gay or straight; nobody knows if they’re committed or not committed. It’s sort of a more honest movie. It’s probably a more honest version of Friends than Friends, and the people aren’t quite so gorgeous and the situations aren’t quite so trite. It is well-acted, and they’re certainly a little more complicated and a little bit more shaded, nuanced, than Friends. Again, not a bad movie. I’d give it three stars.