I know this scene has been a source of many kinds of discussions but I don’t think this point has been touched, so if it has, then stop reading.
In the scene after Nick states “you know you love me” Judy has a different set of reactions
First, she looks teased at the comment and then she slowly turns to the right to face Nick.
Then, just before she answers, she looks up, but as you may have noticed there is no rearview mirror on sight which
might mean one of two things. They forgot to add the rearview mirror or she is looking up there for some other reason.
I’m not here to discuss the lack of the mirror but what the look on Judy’s eyes means. You might have heard of the theory
that one can spot someone’s telling the truth or not by following the movements of their eyes.
So Judy is looking up and to the right, yeah it might be a coincidence, or she may have tried to look at the non-existent rearview mirror.
but if you do a little research you’ll find that it’s been argued that people who look up and to the left are seemingly telling the truth since they are looking at the left side of their brain
which controls rational thinking and memories, in Judy’s case she is looking up and to the right
which according to the belief these people are more likely to be telling a lie.
Wait, so what does this mean?
Wait no, this cant be true. Is she really lying to the fox straight to his face? She was really playing with everyone’s feelings all along!!!
How could she? She just lied to that sweet fox and made us rant over how she loved him for real!!! Is anyone else feeling their world crack? Please keep reading.
Well, if you really kept reading without skipping to the end or you already know the truth of the eye movement,
then you know that’s just a debunked myth a lot of people still believe. It’s been demonstrated that the eye movement isn’t really co-related
to lie detection, but it can show some other things I’ll explain later.
Being able to tell if someone is lying is more related to the body language and pauses a person makes when telling a story
if the person suddenly becomes too stiff or starts mumbling or using words lake “um” “err” then they are more likely to
be telling a lie.
In the scene, Judy seems relaxed and confident on what she says, but still she looks up and to the right which means…
Looking up and to the left is usually what people do when trying to remember past events, that is why researchers relate that movement to telling the truth, whereas looking up and to the right is related to creating new imaginary constructions the reason people believed it was related to telling lies. However, if we put all these factors together; she was relaxed, her words were concise and steady, it can be concluded that her words were truly sincere.
But once again, she was looking up and to the right, she was constructing something in her mind, something that ensures the answer she gave
was true and meaningful. The question remaining is, what was she thinking? Could it have been about the concert that night?
Could it be what she was planning to do after the concert? Or something else? Whatever it was we know that for a moment
she thought of a situation in her mind where she totally could feel the words of the fox getting to her and imagined something involving her and the fox and the word love.