John is a corrupt politician wanting to be the Brazil's next president. He receives an enchantment from his grandmother and can't lie anymore. Now he must win the presidential elections telling only the truth.
João Hernesto's party, PEDN, uses a Woody Woodpecker with a bolder body as its mascot. In the movie, the party is also known as "Woodpecker Party"
In the movie, the main character is tricked into being honest every time. In most situations, that happens accordingly, while in some instances he is only being not able to lie. Later in the movie he steals a bus without thinking twice. Therefore, not being hones as stated in the movie title.