Liar Liar

Liar Liar

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Director: Tom Shadyac

Cast: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly

     
 

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An attorney who tells the truth for 24 hours straight? This has got to be the movies! Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer obsessed with his career, and he's devoted his life to bending the truth to his advantage. This habit has broken up his marriage to Audrey (Maura Tierney) and isn't doing much good for his relationship with his young son Max (Justin Cooper).… See more details below

Overview

An attorney who tells the truth for 24 hours straight? This has got to be the movies! Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer obsessed with his career, and he's devoted his life to bending the truth to his advantage. This habit has broken up his marriage to Audrey (Maura Tierney) and isn't doing much good for his relationship with his young son Max (Justin Cooper). Fletcher repeatedly promised Max that he'll be there for Max's eighth birthday party, but when an important assignment comes up at work, Fletcher calls Audrey and makes an excuse so flimsy that even Max can see through it. When it comes time to blow out the candles on his cake, Max makes a wish: that his Dad could go just one day without telling a lie. Suddenly, Max finds himself physically incapable of saying anything that isn't true -- which, given the divorce settlement case he's just been handed, is going to make his next day in court very interesting indeed. While designed to show off a warmer and more likable side of Jim Carrey's personality, Liar Liar still revels in the broad physical comedy that made Carrey a star in Ace Ventura, Pet Detective -- which makes sense, since both were directed by Tom Shadyac. Both Carrey's fans and foes will get a chuckle out of Swoosie Kurtz's tongue-in-cheek insult to the film's star in the blooper reel that runs under the final credits.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Jim Carrey is at his funniest and most appealing in this comedy-fantasy about a deceptive lawyer whose neglected son's birthday wish that Dad can't lie for 24 hours magically comes true. Alternating between slapstick and moments of genuine warmth, Carrey makes his character believable when it counts -- in the scenes with his son -- and manically hilarious the rest of the time. One scene, in which Carrey uncontrollably spews his true opinions of his law firm's senior partners, is already destined for classic status.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/1997
UPC:
0096898328739
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Sound:
[THX-Supervised Mastering]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey Fletcher Reede
Maura Tierney Audrey Reede
Jennifer Tilly Samantha Cole
Swoosie Kurtz Dana Appleton
Amanda Donohoe Miranda
Krista Allen Woman in the Elevator
Jason Bernard Judge Marshall Stevens
Anne Haney Greta
Justin Cooper Max Reede
Mitchell Ryan Mr. Allen
Chip Mayer Kenneth Falk
Randall "Tex" Cobb Skull
Cary Elwes Jerry
Benjamin Brown Conference Room Attorney
Moon Jones Jail Guard

Technical Credits
Tom Shadyac Director
Thomas Betts Set Decoration/Design
Michael Bostick Executive Producer
Russell Boyd Cinematographer
James D. Brubaker Executive Producer
Colin de Rouin Set Decoration/Design
Linda de Scenna Production Designer
John Debney Songwriter
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Grazer Producer
Paul Guay Screenwriter
Josh King Asst. Director
Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
Stephen Mazur Screenwriter
Ric Mcelvin Set Decoration/Design
Judy Ruskin Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Surma Casting
Richard Toyon Art Director
Don Zimmerman Editor

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