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Liar Liar

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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. 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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/2013
  • UPC: 025192183874
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Presentation: Slip Sleeve
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,474

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I agree with Alicia!

    I thought this movie was horrible. I am being very generous by giving it 2 stars. That girl from 'ER' isn't a good actress to begin with, and she is horrible in this movie. The 'humor' was very juvinelle and cliché. I didn't get what was so funny or good about this movie. Jim Carey has made some better ones like 'Me, Myself & Irene', 'The Truman Show', 'Magestic' and 'Ace Ventura.' If you're starting out renting Jim Carey movies, skip this one and get other ones instead.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    you learn a lesson from Liar Liar

    as the little birthday boy makes a wish and blows out his candles he makes a wish that his father couldn't tell a lie and even though its very much hard for the father he has to go on and tell the truth wow real good meaning to life cause so many of us lie that the truth hurts the elevator scene was extremely funny and so was the pen part a movie that proves you can't lie!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Nice and thoughful

    This is a comedy from which a lot of things can be learned. I recomended to watch it with your children. Life and happiness are not built with lies. Very smart picture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Watch again and again!

    This movie is incredibly funny. From the moment the wish begins to take effect the movie become a riot. So many original one-liners. The court scenes are a hilarious. This is one of the movies that memorizing the joke and jesters of Jim Carrey make it funnier each time you watch. The more you see it, the funnier it gets. Classic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worst Jim Carrey movie

    I am the biggest fan of Jim Carrey in the world but this movie was just lame and not funny. I am glad he moved onto better things like the Majestic instead of making another bomb like this. Also that child was a horrible actor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Liar Liar is truly hilarious

    This movie is really funny. It is a must see for all Jim Carrey fans and all comedy fans. Since Fletcher Reede can't lie for 24 hours, some truthfully funny things come from his mouth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the funniest I have ever seen

    This is the funniest movie I have ever seen, literally. Every time I watch this movie I bust up laughing like when Fletcher was in court and he said when Samantha came in the court, ''Here she comes to wreck the day!¿ and when Samantha¿s boyfriend is on trial, Fletcher starts to act real funny because he can only tell the truth and when Fletcher gets on his knees and begs his secretary to stay and when Samantha was finished with her testimony he says, ¿Jordan phases back, shoots and that¿s the game . . . . . ¿, these are just some of my favorite parts in this movie. The movie is not only about comedy, but there is a sad tale of a busy father who ignores his son. It is really touching and I even cried the first time I saw it. So if you want a good laugh, buy it today!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jim Carrey stars in Liar Liar who can't tell the truth.

    Jim Carrey stars in this movie as a lawyer that is to busy to be with his son. When the movie begins, Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) gets an new client named Samantha Cole (Jennifer Tilly). So on the day he is to be with his son, he is late. (He is dirvoced). But he becomes so busy in his office. He brings his kid into his office. His son's name is Max (Justin Coopper). He is turning 5 years old. Max knows his dad's secerty. Her name is Greta (Anne Haney). In his office, he puts his birthday present under his shirt. And tells his son that he shallowed it. And pulls it out of his shirt. But his is to busy to end Max's birthday party so at 8:15, he makes a birthday wish that for one whole day until the next night at 8:15, he can't tell a lie. He shows up to court and asks Judge Marshall Stevens (Jason Bernard) to have the case be put lff until later. The judge sets it off for later in the day at 1:30. So later he finds out that his son wished that for one day he can't tell a lie. He shows up at school, gets Max out of class, for a few minutes, to un-wish the wish. But Max doesn't want to. So after the case is over. He askes the judge to approach the bench. But the judge is so tired and cranky that he throws Fletcher out of his courtroom and behind bars.

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