Liar Liar

Liar Liar

Tom Shadyac (1997)

12 Certificate


Our Score
In this hilarious comedy, Jim Carrey stars as ruthless lawyer and compulsive liar Fletcher Reede, who misses his son's birthday party and is "cursed" to tell the truth for 24 hours. Carrey's frenzied physical and vocal contortions provide lots of amusing comic moments, as well as a few riotous ones, and the role is not only tailor-made for his rubber-faced antics but also gives him an opportunity to show a more human side. His bravura performance is reminiscent of Steve Martin's body battle in All of Me, as he hurls inadvertent insults and digs himself into an abyss in the middle of a big divorce case.


A lawyer, whose underhand ploys to win cases leave him little time to see his son, discovers he is incapable of lying after the boy's birthday wish makes his dad tell only the truth. However, this causes a host of problems as the attorney tries to muddle his way through a high-profile divorce settlement. Comedy, with Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper, Jennifer Tilly and Cary Elwes.

Cast & Crew

Fletcher Reede Jim Carrey
Audrey Reede Maura Tierney
Max Reede Justin Cooper
Jerry Cary Elwes
Greta Anne Haney
Samantha Cole Jennifer Tilly
Miranda Amanda Donohoe
Judge Marshall Stevens Jason Bernard
Dana Appleton Swoosie Kurtz
Mr Allan Mitchell Ryan
Skull Randall "Tex" Cobb
Director Tom Shadyac
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for violence and language. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray