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Liar Liar

  • Comedy
  • 1997
  • Tom Shadyac
  • 82 mins
  • 12
    More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 12 years and over

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Details

Language
English
Guidance
May be edited for violence and language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Fletcher ReedeJim Carrey
Audrey ReedeMaura Tierney
Max ReedeJustin Cooper
JerryCary Elwes
GretaAnne Haney
Samantha ColeJennifer Tilly
MirandaAmanda Donohoe
Judge Marshall StevensJason Bernard
Dana AppletonSwoosie Kurtz
Mr AllanMitchell Ryan
SkullRandall "Tex" Cobb

Crew

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DirectorTom Shadyac
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